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DOCUMENT CARRIER FOR USE IN FRICTION RETARD-TYPE SHEET SEPARATORS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022850D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Mar-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 257K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Lightweight, damaged, unusually small and other special documents, such as paste~ups, are protected by a document carrier 11 so that they may be reliably handled by a fric- tion retard-type sheet separator in, say, an automatic document feeder or an automatic document handling system.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

DOCUMENT CARRIER FOR USE IN Proposed Classification
FRICTION RETARD-TYPE SHEET U.S. Cl. 355/75
SEPARATORS mt. Cl, G03b 27/62
N, Danchak, Jr.

Lightweight, damaged, unusually small and other special
documents, such as paste~ups, are protected by a document
carrier 11 so that they may be reliably handled by a fric-
tion retard-type sheet separator in, say, an automatic
document feeder or an automatic document handling system.

To fabricate the document carrier 11, a rectangular sheet
of substantially clear, flexible plastic stock, such as
polyvinylchloride or cellulose acetate is folded, as at 12,
approximately in half and then sealed, dielectrically or
otherwise, along one of the edges 13 extending from the
fold 12 and along a line 14 which is substantially parallel
to and inboard a predetermined distance from the sealed edge
13, thereby forming a pocket for receiving the documents.
The fold 12 and the inboard seal 14 define registration
edges for the documents, while the sealed edge 13 defines
the lead edge of the document carrier 11. Furthermore, the
distance between the sealed edge 13 and the inboard seal 14
is selected to span the space between the separator nip and
the drive roller nip of the sheet separator, thereby pre-
venting the sheet separator from peeling the document
carrier.

Desirably, one of the faces of the document carrier 11 is
notches along one of its free edges, as at 15, to provide
a thurnbhole for use in opening the document carrier so that
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