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COLLATOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022984D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 265K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In docuraent reproduction systems there is a need to collate documents into sets corresponding to original reports. In accordance with one approach the reproducing machine pro-P duces the required number of duplicates for each page at one time and a collator 1 is utilized to sort them into sets

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

C0LL~TOR Proposed Classification
Frederick W, Hudson U.S. Cl, 271/63
mt. Cl, B65h 29/00

In docuraent reproduction systems there is a need to collate
documents into sets corresponding to original reports. In
accordance with one approach the reproducing machine pro-P
duces the required number of duplicates for each page at
one time and a collator 1 is utilized to sort them into
sets

It is proposed that each page from the duplicator be deli~
vered into a catch tray and feeder 2 until the required
number of duplicates is made. At this time the paper path
is deflected so that a new catch tray and feeder receives
the duplicates of the next page. The first catch tray 2
is conveyed as shown in the figure to the collator 1. The
collator 1 includes a plurality of bins 3 arranged in a
spiral configuration, The catch tray 2 proceeds along the
axis of the spiral while the bins rotate thereabout, A
sheet is then sequentially fed into each of the respective
bins, After the second catch tray is filled with its stack
of duplicates of the next page it is also conveyed along
the axis of the collator 1 to distribute its sheets into
the respective bins.

The spiral arrangement of the bins permits more than one
catch tray to distribute sheets into the bins of the
collator at the same time, The spiral configuration also
allows other collating and book binding functions to be

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Volume 1 Number 6 June 1976 69

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