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ELECTRICAL TAPE TENSIONER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023293D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 197K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A flexible tape 1 electrical connection is provided to a paper tray 2 for a tray heater or the like, which paper tray 2 must be pulled out for refilling from a copier 3, yet where only a very limited space is available in the copier adjacent the tray. A spring 4 and roller 5 tensioning device holds the electrical conductor tape 1 closely alongside the tray 2 as it is pulled out of the machine, As the tray is returned inside the copier 3, the spring 4 tension automatically retracts the tape. The tension is maintained by the roller 5 pulling against a narrow bight or loop of the tape 1 opposite the tray slide-out direction. The spring 4 itself may be passed 900 around another roller (not shown) to place it behind the tray for further space saving.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

ELECTRICAL TAPE TENSIONER
ProposedCharles A~ Abate Classification

U.S. Cl. 206/55
mt. Cl. 365d 85/04

A flexible tape 1 electrical connection is provided to a paper
tray 2 for a tray heater or the like, which paper tray 2 must
be pulled out for refilling from a copier 3, yet where only a
very limited space is available in the copier adjacent the
tray. A spring 4 and roller 5 tensioning device holds the
electrical conductor tape 1 closely alongside the tray 2 as it
is pulled out of the machine, As the tray is returned inside
the copier 3, the spring 4 tension automatically retracts the
tape. The tension is maintained by the roller 5 pulling
against a narrow bight or loop of the tape 1 opposite the tray
slide~out direction. The spring 4 itself may be passed 900
around another roller (not shown) to place it behind the tray
for further space saving.

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Volume 2 Number 3 May/June 1977 29

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