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SORTER WITH JAM CLEARANCE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023971D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 410K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A sorter 1 for collating copy sheets from a conventional copier/duplicator 2 is provided with improved access for clearing jammed copy sheets from the sorter-s sheet transport path 3. The sheet transport path 3 of the sorter 1 has, as shown in the broken-awayview through the covers provided here, picker or stripping fingers 4 associated with each bin entrance to strip the sheets into selected bins 5 from a

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SORTER WITH ~AM CLEARANCE ProposedS~~ieyG~Clarkson Classification

U.S. Cl. 271/173

mt. Cl. 365h 39/10

Volume 4 Number 3 May/3une 1979 329

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SORTER WITH JAM CLEARANCE (Cont~d) A sorter 1 for collating copy sheets from a conventional copier/duplicator 2 is provided with improved access for clearing jammed copy sheets from the sorter~s

sheet transport path 3. The sheet transport path 3 of the sorter 1 has, as shown in the broken~awayview through the covers provided here, picker or stripping fingers 4 associated with each bin entrance to strip the sheets into selected bins 5 from a

spaced pair of moving transport belts 6 and their mating plural rollers 7. This is basically a conventional, vertical paper path sheet transport arrangement but located at the end or side 9 of the sorter

                          0 The bins 5 are normally unloaded from a front opening 8 provided in the sorter~scover unit. A simplified paper path and jam

clearance is provided by partially exposing the paper path at this side 9 of the sorter, so that jammed sheets may be readily seen and removed directly from the sheet transport path 3 at the outside end of the machine. A central, narrow~access opening 10 is provided in the side 9 cover of the sorter extending along the entire sheet transport path 3. Any sheet stopped or jammed anywhere along this transport path 3 may thus be grasped centrally and pulled out through this openin...