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STAPLE JAM CLEARANCE LEVER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024259D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In a stapling apparatus, staples frequently become jammed as they are being forced from the stapler into a set of copy sheets. It is highly desirable to be readily able to remove a jammed staple from the stapling apparatus. As shown in Figure 1, lever arm 10 is mounted pivotably on side plate 12 of stapler 14. When the operator depresses lever arm 10 in the direction of arrow 16, support 18 is retracted. This permits a jammed staple to be readily removed from the drive track or to be driven therefrom by moving plunger 20 through the track.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

STAPLE JAM CLEARANCE LEVER
Proposed C. W. Spehrley Classification

U.S. C1. 277/126 Int. Cl. B65d 21/00

Volume 5 Number 1 January/February 1980 61

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STAPLE JAM CLEARANCE LEVER (Cont'd)

In a stapling apparatus, staples frequently become jammed as they are being forced from the stapler into a set of copy sheets. It is highly desirable to be readily able to remove a jammed staple from the stapling apparatus. As shown in Figure 1, lever arm 10 is mounted pivotably on side plate 12 of stapler 14. When the operator depresses lever arm 10 in the direction of arrow 16, support 18 is retracted. This permits a jammed staple to be readily removed from the drive track or to be driven therefrom by moving plunger 20 through the track.

Turning now to Figure 2, there is shown the stapling apparatus with lever arm 10 pivoted downwardly retracting staple support 18. As shown thereat, spring 22 resiliently urges staple support 18 in the direction of arrow 24 to support a staple being driven through the drive track or slot 26 in side plates 12. Depression of lever arm 10 causes support 18 to move in the direction of arrow 28 spacing it from the drive track or slot 26. This permits plunger 20 to readily free a jammed staple.

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    XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 5 Number 1 January/February 1980

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