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SELECTIVE DIRECT IMPRESSION ADDRESS SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024402D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 87K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

This disclosure relates to an envelope addressor utilizing a xerographic address printer. A hopper is provided for stacked, coded, printed address cards. The address cards are initially fed past a scanner to read the code on the card. If the scanner determines from the code that the address is to be printed, the card is fed over an exposure aperture and momentarily stopped. A photocell may be utilized in conjunction with a preprinted mark on the card to stop the card in correct alignment with the aperture. At the same time, an envelope is fed from the envelope supply hopper and the address is xerographically transferred to the envelope which is then fed to the output hopper.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SELECTIVE DIRECT IMPRESSION ADDRESS SYSTEM
Thomas J. Loeb

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 101/233 Int. C1. B41f 13/24

This disclosure relates to an envelope addressor utilizing a xerographic address printer. A hopper is provided for stacked, coded, printed address cards. The address cards are initially fed past a scanner to read the code on the card. If the scanner determines from the code that the address is to be printed, the card is fed over an exposure aperture and momentarily stopped. A photocell may be utilized in conjunction with a preprinted mark on the card to stop the card in correct alignment with the aperture. At the same time, an envelope is fed from the envelope supply hopper and the address is xerographically transferred to the envelope which is then fed to the output hopper.

The cards are fed using a stepper motor driven feeder to enable them to be stopped and started as required. They are fed in a shingled manner. The card feed path is sufficiently long to allow "look ahead" on a given number of cards so if a long non- select is encountered, rapid passing of the cards past the aperture is possible. When non-select is requested, the cards are allowed to continue to feed but the processor does not feed envelopes through the machine.

Volume 5 Number 4 July/August 1980 347

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SELECTIVE DIRECT IMPRESSION ADDRESS SYSTEM
Thomas J. Loeb

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 101/233 Int. Cl. B41f 13/24

This disclosu...