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SEGMENTED FRICTION DRIVE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024416D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In automatic recirculating document handlers for use with copy machines, a set separator or finger is normally utilized to separate documents to be copied from those documents that have been copied and returned to the document tray. When all documents have been copied, the set separator is repositioned from the bottom of the document stack to the top of the stack to enable the next recirculation of the documents.

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XEROX DIĀ§CLOSURE JOURNAL

SEGMENTED FRICTION DRIVE Proposed Timothy S. Pinckney Classification

U.S. CI. 271/122 Int. C1. B65h 3/52

In automatic recirculating document handlers for use with copy machines, a set separator or finger is normally utilized to separate documents to be copied from those documents that have been copied and returned to the document tray. When all documents have been copied, the set separator is repositioned from the bottom of the document stack to the top of the stack to enable the next recirculation of the documents.

The disclosed set separator finger 2 is adapted to overlie documents 4 in the document tray 6. When all the documents have been fed from beneath finger 2, the finger pivots about shaft 8 under the influence of gravity, dropping through slot 10 in tray 6 into contact with a switch 12. As the finger drops into contact with switch 12, the drive teeth 14 formed on the hub of finger 2 rotate into contact with a resilient drive roil 16. The switch 12 is adapted to energize suitable drive means for rotating roll 16 either for one revolution or a predetermined period of time to drive finger 2 through teeth 14 to a position onto the top of the documents in the tray, at which point the finger is disengaged from roll 16 due to the non-toothed segment 18 on the hub of finger 2.

Volume 5 Number 4 July/August 1980 375

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