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CONTINUOUS-FEED PAPER TRAY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024466D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 92K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

With the advent of electronic typing systems and their capabilities of providing a large amount of typing in a short period of time, more operators are using continuous-feed or fanfold paper, especially during the drafting phase. Because of the large amount of paper throughput, a problem exists in handling the paper as it exits from the electronic typing system.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CONTINUOUS-FEED PAPER TRAY Ronald M. Nawrocki

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 229/30 Int. C1. B65d 5/20

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Volume 5 Number 5 September/October 1980 49 1

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CONTINUOUS-FEED PAPER TRAY (Cont'd)

With the advent of electronic typing systems and their capabilities of providing a large amount of typing in a short period of time, more operators are using continuous-feed or fanfold paper, especially during the drafting phase. Because of the large amount of paper throughput, a problem exists in handling the paper as it exits from the electronic typing system.

A concept for eliminating the continuous-feed paper from becoming strewn on the floor is disclosed whereby a tray is provided to hold the paper as it exits from the electronic typing system.

One embodiment is disclosed with reference to Figure I wherein a side view of a continuous-feed paper tray 10 is shown in operative position with respect to a desk 12, an electronic typing system 14 and a box or stack of continuous-feed or fanfold paper 16. Tray 10 comprises two upright legs 18 with only one being shown since the other leg is directly behind leg 18, a flat tray 20 situated on top of legs 18, angle braces 22 (only one shown) attached between tray 20 and legs 18 and an edge
24. The electronic typing system 14 rests on the edge of tray 20 to provide stabilization to tray 20. An opening (not shown) exists in tray 20 near the electronic typing system 14. The...