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A PNEUMATICALLY ACTUATED SORTING APPARATUS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024531D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 99K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

As shown in the figure, transport 40 advances sheets past the entrance openings of the respective bins 32. Incoming sheets 42 travel along the top surface of the transport as they are received from the electrophotographic printing machine. They proceed through a 180 degree turnaround and onto the lowermost transport surface for delivery to their respective bins 32.

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As shown in the figure, transport 40 advances sheets past the entrance openings of the respective bins 32. Incoming sheets 42 travel along the top surface of the transport as they are received from the electrophotographic printing machine. They proceed through a 180 degree turnaround and onto the lowermost transport surface for delivery to their respective bins 32.

Each bin 32 includes a planar portion 34. One end of planar portion 34 is supported pivotably at pivot 68. This end also includes an upwardly extended stop portion 38 for supporting the side of the stack of sheets in bins 32.

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A PNEUMATICALLY ACTUATED SORTING APPARATUS (Cont'd)

The opposing end of planar portion 34 has a curved portion 44 integral therewith for deflecting sheets into one of the bins. Curved portion 44 curves back on itself with the free end thereof being spaced above the backside of planar portion 34 by an amount sufficient to guide a sheet over any sheets already supported upon the back of planar portion 34. When planar portion 34 is in the first position, curved fingers 44 pass through the path the sheets travel. Movement of planar portion 34 to the first position is provided by means of a pneumatically actuated mechanism comprising bellow 62 connected to extension 70 of planar portions 34 on the other side of pivot axis 68. To begin the sorting operation, bellow 62 appli...