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AUTOMATED DOCUMENT QUEUEING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024663D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A system for automatically incrementally feeding a series of documents into the platen document feeder 1 of a copier. The documents to be fed, which may be individual documents or individual sets of plural documents, are loaded and maintained separated from one another, but fed sequentially in steps, into the document feeder 1 for feeding onto the platen. This may be provided, as shown, by two spaced apart Ilstaircases" 2, 3 of moving pre-registration corner edge guides 4 9tepsI1. The two "staircases" 2, 3 move together toward the platen in increments corresponding to the increments between documents provided by the edge guide 4 "steps" to provide a series of overlapping, but separate, moving

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

AUTOMATED DOCUMENT QUEUEING Proposed Classification Denis J. Stemmle U.S. C1. 271/13

Int. C1. B65H 5/08

A system for automatically incrementally feeding a series of documents into the platen document feeder 1 of a copier. The documents to be fed, which may be individual documents or individual sets of plural documents, are loaded and maintained separated from one another, but fed sequentially in steps, into the document feeder 1 for feeding onto the platen. This may be provided, as shown, by two spaced apart Ilstaircases" 2, 3 of moving pre-registration corner edge guides 4 9tepsI1. The two "staircases" 2, 3 move together toward the platen in increments corresponding to the increments between documents provided by the edge guide 4 "steps" to provide a series of overlapping, but separate, moving

     The "steps" 4 may beon twocommonly drivenendless belts or other mechanisms. No sheet separators, bail bars or other mechanisms are required. Thus, additional documents may be unobstructedly loaded or exchanged while preceeding ones are being fed. The operator can load several different jobs and then leave the copier while they are all being copied, even with a simple, semi-automatic, document handler such as that described in U.S. Patent No. 4,043,665. The documents may

Volume 6 Number 4 July/August 1981 169

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AUTOMATED DOCUMENT QUEUEING (Cont'd)

be automatically ejected after copyin...