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COPIER/DUPLICATOR ABORT TRAY CONCEPT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024669D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In a xerographic copier/duplicator system consisting of both processor and finisher units, the occurrence of a paper jam or other interrupting fault in the finisher must be handled with care if problems of productivity, operator hazard and equipment damage are to be avoided.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

COPIER/DUPLICATOR ABORT TRAY CONCEPT
Raymond A. Povio

Proposed Classification US. C1. 271/207
Int. C1. B65h

In a xerographic copier/duplicator system consisting of both processor and finisher units, the occurrence of a paper jam or other interrupting fault in the finisher must be handled with care if problems of productivity, operator hazard and equipment damage are to be avoided.

This disclosure describes a concept which avoids these problems; it provides for diverting paper sheets from the processor to an abort tray in the event of a paper jam, thus allowing the finisher to be shut down and the processor continuing in operation until all sheets have been purged from the system. The figure represents a possible configuration for the abort tray. It shows tray (1) equipped with two deflector fingers (2) activated by solenoid (3) and mechanical linkage (4). When a finisher jam occurs, the system logic produces a signal which energizes the solenoid, thus raising the deflection fingers into the paper path to direct sheets from the processor into the tray for storage until all paper sheets are purged from the processor.

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  XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 6 Number 4 July/August 1981

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