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DOCUMENT LOADING CARTRIDGE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024778D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Original document sheets 1 are preloaded away from the copier into a low cost cartridge unit 2 and the loaded cartridge unit 2 may then be sent to the copier and placed on the copier to copy that entire job (all loaded documents) automatically without operator attendance. Here the cartridge unit 2 has a pair of tractor belts 3 with spaced (fixed pitch) spring clips 4 thereon for edge retention of individual documents in an overlapping (shingled) endless loop, in a relatively flat conf igui-ation. The belts 3 can be incremented with a simple handwheel 5 operated indexing mechanism. This may be spring-loaded to index (sequence) the documents to the copier by reverse sequential movement of the belts 3 to insert sheets sequentially into a document feeder input on the copier. The cartridge 2 may be configured as a mailable cassette providing shipping protection for the documents and may also include space for inserting the copies therefrom for return therewith.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

DOCUMENT LOADING CARTRIDGE Venkatesh Kamath
Donald W. Tates

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 271/204 Int. CI. B65h 29/04

Original document sheets 1 are preloaded away from the copier into a low cost cartridge unit 2 and the loaded cartridge unit 2 may then be sent to the copier and placed on the copier to copy that entire job (all loaded documents) automatically without operator attendance. Here the cartridge unit 2 has a pair of tractor belts 3 with spaced (fixed pitch) spring clips 4 thereon for edge retention of individual documents in an overlapping (shingled) endless loop, in a relatively flat conf igui- ation. The belts 3 can be incremented with a simple handwheel 5 operated indexing mechanism. This may be spring-loaded to index (sequence) the documents to the copier by reverse sequential movement of the belts 3 to insert sheets sequentially into a document feeder input on the copier. The cartridge 2 may be configured as a mailable cassette providing shipping protection for the documents and may also include space for inserting the copies therefrom for return therewith.

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