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BELT-ON-DRUM OUTPUT FOR RECIRCULATING DOCUMENT HANDLER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024893D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a corrugating restack transport for a recirculating document handler (RDH). The figure illustrates a portion of a RDH 1 for transporting an original document away from an imaging platen 2 to a document restack tray 3. This portion comprises a turn-around roll 4 which is contacted by two endless belts 5 along approximately half the roll's circumference. Since the accompanying figure is in elevation, only one of the two belts 5 is visible.

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KEROX DISCLOSURE J0URNA.L

BELT-ON-DRUM OUTPUT FOR Proposed Classification RECIRCULATING DOCUMENT HANDLER
U.S. Edward W. C. Hanzlik C1. 355/14
Int. C1. G03g 15/00

Disclosed is a corrugating restack transport for a recirculating document handler (RDH). The figure illustrates a portion of a RDH 1 for transporting an original document away from an imaging platen 2 to a document restack tray 3. This portion comprises a turn-around roll 4 which is contacted by two endless belts 5 along approximately half the roll's circumference. Since the accompanying figure is in elevation, only one of the two belts 5 is visible.

In operation, a document original is driven to the platen 2, registered against a registration finger 6, and clamped against the platen for imaging. Once the document has been imaged the finger 6 is retracted and the document is driven to a nip 7 defined by two rollers 8, 9. At this nip 7 a document handoff occurs and the document is frictionally driven by the belts around the turn-around roll 4 to an exit nip 10 defined by two additional rollers 11, 12. As the document is driven to the restack tray 3 by the nip lo, a corrugation is added by a baffle 13. The baffle 13 is mounted to an exit guide 14 and extends upwardly between the two belts 5 to contact a center region of the document. The corrugation assists in restacking the document by insuring the trajectory the document follows after handoff from the nip 10 is consistent. The nip rollers 8, 11 about whi...