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CURLING/DECURLING MECHANISM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024944D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A sheet curling/decurling mechanism is disclosed as having a compliant belt 52 of pliable material, a curling roller 60 forming a penetration nip with the compliant belt, the penetration nip being adapted to curl sheets of paper passing through the nip, and a curved baffle surface 68 positioned downstream of the nip and arranged to decurl sheets after they leave the nip. The roller 60 serves to curl each sheet passing thereunder to a predetermined degree and the surface 68 formed on a baffle member 62 counteracts this curl in accordance with the weight of the sheet thereby eliminating any curl in the sheet.

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EROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CURLING/ D EC U R LI N G MECHANISM Proposed Philip A. Billings Classification

1J.S. CI. 162!271 Int. GI. 021f

A sheet curling/decurling mechanism is disclosed as having a compliant belt 52 of pliable material, a curling roller 60 forming a penetration nip with the compliant belt, the penetration nip being adapted to curl sheets of paper passing through the nip, and a curved baffle surface 68 positioned downstream of the nip and arranged to decurl sheets after they leave the nip. The roller 60 serves to curl each sheet passing thereunder to a predetermined degree and the surface 68 formed on a baffle member 62 counteracts this curl in accordance with the weight of the sheet thereby eliminating any curl in the sheet.

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