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BEAM STRENGTH ENHANCEMENT TRANSPORT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024949D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A paper transport design is described that will enhance the lead edge beam strength of lightweight papers for more positive activation of paper sensing switches 3 used in jam detection logic and improve jam accessibility. Jam clearance is facilitated through the use of one-way clutch drive rolls 1 and an easily removable top half transport which completely exposes the paper to the drive rolls 1. Drive can be applied only in the clockwise direction due to the action of a one-way clutch bearing used in the drive rolls. If the transport stops with paper in it, the rolls are still free to turn when the paper is manually removed.

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BEAM STRENGTH ENHANCEMENT TRANSPORT
Gregory Vahan Bogoshian

Proposed Classification US. C1. 271/161
Int. Cl. 065h 1/00

PATH PAPER 3

A paper transport design is described that will enhance the lead edge beam strength of lightweight papers for more positive activation of paper sensing switches 3 used in jam detection logic and improve jam accessibility. Jam clearance is facilitated through the use of one-way clutch drive rolls 1 and an easily removable top half transport which completely exposes the paper to the drive rolls 1. Drive can be applied only in the clockwise direction due to the action of a one-way clutch bearing used in the drive rolls. If the transport stops with paper in it, the rolls are still free to turn when the paper is manually removed.

A light tension is applied to the lead edge of the paper by means of a flexible coupling 4 between shaft portions 5 to enhance the beam strength of the paper. The paper will not tear because the steel balls 2 leading the paper to drive the rolls 1 allow enough slippage to prevent it.

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    XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 8 Number 1 January/February 1983

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