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COPY OUTPUT TRAY WITH NATURAL INVERSION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025090D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Copy sheet inverters, with direction change, have a notorious history of unreli-ability. Outputs from semi-automatic document handlers (1 -N) and recirculating document handlers (N-l), and electronic printer capability of either 1-N or N-1 output, require special copy handling to provide collated output sets.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

COPY OUTPUT TRAY WITH NATURAL INVERSION U.S. C1. 271/186 Robert E. Kalvitis

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. R65h 29/00

DOWN POSTION '7

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UP POSTION

IMAGE-, FIG: 2

Volume 8 Number 4 July/August 1983 317

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COPY OUTPUT TRAY WITH NATURAL INVERSION (Cont'd)

Copy sheet inverters, with direction change, have a notorious history of unreli- ability. Outputs from semi-automatic document handlers (1 -N) and recirculating document handlers (N-l), and electronic printer capability of either 1-N or N-1 output, require special copy handling to provide collated output sets.

The described apparatus is arranged to avoid common problems. The output tray assembly 1 has an elevator system that locates it in either an "UP" position, as shown in Figure 2, or a "DOWN" position as shown in Figure 1, to align with a common machine copy exit 2. The arrangement includes a transport system 3 and "natural inversion" chute 4 that is active when the tray is in the WP" position. The tray has two paper stops for stacking alignment. The inboard stop 5 being used in the tray "UP" position, and the outboard stop 6 in the tray "DOVN" position. The unused stop is stowed out of the paper path. The illustration of Figure 1 denotes a "face-up output" copier and the illustration of Figure 2 denotes a "face-down output" thereby illustrating that simplex and duplex output can be collated by shifting the position of t...