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SKI SUPPORT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025203D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In copiers having vertical sheet transport devices, magnetic skis have been found to be most economical and reliable in preventing skewing and mis-timing of sheet movement. However, in utilizing skis, it is essential that the skis themselves remain in continuous close contact with transport belts and the sheet.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SKI SUPPORT Danny J. Prats

13 Volume 9 Number 1 January/February 1984

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 271/278 Int. C1. R65h 5/04

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SKI SUPPORT (Cont'd)

In copiers having vertical sheet transport devices, magnetic skis have been found to be most economical and reliable in preventing skewing and mis-timing of sheet movement. However, in utilizing skis, it is essential that the skis themselves remain in continuous close contact with transport belts and the sheet.

The illustrated magnetic ski transport provides the above requirements. Vertically driven transport belts 1 are shown against a metallic back plate 2 being held thereagainst by a plastic ski 3 having a flat plate magnet 4 secured thereon and being attracted to the plate 2. A sheet of paper 5 being downwardly driven by the belts 1 is held thereagainst by the ski which has its forward end 6 curved to form an entry chute for the sheet. The ski is secured to a ski support 7 molded out of polypropylene having a molded-in living hinge 8, one end of which is secured to the machine frame. This arrangement not only provides support to the ski but also automatically locates the skis to the belts and continuous contact with the belts 1.

January/February 1 Number 9 Volume DISCLOSURE XEROX 14 JOURNAL 1984

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