Browse Prior Art Database

SORTER WITH A MOVEABLE TRANSPORT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025354D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 80K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Some low volume sorters employ moveable bins that are indexed sequentially to receive sheets from a printing source. Problems have been encountered with sheets not entering the bins as desired after a number of copies have already been received in the bins. A solution to this problem is disclosed in the figure where copies are fed from a printer 100 into fixed bins 10 for sorting by way of a moveable transport 15. One of the unique advantages of this sorter is the constant entrance angle delivery. The copies are transported by a single belt 20 and drive system to the moveable transport 15. A pair of input rollers (2 and 31, a pair of baffles (8 and 91, and a pair of output rollers (4 and 5) drive the copies through the moveable transport. The output rollers are corrugated to insure a predictable paper path.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 72% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SORTER WITH A MOVEABLE TRANSPORT 27 C1. U.S. Proposed Karl J. Haltiner, Jr. Classification 1 /306

Int. C1. B65h

369

Volume 9 Number 6 November/December 1984

[This page contains 1 picture or other non-text object]

Page 2 of 2

SORTER WITH A MOVEABLE TRANSPORT (Cont'd)

Some low volume sorters employ moveable bins that are indexed sequentially to receive sheets from a printing source. Problems have been encountered with sheets not entering the bins as desired after a number of copies have already been received in the bins. A solution to this problem is disclosed in the figure where copies are fed from a printer 100 into fixed bins 10 for sorting by way of a moveable transport 15. One of the unique advantages of this sorter is the constant entrance angle delivery. The copies are transported by a single belt 20 and drive system to the moveable transport 15. A pair of input rollers (2 and 31, a pair of baffles (8 and 91, and a pair of output rollers (4 and 5) drive the copies through the moveable transport. The output rollers are corrugated to insure a predictable paper path.

In order for this sytem to operate as generally de.scribed, rollers 3 and 5 are spring loaded. Roller 3 is adapted to float within carrier link 7. The copies are corrugated by rollers 4 and 5 as they enter bins 10. Roller 4 is fixed to the support structure as are rollers 1, 2 and 6. Locating link 17 is pivotally fixed to the support structure near roller 3 and connected to...