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ROTARY PAPER STORE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025491D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 87K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The rotary paper store shown in the drawing performs the function of inverting successively-fed copy sheets and keeping them separated from each other prior to removal from the store. The store consists of a circular series of bins 2 formed by dividers 4 extending radially from a shaft 6 intended to be driven in an anti-clockwise direction as viewed, and as indicated by arrow 8.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

ROTARY PAPER STORE Proposed Victor R. Green Classification

U.S. Cl. 271 Int. CI. B65h

The rotary paper store shown in the drawing performs the function of inverting successively-fed copy sheets and keeping them separated from each other prior to removal from the store.

The store consists of a circular series of bins 2 formed by dividers 4 extending radially from a shaft 6 intended to be driven in an anti-clockwise direction as viewed, and as indicated by arrow 8.

Adjacent the inlet 10 of the store is a pair of feed rolls 12 designed to have an incoming copy sheet, normally a simplex copy, fed into the nip, and from there having the lead edge thereof fed into the aligned bin 2. It is arranged that after the trail edge of the sheet has left the rollers 12, the shaft 6 is rotated

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ROTARY PAPER STORE (Cont'd)

incrementally to cause the following divider 4 to contact the sheet and press the former trail edge into contact with the inner surface of the curved housing 14. With normal 1 y-dimensioned sheets, the radial distance between shaft 6 and housing 14 is less than the length of the sheet, so that the sheet adopts a curved shape from its contact with the housing. This curvature is sufficient to cause the sheet to contact the housing with such force that the sheet remains in the respective bin as the bin is rotated from its 12 o'clock input position to its 3 o'clock output position.

At the output position 16, the outer end of a sheet in a bin is intended to come...