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BOOK HANDLING DEVICE FOR PAGE TURNING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025664D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 71K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A copying machine book handling device is disclosed for pressing and transporting an opened book for copying page by page. A stack of documents can also be handled by this device. As shown in the Figure, three spring loaded bars 10, 11 and 12 are used to flatten open book 100 against belt transport or platen 20 with middle bar 11 being used to force the spine of the book down against the belt transport 20. A sheet of semi-stretchable rubber 15 covers the three bars to prevent show-through during copying. The two smaller bars 10 and 12 are used to apply

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

BOOK HANDLING DEVICE FOR PAGE TURNING
Youti Kuo
Troy Shinbrot ,

Proposed Classification

U.S. C1.355/3SH Int. C1. G03g 15/00

A copying machine book handling device is disclosed for pressing and transporting an opened book for copying page by page. A stack of documents can also be handled by this device.

As shown in the Figure, three spring loaded bars 10, 11 and 12 are used to flatten open book 100 against belt transport or platen 20 with middle bar 11 being used to force the spine of the book down against the belt transport 20. A sheet of semi-stretchable rubber 15 covers the three bars to prevent show- through during copying. The two smaller bars 10 and 12 are used to apply

Volume 12 Number 1 January/February 1987 41

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BOOK HANDLING DEVICE FOR PAGE TURNING (Cont'd)

pressure to the edges of the book. Since the linkages 16, 17 , 18 and 19 are hinged on the middle bar 11, the heights of bars 10 and 12 are self-adjusting to accommodate the increasing or decreasing of the thickness of each side of the book during the page turning process.

The three bar assembly is spring loaded at both ends and is adapted for lateral movement by a combination gear, rack and pulley mechanism located at the rear of the machine. The assembly is preferably latched at the front side of the machine so that, for loading a book, the assembly can be opened and closed like a clamshell.

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