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TWO-UP RECIRCULATING DOCUMENT HANDLER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025724D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 4 page(s) / 117K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

handler (RDH) 1 may be used P or feeding either single documents from a Figs. 1 and 2 illustrate a dual function automatic document handler for precollation document signature air recirculation. A recirculating document

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

TWO-UP RECIRCULATING DOCUMENT HANDLER Richard E. Smith

ProDosed Classification
U.S: C1.271/9
Int. C1. B65H 3/44

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Volume 12 Number 4 July/August 1987 179

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TWO-UP RECIRCULATING DOCUMENT HANDLER (Cont'd)

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  XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Volume 12 Number 4 July/August 1987

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TWO-UP RECIRCULATING DOCUMENT HANDLER (Cont'd)

Figs. 1 and 2 illustrate a dual function automatic document handler for precollation document signature air recirculation. A recirculating document

single stack in the long-edge-feed direction, or for feeding two regular size (83"

x 11") documents simultaneously from two stacks 2a and 2b in the short-edge- feed direction, as illustrated in a side and top view in Figs. 1 and 2, respectively. Feeding two documents at a time simultaneously to a copier imaging station to make one copy therefrom is known as Rt~~-~p77 copying. See, e. g. U. S. Patent No. 4,052,054. Here, two parallel, spaced-apart, feeders 3a and 3b enable simultaneous feeding of documents from the two stacks 2a and 2b in the two-up mode. One of these same feeders 3a or 3b may be alternatively utilized for feeding small single documents from one stack in the long edge feed direction. Alternatively, full size 11" by 17" ori nals may be

document. The documents may be fed to the platen 4 for precollation copying and returned to their stacks 2a and 2b through an otherwise convention...