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SMALL DOCUMENT COPYING ACCESSORY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025738D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 80K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A system for allowing a copier to duplicate a stack of small documents; in particular, bank checks. The system both maintains the sequence of the original stack and produces a copy stack in the identical sequence. It can provide a check duplicating device using conventional-size copy sheets and a conventional copier, and without requiring a collator.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SMALL DOCUMENT COPYING ACCESSORY
Richard A. Schieck

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.355/14SH Int. C1. G03g 15/00

A system for allowing a copier to duplicate a stack of small documents; in particular, bank checks. The system both maintains the sequence of the original stack and produces a copy stack in the identical sequence. It can provide a check duplicating device using conventional-size copy sheets and a conventional copier, and without requiring a collator.

The checks or other small documents are sequentially fed one after the other, head to tail, onto the platen glass until three of them are on the platen. The checks, or other small documents, are preferably fed long-edge-first rather than short-edge-first so that the top of one check is positioned next to the bottom of the next check, i. e., top to bottom rather than side by side. Thus, a normal or 1:l magnification copy of the three checks on the platen in this orientation can be copied without wasted space onto a single standard-size copy sheet. Then one copy sheet is made of all three documents on standard copy paper. As that copy sheet is outputted from the copier it is slit into for example by an output slitter as disclosed in U. S. Patent 4,559,855 issued December 24,1985 to Richard A. Schieck. Since the document sheets in this system are being fed one at a time rather than three at a time, a conventional type of document feeder can be utilized, and the documents can be restac...