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STAPLE STACK SEPARATOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025775D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 112K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A staple stick loading magazine and separating arrangement is illustrated which separates one staple stick at a time from a vertical array or stack of sticks in a magazine, so that a stick loading device may be utilized to drive the separated stick into a stapler.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

STAPLE STACK SEPARATOR Proposed Joseph J. Ferrara Classification

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

INITIAL POSITION

2

RETRACT DRIVE FIG. I

LOAD DRIVE

FIG. 2

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6 1 2

FIG. 3

Volume 12 Number 6 November/December 1987 297

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STAPLE STACK SEPARATOR (Cont'd)

A staple stick loading magazine and separating arrangement is illustrated which separates one staple stick at a time from a vertical array or stack of sticks in a magazine, so that a stick loading device may be utilized to drive the separated stick into a stapler.

As shown in Figure 1, the magazine 1 is provided with a vertical array or stack of staple sticks S, each stick S being oriented with the legs extending upwardly for use in a stapler requiring this orientation of staple sticks. The magazine includes a load station 2 at its lower end, the same being formed with opposed openings 3,4, through which a load mechanism, not shown, may be driven through the lower end of the magazine to remove a separated stick the re from.

The stick separation arrangement includes a slide mechanism having an elongated upper slide 5 and an elongated lower slide 6 supported in end to end relationship by a link member 7. The slides 5 and 6 are vertically spaced from each other a suitable distance on the order of the thickness of the staple wire and clearance. The upper and lower slides 5 and 6 are slideable through conforming openings 8 and 9, respectively, formed in the end walls of the magazine 1, and are supported thereby. The openings 8 and 9 are spaced vertically upward from the openings 3, 4. To complete the structure of the arrangement, a spring...