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POLYGON STAPLE MAGAZINE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026032D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The capacity of a magazine for holding staples to be fed to a machine-mounted stapler is increased by using conventional sticks of staples mounted on a rotary frame of polygonal cross section. The figure shows one such hexagonal frame 2 in end elevation. The frame comprises two rotary plates spring biased apart to hold in place six sticks 4 of preformed staples. Associated with the stapler head 6 is a stripper finger 8 designed to insert itself under the lead end of each stick as the frame is rotated anti-clockwise as viewed. Continued rotation lifts the respective stick off the frame, and it slides along the inlet slide 10 of the staple head.

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EROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

POLYGON STAPLE MAGAZINE Proposed Classification
M. L. Howell US. Cl. 355/324 Int. C1. G03g 15/02

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The capacity of a magazine for holding staples to be fed to a machine- mounted stapler is increased by using conventional sticks of staples mounted on a rotary frame of polygonal cross section.

The figure shows one such hexagonal frame 2 in end elevation. The frame comprises two rotary plates spring biased apart to hold in place six sticks 4 of preformed staples. Associated with the stapler head 6 is a stripper finger 8 designed to insert itself under the lead end of each stick as the frame is rotated anti-clockwise as viewed. Continued rotation lifts the respective stick off the frame, and it slides along the inlet slide 10 of the staple head.

The frame is designed to be rotated by a torsion spring which is wound up and the frame reset, each time the frame is recharged.

Volume 14 Number 5 September/October 1989 265

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DISCLOSURE XEROX 266 JOURNAL

Volume 14 Number 5 September/October 1989

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