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FEEDER LOADING ASSIST

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026580D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 4 page(s) / 113K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Xerographic printing machines with more than one feeder generally load paper on trays that withdraw from the machine horizontally on ball slides. Trays are often located in the lower half of the machine, requiring an operator to bend down to load the trays. Besides being in an awkward and uncomfortable position for loading reams of paper, machine tray locations often contribute to poorly loaded paper, which is a primary source of feeder unreliability .

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

FEEDER LOADING ASSIST Proposed Gerald Michael Garavuso Classification

U.S. C1.355/309 Int. C1. G03g 21/00

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vo1.17 No. 5 September/October 1992 375

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FEEDER LOADING ASSIST (Cont'd)

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376 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vo1.17 No. 5 SeptembedOctober 1992

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FEEDER LOADING ASSIST (Cont'd)

Xerographic printing machines with more than one feeder generally load paper on trays that withdraw from the machine horizontally on ball slides. Trays are often located in the lower half of the machine, requiring an operator to bend down to load the trays. Besides being in an awkward and uncomfortable position for loading reams of paper, machine tray locations often contribute to poorly loaded paper, which is a primary source of feeder unreliability .

Disclosed is a feeder loading assist subsystem, which raises feeders to manageable levels. Figures lA, 1B and 1C show a dual feeder loading assist for a xerographic printing machine 10, with main paper tray 20 and auxiliary paper tray 30. Both the main and auxiliary paper trays (20 and 30 respectively) rise to the same location and tip outboard to provide easier registration against outboard edge 40 of the trays. Supporting trays 20 and 30 are linkages 50,60,70 and 80. Linkages 50,60, 70 and 80 could be spring loaded and mechan...