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INVERTIBLE DRAWER ASSEMBLY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026760D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An invertible drawer enclosing a copy handling module (CHM) in a xerographic copier or the like is disclosed. Copy handling modules generally are pulled out for jam clearance as well as for servicing since the module includes a paper registration assembly, transfer area, transports, duplex tray and inverters. Drawer assembly 2 shown in Figure 1 provides means for flip-flopping the CHM from front to rear. During operation of the CHM, drawer 4 is fully enclosed in housing or copier 3. Retractable and slidable rails or ball slides 5 and 6 provide means for pulling drawer 4 from housing 3 during routine service or maintenance. Once the end of drawer 4 is extended beyond housing 3, pivot pin 7 located at the midpoint of drawer 4 provides means for pivoting drawer 4 from front to rear, thereby providing easy access for user jam clearance. Additionally, the invertible drawer simplifies technician servicing by providing easy access hard to reach components of the CHM, since most of the drive gears, solenoids, clutches, harness connectors of the CHM are located at the rear or underside of the module. Thus, using drawer 4, CHM servicing is simplified by eliminating the need to remove the drawer from its rails.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

INVERTIBLE DRAWER ASSEMBLY
William T. Sprague

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.312/330.1 Int. C1. A47b 88/00

FIG. I

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 18, No. 4 July/August 1993 357

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INVERTIBLE DRAWER ASSEMBLY(Cont'd)

An invertible drawer enclosing a copy handling module (CHM) in a xerographic copier or the like is disclosed. Copy handling modules generally are pulled out for jam clearance as well as for servicing since the module includes a paper registration assembly, transfer area, transports, duplex tray and inverters. Drawer assembly 2 shown in Figure 1 provides means for flip- flopping the CHM from front to rear. During operation of the CHM, drawer 4
is fully enclosed in housing or copier 3. Retractable and slidable rails or ball slides 5 and 6 provide means for pulling drawer 4 from housing 3 during routine service or maintenance. Once the end of drawer 4 is extended beyond housing 3, pivot pin 7 located at the midpoint of drawer 4 provides means for pivoting drawer 4 from front to rear, thereby providing easy access for user jam
clearance. Additionally, the invertible drawer simplifies technician servicing by providing easy access hard to reach components of the CHM, since most of the drive gears, solenoids, clutches, harness connectors of the CHM are located at the rear or underside of the module. Thus, using drawer 4, CHM servicing is simplified by eliminating the ne...