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RDH ACCESSORY FOR UNDERSIZED ORIGINALS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026842D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A recirculating document handler (RDH) for a xerographic copier is designed to handle original documents ranging from 8 inches to 8.5 inches in width and from approximately 9.75 inches to 14 inches in length. Original documents comprising smaller dimensions cannot be placed in the RDH because there is no provision to properly align smaller documents.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

RDH ACCESSORY FOR UNDERSIZED ORIGINALS Michel J. Denber

Proposed Classification

U.S. C1.355/310

Int. C1. G03g 21/00

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Vol18 No 6 November/December 1993 615

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RDH ACCESSORY FOR UNDERSIZED ORIGINALS(Cont'd)

A recirculating document handler (RDH) for a xerographic copier is designed to handle original documents ranging from 8 inches to 8.5 inches in width and from approximately 9.75 inches to 14 inches in length. Original documents comprising smaller dimensions cannot be placed in the RDH because there is no provision to properly align smaller documents.

In recent years, a paper size of 5.5 inches x 8.5 inches has become popular for printing applications such as computer software manuals. Therefore, an RDH accessory for undersized original documents is proposed. As shown in the accompanying Figure, the accessory is a box 20 measuring 8.5 inches wide by 4 inches in length, and 4 inches high. The box 20 fits into RDH 10, whereupon the box 20 is located between the right and left sides of the hopper. Accordingly, the box 20 also fits flush against a paper length guide 22 that has been preadjusted to its upper limit. The placement and dimensions of the accessory box 20 properly aligns a stack 24 of undersized original documents. A high friction facing member 26 comprised of a material such as, for example, felt is positioned at the interface...