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PRINTING MACHINE RESTAPLING APPARATUS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026852D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 88K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An apparatus for restapling sheets from an original input document using the stapling apparatus presently operating in an electronic printing machine is disclosed. Figure 1 shows printing machine 5, having stapling apparatus 16 operating therein. The disclosed apparatus includes slot 7 in cover 9 of printing machine 5, through which sheets (e.g. an original input document) are inserted to be restapled (as shown by arrow lo), and baffle 12, located below slot 7, which guides and registers sheets inserted through slot 7 with stapler jaws 14. Additionally, the thickness of baffle 12 serves to limit the number of sheets that are stapled while the curve of baffle 12 serves to register sheets 18 that are in place for stapling without shingles. By selecting an appropriate command on the user interface (not shown) of printing machine 5, stapler head 14 automatically rotates into a predetermined position so that baffle 12 clears stapler head 14 as it moves from its home position under cover 8 into its operational position 13. When the ends of baffle 13 rest on the strike plate 17 of stapler 16, a signal is provided by printing machine 5 to indicate that the disclosed apparatus is in an operational position. Stapling of sheets is initiated once the sheets have been inserted in slot 7 and the start buttoh on the user interface of the printing machine 5 is selected. The only action necessary to retract baMe 12 out of "restaple mode" is to select the next desired action on the user interface of machine 5. For safety purposes baffle 12 retracts against cover 8 thereby closing slot 7 until "restaple mode" is again selected on the user interface of printing machine 5.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PRINTING MACHINE RESTAPLING APPARATUS Marshall Benson Elise Colvin-Shelley

Proposed Classification US. C1.270/053
Int.
C1. B65h 39/11

FIG. 1

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 19, No. 1 Januarymebruary 1994 5

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PRINTING MACHINE RESTAPLING APPARATUS(Cont'd)

An apparatus for restapling sheets from an original input document using the stapling apparatus presently operating in an electronic printing machine is disclosed. Figure 1 shows printing machine 5, having stapling apparatus 16 operating therein. The disclosed apparatus includes slot 7 in cover 9 of printing machine 5, through which sheets (e.g. an original input document) are inserted to be restapled (as shown by arrow lo), and baffle 12, located below slot 7, which guides and registers sheets inserted through slot 7 with stapler jaws 14. Additionally, the thickness of baffle 12 serves to limit the number of sheets that are stapled while the curve of baffle 12 serves to register sheets 18 that are in place for stapling without shingles. By selecting an appropriate command on the user interface (not shown) of printing machine 5, stapler head 14 automatically rotates into a predetermined position so that baffle 12 clears stapler head 14 as it moves from its home position under cover 8 into its operational position 13. When the ends of baffle 13 rest on the strike plate 17 of stapler 16, a signal is provided by printing machin...