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PIVOTING GATE SORTER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027028D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The disclosed invention, shown in Figure 1, is a pivoting transport and sheet insertion system for a sorter with relatively few,e.g. five, bins. The sorter comprises a guide 1 which is pivoted at its upstream end such that its free downstream end can be indexed past the entrances of the sorter bins B1 to B5. The guide may be a passive device such as a chute where the sheets are fed by gravity, or it may include one or more drive rollers 4 and/or belts 3 for positively inserting the sheets into the bins B1 to B5.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PIVOTING GATE SORTER

C1.355/323 U.S. Proposed J. Lap Classification

Int. C1. G03g 21/00

FIG. I

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PIVOTING GATE SORTER(cont'd)

The disclosed invention, shown in Figure 1, is a pivoting transport and sheet insertion system for a sorter with relatively few,e.g. five, bins. The sorter comprises a guide 1 which is pivoted at its upstream end such that its free downstream end can be indexed past the entrances of the sorter bins B1 to B5.
The guide may be a passive device such as a chute where the sheets are fed by gravity, or it may include one or more drive rollers 4 and/or belts 3 for positively inserting the sheets into the bins B1 to B5.

In a preferred forrn, as shown, the guide 1 is curved and serves to invert the sheets 7 which enter the suitably arranged sorter bins B1 to B5. Guide plate 2,
which forms an extension of the gate baMe, is spring loaded against a stop 5 and acts to pick up sheets 7 from processor output rolls 6. For bypassing the sorter, a bin '0' (BO) position is provided, as shown in broken lines, where the guide plate 2 is shifted out of the path of sheets 7 exiting the processor output rolls 6.

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