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PRINTER ENVELOPE FEEDING TRAY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027204D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 4 page(s) / 101K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Present document processing systems allow one to create business or personal correspondence and have a hard copy of the correspondence printed on a laser printer for mailing. It is not as easy, and in fact is inconvenient, to address a mailing envelope for that correspondence. There is no simple easy way to address an envelope with the document processing systems and have an addressed envelope printed at the same device which prepared the hard copy of the correspondence.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PRINTER ENVELOPE FEEDING Proposed Classification TRAY U.S. C1.271/002 Roger William La Force Int. C1. B65h 05/00

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Vol. 20 No. 5 SeptembedOctober 1995 399

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PRINTER ENVELOPE FEEDING TRAY (Cont'd)

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400 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Vol. 20 No. 5 September/Odober 1995

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PRINTER ENVELOPE FEEDING TRAY (Cont'd)

Present document processing systems allow one to create business or personal correspondence and have a hard copy of the correspondence printed on a laser printer for mailing. It is not as easy, and in fact is inconvenient, to address a mailing envelope for that correspondence. There is no simple easy way to address an envelope with the document processing systems and have an addressed envelope printed at the same device which prepared the hard copy of the correspondence.

One solution to this problem is to modify the copy sheet feed tray of the laser printer to accommodate envelopes. FIG. 1 is a top view of a copy sheet feed tray of a standard laser printer set up in an 8-1/2 x 11 inch feed position. FIG. 2 shows the tray of FIG. 1 with an envelope handling guide mounted therein for handling business envelopes which has been assembled from the parts shown in FIG. 3 that include side members 10 and 12 and end members 14 and
16. The assembly modification in F...