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INVERTING AND SHEET ROTATING ARCHITECTURE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027227D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 4 page(s) / 117K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A desirable finishing architecture would include an architecture where no trays protrude out from the front plane of a finisher, a one stapler head design which can also accomplish dual stapling without productivity loss, and one that can handle A3 sheets with ease. Figures 1 and 2 show an architecture that enables those ends through inverting and rotating sheets simultaneously as they are fed through a copiedprinter 10. While Figures 1 and 2 will be described for use with a N - 1, face down (except A3), left to right machine, the inverting and rotating apparatus can be used with other architectures by moving the stapler to different locations and changing how dual stapling is accomplished.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

INVERTING AND SHEET ROTATING ARCHITECTURE Daniel H. Burnett
Robert L. Greco, Jr.

Gordon P. Taillie

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.355/318 Int. C1. GOlg 21/00

I, I

I 0 0 I FIG.

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Vol. 20 No. 5 Septernber/October 1995 455

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INVERTING AND SHEET ROTATING ARCHITECTURE (Cont'd)

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

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INVERTING AND SHEET ROTATING ARCHITECTURE (Cont'd)

A desirable finishing architecture would include an architecture where no trays protrude out from the front plane of a finisher, a one stapler head design which can also accomplish dual stapling without productivity loss, and one that can handle A3 sheets with ease. Figures 1 and 2 show an architecture that enables those ends through inverting and rotating sheets simultaneously as they are fed through a copiedprinter 10. While Figures 1 and 2 will be described for use with a N - 1, face down (except A3), left to right machine, the inverting and rotating apparatus can be used with other architectures by moving the stapler to different locations and changing how dual stapling is accomplished.

As shown in Figures 1 and 2, paper is transported to a three-way decision gate 15 and either goes up to finisher 17 for off-line finishing, goes straight through the center of the gate mechanism into contact with...