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DRUM INVERTER FOR IN LINE FOLDER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027235D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 4 page(s) / 118K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In an output processing and/or finishing module 10 for the sequentially outputted copy sheets of a copier or printer, a disk stacker type drum inverter system 12 is disclosed in Figs. 1 and 3 for better controlled inverted output (as compared to a standard reversing nip inverter 50, as shown in Fig.2), in a small overall machine footprint, of large folded sheets, especially 17 inch long Z-folded sheets. The folded sheet is guided by a pivotal baffle 16 up and arcuately into the disc inverter 12, into its then stationary disk slots 14, from underneath. The disc inverter 12 then rotates while holding the folded sheet within the disk slots 14 (formed by the disc fingers), and outputs at 40 the folded sheet inverted at the top of the disk unit 12. Sequential operation is illustrated in Figs. 3A - C.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

DRUM INVERTER FOR IN LINE FOLDER
Kay E. Metcalf
Robert W. Corbin

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1.270/047 Int. Cl. B42c

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 20 No. 6 Novernber/Decernber 1995 485

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DRUM INVERTER FOR IN LINE FOLDER (Cont'd)

FIG. 2

486 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 20 No. 6 NovembedDecember 1995

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I I I I I I

DRUM INVERTER FOR IN LINE FOLDER (Cont'd)

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FIG. 3A FIG. 3B

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FIG. 3C

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 20 No. 6 NovernbedDecernber 1995 487

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DRUM INVERTER FOR IN LINE FOLDER (Cont'd)

In an output processing and/or finishing module 10 for the sequentially outputted copy sheets of a copier or printer, a disk stacker type drum inverter system 12 is disclosed in Figs. 1 and 3 for better controlled inverted output (as compared to a standard reversing nip inverter 50, as shown in Fig.2), in a small overall machine footprint, of large folded sheets, especially 17 inch long Z-folded sheets. The folded sheet is guided by a pivotal baffle 16 up and arcuately into the disc inverter 12, into its then stationary disk slots 14, from underneath. The disc inverter 12 then rotates while holding the folded sheet within the disk slots 14 (formed by the disc fingers), and o...