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CONVENIENCE STAPLER WITH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027376D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

It is well known to provide externally accessible electrically driven convenience staplers on copiers and printers. They allow manual inserting, for stapling or restapling, of a set of original documents or a set of copy sheets on or in the machine or an associated sorter, finisher or the like. Such convenience staplers may be in addition to internal staplers for on-line finishing. See, e.g., Xerox Corporation U.S. 5,094,379 and its cited references. That patent also teaches partially shared power supplies with time delay avoidance of overlapping power usage of the two staplers, to reduce peak or maximum power consumption when the staplers solenoid drivers or drive motors are operated. Independent commercial battery operated staplers are also known.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CONVENIENCE STAPLER WITH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY Douglas E. Webb
Frederick B. Clark
James L. Pratt

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1.227/007 Int. C1. B21j

It is well known to provide externally accessible electrically driven convenience staplers on copiers and printers. They allow manual inserting, for stapling or restapling, of a set of original documents or a set of copy sheets on or in the machine or an associated sorter, finisher or the like. Such convenience staplers may be in addition to internal staplers for on-line finishing. See, e.g., Xerox Corporation U.S. 5,094,379 and its cited references. That patent also teaches partially shared power supplies with time delay avoidance of overlapping power usage of the two staplers, to reduce peak or maximum power consumption when the staplers solenoid drivers or drive motors are operated. Independent commercial battery operated staplers are also known.

It is suggested here to reduce maximum or peak line power consumption of the machine and/or line transients by providing a self contained rechargeable battery and to use the battery output to drive one or more staplers on or in the machine, with relatively slow or trickle recharging of that battery from the copier or printer power supply when the machine is on. Thus, the stapler drive pulses will not add to the total machine power consumption and cause it to exceed the desired line current draw limit. The stapler may be used -at any time, even w...