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COMPACT DOCUMENTS FEEDING & SCANNING SYSTEM WITH RIS INSIDE THE LOOP

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027381D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 107K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A compact simplex documents feeding and scanning system 10, especially for facsimile, in which a stack of simplex document sheets are loaded face up in a bottom tray 11 to be fed into the imaging unit 12 by a top feeder 13, so as to feed the documents in 1 to n or forward page order. The documents are scanned by an image scanning unit 14 (which may be a conventional RIS or other digital scanner) in the imaging unit 12, and then the documents are looped or folded back in a simple 180 degree return loop path 15 to output into a partial top tray or set partition 16 partially overlying the bottom (input) tray 11, so as to restack face down in this top output tray 16. The scanner 14 is on the inside of this loop path 15, i.e., inside of the turn, mounted above the entering documents path, rather than below the entering documents path, as is conventional. The entire scanner unit may be located under, and supporting, a connecting printer 20, as shown.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

COMPACT DOCUMENTS FEEDING & SCANNING SYSTEM WITH RIS INSIDE THE LOOP Int. C1. G03g John H. Looney

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1. 3551322

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 21, NO. 4 July/AuguSt 1996

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COMPACT DOCUMENTS FEEDING & SCANNING SYSTEM WITH RIS INSIDE THE LOOP (CONT'D)

A compact simplex documents feeding and scanning system 10, especially for facsimile, in which a stack of simplex document sheets are loaded face up in a bottom tray 11 to be fed into the imaging unit 12 by a top feeder 13, so as to feed the documents in 1 to n or forward page order. The documents are scanned by an image scanning unit 14 (which may be a conventional RIS or other digital scanner) in the imaging unit 12, and then the documents are looped or folded back in a simple 180 degree return loop path 15 to output into a partial top tray or set partition 16 partially overlying the bottom (input) tray 11, so as to restack face down in this top output tray 16. The scanner 14 is on the inside of this loop path 15, i.e., inside of the turn, mounted above the entering documents path, rather than below the entering documents path, as is conventional. The entire scanner unit may be located under, and supporting, a connecting printer 20, as shown.

The prior art includes various 1 to N order feeding simplex and duplex scanning systems, with or without simple loop or other inversion paths, in which documents are scanned from both above and below t...