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AN APPARATUS FOR REMOVING A STAPLED COPY DEFECT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027459D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Sometimes stapled documents are reproduced without removing the staple. Consequently, the fold at the staple causes a black image to appear on the copies. It is proposed to eliminate the defect by use of a flag that covers the staple fold. The accompanying figure schematically illustrates a white triangular flag 16 having a handle 18

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

AN APPARATUS FOR REMOVING A STAPLEDCOPYDEFECT U. S. C1. 355/241 Joseph Fantuzzo

Proposed Classification Int. C1. G03g 15/26

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Sometimes stapled documents are reproduced without removing the staple. Consequently, the fold at the staple causes a black image to appear on the copies. It is proposed to eliminate the defect by use of a flag that covers the staple fold. The accompanying figure schematically illustrates a white triangular flag 16 having a handle 18

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AN APPARATUS FOR REMOVING A STAPLED COPY DEFECT (CONT'D)

thereon. Both flag 16 and handle 18 pivot about point 20. When copying stapled documents, a machine operator moves flag 16 into a position on platen 10 indicated by dotted flag outline 22. Flag 22 blocks the optics path at the upper left-hand intersection of horizontal and vertical registration edges 12 and 14.

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