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RETARD PAD NOISE IMPROVEMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027671D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Retard pads are used at comers of paper travel belts. These retard pads are normally comprised of an outer layer of polymer (for example, ethylenediene propene monomer) covering a foam material. In order to reduce the stiffness of the retard pad for audible noise reduction during paper travel, proposed is to slice the outer material of the retard pad with cuts in the direction of the paper travel.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

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RETARD PAD NOISE IMPROVEMENT

Bruce A. Winship Donald E. Johnson

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Retard pads are used at comers of paper travel belts. These retard pads are normally comprised of an outer layer of polymer (for example, ethylenediene propene monomer) covering a foam material. In order to reduce the stiffness of the retard pad for audible noise reduction during paper travel, proposed is to slice the outer material of the retard pad with cuts in the direction of the paper travel.

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 23, NO. 4 July/August 1998 189

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RETARD PAD NOISE IMPROVEMENT (CONT'D)

The figure demonstrates examples of cuts 3 in the outer layer of the retard pad 2. Lower base 4 and paper tray 1 containing paper 6 hold the retard pad 2 in place. The cuts 3 are preferably the depth of the polymer material and slightly into the foam and are cut in the direction 5 of paper travel.

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190 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 23, NO. 4 July/AuguSt 1998

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