Browse Prior Art Database

CONVERTIBLE FRAME SHELF

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027711D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 4 page(s) / 103K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a convertible paper feeding module that accommodates a plurality of paper trays as well as the related drive mechanisms. As shown in Figure 1, frame module 10 contains three 500 sheet capacity trays 12, 14, and 16. A shelf 18 provides a low cost method of locating tray 16 in module 10. When module 10 is configured as the three paper tray feeder, the shelf 18 is mounted in module 10 along with two brackets 20. In the two paper supply configuration shown in Figure 2 module 10 contains the 500 sheet capacity tray 12, and a 1500 sheet capacity tray 22. The shelf 18 and brackets 20 are removed so that tray 22 rides on a pair of permanent mounting rails 24 and 26.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 81% of the total text.

Page 1 of 4

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

CONVERTIBLE FRAME SHELF Proposed Classification Richard E. Eisemann
Stephen B. Williams
Craig S. Prucha

u. s. c1. 399/393 Int. C1. G03g 15/00

- 10

3b/

0 1 mw

TRAY-550

SHEET CAPACITY

I II 72

p&*&$

SHEET CAPACIW

FIG. 7

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 23, No. 6 NovembedDecember 1998 293

[This page contains 1 picture or other non-text object]

Page 2 of 4

CONVERTIBLE FRAME SHELF (CONT'D)

P

I

 TRAY- 1500 SHEET CAPACITY

FIG. 2

Disclosed is a convertible paper feeding module that accommodates a plurality of paper trays as well as the related drive mechanisms. As shown in Figure 1, frame module 10 contains three 500 sheet capacity trays 12, 14, and 16. A shelf 18 provides a low cost method of locating tray 16 in module 10. When module 10 is configured as the three paper tray feeder, the shelf 18 is mounted in module 10 along with two brackets 20. In the two paper supply configuration shown in Figure 2 module 10 contains the 500 sheet capacity tray 12, and a 1500 sheet capacity tray 22. The shelf 18 and brackets 20 are removed so that tray 22 rides on a pair of permanent mounting rails 24 and 26.

294 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 23, No. 6 NovemberDecember 1998

[This page contains 1 picture or other non-text object]

Page 3 of 4

CONVERTIBLE FRAME SHELF (CONT'D)

The convertible paper feeder module 10 of Figures 1 and 2 provides a cost effective method for manufacturing paper feeders having one main frame as opposed to many unique frames. Moreover, t...