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THICKNESS TESTER FOR COVER STOCK

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027712D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Copy machines, printers and multi-function devices may optionally include a finisher which may, for example, combine a set of copy sheets with a cover and bind with, for example, glue or staples, the copies within the cover. The cover includes a front and back side as well as a spine. Depending on the number of sheets in the set to be bound, different covers with different spine thickness may be required. The correct spine is selected by the user depending on the thickness of the set to be bound. The user had been required to count the number of copies in the set and compare the number with figures on a chart on the package labeL

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

THICKNESS TESTER FOR COVER STOCK

Classification Proposed Craig A. Smith U. S. C1. 399/408

Int. C1. G03g 15/00

FIG. 7A

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL, - Vol. 23. No. 6 November/December 1998 297

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THICKNESS TESTER FOR COVER STOCK (CONT'D)

Copy machines, printers and multi-function devices may optionally include a finisher which may, for example, combine a set of copy sheets with a cover and bind with, for example, glue or staples, the copies within the cover. The cover includes a front and back side as well as a spine. Depending on the number of sheets in the set to be bound, different covers with different spine thickness may be required. The correct spine is selected by the user depending on the thickness of the set to be bound. The user had been required to count the number of copies in the set and compare the number with figures on a chart on the package labeL

Referring now to Figures 1 and lA, a container 10 for storing the covers 20 is shown. The container 10 includes a series of notches 22, 24, 26, 28, and 30 recessed across top edge 32 of the box in which the covers are received. When manufacturing the box, slots are cut into the box which when assembled form slots or notches as shown in the figures. The notches 22, 24, 26, 28, and 30 provide physical gauges into which the user can try to fit the set of sheets. The smallest notch that will accommodate the set is the proper...