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COLLECTION BIN FOR USED STAPLES WHICH IS LOCATED BENEATH THE TOP SURFACE OR WORK AREA OF A COPIER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027730D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 98K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Referring to the figure, a copier or printer 2 in the form of, for example, an electrophoto-graphic copier or printer is shown. It should be appreciated that the copier or printer 2 may be a thermal inkjet printer, a bubble jet printer, or a thermal printer. The copier 2 includes a funnel 4 located on the worksurface or cover 6 of the copier 2. Upper edge 8 of the funnel 4 is preferably flush with the cover 6 of the copier 2.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

COLLECTION BIN FOR USED STAPLES WHICH IS LOCATED BENEATH THE TOP SURFACE OR WORK AREA OF A COPIER Jacob W. Patla
Irvin J. Kazmierczak
Jay D. Olson

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1. 399/411 Int. C1. G03g 15/00

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37 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 24, No. 1 JanuaryIFebruary 1999

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COLLECTION BIN FOR USED STAPLES WHICH IS LOCATED BENEATH THE TOP SURFACE OR WORK AREA OF A COPIER (Cont'd)

Referring to the figure, a copier or printer 2 in the form of, for example, an electrophoto- graphic copier or printer is shown. It should be appreciated that the copier or printer 2 may be a thermal inkjet printer, a bubble jet printer, or a thermal printer. The copier 2 includes a funnel 4 located on the worksurface or cover 6 of the copier 2. Upper edge 8 of the funnel 4 is preferably flush with the cover 6 of the copier 2.

The funnel 4 may have any suitable shape and may for example, be round, oval, or as shown in the figure have a generally rectangular shape including four angled or tapered sides 10 which extend downwardly from the edge 8. At bottom 11 of the funnel 4 is preferably an opening 12 through which the staples and other material are permitted to fall by gravity into collection bin 14.

The collection bin 14 may have any suitable shape and may, as shown in the figure, be rectangular. The collection bin 14 may be secured to frame 16 of the copier 2 or to front door 18 of th...