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REDUCTION OF BINDER TAPE SKEW BY AN IMPROVED GUIDE ROLL DESIGN

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027746D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a guide roller that contains a center relief to better accommodate the raised glue pocket on a binder tape. A binder tape assembly 10 is shown in the accompanying figure comprising feed roll 12, heat pads 14, a track 16, guide roller 18, and binder tape 20. The guide roller 18 further includes equal tapered ends 22 and 24, plus a guide groove 26. The guide groove 26 allows for reliable registration of binder tape 20 into track 16 which is pre-heated by the heat pads 14. The guide roller 18 reduces or eliminates skewing of the binder tape 20 that cause end folds resulting in jams or poor binding.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

REDUCTION OF BINDER TAPE SKEW BY AN IMPROVED GUIDE ROLL DESIGN Erik W. Hargrave
Bruce I. Katz
Christine H. Stewart
Howard W. Hayton
Sonia N. Quintana

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1. 399/408 Int. C1. G03g 15/00

J- 70

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 24, No. 2 MarcWApril 1999 99

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REDUCTION OF BINDER TAPE SKEW BY AN IMPROVED GUIDE ROLL DESIGN (Cont'd)

Disclosed is a guide roller that contains a center relief to better accommodate the raised glue pocket on a binder tape. A binder tape assembly 10 is shown in the accompanying figure comprising feed roll 12, heat pads 14, a track 16, guide roller 18, and binder tape
20. The guide roller 18 further includes equal tapered ends 22 and 24, plus a guide groove
26. The guide groove 26 allows for reliable registration of binder tape 20 into track 16 which is pre-heated by the heat pads 14. The guide roller 18 reduces or eliminates skewing of the binder tape 20 that cause end folds resulting in jams or poor binding.

DP.5785

100 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 24, No. 2 MarcWApril 1999

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