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SET EJECTOR DEFLECTION FINGERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027802D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 4 page(s) / 99K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed are set ejector deflection fingers acting as a pivotal paper guide that may be added to the exit slot of an electrophotographic printing machine. The fingers' guide curled copy sets through the slot without jamming. As shown in Fig. 1, deflection finger assembly 10 upwardly mounts to a set ejector side paper guide assembly 12. Each finger 14 on assembly 10 aligns with a corresponding offset rail slot 16 in stacking tray 18.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

SET EJECTOR DEFLECTION FINGERS

Proposed Bruce H. Smith Classification

U. S. C1. 399/388 Int. C1. G03g 15/00

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 24 No. 5 SeptembedOctober 1999 235

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SET EJECTOR DEFLECTION FINGERS (Cont'd)

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FIG. 2

Disclosed are set ejector deflection fingers acting as a pivotal paper guide that may be added to the exit slot of an electrophotographic printing machine. The fingers' guide curled copy sets through the slot without jamming. As shown in Fig. 1, deflection finger assembly 10 upwardly mounts to a set ejector side paper guide assembly 12. Each finger 14 on assembly 10 aligns with a corresponding offset rail slot 16 in stacking tray 18.

236 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 24 No. 5 September/October 1999

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SET EJECTOR DEFLECTION FINGERS (Cont'd)

In Fig. 2 a pneumatic cylinder (not shown) moves deflection finger assembly 10 forward and backward from home position 30 to a deflected position 32 to eject copy sets (not shown) through slot 22 formed between a pair of stacker doors 20 and 21. As the pneumatic cylinder moves forward pushing the copy set, the lead edge of the copy set moves assembly 10 from the home position 30 forward through approximately 40 degrees of deflection indicated by the arrow to the top edge...