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STITCH (STAPLE) PERFORMER/CLINCHER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027803D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is an alternative staplerhtitcher design utilizing one moving part. After a stitch 10 is driven through a stack of copies 12, as shown in the accompanying figure, stitch 10 enters preformers 14 and 16 so that the ends of stitch legs 18 and 20 are directed towards each other. At this point the stitch legs 18 and 20 are not yet touching the underside of the stack of copies 12. To finish stitch 10 a cylinder 22 is pressurized causing a cylinder shaft 24 to move towards stack 12. This causes an anvil 26 to hit stitch 10 pushing the stitch legs 18 and 20 together into contact with the underside of stack 12 completing stitch 10. Cylinder 22 is then depressurized to repeat the process for the next stitch.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

STITCH (STAPLE) PERFORMEWCLINCHER Proposed Classification Raymond C. Bassett
Randall C. Ryon
James B. Myers
Peter S. Jansky, II

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

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 24 No. 5 SeptembedOctober 1999 239

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STITCH (STAPLE) PREFORMEWCLINCHER (Cont'd)

Disclosed is an alternative staplerhtitcher design utilizing one moving part. After a stitch 10 is driven through a stack of copies 12, as shown in the accompanying figure, stitch 10 enters preformers 14 and 16 so that the ends of stitch legs 18 and 20 are directed towards each other. At this point the stitch legs 18 and 20 are not yet touching the underside of the stack of copies 12. To finish stitch 10 a cylinder 22 is pressurized causing a cylinder shaft 24 to move towards stack 12. This causes an anvil 26 to hit stitch 10 pushing the stitch legs 18 and 20 together into contact with the underside of stack 12 completing stitch 10. Cylinder 22 is then depressurized to repeat the process for the next stitch.

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