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Paper Tray/Guide for Manual Cut Sheet Feeding

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041151D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McNeely, MR: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

A problem encountered with printers that feed cut sheets from the bottom of the printer is that the user must support the paper with a force to counter the gravitational force of the paper. While forcing the paper the user must also align the edge with a guide; this can be a cumbersome process.

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Paper Tray/Guide for Manual Cut Sheet Feeding

A problem encountered with printers that feed cut sheets from the bottom of the printer is that the user must support the paper with a force to counter the gravitational force of the paper. While forcing the paper the user must also align the edge with a guide; this can be a cumbersome process.

The support guide of this invention, depicted in Figures 1 and 2, both supports the cut sheet and provides for proper alignment. Referring to Figures, support guide 1 has curved surface 2 for supporting the cut sheet (not shown). Bracket 3 is provided for attaching the support guide to a printer. Alignment means 4 ensures that the paper does not get skewed. Hand slot 5 allows for feeding shorter forms.

With this invention, loading a cut sheet in the printer is simplified, misalignment is avoided and the loading process is reduced to a one hand operation. It should be noted that this support guide invention can be used with any printer having a bottom loading cut sheet feeder; however, the method of attachment might differ.

Disclosed anonymously.

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