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Computer Printer Paper Stand

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042293D
Original Publication Date: 1984-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-03
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Tubbs, KK: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes an improved printer stand which includes a provision for stacking and containing paper as it comes off the printer. The stand illustrated in the drawing would set on the same level as, but behind, the printer. The bottom section 10 would hold the unprinted paper. The top section 12 would allow stacking and containment of the printed output as it came off the printer. The stand would be elevated 1 1/2" on the front, sloping to no elevation at the back, to aid in paper stacking and to allow for the two "cutouts" 14 and 16 in the base. These cutouts would, respectively, keep the interface cable and the power cord, which extend from the rear of the printer, from interfering with the paper feed. The separation between the bottom and top sections would be approximately 3".

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Computer Printer Paper Stand

This article describes an improved printer stand which includes a provision for stacking and containing paper as it comes off the printer. The stand illustrated in the drawing would set on the same level as, but behind, the printer. The bottom section 10 would hold the unprinted paper. The top section 12 would allow stacking and containment of the printed output as it came off the printer. The stand would be elevated 1 1/2" on the front, sloping to no elevation at the back, to aid in paper stacking and to allow for the two "cutouts" 14 and 16 in the base. These cutouts would, respectively, keep the interface cable and the power cord, which extend from the rear of the printer, from interfering with the paper feed. The separation between the bottom and top sections would be approximately 3". In order for efficient stacking, the two "legs" on the printer rack should be bent down to elevate the paper as it comes off the printer into the stand. A small block may be clipped to either side of the printer cover to keep it open approximately 1/4" to prevent binding the paper as it feeds out. The features of this printer stand which are new and unique are: 1. The elevation of the front to clear the cords and promote better stacking. 2. The "cutouts" which also help in keeping the paper clear of the cords.

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