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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052785D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Yenerich, PC: AUTHOR

Abstract

A cart for carrying items such as a stack of paper to a printer or copying machine includes a U-shaped frame with a noncompressible spring supporting the open end of the frame. The spring can flex sideways and is fastened at the bottom only to allow the passage of the frame over a platform, for instance, to easily remove the load.

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Paper Cart

A cart for carrying items such as a stack of paper to a printer or copying machine includes a U-shaped frame with a noncompressible spring supporting the open end of the frame. The spring can flex sideways and is fastened at the bottom only to allow the passage of the frame over a platform, for instance, to easily remove the load.

As shown in Fig. 1, the cart includes a U-shaped frame 1, having casters 2 mounted on the bottom side of the frame. A handle 3 can be conveniently connected to the back of the frame for easy control. Springs 4 are fastened to the bottom of the frame only. Springs 4 are not compressible, but are very flexible sideways. The springs, therefore, provide a firm support for the frame 1, while allowing the cart to be passed over a platform for ease of unloading, as is shown in Fig. 2.

In Fig. 2, the frame 1 is shown passed over a platform 5, such that the load, a stack of paper 6, for instance, can be easily unloaded by sliding from the frame 1 directly onto the platform. The springs 4 move sideways as the cart is passed over the platform 5. When in the unload position, as shown in Fig. 2, the springs 4 no longer support the frame 1. The support is now taken over by the platform
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