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Adjustable Document Cartridge Guide

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060176D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Decker, DD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Paper currency or notes used throughout the world are not standardized in size. In an automated teller machine which dispenses such currencies, the cartridges used contain stack edge guides that are of a fixed size and can accommodate only a one-width document. A change in document width necessitates a replacement guide in the appropriate size. This results in increase costs due to the requirement of manufacturing at least 30 different guides to satisfy document width variability. Fig. 1 shows an adjustable guide that would eliminate the requirement of stocking more than 30 different guides. A base plate 1 is attached to an interior wall of the automated teller machine cartridge, which is not shown. A guide bar 2 is pivotably connected to the base plate 1 at pivot point 10.

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Adjustable Document Cartridge Guide

Paper currency or notes used throughout the world are not standardized in size. In an automated teller machine which dispenses such currencies, the cartridges used contain stack edge guides that are of a fixed size and can accommodate only a one-width document. A change in document width necessitates a replacement guide in the appropriate size. This results in increase costs due to the requirement of manufacturing at least 30 different guides to satisfy document width variability. Fig. 1 shows an adjustable guide that would eliminate the requirement of stocking more than 30 different guides. A base plate 1 is attached to an interior wall of the automated teller machine cartridge, which is not shown. A guide bar 2 is pivotably connected to the base plate 1 at pivot point 10. A horizontal member 11 is connected to the cross arms 12 which are contained within the guide bar 2. A follower bracket 6 is coupled at one end thereof to the member 11 and at the other end pivotably coupled at 8 to the slide pivot 4. Along the slot, within which the slide pivot 4 may be moved, is an indexing scale on the base plate 1 to facilitate proper adjustment for a particular note. The guide bar 2 may be adjusted by loosening the nut 3 and moving the slide pivot 4, along with screw 5, in a vertical direction within the slotted portion of the base plate 1. Fig. 2 shows that the total adjustment range for this guide bar 2 is 38.2 mm for each cartridge side. In Figs. 3 and 4, there is shown another version of an adjustable guide. The upper edge of the guide panel 1, which is made of flexible material, and the upper guide retainer strip 2 are attached to an interior wall 5 of the cartridge, as shown in Figure...