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Inverting Transport Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000073845D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Coffman, DH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A belt transport for inverting a document or other article is shown which includes two pairs of opposed pulleys 2, 3, 4 and 5. Instead of training one belt over pulleys 2 and 4 and a second belt over pulleys 3 and 5, a single belt 6 having a total length slightly in excess of the combined lengths of such two belts is used. This single belt 6 is formed as a single length with the ends rotated 720 degrees relative to one another before being spliced together, thus forming a single belt with a series of twists. Belt 6 is then trained over pulleys 2, 3, 4 and 5 as shown with twists occurring in the confronting stretches 8 and 9 which move in unison.

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Inverting Transport Device

A belt transport for inverting a document or other article is shown which includes two pairs of opposed pulleys 2, 3, 4 and 5. Instead of training one belt over pulleys 2 and 4 and a second belt over pulleys 3 and 5, a single belt 6 having a total length slightly in excess of the combined lengths of such two belts is used. This single belt 6 is formed as a single length with the ends rotated 720 degrees relative to one another before being spliced together, thus forming a single belt with a series of twists. Belt 6 is then trained over pulleys 2, 3, 4 and 5 as shown with twists occurring in the confronting stretches 8 and 9 which move in unison. With the pulleys rotating as indicated by the arrows, an object guided into the inlet end 10 of this inverting transport will be delivered at the outlet 11 in a "bottom-up" orientation.

For proper operation, the belt material should be somewhat resilient, and a mild nap on both sides is beneficial when handling smooth, thin objects such as paper or cards.

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