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Copying Machine Incorporating Cartridge Paper Feed

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000075610D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bleau, CD: AUTHOR

Abstract

A copy machine incorporates a cartridge paper feed for automatic feeding of original documents.

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Copying Machine Incorporating Cartridge Paper Feed

A copy machine incorporates a cartridge paper feed for automatic feeding of original documents.

High-speed copier 11 produces copies of original documents, which are singularly fed to the semiautomatic original document feeding station 13. The copies are deposited from feed path 15 into collator bins 17.

Each original document is placed within a magazine or cartridge 19. Each cartridge 19 contains a plurality of original documents generally originating from the same source. Each cartridge contains an identifier document such as a punch card specifying the number of copies per original document, and whether sorting and collating functions were to be performed with the copy output. The last document in the cartridge contains indicia indicating that all of the documents within the cartridge have been exhausted.

The cartridges 19 are loaded through load slot 23 onto an index chain 25, which successively moves the cartridges to the picker wheel 27. The picker wheel 27 feeds successive sheets from each cartridge, and once the last sheet has been feed from a cartridge, the empty cartridge is stacked on storage rack
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The information card is picked by picker wheel 27, separated by separator 31 and feed to sensing station 33 to specify the number of copies and collating sequences. The first original document is transported through separator 31, bypassing sensing element 33, and moves to the semiautomatic document feed 1...