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Document Separator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000076051D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Groenewald, HD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document feed and separator mechanism maintains the relative positions of the document feed and separator rolls to prevent the transmission of double documents, and yet allows the operator to conveniently displace the rolls for document removal.

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Document Separator

This document feed and separator mechanism maintains the relative positions of the document feed and separator rolls to prevent the transmission of double documents, and yet allows the operator to conveniently displace the rolls for document removal.

Documents are fed along belt 1, driven by restraint roll 2, in the direction indicated. Restraint roll 2 is biased against the oppositely driven separator roll 3 by spring 4 causing link 5 to pivot around stud 6.

Documents between separator roll 3 and restraint roll 2 cause slight downward motion of the restraint roll 2. Displacement of the restraint roll is limited by the resulting contact between link 5 and link 7.

To lower restraint roll 2, the operator pushes lever 8 in the direction of the arrow, causing link 9 to rotate clockwise about stud 10. Link 11 connects link 7 and link 9, causing link 7 to rotate clockwise about stud 12.

Rotation of link 7 causes the lower end of this element to move outwardly so that it no longer prevents upward motion of the abutting portion of link 5. This allows the lower surface of link 9 to cam link 5 in a clockwise direction and move restraint roll 2 away from separator roll 3. When the operator releases lever 8, springs 4 and 13 restore the system to the original position.

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