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Multipurpose Card Bin

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000077311D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dombroskie, EL: AUTHOR

Abstract

The multipurpose card bin 10 functions as a card feeder, stacker and separator for appropriate size cards. The card bin includes a lifting plate 12 supported by compression springs 14 and caps 16 at each of the four corners of the plate. The lifting plate 12 rests on the four caps 16 which are retained in their respective housings by insertion clips 18. A work bundle of cards is loaded on the lifting plate 12. The weight of the cards plus the downward pressure causes the lifting plate 12 to lock in a lowered position. The bin 10 is then placed in its operating position with respect to associated apparatus, where its lifting plate 12 is automatically released. The upward thrust of the card. because of the lifter plate caps 16 and compression springs 14, enable a "top card feeding" arrangement.

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Multipurpose Card Bin

The multipurpose card bin 10 functions as a card feeder, stacker and separator for appropriate size cards. The card bin includes a lifting plate 12 supported by compression springs 14 and caps 16 at each of the four corners of the plate. The lifting plate 12 rests on the four caps 16 which are retained in their respective housings by insertion clips 18. A work bundle of cards is loaded on the lifting plate 12. The weight of the cards plus the downward pressure causes the lifting plate 12 to lock in a lowered position. The bin 10 is then placed in its operating position with respect to associated apparatus, where its lifting plate 12 is automatically released. The upward thrust of the card. because of the lifter plate caps 16 and compression springs 14, enable a "top card feeding" arrangement. The cards, after processing, are fed into the card bin through entrance slot A where they are sequentially stacked beneath the lifting plate 12. The error cards are stacked about 25 degrees from the vertical. The error stacking is accomplished through the use of a solenoid actuated flipper device, not shown.

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