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Paper Sheet Tray Arrangement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000079880D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Goff, W: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A paper sheet tray is pivotally mounted and movable through a plurality of positions, whereat in a first position the tray receives paper fed thereto, in a second position, the tray stores paper, and in a third position, the tray coacts with a sheet feed means to feed paper therefrom.

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Paper Sheet Tray Arrangement

A paper sheet tray is pivotally mounted and movable through a plurality of positions, whereat in a first position the tray receives paper fed thereto, in a second position, the tray stores paper, and in a third position, the tray coacts with a sheet feed means to feed paper therefrom.

Sheets 11 are fed from bin 13 by feed roll 15 into advancing roll 17 to a sheet processing device, not shown. The sheets are returned from the processing device to exit bin 19, wherein they are gravity stacked. Tray 21 is mounted about pivot 23 and adapted to be swung upwardly to receive sheets entering the throat 25 of exit bin 19. When thusly swung upwardly, the bottom member 27 of exit bin 19 is hinged to be displaced in an upward position and serves to guide sheets into tray 21.

Tray 21 also pivots to a lower position, whereat feed roll 15 is positionable to feed sheets therefrom into advancing roll 17. Feed roll 15 is pivotally mounted to feed sheets from bin 13 or, in the alternative, from tray 21. Feed roll 15 is pivoted to a third position, so that tray 21 may clear the feed roll as it swings to its uppermost position. Tray 21 is thus selectively positionable to receive sheets directed at the exit bin 19 and to thereafter store them, or forward them again through the processor.

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