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Document Insertion Disc

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080016D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kirksey, JR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Fig. 1 illustrates a top view taken looking down into the throat of a vertical document guideway for a curved platen printer, in which documents are desired to be inserted for marking. In Fig. 1, document 1 is inserted from the left, in the direction of the arrow, into the arcuate throat area 2 defined by guideways 3, arcuate platen 4, and the area between the drive wheels 5, insertion discs 6, and the pressure wheels 7.

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Document Insertion Disc

Fig. 1 illustrates a top view taken looking down into the throat of a vertical document guideway for a curved platen printer, in which documents are desired to be inserted for marking. In Fig. 1, document 1 is inserted from the left, in the direction of the arrow, into the arcuate throat area 2 defined by guideways 3, arcuate platen 4, and the area between the drive wheels 5, insertion discs 6, and the pressure wheels 7.

Fig. 2 illustrates in schematic form, a side view of the document 1 in position between the pressure wheels 7 and the slightly deflected document insertion discs 6, with the various guideways 3 removed. Fig. 2A illustrates the cross- sectional portion of the disc 6, showing how the outer flange is shaped. Disc 6 is made of a resilient rubber or plastic material. This disc serves the purpose of resiliently holding document 1 in contact with the pressure wheels 7, prior to the time the pressure wheels are brought into direct driving relationship with the drive wheels 5. The application of the pressure feeding force against the pressure wheels 7 is applied from an operating mechanism, illustrated at 8 in Fig. 2.

The resilient force of the insertion disc 6 against the pressure wheels 7 holds document 1 in the desired position for printing. This force allows an operator to position the document in the area in which printing is desired on the document, and permits it to stay there prior to the time the pressure wheels 7 are dire...