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Manual Document Feed Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000081491D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Burgers, G: AUTHOR

Abstract

In a manual document feed station documents are arrested against a gate-door during processing of a preceding document, and when the door opens (dotted line position) a document guide, which was in an inclined position, simultaneously moves down to smooth possible wrinkles in the document.

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Manual Document Feed Station

In a manual document feed station documents are arrested against a gate- door during processing of a preceding document, and when the door opens (dotted line position) a document guide, which was in an inclined position, simultaneously moves down to smooth possible wrinkles in the document.

A document is manually fed by the operator into a tunnel shaped gap between the horizontal feed table A and the inclined surface of movable document guide B, until stopped by gate-door C. This movement may be assisted by a pair of rollers, not shown. The presence of a document in front of gate-door C is photoelectrically detected just before the document reaches the door. The document is kept waiting until processing of a preceding document is completed. When processing is ready, the door C will open and guide B will come down to position B'' by energization of a solenoid, not shown. Guide B is pivotable on a shaft at one end, and with the other end connected by a four-bar linkage of polypropylene to a stationary part of the frame. Gate-door C is attached to the second part of the four-bit linkage and thus, when moved, moves to position C'' out of the way of the document in the same direction as the document tends to move.

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