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Keyboard Terminal Paper Feeding

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000084036D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Klitz, JK: AUTHOR

Abstract

Keyboard terminals, such as communication terminals, often provide copy of several successive pages requiring the use of continuous feed paper. Many of these terminals are in office environments wherein noise associated with high-speed impact printing interferes with normal office operations.

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Keyboard Terminal Paper Feeding

Keyboard terminals, such as communication terminals, often provide copy of several successive pages requiring the use of continuous feed paper. Many of these terminals are in office environments wherein noise associated with high- speed impact printing interferes with normal office operations.

In such instances, the typewriter or printer supported in a desk-type cabinet has a removable, acoustic cover placed over the printing station for muffling the noise. Such covers take up a large portion of the desk-top surface, requiring that the paper be placed on the floor, a rather inconvenient arrangement.

To alleviate the problem of paper feed for terminals employing acoustic covers, a two-level tray assembly having an upper tray and a lower tray is clamped to the top of the desk-type cabinet. The paper is fed from the lower tray to the platen and back out the front of the acoustic cover onto the upper tray. The assembly is made removable to facilitate keyboard operations of the terminal.

The above arrangement provides for relatively,straight paper feed from the lower tray to the platen and returning to the upper tray. Such a paper path is most desirable.

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