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Stacker Bed Plate for Multisize Documents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000090828D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nyberg, ME: AUTHOR

Abstract

Bed plate 10, mounted on vertically movable post 11, receives documents from a transport in the direction of arrow 12. Vertically swingable arm 13 is radially extensible so that stop plate 14 positions documents longitudinally on plate 10. Fingers 15 extend into two of the three recesses 16 to provide a positive stop when the stack contains a small number of documents. For small documents, fingers 15 fit into inner and middle recesses 16 as shown. For large documents, arm 13 is moved laterally to cause fingers 15 to project into outer and middle recesses 16. Accesses 17, 18, and 19 provide for removing documents of many different sizes from plate 10. Access 17 allows removal of narrow documents supported on leg 20. Accesses 17 and 18 allow two-hand removal of wide documents supported on leg 20, foot 21, and leg 22.

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Stacker Bed Plate for Multisize Documents

Bed plate 10, mounted on vertically movable post 11, receives documents from a transport in the direction of arrow 12. Vertically swingable arm 13 is radially extensible so that stop plate 14 positions documents longitudinally on plate 10. Fingers 15 extend into two of the three recesses 16 to provide a positive stop when the stack contains a small number of documents. For small documents, fingers 15 fit into inner and middle recesses 16 as shown. For large documents, arm 13 is moved laterally to cause fingers 15 to project into outer and middle recesses 16. Accesses 17, 18, and 19 provide for removing documents of many different sizes from plate 10. Access 17 allows removal of narrow documents supported on leg 20. Accesses 17 and 18 allow two-hand removal of wide documents supported on leg 20, foot 21, and leg 22. Accesses 17, 18, and 19 provide three points for lifting a stack of long, wide documents having a corner extending over the edge of support leg 23. Thus, plate 10 provides both more support and more access as the area of the document stack increases.

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