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Card Ejector for Stackers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093043D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cook, KA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Cards 10 are driven by cooperating feed rollers 11 and 12 through a throat formed by curved guide 15 and spring-biased gating fingers 16. The latter have a greater spring force than spring members 17 which attempt to deflect cards 10 away from 15. Thus, members 17 are deflected out of the card path by combined action of entering card 10 and fingers 16. Cards 10 are thus guided by 15 into engagement with resilient stop 20 positioned at the end of 15 to absorb kinetic energy from cards 10 without damage to them. Cards 10 pass beyond the entry throat as they engage stop 20. In doing so, spring members 17 become effective to eject the trailing edge of a card 10 away from guide 15.

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Card Ejector for Stackers

Cards 10 are driven by cooperating feed rollers 11 and 12 through a throat formed by curved guide 15 and spring-biased gating fingers 16. The latter have a greater spring force than spring members 17 which attempt to deflect cards 10 away from 15. Thus, members 17 are deflected out of the card path by combined action of entering card 10 and fingers 16. Cards 10 are thus guided by 15 into engagement with resilient stop 20 positioned at the end of 15 to absorb kinetic energy from cards 10 without damage to them. Cards 10 pass beyond the entry throat as they engage stop 20. In doing so, spring members 17 become effective to eject the trailing edge of a card 10 away from guide 15. This insures that the trailing edge of a rebounding card 10 is out of the way of an incoming card and engages inclined surface 18 of fingers 16 to further separate a card 10 from 15. Card 10 then continues to fall under the influence of gravity to joggler 25.

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