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Document Clip Storage and Release Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095229D
Original Publication Date: 1965-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Amundson, LL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Document clips 10 are spring-biased so as to grip an endless, toothed belt 15 and move with it. Gripper arm 11 of clip 10 functions to hold a document, not shown, against the smooth surface of belt 15. In asynchronously operated document handling machines, it is necessary to disengage clips 10 from 15 and hold them in a stored position. Such asynchronously operated document handling machines, it is necessary to disengage clips 10 from 15 and hold them in a stored position. Such holding is until clips 10 are again ready to become engaged with 15 and be moved into position to receive a document from another section of the document transport, not shown. The gripped document is then transported to a stacking station, for example.

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Document Clip Storage and Release Device

Document clips 10 are spring-biased so as to grip an endless, toothed belt 15 and move with it. Gripper arm 11 of clip 10 functions to hold a document, not shown, against the smooth surface of belt 15. In asynchronously operated document handling machines, it is necessary to disengage clips 10 from 15 and hold them in a stored position. Such asynchronously operated document handling machines, it is necessary to disengage clips 10 from 15 and hold them in a stored position. Such holding is until clips 10 are again ready to become engaged with 15 and be moved into position to receive a document from another section of the document transport, not shown. The gripped document is then transported to a stacking station, for example.

When a clip 10 is to be released from belt 15, pivotally mounted shoes 20 are in the position shown. Clip 10 is driven into engagement with shoes 20. These cam clip 10 open through the facility of tabs 12 and 13. Clip 10 is then held in the released position until it is desired to have it again engage 15. Shoes 20 are spring-biased to pivot inwardly towards the sides of belt 15. However, with shoes 20 in the position shown, locking rods 21 bear against the sides of 20 to prevent them from being pivoted outwardly as shoes 20 enter between tabs 12 and 13. Without the provision of rods 21, it is possible the force exerted upon shoes 20, as they come between tabs 12 and 13, would cause shoes 20 to pivot o...