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Document Feeding And Aligning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000096869D
Original Publication Date: 1962-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hibbard, OL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The apparatus has a transport belt 1 and an aligning or registration belt 2 which are arranged side by side and separated by guide plate 3. Belts 1 and 2 are driven through sets of pulleys 4, driven from corresponding common shafts 5. Registration belt 2 has a plurality of regularly spaced projections 6 separated by notches 7. The inboard ends of projections 6 in combination provide a notched registration edge 8.

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Document Feeding And Aligning

The apparatus has a transport belt 1 and an aligning or registration belt 2 which are arranged side by side and separated by guide plate 3. Belts 1 and 2 are driven through sets of pulleys 4, driven from corresponding common shafts 5. Registration belt 2 has a plurality of regularly spaced projections 6 separated by notches 7. The inboard ends of projections 6 in combination provide a notched registration edge 8.

As documents 9 are fed successively leftward (1) by belts 1 and 2, they are urged by caster or skew roll 10 (2) toward registration edge 8. With this arrangement, the leading corners of thin documents enter notches 7 between projections 6. This minimizes the possibility of damage to such corners, which are very weak and susceptible to damage when the paper is thin and flimsy.

The belts 1, 2 can be arranged to provide a transport path of any desired contour (3). Spring biased idler rolls 11 are arranged opposite the belts 1, 2 to urge the documents 9 against the belts.

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