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Document Turning Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097924D
Original Publication Date: 1961-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Orlando, AW: AUTHOR

Abstract

The document device, center drawing, decelerates rectangular documents of varied sizes which are moving in a first direction (arrow 2), and accelerates their movement in a new direction (arrow 3) at an angle with respect to the original direction of movement.

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Document Turning Device

The document device, center drawing, decelerates rectangular documents of varied sizes which are moving in a first direction (arrow 2), and accelerates their movement in a new direction (arrow 3) at an angle with respect to the original direction of movement.

The upper drawing is a cross-sectional view of the device taken generally along the line A-A. The control of deceleration-acceleration, and change in direction of movement, is accomplished by a pair of disks 4 and 5 that are coaxially mounted on shaft 6. Shaft 6 constantly rotates in the direction indicated by arrow 7 by a drive source, not shown. Disk 4 is fixedly mounted to shaft 6 by means of collar 8 and set screw 9. Disk 5 is spring-loaded against disk 4 by spring 10, collar 11 and set screw 12.

Documents 1 are fed from a supply source, not shown, by continuous belts 13 and 14 which are mounted on feed roll 15. Feed roll 15 is located a distance from disks 4 and 5, this being greater than the maximum length of any document
1. As a result, each document 1 is propelled in free flight, between a rear guide plate 16, and a transparent front guide plate 17 into the flared opening 18 between the disks. The forward motion of document 1 is halted by increasing friction as it progresses between the disks 4 and 5. The edge 19 of each document 1 is directed by the action of the disks toward take-away roller pairs 20a, 20b, 21a, 21b, and 22a, 22b. The documents are successively stacked on pl...