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Stacking Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000098016D
Original Publication Date: 1961-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fiehl, M: AUTHOR

Abstract

In this stacking device, cards travel toward the plane of the paper as viewed in A. When selected for a particular pocket, and after leaving feed rolls (not shown), the left edge of the selected card drops from card path CP onto a curved rib 1 carried at the upper side of an inclined card pivot ledge 2. The card then slides down toward the lower end of the ledge so it will drop promptly out of the path of a succeeding card and fall successively to positions designated A, B, C in B.

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Stacking Device

In this stacking device, cards travel toward the plane of the paper as viewed in A. When selected for a particular pocket, and after leaving feed rolls (not shown), the left edge of the selected card drops from card path CP onto a curved rib 1 carried at the upper side of an inclined card pivot ledge 2. The card then slides down toward the lower end of the ledge so it will drop promptly out of the path of a succeeding card and fall successively to positions designated A, B, C in
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As the forwardly moving card drops from the card path, its leading edge cams the arms 3A and 3B of a piano-wire spring up a limited degree about anchor pin 4, as indicated by dotted lines in the enlarged partial side view shown in B. This dissipates the kinetic energy of the rapidly moving card and slows it down. Meanwhile, deflector plate 5 urges the right edge of the card, as viewed in A, down so it will start more promptly to fall accurately to the position indicated at 6. The arm 3B serves to prevent cards from tipping back toward plate 5 after their lower edges come to rest on bed 7.

This stacking arrangement prevents cards having notched edges from interlocking.

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