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Auxiliary Hopper Platform

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000098091D
Original Publication Date: 1960-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Oldenboom, DJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

This is an auxiliary hopper platform which is used in conjunction with a conventional document feed hopper. It permits the placement of additional documents in the feed hopper minimizing the losing of cycles through machine stoppages.

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Auxiliary Hopper Platform

This is an auxiliary hopper platform which is used in conjunction with a conventional document feed hopper. It permits the placement of additional documents in the feed hopper minimizing the losing of cycles through machine stoppages.

Platform 1, raised by a piston in air cylinder 2, contains recesses 8 to permit entry of the blades 3 mounted on toothed racks under the documents. The racks engage sectors 4 pivoted at 5. When the auxiliary platform is not in use, the blades 3 on the racks rest on the extended lips 6 of platform 1, permitting elevation in unison.

If an additional stack of documents is to be added the operator merely moves the racks forward. Document elevation is now under control of the auxiliary means through an air piston cylinder 7. With the air pressure relieved from cylinder 2, platform 1 descends to permit loading of additional documents.

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