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Sprint-Type Gate Stopper for Auto Turn Page Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104728D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 4 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Uemura, H: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a spring-type stopper of Auto-Turn-Page (ATP) devise which makes the gate open/close according to the ATP roller movement.

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Sprint-Type Gate Stopper for Auto Turn Page Device

      Disclosed is a spring-type stopper of Auto-Turn-Page (ATP)
devise which makes the gate open/close according to the ATP roller
movement.

      The ATP devise is one of the passbook printer's features, and
turns a page of the passbook automatically.

      Fig. 1 shows an ATP unit and stopper construction.  The main
elements are the ATP roller, the stopper spring, and the gates.

      Figs. 2, 3, and 4 show the stopper movements.

      Step-1 : Feed a passbook to the ATP position (Fig. 2).

      Feed a passbook 1 to the ATP position by the feed roller 2 and
3 along to the bed-plate 4.

      The ATP reverse gate 5 and forward gate 6 form a paper path by
the stopper during a passbook feed operation.

      Step-2 : Release gate stopper spring (Fig. 3).

      The ATP roller get down movement makes the stopper release from
the gates.

      Step-3 : Open gate during a ATP operation (Fig. 4).

      Rotating ATP roller makes a passbook page bending and the gates
open freely.

      After finishing a ATP operation, the ATP roller gets up.  The
stopper makes the gates close, and the gates form a paper path again.

      This stopper is very simple and doesn't need any power but the
ATP roller movement.  Its cost is very low and quality and
reliability are very high.