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Perforated Edge Removal Mechanism for Printers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110207D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Milligan, DR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A device to remove the perforated edge from sheets of paper is disclosed.

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Perforated Edge Removal Mechanism for Printers

      A device to remove the perforated edge from sheets of paper is
disclosed.

      Folding and tearing the perforated edge from a sheet(s) of
paper is eliminated by a small cutting mechanism attached to a
printer (with the option to disassemble or detach).  Several
different mechanisms are used: cutting wheels or other cutting
mechanisms aligned at the perforated edge that cut along the
perforation, or a grab and pull mechanism that exerts pressure at the
perforated edge causing it to separate.

      In conjunction with this mechanism, a spooling device to wind
the discarded edge or a channeling device to direct the discarded
edge to a disposal unit is optionally attached as an added
convenience.

      Disclosed anonymously.