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Automatic Document Aligner

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117248D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nishimoto, A: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a device of automatically aligning a document to stopper which defines document's right position. This device provides easy set operation for printer or scanner which requires right document position.

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Automatic Document Aligner

      Disclosed is a device of automatically aligning a document to
stopper which defines document's right position.  This device
provides easy set operation for printer or scanner which requires
right document position.

      The Figure shows this device composition.  Guide wall and Feed
Roller function as stopper.  Operator puts a document roughly and
Sensor C turns ON.  Piezo-Electric Vibrator starts vibrating 4
Brushes.  The bristles of Brush are made of elastic material and they
slant to the stoppers.  The brush pushes up and feeds Document to
stopper direction D by means of friction difference between bristle
direction and opposite one.

      Then the document reaches stoppers and Sensor A and B turn ON.
Document aligned to stoppers automatically.  Feed Roller starts
rotating and Document is fed into machine.  Then Piezo-Electric
Vibrator stops.

      This vibration feed mechanism feeds documents softly.
Consequently, it does not damages even thin documents.