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Compact Paper Organizer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120886D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wandemberg-Boschetti, L: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article relates to a Compact Paper Organizer (CPO) for continuous paper for desk top printers and, more particularly, for printers that are not in furniture with appropriate paper stands, or when there is not enough space left behind the printer to lay down the input/output paper. By accommodating the input/output paper, the CPO avoids the so unwanted paper jams.

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Compact Paper Organizer

      This article relates to a Compact Paper Organizer (CPO)
for continuous paper for desk top printers and, more particularly,
for printers that are not in furniture with appropriate paper stands,
or when there is not enough space left behind the printer to lay down
the input/output paper. By accommodating the input/output paper, the
CPO avoids the so unwanted paper jams.

      Referring to Fig. 1, the CPO 1 consists basically of a
"U"-shaped container laid down against the back side of a printer,
with front, right and left sides open, and back side 3 curved so as
to accommodate a stack of continuous paper fitted in a bent position
5.  Both top and bottom sides of the CPO are flat and are joined
together by the curved back side.

      Once properly fitted in the CPO, the terminal ends of the stack
of paper face the open front of the CPO which, in turn, faces the
back side of the printer (as seen in Fig. 1).  A vertical bend 7 in
the front end of the CPO bottom base prevents the lower end of the
paper stack from sliding out of the opened front side of the CPO.
This small wall serves as a guide for properly positioning of input
paper within the CPO.  There is also a small vertical wall 9 on the
back end of the top base to prevent the paper from sliding beyond the
CPO when it comes out of the printer. This outcoming paper lies half
on the paper guide of the printer and half on the top base of the
CPO.  To provide a continuous base al...