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Backlash Damping Width Guide

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018824D
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-15

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Abstract

Width guides are commonly used to guide paper into input devices. In this application the guides align and center the paper stack. If the guides are not adjusted up to the edge of the stack, the documents in the stack being input can be skewed and /or off center. This can result in poor copy quality, document damage and shutdowns. This invention eliminates free-play from the OB guide, which is the guide that is adjusted by the operator. Free-play is eliminated by generating all of the drag force from the OB guide.