DOCUMENT REGISTRATION WITH "SKI" ASSISTED SCUFFER WHEEL
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A "scuffer wheel" device for driving a document sheet into registration over a platen 2 in a copier document handler. There is a pivotable document overlying plate or ski 3 extending between the scuffer wheel 4 and the registration stop 5 to confine document buckling and prevent the document lead edge from jumping over the top of the stop 5. The scuffer wheel 4 is mounted to the plate 3, preferably through a slot 6 allowing partial independent lifting movement of the ski 3. Figure 1 illustrates the normal position and Figure 2 a lifted portion of the ski 3 with a wrinkled document 1. Figure 3 is a partial top view.