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BEAM STRENGTH ENHANCEMENT TRANSPORT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024949D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A paper transport design is described that will enhance the lead edge beam strength of lightweight papers for more positive activation of paper sensing switches 3 used in jam detection logic and improve jam accessibility. Jam clearance is facilitated through the use of one-way clutch drive rolls 1 and an easily removable top half transport which completely exposes the paper to the drive rolls 1. Drive can be applied only in the clockwise direction due to the action of a one-way clutch bearing used in the drive rolls. If the transport stops with paper in it, the rolls are still free to turn when the paper is manually removed.