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"O" RING DOCUMENT CORRUGATOR

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025033D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A sheet corrugator, e.g., for a document sheet restack transport or a copy sheet output transport. Instead of conventional corrugating cylindrical rollers there are provided two gradually converging and then intersecting (interdigitated) sets of belts 1 and 2 provided by elongate rubber "O1I rings running between spaced pulleys. Better sheet acquistion is provided by a V1 shaped entrance chute 3 for gentle, gradual sheet acquisition. A longer transport path with continuous sheet cor-rugation is optionally provided by then running the two belt sets in parallel while maintaining their intersecting planes on to a further set of pulleys, as in Figure 2 and its cross-section in Figure 3.