PAPER EJECT BAFFLE
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Paper is often difficult to remove from the transport path of a copying machine because it is usually captured behind the machine frame or other machine part when the transport fixture is pulled out. In Figures 1 and 2 an eject baffle 20 is shown that alleviates this problem by causing the blocked portion of the sheet 30 to be rolled out from behind the obstruction as the transport fixture 10 is withdrawn in the direction of arrow 17. In operation, as the transport fixture is withdrawn with a sheet thereon, the eject baffle intercepts an edge of the sheet as the transport fixture is moved outward from the machine frame and by means of a curled edge and then a contoured surface the baffle causes the sheet to roll up and allows it to move past the machine frame. Also, removal of paper without withdrawing the transport fixture is enhanced by the eject baffle.