BOOK SEPARATION TRAY
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
In the duplex mode of a copier with bidirectional scanning, two half books are collected in a coil tray separator 10 as shown in Figure 1 prior to the start of duplex feeding. In order to maintain half book separation, each half book is collected from processor 11 in a separate portion of coil 12. In operation, after a first half book is collected as in Figure 2, the coil is rotated one revolution advancing the half book to the next lower ring as in Figure 3. After a second half book is collected as in Figure 4, the coil is rotated another complete revolution advancing the first book to a feed tray 15 shown in Figure 5 while advancing the second half book to the next lower ring. F eding of the first half book for duplexing will now take place from tray 15 while a third half book is being received by the top ring in the coil from the processor.