OFF PLATEN, FRONT LOADING SEMI-AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT HANDLER & RELATED USES, INCLUDING REVERTER
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A front loaded document sheet handler for a copier. This document sheet feeder takes the document sheet in from the front of the copier, at a tray, guide or other input. This feeder first automatically moves the sheet in rearwardly, and then automatically moves the sheet sideways (a 90 degree motion direction change) across the platen for copying, so that the sheet is moving onto and over the platen in the normal right to left document feeding direction. Preferably this special input or pre-registration feeder takes the document in from the front and then "hands it off, to one side, to a regular over-platen document feeder input, with that regular document feeder providing the document movement over the platen. This special input or pre-registration feeder may comprise a simple spring loaded pivoting friction wheel drive providing the sheet driving mechanism.