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INSERT MOLDED SEGMENTED FEEDSHAFT WITH INTEGRAL WRAP SPRING CLUTCH

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025885D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A low cost paper feeding mechanism is required to separate one sheet from a stack of paper in a spring loaded cassette to drive the paper through the remainder of the machine. The traditional design utilizes a shaft, molded segments, pins to secure the segments, elastomer bands wrapped around the segments, bearings, and a purchased mechanical wrap.