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SHEET DAMPING MECHANISM Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026405D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


A copy sheet damping mechanism that utilizes a double pivot damper arm for stacking printed sheets in a imaging system output stacking tray is disclosed. The sheet damping mechanism permits lateral movement (see arrow in figure) of the stacking tray 1 while providing set integrity of the stacked sheets. As shown in the figure, two pairs of pivots 2 on the damper arms 4 allows the arms to move synchronously with lateral movement of the stacking tray 1. Parallelism of the arms 4 are preserved by using a tie bar 3 .