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FRICTION RETARD FEEDER WITH A CONCAVE RETARD PAD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026548D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A problem with most friction retard feeders is that stubbing occurs in the nip between the retard roll and the retard belt. This is especially significant when curled sheets are fed. A solution to this problem is disclosed in Figs. 1 and 2 that include the use of a concave retard pad in cooperation with a feed roll or belt in order to inhibit stubbing of curled sheets.