BOOKLET SEPARATOR FOR DOCUMENT HANDLERS
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Proposed are two methods and apparatus for removing the binding from a bound or stapled document in order to enable processing by a document handler when copying pages. One method requires the operator to move the bound document over a planing blade to incrementally shave off the binding. The other method which applies to both stapled and glued bindings, requires the use of two rotating blades to cut off a specified length of the binding.