SORTER CONCEPTS FOR SMALL FAX AND PRINTERS
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
A wrap around drum sorter and a book sorter suitable for a small fax or printer are proposed. As shown in Fig. 1, a document sorter 10 having flexible bin dividers 20 which define a plurality of separate bins is attached to a small fax or printer 30. Both the drum sorter (Fig. 2) and the book sorter (Fig. 3) rotate to accurately align a selected bin with either an entrance opening 14 to allow a sheet 12A to be delivered into the bin or an exit opening 16 to permit access to a document 12B contained in the bin. A plurality of controls 26 allow an operator to select either a search or an exit function. An alphanumeric display 24 provides a means by which the operator can visually sort through addresses in the sorter and cycle to the right bin to retrieve a document.