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LOW CONTACT METHOD TO CONFORM HEAVYWEIGHT PAPER TO A CURVED BAFFLE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027255D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The registration system assembly on most copiers includes a pair of crossed rolls which drive a paper to be registered up against a registration guide consisting of an upper and a lower baffles in order to deskew the paper. The gap between the baffles of the registration guide usually is relatively tight, for example, about lOmm, in order to meet buckling constraints for lightweight paper such as 20# paper. Outside of the registration guide (on the inboard end of the sheet) the paper is typically also constrained by two baffles, an upper baffle 10 and a lower baffle 12 as shown in the FIGS, which provide a gap between them that is approximately 3mm.