CONVENIENCE STAPLER WITH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07
Xerox Disclosure Journal
It is well known to provide externally accessible electrically driven convenience staplers on copiers and printers. They allow manual inserting, for stapling or restapling, of a set of original documents or a set of copy sheets on or in the machine or an associated sorter, finisher or the like. Such convenience staplers may be in addition to internal staplers for on-line finishing. See, e.g., Xerox Corporation U.S. 5,094,379 and its cited references. That patent also teaches partially shared power supplies with time delay avoidance of overlapping power usage of the two staplers, to reduce peak or maximum power consumption when the staplers solenoid drivers or drive motors are operated. Independent commercial battery operated staplers are also known.