DOCUMENT SET SEPARATOR WITH FINGER ROTATING INTO THE PAPER PATH IN THE PLANE OF THE MOVING PAPER
Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Xerox Disclosure Journal
Set separators are widely used in recirculating document handlers and in the duplex buffer trays of copiers to separate and count the circulations of the sets of sheets and/or provide a miscount or jam detection signal by a finger dropping to actuate a switch when the last sheet is fed out from under the separator set finger, as described, for example, in U.S. 4,589,654 issued May 20, 1986 to Michael J. Tracey and other references cited therein. Another set separator that rotates in a horizontal plane, which may be employed in a duplex buffer tray for duplex purposes is shown in U.S. 4,116,558 issued Sept. 26, 1978; and 4,210,319 issued July 1, 1980 to Frank R. Hynes.