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Finisher

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038986D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Rood, AJ Stroh, RD [+details]

Abstract

A copy sheet finisher has the capability of sending single copy sheets to a small-size exit tray or multi-copy sheet sets stapled or unstapled to a large exit pocket. To feed sheets into the finisher entry system 2, the copier exit rolls 1 assume position A. Sheets approach the finisher entry system copy side up or copy side down depending on the characteristics of the copier and if the sheets are duplexed or not. For correct orientation to facilitate collating in either the accumulator 3 or the exit pocket 4, sheets can be turned over in flipper 5. After being processed through the flipper/entry system, exit pocket gate 6 diverts the sheets either up to the exit pocket or down into the accumulator 3. The flipper in this location allows for face- up copy or collated copy in the exit pocket depending upon user preference.