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Media Feed Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039376D
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Croll, RC Whitehead, VE [+details]

Abstract

A device for feeding different size media into an output device from a single paper tray is shown in Fig. 1. As shown in Fig. 1, the cut sheet paper or envelopes 1 are stacked on the input tray 2. Corner buckler tab 3 restrains the media movement in the positive x and y directions. Right media restraint 4 prevents the media from rotating clockwise. The vertical angle 5 of the tray 2 (Image Omitted) should be positive to insure that the media 1 is in contact with restraints 3 and 4. Drive wheel 6 rotates clockwise to feed the media 1 out of the tray 2. The top sheet of the media 1 buckles between the corner buckler 3 and drive roller 6 and subsequently pops over the corner buckler 3. The right restraint 4 stabilizes the media 1 from rotating clockwise as the media 1 is moved in the positive y direction.