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Tray for Manual Insertion of Paper Into a Sheet Feeder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039857D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Buchanan, JC [+details]

Abstract

A manual insert tray may be substituted for an automatic insert tray, thereby allowing for manual insertion of envelopes and paper to be printed by a printer using the sheet feeder. A sheet feeder 1 (Fig. 1) has two automatic insert trays (not shown) mounted in rectangular slots 2 and rectangular slots 3 in sidewalls 4 and 5. One of the two automatic insert trays is removed from the slots 2 or 3 and a manual insert tray 6 (Fig. 2) is substituted therefor through having its rectangularly shaped ends 7 disposed in the rectangular slots 2 or 3 of the sheet feeder 1. The tray 6 has a pair of substantially parallel and curved walls 8 and 9, with each of the walls 8 and 9 having a slot 10 therein to enable a user to be able to grasp a small document when disposing it between the walls 8 and 9.