Exit Bin Paper Height Sensor
Original Publication Date: 1987-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
In a copier/printer machine configuration which offsets exiting stapled multiple sheet sets, the output basket oscillates and also moves down as copy sets accumulate. In this operation of the output basket it is necessary to read the vertical height of the paper stack. A sensing device is described which accomplishes this purpose. Fig. 1 shows a top view of basket 10 attached to copier/printer body 11 to receive stapled copy sets in the direction indicated by arrow 12. Handles 13 attached to output basket 10 act as paper set stops, and reference edge 14 is controlled by copier/printer 11 through its paper-exiting action. Oscillation of output basket 10, indicated by (Image Omitted) arrow 15, allows the sets to be offset one from another approximately one inch from position 1 to position 2.