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Automatic Sheet/Envelope Feeder Mechanism for High Speed Printers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000040403D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Lamos, RA [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby high speed printers, as used to process documents from a computer, are equipped with an automatic sheet/envelope feeder mechanism so as to feed single cut sheets of paper or envelopes into the printer. After printing the single sheet or envelope, the mechanism will automatically feed sheet/envelopes back out of the printer and into a stacker tray. The technique is unique in that the automatic sheet envelope feed mechanism is interchangeable with continuous forms tractor assemblies and requires no electrical connections to be made during the interchange. Furthermore, the automatic sheet/envelope feeder mechanism, described herein, combines the feeding, aligning and positioning of the sheet/envelope into one unique mechanism.