Single-Sheet Paper-Feeding Mechanism
Original Publication Date: 1984-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
A paper cassette assembly 1 has a stack 2 of paper resting on a support pan 3. A feed cycle for feeding the top sheet of paper of the stack 2 of paper from the paper cassette assembly 1 begins with energization of a solenoid 4 to pull a pivotally mounted arm 5 clockwise so that a feed roller 6 is moved into engagement with the top sheet of paper of the stack 2 of paper. When the arm 5 starts to pivot, a motor 7 is energized to begin rotation of the feed roller 6 so that the feed roller 6 is rotating at the proper speed when it contacts the top sheet of paper of the stack 2 of paper.