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Locking Paper Restraint

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044385D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Purcell, BD [+details]

Abstract

The figure shows a locking paper restraint for tractor feed that is designed for ease of operation and assembly. The tractor drive paper guide assembly 1 has a locking guide 2. The locking guide 2 is provided with an extension 4. Located at the end 6 of the extension 4 is a contoured grip section. The extension 4 fits into an extension acceptor 10 in the drive housing 12. When the extension 4 is positioned in the acceptor 10 of the drive housing 12, the contoured gripping section 8 contacts a guide shaft 14. When the guide shaft 14 is rotated in a counterclockwise direction, the gripping section 8 of the extension 4 is forced in a downward direction.