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Diverting Valve

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044437D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Wills, AB [+details]

Abstract

Deformable foil surfaces, in the general cross-sectional shape of a triangle, are deflected to selectively guide or valve paper sheets into an inverting station, or to bypass the inverting station. This arrangement is illustrated in Fig. 1 where the bypass paper path is adjacent to surface I, the path to the inverting station is adjacent to surface II, and the output path from the inverter is adjacent to surface III. Point C is fixed. Points A and B are movable, and they are linked so that they move simultaneously toward surfaces I and III, respectively, to insure paper passage through the path next to surface II.