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Adjustable Document Cartridge Guide

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060176D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Decker, DD Rodney, MJ [+details]

Abstract

Paper currency or notes used throughout the world are not standardized in size. In an automated teller machine which dispenses such currencies, the cartridges used contain stack edge guides that are of a fixed size and can accommodate only a one-width document. A change in document width necessitates a replacement guide in the appropriate size. This results in increase costs due to the requirement of manufacturing at least 30 different guides to satisfy document width variability. Fig. 1 shows an adjustable guide that would eliminate the requirement of stocking more than 30 different guides. A base plate 1 is attached to an interior wall of the automated teller machine cartridge, which is not shown. A guide bar 2 is pivotably connected to the base plate 1 at pivot point 10.