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Diskette Envelope Inserter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062284D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Albaneze, MJ Overby, WA Salvadore, JM [+details]

Abstract

This envelope inserter accepts 5»-inch diskettes, one at a time, and places them in protective envelopes. A supply bin holds 250 such envelopes. A diskette enters the entrance to the envelope inserter through chute 31. When sensor 32 detects the diskette, an air cylinder 33 is activated and a suction cup 34 is moved down to pick up the top envelope from bin 41. A vacuum is now applied to this suction cup. If an envelope, or a stack of envelopes, is present in bin 41, on table 36, suction cup 34 grabs the top wall of the top envelope, activating a vacuum switch.