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271 - Sheet feeding or delivering

271800100 - FEEDING

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
271147000 Advancer 46
271162000 Holder movable relative to feed position 46
271171000 Holder adjustable to size of sheet 22
271167000 With means to restrain feed of next sheet 14
271161000 With means to bow sheets 2
20090127769Page separators to aid page turning - The present sheet separation technique provides easy means to separate thin sheets of paper. Slight bulges of various forms that do not nest together with adjacent sheets are formed in the sheets so that each sheet stands slightly free from its neighbors at or near such bulges so long as a sheet is not weighted down significantly. When weighted significantly, such as by numerous overlying pages, the sheet becomes flat as in the usual present form not having such features. In a preferred form, parts of at least some of the bulges extend to, or near, one or more edge locations.05-21-2009
20080224383Decurler and Stabilizer for Light-Weight Papers - A decurler to decurl a curled printing media being transported into a release area, the decurler comprising: a) at least one guide arm against which the printing media presses, positioned and adapted to bend the printing media along an axis substantially in a direction of transport thereof; and b) a hinge on which the guide arm is mounted, the hinge being oriented at an angle of between 0.25 degrees and 20 degrees from vertical, wherein a reaction force that the guide arm exerts on the printing media is suitable for decurling the printing media. Another deculer with a flexible strip which hangs down and presses against a middle portion of the printing media.09-18-2008
271146000 With means to vibrate pack 2
20100187749STORAGE TRAY FOR STORING MAILPIECES - A storage tray for storing mailpieces for a mail-handling machine, which storage tray comprises a support wall, a first jogging wall adjacent and perpendicular to said support wall, and a second jogging wall adjacent and perpendicular both to said support wall and to said first jogging wall, these three walls meeting at a single junction point, the support wall being provided with at least one first slot for allowing motor-driven feed members of the mail-handling machine to pass through.07-29-2010
20090072470VARIABLE FREQUENCY TAMPERS FOR COATED STOCKS USED IN PAPER FEED TRAYS - A media tray has at least a bottom and two sides positioned along edges of the bottom. The media tray is adapted to hold sheets of media. The bottom comprises openings, and projections extend through the openings in the bottom of the media tray. The projections comprise elongated structures having rounded or flattened ends. The projections extend through the openings enough to touch the bottom sheet of the sheets of media. At least one vibrating support structure is positioned on an opposite side of the bottom from the sheets of media (e.g., below the media tray). The support structure is connected to the projections in such a manner so as to vibrate the projections.03-19-2009
271165000 For feed from bottom of pack 2
20090115122AUTOMATIC WARP COMPENSATION - The present disclosure includes an apparatus for feeding a stack of sheet stock in blocks. The apparatus includes a backstop, a block pusher plate, and at least one sensor for determining a height differential between the stack at generally near a lead edge of the stack and the stack at generally near a trail edge of the stack. The apparatus automatically adjusts for warp in the sheet stock. The present disclosure further includes a method comprising obtaining a first measurement at generally near a lead edge side of the stack, obtaining a second measurement at generally near a trail edge side of the stack, comparing the first and second measurements, and pushing the portion of sheet stock from the stack with a block pusher plate when the second measurement is within a predetermined tolerance of the first measurement.05-07-2009
20080217841Card Holder for a Credential Production Device - A credential production device is provided. The credential production device includes a card holder. The card holder includes a housing having a base and a card press. The card press is configured to apply a load to a top card of a stack of cards supported above the base. The load includes a perpendicular load component oriented perpendicularly to the base and having a magnitude that increases as a thickness of the stack of cards decreases.09-11-2008
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20090278302Actuation Of Output Tray - One embodiment is an apparatus that has an input tray and an output tray. Commencement of a print job causes the output tray to move from a closed position to an open position.11-12-2009
20090066010SHEET FEEDER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A sheet feeder which feeds a sheet in a sheet storage case includes a sheet storage case in which a sheet is stored, a dehumidifier which dehumidifies air, an air tank in which air dehumidified by the dehumidifier is stored, shutters and which bring the air tank and the sheet storage case into communication and out of communication, and fans and which send air between the air tank and the sheet storage case. The shutters and the fans are operated in accordance with humidity in the sheet storage case.03-12-2009
20100044955APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FEED COMMITMENTS BASED ON FEEDABLE CAPACITY02-25-2010
20100102502Banknote Cassette - A banknote cassette advantageously uses injection molded endcaps to capture and secure a connecting sleeve to collectively form a generally rectangular housing of the banknote cassette. A movable access lid cooperates with the endcaps and connecting sleeve for locking of the cassette. Preferably, a banknote slot is formed as part of one of the endcaps to provide precision in the size of position of the banknote slot. The endcaps can be used with different sized connecting sleeves to simplify the manufacture of different capacity banknote cassettes. Preferably, the connecting sleeve is of a metal material.04-29-2010
20100109231Adjustable paper cassette - An adjustable paper cassette is provided that may be expanded and contracted by sliding movable frames relative to a base frame and then coupling fixing protrusions to desired fixing holes. Therefore, paper sheets having various sizes may be loaded in the paper cassette, and the size of an image forming apparatus with the paper cassette and the packing size of the image forming apparatus may be reduced without limitation on the size of the paper cassette.05-06-2010
20130049290MEDIUM STACKING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A medium stacking device includes a medium stacking part stacking a medium, and a first movement part movably provided with respect to the medium stacking part. The first movement part has a first medium restriction part restricting a position of the medium, and a first movement restriction parts including a plurality of restriction members, each of which engaging with the medium stacking part and restricting a direction of the movement of the first movement part.02-28-2013
20100001459CARD PROCESSING UNIT - A card processing unit may include a card processing part for performing predetermined processing to a card, a card stack part in which a plurality of cards are stacked and stored, and a card feeding part for carrying a card between the card processing part and the card stack part. The card stack part may be structured such that the card stack part is capable of being separated from the card feeding part as a module and mounted on a main body base as a module. A plurality of card stack parts and a plurality of card processing parts may be mounted on the main body base as modules.01-07-2010
20130056923Sheet Stackable Devices - A sheet stackable device including a first tray having a first placement plane, a second tray having a second placement plane and a slider groove, the second tray being swingable about a swing axis between a first position and a second position, a first guide arranged on the first placement plane, a second guide arranged on the second placement plane, a first projection provided in the second guide and formed to project from the first guide or the second guide, and a joint allowing relative swing movement between the first guide and the second guide about the swing axis, is provided. A height of the joint is smaller than a height of the first projection. The first tray and the second tray form an opening in a position between edges of the first tray and the second tray when the second tray is in the first position.03-07-2013
20130161898PAPER CASSETTE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A paper cassette of an image forming apparatus including: a cassette body containing sheets of paper, and a paper alignment apparatus mounted in the cassette body. The paper alignment apparatus including: an alignment apparatus body having a paper alignment surface contactable with corners of one side of sheets of paper and slidable in a horizontal direction, and a locking unit mounted in the alignment apparatus body and locked into the cassette body. The locking unit is downwardly pressed when being locked and unlocked.06-27-2013
20090206544Preventing Overfill Of Media Sheets In a Sheet Feeder - A flag with a cam is pivotally attached to a sheet stock edge guide in a sheet loading tray of a copier or printer such that in the event the tray is overfilled, the edge of the sheet stack moves the cam to a position causing the flag to be raised to alert the user of the overfill.08-20-2009
20110291350SHEET SUPPLYING APPARATUS AND SHEET-SUPPLY TRAY - A sheet supplying apparatus, comprising a housing; and a sheet-supply tray which supports a plurality of sheets and which is insertable into the housing. The sheet-supply tray includes at least one first engageable portion. The housing includes at least one second engageable portion which is engaged, in a state in which the sheet-supply tray is inserted in the housing, with the at least one first engageable portion of the sheet-supply tray. The sheet-supply tray further includes a guide portion having an inclined guide surface which guides a movement of each of the sheets supplied from the sheet-supply tray, and at least a portion of the at least one first engageable portion is provided in a rear space located in rear of the guide portion.12-01-2011
20110291349MEDIUM ACCOMMODATION CASSETTE AND RECORDING APPARATUS - A medium accommodation cassette includes: a medium accommodation portion that accommodates a medium; a wall portion of the medium accommodation portion; an edge guide that is provided in the medium accommodation portion to restrict a position of an end portion of the medium; and an engagement portion that is provided in the wall portion and can be engaged with the edge guide, wherein the edge guide is engaged with the wall portion, whereby the wall portion and the edge guide restrict the position of the end portion of the medium.12-01-2011
20100102503PAPER TRAY LOCKING APPARATUS - A low cost locking device for securing special forms in paper trays when a printer is unattended that can be easily be field installed without screws or other fasteners or tools includes a bracket tray lock, a tray lock plate assembly and a padlock that cooperate to prevent the paper trays from being removed from the printer without a key for the padlock.04-29-2010
20090146367SHEET FEEDER, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR SHEET FEEDING - A sheet feeder includes a sheet feed tray on which a first sheet bundle is stacked at a first position where sheet feeding to a conveyance path can be performed, and a conveyance tray on which a second sheet bundle is stacked at a second position adjacent to the sheet feed tray, and which conveys the second sheet bundle to the sheet feed tray and stacks the second sheet bundle on the sheet feed tray after the first sheet bundle is fed, presses the stacked second sheet bundle to a side plate provided in a direction perpendicular to a conveyance direction of the conveyance tray, and aligns an end of the second sheet bundle.06-11-2009
20090085279SHEET CONVEYING DEVICE AND IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SHEET CONVEYING DEVICE - A sheet conveying device including: (a) a sheet discharger configured to discharge a sheet in a discharging direction; (b) a tray configured to receive the sheet discharged by the sheet discharger; (c) a stopper protruding upwardly from the tray; and (d) a guide provided by an upper surface of the tray and located on an upstream side of the stopper in the discharging direction, and configured to warp the discharged sheet such that the warped sheet has a downwardly convex shape in its cross section that is perpendicular to the discharging direction, for thereby allowing a leading end of the warped sheet to pass over the stopper and to be positioned on a downstream side of the stopper in the discharging direction.04-02-2009
20090309294TRAY, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND PAPER SHEET POST-HANDLING DEVICE - A tray comprises a main body to support a sheet, an extension member rotatably mounted to the main body and extending from the main body in the discharging direction of the sheet to support a part of the sheet discharged from the main body, first and second shafts provided at the end of the extension member and inserted in first and second holes formed on the main body, and a projection provided on the second shaft inserted in the second hole.12-17-2009
20090039590Sheet Stacker and Finisher Furnished with the Same - Affords sheet stacking device that, in stacking sheets onto a loading tray, enables stacking of the sheets always in the correct posture regardless of the nature of the sheets' surface material. The sheet stacking device includes a tray unit located downstream of a sheet discharging port, a sheet-end regulating member provided on the tray unit, a conveying unit for transporting sheets carried out onto the tray unit though the sheet discharging port, toward the sheet-end regulating member, and a conveyance controller for controlling the conveying unit. In conveying toward the sheet-end regulating member a sheet having been carried onto the tray unit, the conveyance controller varies the running time during which the conveying unit applies conveyance force to the sheet, in accordance with the material nature of the sheet surface.02-12-2009
20080246211SCANNER HAVING A SLOT ASSEMBLY FOR MULTIPLE-SIZED SHEETS - The invention relates to a slot assembly for a scanner for feeding multiple-sized sheets. The scanner has an input tray for holding a plurality of sheets, a feed path which receives sheets fed from the input tray, and a sheet feeder located in the teed path for feeding sheets. The slot assembly has a first slot for accepting sheets having a first size, the first slot being complementarily sized with respect to the first-sized sheets such that the first-sized sheets are fed by the sheet feeder substantially without being skewed. The slot assembly also has a second slot for accepting sheets having a second size, the second slot being complementarily sized with respect to the second-size sheets such that the second-size sheets are fed by the sheet feeder substantially without being skewed.10-09-2008
20080284086SHEET-FEEDING DEVICE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SAME - A sheet-feeding device is used in an apparatus main body having a box-shaped apparatus external surface and includes a sheet feeding cassette having an outer side surface and detachably mounted to the apparatus main body; and an elastic member provided on the outer side surface of the sheet feeding cassette. The outer side surface of the sheet feeding cassette constitutes a part of the apparatus external surface in a state where the sheet feeding cassette is mounted to the apparatus main body. At least a part of the elastic member projects outward from the apparatus external surface farther than the outer side surface.11-20-2008
20080315503SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS - In a sheet processing apparatus that, for example, sorts or staples sheets after image formation, when preceding finishing is not completed on a processing tray, a third sheet fed anew into a waiting tray of a sheet placing member configuring a sheet waiting unit, which temporarily puts a sheet conveyed thereto on standby, is stacked to be shifted such that leading ends of second and third sheets are located further on a conveying direction upstream side than a leading end of a first sheet. Consequently, longitudinal alignment in the processing tray after that is surely performed.12-25-2008
20090033023SHEET FEEDER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SHEET FEEDER - A sheet feeder is provided with a storing section for storing transfer sheets, a feed roller for feeding the transfer sheets stored in the storing section one by one from the uppermost one; a separation roller arranged to face the feed roller; a transport roller arranged downstream of the feed roller in a transport direction; and a transfer sheet guide for guiding the transfer sheet to the transport roller, wherein the transfer sheet guide includes a guide face formed to extend from the storing section along the transport direction of the transfer sheet on or in a vicinity of an extension of a line tangent to the feed roller and the transport roller on the side of transporting the transfer sheet, the guide face being formed in an area between the storing section and the separation roller.02-05-2009
20080309002Device and Method for Unloading Laminar Elements from a Roll and Transferring Stacks of Laminar Elements, and Roll Used for Same - The invention relates to a device and method for unloading laminar elements from a roll and transferring stacks of such laminar elements, and to the roll used for the same. The method comprises unloading sheets from a roll with the aid of a barrier; receiving the sheets on a support, such as to form a growing stack; positioning a separator between two adjacent sheets in which the first sheet completes a finished stack on the support and the second sheet is held by the separator in order to begin a new stack; moving the support to an outlet support and pushing the finished stack with the aid of a push element in order to transfer same from the support to the outlet support; moving the support to the position of the separator and removing the separator in order to transfer the growing stack from the separator to the support. The invention also relates to the device used to implement the method.12-18-2008
20090085278SHEET TRAY ASSEMBLY - A sheet tray assembly including: (a) a tray unit configured to accommodate sheets, and having an upper opening for allowing the sheets to be introduced into the tray unit via the upper opening; (b) a cover unit configured to cover the upper opening; and (c) a link interconnecting the tray unit and the cover unit, and having (c-1) a first end portion at which the link is connected to the tray unit and (c-2) a second end portion at which the link is connected to a proximal end portion of the cover unit. The link is movable between first and second pivot positions as a result of pivot movement of the link relative to the tray unit, whereby a posture of the link is changeable by the pivot movement, such that the second end portion of the link is placed in a first height level when the link is positioned in the first pivot position, and is placed in a second height level that is higher than the first height level when the link is positioned in the second pivot position.04-02-2009
20110221121SHEET FEEDING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A sheet feeding apparatus and an image forming apparatus are provided with a fixed member and a movable member, which regulate positions in a width direction of the sheet that is stacked on the dedicated cassette detachably attached to an intermediate plate, are provided while facing each other. The fixed member and the movable member moved to a position that regulates the sheet are regulated by side regulating members. The side regulating members that are movable in the width direction regulate the positions in the width direction of the sheet stacked on the intermediate plate.09-15-2011
20110221122SHEET FEED DEVICES AND IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS COMPRISING SUCH SHEET FEED DEVICES - A sheet feed device has a tray with holding surface for holding sheets, a feed unit for feeding sheets from the tray, and a separation plate. The separation plate has an inclined surface and two or more separation portions that separate a sheet from the sheets held in the tray. At least one of the separation portions projects a first distance from the inclined surface. The separation plate also has a projection positioned on the inclined surface that projects a second distance from the inclined surface. The second distance is greater than the first distance. A first of the separation portions is positioned upstream of the particular projection in the sheet feed direction, and a second of the separation portions positioned downstream of the particular projection in the sheet feed direction.09-15-2011
20090085277AUTOMATIC SHEET FEED EXTENDER FOR PAPERFEED MODULARITY - A modular print engine assembly for a peripheral comprises an upper paper support, a tray base, the upper paper support pivotally connected to one of the tray base or an extender disposed between the upper paper support and the tray base. The extender allows the modular print engine to be utilized across multiple print models or platforms with housings of various shape and size.04-02-2009
20090230611SHEET TYPE HANDLING APPARATUS - A sheet type handling apparatus which handles various sheets includes an apparatus body having an introduction port for introducing the sheets; a first lid member rotatably attached to the apparatus body for supporting the sheets introduced into the introduction port; and a second lid member connected to the first lid member for covering the introduction port in association with an action to close the first lid member.09-17-2009
20120193864Recording Apparatus - A recording apparatus includes a recording section that performs recording on a recording medium, a housing that stores the recording section, a recording medium cassette that is detachably mounted on the housing and has a cassette body that holds the recording medium in the vertical position, and a holder that holds the recording medium that has been fed from the cassette body and has been recorded in the recording section on the outer surface of the cassette body in the vertical position.08-02-2012
20130214478IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF REDUCING TIME AND EFFORT FOR USER IN SETTING SIZE OF IRREGULAR-SIZE SHEET, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An image forming apparatus which is capable of reducing time and effort for a user in setting a size of an irregular-size sheet. Width information indicative of a width of a sheet set by the user is stored in a storage unit. A width of the sheet held by a sheet holding unit that holds the sheet is detected. From the width information stored in the storage unit, candidates for a size of the sheet are extracted based on the detected width of the sheet. The extracted candidates for a size of the sheet are displayed on a display. A size of the sheet selected by the user from among the displayed candidates for a size of the sheet is set as a size of the sheet held by the sheet holding unit.08-22-2013
20100320676System and Method for Monitoring Image Forming Machine Media Stack Height and Method of Calibrating Stack Height Sensing in the Monitoring System - A system and method for monitoring media stack height utilizes a pick mechanism and stack height sensing mechanism. The pick mechanism has a pick arm and a pick roller, the arm rotatably mounted at one end to pivot about an axis and change its angular position relative thereto. The roller rotatably mounted to an opposite end of the arm contacts a media stack top and is rotatably driven to feed sheets one at a time from the stack top changing the stack height. The angular position of the arm relative to the stack changes as the stack height changes. The stack height sensing mechanism arranged on and adjacent to the arm senses arm angular displacement as the stack height changes to provide an indication of the sheet quantity remaining in the stack. A method for calibrating stack height sensing of the monitoring system provides one or more calibration points such as at “full stack” and “stack out” conditions.12-23-2010
20110241283PAPER SHEET PROCESSING DEVICE - A paper sheet processing device is provided which can more simply detect the attachment/detachment of the magazine accommodating paper sheets and that the amount of paper sheets has reached a predetermined level and can reduce costs. The paper sheet processing device of the present invention has a magazine 10-06-2011
20110241284PAPER FEEDING CASSETTE - A paper feeding cassette includes: a cassette case configured to store sheets; a sheet tray on which the sheets are stacked, the sheet tray being rotatably attached to the cassette case; a push-up member configured to push up the sheet tray and rotate the sheet tray in one direction when driving force is input and release the push-up of the sheet tray to allow rotation of the sheet tray in the other direction when the input of the driving force is interrupted; and a buffer member configured to be nipped by the cassette case and the sheet tray and elastically deformed when the sheet tray rotates in the other direction. The buffer member is located, when viewed from a stacking direction of the sheets, in an area closer to a rotation axis of the sheet tray than a distal end of the sheet tray that is most distant from the rotation axis in the sheet tray.10-06-2011
20110148029DUAL-STACK DOCUMENT STORAGE BIN FOR USE IN A SELF-SERVICE BUNCH DOCUMENT DEPOSITING TERMINAL - A dual-stack document storage bin comprises a substantially U-shaped container including a first bottom wall which interconnects first and second sidewalls to provide (i) the substantially U-shape, and (ii) a first document storage chamber which is defined between the first and second sidewalls and into which documents can be stacked to form a first stack of documents when the U-shaped container is in a first position. The dual-stack document storage bin further comprises a substantially L-shaped housing including a second bottom wall and a third sidewall which is disposed relative to the second bottom wall to provide (i) the substantially L-shape, and (ii) a second document storage chamber which is defined between the third side wall and the second sidewall and into which documents can be stacked to form a second stack of documents when the U-shaped container is in a second position which is different from the first position. The dual-stack document storage bin also comprises a mechanism operatively coupled between the first and second bottom walls to support substantially horizontal sliding movement of the U-shaped container between the first position in which documents can be stacked onto the first stack of documents in the first document storage chamber and the second position in which documents can be stacked onto the second stack of documents in the second document storage chamber.06-23-2011
20110215518IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes a cassette, a sensor and a controller. The cassette stacks a sheet. The sensor is provided at the rear end of the cassette. When the sensor detects the protrusion of the sheet from the cassette, the controller controls to notify that the sheet protrudes by using an alarm.09-08-2011
20110316224RECORDING APPARATUS - A recording apparatus includes a slider that has a cam face with which a cam of the stopper comes into sliding contact and moves in the insertion direction from a first position to a second position with a resistance when the cassette is inserted into the mounting unit. The cam face includes a first cam face on which the cam slides when the slider moves from the first position to the second position and a press cam face against which the cam presses when the paper sheet comes into contact with the stopper. The press cam face has an inclination relative to a reference straight line which is perpendicular to a plane parallel to the insertion direction of the cassette which is greater than that relative to a straight line which extends from the contact point between the press cam face and the cam to the shaft.12-29-2011
20120001380SHEET REMAINING AMOUNT DETECTION DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A sheet feeder includes a tray on which sheets are to be placed, a rope connected to the tray, a pulley which includes a shaft and on which the rope is taken up such that the winds thereof are aligned in an axial direction of the shaft, and a motor for moving the tray upward by rotating the pulley about the shaft in a direction to take up the rope to locate the uppermost sheet on the tray at a sheet pickup position. A sheet remaining amount detection device applied to this sheet feeder includes a position detector for detecting a present position which is a present take-up position of the rope on the pulley in the axial direction, and a remaining amount detecting section for detecting the remaining amount of the sheets on the tray based on the present position detected by the position detector.01-05-2012
20110049788PAPER SHEET HANDLING MACHINE - A paper sheet handling machine includes: a storage unit 03-03-2011
20120061907Sheet supplying device and image forming apparatus incorporating same - A sheet supplying device that is incorporatable in an image forming apparatus includes a recording media container, a sheet feeding unit to feed a recording medium from the recording media container, a frame to support the recording media container and the sheet feeding unit, and a holder to hold the recording media container by surrounding an outer circumference of the recording media container. The recording media container is detachably attachable to the frame in a first operation in which the recording media container is moved in a direction parallel to a sheet conveyance direction and the recording media container is separated from the frame and the holder with the holder remaining in the frame, and a second operation in which the recording media container is moved in a direction perpendicular to the sheet conveyance direction and the recording media container is separated from the frame together with the holder.03-15-2012
20120205859SHEET WIDTH REGULATING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS WITH SHEET WIDTH REGULATING DEVICE - A sheet width regulating device includes a base plate, a regulating member, a first moving cursor, a first guiding portion, a second guiding portion, a first guidable portion, a second guidable portion, and a synchronizing member. The regulating member regulates one end of the sheet. The first moving cursor regulates the other end of the sheet, and is movable in the way perpendicular to a direction along the other end of the sheet that the first guiding portion extends. The second guiding portion extends in parallel with the first guiding portion. The first guidable portion is attached to the first moving cursor and guided by the first guiding portion. The second guidable portion is attached to the first moving cursor and guided by the second guiding portion. The synchronizing member synchronizes a movement of the first guidable portion and the second guidable portion.08-16-2012
20120104685OPEN/CLOSE MECHANISM FOR PAPER TRAY FOR USE IN IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - An open/close mechanism can be used for paper trays of an image forming apparatus. The open/close mechanism includes a plate member provided on a side of a housing of the image forming apparatus and configured to pivot upon an axis between an open position and a close position, and a box member that is arranged in the housing beneath the plate member and that can be drawn out of the housing from the side. The open/close mechanism includes also includes a restricting unit that is coupled to the plate member and that abuts against the box member when the box member is set in the housing and when the plate member is in the open position thereby restricting detachment of the box member from the housing.05-03-2012
20100207318Vacuum Hold Down for Feeder Tray - A vacuum apparatus holds flat printed product in a feeder tray of a document feeding apparatus. The apparatus is particularly useful for feeding sheet material such as newspapers one at a time from the bottom of a stack. The apparatus uses existing vacuum connections in the document feeder and is easily mounted to existing feeder trays as part of a retrofit.08-19-2010
20100207319PAPER SHEET HANDLING MACHINE - The present invention provides a paper sheet handling machine 08-19-2010
20090057988FEEDING APPARATUS AND RECORDING APPARATUS - A feeding apparatus includes a cassette unit and a feeding-apparatus main body. The cassette unit can be mounted and dismounted to/from the feeding apparatus. The cassette unit includes a casing which is the base member of the cassette unit; a movable cassette hopper on which a housed recording medium is to be placed; and a locking section that holds the attitude of the cassette hopper. The feeding-apparatus main body includes a contact portion that comes into contact with the locking section to release the holding state when the cassette unit is mounted to the feeding-apparatus main body.03-05-2009
20080296832PAPER FEEDER CASSETTE AND IMAGE FORMING DEVICE - A paper feeder cassette includes a bottom part, a pair of support plates that moves relative to the bottom part and supports the both lateral sides of the sheets of paper in a paper width direction perpendicular to a paper transporting direction, and a paper disposition plate that is disposed above the bottom part and disposes the sheet of paper thereon and includes an edge portion provided along a direction approximately perpendicular to the paper transporting direction on the downstream side of the pair of the support plates in the paper transporting direction and a contact avoidance portion for preventing the sheets of paper from making contact with the edge portion when disposition of the sheets of paper are performed by sliding the sheets of paper along the paper transporting direction.12-04-2008
20080296831CASSETTE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A cassette is used by being mounted on an image forming apparatus body and can be accommodated in a state where media, which will be supplied to the image forming apparatus body, are loaded. The cassette includes a first tray, a second tray, a slide mechanism, and a power transmission mechanism. The first tray is able to contain multiple media. The second tray is able to contain multiple media. The slide mechanism allows the first tray and the second tray to be movable relative to each other. The power transmission mechanism moves the first tray and the second tray relative to each other by input power in a direction in which a paper feeding tray can be switched. The power transmission mechanism is provided with a gear that receives the power, wherein the gear can be displaced in a cassette insertion direction in which the cassette is inserted.12-04-2008
20120299237SHEET SIZE SETTING DEVICE, SHEET FEEDER AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A sheet size setting device includes a first member and a second member. The first member includes a tubular holing portion having a first area and a second area in an axial direction. The second member is assembled with the first member movably in the axial direction of the tubular holding portion and includes a second indicator and a second detectable portion. A movement of the second member in the axial direction is restricted by a restricting portion. The restricting portion restricts the movement of the second member in the axial direction when the tubular holding portion is located at a first rotational position and permits the movement of the second member in the axis direction, thereby causing the second indicator to reach the first area and the second detectable portion to reach the second area, when the tubular holding portion is located at a second rotational position.11-29-2012
20120326383SHEET FEED DEVICES AND IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS COMPRISING SUCH SHEET FEED DEVICES - A sheet feed device has a tray with holding surface for holding sheets, a feed unit for feeding sheets from the tray, and a separation plate. The separation plate has an inclined surface and two or more separation portions that separate a sheet from the sheets held in the tray. At least one of the separation portions projects a first distance from the inclined surface. The separation plate also has a projection positioned on the inclined surface that projects a second distance from the inclined surface. The second distance is greater than the first distance. A first of the separation portions is positioned upstream of the particular projection in the sheet feed direction, and a second of the separation portions positioned downstream of the particular projection in the sheet feed direction.12-27-2012
20130140762IMAGE FORMING DEVICE PROVIDED WITH SHEET CASSETTE HAVING IMPROVED INSERTING AND REMOVING WORKABILITY - An image forming device includes: an image forming unit; a casing; a tray; a cover; and a handle portion. The image forming unit is configured to form an image on a sheet. The casing is formed with an opening and configured to accommodate the image forming unit therein. The tray is configured to accommodate in a stacked state a plurality of sheets to be fed toward the image forming unit. The tray is configured to be inserted into the casing through the opening to be attached to the casing and removed from the casing through the opening to be detached from the casing. The cover is configured to be connected to the tray and moved relative to the tray. The cover is configured to cover at least a part of the opening when the tray is attached to the casing. The handle portion is provided at the tray.06-06-2013
20130147110MULTI-FUNCTION PERIPHERAL - A multi-function peripheral (MFP) including a machine body, a paper feeding cassette, and a sensing module is provided. The paper feeding cassette is assembled to the machine body, and multiple pieces of paper are suited for being stacked on a supporting surface of the paper feeding cassette. The sensing module includes a holder and a sensor. The holder is disposed at a side of the paper feeding cassette and capable of moving along a normal of the supporting surface. The sensor is disposed on the holder. A sensing surface of the sensor faces the supporting surface and keeps a distance from a top piece of the paper.06-13-2013
20120274018STACKER - A stacker is described, in particular in an installation of the paper processing industry, for forming a stack of several flat parts to be fed in a transport direction, in particular film sheets or paper sheets, with a stack forming area and a support device for supporting the stack to be formed from the flat parts in the stack forming area. The special nature of the invention lies in that the support device has a plurality of discrete support elements that are at least arranged one behind the other seen in the transport direction of the flat parts and are supported in a moveable manner between a lower position and an upper position at an angle to the transport direction of the flat parts, preferably approximately at right angles to the transport direction A of the flat parts and/or approximately vertically.11-01-2012
20110233850DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ISOLATING SECURITIES OF A STACK OF SECURITIES - The invention relates to a device and a method for separating notes of value of a value note stack. The device comprises at least one input tray having an opening for the insertion of the value note stack and at least one closing element for closing and opening the opening of the input tray. Further, the device has at least one pressure element for pressing the notes of value inserted into the input tray against a pull-off element. The closing element and the pressure element are connected to each other.09-29-2011

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