ApplicationNo. 589736 filed on 06/23/1975
US Classes:271/122, By restrainer having rearwardly moving surface271/10.03, Sensor located at the conveyor and controls the separator271/10.04Mechanically linked for simultaneous operation
ExaminersPrimary: Blunk, Evon C.
Assistant: Saifer, Robert W.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
AbstractDisclosed is a rotatably powered roller feed assembly for transporting documents from a stack in a forward feed direction toward utilization apparatus, a clockspring appropriately coupled to the feed assembly for rotatably powering the feed rollers in a direction opposite to the feed direction of rotation in order to drive documents out of, and to therefore clear, the nip point of the roller assembly. The reverse rotation is initiated at the end of each feed cycle by control means, including an optical sensor assembly responsive to a document exiting the nip point, interrupting the powering of the roller assembly in the feed direction.