Electrophotographic copying machine with paper feeding and discharge trays
Paper retainer Patent #: 5613672
ApplicationNo. 840464 filed on 04/18/1997
US Classes:271/171Holder adjustable to size of sheet
ExaminersPrimary: Bollinger, David H.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassB65H 001/00
Foreign Application Priority Data1996-04-19 JP
AbstractA sub tray of a sheet tray is arranged so as to be held by a locking mechanism in any one of at least three rotational positions relative to a main tray including an opened position, a stored position and an intermediate position. The sub tray is set in an opened position when loading sheets of a size larger than the main tray, and the sub tray is set at an intermediate position between the stored position and the opened position when continuous form paper is to be ejected via the tray. Locking the sub tray at the intermediate position guides the continuous form downwards in a gentle curve.