Apparatus for converting a stream of sheets into discrete stacks
Stacking apparatus for paper sheets
Finishing apparatus and image forming apparatus using the same Patent #: 5971384
ApplicationNo. 049031 filed on 03/27/1998
US Classes:270/58.09, Including condition responsive control (e.g., stack thickness)270/58.11, Including stack presentation271/189, Means temporarily interposed between conveyor and receiver271/218, With auxiliary support for part of pile271/233Against rear-edge aligner
ExaminersPrimary: Ellis, Christopher P.
Assistant: Bower, Kenneth W
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesB65H 033/04
Foreign Application Priority Data1997-03-31 JP
AbstractA sheet processing device according to the present invention is formed of an image forming device, an ejecting device and a stacking device; wherein the sheet processing device further includes an auxiliary support device which is disposed at a distal side in a sheet ejecting direction of the support device. The auxiliary support device is rotatably moved between a support position for supporting at least a forward end of the sheet and a retracting position from the support position. Whereby the stacking area of the support device can be varied, and the ejecting of the sheets temporarily stacked on the stacking device can be easily accomplished.