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Separators

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Media stack compression
11/20/14 - 20140339760 - Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for compressing media in a media stack. In various embodiments, a paddle moves between various positions. During the move, the paddle is configured to compress the media stack....

Medium supply device
07/24/14 - 20140203494 - A medium supply device includes a feeding unit that feeds a medium among one or more media placed on a placing table, a separating unit that is arranged to come into pressure-contact with the feeding unit, a blocking portion that is movable and blocks a space formed between the feeding...

Medium supply device
07/24/14 - 20140203495 - A medium supply device includes a feeding unit that feeds a medium among one or more media placed on a placing table, a separating unit that is arranged to come into pressure-contact with the feeding unit, and a blocking portion that is movable and blocks a space formed between the...

Sheet feeding device and image forming apparatus
07/24/14 - 20140203496 - A sheet feeding device includes a sheet storage unit, a stacking unit, a raising unit, a sheet detection unit, an attachment detection unit, and a control unit. The sheet storage unit may be attached to and drawn out of an apparatus main body. The stacking unit is raised by the...

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
07/17/14 - 20140197591 - The sheet feeding apparatus includes a sheet tray on which sheets are stacked, a feeding roller which contacts a top sheet on the sheet tray and feeds the sheet in a sheet feeding direction, and a pair of intermediate conveying rollers which receives the fed sheet and conveys the sheet...

Sheet feeding device and image forming apparatus
07/17/14 - 20140197592 - An image forming apparatus includes a sheet feeding device having a separation pad holding unit, a separation pad fixing unit, and a compression unit while vibration damping unit(such as a sponge member and a Mylar member) that is attached to the compression unit does not contact the separation pad holding...

Sheet feed devices and image recording apparatus comprising such sheet feed devices
07/10/14 - 20140191462 - 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....

Paper sheet stacking and recycling device and paper sheet processing apparatus having same
06/26/14 - 20140175733 - A paper sheet stacking and recycling device (5) and a paper sheet processing apparatus having same. The device comprises: a paper sheet conveying and stacking mechanism (51), located in front of a paper sheet discharging port and used for conveying the discharged paper sheets to a preset position one by...

Sheet conveyor device
06/05/14 - 20140151952 - A sheet conveyor device includes a conveyor that convey a sheet along a conveyance path in a conveying direction, a sheet stack portion that receives the sheet conveyed by the conveyor, and a conducting member. The conveyor includes an ejection roller that ejects the sheet to the sheet stack portion....

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
03/13/14 - 20140070480 - Provided are a sheet feeding apparatus and an image forming apparatus, which can set a sheet feeding interval to be short. The controller determines whether a sheet surface height of an uppermost sheet becomes a predetermined sheet surface height, based on a detection signal from a lower limit detection sensor,...

Paper conveying apparatus
02/27/14 - 20140054844 - There are provided a paper conveying apparatus which can effectively detect a sound which is generated when a jam occurs for various types of jams. The paper conveying apparatus includes a side guide, arranged to be movable in a direction which is perpendicular to a conveyance direction of a paper...

Paper conveying apparatus, jam detection method, and computer-readable, non-transitory medium
02/27/14 - 20140054845 - There are provided a paper conveying apparatus, a jam detection method and a computer-readable, non-transitory medium that can suppress erroneous detection of a jam by sound due to the sound which a paper which has a wrinkle generates. The paper conveying apparatus includes a separator, a sound signal generator, provided...

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
01/23/14 - 20140021678 - An auxiliary tray 1 is swingably provided on the upper surface of a tray 2 which is provided in a cassette body 3a to be lifted and lowered and stacks sheets thereon. When the sheets are stacked, a swing regulating portion 12 regulates the swing of the auxiliary tray 1...

Sheet feeder and image forming system
12/19/13 - 20130334764 - A sheet feeder is disclosed for feeding sheets from a stack by one sheet in a sheet feeding direction, the one sheet being an uppermost sheet of the sheet stack. The sheet feeder includes: a sheet stacker for accommodating the sheet stack therein; a side fence to regulate side ends...

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
09/19/13 - 20130241136 - A sheet feeding apparatus includes a stacking plate configured to stack sheets, a sheet feeding unit configured to feed the sheets by contacting the sheets stacked on the stacking plate, an elevating unit configured to elevate the stacking plate by a drive transmitted from a drive unit, a drive transmission...

Sheet feed unit and image forming apparatus including same
09/05/13 - 20130228962 - A sheet feed unit includes a medium container configured to contain sheet-like recording media; a bottom plate disposed in the medium container and configured to accommodate the recording media thereon; a sheet feed device configured to feed out the recording media contained in the medium container; a main body of...

Patty paper and dispensing mechanism thereof
08/29/13 - 20130221605 - Provided herein are a sheet of wax-coated paper for separating food patties and a paper dispensing apparatus for dispensing sheets of the paper, the apparatus including: a frame configured to dispense a sheet of paper; a hopper connected to the frame and configured to hold a stack of the sheets...

Rotary and gripper system including back support stack assist assembly having a tamper bar and holdback vacuum
07/04/13 - 20130168917 - The present application relates to techniques and equipment to manufacture mailpieces containing inserts. The equipment can be an inserter or an envelope wrapper that collects documents and inserts on a collating track before the material is inserted into an envelope by inserting equipment or wrapped with paper or film to...

Combined ultrasonic-based multifeed detection system and sound-based damage detection system
06/06/13 - 20130140760 - A document handling apparatus having a document transport path for moving a document therethrough. A detector proximate the transport detects a multifeed indication in the transport path or a misfeed indication in the transport path. A processing system processes the indications and issues a termination signal if a multifeed or...

Controlling a pick mechanism of a machine for handling sheet media
04/04/13 - 20130082435 - A pick mechanism is described. The pick mechanism comprises: a movable pick component; a stepper motor; and, a stepper motor controller. The stepper motor is operably connected to the pick component to drive the pick component in a sequence of movements, and each movement involves the pick component travelling in...

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
01/03/13 - 20130001861 - A sheet feeding apparatus includes a sheet accommodating unit which is detachably attached to an apparatus main body and configured to accommodate sheets, a sheet stacking unit which is provided in the sheet accommodating unit and can move while supporting the sheet, a sheet feeding unit configured to feed the...

Feeding apparatus
11/15/12 - 20120286466 - A feeding apparatus includes a feeding device that feeds paper from a tray to a feed path, a guide member that moves between a first position to cover the feed path and a second position to expose the feed path, a detection device disposed along the feed path downstream from...

Paper feeding device, image forming apparatus, and setting information switching method
11/01/12 - 20120274017 - To provide a paper feeding device that can switch setting information only with an easy action of sheet removal and setting in a predetermined position. The paper feeding device includes a first detecting unit that detects whether a sheet is set in a predetermined position, a second detecting unit that...

Device for handling banknotes
10/18/12 - 20120261876 - The invention relates to a device for handling notes of value, comprising at least one cash box for receiving notes of value and at least one separating and/or stacking module for removing notes of value and/or for supplying notes of value to the cash box. Here, the separating and/or stacking...

Device for aligning notes of value
08/23/12 - 20120211935 - The invention relates to a device (100) for aligning sheet-shaped media (150). The device (100) has a support area (104) on which the at least one sheet-shaped medium (150) to be aligned is supported, a first aligning element (116) and a second aligning element (118) movable in the direction of...

Image reading apparatus, multifeed determining method, and multifeed determining program
11/17/11 - 20110278786 - An image reading apparatus includes an ultrasonic sensor and a control unit. The control unit monitors each of multi-valued output values of the ultrasonic sensor in absence of a paper, in absence of an overlap, and in presence of an overlap, sets an optimal threshold of multifeed determination for a...

Planar media-feed apparatus
09/01/11 - 20110210496 - Apparatus for feeding a planar medium from a host tray with a media cavity, including a feed edge adjacent to which the medium is extracted, a sidewall perpendicular to the feed edge, and a spring plate for lifting the medium towards a feeder; a media carrier nested in the cavity,...

Planar media-feed method
09/01/11 - 20110210497 - A method of feeding a planar medium, includes providing a host tray having a feed edge adjacent to which the medium is extracted by a feeder, and having a spring plate for lifting the medium; nesting a media carrier in the host tray, wherein the media carrier includes a print...

Paper sheet multi-feed preventing member
11/25/10 - 20100295239 - A paper sheet multi-feed preventing member 3 being planar includes an outer layer 8 which comes into contact with a paper sheet 5 and an inner layer 9 laminated on the outer layer 8, the inner layer 9 has a type A durometer hardness not less than A5/S and not...

Sheet-feeding mechanism and image processing device using the same
11/04/10 - 20100276867 - The present invention provides a sheet-feeding mechanism and an image processing device using the same. The sheet-feeding mechanism comprises: an upper housing and a lower housing disposed opposite the upper housing, an input tray, a main roller, a separating device, a first auxiliary roller and a first pressing unit....

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
09/30/10 - 20100244365 - Sheets fed out from a sheet feeding portion, which is brought into pressure contact with the sheets by the upward movement of a sheet stacking portion to feed out the sheets, are separated and conveyed one by one while being upwardly curved. During the sheet feeding operation, the sheet stacking...

Image forming apparatus
08/26/10 - 20100213663 - An image forming apparatus, in which a trailing edge regulation portion is moved to a position according to a sheet contained in a cassette body to regulate a position of the sheet. A positioning lever is swingably provided to the trailing edge regulation portion to be engaged with a rack...

Arrangement for mounting an ingestion assembly of a singulating apparatus
05/27/10 - 20100127449 - An arrangement for mounting an ingestion assembly within a singulating apparatus operative to singulate and convey sheet material along a feed path. The mounting arrangement includes a radial bearing pivotally mounting the ingestion assembly to a stationary support structure of the singulating apparatus. The radial bearing is operative to pivot...

Method for dynamically lifting elevator platform of media input tray during ongoing media process
01/21/10 - 20100013143 - A method for dynamically lifting an elevator includes picking a sheet from a stack to feed to a media process where the stack is on a platform that can be lifted by an elevator, performing the media process, sensing a top of the stack to detect presence or absence of...

Feed timing adjustment for sheet feeder
12/24/09 - 20090315251 - A method for feeding media items seriatim along a path of travel includes initiating a feed of a first media item along the path of travel and detecting the presence of the first media item along the path of travel. The time value is determined between initiating the feeding of...

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus
12/03/09 - 20090295068 - A holding mechanism which holds a rear end restricting plate at the restricting position in accordance with the sheet size is configured with a first rack tooth row and a second rack tooth row. The first rack tooth row and the second rack tooth row are arranged at the bottom...

System for transferring objects
10/08/09 - 20090250866 - A system for transporting an object between stations, for example, from a magazine to a conveyor is provided having a rotary apparatus having two arms, wherein a first arm rocks back and forth between two positions and a second arm rotates about an axis on the first arm. The second...

Apparatus for aligning sheets on stops
09/17/09 - 20090230609 - An apparatus for aligning sheets in a processing machine includes translationally movable stops or front lays which can be driven through the use of a coupler mechanism or individually actuable electric motors....

Sheet feeding apparatus and image reading apparatus
09/10/09 - 20090224462 - A sheet feeding apparatus includes: a liftable stacking member; on which a sheet is stacked; a feeding member which feeds the sheet in abutment against the uppermost one of the sheets placed on the stacking member,the feeding member moving from a separation position to an abutment position; a driving portion...

Sheet-convey device and image reading device
07/02/09 - 20090166953 - A sheet-convey device, including: a holder on which a first sheet having a first width and a second sheet having a second width larger than the first width are placeable at a predetermined setting position; a convey member which conveys a sheet placed on the holder in a predetermined direction...

Sheet feeding device and image forming apparatus
06/25/09 - 20090160120 - A sheet feeding device to feed a sheet in a sheet feeding path is provided. The sheet feeding device includes a plurality of feeding rollers to feed a sheet in the sheet feeding path, and a dust remover unit to remove dust adhered onto a surface of the sheet. The...

Device of supplying paper medium
06/18/09 - 20090152799 - A medium supply device includes a receiving portion including a support plate to form a bottom surface of the receiving portion, a support portion being formed on the support plate to support a central portion of a bottom surface of paper medium, and a guide being formed on the support...

Method and apparatus for monitoring the singling of sheet material
06/18/09 - 20090152800 - The invention starts out from monitoring the singling of sheet material, in particular of bank notes, by means of a singler having a drive and a control device for a monitoring and controlling of the singler, wherein a monitoring of place, time, orientation and state of the singled sheet material...

Sheet feed device and image forming apparatus
04/16/09 - 20090096154 - A sheet feed device includes a sheet storage portion, a pick-up unit, a sheet-feed separation unit, and an air blower. The sheet storage portion stores a stack of sheets. The pick-up unit picks up the sheets stored in the sheet storage portion. The sheet-feed separation unit separates and feeds one...

Sheet feeding apparatus and image forming apparatus having the same
03/12/09 - 20090066009 - A sheet feeding apparatus includes a middle plate, a lifter mechanism, and a sheet-feed roller. The sheet-feed roller can move to a first position retracted from the sheet, a second position lower than the first position for feeding the sheet, and a third position lower than the second position. The...

Paper feed device, and paper feed cassette, manual paper feed tray, and image forming apparatus including same
02/19/09 - 20090045566 - A paper feed device including a paper feed unit configured to feed sheets; a separation unit configured to separate and feed the sheets fed from the paper feed unit automatically one by one; a sheet guide member provided between the paper feed unit and the separation unit, the sheet guide...