Patent Number: 6,168,150

Title: Sheet feeder unit

Abstract: A sheet feeder unit being capable of separately supplying cut sheets of any thickness without causing any residual deformation. Cut sheets (11) in a pile are advanced one by one with a pair of feeding rollers (31) contacting thereto from one side thereof. A friction member (33) is disposed in the middle between the pair of feeding rollers (31) which is backed away by a proceeding cut sheet (11) thereby separating the outermost cut sheet (11) from the other sheets by the frictional force of contact therebetween.

Inventors: Hori; Haruhiko (Okazaki, JP), Nakamura; Yasuo (Toyokawa, JP)

Assignee: Minolta Co., Ltd.

International Classification: B65H 3/52 (20060101); B65H 003/52 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018