Patent Number: 6,251,054

Title: Registration of paper in a curved paper path

Abstract: A post-processing mechanism for a printer or the like includes a curved paper path. Post-processing operations such as stapling or other binding are performed either within the curved paper path or during the withdrawal of a document from the curved paper path. The curved paper path permits such post-processing operations to be performed within a limited space, while reducing the complexity of the post-processing mechanism and reducing the complexity of operations performed by the post-processing mechanism.

Inventors: Cruz; Israel (Jalisco, MX), Guerrero; Marco A. (Jalisco, MX)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company

International Classification: B42C 1/12 (20060101); B65H 45/12 (20060101); B65H 9/10 (20060101); B31B 001/68 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018