Patent Number: 6,253,996

Title: Medium handling apparatus

Abstract: A medium handling apparatus for conveying a continuous elongated ticket sheet formed of a plurality of tickets extending along a length of the ticket sheet. Each of the tickets has a given width extending transverse to the length of the ticket sheet and is connected to a contiguous ticket by a line of perforations. The apparatus includes a hopper accommodating the ticket sheet folded along the lines of perforations separating the tickets, feed rollers for conveying the ticket sheet, a feed guide interposed between the hopper and the feed rollers, and a load member attached to the feed guide facing a surface of the ticket sheet. The load member introduces a frictional resistance between the ticket sheet and the load member as the ticket sheet is conveyed to the feed rollers.

Inventors: Hiratuka; Shuuiti (Takasaki, JP), Ishii; Ryuji (Takasaki, JP), Sone; Sadao (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G06Q 10/00 (20060101); G06F 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018