Patent Number: 6,254,080

Title: Paper sheet controlling apparatus and method of using same

Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling the movement of paper sheets from a paper tray or the like is disclosed, and includes using a moveable sheet feeding device for removing the topmost single sheet from a stack of paper sheets seriatim to feed them along a path of travel to a paper printing station. A retractable guide device is used for helping to guide the sheets and to help retain them in the desired path of travel, and thus prevents the paper sheets from curling or other moving away from the path of travel. An end portion of the guide device is connected to and moves with a paper feeding mechanism as it continues to move downwardly into engagement with the current topmost sheet of the stack as it diminishes during a paper feeding operation.

Inventors: Bass; Douglas (Westminster, CA)

Assignee: BDT Products, Inc.

International Classification: B65H 5/36 (20060101); B65H 3/06 (20060101); B65H 005/00 (); B65H 003/06 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018