Patent Number: 6,254,084

Title: Paper feed enhancer for printer feeder

Abstract: A feed enhancer for eliminating an unevenness in height from a paper stack to be printed by a printer. The printer has a paper feeder including a paper tray for storage of the paper stack on a top surface thereof and for feeding individual paper from the paper stack into the printer for subsequent printing. The feed enhancer has an elongated strip disposed at the top surface of the paper tray and positioned perpendicular to a direction in which the individual paper is fed into the printer such that the feed enhancer evens out the unevenness in height of the paper stack in an area of the paper stack that is to be fed into the printer. Also provided are a printer and printer tray having the feed enhancer of the present invention.

Inventors: Hellmer; Andrew D. (Center Moriches, NY)

Assignee: Olympus America Inc.

International Classification: B65H 1/04 (20060101); B65H 001/08 (); B65H 001/00 (); B65H 001/22 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018