Patent Number: 6,293,536

Title: Paper feeder for a single sheet printer

Abstract: A printer or copier has a paper feeder provided with a plurality of compartments which hold paper for feeding the paper to the printer and a circuit to control conveying of the paper to the printer. The paper feeder includes a drive to move the paper from the paper compartments to a conveying path where it is carried to the printer. A branching portion is provided in the conveying path. Further paper feeders may be connected in series to the first paper feeder, each paper feeder having a plurality of paper compartments and feeding the paper out of a lower paper feed path to the next paper feeder device.

Inventors: Boehmer; Georg (Munich, DE), Dietl; Joseph (Unterhaching, DE), Hahn; Hans (Unterhaching, DE), Heller; Bernward (Kirchheim, DE), Mugrauer; Hubert (Zorneding, DE), Olbrich; Otto (Taufkirchen, DE), Rigauer; Reinhold (Erding, DE), Rotheimer; Otto (Erding, DE), Seeberger; Rudolf (Lochham, DE)

Assignee: Qce Printing Systems GmbH

International Classification: B65H 3/44 (20060101); G03G 15/00 (20060101); B65H 003/44 (); B65H 005/26 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018