Patent Number: 6,293,539

Title: Rotating or pivoting apparatus and medium feeding apparatus

Abstract: A medium feeding apparatus comprises a driving motor for moving a backup plate to press a medium against a pickup roller, piezoelectric elements for sensing slippage between the pickup roller and the medium which occurs while the roller rotates, and a controller for driving the driving motor to thereby vary a force for pressing the medium against the pickup roller, when the sensing means has sensed slippage between the pickup roller and the medium.

Inventors: Fukatsu; Kunio (Yokohama, JP), Obama; Masao (Yokosuka, JP), Inoue; Katsumi (Sendai, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: B65H 1/14 (20060101); B65H 3/06 (20060101); G03G 15/00 (20060101); B65H 001/08 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018