Patent Number: 6,293,541

Title: Sheet feed unit having guide with sheet guide surface placed at confluence of two transport paths

Abstract: Featured is a sheet feed unit including a first transport path in which is transported a first sheet, a second transport path and a protrusion. A second sheet is transported in the second transport path and guided at a prescribed angle relative to the first transport path. The protrusion is located or fixed at a confluence of the first transport path and the second transport path. The protrusion also has a guide surface that is placed to allow the second sheet to be guided along the first transport path.

Inventors: Horiuchi; Takao (Nara, JP), Horiuchi; Toshihiro (Nara, JP)

Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B65H 3/38 (20060101); B65H 3/44 (20060101); B65H 3/00 (20060101); B65H 029/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018