Patent Number: 6,293,544

Title: Apparatus and method for registering and conveying a compiled set of sheets

Abstract: A sheet registration and conveyance apparatus for registering leading and trailing edges of a compiled set of sheets. The apparatus includes a first movable belt; a first registration stop fixedly mounted on the first belt for registering the leading edge of the sheets; a second movable belt, located next to the first belt; a second registration stop fixedly mounted on the second belt for registering the trailing edge of the sheets; a drive mechanism for moving the second belt relative to the first belt so that the second registration stop registers the trailing edge of the sheets after the first registration stop contacts the leading edge of sheets; and a mechanism for providing movement of the first belt synchronous with movement of the second belt after both the first and the second registration stops have registered the set of sheets.

Inventors: Fedinatz; George (Lakeville, NY)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: B65H 31/00 (20060101); B65H 31/28 (20060101); B65G 015/14 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018