Patent Number: 6,308,952

Title: Paper sheet discharge apparatus

Abstract: A paper sheet discharge apparatus comprises a transport roller that transports paper sheets discharged from an image-forming apparatus, a plurality of switching flappers that guide the paper sheets to desired bins, and a plurality of delivery rollers that discharge the paper sheets via the switching flappers to the bins. The paper sheets are reliably stored in the desired bins without decreasing their transport speed by the aid of the transport roller, the switching flappers, and the delivery rollers. The power from a motor is transmitted only to the delivery rollers which are used to discharge the paper sheets while being interlocked with the specified switching flapper.

Inventors: Takagi; Kazuhiko (Nagoya, JP), Nishimura; Hiroaki (Nagoya, JP), Kashima; Hiroyuki (Nagoya, JP), Makino; Kazumasa (Nagoya, JP), Hirose; Atsuo (Nagoya, JP)

Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B65H 31/00 (20060101); B65H 39/11 (20060101); B65H 31/22 (20060101); G03G 15/00 (20060101); B65H 029/60 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018