Patent Number: 7,913,999

Title: Resilient belt sheet compiler with mixed sheet length mode

Abstract: A system, method, and resulting resilient belt type sheet compiler with a mixed sheet length mode is provided. The device includes a resilient belt transport for sequentially feeding sheets from a sheet inlet to a compiler tray, the compiler tray having a lead edge stop and a trail edge wall. A monitoring means is positioned proximate to the trail edge wall for detecting a lead end and a trail end of sequentially fed sheets from the sheet inlet to the compiler tray. A sheet brake, responsive to the monitoring means detecting a short sheet, selectively stalls the detected short sheet until a lead end of a subsequent sheet is detected by the sensor or subsequent sheets are absent.

Inventors: Moore; Steven Robert (Pittsford, NY)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: B65H 43/00 (20060101); B65H 29/46 (20060101); B65H 31/26 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-03-29 0:00:00