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US1058868A
US1058868A US57015110A US1910570151A US1058868A US 1058868 A US1058868 A US 1058868A US 57015110 A US57015110 A US 57015110A US 1910570151 A US1910570151 A US 1910570151A US 1058868 A US1058868 A US 1058868A
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
    • G06K13/00Conveying record carriers from one station to another, e.g. from stack to punching mechanism
    • G06K13/02Conveying record carriers from one station to another, e.g. from stack to punching mechanism the record carrier having longitudinal dimension comparable with transverse dimension, e.g. punched card
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    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
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w. H. KEPPLE, s. ANDBRSO'ML f'v'v. o".v HICKOK, 3D.
' GARD FEEDER.
APPLICATION IILE1) JULY 2, 1910.
Patented Apr. 15,1913.
4 'sHEBTsLsHEBT 1.
W. E. KEPPLE, s. ANDERSON 8 W. o. EIGKUK, ED.
GARD FEEDER.
` `Paperlnm Apr. 15,1913.
A'PPLIOATION TILED JULY 2, 19.10.
'4 aEEETHsHEEr z.
W. H. KEPPLE, S. ANDERSD'N & W. 0. HICKUK, 3D.y GARD FEEDER.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 2, 1910.
Patented Apr. 15, 1913.
4 SHEETS-SHEET 3V tfomwwi W. H. KEPPLB, S. ANDERSON & W. O. HICKOK, 3D. CARD FEEDER.
APPLICATION FILED JULY 2, 1910.
Patented Apr. 15, 1913.
4 SHEETS-SHEET 4 Unirsey srafrnsirarnnr 'orercn wiLLIAIM H.. KErIfLii, Ann stuiten; samer nantais! y nonejrnnnsrLvANia, Assiononsjro THE w.o.n1cioi; Mannrncrofenje c o.,g oa l nnREISBURQ,jrnnlysrnyanrav'A-cORr'QRATIQN 'orrnnnsrmama f "1 y calin-rennen Specification of Letters Patent..` Patentftkpyg i@ t5' y n; Application filed .lilly 2., 1910. SeralvNo. 57,0?,1515
17 'o all whom t may concern.' y
' Be .it known thatwe,I\V1LLmM I-I. YIFl1` y PLE, l SAMUEL. ANDERSON, vand VILLXAM' .0.
Hicnon, 3rd, citizens of the United States y. (of Amerida, and residents of I'Iarrisburg, in
the county of Dauphin and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and usefuly Improvements Iin 4Card-Feeders, of which the following is a specification.
This invention-,relates to certain new and Vuseful improvements in amachinefor feeding cards and it .is designed more particularly for use as a feeder 1n connection with vcard ruling machines, but it will be under#` stoodthat vit may be used for other pur-.
poses.v
The invention will` be .herein `fullyA set forth and particularly pointedl out in the showing the mechanism for operating thev members.A Fig. (8 is a perspeetivedetail of one ot the guides.. i
Referring now to the details oi the drawings-:by numerals t. l vdesignates the bed of the machine on which are preferably cast four-lugs, Q, 3, 4 and 5 for a' purpose to -be hereinafter explained. To the outerend of the bed l are bolted'two uprights 6' and 8 which vare connected together both at the top. andl bottom by cross-bars 9 and IO. These bars 9y and 10 support a central l2 whichl is 'preferably `made of dove-tail shape to fit into a similarly shaped recess in a weight ll which is adapted to rest upon a pile of'cards and descend bygravity asl the cards ,decrease'finv enumber as 'they are fed one by one cfrom the bottom. @wing to theweight being entirely on one side of the 'gage` l2, it will grip the latter and hold does not gripthe gage but will followtheV thelugs'are provided with lsetscre'i '46 which rest upon the bedrl .be adjusted laterally upon said bedgunt cards and hold them compressed' tothe de. f sired extent, rlhus the Weight when onregy placedon the cards is self-acting. Thebed l isdesignedito support a pile-.g
vof cards and these cards rest in the position shown in Figs. 3v and 5. Immediately under their outer ends as seen in Fig. 3,' there is v60 a recess inthe bed l in which is contained an adjustable block 1G, which is screwed or secu'red toa spring plate 18 secured to the s under side of the bed. This spring plate 18 K normally holdsthe block'lG so that its upV 65 l. per face is either flush 'with orslightly above? the upper surface of the bed l. and poacting y with the spring plate is an adjusting screw 20, with a locking lever 2l, supported by a plateQQ, see Figs. 3 andl. By adjusting 70 this screw 420 'the block may be raised to the extent necessary and locltedthere by the locking lever Q1. The aforesaid block 1G isf 'immediately under 'the gage 1Q and the block is Iintended to be adjusted so that it '75 will'permitthe passage between it and the 12 of one card only of the thielt'ness'of .cards being fed. y l y On the extreme ends ofthe bed lare se cured two blocks 2l and Q6 which forni bear- 80 ings for two feed rollers QS 'and BOivliich as seen in Figf' are geared together sogas to move 'inunison T he upper of these rollersV QS is spring pressed toward the lower roller' 30 yby means a sprii'ig 32s() thatI the rollers 85 will automatically adjust themselves to any thickness of cards fed over 'the aforesaid yad- 'f justable block 16. In order that these f vrollers 28 and 30 may be 'positively driven,
we secure to one of them,A the lower vone 30 '9"0 as shown, L4a gear whichmeshes 'withffand is driven Afrom a driving gear .3G to which 'power is applied inr any manner. 'but-' preferif; ably 'from the machine to which our' card feeder is used to feed'cards. l'95 Theiugs Q, 3, land 5 yhereir'ibefore re-1*" ferred to are for the purpose of alording?"l bearings for rfour rods 3S, 39', 40 and il; agd jf Vwhichlthe rods maybe clamped inl del. sired position wvlien adjusted?4 Tol-these rods are connected horizontal-guides44and v p and wliicli when the set lscrews l2 areuns'crei space between said" horizontal guide 4" and@ 46 is just the. width of the cards to be fed by the machine. The outer ends of the horizontal guides 44 and 46 support vertical guides 48 and 50 which, asthey are fixed to the horizontal guides 44 and` 46, necessarily move with them as they are adjusted. The
horizontal guides 44 and .46 a'lso support two more vertical guides 52 and 54, but instead 'of being fixed theseare adjustably sel' cured upon said guides 44 and '46 by means of bolts 56 and wing nuts 58, the heads of the bolts fitting and sliding in grooves 60 iii the under side of. the guides' 44 and 46 while the horizontal portion of the vertical guides 52 and.54 have ribs'62 fitting within grooves (S4-:1in the upper sides of said guides 44and 46; the lat-ter also having slots 66 'passing through for the passage of the bolts 56. .The construction described is such that when the wing nuts 42 are slightly un- .screwed the vertical guides' are freeto be 'adjusted along the horizontal guides 44 and ..46 in either direction and when in the proper position to feed the rsaid wing nuts 56 are tightened to lock the vertical guides'52`and 54 in position. These -vertical guides are furthermore provided with vertical ribs'or flanges 68 and 70 which `serve to retain the rear edges of the pile of proper' size cards,
cards, a'nd with slightly inclined horizontal ribs or flanges 72 and 74 which are located over the bed and serve to support the rear after stated.
The bed 1 is also provided with two longitudinal grooves 76 and'78 and a slot .80,
ends of the cards, for a purpose to be hereinthe first two of which serve 'to receive ribs '82'formed on a slidable feed block 84 which is located on the bed between the horizontal the web lhas a flanged bottom lguides 44 and 46. Said slidalble feed block 84 has also secured to it a web 86 which passesthrough the slot 80 in /the Vbed 1, and
,88 from which projects an arm 90, see Fig. ,7, by which movement is` imparted as will. be explained.
. The slidable card feedingblock is formed as shown particularly in Figs. l, 4 and 7.v
As there shown it has a/-we'dge shaped front end 92 which is adapted /to/ slide under the bottom of a pile of cards/when thelatter are supported by tl/te bed/ arid the slightly inclined ribs orflangelsi72and 74, the latter 'f supporting the rear ends of th'e cards justhigh eno'ugh off ofthe bed topermitv the 'wedge shaped end 92 of the card feeding block 84 to lenter under the bottom card. Said card feeding block 84 is further provided with ,a recess 94 which is for they pur- Xposeof receiving the forward end of aniad- .justable spring feed plate-96, therear end of which is rigidly. secured by screws 98to the feed block, and 'the frontend, which owing to the resilient nature of the spring plate would normally project` considerably above the wedge shaped end '92,ymay be shaped end 96, and, likewise,
forced down with the recess 94 bymeans of an adjusting screw 99 unt-il the free end of 4the spring plate projects above the thickest part of the wedge-shaped end 92 yjust sufiicient to engage with the lowermostcard on .a pile and shove it from under those above. j it. It will of course be understood that the vadjustment is provided in order thatwhen a 'thicker card is used. the plate 96 may be adjusted to project farther above the'wedge when a pile of very thinl cards is to be fed the plateis forced down into its recess 94 until its 'forward edge projects just sufficient to engage' and push the lower card but not to engage the card next above it.
In order to give reciprocatory movement to the 'card feeding block 84 and also that itsmovement may be timed with respect to the size 'of the card and the rapidity with which the card is fedy by the feed rollers 28 and 30 hereinbefore described, mechanism is employed as follows: To the bottom of the ,bed 1 are secured two sets of bearings, 100
and 102, .the first of which supports arock shaft 104 and the other a rotary shaft l106.
The latter has splined to it a gear 108 which.
-116, the plate 118 may be adjusted within said slot to bring the wheel 111 into mesh with the small gear 108, said slot permitting adjustment when-it is -necessary to usc a different size gear 108. Power is supplied to the gear 111 by a ear 120, driven from the same shaft which rives gear 36, see Fig. 5. Power is transmitted fromA the shaft 106 by means of a wrist pin 122 and a'connecting trod, 124 to an arm 126y secured to the rock shaft v104, so that at each revolutionl of the shaft 106,-the shaft 104 is roc'ked. The motion from the rock shaft is imparted by a slottdarm 128 to a rod 130 which is adjust-ably connected both to the slotted arm V128 andto theaforesaid arm 90 projecting from the slidable card feeding block 84. The result 'of this mechanism is that at each revolution of the shaft 106, the card feeding i block is reciprocated in both directions to feed a card and return to positionfor feeding the next card. A
' The opera-tion of our feeder is as follows: The horizontal guides 44-46 are adjusted -so as to be spaced apart just sufficient to receive between them the cards to be fed to the ruling or other machine. Then 'the verone way or the other on the rod 180, to bring `the block`84 toapproximately the proper place. In order to time'the throw of the feed lock 84 so that the cards may be fed at just the properintervals, a gear 108 of the 'proper size is placed on its shaft 106, it being understood that a small 'a' smaller change gear 108 than a larger card requires card, .solthat' for changing the, time of the throw, ldiffer-e.nt sized gears 108 are employedr'Ihesemay be removed and replaced fread-ily by unscrewing the wing nut 1'10,"taking.of one gear, replacing it with the desired size, and again securing the wing nut l11.10. It is to accommodate the use of different change gears 108 that the bracket 114which supports the larger gear 111 is' slotted, this slot being yformed on an arc struckfrom the aXis of the driving wheels 36 and 120.` Further adjustment-is provided bychanging the throw of the arm 128, as will beunderstood. The various adjustments being made, a pile of cards of the,appropriate size is placed on the bed as indicated in Fig. 5, the rear ends of the cards rest-ing on the slightlyinclined ribs or flanges 72 over the wedge-shaped part 92 of the card feeding block 84. Now at each revolution of the shaft 106 the cardv feeding block 84 is fed forward under the pile of cards and its spring plate 96 (which has been properly adjusted) strikes against the bottom card and shoves it from under the pile so that its other end is moved to the feed rollers 28 and 30, when these rollers feed the card forward into the machine for ruling it. The card feeding block 84 now returns and the operation is repeated,`the cards being fed one by one as long as they last. IVe are aware that it is not new to employ a feeding device in which a reciprocating feeder moves the lowermost card from a pile of cards and feeds it to a pair of feed rollers and therefore do not claim this broadly. l j What we claim as our invention is:
1. In aA machine of the character del-i scribed, a bed, vertical guides thereon Eadjustable to and from each other and having vertical and horizontal ribs or flanges, the vertical ones acting as a guide for the rear edges of the cards and the horizontal ones located slightly above the bed to support the rear part of the cards slightly above the bed.
2. In a machine of the character described, a bed, vertical guides thereon adjustable to and from each other and having located slightly above the bed'to support the rear part of the cards slightly above the bed, and a card feeding block slidably sup.
ported on said bed and having a wedge shaped portion movable under said cards and another portion arranged to strike and shove the bottom card from under'the others.
8. In a machine of the character described, a bed, guides thereon having means located slightly above the bed for supporting the rear part of the cards slightly above said bed, and a card feeding block'slidably supported on said bed and havinga wedge shaped portion movable under said cards with a recess behind the wedge-shaped portion and a part located in said recess and adjustable with respect to said wedge, the latter `being arranged 'to enter under a pile of cards and the said adjustable part being 'arranged to strike and shove the bottom card from under the others.
4. In a machine of the character described, a bed, guides supported thereon longitudinally of the bed and movable to and from each other, and vertical guides supported by said longitudinal guides andadjustable thereon and having ribs or flanges adapted to Ahold the edges of the cards slightly above the bed in combination with a card feeding block slidably supported on the bed and having its end movable under the cards supported on said ribs or anges.
5. In a machine of the character described, a bed', a gage at the front of said bed, longitudinal guides supportedon the lbed and adjustableto and from each other,
and vertical guides supported on'said longitudinal guides and adjustable thereon to and from saidgage, said vertical guides having ribs or flanges, in combination with a card feeding block slidably supported on-v the bed and havin its end movable under the cards supported on said ribs orilanges.
6. In a machine of the character described, a bedhaving lugs project-ing therefrom on opposite sides of the bed, running longitudinally of the bed and having rods projecting through said lugs whereby said longitudinal guides may be adjustable on the bed, vertical guides adjustably supported on said longitudinal guides andv a gage lnear the front'of the bed, the vertical guides being adjust-able on the longitudinal guides to and from said gage.
7 In a machine of the .character described, a bed having lugs projecting therefrom on opposite sides of the bed, guides running longitudinally of the bed and having rods projecting through said lugs whereby said longitudinal guides may be adjustguides able on the bed, vertical guides adjustably supported on said longitudinal guides and vcoacting with said f vertical plate for supporting said block and a screwl a gage near,the'front of the bed, said gage having a Weighted part slidably` supported thereon to `bear downv u on the cards.. j
8.,-In a machine ofp the4 character de` scribed, a bed having-means for feeding cards 'or the like, guides for' controlling the. vposition of said cards, .a gage at the front of the machine, and an adjustable block pro-l jeeting through the bottom of the bed and coacting -vvith saidl vertical gage, and a spring plate Vfor support-ing said block.
9. In a Amachine of the character de. scribed, a bed having means for feeding cards vor the like,.guides for controlling the position of said cards, a gage at the. `front ofthe machine and an adjustable-'block projecting through the bottom of thebedand gage, a spring for controlling the position-pf saidplate.
10. In a machine of the character de'- scribed, a bed', guides for controlling the position of cards or the like, and a reciprocating feeding block comprising a Wedgeshaped member with a recess inthe block at the rear ofthe Wedge, and a spring element having one end located n said recess With itsfront end projecting above the rear part meegaan 'cating feeding block comprising'one member adapted to slide under the cards and having a recess therein and a spring plate adjustably secured to the lfirst member and having its" end in said' recess with its end projecting above the same whereby when the member slides under the cards the part of the'spring plate projecting from the recess strikes against the. card and feeds it.
Signed at Harrisburg, Pa. this 29th day of June 1910.v
WILLIAM H. 'KEPPLE SAMUEL ANDERSON. WILLIAM O. HICKOK, 3RD.
l :'Witnesses: v v
WM. C. ARMOUR, Ross A. Hronoii.
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US2563600A (en) * 1951-08-07 Card feeder for rotary stencil
US2667979A (en) * 1947-10-02 1954-02-02 Book Machinery Company Ltd Apparatus for feeding books and the like bodies in succession from a stack or tier thereof
US2743103A (en) * 1952-11-03 1956-04-24 Henry M Ebner Apparatus for feeding sheet material
US2826409A (en) * 1953-08-11 1958-03-11 Mead Atlanta Paper Company Machine for setting up bottle cartons
US2867437A (en) * 1955-06-03 1959-01-06 Powers Samas Account Mach Ltd Card feeding apparatus
US3173682A (en) * 1963-01-07 1965-03-16 Albert F Shields Counterbalancing sheet feeding mechanism
US4384711A (en) * 1980-10-20 1983-05-24 Data Card Corporation Card feeding apparatus for an automatic embossing system
US4483529A (en) * 1980-11-13 1984-11-20 Tomoe Special Machine Co., Ltd. Tag transport method

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2563600A (en) * 1951-08-07 Card feeder for rotary stencil
US2667979A (en) * 1947-10-02 1954-02-02 Book Machinery Company Ltd Apparatus for feeding books and the like bodies in succession from a stack or tier thereof
US2743103A (en) * 1952-11-03 1956-04-24 Henry M Ebner Apparatus for feeding sheet material
US2826409A (en) * 1953-08-11 1958-03-11 Mead Atlanta Paper Company Machine for setting up bottle cartons
US2867437A (en) * 1955-06-03 1959-01-06 Powers Samas Account Mach Ltd Card feeding apparatus
US3173682A (en) * 1963-01-07 1965-03-16 Albert F Shields Counterbalancing sheet feeding mechanism
US4384711A (en) * 1980-10-20 1983-05-24 Data Card Corporation Card feeding apparatus for an automatic embossing system
US4483529A (en) * 1980-11-13 1984-11-20 Tomoe Special Machine Co., Ltd. Tag transport method

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