US20140210158A1 - Apparatus and methods for determining stacker capacity - Google Patents

Apparatus and methods for determining stacker capacity Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US20140210158A1
US20140210158A1 US13/750,584 US201313750584A US2014210158A1 US 20140210158 A1 US20140210158 A1 US 20140210158A1 US 201313750584 A US201313750584 A US 201313750584A US 2014210158 A1 US2014210158 A1 US 2014210158A1
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
weight
stacker
stacker tray
tray
total
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Abandoned
Application number
US13/750,584
Inventor
David L. Rasmussen
Carlos Manuel Terrero
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
Xerox Corp
Original Assignee
Xerox Corp
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Xerox Corp filed Critical Xerox Corp
Priority to US13/750,584 priority Critical patent/US20140210158A1/en
Assigned to XEROX CORPORATION reassignment XEROX CORPORATION ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: RASMUSSEN, DAVID L., TERRERO, CARLOS MANUEL
Publication of US20140210158A1 publication Critical patent/US20140210158A1/en
Abandoned legal-status Critical Current

Links

Images

Classifications

    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H31/00Pile receivers
    • B65H31/22Pile receivers removable or interchangeable
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H31/00Pile receivers
    • B65H31/04Pile receivers with movable end support arranged to recede as pile accumulates
    • B65H31/08Pile receivers with movable end support arranged to recede as pile accumulates the articles being piled one above another
    • B65H31/10Pile receivers with movable end support arranged to recede as pile accumulates the articles being piled one above another and applied at the top of the pile
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H43/00Use of control, checking, or safety devices, e.g. automatic devices comprising an element for sensing a variable
    • B65H43/06Use of control, checking, or safety devices, e.g. automatic devices comprising an element for sensing a variable detecting, or responding to, completion of pile
    • GPHYSICS
    • G03PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
    • G03GELECTROGRAPHY; ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHY; MAGNETOGRAPHY
    • G03G15/00Apparatus for electrographic processes using a charge pattern
    • G03G15/65Apparatus which relate to the handling of copy material
    • G03G15/6552Means for discharging uncollated sheet copy material, e.g. discharging rollers, exit trays
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H2301/00Handling processes for sheets or webs
    • B65H2301/40Type of handling process
    • B65H2301/42Piling, depiling, handling piles
    • B65H2301/422Handling piles, sets or stacks of articles
    • B65H2301/4225Handling piles, sets or stacks of articles in or on special supports
    • B65H2301/42252Vehicles, e.g. carriage, truck
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H2405/00Parts for holding the handled material
    • B65H2405/10Cassettes, holders, bins, decks, trays, supports or magazines for sheets stacked substantially horizontally
    • B65H2405/15Large capacity supports arrangements
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H2405/00Parts for holding the handled material
    • B65H2405/30Other features of supports for sheets
    • B65H2405/31Supports for sheets fully removable from the handling machine, e.g. cassette
    • B65H2405/312Trolley, cart, i.e. support movable on the floor
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H2511/00Dimension; Position; Number; Identification; Occurence
    • B65H2511/20Location in space
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H2511/00Dimension; Position; Number; Identification; Occurence
    • B65H2511/30Number
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H2515/00Physical entities not provided for in groups B65H2511/00 or B65H2513/00
    • B65H2515/10Mass; Weight
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H2515/00Physical entities not provided for in groups B65H2511/00 or B65H2513/00
    • B65H2515/10Mass; Weight
    • B65H2515/112Specific weight
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65HHANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL, e.g. SHEETS, WEBS, CABLES
    • B65H2801/00Application field
    • B65H2801/03Image reproduction devices
    • B65H2801/06Office-type machines, e.g. photocopiers
    • GPHYSICS
    • G03PHOTOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ANALOGOUS TECHNIQUES USING WAVES OTHER THAN OPTICAL WAVES; ELECTROGRAPHY; HOLOGRAPHY
    • G03GELECTROGRAPHY; ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHY; MAGNETOGRAPHY
    • G03G2215/00Apparatus for electrophotographic processes
    • G03G2215/00362Apparatus for electrophotographic processes relating to the copy medium handling
    • G03G2215/00886Sorting or discharging
    • G03G2215/00911Detection of copy amount or presence in discharge tray
    • G03G2215/00915Detection of weight of copies

Abstract

A media stacking system suitable for processing flexible substrate sheets includes an elevating stacker support and a controller configured to control the elevating stacker support according to a weight of a cut sheet stack supported by the elevating stacker support in loading positions.

Description

    FIELD OF DISCLOSURE
  • The disclosure relates to media or substrate sheet processing. In particular, the disclosure relates to substrate stacker trays in media processing systems such as printing systems.
  • BACKGROUND
  • Related art stacking systems are configured to validate a position of a stacker tray at cycle up, or an initial position. The tray or pallet is raised until a top sensor is reached, and then lowered slightly in preparation for receiving media from a media pathway. When the weight of paper cut sheets stacked on the tray exceeds the capability of a motor of the system to raise tray, a “fault” occurs and a user may be informed. A current method for addressing the fault is to lower the tray to an unloading position, and remove the stack of cut sheets.
  • SUMMARY
  • Systems are desired that provide capability to run larger cut-sheet sizes. Larger cut sheets cause a weight of a stack to be greater at a height that is lower than a maximum capacity stack height for a smaller cut sheet size. Because the determining maximum capacity is performed by determining stack height in related art systems, stacks of larger-sized cut sheets may be produced that are difficult to process and impede workflow.
  • Apparatus and methods are provided that automatically lowers a stacker tray when a stacking process is cycled down, and when the weight of the stack of cut sheets carried by the stacker tray reaches a maximum allowable weight. Apparatus and methods enable a user to set a maximum allowable stack weight at which an elevator-connected stacker tray is caused to lower for unload at the next cycle down.
  • An embodiment of systems may include a media stacking system suitable for processing flexible substrate sheets, including an elevating stacker support; and a controller, the controller being configured to control the elevating stacker support according to a weight of a cut sheet stack supported by the elevating stacker support in loading positions.
  • In an embodiment, systems may include non-volatile memory connected to the controller for storing a default fault value, wherein the default fault value corresponds to a weight that exceeds a capacity of an elevator systems connected to the controller and the stacker support. Systems may include a stacker support including a first set of a ribs and a second set of ribs; and a housing, the stacker support being configured move within the housing between a first position and a second position, wherein the first position is a substrate loading position and the second position is a substrate unloading position.
  • In an embodiment, methods may include a sheet stacking method for cut sheet flexible media processing, including causing a controller to set total stacker tray weight of a stacker tray to a value corresponding to an initial number of cut sheets loaded on the tray; causing the stacker tray to a be positioned at a loading position; causing the stacker tray to receive a cut sheet for forming a cut sheet stack on the stacker tray; determining an adjusted total stacker weight of the stacker tray having the cut sheet; and determining whether the total stacker tray weight matches a predetermined fault weight stored in memory.
  • In an embodiment, methods may include wherein if the total stacker tray weight matches the predetermined fault weight, lowering the stacker tray to an unloading position. In methods, the initial value may be equal to zero. In an embodiment, methods may include causing the stacker to move to a loading position after the setting the total stacker tray weight to the initial value. In an embodiment, methods may include, wherein if the total stacker tray weight does not math the predetermined fault weight, repeating the steps of receiving a cut sheet for forming a cut sheet stack on the tray, determining an adjusted total weight of the stacker tray, and determining whether the total stacker tray weight matches a predetermined fault weight stored in memory.
  • Methods may include the memory being non-volatile memory. Methods may include the stacker tray being connected to an elevator system controlled by the controller.
  • In an embodiment of apparatus, a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions for controlling a stacker tray of media processing system may include causing a controller to set total stacker tray weight of a stacker tray to a value corresponding to an initial number of cut sheets loaded on the tray; causing the stacker tray to a be positioned at a loading position causing the stacker tray to receive a cut sheet for forming a cut sheet stack on the stacker tray; determining an adjusted total stacker weight of the stacker tray having the cut sheet; and determining whether the total stacker tray weight matches a predetermined fault weight stored in memory.
  • In an embodiment, apparatus may include the computer-readable medium wherein if the total stacker tray weight matches the predetermined fault weight, lowering the stacker tray to an unloading position. In an embodiment, the initial value may be equal to zero. In an embodiment, the instructions may include causing the stacker to move to a loading position after the setting the total stacker tray weight to the initial value. In an embodiment, if the total stacker tray weight does not match the predetermined fault weight, instructions may include repeating the steps of receiving a cut sheet for forming a cut sheet stack on the tray, determining an adjusted total weight of the stacker tray, and determining whether the total stacker tray weight matches a predetermined fault weight stored in memory.
  • Exemplary embodiments are described herein. It is envisioned, however, that any system that incorporates features of apparatus and methods described herein are encompassed by the scope and spirit of the exemplary embodiments.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 shows a diagrammatical front perspective view of a substrate processing system in with an exemplary embodiment;
  • FIG. 2 shows a diagrammatical front perspective view of a substrate processing system in accordance with an exemplary embodiment;
  • FIG. 3 shows a diagrammatical front perspective view of a substrate processing system in accordance with an exemplary embodiment;
  • FIG. 4 shows a substrate stacking and unloading process in accordance with an exemplary embodiment.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • Exemplary embodiments are intended to cover all alternatives, modifications, and equivalents as may be included within the spirit and scope of the systems and methods as described herein.
  • Media or substrate processing systems, stacking support apparatus, and substrate stacking methods useful for media processing are provided. In particular, apparatus and methods include a stacking support configured to automatically lower to an unloading position when a maximum cut-sheet capacity is reached.
  • Provided apparatus include a stacker apparatus of a cut-sheet media processing system such as a printer. FIG. 1 shows a cut-sheet media processing system 100 having a media feed 101 that connects to a media pathway 103. The media pathway extends to various portions of the media processing system and includes a pathway that directs media to a stacking apparatus.
  • The stacker apparatus includes a stacker tray 107 that is connected to an elevator assembly (not shown). The stacker tray 107 is configured to carry a stack 110 of cut-sheets received from the media pathway 103. The elevator may include a motor, and may be configured to lift and the lower the stacker tray 107 between points A and B, along vertical pathway C. For example, at cycle up or a beginning of a stacking process, the stacker 107 may be positioned at point A. As the stack builds up, the stacker 107 may be caused to lower toward point B. For unloading and/or cycle down, the stacker tray 107 is caused to lower to point B. After unloading, the stacker tray 107 may be caused to ascend to point B for a next stacking process.
  • The elevator assembly may be connected to a controller for controlling the assembly and moving of the stacker tray 107. The controller may be configured to control stacker tray movement based on a weight of the stack. In particular, the controller may be connected to memory, e.g., non-volatile memory, which stores a default fault value that corresponds to a cut sheet stack weight that exceeds the elevator assembly's motor capability.
  • The controller or a connected processor may be configured to determine a current weight of a cut-sheet stack on the stacker tray 107. The current weight is determined by accumulating weight as each sheet is placed on the stacker pallet or tray 107 during a stacking process. The weight may be determined by counting a number of sheets, and adding a value to the current weight count that is determined based on characteristics of the added sheet, whether supplied or detected, including a known GSM for the sheet material. In particular, the current weight of a cut-sheet stack of paper on the stacker pallet or tray 107 may be determined according to the following expression: Total_Weight_On_Pallet=Total_Weight_On_Pallet+Weight_of_Current_Sheet, where the Weight_Of_Current_Sheet=((BasisWeight[GSM]*CrossProcessLength[mm]*ProcessLength[mm])/1000000). When the determined total weight reaches a predetermined fault value that is at or immediately below a weight at which a fault such as motor failure is known to occur, the stacker tray may be caused to lower to position B for unloading. The total weight value is cleared each time the stacker pallet or tray 107 is unloaded.
  • FIG. 2 shows a paper cut sheet stack on a stacker tray that is removed from a media processing system for unloading. The cut sheet stack is 26 inches long by 14.33 inches wide. A stack weight of such a stack may exceed 250 pounds.
  • FIG. 3 shows a substrate stacking and unloading process in accordance with an embodiment. In particular, FIG. 3 shows a process 300 for stacking and unloading flexible media such as paper sheets. A controller connected to a stacker apparatus of a printing system and a memory module may be configured to control that stacker apparatus according methods as shown in FIG. 3.
  • At S3001, a total weight of a stacker tray is set to a value that corresponds to 0 cut sheets loaded on the stacker tray. This may be done at cycle up, or upon unloading cut sheets from the stacker tray in the unloading position.
  • At S3003, the stacker may be caused to be positioned at a loading position. At the loading position, cut sheets may be fed to and stacked on the stacker tray. The stacker may be caused to receive cut sheets for forming a cut sheet stack on the tray at S3005. As each cut sheet is received by the stacker tray, the total weight value of the stacker tray may be adjusted by the controller or connected processor to determine at S3007 an adjusted total stacker weight of the stacker tray having the cut sheet added at S3005.
  • At S3011, the controller or connected processor may determine whether the total stacker tray weight exceeds a capacity of the elevator assembly's motor. In particular, the controller or connected processor may determine whether the total stacker tray weight matches or exceeds a predetermined fault weight stored in memory. The predetermined fault weight may be equal to or immediately below a weight that exceeds the capability of the elevator assembly's motor.
  • If the predetermined fault value is not matched or exceeds, then the process may continued to S3015 if no more sheet processing is required, or more repeat S3005-S3011 for further sheet processing. If the predetermined fault value is matched or exceeded, then stacker tray may be lowered at S3015 to an unloading position.
  • Embodiments as disclosed herein may also include computer-readable media for carrying or having computer-executable instructions or data structures stored thereon. Such computer-readable media can be any available media that can be accessed by a general purpose or special purpose computer. By way of example, and not limitation, such computer-readable media can comprise RAM, ROM, EEPROM, CD-ROM or other optical disk storage, magnetic disk storage or other magnetic storage devices, or any other medium which can be used to carry or store desired program code means in the form of computer-executable instructions or data structures. When information is transferred or provided over a network or another communications connection (either hardwired, wireless, or combination thereof) to a computer, the computer properly views the connection as a computer-readable medium. Thus, any such connection is properly termed a computer-readable medium. Combinations of the above should also be included within the scope of the computer-readable media.
  • Computer-executable instructions include, for example, instructions and data which cause a general purpose computer, special purpose computer, or special purpose processing device to perform a certain function or group of functions. Computer-executable instructions also include program modules that are executed by computers in stand-alone or network environments. Generally, program modules include routines, programs, objects, components, and data structures, and the like that perform particular tasks or implement particular abstract data types. Computer-executable instructions, associated data structures, and program modules represent examples of the program code means for executing steps of the methods disclosed herein. The particular sequence of such executable instructions or associated data structures represents examples of corresponding acts for implementing the functions described therein.
  • It will be appreciated that various of the above-disclosed and other features and functions, or alternatives thereof, may be desirably combined into many other different systems or applications. Also, various presently unforeseen or unanticipated alternatives, modifications, variations or improvements therein may be subsequently made by those skilled in the art.

Claims (15)

1. A media stacking system suitable for processing flexible substrate sheets, comprising:
an elevating stacker support; and
a controller, the controller being configured to control the elevating stacker support according to a weight of a cut sheet stack supported by the elevating stacker support in loading positions by causing a controller to set total stacker tray weight of a stacker tray to a value corresponding to an initial number of cut sheets loaded on the tray;
causing the stacker tray to a be positioned at a loading position
causing the stacker tray to receive a cut sheet for forming a cut sheet stack on the stacker tray;
determining an adjusted total stacker weight of the stacker tray having the cut sheet; and
determining whether the total stacker tray weight matches a predetermined fault weight stored in memory.
2. The media stacking system of claim 1, comprising:
non-volatile memory connected to the controller for storing a default fault value, wherein the default fault value corresponds to a weight that exceeds a capacity of an elevator systems connected to the controller and the stacker support.
3. The media stacking system of claim 1, comprising the stacker support; and
a housing, the stacker support being configured move within the housing between a first position and a second position, wherein the first position is a substrate loading position and the second position is a substrate unloading position.
4. A sheet stacking method for cut sheet flexible media processing, comprising:
causing a controller to set total stacker tray weight of a stacker tray to a value corresponding to an initial number of cut sheets loaded on the tray;
causing the stacker tray to a be positioned at a loading position
causing the stacker tray to receive a cut sheet for forming a cut sheet stack on the stacker tray;
determining an adjusted total stacker weight of the stacker tray having the cut sheet; and
determining whether the total stacker tray weight matches a predetermined fault weight stored in memory, wherein if the total stacker tray weight matches the predetermined fault weight, lowering the stacker tray to an unloading position.
5. (canceled)
6. The method of claim 4, comprising the initial value being equal to zero.
7. The method of claim 4, comprising causing the stacker to move to a loading position after the setting the total stacker tray weight to the initial value.
8. The method of claim 4, wherein if the total stacker tray weight does not math the predetermined fault weight, repeating the steps of receiving a cut sheet for forming a cut sheet stack on the tray, determining an adjusted total weight of the stacker tray, and determining whether the total stacker tray weight matches a predetermined fault weight stored in memory.
9. The method of claim 4, comprising the memory being non-volatile memory.
10. The method of claim 4, comprising the stacker tray being connected to an elevator system controlled by the controller.
11. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions for controlling a stacker tray of media processing system, the instructions comprising:
causing a controller to set total stacker tray weight of a stacker tray to a value corresponding to an initial number of cut sheets loaded on the tray;
causing the stacker tray to a be positioned at a loading position
causing the stacker tray to receive a cut sheet for forming a cut sheet stack on the stacker tray;
determining an adjusted total stacker weight of the stacker tray having the cut sheet; and
determining whether the total stacker tray weight matches a predetermined fault weight stored in memory, wherein if the total stacker tray weight matches the predetermined fault weight, lowering the stacker tray to an unloading position.
12. The computer-readable medium of claim 11, comprising wherein if the total stacker tray weight matches the predetermined fault weight, lowering the stacker tray to an unloading position.
13. The computer-readable medium of claim 11, comprising the initial value being equal to zero.
14. The computer-readable medium of claim 11, comprising causing the stacker to move to a loading position after the setting the total stacker tray weight to the initial value.
15. The computer-readable medium of claim 11, comprising wherein if the total stacker tray weight does not match the predetermined fault weight, repeating the steps of receiving a cut sheet for forming a cut sheet stack on the tray, determining an adjusted total weight of the stacker tray, and determining whether the total stacker tray weight matches a predetermined fault weight stored in memory.
US13/750,584 2013-01-25 2013-01-25 Apparatus and methods for determining stacker capacity Abandoned US20140210158A1 (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US13/750,584 US20140210158A1 (en) 2013-01-25 2013-01-25 Apparatus and methods for determining stacker capacity

Applications Claiming Priority (4)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US13/750,584 US20140210158A1 (en) 2013-01-25 2013-01-25 Apparatus and methods for determining stacker capacity
JP2014004292A JP2014144873A (en) 2013-01-25 2014-01-14 Apparatus and methods for determining stacker capacity
BR102014001054A BR102014001054A2 (en) 2013-01-25 2014-01-15 Apparatus and methods for determining stacker capacity
MX2014000873A MX2014000873A (en) 2013-01-25 2014-01-22 Apparatus and methods for determining stacker capacity.

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20140210158A1 true US20140210158A1 (en) 2014-07-31

Family

ID=51222071

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US13/750,584 Abandoned US20140210158A1 (en) 2013-01-25 2013-01-25 Apparatus and methods for determining stacker capacity

Country Status (4)

Country Link
US (1) US20140210158A1 (en)
JP (1) JP2014144873A (en)
BR (1) BR102014001054A2 (en)
MX (1) MX2014000873A (en)

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US9505572B1 (en) * 2016-01-06 2016-11-29 International Business Machines Corporation Printer with automatic paper sheet count discovery

Citations (12)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5139254A (en) * 1990-03-20 1992-08-18 Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha Sheet storing apparatus
US5390907A (en) * 1991-09-10 1995-02-21 Xerox Corporation Sheet stacking apparatus
JP2007062957A (en) * 2005-08-31 2007-03-15 Konica Minolta Business Technologies Inc Printed matter accumulator
US7465139B2 (en) * 2005-04-27 2008-12-16 Koenig & Bauer Ag Safety device in the sheet feeder
US20100247199A1 (en) * 2009-03-26 2010-09-30 Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Image forming apparatus and recording medium stacking apparatus
US20100310350A1 (en) * 2009-06-09 2010-12-09 Xerox Corporation Multiple articulating elevator and stacker support system
US8047543B2 (en) * 2008-05-08 2011-11-01 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Printing system, control method, and computer-readable storage medium
US8096553B2 (en) * 2006-09-06 2012-01-17 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Sheet stacking apparatus and image forming apparatus
US8552879B2 (en) * 2010-10-21 2013-10-08 Xerox Corporation Method and apparatus for determining the amount of media on an elevator that supports a media stack in an image production device
US8561983B2 (en) * 2010-06-25 2013-10-22 Ricoh Company, Ltd. Sheet eject device, fullness detecting method, and computer-readable recording medium
US8666297B2 (en) * 2010-03-03 2014-03-04 Ricoh Company, Ltd. Image forming apparatus which determines whether a sheet stacking unit is full
US8672317B2 (en) * 2011-04-20 2014-03-18 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Sheet processing apparatus and method of controlling the apparatus, and storage medium

Patent Citations (12)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5139254A (en) * 1990-03-20 1992-08-18 Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha Sheet storing apparatus
US5390907A (en) * 1991-09-10 1995-02-21 Xerox Corporation Sheet stacking apparatus
US7465139B2 (en) * 2005-04-27 2008-12-16 Koenig & Bauer Ag Safety device in the sheet feeder
JP2007062957A (en) * 2005-08-31 2007-03-15 Konica Minolta Business Technologies Inc Printed matter accumulator
US8096553B2 (en) * 2006-09-06 2012-01-17 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Sheet stacking apparatus and image forming apparatus
US8047543B2 (en) * 2008-05-08 2011-11-01 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Printing system, control method, and computer-readable storage medium
US20100247199A1 (en) * 2009-03-26 2010-09-30 Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Image forming apparatus and recording medium stacking apparatus
US20100310350A1 (en) * 2009-06-09 2010-12-09 Xerox Corporation Multiple articulating elevator and stacker support system
US8666297B2 (en) * 2010-03-03 2014-03-04 Ricoh Company, Ltd. Image forming apparatus which determines whether a sheet stacking unit is full
US8561983B2 (en) * 2010-06-25 2013-10-22 Ricoh Company, Ltd. Sheet eject device, fullness detecting method, and computer-readable recording medium
US8552879B2 (en) * 2010-10-21 2013-10-08 Xerox Corporation Method and apparatus for determining the amount of media on an elevator that supports a media stack in an image production device
US8672317B2 (en) * 2011-04-20 2014-03-18 Canon Kabushiki Kaisha Sheet processing apparatus and method of controlling the apparatus, and storage medium

Cited By (1)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US9505572B1 (en) * 2016-01-06 2016-11-29 International Business Machines Corporation Printer with automatic paper sheet count discovery

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
JP2014144873A (en) 2014-08-14
MX2014000873A (en) 2014-08-28
BR102014001054A2 (en) 2014-10-29

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
EP3020515A1 (en) Transfer apparatus and article taking-out method
KR101797798B1 (en) Overhead robot system and a method for its operation
EP2581333B1 (en) Sheet stacking apparatus and image forming apparatus
US20200002107A1 (en) Vision-assisted robotized depalletizer
US8290617B2 (en) Robot system for loading equipment with general cargo units
US7896334B2 (en) Sheet post-processing apparatus
CN108132641B (en) Control method and system of stacker crane and electric vehicle battery replacement control method and system
EP1055621B1 (en) An automatic plate feeding system
US9957120B2 (en) Stowage pattern calculation device and stowage device for stowing plurality types of objects
US6773004B2 (en) Methods and apparatus to estimate the thickness of a sheet stack
JPWO2008059573A1 (en) Storage system and storage method
US9889991B2 (en) Transporter and transport method
US9409742B2 (en) Post-processing device controlling accumulation of sheet onto processing tray according to position of stack tray and image forming system including this post-processing device
US10239723B2 (en) Sheet processing apparatus and image forming apparatus
CN1254426C (en) Delivery processing apparatus and image forming aparatus
US10053305B2 (en) Article handling apparatus and method of operating the same
CA2797013A1 (en) Automated bed-loaded container unloader and method
JP2010132374A (en) Residual sheet quantity detecting device and image forming device
US10457482B2 (en) Method for fetching a target bin stored in a storage system
JP2006124052A (en) Sheet stacking device and image forming device
JP2017048018A (en) Commodity sorting apparatus
JP2010260720A (en) Sheet processing apparatus
US8002274B2 (en) Sheet stacking device, drive control method, and computer program product
JP2009062149A (en) Sheet aligning apparatus, sheet handling apparatus, and image forming apparatus
US8950960B2 (en) Recording apparatus and medium storage device

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
AS Assignment

Owner name: XEROX CORPORATION, CONNECTICUT

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNORS:RASMUSSEN, DAVID L.;TERRERO, CARLOS MANUEL;REEL/FRAME:029696/0631

Effective date: 20130124

STCB Information on status: application discontinuation

Free format text: ABANDONED -- FAILURE TO RESPOND TO AN OFFICE ACTION