Paper separating apparatus of printer

  • US 20010016134A1
  • Filed: 12/29/2000
  • Published: 08/23/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/30/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A paper separating apparatus of a printer for preventing a paper jam from occurring when a sheet of paper which is passing between a transfer roller and a fusing roller of the printer is wound around the transfer roller, the paper separating apparatus comprising:

  • a separating member installed adjacent to an exit side of the transfer roller and under a path along which the paper is discharged and fixedly coupled to a pair of bearing guides which rotatably support opposite ends of the transfer roller to be operative to pivot by a predetermined angle together with the bearing guides;

    at least one guide roller installed at an upper surface of the separating member for guiding discharge of the paper;

    a pivot restricting mechanism which restricts a pivot angle of the separating member and the bearing guides; and

    an elastic force applying mechanism which applies an elastic force in one direction so that the separating member and the bearing guides can maintain regular positions, wherein, when a pressure applied by the paper due to an adhesive force between the paper and the transfer roller to the upper surface of the separating member is greater than an elastic force applied by the elastic force applying mechanism, the separating member and the bearing guides pivot by a predetermined angle thereby overcoming the elastic force.

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