Feed sheet fold removing structure and method used in ink jet recording apparatus

  • US 6,033,067 A
  • Filed: 10/07/1997
  • Issued: 03/07/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/16/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An ink jet recording apparatus comprising:

  • a feed roller for feeding a consecutive sheet;

    a tractor for feeding the consecutive sheet;

    a recording head for recording an image on the consecutive sheet fed by said feed roller; and

    correcting means, provided in a feeding direction upstream of said recording head, for correcting a concave/convex portion of the consecutive sheet formed in a thickness direction of the consecutive sheet over the entire width of the consecutive sheet, said correcting means comprising a guide member for bending the consecutive sheet toward one of a front surface and a rear surface of the consecutive sheet about a widthwise direction of the consecutive sheet and a portion from which the consecutive sheet enters said tractor, said portion being provided on said tractor, wherein said portion of said tractor cooperates with said guide member to bend the consecutive sheet fed from said guide member to the other one of the front surface and the rear surface.

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