Variable Separation Pads Based on Lift Height, and Methods to Rotate or Curve the Pads

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Separation strips in a dam aid in the separation of adjacent sheets of media being fed from a stack of sheets so that only one sheet is fed to a process station and, more particularly, to separating the uppermost or top sheet of a stack of sheets from the next adjacent sheet during feeding of the top sheet from the stack of sheets of media. When a lift plate is present that adjusts the height of the media stack, rotation of the separation strips to maintain a constant separation angle improves media feed reliability. Curvature of the separation strips may also maintain the separation angle as the lift plate raises the position of the top media sheet.

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Alagos, Angel Macuha Liloan, PH 7 2
James,, III Edmund Hulin Lexington, US 4 11
Mitchell, Stacey Vaughan Lexington, US 11 25
Piening, Chad Michael Lexington, US 8 8
Samuels, Louann Behymer Georgetown, US 10 13
Woodson, Curtis Duane Georgetown, US 10 37

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