04928941 is referenced by 31 patents and cites 24 patents.

A sheet sorting apparatus with a stapler, includes a plurality of bin trays, bin tray shifting device for moving the plurality of the bin trays stepwisely substantially in the vertical direction to oppose the respective bin trays to a sheet inlet of the sorting apparatus, while expanding the clearance between the bin tray opposed to the sheet inlet and an upper adjacent bin tray to provide a larger clearance than the predetermined clearances, a shaft extending substantially perpendicularly to the extension of the inclined sheet receiving surface, and a stapler, supported rotatably about the shaft and having a stapling head movable to above the sheet receiving surface in a lateral direction by rotation about the shaft and an anvil movable to below the sheet receiving surface by the rotation, for stapling the sheets interposed between the stapling head and the anvil, wherein the bin trays are so disposed that between those ends of adjacent ones of the bin trays which are closer to the sheet inlet are deviated when seen in a direction substantially perpendicular to the sheet receiving surface, and wherein the stapling head is laterally moved using a space provided by the deviation, and wherein the expanded clearance is smaller than a height of the stapling head.

Title
Sheet sorter with stapler
Application Number
7/216118
Publication Number
4928941
Application Date
July 7, 1988
Publication Date
May 29, 1990
Inventor
Masataka Naito
Kawasaki
JP
Koichi Murakami
Yokohama
JP
Kenji Kobayashi
Tokyo
JP
Masakazu Hiroi
Yokohama
JP
Jun Saito
Kawasaki
JP
Hironori Shido
Kawasaki
JP
Nobutaka Uto
Yokohama
JP
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Assignee
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
JP
IPC
B42B 1/02
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