04930761 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 25 patents.

A method of controlling a sheet sorter wherein the sheet sorter includes a plurality of bins for accommodating sheets, the bins being arranged in a vertical direction, a first sheet discharging device for discharging sheets not to be sorted, second sheet discharging device, disposed with a vertical interval from the first sheet discharging device, for discharging sheets to be sorted, bin moving device for moving substantially vertically the bins and stapler device for stapling the sheets, the method includes providing the stapler adjacent to the first sheet discharging device; accommodating the sheets on the plurality of bins of sequentially opposing the bins to the second sheet discharging device, and stapling the sheets on the bins by the stapler, when a sorting mode and a stapling mode are selected; discharging the sheets by the first discharging device and accommodating them on a the bin when a non-sorting mode and non-stapling mode are selected; and discharging the sheet by the second discharging device and accommodating them on the bin, and stapling them, when the non-sorting mode and the stapling mode is selected.

Title
Control method for sorter with stapler
Application Number
7/225803
Publication Number
4930761
Application Date
July 29, 1988
Publication Date
June 5, 1990
Inventor
Masakazu Hiroi
Yokohama
JP
Hironori Shido
Kawasaki
JP
Jun Saito
Kawasaki
JP
Kenji Kobayashi
Tokyo
JP
Takeshi Honjo
Kawasaki
JP
Masataka Naito
Kawasaki
JP
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Assignee
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
JP
IPC
B42B 2/00
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