Paper-delivering path switching mechanism and image forming device thereof

Application Number: 00108560
Application Date: 2000.05.16
Publication Number: 1274674
Publication Date: 2000.11.29
Priority Information: 2000/4/3 JP 100918/00; 1999/5/24 JP 143554/99
International: B65H29/60
Applicant(s) Name: Ricon Co., Ltd.
Inventor(s) Name: Tomita Hiroshi
Patent Agency Code: 11105
Patent Agent: yang wu
Abstract A sheet conveying path switching device for use in an image forming apparatus includes a supporting member. The supporting member includes two fulcrums for supporting a separation pick and for rotatively moving the supporting member itself. An engagement portion is formed in a sheet guide plate fixed to a cover opening a space around the separation pick for removing a jammed sheet. An elastic member of the supporting member engages in the engagement portion. When the cover is opened, the separation pick and the supporting member open together with the cover by rotatively moving about the second fulcrum. When a jammed sheet is jammed between the separation pick and the cover, the cover opens without moving the separation pick and the supporting member. while disposing the jam, the broken of paper or the separation pick will not happen and the jam disposal of this device is increased.