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Media Discharge Device

Abstract: 

A media discharge device includes a support member, a telescoping device supported by the support member, and a media discharge port provided at a first end of the telescoping device. The telescoping device is supported via a joint structure that allows the telescoping device to rotate with respect to the support member with at least one degree of freedom. The telescoping device includes a first member and a second member that moves with respect to the first member in an extending direction and a retracting direction. An actuator may drive the second member in the extending direction and in the retracting direction.

Patent Number: 
6,832,734
Date Of Issue: 
12/21/2004
Inventors: 

William J. Rafferty; William C. Flannigan