Patent name: Modular document sorting apparatus and method

Patent # 7,361,861 B2

Date: April 22, 2008

Abstract: A modular document sorting apparatus and method. A plurality of modules are functionally connected to one another to enable them to scan documents for information and sort the documents according to the scanned information. Each module performs at least one function. Functions can include, feeding documents into the apparatus, singulating documents, transporting documents through at least a portion of the apparatus, scanning documents, printing on documents and sorting documents according to scanned information. Each module may be powered by a separate power supply. A single on/off switch can controls a plurality of modules.