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FLEXURE DIFFERENTIAL SCREW ALIGNMENT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024681D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A support 5 for a scanning array 6 of a scanning apparatus. Support 5 includes an L-shaped lower frame member 7 onto which an array support member 8 is adjustably attached. Array support member 8 has a generally rectangular opening 9 therethrough within which the scanning array 6 is securely located.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

FLEXURE DIFFERENTIAL SCREW ALIGNMENT
William Kingsley

Proposed Classification
U.S. C1. 358/213 Int. C1. H04n 3/14

A support 5 for a scanning array 6 of a scanning apparatus. Support 5 includes an L-shaped lower frame member 7 onto which an array support member 8 is adjustably attached. Array support member 8 has a generally rectangular opening 9 therethrough within which the scanning array 6 is securely located.

To permit adjustment and aligment of the scanning array 6 with the scanning apparatus optical axis, differential adjusting screws 10, lo', 11 are used to mount the array support member 8 in frame member 7, screws 10, 10' being threadedly coupled between base section 12 of frame member 7 and ends 13, 13' of array support member 8 while screw 11 is threadedly coupled between side 14 of frame member 7 and end 13' of array support member 8.

Differential screws 10, lo', 11 are undercut at 15 thereby weakening the screws and permitting the screws to flex. Turning of screws 10, 10' selectively raises or lowers array support member 8 and array 6 against the bias imposed by screw 11 while turning of screw 11 moves member 8 and array 6 sideways against the bias imposed by screws 10, 10'.

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