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PERIPHERAL MOUNTING BRACKET

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026174D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 98K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In a reprographic system, or any similar piece of office equipment, it may be desirable to attach a peripheral device to the exterior of the system. Generally, systems incorporate mounting holes for peripherals which are known at the time of the system design. However, due to the rapidly changing needs of office equipment users, it is virtually impossible to anticipate all the peripherals that may eventually be added to the systems. Consequently, the addition of peripherals to the reprographic system may require the retooling of external covers to accommodate the peripheral device. In many situations, retooling after production has begun may be prohibitively expensive.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

PERIPHERAL MOUNTING

BRACKET
Mark C. Biondi

Proposed Classification US. C1.248/205.1
Int.
C1. A47b 96/06

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL Vol. 15 No. 5 September/October 1990 295

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PERIPHERAL MOUNTING BRACKET(Cont'd)

In a reprographic system, or any similar piece of office equipment, it may be desirable to attach a peripheral device to the exterior of the system. Generally, systems incorporate mounting holes for peripherals which are known at the time of the system design. However, due to the rapidly changing needs of office equipment users, it is virtually impossible to anticipate all the peripherals that may eventually be added to the systems. Consequently, the addition of peripherals to the reprographic system may require the retooling of external covers to accommodate the peripheral device. In many situations, retooling after production has begun may be prohibitively expensive.

Accordingly, the present invention is an inexpensive bracket which would allow the connection of peripheral devices of varying sizes to a reprographic system. Referring to the figure, bracket 10 is designed to fit into an external opening 12, in the outer cover of the reprographic system. Generally such an openings might exist for air ventilation. Moreover, the bracket is designed to keep the peripheral mounted away from the immediate exterior surface, so as not to obstruct air flow about the system. In...