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FEEDER LATCH RELEASE WITH VELCRO ROLLER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026387D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A retard feeder latch release mechanism for use in automatic document feeders and related paper handling devices for electrophotographic printing and copying machines is disclosed. When a jam access cover 1 is manually opened, a jam release latch 4 is automatically opened by the action a lever-Velcro roller member 2 that engages a Velcro mating strip 3. Rotational and pivotal action of the lever- Velcro roller 2 compensates for differences in the swivel arcs of the cover 1 and latch 4 while maintaining continuous cooperation between components 1 and 4 ensuring concurrent opening and closing. The mechanism provides for self alignment of 1 and 4 and has high operational reliability.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

FEEDER LATCH RELEASE WITH VELCRO ROLLER U.S. C1.271/003 HermanYoung Int. C1. B65h 05/22

Proposed Classification

FIG. 1

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 16, No. 5 SeptembedOctober 1991 285

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FEEDER LATCH RELEASE WITH VELCRO ROLLER(Cont'd)

A retard feeder latch release mechanism for use in automatic document feeders and related paper handling devices for electrophotographic printing and copying machines is disclosed.

When a jam access cover 1 is manually opened, a jam release latch 4 is automatically opened by the action a lever-Velcro roller member 2 that engages a Velcro mating strip 3. Rotational and pivotal action of the lever- Velcro roller 2 compensates for differences in the swivel arcs of the cover 1 and latch 4 while maintaining continuous cooperation between components 1 and 4 ensuring concurrent opening and closing. The mechanism provides for self alignment of 1 and 4 and has high operational reliability.

286 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 16, No. 5 September/October 1991

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