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FRAME PAD FOR ACCURATE LOCATION OF MACHINE SUBSYSTEMS AND COVERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026489D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A frame pad design for accurate location of machine subsystems and covers and related components within electrophotographic printing and copying machines is disclosed. The pad is used to mount or fasten internal machine components to the machine frame.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

FRAME PAD FOR ACCURATE Proposed Classification LOCATION OF MACHINE U.S. C1.279j029.3 SUBSYSTEMS AND COVERS Int. C1. B23b 05/22 Timothy P. Foley
Raymond
C. Coleman

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 17, No. 3 May/June 1992 127

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FRAME PAD FOR ACCURATE LOCATION OF MACHINE SUBSYSTEMS AND COVERS(Cont'd)

A frame pad design for accurate location of machine subsystems and covers and related components within electrophotographic printing and copying machines is disclosed. The pad is used to mount or fasten internal machine components to the machine frame.

The frame pad 1 is a round, disk shaped, powder metal pad as shown in the figure. The pad may be welded to an electrophotographic machine frame and then machined and or tapped as required. The frame pad design is easily located, that is, placed in a variety of locations on the machine frame and clamped in place. The pad has circular symmetry and therefore requires no orientation and allows 360 degrees access by a welder attaching the frame pad. A button 2 is used to position and hold the frame pad 1 to a weld fixture. Button 2 may be removed when the pad surface is machined leaving a solid flat surface for tapping and subsystem mounting. A soft powder metal, for example, aluminum, copper, and the like, is preferred as a material of construction providing: low cost, weldability, machineability, and easy fastening to a frame using...