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STRIP SWITCH ON PLATEN SURROUND FOR "START" SCAN/COPY OPERATIONS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027660D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-08
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a strip-like switch located adjacent to the platen glass on a scanner or copier to provide the same function as the "Start" button. The strip-like switch allows a machine user to easily activate the "Start" function when copying a hard to handle document. Figure 1 illustrates the placement of switch 10 on a platen 12 just beyond the horizontal

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

STRIP SWITCH ON PLATEN SURROUND FOR "START" SCAN/COPY OPERATIONS Randall R. Hube
Michael E. Farrell

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1.399/007 Int. C1. G03g 21/00

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9 20

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All A 8.5

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Disclosed is a strip-like switch located adjacent to the platen glass on a scanner or copier to provide the same function as the "Start" button. The strip-like switch allows a machine user to easily activate the "Start" function when copying a hard to handle document. Figure 1 illustrates the placement of switch 10 on a platen 12 just beyond the horizontal

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 23, NO. 4 July/August 1998 167

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STRIP SWITCH ON PLATEN SURROUND FOR "START" SCANEOPY OPERATIONS (CONT'D)

paper size indicators 20 and 21. Figure 2 shows a cross-section of an end view of the switch 10 illustrated in Figure 1. As shown in Figure 2, the switch has two thin contacts 14 that run parallel to each other for the entire length of the strip. The contacts 14 are spaced apart by about 3/16ths of an inch. Closure of the switch 10 occurs when a human finger bridges the gap between the contacts 14 and allows a very small current to flow. The switch 10 is contained in a non-conductive holder 18 having at least one raised strip 16 adjacent to each of the contact strips 14. The raised strips 16 protect the contacts 14 from accidental activation and premature wear.

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