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INEXPENSIVE LAMP POWER SUPPLY MOUNTING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027792D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is an inexpensive lamp power supply mounting suitable for use in a Raster Input Scanner (RIS) found on electrophotographic printing machines. Only molded-in features of a plastic scanner base frame 2 shown in the accompanying figure locate and secure a lamp power supply 1 in a proper position to prevent damage from occurring during shipping and handling. The advantage of this particular design approach over traditional means of locating and securing power supply 1 to base frame 2 is reduced Unit Manufacturing Cost (UMC) resulting from fewer parts and less assembly time. Traditionally, self-tapping screws accomplish locating and securing power supply 1 to base frame 2. The disclosed approach uses two tiered ramped ledges 4, and locating ribs 3 in base frame 2 along with mating notches 5 in power supply 1 to locate and secure power supply 1 to base frame 2.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

INEXPENSIVE LAMP POWER SUPPLY MOUNTING U. S. C1. 399/177 Gordon B. Reid
Frederick B. Clark

Proposed Classification

Int. C1. G03g 15/04

XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 24 No. 5 SeptembedOctober 1999 207

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INEXPENSIVE LAMP POWER SUPPLY MOUNTING (Cont'd)

Disclosed is an inexpensive lamp power supply mounting suitable for use in a Raster Input Scanner (RIS) found on electrophotographic printing machines. Only molded-in features of a plastic scanner base frame 2 shown in the accompanying figure locate and secure a lamp power supply 1 in a proper position to prevent damage from occurring during shipping and handling. The advantage of this particular design approach over traditional means of locating and securing power supply 1 to base frame 2 is reduced Unit Manufacturing Cost (UMC) resulting from fewer parts and less assembly time. Traditionally, self-tapping screws accomplish locating and securing power supply 1 to base frame 2. The disclosed approach uses two tiered ramped ledges 4, and locating ribs 3 in base frame 2 along with mating notches 5 in power supply 1 to locate and secure power supply 1 to base frame 2.

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208 XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 24 No. 5 SeptembedOctober 1999

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