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COMBINED AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT HANDLER AND EDIT PAD

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027800D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 4 page(s) / 96K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed are an Edit Pad and an Automatic Document Handler (ADH) mounted on an electrophotographic printing machine and combined in a single unit accessory. The accessory allows users to employ one device without moving the other. As shown in Figure 1, Edit Pad 12 mounts to the top of the ADH 14 on printing machine 10. The Edit Pad 12 turns about ADH 14 by way of hinges 16. When it is desired to use Edit Pad 12, Edit Pad 12 closes down on ADH 14. Conversely, the Edit Pad 12 opens while using the ADH 14. When making a copy from an original document placed on a platen (not

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

COMBINED AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT HANDLER AND EDIT PAD
Zhun R. Huang

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1. 3991367 Int. C1. G03g 15/00

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL - Vol. 24 No. 5 September/October 1999 227

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Disclosed are an Edit Pad and an Automatic Document Handler (ADH) mounted on an electrophotographic printing machine and combined in a single unit accessory. The accessory allows users to employ one device without moving the other. As shown in Figure 1, Edit Pad 12 mounts to the top of the ADH 14 on printing machine 10. The Edit Pad 12 turns about ADH 14 by way of hinges 16. When it is desired to use Edit Pad 12, Edit Pad 12 closes down on ADH 14. Conversely, the Edit Pad 12 opens while using the ADH 14. When making a copy from an original document placed on a platen (not

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COMBINED AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT HANDLER AND EDIT PAD (Cont'd)

shown), printing machine 10 checks the position of Edit Pad 12. If Edit Pad 12 is open, as shown in Figure 1, machine 10 locks ADH 14 to prevent it from being opened. Thus, both the ADH 14 and Edit Pad 12 are guarded against damage.

Figure 2 illustrates a second embodiment wherein; the Edit Pad 12 is located inside ADH
14. The structure...