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Panel Hinge

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000086618D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Brown, LC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In the copier of Fig. 1, sheet path 10 includes a sheet aligner area 11 wherein the descending sheet of paper is aligned preparatory to entering the copier's transfer station 12. The sheet is "trapped" between two metal plates 13 and 14 in the aligner area. Plate 14 includes a handle 15, which facilitates manual rotation of the plate for purposes of jam clearance.

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Panel Hinge

In the copier of Fig. 1, sheet path 10 includes a sheet aligner area 11 wherein the descending sheet of paper is aligned preparatory to entering the copier's transfer station 12. The sheet is "trapped" between two metal plates 13 and 14 in the aligner area. Plate 14 includes a handle 15, which facilitates manual rotation of the plate for purposes of jam clearance.

Fig. 2 shows plate 14 slightly displaced from the copier frame.

In order to ensure that the plate is not accidentally "unhinged" during jam clearance, the bottom hinge stud 17 is formed with a conic section 18 (Fig. 3). Then as the plate is rotated during opening, the plate's bottom hinge tab tend to lock, as shown in Fig. 3, preventing the plate's hinge tabs from slipping off the two hinge studs.

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