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Printer Access Cover with Features

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106626D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 4 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Conner, AW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Described is a hardware implementation for desktop printers to provide an access cover with several functional features. The features described enable the users operational protection and to protect the printer and the paper from outside contamination.

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Printer Access Cover with Features

      Described is a hardware implementation for desktop printers to
provide an access cover with several functional features.  The
features described enable the users operational protection and to
protect the printer and the paper from outside contamination.

The following are several of the design features incorporated in the
printer access cover:

o   Constructed out of see thru material to enable the user the
    ability to observe the action of the paper during printer
    operation.

o   Provides protection from outside contamination and to assure
    cover function under rough handling.

o   Allows easy open access for paper removal by providing two open
    access positions; a) back pivot resting and b) total cover
    removal.

o   Provide a cover impact release mechanism.

      Fig. 1 shows the printer cover removed from a printer terminal
panel.  Cover 10 is shown disengaged from terminal insert panel 11.
Fig. 1a is an enlargement of the pivot mechanism showing cover pivot
12 and cover tab 13 which controls the retention interface.

      Fig. 2 shows a side view of the cover mechanism.  Cover 10 is
open approximately half way for entry or exit by having cover pivot
12 and cover tabs 13 aligned between panel tabs 14 of terminal insert
panel 11.

      Fig. 3 shows cover 10 in its closed latched position with cover
pivot 12 and cover tab 13 interlocked with paper panel tabs 14.
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