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Simplified Design for Scanner and Printer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114479D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barthel, J: AUTHOR [+10]

Abstract

A simplified design for a scanner with receipt printer is described which allows easy access to the various components for maintenance purposes. Fig. 1 shows a side view of the scanner illustrating the paper path with the various components. Each of the components can be swung out of the body in the direction of the arrows. For those components below the paper path, a tiltable drawer is provided to rotate the unit by 90º as is shown in Fig. 2. This is not only useful for accessing the components when they need to be replaced, it can also be used to allow easy access to the paper path for removing jammed paper.

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Simplified Design for Scanner and Printer

      A simplified design for a scanner with receipt printer is
described which allows easy access to the various components for
maintenance purposes.  Fig. 1 shows a side view of the scanner
illustrating the paper path with the various components.  Each of the
components can be swung out of the body in the direction of the
arrows.  For those components below the paper path, a tiltable drawer
is provided to rotate the unit by 90º as is shown in Fig. 2.  This is
not only useful for accessing the components when they need to be
replaced, it can also be used to allow easy access to the paper path
for removing jammed paper.

      The modular design of the scanner incorporates clips and/or
latches which allow removal of the components without the need for
tools.  Fig. 3 shows an example of this in which the user operates a
simple lever-like latch to allow the entire paper feed path including
cameras, printers and document stamps to be slid out of the housing.
An interlock is incorporated in the design to ensure safe operation.

      The microcode provided for the scanner incorporates
self-configuring routines which automatically configure the scanner
operation after detecting which components are present within the
design.