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Method for a scanner SA filter

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000132322D
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for a scanner supply-air (SA) filter. Benefits include improved functionality and improved safety.

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Method for a scanner SA filter

Disclosed is a method for a scanner supply-air (SA) filter. Benefits include improved functionality and improved safety.

Background

      Conventionally, the length and weight of an SA filter make removing it from a scanner difficult and hazardous. A significant amount of finesse and strength are required to slide the filter out of the scanner and place it on the ground.

      An SA filter weighs 42 pounds and is 23 inches long. It must be removed through a narrow opening between the scanner and the lens track. The 87-inch load height creates a personal injury risk associated from removing the filter from the scanner and lowering it to the ground (see Figure 1).

Description

      The disclosed method includes an SA comprised of two sections of equal size, 11.5 inches long, and weight, 21 pounds. They are joined by a latch that forms a seal. As a result, the overall airflow through the filter assembly is not interrupted (see Figure 2).

      The disclosed method splits the filter in half to alleviate the ergonomic strain of having to pull the entire filter assembly out of the scanner at once. The method eliminates the safety risk of carrying a 42 pound filter.

Advantages

              The disclosed method provides advantages, including:
•             Improved functionality due to providing a latch that seals the two sections of the filter
•             Improved safety due to eliminating the personal injury risk of removing the fil...