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Pedaled Automatic Document Handler

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000172173D
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 8K

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Abstract

This idea proposes a pedal mechanism to raise and lower the ADH (automatic document handler) on a copier/scanner. This would allow the user to raise and lower the ADH for copying or scanning without requiring lifting and lowering by hand. One advantage is providing accessibility for handicapped users. The mechanism will be controlled by the user at ground level. The user could raise and lower the ADH by operating a pedal on the machine. When pressed down the pedal would raise the ADH so the user could place an object on the platen.

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Pedaled Automatic Document Handler

This idea proposes a pedal mechanism to raise and lower the ADH (automatic document handler) on a copier/scanner. This would allow the user to raise and lower the ADH for copying or scanning without requiring lifting and lowering by hand. One advantage is providing accessibility for handicapped users.  The mechanism will be controlled by the user at ground level. The user could raise and lower the ADH by operating a pedal on the machine. When pressed down the pedal would raise the ADH so the user could place an object on the platen.

The mechanism would solve the issue of users being unable to lift and lower the ADH. If a user is disabled then they may not be able to raise the document handler sufficiently to place objects, for example books, on the platen glass for photocopying. This would prevent them from using the machine and requiring help for operation of the ADH.

The mechanism would be connected to the current ADH set tip, allowing the same use as current products. When the user requires the automatic raising and lowering of the ADH they could activate the mechanism by stepping on

the pedal. This would then allow the user to raise and lower the DADH without requiring the use of their hands. When the user has finished photocopying they simply step on the pedal to raise the DADH to collect the object and then release the pressure to return the DADH to its default position.

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