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Media Door Trim Improvement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244557D
Publication Date: 2015-Dec-21
Document File: 4 page(s) / 164K

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Abstract

Media processing devices, such as printers, may include an enclosure that is configured to provide an efficient, space-saving footprint to enable the media processing device to be placed in more confined spaces, such as kiosks, workstations, or other areas where space is limited.

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Media Door Trim Improvement

    Media processing devices, such as printers, may include an enclosure that is configured to provide an efficient, space-saving footprint to enable the media processing device to be placed in more confined spaces, such as kiosks, workstations, or other areas where space is limited.

    FIG. 1, below is an example embodiment of a media processing device with a media cover that is hinged along the top of the printer. The printer 300 of includes a housing 301 and a base 303. The housing 301 may include a front panel 330, a rear panel 315, a side panel 302, and a support surface 310. The housing may include a user interface 350 and a media exit 360. The media exit may be arranged in the front panel 330 of the printer 300 and may be configured to expel media after it has been processed. The housing may further include an access door assembly 320 comprising a major door 322 and a minor door 324. The major door 322 may be hingedly attached to the support surface 310 with hinges 340 and the minor door 324 may be hingedly attached to the major door 322. The access door assembly 320 of FIG. 1 is illustrated in the closed, operational position in which access to the internal components of the media processing device is precluded. In addition to keeping dirt, dust, and foreign objects from entering an internal cavity of the printer and potentially contaminating the consumables or the electronics of the processing device, the closed door may also reduce noise and prevent users from inadvertently touching sensitive components.


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    The major door 322 of the access door assembly 320 may pivot about hinges 340 through a range of approximately 180 degrees to a major support position to provide access to an interior cavity 306 of the printer as illustrated in FIG. 2, below. The hinges 340 may be located proximate a centerline of the housing 301 defined between the support surface 310 and the access door assembly 320. Positioning the hinges 340 proximate a centerline of the housing 301 allows the access door assembly 320 to pivot about hinges 340 and achieve the major support position when the major door 322 comes...