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(RSS) Platen Clip for easy Image Sensor Replacement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011752D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-12

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In designing the 4610-TI8 printer, there were several concepts and ideas which were thought of to minimize production cost and labor. One of those ideas was creating a Platen Clip in place of having a Platen Shaft. The Platen Clip can both hold the image scanner in place and provide a latching point for closing the Paper Cover. It is also designed such that it can be easily removed for either replacing the image scanner or replacing itself when needed.