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PLATEN COVER HINGE Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023555D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


A copier platen cover mounting system in which the hinge side of the platen cover is raisable to accommodate variable thick-ness documents. The platen cover hinge consists of an integral, repositionable hinge unit 1 supporting a hinge shaft 3 positioned between shaft supports 4, 5. The hinge shaft 3 is attached to platen cover 2. A torsion spring 6, located on hinge shaft 3, provides the counterbalance mechanism for the platen cover 2. Attached beneath platen cover hinge 1 are two rod guides 7, 8 spaced for insertion into two vertical tubular supports 17, 18. The tubular supports 17, 18 are mounted in the copier mainframe 10. The rod guides 7 and 8 are freely