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TWO-STEP FORCE LATCH Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023920D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


An electromagnetic door-holdingdevice for photocopying machines includes an electromagnet mounted in a housing unit as the latch in combination with a steel striker plate to complete a circuit, The striker plate is mounted in the door and in-line with the electromagnet when the door is closed.