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DUAL MODE IMAGING SYSTEM Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024094D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


The copy rate of a machine depends on the process speed. Rescan time is minimized to optimize copy rate for given process speed imposing serious dynamic stresses on the scan system. As a means for maintaining throughput and minimizing stress, several systems have been proposed that provide means for simultaneously imaging two distinct images upon the photoreceptor. These systems utilize either optical beam splitters with the inherent light loss or two lenses with significantly higher cost and complication to the system. This proposal will show how to accomplish the same goal with a single lens and a shared optical path.