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OPTICAL SCANNING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024148D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

The depth of the optical system of a copying machine is compacted by using the platen I itself as the return optical path instead of providing a mirrored path elsewhere. A slightly thicker platen than usual is needed. This is a small penality to pay for the resulting reduced swept height below the platen and the removal from this area of an optical volume which could not be otherwise used. An optical