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PLATEN IMAGING CONTROL Disclosure Number: IPCOM000024679D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Aug-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-02

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


A vacuum assisted document transport 1 for moving documents into position on a platen 2 for copying. The transport 1 includes a transport belt 3 defining a closed loop about a vacuum source 4 and is driven by a drive roll 5. The belt 3 defines a series of apertures 6 at spaced locations across the belt width. As the belt 3 is driven by the roll 5 the apertures 6 align with apertures 7 (Figure 2) in the source 4 to attract documents to the belt 2.