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CONTINUOUS HINGE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025061D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

A copier platen cover shown in Figure 1 utilizes a plurality of continuous hinges extending across the platen. The cover comprises a series of panels 1 each formed along their edges with hooked-shaped section 2 which mate with similarly shaped or matching grooves 3 formed in a hinge member 4. The panels and the hinge members 4 alternate in their orientation from panel to panel thereby permitting them to fold. By such folding, the cover resembles a "window shade" suitable as a platen light cover. The grooves and hook sections are formed with sufficient curvature to provide a light-tight shade against the leakage of light.