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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025070D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

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Xerox Disclosure Journal


A magnetic latch for holding down the platen cover of a document handler over the platen of a copier. The assembled latch magnet unit is designed to latch (mate with) a steel plate on the surface of the copier. The component parts include a steel center plate 1 and two identical steel end plates 2 with different hole sizes and shapes from the center plate, and two magnets 3 sandwiched therebetween.