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ARTICULATING HINGE Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025277D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


Referring to Figures 1 and 2 of the drawings, an articulating hinge 5 is shown for supporting the platen cover 6 in operative relation with the platen glass 7 of a copier. Hinge 5 comprises a generally U-shaped member 9 having one end 10 fixed to a cross shaft 11 which is suitably journaled in copier frame section 8, cross shaft 11 being adjacent to and extending in a direction substantially paralleling one side of platen glass 7. The opposite end 14 of hinge member 9 is pivotally attached by pin 15 to the interior of cover 6. At least two hinges are provided for supporting cover 6.