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PLASTIC SPRING PLUNGER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000025365D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Document scanning systems typically utilize a carriage which is mounted for travel in a parallel path beneath a document support platen. I$ mirror or mirrors on the carriage reflect incremental illuminated images from a document on the platen along an optical path. These mirrors are typically held in place against the sides of the carriage by a leaf spring. An inexpensive alternative is to use a spring loaded plastic plunger which is inserted in grooves between the end of the mirror and the carriage frame.