OVERCENTER LATCH FOR MACHINE ACCESS
Original Publication Date: 1987-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-04
Xerox Disclosure Journal
In the drawing Figure, the paper feeder assembly 4 of a copying machine, shown here with a pair of copy sheet feed rolls 5, is pivotally attached to the main frame of the copying/printing machine. This permits the paper feeder assembly 4 to be opened for servicing by swinging the assembly 4 downwardly in the direction shown by the solid line arrow. To retain the paper feeder assembly 4 in operating position, a pair of latches 8 are provided, each latch being pivotally attached by pin 9 to the side frames 10 of the paper feeder assembly 4. Latches 8 are provided with interior stops 11 adapted to engage stop surfaces 12 on the machine frame when paper feeder assembly 4 is raised and locked in position with latches 8 closed.