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PROP SPRING ASSEMBLY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026675D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

by rotating one end o P its assembly about a pivot point. Due to the weight of In an electrophotogra hic printing machine, a serviceable feature is accessed the assembly, a damping mechanism is used to control the rate at which the assembly is allowed to pivot. The feature and the damping mechanism, possibly a gas type shock absorber, must be maintained in an open or extended position during the service of the machine. To achieve this, a locking device is employed that will oppose a compressive force acting along the centerline of the damping mechanism and maintain the assembly in an extended position.