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STAR WHEEL / DAMPER MECHANISM Disclosure Number: IPCOM000026676D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-06

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal


the 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 assembly and the damping mechanism, possibly a gas type shock absorber, must be maintained in an extended position during the service of the machine. To achieve this, a locking device is employed that will oppose a compressive force acting along its centerline.