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ANAMORPHIC CONDENSER FOR LINE SCANNER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027041D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

An anamorphic condensor can be utilized as a line scanner when delivering information from a transparent slide or other similar media to a Charge Coupled Device (CCD) array or photoreceptor. More specifically, an anamorphic condensor provide linear illumination for a projection system which is used to deliver information from a transparent slide or other similar media to a CCD array, to be converted, one line at a time, into digital information which can be either stored or used as an input to a digital copier, or directly to a photoreceptor in a xerographic machine to provide a hard copy record thereof. By utilizing the proposed anamorphic condensor, the only motion required to convert the slide to either digital information or an image on a xerographic photoreceptor is the motion for moving the slide through the linear illumination of the film gate.