Swing Mechanical Cover for a Fuser Cover
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Disclosed is a mechanical device in the electro-photographic printer for automatically shielding a flash lamp box not to be touched by operator at its heated surface along with movement of the lamp box for cleaning the surface. A plate swings down accompanied with the swing-up motion of the lamp box and shields it. Once the plate covers the lamp box, the plate is able to swing back manually and restore to the shielding position when released from manual operation while the lamp box remains still. (Image Omitted) Fig. 1 shows an isometric view and Fig. 2 shows a cross-sectional view of the plate moving mechanism. When the lamp box 1 manually swings to the open position A, an actuator lever 2 also swings around lever pin 3.