Mechanical/Electrical Cover Latch
Original Publication Date: 1978-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21
In devices such as office copiers, it is essential that removable covers and hinged access doors be mechanically held in a closed position, and that an electrical sensor be provided to sense the closed position. This sensor must be enabled in order to place the copier in the "ready" condition. The present latch provides both functions of mechanical latching and electrical sensing in a single mechanism.