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Mechanical/Electrical Cover Latch

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000070292D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Pavey, NK [+details]

Abstract

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.