Patent Number: 6,167,232

Title: Automatic document feeder for a flat bed input device and background plate for use with same

Abstract: A background plate for use with a document feeder and a scanning device having a transparent document support. The background plate includes a plate member and a plurality of support members extending downwardly from the plate member and adapted to support the plate member on the scanning device in spaced relation to the transparent document support.

Inventors: Jimenez; Juan M. (Escondido, CA), Mayne; Geoffrey (San Diego, CA)

Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company

International Classification: B41J 13/10 (20060101); B65H 29/16 (20060101); B65H 29/18 (20060101); B65H 1/02 (20060101); B65H 31/02 (20060101); B65H 3/06 (20060101); H04N 1/00 (20060101); G03G 021/00 (); H04N 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017