Patent Number: 6,254,091

Title: Variable cross-section vacuum grooves in an imaging system

Abstract: A method and apparatus for holding recording media against a media support surface of an imaging system using an arrangement of variable cross-section vacuum grooves. Each vacuum groove has a continuously decreasing cross-section along its length. Each vacuum groove has a maximum cross-section adjacent a vacuum port and a minimum cross-section at a distal end of the vacuum groove.

Inventors: Hebert; James J. (Manchester, MA), Rombult; Philip A. (Boxford, MA)

Assignee: Agfa Corporation

International Classification: H04N 1/08 (20060101); H04N 1/06 (20060101); B65H 005/02 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018