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1. (AU1996074687) Modular cabinet for data storage media and drives

Office : Australia
Application Number: 74687/96 Application Date: 23.10.1996
Publication Number: 1996074687 Publication Date: 24.07.1997
Publication Kind : A
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:US1996016957 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
G11B 15/68
G11B 17/22
G PHYSICS
11
INFORMATION STORAGE
B
INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
15
Driving, starting or stopping record carriers of filamentary or web form; Driving both such record carriers and heads; Guiding such record carriers or containers therefor; Control thereof; Control of operating function
675
Guiding containers
68
Automatic cassette-changing arrangements
G PHYSICS
11
INFORMATION STORAGE
B
INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
17
Guiding record carriers not specifically of filamentary or web form, or of supports therefor
22
from random-access magazine of disc records
CPC:
G11B 15/6835
G11B 17/225
Applicants: Overland Data, Inc.
Inventors: Baker, Christopher E.
Kersey, Kevin T.
McGee, Jeffrey S.
Priority Data: 555776 09.11.1995 US
Title: (EN) Modular cabinet for data storage media and drives
Abstract:
(EN) A data storage and retrieval system is disclosed which minimizes mechanical complexity and maximizes system flexibility by providing a modular rack mountable system which includes a passive transfer carriage (26) for transferring media elements within the system. An active transfer carriage (64) comprising a picker (94) which is adapted to engage a notch on the media elements is also provided. The active transfer carriage may transfer media elements to the passive transfer carriage, and may also retrieve them from the passive transfer carriage. Drive actuation is automated with an extendable plunger which is adapted to engage an end of an actuation arm coupled to a media element reader such as a tape drive.
Also published as:
WO/1997/017701