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1. (WO1997017701) MODULAR CABINET FOR DATA STORAGE MEDIA AND DRIVES
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/017701 International Application No.: PCT/US1996/016957
Publication Date: 15.05.1997 International Filing Date: 23.10.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 09.06.1997
IPC:
G11B 15/68 (2006.01) ,G11B 17/22 (2006.01)
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
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Applicants:
OVERLAND DATA, INC. [US/US]; 8975 Balboa Avenue San Diego, CA 92123-1599, US
Inventors:
KERSEY, Kevin, T.; US
MCGEE, Jeffrey, S.; US
BAKER, Christopher, E.; US
Agent:
ALTMAN, Daniel, E.; Knobbe, Martens, Olson and Bear 16th floor 620 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660, US
Priority Data:
08/555,77609.11.1995US
Title (EN) MODULAR CABINET FOR DATA STORAGE MEDIA AND DRIVES
(FR) CABINET MODULAIRE POUR SUPPORT D'INFORMATIONS ET UNITES DE CHARGEMENT
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.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système de mémorisation et d'extraction des données qui réduit au minimum la complexité mécanique et optimise la flexibilité d'utilisation par l'intermédiaire d'une armoire modulaire dotée d'un dispositif de transfert passif (26) pour le transfert des supports dans le système. Un dispositif de transfert actif (64) équipé d'un élément d'entraînement (94) conçu pour s'engager dans une encoche des supports est également prévu. Le dispositif de transfert actif peut transférer les supports au dispositif de transfert passif, et il peut aussi les récupérer depuis ce dispositif. L'entraînement automatique est assuré par un élément tenant lieu de piston extensible conçu pour venir en contact avec une extrémité d'un bras actionneur lui-même relié à un lecteur de support (par exemple, système d'entraînement de bande magnétique).
Designated States: AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, CA, CH, CN, CU, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, GB, GE, HU, IL, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, TJ, TM, TR, TT, UA, UG, UZ, VN
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (KE, LS, MW, SD, SZ, UG)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU1996074687