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1. (WO1997018563) REMOVABLE CARTRIDGE DISK DRIVE FOR RECEIVING A CARTRIDGE AND METHOD OF INSERTING THE CARTRIDGE
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/018563 International Application No.: PCT/US1996/017880
Publication Date: 22.05.1997 International Filing Date: 08.11.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 11.06.1997
IPC:
G11B 17/04 (2006.01) ,G11B 23/03 (2006.01)
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
02
Details
04
Feeding or guiding single record carrier to or from transducing unit
G PHYSICS
11
INFORMATION STORAGE
B
INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
23
Record carriers not specific to the method of recording or reproducing; Accessories, e.g. containers, specially adapted for co-operation with the recording or reproducing apparatus
02
Containers; Storing means
03
Containers for flat record carriers
Applicants:
SYQUEST TECHNOLOGY, INC. [US/US]; 47071 Bayside Parkway Fremont, CA 94538, US
Inventors:
THOMPSON, Herbert, E.; US
HO, Bin-Lun; US
GUERINI, Albert, J.; US
KAY, Teong-Hoe; US
Agent:
BROOKS, James, C. ; Lyon & Lyon L.L.P. First Interstate World Center 47th floor, Suite 4700 633 West Fifth Street Los Angeles, CA 90071-2066, US
Priority Data:
08/615,08013.03.1996US
08/658,89731.05.1996US
60/006,47913.11.1995US
Title (EN) REMOVABLE CARTRIDGE DISK DRIVE FOR RECEIVING A CARTRIDGE AND METHOD OF INSERTING THE CARTRIDGE
(FR) UNITE DE DISQUES A CARTOUCHE AMOVIBLE RECEVANT UNE CARTOUCHE ET PROCEDE D'INSERTION DE LA CARTOUCHE
Abstract:
(EN) A removable cartridge disk drive (100) includes a removable cartridge (20) adapted to be received by a disk drive (100) having a base plate (104) and right (102) and left (103) guide walls. The cartridge (20) inserts into the drive (100) at an angle by means of a movable slider (116) attached to one of the guide walls (102). Once inserted, the cartridge (20) is locked in and held. During operation, a rotary actuator arm (180) with adjustable angular orientation loads one or more read/write heads (182) off of a fixed ramp (176) onto the surface of a data storage disk (42) contained inside the cartridge (20). After read/write operations are finished, the head (182) is unloaded onto the fixed ramp (176) and the cartridge (20) is ejected from the drive (100) at an angle.
(FR) L'invention se rapporte à une unité de disques (100) dans laquelle peut être insérée une cartouche amovible (20) et qui comporte une base plate (104) et des parois de guidage droite (102) et gauche (103). La cartouche (20) s'insère dans l'unité de disques (100) au niveau d'un angle au moyen d'une pièce coulissante (116) fixée à une des parois de guidage (102).Après son insertion, la cartouche (20) est bloquée et retenue. En fonctionnement, un bras actionneur rotatif (180) à orientation angulaire réglable charge une ou plusieurs têtes de lecture/écriture (182) à partir d'une rampe fixe (176) sur la surface d'un disque (42) d'enregistrement de données placé dans la cartouche (20). Lorsque les opérations de lecture/écriture sont terminées, la tête (182) est retirée de la rampe fixe (176) et la cartouche (30) est éjectée de l'unité de disques (100) au niveau d'un angle.
Designated States: CA, CN, JP, KR, SG
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0886860