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1. (WO1998050918) DISC LOADING APPARATUS AND ADAPTER FOR DISCS

Pub. No.:    WO/1998/050918    International Application No.:    PCT/JP1998/002005
Publication Date: Fri Nov 13 00:59:59 CET 1998 International Filing Date: Sat May 02 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: G11B 17/04
G11B 23/03
Applicants: MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.

Inventors: KUROZUKA, Akira

HANAKAWA, Eiichi

MAEDA, Shinichi

EZAWA, Kohzoh

Title: DISC LOADING APPARATUS AND ADAPTER FOR DISCS
Abstract:
A disc loading apparatus comprising a holder adapted to retain a cartridge removably, a means for transferring the holder, a shutter opening and closing means adapted to open a shutter of the cartridge when the cartridge is inserted into the holder, and a driving means which has a retainer portion for supporting substantially the center of the disc in the cartridge sent to a predetermined position by the transfer means, and which is adapted to rotate the disc supporter on the retainer portion, wherein, when the holder is transferred by the transfer means, an opening of the cartridge which has been closed with the shutter passes the retainer portion of the driving means with the shutter of the cartridge kept open by the shutter opening and closing means.