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1. (WO2002005280) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECONDITIONING DIGITAL DISCS

Pub. No.:    WO/2002/005280    International Application No.:    PCT/CA2001/001004
Publication Date: Jan 17, 2002 International Filing Date: Jul 9, 2001
IPC: G11B 23/00
G11B 23/50
Applicants: COOPER, Ivan, George
VALLEY COMPACT DISC REPAIR INC
Inventors: COOPER, Ivan, George
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECONDITIONING DIGITAL DISCS
Abstract:
Apparatus and method for reconditioning the protective coating of a digital disc. The damaged digital disc is automatically moved between workstations by a suction member which grasps the disc at the first workstation and releases the disc at the second workstation. Each of the workstations is defined by worktools which operate on the digital disc. A feed cartridge member stores the damaged discs prior to movement of the discs into the first workstation and a receiving cartridge member stores the reconditioned discs following the final reconditioning operations at the last workstation.