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New mechanical structure to eject Drive from Bay

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014471D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanical structure to eject some removable Drive from Note PC system.

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New mechanical structure to eject Drive from Bay

   Disclosed is a mechanical structure to eject some removable Drive from Note PC
system.

This eject structure uses the thin portion of Drive where are not usually
useful. (Fig.1 -11)

Conventional way to eject removable Drive need to
access the top/bottom of the drive, but the way has
some problem to use as hot swap system that means
changable under operating. The way of this
invention is able to access only the system side
without holding up the PC itself. This mechanical
structure is made from flat plastic under removable
drive (Fig.2(a)-23) and structure by simple parts
to hold/eject drive (Fig.2(a)-24,25) . The
realization from combination of this simple parts
make good use of odd space, Fig.1-11.

Fig.1 Shape of D rive

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Fig.2 M echanical Structure to eject D rives

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