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DISK CARTRIDGE LOADING MECHANISM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023575D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 234K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

In order to reduce the risk of damage to the centering cone in a magnetic recording disk cartridge when loading the cartridge into a disk drive, the disk drive is provided with a parallel loading mechanism 10. The loading mechanism 10 has a pair of identical linkage assemblies 12 and 14. A main linkage arm 15 of each assembly is connected at an end 16 through other linkages (not shown) to the main front loading door of the disk drive (not shown) . Each assembly 12 and 14 is in the form of a parallelogram which operates to load a disk cartridge vertically onto the spindle cone of the drive when the front door is closed, instead of at an angle, as had been the case in the past.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

DISK CARTRIDGE LOADING MECHANISM
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Proposed Classification
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Volume 3 Number 2 March/April 1978 113

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DISK CARTRIDGE LOADING MECHANISM (Cont~d)

In order to reduce the risk of damage to the centering cone in
a magnetic recording disk cartridge when loading the cartridge
into a disk drive, the disk drive is provided with a parallel
loading mechanism 10. The loading mechanism 10 has a pair of
identical linkage assemblies 12 and 14. A main linkage arm 15
of each assembly is connected at an end 16 through other
linkages (not shown) to the main front loading door of the
disk drive (not shown) . Each assembly 12 and 14 is in the form
of a parallelogram which operates to load a disk cartridge
vertically onto the spindle cone of the drive when the front
door is closed, instead of at an angle, as had been the case in
the past.

                   XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL
114 Volume 3 Number 2 March/April 1978

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