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Reusable Write Protect Tab for a Diskette

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041336D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lee, JC: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a plastic, reusable write protect tab for a diskette for use in place of a paper tab. Fig. 1 shows top, left edge and side views. Fig. 2 shows application of the tab to a diskette. The edges 10 of the tab 12 are tapered and the corners 14 are rounded so that the diskette with the tab in place will slide in and out of the disk drive with ease. The two faces are of different width and offset, as shown, so that the tab can be easily inserted over the notch on the diskette. The middle portion 20 of the tab, once inserted in the notch 22 of the diskette 24, will prevent the tab from sliding. The tab is also held in place by the pressure fit of the tab over the diskette jacket.

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Reusable Write Protect Tab for a Diskette

This article describes a plastic, reusable write protect tab for a diskette for use in place of a paper tab. Fig. 1 shows top, left edge and side views. Fig. 2 shows application of the tab to a diskette. The edges 10 of the tab 12 are tapered and the corners 14 are rounded so that the diskette with the tab in place will slide in and out of the disk drive with ease. The two faces are of different width and offset, as shown, so that the tab can be easily inserted over the notch on the diskette. The middle portion 20 of the tab, once inserted in the notch 22 of the diskette 24, will prevent the tab from sliding. The tab is also held in place by the pressure fit of the tab over the diskette jacket.

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