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Magnetic Disk Container

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046687D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 85K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bachman, WH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

It is often necessary to handle magnetic disks before they are incorporated into a disk storage drive. For example, it may be necessary to transport the disks from one area to another for further manufacturing operations or for testing. Thus, it is desirable to have a proper container for both disk storage and transportation purposes. Additionally, the container is structured to provide access to any given disk in the container without handling any other disk in the container. The container 10 (Fig. 1) completely encloses the disks and is made of any suitable material, such as transparent plastic. Container 10 has a carrying handle 15 and a hinged cover 20 (Fig. 2) which can be latched in the shut position, as in Fig. 1.

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Magnetic Disk Container

It is often necessary to handle magnetic disks before they are incorporated into a disk storage drive. For example, it may be necessary to transport the disks from one area to another for further manufacturing operations or for testing. Thus, it is desirable to have a proper container for both disk storage and transportation purposes. Additionally, the container is structured to provide access to any given disk in the container without handling any other disk in the container. The container 10 (Fig. 1) completely encloses the disks and is made of any suitable material, such as transparent plastic. Container 10 has a carrying handle 15 and a hinged cover 20 (Fig. 2) which can be latched in the shut position, as in Fig. 1. The disks 30 are individually supported on a support arm 40 which is mounted for pivotal movement to facilitate insertion and removal of an individual disk. A finger hook 45 facilitates manual movement of the support arm
40. Combs 50 function to keep the disks from moving around during transport of the container.

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