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Diskette-Eject Device for a Flexible File

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046705D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lightner, GE: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In a file restricted to very limited space, it is necessary to eject the diskette partially out of the file to facilitate diskette removal. The limited space may not allow a large enough opening in the covers to allow the user to reach into the machine to remove the diskette. It was also essential that the file be sensitive to an improperly inserted diskette, such as one not inserted far enough to contact the back stop. The illustrated device incorporates a latch 1, latch spring 2, slider 3, slider spring 4, and uses the collet load lever 5 to operate these parts. All of the above parts are retained in the file main frame 6. With the file empty (no diskette present) the slider 3 is in the forwardmost position (Fig. 1).

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Diskette-Eject Device for a Flexible File

In a file restricted to very limited space, it is necessary to eject the diskette partially out of the file to facilitate diskette removal. The limited space may not allow a large enough opening in the covers to allow the user to reach into the machine to remove the diskette. It was also essential that the file be sensitive to an improperly inserted diskette, such as one not inserted far enough to contact the back stop. The illustrated device incorporates a latch 1, latch spring 2, slider 3, slider spring 4, and uses the collet load lever 5 to operate these parts. All of the above parts are retained in the file main frame 6. With the file empty (no diskette present) the slider 3 is in the forwardmost position (Fig. 1). As a diskette 7 is inserted into the file, its leading edge contacts the slider 3 and pushes it back into the machine, stretching the slider spring 4. The slider 3 is retained and guided by a slot in the sidewall of the main frame 6. When the diskette 7 is inserted the proper distance, the slider 3 passes the latch 1, allowing it to drop into position, thus retaining the slider 3. The latch 1 is held in position by the latch spring 2. If the diskette 7 is not pushed all the way back to its proper position, the slider 3 will not be latched and the diskette 7 will be rejected. This rejection of an improperly inserted diskette prevents damage to the center hole of a diskette that is not sufficiently inserted....