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Clean Container for Disks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000087174D
Original Publication Date: 1976-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Stokes, KH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A container for storing and/or transporting a plurality of disks in a clean environment is shown in the figure. The container frame 2 and door 3 are preferably made of a metal, such as aluminum, with edges 4 or fastening clear plastic faces 5 by screws 6, for instance. The hinged edge door 3 provides access to the disks stored in the container. A suitable latch 7 is provided to keep the door closed during storage.

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Clean Container for Disks

A container for storing and/or transporting a plurality of disks in a clean environment is shown in the figure. The container frame 2 and door 3 are preferably made of a metal, such as aluminum, with edges 4 or fastening clear plastic faces 5 by screws 6, for instance. The hinged edge door 3 provides access to the disks stored in the container. A suitable latch 7 is provided to keep the door closed during storage.

Grooves 8 are formed in the interior sections of the frame 2 and door 3 of the container to provide a vertical support for each disk. The bottom grooves are sloped towards the opening to bias the disks towards the door, or a resilient leaf spring could be mounted inside the container at the rear of the disks to bias each toward the door opening of the container. The mounting grooves 8 can be formed in blocks of an inert material fastened to the frame 2 and door 3. The inert material will prevent damage to the edges of the disks during storage.

Catches 9, one for each disk, are pivotally mounted to the top edge of the container such that each catch is positioned beyond pivoted center to hold each disk inside the container. Each catch 9 is provided with a finger ring 10 for easy pivoting for individual disk removal. The door 3, when closed, also prevents the catches 9 from releasing. A handle 11 may be provided for easy handling of those containers used to transport disks.

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