Browse Prior Art Database

Cartridge and Self Threading Recorder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000093209D
Original Publication Date: 1967-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

van den Berg, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

In this single reel tape cartridge, leader latch 10 is held exterior of the cartridge by retainer spring leader 4 which passes through slot B in the tape. There is a limit connection by leader 4 with geared flange 12 of the supply reel. The take-up reel has a permanently secured leader 5 with a loop leader 14 secured at the end. When the cartridge is lowered into position, latch 10 engages leader 14. Simultaneously guide pin 3 disengages the spring leader 4 from slot B and flange 12.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

Cartridge and Self Threading Recorder

In this single reel tape cartridge, leader latch 10 is held exterior of the cartridge by retainer spring leader 4 which passes through slot B in the tape. There is a limit connection by leader 4 with geared flange 12 of the supply reel. The take-up reel has a permanently secured leader 5 with a loop leader 14 secured at the end. When the cartridge is lowered into position, latch 10 engages leader 14. Simultaneously guide pin 3 disengages the spring leader 4 from slot B and flange 12.

Normally, in a single reel tape cartridge, the end of the tape has an expanded thickness at the end to prevent the end of the tape from entering into the cartridge. In such a case, however, the take-up reel has to accommodate this expanded thickness. Such can result in unbalances or dissymmetry on the take- up reel.

In this cartridge, leader 4 prevents the end of the leader from going into the cartridge. Thus the thickness of the tape need not be expanded to prevent the tape from entering the cartridge.

1

Page 2 of 2

2

[This page contains 2 pictures or other non-text objects]