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Random Access Data Storage

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000095457D
Original Publication Date: 1964-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wartner, DL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A random access data storage apparatus uses comparatively short, compliant strips as record media. Strips 21 are located in cells 19 and 20 secured to and spaced around the peripheries of two cylinders 15 and 16. These are rotatably mounted in stationary frame 12 on parallel spaced vertical axes.

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Random Access Data Storage

A random access data storage apparatus uses comparatively short, compliant strips as record media. Strips 21 are located in cells 19 and 20 secured to and spaced around the peripheries of two cylinders 15 and 16. These are rotatably mounted in stationary frame 12 on parallel spaced vertical axes.

The cylinders are connected by meshing gears 25 and 26 so as to rotate in opposite directions. The cells interdigit to pass under a position on the line joining the axes. From these a selected strip can be removed and processed by a fixed processing unit 14.

One of the cylinders is selectively driven from motor 22 by brake 24 and clutch 23. The masses of the rotating parts are such that the rotational inertia of the parts rotating in one direction counterbalance the rotational inertia of the parts rotating in the opposite direction. Thus, no torque is transmitted to the frame 12.

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