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Diskette Dust Filter for a Personal Computer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099786D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Barina, RM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a filter means to prevent dust entering a diskette drive and causing problems because of contamination.

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Diskette Dust Filter for a Personal Computer

       This article describes a filter means to prevent dust
entering a diskette drive and causing problems because of
contamination.

      Diskette drive head/media contamination on personal computers
is caused by dust particles being pulled by cooling air and settling
in the head assembly of the drives. The dust filter disclosed herein
is comprised of two strips of brush-like fibers.  These are placed in
front of the drive and behind the bezel, thereby preventing dust from
entering the drive.

      Referring to the drawings, Fig. 1 is a perspective view from
the front of a personal computer system showing the diskette drive
bezel.  Fig. 2 is a front view of the bezel showing the brush-like
filter of this disclosure in place. Fig. 3 is a back view of the
bezel and filter.  Fig. 4 is a right side view of the bezel and
diskette drive with the filter in place.  Two strips of fiber plastic
hairs are installed in the diskette drive opening (bezel) to permit
the insertion of a diskette but prevent dust from entering into the
system and contaminating the head.  A foam-type gasket can be
installed around the drive/bezel to prevent the possibility of air
entering between the bezel and drive.