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Double-Stack Data Cartridge Magazine

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105477D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dang, CH: AUTHOR

Abstract

A cartridge storage cell, with each of its storage slots containing up to two cartridges side by side, is served by a double gripper picker.

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Double-Stack Data Cartridge Magazine

      A cartridge storage cell, with each of its storage slots
containing up to two cartridges side by side, is served by a double
gripper picker.

      The design of this invention as illustrated in the Figure
comprises:

o   A cartridge storage cell 1 containing several cartridge storage
    slots, each can contain two cartridges side by side, lengthwise,

o   Two sets of rollers 2 residing at each side of each cartridge
    slot, the rollers of each set are mechanically linked so they
    must rotate together,

o   Retaining means 3 at the openings of each cartridge slot.

      To transfer the cartridge between picker and cartridge slot,
the drive roller 4 engages the roller set 2 and the picker roller 5,
unlatching the retaining means 3 and rotates in appropriate
direction.  To pick the inner cartridge 6, one gripper picks the
outside cartridge 7, then the other gripper picks the cartridge 6
which by then is at the outside position, the cartridge 7 is inserted
back into the storage slot to complete the process.  The inserting
procedure is in reversing order.