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Multi-Independent Trays Carousel

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112496D
Original Publication Date: 1994-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Baca, F: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

A concept to rotate a multi-independent rotating carousel trays stack with two independent arms operating in two separate zones.

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Multi-Independent Trays Carousel

      A concept to rotate a multi-independent rotating carousel trays
stack with two independent arms operating in two separate zones.

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

o   A plurality of independent rotating trays 1 with a common center
    of rotation  Z, each tray is supported and guided by a bearing
    ring 2 and is provided at the outer circumferential part with a
    plurality of receptacles for receiving the recording medium disk
    3, and at the center portion a circular opening 4, the inner wall
    of said opening 4 is provided with a plurality of slot 5, these
    slots 5 of every tray must line up in the Z direction to form a
    straight path if all receptacles of all trays are lined up, the
    bearing rings 2 have internal radius larger than the distance
    between the center of rotation Z and the bottom of the slots 5
    and are mounted to the frame 6 and are spaced so that the trays 1
    can be rotated freely between them, the receptacles on each tray
    are evenly spaced with a distance D.

o   One or a plurality of accessors 7 which independently rotate
    around the common center of rotation Z, each accessor has one or
    a plurality of pins 8 that travel vertically along the Z
    direction through the slots 5 and tangentially through the spaces
    between the trays 5.

      OPERATION - In every operation, the tray 5...