Multiple Inputs Drive Loader for Selecting Media Units form a Stack Magazine
Original Publication Date: 1994-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Dang, CH: AUTHOR [+2]
This invention provides a conceptual design for an optical disk changer which loader has a plurality of loading ports.
Multiple Inputs Drive Loader for Selecting Media Units
form a Stack
invention provides a conceptual design for an optical disk
changer which loader has a plurality of loading ports.
The design of this invention, as illustrated in Fig. 1,
o A loader 1 which comprises a plurality of receiving slots 2 to
receive the stack magazine 3, containing several single media
units 4, from the picker 5 which handles the stack magazines 3
between the storage receptacle 6 and the loader 1. Each
receiving slots 2 has an opening 7 to provide access for the
drive 8 to reach the media unit inserted in the loader, a
9 to latch to a media unit contained at a position in the stack
magazine designated for said receiving slot. If the stack
magazine 3 contains n number of media units, then the loader has
n number of receiving slots, each slot is designated for each
specific media unit position in the stack magazine, therefore,
the catcher 9 of receiving slot can only latch to the media unit
located at its designated stack magazine position,
o A drive transporting means 10 to bring the drive 8 to the loaded
media unit 4 through the openings 7.
PROCEDURE: To load a specific media unit into the
drive, the picker 5 inserts the stack magazine containing said media
unit into the receiving slot designated for said media unit position
in the stack magazine, the catcher 9 latches to said media unit and
retains it in the receivin...