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Data Storage Cartridge Shell with Identification Window

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116480D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 4 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dang, CH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is an optical cartridge magazine with a protecting shell which has windows to provide access to identification labels mounted on the containing trays or on the disks.

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Data Storage Cartridge Shell with Identification Window

      Disclosed is an optical cartridge magazine with a protecting
shell which has windows to provide access to identification labels
mounted on the containing trays or on the disks.

      In an optical disk juke box, as illustrated in Fig. 1, the
optical disks 1 are contained in carrying trays 2 which are stored in
slots 3 of the storage receptacle bin 4.  The picker 5 fetches
individual tray 2 and load the disk to the drive 6 for data
accessing.  To import or export the disk, the operator inserts or
removes the disk from the tray located at the I/O station 7.

      Another approach is to have the disk 1 and tray 2 contained in
a cartridge shell 8 which can contain one or more tray as illustrated
in Fig. 2.  In this design concept, the identification labels are to
be mounted on the media disks or on the carrying trays.  Visually
transparent or cut-out windows are provided to expose the
identification labels to the operator when the trays and media disks
are completely inserted into the cartridge shell.

      Fig. 3 shows a design wherein the cartridge shell 8 has two
cut-out windows 9, one on each side of the rear portion of the shell,
the identification labels 10 are located on top and bottom surfaces
of the leading end of each tray 2, with such arrangement, the shell 8
can contain up to two trays and still provides access to the
identification labels.  Fig. 4 shows a similar design concept, b...