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Space-Saving CD-ROM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117378D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Horiuchi, Y: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a package design of Compact Disk Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) for space saving. This CD-ROM achieves about 1/3 foot print at the non-operational condition.

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Space-Saving CD-ROM

      Disclosed is a package design of Compact Disk Read Only Memory
(CD-ROM) for space saving.  This CD-ROM achieves about 1/3 foot print
at the non-operational condition.

      This CD-ROM is constructed with two slide mechanisms and a
rotatable drive unit.  Figs. 1, 2 and 3 are showing the basic
concept.

      At the initial position, the foot print of the CD-ROM drive is
about 1/3 of the operational condition as shown in Fig. 1.

      At the first slide position, a tray 2 and 3 are withdrawn, and
the drive unit is also withdrawn with the rotation at the center of
the pivot on the tray 1 as shown in Fig. 2.

      At the second slide position, the tray 3 is withdrawn as shown
in Fig. 3.