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Novel Loading Method of Compact Disk-Read Only Memory Drive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117935D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hirasaka, Y: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for reduction of Compact Disk (CD) drive space by using a special caddy to load a CD or CD-Read Only Memory (ROM) disk.

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Novel Loading Method of Compact Disk-Read Only Memory Drive

      Disclosed is a method for reduction of Compact Disk (CD) drive
space by using a special caddy to load a CD or CD-Read Only Memory
(ROM) disk.

      Fig. 1 shows an example of this apparatus.  At first, an
optical disk (2) like CD, CD-ROM, DVD or DVD-ROM is mounted into the
caddy case (3).  At the same time, the drive is designed as the
optical pickup (5) moving direction to be near the angle of diagonal
direction of the drive and spindle motor (1) to be located near the
corner of the drive.

      In cases where the optical disk (2) is to be used in the caddy
case (3), it is inserted from the corner as shown in Fig. 2.  Then
the caddy case (3) is mounted as in Fig. 1.  The drive size can be
designed smaller than the optical disk (2) as shown in Fig. 1.