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Automatic Cartridge Facility with Magazine Lock/Unlock Features

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118112D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Acosta, D: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

When removing a magazine from the Automatic Cartridge Feeder (ACF), the magazine should be locked and when the magazine is inserted into the ACF, it should be unlocked.

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Automatic Cartridge Facility with Magazine Lock/Unlock Features

      When removing a magazine from the Automatic Cartridge Feeder
(ACF), the magazine should be locked and when the magazine is
inserted into the ACF, it should be unlocked.

      The invention shows an magazine with lock and unlock
features.  When inserting a magazine into the ACF frame, a spring
latch mechanism actuates the magazine door latch in the magazine and
moves the door latch forward thereby opens the magazine door for easy
access of the tape cartridges from the front of the magazine.  The
ACF now can perform the 'Auto' mode'.

      A push button at the left front side of the ACF can be
depressed to enable the magazine door to be closed so that the ACF
can perform the 'Random mode' operation.  The pushing in action
activates a  spring plunger to move the magazine door latch towards
the rear thereby  closes the door.  When removing the magazine from
ACF, again the spring  plunger which attached to the magazine door
will move the door back due  to forward magazine motion, thereby lock
the magazine.