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Ultra-Bay UU Eject / Lock Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119183D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Horikoshi, S: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism to eject and lock a standard bay that is called UltraBayII. This new UltraBayII can accommodate many different options, such as any additional Hard Disk Drive (HDD), a second battery, or a Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) drive, Compact Disk-Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) drive, Floppy Diskette Drive (FDD) and Zip drive. This mechanism allows hot plugging under operating system working.

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Ultra-Bay UU Eject / Lock Mechanism

      Disclosed is a mechanism to eject and lock a standard bay that
is called UltraBayII.  This new UltraBayII can accommodate many
different options, such as any additional Hard Disk Drive (HDD), a
second battery,  or a Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) drive, Compact
Disk-Read Only Memory  (CD-ROM) drive, Floppy Diskette Drive (FDD)
and Zip drive.  This mechanism allows hot plugging under operating
system working.

      The ejection mechanism is located in the place where the user
can have access easily.  As shown in the Figure, by sliding EJECT
LOCK (g), EJECT LEVER (d) can be released that is pushed out by the
SPRING of EJECT HOLDER (e).  Accordingly, the status of SWITCH (c)
becomes "active" and STATUS LED (f) is turned on.  By pulling EJECT
LEVER (d), BAY (a) can be pushed out, SUBLOCK (h) has a capability of
securing BAY when EJECT LEVER is unlatched.  SECURITY SCREW (i) can
lock BAY more securely, as needed.

      This mechanism can also be applied to the other machines which
require an ejection mechanism with switching capability.