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New mechanical structure to eject Drive from Bay

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014471D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanical structure to eject some removable Drive from Note PC system. This eject structure uses the thin portion of Drive where are not usually useful. (Fig.1 -11) Conventional way to eject removable Drive need to access the top/bottom of the drive, but the way has some problem to use as hot swap system that means changable under operating. The way of this invention is able to access only the system side without holding up the PC itself. This mechanical structure is made from flat plastic under removable drive (Fig.2(a)-23) and structure by simple parts to hold/eject drive (Fig.2(a)-24,25) . The realization from combination of this simple parts make good use of odd space, Fig.1-11. Fig.1 Shape of D rive