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Magnetic Rigid Disk-Handling Tool

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034767D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kruger, BP Petersen, TS Wilke, MA [+details]

Abstract

The tool, which is shown in Figs. 1 and 2, is molded out of thermo- plastic which is somewhat flexible and grips a rigid magnetic recording disk 1 by having its two handle parts 4a and 4b squeezed together so that the opposite arm parts 2a and 2b may embrace and grip disk 1. (Image Omitted) The tool comprises the handle 4 made up of the two handle parts 4a and 4b, the two arm parts 2a and 2b, and a relatively thin flexure portion 3 connecting the parts 2a and 4a with the parts 2b and 4b. The arm parts 2a and 2b as well as the flexure portion have an internal 120 degree V groove 5 that contacts the outside chamfer of the disk 1 when the disk is loaded in the tool.