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Tray Assembly for Mounting Interchangeable Electromagnetic Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038513D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Davidge, RV Kerezman, PA Leckbee, MD Rance, WG Stricker, AA [+details]

Abstract

A technique is described whereby a tray assembly is designed in such a manner as to provide for mechanical interchangeability of devices, such as computer magnetic data files, floppy disk drives, etc. The tray is unique in that three positions are provided so that it is possible to mount various configurations of devices, such as two floppy disk drives and one fixed disk drive or one floppy disk drive or two fixed disk drives, using a tray for each device when mounted in the computer housing. The design is made flexible so as to provide for customer installation as well as factory installation.