Diskette-Eject Device for a Flexible File
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
In a file restricted to very limited space, it is necessary to eject the diskette partially out of the file to facilitate diskette removal. The limited space may not allow a large enough opening in the covers to allow the user to reach into the machine to remove the diskette. It was also essential that the file be sensitive to an improperly inserted diskette, such as one not inserted far enough to contact the back stop. The illustrated device incorporates a latch 1, latch spring 2, slider 3, slider spring 4, and uses the collet load lever 5 to operate these parts. All of the above parts are retained in the file main frame 6. With the file empty (no diskette present) the slider 3 is in the forwardmost position (Fig. 1).