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Control of Fluid Flow in a Record Storage Apparatus Employing a Stack of Co-Rotating Flexible Record Storage Disks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055065D
Original Publication Date: 1980-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bullock, JG Fulcher, CW Gibson, FW Janssen, DM Radman, AJ [+details]

Abstract

It is known to employ a large plurality of flexible co-rotating storage disks as a data storage apparatus. In general, such devices employ air drawn through a tubular shaft and then expelled radially outwardly between the closely spaced record storage disks as a stabilization factor for the disks. A transducer is suitably mounted on the radially extending head arm carried by a head carriage for insertion into the stack only after an axially enlarged opening is provided along the circumferential edge of the stack.