Disk Cartridge Players
Original Publication Date: 1980-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
A flexible disk containing the cartridge consists of a plastic flexible cover secured at its periphery to a base. The front and side walls of the cartridge are formed as shown in sketch A such that a pair of opening arms supported at one end on a pair of moveable pivots, respectively, engage the front end of the cartridge as it is being inserted into the player (not shown). As the cartridge is inserted, the force of insertion causes the opening arms to strip the cover from the base as the cartridge is inserted. The arms pivot in the direction of the curved arrows freeing the cover from the base for accessing the contained disk.