Browse Prior Art Database

Optical Disk Handler

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061470D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bartholet, MA Muir, RL Schaffer, WJ [+details]

Abstract

This handler allows the user to transfer an optical disk between a storage container and a disk drive without contaminating the disk with fingerprints, etc. The disk handler forms part of the storage container, and acts as a means for transporting the disk when the disk is out of the container. The disk handler and a storage sleeve, when combined, provide protective storage for the optical disk. When the disk is removed from the storage sleeve, the disk handler is held by the user's fingers, and enables the disk to be transported, untouched, between the sleeve and the disk drive. Handler 10 consists of a body which provides protective edge coverage for disk 11 during handling. Fig. 1 is a top view of handler 10, disk 11 and storage sleeve 12. Fig. 2 is a side view. Figs.