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Diskette Feeder for Diskette Writer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062699D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Billman, JW Hallock, EL Overby, WA Salvadore, JM [+details]

Abstract

Diskettes are fed, one at a time, from a stack of blank diskettes to a disk drive whereat the disk therein is written. After the disk is written, the diskette is ejected from the disk drive, released, and dropped to an output chute. (Image Omitted) The figures show the diskette feeder in various positions of operation. In Fig. 1, the stack of blank diskettes 10 is shown, with one of the diskettes 11 in the process of being pushed to the left into disk drive 12. The pushing force is provided by the edge 13 of jaw members 14, 15. As shown in Fig. 1, the jaws are now closed, i.e., the diskette is not held by the jaws. This movement to the left is achieved by operation of linear air motor 16 which carries plate 17. (Image Omitted) Fig.