Media Protection in a Soft-Jacketed Diskette
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18
The floppy magnetic recording disk in a soft-jacketed diskette is protected from contamination by a flexible shutter. In present soft-jacketed diskettes, the disk 10 within jacket 12 is exposed to contamination through head access windows 14 and 15. This contamination can include dust, fingerprints, etc., and can render the diskette unusable. A protected diskette is made by forming slots 18 and 20 in jacket surfaces 22 and 24, respectively (Fig. 1). In addition, an activation notch 26 is formed in the edge of the jacket. Protective shutter 16 consists of a strip of material (it can be the same material as the jacket) which is folded in half, as shown. During diskette assembly, shutter 16 is positioned in relationship to jacket 12, as shown in Fig. 2.