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Tray Assembly for Loading Magnetic Diskettes and Diskette Magazines

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000070022D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Holecek, JJ Wilson, DR [+details]

Abstract

The tray assembly (Fig. 1) includes horizontal lower tray 10, horizontal upper housing 12 and upstanding housing supports 14 extending between and fixed with respect to tray 10 and housing 12. Tray 10 is provided with a series of slots 16 each for receiving the lower edge portion of a magnetic diskette 18 of the type disclosed in U. S. Patent 3,668,658, and a series of upwardly obliquely extending wires 20 are provided above slots 16 for bracing the sides of diskettes 18 vertically disposed in slots 16. Tray 10 is provided with two slots 22 each for receiving a magazine 24 having a series of upper and lower internal grooves for also supporting a plurality of diskettes 18 in vertical disposition. Each of the diskettes 18 in slots 16 or in magazine 24 (Fig.