WO1998048410A3 - Compact disc storage magazine with dual disc loader and transport apparatus - Google Patents

Compact disc storage magazine with dual disc loader and transport apparatus Download PDF

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WO1998048410A3
WO1998048410A3 PCT/US1998/007695 US9807695W WO9848410A3 WO 1998048410 A3 WO1998048410 A3 WO 1998048410A3 US 9807695 W US9807695 W US 9807695W WO 9848410 A3 WO9848410 A3 WO 9848410A3
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Eric Rene Bos
Robert L Montelius Jr
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Multidisc Tech
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    • G11INFORMATION STORAGE
    • G11BINFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
    • G11B17/00Guiding record carriers not specifically of filamentary or web form, or of supports therefor
    • G11B17/22Guiding record carriers not specifically of filamentary or web form, or of supports therefor from random access magazine of disc records
    • G11B17/225Guiding record carriers not specifically of filamentary or web form, or of supports therefor from random access magazine of disc records wherein the disks are transferred from a fixed magazine to a fixed playing unit using a moving carriage

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A compact disc storage and retrieval system for a computer. The system includes a disc storage magazine structure (12) having a storage bank (14) with a plurality of disc storage sites (16) arranged as a column. Each storage site (16) is accessible through opposing first and second sides from respective first and second access channels (22, 24) respectively adjacent the first and second sides. A first disc loader and transport apparatus member (28) is disposed within the first access channel (22) and a second disc loader and transport apparatus member (30) is disposed within the second access channel (24). Each such member is movably operable within each respective access channel for retrieving and replacing a disc from and to any of the storage sites. The disc storage magazine can include a disc drive mechanism (26) accessible from each access channel and to which each disc loader and transport apparatus member can travel to deliver and retrieve a compact disc.
PCT/US1998/007695 1997-04-18 1998-04-16 Compact disc storage magazine with dual disc loader and transport apparatus WO1998048410A3 (en)

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US4754397A (en) * 1985-02-15 1988-06-28 Tandem Computers Incorporated Fault tolerant modular subsystems for computers
US4817070A (en) * 1987-02-12 1989-03-28 Cygnet Systems, Inc. Information handling system for use with information containing storage discs
US4912575A (en) * 1986-04-30 1990-03-27 Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba Apparatus for automatically changing an information memory medium
US5128912A (en) * 1988-07-14 1992-07-07 Cygnet Systems Incorporated Apparatus including dual carriages for storing and retrieving information containing discs, and method
US5513156A (en) * 1993-07-23 1996-04-30 Fujitsu Limited Library apparatus
US5638347A (en) * 1995-06-06 1997-06-10 International Business Machines Corporation Disk cartridge storage system

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US4754397A (en) * 1985-02-15 1988-06-28 Tandem Computers Incorporated Fault tolerant modular subsystems for computers
US4912575A (en) * 1986-04-30 1990-03-27 Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba Apparatus for automatically changing an information memory medium
US4817070A (en) * 1987-02-12 1989-03-28 Cygnet Systems, Inc. Information handling system for use with information containing storage discs
US5128912A (en) * 1988-07-14 1992-07-07 Cygnet Systems Incorporated Apparatus including dual carriages for storing and retrieving information containing discs, and method
US5513156A (en) * 1993-07-23 1996-04-30 Fujitsu Limited Library apparatus
US5638347A (en) * 1995-06-06 1997-06-10 International Business Machines Corporation Disk cartridge storage system

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