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Title: Apparatus and method for loading and unloading multiple digital tape cassettes utilizing a removable magazine

Abstract

An apparatus and method to automate the handling of multiple digital tape cassettes for processing by commercially available cassette tape readers and recorders. A removable magazine rack stores a plurality of tape cassettes, and cooperates with a shuttle device that automatically inserts and removes cassettes from the magazine to the reader and vice-versa. Photocells are used to identify and index to the desired tape cassette. The apparatus allows digital information stored on multiple cassettes to be processed without significant operator intervention.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6211928
Patent Number(s):
5182686 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-504439
Assignee:
Universities Research Association, Inc., Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 4 Apr 1990
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; MAGNETIC TAPES; MATERIALS HANDLING; AUTOMATION; DIGITAL SYSTEMS; EQUIPMENT; RECORDING SYSTEMS; STORAGE; MAGNETIC STORAGE DEVICES; MEMORY DEVICES; 990000* - General & Miscellaneous

Citation Formats

Lindenmeyer, C W. Apparatus and method for loading and unloading multiple digital tape cassettes utilizing a removable magazine. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Lindenmeyer, C W. Apparatus and method for loading and unloading multiple digital tape cassettes utilizing a removable magazine. United States.
Lindenmeyer, C W. Tue . "Apparatus and method for loading and unloading multiple digital tape cassettes utilizing a removable magazine". United States.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method to automate the handling of multiple digital tape cassettes for processing by commercially available cassette tape readers and recorders. A removable magazine rack stores a plurality of tape cassettes, and cooperates with a shuttle device that automatically inserts and removes cassettes from the magazine to the reader and vice-versa. Photocells are used to identify and index to the desired tape cassette. The apparatus allows digital information stored on multiple cassettes to be processed without significant operator intervention.},
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