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Shaun Staley, Spencer W Stout: Eject button for disk drive with light pipe. Iomega Corporation, James T Hagler, April 6, 2004: US06717769 (8 worldwide citation)

A removable disk cartridge drive has an eject member that moves from a forward position to a rearward position upon insertion of the cartridge from the drive. A coupling member extends between an eject button on the drive and a switch which energizes an electro-mechanical device to eject the cartrid ...


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Allen T Bracken, Theodore J Smith, Jeffery D Penman, Todd R Shelton, David S Greenhalgh, Paul E Jacobs, Spencer W Stout, Paul C Kunz, Scott P Thomas, Douglas S Reynolds, David L Jolley, Ryan D Osterhout: Information storage device with a removable cartridge, and a method of operating it. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, July 4, 2002: US20020085300-A1

An information storage device (10) includes a drive module (14) releasably coupled to an interface module (13), where an information storage cartridge (11) can be removably inserted into the drive module in an approximately vertical direction. The drive module has a light source and magnifying lens ...


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Shaun Staley, Spencer W Stout: Eject button for disk drive with light pipe. Richard E Kurtz, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz, November 14, 2002: US20020167755-A1

A removable disk cartridge drive has an eject member that moves from a forward position to a rearward position upon insertion of the cartridge from the drive. A coupling member extends between an eject button on the drive and a switch which energizes an electro-mechanical device to eject the cartrid ...


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Paul C Kunz, Ryan D Osterhout, Theodore J Smith, Spencer W Stout, Scott P Thomas: Method and apparatus for manually ejecting a data storage cartridge from a drive. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, November 14, 2002: US20020167756-A1

A data storage cartridge (14) can be removably inserted into a drive (13), so that respective connectors (52, 67) move into engagement. Two pawls (81, 82) are biased by a spring (119), and releasably lock the cartridge in its inserted position. In order to remove the cartridge from the drive, a moto ...