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Number: 242/335
Name: Winding, tensioning, or guiding > Unwinding and rewinding a machine convertible information carrier (e.g., magnetic tape or photographic film) > Cartridge system (i.e., cartridge work station or cartridge)
Description: Subject matter comprising (a) a coil of information-bearing carrier mounted on or within a housing, tray, or similar support to form a unit removable and repositionable with respect to the work station, (b) a work station structure particularly designed to receive and relate such unit to the work station, or (c) a combination of such a unit and a utilization structure.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
242/336 Adaptive or convertible 130
242/339 Cartridge ejector 31
242/341 Coil-to-coil cartridge 50
242/337 Plural (i.e., multiple cartridges per work station) 25
242/348 Single coil cartridge (e.g., film magazine) 368
242/338 With insertion responsive component 102
242/340 With particular drive mechanism 123

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8434539 Case sealer tape applicator May. 7, 2013
7092201 Tape deck mechanism with main cam gear moving sub-deck, pole base loading unit, brake unit and main sliding memeber Aug. 15, 2006
6676070 Backward compatible tape support Jan. 13, 2004
6644581 Flange guide for improved tape winding Nov. 11, 2003
6580578 Method and apparatus for presenting both sides of a media to a read/write head in a storage device Jun. 17, 2003
6491461 Tape printing apparatus, tape cartridge and tape printing apparatus including the tape cartridge, and tape cutting device Dec. 10, 2002
6427934 Tape reel for minimizing print through Aug. 6, 2002
6427099 Method and system for data retrieval Jul. 30, 2002
6141079 Camera system Oct. 31, 2000
6097594 Recessed bezel for tape drive Aug. 1, 2000
5727887 Apparatus and method for performing a work operation with a consumable web Mar. 17, 1998
5447278 Tape drive and cassette with precise registration Sep. 5, 1995
5328125 VCR deck tape loading mechanism Jul. 12, 1994
5088655 Cassette loading device Feb. 18, 1992
5024394 Tape cassette Jun. 18, 1991
5014929 Film strip feeding apparatus May. 14, 1991
4896236 Tape stabilizer unit for stabilizing a moving tape in a tape recording and/or reproducing apparatus Jan. 23, 1990
4877200 Cine camera employing interchangeable film magazines with displacement of the spindles of the film take-off and take-up reels Oct. 31, 1989
4864511 Automated cartridge system Sep. 5, 1989
4826310 Constant center of gravity film camera magazine May. 2, 1989
4772969 "Expandable loop" method of and apparatus for automatically threading a web material Sep. 20, 1988
4763210 Helical scan tape guide apparatus Aug. 9, 1988
4754875 Roll film magazine frame for supporting film receiving film spool and using in a reading device Jul. 5, 1988
4740857 Tinted tape cassette having an optical tape sensing construction Apr. 26, 1988
4739951 Half height data cartridge tape drive Apr. 26, 1988
4732342 Drive assembly for microfilm cartridges Mar. 22, 1988
4731023 Teaching system using prerecorded tape Mar. 15, 1988
4683511 Head and guide cleaning device for video tape recorder Jul. 28, 1987
4674000 Cleaning device for the magnetic heads of video tape recorders Jun. 16, 1987
4669021 Tape cassette having a transparent window May. 26, 1987
4533969 Tape cassette anti-static member Aug. 6, 1985
4504025 Apparatus for winding an endless tape Mar. 12, 1985
4469293 Reel shaft Sep. 4, 1984
4459625 Tape withdrawing member drive system Jul. 10, 1984
4390913 Tape cassette and cassette receiver combination for transducing apparatus Jun. 28, 1983
4369935 Tape cassette and tape transport mechanism Jan. 25, 1983
4310130 Method and apparatus for taking up tape Jan. 12, 1982
4131925 Edge guide for cooperation with a coaxial reel cassette Dec. 26, 1978
4011592 Cassette tape recorder with tape pad Mar. 8, 1977
3987980 Simplified precision tape cassette and system Oct. 26, 1976
3971071 Tape cassette with guide means for unidirectional insertion and holder therefore Jul. 20, 1976
3961375 Apparatus for cleaning an informational tape Jun. 1, 1976

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