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Number: 720/640
Name: Dynamic optical information storage or retrieval > Particular cabinet structure for optical media > Capable of only accepting protected insertable single optical medium > Pivotable cartridge holder
Description: Subject matter having a mechanism to retain the optical storage medium that rotates about an axis.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7853965 Disk drive Dec. 14, 2010
7612962 Housing opening and closing apparatus for DVD camcorder Nov. 3, 2009
7533394 Disk recording and/or reproduction apparatus May. 12, 2009
7441255 Disk recording/reproducing apparatus with cartridge drop preventing mechanism having elastic flap portion Oct. 21, 2008
7424726 Mounting mechanism for mounting a cartridge or an optical disc to the tray of an optical disc device Sep. 9, 2008
7093271 Disk drive Aug. 15, 2006
6829774 Cartridge storage device Dec. 7, 2004
6829773 Device for recording or reproducing signal on or from disk with a releasing mechanism Dec. 7, 2004
6411584 Cartridge loading apparatus and methods of manufacturing and operating same Jun. 25, 2002
6388971 Disc recording and/or reproducing apparatus and disc reproducing apparatus May. 14, 2002
6249501 Recording apparatus with resilient displacement member and limiter mechanism Jun. 19, 2001
6215753 Recording-medium loading apparatus having a recording medium holder movable relative to a tray Apr. 10, 2001
6137759 Removable disk drive system having a driving mechanism and removably housing a disc cartridge Oct. 24, 2000
5699210 Disk drive for receiving a removable cartridge and method of inserting the cartridge Dec. 16, 1997
5659530 Recording and/or reproducing apparatus for a cartridge accomodating a recording medium and an eject mechanism thereof Aug. 19, 1997
5642344 Recording and/or reproducing apparatus for recording medium and damper mechanism employed in such apparatus Jun. 24, 1997
5610890 Cartridge inserting/extracting apparatus for a magnetooptical disk player Mar. 11, 1997
5586092 Magnetooptic disk player Dec. 17, 1996
5583834 Mini disc player Dec. 10, 1996
5541809 Electronic equipments chassis made from bent sheet metal Jul. 30, 1996
5504730 Disk cartridge loading mechanism for use in disk recording and/or regenerating device having a reduced thickness and reduced complexity Apr. 2, 1996
5485329 Device for inserting/extracting a disk cartridge with locking mechanism Jan. 16, 1996
5450377 Magnetooptical recording and reproducing apparatus having an automatic hand lifting device Sep. 12, 1995
5359478 Recording medium loading device with detection switch Oct. 25, 1994
5329504 Disc cartridge loading apparatus Jul. 12, 1994
5166918 Loading mechanism for disk cartridges with vibration reducing mechanism Nov. 24, 1992
5062093 Optical disk cartridge insertion apparatus for an optical disk storage and handling system Oct. 29, 1991
4864441 Player apparatus for a flexible disc housed in a cassette Sep. 5, 1989
4755895 Loading device for positioning a disc cassette on a recording and/or reproducing apparatus Jul. 5, 1988
4098511 Video disc handling system for a video disc player Jul. 4, 1978

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