Resources Contact Us Home
Releasable disk drive for electronic devices

Image Number 5 for United States Patent #6185103.

A removable, EMI-shielding hard disk drive module for a notebook computer is pivotally insertable into the computer through an opening in the computer's base plate. Connectors fixedly mounted on the module and computer, respectively, mate when the module is fully inserted. A pin on the module cooperates with a movable cam on the computer to automatically lock the module in position when it is fully inserted, and to positively but smoothly disengage the connectors when the lock is released for removal of the module. To facilitate removal, the cam may lightly hold the module, after the connectors are disengaged, in a position where the module is easy to grasp and remove.

  Recently Added Patents
Microporous membranes and methods for producing and using such membranes
Housekeeping cart
Digital display devices and digital projectors with expanded color gamut
Surface modification
System and method for text input with a multi-touch screen
Display apparatus
Computer device with digitizer calibration system and method
  Randomly Featured Patents
Marine rail system
Approximate conversational timepiece
Visor cover hinge
Base makeup cosmetic and method for producing the same
Electrodes for electrochemical cells current generating cells and rechargeable accumulators
Gradient adaptive video de-interlacing
2-in-1 SD type memory card adapter
Recovery of fines in air laid papermaking
Application of shear flow stress to chondrocytes or chondrocyte stem cells to produce cartilage
Detection circuit and sensor device