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Inventor:
Vanderheyden; William J.
Address:
Loveland, CO
No. of patents:
31
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D465786 Magnetic tape cartridge November 19, 2002
8220734 Tape drive July 17, 2012
A tape drive, which is configured to receive a tape cartridge having a cartridge leader attached to magnetic tape, includes a take-up reel and a drive leader that is attachable to the cartridge leader. The drive leader has an attachment location attached to the take-up reel and a tapered
8130465 Leader retention method and device March 6, 2012
A tape drive for use with a tape cartridge having a cartridge leader includes a drive body, and a drive leader that is engageable with the cartridge leader and moveable with respect to the drive body. The tape drive further includes an engaging member that is engageable with a first
8027122 Dual sided tape storage device and dual sided tape drive September 27, 2011
A data storage device is provided with a housing having an access opening, a pair of tape reels and dual sided data tape. The access opening is adjacent to a tape path for access of each tape side. A tape drive is provided with a pair of read/write heads, each having a first position
7940496 Reinforced tape for a data storage device May 10, 2011
A data storage device is disclosed with a housing sized for a tape drive. A tape reel is mounted for rotation within the housing and a guide is mounted in the housing spaced apart from the tape reel. A first end of a data tape segment is mounted to the tape reel and a second end is not
7913943 Tape drive March 29, 2011
A tape drive, which is configured to receive a tape cartridge having a cartridge leader attached to magnetic tape, includes a take-up reel and a drive leader that is attachable to the cartridge leader. The drive leader has an attachment location attached to the take-up reel and a tapered
7861961 Method and apparatus for utilizing a tape leader in a tape drive system January 4, 2011
A system for utilizing a tape leader in a tape drive system. The tape drive system receives a first tape leader and buckles the first tape leader to a drive reel leader. Then the tape drive system threads the first tape leader and a second tape leader connected to the first tape lead
7706101 Transducer positioning assembly April 27, 2010
An actuator assembly is provided for positioning a transducer with a primary frame and a secondary frame mounted thereto for transverse translation. A coarse actuator is connected to the frames for translating the secondary frame incrementally. A carriage with a transducer is mounted
7646562 Data storage tape cartridge and system including an intermediate portion having a servo pattern January 12, 2010
A data storage tape cartridge is provided with a combination tape including a data storage tape, an intermediate portion and a leader. A servo track and media information region is provided on the intermediate portion of the tape. The servo track is read by a servo track reader of a
7646558 Positioning system and method for a transducer head January 12, 2010
In one embodiment of a system and method for positioning a transducer head, the transducer head includes a first group of elements for reading data from or writing data to a set of tracks on a storage medium, and a second group of elements for reading data from or writing data to a set
7556215 Data storage tape cartridge and system including storage tape having a transition tape July 7, 2009
A data storage tape cartridge is disclosed. The data storage tape cartridge includes a housing, a reel assembly including a hub rotatably disposed within the housing, a storage tape wound onto the tape reel assembly, and a leader attached to a leading end of the storage tape. In this
7477484 Tape cartridge write protect mechanism January 13, 2009
The write protect mechanism provides a method for identifying the write protect state of the tape media enclosed in a tape cartridge from at least two orientations. A write protect switch on the front side of the tape cartridge housing moves to block the write protect aperture on the
7317593 Tape cartridge with pivotable access door January 8, 2008
A tape cartridge for use with a tape drive having an actuation member includes a cartridge body that is insertable into the tape drive. The cartridge body includes first and second faces that extend at an angle to each other. The first face has a first opening and the second face has a
7298585 Storage medium load and unload apparatus with an impact diverter November 20, 2007
A storage medium load and unload apparatus for diverting a storage medium insertion impact force is provided. The load and unload apparatus comprises a shuttle having a first pin with a first radius extending from a side surface of the shuttle and a protrusion having a posterior edge
7261250 Roller guide tape path August 28, 2007
A tape guide mechanism in a storage device is disclosed for defining an improved roller guide tape path. A cartridge reel is provided for supplying tape to a take-up reel. Multiple flanged guides are provided located remotely from the cartridge and take-up reels. A non-flanged post g
7168648 Performance tape cartridge leader for single reel tape cartridges January 30, 2007
The tape cartridge leader includes a smoothing feature that comprises a blind cut out formed in a surface of the tape cartridge leader that faces the hub of the take-up reel when the tape cartridge leader is wound on the hub to compensate for the irregularity generated by the buckling
7159815 Method and apparatus for securing a spool inside a data storage tape cartridge January 9, 2007
A brake slide assembly for securing a spool inside a data storage tape cartridge housing is disclosed. The brake slide assembly includes at least one brake slide and a flexible member. The brake slide(s) include a locking wedge, a brake button end, and a riser. The locking wedge is c
7077353 Tape cartridge with movable access door July 18, 2006
A tape cartridge, for use with a tape drive having an actuation member, includes a cartridge body that is insertable into the tape drive and a door movably associated with the cartridge body. The door is engageable with the actuation member when the cartridge body is inserted into the
7016151 Tape cartridge improved boss door March 21, 2006
The tape cartridge improved boss door provides a sleeve between the lower boss for the torsion spring to rotate around to decrease the stress applied to the top coil of the torsion spring. An improved catch contacts the top leg of the torsion spring at a point distant from the torsion
7000860 Tape cartridge February 21, 2006
A tape cartridge, for use with a tape drive having a threading mechanism, includes a magnetic tape, a leader attached to an end of the tape and configured to engage the threading mechanism, and a cartridge body for housing the tape. The cartridge body includes first and second faces
6985328 One and three quarters inch form factor tape cartridge autoloader January 10, 2006
The tape cartridge autoloader comprises a tape drive and up to eight respective storage positions for tape cartridges all located within a one and three-quarter inch form factor. A picker driven by a single first motor operated driving mechanism follows a U-shaped track as the picker
6971602 Tape cartridge December 6, 2005
A tape cartridge for use with a tape drive includes a length of magnetic tape, a leader attached to an end of the tape, and a cartridge body for housing the tape. The cartridge body is configured to be inserted into the tape drive, and includes first and second adjacent faces. The first
6915975 Tape leader means for pulling tape from a reel July 12, 2005
An improved two-leader apparatus is disclosed for threading tape from a first reel to a second reel. The two-leader means includes a first reel for receiving tape from a second reel. A first leader is coupled to the first reel. A second leader is coupled to a free end of the tape which i
6853548 1U rack mount equipment enclosure with increased structural support February 8, 2005
The 1U rack mount equipment enclosure with increased structural support, supports internal components without adding to the over all height of the 1U form factor. The peripheral device is mounted between front supports which bear the weight of the peripheral device. A central support pro
6795309 Tool-less field replaceable peripheral mounting system September 21, 2004
A peripheral mounting system for installing, removing and replacing peripheral devices from a chassis without the use of tools. A pair of side brackets secured to the chassis provide slots into which fasteners connected to the side of the peripheral device are installed to restrain t
6633454 Shock detection for a data storage device October 14, 2003
A data storage device has a shock sense indicator disposed within its housing. The shock sense indicator may provide visible, audible, and/or machine-detectable indication of whether the data storage device has been subjected to a physical shock over some threshold. Machine detection of
6568618 Half-inch tape drive in half high form factor May 27, 2003
The half-inch tape drive comprises a novel takeup reel, tape deck, PC board packaging, loading mechanism, and housing. The takeup reel comprises a pair of segmented flanges that define a first and second tape containment section. The tape deck is approximately half the height of a conven
6550710 Tape cartridge leader for single reel tape cartridges having increased flexibility for improved April 22, 2003
The present tape cartridge leader includes a flex relief aperture, located in the body of the tape cartridge leader between the guide wings. This flex relief aperture enables the tape cartridge leader to bend in a tight radius as the tape cartridge leader is pulled around the tape guide
6405957 Data storage tape cartridge and tape path with an idler wrap guide for reduced lateral tape move June 18, 2002
A data storage tape cartridge including a housing, first and second tape reels, a storage tape, first and second corner guides and an idler wrap guide. The housing defines a head access window. The tape reels are rotatably disposed within the housing, with the storage tape extending
6386470 Takeup reel for single reel tape drives May 14, 2002
The takeup reel comprises a pair of segmented flanges connected in a parallel relationship to a takeup reel hub and define a first tape containment section and a second tape containment section. The segmented flanges are ultrasonically welded to the hub and include rounded protrusion
6353514 Two-sided compliant tape guide March 5, 2002
A data storage cartridge includes a length of magnetic tape wound on a pair of tape reels within a housing to define a tape path. A tape guide disposed along a portion of the tape path includes a top and bottom flange. Each flange is resilient so that it acts to resiliently guide an










 
 
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