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4860134 Double video cassette tape recorder  
As an alternate to two separate video tape recorders are operated to perform dubbing or the like, the present invention provides a double video cassette tape recorder for dubbing, wherein one of...
4847714 Magnetic head adjusting device for a double cassette tape player  
A magnetic head adjusting device for a double cassette tape player wherein a single magnetic head is used commonly and alternately for a pair of cassette loading stations and azimuth adjustment of...
4839758 Magnetic disk cartridge loading-and-unloading device  
A magnetic disk cartridge loading-and-unloading device for loading a magnetic recording disk cartridge into a recording and reproducing system and unloading it from the recording and reproducing...
4839505 Apparatus and method for storing and retrieving articles  
A machine from which a customer can selectably purchase or rent a videocassette or other such product, e.g., blank videotapes, music disks, and the like, or return a previously rented...
4837647 Video cassette auto-changer  
In a video cassette auto-changer which includes a plurality of reproducing and/or recording devices or VTRs, and a plurality of cassette storage bins arrayed in horizontal and vertical directions...
4835634 Automatic magnetic tape cartridge stack loader for tape drive systems  
The automatic magnetic tape cartridge stack loader apparatus includes a stack load slot for receiving a stack of magnetic tape cartridges. This slot is supported on the bottom by an indexing...
4833552 Top loading record changer mechanism with removable magazine supported for swiveling between a top loading position and an operating position angularly displaced therefrom  
A record changer apparatus having a removable magazine for storing a plurality of records, a playback/recording mechanism for receiving and playing or recording a record transferred from the...
4820109 Bidirectional transfer mechanism  
A bidirectional transfer mechanism is provided for independent or simultaneous X-axis and Y-axis precision displacement of a mobile component, such as a video cassette pick-up unit for retrieving...
4816943 Dubbing tape recorder having a common tape driving motor  
A dubbing tape recorder includes first and second tape drive units having independent recording or playback functions and mechanical portions of substantially the same structure and dimensions and...
4812629 Method and apparatus for vending  
A video cassette vending machine has a plurality of storage positions which are not user-accessible and a vend position which is user-accessible. A carrier unit is provided for carrying a selected...
4809098 Tape cassette loading device  
A tape cassette loading device inclusive of a tape cassette holder which is slidably or rotatably stored in or drawn out of a main body of a tape cassette apparatus includes a tape cassette holder...
4807066 Cassette changer for magnetic recording-reproduction apparatus  
A cassette changer for automatically inserting and discharging (changing) tape cassettes for a magnetic recording-reproduction apparatus of the front loading type, such as a video tape recorder....
4802035 Video cassette auto changer  
An automatic cassette loading and transferring apparatus for use with at least one reproducing unit which is arranged between two housing blocks adjacent the reproducing unit, in which the housing...
4802036 Dubbing tape recorder  
A dubbing tape recorder is constructed of first and second tape drive mechanisms capable of performing playback and recording operations respectively; a playback control member for holding the...
4800554 Disk magazine  
A disk magazine for use with an audio and a video instrument of the type using disks and accommodating a stack of disks therein includes generally rectangular trays each of which is bodily...
4797759 Tape recorder mode selector device for plural cassette tapes  
A tape recorder mode selector device equipped with a set of mode selecting members for operations such as record, play, fast-forward and rewind, a tape selector member and a capstan for selectively...
4794467 Apparatus for automatically supplying and selectively reproducing a plurality of cassettes and for avoiding the reproducing of degraded signals  
In an apparatus for automatically supplying and selectively reproducing a plurality of cassettes, the error rate for each cassette and for each reproduction is automatically generated and stored in...
4789907 Video cassette recording and/or viewing vending system  
A vending system which allows a customer to record a personal message on a blank video cassette tape or view and inserted prerecorded video cassette tape is disclosed. The system includes a payment...
4779152 Tape cartridge record/plackback apparatus  
A cartridge-handling arrangement for selectively transferring a tape cartridge from a fixed store holding a plurality of cartridges in a vertical stack, to a fixed record/playback station. The...
4779151 Robotic tape cassette handling system with rotary loading and unloading mechanism  
An automated tape cassette sequencing system includes a cassette storage library containing a plurality of columns of storage bins facing an interior space within which a cassette manipulator is...
4777547 Container receiving cassette loading structure for automatic cassette-tape changer  
An automatic changer for cassette tapes suited for the use in an automobile or the like constituted of a tape container capable of containing a plurality of cassette tapes and a table for...
4772968 Random-access video tape cassette storage and playback apparatus  
An automatic tape cassette loading device is composed of a plurality of cassette storage shelf blocks arranged side-by-side and each including plural tiers of cassette storage compartments for...
4742405 Device for storing and retrieving cassettes  
A device for storing and retrieving cassettes includes a casing in which a plurality of cassettes are stored in a radial array about a vertically disposed axis. A carrier for transferring a...
4739491 List look-ahead for control of bin lamp indicators  
A method of assisting a user to supply tape cassettes from a tape library to an on-line storage facility that has a limited capacity A and facilitates automatic feeding of the tapes to VTRs in a...
4731682 Signal recording and/or reproducing system having a cassette storing and transporting arrangement therein  
A signal recording and/or reproducing system having a tape cassette storing and transporting arrangement therein comprises a cassette storing apparatus having a plurality of receiving compartments...
4698705 Tape double-cassette recorder  
A double-cassette tape recorder in which a head base plate on which are mounted magnetic heads and a pinch roller is selectively moved with respect to stacked and stationary announcement and...
4697215 Tape draw-out mechanism  
A tape draw-out mechanism comprises a tape draw-out member to be engaged with a tape between a pair of reels and tape draw-out member driving means for reciprocating the tape draw-out member...
4695903 Audio video entertainment module  
An audio-visual entertainment device includes an enclosed module which contains a video screen, audio speakers and seating for one or two viewers. Sensors respond to the presence of a viewer to...
4663680 Mounting frame for microcassette changer  
Changer apparatus of the type having an input hopper for storing fresh record cartridges, an ouput hopper for storing used record cartridges, a recording deck for recording and for playing back...
4654727 Videocassette handling and sequencing system  
A tape cassette handling and sequencing system includes a large storage library having a plurality of storage bins and a cassette loading section for receiving cassettes to be stored in the storage...
4654794 Methods for determining the proper coloring for a tooth replica  
Polychromatic light is directed at the surface of a live tooth and color data of light reflected therefrom is recorded, multiplied by the stored power distribution of a first standard illuminant...
4647989 Video cassette selection machine  
The disclosure being made by the Video Cassette Selection Machine is that of an automated library retrieval system of video tape cassettes combined with the additional features of a complete...
4644425 Control apparatus for controlling  
This invention relates to an apparatus for automatically supplying and selectively reproducing a tape cassette having a plurality of cassette accommodating racks into which a plurality of tape...
4636888 Changer apparatus with movable means for withdrawing recording media from an input hopper to a recording deck to an output hopper  
Changer apparatus of the type having an input hopper for storing a plurality of recording media and an output hopper for storing recording media that have had messages recorded thereon by a...
4635150 Apparatus for automatically selecting and reproducing a recording medium  
A reproducing apparatus for automatically selecting and reproducing a recording medium comprises a reproducing device fixed at a predetermined position, for reproducing a recording medium loaded...
4622610 Automatic cassette exchanging playback device  
An automatic cassette exchanging playback device automatically exchanges cassette tapes for reproduction of records thereon. Cassette reproduction mechanism is elevated or lowered in a vertical...
4621349 Microcassette changer and printer apparatus  
Printer apparatus for use with a dictation system including a changer device having an input stack, a recording deck for recording dictated messages, and an output stack for storing recording media...
4601386 Device for moving objects  
An apparatus for moving a plurality of objects or containers for selecting, positioning, or retrieving one of the objects or containers organizes the objects or containers into two similar and...
4595327 Cassette storage and feeder mechanism  
A novel cassette storage and feeder mechanism for a tape winding machine, comprising (a) storage chute for storing a plurality of empty cassettes randomly disposed in one or the other of first and...
4594042 Device for stacking microcassettes  
An improvement in a changer apparatus of the type having a recording deck to which individual recording media are transported, one at a time, and an output stack for receiving and storing in stack...
4563716 Random access data storage system  
Random access peripheral data storage apparatus for use with microcomputers comprising a drive unit including a housing containing two separate selectively operated film transport mechanisms for...
4551775 Tape recorder with two recording/playing mechanisms  
There is provided a tape recorder which includes first and second recording/playing mechanisms for driving a tape at a constant speed for recording or playing, an auto-stop assembly for...
4519009 Dictation recording and transcribing system utilizing a multiple media cartridge apparatus  
A dictating and transcribing system includes a cartridge carrying a plurality of individual recording media, such as tape cassettes, and a means for selectively positioning the cartridge with...
4510539 Continuous loop cassette changer apparatus for a dictation/transcription system  
A continuous loop cassette changer apparatus for a dictation/transcription system transfers tape cassettes from a first storage location to a dictation record/listen station, to a second storage...
4485988 Tape cassette  
A tape cassette having a swingable cover adapted to cover and protect a tape stretched along the front side of the tape cassette, a cover locking member adapted to prevent swinging of the swingable...
4484239 Miniature casette tape recorder-player  
A mini cassette apparatus operates with an interchangeable cassette magazine on which a number of interchangeable minicassettes or microcassettes can be installed, similarly arranged on the...
4471394 Magazine-equipped cassette tape recorder-player  
In order to provide a 4-cassette magazine that does not require removal from the recorder-player in order to replace one or more cassettes, the magazine is composed of a turnstile rack providing...
4458802 Renting of articles and machine thereof  
A method of renting an article to a patron by the patron presenting a hire token to a renting machine for recognition and energizing of an article selection circuit; the article selection circuit...
4447836 Recording apparatus for cassette copying  
A type cassette copier on which; pairs of aligned "floating" head and pinch roller arms are pivotally mounted within a housing adjacent pairs of aligned cassette receiving recesses and are...
4438468 Tape cassette transferring machine  
A machine for transferring a plurality of tape cassettes one by one. A magazine container containing a plurality of tape cassettes in an aligned manner is set in a receiving part. The receiving...