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4945428 Method of managing a media library  
A data storage hierarchy includes a media library characterized by a travelling elevator which moves in front of an open-faced wall of storage cells or compartments and ingress-egress slots to a...
4945429 Data security arrangement for an automated magnetic tape cartridge library system  
This data security arrangement provides a significant level of data security in an automatic magnetic tape cartridge library by isolating the actual data from the control of the data retrieval...
4940275 Apparatus for scanning recording media with an automatic medium-change mechanism and structure for mounting same on a vehicle  
An apparatus for scanning recording media (a cassette tape deck) with an automatic medium-change mechanism (automatic cassette tape change mechanism) and a novel structure for mounting same in a...
4937690 Automatic exchanging system for storage and retrieval of magnetic tape cassettes  
An automatic cassette exchanging system for performing cassette exchange between an information recording/reproducing device such as VTR and a cassette storage device. The automatic cassette...
4932826 Automated cartridge system  
A storage and retrieval subsystem in a data processing system includes a plurality of magnetic tape cartridges, a host computer, and a library storage module storing the plurality of magnetic tape...
4922358 Double-cassette tape player  
In a double-cassette tape player for driving cassette tapes in a pair of cassettes in an alternative fashion, there is provided a mechanism for moving a single head base to respective positions of...
4920432 System for random access to an audio video data library with independent selection and display at each of a plurality of remote locations  
Adapted for use in hotels, hospitals, and similar environments, the disclosed system allows numerous system users to operate user terminals at any of a plurality of locations to access a common...
4918548 Cartridge loader  
A tape drive is mounted on a carriage alongside a horizontal or vertical rack of tape cartridges. The carriage supports an arm with a linear actuator for removing a selected cartridge from the...
4918547 Door opening and closing mechanism for an automatic charger for recording media  
An automatic changer for cassette tapes suited for the use in an automobile or the like is described a tape container which holds a plurality of cassette tapes fits into an automatic recording...
4912575 Apparatus for automatically changing an information memory medium  
An automatic changing apparatus includes a storage section wherein a number of optical disk cassettes are stored, a disk drive apparatus, and a transfer frame for transferring the disk cassette...
4910619 Automatic changing system for cassette-type mediums  
An automatic changing system for a cassette-type medium, having at least one recording and/or reproducing apparatus, a cassette storage apparatus includes multiple cassette storage compartments,...
4907889 Video cassette library retrieval and sequencing system  
A retrieval and sequencing system, preferably in the form of a tape cassette library is disclosed for automatically playing magnetic tape cassettes, such as video cassettes in regular television...
4903152 Magnetic recording and reproducing apparatus capable of containing a plurality of recording cassettes  
A video tape recorder includes a cassette housing section for housing two tape cassettes. The housing section has a first stand-by region, a tape loading region, and a second stand-by region which...
4903154 Automatic diskette stack loader  
Serially transporting diskettes from a stack to at least one disk drive for recording of a selected program thereon and then transporting the diskettes to at least one output stack. Included is...
4891720 Belt drive system for a magnetic tape cassette transport/accessor  
Disclosed is magnetic tape cassette transport apparatus for use with a magnetic tape cassette storage and utilization system. Magnetic tape cassettes are transported between locations in the...
4879613 Cassette tape recorder for multiple cassette tapes  
A tape recorder includes: a cassette tape compartment in which a plurality of cassette tapes are detachably mounted; a capstan for coaxially mounting the plurality of cassette tapes housed in the...
4864438 Tape cartridge movement management in an automated tape cartridge library system  
The tape cartridge movement management apparatus for an automated tape cartridge library system includes a database that identifies each tape cartridge stored in the library system and its...
4860133 Cassette bin structure including a bin section for loading and unloading cassettes  
A cart spot player having a tape library or bin structure, a series of tape transports in stacked alignment, and a cassette loading/unloading station as part of the bin structure; at one side of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...