Patent Number: 6,166,882

Title: Non-belt drive tape cartridge

Abstract: In a magnetic tape cartridge, the tape is transported so as to be wound and unwound from two hubs disposed in a housing by direct contact of said tape with a drive puck. A roller wheel is disposed on an opposite side of said drive puck, with the tape disposed between the drive puck and the roller wheel, so as to maintain the tape in contact with the drive puck during rotation of the drive puck. A braking force can be applied to one or both hubs during winding and unwinding, so as to tension the tape. The components can be dimensioned to make the cartridge compatible with various existing drives for existing cartridge formats.

Inventors: Solhjell; Erik (Oslo, NO)

Assignee: Tandberg Data ASA

International Classification: G11B 23/087 (20060101); G11B 023/02 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017