Patent Number: 6,167,015

Title: Apparatus for loading discs of different sizes

Abstract: A disc loading device for loading discs of different sizes. The disc loading device includes a lower plate for receiving discs of different sizes, a guide section movably installed on the lower plate for guiding the discs, a positioning section movably installed at the lower plate for determining the position where the discs are received, and a returning section for returning the positioning section back to the initial position when the discs are withdrawn from the disc recording/reproducing device. The guide section includes a pair of contacting members for contacting the discs, a slide bar movably and rotatably installed with the contacting members, and a slide spring for elastically connecting the contacting members. The positioning section includes an upper plate movably mounted on the upper surface of the lower plate, first and a second receiving members for selectively receiving the discs, links installed with the second receiving members, a connecting member for interconnecting the links, and a torsion spring for connecting the connecting member and the links. The returning section includes a pair of first returning springs elastically connecting the connecting member with the upper plate so as to return the connecting member back to an initial position, and a pair of second returning springs connecting the upper plate with the lower plate so as to return the upper plate back to an initial position. The loading mechanism has improved compatibility, and discs of different sizes are loaded without requiring additional devices therefor, so that the manufacture cost is reduced.

Inventors: Jeong; Young-min (Seoul, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 17/04 (20060101); G11B 033/02 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013