Patent Number: 6,167,023

Title: Releasable disc adaptor for conforming central hub of information storage disc to standardized disc drive spindle

Abstract: A releasable disc adaptor for conforming the central hub of an information storage disc to a standardized magneto-optical disc drive spindle. The disc adaptor includes a hub receiving member having a center connected to a medium receiving member having a center. The centers of the medium receiving and hub receiving members are collinear. The adaptor includes a hub fastener fixedly mounted to the hub receiving member. The hub fastener is utilized to removably secure the hub receiving member to a disc drive spindle. The adaptor also includes a medium fastener connected to the medium receiving member. The medium fastener is used to removably secure the central hub of an information storage disc to the hub receiving member and prevent slippage therebetween so that the disc hub is thereby conformed to properly seat on the disc drive spindle while thereafter allowing the disc to be fully disengaged from the adaptor members for proper seating on an alternate disc drive spindle. The hub receiving member, medium receiving member, hub fastener, and medium fastener form a portable assembly that may be employed in any one of a plurality of magneto-optical disc drives.

Inventors: Davis; Marvin B. (Colorado Springs, CO), Gaetje; Clay E. (Irvine, CA)

Assignee: Discovision Associates

International Classification: G11B 23/00 (20060101); G11B 003/70 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013