Patent Number: 6,310,744

Title: Magnetic tape apparatus

Abstract: A magnetic tape apparatus for reading data from and writing data to a magnetic tape has a magnetic head for reading or writing the data, and first and second tape guides. The first tape guide has a first guide surface to guide the magnetic tape, and the first guide surface has a width that is narrower than the width of the magnetic tape. The second tape guide has a second guide surface to guide the magnetic tape, and the second guide surface has a width that is wider than the width of the magnetic tape. If the tape moves laterally against a flange on the first tape guide, the flange initially yields to the pressure of the tape. Then the flange presses against the magnetic tape to return the tape to a laterally aligned position along a tape path.

Inventors: Kobayashi; Masayoshi (Yamato, JP), Oohara; Tsuneyoshi (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Fujitsu Limited

International Classification: G11B 33/14 (20060101); G11B 15/60 (20060101); G11B 23/50 (20060101); G11B 005/008 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018