Patent Number: 6,445,539

Title: Magnetic tape cartridge with magnetic tape leader pin which is removablyheld by pin holding member

A magnetic tape cartridge includes a cartridge casing formed by upper andlower casing halves and a single reel around which a magnetic tape with aleader pin fixed to its leading end is wound and which is contained in thecartridge casing for rotation. A spring member removably holds upper andlower end portions of the leader pin on the cartridge casing. The springmember includes upper and lower holding portions which are respectivelybrought into abutment against the upper and lower end portions of theleader pin and are connected to each other.

Inventors: Morita; Kiyoo (Kanagawa-ken, JP), Takahashi; Daisuke (Kanagawa-ken, JP), Shiga; Hideaki (Kanagawa-ken, JP)


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Expiration Date: 09/03/2014