Patent Number: 6,801,395

Title: Increased capacity VCR tape cassette

Abstract: An increased capacity VCR tape cassette for use with a front loading VHS VCR recorder and includes a forward housing section which is a substantially conventional VCR tape cassette in which the tape spools are replaced by drive wheels which are adapted for releasable engagement with the recorder tape drive spindles, a rear tape section which includes a pair of rotatable tape reels, a bridge section which defines a passage which extends from an upper level of the rear wall of the forward housing section to the rear tape section which, in use, is located on the outside of a cassette opening to the recorder, a significantly longer than conventional recording tape which is wound on the two tape reels and passes from a first tape reel through the bridge passage into the forward cassette section to be recorded on and from the cassette section back through the bridge passage and onto the second tape reel, and drive elements which extend from the forward cassette section drive wheels through the bridge passage and to the tape reels in the rear tape section of the cassette housing.

Inventors: Le Roux; Evert Bastiaan (Florida, ZA)

Assignee: Evity (PTY) Limited

International Classification: G11B 23/093 (20060101); G11B 23/087 (20060101); G11B 023/04 ()

Expiration Date: 10/05/2021