Patent Number: 6,915,982

Title: Single reel data storage tape cartridge with internal tape guide

Abstract: A single reel data storage tape cartridge is described that includes a housing having a tape access window. A single tape reel assembly is rotatably disposed within the housing and includes a hub about which a storage tape is wrapped. A tape guide is disposed within the housing adjacent the single tape reel assembly, opposite the tape access window, and is configured to define a pathway of the storage tape from the single tape reel assembly to the tape access window and limit lateral motion of the storage tape.

Inventors: Mewes; Michael A. (Fargo, ND), Reard; Michael E. (Fergus Falls, MN), Brown; Jerome D. (Wahpeton, ND), Rambosek; G. Phillip (Shafer, MN), Lauinger; Geoffrey A. (Campbell, MN), Albrecht; James L. (Wahpeton, ND)

Assignee: Imation Corp.

International Classification: G11B 23/04 (20060101); G11B 23/107 (20060101); G11B 23/08 (20060101); G03B 001/44 ()

Expiration Date: 07/12/2022