Patent Number: 7,827,570

Title: Cartridge locking mechanism and tray locking mechanism for cartridge drive apparatus

Abstract: A cartridge tray is supported to be movable relative to a frame and capable of receiving a cartridge inserted thereinto. The cartridge tray comprises a cartridge locking lever for locking the cartridge to the cartridge tray, and a lever guard for enabling the cartridge locking lever to act to lock the cartridge to the cartridge tray when the cartridge is inserted into the cartridge tray. With the provision of the lever guard, the cartridge locking lever is prevented from transitioning to a locking state even if the tray locking lever is unlocked while no cartridge is accommodated in the cartridge tray.

Inventors: Suzuki; Takeshi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: NEC Corporation

International Classification: G11B 17/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00