Patent Number: 8,793,711

Title: Tray locking device for optical disc drive

Abstract: A tray locking device adapted to an optical disc drive for locking and releasing a tray is provided. The optical disc drive has an optical head connected to a lead screw and driven to move by the lead screw. The tray locking device includes a pushing member driven to move by the lead screw, a latching hook for locking and releasing a protruding pin, and a transmission assembly configured between the pushing member and the latching hook. The transmission assembly includes a first rod and a second rod movably configured in the tray. The first rod has a first driving portion, and the second rod has a second driving portion. When the transmission assembly is located at an initial position, the first driving portion is located on a moving path of the pushing member, while the second driving portion is not located on the moving path of the pushing member.

Inventors: Hsu; Cheng-Chung (Hsinchu, TW), Wu; Yung-Han (Hsinchu, TW), He; Sz-Shian (Hsinchu, TW), Tsao; Ming-Chun (Hsinchu, TW), Lee; In-Shuen (Hsinchu, TW)

Assignee: Lite-On Technology Corporation

International Classification: G11B 17/04 (20060101); G11B 17/05 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018