Power-transmitting system for use in cassette tape recorder
Magnetic tape recording and/or reproducing apparatus
Tape transport device
Wheel-driven mode switching mechanism for cassette tape recorders
Mode changing apparatus
Magnetic recording and reproducing apparatus
Power cam driving mechanism for a tape recorder
Changeover mechanism for selectively driving tape loading and cassette loading in a tape recorder
Positive motion cam mechanism for performing tape loading functions in cassette tape recorder
Mode changing mechanism in tape recorder
ApplicationNo. 122184 filed on 09/17/1993
US Classes:360/96.4, With common capstan drive242/356, Alternately or differently driven coils360/74.1Stopping or reversing
ExaminersPrimary: Wolff, John H.
Assistant: Renner, Craig A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesG11B 015/295
Foreign Application Priority Data1989-03-31 JP
AbstractA system for providing stable tape-travel in a recording and/or reproducing apparatus includes a tape travel-direction switching mechanism and a tape tension regulating mechanism. The tape travel-direction switching mechanism forces a pendulum gear to engage one of a supply or take-up reel table when the traveling direction of tape is switched between forward and reverse directions while a capstan motor is turned off and a pinch roller presses the tape against the capstan so as to prevent the occurrence of slack in the tape. The tape tension regulating mechanism takes up the slack in the tape before a capstan axle causes the tape to travel in the reverse direction, so as to prevent the tape from being loosened when the traveling direction of the tape is switched from the forward direction to the reverse direction.