TODAY’S PATENT – COMPACT DISC STORAGE DEVICE
Today’s patent was invented by Robert S. Haas, Jo-Ann Haas on 13th June, 2000 bearing patent No. US6073764A.
The present invention it directed to a storage device for holding a collection of individual media units, but not limited to compact discs. It is a frame structure having first and second longitudinal frame members maintained in spaced apart, parallel relation and a plurality of carriers supported transversely between the longitudinal frame members in a series of rows. For supporting one or more media units between them in a generally upright position, the carriers each have a base and front and rear transparent panels that extend upward from the base at equal intervals. The carriers are normally maintained in a rearwardly inclined position and are independently movable, in a flipping motion, about a transverse pivot axis through a range of movement between the rearwardly inclined position and a forwardly inclined position.
As the carriers in each row are flipped forwardly, the entire front covers of the media units are visibly exposed in the next successive row, thereby providing for easy visual identification and location of each of the individual media units stored within the device.