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Disk Drive-related patent applications - as published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).


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Motor and disk drive apparatus
Nidec Corporation
February 15, 2018 - N°20180048208

A motor includes a stationary unit and a rotary unit. The stationary unit includes a stator, a base portion having at least one hole extending in the up-down direction, and a flexible wiring substrate. The flexible wiring substrate reaches a position higher than a lower surface of the base portion through at least one hole and is arranged to supply ...
Hard disk drive management system and electronic device using the same
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
February 15, 2018 - N°20180046528

A management system for a plurality of hard disk drives which gives disk-specific information includes a storage unit and a processor. The storage unit is configured to couple to the plurality of hard disk drives and includes an information module configured to store identification information of each hard disk drive and a checking module configured to check status of each ...
Active power management
Seagate Technology Llc
February 15, 2018 - N°20180046408

Systems and methods for active power management are described. In one embodiment, the systems and methods include obtaining power dissipation metrics for a plurality of components under one or more operating scenarios, generating a reference dissipation model based on the power dissipation metrics of the plurality of components, and implementing the reference dissipation model in a storage system to make ...
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Identifying disk drives and processing data access requests
Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
February 08, 2018 - N°20180039413

Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying disk drives and processing data access requests. A disk drive may be identified as an advanced host controller interface (ahci) drive, a non-volatile memory express (nvme) drive, and/or an ata packet interface (atapi) drive. Data access requests for the disk drive may be translated to nvme commands, ahci commands, or atapi commands, ...
Suspension having a stacked d33 mode pzt actuator with constraint layer
Magnecomp Corporation
February 01, 2018 - N°20180033948

A microactuator for a dual stage actuated suspension for a hard disk drive is constructed as a longitudinal stack of piezoelectric (pzt) elements acting in the d33 mode, expanding or contracting longitudinally when an electric field is applied across them in the longitudinal direction. The microactuator has interlaced electrode fingers that separate and define the individual pzt elements, and apply ...
Electronic apparatus and hard disk drive holder
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
February 01, 2018 - N°20180033464

Disclosed herein is an electronic apparatus including a main body, a compartment provided in the main body, a part that, is accommodated in the compartment and that can be drawn out of the compartment, two attachment sections that are provided on the part and that are located away from each other, and a knob member attached to the two attachment ...
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Shelf-mounted modular computing unit
Amazon Technologies, Inc.
January 11, 2018 - N°20180014425

A system for performing computing operations includes a rack, one or more shelves coupled to the rack, and two or more computing modules. Each computing module may include a chassis, one or more circuit board assemblies in a primarily vertical orientation, and one or more hard disk drives in a primarily vertical orientation. The circuit board assemblies and the hard ...
Managing far and near track erasure by dynamic control of a write current parameter of ...
Hgst Netherlands B.v.
January 11, 2018 - N°20180012627

A method may include causing a write head of a magnetic data storage drive to write a first portion of data to a magnetic data storage device of the magnetic data storage drive based at least in part on a first value of at least one parameter of a write current. The method may include updating a value of a ...
Magnetic recording medium substrate and hard disk drive
Showa Denko K.k.
January 11, 2018 - N°20180012622

A magnetic recording medium substrate is provided in which a nip type plating film is formed on a surface of an aluminum alloy substrate that includes si in a range of 9. 5 mass % or more and 11. 0 mass % or less, mn in a rage of 0. 45 mass % or more and 0. 90 mass % or less, zn in a range of 0. 32 mass % or more and 0. 38 mass % ...
Disk drive head suspension structures having improved gold-dielectric joint reliability
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
January 11, 2018 - N°20180012621

A disk drive head suspension or flexure and method of manufacture. Embodiments include a portion such as a terminal pad or flying lead comprising a base layer, a dielectric layer on the base layer, a conductor layer, a seed layer between the dielectric layer and the conductor layer, and a noncorrosive metal layer on the seed layer side of the ...
Co-located gimbal-based dual stage actuation disk drive head suspension with non-parallel motors
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
January 04, 2018 - N°20180005653

Embodiments of disk drive head suspensions are described that include a spring metal layer. The spring metal layer includes a base region, support arms extending from the base region, and a slider mounting region. The slider mounting region includes a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a pair of motor openings. The motor openings are configured to receive motors such ...
Grease composition-filled ball bearing, pivot assembly bearing including the ball bearing, and hard disk drive ...
Minebea Mitsumi Inc.
January 04, 2018 - N°20180003233

A ball bearing according to the present invention is filled with a grease composition. The grease composition contains a synthetic oil other than a synthetic hydrocarbon oil, a synthetic hydrocarbon oil, a mineral oil, and a urea compound. The synthetic oil other than the synthetic hydrocarbon oil is contained in an amount of 10% by mass or more and 60% by mass ...
Managing storage system metadata during data migration
International Business Machines Corporation
December 28, 2017 - N°20170371887

Data is migrated from a source storage device to a destination storage device using tape media. Both the source storage device and the destination storage device utilize disk drives to store data. A portion of data is detected migrating to the tape media. Metadata of the portion of data is changed to identify the portion of data as residing on ...
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Input/output card for use in storage device and storage device
Emc Ip Holding Company Llc
December 21, 2017 - N°20170364467

Implementations of the subject matter described herein provide an input/output (i/o) card for storage device and a storage device. The i/o card and the disk drive for the storage device have the same form factor and comply with the same protocol, to enable the i/o card and the disk drive can be arranged at the same ...
Tracking hot areas of disk drive
Seagate Technology Llc
December 21, 2017 - N°20170364304

Methods, apparatuses, systems, and devices are described for determining use of areas of a disk drive. In one method, a score of an area node of the disk drive may be increased each time the area node is accessed during a time interval of a series of time intervals. When each time interval elapses, each existing score of the area ...
Motor and disk drive apparatus
Nidec Corporation
December 07, 2017 - N°20170353068

A hub of this motor includes a hub annular portion being annular and arranged above a stator, and a flange portion arranged to extend radially outward from the hub annular portion, and including an upper surface on which an annular member is arranged. A yoke includes a first yoke cylindrical portion to which a magnet is fixed; a yoke annular ...
Forward corrupted track detection and by-pass for shingled magnetic recording drives
Seagate Technology Llc
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352377

Systems and methods for forward corrupted track detection and by-pass are described. In one embodiment, a storage system comprising a storage controller performs a read operation for a target track of a shingled magnetic recording (smr) disk drive and detects a read operation failure of the read operation for the target track. The storage controller also performs a boundary track ...
Shingled magnetic recording raid scheme
December 07, 2017 - N°20170352375

A method for recording parity data of data stripes within shingled media recording bands in a redundant array of independent disks can be accomplished using a plurality of shingled media recording (smr) hard disk drives (hdd) each with a plurality of shingled data bands. A data stream received from a host computer system is sequentially stored to a plurality of ...
Disk drive thermal performance testing devices and methods thereof
Netapp, Inc.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170345455

A disk drive thermal performance testing device includes a drive housing, an electrical connector and an adjustable power loading device. The drive housing is at least partially made of a thermally conductive material. The electrical connector is in the drive housing and provides an external connection. The adjustable power loading device is located in the drive housing, is coupled to ...
Air-bearing design for hydrocarbon and lube pick-up improvements in hard disk drive (hdd)
Headway Technologies, Inc.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170345452

A slider design for a hard disk drive (hdd) features an air-bearing surface (abs) topography with arrays of micro-dots formed on bases of a multiplicity of cavities at different depths. The design eliminates the accumulation of hydrocarbons (e. G., spindle oil and disk lubricant) deposits in regions of air stagnation within the cavities where backflows and foreflows of air meet ...
Error-laden data handling on a storage device
Hgst Netherlands B.v.
November 30, 2017 - N°20170344425

In one example, the disclosure is directed to error-correcting code techniques for managing data in a hard drive. In some examples, a controller of a hard disk drive may cause data including a data band and an associated parity sector to be retrieved from non-volatile memory. The data band may include a number of virtual data tracks, and each virtual ...
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