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


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Hermetically sealed electrical connector assembly
Fci Usa Llc
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294737

The interposer can include a substrate and first and second electrical connectors mounted to the substrate. The first electrical connector is configured to mate with a hard disk drive subassembly, and the second electrical connector is configured to mate with a flat flex circuit subassembly. The hard disk drive subassembly includes a hard disk drive case, a printed circuit board, ...
Protection of disk drive from external electromagnetic waves
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294215

A disk drive includes a metal base that has a rectangular bottom wall and side walls formed on each side of the rectangular bottom wall, the side walls including a first side wall on a shorter side, a metal cover that is fixed to the metal base with a plurality of metal screws, including two screws disposed at opposite ends ...
Rear pluggable hard disk drive with floating connecting mechanism
Dell Products, Lp
October 12, 2017 - N°20170294214

A hard disk drive carrier assembly includes a back panel, and a connection mechanism in physical communication with the back panel of the hard disk drive carrier assembly along a first surface of the connection mechanism. The connection mechanism includes guide pin extending away from a second surface of the connection mechanism. The guide pin to align the hard disk ...
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Spindle motor and disk drive apparatus
Nidec Corporation
October 05, 2017 - N°20170287520

A motor includes a rotating portion including a rotor magnet, and arranged to rotate about a central axis extending in a vertical direction; a bearing mechanism arranged to support the rotating portion such that the rotating portion is rotatable about the central axis; a stator portion arranged opposite to the rotor magnet; a housing arranged to accommodate the rotating portion, ...
Peer-to-peer redundant array of independent disks (raid) lacking a raid controller
Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (singapore) Pte. Ltd.
October 05, 2017 - N°20170286237

Programmable disk drives are configured within a peer-to-peer redundant array of independent disks (raid) that lacks a raid controller. A spare programmable disk drive not part of the raid can monitor a given drive of the raid. If the monitored drive fails, the spare drive can replace the failed drive within the raid such that it becomes part of the ...
Hermetic sealing with high-speed transmission for hard disk drive
Hgst Netherlands B.v.
September 28, 2017 - N°20170278551

Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to hermetic electrical connectors used in hard disk drives. The hermetic electrical connector includes a barrier structure having a first plurality of connecting pads disposed on a first surface of the barrier structure and a second plurality of connecting pads disposed on a second surface of the barrier structure opposite the first surface. A plurality ...
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Method to limit impact of partial media failure of disk drive and detect/report the ...
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
September 28, 2017 - N°20170277451

Object data, such as a key-value pair, are stored in a disk drive in conjunction with metadata associated with the object data. A key-value pair and metadata associated therewith are written in different locations in the disk drive, but as part of a single sequential write operation, such as when contents of a key-value buffer containing one or more key-value ...
Method to efficiently store object data of an object storage service on a magnetic disk ...
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
September 28, 2017 - N°20170277438

In a data storage system, the available space of a magnetic storage device is divided into multiple sequential write regions for storing sequentially written data, where the regions are each separated from adjacent sequential write regions by a guard space. Object data, such as key-value pairs, are written sequentially to a particular sequential write region, in blocks of data that ...
Server-based program recording scheduling
Tivo Solutions Inc.
September 21, 2017 - N°20170272817

A dvr sends, over the internet, to a server, information that indicates a set of programs. The information also may indicate a ranking of the programs in the set relative to each other. In response to receiving the information from the dvr, the server determines a “to do” list of programs that the dvr should record ...
Systems and methods for accessing storage controller using inter-storage controller communication engine and non-transparent bridge
Dell Products L.p.
September 21, 2017 - N°20170270001

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a system may include a first storage controller for managing a redundant array of independent disks (raid) comprising a plurality of disk drives and a second storage controller for managing at least one disk drive other than the plurality of disk drives. The first storage controller may be configured to: (i) in ...
Chassis with fastening apparatus
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
September 21, 2017 - N°20170269645

A chassis in a device housing includes a housing of the housing, a hard disk drive, and a fastening apparatus. The housing includes a backplane and a side plate defining an opening. The hard disk drive defining an opening is electrically coupled to the backplane. The fastening apparatus includes a connecting member and a fastening member. The connecting member includes ...
Different hdd gap architecture to reduce upstream preheat for high-density storage
Quanta Computer Inc.
September 14, 2017 - N°20170265332

Systems, methods and computer-readable media for reducing upstream preheat for high-density hard disk drive storage. A system can include first and second rows of storage devices installed in a storage rack, the first and second rows having a first distance between consecutive storage devices. The second row can be located behind the first row and farther away from a source ...
Disk drive
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
September 14, 2017 - N°20170263290

According to one embodiment, a disk drive includes a base including a bottom wall and a side wall, a cover including a top plate screwed on the side wall, a side plate provided along a peripheral edge of the top plate and opposing to an outer surface of the side wall, and an opening formed in the side plate, a ...
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Magnetic-disk substrate having a small waviness, for use as a magnetic disk, and a magnetic-disk ...
Hoya Corporation
September 07, 2017 - N°20170256278

When waviness having a wavelength component of 10 to 500 μm in the circumferential direction of a main surface of a disk-shaped substrate is acquired and slopes are acquired from the waviness at an interval of 50 to 100 μm, the substrate being used in a magnetic disk on which recording or reading is performed using a dfh head, an ...
Disk drive base unit with communicating groove extending outside outer circumferential portion of connector
Nidec Corporation
August 31, 2017 - N°20170249975

A base member of a disk drive apparatus includes a window portion, a first groove, and a communicating groove. The window portion passes through a bottom plate portion of the base member in an axial direction. The first groove is defined in an upper surface of the bottom plate portion around the window portion. A connector includes a board portion ...
Adapter for video recorders
Nidec Corporation
August 31, 2017 - N°20170249974

This invention relates to an adapter for recording to removable storage device from a certain family of digital video recorders. More particularly, this adapter allows aja® video systems, inc's ki pro® and ki pro® rack digital video recorders to record to removable storage devices such as a hard disk drive or solid state drive.
Method and system for handling random access write requests for a shingled magnetic recording hard ...
Microsemi Storage Solutions (u.s.), Inc.
August 31, 2017 - N°20170249969

Methods, devices and systems are provided for making a shingled magnetic recording (smr) hard disk drive operate with similar random access characteristics of a conventional hard drive despite the smr disk having strict sequential write requirements. A virtual space manager manages a virtual address space, which is visible to a host system, and maps virtual addresses to logical addresses on ...
Spindle motor and disk drive apparatus
Nidec Corporation
August 31, 2017 - N°20170249968

A cup portion of a base member includes a cylindrical portion and a bottom plate portion. The cylindrical portion is arranged to be coaxial or substantially coaxial with a central axis extending in a vertical direction. The bottom plate portion is defined integrally with the cylindrical portion, and is arranged to close a lower portion of the cylindrical portion. A ...
Methods and apparatus for sharing, transferring and removing previously owned digital media
Redigi, Inc.
August 31, 2017 - N°20170249447

The invention provide systems and methods for management of digital media objects, comprising first and second client digital data processors (e. G., personal (or private) computers, laptops, dedicated music devices, electronic book readers, and so forth) that are in communications coupling with one or more stores (e. G, dedicated disk drives, flash drives, cloud storage, etc.). At least one digital ...
Daisy-chain storage synchronization system and method
Redigi, Inc.
August 31, 2017 - N°20170249332

A daisy-chain storage synchronization (dss) system and method that permits a daisy-chain of interconnected pass-thru disk drive controllers (ptddcs) each connected to a sata local disk drive (ldd) disk storage element (dse) to support state synchronization within ptddcs in the daisy-chain is disclosed. The ptddcs within the daisy-chain are configured to individually maintain drive state information (dsi) relating to the ...
Base for protecting external welds of hermetically sealed electronic devices
Hgst Netherlands B.v.
August 31, 2017 - N°20170248993

Described herein is a hard disk drive that includes a base and a cover. The base includes a closed end, sidewalls, an open end, and one or more corner portions. The sidewalls extend from the closed end, and the open end is defined by the sidewalls. The closed end, sidewalls, and open end define an interior cavity of the hard ...
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