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


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Sidewall-accessible dense storage rack
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
June 22, 2017 - N°20170181306

Rack configurations provide increased storage device density without compromising cooling or immediate device availability. A device rack has a frame including posts which define an interior containing system board(s) with electronic device connectors. The system board is fixed relative to the frame, and the rack is devoid of sliding rails and cable management arms for the devices, thereby reducing ...
Image forming apparatus, image forming system, and recording medium
Konica Minolta, Inc.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170180590

An image forming apparatus capable of exchanging various types of information with at least one image forming apparatus includes a nonvolatile storage unit capable of higher-speed access processing than a hard disk drive of the image forming apparatus and capable of storing amount-of-use information regarding an amount of use of the image forming apparatus by each user, and a management ...
Systems and processes for efficiently storing and retrieving video content
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170178682

Methods, systems and devices are described to improve the storage and retrieval of video content. The general concepts set forth herein could be used in any video storage system that uses disk drives to store video content, including remote or local storage digital video recorders (dvrs) and the like.
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Data deduplication system and method in a storage array
Huawei Technologies Co.,ltd.
June 22, 2017 - N°20170177489

According to a data deduplication system and method for a storage array is provided in embodiments of the present invention, where a controller is connected to a cache device via a switching device, the cache device calculates an eigenvalue of a to-be-deduplicated data block, the controller queries an eigenvalue index set of data blocks according to the eigenvalue of the ...
Partial task execution in a dispersed storage network
International Business Machines Corporation
June 15, 2017 - N°20170171105

A processing system in a dispersed storage and a task network dstn determines whether or not to execute a partial task. When determined to execute the partial task, the processing system operates by determining execution steps and a schedule; identifying a portion of the contiguous data for execution of one or more steps of the execution steps; retrieving the portion ...
Hermetic sealing of hard disk drive using laminated film seal
Hgst Netherlands B.v.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170169862

A hermetically-sealed hard disk drive (hdd) utilizes a laminated film seal to seal an hdd cover-to-base interface. The laminated film seal may be constructed of a heat sealant layer hermetically-coupled to and forming a seal with the base, a barrier layer which inhibits gas from escaping from inside the hdd, and a film surface protective layer which protects the heat ...
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Hermetic sealing of hard disk drive using laminated film seal
Hgst Netherlands B.v.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170169860

A hermetically-sealed hard disk drive (hdd) utilizes a laminated film seal to seal an interface of an electrical feed-through connector and an hdd enclosure base. The laminated film seal may be constructed of a heat sealant layer that bonds with a surface of the base and a surface of the electrical connector, a barrier layer which inhibits gas from escaping ...
Audible mapping of physical hard disk devices within a storage system
International Business Machines Corporation
June 15, 2017 - N°20170169859

Various embodiments for audibly mapping computing components in a computer storage system, by a processor device, are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises creating a detectible audible pattern using an actuator arm and head assembly of a hard disk drive operating in the computer storage system for physically mapping the hard disk drive to a logical location within the ...
Disk drive and position correction method
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
June 15, 2017 - N°20170169846

A disk drive according to an embodiment includes a disk, a first actuator having a first arm, a second actuator having a second arm, and a head. The head includes a write head and a read head. In addition, the disk drive includes a control unit calculating an amount of shift from an initial value of offset in a radial ...
Raid-6 for storage system employing a hot spare drive
Dell Products L.p.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170168896

A disclosed method for implementing a raid-6 virtual disk includes performing data storing operations in response to receiving write data. The data storing operations include, in at least one embodiment: storing a block of the write data in d data stripes distributed across d of n storage devices, where d and n are integers greater than 0 and n is greater ...
Encoded parity
Spectra Logic Corporation
June 15, 2017 - N°20170168741

A magazine-based data storage library in connection with a disk drive-based archive storage system is described that essentially generates parity data for tape formatted data streams (stored to tape cartridges) that do not align by way of data blocks or file marks. Data streams intended for tape storage sent to tape cartridges are also sent to a disk drive storage ...
Hard disk drive with a vibration isolation frame
Hgst Netherlands B.v.
June 15, 2017 - N°20170168527

Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to a hard disk drive system with improved isolation from operational vibration. More particularly, embodiments disclosed herein provide a hard disk drive system with a vibration isolation frame and flexible connection without deviation from standard form factor. The standard form factor is the form factor of the hard disk drive with the base plate, but ...
Two-motor co-located gimbal-based dual stage actuation disk drive suspensions with motor stiffeners
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
June 08, 2017 - N°20170162218

Various embodiments concern a dual stage actuation flexure. The dual stage actuation flexure comprises a flexure having a gimbal. The gimbal comprising a pair of spring arms, a tongue between the spring arms, and a pair of linkages respectively connecting the pair of spring arms to the tongue. The dual stage actuation flexure further comprises a pair of motors mounted ...
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Apparatus and method for setting slider surface potential
Seagate Technology Llc
June 01, 2017 - N°20170154646

An apparatus includes a slider body of a disk drive. The slider body is electrically coupled to a plurality of end bond pads. A voltage applied to one more of the end bond pads sets a surface potential of the slider body.
Utilizing fast memory devices to optimize different functions
International Business Machines Corporation
June 01, 2017 - N°20170153942

A computing device includes an interface configured to interface and communicate with a dispersed storage network (dsn), a memory that stores operational instructions, and a processing module operably coupled to the interface and memory such that the processing module, when operable within the computing device based on the operational instructions, is configured to perform various operations. A computing device receives ...
Data allocation in hard drives
Hgst Netherlands B.v.
June 01, 2017 - N°20170153842

In one example, the disclosure is directed to a method comprising receiving, by a controller of a hard disk drive, a request to write a data block to a data storage platter of the hard disk drive. The data storage platter of the hard disk drive includes at least one random access zone and at least one sequential access zone. ...
Tape-managed partition support for effective workload allocation and space management
International Business Machines Corporation
June 01, 2017 - N°20170153833

In one embodiment, a system includes a disk cache that includes a plurality of hard disk drives (hdds) and a controller. The controller is configured to create one or more tape-managed partitions in the disk cache, each of the one or more tape-managed partitions being configured to store data that is subject to hierarchical storage management (hsm). The controller is ...
Handle assembly and server having the same
International Business Machines Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170150634

A handle assembly includes a base seat, a handle, and a button. The handle is pivotally connected with the base seat, and includes a retaining section. There is a fastening slot formed in the retaining section. The button includes a latch which is outwardly extended. When the button is moved to a first position, the latch engages into the fastening ...
Servo processor receiving photodetector signals
International Business Machines Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148478

An optical disk drive and a digital servo method for the optical disk drive includes controlling functions of the optical disk drive with a microprocessor. Low-pass filtered and gain adjusted versions of individual photodetector output signals resulting from an illumination of an optical disk are received. Versions of the individual photodetector output signals are digitized to produce digital signals. A ...
Configurable write current overshoot system for hdd write driver
International Business Machines Corporation
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148472

A hard disk drive write drive method and integrated circuit that provide a configurable overshoot current based on the length of the pattern in the write current signal that is being written to the hard disk by the write driver. The hard disk write driver adds a first overshoot current to all patterns in the write current signal and adds ...
Virtual window mode for guide spiral servo demodulation
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
May 18, 2017 - N°20170140783

A write head is positioned over a disk surface of a hard disk drive during a self-servo write process. A virtual window mode is employed for positioning the write head, in which the read channel of the hard disk drive continuously searches for servo spirals, but spiral detection is disabled except during specific time intervals, or “virtual windows.&#...
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