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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
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108377

This motor is arranged to rotate an annular member, and includes a stationary portion including a stator, and a rotating portion arranged to be rotatable about a central axis extending in a vertical direction. The rotating portion includes a hub arranged to extend in an annular shape around the central axis; a magnet including a pole surface arranged radially opposite ...
Toothed slider high density head gimbal assembly slider interconnect
Seagate Technology Llc
April 19, 2018 - N°20180108374

A slider for use in a disk drive, the slider including a slider body having a leading surface and an opposite trailing surface, wherein the trailing surface includes portions with extensions or depressions. The extensions or depressions include a slider bond pad.
Methods and apparatus for sharing, transferring and removing previously owned digital media
Redigi, Inc.
April 19, 2018 - N°20180107804

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 ...
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Hard drive carrier with reduced airflow-induced vibrations
Quanta Computer Inc.
April 05, 2018 - N°20180096709

A hard drive disk carrier for reducing airflow-induced vibration of a hard disk drive includes a bracket assembly configured to removably secure the hard disk drive to a receiving component within an enclosure. The bracket assembly is configured for substantially exposing major surfaces of the hard drive to yield exposed surfaces and for mounting within the enclosure so that a ...
Temperature-based disk defragmentation
International Business Machines Corporation
April 05, 2018 - N°20180095695

A method for minimizing head seek movement and improving i/o performance of a hard disk drive is disclosed. In one embodiment, such a method includes logically dividing storage space of a hard disk drive into storage areas of substantially equal size. The method monitors a temperature of each of the storage areas. The temperature indicates how frequently data in ...
Data storage enclosure with acoustic baffle
Seagate Technology Llc
March 29, 2018 - N°20180090181

A data storage enclosure can employ an acoustic baffle for the purpose of reducing performance degradation in a data storage device, such as a rotating medium hard disk drive. A storage enclosure may house a plurality of data storage devices and at least one cooling feature. One or more acoustic baffles may be positioned between the at least one cooling ...
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Spindle motor and disk drive apparatus
Nidec Corporation
March 29, 2018 - N°20180090166

In a spindle motor, a cup portion of a base member includes a cylindrical portion coaxial or substantially coaxial with a central axis extending in a vertical direction and a bottom plate portion defined integrally with the cylindrical portion, and located to close a lower portion of the cylindrical portion. The bearing mechanism is inside of the cup portion and ...
Disk drive suspension having stamped base plate distal tip
Magnecomp Corporation
March 29, 2018 - N°20180090161

A suspension baseplate is stamped at its distal end to which the load beam is mounted. The stamping operation smoothes out roughness in the edge of the baseplate and lowers its height slightly so that, along the line on the baseplate which last contacts the load beam as the load beam is leaving the baseplate, that line on the baseplate ...
Image forming apparatus with multiple print engines for distributed processing of single print job
Riso Kagaku Corporation
March 29, 2018 - N°20180088873

Upon satisfaction of a predetermined trigger condition with a first hard disk drive mounted in a first controller, a first processor executes a first common file stored in a first common file storage region and write and store a first configuration file into a first configuration file storage region. The first processor executes the first common file and the first ...
Image forming apparatus, control method, and storage medium
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
March 22, 2018 - N°20180081610

An image forming apparatus used in an image forming system including an operation panel, a printer engine, and a hard disk drive (hdd) for storing print data for forming an image according to a print instruction, out of print data received from an external apparatus, stores a particular reservation print job in the hdd, and upon receiving a print job ...
Low cost storage for rarely read data
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
March 22, 2018 - N°20180081379

Low cost storage for write once read rarely data is described. In an embodiment a storage device comprises a plurality of hard disk drives connected to a server via an interconnect fabric. The storage device comprises a cooling system which is only capable of cooling a first subset of the hard disk drives and a power supply system which is ...
Efficient energy recovery in disk drive during power loss
Seagate Technology Llc
March 15, 2018 - N°20180076742

A back electromotive force of a rotating motor is converted into a voltage for a load by driving, in accordance with a duty cycle, at least one switching circuit that couples the back electromotive force to a load through a rectifying circuit. An error signal is generated that is a difference between the load voltage and a reference voltage. The ...
Partial curing of a microactuator mounting adhesive in a disk drive suspension
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
March 15, 2018 - N°20180075870

Various embodiments concern a method of attaching a microactuator to a flexure, depositing a wet mass of structural adhesive on the flexure, mounting the microactuator on the wet mass of structural adhesive, partially curing the mass of structural adhesive through a first application of curing energy, and depositing a mass of conductive adhesive on the flexure. The mass of conductive ...
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Head and disk drive with the same
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
March 08, 2018 - N°20180068687

According to one embodiment, a head for a disk drive includes a slider including an air-bearing surface having a pair of side edges, a pair of side surfaces, a leading-side end surface and a trailing-side end surface, and a head section provided in the slider. The slider includes a leading step in a leading-side end portion of the air-bearing surface, ...
Disk drive suspension baseplate having enhanced torque retention and method of manufacture
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
March 08, 2018 - N°20180068684

A system and methods for manufacturing disk drive suspension baseplates are described. Disk drive suspension baseplates having boss outer surfaces characterized by roughness parameters ra≧0. 15 μm.
Multilayer disk drive motors having out-of-plane bending
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
March 08, 2018 - N°20180068683

Various embodiments concern a gimbaled flexure having a dual stage actuation structure. The flexure comprises a gimbal on which a motor is mounted. The motor comprises a first and second terminals and a plurality of actuator layers formed from a piezoelectric material. The plurality of actuator layers comprise serially stacked first, second, and third actuator layers. The plurality of actuator ...
Magnetic disc drive, helium gas filled container, and apparatus
Nitto Denko Corporation
March 08, 2018 - N°20180066163

A magnetic disk drive includes a base having an opening, a cover configured to close the opening of the base, and a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet configured to seal a gap between the base and the cover. The pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet includes a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer, and a substrate layer configured to support the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer. The pressure-sensitive adhesive layer ...
Distributed data storage-fetching system and method
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
March 01, 2018 - N°20180063274

A distributed data storage-fetching system for storing and fetching data in multiple servers includes a partition module, a setup module, a first establishing module, and a second establishing module. The partition module segments a solid state disk of a first server to multiple partition areas. The ssd partitions are configured by the setup module, one for its own first server, ...
Encryption key shredding to protect non-persistent data
Seagate Technology Llc
March 01, 2018 - N°20180063102

Systems and methods for encryption key shredding to protect non-persistent data are described. In one embodiment, the storage system device may include a storage drive and a controller. In some embodiments, the controller may be configured to power on the storage drive, identify an encryption key on the storage drive created upon powering on the storage drive, and encrypt data ...
Low resistance ground joints for dual stage actuation disk drive suspensions
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
March 01, 2018 - N°20180061442

A stainless steel dual stage actuated disk drive head suspension baseplate including a plated electrical contact area having nickel and gold. The baseplate can be heat treated. The nickel and gold can be in a mixture.
Automatically removing dependency on slow disks in a distributed storage system
Vmware, Inc.
March 01, 2018 - N°20180060193

Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems determine that a disk drive in a distributed storage system is failing. In response to determining that the disk drive is failing, it is determined if an object has object components stored on the failing disk drive. Object components are flagged based on whether the object components will become inaccessible in the event the disk ...
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