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


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Hard disk drive, manufacturing method of the same, and servo data writing method
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
June 14, 2018 - N°20180166099

A method for writing servo data includes: writing the servo data as the head moves outwardly towards a radial position on the disk one step at a time, wherein the same address data are written as the head moves outwardly in two consecutive steps, writing the servo data as the head moves inwardly towards the radial position one step at ...
Methods and systems to determine virtual storage costs of a virtual datacenter
Vmware, Inc.
June 14, 2018 - N°20180165698

Methods and systems that allocate the total cost of virtual storage created from hard disk drives (“hdds”) and solid state drives (“ssds”) of server computers and mass-storage devices of a cloud-computing facility are described. The virtual storage is used to form virtual disks (“vds”) of virtual machines (ȁ...
Enhanced cooling design for computing device
International Business Machines Corporation
June 14, 2018 - N°20180164860

Enhanced cooling for electronic components within a computing device is provided. Blowers are preferably leveraged as air movers, and an airflow deflection surface (preferably configured as a ramp) is disposed within a plenum to guide airflow under an electronic component (such as a hard disk drive or solid state drive), the electronic component being placed in an inverted alignment whereby ...
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Piezoelectric thin film-stacked body, piezoelectric thin film substrate, piezoelectric thin film device, piezoelectric actuator, piezoelectric ...
Tdk Corporation
June 07, 2018 - N°20180159019

A piezoelectric thin film-stacked body is provided. A piezoelectric thin film-stacked body has a first electrode layer, a first intermediate layer stacked on the first electrode layer, a second intermediate layer stacked on the first intermediate layer, and a piezoelectric thin film stacked on the second intermediate layer, the first intermediate layer includes k, na, and nb, the second intermediate ...
Storage canister with multiple storage device mounting elements
Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
May 24, 2018 - N°20180143670

A storage canister is provided. The storage canister in one example includes an enclosure, multiple hard disk drives (hdds) located within the enclosure, a plurality of mounting elements configured to receive the multiple hdds, wherein each mounting element of the plurality of mounting elements is configured to receive a hdd, a plurality of suspension elements supporting the plurality of mounting ...
Disk drive suspension assembly having a partially flangeless load point dimple
Hutchinson Technology Incorporated
May 17, 2018 - N°20180137884

Various embodiments concern a suspension assembly of a disk drive. The suspension assembly includes a load beam comprising a major planar area formed from a substrate.
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Optical disk device, optical-disk checking method and optical-disk checking program
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
May 10, 2018 - N°20180130490

A conventional checking method—in which all of the optical disks are selected one by one from the plurality of optical disks stacked in a thickness direction and accommodated in a magazine—takes lots of time for checking. To solve the problem above, the optical disk device has a magazine, a disk drive, and a disk carrier device.
Write head offset for shingled magnetic recording (smr) disk drives
Seagate Technology Llc
May 10, 2018 - N°20180130488

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for provisioning storage devices. An example method includes determining a write status of an adjacent track that is adjacent to a target track of a shingled magnetic recording (smr) disk drive.
Methods and apparatus for sharing, transferring and removing previously owned digital media
Redigi, Inc.
May 10, 2018 - N°20180129789

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 ...
System and method for encrypted disk drive sanitizing
Whitecanyon Software, Inc.
May 10, 2018 - N°20180129446

A system and method for first changing the encryption key on a self-encrypting disk drive followed by a complete disk wipe. Either process can be separately performed, and they can be performed in any order.
Form factor compatible laptop pc raid array
Seagate Technology Llc
May 10, 2018 - N°20180129432

The disclosed technology provides a storage device enclosure system, which includes two hard disk drives (hdds), a form factor compatible connector, the form factor compatible connector attached to the two hdds and configured to connect the two hdds to an external computing system, and a controller, the controller located on the form factor compatible connector and configured to performing data ...
Spindle motor, hard disk drive device, and method of manufacturing spindle motor
Minebea Mitsumi Inc.
May 03, 2018 - N°20180123413

A spindle motor according to an embodiment includes a base plate, a rotor magnet fixed to a rotor assembly positioned at one surface side of the base plate and a magnetic attraction plate fixed at the one surface side of the base plate so as to face the rotor magnet. An opposite area of the base plate facing the magnetic ...
Preventing physical removal of a drive with a medium in motion for mitigating damage events ...
International Business Machines Corporation
May 03, 2018 - N°20180122427

A storage system, according to one embodiment, includes a receptacle, a controller, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is configured to prevent physical removal of a hard disk drive from the receptacle in response to a determination that a hard disk in the hard disk drive is in motion.
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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 ...
Active drive api
Seagate Technology Llc
April 19, 2018 - N°20180107467

An application programming interface (api) that enables installation of an application as one or more key-value objects on a data storage drive such as a hard disk drive, a solid state drive or a hybrid drive. The api also enables execution of the application within a controlled environment of the data storage drive..
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.
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.
Mounting structure for hard disk drives
Seagate Technology Llc
March 29, 2018 - N°20180090179

A hard disk drive mounting assembly that includes a disk drive assembly having a base structure that includes a screw hole and a damping insert at least partially surrounding the screw hole. The disk drive assembly further includes a threaded insert positioned in the screw hole of the damping insert..
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