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US20130321957 GIMBAL LIMITER FOR SUSPENSION WITH LIFT TAB  
A head suspension for a disk drive with a load beam having continuous rails and a distal lift tab. A dimple is positioned proximal to the lift tab, either on the load beam or the gimbal, the...
US20110134571 CAPACITIVE COUPLING IN A HARD DISK DRIVE  
A hard disk drive including a base plate and a drive cover. The hard disk drive also includes a capacitive coupling feature disposed between the base plate and the drive cover. The capacitive...
US20140285926 COPPER RESIDUAL STRESS RELAXATION REDUCTION MEANS FOR HARD DISK DRIVE SLIDER GIMBALS  
A hard drive gimbal trace circuit includes: a stainless steel gimbal strut (SGST) configured to support a transducer and nullify a natural pitch angle of a flexure from mechanical-coarse...
US20120229934 COPPER RESIDUAL STRESS RELAXATION REDUCTION MEANS FOR HARD DISK DRIVE SLIDER GIMBALS  
Disclosed are various techniques for reduction of the magnitude of the residual stress in the HDD gimbal circuits, or more specifically, the residual plastic strain. Various trace structures of...
US20100315744 SLIDER-GIMBAL SCRATCH MITIGATION  
A head gimbal assembly for use with a load beam includes a gimbal, a slider for carrying a transducing head, and first and second tabs. The gimbal is configured to be supported by the load beam,...
US20150194170 BALANCED MULTI-TRACE TRANSMISSION IN A HARD DISK DRIVE FLEXURE  
Various embodiments concern a flexure comprising a base metal layer. The base metal layer can have a void between a first lateral side and a second lateral side. The flexure can further comprise a...
US20110292543 HEAD GIMBAL ASSEMBLY AND DISK DRIVE WITH THE SAME  
According to one embodiment, a head gimbal assembly includes a suspension includes a load beam and a gimbal, a slider includes a head and mounted on the gimbal, a gap portion defined between the...
US20150243302 READ HEAD WITH MULTIPLE READER STACKS  
A read head includes a bottom shield configured as a bottom electrical contact. A bottom reader stack is disposed on and electrically coupled to the bottom shield. A middle electrical contact is...
US20140268427 HEAD GIMBAL ASSEMBLY WITH DIAMOND-LIKE COATING (DLC) AT TONGUE/DIMPLE INTERFACE TO REDUCE FRICTION AND FRETTING WEAR  
A gimbal assembly of a single or dual stage actuator is provided with a layer of Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) as a middle layer at a tongue/dimple interface where a dimple of a supporting loadbeam...
US20130265674 GIMBAL ASSEMBLY WITH A GOLD TONGUE/DIMPLE INTERFACE AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME  
A gimbal assembly of a single or dual stage actuator is provided with gold at a tongue/dimple interface where a dimple of a supporting loadbeam contacts a tongue on the gimbal assembly. Using gold...
US20140362476 CO-LOCATED GIMBAL-BASED DUAL STAGE ACTUATION DISK DRIVE SUSPENSIONS WITH DAMPERS  
Various embodiments concern a gimbaled flexure having a dual stage actuation structure comprising flexure which comprises a gimbal. The gimbal comprises at least one spring arm and a tongue...
US20140098440 CO-LOCATED GIMBAL-BASED DUAL STAGE ACTUATION DISK DRIVE SUSPENSIONS WITH DAMPERS  
Various embodiments concern a gimbaled flexure having a dual stage actuation structure comprising flexure which comprises a gimbal. The gimbal comprises at least one spring arm and a tongue...
US20110090600 SUSPENSION, HEAD GIMBAL ASSEMBLY AND DISK DRIVE UNIT WITH THE SAME  
A suspension for a head gimbal assembly comprises a flexure having a suspension tongue and a welding portion separating from the suspension tongue, and a load beam supporting the suspension tongue...
US20140168821 CO-LOCATED GIMBAL-BASED DUAL STAGE ACTUATION DISK DRIVE SUSPENSIONS WITH MOTOR STIFFENER  
Various embodiments concern a gimbaled flexure having a dual stage actuation structure. The flexure comprises a gimbal which includes a pair of spring arms, a pair of struts, and a tongue between...
US20100315745 PROTECTIVE LAYER ON GIMBAL FOR SCRATCH MITIGATION  
A head gimbal assembly includes a gimbal, a slider, and a polymer layer. The gimbal comprises a metal layer, and the metal layer of the gimbal defines a gimbal mounting portion for attachment to a...
US20150062758 TWO-MOTOR CO-LOCATED GIMBAL-BASED DUAL STAGE ACTUATION DISK DRIVE SUSPENSIONS WITH MOTOR STIFFENERS  
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...
US20140347765 TWO-MOTOR CO-LOCATED GIMBAL-BASED DUAL STAGE ACTUATION DISK DRIVE SUSPENSIONS WITH MOTOR STIFFENERS  
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...
US20140078621 CO-LOCATED GIMBAL-BASED DUAL STAGE ACTUATION DISK DRIVE SUSPENSIONS  
Various embodiments concern a suspension having a DSA structure on a gimbaled flexure. The suspension comprises a loadbeam and flexure attached thereto. The flexure comprises a pair of spring...
US20110085270 Suspension for Protecting a Component from Mechanical Shock  
Approaches for protecting a component when a hard-disk drive (HDD) experiences a mechanical shock. An HDD includes a suspension comprising a load beam, a gimbal, and a flexure tongue. A component,...
US20110090601 Suspension with flexure tail and manufacturing method thereof, head stack assembly and disk drive unit with the same  
A suspension for a head stack assembly, comprises a flexure with a suspension tongue, a flexure tail and a plurality of conductive traces extending between the suspension tongue and the flexure...
US20110096440 HEAD GIMBAL ASSEMBLY WITH CONTACT DETECTION  
An apparatus and associated method for a head gimbal assembly (HGA) that detects a contact event. Various embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a load beam coupled to a...
US20120002322 HEAD GIMBAL ASSEMBLY AND DISK DRIVE WITH THE SAME  
According to one embodiment, a head gimbal assembly includes a load beam, a metal plate mounted on the load beam and constituting a gimbal includes a limiter portion, a flexure includes a...
US20130141821 TRACE JUMPERS FOR DISC DRIVE SUSPENSIONS  
Jumper constructions for an integrated lead flexure for a disk drive head suspension include a conductive base layer, an insulating layer over the base layer, a plurality of traces arranged on the...
US20130163110 BALANCED EMBEDDED CONTACT SENSOR WITH LOW NOISE ARCHITECTURE  
Approaches for a hard-disk drive (HDD) having a balanced resistive temperature detector (RTD). A HDD includes a head slider comprising a single RTD. A read/write IC comprises a balance resistor...
US20150243301 READ HEAD WITH MULTIPLE READER STACKS  
A read head includes a bottom shield and a bottom isolation layer that electrically isolates the bottom shield. The read head includes left and right reader stacks having respective bottom layers...
US20080019051 Rotational disc type storage device  
Embodiments of the present invention help to stabilize a tilt amount of a head gimbal assembly with respect to a magnetic disc. According to one embodiment of the present invention, in a head...
US20080068757 Head Stack Assembly  
A head stack assembly of a disk drive unit includes a head arm assembly (HAA) having a head gimbal assembly, a drive arm to be connected with the head gimbal assembly; wherein the drive arm...
US20120099226 COMPACT MICROACTUATOR HEAD ASSEMBLY  
Method and apparatus for a head gimbal assembly (HGA) which incorporates a microactuator. In accordance with various embodiments, a gimbal assembly has a gimbal island disposed within an aperture...
US20130070369 SUSPENSION HAVING BONDING PADS WITH SOLDER LAYERS, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A SUSPENSION, AND CONNECTING METHOD BETWEEN A SUSPENSION AND A SLIDER  
A suspension includes a flexure and a plurality of electrical traces formed on the flexure. Each electrical trace has a trace body and a bonding pad arranged for connecting with a slider, and the...
US20110292548 HEAD GIMBAL ASSEMBLIES WITH WINDAGE DIVERSION FEATURES  
A head gimbal assembly includes windage diversion structures that can comprise a base plate attached to the head gimbal assembly, a load beam, an actuator arm connected to the load beam, and a...
US20130176645 INTERLEAVED CIRCUIT OF FLEXURE FOR DISK DRIVE  
An interleaved circuit has first branch conductors branching from a first conductor, second branch conductors branching from a second conductor, a metal base having an opening, an insulating layer...
US20110090599 Suspension having a short flexure tail, head gimbal assembly and disk drive unit with the same  
A suspension for a head gimbal assembly comprises a flexure having a flexure having a tail with a plurality of electrical traces and a plurality of bonding terminals adapted for connecting with a...
US20070097552 Hard disk drive and flexible printed circuit ribbon thereof  
A hard disk drive (HDD) includes at least one data storage disk, a spindle motor to which the disk is mounted for rotating the disk, an actuator including a read/write head and a swing arm for...
US20140362475 DAMPED DUAL STAGE ACTUATION DISK DRIVE SUSPENSIONS  
Various embodiments concern a DSA suspension of a disk drive. The DSA suspension comprises a support configured to attach to the disk drive, the support comprising a proximal portion, a distal...
US20140063660 DAMPED DUAL STAGE ACTUATION DISK DRIVE SUSPENSIONS  
Various embodiments concern a DSA suspension of a disk drive. The DSA suspension comprises a support configured to attach to the disk drive, the support comprising a proximal portion, a distal...
US20110096438 HEAD-GIMBAL ASSEMBLY WITH TRACE CONFIGURED TO REDUCE STRESS ON A MICROACTUATOR AND DISK DRIVE INCLUDING THE HEAD-GIMBAL ASSEMBLY  
A head-gimbal assembly. The head-gimbal assembly includes a gimbal including a tongue, a stage forming a portion of the tongue, a head-slider bonded to the stage, first and second piezoelectric...
US20110194208 SLIDER, HEAD GIMBAL ASSEMBLY AND DISK DRIVE UNIT WITH THE SAME  
A slider for a head gimbal assembly includes a trailing surface, a plurality of connection pads arranged on the trailing surface adapted for both bonding the slider to a suspension of the head...
US20080094756 Carriage assembly of a hard disk drive  
There is provided a carriage assembly of a hard disk drive where a convex pattern that makes it possible to mount a magnetic head with high precision in parallel on a gimbal is provided on the...
US20110075301 HEAD-GIMBAL ASSEMBLY, MICROACTUATOR, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE MICROACTUATOR  
A head-gimbal assembly. The head-gimbal assembly includes a suspension, a microactuator disposed on the suspension, and a head-slider bonded to the microactuator. The head-gimbal assembly further...
US20090290261 CARRIAGE ASSEMBLY AND DISK DRIVE  
A carriage block body is coupled to a support shaft for relative rotation. A carriage arm extends from the carriage block body along an imaginary plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of...
US20090279210 RAMP ARRANGEMENT FOR A DISK DRIVE AND METHOD  
A digital storage apparatus includes a housing defining a housing interior and defining a ramp support surface. A disk is supported for rotation in the housing. A head gimbal assembly is supported...
US20130003227 POLYETHERIMIDE RESINS WITH VERY LOW LEVELS OF RESIDUAL CONTAMINATION  
Compositions and methods for producing compositions comprising a monoamine-endcapped polyimide component. Based on a gas chromatography mass spectroscopy analysis of a surface rinse of the...
US20090244782 DISK DRIVE  
A disk drive has: a disc-shape information recording medium; a swing arm having a base and a pair of arm sections extended along the surface and backside of the information recording medium; and...
US20050013053 Suspension pitch limiters tandem design  
A suspension assembly of a hard disk drive. The suspension assembly includes a load beam and a flexure beam. A head is attached to the flexure beam. The flexure beam has a pair of limiters that...
US20110043949 HEAD GIMBAL ASSEMBLY ALIGNMENT WITH COMPLIANT ALIGNMENT PIN  
This disclosure includes a system for aligning an unmounted head gimbal assembly (HGA) comprising a platform for a base plate of the HGA. The platform defines an X-Y plane. The system further...
US20080049361 Head suspension and head gimbal assembly  
Connecting pieces extend outward from the support plate in the opposite directions along a crossline. A flexure body is connected to the connecting pieces. A pad is fixed to the support plate at a...
US20100007993 INTEGRATED LEAD SUSPENSION WITH MULTIPLE CROSSOVER COPLANAR CONNECTION OF THE ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE TRACES  
An integrated lead suspension (ILS) or flexure has a connection scheme that allows for coplanar and interleaved conductive traces between read/write circuitry and a read/write head in a magnetic...
US20090195919 METHOD OF FABRICATING A SUSPENSION  
In a method of fabricating a suspension, a suspension has first and second opposing surfaces and includes a flexure, a load beam, a mounting arm, and traces. The flexure is coupled to a proximal...
US20120162825 INTERLEAVED CONDUCTOR STRUCTURE WITH WRAP AROUND TRACES  
An interleaved conductor structure for electrically connecting the read/write electronics to a read/write head in a hard disk drive is provided. The interleaved conductor structure may allow for...
US20100118444 FLEX CABLE FOR A HARD DISK DRIVE HAVING AN INTERROGATION TRACE  
A flex cable for a head stack assembly of a hard disk drive comprises a base film, a first adhesive layer coupled with the base film, and at least one interrogation trace and at least one signal...
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