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US20090296255 PHASE ADJUSTING DEVICE, MAGNETIC STORAGE MEDIUM, AND STORAGE DEVICE  
A magnetic storage medium such as a BPM includes a plurality of magnetic dots for writing and reproducing data disposed in a magnetically separated manner so as to be spaced a predetermined...
US20050122616 Tape cartridge loader assembly  
A data archiving apparatus includes an autoloader for automated transfer of data tape cartridges between at least one tape drive and storage locations of at least one cartridge storage magazine....
US20070253085 Optically writing to and reading from housings of recordable data storage cartridges  
A mass-media storage device includes a number of storage slots, a read/write mechanism, and an optical labeling mechanism. The storage slots are receptive to cartridges. Each cartridge has a...
US20110080674 MAGNETIC AZIMUTH ADJUSTMENT FOR TONEARM  
A tonearm includes an arm wand having a pivot location on a longitudinal axis of the tonearm. A magnetic element is coupled to the arm wand and aligned with the pivot location. The magnetic...
US20090279201 JOINT SPECIFICATION OF SERVO FORMAT AND SERVO READER PARAMETERS FOR TAPE DRIVE SYSTEMS  
A servo pattern, including stripes arranged in servo bursts for use in position error signal (PES) generation, is provided in which a stripe width is narrower than 1.7 μm and in which the stripes...
US20110299196 Suspension gimbal designs with better dynamic performances  
Gimbal designs are provided that minimize adverse dynamic performance of a HDD suspension, particularly subsequent to head-disk-interface (HDI) interactions. The improvement of operational...
US20120300344 DISK DRIVE HAVING A SHEET METAL CLAMP WITH A STAMPED ANNULAR PROTRUDING DISK CONTACT FEATURE  
A disk drive includes a spindle motor attached to a disk drive base. The spindle motor includes a hub that rotates about a spindle rotation axis. An annular disk is mounted on the hub. A clamp is...
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...
US20150179212 SPINDLE MOTOR, AND DISK DRIVE APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SPINDLE MOTOR  
A spindle motor includes a shaft extending in an axial direction, and a base portion configured to define a portion of a housing, and including a through hole in which the shaft is inserted. The...
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...
US20110128644 REDUCING RECESSION BY HEATING A MAGNETIC TAPE HEAD  
A magnetic tape head including a transducer disposed between a substrate, a recession between the transducer and the substrate, where the recession is formed at least by wear from a magnetic tape....
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...
US20130293984 DISK DRIVE WITH HEAD THERMAL FLY-HEIGHT ACTUATOR AND CONTROLLER FOR COMPENSATION OF WRITE HEAD EXPANSION  
The invention is a disk drive with a thermal fly-height actuator and a fly-height controller that compensates for exponential write pole protrusion during a write operation. The fly-height...
US20140268420 MAGNETIC WRITE HEAD HAVING A WRITE POLE WITH A CONSTANT FLARE ANGLE AND MULTIPLE YOKE ANGLES  
A magnetic write head having a write pole with a novel configuration improving write field strength and field gradient while also reducing adjacent track interference and far track interference....
US20090002896 Magnetic writer for patterned media with increased write field  
A magnetic writer writes to a magnetic medium including a plurality of tracks that each includes a plurality of isolated magnetic elements for storage of information. The magnetic writer includes...
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...
US20140126081 DISK DRIVE PREDICTING SPINDLE MOTOR FAILURE BY EVALUATING CURRENT DRAW RELATIVE TO TEMPERATURE  
A disk drive is disclosed comprising a head actuated over a disk, and a spindle motor operable to rotate the disk. A baseline relationship is generated between a baseline current draw of the...
US20100061019 MAGNETIC STORAGE SYSTEM WITH READ DURING WRITE  
A magnetic storage system includes a magnetic storage medium and a transducer positioned adjacent the magnetic storage medium. The transducer has a reader positioned adjacent writer and a reader...
US20110273794 LIBRARY DEVICE AND INCLINATION CORRECTION METHOD OF MOVABLE UNIT PROVIDED IN LIBRARY DEVICE  
A library device includes: a storage shelf including storage units aligned in a plurality of columns; and a conveying robot that grasps and conveys cartridges stored in the storage units, wherein...
US20080285172 Method for Transporting a Tape Cartridge Within a Tape Library Storage System  
An apparatus for transporting a storage media cartridge in a data storage library is disclosed. The apparatus includes an accessor, a pinion and a rack having a straight section and a curved...
US20060075414 Packaging methodology for adding functionality to a data storage device (disk drive, tape drive, other storage device, or storage subsystem) while maintaining the same form factor, standard size, or allocated size; or by increasing the overall package size to a larger form factor, standard size, or allocated size  
A packaging methodology for adding functionality to a data storage device (disk drive, tape drive, other storage device, or storage subsystem) while maintaining the same form factor, standard...
US20070058292 SPINDLE MOTOR ASSEMBLY USEABLE IN A HARD DISK DRIVE  
A spindle motor assembly usable with a hard disk drive includes at least one data storage disk, a spindle motor to drive the disk, the spindle motor having a hub on which the data storage disk is...
US20080204926 Techniques For Identifying Servo Sectors In Storage Devices  
Techniques are provided for identifying the servo sectors in a track on a data storage device. A data storage device identifies the servo sectors in a track by reading distributed index bits from...
US20080123211 Solid state device pattern for non-solid state storage media  
A method and apparatus for receiving data at a non-solid state storage device, which includes a store cache and a storage medium. The received data is written to the store cache and transferred...
US20090116140 SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING MISALIGNMENT BETWEEN A READ/WRITE HEAD AND A FLEXIBLE DATA STORAGE MEDIA  
A system for adjusting misalignment between a read/write head and a flexible data storage media is provided. The system includes a head carriage assembly, a linear assembly that includes a pivot...
US20120243126 SUSPENSION CIRCUIT BOARD, SUSPENSION FOR HARD DISK AND HARD DISK DRIVE  
A suspension circuit board 1 comprises a metal support board 12, a first insulation layer 11 disposed on the metal support board 12, a conductive layer 10 disposed on the first insulation layer...
US20100046108 Verification of a Tape Data Storage Cartridge  
The provision of verification for data storage cartridges having data storage tape media employs determining the volume identity of a data storage cartridge; and providing an internal label at...
US20140104725 ROTATIONAL AND LINEAR VIBRATION SENSING  
In accordance with certain embodiments, a method is provided for sensing linear vibration and rotational vibration. The method includes generating a combined linear vibration and rotational...
US20050237664 Construction of a servo writing device  
One embodiment of the present invention is a servo writing device comprising: (a) a servo track writer assembly that is adapted to write servo tracks; (b) a base that is adapted to support the...
US20070285835 Magnetic writer including an electroplated high moment laminated pole  
A magnetic writing pole writes perpendicularly to a magnetic medium. The writing pole includes a multilayer structure with alternately electroplated magnetic layers and electroplated non-magnetic...
US20130044391 MAGNETIC STORAGE DEVICE WITH MULTI-FUNCTIONAL COMPONENT FOR CONTROLLING CHEMICAL AND WATER VAPOR THEREIN  
Approaches for desiccant device within an enclosure protecting sensitive electronic equipment. Electronic equipment, such as a hard-disk drive (HDD), may comprise a desiccant device a desiccant...
US20130016443 ASYMMETRIC WRITER FOR SHINGLED MAGNETIC RECORDING  
In one embodiment, a system includes a writer for shingled recording which includes a write pole having a trailing edge and first and second side edges extending from the trailing edge. The writer...
US20140268386 FLY-HEIGHT CONTROL AND TOUCHDOWN DETECTION  
An embedded contact sensor (ECS) element for fly-height control and touchdown detection. An embedded contact sensor (ECS) element with a resistance that changes with a temperature change, which...
US20130003220 Hard Disk Drive and Method for Controlling Flying Height of Magnetic Head Thereof  
There is disclosed a hard disk drive and a method of controlling a flying height of a magnetic head of the hard disk drive. A method of controlling a flying height of the magnetic head in a hard...
US20100053814 MAGNETIC STORAGE MEDIUM AND STORAGE APPARATUS  
A magnetic storage medium includes: burst lines each including magnetic bodies placed in a nonmagnetic body in a predetermined repetitive pattern repeated in the radial direction, the burst lines...
US20140185164 Tolerance Ring With Discrete Tolerance Ring Panels  
A tolerance ring for a hard disc drive assembly is disclosed and can include a plurality of discrete tolerance ring panels. Each tolerance ring panel can include an arcuate sidewall that can...
US20120008226 FLY CAPABLE SLIDER TEST SOCKET  
The present application is directed to a slider supporting apparatus for flying a slider of a hard disk drive in the manufacturing process to provide electrical performance characteristics. The...
US20120008225 Fly Capable Slider Test Socket  
The present application is directed to a slider supporting apparatus for flying a slider of a hard disk drive in the manufacturing process to provide electrical performance characteristics. The...
US20130128374 FIXING TAP COEFFICIENTS IN A PROGRAMMABLE FINITE-IMPULSE-RESPONSE EQUALIZER  
A method for selecting which tap coefficients of a programmable finite-impulse-response (FIR) equalizer to fix is disclosed. In one embodiment, such a method includes performing an initial...
US20080278849 Flow balancer for track misregistration improvement  
Disclosed is a hard disk drive that includes at least one disk enclosed by a cover and a disk. A damper is separated from the disk by an air gap about 1.0 mm. The damper and air gap reduce the...
US20070206322 Stiffness Reducing Features in a Top Layer of a Laminated Top Cover  
Stiffness reducing features for top covers of data storage systems are provided to prevent delaminating of top layers of the top covers. A top cover for a data storage system includes a bottom...
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...
US20130070371 SILVER ALLOY ELECTRICAL LAPPING GUIDES (ELGs) FOR FABRICATION OF DISK DRIVE SLIDERS WITH MAGNETORESISTIVE SENSORS  
An electrical lapping guide (ELG) for the fabrication of an air-bearing slider used in a magnetic recording disk drive is formed of a different material than the magnetoresistive (MR) read head or...
US20070236828 MAGNETO-FLUIDIC SEAL WITH VIBRATION COMPENSATION  
A magneto-fluidic seal includes a shaft mounted using an upper bearing and a lower bearing, a disk joined with the shaft, and a sleeve joined with the disk and rotating using a sleeve bearing. A...
US20070183083 Pivoting vertical mast of an accessor in an automated data storage library  
A cartridge accessor employs an accessor base, a vertical mast and a gripper mechanism. The accessor base is operable to translate the cartridge accessor in a horizontal direction within the...
US20110032643 EXCHANGE COUPLED COMPOSITE (ECC) PMR MEDIA WITHOUT PROTECTIVE LAYER THROUGH SOFT-FERRITE  
A disk for a hard disk drive. The disk includes a first magnetic layer supported by a substrate and an intermediate layer adjacent to the first magnetic layer. The disk also includes a second...
US20100020440 LOW PROFILE SUBSTRATE SHIPPER  
A container for transporting media that includes a body with a top opening and a bottom opening, and a top lid to cover the top opening and a bottom cover to cover the bottom opening. The body...
US20060171074 Shutter lock for use in a flexible data storage card  
A flexible data storage card and shutter lock is disclosed. The flexible data storage card includes a housing, a media disc, a shutter, and a shutter lock. The housing includes a card top coupled...
US20130083432 MAGNETIC BIAS STRUCTURE FOR MAGNETORESISTIVE SENSOR  
A magnetic read head having a hard bias structure that both optimizes magnetic bias field and also ensures manufacturability while maintaining sensor stripe height integrity. The read head...
US20110075286 SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TRACK PITCH IN A HARD DISK DRIVE TO SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF BOTH OFF-TRACK CAPACITY AND ADJACENT TRACK ERASURE  
Track pitch in a hard disk drive is selected to satisfy the requirements of both off-track capacity (OTC) and adjacent track interference (ATI). The invention separately measures the track pitch...