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US20130033784 PERIODIC ROTATIONAL VIBRATION CHECK FOR STORAGE DEVICES TO COMPENSATE FOR VARYING LOADS  
A periodic rotational vibration check for storage devices to compensate for varying loads is disclosed. A variable representing rotational vibration status is maintained in a rotational vibration...
US20080094748 Top disk-damper imbedded hard disk drive  
A hard disk drive that at least one disk that is rotated by a spindle motor. The rotating disk creates a flow of air within the disk drive. A damper is located adjacent to the disk. The damper...
US20100053804 VIBRATION DAMPER FOR ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY  
The present disclosure provides a vibration damper for an actuator assembly. One exemplary embodiment relates to an actuator assembly including a magnetic assembly configured to produce a magnetic...
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...
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...
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...
US20090161251 Integrated windage blocker for reduction of flex cable vibration in a disk drive  
A windage blocker integrated with a base for a hard disk drive is disclosed. One embodiment provides a cavity portion comprising a planar surface defining an inner bottom surface of the cavity,...
US20060132966 Connection of circuit board with housing of disk drive  
Oscillation of a spindle motor caused by a shock is to be suppressed. In one embodiment, an HDD according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises a base, a spindle motor for rotating a...
US20090002894 Outer actuator arm constrained layer dampers  
Outer arm constrained layer dampers to improve actuator dynamics are disclosed. One embodiment provides a housing and disk pack mounted to the housing and having a plurality of disks that are...
US20080068746 Rotating disk type storage device  
Embodiments of the present invention effectively control utilizing a spoiler, the windage vibration of a magnetic head caused by the airflow generated in accordance with rotation of a magnetic...
US20080077949 Rotating data storage device anti-shake mechanism  
A rotating-type data storage device anti-shake mechanism is proposed, which is designed for use with a rotating-type data storage device, such as a hard disk drive or an optical disk drive, for...
US20120236436 MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR COMPONENT OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE  
A portable electronic device having an outer housing, a component, and a shock-absorption assembly is disclosed. A shock-absorption assembly located within the outer housing and coupled to the...
US20070153415 Constrained-damped boundary apparatus for reduction of HDD flex cable induced settle dynamics  
A flex cable assembly has a flex cable with at least one distal end. At least one clamping device is coupled to at least one distal end, wherein at least one of the clamping device allows coupling...
US20080151420 DISK DAMPER APPARATUS, HARD DISK DRIVE APPARATUS WITH THE SAME, AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE DISK DAMPER APPARATUS  
A disk damper apparatus and a hard disk drive apparatus (HDD) with the disk damper, and a method of fabricating the disk damper. The disk damper includes a plate interposed between stacked disks...
US20080137228 MAGNETIC DISC DRIVE  
A magnetic disc drive includes a head that is configured to record information in a recording medium or reproduce the information from the recording medium, a housing that houses the recording...
US20080151421 CUSHIONING MEMBER, SHOCK PROTECTION DEVICE, AND PORTABLE INFORMATION EQUIPMENT USING THE SAME  
A cushioning member includes a first plane, an opening opened to the first plane, and an air storage for storing air formed from the opening to an inside of the cushioning member. When a shock...
US20080088968 Storage medium drive  
A head actuator includes first and second yoke members. An elastic adhesive member is coupled to the second yoke member. A weight is coupled to the elastic adhesive member. The displacement of a...
US20090237836 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING HARD DISK SHROUDS WITH AERODYNAMIC FENCES FOR SUPPRESSING FLOW INDUCED DISK EXCITATION  
A system and method for stabilizing air flow in a shroud to disk region in a hard disk drive are disclosed. One embodiment provides a hard disk drive having a shroud with machined aerodynamic...
US20130155546 DAMPER FOR DISK DRIVE  
A disk drive including a disk having a bottom surface and a base having a first surface lying along a first plane and a second surface lying along a second plane positioned substantially parallel...
US20090268341 MINIMIZING FLOW INDUCED VIBRATION IN A HARD DISK DRIVE WITH A HYBRID PLANAR PLATE HAVING A BYPASS CHANNEL  
An airflow control device for a hard disk drive comprises an outer perimeter having a radius equal to or greater than an outer radius of a disk in the hard disk drive. The airflow control device...
US20050185330 Disk clamping apparatus for data storage device  
A disk clamping apparatus for a data storage device fixing at least one disk onto a spindle motor, and having: a clamp combined with the spindle motor and applying pressure onto the disk in a...
US20070230038 Vibration-suppressing mechanism for rotary disk information recording device and magnetic disk drive  
Embodiments in accordance with the present invention relate to greatly decreasing vibrations of a rotary disk at a portion where vibration on the disks is to be suppressed in a...
US20140063652 System and Method for Automatic Calibration of Notch Filter of Hard Disk Drive  
An apparatus for use with a hard disk drive, comprising: a selectable notch filter with a selectable notch frequency; a shock sensor of the hard disk drive, coupled to the selectable notch filter,...
US20060114603 Method and apparatus to control airflow in hard disk drives  
A method for reducing air turbulence in a hard disk drive system is provided. The method begins by providing a hard disk drive having a spindle motor to spin a hard disk. When the drive is in...
US20060066993 Disk drive device  
A plurality of magnetic disks are supported and rotated by a motor that is arranged in a case. A stabilizing plate is located between the disks so as to oppose surfaces of the disks across gaps....
US20100290154 HARD DISK DRIVE  
A hard disk drive includes a base, a screw housing includes at least one screw hole wall formed with a screw hole, and provided at lateral sides of the base, and a shock-absorbing space formed...
US20050057849 Encapsulated data storage system  
Disclosed is a naturally encapsulated disposable data storage system for storing and retrieving data from within a self-contained environment and a method for encapsulation of data storage...
US20130170073 ANTI-SHOCK METHOD FOR HEAD STACK ASSEMBLY  
The present invention directs an anti-shock method for head stack assembly which carries a slider for flying on a disk for operation, and the anti-shock method includes: inputting a constant...
US20100020438 MULTI-DIMENSIONAL HARD DISK DRIVE VIBRATION MITIGATION  
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that includes a drive carrier for a hard disk drive (HDD) and one or more vibration control clips affixed to the drive carrier. Within...
US20120113546 MOTOR UNIT AND DISK DRIVE APPARATUS  
A motor unit for use in a disk drive apparatus includes a motor portion, a housing member including a through hole defined therein, and a circuit board. The motor portion includes a rotating...
US20070081269 Hard disk drive having improved shock resistance  
A hard disk drive having an improved shock resistance includes a spindle motor mounted on a frame member, at least one data storage disk positioned on and rotatable with the spindle motor, an...
US20130114162 HARD DISK DRIVE SYSTEM WITH OFF TRACK DETECTION MECHANISM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF  
A method of manufacture of a hard disk drive system includes: providing a base circuit board having a shock sensor and vibration sensors thereon; electrically connecting translational shock detect...
US20090225470 SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISK DRIVE RECIRCULATION FILTER HAVING INLET AND OUTLET DISK RIM SHROUDING  
A hard disk drive has a recirculation filter that shrouds the rims of disks at the inlet and outlet of the filter. The shroud is aerodynamically shaped to reduce flow-induced disk vibration of the...
US20070253087 HARD DISK DRIVE PROTECTION APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND DEVICE HAVING THE SAME  
A hard disk drive (HDD) protection apparatus includes a signal receiving unit to receive an incoming alert signal and to generate a notice signal, and a controller to receive the notice signal and...
US20150228300 SPINDLE MOTOR, AND DISK DRIVE APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SPINDLE MOTOR  
A spindle motor includes a base portion and a bearing mechanism. A fixing region, which includes a first region at which the base portion and the bearing mechanism are fixed to each other and a...
US20100123974 Hard Disc Drive Counter-Vibration System  
One implementation of the present invention may take the form of a system for a hard disc drive counter-vibration device that may absorb rotational vibration or gyration of the hard disc drive...
US20050099734 Distributed damper for data storage devices  
According to one embodiment, a data storage device has a base deck and a cover mounted on the base deck. A Voice Coil Motor (VCM) is mounted on the base deck below the cover. The VCM has a lower...
US20090296270 THERMAL FLYHEIGHT CONTROL HEATER PRECONDITIONING  
Systems and methods for magnetic head preconditioning using a thermal flyheight control heater are discussed. The method of manufacturing the magnetic head comprises measuring a bit error...
US20120281312 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HARD DRIVE SHOCK EVENT DETECTION  
A method and system for sensing the current applied to the motor of a data storage device and determining whether a shock event has occurred by processing the sensed current levels.
US20100020439 MAGNETIC STORAGE DEVICE AND CONTACT DETECTION METHOD  
A magnetic storage device includes a magnetic disk having a protective film and a lubricant layer formed on the protective film, a head stack assembly including a head operable to read information...
US20050190488 Data recording disk drive with nonplanar plate surfaces for damping out-of-plane disk vibration  
A data recording disk drive has damping plates with nonplanar surfaces for reducing flow-induced, out-of-plane vibration of the disks. The nonplanar damping plates reduce spindle motor torque, as...
US20090002881 DAMPED DRIVABLE ASSEMBLY, AND METHOD FOR DAMPING DRIVABLE ASSEMBLY  
A damped assembly is provided including a drivable assembly with housing, and a damper structure in operative association with the housing for dampening noise and/or vibration. The damper...
US20100259849 Electronic device with protection for disk drive  
An electronic device includes a tray, a disk drive secured in the tray, a first back plane secured on the tray, and a flexible connecting member. The disk drive connects with the first back plane...
US20070268620 Magnetic disk apparatus  
A magnetic disk apparatus comprises an electrically conductive enclosure which accommodates at least a magnetic storage medium and a head for writing/reading information on the magnetic storage...
US20150179211 VIBRATION CANCELLATION FOR DATA STORAGE  
Methods and apparatus for vibration cancellation are disclosed. Vibration data from one or more vibration detectors associated with a storage device is collected. The vibration data represents...
US20150131181 FLUID DYNAMIC BEARING UNIT AND DISK DRIVE DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME  
A first sleeve rotatably extends around a shaft. First and second flanges are fixed to the shaft. A second sleeve extending around the first sleeve is fixed thereto. A first annular member fixed...
US20130222946 DISK DRIVE DEVICE HAVING A VIBRATION-REDUCING ELEMENT  
In a disk drive device, a magnetic recording disk is to be mounted on a hub. A base plate rotatably supports the hub through a bearing unit. A projecting portion is formed on the upper surface of...
US20130141817 STORAGE DEVICE  
In a storage device provided with a plurality of recording devices, the vibrations which propagate to the recording devices through a board can be reduced with a small number of parts. A storage...
US20120243116 STORAGE DEVICE AND STORAGE SYSTEM  
A storage device includes a processor, a vibration detecting sensor that detects a vibration, a plurality of disk drives, and a disk control device that causes the processor to perform an...

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