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Inventor:
Butler; Walter W.
Address:
Scotts Valley, CA
No. of patents:
11
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8561285 Methods and devices for picking and placing workpieces into small form factor hard disk drives October 22, 2013
A method of picking and placing a workpiece relative to a disk drive may include steps of providing a robotically controlled tool, a servo motor assembly for moving the tool, at least one controller for controlling the tool and the servo motor assembly, and a machine vision assembly coup
7549204 Methods for picking and placing workpieces into small form factor hard disk drives June 23, 2009
A method of driving screws may include steps of providing a robotically controlled screw driver, a servo motor assembly for moving the screw driver, at least one controller for controlling the screw driver and the servo motor assembly, and a machine vision assembly coupled to the con
7062837 Method for manufacturing a disk drive with a hinged head disk assembly enclosure June 20, 2006
A disk drive includes an enclosure that defines an exterior surface, the enclosure including a base, a cover and a hinge mechanically coupling the base to the cover such that the hinge forms a portion of the exterior surface of the enclosure. A spindle motor is attached to the base, a di
7057852 Disk drive including surface coated disk clamp screws with reduced coefficient of friction for m June 6, 2006
An aspect of the invention can be regarded as a disk drive that includes a disk drive base, a disk including disk surface, and a spindle motor including a spindle motor hub including a clamping surface with disk clamp holes. The disk drive includes a disk clamp disposed upon the disk
6990727 Method of making disk drives using a frame array with a plurality of disk drive base portions January 31, 2006
An aspect of the invention can be regarded as a method of making disk drives. The method includes providing a frame array. The frame array includes a frame, a plurality of disk drive base portions, and a plurality of tie bars connected between the frame and the disk drive base portio
6900961 Disk drive having a head disk assembly enclosure including insert molded components May 31, 2005
Disclosed is disk drive having a molded head disk assembly enclosure including insert molded components and methods for manufacturing the same. In one aspect, the invention may be regarded as a disk drive having a molded enclosure including a base, a cover, and a coupling mechanism to
6831810 Disk drive enabling simultaneous assembly of HSA and disk pack December 14, 2004
A disk drive has an enclosure that includes a first portion and a second portion that is configured to mate with the first portion. A spindle motor is attached to the first portion and a disk is mounted to the spindle motor. A head stack assembly is pivotally coupled to the second portio
6693767 Disk drive having a head disk assembly enclosure including an integrated hinge February 17, 2004
A disk drive includes an enclosure that defines an exterior surface, the enclosure including a base, a cover and a hinge mechanically coupling the base to the cover such that the hinge forms a portion of the exterior surface of the enclosure. A spindle motor is attached to the base, a di
6687093 Head stack assembly shipping comb with temporary locating feature for internal head disk assembl February 3, 2004
Disclosed herein is a disk drive that includes a housing including a base, the base defining a blind receptacle, a spindle motor attached to the base, a disk mounted to the spindle motor and a head stack assembly pivotally coupled to the base. The head stack assembly includes a body
6529345 Disk drive employing a multi-layer noise-dampening HDA cover March 4, 2003
A disk drive with reduced acoustic noise is disclosed. The disk drive comprises a disk, a head, an actuator arm for actuating the head radially over the disk, a base, and a cover attached to the base to form a head disk assembly chamber. The cover comprises an inner layer having a de
6466398 Disk drive comprising a cover having slots near a shaft aperture for reducing resonance October 15, 2002
A disk drive is disclosed with reduced resonance. The disk drive comprises a disk, a fixed spindle shaft disposed axially through the disk, a spindle motor for rotating the disk about the fixed spindle shaft, wherein a resonance is associated with the spindle motor rotating the disk. The










 
 
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