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Zhang; Shuyu
Fremont, CA
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8144422 Air bearing surface method and apparatus optimizing flying height on demand efficiency during fl March 27, 2012
A slider including air bearing surface with Flying height On-Demand (FOD) protrusion with method of controlling airflow to maximize FOD efficiency as ratio of change in vertical position to protrusion height. Slider including components controlling the air flow to maximize FOD efficiency
7936538 Controlled fly height slider with necked ABS May 3, 2011
A slider that includes a necked ABS pad is disclosed. More specifically, the slider includes an ABS pad having a first ABS region and a second ABS region, where the second ABS region is disposed immediately in front of the first ABS region proceeding in the direction of a leading edge of
7760469 Method and apparatus for an air bearing surface to reduce contamination due to saturation water July 20, 2010
A slider operating air bearing surface (ABS) to remove a front saturation water vapor pressure peak near a front bulwark and a bad flow pattern area the between front bulwark and a central island. The ABS implementing these operations. Alternatively, ABS includes a front bulwark channel
7719792 Method and apparatus intelligently adapting to environmental conditions inside and outside a har May 18, 2010
Hard disk drive (HDD) including humidity sensor measuring interior and second humidity sensor measuring exterior with door actuator controlling door for mass transfer between interior and exterior based upon determination of whether or not to transfer. HDD may further include and use
7643251 Slider having fast take-off fluid bearing surface January 5, 2010
A disk drive for storing data includes a rotating storage disk and a slider positioned near the storage disk. The slider has a flying side and a read/write head. The flying side includes a leading bearing surface and a leading recessed surface positioned near a leading edge of the slider
7420760 Method and apparatus reducing flying height drop in a hard disk drive under humid conditions September 2, 2008
A slider with an intake heater near front edge heating air passing between air bearing surface and rotating disk surface to reduce change in flying height caused by water condensation. Method of operating the slider. Head gimbals assembly including slider. Head stack assembly including a
7349169 Method and apparatus for improved starting and/or stopping in a contact start-stop (CSS) hard di March 25, 2008
CSS hard disk drive providing improved take-off and/or touchdown by asserting pitch actuation control signal stimulating a pitch actuator to flex a flexure finger, altering the pitch angle of slider coupling through flexure finger to pitch actuator. Method implemented by embedded cir
7068470 Composite head arm assembly with thermal control of gram load June 27, 2006
A disk drive includes a drive housing, a storage disk coupled to the drive housing and a head arm assembly coupled to the drive housing. The head arm assembly includes an adjuster and a slider coupled to the adjuster. As provided herein, the adjuster changes the gram load that is applied

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