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 new patent  Disk drive head suspension structures having improved gold-dielectric joint reliability

A disk drive head suspension or flexure and method of manufacture. Embodiments include a portion such as a terminal pad or flying lead comprising a base layer, a dielectric layer on the base layer, a conductor layer, a seed layer between the dielectric layer and the conductor layer, and a... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Co-located gimbal-based dual stage actuation disk drive head suspension with non-parallel motors

Embodiments of disk drive head suspensions are described that include a spring metal layer. The spring metal layer includes a base region, support arms extending from the base region, and a slider mounting region. The slider mounting region includes a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a pair of motor... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Process coupons used in manufacturing flexures

A system and methods for manufacturing devices such as flexures using process coupons are described are described. The method including performing a test on at least one feature of a coupon, the coupon is included on an assembly sheet used in manufacturing flexures. The at least one feature is produced... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Metallized components and surgical instruments

A surgical instrument and related methods are described. The surgical instrument includes a first jaw including a first structural jaw element and a first sealplate fixed to the first structural jaw element and a second jaw including a second structural jaw element and a second sealplate fixed to the second... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Shape memory alloy wire attachment structures with adhesive for a suspension assembly

Embodiments of the disclosure include a suspension assembly having a support member, a moving member movably coupled to the support member, and shape metal alloy wires coupled between the support and moving members by attachment structures. According to various embodiments, the attachment structures include at least one of: an adhesive... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Camera lens suspensions

An assembly includes a support structure including attach structures. The suspension assembly includes a moving structure including attach structures and flexure arms configured to couple the moving structure to the support structure, the flexure arms are configured to enable movement of the moving structure with respect to the support structure.... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Co-located gimbal-based dsa disk drive suspension with traces routed around slider pad

A suspension having a DSA structure on a gimbaled flexure includes a loadbeam and a flexure attached to the loadbeam. The flexure includes a metal layer with a pair of spring arms, a tongue including a slider mounting surface, and a pair of struts connecting the pair of spring arms... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Piezoelectric disk drive suspension motors having plated stiffeners

Various embodiments concern a gimbaled flexure having a dual stage actuation structure. The flexure comprises a gimbal on which a motor is mounted. The motor comprises a first terminal, one or more layers of piezoelectric material, and a metal stiffener disposed directly on the first terminal. The stiffener comprises a... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Miniature pressure/force sensor with integrated leads

A pressure/force sensor comprises a diaphragm structure including a sensing element and a lead structure extending from the diaphragm structure and including first and second traces electrically coupled to the sensing element. The diaphragm structure and the lead structure include a circuit assembly comprising a common insulating layer and a... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Camera assembly

A camera assembly comprises a lens assembly (20) supported on a support structure (4), wherein the lens assembly includes an autofocus actuator arrangement (24) and the camera assembly includes an optical image stabilization assembly (40) arranged to move the lens assembly in a plane perpendicular to the optical axis. A... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Integrated camera lens suspension

A camera lens suspension assembly in comprises a support member including a support metal base layer formed as single piece of metal, a moving member including a moving metal base layer formed as a single piece of metal, a plurality of bearings and smart memory alloy wires. The support member... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

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 spring arms, and a pair of linkages respectively connecting the pair of spring arms to the tongue. The dual... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Camera lens suspension with integrated electrical leads

Embodiments of the invention include a camera lens optical image stabilization suspension assembly having a support member, a moving member movably coupled to the support member, and smart metal alloy wires coupled between the support and moving members. The moving member includes flexure arms that have integrated conductive traces.... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Metallizing polymers, ceramics and composites for attachment structures

A method of manufacture includes forming a metallized tie layer on a surface of a non-metallic component, positioning the surface of the non-metallic component to mate with a metallic surface of a second component, and joining the metallized tie layer with the mated metallic surface of the second component using... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Multilayer disk drive motors having out-of-plane bending

Various embodiments concern a gimbaled flexure having a dual stage actuation structure. The flexure comprises a gimbal on which a motor is mounted. The motor comprises a first and second terminals and a plurality of actuator layers formed from a piezoelectric material. The plurality of actuator layers comprise serially stacked... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Piezoelectric disk drive suspension motors having plated stiffeners

Various embodiments concern a gimbaled flexure having a dual stage actuation structure. The flexure comprises a gimbal on which a motor is mounted. The motor comprises a first terminal, one or more layers of piezoelectric material, and a metal stiffener disposed directly on the first terminal. The stiffener comprises a... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Disk drive suspension assembly having a partially flangeless load point dimple

Various embodiments concern a suspension assembly of a disk drive. The suspension assembly includes a load beam comprising a major planar area formed from a substrate. The load beam further comprises a window in the substrate, a dimple formed from the substrate, and a flange. The flange is a region... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Thermo-mechanical stabilization of nitinol wires in an optical image stabilization suspension

A method and system for stabilizing properties of shape memory alloy (SMA) wires in an optical image stabilization (OIS) suspension of the type having a first or support assembly and a second or moving assembly coupled with respect to one another by the SMA wires. Embodiments of the method comprise... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Insulation of components of an sma actuation arrangement in a miniature camera

Insulation of components of an SMA actuation arrangement in a miniature camera A miniature camera comprises an SMA actuator arrangement including at least one SMA actuator wire arranged to effect focus, zoom or optical image stabilization. At least one component of the SMA actuator arrangement that is not the SMA... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Disk drive head suspension structures having improved gold-dielectric joint reliability

A disk drive head suspension or flexure and method of manufacture. Embodiments include a portion such as a terminal pad or flying lead comprising a base layer, a dielectric layer on the base layer, a conductor layer, a seed layer between the dielectric layer and the conductor layer, and a... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated








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