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Nirs device with optical wavelength and path length correction

A near infrared spectrometer and method for wavelength and path length correction are disclosed. The spectrometer includes a number of photodiodes that transmit broadband near infrared measurement light into the tissue and at least one broadband detector which measures the light signal transmitted through the tissue. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Bearing limiter structures in optical image stabilization suspensions

A suspension assembly is described. A suspension assembly including a support member; a moving member; one or more bearings; and one or more bearing limiters. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Sensor shift structures in optical image stabilization suspensions

A suspension assembly is described. The suspension assembly including a static member or plate; a moving member or plate movable about an x-axis and a y-axis with respect to the static plate; a sensor mounting region on the moving plate; and one or more shape memory alloy (sma) elements extending between and coupled to the static plate and moving plate. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

High aspect ratio electroplated structures and anisotropic electroplating processes

Devices including high-aspect ratio electroplated structures and methods of forming high-aspect ratio electroplated structures are described. A method for manufacturing metal structures includes providing a substrate having a metal base characterized by a height to width aspect ratio a/b and electroplating a metal crown on the base to form the metal structure with a height to width aspect ratio a/s greater than the aspect ratio a/b of the base.. ... 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. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Chemically sharpening blades

A method for forming a cutting tool includes masking a metal base with one or more masks, the one or more masks including at least one variable permeability mask, and chemically etching the masked metal base to form a blade of the cutting tool.. . ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

On-axis and diffuse illumination for inspection systems

An inspection system is described. The inspection system includes a camera and a housing. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Partial curing of a microactuator mounting adhesive in a disk drive suspension

Various embodiments concern a method of attaching a microactuator to a flexure, depositing a wet mass of structural adhesive on the flexure, mounting the microactuator on the wet mass of structural adhesive, partially curing the mass of structural adhesive through a first application of curing energy, and depositing a mass of conductive adhesive on the flexure. The mass of conductive adhesive is deposited in contact with the mass of structural adhesive. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Disk drive suspension baseplate having enhanced torque retention and method of manufacture

A system and methods for manufacturing disk drive suspension baseplates are described. Disk drive suspension baseplates having boss outer surfaces characterized by roughness parameters ra≧0.15 μm.. ... 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. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Dual camera assemblies with optical image stabilization

A camera lens assembly is described. The camera lens assembly includes a plurality of optical image stabilization assemblies. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Low resistance ground joints for dual stage actuation disk drive suspensions

A stainless steel dual stage actuated disk drive head suspension baseplate including a plated electrical contact area having nickel and gold. The baseplate can be heat treated. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

Camera lens suspension with enhanced auto focus electrical interconnects

A camera lens assembly is described. The camera lens assembly includes a support member. ... 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 noncorrosive metal layer on the seed layer side of the conductor layer. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180005655

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. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

01/04/18 / #20180005653

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. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

12/28/17 / #20170368357

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 structural jaw element. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

12/14/17 / #20170357076

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 disposed proximate to a side of the attachment structures and between the attachment structures.. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

11/23/17 / #20170336646

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

11/16/17 / #20170330589

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 to the tongue. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

11/09/17 / #20170323658

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. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

08/03/17 / #20170219842

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 flexible printed circuit tape (103) connected between the support structure (4) and the lens assembly (20) and providing an electrical connection to the auto-focus actuator arrangement (24) is bent around a corner, thereby allowing the flexible printed circuit tape (103) to accommodate the motion of the lens assembly perpendicular to the optical axis. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

08/03/17 / #20170219443

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 common conductor layer on the insulating layer. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

06/08/17 / #20170162218

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. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

06/08/17 / #20170160559

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 includes a bearing plate portion, a plurality of static wire attach structures, and a plurality of mount regions, all formed from or on the support metal base layer. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

05/11/17 / #20170131562

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

04/27/17 / #20170117009

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. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

04/27/17 / #20170117008

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. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

04/27/17 / #20170113297

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 metal to metal joining techniques.. . ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

04/06/17 / #20170098460

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. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

03/30/17 / #20170088925

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 cyclically mechanically straining and de-straining the wires by moving the moving and support assemblies with respect to one another while heat is applied to the wires. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

03/16/17 / #20170075192

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 actuator wire is coated with an electrically insulating layer, thereby reducing the risk of short circuiting of the drive current of the sma actuator wire. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated

01/05/17 / #20170004854

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 noncorrosive metal layer on the seed layer side of the conductor layer. ... Hutchinson Technology Incorporated








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