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Seagate Technology Llc patents (2014 archive)


Recent patent applications related to Seagate Technology Llc. Seagate Technology Llc is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Seagate Technology Llc may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Seagate Technology Llc, we're just tracking patents.

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12/25/14 / #20140379973

Garbage collection management in memories

The disclosure is related to systems and methods of managing a memory. In a particular embodiment, a memory channel is disclosed that includes multiple memory units, with each memory unit comprising multiple garbage collection units. ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140379940

Performance and power management for rotating data storage device

A data storage device may generally be directed to a buffer that stores a plurality of command requests pending for a data storage medium and a processor that is configured to skip a first command request and execute a second command request in response to the second command request having an access latency within a first predetermined performance impact range and a power consumption within a second predetermined power savings range compared to the first command request.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140377143

Filter element for disc drive enclosure

A recirculation filter element for a disc drive enclosure. The filter element has a body having a surface area to volume ratio of at least 100/m and a self-assembled monolayer. ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376843

Rotating shaft top cover attached motor

Provided herein, is an apparatus that includes a stationary component, a rotatable component, and an upper journal bearing and a lower journal bearing. The upper journal bearing and the lower journal bearing are defined in a gap between the stationary component and the rotatable component, and the stationary component and rotatable component are configured for relative rotation. ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376840

Grooved limiter

Provided herein is an apparatus, including a stationary component and a rotatable component; a fluid between the stationary component and the rotatable component; a limiter shoulder of the stationary component; a flanged limiter bushing of the rotatable component; and a separating means for separating the limiter shoulder and the limiter bushing, wherein the separating means comprises the fluid.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376353

Magnetic devices including film structures

A device including a magnetic structure, the magnetic structure having a substrate adjacent surface and a second, opposing surface, the magnetic structure having a near field transducer (nft), wherein the nft includes gold or an alloy thereof, and is positioned at the second surface an overcoat structure; and a film structure, the film structure positioned between the magnetic structure and the overcoat structure, the film structure having a total thickness of not greater than about 100 Å, and the film structure including: a first interfacial structure having a first and a second opposing surface; a second interfacial structure having a first and a second opposing surface; and an intermediate structure wherein the first surface of the first interfacial structure is positioned adjacent the nft of the magnetic structure, and the second surface of the second interfacial structure is positioned adjacent the overcoat structure, and the intermediate structure is positioned between the first interfacial structure and the second interfacial structure, and wherein the first interfacial structure includes one or more rare earth elements, one or more alkaline earth metals, one or more alkali metals, or a combination thereof.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376352

Materials for near field transducers, near field tranducers containing same, and methods of forming

A device including a near field transducer, the near field transducer including gold (au), silver (ag), copper (cu), or aluminum (al), and at least two other secondary atoms, the at least two other secondary atoms selected from: boron (b), bismuth (bi), indium (in), sulfur (s), silicon (si), tin (sn), manganese (mn), tellurium (te), holmium (ho), lutetium (lu), praseodymium (pr), scandium (sc), uranium (u), barium (ba), chlorine (cl), cesium (cs), dysprosium (dy), europium (eu), fluorine (f), germanium (ge), hydrogen (h), iodine (i), rubidium (rb), selenium (se), terbium (tb), nitrogen (n), oxygen (o), carbon (c), antimony (sb), gadolinium (gd), samarium (sm), thallium (tl), cadmium (cd), neodymium (nd), phosphorus (p), lead (pb), hafnium (hf), niobium (nb), erbium (er), zinc (zn), magnesium (mg), palladium (pd), vanadium (v), zinc (zn), chromium (cr), iron (fe), lithium (li), nickel (ni), platinum (pt), sodium (na), strontium (sr), calcium (ca), yttrium (y), thorium (th), beryllium (be), thulium (tm), erbium (er), ytterbium (yb), promethium (pm), neodymium (nd cobalt (co), cerium (ce), lanthanum (la), praseodymium (pr), or combinations thereof.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376351

Materials for near field transducers and near field transducers containing same

A device including a near field transducer, the near field transducer including gold (au) and at least one other secondary atom, the at least one other secondary atom selected from: boron (b), bismuth (bi), indium (in), sulfur (s), silicon (si), tin (sn), hafnium (hf), niobium (nb), manganese (mn), antimony (sb), tellurium (te), carbon (c), nitrogen (n), and oxygen (o), and combinations thereof erbium (er), holmium (ho), lutetium (lu), praseodymium (pr), scandium (sc), uranium (u), zinc (zn), and combinations thereof and barium (ba), chlorine (cl), cesium (cs), dysprosium (dy), europium (eu), fluorine (f), gadolinium (gd), germanium (ge), hydrogen (h), iodine (i), osmium (os), phosphorus (p), rubidium (rb), rhenium (re), selenium (se), samarium (sm), terbium (tb), thallium (th), and combinations thereof.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376350

Devices including a gas barrier layer

Devices that include a near field transducer (nft); a gas barrier layer positioned on at least a portion of the nft; and a wear resistance layer positioned on at least a portion of the gas barrier layer wherein the gas barrier layer includes tantalum oxide (tao), titanium oxide (tio), chromium oxide (cro), silicon oxide (sio), aluminum oxide (alo), titanium oxide (tio), zirconium oxide (zro), yttrium oxide (yo), magnesium oxide (mgo), beryllium oxide (beo), niobium oxide (nbo), hafnium oxide (hfo), vanadium oxide (vo), strontium oxide (sro), or combinations thereof; silicon nitride (sin), aluminum nitride (al), boron nitride (bn), titanium nitride (tin), zirconium nitride (zrn), niobioum nitride (nbn), hafnium nitride (hfn), chromium nitride (crn), or combinations thereof silicon carbide (sic), titanium carbide (tic), zirconium carbide (zrc), niobioum carbide (nbc), chromium carbide (crc), vanadium carbide (vc), boron carbide (bc), or combinations thereof or combinations thereof.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376349

Devices including at least one adhesion layer and methods of forming adhesion layers

Devices that include a near field transducer (nft), the nft having a disc and a peg, and the peg having five surfaces thereof; and at least one adhesion layer positioned on at least one of the five surfaces of the peg, the adhesion layer including one or more of the following: rhenium, osmium, iridium, platinum, hafnium, ruthenium, technetium, rhodium, palladium, beryllium, aluminum, manganese, indium, boron, and combinations thereof beryllium oxide, silicon oxide, iron oxide, zirconium oxide, manganese oxide, cadmium oxide, magnesium oxide, hafnium oxide, and combinations thereof tantalum carbide, uranium carbide, hafnium carbide, zirconium carbide, scandium carbide, manganese carbide, iron carbide, niobium carbide, technetium carbide, rhenium carbide, and combinations thereof chromium nitride, boron nitride, and combinations thereof.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376348

Devices including at least one intermixing layer

Devices that include a near field transducer (nft), the nft including a peg having five exposed surfaces, the peg including a first material; an overlying structure; at least one intermixing layer, positioned between the peg and the overlying structure, the at least one intermixing layer positioned on at least one of the five surfaces of the peg, the intermixing layer including at least the first material and a second material.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376347

Materials for near field transducers and near field transducers containing same

Disclosed herein are near field transducers (nfts) that include either silver, copper, or aluminum and one or more secondary elements.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376346

Methods of forming materials for at least a portion of a nft and nfts formed using the same

A method including depositing a plasmonic material at a temperature of at least 150° c.; and forming at least a peg of a near field transducer (nft) from the deposited plasmonic material.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376345

Near field transducer with isolated peg

A method fabricating a near field transducer for a heat assisted magnetic recording head including forming a peg region of a near field transducer along a first portion of a substrate of a heat assisted magnetic recording head, removing a first portion of the peg region, fabricating a barrier material along a surface of the peg region created by the removal of the first portion of the peg region; and forming an enlarged region adjacent the surface such that the barrier material is disposed at least between the surface of the peg region and the enlarged region.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376344

Near field transducer and heat sink design for heat assisted magnetic recording

Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed related to heat assisted magnetic recording. According to one embodiment, an apparatus that includes a heat sink region and a near field transducer region is disclosed. ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376343

Peg only near-field transducer

An apparatus for a heat assisted magnetic recording device that includes a write pole, a near-field transducer, and a heat sink. The near-field transducer is comprised only of a peg disposed adjacent the write pole. ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376342

Near-field transducer peg encapsulation

A near field transducer with a peg region, an enlarged region disposed adjacent the peg region, and a barrier material disposed between the peg region and the enlarged region. The barrier material reduces or eliminates interdiffusion of material between the peg region and the enlarged region.. ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376341

Near-field transducer peg encapsulation

A near field transducer with a peg region, an enlarged region disposed adjacent the peg region, and a barrier material disposed between the peg region and the enlarged region. The barrier material reduces or eliminates interdiffusion of material between the peg region and the enlarged region.. ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376340

Peg only near-field transducer

An apparatus for a heat assisted magnetic recording device that includes a write pole, a near-field transducer, and a heat sink. The near-field transducer is comprised only of a peg disposed adjacent the write pole. ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376339

Magnetic devices including near field transducer

An apparatus having at least an air bearing surface (abs), the apparatus including a near field transducer (nft) positioned adjacent the abs of the apparatus, wherein the nft includes a plasmonic material; and not greater than about 200 ppm of one or more microalloy dopants.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140376131

Data writer with tapered side shield sidewalls

A data writer may be generally configured at least with a write pole that has a pole sidewall and a continuous first taper angle connecting leading and trailing edges. The write pole can be positioned adjacent to a side shield that is configured with first and second shield sidewalls tapered to a shield tip that is the closest point between the write pole and side shield.. ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/25/14 / #20140374376

Materials for near field transducers and near field transducers containing same

A method of forming a near field transducer (nft) layer, the method including depositing a film of a primary element, the film having a film thickness and a film expanse; and implanting at least one secondary element into the primary element, wherein the nft layer includes the film of the primary element doped with the at least one secondary element.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/18/14 / #20140370331

Method of fabricating ion implantation magnetically and thermally isolated bits in hamr bpm stacks

The embodiments disclose a continuous thin film magnetic layer and a patterned hard mask layer configured to be deposited onto the continuous thin film magnetic layer and to have plural ion implantations, wherein the ion implantations are configured to create chemically and structurally altered localized magnetic regions unprotected by the patterned hard mask layer.. . ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/18/14 / #20140369631

Bearing gap determined depth and width

Provided herein, is an apparatus that includes a fluid dynamic bearing defined in a gap between a stationary component and a rotatable component. The fluid dynamic bearing includes a first portion of the gap at an axial end of the fluid dynamic bearing, and a second portion of the gap. ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/18/14 / #20140369630

Fluid dynamic bearing reservoir

Disclosed herein is an apparatus that includes a fluid dynamic bearing defined in a gap between an inner component and an outer component. In some instances, the inner component and the outer component are configured for relative rotation. ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/18/14 / #20140369174

Plasmonic transducer having two metal elements with a gap disposed therebetween

An apparatus includes a waveguide configured to deliver light to a transducer region. The apparatus also includes a plasmonic transducer that has two metal elements configured as side-by-side plates on a substrate-parallel plane with a gap therebetween. ... Seagate Technology Llc

12/18/14 / #20140368946

In situ sensor based contact detection

A method for detecting a contact event between a transducer and a recording medium is disclosed. The method includes positioning a transducer with respect to a recording medium, where the transducer includes a writer, a reader, a heater, and a thermally responsive sensor. ... Seagate Technology Llc








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