Patents by Inventor Brett Herdendorf

Brett Herdendorf has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220201884
    Abstract: An apparatus with a housing which stores a plurality of data storage magazines where each data storage magazine includes a plurality of data storage devices. The housing includes a movable carriage configured to selectively couple a set of data storage devices held by a particular data storage magazine to a host device. The housing also includes a physical locking mechanism configured to selectively prevent data storage devices from coupling to the host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Brett Herdendorf, Riyan Mendonsa, Krishnan Subramanian
  • Patent number: 11367464
    Abstract: An apparatus with a housing which stores a plurality of data storage magazines, where each data storage magazine includes a plurality of data storage devices. The housing includes a movable carriage, the movable carriage configured to selectively couple a set of data storage devices held by a particular data storage magazine to a host device. The housing also includes a motor configured to move the movable carriage within the housing to enable the movable carriage to communicatively couple the set of data storage devices held by the particular data storage magazine to the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Herdendorf, Riyan Mendonsa, Krishnan Subramanian
  • Publication number: 20220122637
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a data storage magazine configured to hold a plurality of data storage devices, and a movable carriage disposed within the housing that is configured to selectively couple the data storage devices to a host device. The data storage magazine includes a set of magazine signal paths configured to provide signals to the plurality of data storage devices. The movable carriage includes a set of carriage signal paths configured to provide signals to the plurality of data storage devices. The apparatus includes a controller configured to power the plurality of data storage devices by selectively routing the signals via the set of magazine signal paths or the set of carriage signal paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Riyan Mendonsa, Brett Herdendorf, Krishnan Subramanian, Jon Trantham
  • Patent number: 11308990
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a data storage magazine configured to hold a plurality of data storage devices, and a movable carriage disposed within the housing that is configured to selectively couple the data storage devices to a host device. The data storage magazine includes a set of magazine signal paths configured to provide signals to the plurality of data storage devices. The movable carriage includes a set of carriage signal paths configured to provide signals to the plurality of data storage devices. The apparatus includes a controller configured to power the plurality of data storage devices by selectively routing the signals via the set of magazine signal paths or the set of carriage signal paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Riyan Mendonsa, Brett Herdendorf, Krishnan Subramanian, Jon Trantham
  • Publication number: 20210082467
    Abstract: An apparatus with a housing which stores a plurality of data storage magazines, where each data storage magazine includes a plurality of data storage devices. The housing includes a movable carriage, the movable carriage configured to selectively couple a set of data storage devices held by a particular data storage magazine to a host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Brett Herdendorf, Riyan Mendonsa, Krishnan Subramanian
  • Publication number: 20190380321
    Abstract: An artificial bait having a housing in the shape of an insect or animal, a power source arranged in the housing, a controller arranged in the housing, a hook. The housing including shape memory alloy (SMA) in the form of one or more SMA wires, which are operatively arranged with one or more spring wires to cause one or more body parts of the housing to move.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Gary Heines, Brett Herdendorf
  • Publication number: 20120207005
    Abstract: A locking media pusher is coupled to a servo controlled stage and includes a protruding probe and a locking mechanism. The stage moves forward and backward along a base toward and away from a storage medium. If an eccentricity of a track on the storage medium exceeds a threshold, the storage medium is rotated to an orientation where the greatest eccentricity is directed toward the media pusher. The media pusher is moved toward the storage medium until a probe extending from the media pusher contacts the storage medium. The probe is locked within the media pusher. The stage and attached media pusher are retracted from the storage medium and the storage medium is unlocked. The magnitude of retraction of the stage is recorded. The stage is moved toward the storage medium a distance corresponding to the probe contact position plus the eccentricity magnitude to correct the eccentricity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Ronald E. Anderson, James H. McGlennen, Brett Herdendorf
  • Publication number: 20070143056
    Abstract: A method for dynamic electrical testing of head gimbal assemblies may include initiating an automated continuous process that includes selecting an unmounted head gimbal assembly; aligning the unmounted head gimbal assembly; loading the unmounted head gimbal assembly to a disc; and testing the unmounted head gimbal assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Anderson, Andrew Blair, Kermit Harmon, Brett Herdendorf, Michael Quam
  • Publication number: 20070143054
    Abstract: A method for dynamic electrical testing of head gimbal assemblies may include initiating an automated continuous process that includes selecting an unmounted head gimbal assembly; aligning the unmounted head gimbal assembly; loading the unmounted head gimbal assembly to a disc; and testing the unmounted head gimbal assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Anderson, Andrew Blair, Dale Blomgren, Kermit Harmon, Brett Herdendorf, Justin Holwell, Philip Johnson, Mujahid Khan, Klaus Obergfell, Steven Palks, Michael Quam, David Reints, Michael Roe, Steven Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20070143053
    Abstract: A method for dynamic electrical testing of head gimbal assemblies may include initiating an automated continuous process that includes selecting an unmounted head gimbal assembly; aligning the unmounted head gimbal assembly; loading the unmounted head gimbal assembly to a disc; and testing the unmounted head gimbal assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Justin Holwell, Mujahid Khan, Andrew Blair, Brett Herdendorf, Steven Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20070143057
    Abstract: A method for dynamic electrical testing of head gimbal assemblies may include initiating an automated continuous process that includes selecting an unmounted head gimbal assembly; aligning the unmounted head gimbal assembly; loading the unmounted head gimbal assembly to a disc; and testing the unmounted head gimbal assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Anderson, Andrew Blair, Dale Blomgren, Kermit Harmon, Brett Herdendorf, Justin Holwell, Philip Johnson, Mujahid Khan, Klaus Obergfell, Steven Palks, Michael Quam, David Reints, Michael Roe, Steven Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20070143055
    Abstract: A method for dynamic electrical testing of head gimbal assemblies may include initiating an automated continuous process that includes selecting an unmounted head gimbal assembly; aligning the unmounted head gimbal assembly; loading the unmounted head gimbal assembly to a disc; and testing the unmounted head gimbal assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 21, 2007
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Anderson, Andrew Blair, Dale Blomgren, Kermit Harmon, Brett Herdendorf, Justin Holwell, Philip Johnson, Mujahid Khan, Klaus Obergfell, Steven Palks, Michael Quam, David Reints, Michael Roe, Steven Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20070136021
    Abstract: A method for dynamic electrical testing of head gimbal assemblies may include initiating an automated continuous process that includes selecting an unmounted head gimbal assembly; aligning the unmounted head gimbal assembly; loading the unmounted head gimbal assembly to a disc; and testing the unmounted head gimbal assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Anderson, Andrew Blair, Dale Blomgren, Kermit Harmon, Brett Herdendorf, Justin Holwell, Philip Johnson, Mujahid Khan, Klaus Obergfell, Steven Palks, Michael Quam, David Reints, Michael Roe, Steven Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20070136022
    Abstract: A method for dynamic electrical testing of head gimbal assemblies may include initiating an automated continuous process that includes selecting an unmounted head gimbal assembly; aligning the unmounted head gimbal assembly; loading the unmounted head gimbal assembly to a disc; and testing the unmounted head gimbal assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Anderson, Andrew Blair, Dale Blomgren, Kermit Harmon, Brett Herdendorf, Justin Holwell, Philip Johnson, Mujahid Khan, Klaus Obergfell, Steven Palks, Michael Quam, David Reints, Michael Roe, Steven Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20050209797
    Abstract: A method for dynamic electrical testing of head gimbal assemblies may include initiating an automated continuous process that includes selecting an unmounted head gimbal assembly; aligning the unmounted head gimbal assembly; loading the unmounted head gimbal assembly to a disc; and testing the unmounted head gimbal assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Inventors: Ronald Anderson, Andrew Blair, Dale Blomgren, Kermit Harmon, Brett Herdendorf, Justin Holwell, Philip Johnson, Mujahid Khan, Klaus Obergfell, Steven Palks, Michael Quam, David Reints, Michael Roe, Steven Wheeler