Patents by Inventor Sigmund Hinlein

Sigmund Hinlein 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).

  • Patent number: 5153794
    Abstract: An assembly and method for securing head suspension members on shelf segments of metallic or ceramic actuator arms in a disk drive. The assembly comprises an actuator arm with a reduced thickness shelf segment, at least one head suspension member, a staking member having particular attributes and a staking plate also having particular attributes. The assembly is designed such that forcible expansion of the staking member takes place exclusively within the material of the staking plate member. The method is formulated such that the constituent elements of the assembly are aligned, placed under compression and staked together wherein an interference fit is formed between the staking member and staking plate member and no forcible pressure from the staking procedure is transmitted to the actuator arm. The assembly and method are ideally utilized in a multi-disk disk drive in which a plurality of head suspensions are secured to multiple arms of a single actuator in a single procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1992
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Sigmund Hinlein
  • Patent number: 5003420
    Abstract: An arm for mounting a head in a disk drive, the arm comprising an end region adapted to carry the head on a mounting surface and a pair of side regions angularly disposed with respect to the mounting surface to straddle the head. That is, the side regions and mounting surface form a channel within which the head is disposed. Thus, the profile (i.e., height) of the arm is reduced. This allows disks in a multiple disk drive to be spaced by a reduced amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Sigmund Hinlein
  • Patent number: 4947275
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting a head in a disk drive (such as a disk reader or servowriter), comprising a detachable load beam slider arm adapted to carry the head on a distal end thereof, and an actuator arm including a resilient clamp for releasably attaching the proximal end of the load beam slider arm to the actuator arm. Thus, the head may easily be removed and/or replaced simply by removing the head and load beam slider arm as a unit from the actuator arm and replacing it with another head-load beam slider arm unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corp.
    Inventor: Sigmund Hinlein
  • Patent number: 4912583
    Abstract: An assembly and method for mounting a head in a disk drive (such as a disk reader or servowriter), comprising a detachable load beam slider arm adapted to carry the head on a distal end thereof, an actuator arm, and a threaded clamp for releasably attaching the proximal end of the load beam slider arm to the actuator arm, the threaded clamp being adapted to remain attached to the actuator arm when the load beam slider arm is removed. Alternatively, the slamp is adapted to remain attached to the load beam slider arm when the load beam slider arm is removed. Thus, the head may easily be removed and/or replaced simply by removing the head and load beam slider arm as a unit from the actuator arm and replacing it with another head-load beam slider arm unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Sigmund Hinlein
  • Patent number: 4503530
    Abstract: A hub and spindle assembly for an interchangeable, removable disk of a disk drive. The spindle assembly includes means for driving the hub assembly, matingly attached and removably engaged thereto, so as to rotate the disk coupled to the hub. The hub assembly includes surfaces for engaging an accurately machined rotational surface of the spindle assembly and force engaging means for ensuring mating contact of the hub assembly surfaces with the spindle assembly and for ensuring removeable engagement. The hub and spindle assembly minimize runout such that the Read/Write heads track an essentially circular disk track, even if the disk is removed, reinserted or placed on a different spindle of the same type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1985
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Sigmund Hinlein, Shyam C. Parikh
  • Patent number: 4429336
    Abstract: A rigid magnetic disc memory apparatus having an aperture formed in the base such that contaminants from the bearings are removed before they can migrate into the vicinity of the discs. In a preferred embodiment the aperture is located in the region of high pressure created by a rotor and stator assembly. The pressure differential causes air and contaminants to flow out of the disc drive enclosure. The pressure differential across the aperture is increased by connecting a duct between the aperture and the inlet side of the clean air supply blower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1984
    Assignee: Data General Corporation
    Inventors: Normand A. Berube, Pavel Otavsky, Sigmund Hinlein, Thomas Wiseley
  • Patent number: 4387409
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting of magnetic head arms on a head carriage in a disc drive memory system. The magnetic head arms are held firmly in place by clamping slug and bolt assemblies which are mounted through the head arm channel walls. The apparatus includes elements mounted in the head arm channel of the carriage for aligning and supporting the magnetic head arms in the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1983
    Assignee: Data General Corporation
    Inventors: Pavel Otavsky, Sigmund Hinlein
  • Patent number: 4200894
    Abstract: An open loop, stepper-motor-driven, rigid magnetic disc memory apparatus for use with a data processing system. A rigid magnetic disc with high track density is driven by a stepper motor in an open-loop fashion or without servomechanism control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1980
    Assignee: Data General Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Kaseta, Lenn Daugherty, Sigmund Hinlein, Michael Feldstein, Harold Thackaberry
  • Patent number: 4194226
    Abstract: A rigid magnetic disc memory apparatus for use with a data processing system. A magnetic read/write head is accurately positioned parallel and adjacent to the plane of a rigid magnetic disc with high track density by a stepper motor in an open-loop fashion without servomechanism control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 18, 1980
    Assignee: Data General Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Kaseta, Lenn Daugherty, Sigmund Hinlein
  • Patent number: 4185310
    Abstract: An open loop, stepper-motor-driven, rigid magnetic disc memory apparatus for use with a data processing system. A rigid magnetic disc with high track density is driven by a stepper motor in an open-loop fashion or without servomechanism control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1980
    Assignee: Data General Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Kaseta, Lenn Daugherty, Sigmund Hinlein, David Chastain
  • Patent number: 4164766
    Abstract: An open loop, stepper-motor driven, rigid magnetic disc memory apparatus for use with a data processing system. A rigid magnetic disc with high track density is driven by a stepper motor in an open-loop fashion or without servomechanism control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1979
    Assignee: Data General Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Kaseta, Lenn Daugherty, Sigmund Hinlein, Michael Feldstein, Paul Otausky, Harold Thackaberry, Robert E. Barrows
  • Patent number: 4164769
    Abstract: An open loop, stepper-motor-driven, rigid magnetic disc memory apparatus for use with a data processing system. A rigid magnetic disc with high track density is driven by a stepper motor in an open-loop fashion or without servomechanism control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1979
    Assignee: Data General Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Kaseta, Lenn Daugherty, Sigmund Hinlein, Michael Feldstein, Paul Otavsky, Harold Thackaberry, Robert E. Barrows
  • Patent number: 4163996
    Abstract: An open loop, stepper-motor-driven, rigid magnetic disc memory apparatus for use with a data processing system. A rigid magnetic disc with high track density is driven by a stepper motor in an open-loop fashion or without servomechanism control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1979
    Assignee: Data General Corporation
    Inventors: Robert G. Kaseta, Lenn Daugherty, Sigmund Hinlein, Michael Feldstein, Harold Thackaberry, Robert E. Barrows
  • Patent number: 4043632
    Abstract: A scanning system and method for reading coded indicia carried on containers, etc., the system and method including means for generating in a predetermined sequence a first light pattern, and a second light pattern, and means for focusing same at a window over which containers carrying the coded indicia are positioned. The disclosure also includes a mirrored rotatable polygon structure including a plurality of mirrors, some of which are inclined at a positive angle and the others which are positioned at a negative angle with respect to the polygon axis of rotation as well as means for adjusting the incline of the mirrors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1977
    Assignee: Data General Corporation
    Inventors: Edwin A. Jeffery, Sigmund Hinlein