Vibration Suppression Patents (Class 720/651)
  • Patent number: 10296442
    Abstract: Distributed trace recording and replay is based on tracing execution of a first entity at a first computer system, while also concurrently and independently tracing execution of a second entity at a second computer system. The traces include corresponding orderable events that occurred during execution of the entities at their corresponding computer systems, and are recorded at fidelity that enables complete replay of the recorded execution of the entities. Each trace includes information that at least partially orders, among the respective orderable events, sending or receipt of at least one message passed between the entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Jordi Mola
  • Patent number: 9778701
    Abstract: An information handling system is disclosed. The information handling system may include a chassis and a storage resource assembly. The storage resource assembly may include a bezel coupled to the chassis by a first connector, the bezel configured to couple to a storage resource by a second connector and a shock isolation cap configured to couple to the storage resource, the shock isolation cap comprising a proximal end proximate to the bezel and a distal end opposite the proximal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Mark A. Schwager, Michael T. Miller
  • Patent number: 9118948
    Abstract: An interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to select programs for recording on a remote media server. Programs may also be recorded on a local media server. The program guide provides users with VCR-like control over programs that are played back from the media servers and over real-time cached copies of the programs. The program guide also provides users with an opportunity to designate gift recipients for whom programs may be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ellis, William L. Thomas, Thomas R. Lemmons
  • Patent number: 8943521
    Abstract: A compact disc (CD) player, which comprises playback substrates, a conveying roller, CD sensors, a CD stopper, a first trigger member, frame members, cam members and moving members, wherein the CD stopper has a major axis and abutting portions disposed at both ends of the axis; the first trigger member rotates when a minor-diameter CD stops at a mounting position on a turntable; the frame members receive the movement of the first trigger member; the cam members are coupled to the frame members; the moving members receive the rotation of the CD sensor and move along the outside diameter of a CD; the moving members are provided with clamping portions and abutted portions configured to be clamped with the abutting portions; and the cam members are provided with clamped portions configured to abut against the clamping portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Valley Wood Electrical (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung Ta Chen, Akeshi Shitamichi, Rei Shukuya, Minsheng Lu
  • Patent number: 8930972
    Abstract: There is provided a disk drive apparatus including a first chassis unit that has a pickup base at which an optical pickup and a disk table have been disposed, and a first base chassis to which the pickup base has been attached, and a second chassis unit that has a second base chassis and at which a chucking pulley has been disposed. A first rectifying plate part is provided at the first base chassis. A second rectifying plate part is provided at the second base chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takeharu Takasawa, Naofumi Goto, Takeshi Kubo
  • Patent number: 8789074
    Abstract: An optical disc apparatus of the present invention is configured to include: a chassis which includes a supporting portion that supports an optical pickup, a pickup moving mechanism, and a disc motor, and coupling portions that are coupled to a tray at plural points, which is formed of a synthetic resin material, and in which the supporting portion and the coupling portions are integrated with each other; and a flexible flat cable which electrically couples between a first circuit substrate fixed to the bottom case side and a second circuit substrate fixed to the tray or the chassis side, and which is arranged between a bottom cover and a bottom case while its plane surface is folded in a state where the tray is inserted into an apparatus body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Yosuke Ishizuka, Shinsuke Takatsuka, Koji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8640151
    Abstract: An optical disk apparatus includes a tray mounting an optical disk and a casing which stores the tray so that the tray may be inserted into and ejected from the casing. The tray has a guide rail on at least one of parallel sides relative to the direction of tray insertion or ejection and for guiding the movement of tray in the direction of tray insertion or ejection. The casing has rail guides formed on a side section of the casing in opposition with the guide rails when the tray is inserted and for guiding the guide rail, and a spring member formed on a frontend of the rail guides in the direction of tray insertion or ejection to provide elastic deformation when a force toward the tray insertion direction is applied to the spring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Matsumoto, Seiji Hamaie, Hideyuki Nagamine
  • Patent number: 8607255
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical disc drive and a damper positioning structure thereof. The optical disc drive includes a top cover, a traverse, and a chassis, and the damper positioning structure comprising: a bent element provided on the top cover and having an extension portion and a fixing portion, wherein the fixing portion has a through hole; a positioning pillar provided on the chassis; and a damper for supporting and securing the traverse on the chassis, wherein the damper has a positioning hole through which the positioning pillar is insertable; wherein, when the top cover is assembled to the chassis, the positioning pillar passes through the through hole of the fixing portion, and the fixing portion presses against the damper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Lite-On It Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Yuan Lin, Cheng-Chung Hsu, Chun-Lung Ho
  • Publication number: 20130290990
    Abstract: A casing structure of a slim optical disk drive is provided. The casing is formed by an upper casing and a lower casing. A notch is formed on the upper casing or the lower casing. The notch can receive a tag. The depth of the notch is larger than or equal to the thickness of the tag. The tag adhered to the notch does not cross over the notch and jut out from the casing, so that the gap is avoided and the noise is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: QUANTA STORAGE INC.
    Inventors: Yao-Ting KUO, Jen-Chen WU
  • Publication number: 20130232512
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical disc drive and a damper positioning structure thereof. The optical disc drive includes a top cover, a traverse, and a chassis, and the damper positioning structure comprising: a bent element provided on the top cover and having an extension portion and a fixing portion, wherein the fixing portion has a through hole; a positioning pillar provided on the chassis; and a damper for supporting and securing the traverse on the chassis, wherein the damper has a positioning hole through which the positioning pillar is insertable; wherein, when the top cover is assembled to the chassis, the positioning pillar passes through the through hole of the fixing portion, and the fixing portion presses against the damper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Chia-Yuan LIN, Cheng-Chung Hsu, Chun-Lung Ho
  • Patent number: 8480052
    Abstract: A vibration isolating device for isolating an object from at least one of vibration and shock from an external source. The vibration isolation device comprises such features as a mounting structure where the object is mounted to, at least a plurality of first springs coupled to the mounting structure to minimize coupling of the at least one vibration and shock to the object, and a shock stop. In addition, the device may include a plurality of stop pins that are separate from the mounting structure and arranged externally to the mounting structure. The stop pins can limit a displacement of the object when the at least one of vibration and shock exceeds a given level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: DRS Tactical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell B. Taylor, Jeremy Hutcherson, Vinson Loos
  • Patent number: 8365210
    Abstract: A disk stabilizing plate is disposed oppositely below a thin disk for the purpose of allowing the thin disk to rotate stably, in a recording and reading device that uses a flexible thin disk for recording and reading. The disk stabilizing plate has a movable disk support member, relative to the prescribed rotation condition of the thin disk, that is caused to protrude upward from the surface of the disk stabilizing plate to touch and support the thin disk, or that is drawn downward from the surface of the disk stabilizing plate from the state touching and supporting the thin disk so that the state wherein the thin disk is touched and supported is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Tagami
  • Patent number: 8312481
    Abstract: An optical disk drive includes a main body and a tray. The main body includes a housing and two rails disposed in the housing. The tray is slidably coupled to the two rails, and is operable to be switched between a first state and a second state. The tray is received in the housing in the first state, and protrudes out of the housing in the second state. The main body further includes a first resisting member. The tray includes a second resisting member. The first resisting member is adapted to apply a resisting force to the second resisting member in the first state to secure the tray. The first resisting member is away from the second resisting member in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teng-Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 8296787
    Abstract: An optical disk drive includes a main body and a tray. The main body includes a housing, a first resisting member, and two rails. The first resisting member and the two rails are disposed in the housing. The tray is slidably coupled to the two rails, and is operable to be switched between a first state and a second state. The tray is received in the housing in the first state, and protrudes out of the housing in the second state. The tray includes a second resisting member, which is capable of being elastically compressed along a resisting direction substantially perpendicular to a sliding direction of the tray. The second resisting member is resisted by the first resisting member along the resisting direction to secure the tray in the first state. The second resisting member is away from the first resisting member in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teng-Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 8250591
    Abstract: A tray of an optical disk device and an optical disk device including the tray are provided. In a tray rear portion located at a higher level than a tray bottom portion, a first tapered surface as a draft taper and a second tapered surface sloping more gently than the first tapered surface are formed. An upper end of the second tapered surface is located farther from a center of rotation of an optical disk than a lower end, and thus air in a peripheral portion of the optical disk generated during rotation of the disk is introduced along the tapered surface to a rear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Sojiro Kirihara, Hiroshi Yamagishi, Koji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8220010
    Abstract: There is provided a disc drive by which the fluid loss of a disc is reduced and the electric power consumption of a spindle motor can be decreased. In the disc drive according to the present invention, a rotation load reducing member is provided between a top cover and the disc. The rotation load reducing member is movably supported by a clearance adjustment member. While the disc is rotating, the rotation load reducing member is moved in the direction approaching the disc. Thereby, the thickness of an air layer on the upper surface of the disc is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yamauchi, Mitsutaka Shizuya, Tatsumi Uchigiri, Hisahiro Miki, Ikuo Nishida, Shinya Tsubota
  • Patent number: 8156512
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thin optical disc drive whose impact resistance performance is improved. An under cover 19 is provided with a collision evasion hole 21 at a position corresponding to an end of an optical head housing 25. Moreover, a bottom cover 4 is provided with an impact force buffering member 22 at a position corresponding to the collision evasion hole. When an impact force acts on an optical disc drive 1, the impact force to the optical head housing 25 is buffered by the structure. Consequently, it is possible to prevent the optical head 8 from being damaged, and it is possible to improve the reliability of the optical disc drive 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yamauchi, Hiroshi Yamagishi, Kuniyuki Kimura, Shinya Tsubota, Tatsumi Uchigiri
  • Patent number: 8146114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle-mounted disk playback device, and more particularly to a disk playback device having the function of locking and unlocking a vibration insulating mechanism of a playback deck. According to the present invention, the disk playback device can transmit a conveyance force of the disk to a lock member to cause the member to unlock the playback deck by arranging a lever member, a clamp member, and an urging member with a specific feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yuki Susumago
  • Patent number: 8132192
    Abstract: In a prior art slim-type high speed rotation optical disk apparatus, the side wall of the bottom chassis is bent at a bending point toward the side of the optical disk according to the configuration of the corner air window section of the chassis. According to the present invention, this bent side wall is formed so as to have a first vertical wall which is adjacent to the bending point and a second vertical wall which is adjacent to and lower than the first vertical wall. This constitutes an L-shaped vertical wall in the air window section of the bottom chassis, resulting in reduced noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Seiji Hamaie, Nozomu Harada, Shinya Asano
  • Patent number: 8117628
    Abstract: An apparatus of dynamic anti-vibration for a storage device to support a storage device in a housing is provided. The apparatus includes a base board for holding the storage device, a plurality of damping elements coupled to the base board and the housing which have damping characteristics to dissipate kinetic energy and reduce the vibration of the base board, and at least one actuator coupled to the base board and the housing. The actuator electrically connected to the control unit is driven by the control unit, so as to generate a force to neutralize the vibration of the base board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventor: Min-Der Wu
  • Patent number: 8102620
    Abstract: An apparatus and associated method for reflecting elastic waves that propagate from an excitation source to an excitation-sensitive component in a device. The device has an enclosure with a base constructed of a first metal. An elastic wave reflector is constructed of a different second metal and is operably affixed to the base. The elastic wave reflector defines a support surface to which the excitation-sensitive component is operably affixed within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: Peter Miguel Martino
  • Patent number: 8060897
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a restraining device of an optical disk drive in which a traverse is disposed. A transmission unit rotates a roller to, load/unload a disc, and drives a slider to move the roller. The transmission unit includes the restraining device moving with the roller. When the optical disk drive carries a disc, the slider moves to release the traverse and push down the roller to move the restraining device away from the vibration range of the traverse. When the optical disk drive does not carry a disc, the slider moves to restrain the traverse and release the roller to move the restraining device close to the front end of the traverse. The vibration range of the traverse is restrained to protect the gear teeth from damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Quanta Storage Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Sheng Wang, Jen-Chen Wu
  • Patent number: 7990639
    Abstract: A mobile event data recorder is described providing a contained environmental control system for a hard drive module for use in, or with, a vehicle. A hard drive housing with multiple hard drives and a vibration isolation system are provided within a hard drive module chassis. The vibration isolation system simultaneously provides triaxial isolation in each of two different orientations of the hard drive module. First and second vibration isolators connect the hard drive housing with adjoining walls of the chassis, the first and second vibration isolators positioned to achieve a natural resonant frequency suitable to isolate frequencies in the hard drive operating range, taking into account the forces that will be applied to the vehicle. The natural resonant frequency can be about 10 Hz or less, in order to isolate the hard drives from frequencies of greater than about 10 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: March Networks Corporation
    Inventors: Marc Ouellette, Terry A. Bisson, Fouad Zeinoun
  • Patent number: 7886317
    Abstract: A vibration absorber provided on an optical disk drive module of a disk drive for suppressing vibration produced by the optical disk drive module at various speeds. The vibration absorber at least has a body, dampers, elastic members, an actuator and a controller. The body is secured on the optical disk drive module. The dampers elastically and vertically shift on the body. The elastic members are provided on the body for providing elasticity in shifting of the damper. The actuator is provided on the body and coupled to the damper for providing a driving force for the vertical shifting of the damper. The controller controls the driving force outputted by the actuator based on the change in rotational speed of the optical disk drive module, so as to change the elasticity in vertical shifting of the damper to reduce the shifting and corresponding vibration of the optical disk drive module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chi-Shen Chang, Tzuan-Ren Jeng, Shyh-Jier Wang
  • Patent number: 7836462
    Abstract: An optical disk device is capable of reducing a thickness of a loading portion equipped with plural sheets of trays. Trays installed in a main body are energized to put an optical disk between them in the thickness direction. Therefore, a thickness of plural sheets of trays can be reduced by cutting down a clearance between the tray and the optical disk. Also, plural sheets of trays are energized by spring members to be put elastically between them in the thickness direction. Therefore, an excessive pushing force is not applied to the optical disk loaded on the tray. Also, a hollow portion of the tray is formed such that projection portions protruded in excess of a standard thickness dimension of the optical disk do not interfere with the tray. Therefore, even when the projection portions are protruded from an adapter, such adapter can be loaded on the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Urushihara, Tsukasa Nakayama, Kazunori Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 7831984
    Abstract: A disk drive includes a disk rotating unit, a traverse base holding the disk rotating unit, a damper member holding the traverse base, a main unit holding the traverse base through the damper member, a tray mounting a cartridge housing the disk, a driving unit that loads or ejects the tray and moves the disk in the cartridge relative to the disk rotating unit, and a traverse base holding member that is moved vertically by the driving unit relative to the main unit at the time of tray loading or tray ejection. The traverse base is held by the traverse base holding member through the damper member, and the resonance frequencies of the damper member in the radius direction of the disk as it is being loaded and in the direction of a rotation shaft are set higher than the maximum rotational frequency of the disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeto Ueno, Teruyuki Naka, Shinichi Maeda, Masakazu Ishizuka, Yasuo Kabuta, Isao Obata, Tomoshi Tokunaga, Akira Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7827571
    Abstract: A disk drive device has a configuration in which one of stepped parts defined by a circular recess for guiding a disc, formed in a disc tray is substantially flush with the bottom surface of the circular recess even in an area beyond the outer peripheral part of a disc so that no air cavity part facing the outer peripheral side surface of the disc is induced around the disc. Thereby, it is possible to aim at lowering cavity noise caused by the air cavity during high speed rotation and fluid noise caused by turbulence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Yamauchi, Hideyuki Onuma, Kuniyuki Kimura, Sojiro Kirihara, Shinya Tsubota
  • Patent number: 7752641
    Abstract: A disk apparatus includes a bracket, a loading motor, a gear unit, and a slider cam. The loading motor is attached to the bracket. The gear unit is installed in the bracket and is connected with the loading motor for power transmission from the loading motor. The slider cam is transversely movable between a transverse loading/unloading position and a transverse reading position. The slider cam operatively mates with the gear unit and slidably engages with the bracket at a first cam portion and a second cam portion thereof. The first cam portion is engageable with the bracket in a plane different from the second cam portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bin-Hai Guo, Chien-Ting Lo, Li-Ming Wan
  • Patent number: 7742257
    Abstract: A acoustic damping pad is provided. The acoustic damping pad includes a first surface and an opposing second surface that are defined by a periphery. A first set of perforations extend between the first surface and the second surface of the acoustic damping pad. Each adjacent perforation in the first set of perforations is uniformly spaced apart from each other across a first select surface area of the first surface and across a corresponding first select surface area of the opposing second surface to form a uniform pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Edward G. Acciardi, A. David Michael, Jonathan S. Haynes, Kimberly C. Mann, Michael D. Leis
  • Patent number: 7707595
    Abstract: To provide a disk drive capable of being prevented from rattling due to vibrations by a motor or eccentricity of a disk, support arms formed at both sides of a U-shaped traverse holder of a traverse unit have ribs protruding therefrom. Shaft portions protrude outward from front ends of the arms while bearing portions are provided on sidewalls of a chassis. The bearing portion has an axial hole formed in the side wall and a flexibly deformable, resilient arm extending forward spaced from the sidewall by a given distance, the axial hole having a front portion and a rear portion, the front portion being smaller in height than the rear portion, and the height of the front portion of the axial hole being slightly larger than outside diameter of the shaft portions. The shaft portions are fitted in the axial holes. The ribs are squeezed within the resilient arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Orion Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Makino
  • Patent number: 7665100
    Abstract: There is provided a disk drive including first and second sliding members (69, 71) made to slide in synchronization with each other, a sliding-member movement driving mechanism (70) to move the first sliding member (69) and have the second sliding member (71) slide in synchronization with the sliding of the first sliding member (69), and a shock absorbing mechanism (83) interposed between the first and second sliding members (69, 71). The shock absorbing mechanism (83) includes a shock absorbing member (84) to absorb a difference in movement between the first and second sliding members (69, 71), caused by an external force to the optical disk brought into or to outside a housing (3) through a disk slot (21) in a direction opposite to the direction in which the optical disk (2) is loaded or ejected when the first sliding member (69) is moved by the sliding-member movement driving mechanism (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Aoyama, Hidekazu Seto, Kiyoshi Omori, Kiyoaki Tsuji
  • Patent number: 7653918
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an optical disk drive comprising a traverse, a traverse frame, a chassis and a stopper. The traverse frame is disposed on the chassis. And one end of the traverse is disposed on the chassis and the other end is disposed on the traverse frame. The stopper includes a protruded arm and an extended arm extended from the protruded arm. The protruded arm is integrated with the traverse by sheet metal forming and the extended arm is disposed above the traverse frame. The extended arm of the stopper is interfered with the traverse frame when a heavy shock is applied to the optical disk drive. Therefore, the optical disk drive including the stopper can prevent the separation between the traverse and the traverse frame without screws when a sudden hit is applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Lite-On It Corporation
    Inventor: Chun-Lung Ho
  • Patent number: 7643243
    Abstract: Dampers are interposed between plural surfaces of an information storage device and facing surfaces of an electronic device to reduce shocks and vibrations applied to the information storage device mounted inside the electronic device. Each of the dampers includes portions contacting the electronic device, and portions contacting the information storage device, wherein the two portions are set apart on a plane from each other. Each of the dampers includes a flat platelike body part having a first surface facing the electronic device and a second surface facing the information storage device, a plurality of protrusions protruding from predetermined positions of the first surface of the body part and contacting the electronic device, and a plurality of second protrusions protruding from the second surface of the body part and contacting the information storage device, the plurality of second protrusions being set apart on a plane from the plurality of first protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haeng-su Lee, Yong-kyu Byun
  • Patent number: 7627875
    Abstract: There is provided a disk drive including first and second sliding members (69, 71) made to slide in synchronization with each other, a sliding-member movement driving mechanism (70) to move the first sliding member (69) and have the second sliding member (71) slide in synchronization with the sliding of the first sliding member (69), and a shock absorbing mechanism (83) interposed between the first and second sliding members (69, 71). The shock absorbing mechanism (83) includes a shock absorbing member (84) to absorb a difference in movement between the first and second sliding members (69, 71), caused by an external force to the optical disk brought into or to outside a housing (3) through a disk slot (21) in a direction opposite to the direction in which the optical disk (2) is loaded or ejected when the first sliding member (69) is moved by the sliding-member movement driving mechanism (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Aoyama, Hidekazu Seto, Kiyoshi Omori, Kiyoaki Tsuji
  • Patent number: 7627876
    Abstract: An optical disk device which includes a pickup module; a control board for processing the electrical signal received by a pickup from an optical disk and controlling sliding of the pickup; and a flexible cable for coupling the pickup and the control board. The pickup module includes the pickup for reading information on a recording face of the optical disk; a spindle motor for retaining and rotating the optical disk; and a frame on which the spindle motor is disposed. The control board is fixed to a chassis, and the pickup module is fixed to the chassis only via elastic bodies. The cable is disposed to be surrounded by the chassis and the pickup module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Panasonic Corp.
    Inventors: Isao Shimada, Seiji Yoshii
  • Patent number: 7596795
    Abstract: A shock detection circuit housed in an electronic device includes an output shock signal that is indicative of vibration amplitude. To compensate for vibrations that are experienced by the electronic device, the output shock signal is analyzed. The analysis of the output shock signal allows a vibration frequency of the output shock signal to be identified and used in vibration compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Mingzhong Ding, KianKeong Ooi, KeXiu Liu, YiLei Wu, ShuYu Cao
  • Patent number: 7543314
    Abstract: An optical disc drive includes a main chassis, a deck unit mounted on the main chassis to move upward and downward, and a slider installed movably on the main chassis. The slider moves the deck unit upward and downward while moving on the main chassis and an impact absorbing member, interposed between the slider and the deck unit, absorbs an impact transmitted to the deck unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan-Bum Park, Tae-Myun Kim
  • Publication number: 20090138899
    Abstract: The invention is to provide a restraining device of an optical disk drive in which a traverse is disposed. A transmission unit rotates a roller to, load/unload a disc, and drives a slider to move the roller. The transmission unit includes the restraining device moving with the roller. When the optical disk drive carries a disc, the slider moves to release the traverse and push down the roller to move the restraining device away from the vibration range of the traverse. When the optical disk drive does not carry a disc, the slider moves to restrain the traverse and release the roller to move the restraining device close to the front end of the traverse. The vibration range of the traverse is restrained to protect the gear teeth from damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: QUANTA STORAGE INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Sheng Wang, Jen-Chen Wu
  • Publication number: 20090138900
    Abstract: An apparatus of dynamic anti-vibration for a storage device to support a storage device in a housing is provided. The apparatus includes a base board for holding the storage device, a plurality of damping elements coupled to the base board and the housing which have damping characteristics to dissipate kinetic energy and reduce the vibration of the base board, and at least one actuator coupled to the base board and the housing. The actuator electrically connected to the control unit is driven by the control unit, so as to generate a force to neutralize the vibration of the base board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Min-Der WU
  • Patent number: 7519978
    Abstract: On the inner surface of a guide rail (411) having a concave groove, which extends in the vertical direction along a motion path of a disc drive (200) moved by a mover unit (300), a biasing cam (412) having thickened swelling parts (412a) at both ends is so provided as to have the groove width narrowed at both the upper and lower ends. A plate spring (420) which is pressed into contact with a guide surface of the surface of the biasing cam (412) by elastic biasing force is attached integrally to the disc drive (200). At the home position where the disc drive (200) operates and at the position where the disc drive (200) is lifted up, the plate spring (420) is strongly pressed into contact by the swelling parts (412a), and the disc drive (200) can be prevented from being moved by impact or the like from outside during operation. While moving, the pressing force is weakened so that load applied by the mover unit (300) can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Ichikawa, Yoshitake Shimada, Yusuke Akama
  • Publication number: 20090044212
    Abstract: An inventive vibration-generating device comprises a cover and isolating device arranged between the cover and the assembly. The isolating device reduces the propagation of vibrations from the vibration-generating assembly to the outer casing of the cover and is hereby supported according to the embodiment so that they float in relation to the assembly and/or the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Peter Dietz, Annette Lohfink, Bernd Maciejewski
  • Patent number: 7472407
    Abstract: The invention provides an optical disc apparatus having a dynamic damper mechanism which does not use any part for exclusive use for absorbing a shock of an optical pickup. The optical disc apparatus is provided with a chassis attached to a base chassis via a first elastic body, shafts provided on the chassis, an optical pickup moving on the shaft, and a weight attached to the chassis via a second elastic body, the weight is provided with stoppers on a moving path of the optical pickup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Kohei Takita, Hisahiro Miki, Kazuo Tsukiyama, Ikuo Nishida
  • Patent number: 7448053
    Abstract: An optical disc drive including an optical disc drive body and a tray is provided. The tray is movably disposed on the optical disc drive body. The tray has a side wall. The side wall has a through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Quanta Storage Inc.
    Inventor: Jen-Chen Wu
  • Patent number: 7444653
    Abstract: Disc unit having a small number of parts and capable of effecting fitting operation with ease. A chassis is fitted via elastic members to a holder which is disposed to be moveable vertically with respect to the plane of a body frame. Each elastic member is a substantially cylindrical body having flange portions at the upper and lower end portions thereof. Further, each elastic member includes a pair of first fitting portions disposed adjacent to the inner sides of the flange portions. In addition, each elastic member includes a pair of expansion portions characterized by large diameter and disposed between the first fitting portions. The holder has supporting portions provided with a holder interface formed to fit into the first fitting portions of each elastic member. The chassis has a front holding interface formed to fit into the second fitting portion of each elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Orion Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Makino
  • Patent number: 7430748
    Abstract: A tray-type optical disc drive including an optical disc drive body, a tray, a first ventilation portion and a second ventilation portion is provided. The tray movable in and out of the optical disc drive body includes a side wall and a loader. The loader adjoins the side wall. The loader further has a disc-loading region for receiving an optical disc. The first ventilation portion is disposed on the side wall, and the second ventilation portion is disposed on the loader. The airflow generated when the optical disc rotates passes through the first ventilation portion and the second ventilation portion so as to reduce the noises of the optical disc drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2008
    Assignee: Quanta Storage Inc.
    Inventor: Jen-Chen Wu
  • Patent number: 7420774
    Abstract: A housing has a base that includes a baseplate and a rail. The rail projects outwardly to an impact rim along a bottom edge of the rail. The rail includes a flexible web that couples the impact rim to the baseplate. A projecting contact surface on the impact rim is laterally offset from at least one bending axis through the flexible web. An impact to the contact surface is offset from the bending axis by a moment arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Andrew Sievers, Jason Allen Sorrell
  • Patent number: 7406700
    Abstract: A deck is formed integrally on a front side of a drive chassis. As the drive chassis is moved upward, a disk is mounted on a turntable. The disk is rotated at high speed by a spindle motor, and an optical pick up is reciprocatingly moved along a guide rail and a guide shaft, and a lens holder is moved in focusing directions and tracking directions. Laser light is projected onto the disk through an objective lens so as to read information recorded on the disk. Vibration damping holes are respectively provided penetratingly in the deck substantially between a spindle motor fixing recessed groove of the deck and the guide rail and between the recessed groove and the guide shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Iwaasa, Mio Koga
  • Patent number: 7401344
    Abstract: A recording/reproducing mechanism 3 includes a pickup mechanism irradiating light on a disc recording medium 4, a pickup feed mechanism moving the pickup mechanism, and a flat cover 33 having an opening 33A cut along a feeding direction of the pickup mechanism. The flat cover 33 is supported elastically in a direction toward and away from the tray 2. The tray 2 has a recessed portion allowing the flat cover 33 to move in the direction toward and away from the tray 2. A protrusion 5 is provided on the recessed portion to restrict deformation of the flat cover 33 and prevents the flat cover 33 from contacting to the disc recording medium upon dropping impact. Therefore, even if the edge of the opening 33A of the flat cover 33 is turned up due to the impact when the driver housing the disc recording medium 4 therein is dropped, the edge contacts to the protrusion 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Nakada, Yuji Yamada
  • Publication number: 20080168483
    Abstract: A shock-absorbing mobile hard disk mounting arrangement in which shock-absorbing spring members are provided to support the hard disk on the circuit board inside the mobile hard disk box, preventing damage to the hard disk when the mobile hard disk box is vibrated accidentally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Inventor: Wilson Chen
  • Publication number: 20080141290
    Abstract: An automatic balancing apparatus includes a fluid balancer; a holding member for holding the balancer by generating a surface tension on the balancer; and a rotatably provided housing member housing the balancer and the holding member so that the balancer held by the holding member on its inner circumferential side moves toward an outer circumferential side of the housing member by centrifugal force caused by rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Shishido, Takashi Mochida, Yoshihiro Abe