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[n: flexible discs] {g11b 5/82d} (Class G9B/5.294)
  • Publication number: 20140002929
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a magnetic recording medium includes follows: forming a magnetic recording layer on a substrate; forming an under layer and a metal release layer that forms an alloy with the under layer on the magnetic recording layer in this order and forming an alloyed release layer by alloying the under layer and the metal release layer; forming a mask layer on the alloyed release layer; forming a resist layer on the mask layer; providing a protrusion-recess pattern by patterning the resist layer; transferring the protrusion-recess pattern to the mask layer; transferring the protrusion-recess pattern to the alloyed release layer; transferring the protrusion-recess pattern to the magnetic recording layer; dissolving the alloyed release layer by using a stripping solution and removing a layer formed on the alloyed release layer from an upper side of the magnetic recording layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Kazutaka TAKIZAWA, Akira Watanabe, Kaori Kimura, Takeshi Iwasaki, Akihiko Takeo
  • Publication number: 20130301163
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer component enclosure that includes a cube-shaped enclosed casing, a front control panel that is disposed underneath the enclosed casing, a USB power digital panel that is disposed on the front control panel and a hard drive platter that resides in the computer component enclosure. The platter reader and writer that moves above the hard drive platter, a plurality of platter holders that holds the hard drive platter that is read and written by the platter reader and writer, a power cord that provides electrical power to the computer component enclosure and downloadable recovery software that can be downloaded to the computer component enclosure to provide quick and easy access to a progress of a recovery after recovering and realigning data from the computer component enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Jesse Kendrick
  • Publication number: 20130155549
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a patterned magnetic storage medium is disclosed herein. The magnetic storage medium includes a magnetic domain, a substantially non-magnetic region laterally adjacent to the magnetic domain, and an exchange spring structure disposed between the magnetic domain and the laterally adjacent non-magnetic region wherein the exchange spring structure comprises implanted ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Kurt A. Rubin, Manfred E. Schabes
  • Publication number: 20130135768
    Abstract: The invention is a patterned-media disks for multi-track recording that are fabricated by nanoimprinting from a master template and that have data islands arranged in a pattern to compensate for head skew. The islands are arranged along lines canted relative to a disk radial line by an acute angle, as required for multi-track recording. However, this angle is not the same for all bands, but varies from band to band to compensate for head skew. The angle the lines in a band are canted is reduced by the amount of head skew. There are a plurality of bands between the disk inside-diameter (ID) and mid-diameter (MD) where the angle is in one direction from a radial line and a plurality of bands between the disk MD and outside-diameter (OD) where the angle is in the opposite direction from a radial line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas R. Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20130083420
    Abstract: A magnetic data storage system having a magnetic disk having burst patterns for providing a position error signal (PES) wherein each magnetic burst pattern is offset from an adjacent burst pattern by ¼ track pitch. All of the magnetic bits of the burst patterns can be unipolar magnetized, and the bits of each burst pattern can be aligned with one another in radial and circumferential direction. The magnetic media can be a bit patterned media wherein the magnetic bits of the burst patterns are magnetically isolated portions separated by non-magnetic spaces or non-magnetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Albrecht, Toshiki Hirano, Tetsuo Semba, Xiaotian Sun
  • Publication number: 20130077191
    Abstract: A magnetic disk according to an embodiment includes: a plurality of data regions each including a plurality of tracks, each of the tracks being arranged to extend in a circumferential direction; a servo region provided between the data regions, the servo region extending in a radial direction, the servo region including: a plurality of guide patterns each extending in the radial direction; and at least one line of dots arranged by post patterns in the radial direction at least on a side of one of adjacent guide patterns, the post patterns being arranged in the radial direction between the adjacent guide patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: TAKESHI OKINO, NAOKO KIHARA, YOSHIYUKI KAMATA
  • Publication number: 20130057977
    Abstract: In information recording areas of a disc-shaped magnetic recording medium, recording columns adjacent to each other relative to a radial direction are formed to partially overlap with each other in the radial direction. A first recording and a second recording are selectively performed. In the first recording, a first recording column, a second recording column (the outer adjacent recording column of the first recording column) and a third recording column (the outer adjacent recording column of the second recording column) are formed so that the radial positions of the inner and outer circumferential edges of the first recording column, those of a second recording column, and those of a third recording column satisfy R1in<R2in<R3in<R1out<R2out<R3out. In the second recording, a non-overlapping portion which does not overlap with any of the recording columns in the radial direction is formed on each of the recording columns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiko Sakai, Yoshiteru Murakami
  • Publication number: 20130057978
    Abstract: In an information recording area of a disc-shaped magnetic recording medium, recording columns adjacent to each other relative to a radial direction are formed so as to partially overlap with each other in the radial direction. Each recording column has an overlapping portion which partially overlaps with either of the adjacent recording columns in the radial direction, and a non-overlapping portion which does not overlap with any of the recording columns in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiko Sakai, Yoshiteru Murakami
  • Publication number: 20130033778
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes spiral writing a DC pattern onto a magnetic disk medium using a writer of a magnetic head while moving the magnetic head in a direction about parallel to a radial direction of the magnetic disk medium while rotating the magnetic disk medium, reading the magnetic disk medium while moving the magnetic head in the direction about parallel to the radial direction of the magnetic disk medium while rotating the magnetic disk medium, and calculating a track pitch interval between data tracks of the magnetic disk medium based on the reading of the magnetic disk medium. In another embodiment, a magnetic disk medium includes a DC spiral pattern in a radial region further outward and/or a radial region further inward than a radial region where data is recorded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Mao Nishiyama, Masafumi Mochizuki, Kyo Akagi, Shuji Nishida, Kazunari Usui
  • Publication number: 20130033783
    Abstract: A method of self servo-writing servo information to a plurality of disk surfaces in a disk drive that includes writing servo information to a plurality of disk surfaces in a first direction, writing servo information to a plurality of disk surfaces in a second direction, and determining an amount of overlap to be written on a reference surface with the reference head that will produce an overlap of servo information on each of the surfaces in the disk drive to which servo information is to be written. The method also includes switching to different tables when seeking across the overlap or border areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Anton Gerasimov
  • Publication number: 20130016444
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a patterned magnetic media. The method allows both a data region and a servo region to be patterned without the patterning of one region adversely affecting the patterning of the other region. The method results in a patterned data region a patterned servo region and intermediate regions between the servo and data regions. The intermediate regions, which are most likely, but not necessarily, asymmetrical with one another indicate that the method has been used to pattern the media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Michael K. Grobis, Jeffrey S. Lille, Ricardo Ruiz
  • Publication number: 20130010388
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for patterned media concentric zones with an alternating series of concentric servo zones and overlap zones. The overlap zones facilitate the writing of servo data between servo zones of different servo frequency. The overlap zones may be dual frequency zones. The dual frequency zones have a first set of overlap patterns with the substantially identical pattern as the bordering lower frequency servo zone and a second set of overlap patterns with the substantially identical pattern as the bordering higher frequency servo zone. A bootstrap zone can be included near the inner diameter to assist initial servo writing. Alternatively the overlap zones are bootstrap zones. Such bootstrap zones have both bootstrap patterns and overlap patterns, the overlap patterns have the substantially identical pattern as a bordering servo zone. Bootstrap patterns only require DC magnetization for servo operability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Keiichiro Nonaka, Kei Yasuna, Masahito Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130010384
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for robust servo patterns that comply with planarization constraints and also allow use of a single master template for manufacture of both the front and back of a magnetic disk. Planarization constraints are met because only a portion of servo data is hard patterned on the magnetic disk and the hard patterned servo data areas comply with planarization constraints. The servo pattern has two symmetrical servo write assist patterns, one on each side of a central burst pattern. The servo sync, SAM, track-ID, sector-ID, and/or RRO values can be written magnetically by the write head onto these servo write assist patterns after the completion of the planarization process. The symmetric design of the servo pattern allows both a left-to-right and a right-to-left servo write and read back, thereby enabling use of a single master template in magnetic disk manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Keiichiro Nonaka, Kei Yasuna, Masahito Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130010382
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for patterned media concentric zones with an alternating series of concentric servo zones and overlap zones. The overlap zones facilitate the writing of servo data between servo zones of different servo frequency. The overlap zones may be dual frequency zones. The dual frequency zones have a first set of overlap patterns with the substantially identical pattern as the bordering lower frequency servo zone and a second set of overlap patterns with the substantially identical pattern as the bordering higher frequency servo zone. A bootstrap zone can be included near the inner diameter to assist initial servo writing. Alternatively the overlap zones are bootstrap zones. Such bootstrap zones have both bootstrap patterns and overlap patterns, the overlap patterns have the substantially identical pattern as a bordering servo zone. Bootstrap patterns only require DC magnetization for servo operability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Keiichiro Nonaka, Kei Yasuna, Masahito Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130010389
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for patterned media concentric zones with an alternating series of concentric servo zones and overlap zones. The overlap zones facilitate the writing of servo data between servo zones of different servo frequency. The overlap zones may be dual frequency zones. The dual frequency zones have a first set of overlap patterns with the substantially identical pattern as the bordering lower frequency servo zone and a second set of overlap patterns with the substantially identical pattern as the bordering higher frequency servo zone. A bootstrap zone can be included near the inner diameter to assist initial servo writing. Alternatively the overlap zones are bootstrap zones. Such bootstrap zones have both bootstrap patterns and overlap patterns, the overlap patterns have the substantially identical pattern as a bordering servo zone. Bootstrap patterns only require DC magnetization for servo operability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Keiichiro Nonaka, Kei Yasuna, Masahito Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130003215
    Abstract: A given reference pattern is written on bit patterned media that has an initial reference pattern already disposed thereon. A write phase and frequency is detected based on the initial reference pattern and the given reference pattern is written on the bit patterned media at the detected write phase and frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: David Erich Tetzlaff, Puskal P. Pokharel, Rene Johannes Marinus van de Veerdonk
  • Publication number: 20120327536
    Abstract: A recording media design having discrete track recording structure where the trenches between tracks are filled with a soft magnetic material is provided. The soft magnetic material provides a low magnetic impedance path to the soft underlayer such that fringe fields from the write head are conducted to the soft underlayer without having a negative effect such as adjacent track erasure. A method of manufacturing the media includes a nano-imprint step and ion milling out the data layer to create the trenches. A B2O3 material allows the data layer to be ion milled out without redeposition bridging the B2O3 layer thus preventing lift off of the mask. The trenches are then filled by ion deposition with the layers of ferromagnetic material separated by an anti-ferromagnetic coupling that causes the flux to be conducted to the soft underlayer and remnant flux to rotate within the island and not into adjacent tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Mourad Benakli, Michael Mallary
  • Publication number: 20120300328
    Abstract: Shingled magnetic recording (SMR) devices according to embodiments of the invention include unshingled cache regions that can be used for storage of data. The unshingled cache regions can be used in a variety of flexible ways including in an implementation of write-twice caching or for opportunistic temporary storage to improve performance. The cache regions can be offset between top and bottom surfaces of the disk and staggered between disks to provide shorter seek times to the nearest cache region. Embodiments of the invention are adapted for use with symmetric or asymmetric heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan Darrel Coker, David Robison Hall
  • Publication number: 20120275106
    Abstract: A hard disk drive of the invention comprises: a housing comprising a base, a cover, and at least one integrated coupling mechanism within a non-metallic portion of the housing for coupling of the hard disk drive within a computing environment; at least one disk for storage of data enclosed within the housing; and one or more electrical components enclosed within the housing for facilitating reading and recording of data at a desired location on the at least one disk contained within the housing. Methods of forming and hard disk drive rack assemblies comprising hard disk drives of the invention are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: ENTROTECH, INC.
    Inventor: James E. McGuire, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120236694
    Abstract: A patterned perpendicular magnetic recording disk has a Co-alloy recording layer patterned into discrete data islands arranged in concentric tracks and exhibits a narrow switching field distribution (SFD). The disk includes a substrate, a NiTa alloy planarizing layer on the substrate, a nonmagnetic Ru-containing underlayer on the planarizing layer, an oxide-free Co alloy magnetic recording layer, and an ultrathin oxide film between the Ru-containing layer and the Co-alloy magnetic recording layer. The oxide film may be an oxide selected from a Ta-oxide, a Co-oxide and a Ti-oxide, and is ultrathin so that it may be considered a discontinuous film. The planarizing layer and ultrathin oxide film improve the growth homogeneity of the Co-alloy recording layer, so that the patterned disk with data islands shows significantly reduced SFD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Olav Hellwig, Ernesto E. Marinero, Dieter K. Weller
  • Publication number: 20120182642
    Abstract: A hard disk device includes a disk, a head, and a calculator. The disk includes a plurality of first areas arranged spaced apart in the circumferential direction on a surface of the disk and data-rewritable second areas each located between an adjacent pair of the first areas in the circumferential direction. First servo data is written in the first areas, while second servo data is written in the second areas. The head reads the first servo data and the second servo data written to the surface of the disk. The calculator calculates a displacement amount or a position correction amount of the head based on a result of reading the first servo data and the second servo data by the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Naoki KIMURA, Tatsurou Sasamoto
  • Publication number: 20120170152
    Abstract: [Problem] An object is to provide a magnetic recording medium with improved HDI characteristics, such as impact resistance, and its manufacturing method. [Solution] A typical structure of a magnetic recording medium 100 according to the present invention includes, on a base, at least a magnetic recording layer 122, a protective layer 126, and a lubricating layer 128, wherein the magnetic recording layer 122 includes, in an in-plane direction, a magnetic recording part 136 configured of a magnetic material and a non-recording part 134 magnetically separating the magnetic recording part 136, and a surface corresponding to the non-recording part 134 protuberates more than a surface corresponding to the magnetic recording part 136.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: WD MEDIA (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Sonobe, Akira Shimada, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Masanori Aniya
  • Publication number: 20120162808
    Abstract: [Problem] A perpendicular magnetic recording medium and a magnetic disk device that are suitable for a shingle recording type are provided. [Solution] The perpendicular magnetic recording medium of the present invention is a perpendicular magnetic recording medium for a shingle recording type having a laminated film including a soft magnetic layer 13 and a main recording layer 16 formed on base 11, the soft magnetic layer 13 having a thickness found from a core width of a magnetic head for recording and reproduction with respect to the perpendicular magnetic recording medium and a track pitch narrower than the core width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: WD MEDIA (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Masuda, Chiyo Saito, Junichi Horikawa, Iwao Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20120154949
    Abstract: A storage medium has a first servo field having magnetic lands separated by nonmagnetic areas, the magnetic lands of the first servo field having a unipolar pattern. The medium further includes a second servo field having magnetic lands separated by nonmagnetic areas, the magnetic lands of the second servo field having a bipolar pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Puskal Prasad Pokharel, Barmeshwar Vikramaditya
  • Publication number: 20120147497
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic recording medium includes: a data region including a plurality of first magnetic dots disposed at specific positions for recording data; and a servo region including a plurality of second magnetic dots disposed at specific positions for identifying the position of the first magnetic dots, wherein an address pattern in the servo region is subdivided in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Haruhiko IZUMI
  • Publication number: 20120140359
    Abstract: [Summary] [Problem] An object is to provide a perpendicular magnetic recording medium in which a narrower track width is achieved by enhancing an exchange coupling magnetic field Hex of a soft magnetic layer so that a higher recording density can be achieved. [Solution] A perpendicular magnetic recording medium according to the present invention is configured to include a magnetic recording layer 122 that records a signal, and a soft magnetic layer 114 provided below the magnetic recording layer, on a base 110 on a main surface of which textures are formed, wherein the textures includes first textures 110a that is linear rails in a certain direction, and second textures 110b that are trails intersecting at a predetermined angle with the first textures; and the angle of intersection between the first textures and the second textures is 10° or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: WD MEDIA (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: TOSHIAKI TACHIBANA
  • Publication number: 20120105993
    Abstract: A method and system for reading readback pulse shapes representing a magnetization state transition between such written magnetization states of a two-layer continuous magnetic recording medium. A readback pulse shape representing a written magnetization state transition is read. The written magnetization state transition is uniquely identified from the readback pulse shape of the transition or from both the readback pulse shape of the transition and the readback pulse shape of one or more next magnetization state transitions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pierre-Olivier Jubert
  • Publication number: 20120092790
    Abstract: A patterned perpendicular magnetic recording disk with discrete data islands of recording layer (RL) material includes a substrate, a patterned exchange bridge layer of magnetic material between the substrate and the islands, and an optional exchange-coupling control layer (CCL) between the exchange bridge layer and the islands. The exchange bridge layer has patterned pedestals below the islands. The exchange bridge layer controls exchange interactions between the RLs in adjacent islands to compensate the dipolar fields between islands, and the pedestals concentrate the flux from the write head. The disk may include a soft underlayer (SUL) of soft magnetically permeable material on the substrate and a nonmagnetic exchange break layer (EBL) on the SUL between the SUL and the exchange bridge layer. In a thermally-assisted recording (TAR) disk a heat sink layer may be located below the exchange bridge layer and the SUL may be optional.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: HITACHI GLOBAL STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: Olav Hellwig, Dan Saylor Kercher, Ernesto E. Marinero, Manfred Ernst Schabes, Dieter K. Weller, Gabriel Zeltzer
  • Publication number: 20120092793
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus that includes: a storage media including a patterned structure, the patterned structure including a first groove, a first stopper in the first groove, wherein the first stopper is configured to interrupt the flow of gas in a section within the first groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Kurt A. Rubin, Bernhard E. Knigge, Gabriel Zeltzer, Elizabeth A. Dobisz
  • Publication number: 20120087036
    Abstract: Patterned discrete track magnetic media compatible with the constraints imposed by the use of self-assembly technology are described in which the PES servo portion of each servo sector has at least one offset segment used for the position error signal (PES). The downtrack length of the PES offset segment systematically varies according to the track position to encode information about the track position usable by the servo system. The downtrack length of the offset segment and, therefore, the time between the corresponding signal shifts is systematically varied from the inner diameter (ID) to the outer diameter (OD) according to the track position to provide coarse information to the servo system even if part of the track ID code cannot be read. Alternative embodiments include a preamble timing mark formed by another offset segment. A self-servo writing method is described using the preamble timing marks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: Toshiki Hirano, Jeffrey S. Lille
  • Publication number: 20120087034
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a perpendicular magnetic recording medium includes a soft magnetic underlayer formed above a substrate, a lower seed layer formed above the soft magnetic underlayer, at least one upper seed layer formed above the lower seed layer, an interlayer formed above the at least one upper seed layer, a perpendicular recording layer formed above the interlayer, and a protective layer formed above the perpendicular recording layer, wherein the at least one upper seed layer comprises Ni or a Ni based alloy including N, and wherein the lower seed layer includes Ni and at least one element selected from a group consisting of: W and Cr. Other embodiments are described herein regarding perpendicular magnetic recording systems and methods of producing perpendicular magnetic media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Akemi Hirotsune, Yotsuo Yahisa, Ichiro Tamai
  • Publication number: 20120069468
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, in a method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium which is configured such that a ferromagnetic recording part is formed on a substrate in a desired track pattern or a desired bit pattern, a ferromagnetic film is formed on the substrate, and then a mask is formed on the ferromagnetic film, the mask having an opening above a region for isolating the ferromagnetic film between tracks or bits. Subsequently, a B-based gas is radiated on the region of the ferromagnetic film through the opening of the mask, thereby increasing a B content of the region to nonmagnetize the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki KAMATA, Kaori Kimura, Takeshi Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20120069467
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnetic recording medium and a magnetic disk drive using the same, capable of keeping flying height and posture of the head slider constant when a discrete track medium (magnetic recording medium) includes tracks as data zones, and non-data zones (groove) formed between adjacent tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Jianhua LI
  • Publication number: 20120063027
    Abstract: A magnetic storage medium comprises a plurality of discrete magnetic elements and first and second adjoining servo sectors. Each of the servo sectors comprises first and second rows of the discrete magnetic elements extending in a track direction. The second row of the discrete magnetic elements are stacked relative to the discrete magnetic elements of the first row in a cross-track direction that is perpendicular to the track direction. The discrete magnetic elements of the first servo sector are staggered in the cross-track direction relative to the discrete magnetic elements of the second servo sector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Sundeep Chauhan, Mehmet Fatih Erden, Alexei H. Sacks, Qiang Ling
  • Publication number: 20120026627
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an article comprising a first magnetic recording layer, the first magnetic recording layer including a granular layer having a first magnetic anisotropy and a multi-layer stack adjacent the granular layer, the multi-layer stack comprising one or more substantially magnetic film layers alternating with one or more polarization conductor layers, wherein the multi-layer stack has a second magnetic anisotropy that is greater than the first magnetic anisotropy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Zhong Wu, Shanghsien Rou
  • Publication number: 20120026626
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a first magnetic layer, a first exchange break layer formed on the first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer formed on the first exchange break layer, a second exchange break layer formed on the second magnetic layer, and a third magnetic layer formed on the second exchange break layer. The first magnetic layer has a first magnetic anisotropy energy, Hk1, the second magnetic layer has a second magnetic anisotropy energy, Hk2, and the third magnetic layer has a third magnetic anisotropy energy, Hk3. In some embodiments, Hk1?Hk2 is less than Hk2?Hk3. In some embodiments, the apparatus may be a perpendicular magnetic recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Patrick Nolan, Hans Jürgen Richter
  • Publication number: 20120019960
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a bit patterned medium includes a substrate, and a magnetic recording layer disposed above the substrate and including patterns of protrusions. Each of the protrusions contains a plurality of crystal grains. An average distance between the crystal grains is 0.5 to 3.0 nm in each of the protrusions. The protrusions include first protrusions each having a length of 1 ?m or more in a radial direction of the medium and second protrusions each having a length in the radial direction shorter than the length of the first protrusion in the radial direction. Each of the first protrusions has a nucleation field Hn for magnetization reversal and a coercive force Hc satisfying the inequalities, Hn?1.5 kOe and 0.5 kOe?Hc?Hn?1.5 kOe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masatoshi Sakurai, Yousuke Isowaki, Soichi Oikawa
  • Publication number: 20110317304
    Abstract: Disclosed is a magnetic recording/reproduction device 2 including: a recording/reproduction head 7; and a recording/reproduction head 7 for detecting a leakage magnetic field of each of the plurality of magnetic recording cells 1 so as to reproduce information, the recording/reproduction head 7 carrying out the recording on the magnetic recording medium 4 so that the magnetic recording medium 4 includes continuous recording regions that (i) satisfy Nmin?2 and that (ii) include a continuous recording region that satisfies N?n×Nmin, where N represents a number of magnetic recording cells 1 in a continuous recording region; Nmin represents a minimum value for N; and n represents a positive integer, the continuous recording regions each being a region on a reproduction track in which region magnetic recording cells 1 sharing an identical magnetization direction are sequentially arranged in a circumferential direction of the magnetic recording medium 4.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshihiko Sakai, Yoshiteru Murakami
  • Publication number: 20110304939
    Abstract: This magnetic recording device is provided with a magnetic write head having a magnetic pole, and a magnetic recording medium having a plurality of data recording blocks. Each of the data recording blocks is formed with a plurality of write tracks and separated, in a write track width direction, from neighboring one of the data recording blocks with a writing exudation suppression section in between. With this configuration, a magnetic mutual interference of the adjacent data recording blocks at the time of a data rewriting process is avoided even when a mutual interval of the data recording blocks is narrowed, and a good recording state is maintained in each of the data recording blocks. Therefore, it is possible to achieve an improvement in a recording density, while realizing the good and brief data rewriting process for each of the data recording blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei Hirata, Norikazu Ota, Noboru Yamanaka
  • Publication number: 20110299194
    Abstract: [Problem] The concentration distribution in a perpendicular direction of ions implanted in a magnetic recording layer of a perpendicular magnetic recording medium is made a suitable one corresponding to a layer implanted with ions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: WD MEDIA (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Masanori Aniya, Yoshiaki Sonobe
  • Publication number: 20110292546
    Abstract: A patterned recording media is formed from a master template that includes a data area and a timing track area having a final timing track. In order to form the final timing track, a first timing track is etched into master template and tested for accuracy by comparing the angular position of the master template to the timing track. If errors are detected in the timing track, the errors are used to create additional timing tracks which are etched into the master template. This process of improving the timing track is repeated until a final timing track is formed that has errors below a predetermined level. The timing tracks formed prior to the final timing track are removed and the master template is used to make stampers which are used to make patterned media disks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Dave Marcus Tung, Sundeep Chauhan, David Kuo, Shih-Fu Lee
  • Publication number: 20110279924
    Abstract: Pre-patterned discrete track media for self-servo writing are described. Embodiments include land and groove patterns for two or more Integrated Servo sequence fields for each servo sector in which one of the Integrated Servo sequence fields is aligned with the data track and a second sequence is offset by one-half of a track width. The lands and grooves between the Integrated Servo sequence fields are preferably the same width as those between the data tracks to facilitate planarization. Alternative embodiments include a sync feature for each servo sector formed by a selected groove and/or land pattern as a marker for the start of the servo fields. Alternative embodiments include a bootstrap zone with servo patterns that are readable when DC-magnetized. Described methods of self-servowriting include ways to adapt to eccentricity and non-circularity of pre-patterned discrete tracks with respect to the head paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Thomas Robert Albrecht, Jonathan Darrel Coker, David Timothy Flynn
  • Publication number: 20110267718
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic recording medium includes a plurality of magnetic dots having a pattern formed by self organization. The density of magnetic dots in a peripheral portion of a central portion in a widthwise direction is higher than that of magnetic dots in the central portion at a burst portion of the magnetic recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akihiro ITAKURA, Akira KIKITSU, Yoshiyuki KAMATA, Naoko KIHARA
  • Publication number: 20110255193
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic recording medium includes a data region and a servo region adjacent to the data region and including a magnetic recording layer, the magnetic recording layer including first and second patterned regions adjacent to each other, the first patterned region including a first nonmagnetic matrix and first magnetic particles dispersed in the first nonmagnetic matrix and having magnetization oriented in a first direction, the second patterned region includes a second nonmagnetic matrix and second magnetic particles dispersed in the second nonmagnetic matrix and having magnetization oriented in a second direction opposite to the first direction, sizes of the first magnetic particles being smaller than sizes of the second magnetic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hieda
  • Publication number: 20110249357
    Abstract: A method of protecting information written to a recording medium includes magnetizing the recording medium to form a first magnetic pattern corresponding to information to be stored, and magnetizing the recording medium to form a protective magnetic pattern having a phase difference of 180° from the first magnetic pattern at a position adjacent to where the first magnetic pattern is formed, with adjacent bits of the first magnetic pattern opposite and the protective magnetic pattern opposite to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seong-yong YOON, Tac-won Kim
  • Publication number: 20110242706
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a servo area of a magnetic recording medium includes magnetic dots arrayed at a period L0. The magnetic dots include a plurality of magnetic dot regions divided in the cross track direction. A width Wm in the down track direction of the mth magnetic dot region from the innermost circumference and a number Nm of dot rows in the down track direction of the mth region meet a relationship represented by L0{Nm?3/2?0.3}?Wm?L0{Nm?3/2+0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masatoshi SAKURAI, Ryosuke YAMAMOTO, Naoko KIHARA, Akiko YUZAWA, Yoshiyuki KAMATA
  • Publication number: 20110235212
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium includes forming on a magnetic recording layer a first hard mask, a second hard mask, a third hard mask and a resist, imprinting the resist with a stamper, removing a residue left in the recesses of the patterned resist, etching the third hard mask by use of the patterned resist as a mask, etching the second hard mask by use of the third hard mask as a mask, etching the first hard mask by use of the second hard mask as a mask, forming a pattern of the magnetic recording layer with ion beam irradiation, and removing the first hard mask by use of a remover liquid with higher reactivity to the metal material of the first hard mask than to a constituent element of the magnetic recording layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masatoshi Sakurai, Kaori Kimura, Yousuke Isowaki, Akira Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Kamata
  • Publication number: 20110222189
    Abstract: A patterned magnetic recording medium, accessible by a magnetic recording head, including a plurality of tracks, a width direction of each track and that of the magnetic recording head being of a skew angle. The patterned magnetic recording medium includes a plurality of magnetic dots, each corresponding to a recording bit, formed on a non-magnetic material. The plurality of magnetic dots are arranged in a plurality of arrays, each array corresponding to one of the tracks. Every N adjacent magnetic dots of the array define a polygon, one side thereof being parallel to the corresponding track, and another side thereof being parallel to a direction corresponding to the skew angle of the corresponding track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: Fuji Electric Device Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji Uchida
  • Publication number: 20110205668
    Abstract: A magnetic recording medium comprises a data region for recording data and a servo region that is disposed adjacent to the data region and has recorded information for controlling a magnetic head. The data region has a pattern of dots separated from each other by grooves or nonmagnetic material. The servo region lacks the pattern of dots, and includes magnetic information written in a flat region. The magnetic recording medium can be formed by a method that does not need a separate process of writing servo information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Fuji Electric Device Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shinji UCHIDA
  • Publication number: 20110199706
    Abstract: A production method of a disk drive device includes: an assembling process of assembling a subassembly by incorporating at least a bearing unit in a hub in a clean room; a pouring process of pouring a lubricant in the bearing unit; a cleaning-liquid discharging process of discharging a cleaning liquid to the hub; a cleaning-liquid intake process of taking in the cleaning liquid discharged to the hub; and a sealing process of sealing the subassembly in a seal-material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: ALPHANA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro AONO