Browse Prior Art Database

Particle Discriminator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000051837D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 18K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Drier, JS: AUTHOR

Abstract

In order to count solid particles that appear in a disk drive, a particle discriminator separates airborne liquid particles and passes solid particles to a counter.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
At least one non-text object (such as an image or picture) has been suppressed.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 100% of the total text.

Page 1 of 2

Particle Discriminator

In order to count solid particles that appear in a disk drive, a particle discriminator separates airborne liquid particles and passes solid particles to a counter.

The discriminator is formed with a glass tube 1 containing glass beads 2 between spaced indentations 3, which constrain the beads within the tube. The tube is placed between a disk drive and a particle counter. During operation, the solid particles from the disk drive traverse the glass beads to the counter, whereas the liquid particles are trapped on the surface of the beads.

1

Page 2 of 2

2

[This page contains 1 picture or other non-text object]