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Shockmount with Electrical Conductivity and Shielding

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116821D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Garcia, JL: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a grounding strap made of copper or other conductive material to be introduced in between the two top and bottom shockmount surfaces, which are electrical conductive.

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Shockmount with Electrical Conductivity and Shielding

      Disclosed is a grounding strap made of copper or other
conductive material to be introduced in between the two top and
bottom shockmount surfaces, which are electrical conductive.

      The ground strap does not introduce any additional stiffness so
as not to interfere with the transfer function characteristics of the
shockmount.  The strap will have two clearance holes to surround the
two shockmounting studs on either side of the shockmount.
Furthermore,
the strap will have a thickness equal to on half of the compressed
thickness of the shockmount, so that the total thickness is equal to
the shockmount compressed length.  The shockmount and ground strap
assembly is then mounted on four drive cradle pedestals.  The drive
casting is then mounted on the four top shockmount studs.  The drive
deck
casting therefore, reaps the benefits of the shockmount, which is
electrically isolating the drive casting and the supporting drive
cradle,
but also the conductivity provided by the totally non elastic ground
straps, which are distributed evenly along the periphery of the drive
deck.

      Because of these multiple and evenly distributed and pallel
grounding straps, the noise at the read/write head has been
considerably reduced.