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Disk Storage Device with Intra-Disk Air Cleaning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015079D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Small particles, that adhere to components, are often created during manufacture or operation of a disk storage device. These particles may find their way onto the disk surface where they create defects. This idea reduces the number of particles by trapping them on a device close to the disk surface. There are a number of possible embodiments of this invention. Five such embodiments are as follows: 1. Adhesive material on the comb and/or suspension. One embodiment is to cover the suspension and comb with a sticky material to catch the particles that could otherwise come in contact with the disk.