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Air Bearing Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049225D
Original Publication Date: 1982-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

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Bareman, PR Garcia, JL Guzman, AM [+details]


An air bearing for a magnetic tape drive can include a foil face that is wrapped over a bearing block having the desired radius. One end of the foil has a registration hole that is placed over a pin for alignment. The other end of the foil includes a tensioning mechanism to pull the foil taut over the face of the bearing block.