Patent Number: 6,166,886

Title: Swageless head suspension and method of assembly therefor

Abstract: An actuator block for supporting suspension assemblies of a data storage system for read or write operations. The suspensions assemblies are coupled to an actuator arm of the actuator block via a mounting plate. The mounting plate is formed of a generally flat planar member coupled to a first end of the suspension assembly and defining upper and lower surfaces and sides. The mounting plate is coupled to the actuator arm along sides of the mounting plate to secure the suspension assemblies to the actuator block for operation without imparting a significant force to the suspension assembly along a load axis of the suspension assembly.

Inventors: Toensing; Eyvand E. (Savage, MN)

Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC

International Classification: G11B 5/50 (20060101); G11B 005/48 (); G11B 021/16 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2013