Patent Number: 6,183,831

Title: Hard disk vapor lube

Abstract: Disclosed is a system for transporting disks in vacuum to a vacuum station whereat a lubricant film is applied uniformly to the surfaces of the disks by evaporation. Thickness uniformity is achieved by directing the evaporate through a multi-hole aperture plate. Described is equipment for manufacture, the process of manufacture and the novel disks created.

Inventors: Hughes; John L. (Rodeo, CA), DeKoven; Benjamin M. (San Jose, CA), Lavine; Richard E. (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Intevac, Inc.

International Classification: G11B 5/84 (20060101); G11B 5/72 (20060101); G11B 5/725 (20060101); G11B 005/66 ()

Expiration Date: 02/06/2018