Patent Number: 6,292,996

Title: Method of making a plain carbon steel hub for data storage device

Abstract: A method of making a rotating removable data storage device hub, such as ahub for a micro-floppy magnetic data storage disc, that has a core ofplain carbon steel and a primary coating. The hub also includes a vaporcorrosion inhibiting layer on the primary coating. The plain carbon steelcan have about 0.5% or less carbon. The primary coating can be tin,nickel, zinc, chrome, paints, epoxies, epoxy-urethanes, phenolic resins,and combinations thereof. The vapor corrosion inhibiting layer may includean amine to reduce the rate of oxidation of the plain carbon steel core.

Inventors: Hilton; Ronald L. (No. St. Paul, MN), Laska; Gregory A. (Woodbury, MN), Swanson; John W. (Mahtomedi, MN), Domonkos; Richard E. (Avon, CT)


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Expiration Date: 09/25/2013