Patent Number: 6,295,185

Title: Disc drive suspension having a moving coil or moving magnet microactuator

Abstract: A suspension includes a load beam having a main body and a transducer support element which is movable relative to the main body. A sheet of dielectric material extends along the load beam and carries a plurality of transducer signal traces and a coil. A microactuator is positioned along the load beam and includes a first magnet, the coil and a lever arm. The lever arm is secured to the transducer support element and supports one of the first magnet and the coil. The other of the first magnet and the coil is secured relative to the load beam.

Inventors: Stefansky; Frederick M. (Longmont, CO)

Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC

International Classification: G11B 5/55 (20060101); G11B 005/54 (); G11B 005/58 (); G11B 021/10 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018