Patent Number: 6,296,390

Title: Single plate hydrodynamic bearing with extended single journal bearing

Abstract: A hydrodynamic bearing having a shaft relatively rotatable with rest to a surrounding sleeve and having a thrust plate of or near one end thereof. The shaft and sleeve define a journal bearing extending substantially the full length of the two relatively rotating parts.

Inventors: Wolff; Etoli (Sunnyvale, CA), Murthy; Samnathan (Santa Cruz, CA), Parsoneault; Norbert Steven (Scotts Valley, CA), Leuthold; Hans (Santa Cruz, CA)

Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC

International Classification: F16C 33/04 (20060101); F16C 33/10 (20060101); G11B 19/20 (20060101); F16C 017/10 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018