Patent Number: 6,297,936

Title: Integral load beam push-pull microactuator

Abstract: A microactuator is employed in a disc drive system to finely position a transducing head adjacent to a selected track of a rotatable disc. The disc drive includes an actuator arm, a load beam attached to the actuator arm, and a flexure supporting a slider carrying the transducing head adjacent to a surface of the rotatable disc. The microactuator is formed integrally with the load beam, and is attached to the flexure so that displacement effected by the microactuator deflects a portion of the load beam to finely position the flexure and the head-carrying slider with respect to the selected track of the rotatable disc.

Inventors: Kant; Rishi (Boulder, CO), Stefansky; Frederick Mark (Longmont, CO)

Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC

International Classification: G11B 5/55 (20060101); G11B 005/56 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018