Patent Number: 6,310,413

Title: Steering magnets to reduce magnetic leakage flux in a disk drive

Abstract: A disk drive with steering magnets that reduce the magnetic flux leakage from the actuator magnets of a linear actuator is disclosed. The steering magnets reduce flux leakage in the area of the magnetic disk where magnetic information is read and record, thereby enabling disk drive size to be reduces. The steering magnets are arranged along the sides of the outer return path. Like poles of the steering magnets face inward toward like poles of the actuator magnets.

Inventors: Briggs; John C. (Layton, UT), Bracken; Allen T. (Layton, UT)

Assignee: Iomega Corporation

International Classification: G11B 33/14 (20060101); G11B 25/04 (20060101); G11B 5/55 (20060101); G11B 5/012 (20060101); G11B 005/11 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018