Patent Number: 7,101,085

Title: Rotating shaft conical fluid dynamic bearing

Abstract: A fluid dynamic bearing design is provided featuring a rotating shaft with at least one conical bearing formed integrally thereon. The shaft is disposed through a stationary sleeve, and a fluid separates the shaft and sleeve surfaces.

Inventors: Grantz; Alan Lyndon (Aptos, CA), Nottingham; Robert Alan (Santa Cruz, CA)

Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC

International Classification: F16C 17/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018