Patent Number: 7,355,818

Title: Disc drive integral actuator pins

Abstract: A method for attaching a printed circuit card assembly to an actuator assembly in a disc drive comprises forming one or more pins integrally with the actuator assembly, inserting each pin through a corresponding pin opening in the printed circuit card assembly, and attaching the pins to the printed circuit card assembly. The pins may be attached to the printed circuit card assembly by a soldering process, or alternatively, pressure may be applied to a top surface of the pins to cause them to deform over the printed circuit card assembly, thereby securing the printed circuit card assembly to the actuator assembly. A disc drive in accordance with a preferred embodiment of this invention has an actuator assembly with one or more integral pins and a printed circuit card assembly attached to the integral pins.

Inventors: McReynolds; Dave Paul (Loveland, CO), Lapp; David Ray (Boulder, CO), Bernett; Frank William (Longmont, CO)

Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC

International Classification: G11B 21/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-04-08 0:00:00