Patent Number: 7,709,078

Title: Disk drive housing hole seal including a conductive layer with an exposed planar surface region

Abstract: There is provided a seal for covering a hole in a disk drive housing. The seal includes a conductive layer, a primary dielectric layer, and a gasket layer. The conductive layer has a covered surface region and an exposed planar surface region. The exposed planar surface region is lacking a dielectric coating disposed thereon. The primary dielectric layer includes an adhesive coating disposed between the primary dielectric layer and the covered surface region. The gasket layer includes first and second adhesive gasket layer sides and a gasket opening disposed through the gasket layer.

Inventors: Sevier; Claire-Nechol (Hayward, CA), Tan; Huynh P. (San Jose, CA), Turangan; Julius A. (Livermore, CA)

Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: B32B 3/24 (20060101); G11B 33/14 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018