Patent Number: 7,823,172

Title: Disk apparatus with curved stabilizing member

Abstract: A disk apparatus includes a head configured to move along a recording surface of a rotating disk; and a stabilizing member provided so as to face the disk. A facing surface of the stabilizing member facing the disk includes a curved surface whose symmetrical axis is a center generating line passing through a center of the facing surface. The head reciprocally moves along a path which is offset from the center generating line.

Inventors: Aman; Yasutomo (Kanagawa, JP), Nishida; Masami (Saitama, JP)

Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 17/028 (20060101); G11B 25/04 (20060101); G11B 23/033 (20060101); G11B 17/03 (20060101); G11B 5/016 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00