US Patent No: 5,257,143

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Method and apparatus for positioning head of disk drive using zone-bit-recording

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A zone-bit-recording disk drive has a rotating platter with a surface which is divided into at least two zones each having a respective different number of angularly spaced sectors therein. A method and apparatus for positioning the head relative to the platter surface involve maintaining a count of the number of sectors which pass the head after the platter passes a predetermined angular orientation, ignoring the count during a time interval when the head moves out of a first of the zones toward a second of the zones which contains the specified sector and until the head has entered the second zone and the platter thereafter passes a predetermined angular orientation, and thereafter determining when the count corresponds to the specified sector to be accessed.

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NEC CORPORATIONTOKYO10106

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Zangenehpour, Saied Stevensville, MI 5 191

Cited Art Landscape

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NEC CORPORATION (1)
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7,240,267 System and method for conducting BIST operations 1 2004
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7,596,053 Integrated memory controller 5 2006
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QLOGIC CORPORATION (2)
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