US Patent No: 5,431,592

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Method and apparatus for burnishing magnetic disks

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While a magnetic disk is being rotated, compressed air is jetted to corresponding positions on the two surfaces of the magnetic disk. An abrasive tape, which has tension in its longitudinal direction, is interposed between at least either one of the two surfaces of the magnetic disk and the compressed air jetted thereto such that the compressed air may now be jetted to the abrasive tape. The air pressure of the compressed air, which is jetted to the abrasive tape, and the tension on the abrasive tape are adjusted such that the abrasive tape may be formed into a bent shape having a level of rigidity appropriate for pushing the magnetic disk. The bent shape portion of the abrasive tape is brought into sliding contact with the magnetic surface of the magnetic disk, and the region of the sliding contact of the magnetic surface of the magnetic disk with the abrasive tape is thereby uniformly burnished.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FUJIFILM CORPORATIONTOKYO18393
FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.KANAGAWA15028

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Nakata, Tomohiro Osaka, JP 36 56

Cited Art Landscape

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FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. (1)
4,656,790 Burnishing method and apparatus for magnetic disk 29 1985
 
HITACHI GLOBAL STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES NETHERLANDS B.V. (1)
5,018,311 Magnetic disk burnishing method and apparatus 14 1989
 
KLA-TENCOR CORPORATION (1)
6,462,817 Method of monitoring ion implants by examination of an overlying masking material 50 2000

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Ernst Thielenhaus KG (1)
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Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1)
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WD Media, LLC (1)
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