Digital device configuration and method

  • US 6,791,799 B2
  • Filed: 12/06/2002
  • Issued: 09/14/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/14/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A digital data storage apparatus, comprising:

  • a housing defining a housing interior;

    a rotatable magnetic media supported for rotation within the housing interior;

    a head arrangement supported within the housing interior, including an actuator arm configured for pivotally accessing the rotatable media and for pivotally moving to a parked position from an access position;

    a flexible circuit arrangement including a flexible circuit stiffener which is directly attached to said housing within the housing interior, said flexible circuit stiffener having a major surface defining a stiffener plane; and

    a ramp arrangement that is directly attachable to the flexible circuit stiffener and which ramp arrangement is configured for receiving the actuator arm in said parked position when so attached, said ramp arrangement further including an indexing arrangement for engaging the housing in a way which positions the ramp arrangement within at least one controlled tolerance relative to the head arrangement.

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