05419733 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 7 patents.

The current invention substantially removes particulate waste materials or debris from the floptical medium after laser etching. A low-temperature gas containing ice crystals is applied at a predetermined angle while the floptical medium is being rotated to improve the cleaning effect. The temperature of the disk is maintained above freezing to maintain the cleaning effect.

Title
Method of and apparatus for removing debris from the floptical medium
Application Number
902064
Publication Number
5419733
Application Date
January 5, 1994
Publication Date
May 30, 1995
Inventor
Fred C Thomas III
Kaysville
UT, US
Ronald F Hales
Roy
UT, US
George T Kieger
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Anthony M Candia
Harrisville
UT, US
Jeff G Carter
Morgan
UT, US
James Bero
Ogden
UT, US
Paul R Johnson
Kaysville
UT, US
Agent
Eric D Levinson
Walter N Kirn
Gary L Griswold
Assignee
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
MN, US
IPC
B24C 3/22
B24C 1/00
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