06252226 is referenced by 53 patents and cites 3 patents.

A data storage system that includes a positioning system for positioning the write/read mechanism and the storage medium (

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) of the data storage device (

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) with respect to each other in first and second predefined directions. The positioning system (

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) comprises a positioning apparatus comprising microfabricated first and second positioning assemblies. The positioning system further comprises a controller (

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) to position a positionable support structure (

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) of the first positioning assembly (

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) in a first predefined direction within a range of positioning that is larger than the range of movement of a moveable support structure (

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) of the first positioning assembly by controlling (A) a stationary support structure clamp (

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) in clamping and unclamping the positionable support structure to and from the stationary support structure, (B) a moveable support structure clamp (

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) in clamping and unclamping the positionable support structure to and from the moveable support structure, and (C) the movement of the moveable support structure.

Title
Nanometer scale data storage device and associated positioning system
Application Number
9/170
Publication Number
6252226 (B1)
Application Date
May 26, 1998
Publication Date
June 26, 2001
Inventor
Victor B Kley
Berkeley
CA, US
Agent
Townsend & Townsend and Crew
US
Assignee
General Nanotechnology L L C
CA, US
IPC
H01J 37/26
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