07113365 is referenced by 101 patents and cites 20 patents.

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk, a head actuated over a surface of the disk, and a spindle motor for rotating the disk. The spindle motor comprises a ring-shaped stator having a plurality of stator teeth each wound with a winding. The spindle motor further comprises a hub having a plurality of magnets for interacting with the stator teeth to rotate the hub about the shaft when the windings are energized. A ring-shaped shield is disposed in a vertical gap between the windings and the hub to reduce a voltage coupled from the windings to the surface of the disk.

Title
Disk drive comprising a spindle motor having a windings shield for reduced disk voltage coupling
Application Number
10/329127
Publication Number
7113365 (B1)
Application Date
December 24, 2002
Publication Date
September 26, 2006
Inventor
Jon E Jacoby
San Jose
CA, US
Alan P Rice
Santa Ana
CA, US
Robert P Ryan
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Agent
Howard H Sheerin Esq
Assignee
Western Digital Technologies
CA, US
IPC
G11B 19/20
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