US 9,812,160 B2
Low resistance ground joints for dual stage actuation disk drive suspensions
Jeffry S. Bennin, Hutchinson, MN (US); Jacob D. Bjorstrom, Hutchinson, MN (US); Shawn P. Bopp, Savage, MN (US); Reed T. Hentges, Buffalo, MN (US); Michael T. Hofflander, Edina, MN (US); Richard R. Jenneke, Hutchinson, MN (US); Craig A. Leabch, St. Cloud, MN (US); Mark S. Lewandowski, Hutchinson, MN (US); Zachary A. Pokornowski, Cokato, MN (US); Brian D. Schafer, Mound, MN (US); Brian J. Stepien, Glencoe, MN (US); John A. Theget, Hutchinson, MN (US); John E. Theisen, Winsted, MN (US); and John L. Wagner, Plymouth, MN (US)
Assigned to Hutchinson Technology Incorporated, Hutchinson, MN (US)
Filed by Hutchinson Technology Incorporated, Hutchinson, MN (US)
Filed on Dec. 18, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/974,760.
Application 14/974,760 is a continuation of application No. 14/531,571, filed on Nov. 3, 2014, granted, now 9,245,555.
Application 14/531,571 is a continuation of application No. 13/114,212, filed on May 24, 2011, granted, now 8,885,299, issued on Nov. 11, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/396,239, filed on May 24, 2010.
Prior Publication US 2016/0104503 A1, Apr. 14, 2016
Int. Cl. G11B 5/58 (2006.01); G11B 5/48 (2006.01)
CPC G11B 5/4873 (2013.01) [G11B 5/4833 (2013.01); G11B 5/4853 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A stainless steel disk drive head suspension baseplate including a plated contact area directly on an outer surface of the stainless steel disk drive head suspension baseplate, wherein the plated contact area comprises a mixture of nickel and gold.