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Amazon Assigned Patent

Vibration cancellation for storage
By Jean Jacques Maleval on 2014.04.21

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Amazon Technologies, Inc., Reno, NE., has been assigned a patent (8,681,440) developed by Marvin M. Theimer, Bellevue, WA, and James R. Hamilton, Seattle, WA, for "vibration cancellation for storage."

The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Methods and apparatus for vibration cancellation are disclosed. Vibration data from one or more vibration detectors associated with a storage device is collected. The vibration data represents vibrations experienced by the storage device. In response to the vibration data from the one or more vibration detectors, one or more movements for respective ones of one or more counter-vibration actuators to at least partially cancel of the vibrations experienced by the storage device is calculated. The one or more counter-vibration actuators perform the one or more movements."

The patent application was filed on March 29, 2011 (13/074,992).

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