NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Kanagawa, Japan, has been assigned a patent (11798585) developed by Karasawa, Takumi, Iwamoto, Naoki, Kawao, Sei, and Imai, Tomoharu, Yokohama, Japan, for “disk drive suspension including a load beam with an arc-shaped tab, disk drive, and disk drive suspension manufacturing method.“
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: ”A disk drive suspension of the embodiments includes a load beam, and a flexure including a mounting portion on which a slider is mounted and overlapping with the load beam. The load beam includes a tab further extending than the mounting portion longitudinal direction of the load beam. The tab is shaped in an arc such that a central portion in a lateral direction protrudes with respect to both end portions in the lateral direction, in the load beam. Each of the both end portions includes a flat surface parallel to the lateral direction.”
The patent application was filed on 2022-09-30 (17/958156).