Patents by Inventor Beverley Rutherford McConnell

Beverley Rutherford McConnell has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220319543
    Abstract: A heat-assisted magnetic recording head comprises a near-field transducer (NFT). The NFT comprises a thermally-stabilized plasmonic alloy, wherein the thermally-stabilized plasmonic alloy comprises a plasmonic metal and at least one alloying metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Anil Kumar Puri, Venancio Calero Vila, Evangelos Atmatzakis, Aji Baby, Paula Frances McElhinney, Beverley Rutherford McConnell, Marcus Benedict Mooney, Mark Gubbins
  • Publication number: 20220319542
    Abstract: A heat-assisted magnetic recording head comprises a near-field transducer (NFT). The NFT comprises a thermally-stabilized plasmonic alloy, wherein the thermally-stabilized plasmonic alloy comprises a plasmonic metal and at least one alloying metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Anil Kumar Puri, Venancio Calero Vila, Evangelos Atmatzakis, Aji Baby, Paula Frances McElhinney, Beverley Rutherford McConnell, Marcus Benedict Mooney, Mark Gubbins
  • Patent number: 11443764
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a slider configured for heat-assisted magnetic recording. The slider includes an input coupler configured to receive light excited by a light source. The slider includes a waveguide core tapering along a light propagation direction from a first cross-sectional width to a second cross-sectional width, the waveguide configured to provide a surface plasmon-enhanced near-field radiation pattern proximate an output end in response to the received light. One or more cladding layers surround the waveguide core. At least one strip of plasmonic material is disposed between the waveguide core and at least one of the one or more cladding layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Choon How Gan, Mark Anthony Gubbins, Beverley Rutherford McConnell, Martin Peter McCurry, Michael James Hardy, Andres David Barbosa Neira, Fadi El Hallak, Anil Kumar Puri
  • Patent number: 9349388
    Abstract: A data storage device employing a data writer may configure the data writer with at least a write pole that is separated from a front shield on an air bearing surface. The front shield can be arranged to continuously extend from the air bearing surface a first throat height distal the write pole and a second throat height proximal the write pole with the first and second throat heights being different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Muhammad Asif Bashir, JianHua Xue, Beverley Rutherford McConnell, Shengzhou Liao, Wei Tian, Prim Gangmei, Swaraj Basu, Mark Anthony Gubbins