Patents by Inventor Petrus Antonius Van der Heijden

Petrus Antonius Van der Heijden 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).

  • Patent number: 11900971
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to a magnetic recording device comprising a magnetic recording head having a first current flow in a cross-track direction through a trailing shield. In one or more embodiments, a second current flows in a cross-track direction around the main pole. The magnetic recording device comprises a main pole disposed between a trailing shield, a leading shield, and side shields. A trailing gap is disposed between the side shields and the trailing shield. A high moment seed layer is disposed between the main pole and the trailing shield. A first insulation layer is disposed within the trailing shield and directs the first current through the trailing shield, guided to the proximity of the main pole. A second insulation layer, disposed below the trailing shield, directs the second current through the trailing shield, or alternatively through the side shields and around the main pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Goncharov, Muhammad Asif Bashir, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden, Yunfei Ding, Zhigang Bai, James Terrence Olson
  • Patent number: 11894026
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to a magnetic recording device comprising a magnetic recording head having a first current flow in a cross-track direction through a trailing shield. In one or more embodiments, a second current flows in a cross-track direction around the main pole. The magnetic recording device comprises a main pole disposed between a trailing shield, a leading shield, and side shields. A trailing gap is disposed between the side shields and the trailing shield. A high moment seed layer is disposed between the main pole and the trailing shield. A first insulation layer is disposed within the trailing shield and directs the first current through the trailing shield, guided to the proximity of the main pole. A second insulation layer, disposed below the trailing shield, directs the second current through the trailing shield, or alternatively through the side shields and around the main pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Goncharov, Muhammad Asif Bashir, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden, Yunfei Ding, Zhigang Bai, James Terrence Olson
  • Patent number: 11881237
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally related to a magnetic recording device comprising a magnetic recording head having a current flow in a cross-track direction around a main pole. The magnetic recording device comprises a main pole disposed between a trailing shield, a leading shield, and side shields. A trailing gap is disposed between the main pole and the trailing shield. A hot seed layer is disposed between the trailing gap and the trailing shield. A first insulation layer is disposed between the hot seed layer and the trailing shield, where the first insulation layer contacts the side shields. A second insulation layer is disposed between the main pole and leading shield, where the second insulation layer contacts the side shields. The first and second insulation layers direct the current through the side shields and across the main pole in a cross-track direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Asif Bashir, Edward Hin Pong Lee, Amanda Baer, Aron Pentek, Zhigang Bai, Yunfei Ding, James Terrence Olson, Alexander Goncharov, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden
  • Patent number: 11869548
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to a magnetic recording head assembly that includes an external alternating current (AC) source. A magnetic recording head of the magnetic recording head assembly includes a conductive structure between a main pole and a trailing shield. The conductive structure includes a conductive layer, and the conductive layer is nonmagnetic. The magnetic recording head assembly also includes an external AC source to supply AC current that flows through the conductive structure. In one aspect, the conductive structure is between a coil structure and the trailing shield, and the external AC source is coupled to the coil structure. The conductive structure and the external AC source facilitate consistently providing an enhanced AC writing field to facilitate effective and reliable writing, high ADC, high SNR, and reduced jitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Asif Bashir, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden, James Terrence Olson, Alexander Goncharov, Zhigang Bai, Yunfei Ding
  • Patent number: 11862207
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to data storage devices, and more specifically, to a magnetic media drive employing a magnetic recording head. The head includes a main pole, a trailing shield, and a MAMR stack including at least one magnetic layer. The magnetic layer has a surface facing the main pole, and the surface has a first side at a media facing surface (MFS) and a second side opposite the first side. The length of the second side is substantially less than the length of the first side. By reducing the length of the second side, the area to be switched at a location recessed from the MFS is reduced as a current flowing from the main pole to the trailing shield or from the trailing shield to the main pole. With the reduced area of the magnetic layer, the overall switch time of the magnetic layer is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatesh H Chembrolu, Muhammad Asif Bashir, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden, Terence T. Lam, Yaguang Wei
  • Patent number: 11854584
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) write heads including a waveguide and a main pole having a main pole tip. One or more current paths are provided through the main pole tip. Terminals of the one or more current paths can be coupled to the main pole, a trailing shield, a leading shield, a heat sink layer, a touch pad, a pole diffusion barrier layer, a NTS sensor, or another suitable component of the HAMR write head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Asif Bashir, Alexander Goncharov, Takuya Matsumoto, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden
  • Patent number: 11769522
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a magnetic media drive employing a magnetic recording head. The magnetic recording head comprises a main pole (MP), a trailing shield (TS), a trailing gap (TG) disposed between the MP and the TS, and a spin torque oscillator (STO) disposed in the TG adjacent to the MP. A notch may be disposed in the TG between the STO and TS. The notch comprises one or more notch interlayers comprising a non-magnetic material and/or a magnetic material. A bump may be disposed in the TG between the TS and the STO or the notch. The bump comprises one or more bump interlayers comprising a non-magnetic material. A hot seed layer may be coupled to the TS adjacent to the bump, the notch, or the STO. The hot seed layer comprises one or more hot seed interlayers comprising a non-magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Goncharov, Muhammad Asif Bashir, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden
  • Patent number: 11651791
    Abstract: A heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) head for recording data in data tracks of a HAMR disk has a gas-bearing slider that supports a near-field transducer (NFT) and a main magnetic pole formed of two layers. The first main pole layer has a cross-track width at the slider's gas-bearing surface (GBS) that tapers down in the direction towards the NFT where the optical spot is formed. The second main pole layer is located away from the NFT and has a substantially wider cross-track width than the first main pole layer so as to provide sufficient magnetic field for writing. Layers of heat sink material are located on the sloped cross-track sides of the tapered first main pole layer to reduce the temperature and thus the likelihood of oxidation of the main pole layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya Matsumoto, Muhammad Asif Bashir, Hamid Balamane, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden, Barry C. Stipe
  • Publication number: 20220399035
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a magnetic media drive employing a magnetic recording head. The magnetic recording head comprises a main pole (MP), a trailing shield (TS), a trailing gap (TG) disposed between the MP and the TS, and a spin torque oscillator (STO) disposed in the TG adjacent to the MP. A notch may be disposed in the TG between the STO and TS. The notch comprises one or more notch interlayers comprising a non-magnetic material and/or a magnetic material. A bump may be disposed in the TG between the TS and the STO or the notch. The bump comprises one or more bump interlayers comprising a non-magnetic material. A hot seed layer may be coupled to the TS adjacent to the bump, the notch, or the STO. The hot seed layer comprises one or more hot seed interlayers comprising a non-magnetic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander GONCHAROV, Muhammad ASIF BASHIR, Petrus Antonius VAN DER HEIJDEN
  • Patent number: 11508401
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to a magnetic recording head of a magnetic recording device that facilitates generating a downtrack magnetic bias field to enhance writing. During magnetic writing using the magnetic recording head, a bias current is directed in a cross-track direction on the trailing side of the main pole. Bias current flowing in the cross-track direction on a leading side of the main pole is reduced or eliminated. The bias current flowing in the cross-track direction on the trailing side of the main pole facilitates generating a magnetic field in a downtrack direction. The magnetic field in the downtrack direction is a bias field generated using the bias current. The magnetic bias field in the downtrack direction facilitates enhanced writing performance and increased areal density capability (ADC) for magnetic recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Asif Bashir, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden, James Terrence Olson, Alexander Goncharov, Zhigang Bai, Yunfei Ding
  • Publication number: 20220358959
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to data storage devices, and more specifically, to a magnetic media drive employing a magnetic recording head. The head includes a main pole, a trailing shield, and a MAMR stack including at least one magnetic layer. The magnetic layer has a surface facing the main pole, and the surface has a first side at a media facing surface (MFS) and a second side opposite the first side. The length of the second side is substantially less than the length of the first side. By reducing the length of the second side, the area to be switched at a location recessed from the MFS is reduced as a current flowing from the main pole to the trailing shield or from the trailing shield to the main pole. With the reduced area of the magnetic layer, the overall switch time of the magnetic layer is decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatesh H CHEMBROLU, Muhammad ASIF BASHIR, Petrus Antonius VAN DER HEIJDEN, Terence T. LAM, Yaguang WEI
  • Publication number: 20220358964
    Abstract: A heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) head for recording data in data tracks of a HAMR disk has a gas-bearing slider that supports a near-field transducer (NFT) and a main magnetic pole formed of two layers. The first main pole layer has a cross-track width at the slider's gas-bearing surface (GBS) that tapers down in the direction towards the NFT where the optical spot is formed. The second main pole layer is located away from the NFT and has a substantially wider cross-track width than the first main pole layer so as to provide sufficient magnetic field for writing. Layers of heat sink material are located on the sloped cross-track sides of the tapered first main pole layer to reduce the temperature and thus the likelihood of oxidation of the main pole layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicant: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Takuya MATSUMOTO, Muhammad ASIF BASHIR, Hamid BALAMANE, Petrus Antonius VAN DER HEIJDEN, Barry C. STIPE
  • Patent number: 11437060
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to data storage devices, and more specifically, to a magnetic media drive employing a magnetic recording head. The head includes a main pole, a trailing shield, and a MAMR stack including at least one magnetic layer. The magnetic layer has a surface facing the main pole, and the surface has a first side at a media facing surface (MFS) and a second side opposite the first side. The length of the second side is substantially less than the length of the first side. By reducing the length of the second side, the area to be switched at a location recessed from the MFS is reduced as a current flowing from the main pole to the trailing shield or from the trailing shield to the main pole. With the reduced area of the magnetic layer, the overall switch time of the magnetic layer is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkatesh Chembrolu, Muhammad Asif Bashir, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden, Terence Lam, Yaguang Wei
  • Patent number: 11385306
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to a sensor of magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) with shape anisotropy. In one embodiment, a tunnel magnetoresistive (TMR) based magnetic sensor in a Wheatstone configuration includes at least one magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ). The MTJ includes a free layer having a first edge and a second edge. The free layer has a thickness of about 100 ? or more. The free layer has a width and a height with a width-to-height aspect ratio of about 4:1 or more. The MTJ has a first hard bias element positioned proximate the first edge of the free layer and a second hard bias element positioned proximate the second edge of the free layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniele Mauri, Lei Wang, Yuankai Zheng, Christian Kaiser, Chih-Ching Hu, Ming Mao, Ming Jiang, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden
  • Patent number: 11043233
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are magnetic write heads and methods of designing them, and data storage devices comprising such write heads. A magnetic write head having leading and trailing sides comprises an air-bearing surface (ABS), a main pole between the leading and trailing sides, a first return pole between the main pole and the leading side, at least one optical near-field generator between the first return pole and the main pole, and a second return pole between the main pole and the trailing side. The main pole comprises a first tapered portion comprising a leading-side edge perpendicular to the ABS, a first trailing-side edge at a first angle to the ABS, and a second trailing-side edge recessed from the ABS and at a second angle to the ABS. The second return pole comprises a second tapered portion adjacent to the ABS and extending toward the main pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Asif Bashir, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden, Alexander Goncharov, Barry Stipe
  • Patent number: 10997989
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to data storage devices, and more specifically, to a magnetic media drive employing a magnetic recording head. A magnetic recording head comprises a main pole disposed between a leading shield and a trailing shield. A spin torque oscillator is disposed between the main pole and the trailing shield at a media facing surface. A hot seed bilayer is disposed between the spin torque oscillator and the trailing shield, where the hot seed bilayer is conformal with the spin torque oscillator. The hot seed bilayer comprises a first layer comprised of a high magnetic moment material disposed at the media facing surface and a second layer comprised of a low magnetic material recessed from the media facing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Asif Bashir, Alexander Goncharov, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden
  • Patent number: 10957346
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are magnetic recording devices and methods of using them. A magnetic recording device comprises a main pole extending to an air-bearing surface (ABS), a trailing shield extending to the ABS, a write-field-enhancing structure disposed between and coupled to the main pole and the trailing shield at the ABS, a write coil configured to magnetize the main pole, a write current control circuit coupled to the write coil and configured to apply a write current to the write coil, wherein the write current comprises a write pulse, and a bias current control circuit coupled to the write-field-enhancing structure and configured to apply a bias current to the write-field-enhancing structure, wherein the bias current comprises a driving pulse offset in time from the write pulse by a delay, wherein the delay substantially coincides with an expected magnetization switch-time lag of a free layer of the write-field-enhancing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gonçalo Marcos Baião De Albuquerque, Yunfei Ding, Alexander Goncharov, Kuok San Ho, Daniele Mauri, Goran Mihajlovic, Suping Song, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden
  • Publication number: 20210082457
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to data storage devices, and more specifically, to a magnetic media drive employing a magnetic recording head. The head includes a main pole, a trailing shield, and a MAMR stack including at least one magnetic layer. The magnetic layer has a surface facing the main pole, and the surface has a first side at a media facing surface (MFS) and a second side opposite the first side. The length of the second side is substantially less than the length of the first side. By reducing the length of the second side, the area to be switched at a location recessed from the MFS is reduced as a current flowing from the main pole to the trailing shield or from the trailing shield to the main pole. With the reduced area of the magnetic layer, the overall switch time of the magnetic layer is decreased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Venkatesh CHEMBROLU, Muhammad ASIF BASHIR, Petrus Antonius VAN DER HEIJDEN, Terence LAM, Yaguang WEI
  • Patent number: 10943616
    Abstract: A current-assisted magnetic recording write head has an electrically conductive layer in the write gap between the write pole and the trailing shield. Electrical circuitry directs current between the write pole and the trailing shield, through the conductive layer in the write gap. The current through the conductive layer generates an Ampere field substantially orthogonal to the magnetization in the write pole to assist magnetization switching of the write pole. The conductive layer is wider in the cross-track direction than the trailing edge of the write pole and may extend beyond the write pole side gaps so as to be in contact with both the side shields and the trailing shield. The conductive layer may have substantially the same along-the-track thickness across its width or it may have a thicker central region at the write pole trailing edge and thinner side regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Muhammad Asif Bashir, Venkatesh Chembrolu, Alexander Goncharov, Petrus Antonius Van Der Heijden, Yingjian Chen
  • Publication number: 20210055360
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to a sensor of magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) with shape anisotropy. In one embodiment, a tunnel magnetoresistive (TMR) based magnetic sensor in a Wheatstone configuration includes at least one magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ). The MTJ includes a free layer having a first edge and a second edge. The free layer has a thickness of about 100 ? or more. The free layer has a width and a height with a width-to-height aspect ratio of about 4:1 or more. The MTJ has a first hard bias element positioned proximate the first edge of the free layer and a second hard bias element positioned proximate the second edge of the free layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: Daniele MAURI, Lei WANG, Yuankai ZHENG, Christian KAISER, Chih-Ching HU, Ming MAO, Ming JIANG, Petrus Antonius VAN DER HEIJDEN