Disposition Or Mounting Of Heads [n: Or Head Supports] Relative To Record Carriers [n: Mounting Of Head Within Housing G9b/5.035; Arrangements Of Heads, E.g. For Scanning The Record Carrier To Increase The Relative Speed (driving Of Both Record Carriers And Head G9b/15.021; Guiding Record Carriers G9b/15.076; Head Selecting Circuits G9b/15.016)] {g11b 5/48} Patents (Class G9B/5.147)

  • Publication number: 20140063646
    Abstract: A magnetic head according to one embodiment includes a module, the module having both read and write transducers positioned towards a media facing side of the module, wherein the read and write transducers are selected from a group consisting of piggyback read-write transducers, merged read-write transducers, interleaved read and write transducers, and an array of write transducers flanked by servo read transducers; wherein the write transducers include write poles having media facing sides with negative, zero or near-zero recession from a plane extending along the media facing side of a substrate of the module; wherein the read transducers each have at least one shield, wherein a media facing side of the at least one shield is more recessed from the plane than the write poles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert G. Biskeborn, Jason Liang, Calvin S. Lo, Andrew C. Ting
  • Publication number: 20140016228
    Abstract: Approaches for a hard-disk drive (HDD) and a head gimbal assembly comprising techniques for forming the gimbal legs in a head gimbal assembly (HGA) in a manner to shift the distribution of mass of the HGA that results in controlling the magnitude of resonance gain associated with the HGA during operation of a hard-disk drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Kathryn Chuan Tao, Stephen Paul Williams
  • Publication number: 20140016233
    Abstract: In the present invention, magnetic and non-magnetic films are formed as a compound of Fe, Ni and P to provide a multilayer film in which such magnetic and non-magnetic films are alternately stacked. The multilayer film includes a magnetic film and a non-magnetic film. The magnetic film and the non-magnetic film are alternately stacked. The magnetic film contains Fe, Ni and P but has Fe as a main component. The magnetic film contains Fe, Ni and P but has Fe or Ni as a main component. The non-magnetic film contains Fe, Ni and P but has Ni as a main component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Masaya Kato, Atsushi Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20130329320
    Abstract: A suspension includes a positive write trace and a negative write trace. The positive write trace is separated into at least two positive write trace sections located at two different layers respectively, and the negative write trace is separated into at least two negative write trace sections located at two different layers respectively. Each positive write trace section and each negative write trace section are alternately arranged along a longitudinal direction on two different layers, and the positive write trace sections at different layers are connected together via conductive crossovers, and the negative write trace sections are connected together via conductive crossovers. The present invention can obtain balanced propagation time in the stacked trace structure to reduce signal distortion, and obtain widened frequency bandwidth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: SEA Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhao yu Teng, Chong Xi Song, Yun Zhang, Yan Liu
  • Publication number: 20130321950
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a head comb for use in a hard disk drive. In one embodiment, the head comb comprises a core body having a bore formed therethrough. The bore is bound by walls having a top extension extending into the opening and a bottom extension extending into the opening. The top extension has a first height, and the bottom extension has a second height that is different than the first height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Ta-Chang Fu, Zhong-Qing Gong, Robert C. Reinhart
  • Publication number: 20130258528
    Abstract: A data storage device may have at least a slider constructed with at least one feature positioned on an air bearing region and separated from a data transducer. The at least one feature can be configured to provide a slider stiffness that decreases modulation while the at least one feature is floating above or in contact with a data storage media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: James Ronald Krolnik, II, Adam Karl Himes
  • Publication number: 20130229730
    Abstract: A thermally-assisted magnetic recording head includes a magnetic pole and a heating element. The magnetic pole has a front end face located in a medium facing surface. The magnetic pole forms on a track a distribution of write magnetic field strength that peaks at a first position on the track. The heating element forms on the track a distribution of temperature that peaks at a second position on the track. The first position is located on the trailing side relative to the second position. The front end face of the magnetic pole has a main portion and first and second extended portions. The first and second extended portions are extended in the track width direction from the main portion at positions on the leading side relative to the center of the main portion in the direction of travel of a magnetic recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kei HIRATA, Kosuke TANAKA, Tetsuya ROPPONGI
  • Publication number: 20130176644
    Abstract: A thin-film magnetic head is constructed such that a main magnetic pole layer, a write shield layer, a gap layer, a thin-film coil and a shield magnetic layer are laminated on a substrate. The thin-film magnetic head has a shield magnetic layer. This thin-film magnetic head has a hard guard frame layer surrounding an equidistant coil part, disposed at a position equidistant from the substrate, from outside and being in direct contact with almost a whole outside surface defining an outer shape of the equidistant coil part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicants: SAE MAGNETICS (H.K.) LTD., HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka SASAKI, Hiroyuki ITO, Hironori ARAKI, Shigeki TANEMURA, Kazuki SATO, Atsushi IIJIMA
  • Publication number: 20130170075
    Abstract: A magnetic media has a substrate with an underlayer and a seed layer on the underlayer. The seed layer has a non-continuous metallic layer with a cubed crystalline lattice that is 001 textured, and has a lattice mismatch within 15% of a crystalline lattice structure of FePt with a metallic additive. This structure defines nucleation sites with an established epitaxial interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Qing Dai, Oleksandr Mosendz, Simone Pisana, Dieter K. Weller
  • Publication number: 20130163110
    Abstract: Approaches for a hard-disk drive (HDD) having a balanced resistive temperature detector (RTD). A HDD includes a head slider comprising a single RTD. A read/write IC comprises a balance resistor having the same resistance as the single RTD when the head slider is not in physical contact with the disk. The same amount of current flows through the single RTD and the balance resistor except when the head slider is in physical contact with the disk. Detecting a voltage change across the single RTD enables physical contact between the head slider and the disk to be accurately detected using a circuit with low noise. Alternately, the head slider may include two RTDs connected in sequence, and the balance resistor may possess the same resistance as the two RTDs. The two RTDs may vary inversely with environmental changes to avoid the need to recalibrate the balance resistor after any environmental change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Samir Y. Garzon, Rehan Ahmed Zakai, John Thomas Contreras
  • Publication number: 20130155550
    Abstract: A thin-film magnetic head is constructed such that a main magnetic pole layer, a write shield layer, a gap layer, and a thin-film coil are laminated on a substrate. The thin-film magnetic head has a shield magnetic layer. The shield magnetic layer has a leading shield part. The leading shield part is disposed on a substrate side of the main magnetic pole layer. The leading shield part has a variable distance structure in which a rearmost part most distanced from the medium-opposing surface is distanced more from the main magnetic pole layer than is a foremost part on the main magnetic pole layer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicants: HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ito, Shigeki Tanemura, Kazuki Sato, Atsushi Iijima
  • Publication number: 20130128382
    Abstract: A suspension is configured to support a magnetic head slider having a recording head element for recording to a magnetic recording medium and a microwave generating element that applies a high-frequency magnetic field to the magnetic recording medium when recording to the magnetic recording medium is conducted by the recording head element. The suspension includes a flexure that supports the magnetic head slider, and a microwave signal transmission line and a recording signal transmission line that are supported by the flexure. The microwave signal transmission line is connected to the microwave generating element and configured to transmit microwave signals for generating the high-frequency magnetic field, the recording signal transmission line being connected to the recording head element and configured to transmit recording signals. The flexure has a main body part, a support part for the magnetic head slider, and a pair of arm parts that links the main body part and the support part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eriko AJIOKA, Yoshikazu SOENO
  • Publication number: 20130128388
    Abstract: A suspension is configured to support a magnetic head slider having a recording head element for recording to a magnetic recording medium and a microwave generating element that applies a high-frequency magnetic field to the magnetic recording medium when recording is conducted by the recording head element. The suspension has a flexure that supports the magnetic head slider, a microwave signal transmission line and a recording signal transmission line. The microwave signal transmission line is connected to the microwave generating element and configured to transmit microwave signals for generating the high-frequency magnetic field. The microwave signal transmission line and the recording signal transmission line are supported between the main body part and the support part, a portion of which has a first lamination structure where a first ground layer is conductive and a first insulating layer supports the microwave signal transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eriko AJIOKA, Yoshikazu SOENO
  • Publication number: 20130128387
    Abstract: A suspension is configured to support a magnetic head slider having a recording head element for recording data signals to a magnetic recording medium and a microwave generating element that applies a high-frequency magnetic field to the magnetic recording medium when recording is conducted by the recording head element. The suspension includes a flexure that supports the magnetic head slider and a microwave signal transmission line. The microwave signal transmission line is connected to the microwave generating element and configured to transmit microwave signals for generating the high-frequency magnetic field. A portion that supports the microwave signal transmission line of the flexure includes a lamination structure, a ground layer with the thickness of 0.1 ?m or greater and less than 2 ?m and having higher conductivity than that of the flexure main plate, and an insulating layer that supports the microwave signal transmission line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eriko AJIOKA, Yoshikazu Soeno
  • Publication number: 20130114165
    Abstract: A magnetic media for magnetic data recording having a plurality of magnetic grains protected by thin layers of graphitic carbon. The layers of graphitic carbon are formed in a manner similar to onion skins on an onion and can be constructed as single monatomic layers of carbon. The thin layers of graphitic carbon can be formed as layers of graphene or as fullerenes that either cover or partially encapsulate the magnetic gains. The layers of graphitic carbon provide excellent protection against corrosion and wear and greatly reduce magnetic spacing for improved magnetic performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Oleksandr Mosendz, Simone Pisana, Franck D. R. dit Rose, Dieter K. Weller
  • Publication number: 20130100555
    Abstract: A thin-film magnetic head is constructed such that a main magnetic pole layer, a lower shield layer, an upper shield layer and a thin-film coil are laminated on a substrate. A method of manufacturing the thin-film magnetic head has a lower shield layer forming step. This step comprises a step of forming a first lower shield part in a lower shield planned area, including a planned line along the medium-opposing surface, a step of forming a partial lower seed layer having a partial arrangement structure in which the partial lower seed layer is arranged on a lower formation zone except a lower exception zone including the planned line, a step of forming a second lower shield part on the partial lower seed layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicants: SAE MAGNETICS (H.K.) LTD., HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka SASAKI, Hiroyuki ITO, Shigeki TANEMURA, Kazuki SATO, Atsushi IIJIMA
  • Publication number: 20130094109
    Abstract: A magnetic media disk has a substrate; a recording magnetic media on the substrate; and an overcoat on the recording magnetic media, the overcoat comprising a Si-based layer on the recording magnetic media, and a Ti-based layer on the Si-based layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Bruno Marchon, Daryl J. Pocker, Franck D. Rose, Qi-Fan Xiao
  • Publication number: 20130088796
    Abstract: A method of measuring attitude angles of a tongue of a head suspension, the tongue including a fitting face on which a plurality of electrodes are arranged, emits a single collimated laser beam to an area of a fitting face containing at least two of electrodes, detects a reflected beam from the fitting face, extracts electrode reflective components corresponding to the electrodes from the reflected beam, and according to the electrode reflective components, measures the attitude angles of the tongue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Mashima, Kenichiro Nakano, Shinichi Gotoh, Yasushi Nasuno
  • Publication number: 20130077192
    Abstract: To prevent a problem due to gas produced from an adhesive and to improve the productivity of a rolling bearing apparatus. The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a rolling bearing apparatus, including fitting a first rolling bearing and a second rolling bearing to a first member each in a pressed state, pressing the inner races of the first and second rolling bearings in a direction in which they are closer to each other in the axial direction with a second member sandwiched between outer races of the first and second rolling bearings, and welding at least a portion of a peripheral portion of the inner race of the pressed second rolling bearing in the axial direction to the outer face of the first member through irradiation with laser light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Takayuki KOSAKA, Akio Ozawa
  • Publication number: 20130077193
    Abstract: A magnetic head suspension includes a supporting part, a load bending part, a load beam part and a flexure part, and is configured so that a condition of L1?0.3*L and 0.6*L?L2 is satisfied assuming that a length of the leaf spring in a suspension lengthwise direction that extends from a distal edge of the supporting part to a proximal end portion of the load beam part is represented by “L”, a distance in the suspension lengthwise direction from the distal edge of the supporting part to the proximal side-bending line is represented by “L1” and a distance in the suspension lengthwise direction from the distal edge of the supporting part to the distal side-bending line is represented by “L2”.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Suncall Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20130070364
    Abstract: A thin film magnetic head of the present invention is configured to include a main pole layer; a main pole direct junction magnetic layer that has an auxiliary pole layer and an auxiliary yoke layer, the main pole direct junction magnetic layer being directly joined to the main pole layer in a state where a recording gap layer is partially intervened near an air bearing surface (ABS) with respect to the main pole layer; and a first magnetic recording exciting coil that is buried between the auxiliary pole layer and the auxiliary yoke layer configuring the main magnetic direct junction magnetic layer with an insulating layer therebetween. Thereby, an effective magnetic path length can be shortened in order to improve the high-frequency characteristics, and furthermore, simplification of the manufacturing processes becomes possible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicants: SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd., TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Matsuura, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Tetsuji Hori, Naoto Matono
  • Publication number: 20130070369
    Abstract: A suspension includes a flexure and a plurality of electrical traces formed on the flexure. Each electrical trace has a trace body and a bonding pad arranged for connecting with a slider, and the bonding pad is a free end before connecting with the slider and is capable of bending to the trace body flexibly, and the bonding pad includes a trace body layer and a solder layer formed on the trace body layer, thereby the bonding pads of the electrical traces connecting with the slider by reflowing the solder layer. The present invention uses no extra solder balls, so as to reduce the manufacturing cost and the corresponding apparatus cost. The invention also discloses a manufacturing method of a suspension, and a connecting method for a suspension and a slider.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Shen kuang sidney CHOU, Chi hung Yuen, Yan bin Wang, Shu ming Zhang, Bin Zhao, Ming liang Lin
  • Publication number: 20130050867
    Abstract: A magnetic head includes a medium facing surface that faces a surface of a recording medium, a write head section, a contact sensor that detects contact of the medium facing surface with the surface of the recording medium, and a heat sink adjacent to the contact sensor. The write head section has a magnetic pole that produces a write magnetic field for writing data on the recording medium. The contact sensor and the heat sink have respective end faces located in the medium facing surface. The contact sensor varies in resistance in response to temperature variations, and is to be energized. The heat sink includes an intermediate layer made of a nonmagnetic metal material, and two ferromagnetic layers made of a metal-based magnetic material, the two ferromagnetic layers being disposed with the intermediate layer therebetween, and being antiferromagnetically exchange-coupled to each other via the intermediate layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takekazu YAMANE, Yosuke ANTOKU, Katsuki KURIHARA, Norio TAKAHASHI, Kenzo MAKINO
  • Publication number: 20130021698
    Abstract: A head suspension for a disk drive with a load beam having continuous rails and a distal lift tab. A dimple is positioned proximal to the lift tab, either on the load beam or the gimbal, the dimple providing a pitch axis and a roll axis for the slider. The suspension also includes at least one tab member fixed in relation to the load beam, where each of the at least one tab member is aligned with or is distal to the dimple. The at least one tab and a portion of the gimbal define a gimbal limiter that is aligned with or distal to the dimple. The at least one tab member extends either longitudinally or laterally from the load beam at or distal to the dimple.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Michael Allen Greminger, Razman Zambri, Jackson William Brandts
  • Publication number: 20130021699
    Abstract: A suspension board with circuit includes an external slider on which a magnetic head is mounted and an external electronic element provided in its vicinity. The suspension board with circuit includes a metal supporting board, a first insulating layer laminated on a top surface thereof, a first conductive pattern including a first terminal and laminated on the top surface side of the first insulating layer, a second insulating layer laminated on a back surface of the metal supporting board, and a second conductive pattern including a second terminal and laminated on the back surface side of the second insulating layer. The suspension board with circuit is formed with a communication space extending therethrough in a top-back direction and respective end edges of the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer protrude into the communication space to positions inner than that of an end edge of the metal supporting board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tetsuya OHSAWA
  • Publication number: 20130010393
    Abstract: A head suspension with a connecting structure for a plate material comprises a base plate attached to a carriage that rotates the base plate around an axis, a load beam including a rigid part and a resilient part, a base end of the load beam fixed to the base plate at a plurality of first welded points, a flexure including a read/write head and a wiring and fixed to the load beam at a plurality of second welded points, and a resin seat interposed between the load beam and the flexure so that the resin seat prevents the load beam and the flexure from hitting each other due to vibration of at least one of the load beam and the flexure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuichi KAWATAKE, Hisashi Shiramatsu, Takuya Momose, Takashi Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20130010392
    Abstract: A wiring substrate comprises a conductor pattern embedded in an insulating layer, the insulating layer having an opening to expose top and bottom faces of the conductor pattern and define a terminal of the wiring substrate, a torsion restrictor formed in the conductor pattern at a location passing over an edge of the opening, the torsion restrictor restricting torsion of the terminal, and an easily extensible part formed on at least one of the torsion restrictor and a portion of the terminal adjoining the torsion restrictor, the easily extensible part allowing the conductor pattern to longitudinally extend toward the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukie YAMADA, Naoki YAMAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20120327537
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a sensor stack, first and second shields positioned on opposite sides of the sensor stack, and a first shield stabilization structure adjacent to the first shield and applying a bias magnetic field to the first shield. A second shield stabilization structure can be positioned adjacent to the second shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Eric Walter Singleton, Junjie Quan, Jae-Young Yi
  • Publication number: 20120307404
    Abstract: A spin-torque oscillator (STO) has a single free ferromagnetic layer that forms part of both a giant magnetoresistance (GMR) structure with a nonmagnetic conductive spacer layer and a tunneling magnetoresistance (TMR) structure with a tunnel barrier layer. The STO has three electrical terminals that connect to electrical circuitry that provides a spin-torque excitation current through the conductive spacer layer and a lesser sense current through the tunnel barrier layer. When the STO is used as a magnetic field sensor, the excitation current causes the magnetization of the free layer to oscillate at a fixed base frequency in the absence of an external magnetic field. A detector coupled to the sense current detects shifts in the free layer magnetization oscillation frequency from the base frequency in response to external magnetic fields.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Patrick Mesquita Braganca, Bruce Alvin Gurney, Jordan Asher Katine
  • Publication number: 20120287530
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a magnetic head slider includes a substrate, at least two elements (read element, write element, and/or heater element) positioned adjacent to the substrate, a resistance detection element positioned near the two elements, a pair of conductive terminals in an accessible position and coupled to each of the two elements, a protective film surrounding the two elements and the resistance detection element, a first and a second thin conductive wire extending from the resistance detection clement and terminating at an edge of the protective film, a third thin conductive wire extending from one of the pair of conductive terminals for a first of the two elements and terminating at an edge of the protective film, and a fourth thin conductive wire extending from one of the pair of conductive terminals for a second of the two elements and terminating at an edge of the protective film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Tomomitsu Inoue, Hideo Yamakura, Takateru Seki
  • Publication number: 20120287534
    Abstract: A reader sensor comprises a first shielding layer, a second shielding layer, a read element formed therebetween, and a pair of permanent magnet layer respectively placed on two sides of the read element; and it further comprises a magnetic field generating means formed beside the read element and arranged for providing a magnetic field with a direction perpendicular to the first shielding layer and the second shielding layer, thereby stabilizing the reading performance of the reader sensor. The invention can stabilize the reading performance, ameliorate the unstable defective reader sensor, and decrease the waste and the manufacturing cost. The present invention also discloses a magnetic head, a HGA and a disk drive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Chiuming Lueng, Mankit Lee, Cheukwing Leung, Juren Ding, Rongkwang Ni
  • Publication number: 20120281318
    Abstract: A slider includes a leading edge, a trailing edge, a transducer adjacent to the trailing edge, and an air bearing surface. The air bearing surface includes a forward pad, a rearward pad, and a center rail pad feature disposed along a longitudinal axis of the slider. The center rail pad feature includes a first shallow recess finger and a second shallow recess finger diverging from the longitudinal axis toward the trailing edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Anil Junuthula Reddy, Manuel Charles Anaya Dufresne
  • Publication number: 20120275063
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic head includes a head slider including a bearing surface opposed to a surface of a recording medium, an inflow end face, and an outflow end face, and configured to fly by an airflow between the recording medium surface and the bearing surface, and a recording element and a reproduction element disposed in an outflow end portion of the head slider with respect to the airflow. The bearing surface of the head slider includes a trailing step on the outflow end portion, a trailing pad on the trailing step and includes an outflow end kept at an inflow-side gap away from the outflow end face, and a first groove formed along a step portion at a boundary between the trailing step and the trailing pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Koji SONODA
  • Publication number: 20120262825
    Abstract: A thin-film magnetic head is constructed such that a main magnetic pole layer, a write shield layer, a gap layer, and a thin-film coil are laminated on a substrate. The write shield layer has an opposing shield part opposing the main magnetic pole layer and a front shield part. The front shield part is connected to the opposing shield part without straddling the thin-film coil. Besides, the front shield part has a shield front end face disposed in the medium-opposing surface and a shield upper end face formed distanced from the medium-opposing surface. Further, the front shield part has a shield connecting part. The shield front end face is connected to the shield upper end face by the shield connecting part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicants: SAE MAGNETICS (H.K.) LTD., HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka SASAKI, Hiroyuki ITO, Shigeki TANEMURA, Kazuki SATO, Atsushi IIJIMA
  • Publication number: 20120262821
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magnetic recording head includes a main pole configured to apply a recording magnetic field perpendicular to a recording medium, a trailing-shield pole opposed to the main pole with a recording gap therebetween, a high-frequency oscillator between the main pole and the trailing-shield pole in the recording gap, configured to produce a high-frequency magnetic field, a magnetic seed layer between the main pole and the high-frequency oscillator and in contact with the main pole, and a highly oriented magnetic layer of a soft magnetic material superposed on the magnetic seed layer between the main pole and the high-frequency oscillator and in contact with the high-frequency oscillator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomoko Taguchi, Masayuki Takagishi, Katsuhiko Koui, Kenichiro Yamada, Hitoshi Iwasaki
  • Publication number: 20120257307
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic component includes: an FPC wiring board in which electrical interconnections are formed on a film; a first FPC reinforcement plate which is bonded to a part of the FPC wiring board and has an opening portion; and a second FPC reinforcement plate which is bonded to another part of the FPC wiring board and has a projection which can be engaged with the opening portion of the first FPC reinforcement plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Kota Tokuda
  • Publication number: 20120257297
    Abstract: Approaches for a head slider for use within a hard-disk drive. The head slider comprises an air bearing surface (ABS) and an electromagnetic transducer disposed at an air outflow end of the air bearing surface. The air bearing surface comprises an inner (ID) side rail proximate the inner diameter side and an outer (OD) side rail proximate the outer diameter side. The ID side rail is longer in length than the OD side rail. The physical dimensions of the ID side rail have a geometry that reduces a contact force between the head and the magnetic-recording disk when the head experiences a positive roll static attitude (RSA). The physical dimensions of the OD side rail have a geometry that reduces contact force between the head and the magnetic-recording disk when the head experiences a negative RSA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Lee Dorius
  • Publication number: 20120243125
    Abstract: A structure for preventing Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) damage to a magnetoresistive sensor during manufacture. The structure includes a switching element that can be switched off during testing of the sensor and then switched back on to provide ESD shunting to the sensor. The switch can be a thermally activated mechanical relay built onto the slider. The switch could also be a programmable resistor that includes a solid electrolyte sandwiched between first and second electrodes. One of the electrodes functions as an anode. When voltage is applied in a first direction an ion bridge forms across through the electrolyte across electrodes making the resistor conductive. When a voltage is applied in a second direction, the ion bridge recedes and the programmable resistor becomes essentially non-conductive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Robert Albrecht, Robert E. Fontana, JR., Bruce Alvin Gurney, Timothy Clark Reiley, Xiao Z. Wu
  • Publication number: 20120243124
    Abstract: An actuator for a tape drive is disclosed. The actuator has a moving mass and a non-moving mass. The non-moving mass is at least 107 grams.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Donald J. Fasen, James C. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20120243126
    Abstract: A suspension circuit board 1 comprises a metal support board 12, a first insulation layer 11 disposed on the metal support board 12, a conductive layer 10 disposed on the first insulation layer 11, the conductive layer 11 forming a wire; and a second insulation layer 13 disposed on the first insulation layer 11 and the conductive layer 10. The suspension circuit board 1 is configured that, upon applying a load in a thickness direction to the conductive layer at a position corresponding to the first insulation opening, F1<F2, when a stress generated in the conductive layer at a position corresponding to a periphery of the first insulation opening is represented as a first stress F1 and a stress generated in the conductive layer at a position corresponding to a periphery of a metal support board opening is represented as a second stress F2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Busujima, Yoichi Miura, Kenro Hirata, Tempei Yamaoka
  • Publication number: 20120236438
    Abstract: The present invention provides a magnetic head suspension, wherein a supporting portion such as an arm or base plate includes a pair of supporting pieces extending from its opposite sides in the widthwise direction to a tip-end side of the suspension, and a concave portion which is defined by the pair of supporting pieces and is opened toward the tip-end side of the suspension, there is provided an elastically-deformable elastic plate which is connected to the pair of supporting pieces at a first end and a second end in the widthwise direction of the magnetic head suspension, the member forming the load beam portion is connected to the elastic plate, and the elastic plate forms the load bending portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Suncall Corporation
    Inventors: Satoru TAKASUGI, Yasuo Fujimoto, Kenji Mashimo
  • Publication number: 20120229934
    Abstract: Disclosed are various techniques for reduction of the magnitude of the residual stress in the HDD gimbal circuits, or more specifically, the residual plastic strain. Various trace structures of the gimbal circuits as well as stress suppressors are utilized to achieve the reduction of the residual stress in the circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin John MCCASLIN, Visit THAVEEPRUNGSRIPORN, Alex Enriquez CAYABAN, Jason Aquinde GOMEZ
  • Publication number: 20120224282
    Abstract: An electrical connection structure for a piezoelectric element and a head suspension with the piezoelectric element employing the electrical connection structure are provided. The electrical connection structure fixes and connects a terminal of a wiring member to an electrode of the piezoelectric element, which is arranged to face the terminal, with a conductive adhesive so that no peeling due to thermal expansion occurs between the terminal and the conductive adhesive. The electrical connection structure includes a through hole formed through the terminal and a connection part formed around the through hole on an opposite side of a piezoelectric element on the terminal. The conductive adhesive is applied and solidified so that the conductive adhesive extends between a surface of the connection part and a surface of the electrode of the piezoelectric element through the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: NHK Spring Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Hanya, Isamu Kuchiwaki
  • Publication number: 20120218666
    Abstract: A load beam part main body portion's side edges include a proximal end region inclined at a first angle and a distal end region inclined at a smaller second angle. Where “L” is a distance in a suspension longitudinal direction between a supporting part's distal end portion and a dimple, a distance “a” in the same direction from the supporting part's distal end portion until an inflection point between the proximal end region and the distal end region satisfies 0.44 L?a?0.78 L. A support plate's side edges fixed to the load beam part main body portion's lower surface is located, in the suspension width direction, inward from a virtual line connecting the proximal end region's proximal end and the distal end region's distal end and outward from the proximal end region and the distal end region, and extends, in the suspension longitudinal direction, across the inflection point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Suncall Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuo FUJIMOTO
  • Publication number: 20120212857
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a magneto-resistive effect device includes a stacked body, a pair of electrodes for supplying current in a stacking direction of the stacked body. The stacked body includes a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic layer, and a spacer layer disposed between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer. At least one of the first magnetic layer, the second magnetic layer, and the spacer layer includes an oxide layer formed from a metal oxide. A crystalline structure of the metal oxide is a NaCl structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiko FUJI, Michiko Hara, Hideaki Fukuzawa, Hiromi Yuasa, Shuichi Murakami
  • Publication number: 20120212860
    Abstract: A magneto-resistive effect (MR) element includes: first and second magnetic layers in which a relative angle formed by magnetization directions changes according to an external magnetic field; and a spacer layer positioned between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer. The spacer layer includes a main spacer layer composed of gallium oxide as a primary component and containing at least one metal element selected from a group of magnesium, zinc, indium and aluminum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato KOIKE, Tsutomu CHOU, Yoshihiro TSUCHIYA, Hironobu MATSUZAWA
  • Publication number: 20120212859
    Abstract: A magneto-resistive effect (MR) element includes first and second magnetic layers in which a relative angle formed by magnetization directions changes in response to an external magnetic field, and a spacer layer positioned between the first magnetic layer and the second magnetic layer. The first magnetic layer is positioned closer to a substrate above which the MR element is formed than the second magnetic layer. The spacer layer includes a copper layer, a metal intermediate layer and a main spacer layer composed of gallium oxide as a primary component. The copper layer and the metal intermediate layer are positioned between the main spacer layer and the first magnetic layer. The metal intermediate layer is positioned between the copper layer and the main spacer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro TSUCHIYA, Tsutomu Chou, Hironobu Matsuzawa, Hayato Koike
  • Publication number: 20120212858
    Abstract: A flexure is capable of securing strength of the flexure while surely preventing from deteriorating electric characteristic thereof. The flexure includes a metal substrate, an insulating layer formed on the metal substrate, and a wiring pattern arranged on the insulating layer and having a first end connected to the head and a second end that is provided with a terminal for external connection. The insulating layer extends a back of the terminal and a surrounding portion of the back. The metal substrate has an isolated portion that is on the back of the terminal through the insulating layer and is separated from the other portion of the metal substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hajime ARAI
  • Publication number: 20120206836
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatus relating to disk drive actuators and methods of manufacturing them are disclosed and claimed. In certain embodiments, a disk drive actuator assembly comprises a pivot bearing defining a pivot bearing rotational axis; an actuator arm including a bore, the pivot bearing disposed at least partially within the bore; a first tapered shim, interposed in the bore between the pivot bearing and the actuator arm, the first tapered shim having a thickness at a first end greater than a thickness at a second end; and a second tapered shim, interposed in the bore between the pivot bearing and the actuator arm, the second tapered shim having a thickness at a third end greater than a thickness at a fourth end; wherein the second tapered shim frictionally engages the first tapered shim to hold the pivot bearing substantially in place relative to the actuator arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: INTRI-PLEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan John Schmidt, Phillipe Jacques Parsy, Damon Douglas Brink, David Django Dexter, Sven Groneman
  • Publication number: 20120176704
    Abstract: A suspension for supporting a magnetic head is provided with a load beam formed of a thin-plate spring. A recess for accommodating a damper is formed in the load beam. The damper is affixed to a bottom surface of the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoichi IKEJI