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US20090027806 CLEANING SYSTEM FOR TAPE HEAD AND TAPE DRIVE SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING SAME  
A tape drive system according to one embodiment includes a tape head; a guide mechanism for passing a magnetic recording tape over the head; and a cleaning device for cleaning the head, wherein,...
US20110058277 ASYMMETRIC WRITER FOR SHINGLED MAGNETIC RECORDING  
In one embodiment, a system includes a writer for shingled recording which includes a write pole having a trailing edge and first and second side edges extending from the trailing edge. The writer...
US20120212854 SHUNT FOR MAGNETORESISTIVE TRANSDUCER HEADS FOR ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION  
A magnetoresistive transducer head assembly includes a reader element, a writer element and a high impedance shunt electrically connecting the reader element and the writer element. The high...
US20080250629 Assembly and method for installing a disc clamp  
The application discloses an assembly tool for installing a disc clamp on a spindle hub. In the illustrated embodiments, the assembly tool includes a head including an inner portion, an...
US20070133127 Leader or cartridge attached tape head cleaning brush  
A cartridge is provided for cleaning a tape drive head. The cartridge includes a flexible member (e.g., a cartridge leader or tape portion) adapted for use with a tape drive and having a cleaning...
US20080037169 IONIZING DEVICE FOR TAPE DRIVE SYSTEMS  
A tape drive system includes a magnetic head, a drive mechanism for passing a magnetic tape over the head, and an ion generating device for providing ions in a vicinity of the tape, the ions being...
US20080112082 Four sided shield structure for a perpendicular write head  
The traditional single pole perpendicular writer has two major problems—insufficient field gradient in the down track direction and adjacent track erasure (ATE) caused by side fringing fields....
US20060227459 Integrated tape and data transducer head cleaning device  
Described herein are integrated cleaning devices for cleaning data tapes and/or data head transducers, tape drives including such cleaning devices, and methods of using these cleaning devices and...
US20060066999 Cleaning tape for magneto-resistive head  
A cleaning tape for a magneto-resistive head including a support and a cleaning layer containing powder and a binder, the cleaning layer being adapted to be brought into contact with the...
US20070177303 Head cleaning mechanism  
A cleaning apparatus for cleaning a media drive transducer head is provided. In one example, the apparatus includes a cleaning member (e.g., a brush having a plurality of bristles) and an actuator...
US20100079913 MAGNETIC DISK DEVICE INCLUDES A SENSOR IN A CASE  
A magnetic disk device includes a magnetic head assembly, which includes magnetic heads, support plates, and a flexible wiring substrate that are integrally formed. The magnetic heads include...
US20150170678 SHIELDING AND ELECTRICAL CONTACT DESIGN FOR DEVICES WITH TWO OR MORE READ ELEMENTS  
A magnetic read head including a first read element magnetically coupled to a bottom shield; a second read element magnetically coupled to a top shield; a magnetic shielding structure that...
US20100073817 PLASMON ANTENNA FOR THERMALLY ASSISTED MAGNETIC HEAD  
A plasmon antenna of the present invention is used in a thermally assisted magnetic head that includes: a medium-facing surface set, parallel to an XY plane; a magnetic pole for writing, extending...
US20130286511 Biased Two Dimensional Magnetic Sensor  
Apparatus for two dimensional reading. In accordance with some embodiments, a magnetic read element has a bias magnet disposed between a plurality of read sensors. The bias magnet may be...
US20070188922 Magnetic head and information storage apparatus  
There is provided a magnetic head and an information storage apparatus capable of applying light to a position close to a position to which a magnetic field is applied, without reducing the...
US20060103983 Distributed shunt structure for lapping of current perpendicular plane (CPP) heads  
An apparatus and method for lapping and fabricating a read/write head is described. The lapping method includes performing a first lapping process on a structure having the read/write head...
US20140268410 RESISTANCE TEMPERATURE SENSORS FOR HEAD-MEDIA AND ASPERITY DETECTION  
A temperature sensor of a head transducer measures temperature near or at the close point. The measured temperature varies in response to changes in spacing between the head transducer and a...
US20120120519 Resistance Temperature Sensors for Head-Media and Asperity Detection  
A temperature sensor of a head transducer measures temperature near or at the close point. The measured temperature varies in response to changes in spacing between the head transducer and a...
US20060082912 Cleaning read/write heads of a magnetic tape recording system  
A method is provided of cleaning one or more read/write heads of a magnetic tape recording system using a magnetically recordable cleaning tape in the system. The system performs a cleaning...
US20130057981 SHINGLED MAGNETIC RECORDING (SMR) HEAD WITH BENT TRAILING SHIELD AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION THEREOF  
In one embodiment, a magnetic head includes a main pole, a trailing shield positioned near a trailing side of the main pole, a side shield positioned near both sides of the main pole in a...
US20140168812 SPIN TORQUE OSCILLATOR (STO) READER WITH SOFT MAGNETIC SIDE SHIELDS  
In one embodiment, a magnetic head includes a first shield; a spin torque oscillator (STO) sensor positioned above the first shield, the STO sensor comprising a reference layer and a free layer...
US20130021697 MAGNETIC SENSOR WITH PERPENDICULAR ANISOTROPHY FREE LAYER AND SIDE SHIELDS  
A tunneling magneto-resistive reader includes a sensor stack separating a top magnetic shield from a bottom magnetic shield. The sensor stack includes a reference magnetic element having a...
US20130120877 HEAD IC AND MAGNETIC DISK APPARATUS HAVING MICROWAVE ASSISTANCE FUNCTION  
According to one embodiment, it is determined whether a STOAR element which performs microwave assistance for a magnetic disk apparatus is made to oscillate properly. When the STOAR element is...
US20060227458 Corrosion inhibitors and methods for magnetic media and magnetic head read-write device  
Corrosion inhibitor compositions and methods useful in finishing, grinding, cleaning, and other operations involving materials used in the manufacture of magnetic reading/writing heads and...
US20060098337 Tungsten heat sink structures in a thin film magnetic head  
A magnetic head having one or more tungsten heat sinks is disposed within the magnetic head to draw heat away from the components of the head to limit unwanted thermal expansion and protrusion of...
US20110199703 MAGNETIC-TAPE DRIVE AND MAGNETIC-TAPE HEAD COMPATIBLE WITH MULTIPLE TAPE FORMATS  
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to the design and implementation of backward-compatible magnetic tape drives (102) that are read/write compatible with a current magnetic-tape...
US20090002868 Read after write enhancement for bit patterned media  
A read/write head for use with bit-patterned media detects write synchronization errors between a write clock and the bit-patterned media. In particular, the read/write head writes data to the...
US20060238919 Adaptive data cleaning  
A data cleaning process includes the steps of: validating data loaded from at least two source systems; appending the validated data to a normalized data cleaning repository; selecting the...
US20130286509 PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC RECORDING HEADS INCLUDING COMPONENTS MADE OF NICKEL ALLOYS  
A magnetic device including a write pole, a magnetic reader, or both; and one or more shields adjacent at least a portion of the write pole or the magnetic reader, or both, wherein at least a...
US20130279045 MAGNETIC HEAD HAVING A CONTACT DETECTION SENSOR  
A head for magnetic thermally assisted magnetic data recording, having a read element, a write element a heater element for controlling thermal protrusion of the read and write elements and a...
US20080259480 Glide test and calibration using flying height on demand  
A glide head that can be used to certify disks of hard disk drives. The glide head includes a heater that can change the temperature of a slider surface of the head and vary the head flying...
US20120206830 TRANSDUCER HEAD WITH MULTIPLE READ SENSORS  
In order to improve a consistent data track during writing to a storage medium, a plurality of read sensors are affixed to a transducer head. In one implementation, the transducer head includes...
US20140118862 Magnetic Element with Current Constriction Feature  
A magnetic element may generally be directed to data bit sensing in various data storage environments. An example magnetic element may be configured with at least a magnetic stack contacting a...
US20140177102 MULTI-READER METHOD AND APPARATUS  
In accordance with one embodiment, a multi-reader can be manufactured so as to be able to read from multiple regions of a storage device contemporaneously during operation. Such a device can be...
US20090067089 FLEXIBLE CABLE COMPRISING LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER  
A tape drive system according to one general embodiment includes a magnetic head; a drive mechanism for passing a magnetic recording tape over the head; a cable coupled to the magnetic head, the...
US20080253032 Thin film magnetic head, head gimbal assembly, head arm assembly, magnetic disk device and method of forming thin film magnetic head  
A thin film magnetic head is provided, in which thermal protrusion can be suppressed. The thin film magnetic head includes a main magnetic pole layer which conducts a magnetic flux into the...
US20060126224 Thin-film magnetic head with heating means for adjusting magnetic spacing  
A thin-film magnetic head that the protrusion of the head end surface due to heat generated from the heating means becomes large enough to set the magnetic spacing dMS to the smaller value...
US20120120522 Head Transducer with Multiple Resistance Temperature Sensors for Head-Medium Spacing and Contact Detection  
A head transducer, configured to interact with a magnetic recording medium, includes a first sensor having a temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) and configured to produce a first sensor...
US20070247755 SLIDER DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A slider device includes a tab capable of movement in a first linear direction and a second linear direction. A first spring and second spring are each disposed adjacent the tab. The first and...
US20130170070 MAGNETIC-RECORDING HEAD WITH TOUCH-DOWN DETECTOR INCORPORATING A CARBON NANO-TUBE  
A magnetic-recording head with touch-down detector incorporating a carbon nano-tube (CNT). The magnetic-recording head includes a write element, a read element and a touch-down detector. The write...
US20100157485 WAVELETS-BASED DETECTION OF PROXIMITY BETWEEN A SENSOR AND AN OBJECT  
A circuit includes a proximity detection component that applies wavelet analysis to a sensed signal from a sensor and responsively provides an output indicative of whether proximity exists between...
US20130148238 NEUTRALIZATION OF STATIC CHARGE ON MAGNETIC TAPE  
Methods and apparatus are provided related to magnetic recording tape. One or more ion emitters are disposed in non-contacting proximity to a passing recording tape. Static electric charges born...
US20120250188 HEAD-CLEANING DEVICE AND HEAD-CLEANING METHOD  
A head-cleaning device cleans the surface of a head for reading and writing data from/to a medium, and includes a cleaning unit that moves in parallel with grooves provided in the surface of the...
US20140268422 Data Reader Side Shields with Polish Stop  
A data reader and associated method of making are generally provided. A data reader capable of sensing adjacent data bits may be configured at least with a magnetic stack disposed between first...
US20090080109 Magnetic recording device  
A magnetic recording device includes: a magnetic recording medium containing a plurality of recording layers; a magnetic recording head for conducting magnetic writing of information in the...
US20150029609 SPIN VALVE ELEMENT, HARD DISK HEAD, AND MAGNETIC RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS  
A spin valve element according to an embodiment includes: a nonmagnetic base layer; a first terminal including a first magnetic layer connecting to a portion near one of opposing end faces of the...
US20140085748 DEVICE SUCH AS MAGNETIC HEAD HAVING HARDENED DIELECTRIC PORTIONS  
A device according to one embodiment includes a substrate; and a plurality of thin films above the substrate, the thin films having at least one dielectric layer; wherein the at least one...
US20150179216 CONTAMINATION REDUCTION HEAD FOR MEDIA  
A cleaning head for removing contaminants from a data storage media, the cleaning head having a cleaning surface comprising a self-assembled monolayer, with the cleaning surface leading a...
US20140218823 Magnetic Element With A Bi-Layer Side Shield  
A magnetic element is generally provided that can be implemented as a data reader. Various embodiments may connect a magnetic stack to a top shield and separate the magnetic stack from a bi-layer...
US20080144216 THIN FILM MAGNETIC HEAD  
A thin film magnetic head is disclosed that is capable of improving the thermal efficiency of a heater. A thin film magnetic head includes: a lower shield layer; an upper shield layer; a...
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