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US20150062755 DUAL READER STRUCTURE  
Implementations described and claimed herein provide a dual reader wherein a bottom shield is attached to side shields.
US20150077882 READER STRUCTURE  
Implementations described and claimed herein provide a synthetic antiferromagnetic (SAF) layer with canted pinning, wherein a down-track direction facing surface of the SAF layer has edges that...
US20120050918 CONTAMINATION AND SERVO WRITE ROBUST ABS FOR SERVER APPLICATIONS  
A head slider for a disk drive storage device. The head slider is adapted to fly at the target height above the disk, reduce contamination by preventing particles from being trapped under the head...
US20110019311 TOP BOND DESIGN FOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT  
An assembly includes a slider having an air bearing surface and a slider mounting surface opposite the air bearing surface. The slider mounting surface includes first, second, third, and fourth...
US20120099224 SLIDER FOR A HEAD GIMBAL ASSEMBLY WITH AN INVERTED DIMPLE  
Apparatus and method for forming a head gimbal assembly (HGA). In accordance with various embodiments, a slider is formed with opposing first and second side surfaces, an air bearing feature on...
US20120127613 SLIDER PAD FOR CONTACT MITIGATION  
An apparatus and associated method for a slider pad that allows for contact to be mitigated without plastic deformation. Various embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a...
US20110063757 SLIDER PAD FOR CONTACT MITIGATION  
An apparatus and associated method for a slider pad that allows for contact to be mitigated without plastic deformation. Various embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a...
US20110032641 MAGNETIC HEAD SLIDER  
A magnetic head slider comprising: an air inflow end; an air bearing surface; and an air outflow end, the air bearing surface comprising: an inflow side rail face further formed towards the air...
US20130010391 THERMAL FLYING HEIGHT CONTROL SLIDER WITH SLIT IN HARD DISK DRIVER  
A slider includes a void for controlling the flying height of the slider over a disk in a HDD. The slider comprises a slider body having a leading surface and a trailing surface. A read/write...
US20130070371 SILVER ALLOY ELECTRICAL LAPPING GUIDES (ELGs) FOR FABRICATION OF DISK DRIVE SLIDERS WITH MAGNETORESISTIVE SENSORS  
An electrical lapping guide (ELG) for the fabrication of an air-bearing slider used in a magnetic recording disk drive is formed of a different material than the magnetoresistive (MR) read head or...
US20130083432 MAGNETIC BIAS STRUCTURE FOR MAGNETORESISTIVE SENSOR  
A magnetic read head having a hard bias structure that both optimizes magnetic bias field and also ensures manufacturability while maintaining sensor stripe height integrity. The read head...
US20090002890 Spoiler with integrated bypass channel wall for HDD applications  
A spoiler implementable in a hard disk drive. The spoiler includes a structure. The structure includes a diffuser integrated therewith. The structure further includes an extension emanating there...
US20140111886 Graded Bevel Tapered Write Pole Design for Field Enhancement  
A structure and a process for a perpendicular write pole that provides increased magnetic flux at the ABS is disclosed. This is accomplished by increasing the amount of write flux that originates...
US20150055251 READER STRUCTURE  
An apparatus disclosed herein includes a sensor with a free layer having cross-track easy axis anisotropy.
US20140022672 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR REDUCING LUBRICANT ACCUMULATION ON SLIDERS  
In certain embodiments, a slider includes an air bearing surface having a cavity. The cavity includes transition features at an upstream side of the cavity to mitigate air flow expansion along the...
US20140268421 MAGNETIC SENSOR WITH DIFFERING STRIPE HEIGHTS  
A magnetic sensor may be generally configured in accordance with various embodiments to have a magnetically responsive stack with first and second free layers and without a fixed magnetization....
US20150062756 READER STRUCTURE  
An apparatus disclosed herein comprises a reader structure having a sensor stack and a bottom shield having a first end and a second end on opposite sides of the bottom shield in a cross-track...
US20150062753 STIFF DISCRETE INSERT ARRAY FOR THERMAL PTR MANAGEMENT WITH DESIRED INDUCED STRESS STATE THAT REDUCES TENDENCY FOR WRITE POLE ERASURE  
Embodiments of the present invention generally relate to a magnetic device having a discontinuous array of columns disposed near a magnetic pole. Each column has a length extending perpendicular...
US20130163121 MAGNETIC SENSOR HAVING HARD BIAS STRUCTURE FOR OPTIMIZED HARD BIAS FIELD AND HARD BIAS COERCIVITY  
A magnetic read sensor having a hard bias structure that extends beyond the back edge of the sensor stack by a controlled, distance that is chosen to maximize both hard bias field and hard bias...
US20110141622 HEAD SLIDER WITH A POCKET FOR SUPPRESSING VARIABILITY IN LEVITATION  
A head slider with a pocket. An air bearing surface. A central levitating surface. A magnetic recording head provided in proximity to a trailing edge side of the central levitating surface. A deep...
US20150070800 Injector Stack with Diffusive Layer  
A data reader may be configured at least with detector and injector stacks that each has a common spin accumulation layer. The detector stack may positioned on an air bearing surface (ABS) while...
US20150062754 WRITER CORE INCORPORATING THERMAL SENSOR HAVING A TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT OF RESISTANCE  
A writer core of a transducer is configured to interact with a magnetic recording medium and comprises an upper core and a lower core. At least one of the upper and lower cores comprises a return...
US20130176643 DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE DETECTOR ARCHITECTURE FOR HEAD DISK INTERFACE SYSTEMS  
Approaches for a distributed temperature detector architecture in a head disk interface system of a hard-disk drive (HDD). A HDD may include a read/write head comprising a read element and a write...
US20080259498 PERPENDICULAR WRITE HEAD WITH INDEPENDENT TRAILING SHIELD DESIGNS  
A magnetic write head having independent trailing and side magnetic shields. The side shields and trailing shields are independently of one another so that they can have throat heights that are...
US20110157748 HEAD AND DISK DRIVE WITH SAME  
According to one embodiment, a facing surface of a slider of a head includes a leading step on an inflow side of the slider, a leading pad on the leading step, a pair of side steps extending in a...
US20090128959 Self PSA adjustment using thermal adapter on suspension for improving takeoff in hot/wet environment  
A suspension arm assembly for a hard disk drive that includes a suspension arm and a thermal adaptor. The thermal adaptor has a thermal coefficient of expansion that is different from the thermal...
US20150228297 MAGNETIC SENSOR HAVING OPTIMAL FREE LAYER BACK EDGE SHAPE AND EXTENDED PINNED LAYER  
A magnetic read sensor having an extended pinned layer and having a free layer structure with a back edge formed at an angle for optimizing sensor performance and pinned layer pinning. The...
US20100142092 ACTIVE COMPENSATION OF FLYING HEIGHT IN MAGNETIC DISK DRIVES  
Magnetic disk drives and associated methods are described for performing an active flying height compensation process for a slider of a magnetic disk drive. For the flying height compensation...
US20100321831 WRITE POLE FABRICATED USING A CARBON HARD MASK AND METHOD OF MAKING  
A magnetic writer comprises a write pole, a substrate and a non-magnetic, oxygen-free buffer material. The write pole has a leading edge, a trailing edge, a first side and second side. The...
US20120236437 WRITE POLE FABRICATED USING A CARBON HARD MASK AND METHOD OF MAKING  
A magnetic writer comprises a write pole, a substrate and a non-magnetic, oxygen-free buffer material. The write pole has a leading edge, a trailing edge, a first side and second side. The...
US20100226035 ABS WITH LUBRICANT CONTROL TRENCHES FOR HARD DISK DRIVES  
A method and apparatus for controlling lubrication in hard disk drives. Hard disk drives often include lubrication on the disks to protect the disks from incidental contact with the head slider....
US20090273859 FORMING A POLE TIP TOPOGRAPHY  
A method of forming a pole tip topography associated with an air bearing surface (ABS) of a hard disk drive slider is disclosed. The method etches an exposed pole tip region of an ABS at a first...
US20150002961 SCISSOR MAGNETIC SENSOR HAVING A BACK EDGE SOFT MAGNETIC BIAS STRUCTURE  
A scissor type magnetic sensor having a soft magnetic bias structure located at a back edge of the sensor stack. The sensor stack includes first and second magnetic free layers that are...
US20110007422 Protected Transducer for Dead Layer Reduction  
A transducer includes magnetic material formed on a substrate that is shaped to include a trailing edge, a leading edge and a pair of opposing sidewalls extending between the trailing edge and the...
US20140002930 MAGNETIC ELEMENT WITH BIASED SIDE SHIELD LAMINATION  
A magnetic element is generally provided that can be implemented as a transducing head. Various embodiments may configure a magnetic stack having a magnetically free layer with a predetermined...
US20150070799 Depolarizing Layer in a Magnetic Stack  
A data reader may be configured at least with a magnetic stack positioned on an air bearing surface (ABS) and contacting a spin depolarizing layer that is a minority spin current carrier. The spin...
US20150248907 RECESSED IRMN READER SENSOR DESIGN WITH HIGH HK APPLIED TO BOTH REFERENCE AND PIN LAYERS  
The embodiments disclosed generally relate to a magnetic read head having a recessed antiferromagnetic layer and a recessed pinned magnetic layer. The recessed pinned magnetic layer is only...
US20100157480 HEAD SLIDER AND STORAGE DEVICE  
According to one embodiment, a head slider includes a center pad, a pair of center rails, and a center rail connection wall. The center pad is located in the center on the air outflow end side....
US20090034125 Load/unload ramp spoiler for a hard disk drive  
A load/unload ramp spoiler for a hard disk drive is disclosed. One embodiment provides a load/unload ramp body having at least one load/unload ramp associated therewith, the at least one...
US20080259499 HEAD WITH A TRANSDUCER OVERCOAT HAVING A TRAILING AIR FLOW DAM THAT IS SHALLOWLY RECESSED FROM AN AIR BEARING SURFACE  
A head includes a transducer and a slider having an air bearing surface (ABS) and a trailing face. The slider has an overcoat layer that includes the trailing face and that overcoats the...
US20100309586 SLIDER AIR BEARING FOR DISK DRIVES  
A slider designed to reduce fly height sigma in a plurality of fly media is provided. The slider includes an air bearing surface, a front shallow step pad and a rear shallow step pad that are at a...
US20080239574 SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING STREAMLINED CONTOUR AND REDUCED AXIAL FLOW AT THE ACTUATOR ATTACHMENT INTERFACE BETWEEN A FLEXIBLE CABLE AND FLEXURE  
An airflow diverter is used to overcome the adverse effect of flow-induced vibration of a disk drive pivot actuator. The diverter may be formed as a separate component or as an integral portion of...
US20080304181 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AN AIR BEARING WITH HIGHER FLYING HEIGHT FOR LOWER ROTATING SPEED DRIVES  
A method and apparatus for improving flying height stability at lower speeds is achieved by an ABS with a channel and pocket. The channel and pocket are configured to achieve a desired flying...
US20140376131 Data Writer with Tapered Side Shield Sidewalls  
A data writer may be generally configured at least with a write pole that has a pole sidewall and a continuous first taper angle connecting leading and trailing edges. The write pole can be...
US20120120527 Asperity and Head-Media Contact Detection Using Multi-Stage Temperature Coefficient of Resistance Sensor  
A multi-stage sensor is situated on the head transducer and configured to interact with a magnetic recording medium. A first sensor stage of the multi-stage sensor has a temperature coefficient of...
US20150036244 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF FORMING SPACER STRUCTURES USING ULTRA NARROW MAGNETIC HEAD FABRICATION  
A magnetic head, according to one embodiment, includes a sensor structure extending from an air bearing surface end thereof in a stripe height direction, the sensor structure having sidewalls on...
US20080273271 Reducing the height of a defect associated with an air bearing surface  
A method for reducing the height of a defect associated with an air bearing surface of a hard disk drive slider is disclosed. The technology initially ion mills for a first period of time at a...
US20150029615 Magnetic Write Head Having A Recessed High Moment Portion Of The Wrap-Around Shield  
Approaches to improving hard disk drive far track interference problems include utilizing a wrap-around shield having recessed high magnetic moment layer(s). Embodiments include tapering the...
US20140168819 HARD DISK HAVING A SQUEEZE AIR BEARING FOR ROTATING A DISK  
Approaches to use of a squeeze air bearing for supporting and/or rotating the disks in a hard-disk drive. The squeeze bearing, whose effect is based on relative normal motion between two surfaces,...
US20140233134 Two Dimensional Magnetic Sensor Immune to Skew Angle Misalignment  
Apparatus for two dimensional data reading. In accordance with some embodiments, a magnetic read element has a plurality of read sensors positioned symmetrically about a pivot point with at least...

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