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9034564 Reader fabrication method employing developable bottom anti-reflective coating  
Disclosed are methods for making read sensors using developable bottom anti-reflective coating and amorphous carbon (a-C) layers as junction milling masks. The methods described herein provide an...
9028704 Magnetic recording medium and method of manufacturing  
A manufacturing method of a magnetic recording medium includes follows: forming a magnetic recording layer on a substrate; forming an under layer and a metal release layer that forms an alloy with...
9031684 Multi-factor advanced process control method and system for integrated circuit fabrication  
A method and system for integrated circuit fabrication is disclosed. In an example, the method includes determining a first process parameter of a wafer and a second process parameter of the...
9023219 Method of manufacturing a magnetoresistive device  
A method of manufacturing a magnetoresistive-based device includes a metal hard mask that is inert to a top electrode etch chemistry and that has low sputter yield during a magnetic stack sputter....
9017564 Plasma etching method  
A plasma etching method performs plasma etching on a sample, which has laminated films containing a variable layer of a magnetic film, a barrier layer of an insulating material, and a fixed layer...
9011704 Methods for texturing magnetic head surface  
A method according to one embodiment includes contacting an oxidant with an AlTiC portion of a magnetic head for recessing TiC grains of the AlTiC portion. A method according to another embodiment...
8997335 Method of manufacturing a magnetic head for perpendicular magnetic recording  
A method of manufacturing a magnetic head includes the steps of: forming a pole-layer-encasing layer having a pole-layer-encasing section; and forming a pole layer in the pole-layer-encasing...
8986556 Heat assisted narrow pole design with trailing shield  
A TAMR (Thermally Assisted Magnetic Recording) write head is formed with a narrow pole tip, a trailing edge magnetic shield and, optionally, a plasmon shield. The narrow pole tipped write head...
8986557 HDD patterning using flowable CVD film  
Method and apparatus for forming a patterned magnetic substrate are provided. A patterned resist is formed on a magnetically active surface of a substrate. An oxide layer is formed over the...
8980109 Method for providing a magnetic recording transducer using a combined main pole and side shield CMP for a wraparound shield scheme  
A method fabricates a magnetic transducer having a nonmagnetic layer and an ABS location corresponding to an ABS. A pole trench is provided in the nonmagnetic layer. The pole trench has a pole tip...
8961805 Dry etching method for metal film  
A method for performing dry etching on a metal film containing Pt via a mask layer includes performing dry etching on the metal film by generating a plasma of an etching gas including a gaseous...
8956562 Apparatus and methods to manufacture high density magnetic media  
A substrate having a pattern of magnetic properties may be formed by forming a magnetically inactive layer on the substrate, forming a magnetic precursor on the magnetically inactive layer, and...
8946835 Magnetic device with different planarization areas  
A planarization process may planarize a media disk that has data trenches between data features and larger servo trenches between servo features. A filler material layer is deposited on the media...
8945405 Magnetic sensor with composite magnetic shield  
A magneto-resistive reader includes a first magnetic shield element, a second magnetic shield element and a magneto-resistive sensor stack separating the first magnetic shield element from the...
8914969 Method for providing a monolithic shield for a magnetic recording transducer  
A method fabricates a magnetic transducer. A sacrificial leading shield is provided on an etch stop layer. A nonmagnetic layer is provided on the sacrificial leading shield. A pole trench is...
8914970 Method for making a tunneling magnetoresistive (TMR) sensor  
A tunneling magnetoresistive sensor has an extended pinned layer wherein both the MgO spacer layer and the underlying ferromagnetic pinned layer extend beyond the back edge of the ferromagnetic...
8904628 Method of manufacturing noise removing filter  
Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a noise removing filter, including preparing at least one conductive pattern, an insulating layer for covering the at least one conductive pattern,...
8900466 Method of manufacturing a near-field light generator including a waveguide and a plasmon generator  
In a method of manufacturing a near-field light generator, a structure including a core and a polishing stopper layer disposed on the top surface of the core is formed on a first cladding layer....
8900465 Methods for reducing surface roughness of magnetic media for storage drives  
Methods for reducing the surface roughness of magnetic media to be used in storage drives are described. One such method includes forming a recording media on a substrate, the recording media...
8889019 Super shallow laminated hard mask stencil for magnetic read sensor fabrication  
The present invention generally relates to methods for forming a sensor structure utilizing a shallow and narrow hard mask stencil. In one embodiment, a sensor structure is formed by utilizing a...
8889018 Method for manufacturing a magnetic write pole using a multi-layered hard mask structure  
A method for manufacturing a magnetic write pole using a mask that includes a multi-layer hard mask. The multi-layer hard mask hard mask includes a first hard mask layer that is constructed of a...
8883017 Method and system for providing a read transducer having seamless interfaces  
A method and system provide a substantially seamless interface in a magnetic transducer. The magnetic recording transducer includes a first layer and a second layer on the first layer. The second...
8871102 Method and system for fabricating a narrow line structure in a magnetic recording head  
A method for fabricating a structure in magnetic recording head is described. First and second hard mask layers are provided on the layer(s) for the structure. A BARC layer and photoresist mask...
8865008 Two step method to fabricate small dimension devices for magnetic recording applications  
A two part ion beam etch sequence involving low energy (<300 eV) is disclosed for fabricating a free layer width (FLW) as small as 20-25 nm in a MTJ element. A first etch process has one or more...
8865010 Pattern forming method and imprint mold manufacturing method  
In one embodiment, a pattern forming method includes: forming a functional layer having a functional group to cross-link a first polymer on a substrate; forming a diblock copolymer layer having...
8861137 Perpendicular magnetic recording write head with main pole formed on a metallic amorphous underlayer  
A perpendicular magnetic recording write head has a main pole that is typically CoFe electroplated into a generally trapezoidal shaped alumina trench. A metallic side gap layer is deposited into...
8858810 Method of producing a suspension board with circuit  
A suspension board with circuit includes a metal supporting board, an insulating layer formed on the metal supporting board, and a conductive pattern formed on the insulating layer and having a...
8858809 Method of manufacturing magnetic recording medium  
A manufacturing method of a magnetic recording medium includes steps of forming a magnetic recording layer, a first mask layer, a second mask layer containing silicon as primary component, a strip...
8839504 Method of fabricating a device having a sidegap  
A method in one approach includes forming a first layer of a nonmagnetic material over two sides of a structure, the first layer being substantially absent from above a top of the structure;...
8834728 Method and system for providing an energy assisted magnetic recording writer having a self aligned heat sink and NFT  
A method provides an EAMR transducer. The EAMR transducer is coupled with a laser and has an ABS configured to reside in proximity to a media during use. The method includes providing an NFT using...
8828248 Method for defect reduction in magnetic write head fabrication  
Write heads may be formed by reactive ion etching (RIE) a dielectric mask and then reactive ion etching a polymeric underlayer. The first RIE affects the second RIE. The first portion of the first...
8821735 Manufacturing method of a glass substrate for a magnetic disk  
An object of the invention is to effectively remove particles on the glass substrate surfaces, even in the case wherein abrasive particles having a small particle size is used in the polishing...
8821736 Method for making a perpendicular magnetic recording disk with template layer formed of nanoparticles embedded in a polymer material  
A method for making a perpendicular magnetic recording disk includes forming a template layer below a Ru or Ru alloy underlayer, with a granular Co alloy recording layer formed on the underlayer....
8822346 Method and apparatus for self-aligned layer removal  
A reaction block having a plurality of reaction chambers defined therein is provided. A bottom surface of each of the reaction chambers is configured to provide a seal for a corresponding reaction...
8821747 Method of manufacturing a glass substrate for a magnetic disk  
A method for manufacturing a glass substrate for a magnetic disk comprises a surface grinding step of processing a mirror-surface plate glass, having a main surface in the form of a mirror...
8815060 Method for minimizing magnetically dead interfacial layer during COC process  
A method for applying a protective layer to an electronic device such as the ABS of a slider, magnetic head, etc. for reducing paramagnetic deadlayer thickness includes selecting an etching angle...
8815105 Method using block copolymers for making a master mold for nanoimprinting patterned magnetic recording disks with chevron servo patterns  
A method for making a master mold used to nanoimprint patterned magnetic recording disks that have chevron servo patterns with minimal defects uses directed self-assembly of block copolymers. A...
8801949 Method of forming open-network polishing pads  
The method forms forming an open-network polishing pad useful for polishing magnetic, semiconductor and optical substrates. The method provides a polymer sheet or film of a curable polymer and...
8801943 Method for manufacturing wraparound shield write head using hard masks  
The present disclosure describes a method for manufacturing a full wraparound shield damascene write head through the implementation of a three layered (tri-layered) hard mask. According to an...
8801945 Write element, thermally assisted magnetic head slider, head gimbal assembly, hard disk drive with the same, and manufacturing method thereof  
A write element for a thermally assisted magnetic head slider includes an air bearing surface facing to a magnetic recording medium; a first magnetic pole, a second magnetic pole, and coils...
8801944 Method for manufacturing a magnetic write head using novel mask structure  
A method for manufacturing a magnetic write pole of a magnetic write head that achieves improved write pole definition reduced manufacturing cost and improves ease of photoresist mask re-work. The...
8795538 Profile method in magnetic write head fabrication  
A method according to one embodiment includes depositing a dielectric hard mask layer above a polymer mask under-layer; forming a photoresist mask above the hard mask layer; transferring the image...
8790523 Method for manufacturing magnetic head  
A method for manufacturing a magnetic head, includes forming, on a non-magnetic film, a main magnetic pole film with a body portion and a write magnetic pole portion continuous with the body...
8790526 Method of manufacturing magnetic dots  
A method of producing bit-patterned media is provided whereby a shell structure is added on a bit-patterned media dot. The shell may be an antiferromagnetic material that will help stabilize the...
8790524 Method and system for providing a magnetic recording transducer using a line hard mask and a wet-etchable mask  
A method and system for fabricating a magnetic transducer is described. The transducer has device and field regions, and a magnetoresistive stack. Hard mask layer and wet-etchable layers are...
8790525 Method of manufacturing magnetic recording medium, and magnetic recording and reproducing device  
A method of manufacturing a magnetic recording medium is provided. The method includes: forming a magnetic layer 2 on a non-magnetic substrate 1; forming a mask layer 3 on the magnetic layer 2;...
8792206 Method and apparatus for controlled front shield thickness for perpendicular writer  
A method for forming a transducing head having a magnetic writer includes forming a pedestal adjacent to a writer pole and a gap layer, depositing a front shield on the pedestal, etching the front...
8784674 Method of making a PMR writer with graded side shield  
A perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) head is fabricated with a pole tip shielded laterally by a graded side shield that is conformal to the shape of the pole tip at an upper portion of the...
8778198 Method for manufacturing a magnetoresistive sensor using simultaneously formed hard bias and electrical lapping guide  
A method for manufacturing a magnetic sensor using an electrical lapping guide deposited and patterned simultaneously with a hard bias structure of the sensor material. The method includes...
8771529 Method for imprint lithography  
A method of imprint lithography includes imprinting a first pattern with a first template on a first substrate of a lithographic template. A second pattern is imprinted with a second template on...