Floating magnetic head device and its securing method
Patent 5499153 Issued on March 12, 1996. Estimated Expiration Date: June 9, 2014. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
A magnetic head device having a slider attached to a holding member. A recessed groove is formed in the holding member near the trailing edge of the slider. That part of the holding member which is closer to the leading edge than the recessed groove is attached to the back of the slider. For securing the magnetic head, a coating material, such as IPA, is applied to a portion of the trailing edge of the slider. The slider is then attached to the holding member by an adhesive. Thereafter, the IPA is removed by cleaning to form a clearance.