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Magnetic Head Suspension Assembly

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048677D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Watrous, RB: AUTHOR

Abstract

A magnetic head assembly includes an air bearing slider 1 on which conductors 2 and 3 are deposited. Read/write elements 4 and 5 are disposed at the end of the slider, and are respectively connected to the conductors. Conductors 2 and 3 are connected to conductive lines 6 and 7, formed on the underside of a printed circuit board 8. As illustrated in Fig. 2, the lines terminate in pads 9 surrounding apertures 10 in the board. Lead wires 11 project down through the apertures and are soldered to the termination pads.

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Magnetic Head Suspension Assembly

A magnetic head assembly includes an air bearing slider 1 on which conductors 2 and 3 are deposited. Read/write elements 4 and 5 are disposed at the end of the slider, and are respectively connected to the conductors. Conductors 2 and 3 are connected to conductive lines 6 and 7, formed on the underside of a printed circuit board 8. As illustrated in Fig. 2, the lines terminate in pads 9 surrounding apertures 10 in the board. Lead wires 11 project down through the apertures and are soldered to the termination pads.

The bundles of lead wires may serve as the head slider flexure or gimbal spring. This arrangement is useful when the signal electronics are positioned on or close to the head slider.

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