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Self Loading Contact Slider

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000073800D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lin, C: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The contact slider 10 shown fastened to flexure 20 has a curved contoured bottom surface such that when a recording medium 11 moves at high-speed past the slider particular zones of positive and negative air pressure relative to the ambient are produced therebetween. These pressure zones create a resultant downward force such that the transducing surface 12 of the transducer 13 at the rear pad 14 of the slider, in the negative pressure zone, contacts the medium while the front pads 15 and 16, above the positive pressure zone, are held in equilibrium slightly above the medium. Thus, this slider self-loads the transducer against the medium. Alternatively, the bottom surface may comprise planar surfaces creating similar positive and negative pressure zones.

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Self Loading Contact Slider

The contact slider 10 shown fastened to flexure 20 has a curved contoured bottom surface such that when a recording medium 11 moves at high-speed past the slider particular zones of positive and negative air pressure relative to the ambient are produced therebetween. These pressure zones create a resultant downward force such that the transducing surface 12 of the transducer 13 at the rear pad 14 of the slider, in the negative pressure zone, contacts the medium while the front pads 15 and 16, above the positive pressure zone, are held in equilibrium slightly above the medium. Thus, this slider self-loads the transducer against the medium. Alternatively, the bottom surface may comprise planar surfaces creating similar positive and negative pressure zones.

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