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Spreading Barrier for Strain Relief

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117818D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McConnell, WH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A number of processes involved in the production of a magnetic transducer assembly can cause contaminants to migrate to the transducer or other restricted areas of its support structure.

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Spreading Barrier for Strain Relief

      A number of processes involved in the production of a magnetic
transducer assembly can cause contaminants to migrate to the
transducer or other restricted areas of its support structure.

      One such process is that for providing strain relief for the
lead wires extending from the transducer.  The process typically
entails imposing a bend in the wires after they have been bonded to
the trailing edge of the support structure.  The bending step has
been observed to spread the epoxy to the trailing edge.

      The present invention is a method for protecting the restricted
regions from contaminants by applying a thin layer of inhibiting or
anti-wetting material, e.g., teflon or a fluorocarbon film, to these
regions to prevent spreading.