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Tapered Slot Head for Flexible Media

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053790D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Groom, JL [+details]

Abstract

Tapered slots are formed in a spherical head adjacent to the transducing center section of the head and perpendicular to the transducing gap. Tapering the slots effectively produces a non-slotted region at the trailing edge of the head to provide a larger bearing surface at the maximum wear point.