Tapered Slot Head for Flexible Media
Original Publication Date: 1981-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
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.