1076339-A2 is referenced by 2 patents and cites 4 patents.

A head for a tape drive system has a plurality of transducers formed on a substrate and protected by a cover bar, with a tie bar bonded to the cover bar. The tie bar extends along a tape-facing surface beyond the cover bar, enhancing the structural integrity of the head. Wear bars may be bonded to the substrate, cover bar and tie bar. Alternatively, the tie bar may have a notch within which the substrate and cover bar are bonded. The tie bar reduces misalignment and instability of the transducers, providing increased storage capacity and greater reliability and durability of the tape drive system.

Title
Tape head with support bars
Application Number
EP20000306587 20000802
Publication Number
1076339 (A2)
Application Date
August 2, 2000
Publication Date
February 14, 2001
Inventor
Remby James R
US
Lau Ming Ho
US
Rumpler Allen G
US
Assignee
Quantum
US
IPC
G11B 21/00
G11B 15/66
G11B 05/584
G11B 05/48
G11B 05/10
G11B 05/008
G11B 15/67
G11B 05/584
G11B 05/48
G11B 05/10
G11B 05/008
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