05913550 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 12 patents.

In a method for fabricating a magnetic head in which a block is cut from a wafer, and either the element height of a magnetoresistive head or the gap depth of a thin-film magnetic head is machined to a prescribed value, a resistance monitoring pattern for monitoring element height machining, said monitoring pattern comprising a first resistance pattern having a surface area which decreases in a nearly linear manner as machining progresses in the direction that reduces the element height and a second resistance pattern having a surface area which decreases in nearly piecewise linear manner as machining progresses in the direction that reduces the element height, is formed on the wafer block at the time of said wafer process, a determination being made during the machining and based on the resistance value of the resistance monitoring pattern, of the timing of stopping the machining which reduces the element height.

Title
Method for fabricating magnetic head
Application Number
8/743551
Publication Number
5913550
Application Date
November 4, 1996
Publication Date
June 22, 1999
Inventor
Motoichi Watanuki
Kawasaki
JP
Agent
Greer Burns & Crain
Assignee
Fujitsu
JP
IPC
G11B 5/455
G11B 5/127
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