06611398 is referenced by 153 patents and cites 2 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
9/370456
Publication Number
6611398 (B1)
Application Date
August 9, 1999
Publication Date
August 26, 2003
Inventor
Ming Ho Lau
Shrewsbury
MA, US
James R Remby
Hopkinton
MA, US
Allen G Rumpler
Pleasanton
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
US
Assignee
Quantum Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G11B 5/10
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