07898769 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 13 patents.

An air-bearing surface of a hard disk drive slider comprises a trailing edge wherein a magnetic transducer is coupled to the air-bearing surface. A leading edge is opposite from the trailing edge. A channel is coupled to the air-bearing surface wherein the channel comprises: a closure at a distal end proximal to the leading edge; a bottom surface; and a center of the channel approximately aligned colinear with a center of the magnetic transducer. In this configuration the channel generates significantly more negative pressure proximal to the leading edge thereby stiffening the air bearing during operation.

Title
Three-etch ABS design with a closed front channel
Application Number
11/707302
Publication Number
7898769 (B2)
Application Date
February 15, 2007
Publication Date
March 1, 2011
Inventor
Weidong Huang
San Jose
CA, US
Lee K Dorius
San Jose
CA, US
Sanford Bolasna
San Jose
CA, US
Assignee
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands
NL
IPC
G11B 17/32
G11B 5/33
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