HEADWAY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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G11B INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER 55214
 
 
 
H01L SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 201189
 
 
 
G11C STATIC STORES 7088
 
 
 
G01R MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES 48111
 
 
 
H01F MAGNETS; INDUCTANCES; TRANSFORMERS; SELECTION OF MATERIALS FOR THEIR MAGNETIC PROPERTIES 3054
 
 
 
B82Y SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANO-STRUCTURES; MEASUREMENT OR ANALYSIS OF NANO-STRUCTURES; MANUFACTURE  OR TREATMENT OF NANO-STRUCTURES2728
 
 
 
G01N INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES 14192
 
 
 
B44C PRODUCING DECORATIVE EFFECTS 1321
 
 
 
C23C COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL 1289
 
 
 
C25D PROCESSES FOR THE ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PRODUCTION OF COATINGS; ELECTROFORMING 744

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2018/0005,746 Perpendicularly Magnetized Ferromagnetic Layers Having an Oxide Interface Allowing for Improved Control of OxidationJun 29, 16Jan 04, 18[B24B, G03F, H01F]
2017/0033,282 Physical Cleaning with In-situ Dielectric Encapsulation Layer for Spintronic Device ApplicationJul 30, 15Feb 02, 17[H01L]
2015/0333,254 Reduction of Barrier Resistance X Area (RA) Product and Protection of Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy (PMA) for Magnetic Device ApplicationsMay 15, 14Nov 19, 15[H01L]
2014/0306,303 Seed Layer for Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy (PMA) Thin FilmApr 16, 13Oct 16, 14[H01L]
2013/0316,367 Discrete Contact MR Bio-Sensor with Magnetic Label Field AlignmentJul 31, 13Nov 28, 13[G01N]
2010/0191,896 Solid state drive controller with fast NVRAM buffer and non-volatile tablesJan 23, 09Jul 29, 10[G06F]

Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9910107 Patterned magnetoresistive (MR) device with adjacent flux absorbing stripesOct 29, 15Mar 06, 18[G01R, G11B, H01F, B82Y]
9892746 ABS design with soft bumper pads (SBP) for mitigating media damage and thermal erasure in hard disk drives (HDD)Feb 14, 17Feb 13, 18[G11B, H01L]
9887350 MTJ etching with improved uniformity and profile by adding passivation stepMay 31, 15Feb 06, 18[H01L]
9880473 Surface treatment method for dielectric anti-reflective coating (DARC) to shrink photoresist critical dimension (CD)Jun 22, 16Jan 30, 18[G03C, G03F]
9871195 Spacer assisted ion beam etching of spin torque magnetic random access memoryMar 22, 17Jan 16, 18[H01L]
9865321 Spin transfer MRAM device with reduced coefficient of MTJ resistance variationJul 22, 16Jan 09, 18[G11C]
9852752 Plasmon generator with metallic waveguide blocker for TAMRAug 12, 16Dec 26, 17[G11B]
9842988 Magnetic tunnel junction with low defect rate after high temperature anneal for magnetic device applicationsJul 20, 15Dec 12, 17[G11C, H01F, H01L]
9824702 Magnetic head for perpendicular magnetic recording with a coil including a first winding portion of one turn and a second winding portion of less than one turnJun 08, 17Nov 21, 17[G11B]
9812156 Thermally-assisted magnetic recording head including a main pole and a plasmon generatorJan 20, 15Nov 07, 17[G11B]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
8685343 Microfluidic detection of analytesWithdrawnJun 28, 12Apr 01, 14[G01N]
2014/0061,827 Metal Protection Layer over SiN Encapsulation for Spin-Torque MRAM Device ApplicationsAbandonedAug 29, 12Mar 06, 14[H01L]
2013/0089,675 CPP Device with Improved Current Confining Structure and ProcessAbandonedDec 01, 12Apr 11, 13[G11B]
2012/0235,258 TMR Device with Improved MgO BarrierAbandonedMay 29, 12Sep 20, 12[H01L]
8230577 Method of making a sensing unitWithdrawnMar 04, 10Jul 31, 12[G01R]
2012/0188,666 MAGNETIC HEAD FOR PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC RECORDING HAVING A MAIN POLE AND A SHIELDAbandonedJan 26, 11Jul 26, 12[G11B]
2012/0145,551 Electroplated Magnetic Film for Read-Write ApplicationsAbandonedFeb 20, 12Jun 14, 12[C23C, C25D]
2012/0008,236 PMR with improved writability and process controllability by double layer patterningAbandonedSep 15, 11Jan 12, 12[G11B]
2011/0318,608 TMR device with novel pinned layerAbandonedJun 29, 10Dec 29, 11[G11B, B05D]
8056214 Method of manufacturing magnetic head for perpendicular magnetic recording including two side shieldsExpiredAug 19, 09Nov 15, 11[G11B, H04R]
7978432 Thin-film magnetic head structureExpiredSep 22, 08Jul 12, 11[G11B]
7943288 Thin-film magnetic head structure, method of manufacturing the same, and thin-film magnetic headExpiredSep 23, 08May 17, 11[G11B]
7940495 Magnetic head for perpendicular magnetic recordingExpiredOct 13, 06May 10, 11[G11B]
2011/0094,888 Rejuvenation method for ruthenium plating seedAbandonedOct 26, 09Apr 28, 11[C25D]
7921544 Method of manufacturing a thin film magnetic head structureExpiredApr 07, 08Apr 12, 11[G11B, H04R]
2011/0076,853 Novel process method for post plasma etch treatmentAbandonedSep 28, 09Mar 31, 11[H01L]
2010/0315,869 Spin torque transfer MRAM design with low switching currentAbandonedJun 15, 09Dec 16, 10[G11C, H01L]
2010/0302,838 Read disturb-free SMT reference cell schemeAbandonedMay 26, 09Dec 02, 10[G11C, H01L]
2010/0153,633 PC architecture using fast NV RAM in main memoryAbandonedDec 11, 08Jun 17, 10[G06F]
2010/0110,585 Perpendicular magnetic recording write head with a trailing shieldAbandonedNov 03, 08May 06, 10[G11B]

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