US Patent No: 8,164,858

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Read head having conductive filler in insulated hole through substrate

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A novel read head includes a substrate having a trailing face and a leading face opposite the trailing face. The substrate includes a first hole therethrough that extends continuously from the trailing face to the leading face. The read head also includes a read transducer disposed on the trailing face, and a first plurality of electrically conductive trailing connection pads disposed on the trailing face. A first insulative layer is disposed on an inner surface of the first hole. A first electrically conductive filler is disposed in the first hole but is insulated from the substrate by the first insulative layer. A first electrically conductive leading connection pad is disposed on the leading face and is electrically connected to the first conductive filler.

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I, Gusti Made Subrata Bangkok, TH 2 15
Moravec, Mark D Gilroy, US 13 171
Pumkrachang, Santi Bangkok, TH 2 15

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7,027,264 Slider with a slider ground pad electrically connected to write head poles and read head shields 16 2003
6,757,135 Leading edge bond pads 9 2001
7,254,885 Wafer-level fabrication method for top or side slider bond pads 3 2002
* 7,929,248 Top bond pad for transducing head interconnect 13 2006
6,349,017 Magnetic head suspension assembly using bonding pads of a slider to an attachment surface of a flexure 45 1997
* 5,896,248 Bond pads for metal welding of flexure to air bearing slider and grounding configuration thereof 43 1997
6,125,014 Via-less connection using interconnect traces between bond pads and a transducer coil of a magnetic head slider 18 1998
6,796,018 Method of forming a slider/suspension assembly 23 2001
6,947,258 UV curable and electrically conductive adhesive for bonding magnetic disk drive components 50 2002
5,530,604 Electrical connection and slider-suspension assembly having an improved electrical connection 54 1994
7,535,676 Slider with bonding pads opposite the air bearing surface 6 2004
2006/0181,808 Compact thin-film magnetic head and magnetic disk drive using the same 3 2006
2007/0047,144 Magnetic head slider and suspension for magnetic head 5 2006
Western Digital (Fremont), LLC (1)
7,307,816 Flexure design and assembly process for attachment of slider using solder and laser reflow 14 2001
5,068,759 Thin film magnetic head of small size capable of certainly and stably connecting lead wires 24 1990
* 5,124,864 Magnetic head supporting device including a flexible member of polymeric resinous material 40 1990
* 5,126,901 Thin film magnetic head having a narrow upper surface 16 1990
5,200,869 Flying type thin film magnetic head having a transducing element 17 1991
* 5,384,432 Two-layered tape lead wire for magnetic head 25 1993
* 4,761,699 Slider-suspension assembly and method for attaching a slider to a suspension in a data recording disk file 167 1986
4,789,914 Thin film magnetic read-write head/arm assemblies 93 1986
* 5,914,834 Head suspension assembly with electrical interconnect by slider bond pads and gimbal bonding zones 30 1997
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8,976,491 Disk drive head suspension distal non-op shock limiter with branched arms 0 2013
8,797,691 Disk drive head suspension with a single piezoelectric element adhered to rotary-actuated and non-actuated portions of a structural layer of a tongue of a laminated flexure 8 2013
9,070,387 Integrated heat-assisted magnetic recording head/laser assembly 0 2013
8,934,199 Disk drive head suspension tail with bond pad edge alignment features 0 2014
9,064,513 Disk drive suspension assembly with flexure having dual conductive layers with staggered traces 0 2014
Western Digital (Fremont), LLC (3)
8,756,795 Method for manufacturing a read head having conductive filler in insulated hole through substrate 6 2012
8,988,830 Air bearing design to mitigate lube waterfall effect 0 2013
9,042,048 Laser-ignited reactive HAMR bonding 0 2014
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