Patent Number: 6,297,938

Title: Magnetic head and method for producing the same

Abstract: A magnetic head has a base, a magnetoresistive (MR) head section formed onthe base and an inductive head section formed on the MR head section. TheMR head section includes an MR element layer arranged above the base, andan operative layer involving a terminal layer and arranged above the baseand laterally adjacent to the MR element layer. The major surface of theMR element layer is located in a level substantially identical to a majorsurface of the operative layer to form a generally even upper surfacefacing away from the base. Consequently, the inductive head section isprovided with a generally flat recording gap layer.

Inventors: Niijima; Masaaki (Kawasaki, JP)


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Expiration Date: 10/02/2013