Patent Number: 6,945,847

Title: Method of lapping medium-opposing surface in thin-film magnetic head

Abstract: A thin-film magnetic head is formed on a support and is provided with a reproducing head part, a recording head part, and a heater for generating heat upon energization. A medium-opposing surface S of the magnetic head is polished while energizing the heater or recording head part.

Inventors: Ota; Norikazu (Tokyo, JP), Kamigama; Takehiro (Tokyo, JP), Oyama; Nobuya (Tokyo, JP), Koide; Soji (Tokyo, JP), Sasaki; Tetsuro (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: TDK Corporation

International Classification: B24B 37/04 (20060101); B24B 049/00 (); B24B 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 9/20/02017