Patent Number: 7,100,267

Title: Magnetic head, method for producing same, and magnetic recording and/or reproducing system

Abstract: A method for producing a magnetic head, including the steps of forming a magnetic body on a substrate, the magnetic body including a principal plane facing the substrate and a rear plane opposite to the principal plane; applying a beam to the rear plane of the magnetic body and forming a portion defining a hole extending from the rear plane to the principal plane; forming a magnetic gap in the hole; and separating the magnetic body and the magnetic gap from the substrate and forming medium facing surface substantially coplanar with the principal plane.

Inventors: Yoda; Hiroaki (Kawasaki, JP), Osawa; Yuichi (Yokohama, JP), Funayama; Tomomi (Fujisawa, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

International Classification: G11B 5/127 (20060101); G11B 5/187 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018