Patent Number: 7,133,254

Title: Magnetic recording head with heating device

Abstract: A magnetic recording disk drive has a magnetic recording head that includes first and second separating layers, and a heater formed between the first and second separating layers. The heater has a dimension such a thermal protrusion is induced in the recording head and a thermal conductance between the recording head and a recording medium is enhanced.

Inventors: Hamann; Hendrik F. (Yorktown Heights, NY), Poon; Chie Ching (San Jose, CA), Salo; Michael P. (San Jose, CA), Wickramasinghe; Hemantha Kumar (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.

International Classification: G11B 5/147 (20060101); G11B 21/02 (20060101); G11B 5/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00