Slider for a data storage device with head disc interface for contact starts and stops Patent uri icon


  • A slider with contact interface features for contact starts and stops. Contact interface features include elevated leading edge contact interface features including elevated contact pads, ribs or protective layer. In addition, the invention includes a slider with a trailing edge contact interface at the bearing surface having a relatively rough surface structure including textured or rough surface patterns.

author list (cited authors)

  • Polycarpou, A., Boutaghou, Z. E., Hanchi, J. V., Segar, P. R., Wobbe, D. G., & Hipwell, M. C.

complete list of authors

  • Polycarpou, Andreas||Boutaghou, ZE||Hanchi, JV||Segar, PR||Wobbe, DG||Hipwell, MC

publication date

  • October 2002