US 9,812,159 B1
Bond pad sharing between a temporary contact sensor and a multiplicity of readers of a recording head
Declan Macken, Eden Prairie, MN (US)
Assigned to SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Seagate Technology LLC, Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Feb. 27, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/443,344.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/335,303, filed on May 12, 2016.
Int. Cl. G11B 21/02 (2006.01); G11B 5/48 (2006.01); G11B 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC G11B 5/4853 (2013.01) [G11B 5/4866 (2013.01); G11B 2005/0021 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An apparatus, comprising:
a slider of a magnetic recording head;
a plurality of electrical bond pads provided on the slider;
a plurality of readers provided on the slider and comprising at least a first reader and a second reader, each of the readers coupled to a different pair of electrical bond pads; and
a temporary contact sensor provided on the slider and coupled between a bond pad of the first reader and a bond pad of the second reader;
wherein the temporary contact sensor is configured for operation during a certification process of the apparatus and to become inoperable after completion of the certification process.