Ex parte NAOKI KOYAMA, et al. - Page 3




          Appeal No. 96-0775                                                          
          Application 07/990,769                                                      


          operations to improve coincidence between a magnetic center of              
          said read head and a physical center of said write head by                  
          selecting a magnetization direction of a magnetoresistive element           
          such that an alignment offset amount defined between a physical             
          track width center of said write head and that of said read head            
          is smaller than an offset amount defined between the magnetic               
          center of said read head and a physical track width center of               
          said read head, and such that said read head and said write head            
          are positioned so that the physical track width center of said              
          write head is positioned between the magnetic center of said read           
          head and the physical track width center of said read head.                 
               10.  An inductive-write, magnetoresistive-read type magnetic           
          head including a magnetoresistive read head and an inductive                
          write head superimposed on each other, wherein a position of a              
          magnetic center of said read head is set prior to write                     
          operations using a transverse bias field applied to a                       
          magnetoresistive element to change a magnetization direction of             
          said magnetoresistive element to improve coincidence between a              
          magnetic center of said read head and a physical center of said             
          write head such that an alignment offset amount defined between a           
          physical track width center of said write head and that of said             
          read head is larger than an offset amount defined between the               
          magnetic center of said read head and a physical track width                
          center of said read head, and such that said read head and said             
          write head are positioned so that the magnetic center of said               
          read head is positioned between the physical track width center             
          of said write head and the physical track width center of said              
          read head.                                                                  
               The references relied on by the examiner are:                          
          Mowry                           4,967,298          Oct. 30, 1990            
          Tanabe et al. (Tanabe)          5,218,497          June  8, 1993            
          (filed Nov. 30, 1989)                                                       
               Claims 2, 3, 9 and 10 stand rejected under the first                   
          paragraph of 35 U.S.C.  112 as failing to provide an enabling              
          disclosure.                                                                 
               Claims 2, 3, 9 and 10 stand rejected under 35 U.S.C.                   

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