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Dynamic information storage or retrieval January USPTO class patent listing 01/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/25/2007 > 25 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070019510 - Information recording medium, information recording device and method, information reproduction device and method, information recording/reproduction device and method, computer program for controlling recording or reproduction, and data structure contain: An information recording medium (100) on which there are recorded: a series of content information which includes an image portion which can be a background image; button information (301) for defining a button menu which allows an operation as for the content information and which is displayed during the reproduction... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070019511 - Recording apparatus, recording methods, reading apparatus reading methods and programs: A recording apparatus is disclosed which includes: a first recording medium configured to record a front portion included in the entire data of a content continuous along the time axis as a part of the content; a second recording medium configured to record a portion included in the entire data... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070019512 - Television set integrated with disk unit: In a television set integrated with a disk unit in which the television set and the disk unit are arranged in an enclosure, the television set integrated with the disk unit is characterized in that: the television set is a flat-screen television set; the disk unit is a slot-in type... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20070019513 - Optical disk drive: An address is reliably demodulated when a phase shift in a wobble signal has been induced by a crosstalk signal from an adjacent track. Address information is modulated by a binary phase modulation scheme and embedded into an optical disk as a wobble signal. A 0-degree phase wobble signal and... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20070019514 - Lens driving and optical pickup device: The lens driving device according to the present invention concentrates a light beam emitted by a light source and reflected by a mirror onto a recording layer of a recording medium by use of an objective lens and includes an objective lens holding section for holding the objective lens so... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20070019515 - Optical writing device, optical writing method, and image forming apparatus: A device, apparatus, method, computer program and product, each capable of controlling the intensity or duration of a light beam in a detection area of an optical writing device. The intensity of the light beam is one value when irradiating a detector, and a different value when irradiating an image... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070019516 - Optical disc apparatus: One of the objects of the invention is to provide an optical disc apparatus capable of focusing on a signal surface regardless of appearance of a fake signal. The optical disc apparatus includes: an optical pickup for outputting a signal on the basis of reflection light of the optical disc,... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
20070019517 - Photo-detector amplifier circuit for optical disk device: A two-stage amplifier of a first-stage amplifier 21 and second-stage amplifiers 22 and 23 is provided. A writing mode and reproducing modes are switched in the first-stage amplifier 21 by switching a parallel circuit of a feedback capacitor Cf1w and a feedback resistor Rf1w and a parallel circuit of a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070019518 - Optical pickup apparatus and optical information recording and/or reproducing apparatus: An optical pickup apparatus which conducts reproducing and/or recording information for a first optical information recording medium by using a light flux having a wavelength λ1 (350≦λ1 (nm)≦480) and a second optical information recording medium. The optical pickup apparatus comprises an output angle conversion element which is a fixedly arranged... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070019519 - Identification information recording apparatus and identification information recording method for an optical disk: A media ID recording apparatus has an optical pickup 20 for forming an elongated optical spot on a recording surface of an optical disk DK; and a support table 32 for fixedly supporting the optical pickup 20. The optical pickup 20 is fixed to the support table 32 via a... Agent: Rossi, Kimms & Mcdowell LLP.
20070019520 - Readout device, readout method, program, and program recording medium: A readout device includes a first recording medium having recorded therein data of arbitrary plural portions of a period of a predetermined length in temporally continuous content; a second recording medium having recorded therein data of the entire content; and a readout control unit that controls, when the readout of... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070019521 - Method and apparatus for flexibly setting channels of multi-channel audio data: An audio system apparatus and method for processing multi-channel audio data are provided. In the audio system, information indicating a correspondence relation between the channels of the multi-channel audio data and speakers installed in an arbitrary space is generated based on selection by a user, and according to the generated... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070019522 - Optical disc apparatus and recording power determining method thereof: A method of determining a recording power used to record information to an optical disc, includes carrying out test recording which records predetermined data to a predetermined area of the optical disc to determine the recording power, and recording predetermined data with a power equal to or more than the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20070019524 - Optical recording method and apparatus using this method: Optical recording method and apparatus using this method. An optical recording method and recording apparatus using this method is described in which an optimum write power of a radiation beam in the apparatus is set by writing a series of test patterns on an optical recordable medium, forming a read... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070019523 - Writing power determining method and optical disc apparatus: A recording power determining method comprises writing data consecutively into a plurality of test blocks of an optical disc while changing recording power in such a manner that the arrangement of recording power values is distributed over the arrangement of the test blocks, reproducing the information recorded in the test... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070019525 - Optical disc drive and method of judging disc type thereof: A method of judging a type of a disc includes recording a first value of a SBAD signal generated by an optical pickup when a DVD laser beam is emitted to the disc, and judging whether the disc is DVD or CD according to the first value. If the disc... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20070019527 - Optical recording and reproducing method and optical recording medium: An optical recording and reproducing method is able to record and reproduce information by using an optical system using recording and reproducing light with a wavelength selected in a range of from 780 nm±10 nm and an objective lens with a numerical aperture NA selected in a range of from... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20070019526 - Optical integrated unit and optical pickup apparatus including the same: An optical integrated unit of the present invention includes: a semiconductor laser that is a light source; at least one light receiving element; a light dividing section which divides outgoing light from the semiconductor laser and returning light from an optical disc, and reflects the returning light so as to... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070019528 - Optical reading head of scanning apparatus: An optical reading device of a scanning apparatus includes a housing, two movable mirror clamps and two supporting plates. The housing contains therein a light source, a mirror set, a lens and an image sensor. These two movable mirror clamps are used for clamping both edges of a specific reflective... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070019529 - Method and control system for output power control through dynamically adjusting relationship between output power and control value: A control method and a control system of output power control for a laser diode. The method includes utilizing a first test control signal for driving the laser diode to generate a first laser beam, detecting power of the first laser beam for generating a first detecting signal, utilizing a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070019530 - Photodetector, diffraction grating, optical pickup and optical disc apparatus: The present invention provides a photodetector capable of generating highly accurate tracking and focusing error signals free of variations in light quantity caused by interference, in an optical pickup with a two-wavelength multilaser. The photodetector comprises first three light receiving areas arranged linearly to receive three light beams respectively resulting... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070019532 - Optical disc and optical disc apparatus: The refractive index of a light transmission layer of an optical disk is set within the range of 1.45 to 1.75, the numerical aperture of a lens emitting laser light which is incident onto the light transmission layer is set to 0.65, and the wavelength range of the laser light... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070019531 - Recording/reproducing medium and method: A recording apparatus for use with a reproduction-only optical information storage medium, including: a recording unit which records data on the reproduction-only optical information storage medium; and a controller which controls the recording unit to form, on the reproduction-only optical storage medium, a plurality of areas and at least one... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20070019533 - Information storage medium, recording method, and reproducing method and apparatus: According to one embodiment, a disc shaped multi-layered information recording medium, comprising a lead-in area formed at an inner periphery portion, and information recording layers between the inner periphery portion and an outer periphery portion, wherein the lead-in area records information indicating a format of each of the information recording... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070019534 - Recording medium: The inventor observed the electric signal output from a photodetector in the readout of RAM information. It has been confirmed that the electric signal includes a reproduced waveform of a relatively larger first amplitude value and a reproduced waveform of a second amplitude value smaller than the first amplitude value.... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain01/18/2007 > 31 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070014195 - Manual lamp, especially for magnetic crack testing: The invention relates to a manual lamp, especially for optical crack testing according to the magnetic powder testing and dye penetration method. Said manual lamp comprises at least one LED having an emission wavelength located in the UVA range as an illuminating means.... Agent: Roberts, Mlotkowski & Hobbes
20070014196 - Optical head and disk reproducing apparatus: There is provided an optical head which have no such problems regarding increase in cost and size thereof and can reduce errors by suppressing crosstalk components attributable to reflection on lands of a magneto-optical recording medium and thereby prevent degradation of reproduction characteristics. An optical element includes a light separating... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20070014197 - Read-out control for use with a domain expansion recording medium: The present invention relates to a reading method and apparatus for reading a magneto-optical recording medium comprising at least one storage layer and a read-out layer, wherein an expanded domain leading to a read-out pulse is generated in the read-out layer by copying of a mark region from the at... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070014199 - Apparatus, method, and medium for controlling devices in a remote control system: A remote control method and medium, a control device and a controlled device of a remote control system. The control device of the remote control system includes an identification information storage unit for storing identification information of the control device and attribute information on a single control function of one... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20070014200 - Write-once-type recording medium, recording apparatus and method for the same, reproducing apparatus and method for the same, and computer program: A write-once-type recording medium (10) is provided with: a data area (11) to record therein record data; and a plurality of management areas in which a plurality of types of management information for managing the record data and index information for indicating newest management information can be recorded a plurality... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070014201 - Write-once-type recording medium, recording apparatus and method for the same, reproducing apparatus and method for the same, and computer program: A write-once-type recording medium (10) is provided with: a data area (11) to record therein record data; and a plurality of management areas in which a plurality of types of management information for managing the record data and index information for indicating newest management information can be recorded a plurality... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070014198 - Recording device, recording method, recording program, and program recording medium: A recording device includes a first recording control unit controlling recording of priority information indicating a priority for a portion of a period of a predetermined length in content; a judging unit judging whether the priority for the portion is equal to or less than a predetermined threshold; and a... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20070014202 - Actuator calibration using a focus error signal: A lens actuator is calibrated by inputting a signal to the actuator to cause the actuator to move a lens from a first location to a second location, sensing a focus error signal generated in response to the movement of the lens, determining a distance moved by the lens in... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070014203 - Apparatus and method for detecting wobble signal in disc drive using phase control: For detecting a wobble signal in a disc drive, at least one delay cell adjusts a phase relationship between first and second signals from a pickup of the disc drive, for minimizing a phase difference between the first and second signals. A subtractor generates the wobble signal from a difference... Agent: Law Office Of Monica H Choi
20070014205 - Objective lens holding device and usage thereof: The present invention relates to an objective lens holding unit which allows for accurate information reading and writing. In order to make it possible for a read/write device including an objective lens with a small working distance, particularly such as a BD-compliant read/write device, to perform accurate information reading and... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070014204 - Optical head and optical pickup device: An optical head comprises a laser holder retaining a laser diode, and a holder support retaining the laser holder, and irradiates an information storage medium with laser light from the laser diode to perform recording/reproduction of information. In this optical head, the laser holder is a frame structure that fixes... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070014206 - Optical pickup device and information processing apparatus incorporating the optical pickup: A highly reliable optical pickup which is not likely to collide with an optical disk is provided. Relative positions of two objective lenses 100 and 101 (along a focus direction) on a lens holder 102 are determined so that, while the objective lens 101 having a longer working distance is... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (mei) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20070014208 - Data recording/reproducing method in recording media: A data recording/reproducing method in recording media is disclosed in which track pitches and sector lengths are differently formed, wherein the method comprises: discriminating whether a target position and a current position of an optical pick-up are present in a zone where track pitches are different thereamong in response to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070014207 - Method of track seeking in an optical disc drive: A seeking method of an optical disc drive includes steps of (a) calculating a deviation signal value between a location of a fine actuator and a coarse actuator, (b) judging whether or not the deviation signal value is within a deviation signal threshold interval, (c) outputting a characteristic value to... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070014209 - Method and circuit for protecting optical pickup actuator: A method for protecting an optical pickup actuator includes generating an abnormal control signal using signals used to control focusing and tracking, and generating a protection command signal using the abnormal control signal, the protection command signal instructing protection of the optical pickup actuator by determining whether control of focusing... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20070014210 - Optical pickup apparatus for optical disc: In an optical pickup apparatus, a collimator lens is rockably supported by edges of two protruding portions formed on opposing sides of a groove of an optical base. The collimator lens is urged against the edges of the two protruding portions by a leaf spring. The position in vertical direction... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20070014211 - Optical disc drive and objective lens for the same: There is provided an objective lens used for three types of optical discs including by selectively using one of three types of light beams. At least one of surfaces of the objective lens is provided with a first region converging the third light beam on a recoding surface of the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070014212 - Light receiving element circuit and optical disk drive: According to one embodiment, a plurality of light receiving elements photoelectrically convert light signals having information signals, respectively. A plurality of first amplification circuits amplify currents of electric signals from the respective light receiving elements. A selecting section selectively outputs one of signals amplified by the plurality of first amplification... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070014214 - Quantum cipher recording method, and quantum cipher recording device: An information recording/reproducing method comprises several steps. Information to be recorded, a reading key that allows a person knowing the key to specify a base used for recording each bit and inhibits a person unknowing it from specifying the base, and an algorithm for determining the base from the key... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20070014215 - Reproducing apparatus: A recording/reproducing unit for recording/reproducing information data on/from a recording medium, an initialization unit for initializing the recording medium in one of a first initialization mode in which information data recorded in all recording areas of the recording media is erased and a second initialization mode in which management data... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20070014213 - Reproducing beam power control for dual-layer recording medium: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for reading a magneto-optical recording medium comprising a first storage layer and a second storage layer and a read-out layer, wherein an expanded domain leading to a read-out pulse is generated in the read-out layer by copying a mark region... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070014218 - Image forming apparatus capable of forming image on optical disk, and image forming method: An image forming apparatus includes: a spindle motor (130) for rotating an optical disk (200); an optical pick-up (100) for applying laser light to the optical disk which moves in a radial direction of the optical disk; a stepping motor (140) for transporting the optical pick-up in the radial direction... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
20070014217 - Method of determining optimum recording power and optical disc recording/reproducing apparatus using the same: A method of determining an optimum recording power with respect to a rewritable optical recording medium with multiple layers. The method includes the operations of writing a recording signal to an unrecorded area of a power calibration area (PCA) of the rewritable optical recording medium using a predetermined recording power,... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20070014216 - Method of determining recording power and optical disc drive apparatus: A method of determining a recording power, includes carrying out DC erase with respect to a power calibration area of a phase-change optical disc, recording data to with respect to the power calibration area carrying out the DC erase while changing recording power, reading the recorded data to obtain a... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070014219 - File processing device, file processing method, file processing method program, recording medium containing the file processing method program, imaging device, and recording medium containing file: The present invention is applied to an imaging device for recording, for example, a result of imaging on an optical disc by a QuickTime file format and forms an real data block by allocating management information for managing a specific region recorded by interleave processing, and the specific region is... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLC
20070014220 - Optical disc device: An optical disc device has a header field detector configured to detect a header field of an optical disc, a header address information detector which detects a plurality of address information recorded to the header field, a range setting unit configured to set a range predicted that the plurality of... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070014221 - Printing apparatus, recording apparatus, information processing apparatus, control method therefor, computer program and storage medium: A label which matches the contents of a disc can be easily printed while maintaining a form in which a recording apparatus and printing apparatus are separated from each other. A printing apparatus connectable to a recording apparatus which manages identification information for identifying data recorded on a recording medium... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070014222 - Optical pickup apparatus and optical information processing apparatus: An optical pickup apparatus comprises an lens assembly including an object lens arranged for either a first optical disk (BD) or a second optical disk (HD-DVD) different from the first optical disk in terms of substrate thickness and a liquid crystal lens and is adapted to irradiate a light beam... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070014224 - Bonded pre-recorded and pre-grooved optical disc: An optical recording medium comprising a read-only type disc and a pre-grooved disc bonded back-to-back to the read-only type disc is provided. Content from the read-only type disc side of the optical recording medium can be reproduced through a standards-compliant optical media player. Content can be recorded by a standards-compliant... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20070014223 - Method, system, playback device and recorder for duplicating multi layer record carriers: When a multi layer record carrier comprising video information is to be duplicated on another multi layer record carrier the data spread over two recording layers on the source record carrier must also be spread over the two layers of the target record carrier. Once an appropriate layer transition for... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070014225 - Optical recording medium: An optical recording medium is provided which has a plurality of recording layers, in which a favorable recording mark can be formed and desired reproduction accuracy can be obtained in any of the recording layers. The optical recording medium has a first recording layer and a second recording layer. In... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC01/11/2007 > 31 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
20070008830 - Reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, and reproducing program: A reproducing apparatus has: an accumulating unit in which a plurality of content data are accumulated; a storing unit for storing the data; a reproducing unit for reproducing the data read out of the storing unit; and a control unit for reading out predetermined portions of the content data accumulated... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, PC
20070008831 - Digital audio signal player: A digital audio signal player includes a reproducing unit to pick a disc audio signal which is stored in a disk, and a digital signal processor for controlling input and output of the disc audio signal of the memory. Thus, when the system processing unit receives the trigger signal of... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.
20070008832 - Method for thermal treatment judgment on magneto-optical information recording medium and device for thermal treatment judgment: A laser beam from an LD 11 is irradiated onto a magnetooptic disk 33 by a predetermined power for a heat treatment. After the heat treatment, the laser beam of a power smaller than the power upon heat treatment is irradiated to the heat-treated area. Reflection light of the laser... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman
20070008833 - Magneto-optical recording medium and method of manufacturing the same, substrate for magneto-optical recording medium, and mother die stamper and method of manufacturing the same: A magneto-optic recording medium (X1) according to the invention includes a multilayer structure including a substrate (S1), a recording layer having perpendicular magnetic anisotropy so as to perform a recording function, and one or more functional layers (12) provided between the substrate and the recording layer. A surface of the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20070008834 - Content reproducing device and content reproducing method: Disclosed is a content reproducing device and a content reproducing method capable of eliminating confusions in reproduction manipulations. The present invention provides a content reproducing device that requests desired content data from a server storing content data and reproduces a content thereof while receiving the content data requested, which includes... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070008835 - Disk elevator system: Systems and methods are provided for transporting disks. In one implementation, a disk handling system is provided. The disk handling system includes a dispenser operable to dispense individual optical disks and one or more drives. The disk handling system also includes an elevator operable to transport optical disks received from... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070008837 - Optical disc drive for controlling reproduction of an optical disc including a plurality of data layers: When recording or reading an optical disc having plural data recording layers, which data recording layer the light spot is focused on is detected to improve playback signal quality and signals written to the layer on which the light spot is focused are read more reliably. A convergent lens converges... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20070008836 - Optical disk device: An optical disk drive having a laser source for irradiating an optical beam onto an optical disk, a lens unit to focus the optical beam from the laser source onto the optical disk, a drive unit for driving the lens unit, and a high-frequency signal output unit for producing a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20070008838 - Disc driving apparatus and information readout method: A disc driving apparatus and an information readout method according to the present invention realize optimum servo control of a readout unit in reading out the information from a recording medium having lands and grooves. The disc driving apparatus includes a unit for correcting tracking error signals, a unit for... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20070008839 - Extended focus control: An apparatus for scanning a track on a record carrier has a head (41) for providing a beam of radiation and generating at least one sensor signal. The device has a focusing unit for controlling a focusing element to maintain an in-focus position for generating a focused spot on the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070008840 - Optical disc having focus offset area: A record carrier is for recording information by writing marks in a track on a recording layer. The shortest mark used for recording the information has a length of a predefined minimum number d of channel bit lengths. The record carrier (11) has a pregroove that is modulated by a... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070008841 - Apparatus and method for testing mechanical endurance of surface of optical disc, the optical disc of same kind as the tested optical disc: An apparatus and method for testing mechanical endurance of a surface of an optical disc is disclosed, which includes a rotating plate on which the optical disc is fixed to generate scratch thereon, and rotating the fixed optical disc; and a plurality of abrasion wheels disposed in perpendicular to the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070008843 - Information recording method and apparatus with additional recording function: An information recording apparatus includes: a unit for applying a predetermined processing to record information divided into error correction units and generating processed record information including a plurality of record units; and a unit for recording the processed record information on an information record medium; a unit for recording, after... Agent: Pitney Hardin LLP
20070008842 - Optical disk device: According to an optical disk device of the present invention, in the drive operation, when a detection circuit detects an electric wave coming from an outside radio equipment, and a comparison circuit detects that the voltage of the electric wave is equal to or over a predetermined threshold level, in... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070008844 - Contents data reproduction apparatus and contents data reproduction method: The present invention facilitates operations of updating, altering and/or otherwise recomposing the reproduction list of contents data prepared according to the frequency of reproduction, the priority of reproduction, the preference of the user and so on. There is provided a contents data reproduction apparatus for reproducing contents data, which includes... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070008845 - Optical disk apparatus: An optical disk apparatus is provided with a recording/reading unit that records data and reads recorded data with respect to an optical disk. Further, the optical disk apparatus is provided with a control unit that judges whether an account name recorded on the optical disk matches an account name selected... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20070008846 - Method for backing up data on an optical storage medium: An optical storage medium includes N isometric sectors. Back up data includes storing data to be backed up on N-1 isometric sectors of the optical storage medium, performing an XOR operation for the data to be backed up so as to generate a check datum, and storing the check datum... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070008847 - Information storage medium, information recording method and apparatus, and information reproducing method and apparatus: The embodiment includes a data replacing area secured in preparation for a defect in a data area, a current DMA set for recording defect management information of a replacement process using the data replacing area, a plurality of unused DMA set areas for replacing a current DMA set, a current... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070008848 - Information storage medium, recording method, reproducing method, and reproducing apparatus: According to one embodiment, a disk shaped storage medium comprising a lead-in area at an inner periphery thereof, wherein the lead-in area has a recording management field which includes a write area which writes information specific to an apparatus having carried out recording into the storage medium.... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070008849 - Information recording/reproducing apparatus having control circuit of spindle motor: There is provided an information recording/reproducing apparatus for recording or reproducing an information to or from an information recording medium having a plurality of recording layers stacked on a substrate which can always perform stable spindle rotation control irrespective of an error of a desired frequency value or the like,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20070008850 - Apparatus and method of optically recording data: An apparatus and method for optically recording data may rapidly establish a high precision write strategy even when data is recorded at high speed. In the apparatus and method, test data including marks and spaces are recorded in an optical recording medium according to a predetermined write strategy. The recorded... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20070008852 - File recording method, file recording apparatus, and program: The file recording method of the present invention is a method for recording a file on an information medium including at least both a specific area and a data area. In the method, a reserved area is allocated previously as a part of a recording file, from a current recording... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20070008851 - Recording medium, and method and apparatus for controlling the recording medium: A recording medium equipped with recording/reproducing control information, and a method and apparatus for controlling the recording medium using the control information are disclosed. The recording medium includes: a data area in which data is recorded; and a management area in which control information is recorded, wherein the management area... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070008853 - Optical disc device, optical pickup control method and optical disc discriminating method: In the present invention, an optical pick-up (4) applies an optical beam to an optical disc (2) on which one or more information recording layers (20A) and (20B) are laminated in the direction of thickness through an objective lens (34) and detects a reflected light from one of the information... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070008854 - Optical-information recording apparatus and method and signal processing circuit: A recording condition approximate to the optimal is obtainable for a media even if unknown to the drive. A technique is provided that is effective for improving the signal quality, particularly, at a Wobble and Lpp. By regulating an intermediate pulse condition PWD, Tmp of a recording pulse configured with... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070008855 - Iterative stripewise trellis-based symbol detection method and device for multi-dimensional recording systems: When performing bit detection on a 2 dimensional recording, for instance a broad spiral, the detection of the bit rows of the broad spiral becomes very complex. In order to reduce this complexity the detection is performed on subsets of adjacent rows. Together detection of all the subsets result in... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070008856 - Loading apparatus for disc drive: A loading apparatus for a disc drive which has a traverse module for loading a disc thereon and reading from or recording to the disc including a gear for transmitting a motive force of a driving motor and a slider for lifting the traverse module up to load the disc.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070008857 - Disc apparatus: When a shift lever is fitted under a front part of a traverse mechanism, dampers have previously been fitted in a total of two, front-left and front-right, parts, called mount parts, of a mechanism chassis. A flat gear rotatably engages with a cylindrical sleeve protruding downward from the front-right mount... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20070008858 - Optical pickup and optical disc apparatus: There is provided an optical pickup for recording or reproducing an information signal on/from a plurality of optical discs, each including a protective substrate having a different thickness for protecting a signal recording surface. The optical pickup includes: a light source section emitting a light beam having a predetermined wavelength;... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, PC
20070008859 - Methods and apparatus for printing media with collimated electomagnetic radiation beam: A method is provided for recording visible marks on a recording medium using an input beam generated by an electromagnetic radiation source. The method comprises (a) substantially collimating the input beam to provide a substantially collimated beam, and (b) applying the substantially collimated beam to the recording medium to provide... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070008860 - Optical data reading/writing device having separated read and write beams: A method is proposed that allows a static design of an optical pickup unit (OPU) that delivers two output beams (30, 32). Both laser beams (30, 32) result in successive spots, which have the appropriate characteristics. In this OPU concept both read and write spots are present at the same... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070008861 - Apparatus and method for detecting laser dropout: Improvements to an optical recording apparatus comprising a laser light source are provided. The improvements include installing a photodiode in an optical path of at least a portion of the laser light beam from the laser light source, and connecting said photodiode to a detection circuit. The photodiode detects the... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP
20070008862 - Semiconductor laser unit and optical pickup device: The semiconductor laser unit includes: a metal plate having a center portion wider than the remaining portions; a flexible substrate having a first opening; a substrate mounted on the center portion; a semiconductor laser placed on the substrate; a frame having a second opening and fixing the flexible substrate in... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070008867 - High density data storage devices with a lubricant layer comprised of a field of polymer chains: Systems in accordance with the present invention can include a tip contactable with a media, the media including a phase change material disposed over a substrate, a lubricant layer disposed over the phase change material, and optionally an overcoat disposed between the phase change material and the lubricant layer. The... Agent: Fliesler Meyer, LLP
20070008865 - High density data storage devices with polarity-dependent memory switching media: Systems in accordance with the present invention can include a tip contactable with a media, the media including a substrate, a conductive under-layer disposed over the substrate, and a polarity dependent memory switching media disposed over the under-layer. In an embodiment, the polarity dependent memory switching media is continuous and... Agent: Fliesler Meyer, LLP
20070008863 - Memory comprising a memory device and a write unit configured as a probe: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and memory device for storing and reading data. In one embodiment, the probe is positioned proximate to an area of a solid electrolyte layer in which the data is to be stored. A voltage difference is created across the solid electrolyte layer... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP Gero Mcclellan / Infineon Technologies
20070008866 - Methods for writing and reading in a polarity-dependent memory switch media: Systems in accordance with the present invention can include a tip contactable with a media, the media including a substrate, a conductive under-layer disposed over the substrate, and a polarity dependent memory switching media disposed over the under-layer. In an embodiment, the polarity dependent memory switching media is continuous and... Agent: Fliesler Meyer, LLP
20070008864 - Patterned media for a high density data storage device: Systems in accordance with the present invention can include a tip contactable with a media, the media including a substrate and a plurality of cells disposed over the substrate, one or more of the cells being electrically isolated from the other of the cells by a material having insulating properties.... Agent: Fliesler Meyer, LLP
20070008868 - Phonograph tone arm mounting, decoupling, vertical tracking angle adjustment system, and vertical guide system: The tone arm system (100) is supported by arm board (206) without vertical connection to arm board (206) thereby damping mechanical vibrations and improving signal quality. A lightly loaded vibration damping washer (306) can be used between thrust bushing (307) and adjuster wheel (302) to damp or filter transfer of... Agent: Floyd E. Ivey Liebler, Ivey, Connor & Berry
20070008869 - Optical recording medium: There is disclosed an optical recording medium having at least a recording layer provided on a light-transmissive substrate having grooves and lands with prepits, wherein said lands are generally rectangular or trapezoidal in cross section having a top surface and sidewalls, as well as a specified land height (h1), and... Agent: C. Irvin Mcclelland Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070008870 - Customizable electronic presentation medium: An information recording and playback medium that is compatible with DVD AND/OR CD formats that has both read-only regions and also readable, writable and rewritable regions, and a method for recording and using such a medium, is disclosed.... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20070008871 - Hybrid optical disc: Hybrid optical disc has a DVD layer and a HDDVD layer in a laminating direction. When regional assignments as shown in FIGS. 5A and 5B are applied to these layers, regional information in the DVD layer contains “1” in the bit position corresponding to Code 2 and Code 3, and... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070008872 - Data storage cartridge with pin reception slot: A data storage cartridge is provided that is configured to be received by a socket including an actuator pin. The data storage cartridge includes a housing and a non-tape storage medium. The housing defines an access window and includes a planar member surrounded by a plurality of side walls. An... Agent: Imation Corp.01/04/2007 > 31 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. USPTO class patent listing
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