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01/29/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090028007 - Near-field optical head and information recording apparatus: The invention is a near-field optical head that generates near-field light to heat a predetermined area of a medium and applies a magnetic field to the predetermined area to record information, the head including an optical waveguide 103 having a path for propagating a pencil of light, and a tip... Agent: Bruce L. Adams Adams & Wilks

20090028008 - High performance dvd writing current circuit: A writing current circuit (42) supplies a controlled electrical current to a laser diode (34) for recording data swiftly onto a DVD (16). A plurality of thermometer code registers (52) respectively store numerical values. A current control register (58) receives a numerical value from one of the thermometer code registers... Agent: Donald E Schreiber Donald E Schreiber A Professional Corporation

20090028009 - Dynamic mobile cd music attributes database: Technology related to CD (compact disc) players are described. In one instance, a handheld CD player includes a CD drive to receive a CD and to determine a CD identification from the CD and a media slot to receive a portable memory card having a database. The handheld CD player... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20090028010 - Media processor and control method of media processor: A media processor such as a CD publisher functions as a media library. The CD publisher takes out media from a media storage unit, sets the media in a media drive, performs writing of data, and stores the media in a writing-completed media storage unit if there is a data... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090028011 - Optical disk device: An optical disk as disclosed herein includes, among other things, a summing module that sums a compensation signal to a predetermined signal in a servo loop. The compensation signal compensates for a periodical disturbance input into a servo system of the optical disk device in units of a rotation angle... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090028013 - Method for calibrating a spherical aberration compensation level in an optical drive: A method for calibrating an SA compensation level of an optical drive is provided. The method includes steps of providing a plurality of SA compensation levels; obtaining a peak-to-peak value of an S curve corresponding to each of the SA compensation levels; selecting a maximum of the peak-to-peak values of... Agent: Wpat, PC

20090028012 - Removable medium recording/reproducing device recording/reproducing operation inhibiting method, recording operation inhibiting method, firmware update method, and file containing the firmware: Immediately after firmware is installed in a flash ROM (R2), a CPU (C2) erases adjustment value information required for recording in the flash ROM (R2) in response to a command (3), for example, so that in an optical disk device serving as a removable medium recording/reproducing device, the CPU (C2)... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090028015 - Write-once optical disc, and method and apparatus for allocating spare area on write-once optical disc: A write-once type optical disc and a method and apparatus for allocating a spare area on the write-once type optical disc are provided. The method includes allocating a data area on a recording medium of write-once type, and allocating a user data area and at least one spare area within... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090028016 - Optical disk drive: An optical disk drive that performs logical overwrite and that enables reconstitution of arbitrary data acquired before logical overwrite. When data are written over a recorded area, the data are alternately recorded in an unrecorded user data area, thereby performing logical overwrite processing. Every time logical overwrite is performed, a... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090028017 - Pll circuit, recording apparatus, and clock-signal generating method: A phase-locked loop circuit that generates a clock signal synchronized with an input signal with a predetermined frequency, including an oscillator configured to oscillate and generate the clock signal; a converter configured to convert the input signal into a digital signal using the clock signal generated by the oscillator as... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090028014 - Recording device, recording method, disc manufacturing method and optical disc recording medium: An optical disc recording medium is irradiated with laser light having a predetermined laser power to deform an irradiated portion of a substrate into a protruding portion. Since the substrate is deformed so as to have protruding portions, a reflecting layer arranged on the substrate is also deformed so as... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090028018 - 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.

20090028020 - Optical disk device and control method for the same: Provided is an optical disk device capable of recording and/or reproducing information on optical disks with high reliability; and a method for controlling the optical disk device. The position of an optical lens where the amplitude of a reproduction signal during the period corresponding to a minimum-length recording mark and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090028021 - Radial to focus cross talk cancellation in optical storage systems: A signal processing technique is proposed for compensating for radial to focus crosstalk in an optical storage system including an astigmatic lens (25) and four-quadrant photodetector (26) for generating a focus error signal. A signal processor generates the focus error signal (FESRVO), a tracking error signal (TES) and a central... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090028022 - Single spot cross-correlation tracking: A tracking error (TE) signal is formed from a single spot on a photodetector 25 to improve the robustness in optical disc applications having a reduced track-pitch. Reduced track pitches are employed in high data capacity optical disc formats. By using high frequency cross-correlation of a central aperture signal, the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090028019 - Recording medium access device: An information reproduction device according to the present invention is a device for accessing a recording medium having first address information and second address information recorded thereon. The first address information is represented by a shape formed on the recording medium in advance; and the second address information is recorded... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090028023 - Optical disc identification apparatus and method of identifying optical disc: An optical disc identification apparatus is disclosed. The optical disc identification apparatus includes an optic pickup unit and a control unit. The optic pickup unit has a plurality of laser sources. The optic pickup unit emits any of lasers to the optical disc and detects the reflected laser from the... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090028025 - Information processing apparatus and method, program, and recording medium: An information processing apparatus which detects concomitant information associated with a time at which data satisfying a preset condition is supplied within a continuous period of time from input data that is temporally continuously input is disclosed. The apparatus includes: a change information detecting means for detecting temporally continuous characteristic... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090028024 - Record carrier, recording method an dplayback device for controlling copyright: When duplicating the record carrier the angle between the sync words S1 S2 can be preserved at the cost of a change in bit length, or the bit length can be preserved at the expense of changes in the angle between the sync words S1 S2. Consequently a playback device... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090028026 - Method and apparatus for collecting parameters of an optical disc drive: A method is provided of collecting parameters stored in a flash read only memory of optical disc drive. The method includes inserting an optical disc to the optical disc drive; identifying if the optical disc is specially formatted; determining if the optical disc having sufficient space for recording data thereto;... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090028028 - Optical disc, and information recording/reproducing method and information recording/reproducing apparatus using the same: The present invention provides a method for recording/reproducing information on/from an optical disc, wherein the optical disc has a first to an n-th recording layers (n is an integer of 2 or greater) laminated on a substrate, each of the first to the n-th layers having data regions segmented into... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090028027 - Optical recording medium, method for recording/reproducing information to/from optical recording medium and apparatus for recording/reproducing information: The present invention provides an optical information medium capable of suppressing the influence of reflection light from an unnecessary information recording face and effectively eliminating spherical aberration at the time of recording/reproducing information to/from a recording medium having a plurality of information recording faces. When reflectance of an information recording... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090028030 - Apparatus and method for driving optical disc and optical disc recording apparatus: An optical disc driving apparatus (300) comprises a complementing means (302), an interleaving means (303), and an emission means (304). The complementing means (302) adds complementary data having a predetermined size to the head of reverse-interleaved data (D002 and D003) obtained by reverse-interleaving drawing data (D001) for drawing an image... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090028031 - Method and apparatus for writing/reading an information carrier and such an information carrier: Proposed is a method and apparatus for writing/reading a data block onto/from an information carrier with M-spots schemes and such an information carrier. The method comprises the steps of dividing the data block into N portions according to predetermined writing capacities for each one of the N writers of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090028029 - Optical pickup apparatus: An optical pickup apparatus comprises a laser beam source to generate laser beam, and a laser driving circuit to drive the laser beam source. The laser driving circuit is connected to a flexible substrate and arranged in a groove or hole provided in the vicinity of that portion of an... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090028032 - Hologram reproducing apparatus: A hologram reproducing apparatus includes a reference-light spatial-light modulating section that displays a reference light pattern for generating reference light, an image sensor that has pixels arrayed two-dimensionally that receive diffractive light generated by irradiating the reference light on a hologram recording medium, and a control unit that processes an... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090028033 - Objective optical element for optical pickup device, optical element for opitcal pickup device, objective optical element unit for optical pickup device and optical pickup device: An optical element for optical pickup device is provided with an optical path difference providing structure which provides a substantial phase change to a light flux having a predefined wavelength. The optical path difference providing structure is provided with a step portion having a smaller step difference than the predefined... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090028034 - Temperature control apparatus for optical crystal: A temperature control apparatus for optical crystal can employ a general temperature control element as is, can be controlled by a single temperature sensor and is applicable to patterns that produce complex temperature distributions. This temperature control apparatus has an optical crystal (100) that allows a beam to transmit inside... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090028035 - Optical head device and optical information processing device: An optical head device according to the present invention includes a splitting section for splitting a light beam having been reflected from an optical storage medium. The splitting section includes: a first main region transmitting a first interfering portion; a second interfering portion transmitting a second main region; and first... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090028036 - Optical disc device: The invention permits stable tracking with few control errors, uninfluenced by stray light reflected by signal surfaces other than the signal surface being used for focusing during recording and playback of a multilayer disc. To this end, the optical splitter element of the optical disc device according to the present... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090028037 - Optical scanning device: An optical scanning device for scanning a record carrier (22), the record carrier having an outer face (24), wherein the optical scanning device comprises a radiation source system (2) arranged to generate radiation (3); an objective system (20) having an exit face (24), the objective system being arranged between the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090028038 - Recording member cutting device and recording member cutting processing apparatus: A recording member cutting device for cutting a continuous recording material along a side of a plurality of cutting areas defined in the continuous recording material includes a nick cutting mechanism, and an area cutting mechanism. The nick cutting mechanism includes a first cutting unit configured to form a hole-shaped... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090028039 - Method for producing optical information recording medium and optical information recording medium: In case a convex portion acting as a protector is formed on a signal face of a disc by a liquid material such as radiation cure resin, two substantially concentric concave portions are preliminarily provided on a substrate. A liquid material is dripped onto a region interposed between the concave... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090028040 - Optical storage medium and apparatus for reading of respective data: The optical storage medium comprises tracks with a mark/space data structure, wherein the tracks comprise alternately partitioned marks and not partitioned marks. The partitioned marks are partitioned in particular in tracking direction and are partitioned in two parts, advantageously in two equal parts. The partitions are arranged advantageously such that... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC

20090028041 - Information recording medium, information recording apparatus and information recording method, and computer program: An information recording medium (100) is provided with: a recording track (GT), which is wobbled, on which information is recorded by forming a recording pit row thereon, the recording pit row is formed to be wobbled in an opposite phase to a phase of the wobbling of the recording track.... Agent: Young & Thompson

  
01/22/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090022015 - Media playable with selectable performers: A media processor and method of customizing a media composition enables a user to compile a customized media file with selectable tracks. Each of the selectable tracks includes a recording of a performer performing a part of a particular composition, such as an instrument or vocal part in a musical... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, Pc

20090022016 - Recording medium having a substrate containing microscopic pattern of parallel groove and land sections and recording/reproducing equipment therefor: An information recording medium 1 at least comprises a substrate 13 having a microscopic pattern 20, which is constituted by a shape of continuous substance of approximately parallel grooves formed with a groove section G and a land section L alternately, a recording layer 12 formed on the microscopic pattern... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090022017 - Recording medium having a substrate containing microscopic pattern of parallel groove and land sections and recording/reproducing equipment therefor: An information recording medium 1 at least comprises a substrate 13 having a microscopic pattern 20, which is constituted by a shape of continuous substance of approximately parallel grooves formed with a groove section G and a land section L alternately, a recording layer 12 formed on the microscopic pattern... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20090022018 - Focusing control method for label side of lightscribe discs: A focusing control method on a light-scribed disc firstly focuses a base voltage on a label side. Light summed signals are detected and recorded. The biggest light summed signal is determined, and subtracts the light summed signal of each spoke to form an error signal. The error signal is multiplied... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090022019 - Drive device: A drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section performs a process including: determining whether or not replacement management information including a replacement physical address is found in the replacement management information list, the replacement physical address matching the... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.l.p. (panasonic)

20090022020 - Drive device: A drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section performs a process including: determining whether or not replacement management information including a replacement physical address is found in the replacement management information list, the replacement physical address matching the... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.l.p. (panasonic)

20090022021 - Optical disk drive: After an optical disk drive according to the present invention has been loaded with an optical disk and before the operation of recognizing the type of the given disk is finished, the drive presumes one of multiple types of candidate optical disks, from/on which data is readable and writable using... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090022022 - Cyclic memory and disc device: Provided is an orbiting memory capable of suppressing residual deviation even when a phase difference is caused between a signal to be compensated and information stored in a memory to be fed back and a disc device using the orbiting memory. The disc device includes: an adder to which a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090022023 - Rotation responsive disk activation and deactivation mechanisms: Embodiments of methods and systems for controlling access to information stored on memory or data storage devices are disclosed. In various embodiments, fluid-mediated modification of information or access to information is utilized. According to various embodiments, data storage devices designed for rotating access are described which include rotation-activated fluid control... Agent: Searete Llc Clarence T. Tegreene

20090022024 - Method and apparatus for detecting optical disk state: This disclosure concerns an optical disk state detection apparatus comprising a defect detector to which a signal read from an optical disk is imparted, the defect detector detecting a defect to supply a defect detection signal; rotation synchronous pulse generator supplying a rotation synchronous pulse in synchronization with rotation of... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090022025 - Optical disk drive: An optical disk drive recovers data in a write-once optical disk interrupted in the middle of recording operation. An optical disk drive includes a CD-R drive. When MP3 files are recorded in a CD-R, a CPU of the drive creates recovery data including file information, such as a filename, an... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, Pllc

20090022026 - Method for calibrating focus level on a light scribe disc: A method for calibrating a focus level on a light scribe disc includes driving a pick-up head with a predetermined speed in a predetermined direction to calibrate a focus level for a moving stage, detecting light summed signals along the light path of the moving stage, and finding and recording... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090022027 - Information recording apparatus and information recording method: In the information recording apparatus, by driving the light source by the pulse signal corresponding to the recording signal, the laser pulse corresponding to the recording signal is irradiated onto the recording medium. The recording signal has the mark period to form the recording mark, and the space period in... Agent: Dva/pec-ipd

20090022028 - Optical recording medium: In an optical recording method used when information is recorded in a phase-change recording layer of a large-capacity rewritable optical recording medium such as a DVD-RW, one block pulse is used as a recording pulse for forming one recording mark when a recording velocity is higher than a recording linear... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090022029 - Information recording medium, apparatus and method for recording information, and computer program: Disclosed is an information recording medium (100) comprising a first recording layer (L0 layer) which is provided with a first recording track for recording record information, and a second recording layer (L1 layer) which is provided with a second recording track for recording record information. Each recording zone (zone #n)... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090022030 - Optical information medium: An optical information medium includes a substrate and a recording layer formed on the substrate. The recording layer includes a first recording film formed of a first material that has Si as a main constituent and a second recording film that is formed of a second material that has Cu... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090022031 - Optical recording method, optical reproduction method, optical recording apparatus, and optical recording medium: The present invention provides an optical recording method including: recording information on a recording layer for holographically recording information in an optical recording medium by irradiating the optical recording medium with an information beam and a reference beam, and repetitively recording information on the recording layer while moving at least... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090022032 - Optical pickup unit and optical disk apparatus: An optical pickup unit comprises a diffraction grating that divides light into at least three luminous fluxes and condenses the three luminous fluxes to apply at least three focusing spots, independent of each other, onto a signal side of a medium. The diffraction grating is divided into at least four... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090022033 - Focus control for a medium scanning system: An optical disc device and a method are for scanning a medium via a beam of radiation while focusing the beam, in particular for scribing a visible label on a record carrier that has a label side provided with a radiation sensitive layer for creating the visible label. The device... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090022034 - Optical head device and method of adjusting characteristic of optical head device: In an optical head device having a laser light source, an output adjusting member for adjusting the output of laser light emitted from the laser light source and a frame for supporting the laser light source and the output adjusting member, the output adjusting member has an adjusting circuit board... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090022035 - Spherical aberration correction control: A controller and a control method is provided to control a spherical aberration correcting device provided in an optical pick-up head to change a spherical aberration compensate value according to different controlling states during the spherical aberration correcting device changes the spherical aberration compensate value. For the mechanical type spherical... Agent: Madson & Austin

20090022036 - Diffraction optical element, molding die for the optical element and manufacturing method thereof: A diffraction optical element is provided to reduce harmful lights and also suppress deterioration in the optical characteristics of the element. The diffraction optical element 22 is formed with a plurality of diffraction gratings 17′, 18′, 19′ and 20′. From these diffraction gratings, there are selected the diffraction gratings 18′,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090022037 - Optical pickup apparatus: An optical pickup apparatus comprising: a first objective lens; and a second objective lens arranged with the first objective lens in a radial direction of an optical disc, the first objective lens being configured to focus laser light for reproduction, which is laser light for reproducing a signal recorded in... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090022038 - Objective lens, and method of manufacturing the same and optical pickup apparatus: An objective lens formed of a synthetic resin material having characteristics of substantially not reducing transmittance of the objective lens when a first laser beam having a first wavelength passes through the objective lens, and reducing the transmittance according to an elapsed time to apply a second laser beam when... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.c.

20090022039 - Optical pickup and objective optical system for use in the same:

20090022040 - Optical pickup and optical disc apparatus using the same: An optical pickup includes first and second objective lenses; a first raising optical element that reflects an optical beam from a first direction within a plane substantially orthogonal to an optical axis of the first objective lens, thereby the optical beam being incident on the first objective lens; and a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090022041 - Recording medium, recording apparatus and method, and reproducing apparatus and method: A recording medium (100) is provided with: an element layer including a semiconductor element (110) and an emission element (130), which emits light on the basis of an instruction from the semiconductor element; and a recording layer (120) in which readable predetermined data is recorded by irradiating a light beam.... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090022042 - E-writer head: An integrated electromechanical disc drive system for creating nanoscale patterns comprises a spinning disc coated with a liquid or solid film and at least one flying integrated write head, said write head being attached to a pivoted swing arm and comprising a heating tip locally exerting heat when a current... Agent: J. Lanny Tucker, Patent Legal Staff Eastman Kodak Company

20090022043 - Shaft, hydrodynamic bearing device, spindle motor, and recording and reproducing apparatus: According to the present invention, when processing shafts in a centerless grinding machine, engagement between the shafts is prevented without rearranging the shafts, and thus outer circumferential faces of the shafts can be precisely processed. A shaft 12 is used in a hydrodynamic bearing device, and includes a cylindrical column... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.l.p.

20090022044 - Optical information recording medium and method of marking bca (burst cutting area) into the same: An optical information recording medium includes a read-only information recording portion, and a BCA (Burst Cutting Area) portion formed by laser marking. A reflective film on an information recording surface of the read-only information recording portion and a reflective film on the BCA portion are formed of the same material.... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090022045 - Information recording carrier and information reproducing apparatus for the same: Plural grooves or lands formed in an information recording carrier include at least a wobbling region and data is recorded wobblingly in this wobbling region by phase shift modulation while recorded digitally with a single or multiple waves as a channel bit.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090022046 - Information recording carrier and information reproducing apparatus for the same: Plural grooves or lands formed in an information recording carrier include at least a wobbling region and data is recorded wobblingly in this wobbling region by phase shift modulation while recorded digitally with a single or multiple waves as a channel bit.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20090022047 - Optical recording medium and method of recording visible information: u

20090022048 - Data recording write strategy optimisation: The present invention relates to determining at least one write strategy, using a write strategy model comprising first and second parameters, for recording data on a recording medium comprising, providing at least one set of randomised first parameters, (102, step 202), writing at least one test data, 104, pattern by... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

  
01/15/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090016177 - System and method for musical playlist selection in a portable audio device: A portable audio playing device implements a jukebox manager function to permit the simple generation of musical playlists and the alteration or editing of existing playlists. Data, such as MPEG-3 data or other conventional audio format data, may be readily downloaded into the system for storage in a solid state... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP/seattle

20090016178 - Actuator used with an optical pickup: p

20090016179 - Near-field optical disk apparatus and focus pull-in method: A near-field optical disk apparatus, which can perform stable focus pull-in even when overshoot occurs, and a focus pull-in method, of which the method includes: raising an actuator, and monitoring and determining whether light focused on a disk is near-field light; holding or storing a driving voltage of the actuator... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090016180 - Optical pickup apparatus: An optical pickup apparatus aiming at reduction of adverse effect on a tracking control signal and a data signal by preventing the reflected light from the adjacent layers of a multilayer disc changing to a stray light. In this optical pickup apparatus, the reflected light from the optical disc including... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090016181 - Recording device, reproduction device, host device, drive device, recording method, reproduction method, program, and information recording medium: The recording apparatus (300A) of the present invention includes a drive apparatus (320). The drive apparatus (320) includes a head section (334) for performing a recording operation or a reproduction operation for an information recording medium (100) and a drive control section (331) for controlling the head section (334). The... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (panasonic)

20090016182 - Disk drive and information processing system having the same: A disk drive and an information processing system optimizes the number of rotations of a disk. Data read from a disk and previously-read cache data are temporarily stored in buffer memory. When a total amount of cache data achieved during a given period of time T1 or an average amount... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC

20090016183 - Information recording medium, information recording device and method, and computer program: An information recording medium (100) is provided with: a first recording layer (L0 layer) having a first calibration area (103-1) in which test information for calibrating a power of laser light in recording record information can be recorded; and a second recording layer (L1 layer) having a second calibration area... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090016184 - Method for setting recording power, multilayer optical recording medium, and method for recording information: A method for setting recording power of recording light, capable of an appropriate setting for a multilayer optical recording medium. The recording power of the recording light for an information recording layer of the multilayer optical recording medium to be irradiated with, is set by: evaluating an information recording layer... Agent: Mathews, Shepherd, Mckay & Bruneau, P.A.

20090016185 - Method of setting recording setup information about optical disk, program therefor, and data recording player: There is disclosed a method of permitting recording setup information required to perform a test recording on an optical disk to be obtained from an external device as the need arises. The method comprises the steps of: measuring an evaluation index associated with recording characteristics with which data was recorded... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090016186 - Tape device: A cleaning structure for removing dust is constituted of a guiding member having a sliding surface for guiding run of a tape, and a vacuum pressure supply source for making a vacuum pressure effect on a suction space provided inside the guiding member and so on. At the sliding surface... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090016188 - Multi-layer information recording medium, information recording/reproducing device and multi-layer information recording medium manufacturing method: By assuring lower compatibility with information recording media already on the market or of known formats, information is recorded/reproduced on/from a multi-layer information recording medium of a new format using an information recording/reproducing device already widely in use. The multi-layer information recording medium includes a plurality of layered information planes... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090016187 - Secure optical information disc having a minimized metal layer: A secure optical data disc comprising an electronic article surveillance tag embedded within a layered disc structure comprising first and second substrates is disclosed. The tag is placed within a non-readable zone (i.e., one that does not have data tracks) of the secure disc. To improve signal quality of the... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd

20090016189 - Recording/reproducing apparatus, method of reproducing data, and servo controlling method: An apparatus for recording/reproducing data using holography technology and a method of reproducing data using the same are disclosed. The recording/reproducing apparatus includes an optical path adjuster which adjusts the path of light emitted from a light source and irradiates the light to a predetermined position of a recording medium,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090016190 - Method and system for function-specific time-configurable replication of data: The system and method of the invention provides for function-specific replication of digital data, such as files or objects, with a configurable time delay for each function to be replicated. The system includes a source storage system from which digital data is to be replicated, a destination storage system(s) to... Agent: Moetteli & Associates Sarl

20090016191 - Optical head device: It is provided an optical head device which includes: a light source; an objective lens, configured to converge light emitted from the light source to an information recording surface of an optical disk; a beam splitter, configured to deflect returned light reflected by the optical disk into an optical path... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090016192 - Radial position registration for non-data side of optical disc: The invention provides reference patterns marked on a non-data side of an optical disc. When the optical disc, according to the invention, is installed within an optical information recording apparatus, the reference patterns enable an optical pick-up unit of the optical information recording apparatus to register at at least one... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090016193 - Optical pickup apparatus: A light blocking unit includes a plate-like member which is different from a housing member, and a light blocking portion formed on the plate-like member, for blocking light. A light detector has a light receiving portion for receiving light which is partitioned into four divided regions, by a Y-axis-wise parting... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090016194 - Optical pickup device: An optical pickup device includes a first light source emitting first light with a first wavelength, a second light source emitting second light with a second wavelength, a third light source emitting third light with a third wavelength, an objective lens having a step structure, the objective lens being disposed... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090016195 - Optical pickup apparatus, recording/reproducing apparatus provided with the optical pickup apparatus, optical element, and information recording/reproducing method: An optical pickup apparatus for reproducing information from an optical information recording medium or for recording information onto an optical information recording medium, is provided with a first light source for emitting first light flux having a first wavelength; a second light source for emitting second light flux having a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090016196 - Optical disc device and method for controlling optical disc device: An optical disk device of the present application includes: a turntable 30 including plural induction grooves 31a to 31h as concave portions radially extending from vicinity of a center of the turntable 30 and having open portions in an outer periphery of the turntable 30 and plural through-holes 32a to... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090016199 - Optical element and producing method: An optical element includes: an element body including a resin containing a polymer having an alicyclic structure. The optical element is treated by one of heat treatment and wet-heat treatment for 15 hours or longer at a temperature lower by 10C.° to 30C.° than a glass transition temperature of the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090016198 - Optical head device and optical recording and reproducing apparatus: An optical head device and an optical recording and reproducing apparatus using this optical head device, which can record information and reproduce the recorded information at any of optical recording media, such as a next generation optical recording medium, in which the wavelength of the light source is made to... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.

20090016197 - Optical pickup and optical disk device: An optical pickup includes: a plurality of object lenses mounted in a central portion; a lens holder having tracking and focusing coils distributed between two side portions; a fixed base having a plurality of magnets paired with the tracking and focusing coils and a plurality of stand-up mirrors each facing... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090016200 - Method of manufacturing pin photodiode: The objective of this invention is to provide a type of photodiode and the method of manufacturing the photodiode characterized by the fact that it has a higher photoelectric conversion efficiency (sensitivity) than that in the prior art. PIN photodiode 100 has a p-type silicon substrate, p-type silicon layer 112,... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090016201 - Optical device: In an optical disc device 1 in which a laser diode is driven by a high frequency modulation method, optical feedback is returned to the laser diode at a timing at which the phase of the injected carrier density is within one of the following ranges: (1) equal to or... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090016202 - Method of producing a photoelectric transducer and optical pick up: A photoelectric transducer comprises a board, which carries at least an optical sensor on one face, and a spacer defining a recess that houses the optical sensor. The recess is at least partly filled with an optical glue. To mount the transducer in an optical pick up for an optical... Agent: Joseph J Laks Thomson Licensing Inc

20090016203 - Information recording medium, and data reproduction device: The information recording medium is an information recording medium on which a stream, having plural access units and which includes at least one of image and audio, is recorded, wherein: each of the access units has: a first packet which includes basic data; and a second packet which includes extension... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090016204 - Thin optical disc having remote reading capability: In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, a thin optical disc having remote reading capability is provided. In accordance with a particular embodiment of the present invention, the optical disc includes a central clamping area that defines a central aperture operable to be engaged by a spindle mechanism... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090016205 - Optical recording medium and method for reproducing information from optical recording medium: An optical recording medium includes a substrate, a first dielectric layer, a recording layer, a second dielectric layer, a super-resolution layer, and a third dielectric layer, which are provided in that order. The super-resolution layer is formed of a material configured such that voids are generated when the material is... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090016206 - Optical disk and optical disk apparatus: There is provided an optical disk which adopts a PRML (Partial Response and Maximum Likelihood) method for reproduction of recorded information and whose shortest pit has a conical shape without a bottom surface. If the PRML method is adopted, since it is not necessary to assure a large amplitude of... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090016207 - Recording device with a porous heat barrier: e

20090016208 - Storage medium comprising a security feature and method for producing a storage medium comprising a security feature: The invention relates to a storage medium comprising a security feature, having a substrate (1, 4, 10), at least one functional layer (2, 5, 11), at least one feature which is written into the functional layer (2, 5, 11) and is visible when reflected and at least one feature which... Agent: Norris, Mclaughlin & Marcus

20090016209 - Polyester film, process for producing the same and use thereof: The present invention relates to a polyester film produced by melt-extruding a polyester composed of a dicarboxylic acid unit and a diol unit, wherein 1 to 80 mol % of the diol unit is a unit containing a cyclic acetal skeleton, and the polyester film has an in-plane retardation of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

  
01/08/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090010112 - Recording medium playback device: Provided is a recording medium playback device intended to achieve a reduction in power consumption by stopping disk rotation during a period in which no content data is being read, while improving playability and responsiveness to external key inputs or the like. A system control section 106 instructs a servo... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20090010113 - Optical pickup and optical pickup aberration correcting method: An optical pickup includes: a spherical aberration correcting portion for correcting spherical aberration by adjusting a convergence/divergence state of laser light emitted from a light source; a reflecting portion having: a first surface that chooses whether or not to pass laser light emitted from the spherical aberration correcting portion according... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090010114 - Optical data access apparatus and method thereof: A method for controlling an OPU and an optical data access apparatus are provided. A signal generator is configured to generate a servo signal in response to data access. A comparator is configured to compare a threshold level and the servo signal, and generate a control level if a level... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC

20090010117 - Optical disk manufacturing method and device, optical disk, and reproduction method thereof: Optical discs are adapted to be used with a light beam having a wavelength of 405 nm for recording or reproducing data. Error correcting blocks for recording BMID including copy protection key information are defined on optical discs (1) dedicated to data reproduction. A data string of BMID to be... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090010118 - Optical disk unit: An optical disc drive includes: an optical branching element for splitting light from a light source into main and sub-beams; a condenser element for condensing the main and sub-beams; a photodetector section including photodetectors to receive reflected portions of the main and sub-beams, each photodetector having photosensitive areas, each of... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090010119 - Optical disk apparatus: An optical disk apparatus according to the present invention includes: a rotation driving section on which an optical disk is to be mounted and which drives the optical disk so as to be rotated; a light source; an objective lens for converging light from the light source onto an optical... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090010120 - System and method for dynamic buffer management by monitoring data buffering status: An optical storage system, for dynamically controlling the rate of recording data to an optical medium includes: a buffer, for buffering data to be recorded to the optical medium; a data recording block, coupled to the buffer and the optical medium, for recording data from the buffer to the optical... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090010116 - Information recording apparatus, information processing method, and computer program: In the present invention, there is provided an information recording apparatus for recording information to an optical disk including: a data recording section configured to record data while changing laser power levels successively; a data reproduction section; and an optimum recording power calculation section configured to calculate an optimum recording... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20090010115 - Optical-disk recording medium, playing apparatus and method for same, and recording apparatus and method for same: In an optical disk, a substrate has main data recorded in the form of a combination of pits and lands on one side thereof, and at least a reflective layer and cover layer are stacked on the substrate to cover the pits and lands on the substrate. To the optical... Agent: Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP

20090010122 - Aberration detector and optical pickup with same: The first polarizing hologram element (2) is divided into a first area (2a) allowing a first light beam to pass through and a second area (2b) and a third area (2c) which allow a second light beam not including the optical axis of the original light beam to pass through.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090010123 - Data recording/reproduction method and data recording/reproduction apparatus: A data recording/reproduction method for performing a data recording/reproduction process on a flexible optical disk by rotating the flexible optical disk while controlling an axial runout of the flexible optical disk with a stabilizing member that applies an aerodynamic force to the flexible optical disk, and irradiating an optical beam... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090010124 - Method and an apparatus for recording information, and an information recording medium: In a method for recording information on an information recording medium having a data recording area for storing user data and a test area used for test recording by a recording apparatus, it is detected whether the test area is unusable when executing the test recording. The test recording is... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090010125 - Method and apparatus for managing disc defects using updateable dma, and disc thereof: A disc defect management method and apparatus using a defect management area that can be updated, and a write once disc incorporating the method. A data area is disposed between a lead-in area and a lead-out area. The disc includes a defect management area (DMA) that is present in at... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090010126 - Optical disk apparatus, control method of optical disk apparatus, and integrated circuit: A disk motor which rotationally drives an optical disk; a rotational phase detector which detects a rotational phase thereof; an optical head having a collecting lens which collects an optical bean; a light detector and an LE signal generator which detect a position of the collecting lens in the optical... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090010121 - Information processing device, access device, recording medium, information processing method, and information processing program: An information processing device (225) is a device for processing specific information recorded to a recording medium (100), and has a characteristic identification unit (204) and a processing unit (226). The characteristic identification unit (204) identifies the reflection characteristic of the recording medium (100). The processing unit (226) processes the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090010127 - Optical disc with a theft deterrent coating: An optical disc used for storing content includes a theft control area selected to render the disc unreadable. The disc must be exposed to radiation of a specific wavelength before it can be read by a regular device. The theft control area may include an area that contains data that... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090010128 - Disc identification apparatus, disc insertion-ejection device, and disc device: A disc identification device, a disc insertion-ejection device and a disc device which can positively prevent two discs from being inserted into the apparatus. There is provided a disc thickness detection unit for electrically detecting a thickness of the discs inserted into an apparatus of the disc device, and there... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090010129 - Optical disc judgment method and optical disc device: An optical disk apparatus according to the present invention is an optical disk apparatus for performing at least one of: recording data to a plurality of types of optical disks including a recordable optical disk and a read-only optical disk which are produced according to the BD specifications; and reproducing... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090010130 - Optical disk drive and method of controlling the same: An area unused for recording the information is detected in an information recording layer that is the layer jump destination of an optical disk having a plurality of information recording layers. In the current information recording layer, a laser beam is temporarily moved to a position corresponding to the area... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090010131 - Assembly comprising a component provided with a sensitive part, which component is connected to a base, as well as an optical player comprising such an assembly: Assembly (1) and optical player comprising such an assembly. The assembly is provided with a component (4) provided with a sensitive element (6), which component (4) is connected to a base (3). The base (3) comprises an elongated support surface (5) supporting the component (4), such that the component (4)... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090010132 - Highly adaptive recording method and optical recording apparatus: An optical disk recording method includes the steps of: providing a multi-pulse chain from a recording wave; independently changing the pulse rise timing and pulse fall timing (pulse width) of the first pulse in the multi-pulse chain in accordance with a preceding space length and a recording mark length; changing... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090010134 - Holographic storage medium with integrated phase mask: According to the invention, the holographic storage medium has a phase mask layer on top of a holographic storage layer, wherein the phase mask layer has one or more phase pattern areas for coupling-in a reference beam and imprinting a phase pattern on the reference beam, and one or more... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC

20090010133 - Recording medium using reference pattern, recording/reproducing method of the same and apparatus thereof: A recording medium, a recording/reproducing method of the same and an apparatus therefor, by which data of high volume can be recorded/reproduced. The present invention includes the steps of inserting a reference pattern including a multiple divided areas in a data image and recording the data image in the recording... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090010135 - Optical information recording medium, and recording method and manufacturing method thereof: The optical information-recording medium includes a diamond-like carbon (DLC) layer (2) deposited on a substrate (1), in which information is recorded on the optical information-recording medium by irradiating recording spot regions selected from a plurality of recording spot regions with an energy beam (5) to increase the refractive index of... Agent: Venable LLP

20090010136 - Beam shaper for an optical storage system: e

20090010142 - Complex objective lens, optical head, optical information apparatus, computer, optical disk player, car navigation system, optical disk recorder, and optical disk server: A complex objective lens composed of a hologram and an objective lens, capable of realizing stable and high-precision compatible reproducing/recording of a BD with a base thickness of about 0.1 mm for a blue light beam (wavelength λ1) and a DVD with a base thickness of about 0.6 mm for... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.

20090010140 - Image pickup apparatus: An image pickup apparatus having a lens unit configured to include a plurality of lenses and a variable aperture mechanism capable of varying an aperture opening diameter, the image pickup apparatus including: in the lens unit, a variable aperture unit configured by integrating the variable aperture mechanism and the single... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090010137 - Optical disc drive and optical information system: The type of a disc is determined by detecting focus error signals and the amount of returned light while emitting light with a wavelength such as infrared light which maximizes the focal length and moving an objective lens in the direction of an optical axis. If the S shape and... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090010139 - Optical pickup: e

20090010141 - Optical pickup apparatus and objective lens: An optical pickup apparatus is provided for recording and/or reproducing information on an optical disc including at least one reference layer and at least one recording layer in which information can be recorded at recording positions each located at a different distance from an optical disc surface. The optical pickup... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090010138 - Optical pickup device: An optical pickup device to provide a stable operation in both low-speed and high-speed modes by controlling a change in natural frequency, the optical pickup device including: a lens holder to support an objective lens; a supporting unit spaced apart from the lens holder; and a plurality of suspension members... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP

20090010143 - Power control system and method of optical disk drive: The present invention provides an over drive power control system and a method which are capable of generating an optimized output power of the optical disk drive under a variation of operational environment. According to this invention, a photo detecting unit detects current laser power and generates a power feedback... Agent: Madson & Austin

20090010144 - Transducer assembly and data storage apparatus including the transducer assembly: An apparatus includes a storage medium, a transducer including an electrode positioned along an axis and having a curved end positioned adjacent to the storage medium, a wear-resistant coating surrounding the electrode, and an actuator for providing relative movement between the storage medium and the transducer.... Agent: Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

20090010145 - Optical record carrier: The present invention relates to an optical record carrier. The optical record carrier has a plurality of tracks disposed substantially spirally and substantially concentrically, each track being adapted for recording and/or reproducing optically readable effects positioned substantially in a groove. In a first aspect, the plurality of tracks are arranged... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090010146 - Optical disk drive for scanning an optical disk carrying a groove with a wobble: An optical disk drive for scanning an optical disk having a wobbled groove and a land portion separating adjacent parts of the groove. The optical disk drive has a beam generator for generating a read beam and directing the read beam to the optical disk, a sensor for sensing a... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090010147 - Optical disk and molding die apparatus: A stamper is mounted to a surface of at least one of a stationary-side die and a movable-side die. A transfer surface of the stamper is positioned substantially flush with a first surface of an inner peripheral holding member for holding the stamper near an inner periphery thereof which first... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

  
01/01/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office

20090003143 - Recording medium, recording/reproduction apparatus and replay apparatus: A recording medium that technically makes it not only impossible to infringe copyrights but possible for a buyer who properly bought contents to personally freely reproduce and enjoy the contents. A recording medium comprises a first recording region (3) where the contents encrypted by a contents key are recorded in... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090003144 - Method and system for error checking in a bit-patterned media: A disc drive system provides increased reliability by detecting and correcting errors associated with bit-patterned media. Write synchronization errors associated with bit-patterned media are addressed by including data storage for temporarily storing data that is being written to the disc drive. The data is read from both the disc drive... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20090003145 - Automatic disc eject device for a disc-loading tray of an optical disc drive: An automatic disc eject device for a disc-loading tray of an optical disc drive comprises: a disc-loading frame, a movable disc-loading piece and a pivot. The movable disc-loading piece is connected to the disc-loading frame by a pivot to form a disc-loading tray. When ejecting the disc, the movable disc-loading... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20090003146 - Servo gain adjustment based on bias force error: Apparatus and related methods are described for adjusting servo gain. In an exemplary apparatus, a circuit determines a bias force error that occurs between an estimated bias force and an actual bias force on an actuator during movement by a servo motor. The circuit adjusts a servo gain in response... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20090003147 - Apparatus comprising a pickup providing three beams for reading data from or writing data to an optical storage medium, and respective optical storage medium: The apparatus comprises a pickup with a laser, a detector unit and an objective lens for reading data from or writing data to a Super-RENS optical storage medium having a track pitch below the optical resolution limit, the pickup generating a main beam for reading and/or writing of data and... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC

20090003148 - Information recording system and an information recording method: An information recording system for recording information on an optical disc using a reference clock signal generated based on a push-pull signal including a wobble frequency component, the system includes an amplitude obtaining unit for obtaining an amplitude value of the push-pull signal, a threshold calculation unit for calculating a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090003149 - Apparatus and method for calibrating focus balance in an optical disk drive: The present invention is to provide an apparatus and method for calibrating focus balance in an optical disk drive. A focus servo unit controls a pick-up head to focus and read a mark for generating an RF signal. A jitter generator separates a jitter signal from the RF signal to... Agent: G. Link Co., Ltd.

20090003150 - Method for calibrating focus balance of optical disk drive: A method for calibrating focus balance of an optical disk drive includes the steps of: zeroing a reference value; presetting a variable and a direction for calibrating the focus balance; generating a new C1C2 signal according to the preset variable for calibrating the focus balance; determining whether the value of... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090003151 - System and method for controlling a tracking servo during label printing: A visible light characteristic changing layer formed from photosensitive or heat-sensitive material is formed in a location which can be viewed from a part of a label surface of an optical disk. The optical disk is set on a turntable of an optical disk unit while the label surface of... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090003152 - Optical disc apparatus, controller of optical disc apparatus, and control method of optical disc apparatus: According to one embodiment, an optical disc apparatus, includes an offset addition section configured to add an offset amount to the electric signal output from each of a photo receiving elements in accordance with a first signal, a gain variable section configured to adjust a gain amount of each offset... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090003153 - Optical information recording device, optical information recording method, optical information reproduction device and optical information reproduction method: An optical information recording device includes: a section that acquires recording information that should be recorded on an optical information recording medium on which information are recorded by forming a recording mark at a position where an optical beam is focused on and from which the information are reproduced based... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090003154 - Information recording/reproducing apparatus: In a recording apparatus for a file system conforming to UDF 2.6, performance is improved when a MetaData file (MD) representing management information and its MetaDataMirror file (MDM) are recorded. The MDM file is not recorded before finalization is executed and when finalizing, a copy of the latest MD file... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090003156 - Information recording apparatus, information recording control method, and information recording control program: A system control unit 113 monitors whether a data amount of image-forming data temporarily stored in a buffer memory 109 is lacking, and determines whether the recording of image on a label surface of the optical disc 10 should be temporarily stopped. In a case where it is determined that... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090003157 - Information recording medium, and information reproducing apparatus and method: An information recording medium includes a reproduction-dedicated area (160) where first recording information (60-1, etc.) is recorded in such a manner that its reproduction will not be disabled when it is reproduced, and a number-of-reproductions limit area (150) where second recording information (50-1, etc.) is recorded in such a manner... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090003159 - Optical disk apparatus and optical disk recording method: According to one embodiment, there is provided an optical disk apparatus including a recording unit which irradiates an optical disk with a laser beam to record information in a first format and a second format, a generation unit which generates warning information to an optical disk apparatus capable of performing... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090003158 - Writing method for optical disk drive: A writing method for an optical disk drive includes the following steps. First, a write command and to-be-written data are received from a host. Next, a speed down flag is checked. If the speed down flag is true, a writing speed is decreased; or otherwise the to-be-written data is written... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090003160 - Information recording apparatus and information recording method: An information recording apparatus such as an optical disc that can avoid an unrecordable condition between a power-on operation and an available state for recording thereby to solve a problem that an image taking chance is missed in a recording step, wherein its constitution is such that: receiving a command... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090003161 - Method for determining the rotation frequency of an optical recording medium:

20090003155 - Optical information recording device, optical pickup, optical information recording method and optical information recording medium: An optical information recording device, which emits a first beam to one side of an optical information recording medium and a second beam to the other side and forms a recording mark or a hologram by putting together the first and second beams, includes: a section that collects and emits... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090003162 - Recording apparatus, recording/reproducing system, and recording method: A recording apparatus includes: a first area generating unit generating, in a storage medium, a first recording area to which first stream data is recorded; a second area generating unit generating, in the storage medium, a second recording area to which second stream data different from the first stream data... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090003164 - Fast disc recognition by elimination of calibrations: A method and a device for fast disc recognition for use in read/write performances when an optical disc is connected to an optical drive, including the provision of a set S of parameters for safe data transfer between the drive and the disc, the direct calibration during a disc recognition... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090003165 - Method and apparatus for generating synchronous clock for write operation in a disk drive: According to one embodiment, a disk drive configured to write data to a disk being rotated by a spindle motor has a synchronous clock generator that generates a synchronous clock to use during the write operation. The synchronous clock generator inputs the rotational acceleration of the spindle motor, as feed-forward... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090003166 - Optical disk reproduction apparatus and optical disk reproducing method: According to one embodiment, a reproduction apparatus includes an execution unit configured to execute an advanced application, a detection unit configured to detect a series of keys which are operated by a user while the advanced application is executed, a recording unit configured to record key macro information formed of... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090003167 - Tracking error signal detection device and optical disc apparatus: A tracking error signal detection device employing a differential phase detection method includes first and second differentiators which remove direct current components in first and second signal groups in which a phase difference between the first and second signal groups changes in accordance with a tracking error signal, and which... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090003169 - Optical disc apparatus, optical disc apparatus controller and defect detection method: According to one embodiment, An optical disc apparatus includes a decoder including branchmetric calculation section configured to calculate a branchmetric for the signal generated by executing a predetermined process on read signal obtained from a optical disc, pathmetric selection section configured to select a maximum likelihood pathmetric according to the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090003168 - Optical disc device: Means (101a) for evaluating positional control deviation and means (102a) for outputting a corrective signal, this being a set of signals with kick and brake functions, to an actuator (10) on the basis of the evaluation result are provided. Although control deviation may increase due to external shock or vibration... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090003163 - Optical disk drive for writing a re-writable optical disk and method thereof: An optical disk drive of recording a re-writable optical disk and the method thereof. First, an optimum power is determined. A gain of a SBAD (Sub Beam Adder) signal is adjusted for generating an calibrated SBAD signal such that the calibrated SBAD signal maintains at the same level during a... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20090003170 - Disklike recording media, a method for detecting forged disks, an anti-forgery system for performing a true-false judgement based on information collected from the recording media, and a manufacturing apparatus for recording information in the disks: A recording medium includes first information selected from a plurality of information patterns and second information selected from another plurality of information patterns for the true-false judgement. A true-false judging device performs a statistic analysis when any coincidence is found between the readout combination of the first and second information... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20090003171 - Method and device for reading data: The present invention relates to a method of reading data from a record carrier, the method comprising the steps of: obtaining a readout signal by radiating the record carrier in a first mode and a second mode of operation of a light source, computing a quality factor of the readout... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090003172 - Playback device, recording device, disc medium, and method: e

20090003175 - Information recording apparatus and method, and computer program for recording control: An information recording apparatus (300) is provided with: a first recording device (302 etc.) for recording the first information into a first area of the first layer; a second recording device (302 etc.) for recording the second information into a predetermined area of the second layer; and a controlling device... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090003176 - Information recording apparatus, information reproducing apparatus, information recording method, information reproducing method, and optical information recording medium: An information recording apparatus for recording information on a multi-layered optical information recording medium having a recording material, which has light reaction property and which changes quality due to heat generated by an irradiated light, and having an altered layer in which the recording material is already altered and a... Agent: The Clorox Company

20090003177 - Information recording apparatus, information reproducing apparatus, information recording method, information reproducing method, and optical information recording medium: An information recording apparatus for recording information on a multi-layered optical information recording medium having a recording material, which changes quality according to light intensity of an irradiated light, and having an altered layer in which the recording material is already altered and a non-altered layer in which the recording... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090003174 - Information recording medium and method of manufacturing the same: An information recording medium with high recording sensitivity, superior repeat overwriting capability and favorable signal storage stability during information recording is offered. For this purpose, information recording medium 15 comprising one or more information layers 16 that include a phase-change recording layer 104, wherein at least one of the information... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090003173 - Recording medium and method and apparatus for recording data on the same: AV stream files and original management files are initially recorded in a first data recordable area of an optical disc. After the recordation of the original management files in the first data recordable area, at least one backup management file is recorded in a second recordable area of the disc.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090003178 - File-based recordable disc playback apparatus and file-based recordable disc playback method: A file-based recordable disc playback apparatus includes a signal decrypting means 4 for decrypting a signal read from a recordable disc 1, a subcode analyzing means 5 for extracting subcode data from the decrypted signal, and for analyzing the subcode data, a decoding means 6 for decoding the decrypted signal,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090003179 - Directory hologram forming an anchor location of a pattern of stored holograms: A method writes at least a group of holograms in a predetermined pattern in the holographic storage medium, and writes a directory hologram which relates to the holograms of the group to form an anchor location of the predetermined pattern. Further, a directory comprising the directory hologram is stored in... Agent: John H. Holcombe IBM Corporation,IPLaw Dept.

20090003181 - Hologram recording medium, hologram recorder/reproducer, hologram recording method, and hologram reproducing method: A hologram recording medium (B) includes a recording region (Ba) where a condensation spot (sp) is formed upon being irradiated with an information beam (I) and a reference beam (R) under the interference thereof. A hologram is recorded on each condensation spot (sp). The recording region (Ba) includes a diffraction... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090003180 - Holographic recording apparatus, holographic reproducing apparatus, holographic recording method and holographic reproducing method: A holographic recording apparatus is provided and includes: a signal light generation section that generates signal light modulated according to digital data; a reference light generation section that generates reference light modulated by means of a pixel pitch; a adding section that adds, in proximity to a light-convergence position where... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20090003182 - Optical disc apparatus with optical head unit: According to one embodiment, an APC photodetector accepts a light beam branched from a light beam toward a recording medium by a branching mirror and detects intensity of a light beam supplied from a light source, a light quantity adjusting element adjusts the intensity of the light beam, and the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090003184 - Method of moving tracks, method and apparatus of recording and/or playback: A recording and/or playback apparatus and method and a method of moving tracks, and more particularly, an apparatus and method for efficiently seeking a track and recording and/or playback data on/from a recording medium, are disclosed. The method of moving tracks includes changing a gap between a lens part and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090003183 - Optical pickup, optical information recording device, optical information recording method, optical information reproduction device, optical information reproduction method and optical information recording medium: An optical pickup includes: an objective lens that collects a first beam and a second beam and emits the first and second beam toward an optical information recording medium on which information can be recorded as a recording mark as a result of being exposed to the first beam; a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090003185 - Optical disc apparatus and optical disc apparatus control method: According to one embodiment, an optical disc apparatus includes a laser diode configured to irradiate a laser beam onto an optical disc, a laser drive circuit configured to supply the laser diode with a laser drive current superposed with a high frequency electric current according to defined conditions of the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090003186 - Probe, recording apparatus, reproducing apparatus, and recording/reproducing apparatus: A probe (100) is provided with: a head portion (130) including a projection (110) with its tip facing a medium (20); a return electrode (150) for returning thereto an electric field applied from the projection; a first wire (120a) extending in predetermined one direction so as to be connected to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090003187 - Storage device and method for operating a storage device: A method of operating a storage device includes storing data in the form of marks in a storage medium; scanning the storage medium with at least one probe operating in a scanning mode; and utilizing a control unit to provide a pulsed reading signal for data detecting in the scanning... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - IBM Arc Division

20090003189 - Probe for scanning over a substrate and a data storage device: A method of scanning over a substrate includes implementing a write mode of the substrate by scanning a probe across a substrate, the probe having a spring cantilever probe mechanically fixed to a probe holding structure, a tip with a nanoscale apex, and an actuator for lateral positioning of the... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - IBM Arc Division

20090003188 - Probe for scanning over a substrate and data storage device: A data storage device comprises a storage medium for storing data in the form of marks and at least one probe for scanning the storage medium. The storage medium may be comprised in a substrate. The probe comprises a cantilever that comprises terminals serving as electrical contacts an being during... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - IBM Arc Division

20090003190 - Disklike recording media, a method for detecting forged disks, an anti-forgery system for performing a true-false judgement based on information collected from the recording media, and a manufacturing apparatus for recording information in the disks: A recording medium includes first information selected from a plurality of information patterns and second information selected from another plurality of information patterns for the true-false judgement. A true-false judging device performs a statistic analysis when any coincidence is found between the readout combination of the first and second information... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20090003191 - Common mode noise filter: A common mode noise filter includes a nonmagnetic layer, first and second magnetic layers sandwiching the nonmagnetic layer between the magnetic layers and contacting the nonmagnetic layer, a plane coil provided between the first and second magnetic layers and contacting the nonmagnetic layer, and an external electrode connected electrically with... Agent: Ratnerprestia

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