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Dynamic information storage or retrieval June invention type 06/09

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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090161498 - Suspension arm actuator for a scanning device: The invention relates to a suspension arm comprising a suspension arm designed as a two-arm lever, said suspension arm mounted to a support such that it can be pivoted between the lever arms about an axis extending perpendicularly to said suspension arm. One of the lever arms supports on its... Agent: Joseph J. Laks, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20090161499 - Near-field optical head, near-field optical head device, near-field optical information device and near-field optical information system: A conventional near-field optical head cannot be miniaturized because a scattering body generating a near field and an optical head exist individually. A near-field optical head capable of being significantly miniaturized is constituted by a near-field optical probe slider formed by holding, on a slider, a semiconductor laser, a heat... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090161500 - Storage apparatus and method for storing data: A storage apparatus includes: a storage device that stores data on a storage medium being configured with a storage area on which the data having a plurality of partial areas is repetitively overwritten; and a management unit that operates to: generate management information for managing the data based on a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090161501 - Focus control method and optical disc apparatus: According to one embodiment, when a focus servo goes off and the distance between an objective lens and a recording layer of an optical disc does not coincide with a focal length of the objective lens, a control voltage or current corresponding to an optical disc wobble stored in a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090161502 - Information recording medium and method for manufacturing the same, and optical information recording/reproducing device: An information recording medium of the present invention is an information recording medium characterized by and including a substrate; and a recording unit capable of recording three-dimensionally a recording pit on the substrate; in which the recording unit has n number of recording layers (n is an integer equal to... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090161503 - Method and optical drive for detecting a header region on an optical carrier: The present invention relates to a method of detecting a header region for a writeable optical carrier. The method initially obtains a data signal (RF) from the optical carrier, and performs a low pass filtering the data signal (RF) for a pre-determined time constant. Subsequently, there is performed a comparison... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090161504 - Optical disc drive device and tilt correction device: An optical disc drive device has an FE signal generator which generates a focus error signal, a TE signal generator which generates a tracking error signal, a return beam detector which detects a return beam reflected by an optical disc after irradiated by an optical pickup to generate a return... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090161505 - Information recording apparatus and method, information reproducing apparatus and method, and computer program: An information recording apparatus (1) is provided with: a first judging device (191) for judging whether or not a tracking error signal is greater than or equal to a first threshold value; a detecting device (192) for detecting, as a detection angle, a rotation angle of an information recording medium... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090161508 - Information recording medium, information recording apparatus and method, information reproducing apparatus and method, and computer program: An information recording medium is provided with: a recording layer (L0 layer, L1 layer) having one or a plurality of predetermined recording areas (CDZ, 101 and the like) in which record data including buffer data in a finalizing process can be recorded; and a management area (CDZ) in which the... Agent: Benoit Castel Young & Thompson

20090161509 - Optical disc discriminating device, reproducing device, optical disc discriminating method, optical disc discriminating program and recording medium: [Means for Solving Problems] At the time of discriminating CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc, a laser beam is applied from a laser diode for CD to an optical disc to be discriminated, a focus error signal level and an AS signal level are measured from the reflecting light, and discrimination... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090161507 - Infromation recording/reproducing apparatus: Provided is an information recording/reproducing apparatus which suppresses consumption of a battery and prevents wasteful power consumption in the case of failing in recording and dubbing operations, including a signal processor which processes video or audio elementary stream supplied from the outside; an encoding unit which compresses information generated by... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090161506 - Optical disc apparatus and method for controlling overwrite power: An optical disc apparatus capable of improving an overwrite performance for performing an overwrite operation on a re-writable type optical disc. The apparatus includes a calculating section which calculates out a recording power at the time of previously performing recording in a recording area of the optical disc, and a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090161510 - Recording method of optical disc drive: The invention is to provide a recording method of an optical disc drive, which first calibrates the write power with minimum recording speed, adjusts write powers for higher speeds, searches a blank area in a lead-out area of a disc to record with write powers for all speeds, read signals,... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090161512 - Method for accessing defect management data: A method for accessing defect management data includes reading the required data block in an optical disc when an optical disc drive receives a command, storing data in a first buffer area, caching the required defect management data from a data cache area; otherwise, reading the required defect management data... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090161511 - Optical disc discriminating method and optical disc apparatus: A detection signal is asserted when a surface of an optical disc or an information recording layer is detected. An asserting (masking) time interval of the detection signal is set such that the number of times of asserting the detection signal becomes at most two times when a focal position... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20090161513 - Image processing apparatus and data erasing method: An image processing apparatus and data erasing method make it possible to unrecoverably erase encrypted data recorded in an auxiliary storage device at high speed while reducing the load put on the CPU. Upon reception of a data erase request from a data utilizing process, the data requested to be... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090161514 - Information recording apparatus, information reading apparatus and computer readable medium: An information recording apparatus includes an information obtaining unit, a sign arrangement generating unit, a sign arrangement recording unit. The information obtaining unit obtains information to be recorded on a recording medium. The sign arrangement generating unit, based on information to be obtained by the information obtaining unit, generates an... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090161515 - Optical disc apparatus and optical disc discriminating method: An optical disc apparatus capable of discriminating swiftly and accurately a dual disc from other discs and an optical disc discriminating method, wherein the optical disc apparatus irradiates laser beams having a different wavelength onto the optical disc, detects the reflected light obtained by the irradiation of the laser beams... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090161518 - Holographic recording medium and pickup for this medium: A holographic recording medium with an improved servo structure is presented. The holographic recording medium has a hologram layer for storing holograms and a servo layer for positioning a light beam for reading and/or recording of a hologram relative to the holographic recording medium. The servo layer is an essentially... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

20090161516 - Methacrylate-bound photoismerizable chromophore, methods for its synthesis and of its intermediates: The invention discloses novel dicyanostilbene derivatives bound to a methacrylic moiety that can serve as an active chromophore in a 3-dimensional optical memory, processes for its synthesis and its intermediates.... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw

20090161517 - Optical imaging device and optical sensor thereof: An optical imaging device and an optical sensor thereof are described. The optical sensor is used for sensing a signal light. The optical sensor includes a plurality of photosensitive pixels and at least one absorption wall. The absorption wall is disposed between the photosensitive pixels, and a top of the... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090161519 - Optical information recording apparatus and method: An optical information recording apparatus includes a light source that emits an irradiation beam; a spatial light modulator that converts the irradiation beam to an information beam, the information beam having a two-dimensional modulation pattern that carries information and is formed with a plurality of first regions in which each... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20090161520 - Optical arrangement: An optical system is described for scanning optical record carriers of different types. The optical system includes a compensator having a number of optical elements (NPS1, NPS2). The optical elements (NPS1, NPS2) are non-periodic phase structures (NPS) having annular areas separated by steps, forming a non-periodic pattern of optical paths... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090161521 - Filter for optical recording medium, method for producing the same, optical recording medium, and recording and reproducing method therefor: There is provided a filter for an optical recording medium, including: a plurality of high refractive index layers, and a plurality of low refractive index layers, wherein the high refractive index layers and the low refractive index layers are alternately deposited, the total number of the high refractive index layers... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090161522 - Apparatus for reproducing and/or recording and recording medium: An apparatus for reproducing and/or recording a recording medium (50) are disclosed. For example, the apparatus includes a lens unit (40) consisting of a near-field lens (42), which takes the form of a part of a sphere and has a thickness larger than a radius of the sphere and smaller... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090161524 - Reading/writing head using electric field, data reading/writing apparatus including the same, and method of manufacturing the same: A data reading/writing head reading/writing data from/to a ferroelectric recording medium by using an electric field effect, includes a semiconductor body having a first plane on which an air bearing pattern is formed and a second plane crossing the first plane. A sensing unit is located on the second plane... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090161523 - Using controlled bias voltage for data retention enhancement in a ferroelectric media: Using controlled bias voltage for data retention enhancement in a ferroelectric media is generally described. In one example, an apparatus includes a ferroelectric film including one or more domains, the ferroelectric film having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface being opposite the second surface, an electrode... Agent: Cool Patent, P.C. C/o Cpa Global

20090161525 - Optical pickup and optical disk driving apparatus using the same: An operation mode is arranged to be switched between in recording/reproducing and in adjustment. A switching circuit with a hold circuit therefor is on a light receiving element including an optical pickup having a laser light source emitting a laser beam, an objective lens focusing the laser beam onto a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090161526 - Disc-shaped recording medium, cutting apparatus for same, and disc drive: There is provided an optical disc having preformed thereon a spiral wobbled track as a grove and/or land along with data is to be recorded. The track is wobbled for a series of predetermined signal units each composed of an FSK information bit part based on a waveform resulted from... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090154304 - Information memory device and memory medium: An information memory device using an electromagnetic-wave resonance phenomenon is provided to achieve both high density and long-period storage of stored data. Memory cells are three-dimensionally arranged in the inside of a solid-like medium which is not contacted with a surface of the medium, and the memory cell has resonance... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090154305 - Wobble signal extraction circuit and optical disk device: A wobble signal extraction circuit includes: an RF signal component acquiring portion for acquiring an RF signal component from at least one of first and second signals received by two light receiving portions, the two light receiving portions being obtained through division in halves with a direction along which each... Agent: K&l Gates LLP

20090154306 - Optimizing focus crosstalk cancelling: A device is arranged for scanning an optical record carrier (11), which has a data layer with parallel data tracks. The device has an optical head (22) comprising a detector having sub-detectors (44) for generating a main focus signal and sub-detectors (43,45) for generating satellite signals. A focus control unit... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090154307 - Servo parameter detection method and optical pickup device using the same: An optical pickup inspection device 3 sends to an actuator drive circuit 16 a command for changing defocus offset amount to set defocus offset amounts, and calculates jitter values for each of the defocus offset amounts based on a reproduction signal from a reproduction signal generation circuit 14. Then, the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090154308 - Optical disc apparatus, gain setting method and program: There is provided an optical disc apparatus that includes a sound pickup portion, an optical pickup to record a sound picked up by the sound pickup portion as audio data onto an optical disc using laser light, a focus adjustment portion to adjust a focal position of the laser light... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090154312 - Drive signal generation circuit: A drive signal generation circuit comprising: a tracking signal output circuit to output a tracking signal based on an error signal indicating a track deviation of laser light output from the optical pickup relative to a track, the tracking signal being a signal for driving a motor to move an... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20090154309 - Near-field gap pull-in method and optical disc apparatus therefor: A gap pull-in method and an optical disc apparatus. Whether light condensed on a disc as an actuator ascends is near-field light is determined using a gap error signal. The range of an actuator driving voltage value during a section where the decrease rate of the gap error signal is... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090154313 - Optical disc apparatus: In servo control within an optical disc apparatus, when iterative learning control is started, the servo characteristics are modified to servo characteristic giving increased gains during a given period of time. Under this condition, the iterative learning control is provided.... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090154310 - Optical pickup apparatus: An optical pickup apparatus comprising: a laser diode emitting laser light having a first wavelength; an objective lens focusing the laser light having the first wavelength emitted from the laser diode to each signal recording layer of a first optical disc for which the laser light having the first wavelength... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090154311 - Pre-filter for a servo control loop, and applications thereof: A method, system and computer program product to control position of an error control module in a lithography apparatus using a servo control loop is described herein. The system comprises a filter, a servo controller coupled to the filter and configured to receive a control signal and an actuator coupled... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090154314 - Information processing device, disc, information processing method, and program: An information processing device that uses contents recorded in a disc includes: an application execution unit that executes an application, which is a program for utilizing the contents recorded in the disc; and a BCA driver execution unit that executes a BCA driver, which is a program for instructing a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090154316 - Write-once optical disc and method for managing spare area thereof: Disclosed is a write-once optical disc and method for managing a spare area thereof, the write-once optical disc possibly having a temporary defect management area within one or more spare areas. The method includes the steps of: allocating one or more spare areas including the temporary defect management area at... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090154317 - Seamless recording of real-time information: A device seamlessly records real-time information on a record carrier in a track on a recording layer via a beam of radiation. The device has a real-time information buffer and an interface for transfer of real-time information and commands between a source and the recording means. While recording the real-time... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090154315 - Information recording medium, recording method, recording apparatus and integrated circuit: An information storage medium according to the present invention is adapted for multiple different writing speeds and stores in advance writing conditions associated with each of the multiple writing speeds. The writing conditions include: a recording-power-related parameter and a write-waveform-related parameter, which are associated with each particular writing speed to... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090154318 - Device and method for microstructuring a storage medium and storage medium comprising a microstructured region: A device providing for microstructuring a storage medium includes a radiation source for producing an at least partially coherent beam from electromagnetic radiation, a modulator-provided with a plurality of individually switchable modulator elements, a beam-forming optical element for illuminating the modulator, a reducing optical element for reducing a beam radiated... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP

20090154319 - Optical disc reading apparatus and method therefore: An optical disc reading apparatus, such as a Near Filed optical disc reading apparatus, comprises a disc reader (401) which generates a first signal by reading an optical disc (403). A bit detector (407) detects data values in response to the first signal. The detected data is fed to an... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090154320 - Optical recording medium and information recording method: An optical recording medium has a multi-layer structure recording layer structure recording layer portion including plural recording layers provided with tracks for guiding a recording light and being adapted to record data, where recording condition information and recording layer identification information for the recording layers are recorded on the tracks... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090154321 - Semiconductor device and optical pickup device: By increasing the width of a lead terminal 2 connected to a die pad 1 in the vicinity of the die pad 1 and forming a slit 9 and a projecting plate in the lead terminal in the region where resin 5 is formed, it is possible to ensure the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090154322 - Wavelength-selective light-shielding element and optical head using the same: In order to provide a wavelength-selective light-shielding element capable of blocking circularly-polarized light beams rotating in a specific direction among light beams whose wavelengths falling in a specific range, a light-shielding region is provided in a portion of a transparent substrate, wherein the light-shielding region permits passage of first circularly-polarized... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090154323 - Optical pickup device and optical disc device: When recording on and/or reproducing from an information recording medium having a plurality of recording layers is performed, there has been a problem in appropriately detecting a control signal at the time of the recording and/or reproducing, since reflected light from a recording layer, which does not undergo the recording... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090154325 - Objective lens and optical information recording/reproducing device having the same: There is provided an objective lens for information recording/reproducing for three types of optical discs, which includes a first area contributing to converging a third light beam onto a record surface of a third optical disc. The first area includes a phase shift structure having refractive surface zones concentrically formed... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090154324 - Optical disc and optical disc device: An optical disc drive according to the present invention can read and/or write data from/on an optical disc with information layers including first and second information layers (L0 and L1). The drive includes: an objective lens for converging a light beam; a lens actuator for driving the lens; a photodetector... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090154326 - Optical recording and reading equipment: Disclosed herewith is a data recording and reading equipment capable of reducing laser noise easily. At first, a laser beam source that can reduce the laser noise when reading data from a subject optical disk is obtained. A modulator capable of varying laser attenuation with a voltage is disposed so... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090154327 - Probe storage device: A probe storage device includes a scanner chip having at least a suspension layer and a table layer an array chip, and at least one coil mounted to the scanner chip. The probe storage device further includes a top plate mounted proximate to the table layer. The top plate includes... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090154328 - Scanning system for a probe storage device: A scanning system includes a base plate, an anchor structure mounted to the base plate, and a first O-topology bracket moveably mounted along a first axis of an X-Y plane to the anchor structure. The first O-topology bracket is resiliently interconnected to the anchor structure by a plurality of parallelization... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090154329 - Scanning system for a probe storage device: A probe storage device includes a scanner chip body having at least a mechanical ground portion provided with first and second opposing surfaces and a scan table suspension portion. A scan table including a top surface and a back surface is moveably mounted to the scan table suspension portion. A... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090154330 - Probe storage device scanner chip having a multi-layer media support table: A probe storage device includes a base plate having a main body provided with a substantially planar surface, and a scanner chip body. The scanner chip body extends across the base plate. The scanner chip body includes first and second substantially parallel planar surfaces that collectively define an outer peripheral... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090154331 - Optical recording medium: Where λis the wavelength of the laser beam used for writing and reading, DG, is the depth of the grooves, WG is the width of the grooves, and WL is the width of lands formed on the substrate, and the wavelength λ is in the range of 380 to 450... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090154332 - Optical information recording medium and manufacturing method thereof: An optical information recording medium has at least an optical reflective layer, an optical recording layer, an protective layer, and an optical transparency layer formed in that order on the main surface of a disc-shaped substrate. An area in which the protective layer is formed is made wider than an... Agent: Law Office Of Katsuhiro Arai

06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090147631 - Optical disk image forming device, optical disk image forming method and optical disk: When an image is formed on an optical disk, an optical disk image forming device reads information written in an information area of the optical disk. When a reflection preventing process is applied to an image forming area of the optical disk, the optical disk image forming device corrects at... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090147632 - Optical disc drive apparatus: In an optical disc drive apparatus, when a start time of a tracking pull-in operation is adjusted according to the eccentricity amount of the optical disc, a suitable starting point of the tracking pull-in operation can be always captured and the pull-in operation of the tracking control can be stably... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090147633 - Optical disk apparatus, signal processing semiconductor integrated circuit constituting the same, and operation method: In order to cancel an offset caused by a variation of a signal inputted from an optical pickup, variations of elements in an integrated circuit, etc., a calibration circuit which generates and feeds back an offset adjustment amount that makes the offset zero by a comparison with a reference value,... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090147636 - Actuator, optical head device, and optical information device: An optical head device according to the present invention includes: a light source for outputting laser light; an optical system for allowing the laser light to be radiated onto an optical disk medium; and an aberration correction section for correcting an aberration of the laser light. The aberration correction section... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090147638 - Optical disc reproducing apparatus: In an optical disc reproducing apparatus, when an amount of light received by an optical pick-up varies or leakage light enters a light receiving portion due to the tilt of the optical pick-up or the like, a tracking control signal generation circuit adds an offset in accordance with a control... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090147637 - Optical disk reproducing device and phase-locked loop circuit: Provided is an optical disk reproducing device for controlling false detection of synchronization signals due to intersymbol interference, and stably improving accuracy of frequency acquisition of a PLL even when offset and so on occur. A signal width close to an original mark length is obtained to use for frequency... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20090147639 - Optical disk unit and driving method therefor: An optical disk drive according to the present invention has the ability to read data from multiple types of optical disks, each of which includes at least one information storage layer. The drive includes: a driving mechanism 120, which is loaded with a selected one of the optical disks of... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090147640 - Recording medium, and method and apparatus of controlling access to the recording medium: A recording medium, and a method and apparatus of controlling an access to the recording medium are disclosed. Physical access control (PAC) information that is pre-recorded on a recording medium is extracted. Then, a PAC identification is extracted from the PAC information. An access to the recording medium is controlled... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090147635 - Digital video recorder wide dynamic range optical power calibration: A method and apparatus are presented for optimizing write operations for optical storage media. A determination is made, at least in part by iteration, of a next power range and a current score for a current power range. If it is determined that the current score is relatively equivalent to... Agent: Zoran Corporation C/o Darby & Darby PC

20090147634 - Optical pickup apparatus and information recording and reproducing apparatus: A light quantity adjusting apparatus, to adjust a light quantity of a light beam emitted from a light source, including a transmission element, including a first transmission portion, formed on a plane, having a first transmittance and a second transmission portion, formed on the same plane as the first transmission... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090147642 - Apparatus for and method of detecting tracking error signals: An apparatus for detecting a tracking error signal includes an optical detector to receive light beams reflected from an optical disc and having a plurality of detecting regions; and a phase difference extracting unit to extract a phase difference between a pair of optical signals output from the optical detector,... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090147643 - Multi-layer data storage medium and recording layer identification method thereof: A multi-layer data storage medium includes a plurality of recording layers in which a guide groove, where data is stored, is formed in a spiral manner, and each center of the plurality of the recording layers is eccentric to a center of the multi-layer data storage medium in a different... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090147641 - Optical disc recording and reproducing apparatus: An optical disc recording and reproducing apparatus for recording and reproducing data in and from an optical disc by the use of the optical disc as a recording medium, comprises analog processing means including a binarization unit for subjecting a signal read from the optical disc to binarization and a... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP

20090147644 - Information recording method, information recording apparatus, information recording program and recording medium storing information recording program: An information recording apparatus and method can prevent an information recording medium having a plurality of recording layers from being incompatible with a reproduction-only information recording medium due to an unrecorded area, which is produced by completion of recording in a middle of a data area of the recording layer.... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090147645 - Method for inspecting optical information recording medium, inspection apparatus, optical information recording medium and recording method: A method for inspecting an optical information storage medium includes the steps of: irradiating the storage medium with a laser beam and rotating the medium by a constant linear velocity control technique by reference to the radial location at which the laser beam forms a spot on the medium; changing... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090147646 - Apparatus and method to visually indicate the status of a data storage device: A data storage and retrieval system that comprises a data storage device is disclosed. The data storage and retrieval system further comprises a first LED, a second LED, a third LED, and a fourth LED, interconnected with the data storage device. The data storage device causes the first LED and... Agent: Dale F. Regelman Quarles & Brady, LLP

20090147647 - Information recording method and information recording/reproducing apparatus: To make the adjustment of a write-pulse parameter on the basis of a phase error between a readout signal and a clock signal applicable also to high-density optical discs. The channel bit length during trial writing is made larger than that during user-data recording. Then, a write-pulse parameter adjusted by... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20090147648 - Maximum likelihood sequence estimation decoding: A Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimator comprises a signal receiver (401) which receives a first signal for decoding. An ISI processor (403) generates a compensation signal from the first signal. The compensation signal represents intersymbol interference outside a channel model window of a Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation (MLSE) but does not... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090147649 - Sound playback and editing through physical interaction: The disclosure relates to sound playback and editing apparatus. The editing apparatus uses user interaction to allow the user to instinctively modify recorded sound. This can be achieved by converting a quality of the user's physical interactions with the editing apparatus into instructions for processing the sound. For example, in... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090147650 - Recording apparatus and recording method, and computer program: A recording apparatus for recording record data onto a recording medium on which a plurality of recording layers are formed in a thickness direction, is provided with: a recording device for recording the record data into each of the plurality of recording layers by emitting each of a plurality of... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090147652 - Optical disc device and optical information recording method: An optical disc device that irradiates a light beam on an optical disc having a recording layer in which information is recorded and a positioning layer in which tracks for specifying a recording position of the information in the recording layer are provided includes an information recording unit that irradiates... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090147651 - Single beam system for writing data using energy distribution patterns: A system for creating microstructures for data storage on a substrate employs a single modulated beam to write the data. The microstructures created can be in the form of lines created by a stylus constituted by a laser beam. Using the subject system, the individual microstructures can be configured to... Agent: Lev Intellectual Property Consulting

20090147653 - Holographic content search engine for rapid information retrieval: An apparatus for information retrieval comprising a first holographic drive, configured to content-search holographic recording media (HRM), and to generate an address, and at least one data storage system, configured to receive the address generated by the first holographic drive and operable to retrieve information from said data storage system... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

20090147654 - Sync mark correction for holographic data pages: The presented invention relates to a method for reading data from a data page from an optical data storage medium, e.g. a holographic storage medium and to an apparatus for performing this method. At least one missing or wrong positioned sync mark on a read data page is identified and... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

20090147655 - Miniaturized disc drive containing dvd-compatible optical controller: A miniature optical disc drive includes a DVD-compatible optical controller and a cartridge load module designed to hold a cartridge containing a 32 mm optical data storage disc.... Agent: Patentability Associates

20090147656 - Optical pick up and optical disc device: An optical pickup according to the present invention includes: a light source 1d for irradiating an optical disk 4 with light; a lens 3 for converging the light onto the optical disk 4; a photodetector 1c having a plurality of detection regions 1cf, 1ct for detecting light which is reflected... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090147657 - Optical pickup device and objective lens used in the same: An optical system has an optical functional surface including a common region used for conducting information recording and/or reproducing for both of a first optical information recording medium and a second optical information recording medium. The common region comprises a refractive surface of an imaginary basic aspherical surface and a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090147658 - Optical head and optical information recorder/reproducer employing it: To provide an optical head capable of detecting tilt with high sensitivity for two kinds of optical recording media having different groove pitches, and to provide an optical information recording/reproducing device, diffraction optical elements split emitted light from a light source into a main beam, a first sub-beam (diffracted light... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090147659 - Objective lens unit, optical pickup, and optical information device: An objective lens unit according to the present invention includes a first objective lens 41; and a first lens holder 2 for supporting the first objective lens 41. The first lens holder 2 is formed of a material which transmits ultraviolet. Preferably, the first lens holder 2 includes a through-hole,... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090147660 - Optical disc apparatus, position control method and optical pickup: An optical disc apparatus can make the focus of an information light beam converged by an objective lens agree with a target track of a target mark layer of an optical disc by appropriately predefining the distance between the focus of a servo light beam and that of the information... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090147661 - Optical information processing apparatus, optical pick-up device and optical recording disc system: An optical pick-up device includes a laser source enabling emission of at least two light beams with different wavelengths, an objective lens which focuses the light beams emitted from the laser source on an optical disc, an optical detector which receives a light reflected from the optical disc, a front... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090147662 - Disk device: A disk device includes a frame, an optical pickup and a shock absorbing component. The frame has a receiving component. The optical pickup is slidable with respect to the frame. The shock absorbing component is fixedly coupled to the optical pickup and arranged to selectively contact the receiving component of... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20090147663 - Method and apparatus for reading optical discs having different configurations: A player is provided that is capable of playing discs of either a first or a second configuration. Both types of discs can be double-sided optical discs formed with data tracks. In one configuration, the tracks on one side follow one spiral while the tracks on the other side follow... Agent: Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman PC

20090147664 - Optical disk read only memory: An optical disk read only memory having an information recording surface with a concave-convex pattern formed on the basis of a first signal and a reflective film covering the surface. The disc medium includes: an additional information recording section formed on a recording track of a first data string; and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090147665 - Optical disc recording device and optical disc recording system: In an optical disc recording device of the present invention, when any of the first to third address marks could have been detected, a test light emission is carried out at the GAP section as conventional, and normal recording is carried out from GUARD1 with controlling the laser powers on... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

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20090141596 - Timeshifting for a multiple-tuner vehicle radio system: Methods and apparatus are provided for timeshifting audio content in a multiple tuner audio system comprising a first tuner and a second tuner. One operating method involves maintaining a first data storage element for the first tuner, maintaining a second data storage element for the second tuner, receiving first audio... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20090141597 - Near field optical recording device and a method of operating a near field optical recording device: A near field optical recording device and method of operating a near field optical recording device, the device being arranged to cooperate with an optical record carrier. The device comprising means to adjust tilt of a refractive optical element with respect to the optical record carrier according to a distance... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090141598 - Apparatus for adjusting focus offset and method thereof: The present invention provides an apparatus of an optical disc drive for adjusting a focus error signal. The apparatus includes a focus offset determining unit and an adjusting module. The focus offset determining unit is utilized for determining a target focus offset corresponding to a target condition, and the adjusting... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090141599 - Recording medium, and method and apparatus of recording and reproducing data on the same: An apparatus of recording data on a recording medium includes a pickup unit and a microcomputer. The pickup unit records data in a plurality of data frames included in a cluster. The microcomputer controls the pickup unit to record status information within the cluster, which indicates a status of the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090141600 - Data error measure based recording speed control: The present invention relates to determining a data writing speed for writing data on a medium (112, 40, 50), using a predetermined writing power, comprising writing a test data sequence on the medium using a first data writing speed (step 204), reading the written test data sequence from the medium... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090141601 - Recording method and optical disc apparatus: A recording power adjustment process to adjust a recording power is carried out in each recording layer of a multilayered optical disc, and a shift test writing process to adjust the pulse condition of a recording pulse is carried out only with regard to some of the respective recording layers.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090141602 - Recording medium structure capable of displaying defect rate: A recording medium structure capable of displaying a defect rate is provided. The recording medium has at least one use area with endurance blocks, and each endurance block has an endurance value. The recording medium structure has a housing, a first and a second off-line display units arranged on the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090141603 - Information recording apparatus, information recording system, and information recording method: Disclosed is an information recording apparatus including: a storage portion configured to store information that is copy-protected; a recording portion configured to record, on a recording medium, the information stored in the storage portion; a first information extraction portion configured to extract, from the information stored in the storage portion,... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090141604 - Optical disk, method for producing the same, and recording and reproducing apparatus: An optical disk includes a first area on which user information is recorded, and a second area in which a plurality of marks radially extending are arranged in a track direction in the optical disk. Information about the reflectance of the optical disk is recorded in the second area. It... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090141605 - Optical disc reproducing device and optical disc reproducing method: An optical disc reproducing device is provided which is capable of setting an optimum PR class for the comprehensive frequency characteristic of an optical disc including the recording characteristic and reproducing characteristic. An optical disc reproducing device according to the present invention relates to an optical disc reproducing device which... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20090141606 - Method and system for managing data from host to optical disc: A method for managing data from a host to an optical disc includes: storing data into a write data queue (WDQ) when the data of sequential write commands from the host are write-address-discontinuous; and transferring specific data from the WDQ to a write buffer when an available memory space in... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090141607 - Optical disc drive and method for playing a fast rolling music disc: A method for playing a fast rolling music disc is provided. A music disc is read at an accelerated rate and played at a standard rate by discretely buffering data blocks into a ping pong buffer. Playing of a first data block stored in the first buffer, and buffering of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090141609 - Multi-layered optical recording medium and method for optical recording and reading: A multi-layered optical recording medium is provided of which the manufacturing costs is significantly reduced. The multi-layered optical recording medium has multiple information recording layers and at least two layers of the information recording layers have the same medium-side address information. This configuration allows for reducing the types of master... Agent: Mathews, Shepherd, Mckay, & Bruneau, P.A.

20090141608 - Optical recording medium with braille characters and method of manufacturing the same: The invention discloses an optical recording medium comprising a first substrate, a second substrate, a median layer and an adhesive layer. A plurality of Braille characters is formed on the second substrate by injection molding. The median layer is formed on the first substrate. The second substrate is adhered to... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090141611 - Optical information recording medium: An optical information recording medium contains a recording layer that includes: a recording area on which a cavity is formed as a recording mark as a result of an increase in temperature around a focal point after absorbing a recording beam converged for recording of information in accordance with the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090141610 - Optical recording medium: In an optical recording medium for conducting at least one of reading and recording of optical information, the optical recording medium includes: a base board; and an antireflection layer composed of at least one layer, which is provided on a surface of a side of the base board where light... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090141613 - Hologram apparatus: A light-shielding member having a pinhole filter is disposed at a boundary between reference light emitted from a light source and reproduction light output from a holographic recording medium. The reproduction light passes through a pinhole formed on the pinhole filter and enters a light-shielded space in which a photodetector... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090141612 - Hologram reproducing apparatus and hologram reproducing method: Almost all regions of a liquid crystal element 24 is used as a reproduction light transmission region. Through the reproduction light transmission region, a large volume of reproduction light 25a, 26a, and 27a transmits, and the light is received on a light reception part 29. Then, reproduction initial setting for... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090141614 - Optical pickup: if it is assumed that m is the beam shaping magnification of a beam shaping element, L[mm] is the distance from a light source side surface of the beam shaping elements to a center position of the adhesive, α[1/K] is the linear expansion coefficient of a light source retaining holder,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090141615 - Optical recording medium: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium according to one embodiment of the invention is an optical recording medium to be processed using a light beam having a wavelength λ and a lens having a numerical aperture NA, which includes one of a track and a pit array, and... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090141616 - Optical recording medium and recording/reading method therefor: In a single-sided incident type optical recording medium having a plurality of dye containing recording layers, sufficient reflectance and excellent recording characteristics necessary to record or read information in or from a dye containing recording layer positioning farther from a side from which a light beam comes in can be... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090141617 - Optical disc: To surely write data readably into a region of a designated address even if an unwritten region exists ahead of the designated address. A step of registering beforehand an address map attached to an unwritten region of the data writing area; a step of judging whether an address located ahead... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090141618 - Optical information recording medium: An optical information recording medium includes a recording layer provided on a cured resin on which a recording mark is formed by the temperature rise around a focal point caused by absorbing a predetermined recording beam converged for recording of information according to the wavelength of the recording beam and... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

20090141619 - System and method for enabling efficient small writes to worm storage: According to the present invention, there is provided a method of providing a WORM storage system, the method including a sector-append capability. The method includes receiving data to be written to a WORM storage system. In addition, the method includes identifying a target sector at which the data is to... Agent: Kenneth L. Sherman, Esq. C/o Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP

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