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Dynamic information storage or retrieval March listing by industry category 03/10

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03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100074062 - Heat-assisted magnetic recording medium and magnetic recording apparatus with the medium: Provided is a magnetic recording medium that generates near-field light within itself and enables favorable heat-assisted magnetic recording with this near-field light. The medium comprises: a magnetic recording layer; and an optically changeable layer formed on the opposite side to a substrate relative to the magnetic recording layer, the optically... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100074063 - System to deliver light to a slider for heat-assisted recording: In a particular embodiment, a recording head includes a tapered waveguide adapted to propagate light from a light source a slider adjacent to a surface of a storage medium. The tapered waveguide is adapted to output an elliptical beam to a grating coupler on a slider. The recording head further... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC C/o Westman, Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100074064 - Method for adjusting tilt of optical pick-up head: A method for adjusting a tilt of an optical pick-up head includes the steps of: moving the optical pick-up head to a first location and focusing on; obtaining a first focus control power and a first optimum tilt angle at the first location; moving the optical pick-up head to a... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100074065 - Optical disk device: This optical disk device includes a pickup, an offset means, a focus servo means, and a layer jump means. The offset means generates a focus error signal on the basis of the output of the pickup, and applies an offset voltage to that focus error signal. And the layer jump... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100074068 - Correcting temperature characteristic of optical pickup of an optical disk recording/reproducing apparatus: There is a need to provide correction of a temperature characteristic of an optical pickup of an optical disk recording/reproducing apparatus, in which items of the optical pickup including spherical aberration may be improved in temperature characteristic. To achieve the need, an optical disk drive is characterized by correcting a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100074069 - Optical disk device and tilt correction method thereof: There are provided an optical disk device and tilt correction processing method for performing recording/reproduction by rapidly acquiring an optimal tilt correction value for an optical disk having a plurality of recording/reproducing layers. In an optical disk device capable of recording or reproducing information by irradiating a laser beam to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100074067 - Optical disk driving apparatus, optical disk driving system, vehicle equipped with optical disk driving system, method of correcting spherical aberration in optical disk driving apparatus, program and recording medium: An optical disk driving apparatus includes an optical head device having a laser light source, a converging optical system converging a light beam emitted by the laser light source onto an optical disk, a photo detector receiving reflected light reflected by the optical disk, and an aberration correcting optical system... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100074066 - Servo system of optical disc and related servo method: The present invention discloses a servo system of an optical storage device, the optical storage device includes a pick-up unit for detecting signals reflected from an optical disc to generate a plurality of detecting signals, the servo system includes: a focus error signal generating module coupled to the pick-up unit... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100074070 - Configurable photo detector circuit: A configurable photo detector circuit comprises a photo detector array including a plurality of photo detectors coupled to a plurality of amplifiers. A method for programming a detection pattern of the configurable photo detector circuit comprises selecting a first detection pattern for the photo detector array, generating first signals to... Agent: Fogg & Powers LLC

20100074071 - Method for reading disk management data of an optical disk: The invention provides a method for reading disk management data of an optical disk. In one embodiment, the disk management data comprises data layout information of the optical disk, and a plurality of disk management data copies of the disk management data is stored on the optical disk. First, a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100074072 - Recording method, information recording apparatus, information recording medium, reproduction method and information reproduction apparatus: Provided is an information recording/reproduction apparatus including: a recording request receiving unit for receiving a recording request for recording information on an information recording medium including two or more recording layers; and a recording unit for recording the information by, limiting the number of recording layers including an area with... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100074073 - Method using coding information for data on a storage medium, and corresponding storage medium: The present invention relates to a storage medium having a first area and a second area. According to the invention, the first area is recorded in a predefined first physical format and contains a parity check matrix information about an error correction code of a second physical format. The second... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100074074 - Method and apparatus for recording optical information, and method and apparatus for reproducing optical information: An optical information recording apparatus includes a first optical system that radiates an information beam that carries information onto a recording medium; a second optical system that radiates reference beams onto the recording medium; a radiation position specifying unit that specifies a plurality of recording spots positioned within a radiation... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100074075 - Method and device to improve start-up performance of a multi-layer optical disc: A method comprising recording data related to a start-up procedure on at least one of a plurality of recording layers disposed on an optical record carrier for reading back the recorded data during subsequent start-ups, the selection of the at least one recording layer based on properties of the at... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100074077 - Optical head device and optical information recording/reproducing device: Provided are an optical head device and an optical information recording/reproducing device, which can record/reproduce information to/from at least three kinds of optical recording media of different standards. A light beam emitted from a semiconductor laser is converged on a disk by an objective lens, and a reflected light beam... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100074078 - Systems and methods for low latency media defect detection: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for media defect detection. For example, a media defect detection systems is disclosed that includes a data input derived from a medium, a fast envelope calculation circuit that receives the data input and provides a fast decay envelope value based... Agent: Hamilton,desanctis & Cha (lsi)

20100074076 - Wobble signal detector including the signal processor, optical disk apparatus including the wobble signal detector and read-write optical disk drive including the wobble signal detector: A signal processor includes an operational amplifier performing an operation on first and second signals, and amplifying a signal resulting from the operation based on an amplification control signal to remove an offset voltage, a buffer buffering an output signal of the operational amplifier and outputting a result of the... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100074080 - Information reproducing apparatus and method, and computer program: An information reproducing apparatus (1) is provided with: a waveform shaping device (14) for performing waveform shaping on a read signal (RRF) read from a recording medium (100), on the basis of a reference amplification factor; a correcting device (18) for correcting waveform distortion occurring in a read signal corresponding... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100074081 - Information reproducing apparatus and method, and computer program: An information reproducing apparatus (1) is provided with: a judging device (20) for judging whether or not a read signal (RRF) read from a recording medium (100) satisfies a desired reproduction property; a correcting device (18) for correcting waveform distortion occurring in a read signal corresponding to a long mark,... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100074079 - Optical disk drive: An optical disk drive includes a servo control unit 7 for causing an optical disk A to be driven; an optical pickup 2 for reading recorded data from the recording surface of the optical disk A after carrying out focus pulling-in of an object lens; a CPU 8 for controlling... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100074087 - Information recording carrier and method of reproducing 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 frequency shift modulation while recorded digitally with a single or multiple waves as a channel bit.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100074088 - Information recording carrier and method of reproducing 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 frequency shift modulation while recorded digitally with a single or multiple waves as a channel bit.... Agent: The Nath Law Group

20100074086 - Optical disk device: This optical disk device includes a pickup, a replay means, and an adjustment means. The pickup irradiates laser light upon an optical disk. And the pickup receives light reflected back from the optical disk, performs photoelectric conversion thereupon, and outputs an electrical signal. The replay means adds an offset voltage... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100074082 - Optical information recording medium and azo metal complex dye: wherein Q represents a carbocyclic group or a heterocyclic group, and R6 to R8 independently represent a hydrogen atom or a substituent. The compound represented by the general formula (1-1) or (1-2) has a dissociative hydrogen atom in Q, and the dissociative hydrogen atom in Q and the hydrogen atom... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100074084 - Optical recording medium and method for reproducing the same: e

20100074085 - Recording method and a recorder: A method (400) comprising recording content on at least one of a plurality of recording layers on an optical record carrier by means of a focused radiation beam, wherein the selection of the recording layer for recording the content is based on at least one of the following recording criteria:... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100074083 - Resin composition and molded product obtained by molding the resin composition: Provided are a resin composition comprising 100 parts by mass of the polymer having an alicyclic structure at least in a part of a repeating structural unit and 0.05 to 5 parts by mass of a hindered amine compound having a carbon atom at a ratio of from 67% by... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20100074089 - Method for finding and tracking single-mode operation point of external cavity diode lasers: An apparatus comprising: a processor for determining if a laser is operating in a single-mode state and for determining the degree to which one of one or more tunable parameters for the laser must be adjusted so that laser operates in a single-mode state if not operating in a single-mode... Agent: Vedder Price, PC

20100074090 - Storage system and optical pick-up unit: Disclosed herein are aspects of optical tape technology, tape manufacturing, and tape usage. Methods and systems of tape technology disclose optical tape media including: configurations, formulations, markings, and structure; optical tape manufacturing methods, systems, and apparatus methods and systems including: curing processes, coating methods, embossing, drums, testing, tracking alignment stamper... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Sun / Stk

20100074091 - Information reproducing apparatus and method, and computer program: An information reproducing apparatus (1) is provided with: an offset adding device (19-1, 19-2) for adding an offset value (OFS) which can be set to be variable, to a read signal (RRF) read from a recording medium (100); a correcting device (18) for correcting waveform distortion occurring in a read... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100074092 - Reducing spin pumping induced damping of a free layer of a memory device: A system and method of reducing spin pumping induced damping of a free layer of a memory device is disclosed. The memory device includes an anti-ferromagnetic material (AFM) pinning layer in contact with a bit line access electrode. The memory device also includes a pinned layer in contact with the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100074093 - Protection cover of pick-up head: The invention provides a protection cover of a pick-up head provided on a traverse of an optical drive. A plate flatly is positioned on an upper surface of the traverse, and the plate has a slot, with one end of the slot fastened to a spindle motor to clamp a... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.

20100074094 - Optical information recording medium, method for manufacturing optical information recording medium, and bca (burst cutting area) marking method: The invention provides an optical information recording medium which is compatible with Blu-ray for recording a BCA signal by laser marking, in which the optical information recording medium has superior reading properties and is improved in recording properties and reliability in a BCA portion. A reflective film 7 includes Ag... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

  
03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100067333 - Objective lens actuator and an optical pickup: An objective lens actuator, being suitable for a thin-sized optical pickup and a thin-sized optical disc apparatus, comprises: an objective lens for focusing a light upon a recording surface of an optical disc; and a driving means including a focusing coil, tracking coils, and a magnetic circuit, for operating the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100067335 - Method and apparatus for error correction of optical disc data: A method and device for error correction of data in an optical disc is provided in the present invention. The method comprises the following steps: obtaining the description information about the error data read from an optical disc; sending request information for error correction, based on the description information, to... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100067336 - Device and method for reproducing information and computer program: An information reproducing device reproduces information in an information recording medium provided with, in addition to a first recording layer readable by a first laser beam, at least one of a second recording layer readable by a second laser beam, and a third recording layer readable by a third laser... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100067334 - Record carrier as well as an apparatus and method for applying image data as a visually detectable pattern at an optical record carrer:

20100067337 - Recording power determination method and device: A recording power determination method for determining a recording power of an optical beam for recording data on an information storage medium includes the steps of recording test data on the information storage medium at a plurality of test recording powers; reading the test data recorded at each test recording... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100067339 - Optical disc device: It is determined whether an error will occur due to presence of a defective area like a bubble and the storage area is managed according to the size of the defective area such that no data is written on the defective area once an error has occurred. An optical disc... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100067338 - Method of determining the quality of data on an optical disc: The invention relates to a method of determining the quality of data on an optical disc. The method comprises performing a quality scan resulting in quality information about at least part of the data on the optical disc; organizing the quality information in groups, each group comprising quality information corresponding... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100067340 - Reproducing device, reproducing method and program used in the same: The reproducing device (100) comprises a first storage area (110), in which data is stored, using file system which is not supported by operating system of the reproducing device, an interface part (120) supporting the file system which the first storage area uses, accepting only reproducing request, reading out and... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100067341 - Address detection circuit and address detection method: An address detection circuit includes a correction signal generator that generates a plurality of timing correction signals based on an ADIP (Address In Pre-groove) signal that is read out from a wobble of an optical disk, the timing correction signals having different cycles with each other, a correction signal selector... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100067342 - Apparatus and method for adjusting a feed-forward signal for seek control during a seek operation: A hard disk drive control module has a feed-forward signal input port communicatively coupled with a reference model. The hard disk drive control module has a tracking error signal input port communicatively coupled with a magnetic transducer of the hard disk drive. The hard disk drive control module has an... Agent: Hitachi C/o Wagner Blecher LLP

20100067343 - Information processing apparatus, health check method, and storage medium: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an optical disk drive, a power supply module configured to supply power to the information processing apparatus, an acquisition module configured to start acquisition of status information of the optical disk drive when the power supply module supplies power to the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100067344 - Information storage device having a disk drive and a bridge controller pcb within a monolithic conductive nest: An information storage device includes a disk drive and a disk drive printed circuit board (PCB) with a disk drive interface connector. A bridge controller PCB is connected to the disk drive interface connector, and includes a host interface connector. An electrically conductive nest of monolithic construction receives the disk... Agent: Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Attn: Lesley Ning

20100067345 - System for duplication of data onto disks: A system for duplication of data onto disks includes a housing, a drawer device, a transport mechanism, a set of disk holders, an arm and a control device. The housing includes a printing device and a set of copy units. The transport mechanism is connected to the arm for moving... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia

20100067349 - Optical record carrier as well as an apparatus and method for reading/writing image data from/at a visually detectable pattern at an optical record carrier: s

20100067348 - Record carrier as well as an apparatus and method for applying image data as a visually detectable pattern at an optical record carrer: A method of applying image data as a visually detectable pattern with at least one embedded data element at an optical record carrier is disclosed, comprising the step of physically mapping at least one channel symbol onto the record carrier, the channel symbol being selected from a set of mutually... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100067346 - Recording mark formation method, information recording device, information recording method, and information recording medium: In an information recording/reproducing device, a resting period (tm) is set to be constant regardless of a mark length of a recording mark and regardless of the number of divided recording pulses. Consequently, it is possible to provide an information recording device, an information recording method, and an information recording... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100067347 - Ultraviolet-curable composition for light transmission layer and optical disk using same: An ultraviolet-curable composition of the present invention, which is used for a light transmission layer of an optical disk, includes a urethane (meth)acrylate having an isocyanate structure; and at least one of a monofunctional (meth)acrylate and a difunctional (meth)acrylate, wherein the combined amount of the urethane (meth)acrylate, the monofunctional (meth)acrylate... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20100067350 - Optical pickup apparatus: An optical-pickup apparatus comprising: a laser-light source; a diffraction grating including first-and-second regions of periodic structures different in phase from each other and a third region whose periodic structure is different in phase from the first-and-second regions; an objective lens focusing main-and-sub-luminous fluxes generated by the diffraction grating on the... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20100067351 - Object lens driving apparatus and manufacturing method thereof: An objective lens driving apparatus includes an objective lens (13) collecting a light flux emitted from a light source on a optical disk (11), and a lens holder (14) holding the objective lens (13). The lens holder (14) includes a first bonding portion (14i) and a second bonding portion (14j)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100067353 - Objective lens actuator and a disc apparatus applying the same therein: An objective lens actuator comprises a lens holder for attaching an objective lens thereon, a piece of focusing coil, being wound along side surface of the lens holder around the objective lens, and three magnets, being disposed opposing to two surfaces each having a normal line perpendicular to both a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100067352 - Objective lens actuator and an optical pickup: An objective lens actuator comprises, two objective lenses, each for focusing lights upon an optical disc, an objective lens holder member for holding the objective lenses thereon, and lens protectors for preventing the objective lenses from being contacted on the optical disc, wherein the lens protectors include first and second... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100067354 - Optical pickup and an optical disc apparatus mounting the same thereon: An optical pickup, mounting a lens actuator 101 thereon, the lens actuator comprises: a lens 1 having an optical axis in direction in parallel with an optical disc; a holder 2, which holds the lens thereon; a first guide shaft 3 holding the holder, so as to regulate the holder... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100067355 - Optical pickup apparatus: An optical-pickup apparatus comprising: a laser-light source including first-and-second-light-emitting points for laser lights with first-and-second wavelengths which points are disposed at positions deviating in a direction optically corresponding to an optical-disc-tracking direction; a diffraction grating including a plurality of periodic structures which are joined to be different in phase from... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20100067356 - Optical element for optical pickup device, optical pickup device and method for assembling optical pickup device: An optical element for an optical pickup device which can record and/or reproduce information interchangeably with an optical disc while correcting coma satisfactorily, and a compact optical pickup device employing that optical element and exhibiting excellent energy saving. In the optical element for an optical pickup device where a first... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100067357 - Magnetic recording disk drive with rotational vibration compensation having adaptive optimization of vibration sensor gains: A disk drive and a method for operating the disk drive compensates for rotational vibration (RV) by adaptively modifying the gains of two separate linear vibration sensors so the sensor gains are optimal under any given condition. The two sensors provide two signals S1, S2, respectively, to the disk drive's... Agent: Thomas R. Berthold

20100067359 - High-density recording medium and method and apparatus for controlling data playback thereof: Disclosed herein are a high-density recording medium and a method and apparatus for controlling data playback thereof. Playback control information, such as channel bit length information, is recorded in a burst cutting area (BCA) of a high-density optical disc in a wobble type. When the high-density optical disc is reproduced,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100067358 - Method of recording information on a multilayer record carrier, and device for recording on a dual layer record carrier: Recordable DVD+R and DVD+R/W optical discs with two (or more) information layers are developed to double the data storage capacity and video recording time. A method and device are proposed to make dual layer DVD disc recordings compliant with the dual layer DVD-ROM standard Recording the data in a DVD-ROM... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100067360 - Reverse optical mastering for data storage disk replicas: A data storage master disk and method of making a data storage master disk. The data storage disk master is for use in a data storage disk replication process. The data storage disk molding processes produces replica disks having a surface relief pattern with replica lands and replica grooves. The... Agent: Attention: Eric D. Levinson Imation Corp., Legal Affairs

20100067361 - Recording medium: To achieve the above object, the present invention provides an optical recording medium comprising a substrate and a reflective layer, a first dielectric layer, a recording layer, a second dielectric layer and a light-transmission layer formed in this order on the substrate, the recording layer being decomposable by heat at... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

  
03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100061197 - Digital audio communication system: Embodiments of the present invention allow users to post or publish audio information to a destination on a digital network. A particular embodiment provides a user interface for recording and uploading a short comment, remark, song segment, sound effect or any other audio portion. The comment can be sent directly... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC

20100061198 - Method for image processing and image processing apparatus: It is an object of the present invention to provide a method for image processing and an image processing apparatus which are capable of performing repetitive forming and erasing of high-contrast images at high speeds by forming high-density, uniform images and uniformly erasing images in a short period of time,... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100061199 - Near field light generating element near field optical head, and information recording and reproducing apparatus: There is provided a near field light generating element 22 including a polyhedron core 40 having a reflecting surface 40a configured to reflect a luminous flux L in a direction different from the direction of introduction, a luminous flux condensing unit 40b formed by drawing in such a manner that... Agent: Bruce L.adams,esq Adams & Wilks

20100061200 - Near-field light generating element and heat-assisted magnetic recording head utilizing surface plasmon mode: Provided is a near-field light generating element capable of avoiding excessive temperature rise, which comprises a waveguide and a near-field light generating layer. The layer comprises: a propagation surface on which surface plasmon excited by the light propagates; and a near-field light generating end at which near-field light is generated.... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100061201 - Buffer management method and apparatus thereof: A control unit accesses a memory. The memory includes a plurality of blocks. The control unit includes a batch buffer, a batch controller and a multiplexer. The batch buffer stores a batch which includes a designated block index. The batch controller fetches the designated block index from the batch buffer.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100061203 - Method and apparatus for recording and/or reproducing data into and/or from optical disk: Provided are a method and apparatus for recording and/or reproducing data into and/or from an optical disk. The apparatus includes a reference beam optical system to form a focus of a reference beam in an optical data storage layer of the optical disk and including an objective lens; a signal... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100061202 - Optical pickup device and optical disc apparatus: In the optical pickup device, while reflection light reflected from the optical multi-layer disc is divided into a plurality of regions so as to produce a plurality of divided optical beams, the divided optical beams are focused onto different positions on a photodetector, and a focus error signal is detected... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100061204 - Optical disk and optical disk apparatus: A disk has a plurality of recording layers in a laminated direction. When a defect occurs in any one of recording layers during disk manufacture, information about the defect is recorded in a read-only region in the recording layer. An optical disk apparatus determines which of the recording layers is... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100061205 - An optical recording apparatus: The present invention relates to an optical recording apparatus that provides improved writing speed. The apparatus has processing means (50) for processing an encoded data signal (NRZ) with a channel clock frequency signal (CLK). A first clock generator (52) derives a sub-sampled clock signal (CLKn) that has a lower frequency... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100061206 - Optical information recording method: To solve the problem of deterioration in recording quality due to a change of a write waveform caused by changes of temperature and recording powers, aged deterioration and the like. A driver having a function of controlling rise/fall times and an overshoot amount of an optical waveform is used to... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100061207 - Data storage device including self-test features: In a particular embodiment, a data storage device includes a non-volatile storage media adapted to store data and a measurement circuit adapted to measure at least one performance parameter related to the storage device during operation. The data storage device further includes logic coupled to the measurement circuit and adapted... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC C/o Westman, Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100061208 - Information recording medium, data structure, and data reproducing method: Content data (11), handling limit data (12), and a check program (13) are provided in a data group (10) recorded on an information recording medium (1). The check program (13) causes a reproducing device to read the content data so as to make the reproducing device function as a check... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100061209 - Automatic disk reproducing apparatus and method of the same: An automatic disk reproducing apparatus includes a chassis body, a duplicating device, a disk feeding device, a disk conveying device and a disk holder. The duplicating device is mounted in the chassis body and has a tray. The disk feeding device is mounted on the chassis body to hold a... Agent: Pai Patent & Trademark Law Firm

20100061210 - Optical disc and recording/reproducing method and apparatus for the optical disc: An optical disc, and a recording/reproducing method and apparatus to record information on the optical disc. The optical disc includes an optical information storage layer, including a layer format region and a user data region. The layer format region is divided into virtual layers that are disposed at different depths.... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100061211 - Optical pickup and method of manufacturing the same: An optical pickup (10) includes a light emitting element (11), a holding member (14), a light receiving element (18), and a base (13). The holding member (14) is fixed to the base (13) by a combined bonding portion (17). The combined bonding portion (17) is sandwiched between the holding member... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100061214 - Apparatus and method for the production of a hologram in an optical medium: The invention relates to a method and a device for producing a hologram in an optical medium, particularly for storing data in the optical medium. In the method, the hologram is produced in the optical medium using laser beams, wherein the laser beams are formed from a laser beam emitted... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100061212 - Method and device for optical recording medium, and optical recording and reproducing apparatus: The present invention is to provide a method for treating an optical recording medium including irradiating a recording layer, which has recorded information, with a treatment light through a light diffusion member having a haze of 70% to 100%, wherein the optical recording medium contains at least the recording layer... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100061213 - Optical holographic device and method with gain compensation: The present invention relates to an optical holographic device and a corresponding method for reading out a data page recorded in a holographic recording medium (106). In order to improve the bit error rate a reconstruction means (115) provided for reconstructing a dark and a light image from a separate... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100061215 - Optical information recording and reproducing apparatus and optical information recording apparatus: An optical information recording and reproducing apparatus for recording information on a recording medium by forming interference fringes generated by interference between an information beam and a reference beam on the recording medium and for reproducing the information by irradiating, with the reference beam, the recording medium, in which the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100061216 - Optical head unit and optcal information recording/reproducing apparatus: An optical head unit includes, apart from an objective lens toward a light source, an optical device that changes the image height of light incident onto the objective lens, wherein the optical device includes a concave lens and a convex lens. The objective lens is designed so that a coma... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100061217 - Optical head unit and optical information recording/reproducing apparatus: Semiconductor lasers emit lights having wavelengths of about 400 nm, 650 nm, and 780 nm, respectively. A transmittance adjustment element is provided in an optical path of the light reflected from a disk. The transmittance adjustment element includes a first optical thin film that changes transmittance of a 650-nm-wavelength light... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100061218 - Optical recording medium and recording and reproducing method using the same: It is an object of the present invention to provide an optical recording medium containing a laminated structure of a first deformable material layer containing a phase-change material that absorbs light at a recording wavelength to generate heat and is subject to exothermic melting and deformation and a second deformable... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100061219 - Vibration reduction apparatus and disk drive using the same: A vibration reduction apparatus of a disk drive is provided. An optical pickup base 10 in which an optical pickup 16 is movably installed is provided. A spindle motor 18 for providing power requiring for rotating a disk is installed at the front end of the optical pickup base 10,... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100061220 - Optical data recording and imaging on media using apochromatic lenses: An apparatus for recording and/or transmitting optical data or visual images includes a recording medium (100) having a substrate (220) and markable coating (230). The apparatus also includes a recording and transmitting device including a light source (150) having at least two separate lasers, and a unified apochromatic lens structure... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100061221 - Single-sided pre-recorded dual-layer dvd disc functioning as a dual-sided pre-recorded dvd: An optical disc structure for playback by a read-out device is described. The optical disc structure includes a first layer with first content recorded thereon. A second layer is coupled to the first layer. The second layer has first content and second content recorded thereon. The disc of the present... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

  
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20100054093 - Magnetic recording medium, magnetic recording/reproduction apparatus, and magnetic recording/reproduction method: A magnetic recording medium (1a) includes: a plurality of magnetic dots (13), provided on a substrate (11), in each of which information is stored by heating of the magnetic body; and separator layers (50). Each of the separator layers (50) is structured such that a metallic body layer (52) and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100054094 - Optical disc drive: To obtain optimum conditions for writing data on the disc. Provided is an optical disc drive for writing/reading data on/from a loaded optical disc medium comprising: a pickup for writing/reading data on/from the optical disc medium using laser light; and a controller for controlling an operation of the optical disc... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100054096 - Reproduction apparatus, control program, recording medium, and control method for controlling reproduction of content: A program execution unit for executing a reproduction control program for controlling reproduction of a content, a reproduction control unit for controlling reproduction of the obtained content based on a control instruction from the program execution unit based on a content reproduction control instruction from a user, and a notification... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100054095 - Power saving method for optical disk drive of rugged electronic device: A power saving method for an optical disk drive of a rugged electronic device is described. In the method, whether a watertight lid outside the optical disk drive is in open/closed state is detected by a sensor. When the watertight lid is in the closed state, whether an optical disk... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20100054097 - Recording/reproduction apparatus, recording/reproduction method, program, and recording power adjustment apparatus: A recording/reproduction apparatus, comprising a first recording section for recording test information onto a medium using at least one recording power, a reproduction section for reproducing at least one test signal indicating the test information from the medium, and a second recording section for recording information onto the medium using... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100054098 - Characterizing frequency response of a multirate system: Frequency response is characterized for mechanical components of a multirate system operating in a closed-loop environment. A disturbance is injected at the frequency of interest and at each of the alias frequencies thereof as an input into the multirate system, and a matrix equation composed of resulting measurements of the... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20100054099 - Optical disc apparatus and focus offset setting method thereof: An optical disc apparatus in which, regarding mutually adjacent recording layers, a focus offset of an optical system to a guide groove formed in a recording surface of the recording layer is learned based on a signal based on reflected light from the guide groove, and a focus offset for... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100054100 - Pattern and method for forming the same: The present invention provides a method for forming a pattern, containing: stacking a master having at least a two-dimensional pattern or a three-dimensional pattern formed thereon and a pattern-transferring material containing at least a recording layer which changes a state thereof as light is transmitted thereto; and transmitting light to... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100054102 - Laser driving device and optical apparatus: A laser driving device includes a storage unit that stores signal patterns for recording-waveform control representing level information of each divided driving signal to drive a laser device on a space and a mark based on the divided driving signals. Also, it includes a pulse generator that generates the reference... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100054101 - Lens driving apparatus: A lens driving apparatus installed into an optical unit, includes a lead screw rotated by a rotation of a motor, a lens holder moved reciprocally along a rotation axis line of the lead screw by a rotation of the lead screw, a guide shaft extended in parallel with the rotation... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100054104 - Hologram recording and reproducing device and method for recording hologram: A hologram recording and reproducing device controls an optical beam output from an external cavity semiconductor laser to improve a diffraction efficiency. The hologram recording and reproducing device includes an external cavity laser, a photodiode, a laser drive circuit and a laser diode controller. The external cavity laser has a... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

20100054103 - Optical information recording/reproducing apparatus and method: An optical information recording/reproducing apparatus includes a spatial light modulator that converts an irradiation beam emitted from a light source to a single information beam that carries information; an optical system that causes the single information beam to be collected on an optical-information recording medium including an information recording layer... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100054105 - Optical phase controller and optical phase control method: An optical phase controller includes an optical phase control element so that a phase of incident light applied to the optical phase control element is controlled. The optical phase control element includes a metal structure having anisotropy in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100054106 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image processing method which contains: delivering laser light to a thermoreversible recording medium to heat the medium and record an image thereon, the medium reversibly changing a transparency or tone thereof depending on a temperature thereof; and heating the medium to erase the image recorded thereon, wherein the delivering... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100054107 - Recording and reproducing apparatus: The recording and reproducing apparatus has rotary drive unit (a motor) that rotationally drives a multilayer recordable recording medium 1; a reference-light-side recording and reproducing lens 6 and a recording-light-side recording and reproducing lens 7 that are disposed oppositely to the recording medium 1 which is rotationally driven by the... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20100054108 - Objective lens for optical pickup device, optical pickup device and optical information recording/reproducing apparatus: e

20100054109 - Condensing optical device, optical pickup, and optical disc apparatus: An optical pickup includes: a first emission unit emitting an optical beam with a first wavelength corresponding to a first optical disc; a second emission unit emitting an optical beam with a second wavelength, which is longer than the first wavelength, corresponding to a second optical disc different from the... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100054110 - Reflecting wavelength plate and optical pickup using reflecting wavelength plate: Disclosed is a reflecting wavelength plate that deflects and reflects a light path and adds a phase difference with respect to plural incident light having different wavelengths. The reflecting wavelength plate includes a substrate; a reflecting film laminated on the substrate; and a sub-wavelength concavo-convex structure that is laminated on... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100054111 - Asymmetric write for ferroelectric storage: A method of writing to ferroelectric storage medium includes the steps of applying a first write voltage to a ferroelectric layer for writing a first bit in a first polarization direction and applying a second write voltage to the ferroelectric layer for writing a second bit in a second polarization... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20100054112 - Optical storage medium and respective apparatus for recording and/or reading data: The optical storage medium comprises a read-only region with a substrate layer, an data layer, and a mask layer with a phase change material for providing a super resolution near field effect, which layers are arranged as a stack of layers, and a recordable region comprising a layer with a... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

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