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Dynamic information storage or retrieval August inventions list 08/10

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08/26/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100214885 - Address generating and detecting method and reproducing and recording apparatus: Recording capacity per layer is detected from a disc and bit allocation of wobble addresses in a conventional optical disc and bit allocation in a high-density optical disc are controlled selectively to detect physical position addresses on the disc. Address detection can be performed for two kinds of discs which... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100214886 - Optical disc apparatus employing an objective lens having a high numerical aperture: An optical disk apparatus that includes a movable part having an objective lens for focusing a laser beam onto an optical disk. A lens-holding member holds the objective lens. A protecting member prevents contact of the objective lens with the optical disk. An elastic supporting member supports the movable part,... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100214887 - Device and method for scanning an optical recording medium and optical recording medium: The present invention relates to a device (1) for scanning an optical recording medium (3), comprising an optical unit (5) for reading data from and/or writing data to said recording medium (3) by scanning said recording medium (3) with a radiation beam (21), said radiation beam (21) being positioned on... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100214888 - Random access control method and optical disc driver: A random access control method is provided, implemented in an optical disc drive for recording data to an optical disc. In the optical disc drive, a buffer stores a plurality of write commands each associated with a data block bound to a destination address. A processor controls the buffer to... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100214890 - Drive apparatus for performing a sequential recording and reproduction on a write-once recording medium, and method of reproducing same: The drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section determines a physical address indicating a location at which data can be recorded next in the determined track of a write-once recording medium as a next writable address, based on... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (panasonic)

20100214889 - Media processing device, media processing system, and media processing method: A media processing device can identify particular attributes of the recording media, such as the type of recording medium, and can sort by attribute a plurality of intermingled recording media including recording media that may or may not have been previously used and recording media of uncertain type. The media... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100214891 - Optical pickup device, optical disc device, computer, optical disc player, and optical disc recorder: A first light source 1a emits a first light flux with a first wavelength. A second light source 1b emits a second light flux with a second wavelength that is different from the first wavelength and a third light flux with a third wavelength that is different from the first... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100214892 - Optical recording device and method of operating an optical recording device: The position of a write spot on an optical record carrier, during a write operation by an optical recording device, is important for the quality of the data recorded. Radial positioning of the spot may be facilitated by means of tracking spots, signals from which identify the location of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100214893 - Copy protection using complexity and uncomputability: A method and system for copy protection using complexity and uncomputability are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises placing protection structures on a media disc. The protection structures comprise complexity structures and imcomputability commands. Unauthorized reproduction of data stored on the media disc is impeded using the... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20100214894 - Optical medium with added descriptor to reduce counterfeiting: Functionality is described for reducing the unauthorized reproduction of optical media, such as optical discs of various types. The functionality operates by adding a physical descriptor to an optical medium, forming reference descriptor information based on the descriptor (by reading the descriptor Lr times), producing authenticity information based on the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100214895 - Reproduction signal evaluation method, reproduction signal evaluation unit, and optical disk device adopting the same: A reproduction signal evaluation unit has: a pattern detection section for extracting, from a binary signal, a specific state transition pattern which has a possibility of causing a bit error; a differential metric computing section for computing a differential metric based on the binary signal of the extracted state transition... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100214897 - Method and apparatus for processing optical disc signal: According to the present invention, whether recoding pits are larger or smaller than diffraction limit is determined. Then, a signal process suitable for processing of the recording pits larger than the diffraction limit and a signal process suitable for processing of the recording pits smaller than diffraction limit are divided... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100214896 - Multilayered optical disc and its recording method: In an optical disc having N (N is an integer larger than or equal to 3) information recording layers of rewritable or recordable type, each of the information recording layers includes an test area to adjust conditions for recording and reproduction and the test areas are arranged so that the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100214898 - Information recording medium, address generation and detection method, and reproducing and recording apparatuses: In a recording medium, an extension address is obtained without changing the number of bits of the address embedded in the wobble. The wobble address is partially or wholly encoded to embed the address information. At the time of reproducing the address information, the original address information is obtained by... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100214899 - High frequency modulation of a light beam in optical recording: An optical storage system modulates a laser beam based on a high frequency modulation (HFM) signal and a pattern to be recorded on an optical storage medium. At least one of an amplitude and a frequency of the HFM signal is adjusted when using the light beam to record the... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC

20100214900 - Method for deleting data of optical disk and optical disk drive including optical disk emulation: Provided are a method and a device for permanently erasing data of an optical disk in an optical disk drive including an optical disk emulation. According to the method, an erase command of data recorded on an optical disk is received and it is determined whether the optical disk is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100214901 - Optical recording medium and method of recording/reading it: An optical recording medium to perform recording/reading by means of blue laser, which has a value of 10 or less as obtained by “error rate after its environmental resistance test/error rate before its environmental resistance test” in error rates obtained before and after its environmental resistance test carried out by... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100214902 - Optical pickup and optical disc device: An optical pickup includes: a light source outputting a light beam; an objective lens collecting the light beam on a target recording layer as a target of plural recording layers provided in an optical disc; a lens moving unit moving the objective lens in a tracking direction nearly orthogonal to... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100214903 - Extraction optical system and optical head device including the same: An object of the present invention is to provide an extraction optical system capable of separating and extracting a signal light and a stray light with a simple configuration, and an optical head device including the same. A phase plate and a phase plate are +λ/4 phase plates, while a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100214904 - Optical pickup having radially arranged lenses in a low profile construction: An optical pickup includes a first source which emits a first beam with a first wavelength; a second source which emits a second beam with a wavelength shorter than the first wavelength; a first collimate lens which collimates the first beam; a second collimate lens which collimates the second beam;... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100214905 - Stacking techniques for thin optical data storage media: This disclosure relates to thin optical storage media that may be compliant with conventional DVD drives. Unlike conventional DVDs, however, the described media generally has a thickness profile less than 1.2 mm. The media may further include one or more protrusions protruding from a major surface of the media which... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert. P.A.

08/19/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100208557 - Optical head and optical recording device: An optical head includes: a slider which moves relative to a recording medium while the slider is floating above the recording medium; an optical waveguide which is provided on a side surface of an end portion of the slider and which has the focusing function of forming a light spot... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100208559 - Recording medium, data recording apparatus and method, data playback apparatus and method, program, and recording medium: The present invention enables audio data to be recorded or played back more easily. LPCM samples from an LPCM sample 301-1 of a first channel to an LPCM sample 304-1 of a fourth channel in audio data are combined in order to generate a GOLS 310-1. An even number of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100208560 - Optical disk playback apparatus and optical disk recording/playback apparatus: Disclosed herein is an optical disk playback apparatus including: a signal playback device configured to read and decode information recorded to an optical disk through an optical pickup unit in order to reproduce the information; the signal playback device including a signal generation circuit, a first signal processing device, a... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100208558 - Super-resolution optical recording medium, optical recording medium reproduction device, control method of optical recording medium reproduction device, control program for optical recording medium reproduction device, and computer-readable recording medi: A super-resolution optical recording medium (10) of the present invention includes: a medium information region (1) on which medium identification information is recorded; a content region (3) on which content information is recorded; and a blank region (2) provided between the medium information region (1) and the content region (3)... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100208561 - Optical accessing system: An optical storage system includes an optical pick-up head for receiving and transforming an optical signal into an electric signal; a pre-amplifier for receiving the electric signal and outputting a RF signal and a position error signal; a data and timing recovery unit for receiving the RF signal and generating... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100208562 - Optical information recording device and method: In an optical information recording device and optical information recording method for angularly multiplexing and recording data on pages on the same recording region on a hologram disk, data on each page is sequentially generated by sequentially dividing input data in predetermined units, the pages to be recorded on the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100208563 - Information recording medium, reproducing apparatus and reproducing method: An information recording medium according to the present invention includes at least three information recording layers. If the readout power of a laser beam in reading information from an information recording layer L(n) is identified by Pw(n), and if the readout power of the laser beam in reading information from... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100208564 - Optical pickup, optical information device, computer, optical disk player, car navigation system, optical disk recorder, and optical disk server: To provide an optical pickup and an optical information device, capable of obtaining excellent signal characteristics for an optical disk on and/or from which recording and/or reproducing are performed using a laser. The optical pickup includes an optical detector, a support holder for holding the optical detector, and an optical... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100208565 - Recording/reproducing device: The present invention provides a recording/reproducing device which shortens time required for dubbing, when a user performs the dubbing of program data. The recording/reproducing device of the present invention is a recording/reproducing device which records and reproduces information, including: a tuner control unit 4 which obtains first information; a recording/reproduction... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100208566 - Method and apparatus for performing layer changes for an optical disk drive: The invention provides a method for performing layer changes for an optical disk drive. In one embodiment, the optical disk drive intends to move a focus of a laserbeam emitted by a pickup head from a present layer onto a target layer of an optical disk. First, an amplitude ratio... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100208567 - Objective lens and optical pickup apparatus: An objective lens for an optical pickup apparatus is disclosed that can record and/or reproduce information compatibly for different optical discs with stability regardless of an environmental temperature change, in spite of its simple structure, and provides an optical pickup apparatus employing the objective lens. The objective lens includes: an... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100208568 - Optical head device, optical information device, and diffractive element: An optical head device includes a diffraction grating which diffracts a part of the light beam which is selectively emitted from a semiconductor laser having two luminous points and is divided along a tangential direction of the track of the optical disk, a relationship of arrangement of the second and... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100208569 - Optical pickup device: An optical pickup device has an astigmatism element, a polarization setting element, and a polarizer. The astigmatism element converges laser light reflected on a disc in a first direction and a second direction to form a first focal line and a second focal line. The polarization setting element makes polarization... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100208570 - Objective lens actuator: An objective lens actuator includes a lens holder, a protector holder, and a protector. The lens holder in which the objective lens is provided has a face configured to oppose the disc. The protector holder is provided on the face of the lens holder. The protector is formed with an... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100208571 - Optical pickup apparatus and optical disk apparatus using the same: An optical pickup apparatus includes a light source emitting a light, an objective lens collecting the light on an optical disk, a collimate lens that is moved in an optical axis direction along a light path of the light to change a divergent angle or a convergent angle of the... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

20100208572 - Optical disc device and hybrid optical disc: When it is determined that the disc loaded on a player is a hybrid next generation DVD, the DVD layer is reproduced with a red laser light. In parallel with this reproduction process, a process for notifying the presence of the HDDVD layer is performed. That is, determination is made... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100208573 - Method and device for detecting ferroelectric polarization: An information storage device comprises a media including a ferroelectric layer and a conductive layer and a cantilever adapted to be actuated toward the media. A tip extends from the cantilever and an electrode associated with the cantilever. When the cantilever is actuated, the tip applies a contact force to... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP

20100208574 - Systems and methods for reduced latency loop recovery: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for reduced latency feedback in a data processing system. For example, some embodiments provide a data processing system that includes a variable gain amplifier, a processing circuit, a data detector, and an error signal calculation circuit. The variable gain amplifier... Agent: Hamilton,desanctis & Cha (lsi)

20100208575 - Method and apparatus for shock and rotational vibration sensing in a hard disk drive: A hard disk drive and its circuit board are disclosed using just two piezoelectric devices to estimate both shock events and rotational vibration instead of the three devices required by the prior art. Also disclosed, an integrated circuit coupling to these two piezoelectric devices generates the signals associated with shock... Agent: Gss Law Group

20100208576 - Recording device and recording method for dual layer recording disc: In a first recording process, an end position of a kth cell (62) is aligned with an end position (P6) of a first layer recording area (43) by adjusting a recording start position (P5) of contents data (61) in an unused area (R1) in the first layer recording area (43).... Agent: Young & Thompson

08/12/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100202256 - Near-field light generating device including surface plasmon generating element: A near-field light generating device includes: a base having a top surface; a waveguide that allows laser light to propagate therethrough and is disposed above the top surface of the base; and a surface plasmon generating element that is disposed above the top surface of the base so as to... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100202257 - Reproduction output control apparatus, reproduction output control method, or the like: n

20100202258 - Optical disk drive and operation method thereof: An optical disk drive includes a pickup apparatus and a servo error correction unit. The pickup apparatus reads data recorded on an optical disk or records encoded data on the optical disk. The pickup apparatus includes a servo control unit. The servo error correction unit generates, based upon data read... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20100202262 - Block noise detection and filtering: Systems and methods for block noise detection and filtering are disclosed. One embodiment includes, computing difference magnitudes in pixel values for adjacent pixels in the image. The difference magnitudes can include horizontal difference magnitudes for horizontally adjacent pixels and vertical difference magnitudes for vertically adjacent pixels. One embodiment further includes... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20100202261 - Optical recording medium, optical recording medium manufacturing method, reproduction signal processing method and evaluation method: An optical head 12 reproduces information recorded on an optical disc 11, a BCA detector 21 and a medium discriminating circuit 22 acquire waveform distortion information for specifying a waveform distortion of a reproduction signal reproduced by the optical head 12, and a variable waveform equalizer 16 changes a parameter... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100202259 - Optical disc apparatus: An optical disc apparatus for recording or reproducing on or from an optical disc, comprising a laser light source for emitting a laser beam; a drive portion for driving the laser light source; a detection portion for detecting the emission power of the laser beam; and means for focusing the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100202260 - Read and write power control methods and system for optical recording device: The present invention discloses read and write power control methods and system for an optical recording device that records information on an optical disk having read-only areas. The read and write power control methods respectively introduce the steps of determining a specific level of a former power control signal output... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20100202264 - Recording method for optical disc device: An optical disc device recording method, which includes determining whether or not a recording process that records information on a label surface of an optical disc has failed, detecting a recording failure position at which the recording process has failed when the determining step determines the recording process has failed,... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100202265 - Optical disc reader: An optical disc reader comprising a controller that controls a read operation to read data recorded on an optical disc and a counter that counts the number of zero crossings in a tracking error signal. Between the completion of focusing operation and the start of tracking operation, the controller determines... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100202266 - Recording device and method, computer program, and recording medium: A recording apparatus (1) is provided with: a recording device (11) for recording a data pattern onto a recording medium (100); a first controlling device (22) for stopping the recording; a reading device (11) for reading the data pattern which is recorded immediately before the recording is stopped, thereby obtaining... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100202263 - Method for judging optical disc, optical disc device and program: Provided is a method for easily judging that a disc is an optical disc that conforms to the DVD Download standards, without generating malfunction. A Wobble signal is detected in a data zone (21) of an optical disc (YES in a step (S2)), CSS information is detected from a lead-in... Agent: Robinson Intellectual Property Law Office, P.C.

20100202267 - Track determination: A light beam is scanned on a track of a recording medium, the track having a first track region and a second track region, each track region having a physical property that has recurring deviations. A wobble signal is derived from the light beam, the wobble signal having information associated... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100202268 - Optical recording method, optical recording apparatus, apparatus for manufacturing a master through exposure process, optical information recording medium and reproduction method: An optical recording method for recording information by irradiating an optical disc medium with a modulated write pulse train of laser light variable over a plurality of power levels such that a plurality of marks are formed on the optical disc medium, edge positions of each of the marks and... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100202269 - Data recording method in holography optical memory system: According to an aspect of the present invention, a data recording method in a holography optical memory system, for recording a two-dimensional pixel data page in a recording medium can be provided. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the data recording method in a holography optical memory... Agent: Patent Administrator Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg

20100202271 - Objective lens for recording hologram and hologram recording device: Provided is an objective lens for recording a hologram that condenses an recording beam on a hologram recording medium, and the objective lens is configured so as to condense, in the case where the recording beam is incident upon the objective lens in a form of a parallel beam flux,... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100202270 - Optical information recording method and apparatus: In a recording apparatus capable of performing a curing process at high speed by curing a plurality of books at a time during recording and capable of performing recording of a recordable type, when recording is stopped once, the unit of books to be cured at a time is set... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100202272 - Method of fabricating nanorod information storage medium: A method of fabricating an information storage medium, the method including forming a plurality of nanorod recording layers on a substrate by sputtering using a mask having a plurality of nanorod patterns.... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100202273 - Laser driving device, optical unit, and light device: A laser driving device includes: a first pulse generating section; a second pulse generating section; a light emission waveform generating section; a light emission level pattern storing section; and a second storing section.... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20100202274 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes: a hard disk drive unit including a hard disk drive configured to read various data from and write various data in a magnetic disk incorporated therein; a housing of an apparatus main body configured to hold the hard disk drive on a substrate to be... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100202275 - Turntable: A turntable of a recording medium drive can include a coupler having an inner circumference to which a rotating shaft is fixed, and an outer circumference onto which a disk is inserted; a table extending outwardly from the outer circumference of the coupler and for mounting the disk thereon; and... Agent: Saliwanchik Lloyd & Saliwanchik A Professional Association

20100202277 - Information recording method and apparatus, information recording medium, and information recording medium manufacturing method and apparatus: Content information (CI) is recorded, and then control information including an encryption key is recorded. The area in which the content information (CI) is written is shifted with respect to the user area (UIA) in a playback-only disc. The control information (SI) is written with an identical shift. As a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100202279 - Recording medium having a substrate containing microscopic pattern of parallel groove and land sections and recording/reproducing equipment therefor: An information recording medium 1 at least comprises a substrate 13 having a microscopic pattern 20, which is constituted by a shape of continuous substance of approximately parallel grooves formed with a groove section G and a land section L alternately, a recording layer 12 formed on the microscopic pattern... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100202276 - Recording medium, address generating and detection method, and reproduction and recording apparatus: A recording medium, an address generating method, an address detection method and a recording and reproduction apparatus capable of extending the wobble address without any considerable wobble restructuring are disclosed. Virtual bits not recorded in the disc and expressed by the difference of the rule or the presence or absence... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100202278 - Recording medium, playback apparatus, program, and playback method: A BD-ROM contains a plurality of titles which can be branched among, and a Java application. The Java application is a program described in a programming language for a virtual machine. A life cycle where execution by the virtual machine is enabled is predetermined. Each of the titles contains an... Agent: Panasonic Patent Center

20100202280 - Aluminum-alloy reflection film for optical information-recording, optical information-recording medium, and aluminum-alloy sputtering target for formation of the aluminum-alloy reflection film for optical information-recording: There are provided an aluminum-alloy reflection film for optical information-recording, having low thermal conductivity, low melting temperature, and high corrosion resistance, capable of coping with laser marking, an optical information-recording medium comprising the reflection film described, and an aluminum-alloy sputtering target for formation of the reflection film described. The invention... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

08/05/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20100195450 - Magnetic disk drive: A magnetic disk drive, comprising: a slider, which is provided at a position facing to a disk surface; an arm, which is configured to conduct rocking motion around a pivot; a base, which is configured to support a motor thereon, which rotates the disk; a semiconductor laser module, which is... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100195451 - Optical disk playback device: An optical disk playback device includes a first control means for holding difference information which the first control means generates by, during playback of an optical disk 10, performing a comparison between track start point position information detected and track start point position information acquired with reference to contents information... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100195452 - Contents data reproduction apparatus and contents data reproduction method: The present invention facilitates operations of updating, altering and/or otherwise recomposing the reproduction list of contents data prepared according to the frequency of reproduction, the priority of reproduction, the preference of the user and so on. There is provided a contents data reproduction apparatus for reproducing contents data, which includes... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100195453 - Optical disc device and focus control method: Disclosed is an optical disc device that is able to increase accuracy in reproducing information from an optical disc. The optical disc device 10 calculates a focus error signal SFE2 and a sum signal SS1 while reciprocating an objective lens 21 in a focus direction until a distance between a... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100195454 - Optical disc recording apparatus: An optical pickup is disposed which irradiates a laser beam onto an optical disc where a guide groove having characteristics of thermal interference (heat discoloration) is spirally formed. The optical pickup irradiates the laser beam along the guide groove to conduct one of data recording in which pits indicating a... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

20100195455 - Optical disc apparatus, focus error signal adjustment method, program, and integrated circuit: To adjust the symmetry of a focus error signal, the symmetry of the focus error signal needs to be measured during upward and downward driving of an objective lens, which is performed at every varying setting of a signal correction gain value of the focus error signal, and such adjustment... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100195456 - Optical disc control device: There is provided an optical disc control device which can perform stable repetitive control without deteriorating the followability of a target value when performing jumping, retry, and long seek. The optical disc control device comprises an adder which receives a compensation target signal having a periodic frequency component, which is... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100195457 - Optical disc signal processing device, optical disc signal processing method, optical disc reproduction and recording device, and optical disc reproduction and recording method: An optimum method for adjusting the physical position or angle of an optical pickup (a1) is automatically selected for each optical disc signal processing device so that a control target value after adjusted is included in a previous margin measurement result which is stored in a nonvolatile memory, thereby providing... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100195460 - Optical writing apparatus, image forming apparatus and data writing method: An optical writing apparatus includes: a light source section having a plurality of light emitting elements arrayed in a main scanning direction; an optical section having a plurality of imaging lenses that condense irradiated light from the light emitting elements to form an image on an exposure surface; and a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100195461 - Multi-session pre-recorded storage medium: Apparatus characterized as a multi-session data storage medium such as an optical disc, and method for formatting the same. In accordance with various embodiments, a first session is recorded onto the medium with a first set of user data. A second session is subsequently recorded onto the medium with a... Agent: Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, PC

20100195459 - Adjustment method of optimum write power and optical write/retrieval device: A power adjustment method in which a modulation index is calculated from reproduced signals of patterns recorded by irradiating light onto an optical information recording medium with a recording power varied and an optimum power of irradiation light is set up using the modulation index. The power adjustment method includes... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100195458 - Information recording medium, recording apparatus, reproducing apparatus and reproducing method: p

20100195462 - Method of evaluating reproduce signal and optical disc drive: A highly efficient and reliable reproduced signal evaluation method and an optical disc drive using that method in which assuming that the number of 2T's appearing successively in a predetermined evaluation bitstream is i, the evaluation bitstream is divided into a main bitstream (5+2i) long and sub bitstreams at the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100195463 - Storage device and information processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, a power management module of a storage device executes a process of stopping rotation of a disk storage medium by selectively using one of a first mode of stopping the rotation of the disk storage medium on condition that a media access command is not received... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100195464 - Integrated circuit, optical disc system and tracking error signal generation method: A first comparator (112a) compares a first voltage signal to a predetermined threshold to output a first binary signal corresponding to a comparison result. A second comparator (112b) compares a second voltage signal to a predetermined threshold to output a second binary signal corresponding to a comparison result. A first... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100195465 - Method of recording information to and reproducing information from an optical information storage medium: A method of recording information to a read-only optical information storage medium comprising a plurality of areas, including: recording data in at least one of the plurality of areas in the form of pits in a first pit pattern; and recording data in others of the plurality of areas in... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100195466 - Electronic device, data recording method and data recording system: Data to be recorded onto a recording medium 220 is transmitted from an electronic device 100 toward an external recording drive 200 equipped with the recording medium 220 including a data region for recording data and an alternative region for recording the data to be written instead of the data... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100195469 - Media pre-write with track-aligned write beam deflection and write frequency adjustment: Method and apparatus for formatting a data storage medium, such as a magnetic or optical disc. In accordance with various embodiments, a data storage medium is rotated while a write beam is used to write data to the rotating medium. The data are written in the form of a plurality... Agent: Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, PC

20100195468 - Optical data storage media containing metal and metal oxide dark layer structure: Optical data storage media containing a “dark” layer structure are disclosed. Layered metals and metal oxides provide a dark background that enhances detection of changes in the data layer of the storage media. Combinations such as chromium metal and chromium oxide, and molybdenum metal and molybdenum oxide are offered as... Agent: Pepper/millenniata

20100195467 - Optical disc recording/reproducing apparatus: There is provided an optical disc recording/reproducing apparatus which can reduce the chip size using the high-miniaturization process and can enhance the detection accuracy. A signal which is obtained by amplitude-adjusting a header region in a reproduced signal detected by an optical pickup (1) is digitized, and peak detection or... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100195470 - Optical disk recording/reproducing apparatus and alternation process method thereof: A disk recording/reproducing apparatus includes a disk rotator which rotates an optical disk, an optical pickup, a slide motor which moves the optical pickup into a radial direction of the optical disk, and a controller which controls at least the disk rotator and the slide motor in accordance with a... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100195471 - Optical storage medium, optical read/write apparatus, and optical read/write method: An optical read/write apparatus causes a read/write light beam from illuminating means to strike only one side of an optical storage medium including stacked data storage layers each of which is readable/writeable separately from the other layers. In this case, the optical read/write apparatus operates so that data is read/written... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100195472 - Information recording method and information recording apparatus: To provide a new recording method and recording apparatus with respect to an optical recording medium, the recording method and recording apparatus being able to deal with a high density of an optical recording medium of recent years. Recording of a recording track and a prepit is carried out by... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100195473 - Signal transmission circuit and storage device: According to one embodiment, a signal transmission circuit includes: a first electro optical converter converting a read electric signal to a first optical signal having an optional wavelength λR; a first photo-electric converter configured to reconvert the first optical signal to the read electric signal; a second electro optical converter... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100195474 - Optical information recording medium and recording and reproduction apparatus: A disk-shaped optical information recording medium (115) includes a substrate (101), first to nth information layers (102-104) layered upon the substrate (where n is an integer of 3 or more), kth intermediate layers (105, 106) provided between a kth information layer and a (k+1)th information layer (where k=1, 2, and... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100195475 - Device and method for information mass storage: A device for mass storage of information, the device comprising: a substrate (30); an electrically-conductive tip (10) for atomic force microscopy located above the surface (31) of said substrate (30) in electrical contact therewith; and a voltage generator (41) for applying a potential difference between said tip (10) and said... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

20100195476 - Optical storage medium comprising tracks with positive and negative marks, and stampers and production methods for manufacturing of the optical storage medium: The optical storage medium comprises a substrate layer, a data layer with a mark/space structure arranged in tracks on the substrate layer, and a cover layer. One track comprises positive marks and a neighboring track comprises negative marks. The tracks are arranged in particular as spirals wherein one spiral contains... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC

20100195477 - Recording apparatus, method for controlling the apparatus, and storage medium storing control program: A recording apparatus to record data on a recording medium including a plurality of recording layers is provided. The recording apparatus includes a recording circuit adapted to record data on a recording layer selected from among the plurality of recording layers included on the recording medium; a recordable capacity detecting... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

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