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Dynamic information storage or retrieval September class, title,number 09/10

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09/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100246342 - Device for uninterrupted listening to radio broadcast: A device for playing and recording real time broadcast radio includes a storage device, an audio output component, a control unit and an input interface. Data received from a radio receiver are recorded in the storage device. When a pause command is received from the input interface the real-time broadcast... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100246343 - Optical disc device, optical head, and information processing device: d

20100246349 - Method for manufacturing a storage disk drive motor, motor for driving a storage disk and storage disk drive apparatus provided with the motor: A storage disk drive motor 12 includes a stator unit 2, a rotor unit 3, a shaft 41 arranged in a coaxial relationship with a center axis 9, a sleeve unit 22 including a flange portion 223, and a base member 21, having a through-hole, fixed to the sleeve unit... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100246348 - Optical information reproducing method, optical information reproducing apparatus, and optical information recording medium: An optical information reproducing method includes: obtaining information about a wavelength of a reference beam at recording time from a recording medium which stores main information recorded as a pattern corresponding to interference between an information beam and the reference beam and information about the wavelength of the reference beam... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP

20100246347 - Optical pickup device, optical information device, computer, optical disk player, car navigation system, optical disk recorder, and optical disk server: An object of the invention is to prevent damage or performance degradation of an optical component constituting a second optical system, and suppress degradation of the recording/reproducing performance of an optical pickup device. A first laser light source 1 emits a first light beam having a first wavelength. A first... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100246344 - Optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus and control method of the same: In an optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus (10) for reproducing an optical information storage medium including a plurality of information recording layers each including a recording mark having a length shorter than an optical system resolution limit, reproduction laser power for reading an information recording layer closest to a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100246345 - Optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus and control method of the same: In an optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus (10) for reproducing an optical information storage medium including a plurality of information recording layers each including a recording mark having a length shorter than an optical system resolution limit, reproduction laser power for reading an information recording layer closest to a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100246346 - Optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus and control method of the same: In an optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus (10) for reproducing an optical information storage medium including a plurality of information recording layers each including a recording mark having a length shorter than an optical system resolution limit, reproduction laser power for reading an information recording layer closest to a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100246350 - Optical disc device and laser power control method: An optical disk apparatus according to the present invention generates a divided clock signal by dividing a recording clock signal, and based on the divided clock signal, determines a test emission pattern for test recording which is used for controlling the power of a light beam that is output from... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100246354 - System and method for reading micro-holograms with reduced error rates: The present techniques provide methods and systems reading a data bit of interest on an optical data disc with a reduced error rate. The data bit estimation may be improved by reducing deterministic noise resulting from an optical reader system and/or the optical data disc. The reader may adjust the... Agent: Ge Trading & Licensing

20100246351 - Information processing apparatus and fault symptom determination method: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an optical disc drive, a measuring module in the optical disc drive, and a measurement value reception module. The measuring module is configured to measure a value related to an operation of a predetermined motor in the optical disc drive, which... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100246352 - Optical information recording medium, reproducing device for optical information recording medium, control method and control program for the reproducing device, and medium with the control program recorded therein: A super-resolution medium (1) has a medium identification information for specifying a type of medium recorded in a medium information area (3) by use of pre-pits having a length not shorter than a length of a resolution limit of an optical system in a reproducing device (10).... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100246353 - Optical information recording medium, reproducing device for optical information recording medium, control method and control program for the reproducing device, and medium with the control program recorded therein: A super-resolution medium (1) has a medium identification information for specifying a type of medium recorded in a medium information area (3) by use of pre-pits having a length not shorter than a length of a resolution limit of an optical system in a reproducing device (10).... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100246355 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: An information processing apparatus includes a data processing unit configured to perform data processing on data read from a data recordable disc. The data processing unit performs a physical mark verification process for verifying whether or not a physical mark that is identification data unique to each of mother discs... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100246356 - Disk surface defect inspection method and apparatus: The present invention provides a disk surface defect inspection method including: irradiating a laser beam from an oblique direction onto a disk surface being rotated; detecting intensities of a first light that is scattered with low-angle and a second light that is scattered with high-angle from minute concave and convex... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20100246357 - Method for detecting surface defects in patterned media: An optical defect detection method for patterned media includes: irradiating a laser beam onto a patterned medium and obtaining reflected light by reflection very close to a sample; outputting the reflected light as an analog electrical signal from an optical receiver; converting the analog signal to a digital signal; obtaining... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20100246358 - Optical data storage media having high pressure-at-break strength: Optical information media having high pressure-at-break values, and methods for determining pressure-at-break values are disclosed. The media have high structural integrities, and are designed to confer greater resistance to delamination forces as compared to conventional optical information media.... Agent: David E. Allred

20100246359 - Joint dc minimization and bit detection: The present techniques provide systems and methods for decoding a data signal with a control bit to improve bit estimation. The techniques in one embodiment involve using decoding algorithms to estimate the a posteriori state probabilities and the a posteriori transition probabilities of the data encoding, and estimating bit state... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research

20100246361 - Method for converting standard dvds into blu-ray format: In various embodiments, systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are provided to repurpose DVD authored content allowing any movie experience, high definition video, high quality sound, and/or interactivity provided by the DVD authored content to be accessed via next generation optical disc players. In one embodiment, DVD authored content may... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100246360 - Optical recording medium, erasure apparatus and erasure method thereof: A new optical recording medium capable of reducing the burden in erasing data in the optical recording medium is provided. The optical recording medium includes an organic pigment recording layer 12 and a light reflecting layer 14, which are at least laminated on a substrate 11, wherein a photocatalyst layer... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100246362 - Optical information recording medium, reproducing device for optical information recording medium, control method and control program for the reproducing device, and medium with the control program recorded therein: A super-resolution medium (1) has a medium identification information for specifying a type of medium recorded in a medium information area (3) by use of pre-pits having a length not shorter than a length of a resolution limit of an optical system in a reproducing device (10).... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100246366 - Information recording medium and disk apparatus using the medium: According to one embodiment, an information recording medium has a plurality of recording layers, and records and reproduces information by using a semiconductor layer of 450 nm or less. When reproducing information, letting x be the frequency of repetitive recording of a shortest mark length and shortest space length of... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100246365 - Method of adjusting brightness of illumination device and bio disk drive using the method: Provided are a method and apparatus for adjusting brightness of an illumination device that is used in photographing an analysis object in a bio disk. The method includes taking images of an analysis object in a bio disk; calculating brightness of the images of the analyzing object; and adjusting brightness... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100246363 - Squarylium compound, optical recording medium using the same, recording/reproduction method and optical recording apparatus: To provide a squarylium compound forming a metal complex, expressed by the general formula (I): where R1 and R2 are the same or different and each of R1 and R2 represents a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, aralkyl, aryl, or heterocyclic group; Q represents a metal atom having coordinating ability; q... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20100246364 - Write-once information recording medium, information recording apparatus, information recording method, information reproducing apparatus and information reproducing method: According to the present invention, multiple space bitmaps (SBMs #0 and #1 30) are provided for the user data area of each recording layer. A disc management structure update unit including one of those space bitmaps and a disc definition structure (TDDS 32) and having a size of one block... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100246367 - Optical information recording method and apparatus using the same: An optical information recording method includes the following steps. A converting step is converting a light beam into an information beam carrying information by using a spatial beam modulator. A focusing step is focusing the information beam on an optical information recording medium including an information recording layer. An irradiating... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100246368 - Laminated half-wave plate, optical pickup device, polarization converter, and projection display apparatus: A laminated half-wave plate includes: first and second wave plates having optical axes intersecting each other, wherein when phase differences of the first and second wave plates with respect to a wavelength λ are represented by Γ1 and Γ2, in-plane bearing angles formed by a polarization plane of a linearly-polarized... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100246369 - Optical pickup apparatus: An optical pickup apparatus comprising: a laser light source; an objective lens; a reflection mirror; a photodetector; and a beam splitter, the beam splitter including a first reflective film configured to generate a first phase difference corresponding to a predetermined wavelength with respect to laser light, the reflection mirror including... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20100246370 - Optical pickup unit and optical disc apparatus: An optical pickup unit comprising: an objective lens that focuses laser light on an optical disc; a lens holder that holds the objective lens; a coil that is fitted on the lens holder and capable of driving the lens holder; and a reinforcement member that is fitted on the lens... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20100246371 - Optical information recording apparatus and method of optically recording information: According to a first aspect of the invention, an optical information recording apparatus includes a spatial beam modulator, an optical component, a drive unit, and a control unit. The apparatus performs angle-multiplex recording of the information so that an absolute value of a bisector angle θx for n-th recording (1≦n≦rN)... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100246372 - Combination type optical disk medium, its reproduction method and optical disk apparatus: A combination type optical disk medium and recording or reproducing method in which the medium include first and second recording layers based on different recoding densities. First and second volume spaces are formed to the first and second recording layers, respectively. Each volume space includes identification information of a head... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100246373 - Optical information recording medium, reproducing device for optical information recording medium, control method and control program for the reproducing device, and medium with the control program recorded therein: A super-resolution medium (1) has a medium identification information for specifying a type of medium recorded in a medium information area (3) by use of pre-pits having a length not shorter than a length of a resolution limit of an optical system in a reproducing device (10).... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100246374 - Optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus and control method of the same: In an optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus (10) for reproducing an optical information storage medium including a plurality of information recording layers each including a recording mark having a length shorter than an optical system resolution limit, reproduction laser power for reading an information recording layer closest to a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

  
09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100238773 - Content reproduction system, content reproduction apparatus, and content reproduction method: The present invention provides a content reproduction system that can continue reproduction of a plurality of content even if a part of content is unreproducible. The content reproduction system includes a content storage apparatus including a content storage section that stores a plurality of content whose reproduction order has previously... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100238775 - Recording medium reproducing device, a method for reproducing a recording medium, a program for reproducing a recording medium, and a recording medium: Means for Solving Problems In a case of DVD-Audio, a condition for reproducing a group having at least one track (a group having the longest reproducing time, a group having the largest number of tracks, a group having the largest data capacity) is set, and only the group which matches... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100238774 - Method and apparatus for recording information in optical storage medium, and multi-layer optical storage medium: To record information as an array of optically changed portions arranged along a track in an optical storage medium, a pulsed laser beam is emitted toward the optical storage medium while causing at least one of the optical storage medium and the pulsed laser beam to be moved relative to... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100238776 - Method of optimizing the write power for recording marks in an information layer of a record carrier and recording device using such an optimizing method: A method of optimizing the write power for recording marks in an information layer of a record carrier by irradiating the information layer with a (pulsed) radiation beam. The method includes recording a pattern of test marks including short marks having a predetermined short nominal runlength onto the record carrier... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100238777 - Optical disk device, method of controlling optical head, and control device for optical head: An optical disk device includes a DPDTE signal generating section that detects misalignment between a light spot and a mark or a pit, an FE signal generating section, an optical crosstalk correcting section which corrects a signal output by the FE signal generating section using the DPDTE signal generating section,... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20100238778 - Reading method of optical disc drive: The invention provides a reading method of an optical disc drive, which includes setting, reading, and decoding data, accumulating the error amount of the decoded data, setting to re-read the data when a reading failure occurs, adding one to the error amount, setting a low number of retry attempts for... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100238779 - Device and method for determining defect sector on optical disc: A device and method for determining defect sectors on an optical disc receives writing commands and data by a processor, and saves the writing data in a memory. An error correction code (ECC) encodes the writing data into encoded digital signals, and the encoded digital signals form modulated digital signals... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100238780 - Optical pickup device: A pickup device includes a diffraction grating 12 for separating a light beam emitted from the light source into at least three light beams. The diffraction grating 12 is divided into four regions by straight lines extending in a direction parallel to a tangential direction of tracks of an optical... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100238781 - Optical pickup apparatus and objective lens: An optical pickup apparatus comprising: a laser diode; an objective lens made of synthetic resin arranged in an optical path of laser light between the laser diode and an optical disc so that the laser light from the laser diode is focused onto a signal recording layer through a protection... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20100238782 - Optical pickup, optical information recording method, and optical disk apparatus: An information optical system (150) of an optical disc apparatus (110) enables a semiconductor laser (3) to sequentially output specific peak light (LEP) and specific slope light (LES) as an information light beam (LM) and enables the correction lens (162) to change the divergence angle of the specific peak light... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100238783 - Optical pickup: An optical pickup of this invention includes a first objective lens for a CD or DVD, a second objective lens for a BD, a photodetector, a light source for a CD or DVD, a light source for a BD; a first optical mechanism for guiding first reflected light from the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100238784 - Multiwavelength semiconductor laser and optical recording/reproducing device: The present invention provides a multiwavelength semiconductor laser capable of easily setting reflectance in a predetermined range at different oscillation wavelengths on a main emission edge face side. The multiwavelength semiconductor laser includes a plurality of semiconductor light emission parts of an edge emitting type having different oscillation wavelengths, and... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

  
09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100232263 - Category management: An apparatus, system, and method for managing songs available for selection for play by a user is provided. Songs are assigned to one or more categories and time periods are set during which songs assigned to a category may be selected for play or may be blocked from being selected... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100232264 - Optical information recorder/reproducer, optical information recording/reproducing method and control circuit: A distance control circuit (23) keeps constant the distance between a condensing member (11) and the surface of an optical disk (1) using return light from a region where near field light is generated. Under that state, a focus control circuit (27) focus-controls the focus position of the near field... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100232265 - Drive device, optical head, and optical disk recording/reproducing device: A spherical aberration correction mechanism 30 includes a lens holder 35 that holds a collimator lens 16, a main shaft 36a that supports the lens holder 35 in a linearly movable manner, a lead screw 34 supported in a rotatable manner and provided with a screw thread formed of a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100232266 - Recording/reproducing apparatus and adjustment method therefor: A recording/reproducing apparatus includes: a light source; a first correction section to correct a position of an objective lens that collects laser light from the light source on a surface of an optical disc based on a focus bias setting value obtained from a focus bias value; a second correction... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100232270 - Optical information recording medium, information recording apparatus, information reproducing apparatus, information recording method, information reproducing method and method for producing optical information recording medium: An optical information storage medium according to the present invention has at least one information storage layer. The optical information storage medium has a management area that stores at least one unit containing control information about the optical information storage medium. The control information includes a format number, which provides... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100232271 - Optical recording/reproducing method, system, and program: An optical recording/reproducing system 1 reads a recorded signal written to a recording track of a recording medium 3 by light. The light is modulated by a drive signal on which a frequency signal is superimposed. The light is scanned along the recording track at a predetermined scan velocity. The... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20100232272 - Wave plate, optical pickup and optical disc apparatus: An optical pickup includes a wave plate on an optical path to be followed by every light beam emitted from three light sources (with wavelengths λ1, λ2 and λ3, respectively) both on their way toward an optical disc and back from the disc toward a photodetector. The wave plate has... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100232267 - Information recording apparatus, method of opc process for multilayer information recording medium, and program: The invention is directed to provide an information recording apparatus having an adjusting process device which performs adjusting processes including an OPC process for optimizing a recording power for each of recording layers on a multilayer information recording medium, and an information recording device which performs an information recording process... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100232268 - Method and apparatus for recording and reproducing optical information, and recording medium: Ordinary optical disks need the resetting of recording conditions in the course of recording to cope with changes in ambient temperature, laser temperature, and medium's recording sensitivity. Optical disks for super-resolution reproduction which are intended to reproduce record marks smaller than the optical resolution, thereby increasing the recording density, need... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100232269 - Optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus and control method of the same: In an optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus (10) for reproducing an optical information storage medium including a plurality of information recording layers each including a recording mark having a length shorter than an optical system resolution limit, reproduction laser power for reading an information recording layer closest to a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100232275 - Disk apparatus: Stable interlayer jump is realized by judging whether a signal is a false signal caused by noises, stray light, or interference of an adjacent layer or a true FE signal.... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100232276 - Defect managing method and defect managing device: To enable sequential recording to be performed to alternate destinations and improve in access performance, by controlling to estimate sequential defective areas such as bubbles based on prescribed conditions, allocate blocks of a spare area (15) as alternate destinations of these areas, and perform alternate recording to the allocated alternate... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100232274 - Method and apparatus for detecting disc: A method for detecting a disc, the method includes the steps of: reading a file system of the disc; determining a type of the disc according to the file system; and abandoning a multi-session checking process upon the disc if the type of the disc is a one-session disc.... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100232273 - Optical disc device: The optical disc apparatus of this invention includes: an optical pickup 104 to converge a light beam on an information layer of an optical disc 102; a drive section 105 to move the beam along the radius of the disc 102; a tracking error detecting section 108 for generating a... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100232277 - Optical information recording medium, manufacturing method thereof, and recording method thereof: The present invention is based not on a conventional High to Low method but on a Low to High method and, when the reflectance of the pit is higher than that of the non-pit area, the maximum film thickness of the recording layer at the track area where the pits... Agent: Kanesaka Berner And Partners LLP

20100232279 - Optical retrieval system, data storage system, data storage medium and method of optical retrieval and data storage: An optical data retrieval system configured to retrieve data from a data storage medium, including: a source of n path-entangled photons, where n is an integer of at least 2; a detector system configured to determine if n photons have been received; and a mechanism to direct photons from the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100232278 - Recording and reproducing method, recording medium, and recording and reproducing apparatus: A recording method which optically records two-dimensional data including a positioning mark and data area in a recording medium. In this method, the state of the positioning mark is changed from a first state to at least one second state different from the first state every given number of recording... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100232280 - Apparatus and method to store information in a holographic data storage medium: A method to provide data storage services using one or more holographic data storage media disposed in a holographic data storage system operated by a data storage services provider, wherein the holographic data storage system comprises a light source, a spatial light modulator, and a plurality of holographic data storage... Agent: Dale F. Regelman Quarles & Brady, LLP

20100232282 - Optical pickup device: An optical pickup device radiates laser light to a disc having a plurality of recording layers in a direction of lamination. The optical pickup device includes an astigmatic element and a spectral element. The astigmatic element allows reflected light from the disc to converge in a first direction and form... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100232281 - Optical recording head and optical recording apparatus: An optical recording head includes: a light source; a slider comprising a wave guide which irradiates light from the light source to a recording medium, wherein a grating coupler is formed on an end portion at an opposite side of the waveguide relative to the light source; and an optical... Agent: Sidley Austin LLP

20100232283 - Optical pickup device and optical disk apparatus: An optical pickup device includes a first laser element that emits first laser light, a second laser element that emits second laser light of which the wavelength is longer than that of the first laser light, an optical path composition element that composes the first laser light and the second... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.

  
09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100226217 - Data storage device, data storage apparatus, and methods for storing and reading datas: A data storage device comprises: a light waveguide element; a protective element; and a plurality of data storage elements interposed between the light waveguide element and the protective element. The light waveguide element irradiates light at a critical angle or more on the data storage elements. Each of the data... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20100226219 - Information recording apparatus, information recording method and integrated circuit: An information recording apparatus is provided with a recording controller for recording data on an information recording medium, a verification controller for verifying whether or not the recorded data can be correctly reproduced, a continuous recording controller for providing a gap region of a specified interval between a verification region... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100226221 - Apparatus and method for generating radio frequency ripple zero crossing signal: A method for generating an RFZC signal is disclosed. The method includes the following steps. First, an RF signal is received and the received RF signal is converted into an RF-ENVLP signal. Next, a DC offset of the RF signal is calibrated according to a variation of the RF-ENVLP signal... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20100226220 - Method and apparatus for closing recording range, method and apparatus for closing recording medium, method and apparatus for recording management information, method and apparatus for recording/reproducing data on/from recording medium, and recording med: A method and apparatus for closing a recording range, a method and apparatus for closing a recording medium, a method and apparatus for recording management information, a method and apparatus for recording/reproducing data on/from a recording medium and a recording medium are disclosed. The method of closing a recording medium... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100226222 - Method for emulating optical disk, optical disk drive using the same, and optical disk including security zone: Provided are a method for emulating a separate contents memory unit into an optical disk, an optical disk drive using the same, and an optical disk including a security zone. In the method, when an optical disk processing command from a host is present, whether an optical disk is present... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100226223 - Recording and reproducing apparatus and recording and reproducing method: A recording and reproducing apparatus includes a drive unit that reads data from a first medium and a drive unit control unit that controls the drive unit. The apparatus includes a second medium in which the same amount of data as the amount of data recorded in the first medium... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100226224 - Disc drive and photo-detector gain selection method: The present invention relates to a method of selecting a range of gain values (2000) of a gain-bandwidth limited photo-detector circuit (45) for reading data from a record carrier (104). The method comprises: a) finding a first read power by setting a maximum allowable gain value (gmaχ), the first read... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100226225 - Data reproduction device: The writing in of the reproduced data from the optical disc 101 or the reproduced data from the external USB device 103 into the memory 106 is carried out in such a manner that the data storage formats on the memory 106 of the both writing in are the same... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100226218 - Reading device and reading method for an optical data recording medium: A reading devices suppresses deterioration of the recording marks caused by increasing the output laser power to compensate for a drop in the S/N ratio when reading at a high speed information recorded to a high density recording medium. To read information recorded to an optical data recording medium that... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100226227 - Methods and apparatuses of processing readback signal generated from reading optical storage medium: A method of processing a readback signal generated from reading an optical storage medium is provided. The method includes: performing a defect detection according to the readback signal to generate a defect detection result indicating defective areas on the optical storage medium; and performing a parameter calibration upon at least... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100226228 - Recording and reproducing apparatus and method: The invention solves the problem that data cannot be recorded on a disc because the number of registered Defect Lists (DFLs) has reached a limit and the problem that the access performance is reduced at recording data reproduction time. A cluster, which is normally reproduced during verification processing and is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100226226 - Optical disk, optical disk device, optical disk defect registering method, optical disk recording method, and optical disk reproducing method: An optical disc 1 according to the present invention has a first defect management area 6, to which a first kind of defect management information about non-permanent defects may be added, and a second defect management area 7, to which a second kind of defect management information about permanent defects... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100226229 - Optical pickup device: In a multilayer disc has an increased number of recording layers) spaced by spacing from each other, a generation interval between focus error (FE) signals detected from the respective recording layers becomes small. This causes mutual interference between the FE signals and a resulting undesired offset and the like in... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100226230 - Recording device and method, and computer program, and recording medium: A recording apparatus includes: a first strategy calculating device (SCD) for calculating a first optimum strategy allowing jitter recorded at a first speed to satisfy a desired condition by adjusting a first standard strategy; a second SCD for calculating a second standard strategy at a second speed by performing clock... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100226231 - Breakage prevention structure of ramp: In order to prevent breakage in a resin near the peripheral edge part of a metal reinforcement plate of a plate insert type ramp due to heat shrinkage without increasing wall thickness of the resin near the peripheral edge part of the plate or without reducing the thickness of the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC

20100226232 - Apparatus and method for recording/reproducing optical information, and data fetching by reference to optical information recording medium: Provided are an optical information recording/reproducing apparatus and method capable of managing a wavelength of a light source when information is recorded/reproduced by utilizing holography, and limiting a wavelength of an interference fringe in a medium, and an optical information recording medium. For information recording/reproducing relative to an optical information... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100226233 - Optical pickup device: An optical pickup device includes a first optical system and a second optical system. The first optical system and the second optical system each include a mirror member that reflects light from a light source to change a direction of propagation of the light to a direction substantially perpendicular to... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

20100226234 - Optical head device and optical information recording/reproducing device: To provide an optical head device, which can detect an excellent focus error signal for a dual layer optical recording medium, and optical information recording/reproducing device. Reflected light from a dual layer optical recording medium is diffracted by a diffractive optical element divided into four regions, and is received by... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100226235 - Optical pickup device: An optical pickup device radiates laser light to a disc having a plurality of recording layers in a direction of lamination. The optical pickup device includes a laser light source, a collimator lens, and an objective lens. The collimator lens changes a spread angle of the laser light emitted from... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20100226236 - Data reproduction apparatus: When a user requests a reproduction operation via a remote control, a microprocessor determines whether or not data on a medium of the type selected in advance by a user using the remote control can be reproduced. When the microprocessor determines that data on a medium of the selected type... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100226237 - Random read/write performance of probe storage memory devices: Current probe-type memory architecture assumes that the minimum chunk of data that a probe tip can access is one entire track and perhaps only four out of five-thousand, for example, probes participate in the access thereby degrading performance. By subdividing the track into D finer chunks or data zones, D... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100226238 - Optical disc, optical disc recording apparatus, optical disc reproducing apparatus, information recording method, information reproducing method, and information recording-reproducing method: A configuration for reading out disc management information easily without errors from a disc in which recording is conducted with data recording densities of a plurality of kinds. An optical disc includes a plurality of data recording areas in which information is recorded with data recording densities which are different... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100226239 - Multilayer optical disc: A multilayer optical disc which has three or more recording layers and enables easy positioning of a focused beam spot onto a particular recording layer in which a BCA is disposed. An inter-layer distance between a particular recording layer and a recording layer adjacent to the particular recording layer is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100226240 - Read-only optical information recording medium: An optical information recording medium of the present invention is a read-only optical information recording medium in which at least one reflective film formed of an Al-based alloy and at least one light transmission layer are successively laminated on a substrate. The arithmetical mean roughness of the reflective film is... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

  
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20100220565 - Information recording device and information recording method generating a copy preventing structure: User data is recorded onto a DVD by the incremental recording method and by using padding when closing a recording zone, read error data is recorded onto the DVD. The read error data is generated by making a sector error detection code or a PI/PO error correction code in the... Agent: Young & Thompson

20100220566 - Optical information recording/reproducing device, optical information reproducing device, and optical information recording medium: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an optical information recording/reproducing device and the like that can suppress a decrease in a recording speed even where an optical information recording medium including multiple layers has eccentricity. The optical information recording/reproducing device records information, by treating a predefined area... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100220567 - Optical information recording medium, reproducing device for optical information recording medium, control method and control program for the reproducing device, and medium with the control program recorded therein: A super-resolution medium (1) has a medium identification information for specifying a type of medium recorded in a medium information area (3) by use of pre-pits having a length not shorter than a length of a resolution limit of an optical system in a reproducing device (10).... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20100220563 - Recording control device, laser drive device, information recording device, signal transmission method, and recording/reproduction control device: An information recording device that offers high performance with an inexpensive structure is achieved without requiring a dedicated line for transmitting and receiving control data. The information recording device (1105) is a device for outputting a recording control signal to a laser drive device (1106) for driving a laser light... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100220564 - Disc-drive apparatus and method: A disc drive (1) comprises first clamping means (5) and second clamping means (7) for supporting an optical disc (3) that is to be played in the disc drive (1). Drive means (9) is provided for rotating the optical disc (3) relative to optical means (11) for writing data to,... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100220568 - Signal measurement apparatus and beam modulation apparatus used therein: An apparatus for modulating an incident beam includes a body that is non-transmissive and rotatable about an axis perpendicular to a surface of the body. The body has a first set of features including transmissive features with respect to the incident beam along a first radial path at a first... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP (wpb)

20100220569 - Final area retrieving apparatus, information reproducing apparatus, final area retrieving method, and final area retrieving program: When a final area of optical disc D is retrieved, a system control unit 6 stores a start address of the area, and the like in a flash memory 5. When the optical disc D is inserted again, and a final area is newly retrieved, it is determined whether a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100220570 - Signal quality evaluating apparatus and method, and information recording medium: A signal quality evaluating method necessary for a signal quality evaluation index and a margin design is provided for an apparatus utilizing hologram recording techniques. An evaluation index is used being obtained by dividing root sum square of standard deviations of luminance value distribution of on- and off-pixels obtained from... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100220572 - Hard drive eraser: Systems, apparatuses and methods for erasing hard drives. A system, which can be configured as a stand alone and portable apparatus, includes a control device configured to support an erase module. The erase module is configured to erase a hard drive such that data erased from the hard drive is... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20100220571 - Optical disc medium and data recording method and apparatus: An optical disc medium and corresponding optical recording method and optical recording apparatus. The optical disc medium comprises a substrate on which a shape according to modulated information data has been formed, and a coating film formed on the substrate. Known data is recorded in a predetermined location of the... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC

20100220574 - Information recording medium and recording/reproducing method for the same: The information recording medium (100) of the present invention includes: an information layer (110) including a recording layer (115) capable of changing its phase containing at least one selected from Ge—Te, Sb—Te and Ge—Sb, and two or more dielectric layers (117, 118) disposed on the optical beam incident side with... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100220573 - Optical information recording medium, optical information reproducing method, and optical information reproducing device: Provided is an optical information reproducing medium for realizing an excellent super resolution reproduction while performing a high-speed reproduction. The optical information recording medium includes a plurality of super resolution layers (13, 15) whose refractive index or attenuation coefficient changes nonlinearly at predetermined temperatures individually corresponding thereto. Individually on at... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100220575 - Optical pickup head: An optical pickup head includes a first light source, a second light source, a base, a light adjusting unit, and a light guiding unit. The first light source emits a first wavelength light beam to read a first data density optical storage medium. The second light source emits a second... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20100220576 - Optical pickup device and information recording/reproduction device: A diffraction grating 12 in the optical pickup device PU gives an astigmatism to a sub beam (either of ±1-dimensional light), and shines that sub beam onto an optical disc DK. Also, a tracking error signal Ste is obtained by subtracting a push-pull signal PPsub that corresponds to a sub... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100220577 - Optical head device, optical information recording/reproducing device, and optical information recording/reproducing method: Polarization direction switching elements do not change the polarization direction of incoming light, in the case where a disc is an optical recording medium conforming to the HD DVD standards. At this time, light outputted from a semiconducted laser is collected on the disc by an objective lens, and reflection... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100220578 - Objective lens, optical head and optical disc device: The objective lens according to the present invention includes a first lens and a second lens substantially in close contact with each other such that optical axes thereof match each other, and acts as a convex lens as a whole. Each lens includes a central portion including the optical axis... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20100220579 - Information recording device and information recording program: It is an object to provide an information recording device capable of recording recording information with good recording property without wasting a recording region on an optical disk and capable of clearly forming visible portion. In a case where the visible portion is formed by using a recording pit supporting... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20100220580 - Holding member, driving apparatus, pickup apparatus, and disc apparatus: A holding member provided with a coil comprising a proximity facilitating portion capable of bringing the coil closer to a magnetic member facing the coil.... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP

20100220581 - Electronic apparatus and disk protection method: An electronic apparatus includes a body, a triaxial acceleration sensor which is built in the body and includes a long axis and a short axis, a disk device built in the body, a calculation unit that calculates a value on a basis of an acceleration value which is detected by... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20100220582 - Disc-shaped information-carrying medium: The present invention relates to disc-shaped information-carrying media for storage and reproduction of audio-, video- and other types of information in a digital form. The disc-shaped information-carrying medium comprises at least a substrate with a matching bore in its central area for locking said medium in a reading device, said... Agent: Nexsen Pruet, LLC

20100220583 - Optical data storage media and methods of formation: Provided are methods of forming multi-layered optical data storage media which include a high-density data layer, as well as multi-layered optical data storage media that can be formed by such methods.... Agent: Jonathan D. Baskin Rohm And Haas Electronic Materials LLC

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