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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/27/2011 > 19 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110019509 - Limited use data storing device: Embodiments of methods and systems for controlling access to information stored on memory or data storage devices are disclosed. In various embodiments, methods of retrieving information from a data storage device previously deactivated by modification or degradation of at least a portion of the data storage device are disclosed.... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20110019510 - Recording head and recorder: A recorder has a recording medium for information recording, a light source, an optical system, a slider, and an optical waveguide. To the optical system, light from the light source enters, and the slider moves relative to the recording medium while not in contact therewith. The optical waveguide is arranged... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20110019511 - Optical memories, method for reading and writing such optical memories, and device for reading and writing such memories: The invention concerns a optical data memory, said memory comprising at least one layer of supporting material, said supporting material including molecules having, in a local zone, a collective state of molecules from at least one first collective state of molecules, and a second collective state of molecules. The invention... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110019512 - Optical disk reproducing device and optical disk recording and reproducing device: An optical disk reproducing device includes: a signal reproducing section configured to read and decode information recorded on an optical disk by an optical pickup unit, and reproduce the information, wherein the signal reproducing section includes a gain controlled amplifier circuit configured to amplify an radio frequency signal generated from... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20110019515 - Method of managing data in optical disc apparatus: A method of managing data in an optical disc apparatus is provided. The type of a loaded disc is checked, and data corresponding to the checked disc type is read from a compressed file, decompressed and stored in a memory of the optical disc apparatus. Recording-related data respectively corresponding to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110019514 - Recording and reproducing apparatus and method: A Spare Area kept unused on a disk is available for use other than spare processing, or Defect Management process, and compatibility of the disk is at least secured between different recording apparatuses. This is implemented by recording a SWP_PAC cluster defined as a new item and by recording address... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110019516 - System and method for providing content in two formats on one drm disk: A DRM disk such as a Blu-ray stores content in a high resolution version for playing by a disk player. The disk also stores the same content in a lower resolution version for playing by a secondary device such as a Playstation Portable (PSP). The disk can be engaged with... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20110019513 - Short-pulse light source, laser light emission method, optical device, optical disc device, and optical pickup: In the present invention, pulsed light serving as pulse-shaped laser light (LL) is emitted from a semiconductor laser (3), and a laser drive voltage (DJ) that is generated on the basis of a pulse signal (SL) and that has pulse-shaped drive voltage pulses (DJw) is applied to the semiconductor laser... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20110019517 - Method and apparatus for determining writing power for recording data: A method and apparatus for determining an optimal writing power for recording data on a recording medium such as an optical disk, are discussed. The method according to an aspect of the present invention includes (a) performing a plurality of OPC operations on a plurality of areas of the recording... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110019518 - Device and method for detecting defect signals on an optical disc: A device for detecting defect signals on an optical disc includes a finite state machine (FSM) to control a servo system of an optical disk drive. When the FSM is in a DETECT state and defect signals are greater than thresholds, a detection counter is set to a first predetermined... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20110019519 - Optical disc recording method and optical disc apparatus: This document relates to a method of compensating for a sensitivity variation of a tracking actuator with focusing offset when recording labels on a disc for label recording. A focusing point suitable for the position of an object lens in the circumference direction and/or the radius direction is detected, a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110019520 - Data recording evaluating method and optical disk recording and reproducing device: A novel evaluation index is introduced so as to allow both a total evaluation of data recording and an evaluation of individual detection patterns. A data recording evaluation method includes a step of reproducing the result of data recording performed on an optical disk and identifying a predetermined detection pattern... Agent: Masao Yoshimura, Chen Yoshimura LLP
20110019521 - Device and method for measuring vibration characteristics of hard disk suspension: The signal source generates a signal of a frequency higher than the vibration frequency of the slider of the hard disk drive, and supplies it to one end of the slider and the disk of the hard disk drive. The detector detects a signal output from the other end of... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz Goodman & Chick, P.c
20110019522 - Hybrid laser diode drivers that include a decoder: Provided herein are hybrid laser diode drivers (LDDs) that drive a laser diode in response to receiving enable signals from a controller. In accordance with specific embodiments, a hybrid LDD includes a read channel to selectively output a read current, one or more write channel each to selectively output a... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20110019523 - Integrated standalone optical disc duplication and labeling system: An integrated standalone optical disc duplication and labeling system has an optical disc drive, a main controller and a command module. The optical disc drive is capable of containing an optical disc and performing either a duplication capability or a labeling capability. The main controller is connected to and operates... Agent: Patenttm.us
20110019524 - Optical head and optical information device: An optical head comprises: a light source that emits a light beam; an objective lens that condenses, in the form of converging light, the light beam emitted by the light source, onto an information recording medium; a cylindrical lens onto which a reflected light beam that is reflected by the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20110019525 - Heater and memory cell, memory device and recording head including the heater: A memory cell includes at least one heater, and at least two leads and a heating element which is formed between at least two leads, a material of the heating element being different from a material of at least two leads such that a location of a hot spot in... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20110019526 - Information processing apparatus, control method for controlling information processing aparatus, control program of information processing apparatus, and storage medium storing control program of information processing apparatus therein: An optical disk apparatus according to the present invention includes: a sub-data forming section for forming, from data to be recorded into an optical disk (3), element data (42a, 42b) constituting the data and parity data (42c) for reconstructing the data in a case where the element data (42a, 42b)... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110019527 - Dual sided optical storage media and method for making same: A dual sided optical storage medium which comprises a substrate disk having a first information layer readable from one side of the medium through the substrate disk and one or more information layers formed on the non-read side of the first information layer and configured to be read from the... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP01/20/2011 > 7 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110013497 - Heat-assisted magnetic recording head with laser diode fixed to slider: A heat-assisted magnetic recording head includes a slider, an edge-emitting laser diode fixed to the slider, and an external mirror provided outside the slider. The slider includes a magnetic pole, a waveguide, a near-field light generating element, and a substrate. The substrate has a top surface facing toward the magnetic... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110013498 - Operating element and reproducer: An operating element for receiving from an operator an instruction about reading speed and reading order of stored data includes: a rotatable operating disc part (38) disposed at one end of a rotation shaft (40), for receiving a rotation operation by an operator; a sensor substrate part (34) through which... Agent: Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA C/o Peter Nieves
20110013499 - Recording apparatus and method, and computer program: A recording apparatus (1) is provided with: a detecting device (21) for detecting an appearance frequency of at least one of a signal component of a plurality of types of marks and a signal component of a plurality of types of spaces which have different run lengths and which are... Agent: Young & Thompson
20110013500 - Information reproduction apparatus and information reproduction method: A small size circuit reproducing data with low error rate even when a signal includes a non-linear distortion is desired. In such a circuit, the Viterbi method is performed. In the Viterbi method, branch metrics are calculated based on a difference of a sampled reproduction signal and a predetermined expectation... Agent: Young & Thompson
20110013501 - Universal multimedia distribution, storage, and playback systems and methods: Universal multimedia distribution, storage, and playback systems, devices, and methods are disclosed herein. A media distribution kiosk located at a retail establishment provides a user with access to a multitude of different forms of digital multimedia that may be purchased and downloaded onto a portable media transporter device. The portable... Agent: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
20110013502 - Optical pick-up and optical information recording and reproducing apparatus: An optical pick-up which permits the relative position of a diffracting optical element and a photodetector to be adjusted by feedback control with signals which are generated when more than one kind of diffracted light differing in order is received, the diffracted light occurring as the reflected light from the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110013503 - Optically-readable disk with copy protection device: An optically-readable disk includes a device that disrupts readability of the disk when the disk is spun at an angular velocity substantially greater than required to play the disk in its intended playing device, or when a defined integral of velocity and time is exceeded. The device may include a... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP01/13/2011 > 11 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110007612 - Head gimbal assembly and information recording and reproducing apparatus: There are provided a head gimbal assembly and an information recording and reproducing apparatus capable of easily positioning a light guiding portion and a slider on a tongue portion and performing a stable recording and reproducing operation. A head gimbal assembly recording information on a recording medium using a near-field... Agent: Bruce L. Adams, Esq Adams & Wilks
20110007613 - Optical recording/reproduction method, optical recording/reproduction device, program, and optical recording medium: In optical recording and/or reproduction using an SIL optical system that performs a tilt servo using light for recording and/or reproduction, the SIL and an optical recording medium have a high probability of colliding with each other before the tilt servo is started. To prevent the collision, an optical recording/reproduction... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20110007614 - Recording device and method, computer program, and recording medium: A recording apparatus is provided with: a recording device for recording a data pattern onto a recording medium provided with a user data area; a first controlling device for controlling the recording device to record the data pattern for adjusting the recording condition into an area portion which is outer... Agent: Young & Thompson
20110007615 - Oscillation circuit and recording apparatus: An oscillation circuit includes: n ring oscillators each formed from m delay elements connected annularly, m being an integer equal to or greater than 2, n being an integer equal to or greater than 2; and a phase coupled ring.... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20110007616 - Optical disc recording apparatus, optical disc recording circuit and optical disc: An optical disc recording apparatus (10) is provided with a tracking servo (13) for tracking a spiral track of concave and convex marks, an analog signal processor (14) for extracting a reproduction signal corresponding to the concave and convex marks, a digital signal processor (15) for extracting a channel clock... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20110007617 - Recording/reproducing device and laser driving pulse adjusting method: A recording/reproducing device includes an optical head unit which performs writing and reading of information expressed by marks and spaces on an optical recording medium by irradiating laser light onto the optical recording medium, a laser driving pulse generating unit that generates a laser driving pulse according to the recorded... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110007618 - Preventing unauthorized use of optical discs: An optical-disc writer writes extrinsic data to an optical disc. Extrinsic data can be written as (i) embedded marks (e.g., pits and lands) located outside the conventional readable area of a disc and/or (ii) alternative marks, such as surface marks located on a surface of the disc. In an optical-disc... Agent: Mendelsohn, Drucker, & Associates, P.C.
20110007619 - Optical disc apparatus and tracking control method: An optical disc apparatus includes: a rotation section to rotate an optical disc including a spiral or concentric track with a predetermined track center, with a rotational center of the optical disc as the center; a light source to emit a light beam; an objective lens to collect the light... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20110007620 - Data page for use in a holographic data storage system: A data page for use in a holographic data storage system, and to a method and an apparatus for writing to holographic storage media using such a data page are described. The data page has dark zones for each boundary between phase blocks of a phase mask of the holographic... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20110007621 - Near field optical head and information recording and reproducing device: A near field optical head includes: a slider provided so as to float from a surface of the magnetic recording medium by a predetermined distance, the slider having a facing surface faced to a surface of the magnetic recording medium; a tipped-shaped near field light generating element formed on the... Agent: Bruce L Adams Adams & Wilks
20110007622 - Objective lens and optical pickup apparatus: Provided is an optical pickup device which can properly record and/or reproduce information on and/or from three types of discs having different recording densities and is simple in configuration and low cost. An objective lens is also provided. On the optical surface of the objective lens, an optical path difference... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP01/06/2011 > 20 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110002199 - Near-field light generator comprising waveguide with inclined end surface: Provided is a near-field light generator capable of avoiding a noise to the generated near-field light. The generator comprises a waveguide and a plasmon antenna comprising a propagation surface or edge, for propagating surface plasmon, extending to a near-field light generating end. A portion of one side surface of the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20110002200 - Method and apparatus for controlling data access rate of an optical disc driver: A method and an apparatus for controlling data access rate of an optical disc player are disclosed. The method includes steps of (1) utilizing a micro-controller to decide whether an action of an instruction of a predetermined data processing is an extraction operation or a play operation; (2) driving the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea
20110002201 - Optical disc, optical disc drive, optical disc recording/reproducing method, and integrated circuit: An address format for appropriately controlling the recording linear density and the number of information recording layers is provided in order to increase the recording capacity of an information recording medium such as an optical disc or the like in a range in which a necessary S/N ratio can be... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20110002203 - Adjusting system for adjusting tilt of an optical pickup head: An adjusting system for adjusting a tilt of an optical pickup head includes a collimator, a processing device, and a controller. The collimator receives reflected light beams from the optical pickup head and generating images from the reflected light beams. The processing device processes the images and generates an adjust... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20110002202 - Method for controlling focus on label side: A method for controlling focus on a label side of a light-scribe disc divides the label side into several zones, finds the maximum SBAD and the corresponding focus volt and spoke during focusing on each zone, approaches a primary focus volt level curve, compensates a predetermined volt to focus on... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20110002206 - Apparatus and method for recording/reproducing on/from medium: To prevent the degradation in read access performance to replacement data caused by not selecting appropriate replacement clusters and to suppress the waste of the number of DFL registrations. Attention is paid to the usage direction of a user data area and that of a replacement area, and in the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110002207 - Method and system for fluid mediated disk activation and deactivation: Embodiments of methods and systems for controlling access to information stored on memory or data storage devices are disclosed. In various embodiments, fluid-mediated modification of information or access to information is utilized. According to various embodiments, data storage devices designed for rotating access are described which include rotation-activated fluid control... Agent: Iv - Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20110002205 - Medium recording and reproduction apparatus and method: Medium recording and reproduction apparatus and method can prevent prohibition of disc recording due to the fact that laser power calibration area becomes unusable by studying a management information update method during data recording. When usable capacity of the laser power calibration area is monitored and the capacity is reduced,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110002204 - Power adjustment method, information write method and information write medium: A write power adjustment method makes it possible to set optimum write power with high precision. Trial writing is conducted by using write power Pw,m (where m is an integer) of a plurality of kinds, and a modulation M,m associated with each write power is calculated. Optimum asymptotic power Pasy-opt... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110002208 - Optical disk device and tilt correction method for optical disk device: An optical disk device has: a detector (11) that converts a reflected light from an optical disk (5) and a reflected light of an incident light from a light source (1) side of a solid immersion lens (4), into electric signals and outputs the signals; a subtracter (15) that computes... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20110002209 - 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, signing the reference descriptor information to produce authenticity information, and adding the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110002210 - Method for calibrating actuator: A method for calibrating an actuator is provided. A reflective reference surface is set. An objective lens is shifted to several calibration positions along the tracking direction in the actuator, focusing is performed at each position, and the shift volt and the focus volt are recorded. The focus volt at... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20110002211 - Systems and methods for format efficient timing recovery in a read channel: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and media formats for processing user data derived from a storage medium. As an example, a system is described that includes a storage medium with a series of data. The series of data includes a servo data and a user data... Agent: Hamilton,desanctis & Cha (lsi)
20110002212 - Adhesion structure and method using electrically conductive adhesive, disk drive device using the adhesion structure and method, and method for manufacturing the disk drive device: A base plate containing aluminum as a main component and an electrically conductive counter plate are bonded together through the medium of an electrically conductive adhesive. Even when an oxide film is formed on the surface of the base plate, electrical continuity between the base plate and the counter plate,... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20110002213 - Holder of magnetic storage apparatus, magnetic storage apparatus and electric device including the same: A holder of a magnetic storage apparatus is suggested that can efficiently absorb the shock when a vibration or shock is applied to the magnetic storage apparatus. A plurality of holding members (first shock absorbing material foam rubber 340 and second shock absorbing material foam rubber 350) that hold at... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20110002214 - Optical information recording and reproducing method and optical information recording and reproducing apparatus: An optical information recording and reproducing method for recording or reproducing information by irradiating pulsed laser diode light from a laser diode (LD) light source in which the resistance value of the LD light source is measured in an operating state, the measured LD light source resistance value is compared... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110002215 - Optical pickup device and optical information processing apparatus using the optical pickup device: An optical pickup device is disclosed. In the optical pickup device, S-polarized light is input to a polarization filter from a DVD light source or a CD light source. Since the polarization filter transmits through the S-polarized light and diffracts P-polarized light, the S-polarized light is transmitted through the polarization... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP
20110002217 - Objective lens and optical pickup device: In order that thickness reduction, weight reduction, and mass productivity improvement should be achieved in an objective lens even in the case where NA is high, an objective lens according to the present invention is a bi-convex single lens having at least one aspheric surface, and satisfies conditions: (1) 3.5<DH-S/DH-H′<4.3;... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20110002216 - Optical pickup device and optical disc device: Regarding optical pickup devices usable for performing recording on and reproduction from a plurality of types of optical discs, there is a problem that because of the structure of locating many optical elements in a height direction of an optical system, the height of the optical system is increased and... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20110002218 - Optical storage medium comprising a multilevel data layer: The optical storage medium comprises a substrate layer, a data layer, and a nonlinear layer with a super-resolution structure disposed on the data layer, wherein pits and lands having a size above a diffraction limit of a pickup for reading of the data establish a first and a second level... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLCPrevious industry: Horology: time measuring systems or devices
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