Patents by Inventor Steven R. Furman

Steven R. Furman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4949329
    Abstract: Provided is a process for the erasure of information recorded in an optical information medium. The erasure is effected by irradiating the medium with a laser beam, with the duty cycle, laser power and focus offset having been adjusted from that used during writing such that upon the irradiation complete and clean erasure of the information is effected. It is preferred that the focus offset and laser power are adjusted the minimal amount possible and that the duty cycle is the parameter of the three for which the greatest adjustment is made. Control and adjustment of the three parameters in accordance with the present invention permits one to realize more accurate, efficient and clean erasure, even bit-by-bit erasure if desired, than has heretofore been possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1990
    Assignee: Hoechst Celanese Corp.
    Inventors: Steven R. Furman, James E. Kuder