Abstract: A device for recording and playing back information comprising an endless tape whereof one part has a translational movement in a direction x and n magnetic heads integral with one another whereof the gaps face that part and are aligned in a transverse direction y. The heads have a slow movement in the direction y and form n continuous tracks forming parallel and equidistant portions in the direction y.
Abstract: A multi-channel recording and/or reproducing apparatus is disclosed, wherein a plurality of rotary magnetic heads scan a magnetic tape to form a plurality of skewed parallel tracks simultaneously. These heads are aligned substantially in the scanning direction on a single head base plate. Preferably, these heads are so secured as to form parallel skewed tracks without guardbands therebetween. Each head has the same thickness, and is mounted on a head base. Even though the thickness of each head chip is the same, effective head gaps are formed to have different heights individually from the surface of the head base plate. When forming guardband-less plural tracks, an azimuth recording technique is introduced in order to avoid crosstalk between adjacent channels during reproduction.
Abstract: In a segmented helical-scan recorder-playback arrangement, alternate scans of the heads across the tape transduce information relating to the top and bottom of the raster. Noise bands and raster distortion occurring during the crossover of a scanning head from track to track during playback in a stop or variable-speed mode is prevented by playback heads having gaps wider than the width of the recorded track and by azimuth separation between adjacent tracks.
Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for recording digital data marks in a "herringbone" pattern along co-aligned data tracks--preferably with a di-gap transducer--wherein head registration is guided by "LAMBDA" ("V-shaped" or "A shaped") servo marks impressed along data tracks and readily detected (e.g., by a di-gap transducer).
Abstract: A video signal reproducing apparatus uses a tape on which a video signal has been recorded along tracks disposed obliquely relative to the tape longitudinal direction. The tracks are mutually contiguous, with substantially no space therebetween. The tracks are recorded and formed by a pair of first and second rotating heads having gaps of mutually different azimuth angles. A control signal is also recorded interrelatedly with the start of the formation of each recording track by the first rotating head. A pair of first and second rotating heads have the same mutually different azimuth angles as the first mentioned first and second rotating heads and also have gaps at different height positions in the rotational planes relative to the centers of the track widths. These heads scan the tracks of the tape to reproduce the video signal.
Abstract: A servo circuit is disclosed for a video tape recorder of helical scan type having two rotary heads, in which recording/reproduction is capable of being performed at different tape feed rates, and a recording track for the video signal is formed partially superimposed on the previously-formed recording track, thus forming a recording track narrower than the heads when the tape feed rate is low. A control pulse which is in phase with the vertical synchronizing signal extracted from the video signal to be recorded is recorded in the control track, and the rotational phase of the rotary heads is controlled by use of the control pulse read at the time of reproduction. The servo circuit causes a shift in the phase of the control pulses and a change in the phase of the control pulses before recording when the tape feed rate is low.
Abstract: Techniques and associated apparatus for recording and detecting data; and especially for detecting and processing recorded data with greater accuracy.Recording information (computer data bits) is recorded in "A-form" or "B-form" as oblique parallel marks along adjacent information strips (tracks) on a medium, using a "di-gap" transducer system comprising at least one related pair of transducer gaps aligned to register and sense information along a common record track, with the gaps being skewed oblique to the track direction, and aligned transverse to one another to register with respective A-form or B-form marks.One form of mark is preferably recorded along the ODD-number tracks, at a first frequency (f.sub.1) while the other form of mark is recorded along the EVEN-number tracks at a second, different frequency (f.sub.2). Output detect means are arranged to distinguish between these frequencies for improved recording (--e.g., head-position-servo control).
Abstract: In an apparatus for reproducing video signals which are recorded as modulations of a carrier on a record medium, such as a magnetic tape, in successive, abutting parallel record tracks, with the signals being recorded in alternating tracks with different first and second azimuth angles, first and second magnetic heads are provided for sequentially scanning the tracks in which signals are recorded with the first and second azimuth angles, respectively, and the first and second magnetic heads having azimuth angles corresponding to the first and second azimuth angles of the respective tracks to be scanned thereby. Each of the magnetic heads is dimensioned and guided in the direction transverse to the direction along the respective track being scanned so as to overlap an adjacent track by a distance .DELTA.W=n.lambda./tan .theta.(n=1,2, . . .), in which .lambda. is the wavelength of the carrier as modulated by synchronizing signal portions of the video signals recorded in such adjacent track, and .theta.
February 15, 1978
Date of Patent:
December 25, 1979
Masaru Nishikawa, Toshihiko Numakura, Jun Hirai
Abstract: Techniques and associated apparatus for positioning a magnetic transducer system relative to a selected recording track on a magnetic recording disk.Record information (computer data bits) is recorded along one or more information zones (tracks) of the disk and head-positioning information is derived from this according to a novel "track-on-data" scheme. This scheme uses a "di-gap" transducer system comprising at least one related pair of transducer gaps aligned to register and sense information along a common record track, with the gaps being skewed oblique to the track direction, and aligned transverse to one another.
Abstract: Method of recording and reproduction of wide frequency band video signals onto or from a magnetizable recording carrier, carried out by the following means: means for separating of the video frequency signals into first and second signals of lower and upper frequency range respectively, for converting said second signal into a third signal the frequency range of which equaling that of said first signal, for frequency modulating a carrier wave frequency by said first and third signals and for recording the frequency modulated signals by means of a twin head, for reproducing the recorded signals by means of a twin head and for amplifying, limiting and demodulating the recorded signals and reconverting the third signal into its original frequency range and combining the so reconverted third signal and said first signal.
September 8, 1977
Date of Patent:
May 22, 1979
Grundig E.M.V. Elektro-Mechanische Versuchsanstalt Max Grundig
Abstract: Techniques and associated apparatus for recording and detecting data; and especially for detecting and processing recorded data with greater accuracy.Record information (computer data bits) is recorded along one or more information zones (tracks) of a medium. Head-positioning information may be derived from this, using a "di-gap" transducer system comprising at least one related pair of transducer gaps aligned to register and sense information along a common record track, with the gaps being skewed oblique to the track direction, and aligned transverse to one another.