Binary Pulse Train Information Signal Patents (Class 369/59.1)
  • Patent number: 10950255
    Abstract: An audio fingerprint extraction method and device are provided. The method includes: converting an audio signal to a spectrogram; determining one or more characteristic points in the spectrogram; in the spectrogram, determining one or more masks for the characteristic points; determining mean energy of each of the spectrum regions; determining one or more audio fingerprint bits according to mean energy of the plurality of spectrum regions in the one or more masks; judging credibility of the audio fingerprint bits to determine one or more weight bits; and combining the audio fingerprint bits and the weight bits to obtain an audio fingerprint. Each of the one or more masks includes a plurality of spectrum regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Bytedance Network Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gen Li, Lei Li, Yi He
  • Patent number: 10354687
    Abstract: There is provided a recording adjustment device, a recording adjustment method, and a program of which enables recording compensation for an optical disc for a high-linear density to be realized. The recording adjustment device according to an embodiment of the present technique executes filter processing on the basis of a regenerative signal obtained by reproducing data recorded in a recording medium, and a recording pattern of marks and spaces of the data, identifies an impulse response of a system, calculates a difference in amplitude between an output from the filter processing after the identification of the impulse response and the regenerative signal every edge type, and detects a slope of a step response in the vicinity of an edge position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshihiro Fujiki
  • Patent number: 10186830
    Abstract: A laser apparatus including plural laser modules, and capable of preventing a defect occurring when a number of the modules to be driven is changed. The apparatus includes plural laser modules, an optical output command section for generating a first optical output command with respect to a combined laser beam from a combiner, and a laser module selection/command section for selecting a laser module to be driven and generating a second optical output command for each laser module. The laser module selection/command section outputs the second optical output command, in a period from when the number is changed to when a predetermined period of time elapses, to at least one of the laser modules that has been laser-oscillating before the number is changed, such that the combined laser beam having an output corresponding to the first optical output command is outputted only by the at least one laser module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuusuke Miyata, Hiroshi Takigawa
  • Patent number: 9143245
    Abstract: Provided is a method for acquiring continuous physical signal such as temperature, pressure and the like. The method comprises the following steps: inputting a voltage signal u representing continuous physical signal; obtaining a sampled signal uk of an analog voltage through an analog sampling channel (1), wherein the sampling frequency is f?h; performing digital low-pass filtering on the uk (6) to obtain a voltage signal ?k subjected to low-pass filtering, and resampling the ?k to obtain a resample signal ?j, wherein the resampling frequency f?y is the same as the sampling frequency required by an application terminal and the sampling frequency f?h is M times of the resampling frequency f?y; and storing and outputting the resample signal ?j to the application terminal. Provided also is a corresponding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Yushan Hao
  • Patent number: 9025424
    Abstract: A mark having a length nT (n being an integer equal to or greater than 3 and T being a clock period) is formed by modulating irradiation laser power with three values of recording power Pw, erase power Pe, and bias power Pb (Pw>Pe>Pb). Constant strength periods (At) of the recording power Pw are set as AtT, A1T, . . . , and AmT and constant strength periods (B) of the bias power Pb are set as BtT, B1T, . . . , BmT, and CT (C=?1 to 3). The application of laser is divided into pulses in order of AtT, BtT, A1T, B1T, . . . , AmT, BmT, and CT (m=(n?k)/2, k=3 (if n is an odd number), or k=4 (if n is an even number)). (Here, the constant strength period of the recording power Pw for n=3, n=4, n?5 (odd number), and n?6 (even number) is set as At3, At4, Atod, and Atev, the constant strength period of the bias power Pb for n=3, n=4, n?5 (odd number), and n?6 (even number) is set as Bt3, Bt4, Btod, and Btev, and then, At3+Bt3=Atod+Btod=Am+Bm=2T and At4+Bt4=Atev+Btev=3T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: JVC Kenwood Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tabata, Kazuo Yonehara, Yasuhiro Ueki
  • Patent number: 8947812
    Abstract: A data storage device is disclosed comprising a head actuated over a disk. A read signal from the head is sampled to generate signal samples, and the signal samples are filtered with an equalizer filter to generate equalized samples. The equalized samples are filtered with an inter-track interference (ITI) filter to generate ITI attenuated samples, and a data sequence is detected based on the ITI attenuated samples. In one embodiment, the ITI filter comprises a transfer function: 1?HPF(ek) and in another embodiment the ITI filter comprises a transfer function: 1?LPF(ek) where ek represents a noise sequence in the equalized samples, HPF represents a high pass filter operating on ek, and LPF represents a low pass filter operating on ek.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alvin J. Wang
  • Patent number: 8885277
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for implementing modulation coding schemes for TDMR. A data sequence is received to be stored on a first data track of a recording media. The first data sequence is encoded into a first codeword sequence using a modulation coding scheme, and the first codeword sequence is written to the first data track of the recording media. Subsequently, a second data sequence is received to be stored on a second data track of the recording media, the second data track being adjacent to the first data track. A second codeword sequence is generated for the second data sequence based on the first codeword sequence on the first data track, and the second codeword sequence is written to the second data track of the recording media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Fatih Erden, Barmeshwar Vikramaditya, Deepak Sridhara, William Radich
  • Patent number: 8861112
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating head separation in an array reader magnetic recording system includes an array reader with multiple read heads operable to read data from a magnetic storage medium, a first preamplifier connected to a first read head, a second preamplifier connected to a second read head, and a head separation estimation circuit connected to the first preamplifier and to the second preamplifier, operable to estimate an integer phase offset and a fractional phase offset between a first signal from the first read head and a second signal from the second read head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Lu Pan, Rui Cao, Haitao Xia
  • Patent number: 8861111
    Abstract: A servo system includes a first equalizer circuit operable to filter digital servo data samples derived from a first read head to yield first equalized data, a second equalizer circuit operable to filter digital servo data samples derived from a second read head to yield second equalized data, a first interpolator operable to interpolate the first equalized data to yield a number of first interpolated outputs at different phases, a second interpolator operable to interpolate the second equalized data to yield a number of second interpolated outputs at different phases, and a phase tracking and signal combining circuit operable to select and combine most closely aligned signals from the first interpolated outputs and the second interpolated outputs to yield a combined servo data signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Liao, Jeffrey P. Grundvig, Richard Rauschmayer
  • Patent number: 8792777
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to system(s), method(s), and apparatus for accurate fast forward rate when performing trick play with variable distance between frames. In one embodiment, there is presented a circuit for providing a fast forward video sequence. The circuit comprises a system time clock for providing a time reference, said time reference incremented at a predetermined fast forward rate; a comparator for comparing the time reference with timing information associated with a picture; and a controller for determining whether to display the picture based at least in part on the comparison between the timing information and the time reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Tim Ross
  • Patent number: 8760983
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information recording apparatus includes a divider, a generator, and a recorder. The divider is configured to divide recording data into a plurality of recording data blocks for each predetermined recording unit. The generator is configured to set, as a first block set, n recording data blocks recorded in corresponding areas in file system management areas of n, first to nth (n: integer, n?2) storages, and generate first parity data from the n recording data blocks forming the first block set. The recorder is configured to record the n recording data blocks forming the first block set and the first parity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kenichiro Suzuki, Kazuhito Shimomura, Yuji Sakai, Sumio Kuroda, Kouichi Ogi
  • Publication number: 20140119167
    Abstract: The present application discloses an information device for performing optical information processes for a recording medium including a phase-change recording layer which becomes amorphous under irradiation with pulsed amorphization light that has prescribed amorphization energy Ew. The information device includes an irradiator configured to irradiate a prescribed region of the phase-change recording layer with pulsed light and an energy setting portion which sets crystallization energy Ee for the pulsed light to crystallize the prescribed region. The crystallization energy Ee per the pulsed light, which is set by the energy setting portion, is greater than the amorphization energy Ew per the pulsed amorphization light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Mihara, Shigeru Furumiya
  • Patent number: 8503868
    Abstract: An original stream file and an after-recording data file are managed as different files. In the original stream file, data is made up of sets of partial data (CU) divided in accordance with a predetermined interval. Likewise, in the after-recording data file, data is made up of sets of partial data (CA) divided in accordance with a predetermined interval. These sets of data are recorded onto a disc such that the after-recorded data (CA) is recorded in a region adjacent to a relevant original stream (CU). This allows reproduction and real-time after-recording with the use of a general MPEG-2 PS/TS decoder. Moreover, this allows realization of data recording that causes less interruption of reproduction when non-destructive editing is carried out with respect to an after-recorded result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Jiro Kiyama, Yuri Iwano, Takayoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8483025
    Abstract: A data recording and reproducing apparatus relative to a data library device includes a plurality of setup units for recording and reproducing data in a record and reproduction condition appropriate to a recording medium, and a storage unit for storing identification information and medium information of the recording medium, in this way, a setup processing is performed to reproduce the identification information from the recording medium when loading the recording medium, the medium information corresponding to the identification information is read out from the storage unit to perform the setup processing by a second setup unit when the medium information corresponding to the identification information is present in the storage unit, and the setup processing is performed by a third setup unit to reproduce the medium information from the recording medium and store in the storage unit together with the identification information, shortening a time period of the setup processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electroncis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Hirabayashi, Osamu Kawamae
  • Patent number: 8380518
    Abstract: Provided are device, method, and medium for generating an audio fingerprint and retrieving audio data. The device for generating an audio fingerprint includes: a coefficient extracting section partially decoding audio data in a compression area and extracting MDCT (Modified Discrete Cosine Transform) coefficients; a coefficient selecting section selecting an MDCT coefficient robust to noises from the extracted MDCT coefficients; a modulation spectrum generating section transforming the selected MDCT coefficient by the use of a Fourier transform method and generating a modulation spectrum; and a bit conversion section quantizing the generated modulation spectrum and generating an audio fingerprint. As a result, it is possible to accurately and rapidly retrieve the audio data recorded in a variety of environments. Since elements based on MP3 are used, it is possible to apply to MP3 applications in various manners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyounggook Kim, Yuan Yuan She, Kiwan Eom, Xuan Zhu, Jiyeun Kim
  • Patent number: 8355306
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8339916
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8310386
    Abstract: A system for controlling a dynamic range of an analog to digital converter (ADC) signal is disclosed. The system includes an ADC configured to receive an ADC input signal and output ADC samples; an error computation block coupled to the output of the ADC and configured to compute an error based at least in part on a target and the ADC samples, wherein the target has a constraint that is indicative of a desired dynamic range of the ADC input signal; and an analog front end coupled to the input of the ADC, wherein the analog front end comprises a variable gain amplifier whose gain is adjusted based at least in part on the error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Link—A—Media Devices Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Bellorado, Marcus Marrow
  • Patent number: 8289829
    Abstract: An information recording medium according to the present invention includes a track on which a data sequence including a plurality of recording marks and a plurality of spaces provided between the plurality of recording marks is recordable; and a recording condition recording area in which a recording condition for recording the data sequence on the track is recordable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Kobayashi, Atsushi Nakamura, Yasumori Hino
  • Patent number: 8264931
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20120163145
    Abstract: Optical data storage media for bit-wise recording of a microhologram using an incident radiation at a wavelength of about 405 nm are provided. The optical storage medium includes (a) a non-photopolymer polymer matrix; (b) a non-linear sensitizer comprising a phenylethynyl platinum complex, wherein the non-linear sensitizer is capable of triplet-triplet energy transfer from an upper triplet state (Tn) of the non-linear sensitizer to a lower triplet state (T1) of a reactant, wherein “n” is an integer greater than 1; and (c) a reactant capable of undergoing a chemical change upon the triplet-triplet energy transfer from the non-linear sensitizer, thereby causing a refractive index change in the medium to record the microhologram.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Arunkumar Natarajan, Riffard Pierre Jean-Gilles, Kwok Pong Chan, Robert James Perry, Victor Petrovich Ostroverkhov, Evgenia Mikhailovna Kim, Julia Lam Lee, Eugene Pauling Boden, Patrick Joseph McCloskey, Brian Lee Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8199619
    Abstract: A method for tuning a plurality of write strategy parameters of an optical storage device includes detecting a plurality of patterns. Each pattern corresponds to a pit or a land on a phase-changed type optical storage medium accessed by the optical storage device. The method further includes performing calculations corresponding to a plurality of data types and generating a plurality of data-to-clock edge deviations respectively corresponding to the data types. Each pattern belongs to a data type. The data-to-clock edge deviations are utilized for tuning the write strategy parameters corresponding to the data types respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Media Tek Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Ching Yu, Yu-Chun Lin, Hsin-Hui Wu
  • Patent number: 8184517
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8179765
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8179764
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8174948
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8169872
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8169873
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8169874
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8165000
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8165001
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8159921
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8159920
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8154971
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8149672
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8149674
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8139454
    Abstract: 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 information of used addresses in a PAC or TDDS area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignees: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc., Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Akahoshi
  • Patent number: 8139459
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8134899
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8116449
    Abstract: A digital logger system includes a multichannel interface circuit that: 1. concurrently and continuously-receives audio telecommunication signals for at least two telephone calls from a digital hybrid telephone line; and 2. continuously transmits linearly encoded digital audio data representing the received audio signals. A Universal Serial Bus (“USB”) hub of the system receives the transmitted digital data for retransmission to a USB root hub. A USB root hub of personal computer (“PC”) receives transmitted digital data, and executes PC software which continuously monitors the digital data for embedded line status and signaling information including a telephone line “going off hook.” When a telephone line goes “off hook,” the software records both: 1. an audio header that stores information about a telephone call; and 2. an audio file that stores compressed digital data for the telephone call. Jul. 2, 2009.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Computer Performance, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Bodo, Robert A. Rosenbloom
  • Patent number: 8107334
    Abstract: Control powers of a first definition group corresponding to pulse trains to form recording marks, and levels of second definition groups corresponding to the control powers of the first definition group for respective states on a recording medium are set. The laser is driven with drive values corresponding to the control powers selected from the first definition group in the selected level of the second definition group, and emission power detection values are detected. The detection values are stored for respective levels of the second definition groups, and an occurrence of obtaining the detection value is counted for each level of the second definition groups. When any of counter values exceeds a predetermined value, using the detection values stored for one level of the second definition groups corresponding to the counter value, corrected drive values are determined collectively for all the levels of the second definition groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 8108600
    Abstract: A data storage apparatus, including a controller that formats a rewritable recording medium in the background, interrupts the background formatting when a host computer requests to store data in the rewritable recording medium, stores the data in the rewritable recording medium after interrupting the background formatting, revises control information stored in a predetermined region of the rewritable recording medium after storing the data, and resumes the background formatting after revising the control information. The data storage apparatus according can revise control information indicating the address up to which the background formatting has been performed and the address of an unformatted recording region in which user data have been recorded, for example, at an appropriate timing during the background formatting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8054722
    Abstract: A disk operation protection method and a disk controller are disclosed herein. The method includes: receiving a request for a disk operation; obtaining, by a disk controller, operation control parameters corresponding to the current disk area to be operated, and determining whether to allow operation of the current disk area according to the operation control parameters; if determining that the current disk area is allowed to be operated according to the operation control parameters, performing the disk operation. By implementing the embodiments of the present disclosure, the operation of the data stored in a disk is protected, illegal disk operations such as maliciously intended modification are prevented, the disk is protected in the process of generating data, and the defects of the disk protection mechanism in the prior art are overcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Chengdu Huawei Symantec Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingjun Xu, Shuai Xiao
  • Publication number: 20110222387
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an optically locked photon echo apparatus and method, which can solve the problem of limited echo efficiency and can overcome constraints on the conventional storage time being limited to the spin dephasing time. The optically locked photon echo apparatus of the present invention includes a nonlinear optical medium and an optical pulse generation unit. The nonlinear optical medium is provided with three energy levels |1>, |2>, and |3>, and is configured to receive optical pulses from an optical pulse generation unit and generate output light (E) which satisfies a phase matching condition. The optical pulse generation unit is configured to generate five or more optical pulses which resonate between the energy levels of the optical medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventor: Byoung Seung HAM
  • Patent number: 8004957
    Abstract: A recording and reproducing method has a recording pulse generating step of generating a recording pulse to set timing of a beam emitted from a laser according to data to be recorded on an information recording medium; a laser power control step of controlling a laser drive current according to a recording laser power; a beam detecting step of detecting a power of the beam emitted from the laser; a signal detecting step of detecting a signal level of a reproduction signal read out from the information recording medium; a step of binarizing the reproduction signal to generate a binarized signal; a step of generating a data signal synchronized with a reference clock signal with use of the binarized signal; and a step of detecting a shift in time interval between the binarized signal and the reference clock signal and feeding the shift back to the recording pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Takakiyo Yasukawa, Koichi Watanabe, Koichiro Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8000200
    Abstract: A modulation control system for use with a high frequency modulator is described. This system comprises a latch for selectively receiving enable signals, wherein the latch transmits a latched signal in response to receiving at least two of the enable signals; a selection device coupled to the latch for receiving the latched signal, a voltage source, and a terminal for receiving at least one of the enable signals, wherein the selection device transmits a selected signal; and a logic device coupled to the selection device and a terminal for receiving a modulated enable signal, wherein the logic device transmits a synchronized signal for either enabling or disabling the high frequency modulator in response to receiving the selected signal associated with at least one of the enable signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Akihiko Doi, Shengyuan Li, Lundy Findlay Taylor
  • Patent number: 7995442
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Koji Takazawa, Seiji Morita, Kazuyo Umezawa, Naoki Morishita, Yasuaki Ootera, Hideo Ando, Naomasa Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20110149704
    Abstract: A signal evaluation method according to the present invention is a method for evaluating a read signal, retrieved from an information recording medium, based on a binarized signal generated from the read signal by a PRML method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Harumitsu MIYASHITA, Kohei NAKATA, Yasumori HINO, Naohiro KIMURA
  • Patent number: RE43609
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method for recording program specific information (PSI) for a recorded data stream in an optical disk such as a high-density digital versatile disk (HD-DVD) and providing the recorded PSI to a presenting device such as a digital television. This method writes program or stream specific information in a management data recording area of a high-density disk, and when the recorded data stream is reproduced, determines whether it is time to send the stream specific information, obtains stream specific information corresponding to a stream object being reproduced, or to be reproduced based on the determination result, and transmits the obtained stream specific information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Byung-Jin Kim, Kang-Soo Seo, Jea-Yong Yoo
  • Patent number: RE46037
    Abstract: An audio information retrieval method, medium, and system that can rapidly retrieve audio information, even in noisy environments, by extracting a modulation spectrum that is robust against noise, converting features of the extracted modulation spectrum into hash bits, and using a hash table. The audio information retrieval method may include extracting a modulation spectrum from audio data of a compressed domain, converting the extracted modulation spectrum into fingerprint bits, arranging the fingerprint bits in a form of a hash table, converting a received query into an address by a hash function corresponding to the query, and retrieving the audio information by referring to the hash table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyoung Gook Kim, Ki Wan Eom, Ji Yeun Kim, Yuan Yuan She, Xuan Zhu