Editing Of Stored Information Patents (Class 369/83)
  • Patent number: 9693325
    Abstract: Synchronizing a plurality of sensors of a wireless sensor network includes initiating, by a first sensor, a flood broadcast of a sequence discovery packet in the wireless sensor network; creating, by the first sensor in response to receiving back the sequence discovery packet, an initial broadcast sequence, wherein the initial broadcast sequence includes a list of sensor identifications, and wherein an adjacent pair of sensor identifications in the initial broadcast sequence correspond to a pair of neighbor sensors, and wherein the pair of neighbor sensors are able to communicate directly with each other; broadcasting, by the first sensor, the initial broadcast sequence, wherein the initial broadcast sequence specifies an initial order for the plurality of sensors to broadcast synchronization information to eliminate collisions in the wireless sensor network; and broadcasting, by the first sensor, a first timestamp, using a location of the first sensor in the initial broadcast sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Sung C. Park, Murali Tummala, John C. McEachen
  • Patent number: 9674497
    Abstract: Systems and methods for editing an MP4 multimedia container without transcoding are disclosed herein. Editing operations can be accomplished by transforming data included in the multimedia container rather than by transforming raw data streams and then reconverting to MP4 (or another) file format. In response to a target range that identifies a portion of the media content to maintain, a corresponding sample range in terms of the MP4 format can be constructed and data outside that range can be discarded, e.g., from the mdat atom and the sample tables atom(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Sharifi
  • Patent number: 9620107
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes an inspection instrument. The inspection instrument includes communications circuitry, configured to communicatively couple the inspection instrument with information services; an audio input device, configured to receive inspection audio; and a processor, configured to query the information services via sending a request to the information services based upon an analysis of keywords, phrases, or both interpreted from the inspection audio. A voice recognition system configured to analyze the inspection audio for the keywords, phrases, or both is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Eldred Lambdin, Michael Christopher Domke
  • Patent number: 9443501
    Abstract: A method, electronic device and non-transitory computer readable storage medium for simple and intuitive audio editing of multiple notes at once in an audio editing application. Audio editing can include selecting, inserting, and modifying multiple notes at once with respect to a time interval, including using a brush pattern tool to insert some or all of a stored pattern of notes, and using a time stretch tool to expand, contract, or reverse a set of selected notes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Thorsten Adam
  • Patent number: 9406332
    Abstract: An optical information recording medium includes at least one recording layer. The recording layer includes a recording material comprising a polymer compound to which a one-photon absorption dye is bonded, and a coupling strength ?2 between the one-photon absorption dye and the polymer compound in the recording material is higher than a coupling strength estimated to be exerted between the same one-photon absorption dye and the same polymer compound if the one-photon absorption dye is dispersed in the polymer compound in the recording material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Hidehiro Mochizuki, Tetsuya Watanabe, Toshio Sasaki, Tatsuo Mikami, Takumi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9258646
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a speaker system having the ability to accommodate one or more transmission protocols as well as multiple upgrade paths. One or more replaceable cards sit in a socket or bus system. The cards may include one or more components for receiving a wireless audio signal and decoding the signal. Other cards may include circuits for converting the digital audio signals into analog audio signals. Yet other cards, or other components on cards, may include circuitry for filtering or modifying the audio signals. In some embodiments the main components of the cards may be formed in a re-programmable device that can be updated by a user. In conjunction, these components create a powered speaker system that is constantly upgradeable as various data transmission standards and audio filtering standards mature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Slotius, LLC
    Inventors: Jim Hillman, Jay Eisenlohr
  • Patent number: 9204236
    Abstract: Improved tools for authoring and rendering audio reproduction data are provided. Some such authoring tools allow audio reproduction data to be generalized for a wide variety of reproduction environments. Audio reproduction data may be authored by creating metadata for audio objects. The metadata may be created with reference to speaker zones. During the rendering process, the audio reproduction data may be reproduced according to the reproduction speaker layout of a particular reproduction environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Nicolas R. Tsingos, Charles Q. Robinson, Jurgen W. Scharpf
  • Patent number: 8873935
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically capturing user edits in a digital recording are described. The method involves determining a beginning time stamp for an edit segment in a digital recording and an ending time stamp for the edit segment in the digital recording. The method then receives an indication from a user whether to modify the edit segment for subsequent viewing of the digital recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Randy R. Dunton
  • Patent number: 8811800
    Abstract: Multimedia content containing moving pictures and audio is divided into multiple scenes and metadata is generated for each of the scenes obtained as a result of the division. It is possible to generate metadata containing scene structure information metadata that describes the hierarchical structure of the content in addition to scene section information and titles. Also, a name or an identifier of each descriptor contained in the metadata is described as hint information for manipulation of metadata composed of at least one descriptor describing semantic content, a structure, and characteristics of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimi Moriya, Hirofumi Nishikawa, Shunichi Sekiguchi, Kohtaro Asai, Yoshihisa Yamada, Kenji Otoi, Shinichi Kuroda, Fuminobu Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8687473
    Abstract: A tape recording apparatus in communication with a tape medium, and includes a head and a controlling unit to control the head to read and write data to the tape medium, wherein the controlling unit performs operations, comprising: determining an overwrite starting position by skipping data units whose beginning position cannot be determined until a data unit is reached having a beginning position that can be determined; and performing an overwrite operation at the overwrite starting position at the data unit whose beginning position can be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Katagiri
  • Patent number: 8659984
    Abstract: A medical-data management device includes: a medical data determination unit 32 that determines whether medical data to be recorded on an optical disc 14 is EMR data or not; and a medical-data access control unit 33 that causes an optical pickup 27 to access a write-once recording layer 18 of the optical disc 14 to write the data in the case where the medical data to be recorded according to a determination result of the medical data determination unit 32 is EMR data, and causes the optical pickup 27 to access rewritable recording layers 16 and 17 of the optical disc to write the data in the case where the medical data is not EMR data. A feature of the present invention is to prevent recording errors in medical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuya Watanabe, Ikuo Honda, Kazuko Uehara, Tomonori Ohmasa
  • Patent number: 8630727
    Abstract: A system, device, and method for recording audio with the character and sonic benefits of a genuine analog recording is disclosed. More specifically, an electro-mechanical-software controlled closed loop analog signal processor (“CLASP”) system which is comprised of a CLASP unit containing firmware, a latency detection module, and CLASP hardware display and controls. The CLASP system further comprises CLASP software operably running on a digital audio workstation (“DAW”) which is also in operable communication with the CLASP unit. The CLASP unit is also in operable communication with an analog recordable medium. An analog audio signal is recorded on the analog recordable medium, which may consist of a coated tape, cup, cylinder, drum, or disk, and then immediately played back and routed to the DAW via an analog to digital converter, thus providing for digitally recorded analog audio. The CLASP system may also include converters and a mixing console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Endless Analog, Inc
    Inventor: Christopher A. Estes
  • Publication number: 20130229899
    Abstract: In the case where a spare area management method using an NAP of a spare area on a recordable medium is applied to a spare area management method of a spare area on a rewritable medium, in order to alleviate a recording stop caused by retry over in a replacement process or unnecessary conversion processes in a record/reproduce device, the NAP is updated in a format process or in the replacement process in such a way as to avoid defective blocks within the spare area which is registered as Unusable Cluster or Usable Cluster Type 2 entries on the DFL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji AKAHOSHI
  • Publication number: 20130163398
    Abstract: A medical-data management device includes: a medical data determination unit 32 that determines whether medical data to be recorded on an optical disc 14 is EMR data or not; and a medical-data access control unit 33 that causes an optical pickup 27 to access a write-once recording layer 18 of the optical disc 14 to write the data in the case where the medical data to be recorded according to a determination result of the medical data determination unit 32 is EMR data, and causes the optical pickup 27 to access rewritable recording layers 16 and 17 of the optical disc to write the data in the case where the medical data is not EMR data. A feature of the present invention is to prevent recording errors in medical data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Panasonic Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130163397
    Abstract: A tape recording apparatus in communication with a tape medium, and includes a head and a controlling unit to control the head to read and write data to the tape medium, wherein the controlling unit performs operations, comprising: determining an overwrite starting position by skipping data units whose beginning position cannot be determined until a data unit is reached having a beginning position that can be determined; and performing an overwrite operation at the overwrite starting position at the data unit whose beginning position can be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: International Business Machines Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130100791
    Abstract: An optical information recording medium includes: a recording layer 12 comprising a multi-photon absorption compound and a one-photon absorption compound; and a supporting member (base layer 11) configured to support the recording layer 12. In this optical information recording medium, absorption of multiple photons by the multi-photon absorption compound and absorption of one photon by the one-photon absorption compound cause a void to be generated in the recording layer, whereby information is recordable by modulation based on a presence or absence of a void.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fujifilm Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130088946
    Abstract: A method for playing back data stored on a recording medium and a recording medium play back apparatus using the same are provided. A method includes determining a section of data to be updated, among the data stored on the recording medium, transmitting information of the section of data to be updated to an external server, receiving new data to substitute for the section of data to be updated from the external server; and substituting the section of data to be updated with the new data and playing back the substituted new data at a point when playing back the section of data to be updated starts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bong-gil BAK, Min-seok KIM
  • Publication number: 20130039157
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for multitrack recording of audio information using handheld digital electronic devices are described. Recording of video tracks complementing the audio is also contemplated. One device serves as master; others, slaves. Transmission of start and stop recording signals by the master may facilitate synchronization of the tracks. Slaves may begin preliminary sampling of audio information prior to the start signal, preparing to promptly begin actual track recording. Upon receiving the command to start recording, each slave chooses as first frame that sample closest to the signal to record. The task of stopping recording is typically handled similarly. A recording device may store an indicator for determining the offset of its first frame, facilitating time interpolation of samples in its track. In this way, all audio tracks, for example, might be transformed to a common set of times. The master might also record a track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: BBY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Nigel Waites
  • Patent number: 8296339
    Abstract: Incremental optimizations and modifications to a disk image can be made after the initial generation of the disk image. In the case of video games, publishers who have access only to a final game image can use the invention to make small improvements to the game disc image without the original game assets and without incurring the cost of generating an entirely new disc image. A mapping data structure represents physical locations of data on disk. The mapping data structure is modified with an editor, and the resulting modified layout is tested using an emulator that emulates interaction between a computer readable medium with the modified layout and computer hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mitchell S. Dernis, Dennis Mooney, II, Erich M. Pleny
  • Patent number: 8295682
    Abstract: Techniques and interface controls are described which allow users of signal editing applications to easily select previously-selected segments of the signal. As the user selects segments of the signal, the signal editing application automatically generates “selection history data”. The selection history data that is generated for a selected segment indicates the boundaries of the selected segment, and the sequence in which the selected segment was selected relative to other previously-selected segments. The signal editing application provides controls for re-selecting the previously-selected segments that are reflected in the selection history data. In response to user-input received through these controls, the signal editing tool reselects a previously-selected segment based on the boundaries indicated in the selection history data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Nikhil M. Bhatt
  • Patent number: 8274872
    Abstract: A system is described comprising an optical record carrier and an apparatus for recording the optical record carrier. The apparatus comprises a facility (20) for generating a visually detectable pattern at a physical location on the record carrier (40), and a facility (20) for storing pattern information. The pattern information comprises at least first information indicative for the physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lite-On It Corporation
    Inventors: Mathias Martinus Maria Timmermans, Markus Wilhelmus Maria Coopmans, Maarten Kuijper
  • Patent number: 8260120
    Abstract: A stream on a recording medium is divided into parts, and is subjected to rearrangement editing while the compatibility with a playback-only device is maintained. By adopting a division processing procedure of a play item, rearrangement processing of a stream for each chapter is achieved. In a product specification, a plurality of real play lists are put together into a series of chapter groups to be presented to the user, and thus there are cases where rearrangement of chapters are closed in the same play list, and cases where the rearrangement extends over a plurality of play lists. Moreover, rearrangement editing, which moves a chapter between real play lists, between virtual play lists, and further from a real play list to a virtual play list, is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Morimoto, Kenichiro Aridome, Yukio Isobe, Atsushi Mae
  • Patent number: 8249427
    Abstract: A content playing device includes: an identifying unit to identify, with regard to subsidiary contents created by secondarily using contents as editing material and having playback control information instructing playback of actual content data of source editing material contents which are primary contents serving as source editing material, lacking primary contents which are the source editing material contents that are not included in held primary contents deemed to be held by a user; a sample content obtaining unit to externally obtain sample contents corresponding to the lacking primary contents; and a playback processing unit to execute, at the time of playing subsidiary contents following playback control information, playback signal processing for actual content data of held source editing material contents currently existing as the held primary contents regarding held source editing material contents, and playback signal processing for actual content data of corresponding sample contents regarding the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hideo Nagasaka, Sho Murakoshi, Toshimasa Miyoshi, Tadaaki Kimijima
  • Patent number: 8218945
    Abstract: A motion picture recording/reproducing apparatus for embodying the technique includes, at least, a motion picture data input unit which inputs the motion picture data, a storage unit which stores the motion picture data, a recording unit which stores the motion picture data in the storage unit, a feature generating unit which generates a feature of the motion picture data, a ranking generating unit which provides ranking of scenes in the motion picture data according to their importance levels, a reproduction scene deciding unit which decides a reproduction image for each of the scenes in the motion picture data, and a category acquiring unit which acquires the category of the motion picture data. The ranking generating unit provides ranking of the scenes in the input motion picture data on the basis of the acquired category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Hiroi, Yoshifumi Fujikawa, Norikazu Sasaki, Riri Ueda, Akio Hayashi, Yukio Fujii, Atsuo Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 8149663
    Abstract: In response to the trend toward the increase in the number of data layers of optical discs, the invention provides a data erasure method and its optical disc apparatus that enable faster data erasures with a simpler configuration. Test erasures are performed on the test areas T of data layers of an optical disc while the power level Pe of data erasure laser light and the defocus amount ?f of the data erasure laser light from a target data layer are changed. Based on the results of the test erasures, the optimal erasure condition that enables a simultaneous data erasure from the greatest number of data layers is determined. Based on the determined optimal erasure condition, then, the optimal erasure sequence that enables data erasure from all of the data layers with the fewest number of times is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc.
    Inventor: Shohei Aoyama
  • Patent number: 8125871
    Abstract: A recording apparatus that records data to an optical disc is disclosed. The recording apparatus includes a determination section that determines, when the optical disc is inserted, whether or not the recording condition information has been copied and recorded in the data recording area, a reading section that reads the recording condition information from the low recording-density area when the recording condition information has not been copied or recorded in the data recording area, and a recording section that copies and records the recording condition information read from the low recording-density area to a copy area in the data recording area while the optical disc is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hideki Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20120014240
    Abstract: A recording medium and a recording apparatus for storing manufacturer information for supporting specific functions for each manufacturer and a method therefor. A reproducing apparatus for reproducing manufacturer information for supporting specific functions and a method therefor is also provided. If a recording apparatus modifies the contents of the recording medium, then it should record its manufacturer's identification code. A recording apparatus/reproducing apparatus should check the identification code on the recording medium before using its own manufacture information item for some specific function. Also, it is possible to reduce the time required to determine whether the manufacturer information items are effective.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Seong-jin Moon, Young-nam Oh, Tae-yun Chung, Jung-suk Kang, Pan-gie Park
  • Patent number: 8077589
    Abstract: 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 13 is formed in contact with the organic pigment recording layer 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Takahisa Kusuura
  • Patent number: 8068719
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for identifying a scene in a video or audio source containing sports content. A representative method includes: extracting audio data from a video source, the video source containing sports content, removing from the audio data sounds not producible by human, classifying scenes of the video source as important scenes of the video clip by analyzing the energy, pitch and tonality of at least one frame of the audio data and determining whether the at least one frame is an exciting scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Cyberlink Corp.
    Inventor: Ming-Jun Chen
  • Patent number: 8059937
    Abstract: Generally the more effective is the copy protection provided on an optical disc, such as a DVD, the greater is the likelihood that the copy protection will adversely interfere with legitimate uses of the optical disc. It is therefore proposed to include at least one region of subversive data within the content in the data area of an optical disc, and then to prevent access to each such region of subversive data during normal playback of the disc. For a DVD, the subversive data may be incorporated within video objects and/or may be in gaps between files in the DVD_Video zone. It is arranged that there are no navigable paths to the regions of subversive data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Rovi Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Carmen Laura Basile, Jonny Boyd Reckless, Lee Avery, Glenn Allen Siebert, Kordian Jacek Kurowski
  • Patent number: 7974516
    Abstract: Provided are apparatuses and methods for reproducing a data structure for managing reproduction of still images recorded on a recording medium. In the recording medium, a data area stores at least first and second still images and a playlist area stores at least one playlist. The playlist includes mark information, and the mark information provides presentation information on the first and second images to allow for at least skipping from reproducing the first image to reproducing the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kang Soo Seo, Sung Wan Park, Byung Jin Kim, Soung Hyun Um
  • Publication number: 20110134738
    Abstract: An approach is provided for suggesting data for deletion from an electronic data storage medium. An external device detects initiation of transfer of data from first storage medium to second storage medium. Next, the external device determines an available storage in the second storage medium for the data. Then, the external device generates a list to suggest content for deletion within the second storage medium to accommodate the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Craig PUGSLEY, Jesmond Allen
  • Patent number: 7958054
    Abstract: A song data reproduction apparatus has a storage for song data composed of performance data and order information. The performance data represents a content of a music performance and contains reproduction limiting information for limiting a reproduction state of the music performance. The order information indicates either of a purchase or a preview associated to a usage right of the content of the music performance. A usage right identification section refers to the order information of the song data containing the performance data to be reproduced, for identifying the usage right of the content of the music performance in terms of the purchase or preview. A limiting information read section reads the reproduction limiting information from the performance data when the identified usage right indicates the preview. A reproduction control section controls the reproduction state of the music performance in accordance with the read reproduction limiting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Ikeda, Satoshi Hiratsuka
  • Publication number: 20110075540
    Abstract: A recording apparatus that performs recording of data on a disc-shaped recording medium including a recording area, which is capable of recording user data therein, and a replacement area, which is replaced by a defect area included in the recording area, includes a setting section configured to replace a portion of the recording area by the replacement area, and set the portion of the recording area as an area for adjustment, and an adjustment section configured to perform adjustment by using the area for adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro HORIBATA
  • Patent number: 7889974
    Abstract: A reception unit receives data streams. A moving image data for normal reproduction selector acquires moving image data for use with normal reproduction and identification information. A position specifying unit specifies the position at which moving image data for use with special reproduction is present, and so forth. A reproduction unit reproduces moving image data for normal reproduction, at a standard frame rate. An instruction receiving unit receives instructions from a user to the effect that moving image data for special reproduction be reproduced in slow motion. A reproduction determining unit specifies moving image data for special reproduction which are necessary for a slow-motion reproduction. A data acquiring unit acquires, based on the specified position thereof, the moving image data for special reproduction based and reproduces the acquired moving image data in slow motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Masaaki Oka
  • Publication number: 20100290330
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for eternally erasing data recorded on an optical disk by generating an optical scratch on the optical disk. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method for eternally erasing data recorded on an optical disk by disturbing a laser beam at a predetermined frequency and amplitude while irradiating the laser beam having a predetermined power and at the same time moving a sled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Hyunseok Shin, Byeongrim Jo, Jyhyun Lee
  • Patent number: 7827232
    Abstract: A record button that facilitates audiovisual input into a computer system without requiring manual interaction (direct manipulation interaction) with software. The record button may be grouped with transport controls, a standalone button, or grouped with other controls. The record button may be actuated with different types of actuation techniques, each of which may correspond to a different audio and/or video operating mode, which may be user configurable. A record light may be provided to notify the user of the current recording mode via variable colors and/or flash patterns. The record button can work in conjunction with a camera button and with manual software switching of recording modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Gould Bear, Chad Magendanz, Aditha May Adams, Carl Ledbetter, Steve Kaneko, Dale Clark Crosier, Scott Plank
  • Publication number: 20100246360
    Abstract: 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 13 is formed in contact with the organic pigment recording layer 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Takahisa Kusuura
  • Publication number: 20100246361
    Abstract: 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 be stored as-is on a Blu-ray Disc for playback on a Blu-ray Disc player. The Blu-ray Disc player can be configured to interpret DVD navigations information in the DVD authored content and/or reformat audio/video information in the DVD authored content allowing any movie experience, high definition video, high quality sound, and/or interactivity provided by the DVD authored content to be experienced by users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Mozaik Multimedia, Inc.
    Inventors: Valentino Miazzo, Gregory Maertens, Bob Saffari
  • Patent number: 7796857
    Abstract: A video playback apparatus includes: video data inputting unit; a ranking data inputting/generating unit that inputs or generates ranking data where scenes in video data are ranked according to importance; a playback scene determination parameter inputting unit that inputs parameters when determining scenes to be played back according to importance; a playback scene determining unit that determines playback scenes based on ranking data and playback scene determination parameters; and a display unit that displays playback scenes. A viewing time of video data that the user desires and a maximum time width of each playback scene are inputted to the playback scene determination parameter inputting unit, and the playback scene determining unit cuts scenes so that the playback time of the playback scenes fits the maximum time width, and determines the playback scenes so that the sum of the playback time of the playback scenes fits within the viewing time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazushige Hiroi, Yoshifumi Fujikawa, Norikazu Sasaki, Riri Ueda, Akio Hayashi, Yukio Fujii, Atsuo Kawaguchi
  • Publication number: 20100220571
    Abstract: 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 information data, with the known data being rewritten as postscript information by recording a postscript portion to the coating film to alter a portion of the known data, wherein the postscript information comprises readable non-error data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Applicant: Sony Disc Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Usui, Akiya Saito, Makoto Tsukahara, Yoshitake Yanagisawa
  • Publication number: 20100220572
    Abstract: 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 forensically unrecoverable. The system further includes a user interface and at least one drive bay configured to provide communication between a hard drive and the control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Publication date: September 2, 2010
    Inventor: Jack D. Thorsen
  • Publication number: 20100214900
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for permanently erasing data of an optical disk in an optical disk drive including an optical disk emulation. According to the method, an erase command of data recorded on an optical disk is received and it is determined whether the optical disk is a rewritable optical disk or not. Then, an output power of a laser to be projected is raised when the optical disk is the rewritable optical disk and then the data recorded on the optical disk are erased through an output power of the laser. Furthermore, the optical disk drive includes an optical disk storage unit, a contents memory unit, a disk type determination unit, a laser power adjustor, a pick-up unit, and a controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: In Chang Yang, Young Mo Goo, Byung Ju Dan, Byung Hoon Min
  • Publication number: 20100110851
    Abstract: An optical-disc testing apparatus performs test erasures on the test areas T of data layers of an optical disc while changing the power level Pe of data erasure laser light and the defocus amount if of the data erasure laser light from a target data layer. The optical-disc testing apparatus determines an optimal erasure condition that enables a simultaneous data erasure from the greatest number of data layers and an optimal erasure sequence that enables data erasure from all of the data layers with the fewest number of times. The determined optimal erasure condition and sequence are registered on the memory of an optical disc apparatus. The optical disc apparatus reads the registered optimal erasure condition and sequence of the optical disc from its memory and erases data from each of the data layers of the optical disc based on the read optimal erasure condition and sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Shohei AOYAMA
  • Patent number: 7701811
    Abstract: A highlight of a representative track of each album stored in a recording medium and a highlight of each track of a designated album are pre-set. Highlights of representative tracks of albums are successively reproduced from album 1. As a result, albums are searched for a desired track. When the desired album has been found, highlights of tracks of the album are successively reproduced from track 1. As a result, the album is searched for the desired track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 7688683
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention provides an event recording system that has an event-capture module, an editing module, and a media recording module. The event capture module captures an event signal, such as an audio signal from a sound event, and transforms the signal into a primary event file that is accessible as it is being formed. The editing module is communicatively connected to the event capture module. It accesses and parses the primary event file into one or more digital track files that can be recorded onto a recording media. Likewise, the media recording module is communicatively linked to the editing module for receiving the one or more digital track files from the editing module. The media recording module has a plurality of media recorders for simultaneously recording the one or more digital track files onto a plurality of recording media. This allows a plurality of recording media, with the entire event recorded upon each media, to be available shortly after the event has ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Live Nation Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Griner, James C. Griner
  • Patent number: 7660510
    Abstract: An EPL maker (10) is composed mainly of editing terminals (15), (16) and (17) each reading and decoding each of highly compressed sub materials to produce a material data and make an EPL while displaying, on a monitor, a video based on the material data. The EPL includes identification information for identification of a material used in editing and a format declare state for defining a format of at least a certain material. The EPLs made by the editing terminals (15), (16) and (17) are stored into an EPL storage unit (18). The EPLs stored in the EPL storage unit (18) are read by an edit controller (20). The edit controller (20) makes an edit control signal based on the EPLs, and supplies the signal to a content maker (30). Thus, an editing can be executed with having not to pool the materials once on hand and with labors and costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Minoru Kawahara, Yoshihiro Murakami, Mitsutoshi Shinkai, Masataka Mukai
  • Publication number: 20090323491
    Abstract: Incremental optimizations and modifications to a disk image can be made after the initial generation of the disk image. In the case of video games, publishers who have access only to a final game image can use the invention to make small improvements to the game disc image without the original game assets and without incurring the cost of generating an entirely new disc image. A mapping data structure represents physical locations of data on disk. The mapping data structure is modified with an editor, and the resulting modified layout is tested using an emulator that emulates interaction between a computer readable medium with the modified layout and computer hardware.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mitchell S. Dernis, Dennis Mooney, II, Erich M. Pleny
  • Publication number: 20090285062
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method for rearranging back-up data, which first starts rearranging a back-up area when a rewritable optical disc is loaded, reads all available replacing blocks on the back-up area, rearranges the order of the replacing blocks based on the order of addresses of corresponding data blocks on the user data area, writes the rearranged replacing blocks into a planned area of the back-up area, and registers the corresponding information to finish the operation of rearrangement for rapidly reading data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: Quanta Storage Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Kuo Chen, Chin-Fa Hsu, Shiu-Ming Chu
  • Publication number: 20090257335
    Abstract: An audio signal processing method includes the steps of: dividing an audio signal data stream into a plurality of selection segments; determining a target segment in the audio signal data stream, the target segment including a splice point for splicing a splice segment thereto; selecting one of the selection segments as the splice segment according to at least one parameter of the target segment; and processing the target segment and the splice segment to splice the splice segment to the target segment, and outputting a processed segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Inventors: Yi-Chun LIN, Wen-Haw WANG, Kai-Hsiang CHOU