HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE KOREA, INC.
|HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE KOREA, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130047171||SLIM TYPE OPTICAL DISC DRIVE USING A FLEXIBLE FLAT CABLE - An optical disc drive according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises a case; a tray for loading an optical disc; and a flexible flat cable for connecting a first connector installed at the rear of the case and a second connector of a printed circuit board installed at the rear surface of the tray, where insulating tape for impedance matching may be attached to the flexible flat cable. The insulating tape may be attached to a bottom surface of a fixed part of the flexible flat cable. Also, tape with meshed lines of conductive material may be attached to a surface of the moving part of the flexible flat cable come into contact with the printed circuit board while the tray stays in the case. Therefore, the present invention allows low cost flexible flat cables to be used for SATA interface without generating errors due to impedance mismatch.||02-21-2013|
|20130014134||APPARATUS FOR CLAMPING OPTICAL DISC - An apparatus for clamping an optical disc according to the present invention, if an optical disc loaded into a turntable of a spindle motor is clamped in an optical disc drive, keeps the clamper and the turntable of the spindle motor close to each other by using an elastic force delivered by an elastic member installed in an upper part of the clamper. Therefore, the present invention enables optical disc clamping operation and rotational operation of a spindle motor in a normal manner without employing an expensive magnet such as a clamper yoke, clamper magnet, and absorption magnet and thus efficiently reduces manufacturing costs of optical disc drives.||01-10-2013|
|20110239237||OPTICAL DISC DRIVE - An optical disc drive is disclosed. The optical disc drive comprises a housing including an upper housing and a lower housing; and a herringbone pattern that is protruded toward the inner space of the housing on the inner surface of the upper housing and causes an air flow generated by the rotation of an optical disc to be switched to the direction of the optical disc. The herringbone pattern comprises at least one inflection point, and makes an acute angle at the inflection point relative to the direction of the air flow formed along the inner surface of the upper housing. Accordingly, the optical disc can be stably chucked and rotated by switching the air flow generated by the rotation of the optical disc to the direction of the optical disc.||09-29-2011|
|20110239236||OPTICAL DISC DRIVE - An optical disc drive is disclosed. The optical disc drive comprises an optical pickup base including an optical pickup movable in the radius direction of an optical disc; and a main base holding the optical pickup base, wherein the main base comprises a guide rib protruding from the main base and guiding the air flow generated by the rotation of the optical disc to the optical pickup. Further, the optical pickup comprises an air spoiler for preventing contamination of an objective lens included in the optical pickup. The optical disc drive is able to control the temperature of an optical pickup unit by guiding the air flow generated by the rotation of an optical disc to the optical pickup. Moreover, the optical disc drive can reduce contamination of the objective lens of the optical pickup due to the air flow generated by the rotation of the optical disc.||09-29-2011|
|20110238911||METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPTICAL DISC DRIVE ARCHIVE SYSTEM - A method of controlling an ODD archive system comprising three or more ODDs is provided comprising storing information on a parity drive in a memory, and setting a parity drive in which parity data is to be recorded based on the information when data recording is requested in a RAID 3 or 4 manner. The information on the parity drive may include a cumulative value of number of times by which each ODD has been set as the parity drive up to now. Or the information on the parity drive may be managed for each of one or more magazine having optical discs the number of which is equal to or less than the number of ODDs included in the archive system.||09-29-2011|
|20110170383||METHOD FOR MANAGING DEFECT OF OPTICAL DISC - Disclosed is a method for managing a defect of an optical disc. In the method, when a host requests data of an optical disc inserted into an optical disc drive (ODD) included in a device to be integrated with a solid state drive (SSD), an address of the requested data is compared with contents contained in defect management information managed within the SSD, and the requested data is read from the optical disc or from the defect management information according to a result of the comparing. The defect management information may include optical disc identification information, address information, defect type information and data of a corresponding address. When the optical disc is inserted into the ODD, defect management information regarding the optical disc may be generated and stored in the SSD. Accordingly, Read Delay or Read Fail, resulting from a defect of the optical disc, can be obviated.||07-14-2011|
|20110164481||RECORDING METHOD FOR OPTICAL DISC AND OPTICAL DISC DEVICE - A recording method for an optical disc and an optical disc device are provided. In one embodiment of the present invention, delay at upward transition of laser diode output driven by a recording pulse can be compared with a predetermined reference value; when the delay is larger than the predetermined reference value, the delay at the upward transition can be compensated by adjusting the recording pulse through a pulse of a reserved output channel; and data can be recorded in an optical disc by driving the laser diode by using the adjusted recording pulse. The amount of delay at the upward transition can be detected through a front photo detector of the laser diode; and the comparison and the compensation can be carried out when fast recording more than specified performance on the optical disc is requested.||07-07-2011|
|20110019519||OPTICAL DISC RECORDING METHOD AND OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - This document relates to a method of compensating for a sensitivity variation of a tracking actuator with focusing offset when recording labels on a disc for label recording. A focusing point suitable for the position of an object lens in the circumference direction and/or the radius direction is detected, a tracking sensitivity corresponding to the detected focusing point is obtained based on information about a tracking sensitivity variation according to a focusing point variation, and labels are recorded on a label plane using the detected focusing point and tracking sensitivity. The information may be measured using at least two different types of discs one of which has a distance, between the surface of the disc and a pattern area required for a feed forward servo operation, different from the distance of the other.||01-27-2011|
|20110019515||METHOD OF MANAGING DATA IN OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - A method of managing data in an optical disc apparatus is provided. The type of a loaded disc is checked, and data corresponding to the checked disc type is read from a compressed file, decompressed and stored in a memory of the optical disc apparatus. Recording-related data respectively corresponding to disc types, manufacturers, and recording speeds are separately compressed in the compressed file. Identification information about the disc types, manufacturers, and recording speeds and information on positions at which the recording-related data about the disc types, manufacturers, and recording speeds are stored may be included in the head of the compressed file. The compressed file may include separately compressed servo data, and information on the position at which the servo data is stored may be included in the head of the compressed file. Accordingly, the optical disc manufacturing cost can be decreased and a data loading time can be reduced.||01-27-2011|
Patent applications by HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE KOREA, INC.