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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
369099000 SPECIFIC DETAIL OF INFORMATION HANDLING PORTION OF SYSTEM 1442
369470100 CONTROL OF STORAGE OR RETRIEVAL OPERATION BY A CONTROL SIGNAL TO BE RECORDED OR REPRODUCED 791
369530100 CONDITION INDICATING, MONITORING, OR TESTING 704
369043000 WITH SERVO POSITIONING OF TRANSDUCER ASSEMBLY OVER TRACK COMBINED WITH INFORMATION SIGNAL PROCESSING 505
369272100 STORAGE MEDIUM STRUCTURE 407
369130010 STORAGE OR RETRIEVAL BY SIMULTANEOUS APPLICATION OF DIVERSE TYPES OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION 272
369240010 INFORMATION LOCATION OR REMOTE OPERATOR ACTUATED CONTROL 227
369590100 BINARY PULSE TRAIN INFORMATION SIGNAL 144
369093000 SYSTEMS HAVING PLURAL PHYSICALLY DISTINCT INDEPENDENT TRACKS ON A SINGLE STORAGE MEDIUM SURFACE 104
369176000 DYNAMIC MECHANISM SUBSYSTEM 61
369084000 DUPLICATION OR COPYING (E.G., RERECORDING) 42
369001000 COMBINED INDEPENDENT AUDIO SYSTEMS 35
369750110 WITH PARTICULAR CABINET STRUCTURE 32
369083000 EDITING OF STORED INFORMATION 22
369069000 SYSTEMS OR SUBSYSTEMS COMBINED WITH DIVERSE ART DEVICE 7
369072000 WITH STORAGE MEDIUM CLEANING OR ELECTROSTATIC CHANRGE NEUTRALIZATION 6
369063000 SOUND REPRODUCTION FOR TOY OR NOVELTY DEVICE (E.G., TALKING DOLL) 4
20100097911System and method for inter-connectable multi-track media-based trading cards - There are provided systems and methods for inter-connectable multi-track media-based cards. There is provided a card for media playback, the card comprising a media output, a memory storing at least one of a plurality of media tracks of a media, a communications interface inter-connectable with one or more additional cards storing other media tracks of the plurality of media tracks of the media, and a media processor. The media processor is configured to detect, via the communications interface, any of the one or more additional cards connected to the communications interface to determine connected cards, and cause a playback of at least one of the plurality of media tracks in the memory in combination with at least one of the other media tracks of the plurality of media tracks on the connected cards. This enables concurrent playback of multi-track media-based trading cards, providing entertainment and collectible value for users.04-22-2010
20080205232Vehicle sound enhancing system and method of producing - Methods, systems and storage media are disclosed for enhancing the sounds of any vehicle, motorized conveyance, vehicle simulator, video game or vehicle like device by feeding the output of a playback device of the invention fed by a storage medium of the invention containing signals including one or more sounds of an operating DEV of choice and a signal indicating the RPM of the operating vehicle, motorized conveyance, vehicle simulator, video game or vehicle like device into one or more speakers and/or headphones. DEV's (Driving enthusiast vehicles) includes performance vehicles, race cars, trucks, tanks, motorcycles, power boats and the like. Using the invention, a driver or passenger is able to produce, inside the passenger compartment of any vehicle, etc., the sounds that a DEV makes at the corresponding RPM's of the separate engines.08-28-2008
20080316887Game system and method employing reversible voice recorder - A handheld recording device and a method of play that can be played with either one or two recording devices. Each recording device has a microphone for converting sound into an electronic sound signal. The recording device also has a digital memory with a limited sound recording capacity. The digital memory records the sound signal when a record button is pressed. A backward play button is also located on the recording device. The backward play button causes any sound signal recorded in the digital memory to play backward and be broadcast through a speaker. A game is played using one or two of the recording devices. A first player records a message and plays it backwards. The other players can decipher the backward message by recording it in their own recording device and playing the backward message in reverse.12-25-2008
20100128588Halloween greeting system - A Halloween greeting system for prompting young children to remember to say “trick or treat” and “thank you” is provided. The greeting system includes a Halloween treat container that has a voice recorder/audio player; and a remote control unit for triggering the voice recorder/audio player to play a recorded message.05-27-2010
369019000 CONTROL BY TIMER OR EXTERNAL EXTRANEOUS CONDITION 4
20110134727ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device that can reduce a noise caused by a signal or data being always output. A vehicle-mounted device includes: a player that reads out and outputs data recorded in a CD or a DVD (i.e., a TBCK signal, a TSD06-09-2011
20120113773INFORMATION RECORDING DEVICE - A CAN driver receives vehicle information sent onto CAN. A diagnosis information acquiring module monitors whether an operation of a diagnosis record ECU itself is normal or not and thus generates diagnosis information. A timestamp information generating module generates timestamp information A per sec and generates timestamp information B in which a time difference from the generation timing of the timestamp information A is expressed on the unit of 1/100 sec. A diagnosis record module, each time the timestamp information generating module generates the timestamp information A, transfers a first type record containing the timestamp information A and the diagnosis information generated at this point of time to a memory manager, and transfers a second type record containing the vehicle information and the timestamp information B generated at this point of time to the memory manager.05-10-2012
20090196129ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASURING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MEASURING ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE - An atmospheric pressure measuring apparatus allows a transmitter to transmit an acoustic wave for measurement of the atmospheric pressure. Air propagates the acoustic wave. A receiver receives the acoustic wave. Since the intensity of the acoustic wave changes to follow the variation of the atmospheric pressure, the atmospheric pressure can be measured based on the intensity of the acoustic wave received at the receiver. The atmospheric pressure is in this manner measured with such a simplified structure.08-06-2009
20080225652TRANSMITTING AND RECORDING METHOD, REPRODUCING METHOD, AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS OF INFORMATION AND ITS RECORDING MEDIUM - A method of reproducing data from a recording medium, each of the data including reference time information indicating a reference time and including packet data, the method including: reproducing the data from the recording medium; obtaining a difference between respective reference times indicated by the reference time information of the reproduced adjacent data; rearranging the data on a time axis such that a time interval between adjacent data is equal to the obtained reference time difference; and outputting the rearranged data.09-18-2008
369086000 STORAGE OR RETRIEVAL OF SPATIALLY RELATED ACOUSTIC SIGNALS (E.G., STEREO) 3
20130051207MULTITRACK RECORDER AND MIXDOWN METHOD - An apparatus and a method for efficiently converting, by means of mixdown, audio signals recorded in multiple tracks into stereo signals.02-28-2013
20090141607OPTICAL DISC DRIVE AND METHOD FOR PLAYING A FAST ROLLING MUSIC DISC - A method for playing a fast rolling music disc is provided. A music disc is read at an accelerated rate and played at a standard rate by discretely buffering data blocks into a ping pong buffer. Playing of a first data block stored in the first buffer, and buffering of a second data block into the second buffer are concurrently executed. When the playing of the first data block is concluded, the playing order of the first buffer and the second buffer are interchanged, and the concurrent playing and buffering step is repeated. Such that the second data block is played in the second buffer while a third data block is buffered into the first buffer. Discreteness between the second data block and the first data block is dependent on a skipping ratio, and the skipping ratio is dependent on the accelerated rate.06-04-2009
20100165815GAPLESS AUDIO PLAYBACK - Various embodiments related to the performance of gapless audio playback of two or more audio tracks are provided. One disclosed embodiment provides a method of performing gapless audio playback comprising rendering a plurality of samples of a current audio track via a current filter graph, and notifying an end-of-stream soon event via a current filter graph. Upon detecting the end-of-stream soon event, a next filter graph corresponding to a next audio track is pre-rolled and then paused. An end-of-stream event is notified at the current filter graph signaling an end of the current audio track. Then, upon detecting an end-of-stream event, the next filter graph is signaled to begin rendering samples of the next audio track.07-01-2010
369520100 CONTROL STRUCTURE ON STORAGE MEDIUM SENSED BY OTHER THAN TRANSDUCER SUPPORT (E.G., CONDUCTIVE STRIP, NOTCHED EDGE SENSOR) 3
20090022023Rotation responsive disk activation and deactivation mechanisms - Embodiments of methods and systems for controlling access to information stored on memory or data storage devices are disclosed. In various embodiments, fluid-mediated modification of information or access to information is utilized. According to various embodiments, data storage devices designed for rotating access are described which include rotation-activated fluid control mechanisms.01-22-2009
20110273975SENSING DEVICE - A sensing device including a base, a pillar, an arm, a sensing element and a driving module is provided. The base has a supporting surface suitable for supporting the object. The pillar is disposed on the supporting surface. The arm has two ends and a pivot portion between the two ends. The pivot position is pivoted to the pillar along an axis substantially parallel to the supporting surface. The sensing element is disposed on the arm and located between an end and the pivot portion. The sensing element is located between the base and the object. The driving module is disposed between the arm and the base. The driving module drives the arm to pivot relatively to the pillar along the axis, and the sensing element moves toward or away from the object as the arm is pivoted.11-10-2011
20100315922ROTATION-ACTIVATED ELECTRONIC COMPONENT - A rotation-activated electronic component, preferably a RFID tag mounted on or incorporated in a support that is rotated when read, e.g. a CD or DVD. The RFID tag comprises an antenna, a rotational switch and a component, advantageously a processor. The antenna is adapted to transform received RFID signals to electric energy that powers the component. In a preferred embodiment, the rotational switch is adapted to cut the circuit unless the support does not rotate at or above a certain rotational speed. Supports equipped with the RFID tag of the invention will thus respond only if they rotate sufficiently. This can avoid collisions in case more than one such RFID tag is within communication range of an antenna of a reader. In a preferred embodiment, the information returned by the component is needed for full use of the content on the support.12-16-2010
369300000 DETAIL OF OPTICAL SLIDER PER SE 3
20120147729PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH DISC DRIVE - A portable electronic device includes a first main body and a disc drive. The disc drive is received in the first main body. The disc drive includes a second main body, a driving element, and a laser assembly. The second main body is rotatably received in the first main body. The driving element is arranged on the second main body for driving a disc. The laser assembly includes a laser slidably received in the first main body. The disc drive is in a use state when the second main body is rotated to cause the driving element to face the laser.06-14-2012
20090135712SOLID IMMERSION LENS AND FOCUSING LENS, OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE, AND DATA RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A solid immersion lens (SIL) is provided. The SIL includes a spherical part, a cone-shaped part, a tip part, and an edge part between the cone-shaped part and the tip part. The edge part includes a curved surface.05-28-2009
20130114389NEAR-FIELD OPTICAL HEAD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME - A near-field optical head which can be manufactured using a silicon process and illuminate and detect sufficient light from a very small aperture at all times in a state of stably proximate to a media.05-09-2013
369014000 SIMULTANEOUS DIVERSE TYPES OF STORAGE OR RETRIEVAL 2
20090122660Data retrieval systems - Embodiments of methods and systems for controlling access to information stored on memory or data storage devices are disclosed. In various embodiments, methods of retrieving information from a data storage device previously deactivated by modification or degradation of at least a portion of the data storage device are disclosed.05-14-2009
20100080089Storage medium reproducing apparatus or storage medium recording/reproducing apparatus - In a recording/reproducing apparatus, a pair of detection sliders, in which pins coming into contact with an outer peripheral edge of a storage medium being inserted are formed and which approach and are separated from each other, are disposed in the vicinity of a storage medium insert port, and a detection lever coupled with one of the pins is rotatably and slidably attached to a frame. Further, the recording/reproducing apparatus has a support member, which is slid by being pressed by the outer peripheral edge of the storage medium being inserted, and an intermediate guide lever rotated in association with a sliding operation of the support member. Two select grooves are formed in the detection lever, and a first projecting piece, which is selectively fit into the select grooves, is disposed in the intermediate guide lever.04-01-2010
369130560 STORAGE DIFFERENT FROM RETRIEVAL (E.G., OPTICAL RECORDING AND MAGNETIC REPRODUCTION) 2
20110110202Thermally-Assisted Magnetic Recording Head Comprising Near-Field Optical Device with Propagation Edge - There is provided a near-field-light (NFL) generating optical system in which the point where near-field (NF) light is generated can be provided sufficiently close to the end surface of a magnetic pole that generates write field. The optical system comprises: a waveguide through which a light for exciting surface plasmon propagates; and a NF-optical device configured to be coupled with the light in a surface plasmon mode. The NF-optical device comprises: an opposed-to-waveguide surface opposed to the waveguide with a predetermined distance; and a propagation edge provided on the side opposite to the opposed-to-waveguide surface, extending to the NFL-generating end surface of the device, and configured to propagate thereon the surface plasmon excited by the light. In this optical system, the point, where NF-light is generated, of the NFL-generating end surface can be located on the side opposite to the waveguide.05-12-2011
20110096640METHOD OF DRAWING A PATTERN FOR MAGNETIC TRANSFER - A method of drawing a pattern for magnetic transfer on a substrate, including the steps of rotating the substrate and scanning the substrate, by an electron beam, in a circumferential direction thereof, deflecting, using a deflection signal, the electron beam in a radial direction thereof, and switching irradiation of the electron beam on and off, so as to create the pattern of a plurality of dots.04-28-2011
369018000 OPTICAL READING OF MECHANICAL RECORD 1
20090168613OPTICAL DEVICES BASED ON INTERNAL CONICAL DIFFRACTION - Optical devices based on internal conical refraction for developing new set-ups, methods and applications based on the specific properties of internal conical diffraction. The devices include several set-ups, methods and applications consisting of biaxial crystal(s)—one or more polarization elements and optical elements. The biaxial crystal is an optical crystal which may belong to the trigonal, orthorhombic or trigonal crystal classes.07-02-2009
369071000 WITH STYLUS CLEANING OR TREATMENT (E.G., GRINDING) 1
20080212440Method of Cleaning a Refractive Element and Optical Scanning Apparatus For Nearfield Optical Systems - A method of cleaning an optical exit face of refractive element of a near field optical scanning apparatus for scanning an optical disc, the method comprising a contacting step, comprising bringing into mechanical contact the refractive element and a cleaning pad such that the optical exit face of the refractive element is non-parallel to a surface of the cleaning pad, the refractive element contacting the surface pad along a contact edge and a first cleaning step, comprising at least a relative movement of the cleaning pad relative to the refractive element at least along cleaning axis, wherein the cleaning axis is in the plane of the surface of the cleaning pad and substantially perpendicular to the contact edge. The invention also related to a near field optical scanning apparatus enabled to clean a refractive element according to the said method.09-04-2008
369017000 TRACK CONVERSION 1
20090109803Data storage device container - A method of storing a data storage device includes but is not limited to emplacing a data storage device in a container, the container having surfaces; and writing storable data to the data storage device by transmitting energy through a surface of the container. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present application. Other methods and apparatuses are also disclosed.04-30-2009
369292000 MISCELLANEOUS 1
20090022048DATA RECORDING WRITE STRATEGY OPTIMISATION - The present invention relates to determining at least one write strategy, using a write strategy model comprising first and second parameters, for recording data on a recording medium comprising, providing at least one set of randomised first parameters, (01-22-2009

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