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Optical servo system

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369 - Dynamic information storage or retrieval

369043000 - WITH SERVO POSITIONING OF TRANSDUCER ASSEMBLY OVER TRACK COMBINED WITH INFORMATION SIGNAL PROCESSING

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
369440140 Optical head servo system structure 129
369440320 Means to compensate for defect or abnormal condition 124
369440270 Initialization/start-up or changing modes of system 49
369440130 Dithering or wobbling the beam or track 46
369440260 Servo system operation related to disc structure information format 28
369440250 Servo signal compared to a reference signal 19
369440370 Plural incident beams 12
369440350 Servo loop gain/switching control 9
369440340 Sampling servo system 6
369440390 Recording 5
20120002519DISK-SHAPED RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL SPOT POSITION CONTROL DEVICE, AND OPTICAL SPOT POSITION CONTROL METHOD - In a case of performing recording/playing with an information recording layer with a first light irradiation, and controlling the recording/playing positions on the information recording layer by a second light irradiating as to a position control information recording layer provided separately from the information recording layer, corrections to shifts in recording positions and playing positions that occurs as a result of shifts in the optical axes of the first and second lights.01-05-2012
20100097902TRACK WRITING WITH RADIAL ERROR OFFSET CORRECTION - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for writing data on a record carrier (04-22-2010
20100214888RANDOM ACCESS CONTROL METHOD AND OPTICAL DISC DRIVER - A random access control method is provided, implemented in an optical disc drive for recording data to an optical disc. In the optical disc drive, a buffer stores a plurality of write commands each associated with a data block bound to a destination address. A processor controls the buffer to build a disc write task from the write commands in which addresses are organized in order. A drive unit is controlled by the processor, performing a recording operation to record the data blocks to the optical disc according to the disc write task; wherein the processor further controls the drive unit to verify the recorded data blocks after completing the recording operation.08-26-2010
20120082018OPTICAL DISC RECORDING DEVICE AND RECORDING SIGNAL GENERATING DEVICE - Provided are an optical disc recording device and a recording signal generating device which enable to correct displacement between a reproducing position of a reproduction signal from a concave-convex mark preformed in an optical disc, and a recording position of second information to be recorded in synchronism with the reproduction signal, and stably and speedily record the second information. A digital signal processor (04-05-2012
20080198709RANDOM ACCESS CONTROL METHOD AND OPTICAL DISC DRIVE - A random access control method is provided, implemented in an optical disc drive for recording data to an optical disc. In the optical disc drive, a buffer stores a plurality of write commands each associated with a data block bound to a destination address. A processor controls the buffer to build a disc write task from the write commands in which addresses are organized in order. A drive unit is controlled by the processor, performing a recording operation to record the data blocks to the optical disc according to the disc write task; wherein the processor further controls the drive unit to verify the recorded data blocks after completing the recording operation.08-21-2008
369440410 Arithmetic operation using plural photodetectors 4
20080259750Optical pick-up head, optical information apparatus, and optical information reproducing method - An optical information apparatus of the present invention includes: an optical pick-up head including: a light source; a diffraction unit; a condensing unit; a beam splitter; a photodetector; and a tracking error signal generator. An optical recording medium has tracks arranged substantially at a constant pitch. An average of a pitch is tp. When a main beam is placed on the track, a first sub-beam and a second sub-beam are placed between the tracks. The tracking error signal generator performs a differential arithmetic operation with respect to signals output from a light-receiving portion receiving the main beam to generate a first push-pull signal, performs a differential arithmetic operation with respect to signals output from the light-receiving portions receiving the first sub-beam and the second sub-beam to generate a second push-pull signal, and performs a differential arithmetic operation with respect to the first push-pull signal and the second push-pull signal to generate a tracking error signal, in a case where an amplitude of the first push-pull signal obtained at the pitch tp is fluctuated when the light beam is scanned in a direction orthogonal to the tracks of the optical recording medium.10-23-2008
20100034062TRACKING APPARATUS FOR OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - A tracking apparatus for an optical information reproduction apparatus includes the following: a photoelectric detector (02-11-2010
20090135687OPTICAL HEAD, CONTROL METHOD FOR OPTICAL HEAD, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An optical head includes a hologram which extracts, from a luminous flux of reflected light from an optical disk, at least a first luminous flux branch which does not include the optical axis of the luminous flux; and a photodetector which receives the reflected light from the optical disk and produces signal output, wherein the photodetector has light-receiving areas which receive the first luminous flux branch of reflected light from an optical information recording medium layer targeted for recording or playback out of the plurality of optical information recording medium layers of the optical disk, the light-receiving areas are placed in such a way that the signal output resulting from a light spot formed by the first luminous flux branch of the reflected light from the optical information recording medium layer targeted for recording or playback is practically the same between the first and second photodetection areas, and a boundary line of the light-receiving areas is located in such a position as not to include light spots formed by luminous fluxes of reflected light from the optical information recording medium layers other than the optical information recording medium layer targeted for recording or playback.05-28-2009
20120243391Optical Disc Device - Provided is an optical disc device including: an objective lens; a plurality of light-receiving elements each for outputting an output signal corresponding to a light amount of reflected light from the optical disc medium; a plurality of amplifiers each for amplifying the output signal from a corresponding one of the light-receiving elements; and a signal output circuit for outputting a focus error signal based on amplified signals from the amplifiers. The optical disc device executes focus servo control of controlling, based on the focus error signal, a position of the objective lens so as to keep constant a distance between the objective lens and a signal surface; moves the objective lens to a position at which accuracy of reading information from the optical disc medium becomes high; and thereafter adjusts a gain of each amplifier so that levels of the amplified signals become close to each other.09-27-2012
369440120 Solid state optical element with plural dissimilar optical components (e.g., using I.C. block, etc.) 2
20080285393PROCESSING CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR OPTICAL DATA - A processing circuit for optical data is provided. The processing circuit includes a signal-processing module and a radio frequency (RF) signal-summing module. The signal-processing module averages and filters the data signals to obtain a low-frequency signal. The RF signal-summing module receives the data signals and the low-frequency signal, sums the data signals to obtain a summed data signal, and subtracts the low-frequency signal from the summed data signal to obtain a RF summing signal.11-20-2008
20080267019Optical Pickup Apparatus and Optical Disk Drive - When tracking a dual-layer optical disc by a differential push-pull method, the adverse effect of the reflected light from an adjacent layer, which produces stray light, on a tracking control signal is prevented. A split wavelength plate 10-30-2008
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20080279056Calibration Method for Determining Servo Parameters for Accessing an Optical Disc - Calibration methods are provided for determining servo parameters to enhance an optical drive in reading and writing a blank optical disc. First, test data is written on the blank disc with various writing parameters. Second, the written test data is read from the optical disc with various reading parameters. A plurality of quality measures are obtained, each corresponds to a specific combination of the writing parameter and the reading parameter. An optimal writing parameter and an optimal reading parameter are determined by comparing the quality measures with respect to both the reading and writing parameters respectively.11-13-2008
20100157749Information Recording/Reproducing Apparatus and Track Offset Adjusting Method of Information Recording Medium - In a track offset adjusting method of an information recording medium, data are recorded onto first and second tracks of an information recording medium. No data are recorded on at least one of tracks adjacent to each of the first and second tracks. After the data recording onto the first and second tracks, data are recorded onto the third track adjacent to the inner circumferential side of the first track and onto a fourth track adjacent to the outer circumferential side of the second track. Thereafter, reproduction signal qualities of the first and second tracks are calculated on the basis of reproduction signals obtained by reproducing the data recorded on said first and second tracks. The track offset is adjusted on the basis of the reproduction signal qualities of the first and second tracks.06-24-2010
20090010112RECORDING MEDIUM PLAYBACK DEVICE - Provided is a recording medium playback device intended to achieve a reduction in power consumption by stopping disk rotation during a period in which no content data is being read, while improving playability and responsiveness to external key inputs or the like. A system control section 01-08-2009
20100074064METHOD FOR ADJUSTING TILT OF OPTICAL PICK-UP HEAD - A method for adjusting a tilt of an optical pick-up head includes the steps of: moving the optical pick-up head to a first location and focusing on; obtaining a first focus control power and a first optimum tilt angle at the first location; moving the optical pick-up head to a second location and focusing on; obtaining a second focus control power and a second optimum tilt angle at the second location; calculating an optical sensitivity according to the first and second optimum tilt angles, and the first and second focus control powers; and when the head is moved to a specific location where the tilt of the head is to be adjusted, storing a focus control power corresponding to the specific location, and calculating a tilt angle corresponding to the specific location according to the focus control power and the optical sensitivity so that the tilt of the optical pick-up head can be appropriately adjusted.03-25-2010
20090067298REDUCED NOISE SERVO CONTROL - A servo control system and method is provided, comprising: a controller outputting a parameter control signal; a device having a parameter controlled based on the parameter control signal; a sensing circuit sensing the parameter of the device and generating a parameter error signal; a sinusoidal signal generator generating a sinusoidal signal; and a adder combining the parameter error signal and the sinusoidal signal, wherein the controller includes a servo equalizer that equalizes the added parameter error signal and the sinusoidal signal to output an equalized parameter control signal to adjust the parameter.03-12-2009
20100008194READING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPTICAL DISK DRIVES - A reading method and a reading device for an optical disk drive, which reads data on a track of an optical disk, receives a host command to read required data, checks cache data, reads cache required data to respond to the command, sets the required data to a target track of the optical disk if no required data exists, calculates moving time for which an optical head is moved from a current position to the target track by way of track jumping and track skipping, respectively, compares the moving time for the track skipping and the track jumping with each other, selects one of the track jumping and the track skipping corresponding to the shorter one of the moving time, moves the optical head to the target track to read the required data and responds to the host command to enhance the reading efficiency.01-14-2010
20130064057OBJECTIVE LENS, OPTICAL HEAD, OPTICAL DISK DEVICE, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - A disclosed objective lens includes: a lens having an entrance surface and an emission surface; and an anti-reflection coat formed on the emission surface, wherein a transmittance T03-14-2013
20090238047METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING RECORD AND REPRODUCTION OF OPTICAL RECORD MEDIUM - Disclosed is a method and apparatus for controlling the record and reproduction of optical record medium in which plural nonrecord regions having different phase are arranged between recordable data regions for the distinction in the shape of the data region. The method and apparatus performs the servo using focus error signal and tracking error signal averaged by the low pass filter at the header region of the optical disc. Especially, the tracking servo is performed by holding a fixed DC off-set value at the header region existing on the L/G switching or holding the tracking error value of the previous same track region. As a result, the exact header region is detected, the track sliding phenomenon is removed, and the tracking servo is stabilized, resulting in preventing the degeneration of the record and reproduction characteristics.09-24-2009
20120002516OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A light beam emitted from a laser source is divided into a first light beam and a second light beam. An optical divider is further provided to separate a combined light beam of the first and second light beams into a first light bundle near the optical axis and a second light bundle in the edge portion and to diverge the first and second light bundles so that the first and second light bundles are individually detected by plural detectors. The first light beam is signal light focused on an optical information recording medium by an objective lens and reflected off the medium, and the second light beam is reference light not focused on the optical information recording medium. A focus error signal is then detected for the first light bundle for compensating focus error.01-05-2012
20090196131SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRINTING VISIBLE IMAGE ONTO OPTICAL DISC THROUGH TUNING DRIVING SIGNAL OF OPTICAL PICK-UP UNIT - A system and method for printing a visible image onto an optical disc through tuning a driving signal of an optical pick-up unit are disclosed. The system includes a driving circuit, coupled to the optical pick-up unit, for providing a driving signal to drive the optical pick-up unit; and an adjusting circuit, coupled to the driving circuit, for controlling the driving circuit to adjust the driving signal according to a rotation source signal corresponding to a rotation of the optical disc.08-06-2009
20100014393HIGH-DENSITY RECORDING MEDIUM AND RECORDING AND/OR REPRODUCING DEVICE THEREFOR - A high-density recording medium including a first surface and a second surface, the second surface being a light incident surface at a normal mounting condition, a clamping area, an information area including a recording layer provided adjacent to the second surface, a transition area extending between the clamping area and the information area, the transition area being defined from an end position of the clamping area to a beginning of the information area, and a slope being formed in the transition area on the first surface. Further, the slope is formed from the end position of the clamping area to a position placed at least a predetermined distance ahead of the start position of the information area, and a gap as a non-slanted area extends between the information area and a closer end of the slope thereto.01-21-2010
20110128832OPTICAL HEAD DEVICE AND OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - An optical head device and an optical disc apparatus of a simple structure capable of canceling an offset in a tracking error signal caused when an objective lens shifts; in the optical head device, a polarizing hologram 06-02-2011
20110299370OPTICAL DISK APPARATUS - An optical disk apparatus according to the present invention includes: a controller 12-08-2011
20110299371OPTICAL DISK DEVICE, OPTICAL DISK CONTROL METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - To provide an optical disk device, an optical disk control method and an integrated circuit, which are capable of writing a recordable mark by changing the reflectance ratio of a reflective film formed on concave-convex pits without using an industrial special device or a high-power laser light source. A data reproduction controller (12-08-2011
20090279395OPTICAL DISK DRIVES AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRACK-SEEKING FOR OPTICAL DISK DRIVES - The invention provides an optical disk drive. The optical disk drive comprises a pickup head, a seek control device, a lens vision characteristic decoder, and an anti lens shift device. The pickup head comprises a sled and a lens for projecting a beam on a disk. The seek control device moves the sled, and shifts the lens with a shift distance relative to an origin at a center of the sled. The equalizer derives a servo signal from a reflection of the beam. The lens vision characteristic decoder obtains a vision characteristic of the lens according to the servo signal and determines a track-on direction according to the vision characteristic. The anti lens shift device triggers the seek control device to perform a track-on process according to the track-on direction.11-12-2009
20100142334OPTICAL TAPE SYSTEM - Disclosed herein are aspects of optical tape technology, tape manufacturing, and tape usage. Methods and systems of tape technology disclose optical tape media including: configurations, formulations, markings, and structure; optical tape manufacturing methods, systems, and apparatus methods and systems including: curing processes, coating methods, embossing, drums, testing, tracking alignment stamper strip; optical tape methods and systems including: pick up head adapted for the disclosed optical tape; and optical tape uses including optical storage media devices for multimedia applications06-10-2010
20100128580Optical Disc Apparatus and Focus Offset Control Method - An optical disc apparatus in which processing time is shortened and processing accuracy is ensured upon focus offset processing for plural recording layers. Regarding each of mutually adjacent recording layers, based on a signal based on reflected light from a guide groove formed in a recording surface of the recording layer, a focus offset for an optical system with respect to the guide groove is learned, and based on the learned focus offsets for the respective recording layers, a focus offset for recording or reproduction is calculated and set. In an optical disc having three or more recording layers, a focus offset when the difference between the focus offset and the learned focus offsets for the respective recording layers is a value corresponding to the characteristic of the optical system is set as a focus offset for the respective recording layers or a common focus offset to the respective recording layers. Otherwise, a mean value of the focus offsets when the differences between the focus offsets and the learned focus offsets for the respective recording layers are values corresponding to the characteristic of the optical system is set as a focus offset for one recording layer.05-27-2010
20090290455OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - An optical disc apparatus controls a relative position of an optical pickup with respect to a surface of an optical disc medium according to an output signal output from the optical pickup according to information recorded on the optical disc medium to implement servo control for maintaining a state where the information is readable, acquires an evaluation value for information reading accuracy when the servo control is implemented, and calculates a set value of a parameter to be set for the implementation of the servo control based on evaluation values respectively acquired for at least three set values of the parameter while changing the set value of the parameter for the servo control. The optical disc apparatus determines the set value to be set for further acquiring the evaluation value according to the evaluation values acquired for at least two set values of the parameter.11-26-2009
20090003147Apparatus comprising a pickup providing three beams for reading data from or writing data to an optical storage medium, and respective optical storage medium - The apparatus comprises a pickup with a laser, a detector unit and an objective lens for reading data from or writing data to a Super-RENS optical storage medium having a track pitch below the optical resolution limit, the pickup generating a main beam for reading and/or writing of data and generating two satellite beams for providing a tracking error signal, the three beams being focused by the objective lens onto the optical storage medium, and the reflected light from the optical storage medium being guided onto the detector unit. The main beam and the two satellite beams have a light intensity on the optical storage medium being sufficient for providing a super-resolution effect for the main beam as well as for each satellite beam. The light intensity of the two satellite beams is each in the order of 50 to 100% of the intensity of the main beam, if the apparatus is used for reading of data. The detector unit comprises in particular a main detector for detecting reflected light from the main beam, and two satellite detectors for detecting reflected light from the satellite beams reflected from the optical storage medium, and wherein the detector unit provides 3-beam tracking error signal for a tracking regulation.01-01-2009
20080232201Anti-Shock Optical Recording and Reproducing Device - The present invention relates to an optical recording and reproducing device comprising an optical pick-up unit, position means for moving roughly the optical pick-up unit with respect to a desired position on an optical disc, an actuator for moving the optical pick-up unit relative to the position means in a radial direction of the optical disc, and a servo processor for delivering a control signal (u(k)) from a measured radial error signal (x(k)) derived from the optical pick-up unit. Said servo processor further comprises: —a state estimator (SEST) for delivering an estimated radial error signal ( ) and a predicted radial error signal ( ) on the basis of the measured radial error signal (x(k)) and of the control signal (u(k)); and—a shock detector (SDET) for delivering a shock indication (S_out) on the basis of the estimated radial error signal, of the predicted radial error signal, and of a sum (CA(k)) of the signals delivered by the at least two regions of the optical sensor.09-25-2008
20100278020Recording Method and Apparatus for Optical Disk Drive - A recording apparatus for an optical disk drive is provided. The recording apparatus includes a driver, a servo signal generator, a filter, and a counter. The driver controls a recording speed of the optical disk drive. The servo signal generator generates at least a servo signal. The filter with a specific bandwidth filters the servo signal to generate a filtered servo signal. The counter generate a count value according to the filtered servo signal and instructs the driver to decrease the recording speed of the optical disk drive when the count value exceeds a trigger value, so as to record with the decreased recording speed.11-04-2010
20110007613OPTICAL RECORDING/REPRODUCTION METHOD, OPTICAL RECORDING/REPRODUCTION DEVICE, PROGRAM, AND OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM - In optical recording and/or reproduction using an SIL optical system that performs a tilt servo using light for recording and/or reproduction, the SIL and an optical recording medium have a high probability of colliding with each other before the tilt servo is started. To prevent the collision, an optical recording/reproduction method performs a gap servo that controls a gap between a surface of an optical recording medium and a bottom surface of an SIL using reflected light that is generated from light traveling from the bottom surface of the SIL and reflecting on the optical recording medium, a focus servo that controls a distance between a focal point of the light and the bottom surface of the SIL, and a tilt servo that controls a tilt of the bottom surface of the SIL relative to the surface of the optical recording medium using the reflected light. The method includes the acts (A), (B), and (C), which are performed sequentially: (A) starting the gap servo with the gap being set larger than when optical recording and/or reproduction is performed, and shifting the focal point to an optical recording medium side from the bottom surface of the SIL, (B) starting the tilt servo, and (C) setting the gap smaller and arranging the SIL at a predetermined position.01-13-2011
20120069722REPRODUCING DEVICE AND OPTICAL PATH LENGTH SERVO CONTROL METHOD - A reproducing device includes a homodyne detection part that carries out homodyne detection by using reflected light of first light obtained from a recording layer as signal light and using reflected light of second light by a mirror as reference light, a signal reproducing part that obtains a reproduced signal based on the signal light, based on a result of homodyne detection, and a one-axis actuator that drives the mirror. The reproducing device further includes an optical path length servo control part that carries out driving control of the one-axis actuator in such a manner that the optical path length difference between the signal light and the reference light is kept constant, and an offset giving part that gives an offset that reduces or enlarges the amplitude difference of the reproduced signal of marks that are recorded in the recording layer and have sizes different from each other.03-22-2012
20080316875Optical Disc Apparatus for Accessing a Plurality of Optical Discs and Operating Method thereof - The present invention discloses an optical disc apparatus. The optical disc apparatus includes a rotation module for rotating a plurality of optical discs; a plurality of holding plates, which at least includes a first holding plate and a second holding plate, for loading the optical discs; a sled guide bar positioned between the first holding plate and second holding plate on a straight line; an optical pick-up unit for accessing the optical discs; and a sled motor, moveably positioned of sled on the sled guide bar, for loading the optical pick-up unit and driving the optical pick-up unit along the sled guide bar to access each of the optical discs loaded on the holding plates.12-25-2008
20110228654OPTICAL DISK APPARATUS - An optical disk apparatus includes an optical pickup and a signal processor. The optical pickup includes an actuator for driving an objective lens, and a detected light intensity signal output part for outputting a detected light intensity signal to the processor. The signal processor includes a servo signal generator for generating a main push-pull signal and a sub push-pull signal on the basis of the detected light intensity signal supplied from the detected light intensity signal output part, a signal generator for generating a differential push-pull signal and a lens error signal by conducting addition/subtraction on the main push-pull signal and the sub push-pull signal, and a tracking offset correction signal generator which is input with the lens error signal to output a tracking offset correction signal. The differential push-pull signal correction is conducted by conducting addition/subtraction between the differential push-pull signal and the tracking offset correction signal.09-22-2011
20090219791OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS AND TRACKING CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an optical disc apparatus includes track error signal generation module for generating, on the basis of a detection result by a light detection module, a second track error signal which is used for tracking control, wherein the track error signal generation module includes module for extracting low-frequency components of signals which are detected by light-receiving units of the light detection module and performing a subtraction between the low-frequency components, thereby generating a first track error signal, extraction module for extracting high-frequency components of the signals which are detected by the light-receiving units detection module for detecting envelope signals of the high-frequency components, module for generating a compensation signal by performing an addition of the envelope signals or a subtraction between the envelope signals, and compensation module for compensating the first track error signal by using the compensation signal thereby generating the second track error signal.09-03-2009
20090245036SERVO CONTROL DEVICE, SERVO CONTROL METHOD, AND SERVO CONTROL PROGRAM - A servo control device that is capable of optimizing gain that is used in servo control and stabilizing the servo control even when the gain changes due to change in the status of overrecording over the same radial position on an optical disc. When drawing a visible image on the label surface of an optical disc DK by an overrecording operation over the same radial position of that label surface, the servo control device comprises a CPU 10-01-2009
20100149931SMART STEERING FOR FOUR WIRE THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) ACTUATOR - An actuator system for use in an optical pick up unit is disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of actuator drivers (06-17-2010
20100254231OPTICAL DISK DEVICE - An optical disc apparatus according to the present invention includes: a laser light source for emitting multiple light beams, of which the wavelengths are different from each other and include a first wavelength and a second wavelength that is longer than the first wavelength; an optical system for converging an arbitrarily selected one of the light beams on an optical disc that has a surface and at least one information storage layer; a focus control section for controlling the focus position of the light beam with respect to the optical disc; and a defect detecting section, which senses light reflected from the surface of the optical disc with the focus position of the light beam set on the surface, thereby determining, based on the intensity of the reflected light, whether or not there is a fingerprint on the optical disc.10-07-2010
20100118667OPTICAL DISK DEVICE - This optical disk device includes a pickup, an offsetting means, a focus servo means, a layer jump means, and a shift means. The pickup irradiates laser light upon an optical disk having a plurality of recording layers via a correction lens and an objective lens, and detects light reflected back from the optical disk. The offsetting means generates a focus error (FE) signal on the basis of the reflected light, and applies an offset voltage to the focus error signal. The focus servo means performs focusing servo on the basis of the FE signal. And, before layer jumping is executed by the layer jump means, the focus servo means displaces the correction lens to an intermediate position after having adjusted the offset voltage to a balance value. Then the layer jump means performs layer jumping.05-13-2010
20110002203ADJUSTING SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING TILT OF AN OPTICAL PICKUP HEAD - An adjusting system for adjusting a tilt of an optical pickup head includes a collimator, a processing device, and a controller. The collimator receives reflected light beams from the optical pickup head and generating images from the reflected light beams. The processing device processes the images and generates an adjust signal. The controller receives the adjust signal and adjusting a position of the optical pickup head based on the adjust signal.01-06-2011
20110044142OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS AND OPTICAL DISC REPRODUCING METHOD - An optical disc apparatus includes a light source for emitting laser light, a light source drive unit for driving said light source, an optical element for splitting the laser light into a plurality of light fluxes, an optical element drive unit for controlling the optical element, an element for focusing the laser light onto the optical disc, and a detection unit for detecting the laser light reflected by the optical disc. Reproduction of the optical disc is performed by switching effectiveness and ineffectiveness of a function of splitting the light flux of the optical element, and adjustment of an outgoing laser power is performed.02-24-2011
20100135129DATA STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A SERVO SYSTEM - Disclosed herein are aspects of optical tape technology, tape manufacturing, and tape usage. Methods and systems of tape technology disclose optical tape media including: configurations, formulations, markings, and structure; optical tape manufacturing methods, systems, and apparatus methods and systems including: curing processes, coating methods, embossing, drums, testing, tracking alignment stamper strip; optical tape methods and systems including: pick up head adapted for the disclosed optical tape; and optical tape uses including optical storage media devices for multimedia applications06-03-2010
20100296373DISC DEVICE - A disc device capable of achieving a slimming down of a tilt adjusting portion is provided. A tilt adjusting member 11-25-2010
20100260017Method and Apparatus for Capturing Encoded Signals on Label Surface - A method and an apparatus for capturing encoded signals on a label surface. A pick-up head is utilized to detect all or predetermined codes on a control feature zone of a label surface of a Light Scribe disc so as to generate a sub-beam added signal. A calculation unit is used to calculate the average value of the sub-beam added signals. A dynamic slicer, which could dynamically set its standard value at a half of the average value of the sub-beam added signals, slices the sub-beam added signals and captures the encoded signals. A processor decodes the encoded signals and translates those into Light Scribe disc's information.10-14-2010
20090296542OPTICAL DISC APPARTUS AND CORRECTION SERVO CONTROL SIGNAL GENERATION METHOD - An optical disc apparatus includes an objective lens that converges a light beam emitted from a light source and irradiates an optical disc having recording marks formed in a uniform recording layer with it, a detection signal generation section that receives a return light beam from the recording mark and generates a detection signal, a servo control signal generation section that generates a servo control signal representing relative displacement between the recording mark and a focus of the light beam from the detection signal and a servo signal correction section that generates a correction servo control signal by connecting peaks or neighborhoods of the peaks of servo control signals, the peaks being produced according to the recording marks.12-03-2009
20080285392OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD, OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS AND OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS - An optical information recording method of recording information three-dimensionally by irradiating a laser light beam onto a medium having a servo information plane on which address information and/or servo information is recorded, is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: dividing a laser light beam from one laser light source into laser light beams, the beam including a first light beam for reading the information, and a second light beam for recording information onto the recording medium; irradiating the first light beam onto the servo information plane to read the information from reflected light of the first light beam to read the information in which optical axes of the first light beam and second light beam are arranged coaxially; and irradiating the second light beam based on the read information to be focused onto a position in a depth direction perpendicular to a horizontal direction of the recording medium.11-20-2008
20080198707OPTICAL PICK-UP AND DISC APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - An optical pick-up and a disc apparatus having the same to overcome an inferiority of a tracking signal caused by an adjacent layer during the recording and/or reproducing of an optical disc with multiple recording layers, the optical pick-up including: a light source to emit light with a wavelength corresponding to a type of the optical disc; a light collecting unit to focus the light emitted from the light source to form a light spot on a signal recording layer of an optical disc having a plurality of recording layers; a photodetector to receive a signal light reflected by the signal recording layer and a noise light reflected by an adjacent recording layer different from the signal recording layer, and to detect a signal from the signal light; and an optical member to change an optical transmission of the noise light according to an incident angle of the noise light so as to decrease an intensity of the noise light entering the photodetector.08-21-2008
20080198708OPTICAL PICK-UP AND DISC APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - An optical pick-up and a disc apparatus having the same. The inferiority of a tracking signal caused by an adjacent layer during the recording and/or reproducing of an optical disc with multiple recording layers is effectively prevented. The optical pickup includes a light source to emit light with a predetermined wavelength, a light collecting unit to collect the light emitted from the light source to form a light spot on a signal recording layer of an optical disc having a plurality of recording layers, a photodetector to receive the light reflected by the optical disc to detect a signal, and an optical member to change the optical transmission of the light reflected by the optical disc according to an incident angle of the reflected light to decrease an optical transmission of a noise light entering the photodetector.08-21-2008
20100309758TRACKING SERVO METHOD OF OPTICAL VIDEO DISC PLAYER AND ITS SPECIAL DEVICE - A tracking servo method of an optical video disc player and its special device which accomplish angle adjustment in a simple, time-saving and effort-saving manner and improve the tracking servo capability of the optical video disc player. In the tracking servo method of an optical video disc player, a laser beam is split into a main beam and two sub beams, and tracking error signal generated from the two sub beams are subtracted from tracking error signal generated by the main beam; light spot of the main beam is circular in shape, and light spots of the two sub beams are elliptical in shape. The special device has an effective grating region (12-09-2010
20080253238OPTICAL DISC DEVICE AND REPRODUCTION METHOD - Due to the axial runout of an optical disc, a frequency of a high-frequency current to be superimposed onto a DC current could not be maintained. In order to solve the problem described above, a drive signal is generated by superimposing a high-frequency signal onto a DC current, the drive signal is applied to a laser beam light source, thereby the light source is driven; and a servo signal at a signal level corresponding to a defocus amount of the laser beam relative to the surface of the optical disc is generated based on a reflected light of the laser beam from the recording surface of the optical disc, and a low-frequency component of the servo signal is extracted, and thereby the frequency of the high-frequency signal to be superimposed onto the DC current in the light source driver is controlled based on the low-frequency component of the servo signal.10-16-2008
20110002202METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FOCUS ON LABEL SIDE - A method for controlling focus on a label side of a light-scribe disc divides the label side into several zones, finds the maximum SBAD and the corresponding focus volt and spoke during focusing on each zone, approaches a primary focus volt level curve, compensates a predetermined volt to focus on the label side, checks the maximum SBAD and the corresponding focus volt and spoke between the primary focus volt level curve and the compensation volt on each zone, and approaches a calibrating focus volt level curve to reduce errors.01-06-2011
20110134729RECORDING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD - A recording apparatus for performing information recording using formation of marks by focusing a first light with an objective lens at a given position in a recording layer included in an optical disc recording medium, includes: a rotation driving unit; a focus servo control unit for condensing a second light on a reflection film and for controlling a position of the objective lens; a recording position setting unit for setting an information recording position of the first light in a focus direction; a tracking servo control unit for controlling a position of the objective lens; an eccentricity amount estimating unit for estimating an eccentricity amount of the optical disc recording medium; and an eccentricity estimation amount acquisition control unit for acquiring an eccentricity estimation amount for each rotation angle within one revolution of the disc.06-09-2011
20100195453OPTICAL DISC DEVICE AND FOCUS CONTROL METHOD - Disclosed is an optical disc device that is able to increase accuracy in reproducing information from an optical disc. The optical disc device 08-05-2010
20110188357LABELING A DISC WITH AN OPTICAL DISC DRIVE - A system and method for labeling with a laser an optical disc having a plurality of markable locations. Signals indicative of a focus of the laser to the disc are measured, while rotating the disc at a constant angular velocity. Focus positions for designated ones of the locations to be marked on the disk are determined from the measured signals. The designated locations are marked with the laser while rotating the disc at a constant linear velocity and positioning the laser at the corresponding focus position. For at least some radial positions of the laser, an angular velocity corresponding to the constant linear velocity is less than the constant angular velocity.08-04-2011
20110149702Optical Disc Drive Apparatus, Optical Pickup Control Method and Program - An optical disc drive apparatus includes: a first optical pickup and a second optical pickup which record data on an optical disc and reproduce data recorded on the optical disc; a slide mechanism which has the first and second optical pickups mounted thereon to slide the first and second optical pickups in a radial direction of the optical disc; a seek command receiver which receives a seek command; a first optical pickup controller which causes the first optical pickup to perform a search on the basis of the seek command received by the seek command receiver; a slide mechanism controller which controls the slide mechanism on the basis of the seek command received by the seek command receiver; and a second optical pickup controller which turns off a tracking servo of the second optical pickup when the first and second optical pickups are slid by the slide mechanism.06-23-2011
20090175138SERVO CONTROLLING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF HOLOGRAPHIC INFORMATION RECORDING/REPRODUCING SYSTEM - A servo controlling apparatus of a holographic information recording/reproducing system changes the foci of reference light and signal light in a depth direction of a holographic information storage medium to record information over a plurality of information layers. A servo control is changed from a normal servo operation to a between-movement servo operation while movement between information layers is made during a recording operation, and the servo control is changed back to the normal servo operation when the movement between information layers is completed. The between-movement servo operation maintains a servo control state that exists before the movement between information layers.07-09-2009
20110063958Servo Processor Receiving Photodetector Signals - A servo processor for an optical disk drive is provided that includes: an analog-to-digital converter for converting versions of photodetector output signals into digital signals; and a digital signal processor configured to receive the digital signals, the digital signal processor being further configured to determine a focus error signal (FES) and a tracking error signal (TES) from the digital signals, the digital signal processor being further configured to process TES and FES through servo algorithms to produce tracking and focus control signals.03-17-2011
20110063957OPTICAL DISK APPARATUS - In an optical disk apparatus, an optical pickup includes an actuator for driving an object lens, and a sensed signal output part for making it possible to generate a tracking error signal and a lens error signal by addition/subtraction, and a signal processor includes a servo signal generator for generating a tracking error signal and a lens error signal on the basis of a signal supplied from the sensed signal output part, and a tracking offset correction quantity signal generator supplied with the lens error signal to output a tracking offset correction quantity signal. DC (direct current) offset correction is conducted by conducting addition/subtraction between the tracking error signal and both the lens error signal and the tracking offset correction quantity signal.03-17-2011
20110063956OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE AND OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - An optical pickup device includes a polarization diffraction grating to diverge an optical beam reflected from an optical disc and an optical detector to receive the optical beam diverged by the polarization diffraction grating, a polarization of 0 order diffracted light diffracted through the polarization diffraction grating is substantially perpendicular to that of a +1 order diffracted light diffracted therethrough, and a polarization filter having a plurality of domains is mounted between the polarization diffraction grating and the optical detector.03-17-2011
20120113774OPTICAL INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GENERATING SIGNAL FOR CONTROLLING LIGHT POWER - An optical information storage medium system is provided. The optical information storage medium system includes an optical pickup, which comprises a photo-detector configured to control light power detected by receiving a portion of light emitted from a light source and obtains an output signal proportional to output light power of the light source from a signal detected by the photo-detector, and a signal processor configured to signal-process the output signal input from the optical pickup. The signal processor includes a sensitivity acquisition unit configured to acquire a sensitivity value of the photo-detector, a gain calculator configured to calculate a target gain value to be used in comparing the sensitivity value of the photo-detector, which is acquired by the sensitivity acquisition unit, with a target sensitivity value to be used by the optical information storage medium system, and a gain adjustment unit.05-10-2012
20130010579OPTICAL DISK DEVICE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - An optical disk device is provided in which stable operation is realized even when an offset amount of a signal to be used for servo control changes due to environmental variations. The optical disk device generates a signal for servo control based on signals corresponding to a reflected light of a laser light irradiated to an optical disk, and detects an offset superimposed on a signal for the servo control. The optical disk device compensates the amount of the adjusted offset which has been set up so as to reduce the offset amount in initial setting for light detection corresponding to an optical disk loaded, according to the amount of change of the offset amount detected, adjusts the signal to be used for the servo control based on the amount of the offset control after the compensation, and performs the servo control based on the adjusted signal.01-10-2013
20100290324Optical Pickup and Optical Disk Apparatus - A microprocessor performs preliminary tracking servo control of an objecting lens by moving the objective lens in a radial direction of an optical disc so as to allow a laser beam reflected by the optical disc to be equally divided and received by first and second light receiving sections PD11-18-2010
20120134250OPTICAL DISC, OPTICAL DISC MANUFACTURING METHOD, OPTICAL DISC RECORDING DEVICE AND OPTICAL DISC REPRODUCTION DEVICE - An optical disc includes a reflective film formed on concave and convex marks after the concave and convex marks are synchronized with the integral multiple of a channel bit length and formed in accordance with modulated main information. Thereafter, continuous or intermittent laser light synchronized with the integral multiple of the channel bit length is irradiated at intervals longer than the longest one of the concave and convex marks in accordance with a spiral track formed in a circumferential direction of the concave and convex marks, whereby an optical characteristic of the reflective film is changed to form a recordable mark and sub-information necessary to reproduce the main information is recorded in a superimposition manner.05-31-2012
20090059741Servo Control Apparatus and Method, and Disk Recording or Playback Apparatus - There is provided a servo controller that can automatically set a filter intended for stabilizing a closed loop. The servo controller includes a repetitive controller. The repetitive controller implements repetitive control of a servo error signal (observation signal y(t)) by producing, by an adaptive line spectrum enhancer or adaptive linear prediction unit, a second error signal (including mainly a rotational sync signal) resulted from reduction of an irrotational sync component from a first error signal resulted from subtraction of the observation signal y(t) from a target signal r(t) and producing a third error signal obtained by sequentially updating the first error signal while making one-period delay of the second error signal.03-05-2009
20090059740WRITABLE ADDRESS LOCATING METHODS AND OPTICAL RECORDING APPARATUS UTILIZING THE SAME - An optical recording apparatus for recording data to an optical storage medium. An optical pickup unit emits a light beam to a recording region of the optical storage medium, and receives the light beam reflected from the recording region. A sled mechanism moves the optical pickup unit in a predetermined direction. A processor obtains a boundary between a recorded region and an unrecorded region on the optical storage medium according to the reflected light beam, and obtains a recording address corresponding to the unrecorded region next to the boundary.03-05-2009
20100271911TRACKING CONTROL DEVICE, TRACKING CONTROL METHOD, AND OPTICAL DISC DEVICE - An object of this invention is to improve stability of tracking control and improve recording and reproduction performance. The tracking control device comprises a main push-pull signal generation section, which generates a main push-pull signal based on a signal obtained by photoelectric conversion of return light of the main beam; a microcomputer, which detects an other-layer stray light signal component included in a signal obtained by photoelectric conversion of return light of the sub-beam; a signal correction section, which corrects the signal obtained by photoelectric conversion of the return light of the sub-beam, based on the other-layer stray light signal component; and a sub-push-pull signal generation section, which generates a sub-push-pull signal based on the corrected signal obtained by photoelectric conversion of the return light of the sub-beam.10-28-2010
20100008195Optical Scanning Device and Method for Scanning - An optical scanning device is adapted for scanning a record carrier having an outer face. The optical scanning device comprises a radiation source for generating a radiation beam, and an objective system having an exit face arranged for evanescent coupling of the radiation beam between the exit face and the outer face and for converging the radiation beam to a focus. A gap servo maintains a distance between the exit face and the outer face at a predetermined gap height. The optical scanning device includes a control unit for setting the predetermined gap height at at least two different values.01-14-2010
20120263025OPTICAL DISC DEVICE - An optical disc device includes a tracking error signal amplitude adjuster for measuring the amplitude of a tracking error signal when an optical pickup is located at an inside peripheral location of an optical disc, and at one or more outside peripheral location, and calculating a ratio of the measured amplitude to a target amplitude as an adjustment value. The tracking controller controls tracking while adjusting the amplitude of the tracking error signal according to the adjustment value, on the basis of the current radial location of the optical pickup, and the calculated adjustment value.10-18-2012
20090040887OPTICAL DISK REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - This disclosure concerns an optical-disk reproduction apparatus comprising an amplifier which supplies information from an optical-disk as an information signal and a servo error signal; a servo controller controlling an optical-pickup read operation in response to the servo error signal; a rotation address producer producing a rotation address corresponding to a rotation angle of the optical disk; a memory in which the information signal, the servo error signal, and the rotation address are received and stored while correlated with one another; an error flag producer producing an error flag when determining that an error exists in the information signal; and a system controller determining a factor of production of the error flag using the servo error signal and rotation address stored in the memory, when the error flag producer produces the error flag, the system controller adjusting a servo parameter in the servo control circuit according to the determination result.02-12-2009
20100149932OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION DEVICE - An object of the invention is to provide an optical recording medium and an optical information device that enable to improve the quality of a servo signal and a reproduction signal. In the case where shape-wise thicknesses tr06-17-2010
20130021883INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An information recording medium (01-24-2013
20080225655METHOD FOR PRE-CALIBRATING BALANCE GAIN OF ANALOG FRONT END IN OPTICAL DISK DRIVE TO CALIBRATE VARIATION OF FOCUS BALANCE - A method for pre-calibrating a balance gain of an analog front end in an optical disk drive to calibrate a variation of a focus balance. The method includes the steps of: adjusting the balance gain of the focus balance; moving a lens and getting an S curve; and comparing a positive half cycle of the S curve with a negative half cycle of the S curve. When the positive half cycle is equal to the negative half cycle, it represents that the balance gain of the focus balance is optimized and the procedure ends; or otherwise the above-mentioned steps are repeated to adjust the balance gain of the focus balance again. Because the balance gain is pre-calibrated, the optimal power calibration, the successful disk-reading possibility, the write-in quality and the stability of the disk judging mechanism can be enhanced and the consistency and the stability of the product can be improved.09-18-2008
20080219107Built-in type optical disc apparatus - For providing a built-in type optical disc apparatus, to be installed in a part of an electronic equipment having plural kinds of electric power source portions within a housing thereof, enabling to protect from a malfunction or breakdown of parts thereof when power source is one-sided, thereby to achieve a desired operation with certainty, the optical disc apparatus comprises: a first electric power source portion, to convert a first power source voltage, which is supplied from an electric power source portion provided within the housing of the electronic equipment, into a predetermined voltage, to be supplied to a part of the respective portions, which build up said optical disc apparatus; and a second electric power source, to convert a second power source voltage, which is supplied from another electric power source portion provided within the housing of the electronic equipment, into another predetermined voltage, to be supplied to other part of the respective portions, which build up the optical disc apparatus, and further comprises an electric power source observation portion 09-11-2008
20130114385OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND DRIVE DEVICE - An optical information recording medium includes at least one recording layer, a protective layer that transmits a focused laser beam, and a super-resolution functional layer that changes an optical characteristic in a local region smaller than the diffraction limit determined by the optical performance of the focusing optical system and the wavelength of the laser beam during at least the period of irradiation by the focused laser beam. The maximum thickness (K) between the light incidence surface of the protective layer and the recording layer is 0.083 mm.05-09-2013
20130194903ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND AUDIO OUTPUT METHOD - According to one embodiment, electronic device including, turntable configured to rotate recording medium including recording layer along plane on which surface of recording layer extends, servo data providing mechanism configured to provide on surface of turntable facing recording layer of recording medium and provides servo data used for recording of data on recoding medium or reproduction of data from recording medium, and recording and reproduction module configured to irradiate recording layer of recording medium with light having first wavelength and light having second wavelength different from light having first wavelength from opposite side of recording medium with respect to turntable.08-01-2013

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