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CONTROL OF STORAGE OR RETRIEVAL OPERATION BY A CONTROL SIGNAL TO BE RECORDED OR REPRODUCED

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369470360 Mechanism control by the control signal 331
369470150 Control of information signal processing channel 293
369470140 By medium defect indicative control signal 104
369470130 For editing 14
369470120 For copying 10
369470110 Control of initiation of pause mode 2
20080285403RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING METHOD - A recording and reproducing method of a WORM type recording disc. When a recording stop occurs, a recording stop position is stored, an access is performed again so as to continue thereto, and the recording is restarted. At this time, a recording restarting position is changed according to a factor of the recording stop, thereby enabling the proper recording to be performed. When accessing again, a parameter is changed according to the recording stop factor, thereby avoiding the recording stop from occurring again.11-20-2008
20090003156Information Recording Apparatus, Information Recording Control Method, and Information Recording Control Program - The present invention provides an information recording apparatus, an information recording control method, and an information recording control program, which can secure the continuity of recording information on a disc-shaped recording medium by a simple method, without carrying out a process of synchronizing the timing of re-start of recording operation with the detection of recording stop position or the like.01-01-2009
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20090122666Limited use memory device with associated information - 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
20100074072RECORDING METHOD, INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, REPRODUCTION METHOD AND INFORMATION REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - Provided is an information recording/reproduction apparatus including: a recording request receiving unit for receiving a recording request for recording information on an information recording medium including two or more recording layers; and a recording unit for recording the information by, limiting the number of recording layers including an area with information recorded thereon to a predetermined value N (N≧0) or less with respect to other recording layers in which the light passes therethrough until light reaches an unrecorded area of a recording layer as a recording target. According to this configuration, it is possible to guarantee the recording quality of a multilayered information recording medium.03-25-2010
20100074071METHOD FOR READING DISK MANAGEMENT DATA OF AN OPTICAL DISK - The invention provides a method for reading disk management data of an optical disk. In one embodiment, the disk management data comprises data layout information of the optical disk, and a plurality of disk management data copies of the disk management data is stored on the optical disk. First, a first disk management data copy selected from the plurality of disk management data copies is read from the optical disk. An accuracy measure of the first disk management data copy is then calculated to determine whether the accuracy measure of the first disk management data copy is acceptable. When the accuracy measure of the first disk management data copy is acceptable, the optical disk is accessed according to the first disk management data copy.03-25-2010
20100034063Disklike recording media, a method for detecting forged disks, an anti-forgery system for performing a true-false judgement based on information collected from the recording media, and a manufacturing apparatus for recording information in the disks - A recording medium includes first information selected from a plurality of information patterns and second information selected from another plurality of information patterns for the true-false judgement. A true-false judging device performs a statistic analysis when any coincidence is found between the readout combination of the first and second information and registered combination patterns, to identify an inspected recording medium as a forged product based on the result of the statistic analysis.02-11-2010
20100046333OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND OPTICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - This invention allows super-resolution reproduction with which a better bER value is attainable, when information is recorded by a random pattern including a mark length not longer than a resolution limit, by use of a highly versatile signal decoding method.02-25-2010
20090303848OPTICAL DISCS WITH IDENTIFICATION CODE - An individual code can be recorded on optical discs with post-recording techniques like for example laser-ablation. This normally requires the presence of an ad-hoc decoder in a corresponding playback apparatus. According to the invention this individual code is recorded by using an encoding scheme which is different from the encoding scheme proper of the user data but equal to the encoding scheme proper of control data already foreseen in the disc, like for example PIC in the case of a BD. In this way an ad-hoc decoder is no longer required and a suitable playback apparatus capable of acquiring individual code can be obtained with minimal modifications of an existing playback apparatus.12-10-2009
20080212419Disk Contents Management Method and Disk - To provide a disk contents management method and a disk that are capable of preventing complete copying of contents data to be protected to achieve the protection of the copyright of contents data.09-04-2008
20100080094DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a display apparatus and a control method thereof. The display apparatus includes a memory which stores contents with voice information; a voice output unit which outputs a voice; a voice storage which receives and stores a voice of a user; and a controller which controls the voice output unit to selectively output one of the voice information stored in the memory or the voice of a user stored in the voice storage when reproducing the contents.04-01-2010
20090290458METHOD OF UPDATING DISC INFORMATION OF OPTICAL DISC - A method of updating disc information of an optical disc includes checking whether a file system bitmap in a user data area of the optical disc had been updated, and updating disc information in a lead in area of the optical disc when the file system bitmap had been updated. By choosing an appropriate updating timing of the disc information, the present invention can reduce the risks of accidents such as power break down or abnormal host behavior occurring before the disc information is updated completely, and can prevent frequent access of locations storing the disc information.11-26-2009
20080212420System and Method for Embedding Optical Drive Compatibility Information in Optical Media - Compatibility information embedded in an optical medium modifies actions allowed by predetermined non-compatible optical disc drives on the optical medium, such as optical disc drives that may suffer damage if certain actions are performed on the optical medium. For instance, a compatibility engine of the optical disc drive applies compatibility information read from an optical medium to determine restrictions to impose on the use of the optical medium, such as restricting the optical disc drive from writing to the optical medium, reading from the optical medium or performing any operations until an update to the optical disc drive firmware is performed either automatically or by display of a compatibility user interface at an information handling system associated with the optical disc drive. In one embodiment, the compatibility information identifies incompatible optical disc drives and firmware versions by unique identifiers.09-04-2008
20080304376Opitical disc device and tracking and slider control method - An optical disc device and tracking control method capable of stable tracking control even for inferior optical discs with tracks decentered by a large amount. The optical disc device and tracking control method includes: obtaining a rotation angle at which the degree of displacement of the track due to the eccentricity of the optical disc becomes maximum on the inner circumference side and the outer circumference side, and detecting the eccentricity amount of the optical disc; and performing track pull-in at the rotation angle, at which the degree of displacement of the track due to the eccentricity of the optical disc becomes maximum, detecting a displacement direction of the optical disc at the time of the pull-in, and moving the slider in the detected displacement direction for a distance equal to or almost equal to the eccentricity amount of the optical disc.12-11-2008
20090109813Optical disc device - It is an object of the present invention to provide an optical disc device that achieves more accurate time search. Thus, in a DVD playback device including time search function of performing playback from specified time, control is performed so that, when the specified time for the time search has been inputted, playback inside the device starts from a top of a VOBU including the specified time, and outputting a video and an audio starts from time when a playback frame agrees with a frame corresponding to the specified time.04-30-2009
20090086594Recording Apparatus and Recording Method for Recording Position Information of User Data - In a write once type optical disc, when ejecting the disc and turning power OFF, it is necessary to update record management data on the disc so that the record management data on the disc coincide with the record management data on the memory. Here, the update of the record management data on the disc requires a certain time. The present invention provides a user-friendly recording/reproduction apparatus including a unit for judging whether the disc record management information can be updated according to the ratio of the recorded capacity with respect to the recording-enabled capacity. Upon completion of the user data recording, the disc record management information is recorded so that the record management data is not updated when power is turned OFF or the disc is ejected, thereby reducing the time required for the power turning OFF and the disc ejection.04-02-2009
20090122665METHOD OF CONTROLLING PLAYBACK CONDITION, OPTICAL DISK, OPTICAL DISK DRIVE DEVICE AND PROGRAM - Playback durability of a writable optical disk is ensured. A method of controlling a playback condition includes continuously irradiating an optical disk with a laser beam having a power level lower than a mark formation level and detecting a change of a state of a signal caused by a return light from the optical disk, and setting a playback condition for the optical disk according to the change of the state of the signal. The playback durability of the optical disk can be ensured by adaptively controlling the playback condition as stated above.05-14-2009
20090116349Information recording device and method, program storage medium, and program - The present invention relates to an information recording device and method, a program storage medium, and a program, wherein updated file system information can be recorded without changing a logical address. As shown to the upper side in FIG. 05-07-2009
20090310449System And Method For Embedding Optical Drive Compatibility Information In Optical Media - Compatibility information embedded in an optical medium modifies actions allowed by predetermined non-compatible optical disc drives on the optical medium, such as optical disc drives that may suffer damage if certain actions are performed on the optical medium. For instance, a compatibility engine of the optical disc drive applies compatibility information read from an optical medium to determine restrictions to impose on the use of the optical medium, such as restricting the optical disc drive from writing to the optical medium, reading from the optical medium or performing any operations until an update to the optical disc drive firmware is performed either automatically or by display of a compatibility user interface at an information handling system associated with the optical disc drive. In one embodiment, the compatibility information identifies incompatible optical disc drives and firmware versions by unique identifiers.12-17-2009
20090323484OPTICAL DISK DEVICE AND OPTICAL DISK PROCESSING SYSTEM HAVING OPTICAL DISK DEVICE - An optical disk processing system having a recording unit and a printing unit is provided. The optical disk processing system comprises a printing unit and a recording unit. A drive controller of the recording unit rotationally drives a loaded optical disk (D) and detects whether or not a rotational speed is reduced during acceleration. When the rotational speed is reduced, it is judged that a stick-slip has occurred and loading of a plurality of the optical disks (D) is detected.12-31-2009
20090003154INFORMATION RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS - In a recording apparatus for a file system conforming to UDF 2.6, performance is improved when a MetaData file (MD) representing management information and its MetaDataMirror file (MDM) are recorded. The MDM file is not recorded before finalization is executed and when finalizing, a copy of the latest MD file is recorded as the MDM file.01-01-2009
20100149933METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADAPTING THE REPRODUCTION SPEED OF A SOUND TRACK TO A USER'S TEXT READING SPEED - Method and control system for adapting the reproduction speed of a soundtrack to the text reading speed of a user.06-17-2010
20090154314INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, DISC, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing device that uses contents recorded in a disc includes: an application execution unit that executes an application, which is a program for utilizing the contents recorded in the disc; and a BCA driver execution unit that executes a BCA driver, which is a program for instructing a drive device to execute a process of reading a media ID recorded in a BCA (Burst Cutting Area) area of the disc, wherein the BCA driver execution unit, in response to a first API (Application Programming Interface) call from the application execution unit, executes a process of providing the application execution unit with a pointer to a second API for executing a process of reading a media ID.06-18-2009
20110075530CONTROLLER AND METHOD EMPLOYED IN OPTICAL STORAGE APPARATUS FOR GENERATING CONTROL SIGNALS EACH HAVING MINIMUM TRANSMISSION PULSE LENGTH CORRESPONDING TO MORE THAN ONE POWER SYMBOL PERIOD - A controller of an optical storage apparatus for generating a plurality of control signals is provided. The controller includes a code generator implemented for determining a plurality of control codes according to an input data associated with data recording, and generating the control signals to deliver the control codes. Each of the control codes represents one power level. Besides, regarding each of the control signals, a minimum transmission pulse length thereof corresponds to more than one power symbol period.03-31-2011
20090213707Recording medium and method and apparatus for recording data - A recording medium and a method and apparatus for recording data are disclosed. The recording medium includes a data area in which data is recorded, a lead-in area arranged radially inwardly of the data area, and a lead-out area arranged radially outwardly of the data area, wherein the lead-in area includes information indicating whether pre-recording has been performed with respect to a portion of the lead-in area.08-27-2009
20080253242Information recording medium, recording method of information recording medium, and information recording and reproducing device - A information recording medium includes a data area and a system area. In the data area, a user data is recorded. In the system area, management information for managing a recording status of the data area is recorded. The management information recorded in the system area includes recording mode information which indicates a recording procedure of the user data in the data area. By this construction, an information recording medium, a recording method of an information recording medium and an information recording and reproducing medium which are able to appropriately treat an information recording medium having an availability to a plurality of recording mode when being loaded.10-16-2008
20080253243Controlling an Optical Disc Drive - The invention provides an optical disc drive and a method for controlling a moving part, e.g. a disc tray or an optical pick-up unit, of such an optical disc drive. The method comprises, upon a start-up command being received, reading a reliability register, e.g. one bit, indicating whether stored data relating to the position of the moving part are reliable. In case the reliability register indicates that that stored data relating to the position of the moving part are un-reliable, then a blind homing is performed, and data relating to the position of the moving part are then stored in a memory. Preferably, a controlled homing action is performed after receipt of a stop command. An optical disc drive according the invention comprises a moving part (MP), a motor (MTR), e.g. a stepping motor, for driving the moving part (MP), a memory (MEM) for storing data relating to the position of the moving part (MP), a reliability register (REL_reg) for storing whether the data relating to the position of the moving part (MP) are reliable, and adjusting means (ADJ) for reading the memory (MEM) and adjusting settings of the motor (MTR), e.g. motor angle, according to the data read from the memory (MEM) in case the reliability register (REL_reg) indicates that data are reliable. The reliability register enables the best possible utilization of the stored position relevant data for adjusting settings of the motor driving the moving part of the optical disc drive. According to a preferred algorithm with proper use of the reliability register, blind homing actions can be minimized or completely eliminated during normal use of the optical disc drive, and still the disc drive will be able to function properly.10-16-2008
20100020652WRITE-ONCE OPTICAL DISC, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING/REPRODUCING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION ON/FROM OPTICAL DISC - A write-once optical disc and a method and apparatus for recording management information on the optical disc are provided. The optical disc includes at least one recording layer and a plurality of temporary defect management areas (TDMAs) on the at least one recording layer. At least one of the TDMAs includes an indicator indicating which one of the TDMAs has an in-use status.01-28-2010
20120147720CIRCUIT FOR GENERATING A SIGNAL FOR CONTROLLING REPRODUCTION OF DATA RECORDED ON AN OPTICAL DISC - According to one embodiment, a circuit for generating a signal has an amplifier, first and second detection circuits, first and second A/D converters, and a digital signal processing circuit. The amplifier amplifies an electric signal corresponding to an intensity of a reflected light from an optical disc. The first detection circuit detects an upper envelope of an output signal from the amplifier, and outputs an upper envelope signal. The second detection circuit detects a lower envelope of an output signal from the amplifier, and outputs a lower envelope signal. The first A/D converter converts the upper envelope signal into a first digital signal. The second A/D converter converts the lower envelope signal into a first digital signal. The digital signal processing circuit performs calculation processing of the first and the second digital signals, and outputs a signal for controlling reproduction of data recorded on the optical disc.06-14-2012
20090028013METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A SPHERICAL ABERRATION COMPENSATION LEVEL IN AN OPTICAL DRIVE - A method for calibrating an SA compensation level of an optical drive is provided. The method includes steps of providing a plurality of SA compensation levels; obtaining a peak-to-peak value of an S curve corresponding to each of the SA compensation levels; selecting a maximum of the peak-to-peak values of the S curves and the SA compensation level corresponding to the maximum; and setting the selected SA compensation level to be an optimal SA compensation level.01-29-2009
20120147721METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING DISC - A method for identifying a disc is provided. The method comprising steps of: controlling an optical reader to fetch content stored at a selected position and counting time period; stopping counting and acquiring an access time after receiving the error message; determining if the access time is greater than a reference time; identifying the disc as a legitimate disc when the access time is greater than the reference time; and identifying the disc as a pirate disc when the access time is less than the reference time.06-14-2012
20090135688METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRINTING ON OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM AND OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM - A printing method applied to an optical recording medium including a recording/playback functional layer enabling recording or playback by a laser beam, an information recording/playback surface irradiated with the laser beam, and a printing layer separated from the information recording/playback surface by the recording/playback functional layer. Address information used for recording or playback is recorded on the recording/playback functional layer. The printing method detects the address information by irradiating the information recording/playback surface with the laser beam, and carries out printing on the printing layer using the detected address information.05-28-2009
20120127842 METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR RECORDING INFORMATION, AND AN INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - In a method for recording information on an information recording medium having a data recording area for storing user data and a test area used for test recording by a recording apparatus, it is detected whether the test area is unusable when executing the test recording. The test recording is executed in the test area when the test area is detected not to be unusable, or executed in the data recording area when detected to be unusable. Management information relating to the test recording executed in the data recording area is recorded in a predetermined area. Hence, it is possible to eliminate a limit of number of times of test recording which depends on the size of the test recording area.05-24-2012
20090129219Recording/Reproducing Apparatus - In order to solve the above-described problems, in a camera using a BD as a recording medium, in order to prepare a menu compliant with a standard even when the finalizing is not required for the reproduction compatibility of a BD player, an application for a finalizing process is prepared automatically or manually, thereby providing a disc with which users can enjoy reproduction comfortably.05-21-2009
20120176875DYNAMIC SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD - A method of controlling a dynamic system including selecting at least one fundamental limiting parameter; selecting an input parameter of the dynamic system; generating a command for the input parameter causing the dynamic system to follow an output trajectory such that the fundamental limiting parameter does not substantially saturate during the output trajectory duration; and commanding the dynamic system with the command.07-12-2012
20090028012REMOVABLE MEDIUM RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE RECORDING/REPRODUCING OPERATION INHIBITING METHOD, RECORDING OPERATION INHIBITING METHOD, FIRMWARE UPDATE METHOD, AND FILE CONTAINING THE FIRMWARE - Immediately after firmware is installed in a flash ROM (R01-29-2009
20080298184OPTICAL DISC RECORDING SYSTEM - An optical disc recording system includes a host apparatus configured to issue commands; and an optical disc recording apparatus configured to carry out a process corresponding to each of the commands, and to reply a response data to the command to the host apparatus. The host apparatus issues a record command as one of the commands to record a record data in an optical disc medium, and an optical disc recording apparatus records the record data in a data area in a predetermined format in response to the record command, wherein the optical disc comprises the data area and a first control data recording area. The optical disc recording apparatus additionally sets each of second control data recording areas in the data area in association with a command from the host apparatus as one of the commands, and a record status control data is recorded in the first or second control data recording area to indicate record status of the record data. At least a part of a second control data recording area associated data with at least one of the second control data recording areas is shared by the host apparatus and the optical disc recording apparatus.12-04-2008
20120327753INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM WITH PREPIT AND RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD USING THE SAME - An information recording medium that can be rapidly finalized, and a recording/reproducing apparatus and method using the same are provided. In the information recording medium, a prepit is pre-formed in a finalization area. Since the portion that has to be filled with data in finalizing the information recording medium is previously formed as the prepits series in manufacturing the information recording medium, the time necessary to finalize the information recording medium can be shortened, thereby achieving the rapid finalization of the medium.12-27-2012
20080267025Method of Lens Positioning For Tilt Compensation, Method and Apparatus For Reading And Recording Data Onto An Optical Disc - A method of controlling the positioning of an objective lens of a lens system for controlling an optical beam used in reading and/or recording information from/onto a track of an optical disc, the method comprising steps of detecting modulated optical signals corresponding to the intensity of a reflected optical beam, the reflected optical beam being modulated by the periodic structures of the track of the optical disc, deriving a radial tilt error signal from the modulated optical signals indicative of a radial tilt, wherein the radial tilt refers to the tilt of the objective lens with respect to the optical disc in a radial direction; using the radial tilt error signal for adjusting the position of the objective lens with respect to the optical disc in a radial direction, the method characterized by using the radial tilt error signal for adjusting the position of the objective lens by means of a feedback loop. The radial tilt error signal may be proportional to a cross correlation signal between a Radial Push Pull (RPP) signal and a Central Aperture (CA) signal or a cross correlation signal between a Radial Push Pull (RPP) and a Diagonal Push Pull (DPP) signal.10-30-2008
20090067300All-Optical Flip-Flop and Control Methods Thereof - Embodiments of the invention pertain to remote optical control of holding beam-type, optical flip-flop devices, as well as to the devices themselves. All-optical SET and RE-SET control signals operate on a cw holding beam in a remote manner to vary the power of the holding beam between threshold switching values to enable flip-flop operation. Cross-gain modulation and cross-polarization modulation processes can be used to change the power of the holding beam.03-12-2009

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