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369 - Dynamic information storage or retrieval

369470100 - CONTROL OF STORAGE OR RETRIEVAL OPERATION BY A CONTROL SIGNAL TO BE RECORDED OR REPRODUCED

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20130044577OPTICAL DISK PLAYBACK DEVICE WITH PRESCAN FUNCTIONALITY FOR EARLY DETECTION OF SURFACE IMPERFECTIONS - An optical disk playback device comprises first and second lasers, an optical assembly, first and second optical detectors, and controller circuitry coupled to the optical detectors. The optical assembly is configured to direct incident light from the first and second lasers so as to form respective leading and trailing scanning spots on a surface of an optical disk, and is further configured to direct corresponding reflected light from the leading and trailing scanning spots on the surface of the optical disk to respective ones of the optical detectors. The controller circuitry is configured to identify a surface imperfection of the optical disk by processing the reflected light associated with the leading scanning spot prior to the trailing scanning spot reaching that surface imperfection.02-21-2013
20090196135WRITE-ONCE OPTICAL DISC, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING/REPRODUCING DATA ON/FROM THE OPTICAL DISC - A write-once recording medium structure and an apparatus and method for recording final management information on the recording medium, are provided. The recording medium includes a temporary defect management area (TDMA) and a defect management area (DMA). The method includes transferring information recorded in the TDMA to the DMA of the recording medium and recording the transferred information in the DMA as final management information. The final management information includes at least one defect list and either space bit map information or sequential recording range information. The position information on one or all valid defect lists is recorded in the DMA.08-06-2009
20090196134REPRODUCTION UNIT AND REPRODUCTION METHOD IN REPRODUCTION UNIT - According to one embodiment, a reproduction unit of a recording medium in which in a field where a pattern signal repeated by a fixed frequency is recorded, reproduction data is recorded so that an integral multiple of a minimum unit of a pattern thereof is a one-byte unit, the reproduction unit includes a detection section for defecting a minimum unit pattern from the pattern signal, a synchronization code determination section for determining a synchronization code following the pattern signal and predicting head timing of data following the synchronization code, a pattern forming section for forming an integral number of phase pattern signals from the minimum unit pattern detected by the detection section, and timing coincidence determination section for determining whether each of the integral number of phase pattern signals coincides with the head timing of the data predicted by the synchronization code determination section.08-06-2009
20080259753Optical disc of write once type, method, and apparatus for managing defect information on the optical disc - An optical disc of write once type, a method and an apparatus of managing defect information on the optical disc of write once type, e.g., a BD-WO, are provided with a temporary defect management area (TDMA). The method includes preparing the temporary defect management area (TDMA) in which a temporary defect list (TDFL) is recorded as defect management information for managing a defective area on the optical disc, recording the most recent temporary defect list cumulatively with the previous temporary defect list in the temporary defect management area, and recording position information for indicating a position of the most recent temporary defect list in the temporary defect management area along with the temporary defect list to more effectively manage the temporary defect list.10-23-2008
20100091622OPTICAL DISC OF WRITE ONCE TYPE, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING DEFECT INFORMATION ON THE OPTICAL DISC - A method and device for managing a recording medium including a non data area having a final defect management area and a data area having a user data area and a spare area. The method includes: (a) recording a defect list onto one or more recording-units of a temporary defect management area allocated to one of the non data area and the spare area, and recording position information of the defect list onto the temporary defect management area, the position information containing one or more defect list pointers which indicate position of the one or more recording-units containing the defect list; and (b) if a recoding-unit is defective, re-recording defect list data onto another recording-unit, and recording updated position information containing a defect list pointer indicating a position of the another recording-unit instead of a defect list pointer indicating a position of the defective recording-unit.04-15-2010
20090122668WRITE-ONCE OPTICAL DISC, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION THEREON - A write-once optical recording medium and a method and apparatus for recording management information on the recording medium, are provided. The recording medium includes at least one recording layer and SRR information on the recording layer. The SRR information pertains to at least one SRR and includes a header, an SRR entry list, and a terminator. The SRR entry list includes a plurality of SRR entries, each of the SRR entries pertaining to an SRR and including at least one status area for storing therein session start information.05-14-2009
20090122667Write-once type optical disc, and method and apparatus for managing defective areas an write-once type optical disc - A recording medium and a method and apparatus for managing a defective area on the recording medium are provided. The method includes detecting an existence of a defective area within the data area of the recording medium; replacing the defective area with a replacement area in the spare area if the defective area is detected; writing in the spare area defect management information which cumulatively includes defect list information associated with the defective area detected in the step (a) and any defect list information previously written in the recording medium; and writing onto the recording medium positional information of the defect management information.05-14-2009
20100118672OPTICAL INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM, OPTICAL INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM PLAYBACK APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPTICAL INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM PLAYBACK APPARATUS, CONTROL PROGRAM OF OPTICAL INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM PLAYBACK APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING THE PROGRAM THEREIN - A super resolution medium (05-13-2010
20100074073Method using coding information for data on a storage medium, and corresponding storage medium - The present invention relates to a storage medium having a first area and a second area. According to the invention, the first area is recorded in a predefined first physical format and contains a parity check matrix information about an error correction code of a second physical format. The second area is recorded in the second physical format. Methods according to the invention relate to reading data and to recording data.03-25-2010
20100128583METHOD FOR SERVOWRITING A PATTERNED-MEDIA PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC RECORDING DISK USING POSITION ERROR SIGNAL (PES) ALIGNMENT FIELDS - A servowriting method for a patterned-media magnetic recording disk uses a special position error signal (PES) alignment pattern located in each servo sector. A gross feedforward correction signal to compensate for gross eccentricity of the disk relative to the center of rotation of the servowriter spindle is applied to the actuator. With the gross feedforward correction applied to the actuator the read head generally follows a data track centerline and will detect signals from PES alignment fields as each servo sector passes the read head. This results in a readback signal at each servo sector that represents the fractional track-width radial offset of the read head in that servo sector from a data track centerline. The set of radial offsets for all of the servo sectors is used to modify or fine tune the gross feedforward correction signal that is applied during the servowrite process. This enables the servowriter write head to then precisely follow a track centerline so that the discrete islands in the PES fields can be magnetized according to the desired pattern.05-27-2010
20100046336INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING APPARATUS, REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, RECORDING METHOD AND REPRODUCTION METHOD - An information recording medium is provided that includes a data area for recording user data and a defect management area for recording a defect list for managing N number of defect areas existing in the data area, where N is an integer satisfying N≧0. The defect list includes two or more blocks, and further includes a header located at a fixed position in the defect list and N number of defect entries, located subsequent to the header, including position information on the respective positions of the N number of defect areas. An anchor is located subsequent to the defect entries, and the header includes first update times information representing the number of times that the defect list has been updated. The anchor includes second update times information representing the number of times that the defect list has been updated.02-25-2010
20100046335METHOD OF MANAGING OVERWRITE AND METHOD OF RECORDING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION ON AN OPTICAL DISC WRITE ONCE - A device and method of reproducing and/or recording data onto a write once recording medium, the recording medium having a data area and a management area, the data area having a spare area. The recording method include: performing a replacement-recording by recording data requested to be recorded in a specified area onto a replacement area in the data area when the specified area is defective or contains data recorded thereon; and recording onto the management area a pair of consecutive entries for managing the replacement-recording when a size of the specified area corresponds to a plurality of consecutive recording-units. One of the pair of consecutive entries includes start address information of the specified area and start address information of the replacement area and another of the pair of consecutive entries includes end address information of the specified area and end address information of the replacement area.02-25-2010
20100103787MULTI-LAYERED INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING METHOD - A multi-layered information recording medium including a plurality of recording layers, the multi-layered information recording medium comprising: a user data area for recording user data; and a plurality of spare areas including at least one replacement region, wherein when the user data area includes at least one defect region, the at least one replacement region may be used in place of the at least one defect region, wherein a first spare area of the plurality of spare areas is positioned so as to be contiguous to a first user data area of a first recording layer, a second spare area of the plurality of spare areas is positioned so as to be contiguous to a second user data area of a second recording layer, and the first spare area and the second spare area are positioned approximately at the same radial position on the multi-layered information recording medium.04-29-2010
20090154316WRITE-ONCE OPTICAL DISC AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SPARE AREA THEREOF - Disclosed is a write-once optical disc and method for managing a spare area thereof, the write-once optical disc possibly having a temporary defect management area within one or more spare areas. The method includes the steps of: allocating one or more spare areas including the temporary defect management area at an initial status of the optical disc; and during use of the optical disc, expanding the spare area allocated including the temporary defect management area to set a new spare area. By employing the above optical disc and method, it becomes possible to establish unified regulations on the structures of the spare area and temporary defect management area applicable to the write-once optical disc, so that usage efficiency of the optical disc can be improved.06-18-2009
20090116351WRITE-ONCE TYPE OPTICAL DISC, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING DEFECTIVE AREAS ON WRITE-ONCE TYPE OPTICAL DISC USING TDMA INFORMATION - A recording medium of writable once type, and a method and apparatus for managing a defective area on the recording medium are provided. The method includes detecting an existence of a defective area within a data area of the recording medium once data are written onto the data area in a data writing operation; writing data written in the defective area onto a spare area of the data area if the defective area is detected; writing temporary management information pertaining to the defective area, onto a temporary management area on the recording medium; and writing access information for accessing the temporary management information, onto a reserved area on the recording medium.05-07-2009
20090092014Recording device and recording method - A recording device for performing recording supporting an optical disk-shaped recording medium having a laminated structure includes a first recording layer and a second recording layer. The recording device includes: a recording section configured to record data in the first recording layer and the second recording layer by irradiating the optical disk-shaped recording medium with laser light; a recording control section configured to control the recording section so as to perform recording in the first recording layer first and next perform recording in the second recording layer when the recording is performed sequentially on the optical disk-shaped recording medium; a pseudo defect area setting section configured to set a pseudo defect area in the second recording layer; and a defect registering section configured to register the real defect area and the pseudo defect area as a defect area.04-09-2009
20090092013OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD AND INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - When executing an replacement process on a multi-layer recording optical disc, alternate recording regions are successively used starting at the nearest spare area from an objective lens regardless of the layer where the replacement process is generated. Alternatively, in the spare area of each layer, a priority spare area is provided for executing an alternation with a higher priority by shifting the radial position from the other layer. Alternatively, arrangement is performed so that the radial position or the alternative recording start radial position of the spare area of each layer is not superposed on the upper or the lower layer spare area.04-09-2009
20090092012DEVICE AND METHOD OF RECORDING/REPRODUCING INFORMATION INTO/FROM A MEDIUM - A method for recording/reproducing data to/from a medium by which a table is formed for assigning physical addresses of spare areas of the medium to make the physical addresses be continuous with the last address of logical addresses of a user data recording area, and recording/reproducing is performed by using the table. The physical address of an unused spare area is assigned to make the physical address be continuous with the last address of the logical addresses of the user data recording area. It is therefore possible to use the unused spare area as the user data recording area and to effectively utilize the unused spare area.04-09-2009
20090268569METHOD OF MECHANICAL SHOCK DETECTION AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING DATA ONTO AN OPTICAL DISC - A method for detecting a mechanical shock affecting on optical disc drive based on using the Focus Error (FE) and/or the Tracking Error (TE) servo-loop signals. An shock detection signal is generated as weighted time-integral of the servo loop signal, for example by using the integral signal of the PID controller of the servo loop, or a low pass filter, or digital integration by a Digital Signal Processor (DSP). A shock is considered to be detected if the shock detection signal exceeds a threshold value. A method for recording data onto an optical disc and the corresponding optical disc drive are also disclosed. The shock signal is monitored real time and the recording is interrupted if a shock is detected. The recording is resumed by linking from the last recorded area when the shock signal becomes low again.10-29-2009
20120224465RECORDING REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND RECORDING REPRODUCING METHOD - If a recording error has occurred during RAW, then subsequent recording reproducing processing is omitted in a predetermined range, and all blocks omitted in the processing are handled as defective blocks, DFL-registered, and recorded in a replacement area. As a result, it becomes possible to hold down the number of times of recording processing accompanied by seek processing in the RAW processing, and transfer rate lowering can be solved.09-06-2012
20090238052RECORDING MEDIUM FOR STORING DEFECT MANAGEMENT INFORMATION FOR RECORDING REAL TIME DATA, DEFECT MANAGING METHOD THEREFOR, AND REAL TIME DATA RECORDING METHOD - A recording medium for storing defect management information to record real time data, a defect managing method therefor, and a method of recording real time data. The recording medium stores information representing use or non-use of linear replacement defect management in which a defective area on the recording medium is replaced with the spare area, in order to record real time data. While maintaining compatibility between the defect managing method and a defect managing method based on a current DVD-RAM standard, i.e., while allowing a report of the fact that there are blocks which have not been linearly replaced, linear replacement is not performed when real time data is recorded. Thus, real time data can be recorded and reproduced.09-24-2009
20090238051OPTICAL DISC DRIVE - A tracking error signal is generated with stability without being easily affected by a distribution fluctuation of light reflected from an optical disc or by a lens shift.09-24-2009
20090231966Drive signal generating apparatus and drawing apparatus - Provided is a drive signal generating apparatus including: an arithmetic section that calculates an approximate expression to approximate variations of multiple detected values each representing one of a position of an optical pickup section and an amount of positional deviation of the optical pickup section with respect to a current target position, the position of the optical pickup section being sequentially detected when the optical pickup section moves stepwise toward multiple target positions set in advance on a drawing surface of a drawing target; and a drive signal generation section that generates a second drive signal synchronized with a first drive signal for causing the optical pickup section to move stepwise, the second drive signal having a signal value corresponding to an approximate value calculated by substituting a value associated with each of the multiple target positions into the approximate expression so as to move an optical component provided in the optical pickup section.09-17-2009
20090010118OPTICAL DISK UNIT - To provide an optical disc drive that can shift the focal point steadily to a focus controllable range.01-08-2009
20090010117Optical Disk Manufacturing Method and Device, Optical Disk, and Reproduction Method Thereof - Optical discs are adapted to be used with a light beam having a wavelength of 405 nm for recording or reproducing data. Error correcting blocks for recording BMID including copy protection key information are defined on optical discs (01-08-2009
20110122748WRITE-ONCE READ-MANY INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, INFORMATION REPRODUCTION METHOD, INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - A write-once read-many information recording medium is provided, which is capable of easily searching for a latest DDS and a latest defect list. At least one disc management working area is sequentially allocated in a predetermined direction on the write-once read-many information recording medium of the present invention. The latest defect list and the latest DDS are provided in a recorded disc management working area neighboring a border between the recorded disc management working area and an unrecorded disc management working area, where the latest defect list precedes the latest DDS in the predetermined direction.05-26-2011
20090310451Recording medium, and a method and apparatus for managing the recording medium - A recording medium, and a method and apparatus for manage the recording medium are disclosed.12-17-2009
20090207705OPTICAL DISC VERIFICATION METHOD AND OPTICAL DISC MEDIUM - An optical disc verification method according to the present invention includes the steps of: writing data on first, second and third radial locations on an optical disc at a writing speed V08-20-2009
20090285064WRITE ONCE OPTICAL DISC, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOVERING DISC MANAGEMENT INFORMATION FROM THE WRITE ONCE OPTICAL DISC - A write once optical recording medium and a method and apparatus for storing and recovering defect management information to and from the write once optical recording medium are provided. The recording medium includes at least one recording layer, and a data area on the recording layer. The data area includes at least one spare area and a user data area. The spare area contains at least one replacement cluster, each of the replacement clusters storing therein address information of a corresponding defective cluster.11-19-2009
20090213709METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING DISC DEFECTS USING TEMPORARY DEFECT MANAGEMENT INFORMATION (TDFL) AND TEMPORARY DEFECT MANAGEMENT INFORMATION (TDDS), AND DISC HAVING THE TDFL AND TDDS - A disc having an updatable defect management area used by an apparatus for managing defects on the disc, the disc including a user data area which includes user data, a spare area that is a substitute area for a defect existing in the user data area, and an area in which are recorded an address of data that is last recorded in the user data area and an address of a replacement data recorded in the spare area. Accordingly, the disc defect management method and apparatus are applicable to a recordable disc such as a write-once disc while effectively using a defect management area of the disc.08-27-2009
20090147638OPTICAL DISC REPRODUCING APPARATUS - In an optical disc reproducing apparatus, when an amount of light received by an optical pick-up varies or leakage light enters a light receiving portion due to the tilt of the optical pick-up or the like, a tracking control signal generation circuit adds an offset in accordance with a control value outputted from a tracking actuator controller to an output of a tracking servo filter. As a result, a tracking servo pull-in operation is performed in a state where the optical pick-up is forcibly tilted. The direction in which the optical pick-up mentioned above is forcibly tilted is determined from the result of, e.g., measuring the duty ratio of a DPD off-track signal. Therefore, a reproduction signal, a focus error signal, and a tracking error signal are correctly generated without providing a tilt mechanism in the optical pick-up.06-11-2009
20090147636ACTUATOR, OPTICAL HEAD DEVICE, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION DEVICE - An optical head device according to the present invention includes: a light source for outputting laser light; an optical system for allowing the laser light to be radiated onto an optical disk medium; and an aberration correction section for correcting an aberration of the laser light. The aberration correction section includes: a plurality of mirror sections for reflecting the laser light; a plurality of mirror driving sections for displacing the plurality of mirror sections; and a detection section for detecting a physical condition within the optical head device.06-11-2009
20090147637OPTICAL DISK REPRODUCING DEVICE AND PHASE-LOCKED LOOP CIRCUIT - Provided is an optical disk reproducing device for controlling false detection of synchronization signals due to intersymbol interference, and stably improving accuracy of frequency acquisition of a PLL even when offset and so on occur. A signal width close to an original mark length is obtained to use for frequency acquisition of the PLL by, for example, using two different slice thresholds and taking a width between a rising of a result of slicing at one threshold and a falling of a result of slicing at the other threshold as a synchronization signal width. When asymmetric properties due to offset, asymmetry, etc. occur, an amount of corrections on the slice threshold is calculated, and it is reflected on a threshold previously set to always obtain a correct synchronization signal width.06-11-2009
20100128582Retrieving Substitute Data To Replace Damaged Media Data For Playback In A Media Player - A media player is utilized to determine presence of defects in storage devices, and to retrieve replacement data from media management servers. The retrieval of the replacement data is performed during playback and/or use of the storage devices. The replacement data is only utilized during real time playback of the storage devices. The replacement data can also be stored within the data storage player, into the storage devices, and/or into external storage devices accessible during playback operations. Addressing information is created and/or modified to enable use of stored replacement data. A new copy of the data can be created in the same or in new storage device. The media management server performs access authentication operations during replacement data retrieval. The media management server is accessed via user-based webpage-like interfaces and/or dedicated APIs.05-27-2010
20090141599Recording medium, and method and apparatus of recording and reproducing data on the same - An apparatus of recording data on a recording medium includes a pickup unit and a microcomputer. The pickup unit records data in a plurality of data frames included in a cluster. The microcomputer controls the pickup unit to record status information within the cluster, which indicates a status of the data being recorded in each data frame. In addition, the microcomputer further controls the pickup unit to record previous location information within the cluster when the cluster is determined to be a replacement cluster. The previous location information indicates a previous location of an original cluster associated with the replacement cluster.06-04-2009
20090262613OPTICAL DISK APPARATUS AND DISK IDENTIFICATION METHOD - A highly reliable optical disk apparatus adapted to record and reproduce the information in and from plural types of optical disks is disclosed. An acquisition unit acquires a predetermined signal from the reflected light obtained by radiating a predetermined laser on each of the optical disks. A comparator compares the waveform of the signal acquired by the acquisition unit with the comparative waveform of the signal stored in a memory beforehand and obtained from the radiated laser corresponding to the optical disk. An identification unit identifies the type of the optical disk based on the result of comparison by the comparator.10-22-2009
20090285063DEFECT AREA MANAGEMENT - A multi-layer optical writable disc (D) comprises at least two layers (L11-19-2009
20100220565INFORMATION RECORDING DEVICE AND INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD GENERATING A COPY PREVENTING STRUCTURE - User data is recorded onto a DVD by the incremental recording method and by using padding when closing a recording zone, read error data is recorded onto the DVD. The read error data is generated by making a sector error detection code or a PI/PO error correction code in the ECC block different from a correct value.09-02-2010
20090296544OPTICAL DISK DEVICE - There is a need to prevent a possible erroneous detection of an off-track condition during recording to an optical disk. The above need can be addressed by, for example, determining an off-track condition has occurred when a light spot is located at least half-way from the track being recorded toward another track adjacent the track being recorded, and stopping a recording operation. In another example, the above need can be addressed by determining that off-track has occurred based on an output of a first off-track detector which detects that the light spot is off the track based on a wobble signal, an output of a second off-track detector which detects that the light spot is off the track based on a tracking error signal, and an output of a zero-cross detector which detects that the tracking error signal crosses zero based on an output of the tracking error signal.12-03-2009
20090168617OPTICAL DISK RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPTICAL DISK RECORDING - To provide a simple configuration capable of recording data on an optical disc reliably at high speed even if recording errors occur. Data that is normally recorded on the optical disc is erased from a storing means, and when a recording error has occurred, a predetermined range subsequent to the address at which the recording error has occurred is selected as a skip area, and this skip area is skipped to record the data stored in the storing means from a recording resume address of the optical disc. This makes it possible to avoid repetition of recording errors in the vicinity of the error-occurring location where the possibility of repeating errors is high. Data retransmission at the time of resuming recording can also be omitted to eliminate the time loss for retransmitting the data, and to reduce the storage space of the host unit necessary for storing the data to be retransmitted.07-02-2009
20090168618OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE AND OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - An optical pickup device divides signal light so as to detect the divided signal light. A photodetector contains two regions constructed of a region “A” and another region “B.” Among diffracted light diffracted from a track on an optical disc, only zeroth-order diffraction light enters to the region “A” of the photodetector, whereas the zeroth-order diffraction light, + first-order diffraction light, and − first-order diffraction light enter to the region “B” thereof. A focusing error signal from the photodetector is produced based upon a signal detected by the photodetector, whereas a tracking error signal is produced based upon signals detected from the regions “A” and “B.” A stable focusing error signal and a stable tracking error signal can be detected with respect to a dual layer optical disc, or a multi layer optical disc.07-02-2009
20100128584Modified jitter criterion for optical recording media - The present invention relates to a method for checking the quality of a recording on a disk intended to be read with a first wavelength and intended to be recorded with a second wavelength, directly with the second wavelength used by the recording system. According to the invention, the method uses a modified jitter definition when a jitter value of recorded information is measured using light of the first wavelength. A special equalizer takes account of a required asymmetry.05-27-2010
20080285404Disc Signal Evaluation Apparatus and Disc Signal Evaluation Method - By decoding a formatted 1-77PP signal 11-20-2008
20080304378RECORDING APPARATUS AND RECORDING METHOD - A recording apparatus that performs at least recording on a recording medium including a user-data recording area, a first temporary-management-information recording area, one or plural second temporary-management-information recording areas, and area-use-state presenting areas includes a recording unit that performs the recording on the recording medium and a controlling unit that controls the recording unit. The controlling unit determines whether information recording is successful and controls, when it is determined that the information recording fails, the recording unit to record temporary management information in the second temporary-management-information recording area in which temporary management information should be recorded following the second temporary-management-information recording area corresponding to the area-use-state presenting area in which the information recording fails, and, then, perform information recording in the area-use-state presenting area associated with the second temporary-management-information recording area.12-11-2008
20080304377Drive Device - A drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section at least performs a process including: receiving a reproduction instruction; determining whether or not the reproduction of a latest replacement management information list has failed in response to the reproduction instruction; controlling the recording/reproduction section to reproduce location information before replacement recorded in the spare area and the user data area when the reproduction of the latest replacement management information list is determined to have failed; generating the latest replacement management information list based on the reproduced location information before replacement; and controlling the recording/reproduction section to record the latest replacement management information list at a predetermined location.12-11-2008
20080310265METHOD OF RECORDING DATA, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING READ-ONLY OPTICAL DISC, AND READ-ONLY OPTICAL DISC - A method of recording data includes: a first recording step of recording data in a condition that, within a certain error correction block in a data format in which error correction blocks with n rows and m columns including at least main data, error detection code, and error correction parity are formed, an allocated location of additional supplementary information is set in a location in the same column as an allocated location of the error detection code, and an additional recording area is formed for recording additional information containing the additional supplementary information and the error detection code and the error correction parity necessary to be recorded according to the recording of the additional supplementary information; and a second recording step of recording the additional information in the additional recording area after the data recording at the first step is executed.12-18-2008
20080247282Method of Data Protection - A method of data protection is used in a data processing system having a storage device. According to the method, when the data processing system reads a damaged storage block in the storage device, it finds the surrounding storage blocks of the damaged block and determines in sequence whether any of the surrounding blocks is damaged. If none of them is damaged, then the data processing system determines whether those surrounding blocks are not in use. If they are not in use, then the data processing system defines them as being in use. If they are already in use, then the data processing system searches unused storage blocks in the storage device, duplicates the data in the surrounding blocks to the unused blocks, and then define the unused blocks as being in use. Finally, the data processing system establishes a correspondence relation between the surrounding blocks and the unused blocks. Therefore, when the data processing system accesses the surrounding blocks, it obtains data stored in the unused blocks through the correspondence relation.10-09-2008
20080212423Method of Ensuring Reproduction Compatibility of Information Recording Medium, and Recording and/or Reproducing Apparatus and Information Recording Medium Therefor - A method of effectively ensuring a reproduction compatibility of an information recording medium, a recording/reproducing apparatus performing a write/read operation to effectively ensure the reproduction compatibility, and the information recording medium, the information recording medium having a plurality of areas, wherein a usage order of the areas is determined according to a location of data stored in a user data area of the information recording medium, and data is recorded in the plurality of areas based on the determined usage order. Accordingly, it is possible to effectively ensure the reproduction compatibility of the information recording medium.09-04-2008
20080316880INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND RECORDING METHOD AND REPRODUCING METHOD THEREOF - An information recording medium in which bottoms of a guide groove and a pit array formed on a disc substrate are allocated on a same flat plane and shaped in flat. Further, in a transition area from a pit array to a guide groove or from a guide groove to a pit array, the information recording medium is provided with an intermediate area composed of a pit array of which height changes from a height between a bottom and a side of a groove to another height between the bottom and a side of the pit array.12-25-2008
20090252007Method and apparatus for recording management information on a recording medium and the recording medium - The write-once recording medium has a data structure for managing temporary defect management areas, TDMAs, of the recording medium, where each TDMA is for at least storing temporary defect management information. In one embodiment, the recording medium includes a TDMA access indicator, TAI, area for selectively storing data indicating which one of the TDMAs is currently in use.10-08-2009
20090219794PICKUP APPARATUS AND DISC APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A pickup apparatus including: at least a coil constituting an actuator, a signal to be sent to the coil being obtained by calculation using an algorithm on the basis of at least one of a focus error signal and a tracking error signal.09-03-2009
20090219793METHOD OF SETTING WRITE STRATEGY PARAMETERS, AND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD - A method of setting write strategy parameters includes recording predetermined data on a disk loaded in a disk drive using write strategy parameters stored in a memory; adaptively equalizing a reproduction signal obtained by reproducing the recorded predetermined data from the disk; Viterbi decoding the adaptively equalized signal using a reference level; generating an ideal reproduction signal using the predetermined data, the Viterbi decoded signal, and the reference level; detecting a difference between the adaptively equalized signal and the ideal reproduction signal; generating a selection signal using the predetermined data and the Viterbi decoded signal; processing the difference using a predetermined function to detect a write strategy feedback error; and updating the write strategy parameters stored in the memory at an address specified by the selection signal using the write strategy feedback error.09-03-2009
20080259752OPTICAL DISC DRIVE AND METHOD THEREOF - An optical disc drive and method thereof. The optical disc drive comprises a rotating means, an optical pickup head, a servo unit, and a controller. The rotating means rotates an optical disc. The optical pickup head generates an optical beam to detect defects in a predetermined range on the optical disc. The servo unit, coupled to the optical pickup head, is responsive to an operating parameter to control the optical pickup head. The controller, coupled to the optical pickup head and the servo unit, identifies a defect type based on the defect detection result; and determines the operating parameter of the servo unit according to the defect type.10-23-2008
20100157750DEFECT DETECTING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL DISC - A defect detecting method for an optical disc accessed by an optical pickup head, including: (a) detecting if any defect exists in a detected region of the optical disc after data is written to the detected region; (b) while writing data to the optical disc, detecting if any defect exists on the optical disc according to reflection from the optical pickup head to thereby generate a first defect detecting result; and (c) switching from one of the steps (a) and (b) to the other of the steps (a) and (b).06-24-2010
20100157751INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - According to the present invention, the size of defect management information is reduced by using a top spare area 06-24-2010
20100226219INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - An information recording apparatus is provided with a recording controller for recording data on an information recording medium, a verification controller for verifying whether or not the recorded data can be correctly reproduced, a continuous recording controller for providing a gap region of a specified interval between a verification region and a recording region and successively performing a verify processing and a record processing with rotation waiting in between, an error region discriminator for discriminating an error region in the event of an error in the process of performing the verify processing and the record processing, and an error processor for performing an error processing according to the error region. The error processor performs an error processing different from the one performed when an error occurred in either one of the verification region and the recording region if an error is discriminated to have occurred in the gap region. By this construction, a recording time is shortened and it is prevented that data cannot be recorded on the information recording medium.09-09-2010
20100149935Optical Disc Device - There is provided an optical disc device capable of recording and reproducing a DVD-RAM disc, which can perform a control with stability at a high speed without being affected by a CAPA component. The optical disc device comprises an error signal detection unit for detecting an error signal from a signal component obtained from an optical pickup, a filter for removing a specific frequency component included in the error signal, a holding unit for temporarily holding the error signal, a switching unit for switching the destination of the error signal to either the filter or the holding unit, a servo control unit for controlling the optical pickup by using the error signal outputted from the filter or the holding unit, and a controller for adaptively controlling the switching timing of the switching unit in accordance with the specific frequency component included in the error signal.06-17-2010
20090185465DISC WITH TEMPORARY DISC DEFINITION STRUCTURE (TDDS) AND TEMPORARY DEFECT LIST (TDFL), AND METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING DEFECT IN THE SAME - A disc with a temporary defect management information area and a defect management area includes a defect management area that is present in at least one of a lead-in area, a lead-out area, and an outer area, a temporary defect information area which is formed in the data area and in which temporary defect information is recorded, and a temporary defect management information area which is present in at least one of the lead-in area, and the lead-out area. Accordingly, it is possible to record user data in a recordable disc, especially, a write-once disc, while performing defect management thereon, thereby enabling efficient use of a defect management area having a limited recording capacity.07-23-2009
20090135690METHOD OF AND APPRATUS FOR IMMEDIATELY WRITING OR READING FILES ON A DISC-LIKE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING CONTROL INFORMATION ON DEFECT MANAGEMENT STORED IN A PREDEFINED LOCATION AND SUCH A DISC-LIKE RECODING MEDIUM - A method of recording digital information signals on a removable rewritable disc like recording medium, the method including recording user data on a logical area of the disc and, prior to removal of the disc out of a recording/reproducing apparatus, finalizing the disc with a lead-in and lead-out area comprising predefined medium format data. A general purpose area within the logical area for other use than recording of user data, is being reserved. Such a use may be, for example, defect management. Further, the method involves interrupting recording a lead-in area or a lead-out area at predefined splice points whenever a request for user data is made.05-28-2009
20080291792RECORDING METHOD FOR RECORDING DATA ON A RECORDING MEDIUM - If a large minimum data unit for recorded data is used to record a small data amount of management information, the recording time is long, and furthermore when a WO (write once) is used as the recording medium, the number of recording operations which can be performed is restricted.11-27-2008
20080291791RECORDING METHOD FOR RECORDING DATA ON A RECORDING MEDIUM - If a large minimum data unit for recorded data is used to record a small data amount of management information, the recording time is long, and furthermore when a WO (write once) is used as the recording medium, the number of recording operations which can be performed is restricted.11-27-2008
20090067301ERROR RECOVERY METHOD FOR VIDEO RECORDING - An error recovery method for video recording is provided. The method is suitable for recovering data of a disk when an error occurs during video recording. The method includes following steps. First, a last writable address of the disk is obtained. Then, a file system last written onto the disk is located by searching forward from the last writable address. Next, a new file system is generated based on the file system and a data segment of the defected recording. Finally, the new file system is written onto the disk so as to recover the data on the disk. Therefore, the data currently written onto the disk and the existing data in the disk can be recovered.03-12-2009
20110002206Apparatus and Method for Recording/Reproducing On/From Medium - To prevent the degradation in read access performance to replacement data caused by not selecting appropriate replacement clusters and to suppress the waste of the number of DFL registrations. Attention is paid to the usage direction of a user data area and that of a replacement area, and in the case where one CRD-type DFL registration can be made collectively in the sequential defect management processes, a replacement area of which the usage direction is the same as that of the user data area is selected.01-06-2011
20110026382OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE, OPTICAL DISC DEVICE AND FOCUS ADJUSTING METHOD - An optical pickup device includes an astigmatism element which imparts astigmatism to laser light reflected on a disc, a spectral element which changes propagating directions of four light fluxes obtained by dividing a light flux of the laser light reflected on the disc to disperse the four light fluxes from each other, and a photodetector having a sensor group which receives the four light fluxes. The optical pickup device is further provided with a memory which holds a correction value for suppressing a DC component in a tracking error signal resulting from a positional displacement of the spectral element. The tracking error signal is corrected by the correction value to thereby suppress the DC component.02-03-2011
20090034378Method for Data Access and Optical Data Accessing Apparatus Therefor - An optical data accessing apparatus and method for changing the access from a first data layer to a second data layer of an optical storage medium are provided. The first data layer corresponds to a first SAC value, while the second data layer corresponds to a second SAC value. A processor of the optical data accessing apparatus is adapted for: (1) generating and sending a focus off signal to a pickup control unit to disable focus control; (2) generating a target value for an SAC to adjust an SAC value from the first SAC value to the target value, wherein the target value is between the first SAC value and the second SAC value; and (3) generating and sending a focus activation signal to the pickup control unit to re-enable the focus control to focus on the second data layer while the SAC value reaches the target value.02-05-2009
20090028015WRITE-ONCE OPTICAL DISC, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING SPARE AREA ON WRITE-ONCE OPTICAL DISC - A write-once type optical disc and a method and apparatus for allocating a spare area on the write-once type optical disc are provided. The method includes allocating a data area on a recording medium of write-once type, and allocating a user data area and at least one spare area within the data area on the recording medium, the at least one spare area having a variable size, wherein a maximum recording capacity of the at least one spare area on the recording medium is less than a maximum recording capacity of at least one variable spare area on a rewritable type optical disc.01-29-2009
20100097904INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information reproducing apparatus (04-22-2010
20090257328METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING OR REPRODUCING ON OR FROM OPTICAL MEDIUM USING SBM INFORMATION - A method and apparatus for recording or reproducing data are discussed. According to an embodiment, the invention is directed to a method for recording data onto a recording medium having a recording layer, the recording layer including an inner area, a data area and an outer area, the data area having a user data area and a spare area, the user data area consisting of a plurality of clusters, the method comprising steps of: (a) recording a first data block having a temporary defect list for managing a defective area of the data area onto a temporary defect management area allocated in the inner area or the spare area; and (b) recording a second data block having a space bitmap onto the temporary defect management area.10-15-2009
20090022020DRIVE DEVICE - A drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section performs a process including: determining whether or not replacement management information including a replacement physical address is found in the replacement management information list, the replacement physical address matching the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction, when the replacement management information is not found, as a first time pseudo-overwrite recording for a location indicated by the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction, performing a process; and when the replacement management information is found, as a second time or more pseudo-overwrite recording for a location indicated by the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction, performing a process.01-22-2009
20090022019DRIVE DEVICE - A drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section performs a process including: determining whether or not replacement management information including a replacement physical address is found in the replacement management information list, the replacement physical address matching the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction, when the replacement management information is not found, as a first time pseudo-overwrite recording for a location indicated by the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction, performing a process; and when the replacement management information is found, as a second time or more pseudo-overwrite recording for a location indicated by the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction, performing a process.01-22-2009
20080291793MULTI-LAYERED INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, RECORDING APPARATUS, REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND RECORDING METHOD - A multi-layered information recording medium comprising a plurality of recording layers, a user data area for recording user data, provided in at least two of the plurality of recording layers, and a defect list storing area for storing a defect list. When at least one defective area is detected in the user data area, the defect list is used to manage the at least one defective area.11-27-2008
20080239895MULTI-LAYERED INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING METHOD - A multi-layered information recording medium including a plurality of recording layers, the multi-layered information recording medium comprising: a user data area for recording user data; and a plurality of spare areas including at least one replacement region, wherein when the user data area includes at least one defect region, the at least one replacement region may be used in place of the at least one defect region, wherein a first spare area of the plurality of spare areas is positioned so as to be contiguous to a first user data area of a first recording layer, a second spare area of the plurality of spare areas is positioned so as to be contiguous to a second user data area of a second recording layer, and the first spare area and the second spare area are positioned approximately at the same radial position on the multi-layered information recording medium.10-02-2008
20080205214METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING DISC DEFECTS IN DISC, AND DISC ON WHICH DEFECTS ARE MANAGED - A method of and apparatus for managing disc defects in a disc using a temporary defect management area in the disc, and the disc, where the method includes recording in a data area user data; and recording in a temporary defect management area, which is present in at least one of a lead-in area and a lead-out area, which temporary defect information and temporary defect management information regarding the user data recorded in the data area are recorded. Accordingly, the method and apparatus are applicable to recordable discs and capable of effectively using the defect management area.08-28-2008
20110164484OPTICAL DISC PLAYBACK DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An optical disc playback device is capable of being transitioned to a sleep mode in consideration of an optical disc status or an optical disc drive device status. An optical disc playback apparatus includes a main controller to transmit a sleep mode transition command to an optical disc drive device, and an optical disc drive device controller to check either a status of an optical disc or a status of the optical disc drive device when the sleep mode transition command is transmitted to the optical disc drive device, and to determine whether to perform transition to the sleep mode in response to the optical disc status or the optical disc drive device status.07-07-2011
20080219113MULTI-LAYERED INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING METHOD - A multi-layered information recording medium including a plurality of recording layers, the multi-layered information recording medium comprising: a user data area for recording user data; and a plurality of spare areas including at least one replacement region, wherein when the user data area includes at least one defect region, the at least one replacement region may be used in place of the at least one defect region, wherein a first spare area of the plurality of spare areas is positioned so as to be contiguous to a first user data area of a first recording layer, a second spare area of the plurality of spare areas is positioned so as to be contiguous to a second user data area of a second recording layer, and the first spare area and the second spare area are positioned approximately at the same radial position on the multi-layered information recording medium.09-11-2008
20100097903OPTICAL DISC DEVICE - To provide a technique for managing a storage area such that if an error has occurred while data is being written, the data will not be written on a defective area where that error has occurred.04-22-2010
20100214889MEDIA PROCESSING DEVICE, MEDIA PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND MEDIA PROCESSING METHOD - A media processing device can identify particular attributes of the recording media, such as the type of recording medium, and can sort by attribute a plurality of intermingled recording media including recording media that may or may not have been previously used and recording media of uncertain type. The media processing device has a plurality of media storage units that are capable of storing a plurality of recording media; a data reading unit that executes a reading process to read data written to a plurality of the recording media; a transportation unit that can convey the recording media to the plural media storage units and the data reading unit; a media identification unit that can identify individual attributes of the plural recording media based on a result of the reading process executed by the data reading unit; and a transportation control unit that causes the transportation unit to convey the recording media to different media storage units according to said attributes based on the identification results of the media identification unit.08-26-2010
20100195460OPTICAL WRITING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND DATA WRITING METHOD - An optical writing apparatus includes: a light source section having a plurality of light emitting elements arrayed in a main scanning direction; an optical section having a plurality of imaging lenses that condense irradiated light from the light emitting elements to form an image on an exposure surface; and a storage section. The storage section stores: first correction data including light amount correction values for correcting amounts of light of the respective light emitting elements; and second correction data. The second correction data includes: local correction target position information in an array direction of the light emitting elements that is calculated based on optical characteristics data specific to the imaging lenses; and a correction reference value for correcting one or more of the light amount correction values of one or more of the light emitting elements arrayed at local positions indicated by the correction target position information.08-05-2010
20100067335METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ERROR CORRECTION OF OPTICAL DISC DATA - A method and device for error correction of data in an optical disc is provided in the present invention. The method comprises the following steps: obtaining the description information about the error data read from an optical disc; sending request information for error correction, based on the description information, to a network server, where the network server stores the backup data corresponding to the data on the optical disc and the request information for error correction comprises the request for downloading the backup data corresponding to the error data; and replacing the error data with the downloaded backup data, so as to play the optical disc correspondingly. The method and device provided in the present invention can repair data error of various kinds and provide a playing effect of equal quality with the expected playing effect when data is not damaged.03-18-2010
20090175141WRITE-ONCE OPTICAL DISC, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION ON WRITE-ONCE OPTICAL DISC - A recording medium, and a method and apparatus for recording and/or reproducing management information on/from the recording medium are discussed. According to an embodiment, the invention provides an apparatus includes components so that the apparatus finalizes the recording medium when receiving request of an external host or when a temporary defect management area located in at least one of a non-data area and a non-user data area becomes full, where a controller is configured to control the components so that the apparatus records the latest defect list information written in the temporary defect management area onto a final defect management area when finalizing the recording medium.07-09-2009
20090175140OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - An optical disc apparatus which detects an envelope of a tracking error signal in a record or playback mode of an optical disc having recording layers of a multilayer structure, which quantifies a variation caused by multilayer interference (to ΔTES), and which restricts a recording or playback rate when a relationship ΔTES>Vth is satisfied for a predetermined threshold Vth. With such an arrangement, degradation of a recording or reproducing performance or generation of running-off-track resulting from a variation in the tracking error signal caused by stray light reflected by ones of recording layers of the optical disc which are not a recording or reproducing target layer can be suppressed, and a good recording or playback quality can be obtained even in such an optical disc having the plurality of recording layers laminated therein.07-09-2009
20090175139RECORDING MEDIUM FOR STORING LINKING TYPE INFORMATION AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DEFECTIVE AREA USING THE SAME - A recording medium storing information indicating that linking is applied immediately after the defective area, distinguishing a linking type which occurs in a general incremental recording mode from a linking type which occurs after the defective area. Defective areas are detected and registered in a predetermined area (recording management data (RMD) area) before user data is recorded or while user data is being recorded in the recording medium having a plurality of continuous basic recording units, such as a digital versatile disc-rewritable (DVD-RW) in which recording and reproducing can be done repeatedly. Linking is not only applied in an incremental recording mode or in a restricted overwrite recording mode, but linking is also applied to an area immediately after the defective area which is registered in the defect list, increasing reliability of the user data.07-09-2009
20110051576Optical disk device - An LPP detection unit detects an LPP from a wobble signal. A correction unit obtains a difference set by performing processing of calculating a difference in signal level between an LPP-present sync pattern portion and a non-LPP sync pattern portion having the same polarity, and executes correction on an RF signal at a timing when the LPP is detected, by using the difference set. The LPP-present sync pattern portion is a sync pattern portion obtained when the LPP is detected at the timing of the sync pattern portion positioned at the head of a sync frame of the RF signal. The non-LPP sync pattern portion is a sync pattern portion obtained when no LPP is detected at the timing of the sync pattern portion of the sync frame. In the case of reproducing information recorded on a DVD-R/RW optical disk, the occurrence of errors due to the effect of the LPP can be reduced.03-03-2011
20110305126INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM, RECORD REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, AND RECORD REPRODUCTION METHOD - Provided is an information storage medium that has a plurality of recording layers, a recording/reproducing method, and a recording/reproducing apparatus. In the information storage medium, each of the plurality of recording layers includes an inner circumference zone and a data zone, and at least one of the recording layers includes, in the inner circumference zone, a temporary disc management area (TDMA) for recording information about a defect detected in the data zone, wherein a size of a TDMA allocated on an upper layer is greater than a size of a TDMA allocated on a lower layer.12-15-2011
20120207004RECORDING/REPRODUCING METHOD, RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS, OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING RECORDED THEREON PROGRAM FOR THE RECORDING/REPRODUCING METHOD - A recording method for use by an apparatus and/or which is encoded on a computer readable medium includes selecting a defect management on mode or a defect management off mode that indicates whether defect management is to be performed or not while data is recorded in the recording medium, recording the data in the recording medium while defect management is performed on the recording medium, if the defect management on mode is selected, and recording the data in the recording medium without defect management, if the defect management off mode is selected.08-16-2012
20100271913INFORMATION PROCESSOR, OPTICAL DISC FAILURE ANALYSIS METHOD, AND COMPUTER PRODUCT - According to one embodiment, an information processor includes an optical disc drive, an acquiring module, a storage module, and a determination module. The acquiring module acquires identification information that uniquely identifies an optical disc loaded in the optical disc drive based on information read from the optical disc. The storage module obtains information related to failure analysis of the optical disc contained in state information indicating reading state or writing state upon reading from or writing to the optical disc, and stores the information related to failure analysis in association with the identification information. The determination module calculates values each indicating a level of failure of the optical disc based on pieces of information related to failure analysis of the optical disc stored until just recently in association with the identification information and, when the values satisfy a predetermined condition, determines that there is a risk of failure in the optical disc.10-28-2010
20110158065Optical Disk Drive and Method for Performing Layer Jumps - The invention provides a method for performing a layer jump of a disk. First, a tracking error generation method is determined according to a layer type of a target layer when the layer jump is performed. A tracking error signal is then generated according to the tracking error generation method.06-30-2011
20120002521INFORMATION REPRODUCTION DEVICE AND INFORMATION REPRODUCTION METHOD - A process of reproducing information according to the present invention includes: reproducing record data recorded on an information-recording medium including a data area for recording the record data, and a defect control area for recording defect information of the data area; storing the defect information in a storage unit; and reducing a storage area of the storage unit which is used for storing the defect information.01-05-2012
20100220566OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE, OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - The purpose of the present invention is to provide an optical information recording/reproducing device and the like that can suppress a decrease in a recording speed even where an optical information recording medium including multiple layers has eccentricity. The optical information recording/reproducing device records information, by treating a predefined area in a second layer corresponding to a position of a first layer at which a defect is detected, as a defect area. The optical information recording/reproducing device reproduces information, by treating a predefined area in the second layer corresponding to a position of the first layer at which a defect is registered, as a defect area. The radial distance of the defect area is preferably greater than a bonding error between the first and second layers.09-02-2010
20090135689ERROR RECOVERY STRATEGY FOR BLU-RAY DISCS - The invention relates to an optical recording device utilizing an error recovery strategy method which may be implemented in software code. The error recovery method comprise steps of stopping writing data to an extent upon detection of an error and writing the rest of the extent to another location in a data file on the disc (05-28-2009
20090135691METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING DATA ON WRITE-ONCE DISC, METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING DATA FROM WRITE-ONCE DISC, AND WRITE-ONCE DISC THEREFOR - A method and apparatus recording and/or reproducing data on/from a write-once disc, and a write-once disc therefor, the write-once disc having at least one recording layer including: a plurality of update areas in which predetermined updated information is recorded; and at least one access information area in which access information indicating an update area in which final recorded updated information is recorded. Reducing access time for reading the updated information using a location of predetermined updated information. Also, when a plurality of update areas for writing updated information required to use the write-once disc exist, a recording apparatus or a reproducing apparatus can quickly and easily determine an update area in which final updated information is recorded among the plurality of update areas.05-28-2009
20110090772DRIVE APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING A SEQUENTIAL RECORDING AND REPRODUCTION ON A WRITE-ONCE RECORDING MEDIUM, AND METHOD OF REPRODUCING SAME - The drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section determines a physical address indicating a location at which data can be recorded next in the determined track of a write-once recording medium as a next writable address, based on the last recorded address in the track; compares the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction with the next writable address; when the physical address corresponding to the logical address is smaller than the next writable address, controls the recording/reproduction section to record the data at a specific location in the user data area other than the location indicated by the physical address corresponding to the logical address in the recording instruction; generates new disc management information; and controls the recording/reproduction section to record the new disc management information in the disc management information area.04-21-2011
20110090771MULTI-LAYERED INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING METHOD - A multi-layered information recording medium including a plurality of recording layers, the multi-layered information recording medium comprising: a user data area for recording user data; and a plurality of spare areas including at least one replacement region, wherein when the user data area includes at least one defect region, the at least one replacement region may be used in place of the at least one defect region, wherein a first spare area of the plurality of spare areas is positioned so as to be contiguous to a first user data area of a first recording layer, a second spare area of the plurality of spare areas is positioned so as to be contiguous to a second user data area of a second recording layer, and the first spare area and the second spare area are positioned approximately at the same radial position on the multi-layered information recording medium.04-21-2011
20120250478OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - An optical disc apparatus, for recording or reproducing information by irradiating a laser beam on an optical disc. More particularly, the present application relates to an optical pickup of the optical disc apparatus that produces a tracking error signal, in general, and the optical disc apparatus executes a tracking servo with using the tracking error signal.10-04-2012
20100214890DRIVE APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING A SEQUENTIAL RECORDING AND REPRODUCTION ON A WRITE-ONCE RECORDING MEDIUM, AND METHOD OF REPRODUCING SAME - The drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section determines a physical address indicating a location at which data can be recorded next in the determined track of a write-once recording medium as a next writable address, based on the last recorded address in the track; compares the physical address corresponding to the logical address included in the recording instruction with the next writable address; when the physical address corresponding to the logical address is smaller than the next writable address, controls the recording/reproduction section to record the data at a specific location in the user data area other than the location indicated by the physical address corresponding to the logical address in the recording instruction; generates new disc management information; and controls the recording/reproduction section to record the new disc management information in the disc management information area.08-26-2010
20100284255WRITE ONCE DISC ALLOWING MANAGEMENT OF DATA AREA, METHOD OF MANAGING THE DATA AREA, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPRODUCING DATA FROM WRITE ONCE DISC - A write once disc allowing management of a data area, includes a lead-in zone, a data area, and a lead-out zone. The write once disc includes a predetermined area storing area allocation information which indicates whether at least one section of the data area is allocated for disc defect management. In the disc and method, area allocation information specifying a structure of the data area is recorded on the disc, thus allowing a recording/reproducing apparatus to recognize the data area structure. Therefore, allocating areas, such as a spare area, for disc defect management other than an area for storing user data, to the data area is possible. The allocation of the areas for disc defect management to the data area enables effective use of the write once disc.11-11-2010
20090034379RECORDING METHOD AND REPRODUCTION METHOD SUITABLE FOR RECORDING/REPRODUCTION OF AV DATA, AND RECORDING DRIVE AND REPRODUCTION DRIVE, INFORMATION RECORDING SYSTEM AND INFORMATION REPRODUCTION SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM FOR SUCH METHODS - In an information recording medium for recording and reproducing data thereon on a sector-by-sector basis, the recorded data being managed as at least one file by using a file structure, the file structure includes unused space management information for identifying a used region and an unused region. At least one defective region is registered as an unused region in the unused space management information, the at least one defective region being a region on the information recording medium which is incapable of proper reproduction of the recorded data.02-05-2009
20090016181RECORDING DEVICE, REPRODUCTION DEVICE, HOST DEVICE, DRIVE DEVICE, RECORDING METHOD, REPRODUCTION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - The recording apparatus (01-15-2009
20080247283APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING SPARE AREAS FOR DEFECT MANAGEMENT AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING FRAGMENTED ECC BLOCKS - A recording medium having a spare area for defect management, and a method and apparatus for allocating and assigning the spare area. A plurality of zones are formed as one group without prescribing the relationship between a zone and a group. Spare areas include a spare area for slipping replacement and a spare area for linear replacement. The spare are for slipping replacement is first allocated, and the spare area for linear replacement is allocated according to the size of an area remaining after the spare area for slipping replacement is used and the purpose for which a disc is used. When the spare area for linear replacement becomes deficient during use of the disc, a supplementary spare area for linear replacement is allocated in sequence from the rearmost of a logical file area, such that the spare area can be more flexibly and effectively allocated.10-09-2008
20080225658AUDIO REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND AUDIO REPRODUCING METHOD - An audio reproducing apparatus of the present invention includes the following: an extracting unit which extracts starting position information from audio packets; a position calculating unit which calculate, based on audio data information included in the audio packets, a position of a starting audio frame; a first difference calculating unit which calculates differences between positions indicated in the starting position information which is extracted by the extracting unit and positions calculated by the position calculating unit; a first reproduction judging unit which judges availability of reproduction for coded audio data based on a change of each of the differences that is calculated by the first difference calculating unit and is calculated for the respective plural audio packets; and a decoding unit which decodes the coded audio data in the case where the first reproduction judging unit judges the coded audio data to be reproducible.09-18-2008
20100039910APPARATUS FOR RECORDING/REPRODUCING DATA FROM A DATA ARE INCLUDING A SPARE AREA FOR DEFECT MANAGEMENT ALLOCATED IN REVERSE ORDER FROM REARMOST UNITS OF DATA AREA - A recording medium having a spare area for defect management, and a method and apparatus for allocating and assigning the spare area. A plurality of zones are formed as one group without prescribing the relationship between a zone and a group. Spare areas include a spare area for slipping replacement and a spare area for linear replacement. The spare are for slipping replacement is first allocated, and the spare area for linear replacement is allocated according to the size of an area remaining after the spare area for slipping replacement is used and the purpose for which a disc is used. When the spare area for linear replacement becomes deficient during use of the disc, a supplementary spare area for linear replacement is allocated in sequence from the rearmost of a logical file area, such that the spare area can be more flexibly and effectively allocated.02-18-2010
20080198710Drive Device - A drive apparatus of the present invention includes a recording/reproduction section and a drive control section. The drive control section at least performs a process including: performing an RMW process of reproducing data recorded in an original ECC cluster including the location specified by the recording instruction, modifying at least a portion of the reproduced data, and recording the modified data in a replacement ECC cluster; determining whether or not there is any physical sector, in which the reproduction of data has failed, in the original ECC cluster in the RMW process; and setting status information value in status information of replacement management information when it is determined that there is any physical sector, in which the reproduction of data has failed, in the original ECC cluster in the RMW process, the status information value indicating that there is any physical sector, in which the reproduction of data has failed, in the original ECC cluster, the status information indicating that the original ECC cluster is replaced with the replacement ECC cluster.08-21-2008
20100315916INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS - If a defective cluster in a spare area is managed with a defect entry, the size of a DFL will increase as the size of the spare area increases with an increase in the number of recording layers stacked in a disc. An information recording medium according to the present invention has pointer information indicating the location of the next available cluster in each spare area, and restricts the direction in which the spare area is used. Also, a defect entry indicating a defective cluster in the spare area is registered with the DFL. Thus, even if the size of the spare area 12-16-2010
20110310715INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM, RECORD REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND RECORD REPRODUCING METHOD - Provided is an information recording medium including a plurality of recording layers. Each recording layer may comprise at least one optical power control (OPC) area, and each OPC area is allocated so as not to overlap an adjacent layer in a given radius.12-22-2011

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