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Power control for energy producing device

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

369470360 - Mechanism control by the control signal

369470490 - Control of transducer assembly mechanism

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20120163143OPTICAL DISC RECORDING METHOD AND OPTICAL DISC RECORDING APPARATUS - An optical disc recording method of determining a disc address when write and read operations are performed for an optical disc during recording power calibration in an optical disc recording apparatus having at least two optical head units including first and second optical head units is disclosed. The method includes: determining a first recording power calibration start address, which is an address at which the first optical head unit starts calibration of the recording power, from a power calibration area provided in advance as an area used to calibrate the recording power; and determining an address obtained by adding a range of the power calibration area used to calibrate the recording power to the first recording power calibration start address as a second recording power calibration start address, which is an address at which the second optical head unit starts calibration of the recording power.06-28-2012
20110194389OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.08-11-2011
20110194388OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.08-11-2011
20110194387OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.08-11-2011
20100142336SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DRIVING CIRCUIT, AND OPTICAL DISC DEVICE AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PROVIDED WITH SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DRIVING CIRCUIT - An output voltage of a cathode driving type semiconductor laser driving circuit is made minimum, power consumption of a driving circuit section is suppressed, and heat generation of an optical head or an optical disc device is reduced. In addition to the conventional constitution, the semiconductor laser driving circuit permits the output voltage of the semiconductor laser driving circuit to be at a prescribed level by measuring a cathode voltage (Vout) of a semiconductor laser (06-10-2010
20090154315INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING METHOD, RECORDING APPARATUS AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - An information storage medium according to the present invention is adapted for multiple different writing speeds and stores in advance writing conditions associated with each of the multiple writing speeds. The writing conditions include: a recording-power-related parameter and a write-waveform-related parameter, which are associated with each particular writing speed to perform a write operation at the particular writing speed; and another recording-power-related parameter for performing a write operation at a different writing speed other than the particular one using the recording-power-related parameter for performing the write operation at the particular writing speed.06-18-2009
20100067334Record Carrier as well as an Apparatus and Method for Applying Image Data as a Visually Detectable Pattern at an Optical Record Carrer - A record carrier is described comprising a zone with a visually detectable pattern composed of pattern elements arranged along at least one track. The pattern elements comprise a marked zone having an optical property deviating from a background, the marked zones having a width Wm transverse to the track direction and a length Lm along the track direction, wherein at least two or more pattern elements have a marked zone with a mutually different width Wm.03-18-2010
20090323485RECORDING OPERATION CONTROL DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, OPTICAL DISC RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND RECORDING OPERATION CONTROL METHOD - An information recording precision calculating section (12-31-2009
20090092011RECORDING AND REPRODUCING DEVICE - A recording and reproducing device (04-09-2009
20090238050Optical Disc Recording Device, Method for Recording Data Onto Optical Disc, and Optical Disc - With the method of the present invention for recording data on an optical disk, a recording pulse corresponding to a long mark includes a combination of a leading pulse and a subsequent intermediate pulse. The level of the leading pulse indicates a first recording power, and the level of the intermediate pulse indicates a second recording power. When an optical disk includes a plurality of recording layers, the ratio of the second recording power to the first recording power is determined for each recording layer. When the recording speed is variable, the ratio of the second recording power to the first recording power is determined for each recording speed.09-24-2009
20090010115OPTICAL-DISK RECORDING MEDIUM, PLAYING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SAME, AND RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SAME - In an optical disk, a substrate has main data recorded in the form of a combination of pits and lands on one side thereof, and at least a reflective layer and cover layer are stacked on the substrate to cover the pits and lands on the substrate. To the optical disk, sub data is recorded in the form of marks formed by irradiating writing-power laser light to the reflective layer. The marks are formed so that reading signal level will be raised where the marks are formed while it will be lowered where the marks are formed in a counterfeit disk produced based on an authenticated disk, namely, the reading signal level where the marks are formed is different in polarity between in the authenticated and counterfeit disks. Further, in a player for the optical disk, discrimination is made between the authenticated and counterfeit disks by detecting the sub data recorded in the optical disk and judging whether the value of the detected sub data has been read at a correct polarity.01-08-2009
20090103404Optic disk drive power management method for computer system - Disclosed is an optic disk drive power management method for a computer system, which uses a keyboard controller, together with a system basic input/output system of the computer and a virtual optic-disk driver, to determine the status of the optic disk drive, including connection and removal of the optic disk drive, loading of a disk to the optic disk drive, and actuation of an eject button, and controls supply of power to the optic disk drive accordingly. Also, the system basic input/output system is employed to inform the virtual optic-disk driver to display an identifiable color (colored or gray) or figure representing the icon of the optic disk drive, thereby illustrating the status of the optic disk drive.04-23-2009
20110188359Optical Disk Apparatus, Semiconductor Integrated Circuit, and Laser Diode Driver - In an optical disk apparatus, the same signal path is used to both reduce an interchannel phase shift in write strategy signals and also to perform the actual writing to the disk. The optical disk apparatus includes a laser diode, a laser diode driver, and a semiconductor integrated circuit. The semiconductor integrated circuit includes a write strategy circuit and a control unit for controlling the operation of the write strategy circuit. Information collection for interchannel delay adjustment is performed through the use of the same signal path as that used for transmitting pulse signals from a pulse generation circuit to the laser diode driver for actual writing to an optical disk. Based thereon, an interchannel delay amount for applying laser light to the optical disk is set, thereby reducing the interchannel phase shift in the write strategy signals.08-04-2011
20090279398Portable recorder/players with power-saving buffers - In electronic devices such as combination CD-ROM and MP3 recorder/players power is conserved by buffering audio or visual data in a solid state memory, preferably of the FLASH or DRAM type, before writing the data to a rotating hard disk. Alternatively, audio and/or visual data, including musical works and still pictures and video, read from a rotating hard disk may be buffered in the same solid state memory while being played. By rotating the hard disk drive only for transfer of audio-visual data, which is normally compressed, in blocks, the hard drive may be stopped both during relative lengthy accumulation, and/or use, of this data, and energy conserved.11-12-2009
20090109814HIGHLY ADAPTIVE RECORDING METHOD AND OPTICAL RECORDING APPARATUS - An optical disk recording method includes the steps of: providing a multi-pulse chain from a recording wave; independently changing the pulse rise timing and pulse fall timing (pulse width) of the first pulse in the multi-pulse chain in accordance with a preceding space length and a recording mark length; changing the pulse rise timing and pulse fall timing (pulse width) in accordance with a following space length and the recording mark length in a predetermined timing or in independence; and in relation to the smallest mark recorded by irradiation with mono pulse, changing the rise timing in accordance with the preceding space length and the recording mark length and the fall timing (pulse width) in accordance with the following space length and recording mark length, compensating various optical disks different in recording material without change of the fundamental waveform.04-30-2009
20090185464LASER POWER CONTROL METHOD AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE - Each of control powers of a first definition group that correspond to a pulse train used to form a recording mark, and a plurality of levels of a second definition group that includes each of the control powers of the first definition group in accordance with the conditions of a recording medium 07-23-2009
20100103786POWER CALIBRATION IN OPTICAL DISC DRIVES - A method comprising performing a first set of power calibration procedures on an optical record carrier at a first recording speed in a first set of calibration areas and performing a further set of power calibration procedures on the optical record carrier at a recording speed different from the first recording speed, wherein the further set of power calibration procedures partly uses information from the first set of calibration areas is disclosed. The technique is useful in scenarios where the recording is required to be done with more than one speed on the same optical record carrier. The technique reduces the overall power calibration time and increases the number of power calibrations that can be done on the optical record carrier. The technique is useful for data, audio and video recorders.04-29-2010
20090147634OPTICAL PICKUP APPARATUS AND INFORMATION RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A light quantity adjusting apparatus, to adjust a light quantity of a light beam emitted from a light source, including a transmission element, including a first transmission portion, formed on a plane, having a first transmittance and a second transmission portion, formed on the same plane as the first transmission portion, having a second transmittance, a support element to support the transmission element, and a rotation shaft, connected to the support element, with a center axis extending in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the light beam, to rotate the transmission element, supported by the support element, about the center axis, to selectively insert into a path of the light beam one of the first transmission portion and the second transmission portion to adjust the light quantity of the light beam passing through a respective transmission portion.06-11-2009
20090147635DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE OPTICAL POWER CALIBRATION - A method and apparatus are presented for optimizing write operations for optical storage media. A determination is made, at least in part by iteration, of a next power range and a current score for a current power range. If it is determined that the current score is relatively equivalent to a maximum score, a plurality of final parameters is updated and provided, including an optimal power range and a final score. If it is determined that the current score is relatively greater than the final score, then the plurality of final parameters is updated. If it is determined that a maximum number of iterations has been performed, the plurality of final parameters is provided. Otherwise, the current power range is updated with the next power range. One or more of the returned plurality of final parameters are employed to optimize write operations for optical storage media. Determination of the score may also include determining validity of test data segments, selecting a score calculation criterion, and calculating the score based at least in part on the score calculation criterion and on a number and a sequence of valid test data segments. The score calculation criterion may be based on such criterion as beta criterion or modulation amplitude.06-11-2009
20100142337METHOD OF RECORDING DATA ON OPTICAL DISC AND OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - This document relates to a method of recording data on an optical disc and an optical disc apparatus. The method of recording data on an optical disc may comprise determining a recording speed at which a recording power control operation will be performed based on a recording start position and the amount of data for which recording has been requested, performing the recording power control operation at the determined recording speed, and recording the data for which recording has been requested on the optical disc based on a result of performing the recording power control operation.06-10-2010
20090274023DISC DRIVE AND PHOTO-DETECTOR CIRCUITS - A method of reducing power dissipation in a variable-gain photo-detector circuit is described. The variable-gain photo-detector circuit has an output to output a main spot signal and at least one side spot signal. The main spot (M) and the side spot (Si or S11-05-2009
20110122747Automatic Power Control System for Optical Disc Drive and Method Thereof - An automatic power control system, an automatic power control method, a down sampling circuit and a down sampling method. The automatic power control system is incorporated in an optical disc drive comprising a laser diode for receiving a control signal to generate a laser beam; and a photodetector for detecting the laser beam to generate an analog input signal. The automatic power control system comprises an analog-to-digital converter, a down sampling circuit, a comparator, and a digital-to-analog converter. The analog-to-digital converter converts the analog input signal to digital data. The down sampling circuit, coupled to the analog-to-digital converter, comprises a down sampler, a counter, and a controller. The down sampler receives a predetermined amount of digital data to generate representation data. The counter, coupled to the down sampler, calculates the amount of digital data, and resets the down sampler when the amount equals or exceeds the predetermined count. The controller, coupled to the counter, disables the counter when the digital data is invalid. The comparator, coupled to the down sampling circuit, compares the representation data with predetermined target data to generate error data. The digital-to-analog converter, coupled to the comparator, converts the error data to analog to generate the control signal.05-26-2011
20110199873OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.08-18-2011
20110199872OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an optical recording medium is provided in which interlayer crosstalk is low and in which stable and high-quality recording characteristics can be obtained. To this end, an optical recording medium comprises a first recording part which includes a first recording layer and a first light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side closer to a light receiving surface, and a second recording part which includes a second recording layer and a second light reflecting layer and which is disposed on a side farther from the light receiving surface, the first recording part and the second recording part being stacked, wherein the thickness of the second light reflecting layer is larger than the thickness of the first light reflecting layer.08-18-2011
20090274024OPTICAL-IRRADIATION-POWER CALIBRATION METHOD AND INFORMATION RECORDING/REPRODUCING UNIT - The optical information recording/reproducing unit distinguishes an unrecorded area of a set optical disc (step A11-05-2009
20090262611OPTICAL DRIVE WITH IMPROVED LASER POWER CONTROL (LPC) - The invention relates to an optical drive for recording information on an optical carrier or disk (10-22-2009
20090290459Optical Disk Image Forming Device and Optical Disk Image Forming Method - When an optical disk image forming device forms an image on an optical disk, the image forming device reads information of kinds of coloring matters used in an image forming area from information described in an information area of the optical disk. Then, the optical disk image forming device reads from a table laser power strength information corresponding to the information of the kinds of the coloring matters and a maximum linear velocity (Nx) at the time of forming the image and applies a laser beam having this laser power strength to form the image on the image forming area of the optical disk. Thus, since the discoloration of the coloring matter in the image forming area is always saturated, the image having a constant contrast can be formed on the image forming area of the optical disk.11-26-2009
20090103405INFORMATION RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE AND THE LIKE - An information recording/reproducing device which can record or reproduce the predetermined information quickly and properly is proposed.04-23-2009
20080279062ELECTRIC FIELD READ/WRITE DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - Provided are an electric field read/write device and a method of driving an electric field read/write device. The method including an electric field read/write head comprising a resistance region disposed between a source region and a drain region and a writing electrode disposed on the resistance region, wherein the method includes: applying a controlling voltage to the writing electrode, wherein the controlling voltage is smaller than a threshold voltage which causes polarization of a recording medium, and reproducing data recorded in the recording medium according to change of an amount of a current flowing through the resistance region according to a polarization direction of electric domains of the recording medium.11-13-2008
20080285402OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS AND OPTICAL DISC RECORDING AND REPRODUCING METHOD - According to one embodiment, there is provided an optical disc apparatus including: a recording unit forming a mark and a space on the optical disc by using a laser beam having a set recording power level and, thus, recording data on an optical disc; a reproduction unit reproducing the mark and the space formed on the optical disc; a change amount calculating unit calculating an amount of change in an amplitude of readout signal for the space reproduced by the reproduction unit; and a recording power determining unit determining an optimal recording power level of the laser beam so as to set the calculated amount of change in the amplitude of the readout signal within a predetermined range.11-20-2008
20080285401OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS AND OPTICAL DISC RECORDING AND REPRODUCING METHOD - According to one embodiment, there is provided an optical disc apparatus including: a recording unit forming a mark and a space having a predetermined code length by using a laser beam and, thus, recording data on an optical disc; a crest value acquiring unit acquiring a crest value of the mark and the space for each code length from a readout signal of the optical disc; an asymmetry calculation unit calculating asymmetry value for each code length from the crest value; and a recoding parameter determining unit determining, based on a linear characteristic between the asymmetry value for each code length and the recording power level, an optimal recording parameter including an optimal recording power level of the laser beam, the recoding parameter determining unit determining the optimal recording power level to set the asymmetry value for each code length within a predetermined range.11-20-2008
20080285400Recording Apparatus and Recording Method - The present invention relates to a recording apparatus and a corresponding recording method for recording marks in an information layer (11-20-2008
20080310264Information recording method and apparatus with suppressed mark edge jitters - Recording information is disclosed in which an information recording medium is irradiated with a recording energy beam that is power-modulated into at least a record power level and a record-ready power level lower than the record power level. The information is recorded on the recording medium in the form of length and interval of a mark portion. When forming a mark portion of a predetermined length, the radiation energy of the energy beam is increased as compared with when forming a mark portion of a different length before or after the first pulse of an energy beam pulse train including at least a pulse for forming the mark portion.12-18-2008
20110205874OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS - An information recording medium according to the present invention includes a plurality of recording layers, and a test area for determining a recording power of a laser light for each of the plurality of recording layers, in which a first test area of a first layer and a second test area of a second layer adjacent to the first layer are provided at different radial positions.08-25-2011
20090161506Optical Disc Apparatus and Method for Controlling Overwrite Power - An optical disc apparatus capable of improving an overwrite performance for performing an overwrite operation on a re-writable type optical disc. The apparatus includes a calculating section which calculates out a recording power at the time of previously performing recording in a recording area of the optical disc, and a recording power determining section which determines a write power of the recording power calculated out by the calculating section as a write power of the currently recorded recording power, and at the same time, adjusts erase power, cooling power, and/or middle power of the recording power calculated out by the calculating section to finally determine the currently recorded recording power.06-25-2009
20090161507Infromation Recording/Reproducing Apparatus - Provided is an information recording/reproducing apparatus which suppresses consumption of a battery and prevents wasteful power consumption in the case of failing in recording and dubbing operations, including a signal processor which processes video or audio elementary stream supplied from the outside; an encoding unit which compresses information generated by the signal processor; a first recording medium which records the information compressed by the encoding unit; a connection which connects an external first power source; an internal second power source which is different from the first power source; and a controller which, when detecting a writing failure of the compressed information in the first recording medium, stops a power supply from the second power source when a recording operation of the compressed information in the first recording medium is operated only by the second power source.06-25-2009
20110228657Embedded Virtual Media - A method and an optical storage medium are provided for storing data to and accessing data from an embedded virtual medium within the optical storage medium. Information describing the embedded virtual medium may be stored on to the optical storage medium. Space for an embedded lead-in area of the embedded virtual medium, as well as user data for the embedded virtual medium, may be allocated within a data zone of the optical medium. A spare sector bitmap may be included in a lead-an area of the optical medium indicating spare sectors within the embedded virtual medium as being unavailable. A spare sector bitmap may be included within the embedded virtual medium indicating available spare sectors of the embedded virtual medium. Physical sector/logical block mapping of the optical storage medium may be modified for accessing data stored on the embedded virtual medium.09-22-2011
20090219792DATA REPRODUCING DEVICE AND DATA REPRODUCING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a data reproducing device according to the invention includes a frequency difference detector, a phase comparator, a loop filter, an integrator, a first conversion part for converting a value of the integrator into a first conversion value, a second conversion part for converting the value of the integrator into a second conversion value, a first conversion table, a second conversion table, a first D/A converter (DAC), a second D/A converter (DAC), a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), and a prediction table. The value of the integrator and the first conversion value are associated with each other and stored in the first conversion table in consideration of the characteristics of the VCO. Meanwhile, the value of the integrator and the second conversion value are associated with each other and stored in the second conversion table in consideration of the characteristics of the VCO.09-03-2009
20090245044OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS AND OPTICAL DISC RECORDING AND REPRODUCING METHOD - Provided is an optical disc apparatus including: a recording unit configured to record data on an optical disc with laser lights of recoding powers set for first and second layers thereof; and a control unit configured to record/reproduce test data on/from these layers, determine first and second optimum recording powers for these layers, and set the determined first and second optimum recording powers in the recording unit, wherein the control unit changes the recording power across a predetermined search width, centering on a first recommended value for the first layer to determine the first optimum recording power, and corrects a second recommended value for the second layer on the basis of the first recommended value and the first optimum recording power and changes the recording power across the search width, centering on the corrected second recommended value to determine the second optimum recording power.10-01-2009
20090245042OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS AND LIGHT POWER CORRECTING METHOD - An optical disc apparatus includes: an obtaining unit obtaining a sensitivity coefficient indicating a relation between a light power of a semiconductor laser and a monitor value; a first deriving unit deriving a first monitor value in setting the light power at a peak power; a second deriving unit deriving a second monitor value in setting the light power at an erase power; a converting unit converting the first and the second monitor values into first and second light power values based on the sensitivity coefficient; a first calculating unit calculating a ratio between the first and the second light power values; a second calculating unit calculating a correction coefficient based on a setting value of a ratio between the peak power and the erase power and a calculation value of the ratio between the first and the second light power values; and a correcting unit correcting the light power of the semiconductor laser based on the correction coefficient.10-01-2009
20100054095POWER SAVING METHOD FOR OPTICAL DISK DRIVE OF RUGGED ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A power saving method for an optical disk drive of a rugged electronic device is described. In the method, whether a watertight lid outside the optical disk drive is in open/closed state is detected by a sensor. When the watertight lid is in the closed state, whether an optical disk exists in the optical disk drive is detected by a read/write head of the optical disk drive. When no optical disk exists, a controller in the rugged electronic device begins to time. When a predetermined time is reached and no optical disk drive start command is received, the controller turns off an electrical connection between a power supply and the optical disk drive. When an optical disk drive start command is received, the controller enables the electrical connection between the power supply and the optical disk drive.03-04-2010
20090245045OPTICAL DISK DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an optical disk device includes a laser light source that emits laser light to be applied to an optical disk, an automatic power control circuit that controls a laser output of the laser light source, and a control processor that performs a setting data transmission process for the automatic power control circuit. The automatic power control circuit includes an operation setting module that makes an operation setting according to setting data obtained in the setting data transmission process of the control processor and a condition determining module that determines whether an operation setting permission condition containing the number of clocks during a transmission period of the setting data is adequate, and inhibits the operation setting of the operation setting module when the operation setting permission condition is not adequate.10-01-2009
20100165806INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus includes a plurality of storage units, a mirroring control unit configured to execute mirroring processing, which includes writing processing for writing same data on each of the plurality of storage units and reading processing for reading data from either one of the plurality of storage units, and a power control unit configured to independently control supply of power to the plurality of storage units. If the supply of power to the plurality of storage units is reduced, if the mirroring control unit starts the writing processing, the information processing apparatus resumes the power supply to the plurality of storage units, and if the mirroring control unit starts the reading processing, the information processing apparatus resumes the power supply to a specific storage unit from which the data is read, and configured to execute control not to resume the power supply to the other storage unit(s).07-01-2010
20100149934METHOD FOR FORMATTING AND READING DATA DISKS - The present techniques present methods and systems for increasing a data reading rate on optical data disks using a single reading head. The methods take advantage of the difference between a mean focal distance (MFD), or minimum spacing that the detector can distinguish between bits, and the minimum separation of bits in a single track to increase the reading speed. As the bits may be more closely spaced across adjacent tracks or layers, these techniques may be used to increase the reading speed of the disk. Specifically, the data symbols that make up a single bit-stream may be stored in a pattern horizontally across adjacent tracks, or vertically across adjacent layers. Accordingly, the focal point of the detector is scanned across the disk in the same pattern to read the individual data symbols.06-17-2010
20100182882OPTICAL STORAGE APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ELIMINATING WRITE POWER TRANSIENT THEREOF - An optical storage apparatus and a method for eliminating a write power transient thereof are provided. The method includes following steps. First, a target voltage level of a write voltage when next time the optical storage apparatus writes data is obtained. Then, a command value is updated by using the target voltage level according to a relationship between the command value and the write voltage. Next, the write voltage of the optical storage apparatus is pre-charged to the target voltage level according to the updated command value. Thereby, the write power transient of the optical storage apparatus can be eliminated.07-22-2010
20100188943OPTICAL STORAGE APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING LOOP GAIN THEREOF - An optical storage apparatus and a method for automatically adjusting a loop gain thereof are provided. The method includes the following steps. Firstly, a compact disk is written by an erase power. Next, a writing state of the erase power is detected to generate an error signal. Finally, a loop gain of a servo control loop is corrected according to the error signal. Therefore, the loop gain can be corrected by the present invention according to a reflectance of the compact disk.07-29-2010
20090316541STORAGE APPARATUS AND ESTIMATING METHOD OF POWER CONSUMPTION FOR STORAGE APPARATUS - Power consumption is calculated in accordance with an operation state of disk devices without using a power meter in a storage system. The power consumption in accordance with the operation state is calculated as follows. That is, information on the power consumption for every type of hard disks is stored in advance when types of I/O process (random/sequential of read and write) operate at idle time up to a limit state in every type of hard disks. A control unit of the storage system aggregates time waiting a response from the hard disks in every type of I/O process. The power consumption of the disks is calculated on the basis of the information on the power consumption stored in advance and a sum of the waiting time of the response from the hard disks.12-24-2009
20100188944METHOD FOR CONTROLLING READ POWER AND OPEN-LOOP READ CONTROL DEVICE USING THE SAME - A method for controlling read power and an open-loop read control device using the same. The open-loop read control device is used in an optical disk writer and includes a memory, a DAC and an amplifier. The optical disk writer includes a pickup head device having a laser diode. When writing is disabled, the read power of the optical disk writer for reading the disk corresponds to a specific voltage. The memory stores a relationship curve and outputs a corresponding reference value corresponding to the specific voltage. The DAC converts the corresponding reference value into an analog corresponding reference value. The amplifier receives the analog corresponding reference value and outputs a read power control voltage, which controls the laser diode to generate a substantially constant read power in the write process.07-29-2010
20100182883RECORDING APPARATUS AND RECORDING LASER POWER SETTING METHOD - A recording apparatus includes: an optical head section to irradiate a laser beam onto a recording medium and perform recording, reproduction, or erase of information; a laser drive section to drive the optical head section to output the laser beam; a modulation-degree measurement section to measure a modulation degree of a signal read out by the optical head section; and a control section to execute controlling the laser drive section and the optical head section to execute the recording and the erase on a test area of the recording medium while varying a laser power, calculating a power reference value based on an erase characteristic and a reproduced signal growth characteristic in accordance with the variation of the laser power, each of the characteristics being obtained by acquiring a modulation-degree measurement value of a reproduced signal, and setting a recording laser power by using the power reference value.07-22-2010
20100238774METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING INFORMATION IN OPTICAL STORAGE MEDIUM, AND MULTI-LAYER OPTICAL STORAGE MEDIUM - To record information as an array of optically changed portions arranged along a track in an optical storage medium, a pulsed laser beam is emitted toward the optical storage medium while causing at least one of the optical storage medium and the pulsed laser beam to be moved relative to each other. A plurality of pulses of the pulsed laser beam are emitted during a time span in which one segment of the track having a length corresponding to a length of one optically changed portion is scanned with the pulsed laser beam. An intensity of light with which a segment of the track is to be illuminated to form each individual optically changed portion is adjusted by causing a shutter to selectively reduce the number of pulses of the pulsed laser beam with which the segment of the track is to be illuminated.09-23-2010
20090316542INFORMATION RECORDING DEVICE AND METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information recording device (12-24-2009
20100226218READING DEVICE AND READING METHOD FOR AN OPTICAL DATA RECORDING MEDIUM - A reading devices suppresses deterioration of the recording marks caused by increasing the output laser power to compensate for a drop in the S/N ratio when reading at a high speed information recorded to a high density recording medium. To read information recorded to an optical data recording medium that is written and read using a laser beam output from a semiconductor laser, the reading method modulates a high frequency current on the drive current of the semiconductor laser to output the laser beam, and changes the light modulation rate according to the selected linear velocity used for reading. The light modulation rate is the ratio Pp/Pave between the peak power Pp and the average read power Pave of the light intensity of the high frequency modulated laser beam.09-09-2010
20100254234Optical 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.10-07-2010
20090116350INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information recording apparatus (05-07-2009
20110058460OPTICAL INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - In an optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus (03-10-2011
20090245043OPTICAL RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND OPTICAL RECORDING/REPRODUCING METHOD - Disclosed is an optical recording/reproducing apparatus. The optical recording/reproducing apparatus includes a laser light source capable of emitting pulsed laser light in a mode-locked state in which light beams having different wavelengths are synchronized and the pulsed laser light is oscillated, means for controlling the laser light source to be changed from a state of emitting the laser light in the mode-locked state to a state of emitting continuous-wave laser light, and means for irradiating a recording medium with one of the laser light in the mode-locked state and the continuous-wave laser light.10-01-2009
20090252006OPTICAL DISC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an optical disc device includes a semiconductor laser which generates laser light to irradiate an optical disc, and an automatic power control circuit which detects an optical output of the semiconductor laser, sets driving current data equalized to reflect the detection result, and drives the semiconductor laser based on the driving current data. This optical disc device further includes a protection circuit which monitors the driving current data set in the automatic power control circuit to invalidate the driving current data in a case where the abnormality of the driving current data is detected.10-08-2009
20090323486INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a media drive having a normal operation mode and a power saving operation mode in which less power is consumed than in the normal operation mode, a control module configured to control the media drive, and a determination module configured to shift, when it is determined that the control module does not execute data access to the media drive for a predetermined period, the media drive from the normal operation mode to the power saving operation mode.12-31-2009
20110032805INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, REPRODUCING DEVICE AND REPRODUCING METHOD - An information recording medium according to the present invention includes at least three information recording layers. If the readout power of a laser beam in reading information from an information recording layer L(n) is identified by Pw(n), and if the readout power of the laser beam in reading information from an information recording layer L(n+a) is identified by Pw(n+a), then a base thickness between the information recording layers is determined so that the intensity of the light when the information recording layer L(n+a) is irradiated with a laser beam having the readout power Pw(n) becomes equal to or lower than that of the light when the information recording layer L(n+a) is irradiated with a laser beam having the readout power Pw(n+a).02-10-2011
20110002204POWER ADJUSTMENT METHOD, INFORMATION WRITE METHOD AND INFORMATION WRITE MEDIUM - A write power adjustment method makes it possible to set optimum write power with high precision. Trial writing is conducted by using write power Pw,m (where m is an integer) of a plurality of kinds, and a modulation M,m associated with each write power is calculated. Optimum asymptotic power Pasy-opt is calculated by performing predetermined computation by using reference asymptotic power Pasy-ref and reference write start power Pws-ref which are previously determined for each medium. An evaluated value S,m=M,m×(Pw,m−Pasy-opt) is calculated by using the optimum asymptotic power Pasy-opt. Write power Pw that makes the evaluated value S equal to zero when applying straight line approximation to a relation between the write power Pw,m and the evaluated value S,m is calculated as optimum write start power Pws-opt. And optimum write power Pw-opt is found by performing predetermined computation on the optimum write start power Pws-opt.01-06-2011
20110002205Medium Recording and Reproduction Apparatus and Method - Medium recording and reproduction apparatus and method can prevent prohibition of disc recording due to the fact that laser power calibration area becomes unusable by studying a management information update method during data recording. When usable capacity of the laser power calibration area is monitored and the capacity is reduced, management information area to be currently updated is changed to another layer.01-06-2011
20110026381OPTICAL DISK APPARATUS AND ITS REPRODUCING METHOD - Amplitude and frequency of a high-frequency signal superposed on a reproduction laser beam are changed in accordance with a reproduction spot diameter on the surface of the recording layer upon discrimination of an optical disk in initial adjustment after insertion of the optical disk and change of a layer of a multi-layer optical disk. Further, the high-frequency signal is not superposed on the reproduction laser beam until end of the discrimination and change to a target layer upon discrimination of the optical disk and change of a layer of a multi-layer optical disk.02-03-2011
20090034376OPTICAL DISC DEVICE AND RECORDING METHOD AS WELL AS RECORDING PARAMETER SETTING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a plurality of conditions are simultaneously recorded for a power in a combination of power and strategy conditions which are parameters to be adjusted, such that the number of seeks required for a feedback can be reduced, and time for an automatic adjustment required at a rising edge can be reduced.02-05-2009
20090252005Test writing method and information recording device - The object of the present invention is to provide a test writing method for seeking the optimum write power correctly and in a short time under a high speed recording condition in a test writing method and an information recording device for recording information by forming different marks from the unrecorded part by injecting energy onto the recording medium. To achieve the above object, even number length marks and odd number length marks are separately test written in the 2T strategy to seek the respective optimum write power. Due to the possibility of enhancing the precision of test writing, a good recording ability can be obtained.10-08-2009
20100039908AUTOMATIC POWER CONTROL SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL DISC DRIVE AND METHOD THEREOF - A method for calibrating an initial driving signal for driving an optical pick-up head of an optical disk drive is provided. On one embodiment, said optical disk drive is utilized for reading or writing data on an optical disk, the optical disk comprises a plurality of auto power control areas (APC areas) and a plurality of data areas, and the APC areas and the data areas are interleaved in between. First, in the APC areas, an initial driving signal is used to drive the optical pick-up head to emit laserbeam. A detected level of the laserbeam is then obtained. An update initial driving signal is then calibrated according to the detected level and a target level.02-18-2010
20100039907OPTICAL DISK DEVICE - An optical disk device includes a first control circuit controlling a light quantity of a semiconductor laser according to a first light quantity set value corresponding to a first light quantity resolution; a second control circuit controlling the light quantity of the semiconductor laser according to a second light quantity set value corresponding to a second light quantity resolution that is smaller than the first light quantity resolution; and a drive circuit driving the semiconductor laser following the first and second control circuits.02-18-2010
20100135131METHOD FOR DETECTING BLANK AREA OF POWER CALIBRATION AREA - The present invention relates to a method for detecting a blank area of a power calibration area. The method includes the steps of: selecting a recording test area in the power calibration area; writing the recording test area with multiple stages of normal power and detecting power; forming multiple normal blocks and detecting blocks, wherein each of the detecting blocks includes one unit of unrecorded block and one unit of recorded block; and reading information from the unrecorded blocks of the detecting blocks and thus determining whether the unrecorded blocks of the detecting blocks are blank or not. Once all the unrecorded blocks of the detecting blocks are determined to be blank, it represents that the selected recording test area is totally blank.06-03-2010
20100135132OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM WITH POWER CALIBRATION AREAS AND A RECORDING METHOD THEREFOR WITH OPTIMUM POWER CONTROL - In an optical recording medium having a plurality of recording layers on which information can be recorded by irradiating a laser beam from one side thereof, an optimum recording power to each of the recording layers can be determined. The optical recording medium has a plurality of recording layers on which information can be recorded by irradiating a laser beam from one side thereof, and each of the recording layers has a power calibration area (PCA) for optimizing the intensity of the laser beam.06-03-2010
20110075531Super-Resolution Optical Disc Reader and Read Method Optimized Through Reflectivity Measurement - The invention relates to the field of the optical recording of information on a medium, such as an optical disc. To read an optical disc in super-resolution mode, a procedure for optimizing the power of the read laser beam is implemented. This optimization is based on the observation that a correlation exists between the power allowing the disc to be read without risk in super-resolution mode and the reflectivity of the sensitive layer containing the information. The reflectivity of the optical disc is measured for several power levels of the read laser, a critical power is determined on the basis of the reflectivity measurements made, and a read power sufficiently above the critical power, so as to be well outside a range of power levels entailing risks, is selected according to the critical power.03-31-2011
20090028014RECORDING DEVICE, RECORDING METHOD, DISC MANUFACTURING METHOD AND OPTICAL DISC RECORDING MEDIUM - An optical disc recording medium is irradiated with laser light having a predetermined laser power to deform an irradiated portion of a substrate into a protruding portion. Since the substrate is deformed so as to have protruding portions, a reflecting layer arranged on the substrate is also deformed so as to have protruding portions. For a pit, the deformed state of a protruding portion allows to obtain a reproduced signal level equivalent to that in each land. For a land, the deformed state of a protruding portion allows to obtain a reproduced signal level equivalent to that in each pit. Since the deformed state of each protruding portion can be controlled on the basis of the power of the laser light for irradiation, pit-to-land deformation and land-to-pit deformation can be performed by setting the laser power. Thus, recorded data can be rewritten on the optical disc recording medium recorded with the data using a combination of pits and lands formed in the substrate.01-29-2009
20090213708OPTICAL RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS - The present invention provides an optical recording/reproducing apparatus which can record information on the whole plane of the optical disk with a stable quality, even when the temperature has largely changed during a recording standby period in an intermittent recording process. The present optical recording/reproducing apparatus reproduces the information from a recorded portion on which the information has been already recorded, to evaluate the signal quality of the reproduced information, and simultaneously detects a temperature in the apparatus to correct a recording power of a laser beam when restarting the recording, on the basis of the evaluation result and the detected temperature in the apparatus, during the recording standby period in the intermittent recording process.08-27-2009
20080298187OPTICAL DISC DEVICE AND RECORDING POWER CONTROL METHOD - An optical disc device and recording power control method that can ensure the recording quality of data recorded on an optical disc are suggested. When recording data on an optical disc, data recorded on the optical disc is reproduced periodically; a β value, an index of recording quality of the data on the optical disc, is obtained based on a waveform of the reproduced data; a correction factor of recording power is calculated based on the obtained β value, and the recording power is corrected according to the correction factor; at the same time, a recording area of the optical disc is divided into a plurality of zones and the correction factor for each zone is managed; and the recording power is corrected according to the correction factor of the zone where data is to be recorded next on the optical disc.12-04-2008
20100302921INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING APPARATUS, REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND REPRODUCING METHOD - An information recording medium, comprising N number (N is an integer fulfilling N≧3) of information layers on which information is recordable, and allowing information to be recorded on each of the information layers and allowing information recorded on each of the information layers to be reproduced by being irradiated with laser light. The N number of information layers include an N'th information layer, an (N−1)th information layer, an (N−2)th information layer, . . . a second information layer and a first information layer sequentially located from a laser light incidence side. A reflectance of the N'th information layer is R12-02-2010
20100260019OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD - In order to ensure a favorable recording characteristic for a write-once recording medium whose recording layer is made of an organic dye having an absorption spectrum at a wavelength λ=405 nm, this optical information recording apparatus includes a unit to set a write power to form recording marks, a space forming power to form spaces and a pulse width of a cooling pulse, and a unit to record information onto the recording medium according to the setting. The pulse width of the cooling pulse and a ratio of the space recording power to the write power are determined from a favorable region in a plane whose one coordinate axis represents the ratio and whose other coordinate axis represents the pulse width of the cooling pulse.10-14-2010
20090252004LIGHT BEAM OUTPUT CONTROL DEVICE, LIGHT BEAM EMISSION CONTROL PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM ON WHICH LIGHT BEAM EMISSION CONTROL PROGRAM IS RECORDED - A light beam output control device is provided, which can adequately perform a negative feedback control for different light beams.10-08-2009
20090010116Information recording apparatus, information processing method, and computer program - In the present invention, there is provided an information recording apparatus for recording information to an optical disk including: a data recording section configured to record data while changing laser power levels successively; a data reproduction section; and an optimum recording power calculation section configured to calculate an optimum recording laser power level by evaluating the quality of a reproduced signal, wherein the data reproduction section performs data reproduction based on a PRML procedure, and based on PRML reproduction information, the optimum recording power calculation section finds an E error formed by the difference in a Euclidean distance squared between the most and second most likely path metric values in order to calculate E jitter values, the optimum recording power calculation section further calculating as the optimum recording power a laser power level corresponding to the recorded data of which the E jitter value is the smallest.01-08-2009
20090059746LASER OUTPUT CONTROL DEVICE, INFORMATION RECORDING AND REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND LASER OUTPUT CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, to solve a new problem which has been produced due to adoption of a recording method using relaxation oscillation, the laser output control device suppresses unnecessary relaxation oscillation while increasing an averaged light quantity between recording pulses to obtain reflected light quantity which is necessary for tracking and focus controlling. A laser modulation control circuit includes a recording pulse output unit which outputs recording pulses for making relaxation oscillation as the recording pulses, a bias current output unit which outputs a constant bias current between the recording pulses, and a high-frequency overlap unit which overlaps the high-frequency signal on the constant bias current between the recording pulses, and controls so as to have times at which current values at a start edge and an end edge of the high-frequency signal are almost consistent with a value of the constant bias current.03-05-2009
20100165805METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING AN OPTIMUM POWER LEVEL - A fast optimum power control method is disclosed, with a laser power level being adjusted in a predetermined sequence at an ADIP/ATIP frame of an optical recording medium. Jitter is measured at each ADIP/ATIP frame in order to obtain an average jitter value for that particular frame, and hence power level.07-01-2010
20100165807LASER BEAM RECORDER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A LASER BEAM RECORDER - The present invention relates to a method for controlling a LBR (Laser Beam Recorder) (07-01-2010
20100165804METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RETRIEVING INFORMATION FROM AN OPTICAL RECORD CARRIER AT VARIOUS READING SPEEDS - The present invention is related to a method and a reading device (07-01-2010
20100195459Adjustment Method Of Optimum Write Power And Optical Write/Retrieval Device - A power adjustment method in which a modulation index is calculated from reproduced signals of patterns recorded by irradiating light onto an optical information recording medium with a recording power varied and an optimum power of irradiation light is set up using the modulation index. The power adjustment method includes calculating an optimum value PcO of a predetermined correction term Pc using a relation of a value obtained by subtracting the predetermined correction term Pc from the recording power and the modulation index, finding a value Pth of the recording power at which the modulation index becomes substantially zero in the relation of the value obtained by subtracting the optimum value PcO from the recording power and the modulation index, and setting up a value obtained by multiplying the value of Pth by a predetermined constant as a recording power of each of the recording patterns.08-05-2010
20100195458INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING APPARATUS, REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND REPRODUCING METHOD - An information recording medium, comprising N number (N is an integer fulfilling N≧3) of information layers on which information is recordable, and allowing information to be recorded on each of the information layers and allowing information recorded on each of the information layers to be reproduced by being irradiated with laser light. The N number of information layers include an N′th information layer, an (N−1)th information layer, an (N−2)th information layer, . . . a second information layer and a first information layer sequentially located from a laser light incidence side. A reflectance of the N′th information layer is R08-05-2010
20100027387INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM - An information recording apparatus changes a write strategy to reduce a pulse width of a write pulse to write a minimum mark, and records data based on the changed write strategy.02-04-2010
20100020653Optical Disc Apparatus and Method for Recording Information Using the Same - This invention provides an optical disc apparatus constructed to discriminate a disc ID of an optical disc on which information is to be recorded, then derive, from a strategy pre-registered in the optical disc apparatus, test-recording repetition count information that matches the discriminated disc ID, and after using the derived test-recording repetition count information to assign the number of test-recordings to be conducted upon one specific address within a test-recording area of the optical disc, implement the assigned number of test-recordings and calculate an optimum recording power level for information recording, based upon a read signal generated after the final test-recording. The above construction improves recording power accuracy of information recording on rewritable optical discs.01-28-2010
20110019513SHORT-PULSE LIGHT SOURCE, LASER LIGHT EMISSION METHOD, OPTICAL DEVICE, OPTICAL DISC DEVICE, AND OPTICAL PICKUP - Directed to freely adjusting an emission period of a semiconductor laser.01-27-2011
20110305124INFORMATION ERASING DEVICE AND INFORMATION ERASING METHOD - An information erasing device includes a recording section where recording is performed with regard to a disk-shaped recording medium, and a control section which controls the recording section so that the recording section overwrites a part of a erasing target sector so as not to overlap in a radius direction of the disk-shaped recording medium.12-15-2011
20090073827AUTOMATIC POWER CONTROL SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL DISC DRIVE AND METHOD THEREOF - An automatic power control system, a down sampling circuit and a down sampling method. The automatic power control system is incorporated in an optical disc drive comprising a laser diode for receiving a control signal to generate a laser beam; and a photodetector for detecting the laser beam to generate an analog input signal. The automatic power control system comprises an analog-to-digital converter, a down sampling circuit, a comparator, and a digital-to-analog converter. The analog-to-digital converter converts the analog input signal to digital data. The down sampling circuit, coupled to the analog-to-digital converter, comprises a down sampler, a counter, and a controller. The down sampler receives a predetermined amount of digital data to generate representation data. The counter, coupled to the down sampler, calculates the amount of digital data, and resets the down sampler when the amount equals or exceeds the predetermined count. The controller, coupled to the counter, disables the counter when the digital data is invalid. The comparator, coupled to the down sampling circuit, compares the representation data with predetermined target data to generate error data. The digital-to-analog converter, coupled to the comparator, converts the error data to analog to generate the control signal.03-19-2009
20100103785TABLE-DRIVEN POWER UTILIZATION METRICS - An apparatus and method for determining the power consumption of one or more disk arrays are described. Power consumption information for various hardware components of the array, especially that for the disk drives since these consume more than 90% of the required power, are stored in a static data table in a database which may be controller firmware. Through inspection of this table and the chosen state of the individual disk drives as directed by a controller, one may determine the power use of the array.04-29-2010
20120155235METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RETRIEVING INFORMATION FROM AN OPTICAL RECORD CARRIER AT VARIOUS READING SPEEDS - The present invention is related to a method and a reading device (06-21-2012
20120155234RECORDING METHODS AND DEVICES FOR RECORDING INFORMATION ON DUAL LAYER RECORDABLE DISKS - The invention relates to recording methods for recording information on a dual layer recordable disk, and to corresponding recording devices. In one such method and recording device the OPC-area is variably located on a layer of the disk. In a preferred embodiment the OPC-area is located relative close to the radius where the data stream switches from the first layer to the second layer. This reduced additional time required for jumping to a fixed OPC-area. Furthermore, in another such method and device the information to be recorded is equally divided over both layers of the dual layer disc. This avoids additional time required for finalization.06-21-2012
20110158064OPTICAL RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - An optical recording/reproducing device which minimizes the number of home-in operations to move a pickup to a predetermined reference position of an inner circumference of a disc, and a method of controlling the same. The optical recording/reproducing device includes a pickup to record or reproduce information on or from a disc, a pickup movement motor to move the pickup along the disc, a main power supply controller to detect whether power is initially supplied to the optical recording/reproducing device so as to output a home-in control signal, and a drive controller to perform a home-in operation to move the pickup to a predetermined reference position of the disc, only when power is initially supplied according to the home-in control signal of the main power supply controller. Since the home-in operation is performed only when power is initially supplied to the optical recording/reproducing device, the number of home-in operations is minimized. Therefore, power consumption and noise which occurs in the home-in operation may be reduced and a disc loading time may be reduced.06-30-2011
20090103406Optical disc drive - There is provided an optical disc drive comprises an optical pick-up including a laser diode (LD) and a laser diode driver (LDD) for driving the laser diode, a digital signal processor (DSP) including a write strategy circuit and low voltage differential signaling (LVDS) drivers for transmitting a produced write strategy signal, a circuit board having the DSP mounted thereon and including a line for transmitting the write strategy signal, a transmission line connecting the circuit board and the LDD and transmitting a write strategy signal, and differential resistors connected between differential lines of outputs of the LVDS drivers. Especially, a resistor having a resistance value in a range of 80 to 500Ω is inserted between the differential lines of outputs of the LVDS driver inside the DSP.04-23-2009
20120057443INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information recording apparatus carries out DC writing on a section B to change a reflectivity from a recording surface to display a visible character or image. Next, the apparatus writes record data on each of sections A to C under a special recording condition. The special recording condition is a recording condition that: makes excellent the recording characteristics of each of the sections A to C after the record data has been recorded, and sets the pulse width of a write signal for writing a shortest mark to be shorter than an optimum pulse width.03-08-2012
20100172224APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CURRENT OF DATA LINE - This document relates to a method and apparatus for controlling the current of a data line. The method may comprise determining a type of an optical disc inserted into the ODD, and differently controlling the current of the data line, coupled to a host, according to the determined type. If the optical disc is determined to be a disc of a video title, current to be applied to a level rising transition of the signal may be decreased, and if the optical disc is determined to be an audio disc or a data disc, the current of the data line may maintain a preset reference value. Accordingly, EMI occurring when a video title is played in the ODD can be minimized more efficiently.07-08-2010
20110103206Optical Disk Apparatus and Information Recording Method - In an optical disk apparatus, by obtaining the temperature in the vicinity of a laser in the apparatus, the power source voltage of the laser driver is controlled such that power consumed by the headroom of the laser driver is reduced to the maximum extent without deteriorating the current drive characteristic of the headroom when the temperature becomes higher. The laser driving current of the laser driver is monitored to control the power source of the laser driver such that the power consumed by the headroom is possibly reduced while maintaining the current drive characteristic of the headroom for the monitored current.05-05-2011
20100290325RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A recording apparatus (11-18-2010
20100246346OPTICAL INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - In an optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus (09-30-2010
20100246345OPTICAL INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - In an optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus (09-30-2010
20100246344OPTICAL INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - In an optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus (09-30-2010
20100208558SUPER-RESOLUTION OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM REPRODUCTION DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD OF OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM REPRODUCTION DEVICE, CONTROL PROGRAM FOR OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM REPRODUCTION DEVICE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR STORING THE PROGRAM - A super-resolution optical recording medium (08-19-2010
20120314554OPTICAL DISC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SETTING PLAYBACK POWER OF OPTICAL DISC DEVICE - A focus search is performed on a mounted optical-disc recording medium once the optical-disc recording medium has been mounted in an optical disc device. The type of the mounted optical-disc recording medium is determined on the basis of results of the focus search. When a determination has been made that the mounted optical-disc recording medium is a multilayer optical-disc recording medium having three or more recording layers, a playback power is for an optical-disc recording medium being of a specification identical to the multilayer optical-disc recording medium and having one or two recording layers. A playback operation at the set playback power is used to read optical disc information from the mounted optical-disc recording medium, the optical disc information indicating the type of the mounted optical-disc recording medium.12-13-2012
20120170432READ POWER CONTROL - Techniques are provided for controlling the reading of micro-holograms from a holographic disk based on a target data layer to be read in the disk. Reading a target data layer which is relatively deeper in the disk (e.g., farther from an optical head emitting a reading beam) may involve using a higher power reading beam to compensate for power attenuation of the returned reading beam. For example, a power adjustment module may be used to dynamically adjust a reading laser emitting the reading beam, based on the dynamically changing target data layer. By compensating for power attenuation in deeper target data layers, the variance of power in the returned reading beams may be decreased, possibly improving the bit error rate in micro-hologram reading techniques.07-05-2012
20120218875OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD - To ensure a favorable recording characteristic for a write-once recording medium for a bluish-purple laser, an optical information recording apparatus includes ways to write power to form recording marks, a space forming power to form spaces, pulse width of a cooling pulse and ways to record information onto the optical information recording medium according to the setting of the write power, the setting of the space forming power and the setting of the pulse width of the cooling pulse. At this time, the pulse width of the cooling pulse and a ratio whose numerator is the write power and whose denominator is the space forming power have a preferable region of the recording characteristic, and information is recorded onto the optical recording medium by using values in this range.08-30-2012
20090003155OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING DEVICE, OPTICAL PICKUP, OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - An optical information recording device, which emits a first beam to one side of an optical information recording medium and a second beam to the other side and forms a recording mark or a hologram by putting together the first and second beams, includes: a section that collects and emits the first beam to the recording medium; a section that moves a focal point of the first beam so that the focal point is positioned at a target depth and is aligned with a target track; a section that makes a diameter of the second beam around its focal point larger than a diameter of the first beam around its focal point; and a section that puts the focal point of the second beam at the target depth and moves the focal point of the second beam such that the second beam strikes the target track.01-01-2009
20080298186Disk Drive With Multiple Level Power Reduction During Write - A disk drive data storage system comprising at least one data storage disk and a sensor assembly proximate the data storage disk. The sensor assembly further comprises circuitry for writing data to the data storage disk and circuitry for reading data from the data storage disk. The system also comprises circuitry for controlling the circuitry for reading data during different time periods so that the circuitry for reading data consumes different levels of power while the circuitry for writing data is writing data to the data storage disk.12-04-2008
20080298185Information Recording Device, Information Recording Method, and Information Recording Program - Accurate calibration of recording power is performed without exceeding a rated output value of a laser diode even if recording speed is increased and high recording power is required. An information recording apparatus records information on an information recording medium such as a DVD-R/RW or a DVD+R/RW by applying a laser light onto the information recording medium. A pickup has a laser light source. A light receiving unit for detecting the amount of light by receiving the laser light emitted from the laser light source is provided, and the power of the laser light is controlled based on the power of the detected laser light. Before the actual information recording, a test emission is performed during calibration to determine an adequate recording power, and the emission duty of the laser light is controlled within the range not exceeding the rated output value of the laser light source.12-04-2008
20110038240METHOD OF CONTROLLING RECORDING OPERATION AND OPTICAL DISC DRIVE EMPLOYING THE METHOD - Provided are a method of controlling a recording operation in an optical disc drive to improve recording quality and an optical disc drive employing the method. The method includes setting recording power and parameters related to the generation of recording pulses by successively performing an optimum power controlling (OPC) process for adjusting recording power and an optimum write strategy (WST) tuning control (OWC) process for adjusting parameters related to the generation of recording pulses. The method also includes performing data recording based on the set recording power and the set parameters related to the generation of recording pulses.02-17-2011
20100232269OPTICAL INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - In an optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus (09-16-2010
20100232268METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING AND REPRODUCING OPTICAL INFORMATION, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Ordinary optical disks need the resetting of recording conditions in the course of recording to cope with changes in ambient temperature, laser temperature, and medium's recording sensitivity. Optical disks for super-resolution reproduction which are intended to reproduce record marks smaller than the optical resolution, thereby increasing the recording density, need the resetting of recording conditions as well as the condition of super-resolution reproduction because the quality of reproduced signals depends largely on the power for super-resolution reproduction. The power for recording as well as the power for super-resolution reproduction is therefore changed in the course of test recording to detect the deviation from the optimum value of the recording condition to obtain the optimum recording power. In this case, it is also desirable to change the power for super-resolution reproduction in proportion to the power for recording.09-16-2010
20100232267INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, METHOD OF OPC PROCESS FOR MULTILAYER INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM - The invention is directed to provide an information recording apparatus having an adjusting process device which performs adjusting processes including an OPC process for optimizing a recording power for each of recording layers on a multilayer information recording medium, and an information recording device which performs an information recording process for each of the recording layers based on a result of the adjusting processes for each of the recording layers. The adjusting process device includes an initial adjusting process device which performs the adjusting processes at a start of information recording with the information recording device only for a start recording layer having the first recording start address, and an intermediate adjusting process device which performs the adjusting processes during information recording process with the information recording device for a recording layer other than the start recording layer.09-16-2010
20100202260READ AND WRITE POWER CONTROL METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL RECORDING DEVICE - The present invention discloses read and write power control methods and system for an optical recording device that records information on an optical disk having read-only areas. The read and write power control methods respectively introduce the steps of determining a specific level of a former power control signal output based on a former power control, and then according to the specific level, setting a predetermined level of a power control signal to induce a present power control for rapidly outputting a proper power of the pick-up head. Accordingly, the level transition of the read/write power control signal can be shortened and even eliminated. An unstable read/write power output for the pick-up head can be avoided.08-12-2010
20100202259OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - An optical disc apparatus for recording or reproducing on or from an optical disc, comprising a laser light source for emitting a laser beam; a drive portion for driving the laser light source; a detection portion for detecting the emission power of the laser beam; and means for focusing the laser beam onto the optical disc, wherein information is reproduced by a reproducing power varied according to a recording power to obtain reproducing signals having necessary quality while suppressing deterioration of the recording quality due to the reproducing power.08-12-2010
20080232209Method Of Controlling Power States In A Multimedia System - This invention relates to controlling the power states in a multimedia system comprising a multimedia connector box including a multimedia source interconnected to a transmitter module, and a multimedia device including a receiver module interconnected to a multimedia sink, wherein the transmitter and the vice via multimedia interfacing means. A signal detector detects the signal activity between the power sources of the multimedia system for determining the current power state of the power sources, and a power switching mechanism adapts the power states of the transmitter and receiving modules to the power states of the power sources.09-25-2008
20110273971DATA STORAGE SYSTEM WITH POWER BACKUP MECHANISM - A data storage system with power backup mechanism includes a storage server, N pieces of power supply modules, a plurality of programmable logic devices and a control module. The storage server consumes M units of power in operation, and supports a storage bridge bay standard. The power supply modules respectively generate power for the storage server and a set of power-related signals, wherein the maximum power output of each of the power supply modules is equal to M/N−1 units. The programmable logic devices convert the power-related signals from the power supply modules to two sets of power condition signals. The control module monitors a power condition according to the power condition signals, thereby determining a power health condition of the storage server.11-10-2011
20110211432OPTICAL DISC AND OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - The invention provides an optical disc apparatus which prevents that a laser beam whose power is set at a read power level causes erroneous data recording or deletion. The optical disc apparatus includes an emission controller which controls an amount of an electrical current that a current supply portion supplies to a laser diode in order to control a level of emission power at which the laser diode emits the laser beam. The emission controller has a function to set levels of the emission power at the following transition processings: a transition processing after a read processing and before a write processing, a transition processing after a write processing and before a read processing, a transition processing between two read processings for respective areas, and a transition processing between two write processings for respective areas.09-01-2011
20110222381WRITE-ONCE TYPE MULTILAYER OPTICAL DISC, RECORDING METHOD, REPRODUCING METHOD, AND RECORDING DEVICE - Manufacturing of a higher quality write-once type multilayer optical disc is facilitated. The optical disc includes a plurality of recording layers in which recording or reproduction is carried out by a blue or blue-violet laser beam of a wavelength of about 405 nm. Each of the recording layers includes a recording layer which uses an organic dye. The plurality of recording layers includes a layer in which a groove pattern around a recording mark is deformed when information is recorded, and a layer in which the groove pattern around the recording mark is not deformed when information is recorded.09-15-2011
20100014394WRITE-ONCE-READ-MANY OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM AND RECORDING METHOD THEREFOR - A recording method including: recording on a write-once-read-many optical medium capable of recording and reproducing with a blue laser by CAV, ZCLV, or PCAV, wherein a laser emission pattern including a recording pulse comprises two or more different levels of recording power, and a laser emission time standardized by the laser emission pattern and reference clock is fixed regardless of a recording linear velocity.01-21-2010
20100315915Input Signal Processing System - An input signal processing system is described. It comprises a first transconductance device having a first input, second input, and an output, wherein the first input is coupled to receive the input signal; a first resistor coupled to a first input of the first transconductance device, wherein the first resistor converts the input current signal to an input voltage signal; a first voltage-current converter coupled to the output, the second input, the resistor, and a low voltage supply, wherein the first voltage-current converter is operative for converting the input voltage signal to a input current signal; and a low pass filter having an input coupled to the voltage converter for filtering noise from the input current signal.12-16-2010
20100315914LIGHT IRRADIATION POWER ADJUSTING METHOD AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A light irradiation power adjusting method includes a first recording step, a first reproducing step, a first measuring step, a bias power determining step and a recording power determining step. In the first recording step, an adjustment pattern is recorded to an optical information recording medium while fixing a recording power to a predetermined first power value and while changing a bias power among a plurality of second power values within a predetermined range. In the first reproducing step, the recorded adjustment pattern is reproduced so as to generate a reproduction signal. In the first measuring step, asymmetry values corresponding to the plurality of second power values are measured. In the bias power determining step, an optimum bias power value is determined based on the asymmetry values. In the recording power determining step, an optimum recording power value is determined based on the optimum bias power value.12-16-2010
20130182548DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN OPTICAL SOURCE DRIVER - A device and method for controlling a driving current with respect to an optical source of an optical disc drive are provided. The method includes changing a characteristic of a high frequency component based on a change in the peripheral temperature of on optical pickup device, modulating the driving current using the high frequency component, and applying the modulated driving current to the optical source.07-18-2013
20130155827METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE QUALITY OF A STORAGE SYSTEM - In accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, a method for measuring a quality parameter of an optical storage system comprising a non-diffraction-limited optical storage medium and a readout device, the method comprising the process of deriving an impulse response of the optical storage system, and the process of analyzing the impulse response to determine at least one of a width of the impulse response and a skewness of the impulse response as the quality parameter.06-20-2013
20110317530PLAYBACK DEVICE, PLAYBACK METHOD AND PROGRAM - A playback device of present invention includes a power switching portion that, when the necessity of switching of the reproducing condition is detected, switches the reproducing power to a minimum power which does not damage the data recorded on the multi-layer recording medium and with which the address of the reproducing target data can be read out, and when it is confirmed after the switching of the reproducing condition that the address read out with the minimum power matches the address of the reproducing target data, switches the reproducing power to the optimum power that corresponds to the reproducing condition after the switching, based on the power setting information.12-29-2011

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