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Radiation beam modification of or by storage medium

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369 - Dynamic information storage or retrieval

369099000 - SPECIFIC DETAIL OF INFORMATION HANDLING PORTION OF SYSTEM

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
369112010 Having particular optical element or particular placement thereof in radiation beam path to or from storage medium 683
369103000 Holographic 204
369121000 With particular light source (e.g., laser, CRT with phosphor) 43
369124010 With details of electrical signal processing 35
369116000 Light intensity adjustment or maintenance 29
369109010 Diffractive storage medium information element 29
369110010 Polarization of or by storage medium information element 12
369101000 Invisible radiation (e.g., electron beam or X-ray) 7
369108000 Color 6
369120000 Having particular radiation sensor 6
369102000 Multiplex 3
20090168627METHOD OF READING OPTICAL INFORMATION AND METHOD OF RECORDING OPTICAL INFORMATION - Provided are methods of recording and reading optical information in a recording medium using holography. In the method of recording optical information, a first recording operation is performed for recording optical information in a first recording region in an overlapping manner by allowing a reference beam and a signal beam with data loaded to interfere with each other in the first recording region, the reference beam being angularly multiplexed at predetermined intervals. Furthermore, a second recording operation is performed for recording optical information in a second recording region adjacent to the first recording region in an overlapping manner by allowing the reference beam and the signal beam to interfere with each other in the second recording region, the reference beam being angularly multiplexed between the predetermined intervals. Consequently, optical information can be recorded so as to easily detect and determine a selected reproducing beam, thus increasing the reading efficiency of the optical information.07-02-2009
20100195473SIGNAL TRANSMISSION CIRCUIT AND STORAGE DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a signal transmission circuit includes: a first electro optical converter converting a read electric signal to a first optical signal having an optional wavelength λR; a first photo-electric converter configured to reconvert the first optical signal to the read electric signal; a second electro optical converter converting a electric signal to be recorded to a second optical signal having a wavelength λW different from the λR; a second photo-electric converter reconverting the second optical signal to the electric signal to be recorded; a first optical multiplexer/demultiplexer connected to the first electro optical converter and the second photo-electric converter, and multiplexing and demultiplexing the first and second optical signals; a second optical multiplexer/demultiplexer multiplexing and demultiplexing the first and second optical signals; and an optical transmission medium connected to the first and second optical multiplexers/demultiplexers, and transmits the multiplexed first and second optical signals.08-05-2010
20130128711Method and Apparatus for Multiplexing Optical Information for Recording and Reproducing Optical Information Over Optical Storage Medium - There is provided an optical multiplexer including: a substrate having a plurality of beam transmitting portions; and diffraction gratings diffracting beams irradiated to the beam transmitting portions at different angles, each diffraction grating being formed in the corresponding beam transmitting portion.05-23-2013
369111000 Spiral or helical track 2
20120182851OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM AND RECORDING METHOD - Techniques for recording and reading information to/from a recording medium based on positions of a plurality of marks are described herein. Each of the plurality of marks may have the same length. The information may be recorded based on a mark interval between successive marks. Apparatus and a recording medium suitable for use with such techniques are also disclosed.07-19-2012
20080247296Optical Storage Disk and System Comprising a Disk with Non-Uniformly Spaced Tracks - The present invention relates to an optical storage disk for both read-only and (re-)writable applications comprising a plurality of adjacent track portions with a radial track pattern in which a number of n≧2 adjacent track portions repeatedly exhibit non-uniform radial track distances TP10-09-2008
369106000 Optical feedback 1
20100002558OPTICAL DISK DEVICE AND OPTICAL RECEIVER IC - A first optical receiver circuit in an optical receiver IC, which composes an optical disk device, generates a first voltage signal VS01-07-2010
369117000 Having movable shutter or light gate 1
20090285081APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECORDING INFORMATION IN OPTICAL STORAGE MEDIUM - To record information in an optical storage medium, a pulsed laser beam produced by a laser light source is split into first and second pulsed laser beams by a beam splitter. The first pulsed laser beam to be concentrated in the optical storage medium supported by a medium support part is interrupted and resumed by a shutter. The second pulsed laser beam is received by a photosensor which produces a detection signal. A controller includes a sync-generator configured to receive the detection signal from the photosensor and to generate a synchronizing signal based upon the received detection signal, and a shutter driver configured to drive the shutter in synchronization with timing represented by the synchronizing signal generated by the sync-generator.11-19-2009
369107000 Ground noise suppression, signal envelope, or plural optical modulation 1
20120120784Systems and Methods for Sync Mark Detection Metric Computation - Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for data processing. As an example, a pattern detection circuit is discussed that includes a distance calculation circuit and a comparator circuit. The distance calculation circuit is operable to calculate a noise whitened distance between a reference signal and a received input to yield a comparison value. The comparator circuit is operable to compare the comparison value with a threshold value.05-17-2012
369118000 With detail, configuration, or adjunct of element having slit or aperture in radiation path 1
20080253267Optical Head Device and Optical Disk Apparatus - An optical head device 10-16-2008
369125000 Having photographic storage medium (e.g., variable density or area) 1
20080205251Method and System For Data Recording and Reading in Multi-Photon Excitable Media - A method, system and non-linear optical storage medium are presented for use in at least reading data in the medium. The technique utilizes a first function corresponding to an effect of data recording in the medium and a second function corresponding to an effect of reading the recorded data, where each of the first and second functions is a function of at least a power profile of applied interacting radiation in a respective one of the recording and reading events and a duration of said event. These data is utilized to select a certain operating mode defined by ranges of said power and duration parameters during the reading process corresponding to a non-degenerate relation between the first and second functions.08-28-2008
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20130028066METHOD OF READING OPTICAL INFORMATION AND METHOD OF RECORDING OPTICAL INFORMATION - In a method of recording and reading optical information in a recording medium using holography, a first recording operation is performed for recording optical information in a first recording region in an overlapping manner by allowing a reference beam and a signal beam with data loaded to interfere with each other in the first recording region, the reference beam being angularly multiplexed at predetermined intervals. Furthermore, a second recording operation is performed for recording optical information in a second recording region adjacent to the first recording region in an overlapping manner by allowing the reference beam and the signal beam to interfere with each other in the second recording region, the reference beam being angularly multiplexed between the predetermined intervals. Consequently, optical information can be recorded so as to easily detect and determine a selected reproducing beam, thus increasing the reading efficiency of the optical information.01-31-2013
20130028065FLEXIBLE CABLE FOR OPTICAL PICKUP AND OPTICAL DISC DRIVE INCLUDING THE SAME - A flexible cable is provided. The flexible cable includes a base film having a band shape, a plurality of wiring layers disposed on the base film and extending in one direction, and a plurality of elasticity-adjusting patterns attached to a portion of the base film and partially adjusting the elasticity of the flexible cable.01-31-2013
20110182164OPTICAL HEAD - A thin-type optical head, smaller in optic mounting spaces comprising to the conventional one, in an optic system enabling with BD including a 2-layers BD, DVD an CD, comprises a light source, for emit a light beam therefrom; an optical branch element for penetrating a predetermined amount of lights, therethrough, of an incident light beam thereon, and to reflecting remaining amount of lights thereupon; a light focusing element for focusing the light beam upon an optical information recording medium; a photo detector for receiving the light beam reflecting upon the optical information recording medium; and an optical path converter element for converting an angle of an optical path, on which the light beam propagates, wherein the optical path converter element is disposed on an optical path of the light beam between the optical branch element and the photo detector, or between the optical branch element and the light source, and has an incident surface, upon which the light beam enters, and an emission surface, from which the light beams emits, so that the light beam reflects at least two (2) times within the optical path converter element, during time when passing through between the incident surface and the emission surface.07-28-2011
20090196142INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, AND INFORMATION RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - According to one embodiment, in an information recording medium for which a phase change material is used and in which information is recorded on, reproduced from, and erased from a recording layer by light irradiation, a recrystallization width WR at a periphery of an amorphous recording mark formed on the recording layer by light irradiation, and a recording mark width WA and a track pitch TP satisfy 1.008-06-2009
20090196141OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, METHOD FOR UTILIZING DYE COMPOUND AND VISIBLE INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD - An optical recording medium has a constitution wherein a visible information recording medium section and an information recording medium section are bonded through a bonding layer. The visible information recording medium section has a constitution wherein a visible information recording layer, a first reflection layer and a first protection layer are stacked on a first substrate. The information recording medium section has a constitution wherein an information recording layer, a second reflection layer and a second protection layer are stacked on a second substrate having a pregroove formed on the surface. The visible information recording layer contains at least one dye compound among a yellow dye compound, magenta dye compound and a cyan dye compound.08-06-2009
20090196140OPTICAL DISC, OPTICAL DISC MANUFACTURING METHOD, OPTICAL DISC RECORDING DEVICE AND OPTICAL DISC REPRODUCTION DEVICE - Sub-information necessary to reproduce main information is recorded without deteriorating the reading accuracy of the main information, so that the illegal duplication of an optical disc is prevented. An optical disc 08-06-2009
20090196139APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR LOCATING AND FAST-SEARCHING UNITS OF DIGITAL INFORMATION IN VOLUME, OPTICAL-STORAGE DISKS - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed to locate a group of units of digital information in a volume, optical-storage disk. The apparatus includes a first optical recording layer, a second optical recording layer, and an optical disk reading sled. The first optical recording layer stores a first group of units of digital information in a distinct region of the optical disk. The second optical recording layer stores a first locator for the first group of units of digital information in substantially the same distinct region of the optical disk. A first laser in the optical disk reading sled reads the first locator stored in the second optical recording layer, which indicates the contents of the units of digital information stored in the first optical recording layer being read by a second laser, also in the optical disk reading sled.08-06-2009
20100091630METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, OPTICAL PICKUP MODULE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE - A plurality of parallel rib prototypes are provided on a flat base plate. A plurality of semiconductor elements are placed in each trench between adjacent ones of the rib prototypes, and a transparent member is bonded to each of the semiconductor elements. Electrode pads of the semiconductor elements are wire bonded to connection electrodes. The trenches are then filled with an encapsulating resin. Thereafter, middle portions, in the longitudinal direction, of the rib prototypes are cut with a dicing saw, and adjacent ones of the semiconductor elements are separated from each other, thereby obtaining semiconductor devices.04-15-2010
20090122683Optical disc playback device - An optical disc playback device has a signal generating section, a shift set section, a shift drive section, a position storage section, an ascent/descent set section and an ascent/descent drive section. The signal generating section generates a focusing error signal and a tracking error signal and also outputs a RF signal. The shift set section sets the shift position of a pickup based on the tracking error signal. The shift drive section drives the pickup such that it is located at the set shift position. The position storage section makes the ascent/descent position of the pickup correspond to the shift position, and previously stores the relevant information. The ascent/descent set section determines an ascent/descent position corresponding to the set shift position by reading it from the position storage section. The ascent/descent drive section drives the pickup such that it is located at the determined ascent/descent position.05-14-2009
20100118680OPTICAL RECORDING MATERIAL, OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, AND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING METHOD OF OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM - The present invention provides an optical recording material allows for obtaining excellent recording signal properties even at high-speed recording and is excellent in durability in both a single-sided single layer optical recording medium and a single-sided two-layer optical recording medium having a first recording layer and a second recording layer. The optical recording material contains a cyanine compound having a specific structure and a squarylium compound as dyes for optical recording layers.05-13-2010
20100074084OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR REPRODUCING THE SAME - An optical recording medium which includes three or more information layers and has a higher stack density of information layers than before in the direction of thickness while reducing crosstalk during reproduction, and a method for reading the optical recording medium are provided. The optical recording medium has a three-layer structure which includes a substrate, a first information layer, a first spacer layer, a second information layer, a second spacer layer, a third information layer, and a cover layer thinner than the substrate, with these layers being stacked in that order over the substrate, wherein the following Equation (I) is satisfied:03-25-2010
20100074088Information recording carrier and method of reproducing the same - Plural grooves or lands formed in an information recording carrier include at least a wobbling region and data is recorded wobblingly in this wobbling region by frequency shift modulation while recorded digitally with a single or multiple waves as a channel bit.03-25-2010
20100074087Information recording carrier and method of reproducing the same - Plural grooves or lands formed in an information recording carrier include at least a wobbling region and data is recorded wobblingly in this wobbling region by frequency shift modulation while recorded digitally with a single or multiple waves as a channel bit.03-25-2010
20100074086OPTICAL DISK DEVICE - This optical disk device includes a pickup, a replay means, and an adjustment means. The pickup irradiates laser light upon an optical disk. And the pickup receives light reflected back from the optical disk, performs photoelectric conversion thereupon, and outputs an electrical signal. The replay means adds an offset voltage to an RF signal generated from the electrical signal, and performs replay by processing the RF signal. The adjustment means measures the error rate of the RF signal while changing the value of the offset voltage. And the adjustment means adjusts the offset voltage to that voltage at which the error rate is the lowest. During replay, the replay means adds to the RF signal this offset voltage which has been thus adjusted.03-25-2010
20100074085RECORDING METHOD AND A RECORDER03-25-2010
20100074082OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND AZO METAL COMPLEX DYE - A WORM-type recording layer in an optical information recording medium contains at least one azo-metal complex dye derived from a metal ion and a compound represented by the following general formula (1-1) or (1-2):03-25-2010
20130135979COMPOSITION COMPRISING VARIOUS PROTEORHODOPSINS AND/OR BACTERIORHODOPSINS AND USE THEREOF - The present invention provides a solid material comprising an immobilized mixture of two or more proteorhodopsins, two or more bacteriorhodopsins, or one or more bacteriorhodopsin and one or more proteorhodopsins. The proteorhodopsins are selected from the group consisting of all-trans-retinal-containing proteorhodopsins and retinal analog-containing proteorhodopsins; all of which have absorption spectra that do not overlap. The bacteriorhodopsins are selected from the group consisting of all-trans-retinal-containing bacteriorhodopsins and retinal analog-containing bacteriorhodopsins; all of which have absorption spectra that do not overlap. The present invention also provides an optical information carrier, such as an optical data storage material and a fraud-proof optical data carrier, comprising the above-described solid material and a substrate selected from the group consisting of glass, paper, metal, fabric material, and plastic material, wherein said solid material is deposited on said substrate. The present invention further provides security ink comprising one or more hydrophilic polymers and a mixture of various photochromic materials.05-30-2013
20100046346OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An optical information recording medium of the present invention includes at least a recording layer (02-25-2010
20100046345OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDNG APPARATUS, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD - An optical information recording medium includes a recording layer in which a track is formed, the track having recording marks linearly arranged thereon. Each recording mark has a dimension corresponding to a reference mark length, which serves as a reference, in a track direction along which the track extends, the dimension being smaller than dimensions of the recording mark in two directions perpendicular to the track direction.02-25-2010
20100046344OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM AND METHOD OF RECORDING VISIBLE INFORMATION - The present invention relates to an optical recording medium comprising a visible information recording layer on a support. The visible information recording layer comprises a given dye. The optical recording medium may further comprise a recording layer capable of recording and/or reproducing information by irradiation of a laser beam. The visible information is recorded by using the same laser bean as that used in recording information on the recording layer.02-25-2010
20100103795DATA STORAGE MEDIA CONTAINING INORGANIC NANOMATERIAL DATA LAYER - Optical information media having a support substrate and an inorganic nanomaterial data layer are disclosed. The data layer provides enhanced stability and optical performance as compared to conventional data layers.04-29-2010
20090154321SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE - By increasing the width of a lead terminal 06-18-2009
20100110858OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING DEVICE, OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING AND REPRODUCING DEVICE - The invention is able to enhance a recording speed. In the invention, a recording mark (RM) composed of a cavity is formed by vaporizing a two-photon absorbing material by a two-photon absorption reaction as an embodiment of a photoreaction against a recording light beam (L05-06-2010
20130083643OPTICAL PICKUP APPARATUS - An optical pickup apparatus including a photodetector including first to fourth quadrant light-receiving portions, a first generating unit configured to generate a focus error signal based on respective signals from the first to fourth light-receiving portions, a second generating unit configured to generate a tracking error signal based on respective signals from the first to fourth light-receiving portions, first to fourth low-pass filters configured to allow respective signals to be input thereto from the first to fourth light-receiving portions, a third generating unit configured to generate a first correction signal for correcting the focus error signal by performing subtraction on an addition signal obtained by adding respective signals from the first and fourth low-pass filters, and an addition signal obtained by adding respective signals from the second and third low-pass filters, and a correction unit configured to correct the focus error signal based on the first correction signal.04-04-2013
20100067349Optical Record Carrier as well as an Apparatus and Method for Reading/Writing Image Data from/at a Visually Detectable Pattern at an Optical Record Carrier - A method is disclosed of reading an image data from an optical record carrier with a visually detectable pattern comprising a visually detectable pattern of pixels comprising at least one pattern element comprising an area of size s03-18-2010
20090310461LIGHT SOURCE DRIVE, OPTICAL PICKUP UNIT WHEREIN THE LIGHT SOURCE DRIVE IS INSTALLED, OPTICAL DISC DRIVE WHEREIN THE OPTICAL PICKUP UNIT IS INSTALLED, AND INFORMATION TERMINAL WHEREIN THE OPTICAL DISC DRIVE IS INSTALLED - In a voltage conversion section 12-17-2009
20100103794SCANNING DEVICE HAVING A HOLDING FIXTURE FOR COOLING OF A PICKUP - The device comprises a scanning apparatus with a pickup for reading and/or recording data on a storage medium, a holding fixture for providing a parking position for the scanning apparatus, and a magnetic drive actuator for a movement of the scanning apparatus, wherein the holding fixture comprises a heat sink for cooling down the pickup. The scanning apparatus is in particular of a swing arm type and the pickup is an optical pickup comprising a laser diode.04-29-2010
20090303855TWO-PHOTON-ABSORBING RECORDING MEDIUM, TWO-PHOTON-ABSORBING RECORDING/REPRODUCING METHOD, AND TWO-PHOTON-ABSORBING RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS - Provided are a two-photon-absorbing recording medium allowing recording and reproduction of a large volume of information, a two-photon-absorbing recording/reproducing method by using the same, and a two-photon-absorbing recording/reproducing apparatus. The two-photon-absorbing recording medium for recording information by simultaneous two-photon absorption is a medium comprising an alternate laminate structure comprising: a thin-film recording layer of a recording material wherein change in the absorption or emission spectrum thereof is generated by two-photon absorption induced by a light irradiated as recording light; and a thin-film non-recording layer, wherein the recording material forming the recording layer comprising at least one of each of (1) a two-photon-absorbing colorant and (2) a material wherein change in the absorption or emission spectrum thereof is generated in a photochemical reaction caused by an excited state of the two-photon-absorbing colorant generated by two-photon absorption of the two-photon-absorbing colorant.12-10-2009
20090040902OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE AND OPTICAL DISC DEVICE WITH SUCH OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE MOUNTED THEREON - An optical disk apparatus according to the present invention includes an optical pickup device and a control section for controlling an operation of the optical pickup device. The optical pickup device includes a plurality of first wiring lines for transmitting signals from the control section, a second wiring line to be used for an adjustment of the optical pickup device, and a connector section which is electrically connected to the first wiring lines. The optical disk apparatus further includes a flexible printed wiring board (FPC) which is connected to the connector section for electrically connecting the first wiring lines to the control section. The FPC includes a plurality of third wiring line for electrically connecting the first wiring lines to the control section, such that a pitch of the plurality of third wiring lines in a central portion of the FPC is broader than a pitch of the plurality of third wiring lines in a region of the FPC adjoining the connector section. Moreover, the connector section is electrically connected to the second wiring line, and the FPC being connected to the connector section electrically connects the first wiring lines to the control section, but does not electrically connect the second wiring line to the control section.02-12-2009
20090092028INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS THEREFOR - An environmental load information of an information recording medium is recorded on the information recording medium so as to recycle or dispose properly an information recording medium, which is not necessary any more. The information recording medium comprises a main information area (04-09-2009
20090092026OPTICAL DISC DEVICE AND CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR OPTICAL DISC DEVICE - To prevent the focal point of a light beam from entering an unrecorded area, where no data has been written yet, when data is being read continuously from multiple storage layers.04-09-2009
20090092025APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ERASING STORAGE MEDIUM - An apparatus includes an optical pick-up unit (OPU) and a controller. The OPU is used for irradiating light beam to the optical disc. The controller is used for driving the optical pick-up head to apply a plurality of first predetermined erasing powers to a first data area and a plurality of second predetermined erasing powers to a second data area. A first optimum erasing power and a second optimum erasing power are obtained respectively by ascertaining an optical property of the optical disc. The first optimum erasing power and the second erasing power are used for erasing data stored in different areas of the optical disc.04-09-2009
20130215729STORAGE MEDIUM, REPRODUCING METHOD, AND RECORDING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a write-once type information storage medium using a recording material which has a low to high characteristic that a light reflectivity in a recording mark increases with respect to a non-recording area and which has a recording characteristic in accordance with a principle of recording without substrate deformation, wherein the recording material includes at least an organic metal complex, and wherein the organic metal complex includes a center metal.08-22-2013
20110013501UNIVERSAL MULTIMEDIA DISTRIBUTION, STORAGE, AND PLAYBACK SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Universal multimedia distribution, storage, and playback systems, devices, and methods are disclosed herein. A media distribution kiosk located at a retail establishment provides a user with access to a multitude of different forms of digital multimedia that may be purchased and downloaded onto a portable media transporter device. The portable media transporter device may then be inserted into a media storage and playback device that is capable of transcoding and storing the media on a hard disk drive. Additionally, the media storage and playback device is capable of transcoding, storing, and playing information residing on various other media formats such as DVD (movies, audio, gaming software), CD, and memory cards. Digital rights management (DRM) security measures employed at the kiosk and at the transporter and storage/playback devices ensure the integrity of the media transferred to the user.01-20-2011
20090268580MASTER RECORDING APPARATUS, MASTER RECORDING METHOD, MASTER FOR STAMPER CONTAINING HEAT-SENSITIVE RESIST MATERIAL, AND METHOD OF FORMING FILM OF HEAT-SENSITIVE - According to one embodiment, a pit having a shape wherein the shapes of the top of a recording mark (recording start position) and the end of the recording mark (recording end position) are symmetrical can be formed on a stamper master with high reproducibility. As a result, the noise level/jitter degree of the reproduction signal obtained by reproduction from an optical disc as a final product can be reduced, thereby manufacturing at low cost the optical disc from which a signal can be stably reproduced.10-29-2009
20090268579OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND METHOD OF RECORDING AND/OR REPRODUCING THEREIN - An optical information recording medium 10-29-2009
20090238057Resin Composition, Optical Element, and Light Pickup Device - Objective lens 09-24-2009
20090238056OPTICAL STORAGE EFFECT USING A SEPARATE REFERENCE BEAM INTERFACE - The present invention relates to a data medium to be read out by a focused reading beam having a predetermined wavelength. The data medium implements a new concept of generating a reference beam, by comprising a reference beam interface, which, in the propagation direction of the impinging reading beam, is arranged either in front of a data layer with a pit-and-land structure, and is partially reflective while the pit and land interface sections are fully reflective for the reading beam. Or the reference layer is arranged behind the first and second reflective interface sections, and is fully reflective while the pit and land interlace sections are partially reflective for the reading beam. The data medium of the invention has a number of between 5 and 20 channel-bit cells contained in a reference area A-ef defined by the square of the ratio between the reading beam wavelength WL and the numerical aperture NA of an optical system focusing the reading beam. The ratio between the sum of the areas of all pit interface sections and the sum of the areas of all land interface sections of the pit-and-land structure is between 0.4 and 0.6.09-24-2009
20090231978LONG-TERM DIGITAL DATA STORAGE - Embodiments are directed to recording digital data on an optically ablatable digital storage media. In one embodiment, a device configured to ablate portions of ablatable material on an optically ablatable digital storage media receives digital data that is to be recorded on a recording layer of an optically ablatable digital storage media. The recording layer is formed on a substrate with zero or more intervening layers between the recording layer and the substrate. The recording layer includes ablatable material capable of storing digital data. The device ablates the ablatable material in the recording layer according to a sequence defined by the received digital data such that the ablated portions correspond to data points of the received digital data.09-17-2009
20090231977Optical disk recording and reproduction apparatus and method of driving same - An optical disk recording and reproduction apparatus and a method of driving the optical disk recording and reproduction apparatus are provided which are capable of avoiding picking up of sled motor operation sound while a recording operation is being performed while utilizing high-speed accessibility of an optical disk.09-17-2009
20090046558OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, BCA INFORMATION RECORDER, AND BCA INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD - [Problems] Multilayered optical information recording media involve a problem that a BCA is erroneously formed in a different information recording layer even if the BCA is intended to be formed in a specific information recording layer. [Means for Solving the Problems] An optical information medium (02-19-2009
20090010132HIGHLY 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.01-08-2009
20090010131Assembly Comprising a Component Provided with a Sensitive Part, which Component is Connected to a Base, as Well as an Optical Player Comprising Such an Assembly01-08-2009
20100322055OPTICAL DISC WITH PRE-RECORDED AND RECORDABLE REGIONS AND METHOD OF FORMING THE DISC - An optical disc having a region with pre-recorded data and a recordable region, a method of fabricating the disc, a stamper for forming a disc master, and a recording device for use with the disc are disclosed. Data recorded in the recordable region may be used for activation of the disc, providing unique identification or enhancing program content on the disc.12-23-2010
20100014407OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, REPRODUCING DEVICE FOR OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND REPRODUCING METHOD FOR OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - In an optical information recording medium (01-21-2010
20110280116OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM AND OPTICAL RECORDING METHOD - An optical recording medium having a good power margin property during recording and good jitter during reading is provided. In an optical recording medium, a Ti recording layer that includes Ti as a main component and Al as an addition component and a first Si recording layer that is arranged adjacent to a cover layer side of the Ti recording layer and includes Si as a main component are stacked between a substrate and the cover layer.11-17-2011
20090268578Optical Disk Processing Apparatus - An optical pickup is opposed to an inner-radius portion of an optical disc that is set, and pits (a modulation signal) are read by applying laser light for a DVD to the inner-radius portion. The read-out modulation signal is decoded by inputting it to a CD decoder. If decoded disc information includes particular verification data, the optical disc is judged to be a legitimate optical disc of a particular type and formation of a visible image on the label surface is permitted.10-29-2009
20090147652OPTICAL DISC DEVICE AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD - An optical disc device that irradiates a light beam on an optical disc having a recording layer in which information is recorded and a positioning layer in which tracks for specifying a recording position of the information in the recording layer are provided includes an information recording unit that irradiates a light beam for information on a target position in the recording layer to record the information by shifting a position in an optical axis direction of the light beam for information, a terminal-end recognizing unit that recognizes, when new information is recorded in a recording layer having a recorded area in which information is already recorded, a terminal end of the recorded area, and a target-position setting unit that sets the target position to separate the terminal end of the recorded area and a start end of a recording planned area in which information is recorded anew.06-11-2009
20090310459Laser On Slider For A Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording Head - A recording head includes a magnetic write pole having an end positioned adjacent to an air bearing surface, a first waveguide having an end positioned adjacent to the air bearing surface, a laser, and a coupler for coupling light from the laser to the waveguide. The coupler can include a grating positioned in or adjacent to a lasing cavity of the laser.12-17-2009
20130021889INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An information recording medium (01-24-2013
20120099412ULTRAVIOLET CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR OPTICAL DISC AND OPTICAL DISC - An ultraviolet curable composition having, a coating film cured with ultraviolet rays with a large number of crosslinking points due to a (meth)acrylate compound that does not intramolecularly have a cyclic moiety and has a functionality of three or more and, the compound does not intramolecularly have a cyclic moiety, plastic deformation due to a cyclic moiety is less likely to occur. Additionally, a monofunctional (meth)acrylate compound forms a homopolymer having a glass transition temperature of 20° C. or less, has a low glass transition temperature, and is flexible. Curing contraction caused in ultraviolet curing is suppressed and plastic deformation is less likely in the resultant cured film at room temperature. An optical disc employing the above ultraviolet curable resin composition reduces warpage; and rapid recovery from deformation caused even by application of a load for a long period of time or as a result of an impact due to falling.04-26-2012
20110299376FORMING A VISIBLE LABEL ON AN OPTICAL DISC - A system, method, and medium for forming a visible label on an optical disc. Label data for a label track of the disc is received into a buffer of a disc drive. The label data is analyzed to identify the label track. A surface contour of the disc is mapped only near the label track. Focus actuator signals for the label track are derived using the surface contour. The label track is marked, with a laser of the disc drive, according to the label data while the laser is focusing the focus actuator signals.12-08-2011
20100142351OPTICAL DISC DRIVE - A traverse for an optical disc drive comprising a base, a main shaft motor, a pick-up motor and a pick-up head module is provided. The base includes a bottom plate and a plurality of raised mesas. The bottom plate has an opening and the raised mesas connect with the bottom plate. The main shaft motor is disposed on the raised mesas. The pick-up motor is disposed on the bottom plate and the pick-up head module connects with the pick-up motor. The pick-up motor enables the pick-up head module to move inside the opening. Additionally, the present invention also provides an optical disc drive with the said traverse.06-10-2010
20090034390OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND DRAWING METHOD THEREFOR - An optical information recording medium capable of being drawn without being overturned by an optical information recording apparatus and cable of being drawn not depending on the wavelength of a laser light to be irradiated, the optical information recording medium having an information recording portion in which a recording layer and a first reflection layer are formed successively on a first substrate, and having a drawing portion in which a second reflection layer, a color-change layer, a color-change assistance layer, and a protection layer are formed successively on a second substrate, in which the second reflection layer is heated by irradiation of a laser light and the material in the color-change layer and the material in the color-change assistance layer are melted by the heat and mixed to cause a color change thereby forming images.02-05-2009
20100034070OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE AND LASER WELDING STRUCTURE OF OPTICAL COMPONENTS - To provide a reliable optical pickup device, a pickup case and an optical component including a lens are fixed by laser welding to increase the welding strength and reduce the positional displacement due to environmental changes. In a laser welded portion between a pickup case and an optical component including a lens, the optical component is provided with a joint portion having a convex protrusion at a portion to be joined to the pickup case. Laser beam irradiation is performed extending longer than the protrusion to form a thick welded portion at an end of the protrusion, in order to increase welding strength between the optical component and the pickup case.02-11-2010
20090190456WRITE-ONCE RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING METHOD, RECORDING APPARATUS, REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - A write-once recording medium is provided, which comprises a management information area for recording management information for managing a recorded state, and a user data area for recording user data. The user data area is configured to contain at least one recording area. At least one session is configured to contain at least one of the at least one recording area. The management information contains range information indicating a recording range of the at least one recording area and identification information for identifying the recording area located at a boundary of the session.07-30-2009
20090245067OPTICAL WRITING DEVICE AND OPTICAL WRITING METHOD - An optical writing device performs writing on an exposure region of a light writing display medium. The optical writing device includes an accommodation section, a light irradiation member, a voltage application member, a medium conveyance member and control means. The control means performs control for: applying voltage with the voltage application member to a first medium; the light irradiation member irradiating the light bearing image information and moving a first distance in the first direction over the first medium; the voltage application member applying voltage to a second medium; the light irradiation member irradiating the light for image erasure onto the second medium and moving a second distance in the second direction over the second medium; and, simultaneously the movement of the light irradiation member in the second direction, the medium conveyance member conveying the first medium.10-01-2009
20100110859ARCHIVAL OPTICAL DISC ARRAYS - Optical disc arrays containing optical discs, disc drive devices, and a disc array controller are disclosed. The optical discs are suitable for archiving, unlike conventional media used in RAID or other array systems.05-06-2010
20100124156OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - In an optical disk including at least a rewritable phase change material and comprising a recording layer having a reflectivity of more than 15%, an address output value as an address pit signal component occupying in a reproduced signal in a non recording state is prescribed to be 0.18 though 0.27 or a numerical aperture of an address pit signal occupying in a reproduced signal in a non recording state is prescribed to be more than 0.3.05-20-2010
20100128590Optical information medium measurement method, optical information medium, recording apparatus, and reproducing apparatus - An optical information medium measurement method of the present invention, for measuring a degree of modulation in an optical information medium of a multilayered structure having a plurality of information layers, includes a first step of measuring the modulation degree of each layer of the optical information medium, by use of a measurement optical system, a second step of obtaining a thickness between layers of the optical information medium, a third step of obtaining a reflectance of each layer of the optical information medium, and a fourth step of converting the modulation degree of each layer, the modulation degree being measured in the first step, into a modulation degree at a reference optical system differing from the measurement optical system, based on a value indicative of the thickness between layers, the thickness being obtained in the second step, and a value indicative of the reflectance of each layer, the reflectance being obtained in the third step.05-27-2010
20090323498Optical Pickup Device and Method of Manufacture Therefor - An optical pickup device includes a holder which holds an LD and a light-receiving element and an optical pickup case on which the holder is adhesively fixed via an ultraviolet cure adhesive, and is provided with a through hole on a bonding surface of the holder in order to reduce shrinkage when ultraviolet light is irradiated and to form a blind portion on which the ultraviolet light is not irradiated from a specific direction for adhesively fixing with high position accuracy.12-31-2009
20090028031METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WRITING/READING AN INFORMATION CARRIER AND SUCH AN INFORMATION CARRIER - Proposed is a method and apparatus for writing/reading a data block onto/from an information carrier with M-spots schemes and such an information carrier. The method comprises the steps of dividing the data block into N portions according to predetermined writing capacities for each one of the N writers of the M-spots schemes, N and M being integers not less than 2 and N<=M, and writing simultaneously the N portions of data onto the information carrier with the N writers correspondingly. Since all the writers are processing different portions of one data block, the data rate of processing one data block is increased almost N times. Therefore the period that the certain buffer capacity occupied by a data block is decreased substantially, total buffering capacity may be decreased, that means the cost of the schemes is dropped substantially.01-29-2009
20090310460OPTICAL DISC DEVICE - An optical disc apparatus according to the present invention includes a disc rotation mechanism 12-17-2009
20090129232STORAGE MEDIUM, REPRODUCING METHOD, AND RECORDING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a write-once type information storage medium using a recording material which has a low to high characteristic that a light reflectivity in a recording mark increases with respect to a non-recording area and which has a recording characteristic in accordance with a principle of recording without substrate deformation, wherein the recording material includes at least an organic metal complex, and wherein the organic metal complex includes a center metal.05-21-2009
20100085857SELECTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF SECOND DIGITAL CONTENT TO REMOTE DEVICE USING APPLICATION EMBEDDED IN FIRST DIGITAL CONTENT PACKAGE - A media (e.g., Blu-Ray) first content package includes a link to an application for sending second content to a remote device, especially a mobile telephone. The application is included in the first content. The second content is not included in the first content. The application presents a list of second content choices, selectable by a user. The application receives a destination address for the second content from user input and sends the destination address to a second content server. The second content server contacts the remote device having the indicated destination address, and confirms that receipt of second content will be accepted. Upon receiving confirmation, the second content server transmits the second content to the remote device. The technology may be used to provide content to mobile devices, such as mobile phones, in association with distributed media such as Blu-Ray discs configured for being played by a media player.04-08-2010
20100118681Optical recording medium with write-once and rewritable properties - A write-once optical recording medium is described, which in addition to the write-once properties also has rewritable properties. The optical recording medium has a recording layer with at least a first recording sublayer and a second recording sublayer for recording information marks by alloying material of the at least first and second recording layers. The materials of the at least first and second recording sublayers are chosen such that the alloyed material is a phase-change material adapted for recording additional data as phase changes of the alloyed material.05-13-2010
20100128589COMPOSITION FOR HOLOGRAPHIC RECORDING MEDIUM - A composition for holographic recording medium, which can be coated in a uniform thickness and enables to simply produce a high definition holographic recording medium is provided. And a holographic medium having a low error rate, high storage capacity, high-performance, high-density, which is produced using the composition for the holographic recording medium, is also provided. The composition comprises a (meth)acrylic acid ester group-containing polymerizable substance, an alicyclic epoxy group-containing cationical polymerizable substance of which is ring-opening polymerized by heat, and a hydroxyl group-containing substance which is reactive with the alicyclic epoxy group-containing cationical polymerizable substance. The holographic recording medium is produced by forming a holographic recording layer on a substrate by applying the composition on the base material and polymerizing the alicyclic epoxy group-containing cationical polymerizable substance and the hydroxyl group-containing substance.05-27-2010
20120294135OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING DEVICE, OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCTION METHOD, OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCTION DEVICE, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - Information is recorded and reproduced with high quality by all of the information layers of an optical information recording medium. A recording wavelength generator (11-22-2012
20090028030Apparatus and Method for Driving Optical Disc and Optical Disc Recording Apparatus - An optical disc driving apparatus (01-29-2009
20090092027DATA RECORDING AND REPRODUCING DEVICE, CAMERA DEVICE, AND DATA RECORDING AND REPRODUCING METHOD - A data recording and reproducing device includes: a light emitting element that generates light and emits the light toward an optical recording medium; a light emission control section that feedback-controls an emitted light quantity from the light emitting element; a light attenuating drive section that includes a light attenuating section, and inserts the light attenuating section into an emission path of the light when reproducing data from the optical recording medium and retracts the light attenuating section from the emission path when recording data onto the optical recording medium; and a shock detecting section that detects a shock of a magnitude causing the light attenuating drive section to switch between the insertion and retraction. When the shock detecting section detects the shock during data recording, the light emission control section lowers a control target value of the emitted light quantity from a value set at the time of shock detection.04-09-2009
20110170394MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL INFORMATION DEVICE, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - An object of the invention is to improve the quality of a servo signal and a reproduction signal. Shape-wise thicknesses tr07-14-2011
20080273443Apparatus and method for producing optical recording medium, optical recording medium, apparatus and method for reproduction and apparatus and method for recording - An optical recording medium having a plural number of recording layers includes a n-th recording layer (11-06-2008
20090262627INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND APPARATUSES FOR REPRODUCING, RECORDING, AND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING THEREOF, AND METHODS FOR REPRODUCING, RECORDING, AND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING THEREOF - An information recording medium comprises a substrate, a second recording layer, a second light transmitting layer, a first recording layer for recording different information from that to be recorded in the second recording layer, and a first light transmitting layer. The second recording layer is formed with a continuous second microscopic pattern of grooves. The first recording layer is formed with a continuous first microscopic pattern of grooves that is different from the second microscopic pattern. Both sidewalls of raised portions of the first and second microscopic patterns are formed with wobbling so as to be parallel with each other. Auxiliary information and a reference clock is recorded on these sidewalls alternately and continuously.10-22-2009
20090262626INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND APPARATUSES FOR REPRODUCING, RECORDING, AND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING THEREOF, AND METHODS FOR REPRODUCING, RECORDING, AND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING THEREOF - An information recording medium comprises a substrate, a second recording layer, a second light transmitting layer, a first recording layer for recording different information from that to be recorded in the second recording layer, and a first light transmitting layer. The second recording layer is formed with a continuous second microscopic pattern of grooves. The first recording layer is formed with a continuous first microscopic pattern of grooves that is different from the second microscopic pattern. Both sidewalls of raised portions of the first and second microscopic patterns are formed with wobbling so as to be parallel with each other. Auxiliary information and a reference clock is recorded on these sidewalls alternately and continuously.10-22-2009
20090262625OPTICAL DISK DEVICE - An optical disk device is provided to carry out a stable operation of a reflection-type photo sensor which detects a position of an optical pickup unit and to simplify an assembly process. The optical disk device includes: a chassis; an optical pickup unit which is disposed in the chassis and is moved in a radial direction of the mounted optical disk so as to carry out at least one of recording and reproducing of a signal on the information recording surface of the optical disk; a reflection-type photo sensor which is disposed in the chassis and includes a light-emitting unit and a light-receiving unit; a reflection unit which is disposed in the optical pickup unit and reflects light emitted from the light-emitting unit according to movement of the optical pickup unit so as to be incident on the light-receiving unit; and a black member which is disposed at a position facing the reflection-type photo sensor of the chassis, wherein the chassis is provided with a mold portion which is formed by mold forming, and wherein the black member is integrally formed with the mold portion.10-22-2009
20080239920Wireless transmission of temperature data - An identification input device and a temperature detector that detects body temperature data. The identification input device may be an optical touch pen. The infrared touch pen may be affixed to the temperature detector using a hook and connector or a snap fit connector. In use, the temperature detector computes body temperature data and the identification input device determines an identifier. The identifier is unique to a user. After obtaining the body temperature data and identifier, a transmitter may transmit body temperature data and the identifier over a wireless communications path to a processing unit. By transmitting data over a wireless communications path, an individual's data or a large group of data may be analyzed and viewed via a display unit.10-02-2008
20090285074ENHANCED SECURITY OF OPTICAL ARTICLE - An optical article comprising a first file encoded on the optical article comprising data structure information; a second file encoded on the optical article comprising a backup of the first file; wherein at least one of the first file or the second file must be fully readable for the player to read the data on the optical article; and a mark disposed on at least a portion of the optical article where the first file is encoded and at least a portion of the optical article where the second file is encoded; wherein the mark comprises an optical state change material; wherein the optical state change material undergoes a change in its optical state when exposed to an activation signal selected from one or more of a laser, thermal energy, infrared rays, X-rays, gamma rays, microwaves, visible light, ultraviolet light, ultrasound waves, radio frequency waves, electrical energy, chemical energy, magnetic energy, and mechanical energy; wherein the optical article is transformed from a pre-activated state to an activated state when an authorized activation method is used; and wherein the optical article is transformed from a pre-activated state to an incorrectly activated state when an unauthorized activation method is used.11-19-2009
20090285075ENHANCED SECURITY OF OPTICAL ARTICLE - An optical article comprising a mark disposed on the optical article; wherein the mark comprises an optical state change material; wherein the optical state change material undergoes a change in its optical state when exposed to an activation signal selected from one or more of a laser, thermal energy, infrared rays, X-rays, gamma rays, microwaves, visible light, ultraviolet light, ultrasound waves, radio frequency waves, electrical energy, chemical energy, magnetic energy, and mechanical energy; wherein the optical article is transformed from a pre-activated state to an activated state when an authorized activation method is used; and wherein the optical article is transformed from a pre-activated state to an incorrectly activated state when an unauthorized activation method is used. A method and a system for changing the functionality of the optical article are also provided.11-19-2009
20090290468INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - The present invention relates to an information reproducing method for reproducing information recorded on an information recording carrier with several information layers by radiating light onto the carrier being e.g. an optical disc. The method comprises the step of 1) focusing the light at a first information layer or a second information layer, where the first layer and the second layer are adjacently positioned in the information recording carrier, 2) performing radial tracking on the reflected light from the information recording carrier, and 3) assessing form the radial tracking if the light is focussed on a clockwise or a counter-clockwise oriented spiral relative to the focussed light. In a particular embodiment, the assessment of whether the light is focussed on a clockwise or a counter-clockwise oriented spiral relative the light is utilized for indicating the identity of the layer on which the light is focussed. The invention also relates to an optical apparatus for implementing the method of the invention.11-26-2009
20090296556READING DEVICE FOR A RECORD CARRIER - The invention provides an efficient reading device in which, even if one radiation beam should fail, no information is lost and the information can still be read out without time-consuming recurring operations. The present invention solves this problem by providing a reading device (FIG. 12-03-2009
20120294134OPTICAL DISC DEVICE - Even when a first differentiation value is equal to or greater than a first threshold value, this optical disc device does not confirm “CD” to be the differentiation result, as long as a first focus error signal FE11-22-2012
20100110860DATA STORAGE MEDIA CONTAINING MAGNESIUM METAL LAYER - Optical information media containing a magnesium metal layer and a reactive material layer are disclosed. The magnesium metal can react directly with the reactive material layer, or with a chemical evolved from the reactive material layer after application of energy from a source such as a laser.05-06-2010
20100220574INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND RECORDING/REPRODUCING METHOD FOR THE SAME - The information recording medium (09-02-2010
20090003178File-Based Recordable Disc Playback Apparatus and File-Based Recordable Disc Playback Method - A file-based recordable disc playback apparatus includes a signal decrypting means 01-01-2009
20090168625Micro-optical pickup - A dynamic micro-machined optical device is applied in a micro-optical pickup. The micro-optical pickup includes an actuator and a dynamic grating, wherein the actuator may be a cantilever beam electrostatic actuator, a scratch drive actuator, a magnetic actuator or an electromagnetic actuator; and the actuator is controlled by applying an external voltage. The position of the dynamic grating is switchable between on and off the optical axis. When the external voltage is applied, the on-axis dynamic grating splits the light from a laser diode into multi-beams and the micro-optical pickup can rapidly retrieve information on the disk by simultaneously reading multi-tracks on the disk with multi low energy beams. When the external voltage is turned-off, the dynamic grating is off the optical axis and the light from the laser diode will pass directly and write information into the disk with single high energy beam.07-02-2009
20090097377Secured Optical Information Carrier, and Data Encryption Method and Apparatus for Recording Data in the Optical Information Carrier - An optical information carrier and method and apparatus for securing the carrier are presented. The optical information carrier comprises a recording medium for recording data therein in the form of a first pattern of spaced-apart recorded regions configured to provide a first optical response to incident light, and comprises a pattern of spaced-apart regions configured to respond to incident light by a second optical response pattern. Distribution of the spaced-apart regions forming the second optical response pattern is indicative of an individual and identifiable carrier specific signature.04-16-2009
20090168626OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE AND PHOTODETECTOR - An optical pickup device includes: a first light-receiving element for receiving a main beam of a first light beam; second and third light-receiving elements for receiving sub-beams of the first light beam; a fourth light-receiving element for receiving a main beam of a second light beam; and fifth and sixth light-receiving elements for receiving sub-beams of the second light beam. The first through third light-receiving elements are located on a first line with the first light-receiving element sandwiched between the second and third light-receiving elements. The fourth through sixth light-receiving elements are located on a second line with the fourth light-receiving element sandwiched between the fifth and sixth light-receiving elements. The first line and the second line are parallel to each other.07-02-2009
20080279081Optical Device for Recording and Reproducing - An optical device compatible with at least three different types of information carrier. It comprises a main optical branch comprising detecting means (11-13-2008
20080310280INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND DISK APPARATUS USING THE MEDIUM - According to one embodiment, an information recording medium has a plurality of recording layers, and records and reproduces information by using a semiconductor layer of 450 nm or less. When reproducing information, letting x be the frequency of repetitive recording of a shortest mark length and shortest space length of the information, the ratio of the value of a highest level to the value of a level at x/190 of a sum signal detected within the frequency range of x/3240 to x/190 is lower than 32 dB, or the ratio of the average value of the amplitudes of signals of repetitive recording of the shortest mark length and shortest space length to the value of the highest level within the frequency range of x/3240 to x/190 is higher than 10 dB.12-18-2008
20080212448Optical System - The present invention relates to an optical system for performing radial tracking on an associated optical record carrier. The optical system contains an actuated radiation-emitting device capable of emitting a main beam for reading and/or recording information as readable effects in the carrier, and at least two auxiliary beams applicable for radial tracking. The tracking is performed from radiation reflected from auxiliary spots, the auxiliary spots being asymmetrically placed with respect to the main spot. The carrier contains readable effects arranged in tracks in one or more spiral(s), where the one ore more spiral(s) are separated by one or more guard band(s) (09-04-2008
20080267036Air Gap Servo for Optical Recording - A device reads and/or records marks in a track on a record carrier via near field optical recording. The device has a head including a lens to be positioned at a near field distance from a surface of the record carrier. An air gap controller is for controlling an air gap between the lens and the surface, and has an approach mode for bringing the lens from a remote distance in the far field (10-30-2008
20080267037METHOD OF READING OPTICAL INFORMATION IN SUPER-RESOLUTION - The invention relates to the reading of digital optical recordings at very high density (CD, DVD, etc.). Reading is done by a PRML (“Partial Response Maximum Likelihood”) technique which uses a model of analog response to the recording of an isolated information bit. Customarily, the response model is represented by four or five signal samples having standardized levels 1 or 2. To take account of particular phenomena of super-resolution reading, the invention proposes the use of a model having 6 to 10 samples that can take 4 or 5 standardized levels. This model can result from the superposition of two simpler models having only two possible levels of samples taken from 1, 2 and 3.10-30-2008
20110205878LASER ATTACHMENT DEVICE AND OPTICAL PICK-UP DEVICE USING THE SAME - In a laser attachment device of the preferred embodiment of the invention, a pair of protruding portions are formed on a seating surface of a LD holder by which the position of a CAN package is fixed. The CAN package inserted in a through-hole comes into contact with the pair of protruding portions, and then is fixedly bonded to the inside of the LD holder while being inclined with the protruding portions being the starting point of the inclination. This structure allows the luminance adjustment of a laser beam to be performed without causing displacement of the emitting direction of the laser beam from an optical axis of an optical pick-up device. Thus, the laser attachment device having an improved workability and being suitable for mass production is achieved.08-25-2011
20090161515OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS AND OPTICAL DISC DISCRIMINATING METHOD - An optical disc apparatus capable of discriminating swiftly and accurately a dual disc from other discs and an optical disc discriminating method, wherein the optical disc apparatus irradiates laser beams having a different wavelength onto the optical disc, detects the reflected light obtained by the irradiation of the laser beams having the individual wavelengths, determines amplitude of an error signal according to the detected results of the individual reflected lights, and discriminates the optical disc based on a ratio of amplitudes of the individual reflected lights.06-25-2009
20090129230Light Guide - A light guide is provided. The light guide has an uneven light input face and even side faces, which are arranged directly downstream of the light input face. Furthermore, an optoelectronic component with such a light guide is provided.05-21-2009
20100195470Optical Disk Recording/Reproducing Apparatus And Alternation Process Method Thereof - A disk recording/reproducing apparatus includes a disk rotator which rotates an optical disk, an optical pickup, a slide motor which moves the optical pickup into a radial direction of the optical disk, and a controller which controls at least the disk rotator and the slide motor in accordance with a signal obtained from the optical pickup. The controller determines an alternation destination for recording data at an alternation origin therein or during the alternation process depending on a position of the alternation origin on the optical disk and a reference position on the optical disk, when the optical disk has an alternation area on an innermost periphery and an outermost periphery, and the recording/reproducing apparatus conducts the alternation process upon detection of a defect block within a user data recording area on the optical disk, thereby conducting the alternation process thereon.08-05-2010
20090141610Optical recording medium - In an optical recording medium for conducting at least one of reading and recording of optical information, the optical recording medium includes: a base board; and an antireflection layer composed of at least one layer, which is provided on a surface of a side of the base board where light enters for conducting at least one of the reading and recording of information. A wavelength of light that makes reflectance of the antireflection layer to light to be smallest is longer than that of the light that enters for conducting at least one of the reading and recording of information.06-04-2009
20090080311OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD, OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - In a super-resolution optical disk for the purpose of achieving an increase in the density of recording data by reproducing a recording mark smaller than optical resolution, the optimum reproduction power needs to be determined since the quality of a super-resolution reproduced signal strongly depends on the reproduction laser power. However, since the track error signal required for tracking servo also depends on the reproduction power, there is a need for a method for determining the reproduction power taking into account both the stabilization of tracking servo and a quality improvement of the reproduction signal. The reproduction power is changed under conditions with focusing servo applied but without application of tracking servo. Thereby, a cross track signal is detected to identify a reproduction power region that leads to quality improvement of both a reproduction signal and a track error signal.03-26-2009
20090080310Optical disk recording method, optical disk device, program, and recording medium - In an optical disk recording method adapted to record information on an optical disk by a light beam incident to the disk in one direction, the disk has a plurality of rewritable recording layers including a first layer nearest to a plane of incidence and a second layer distant from the plane of incidence. A target layer where user data is to be recorded is specified from the first and second layers. Prior to recording the user data to a requested address in the second layer when the target layer is the second layer, a partial region of the first layer corresponding to a same radial position as the requested address in the second layer is set to either a non-recorded state or a recorded state depending on a characteristic of the disk. The user data is recorded to the requested address in the target layer.03-26-2009
20090052298Apparatus for Recording of Information - With an object of executing excellent finishing processing when information is recorded to a rewritable type record medium or a write once type record medium, the finishing processing is switched by whether a kind of a medium for recording information is the rewritable type record medium or the write once type record medium and a method of executing the finishing processing is switched based on a state of supplying power.02-26-2009
20090086603LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT DRIVE CIRCUIT AND INFORMATION RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS USING SUCH CIRCUIT - According to one embodiment, a first switching element which switches a light source, a second switching element which switches a load element connected in parallel to the light source, and a switch which controls the connection between the first and second switching elements and a constant current source. When the first switching element and the second switching element are differentially operated by the switch, the switch is turned on a predetermined time earlier than the turning on of the first or second switching element.04-02-2009
20090052297INTEGRATED OPTICAL MEMORY - An optical memory includes an array of optical material and a beam scanning device. The optical material assumes first and second states, and incident light causes the optical material to transition from the first state to the second state. The beam scanning device selectively directs a received optical data signal across the array of optical material.02-26-2009
20090073847OPTICAL READER FOR READING IDENTIFICATION CODES ON OPTICAL DISCS - An optical reader comprises a housing, at least one light source inside the housing and an image sensor whose terminus is inside the housing. The housing has a longitudinal axis and a disc-receiving portion for receiving an optical disc so that the optical disc is coaxial with the longitudinal axis. The at least one light source is positioned on the longitudinal axis to illuminate the identification code on the optical disc and be reflected therefrom. The terminus of the image sensor is also positioned on the longitudinal axis, further from the disc-receiving portion than the at least one light source, and oriented to capture the identification code within its field of view. The image sensor and the at least one light source are cooperatively configured so that the terminus of the image sensor receives light reflected from the identification code and thereby readably detects the identification code.03-19-2009
20090080312READ-ONLY OPTICAL DISC MEDIUM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME - At the stage where disc substrates are to be manufactured in mass production by using a stamper, a section where pits/lands are not formed is formed in advance as an additional information recording section among recording tracks formed by a recording data sequence of pits/lands. A metal alloy reflection film is coated on the information recording surface including such an additional information recording section 03-26-2009
20110141870OPTICAL DISC DRIVE - An optical disk drive (ODD) is provided. The ODD includes an optical pickup unit; and at least one pickup guide for contacting with at least one guide that guides a motion of the pickup unit, wherein the pickup guide includes at least one oil housing unit for housing oil applied to the guide. The oil housing unit is provided in a quadrangular or triangular groove shape toward a portion contacting with the guide in the pickup guide. Further, the oil housing unit is formed at both sides of the pickup guide in a length direction of the guide, or when two pickup guides are coupled to at least one guide, the oil housing unit is formed only at a far position from the other pickup guide in each of the two pickup guides. Therefore, a contamination phenomenon of an optical pickup unit due to scattering of oil can be reduced.06-16-2011
20110222388ODD RAID DRIVING METHOD - This document relates to an optical disk drive RAID driving method. In an embodiment of this document, data to be suited for a RAID level is transformed and stored in a buffer area allocated in a storage and the data stored in the buffer area is distributively recording in a plurality of optical disks through a plurality of optical disk drives according to the RAID level.09-15-2011
20090252013HYDRAZIDE CHELATE COMPLEX COMPOUND, OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM USING THE COMPOUND AND RECORDING METHOD THEREOF - Provided are a novel hydrazide chelate complex compound which is excellent in terms of both solubility in a coating solvent and light fastness, which can be used for blue laser recording, and which is useful as a dye for forming a recording layer of an optical recording medium, the hydrazide chelate complex compound being represented by general formula (1) below; and a dye for forming a recording layer of an optical recording medium, the dye containing the compound.10-08-2009
20090252014OPTICAL DRIVE CAPABLE OF REPLAYING OPTICAL CARRIERS WITH HIGH BIREFRINGENCE - The invention relates to an optical drive for reading information from an optical disk (10-08-2009
20090245068OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE AND OPTICAL DISC DRIVE - An optical pickup device according to the present invention includes: first and second light sources that are driven selectively and that emit blue and red light beams, respectively; an optical element for splitting the blue and red light beams emitted into main and sub-blue beams and main and sub-red beams, respectively; first and second photodetectors that receive the main and sub-blue beams reflected from the optical disc, thereby outputting electrical signals; and third and fourth photodetectors that receive the main and sub-red beams reflected from the optical disc, thereby outputting electrical signals. A dead zone that outputs no electrical signal representing the intensity of the light received is provided for respective parts of the second and fourth photodetectors.10-01-2009
20090245066OPTICAL DATA CARRIER, AND METHOD FOR READING/RECORDING DATA THEREIN - An optical data carrier is presented. The data carrier comprises: at least one recording layer composed of a material having a fluorescent property variable on occurrence of multi-photon absorption resulting from an optical beam, said recording layer having a thickness for forming a plurality of recording planes therein; at least one non-recording layer formed on at least one of upper and lower surfaces of said recording layer and differing in fluorescent property from said recording layer; and at least one reference layer having a reflecting surface being an interface between the recording layer and the non-recording layer.10-01-2009
20100039916CONTROL DEVICE, LASER IRRADIATION DEVICE, OPTIMIZATION FONT DATA DATABASE, RECORDING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A control device controls a laser irradiation device to record visible information on a medium by irradiation of a laser beam. The control device includes a drawing information storage unit which stores drawing information of line segments contained in line images of characters, numbers, and symbols. A drawing information acquiring unit acquires drawing information of a line image as an object to be drawn. A thickness information acquiring unit acquires thickness information which specifies a thickness of each line segment. An overlapping line segment detecting unit detects a pair of line segments drawing ranges of which, inclusive of the line segment thickness, overlap each other, based on the thickness information and the drawing information. A line dividing/shortening unit divides or shortens at least one of the pair of line segments so that the drawing ranges of the pair of line segments do not overlap each other.02-18-2010
20090252016INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - An information recording apparatus forms a record mark corresponding to a recording signal by applying a laser beam to a recording medium, and includes: a light source for emitting the laser beam; a signal generating device for generating a recording pulse signal for driving the light source on the basis of the recording signal; a test-writing device for performing test-writing; and a determining device for determining at least one of a power and a pulse width of the recording pulse signal on the basis of a test-writing result, the test-writing device performs the test-writing by changing the power of the recording pulse signal, the determining device determines the power, by which waveform distortion is greater than or equal to an upper limit or is less than or equal to a lower limit of an amplitude limit value on a limit equalizer in the mark period corresponding to the long mark.10-08-2009
20090252015BRUSHLESS MOTOR AND DISK DRIVE APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SAME - A brushless motor includes a substantially flat attachment plate and a circuit board. The attachment plate includes a plurality of motor attachment portions and a base portion arranged to interconnect the motor attachment portions. The circuit board is arranged on an upper surface of the base portion and includes a first area to which electronic parts are attached. The upper surfaces of the motor attachment portions are arranged higher than the upper surface of the base portion. The height of the upper surface of the circuit board in the first area is substantially equal to or greater than the height of the upper surfaces of the motor attachment portions.10-08-2009
20080259762OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - An optical information recording medium includes a substrate having a through-hole provided at the central portion thereof and a guiding groove provided on a surface at the light-incident side; a reflective layer provided on the surface of the substrate having the guiding groove; a recording layer provided on the reflective layer and made of an organic substance containing a dye; and a light-transmissive cover layer provided on the recording layer, wherein the cover layer is made of a curable resin, and a modulus of elasticity of at least a portion of the cover layer facing the recording layer is in the range of about 34 MPa to about 96 MPa at 25° C.10-23-2008
20110141869OPTICAL PICKUP, PHOTODETECTOR, AND DRIVE ADOPTING THE OPTICAL PICKUP - An optical pickup, photodetector, and optical drive adopting the optical pickup are provided. The optical pickup may include a light emitting system having a plurality of light sources corresponding to a plurality of mediums a light receiving system including a photodetector for converting light reflected from a medium into an electrical signal. The photodetector may include first and second light receiving sensors corresponding to the plurality of mediums, each of the first and second light receiving sensors comprising a plurality of regions, each region comprising a plurality of sectors. The plurality of regions of the first and second light receiving sensors may include shared sectors that are shared by the first and second light receiving sensors and exclusive sectors that are exclusively used in the first light receiving sensor or the second light receiving sensor.06-16-2011
20100149944OPTICAL DISC AND OPTICAL DISC DEVICE - Provided herein is an optical disc having: an optical plotting layer 06-17-2010
20100149943OPTICAL DISC AND OPTICAL DISC DEVICE - Provided herein is an optical disc having: an optical plotting layer which is formed at a label surface side and on which an image is formed by heat change with a laser beam emitted from a recording surface side; a protective layer which is formed at the label surface side of the optical plotting layer, protects the optical plotting layer, and through which the image can be viewed from the label surface side; a reflective layer which is formed at the recording surface side of the optical plotting layer and reflects the laser beam; and a substrate which supports the reflective layer, the protective layer and the optical plotting layer.06-17-2010
20090274030OPTICAL PICKUP AND OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - A base of an optical pickup includes a first bearing portion through which one of two guide shafts disposed in parallel to each other is inserted and a second bearing portion through which the other guide shaft is inserted, and is slidable along the two guide shafts. Under the first guide shaft that is inserted through the first bearing portion, a nut hold portion for holding a nut that connects a member of a drive mechanism for driving the base and the base to each other is disposed on the base. The nut hold portion includes an insertion opening that allows the nut to be inserted along a direction substantially parallel to a longitudinal direction of the first guide shaft.11-05-2009
20100195469Media Pre-Write With Track-Aligned Write Beam Deflection and Write Frequency Adjustment - Method and apparatus for formatting a data storage medium, such as a magnetic or optical disc. In accordance with various embodiments, a data storage medium is rotated while a write beam is used to write data to the rotating medium. The data are written in the form of a plurality of concentric data tracks. A deflection angle of the write beam is continuously adjusted in an axial direction along each track. In some embodiments, the axial deflection of the write beam imparts a desired angular offset between a beginning point of a first track and a beginning point of an immediately adjacent second track. This allows a first translation geometry, such as a linear translation path of a linear actuator, to emulate a different second translation geometry, such as a rotary translation path of a rotary actuator.08-05-2010
20100157770OPTICAL DISC DRIVE AND OPTICAL INFORMATION READ METHOD - An HF waveform prevailing during a read operation varies due, for instance, to changes in the ambient temperature of an optical disc drive and variations in the characteristics of a laser. This degrades read performance and decreases the number of rewritable disc read operations. To address the above problems, an optical disc drive and an optical information read method are disclosed. The disclosed optical disc drive and optical information read method vary an HF amplitude in relation to the resistance, differential resistance, or temperature of the laser.06-24-2010
20090052299OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD - There is provided an optical information recording medium including, on a substrate, a recording layer in which information can be recorded by irradiating a laser beam having a wavelength of 440 nm or less, wherein the recording layer includes an oxonol dye that has a maximum absorption wavelength longer than the wavelength of the laser beam. There is also provided an information recording method including irradiating a laser beam having a wavelength of 440 nm or less to the optical information recording medium to record information.02-26-2009
20100182888Optical Disc Apparatus - An optical disc apparatus comprising: a spindle motor configured to drive a turntable on which an optical disc is loaded to rotate; a first substrate on which a first support member rotatably supporting a rotation shaft of the spindle motor is fixed, and on which a second support member is formed at a position adjacent to the spindle motor; a second substrate; an optical pickup device; and a guide member configured to guide the optical pickup device in a radial direction of the optical disc loaded on the turntable, one end of the guide member being supported by the second support member on the first substrate and fixed to a fixing member on the second substrate, and the other end of the guide member being fixed to the fixing member on the second substrate.07-22-2010
20100260028Laser driving device, laser driving method, optical unit, and light device - A laser driving device includes: a first pulse generating section; a second pulse generating section; a light emission waveform generating section; and a light emission level pattern storing section.10-14-2010
20090116362OPTICAL RECORD CARRIER WITH A VISUALLY DETECTABLE PATTERN AS WELL AS AN APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR RECORDING A VISUALLY DETECTABLE PATTERN ON AN OPTICAL RECORD CARRIER. - A system is described comprising an optical record carrier and an apparatus for recording the optical record carrier. The apparatus comprises a facility (05-07-2009
20100254245Optical 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
20100254243Optical 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
20110058463OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND RECORDING/REPRODUCING METHOD THEREFOR - An optical information recording medium (03-10-2011
20100254247Optical data recording medium and method for reproducing recorded data - An optical data recording medium, in which irradiation of a light beam is used for recording and/or reproducing data includes (i) a substrate having an a rise and/or a recess which are a light-incident surface, (ii) a reflective layer, provided on the light-incident surface of the substrate, for reflecting the light beam, (iii) a light absorption layer for converting, to heat, a light of the light beam to heat on the surface of the reflective layer, (iv) a reproducing layer, provided on the surface of the heat-light converting layer, having a transmittance that changes in accordance with a light intensity distribution of the light beam. The optical data recording medium is excellent in super-resolution property, and enables reproduction of a shorter mark length.10-07-2010
20100085858OPTICAL DISK APPARATUS - Analog components whose characteristics greatly differ from one another are removed as much as possible from an optical disc drive. Provided are means 04-08-2010
20100054101Lens driving apparatus - A lens driving apparatus installed into an optical unit, includes a lead screw rotated by a rotation of a motor, a lens holder moved reciprocally along a rotation axis line of the lead screw by a rotation of the lead screw, a guide shaft extended in parallel with the rotation axis line, and passing through the lens holder to guide, and a lens held at a free end of the lens holder in a cantilever state.03-04-2010
20090040901Information 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.02-12-2009
20090040900Pasting method of non-insulation sheet upon printed circuit board, as well as, printed circuit board and optical disk apparatus - A pasting method for pasting a non-insulation sheet 02-12-2009
20090323496BEAM APPLYING METHOD, BEAM APPLYING APPARATUS, AND OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM - A beam applying method includes the steps of: rotationally driving an optical recording medium, in which a signal is recorded and reproduced by applying a beam thereto and which has a recording layer on which the signal is recorded, a polarization element formed below the recording layer, and a reflecting film formed below the polarization element; and applying a beam to the rotating optical recording medium through a half-wavelength plate that is rotationally driven with the rotation of the optical recording medium.12-31-2009
20090073846OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL RECORDING DEVICE, AND OPTICAL RECORDING AND REPRODUCING DEVICE - An optical recording method and optical recording device using a multi-pulse write strategy to record on an optical disc by recording a signal (S03-19-2009
20090073848OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, AND REPRODUCING METHOD FOR OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM - An optical recording medium includes a main-information area in which a metal reflection film is formed on a substrate where a row of pits is formed as main data, and a sub-information area in which is recorded medium identification information, which is used to identify the optical recording medium individually, by removing the metal reflection film partially and forming a plurality of reflection-film removed areas. Information is reproduced by irradiating the metal reflection film with a beam of light. In the sub-information area, a row of pits or a guide groove is formed on the substrate, and a track pitch of the row of pits or the guide groove is at least 0.24 μm wide and at most 0.45 μm wide.03-19-2009
20090323497OPTICAL RECORDING APPARATUS - The present invention relates to an optical recording apparatus with processing means (12-31-2009
20090141611OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - An optical information recording medium contains a recording layer that includes: a recording area on which a cavity is formed as a recording mark as a result of an increase in temperature around a focal point after absorbing a recording beam converged for recording of information in accordance with the wavelength of the recording beam and from which, when a predetermined reading beam is emitted for reproducing of the information, the information is reproduced based on the optically modulated reading beam; and a non-recording area provided adjacent to the recording area to prevent the heat around the focal point from dispersing.06-04-2009
20100302926STORAGE MEDIUM, REPRODUCING METHOD, AND RECORDING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a write-once type information storage medium comprises an organic dye based recording material having sensitivity at a wavelength of 405 nm and at a recording wavelength in the range of 600 nm to 700 nm, wherein, when absorbance of a maximum absorption wavelength in the vicinity of 405 nm is defined as 1, the absorbance is 5% or more at any wavelength in the range of 600 nm to 700 nm.12-02-2010
20100322057OPTICAL RECORDING METHOD, OPTICAL RECORDING DEVICE, MASTER MEDIUM EXPOSURE DEVICE, OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND REPRODUCING METHOD - An optical recording method for recording information by irradiating an optical disc medium with a modulated write pulse train of laser light variable over a plurality of power levels such that a plurality of marks are formed on the optical disc medium, edge positions of each of the marks and a space between adjacent two of the marks being utilized for recording of the information. The optical recording method includes the steps of: encoding record data to generate encoded data which is a combination of marks and spaces; classifying the encoded data according to a combination of a mark length of the mark, a space length of a first space that immediately precedes the mark, and a space length of a second space that immediately succeeds the mark; generating a write pulse train for forming the mark, in which at least one of a leading end edge position, a trailing end edge position and a pulse width of the write pulse train is changed according to a classification result; and irradiating the optical disc medium with the write pulse train generated to form the plurality of marks on the optical disc medium.12-23-2010
20100322056OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, AND REPRODUCING METHOD FOR OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM - An optical recording medium includes a main-information area in which a metal reflection film is formed on a substrate where a row of pits is formed as main data, and a sub-information area in which is recorded medium identification information, which is used to identify the optical recording medium individually, by removing the metal reflection film partially and forming a plurality of reflection-film removed areas. Information is reproduced by irradiating the metal reflection film with a beam of light. In the sub-information area, a row of pits or a guide groove is formed on the substrate, and a track pitch of the row of pits or the guide groove is at least 0.24 μm wide and at most 0.45 μm wide.12-23-2010
20110110213OPTICAL COMPONENT LASER-WELDED STRUCTURE AND OPTICAL PICKUP MANUFACTURING METHOD - In a laser welding method, detachment is suppressed and dislocation of an optical component is reduced by improving adhesiveness of an interface of a welded part to thereby improve yield and reliability of an optical pickup device. A manufacturing method of an optical pickup device includes: a step of bringing the optical component into contact with the holding member; a step of irradiating laser light; and a step of melting the holding member through the irradiation to weld the holding member to the optical component, wherein before the laser light is irradiated, surface roughness of a portion of the optical component to be welded is greater than surface roughness of the holding member in contact with the portion, whereby the melted holding member enters into an uneven part on a front surface of the optical component, improving adhesion strength.05-12-2011
20090067312INFORMATION RECORDING CARRIER AND METHOD OF REPRODUCING THE SAME - Plural grooves or lands formed in an information recording carrier include at least a wobbling region and data is recorded wobblingly in this wobbling region by frequency shift modulation while recorded digitally with a single or multiple waves as a channel bit.03-12-2009
20110044150OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE - The present invention provides an optical pickup device including: a light source for emitting light in a first wavelength range including a wavelength of 405 nm; an optical element for transmitting the light emitted from the light source and guiding the emitted light to an optical disc, and for transmitting light reflected from the optical disc and guiding the reflected light to a detector unit; a supporting member for supporting the optical element through an adhesive; a first light blocking member for blocking the light emitted from the light source from entering the adhesive when the optical element guides the emitted light to the optical disc; and a second light blocking member for blocking the light reflected from the optical disc from entering the adhesive when the optical element guides the reflected light to the detector unit. In this optical pickup device, at least one of the first and second light blocking member blocks the light in the first wavelength range and transmits light in a second wavelength range included in an ultraviolet wavelength range of 10 to 400 nm.02-24-2011
20110032810MASTER DEVICE - The invention relates to a master device which can be used in a method for producing a recording medium, a substantially spirally or concentrically running main track structure and at least one substantially spirally or concentrically running secondary track structure being formed on the master device, the secondary track structure being arranged on at least one side of the main track structure, the secondary track structure having discontinuities varying an optically detectable surface texture of the recording medium in such a way that at least first auxiliary information is represented on the recording medium.02-10-2011
20090034393Information 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.02-05-2009
20110044148Optical data recording medium and method for reproducing recorded data - An optical data recording medium, in which irradiation of a light beam is used for recording and/or reproducing data includes (i) a substrate having an a rise and/or a recess which are a light-incident surface, (ii) a reflective layer, provided on the light-incident surface of the substrate, for reflecting the light beam, (iii) a light absorption layer for converting, to heat, a light of the light beam to heat on the surface of the reflective layer, (iv) a reproducing layer, provided on the surface of the heat-light converting layer, having a transmittance that changes in accordance with a light intensity distribution of the light beam. The optical data recording medium is excellent in super-resolution property, and enables reproduction of a shorter mark length.02-24-2011
20110044149MULTI-LAYER OPTICAL DISC AND OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - In a conventional multilayer optical disc, management information needs to be retrieved from the control area of its reference layer to find how many information layers there are in the optical disc.02-24-2011
20090059761OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS AND OPTICAL PICKUP - An optical disc apparatus according to the present invention includes: an optical pickup including an optical system that converges a light beam on an optical disc and a photodetector that detects light reflected from the optical disc; and a fingerprint detector for detecting, based on the output of the photodetector, multiple fingerprint dots on the surface of the optical disc. The fingerprint detector confirms the presence of a fingerprint on the optical disc on sensing the output of the photodetector change according to the pattern of the fingerprint dots.03-05-2009
20110116353WRITE-ONCE-READ-MANY OPTICAL DISK HAVING LOW-TO-HIGH RECORDING PROPERTY ACCOMMODATING SHORT WAVELENGTH RECORDING - A write-only-read-many type optical recording medium includes a substrate, an organic material layer having a light absorption function that is sufficient for recording in the recording/reproduction wavelength range, the organic material layer being situated on the substrate, and a reflection layer being situated on the organic material layer. The recording medium is configured to have a Low-to-High recording property and record with a laser having a wavelength that is no greater than 500 nm.05-19-2011
20110069595AZO METAL CHELATE DYE AND OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM - To provide a dye to be used for an optical recording medium excellent in both high speed recording characteristics and reproduction durability.03-24-2011
20100220573OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING DEVICE - Provided is an optical information reproducing medium for realizing an excellent super resolution reproduction while performing a high-speed reproduction. The optical information recording medium includes a plurality of super resolution layers (09-02-2010
20090323495OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING/REPRODUCING METHOD THEREOF AND RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS - An optical information recording medium, recording/reproducing method thereof, and recording/reproducing apparatus with superior signal quality for high-density recording that has high storage reliability is provided. The optical information recording medium of the present invention has at least one information layer having a recording layer and a dielectric layer in order on a transparent substrate. The dielectric layer is comprised of greater than or equal to 50 molecule percent and less than or equal to 98 molecule percent of Zn—O, and greater than or equal to 2 molecule percent to less than or equal to 50 molecule percent of one or more compounds selected from the group consisting of Y—O, Ce—O, Nb—O, Ta—O, Cr—O and Mo—O.12-31-2009
20110211435LASER ATTACHMENT DEVICE AND OPTICAL PICK-UP DEVICE USING THE SAME - A laser attachment device of the present invention is formed of a LD package and a LD holder housing it. A first inner wall of the LD holder to come into contact with a side surface of the LD package is an inclined surface. This allows the facing direction of the LD package to be corrected by the first inner wall being the inclined surface, even when a laser beam emitted from a light emitting chip housed in the LD holder is inclined with respect to an optical axis. Thus, the traveling direction of the laser beam is corrected to the optical axis side.09-01-2011
20110242957OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING METHOD, REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND RECORDING/REPRODUCTION DEVICE - An optical information storage medium includes: a substrate; a cover layer; and a first information layer interposed between the substrate and the cover layer, recording of information in the first information layer and reading of information recorded in the first information layer being realized by irradiation with a light beam incoming from the cover layer side, wherein the first information layer includes a recording film and a protection film interposed between the recording film and the cover layer, and a distance between the cover layer and the recording film is not less than 0.5 nm and not more than 12 nm.10-06-2011
20100188957High data density optical recording medium - A high data density optical recording medium, a method and an apparatus for reading from such an optical recording medium, and a method for mastering such an optical recording medium are proposed. For achieving a high data density the optical recording medium has marks that have a tip and are covered by a material that generates a detectable effect under the influence of high electric fields.07-29-2010
20090323499Method and apparatus for recording information on optical disc - An optical disc of a recordable type or a rewritable type has a plurality of recording layers including first and second recording layers. A laser beam is applied to the second recording layer through a used area in the first recording layer to record arbitrary information on at least a part of the second recording layer. The used area in the first recording layer has been used for at least one of information recording and data recording. Positional information is generated. The generated positional information is of a blank area in the second recording layer which occurs due to the presence of an unused area in the first recording layer. The blank area adjoins the unused area. The generated positional information is recorded on a predetermined area in the optical disc.12-31-2009
20090034391OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD, OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING DEVICE, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - [Problems] To provide an optical information reproducing device capable of performing excellent super resolution reproduction at all times without complicating the hardware structure.02-05-2009
20090034392PHOTODETECTOR AND OPTICAL PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A photodetector comprising: a substrate; a photodiode fixed to the substrate, the photodiode configured to output a signal according to a light amount of a laser beam when applied with the laser beam; and a translucent resin covering the photodiode, the translucent resin being irradiated with ultraviolet light in advance for a predetermined time such that a change in transmittance of the translucent resin for the laser beam having a predetermined wavelength is set within a predetermined range.02-05-2009
20100054102Laser driving device and optical apparatus - A laser driving device includes a storage unit that stores signal patterns for recording-waveform control representing level information of each divided driving signal to drive a laser device on a space and a mark based on the divided driving signals. Also, it includes a pulse generator that generates the reference pulse and the switching pulse based on a first transmission signal and a second transmission signal. The first transmission signal contains timing information for acquiring a reference pulse that represents a timing of repetitively switching between the space and the mark. The second transmission signal contains timing information for acquiring a switch pulse that represents a timing of switching the signals. Among level information for each of the signals in the storage, reference level information is read together with the reference pulse. Other level information after the reference level information is sequentially read for each switching pulse.03-04-2010
20100061211OPTICAL PICKUP AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An optical pickup (03-11-2010
20100135142VITERBI DETECTOR AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A Viterbi detector includes an ACS circuit that performs addition of a path metric and branch metrics, comparison of the path metric values and path selection based on the result of comparison. The ACS circuit performs a path decision based on the path metric values and the reproduced signal supplied to the Viterbi detector at the time instant that is a specified number of channel clocks earlier during the path selection. The ACS circuit selects a mark-continuing path if the reproduced signal at the time instant that is the specified number of channel clocks earlier has an amplitude corresponding to any mark, and performs path decision based on the path metric values if the reproduced signal does not have the amplitude corresponding to any mark.06-03-2010
20090213715INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND APPARATUSES FOR REPRODUCING, RECORDING, AND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING THEREOF, AND METHODS FOR REPRODUCING, RECORDING, AND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING THEREOF - An information recording medium comprises a substrate, a second recording layer, a second light transmitting layer, a first recording layer for recording different information from that to be recorded in the second recording layer, and a first light transmitting layer. The second recording layer is formed with a continuous second microscopic pattern of grooves. The first recording layer is formed with a continuous first microscopic pattern of grooves that is different from the second microscopic pattern. Both sidewalls of raised portions of the first and second microscopic patterns are formed with wobbling so as to be parallel with each other. Auxiliary information and a reference clock is recorded on these sidewalls alternately and continuously.08-27-2009
20110069594INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS THEREFOR - An environmental load information of an information recording medium is recorded on the information recording medium so as to recycle or dispose properly an information recording medium, which is not necessary any more. The information recording medium comprises a main information area (03-24-2011
20100254246Optical 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
20080232222Information Recording Apparatus and Information Recording Method - An information recording apparatus includes a recording medium receiver to receive a recording medium whereon information may be recorded by the apparatus and a non-volatile memory to store management information about the recording medium provided in the recording medium receiver. The management information provides information about whether or not data can be recorded on the recording medium.09-25-2008
20100260029Laser driving device, laser driving method, optical unit, and light device - Disclosed herein is a laser driving device including: a sample-hold section; a first pulse generating section; a second pulse generating section; a light emission waveform generating section; a storing section; and a sampling pulse generating section.10-14-2010
20090290470INFORMATION 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.11-26-2009
20080267035Information Recording Medium - An information recording medium (10-30-2008
20080253256APPARATUS FOR WRITING DATA AND REDUNDANCY DATA ON A STORAGE MEDIUM - Apparatus for writing data and redundancy data on a storage medium, the storage medium having a defined geometrical structure, the apparatus has a writer for writing data and redundancy data onto the storage medium such that a geometrical distance between the data and the redundancy data is larger than a predefined distance, and for generating and writing redundancy location data identifying a location of the redundancy data on the storage medium.10-16-2008
20080205236OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND OPTICAL INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - A disc structure for making an inverted optical response through a super-resolution process using a recorded mark portion and a space portion, which is realized to amplify a signal amplitude and solve a conventional problem that a conventional super-resolution technique can obtain only small signals, since the super-resolution area is reduced to realize high density recording of data.08-28-2008
20080205237RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING METHOD, REPRODUCTION METHOD, RECORDING APPARATUS AND REPRODUCTION APPARATUS - A recording medium comprising a recording area, the recording area includes a first area and a second area, the first area includes a frame area, the frame area includes an area in which a second synchronization code sequence and at least a portion of data are to be recorded, and the second area includes an area in which a third synchronization code sequence and a fourth synchronization code sequence are to be recorded.08-28-2008
20100329098WRITE-ONCE INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - According to the present invention, multiple space bitmaps (SBMs #12-30-2010
20100329100INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND INFORMATION RECORDING DEVICE - An information storage medium according to the present invention has n information storage layers (where n is an integer and n≧3), on which data can be written with a laser beam and which are stacked one upon the other. Each of the n storage layers has a test write zone for determining the recording power of the laser beam. When those n layers are counted from the one that is located most distant from the surface of the medium on which the laser beam is incident, there is a bigger radial location difference between the outer peripheral end of the inner one of the test write zones of i12-30-2010
20100329099STORAGE MEDIUM, REPRODUCING METHOD, AND RECORDING METHOD - According to an embodiment, a storage medium includes a transparent resin substrate having a concentric or spiral groove and a recording film formed on the groove on the transparent resin substrate, a recording mark being formed by irradiation of a laser beam, wherein a reproduction durability count in a case where reproduction is continuously carried out by a laser beam is 1,000,000 or more.12-30-2010
20100329097MULTILAYERED OPTICAL DISC AND ITS RECORDING METHOD - Information about a variation ratio of the recording power sensitivity, which varies depending on whether another recording layer is recorded or unrecorded, is recorded onto a disc control information area (DI) in advance. Moreover, based on this recording-power-sensitivity variation information, recording-power compensation is performed. The corresponding recording-power compensation method is classified into three types: (1) type in which the recording is performed by judging the recorded/unrecorded states of another layer, (2) type in which, instead of judging the recorded/unrecorded states of another layer, the recording is performed using an intermediate power of the optimum powers for both of the recorded/unrecorded states, and (3) combination of (1) and (2).12-30-2010
20110134739OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - In an optical disk including at least a rewritable phase change material and comprising a recording layer having a reflectivity of more than 15%, an address output value as an address pit signal component occupying in a reproduced signal in a non recording state is prescribed to be 0.18 though 0.27 or a numerical aperture of an address pit signal occupying in a reproduced signal in a non recording state is prescribed to be more than 0.3.06-09-2011
20100254244Optical 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
20090207713Information Recording Medium, Information Reproducing Device and Method, and Apparatus and Method for Manufacturing Information Recording Medium - An information recording medium (08-20-2009
20100097915OPTICAL DATA STORE AND METHOD FOR STORAGE OF DATA IN AN OPTICAL DATA STORE - An optical data store is specified, having a data storage layer with a non-toxic and biodegradable polymer as light-sensitive storage medium which has photo-inducible anisotropy, for the induction of which a threshold value of the optical intensity has to be exceeded. The light-sensitive material is preferably bacteriorhodopsin which, by way of example, is immobilized in a manner embedded in a suitable matrix material or, if appropriate, in a crosslinked manner. The storage medium permits a high storage density and can be applied in a simple manner, for instance by printing onto a substrate.04-22-2010
20100097914INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A low-cost information recording medium is provided by which good recording quality can be obtained even when high-density is made using a blue laser. The information recording medium on or from which information can be recorded and reproduced by irradiating the recording layer with laser beam is configured so that the content of O atoms is 20 atom % or more but 70 atom % or less, the content of M atoms is 1 atom % or more but 50 atom % or less and the content of Sb atoms is 10 atom % or more but 70 atom % or less when total number of the Sb atoms, the O atoms and the M atoms contained in the recording layer is 100 atom % and the recording layer does not contain Au, Pt and Pd.04-22-2010
20100214901OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM AND METHOD OF RECORDING/READING IT - To provide an optical recording medium of which mechanical properties and storage stability will not be impaired, and which will show little deterioration in signal properties even after being left to stand at high temperature under high humidity.08-26-2010
20100195471Optical storage medium, optical read/write apparatus, and optical read/write method - An optical read/write apparatus causes a read/write light beam from illuminating means to strike only one side of an optical storage medium including stacked data storage layers each of which is readable/writeable separately from the other layers. In this case, the optical read/write apparatus operates so that data is read/written from/into a second data storage layer after fully recording a recordable area of a first data storage layer. Thus, light can be shone with uniform intensity across the substantially entire recordable area of the second data storage layer without using a complex read/write system even under such conditions that the transmittance to light of the first data storage layer in the recordable area may vary depending on whether any data is recorded in the recordable area.08-05-2010
20100195468OPTICAL DATA STORAGE MEDIA CONTAINING METAL AND METAL OXIDE DARK LAYER STRUCTURE - Optical data storage media containing a “dark” layer structure are disclosed. Layered metals and metal oxides provide a dark background that enhances detection of changes in the data layer of the storage media. Combinations such as chromium metal and chromium oxide, and molybdenum metal and molybdenum oxide are offered as examples of suitable materials.08-05-2010
20100067348Record Carrier as well as an Apparatus and Method for Applying Image Data as a Visually Detectable Pattern at an Optical Record Carrer - A method of applying image data as a visually detectable pattern with at least one embedded data element at an optical record carrier is disclosed, comprising the step of physically mapping at least one channel symbol onto the record carrier, the channel symbol being selected from a set of mutually different channel symbols, the channel symbols each comprising an area of size s03-18-2010
20100067347ULTRAVIOLET-CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR LIGHT TRANSMISSION LAYER AND OPTICAL DISK USING SAME - An ultraviolet-curable composition of the present invention, which is used for a light transmission layer of an optical disk, includes a urethane (meth)acrylate having an isocyanate structure; and at least one of a monofunctional (meth)acrylate and a difunctional (meth)acrylate, wherein the combined amount of the urethane (meth)acrylate, the monofunctional (meth)acrylate and the difunctional (meth)acrylate is at least 90% by mass of the ultraviolet-curable composition. This ultraviolet-curable composition for a light transmission layer is able to realize an optical disk that exhibits excellent durability even under conditions of high temperature and high humidity, minimal decrease in light reflectance, and excellent adhesion between layers.03-18-2010
20100067346Recording mark formation method, information recording device, information recording method, and information recording medium - In an information recording/reproducing device, a resting period (tm) is set to be constant regardless of a mark length of a recording mark and regardless of the number of divided recording pulses. Consequently, it is possible to provide an information recording device, an information recording method, and an information recording medium, each allowing formation of a recording mark with a uniform width by use of a low laser power and allowing reduction of the number of parameters for determining a recording waveform, when forming a long recording mark.03-18-2010
20110188366AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT AND OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE - An amplifier circuit and an optical pickup device supporting multi-layered optical discs and hi-speed play mode. The amplifier circuit includes photodiodes 08-04-2011
20110051585MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL INFORMATION DEVICE, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - An object of the invention is to improve the quality of a servo signal and a reproduction signal. Shape-wise thicknesses tr03-03-2011
20100020668RECORDABLE OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM AND RECORDING METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a recordable optical recording medium that comprises a substrate, a recording layer, and a reflective layer, wherein the recording layer and the reflective layer are formed on the substrate, the recording layer is formed of an inorganic material, and information is recorded on the recordable optical recording medium by use of an irreversible change at the recording layer caused by irradiating blue laser light.01-28-2010
20110216640UNIVERSAL MULTIMEDIA DISTRIBUTION, STORAGE, AND PLAYBACK SYSTEMS, AND METHODS - Universal multimedia distribution, storage, and playback systems, devices, and methods are disclosed herein. A media distribution kiosk located at a retail establishment provides a user with access to a multitude of different forms of digital multimedia that may be purchased and downloaded onto a portable media transporter device. The kiosk includes a non-volatile storage means capable of HTTP communications, allowing multiple kiosks to share and balance storage resources within a storage cloud. Metadata tagging of stored digital media provides object-based storage, allowing efficient search and retrieval of digital media. A media player and a portable media transporter device are capable of directly accessing the kiosk cloud storage to access the media stored thereon. Information from social networking utilities may be incorporated into the stored digital media metadata to influence ratings and performance metrics.09-08-2011
20100074083RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED PRODUCT OBTAINED BY MOLDING THE RESIN COMPOSITION - Provided are a resin composition comprising 100 parts by mass of the polymer having an alicyclic structure at least in a part of a repeating structural unit and 0.05 to 5 parts by mass of a hindered amine compound having a carbon atom at a ratio of from 67% by weight to 80% by weight in the molecular structure and having a molecular weight of from 500 to 3500, a novel piperidine derivative having a piperidylaminotriazine skeleton, a molded product such as an optical component obtained by molding the resin composition, and an optical pickup device which employs the optical component.03-25-2010
20090129231Method of manufacturing optical disc, stamper, signal processing method, signal processing apparatus, image drawing method ,Optical disc recording apparatus, and optical recording medium - The invention provides an optical disc capable of recording and reproducing information using laser light. Specifically, the invention provides an optical disc on which a drawing of a visible image can be also performed using laser light, a stamper suitable for manufacturing the optical disc, a method for manufacturing the optical disc, a signal processing method that can be used in the optical disc, a signal processing apparatus, an image drawing method, an optical disc recording apparatus, and an optical recording medium.05-21-2009
20090067311METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING SECONDARY INFORMATION ON A RECORD CARRIER - The present invention relates to a method of recording secondary information on a record carrier, in particular on an optical record carrier, besides its content information, whereby it is possible to differentiate the record carrier from other record carrier bearing the same content information, for example by recording an individual identifier. The secondary information is recorded by: forming at predetermined positions dummy patterns (03-12-2009
20120307619OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE - An optical pickup device, which is capable of inhibiting peeling from a bonded interface and deviation of an optical axis from being caused even by long-term environmental variations, has a photonic device 12-06-2012
20100014408TECHNIQUES FOR FORMING BURST CUTTING AREA MARK - A BCA mark is applied prior to molding of optical recording media. A stamper including a BCA code is formed. The stamper including the BCA code is used in the molding of optical recording discs. This technique can be used in manufacturing of read-only type discs, recordable discs, rewritable discs, hybrid discs, discs readable from both disc sides, discs having multiple information layers, high-density discs, etc.01-21-2010
20090080309Arithmetic Processing Circuit Unit and Disc Device - By inputting differential signals to transistors Tr03-26-2009
20110110214INFORMATION 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 05-12-2011
20110002214OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING AND REPRODUCING METHOD AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - An optical information recording and reproducing method for recording or reproducing information by irradiating pulsed laser diode light from a laser diode (LD) light source in which the resistance value of the LD light source is measured in an operating state, the measured LD light source resistance value is compared with a target resistance value, and the LD light source is heated when the LD light source resistance value is higher than the target resistance value, in order to maintain the LD light source resistance at a specified value or less.01-06-2011
20120300607INFORMATION REPRODUCTION DEVICE AND INFORMATION REPRODUCTION METHOD - According to the present invention, an information reproduction device and an information reproduction method are provided, which are capable of reproducing data using temporary management information that is identified by a simple way of specification. In the present invention, the control receives temporary management information identifying information, searches for and reproduces the most suitable one of a plurality of temporary management information, and reproduces data using the temporary management information. Thus, it is possible to obtain contents of an overwritten file as of before the file was overwritten.11-29-2012
20110317536CURRENT DRIVING CIRCUIT AND LIGHT STORAGE SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME - Disclosed herein are a current driving circuit and a light storage system having the same. The current driving circuit includes a plurality of channel circuits that include a first transistor into which the input current flows, a second transistor generating the output current by mirroring the input current, a plurality of switches connected between the first and second transistors in parallel and optionally electrically connecting the first and second transistors in response to the control signals, a controller optionally activating the control signals each corresponding to the switches according to the magnitude of the input current; and an adder that adds output currents of the channel circuits to generate driving current. The current driving circuit can stably supply the driving current while preventing a delay in the driving current.12-29-2011
20120002529Information Storage Medium, Reproducing Method, And Recording Method - According to one embodiment, an information storage medium includes an organic dye material which records information with a light beam having a wavelength equal to or smaller than 620 nm.01-05-2012
20120002530INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM, REPRODUCING METHOD, AND RECORDING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information storage medium includes an organic dye material which records information with a light beam having a wavelength equal to or smaller than 620 nm.01-05-2012
20110063966COMPOUND, POLYMERIZABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION, OPTICAL ELEMENT AND OPTICAL INFORMATION WRITING/READING DEVICE - A compound having a good durability against light and capable of producing desired liquid crystallinity after polymerization, and a polymerizable liquid crystal composition containing such a compound, are provided. Further, an optical element having a good durability against light, and an optical information writing/reading device employing such an element, are provided.03-17-2011
20110063965MULTIPLEXED DATA STORAGE METHOD - The core of the present invention is a method and an apparatus for transformation of matter parameters through optical way. In course of said method, a multilateral pattern inside a sample matter is created by means of a specific imaging beam emitted by a light emitting device. The most significant application of the suggested method is for writing on optic data storage media. Further application concerns the analysis of the above-mentioned optical parameters, i.e. reading data from the storage media.03-17-2011
20120008481OPTICAL PICKUP APPARATUS - The present invention provides an electronic equipment which includes an optical member including a first adhesive application portion, wherein a support member is provided in which a second adhesive application portion is provided on a support surface of the optical member, a cross-sectional surface of the first adhesive application portion is opposite to a cross-sectional surface of the second adhesive application portion, a separation portion is provided between the first cross-sectional surface and the second cross-sectional surface, and a approximately spherical adhesive is fixed around an approximately center of the separation portion to include a part of the first and second adhesive application portions. Thus, an object is to provide electronic equipment that reduces deviation in the relative position between the optical member and the support member generated after the curing of the ultraviolet-curable adhesive.01-12-2012
20090147651SINGLE BEAM SYSTEM FOR WRITING DATA USING ENERGY DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS - A system for creating microstructures for data storage on a substrate employs a single modulated beam to write the data. The microstructures created can be in the form of lines created by a stylus constituted by a laser beam. Using the subject system, the individual microstructures can be configured to varying depths to achieve greater data storage capacity for the same surface area of substrate.06-11-2009
20110085431OPTICAL DRIVE APPARATUS - An optical drive apparatus includes: a phase-difference detection-signal generating unit that generates PEDr based on PEROd and PEFOd obtained by delaying a phase-lead output signal indicating a phase lead amount of DA with respect to DB and X that is changed to high at a timing at which NAND of the DA and the DB is changed from high to low and changed to low at a timing at which OR of the DA and the DB is changed from high to low, and generates PADr based on PAROd and PAFOd obtained by delaying a phase-lag output signal indicating a phase lag amount of the DA with respect to the DB by a predetermined time and the X; and a DPD signal generating unit that generates a phase difference signal indicating a phase difference between the DA and the DB based on the PEDr and the PADr, and generates a DPD signal based on the phase difference signal.04-14-2011
20120113787MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL INFORMATION DEVICE, AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - Shape-wise thicknesses tr05-10-2012
20120113788INFORMATION CARRIER COMPRISING ACCESS INFORMATION - An information carrier for holding user information includes access information for accessing the user information, the access information being stored in a pre-determined first region on the information carrier. The information carrier further includes at least one further region different from the first region, the further region comprising dummy information.05-10-2012
20120026854INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND DISK APPARATUS USING THE MEDIUM - An optical recording medium including a plurality of recording layers to record/reproduce information using light with a predetermined wavelength, the information being recorded on one of the recording layers using a mark and a space, wherein a channel clock period T is provided for recording the mark on one of the recording layers. A plurality of pulses, including a last pulse arranged at an end of the pulses, are used to record the mark with length 3T, the mark being recorded with a condition that a width of the last pulse is minimum OT and maximum 1.10T, in which a first subsequent level lower than a peak power level of the last pulse is arranged next to the last pulse, and a second subsequent level lower than the peak power level but higher than the first subsequent level is arranged next to the first subsequent level.02-02-2012
20090028029OPTICAL PICKUP APPARATUS - An optical pickup apparatus comprises a laser beam source to generate laser beam, and a laser driving circuit to drive the laser beam source. The laser driving circuit is connected to a flexible substrate and arranged in a groove or hole provided in the vicinity of that portion of an optical pickup housing, to which the laser beam source is fixed. The laser driving circuit is connected through a heat conduction member to an upper cover among upper and lower covers, the upper cover being close to the laser driving circuit. Thereby, heat generated from the laser driving circuit is conducted through the heat conduction member to the upper cover to be transferred outside the optical pickup apparatus while being scattered in an inplane direction of the upper cover.01-29-2009
20090135701Optical Pickup Device and Optical Disc Device - [Problem] An objective is to provide an optical pickup device, for recording on or reproducing from optical medias enable to use for the light beams with plural kind of wavelength, in which plural light beams reflected by the optical medium can be detected by a common photo detector.05-28-2009
20090135702OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, OPTICAL RECORDING APPARATUS, OPTICAL RECORDING METHOD, AND OPTICAL REPRODUCING METHOD - The present invention aims to provide an optical recording medium that is provided with a recording layer for recording information by holography, has an uncomplicated laminate structure, is capable of performing recording and reproducing control such as tracking control and is capable of high-density multiple recording, as well as an optical recording method, an optical recording apparatus and an optical reproducing method. To this end, the present invention provides an optical recording medium which is a transmission medium for recording information based on a holographic principle using an information beam and a reference beam and performing tracking control using a servo beam, the medium including at least a first substrate, a recording layer, a filter layer that selectively reflects the servo beam, and a second substrate being disposed in this order as viewed from the light irradiation side of the information beam and the reference beam.05-28-2009
20130010582OPTICAL PICKUP AND DISC DRIVE USING OPTICAL PICKUP - An optical pickup having a case made of a resin material reinforced with glass fiber, inorganic filler or the like with polyphenylene sulfide as a base material, and a metal plate formed of a material having a linear expansion coefficient within a range of a linear expansion coefficient of the case in a direction between bearings when a fiber orientation of the case is along the direction between the bearings or random. The metal plate has two rising members bended to the case side at both ends in the direction between the bearings. Two walls of the outer hull of an opening of the case at both ends in the direction between the bearings and the two rising members of the metal plate are alternately opposed, and the opposed walls of the case and the rising members of the metal plate are fixed using adhesives.01-10-2013
20110090780INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, RECORDING OR REPRODUCING METHOD, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING AND REPRODUCING DEVICE - An information recording medium is provided that includes a recording portion (04-21-2011
20110103214DATA RECORDING MEDIUM, SERVER DEVICE USING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANAGING USE OF DATA RECORDING MEDIUM - A server device without a means for accessing an IC memory included in a data storage medium can check whether or not a data storage medium includes an IC memory. A portable optical disc medium (05-05-2011
20110103213System and Method for Embedding Optical Drive Compatibility Information In Optical Media - Compatibility information embedded in an optical medium modifies actions allowed by predetermined non-compatible optical disc drives on the optical medium, such as optical disc drives that may suffer damage if certain actions are performed on the optical medium. For instance, a compatibility engine of the optical disc drive applies compatibility information read from an optical medium to determine restrictions to impose on the use of the optical medium, such as restricting the optical disc drive from writing to the optical medium, reading from the optical medium or performing any operations until an update to the optical disc drive firmware is performed either automatically or by display of a compatibility user interface at an information handling system associated with the optical disc drive. In one embodiment, the compatibility information identifies incompatible optical disc drives and firmware versions by unique identifiers.05-05-2011
20110103212METHODS FOR ASSESSING THE RESULTS OF DISC-BASED BIOASSAYS WITH STANDARD COMPUTER OPTICAL DRIVES - Methods and systems are described for assessing the results of a bioassay between probe biomolecules and target biomolecules using a conventional optical disc drive. Particular methods involve: bonding the probe biomolecules to a polycarbonate (PC) surface of an optical disc having digital data comprising error-detection redundancies recorded thereon; introducing the target biomolecules to the PC surface of the optical disc in a vicinity of the bonded probe biomolecules; processing the bioassay to alter a manner in which a read light from the optical disc drive interacts optically with the optical disc in a vicinity of positive bioassay results where the target biomolecules have bonded to the probe biomolecules; reading the digital data from the optical disc using the optical drive and using the error-detection redundancies to detect errors in the digital data read by the optical drive; mapping the detected errors to corresponding locations on the optical disc; and determining that positive bioassay results have occurred at the locations of the detected errors.05-05-2011
20110103211OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING METHOD AND REPRODUCING METHOD - An optical recording medium includes recording layers and intermediate layers. The recording layers include a diffraction grating that has a predetermined grating pitch and is obtained by alternately laminating first layers and second layers being transparent and having slightly different refractive indexes. The intermediate layers are transparent and have a larger thickness than that of the recording layers. In the optical recording medium, the recording layers and the intermediate layers are alternately laminated.05-05-2011
20120250485RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND RECORDING/PRODUCING SYSTEM - A recording/reproducing apparatus includes an optical source and a near-field light generating unit. The near-field light generating unit includes two conductors facing to each other at a predetermined distance and generating near-field light between the two conductors by irradiation of light from the optical source. These two conductors are arranged so that a direction along which the two conductors face to each other is substantially in parallel with the longitudinal direction of a recording mark region. Here, the recording mark region is prepared from a predetermined recording material and having shape anisotropy when information is recorded on a recording medium on which the recording mark is independently formed.10-04-2012
20100290331WIRING STRUCTURE AND OPTICAL DISK APPARATUS - A signal current wiring line is configured to carry a signal current from a first circuit block to a second circuit block. A return current wiring line is configured to carry a return current from the second circuit block to the first circuit block. The signal current wiring line and the return current wiring line are stacked with an offset in the width direction so as to form a region between the surface of the casing on the second wiring line side and the signal current wiring line where the signal current wiring line faces the surface of the casing on the second wiring line side without the return current wiring line intervening between them.11-18-2010
20100246363SQUARYLIUM COMPOUND, OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM USING THE SAME, RECORDING/REPRODUCTION METHOD AND OPTICAL RECORDING APPARATUS - To provide a squarylium compound forming a metal complex, expressed by the general formula (I): where R09-30-2010
20100246366INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM AND DISK APPARATUS USING THE MEDIUM - According to one embodiment, an information recording medium has a plurality of recording layers, and records and reproduces information by using a semiconductor layer of 450 nm or less. When reproducing information, letting x be the frequency of repetitive recording of a shortest mark length and shortest space length of the information, the ratio of the value of a highest level to the value of a level at x/190 of a sum signal detected within the frequency range of x/3240 to x/190 is lower than 32 dB, or the ratio of the average value of the amplitudes of signals of repetitive recording of the shortest mark length and shortest space length to the value of the highest level within the frequency range of x/3240 to x/190 is higher than 10 dB.09-30-2010
20100246365METHOD OF ADJUSTING BRIGHTNESS OF ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND BIO DISK DRIVE USING THE METHOD - Provided are a method and apparatus for adjusting brightness of an illumination device that is used in photographing an analysis object in a bio disk. The method includes taking images of an analysis object in a bio disk; calculating brightness of the images of the analyzing object; and adjusting brightness of an illumination device which is used in the photographing operation of the analysis object in the bio disk based on a difference between the calculated brightness and a target brightness.09-30-2010
20100246364WRITE-ONCE INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, INFORMATION RECORDING APPARATUS, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD, INFORMATION REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - According to the present invention, multiple space bitmaps (SBMs #09-30-2010
20100208565RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE - The present invention provides a recording/reproducing device which shortens time required for dubbing, when a user performs the dubbing of program data. The recording/reproducing device of the present invention is a recording/reproducing device which records and reproduces information, including: a tuner control unit 08-19-2010
20100208564OPTICAL PICKUP, OPTICAL INFORMATION DEVICE, COMPUTER, OPTICAL DISK PLAYER, CAR NAVIGATION SYSTEM, OPTICAL DISK RECORDER, AND OPTICAL DISK SERVER - To provide an optical pickup and an optical information device, capable of obtaining excellent signal characteristics for an optical disk on and/or from which recording and/or reproducing are performed using a laser. The optical pickup includes an optical detector, a support holder for holding the optical detector, and an optical base for fixing the support holder. The support holder has at least two notches at its both ends, the optical base has convex portions corresponding to the notches of the support holder, the optical base and the support holder are fixed by photo-curable adhesives for bonding the convex portions and the support holder to each other, and the shortest distance between the side faces of the convex portions, which do not face each other, is equal to or less than the width of the support holder in the direction of right and left ends.08-19-2010
20120213050OPTICAL DISC DRIVE DEVICE AND INTERCONNECTION STRUCTURE - Disclosed is an optical disc drive device having a metallic exterior casing and an internal unit to be housed in the exterior casing, the internal unit further including an optical pickup unit for performing recording or reproduction of information signals on an optical disc, and a printed wiring substrate on which a connector electrically connected to the optical pickup unit and serving for transmission and reception of electrical signals from and to external electronic equipment is mounted, wherein the exterior casing has an opening for allowing the connector to be exposed outside, the printed wiring substrate has a ground pattern formed to surround the connector, and a fringe portion of the opening of the exterior casing and the ground pattern are in electrical contact with each other. Thus, radiation noise from around wiring lines contained in the optical disc drive device or the like is reduced.08-23-2012
20120163151OPTICAL DISC, AND PRODUCTION METHOD AND REPRODUCTION APPARATUS FOR OPTICAL DISC - An optical disc has a data layer including a data-layer substrate made of a transparent material and a data-layer reflection film formed on an upper side of the data-layer substrate, a display layer including a display-layer substrate having a display pattern and a display-layer reflection film formed on a lower side of the display-layer substrate, and an intermediate layer made of a transparent material provided between an upper side of the data layer and a lower side of the display layer.06-28-2012
20090059762OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, AND SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - In an optical disk including at least a rewritable phase change material and comprising a recording layer having a reflectivity of more than 15%, an address output value as an address pit signal component occupying in a reproduced signal in a non recording state is prescribed to be 0.18 though 0.27 or a numerical aperture of an address pit signal occupying in a reproduced signal in a non recording state is prescribed to be more than 0.3.03-05-2009
20090059760RECORDING-MEDIUM DRIVING DEVICE - [Object] To provide a recording medium that is strong in deformation, easy to handle, excellent in portability, and inexpensive, and a recording-medium driving device thereof.03-05-2009
20100039917OPTICAL INFORMATION DETECTION METHOD, OPTICAL PICKUP, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - An interference-type optical pickup, an optical information detection method, and an optical information recording and reproducing apparatus, which allow easy adjustment of a path difference between two lights, have a high signal amplification effect and are suitable for size reduction of an optical system, are provided. A signal light reflected from an optical disk and a reference light branched from the same light source and guided into detectors without being projected onto the optical disk are caused to interfere with each other on detectors. Detector outputs in four interference states in which phase relationships between the reference light and the signal light are different from each other by degrees are simultaneously obtained and calculated. Accordingly, a readout signal RF that is always stable and amplified with high quality is obtained even when an optical path changes due to disk undulations. The four detector outputs are simultaneously obtained by use of four quadrant photo detectors, and are calculated, to thereby also obtain a servo signal.02-18-2010
20100008203SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD AND OPTICAL PICKUP MODULE - A semiconductor element is mounted on a rectangular base of a package including the base and ribs provided on a pair of opposite external edges of the base. Electrode pads of the semiconductor element and connection electrodes provided on rib upper surfaces are connected to each other by metal wires. On the rib upper surfaces, spacers are provided at locations closer to the outside than the connection electrodes. A transparent lid adheres to the upper surfaces of the spacers to cover the entire surface of the package. The height of the spacers is greater than the diameter of the metal wires.01-14-2010
20100195467OPTICAL DISC RECORDING/REPRODUCING APPARATUS - There is provided an optical disc recording/reproducing apparatus which can reduce the chip size using the high-miniaturization process and can enhance the detection accuracy. A signal which is obtained by amplitude-adjusting a header region in a reproduced signal detected by an optical pickup (08-05-2010
20120188864RECORDING MEDIUM AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A recording medium includes a photosensitive layer, a nonphotosensitive layer, and a recording layer formation region in which the photosensitive layer and the nonphotosensitive layer are laminated. The photosensitive layer includes a recording layer in which interference fringes formed in parallel with a recording medium surface are deleted or changed within a portion irradiated with focused light to record information or light reflected during irradiation of focused light is used to reproduce information.07-26-2012
20120230174OPTICAL RECORDING AND READING DEVICE AND OPTICAL RECORDING AND READING METHOD - In an optical recording medium, even when a plurality of recording and reading layers are stacked, deterioration in the recording and reading signal quality thereof is suppressed. Furthermore, the transfer rate thereof can be increased. When recording or reading information by means of light irradiation on or from an optical recording medium having a plurality of recording and reading layers which are stacked in advance or formed eventually, an optical recording and reading device includes: a first optical system for irradiating a first beam to recording and reading layers to be a first target to perform recording or reading of information; and a second optical system for irradiating a second beam to recording and reading layers to be a second target to perform recording or reading of information.09-13-2012
20080316893Reproducing Device and Method - A reproducing device is provided with a beam irradiating means, which irradiates one track on a recording medium with a main beam and irradiates a position deviated from the irradiation position of the main beam with a sub beam; a main signal detecting means for outputting a main reproduction signal based on the main beam; a sub signal detecting means, which is divided by a dividing line along the tangent line direction of the one track, has a plurality of light receiving parts including a first light receiving part on a side close to the one track, and outputs a plurality of sub reproduction signal corresponding to detection light from the plurality of light receiving parts; a delaying means for relatively delaying the main reproduction signal and the sub reproduction signal; a delay quantity setting means for setting a delay quantity; and a crosstalk canceller for removing crosstalk from the delayed main reproduction signal. The sub signal detecting means outputs a first sub reproduction signal corresponding to the detection light from a first light receiving part, and the delay quantity setting means sets the delay quantity by using the first sub reproduction signal.12-25-2008
20080298206WRITE-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.12-04-2008
20080298205OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS AND OPTICAL DISC DISTINGUISHING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an optical disc distinguishing method includes irradiating the loaded optical disc with a light beam having one of a first to third wavelengths, determining whether the loaded optical disc belongs to a first group consisting of a first to third optical discs or a second group consisting of two kinds of optical discs which do not correspond to the wavelength of the irradiated light beam, identifying the loaded optical disc as one of the first to third optical discs, irradiating the loaded optical disc with one of the two kinds of the light beams except for the light beam with which the loaded optical disc is irradiated in making the determination of the group when the loaded optical disc belongs to the second group, and identifying the loaded optical disc as one of the two kinds of the optical discs belonging to the second group.12-04-2008
20120320726OPTICAL RECORDING DISC AND METHOD FOR RECORDING OR READING DATA ON THE OPTICAL RECORDING DISC - An optical recording disc comprises: at least ten optical recording layers; a plurality of intermediate layers each interposed between adjacent optical recording layers; a base film configured to support the optical recording layers and the intermediate layers; a cover layer disposed opposite to the base film with the optical recording layers and the intermediate layers interposed therebetween. The optical recording disc is in the shape of a disc as a whole. The total thickness of the optical recording disc is not more than 300 micrometers, and the optical recording disc provides flexibility.12-20-2012
20120269050POLYMER COMPOUND, COMPOSITION FOR ALIGNMENT FILM, ALIGNMENT FILM, OPTICAL ELEMENT, AND OPTICAL INFORMATION WRITING/READING DEVICE - To provide a polymer compound capable of forming an alignment film which has a sufficient aligning performance to a liquid crystalline compound and which is excellent also in adhesion with an optical anisotropic film obtainable by polymerizing a liquid crystalline compound in an aligned state, and a composition containing it, as well as an alignment film obtainable by using such a composition, an optical element and an optical information writing/reading device. Provided is a polymer compound comprising polymerized units derived from a fumaric acid diester and polymerized units having a radical polymerizable group in a side chain. By using this polymer compound, an alignment film is prepared. An optical element having this alignment film and an optical anisotropic film is used as a retardation plate 10-25-2012
20110051584OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUMS - Optical recording mediums, and methods and systems for manufacturing optical recording mediums are provided. The optical recording medium includes a substrate on which a recordable layer and a reflective layer are formed. The reflective layer includes a predefined proportion of at least copper and zinc, wherein the predefined proportion is 50-75% copper and 15-45% zinc by mass. The recordable layer can either be formed over the substrate or the reflective layer, and is configured to record data. A protective layer is also formed over the reflective layer or recordable layer.03-03-2011
20100188958Recording parameter setting device, program thereof, computer-readable recording medium containing the program, information recording medium, recording/reproducing device, and recording parameter setting method - A recording parameter setting device includes a trial recording parameter setting section (07-29-2010
20110235491OPTICAL RECORDING MEDIUM AND OPTICAL RECORDING METHOD - An optical recording medium having a good power margin during recording is provided. In an optical recording medium, a Cu recording layer that includes Cu as a main component, a first Si recording layer that is arranged adjacent to the cover layer side of the Cu recording layer and includes Si as a main component, and a second Si recording layer that is arranged adjacent to the substrate side of the Cu recording layer and includes Si as a main component, are stacked between the substrate and the cover layer.09-29-2011
20100232279OPTICAL RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, DATA STORAGE SYSTEM, DATA STORAGE MEDIUM AND METHOD OF OPTICAL RETRIEVAL AND DATA STORAGE - An optical data retrieval system configured to retrieve data from a data storage medium, including: a source of n path-entangled photons, where n is an integer of at least 2; a detector system configured to determine if n photons have been received; and a mechanism to direct photons from the source to the data storage medium and to the detector system.09-16-2010
20100232278RECORDING AND REPRODUCING METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A recording method which optically records two-dimensional data including a positioning mark and data area in a recording medium. In this method, the state of the positioning mark is changed from a first state to at least one second state different from the first state every given number of recording times of such two-dimensional data.09-16-2010
20100232277Optical Information Recording Medium, Manufacturing Method Thereof, and Recording Method Thereof - An object of the present invention is to provide an optical information recording medium suited for high-density and high-speed recording using a recording wavelength of 360 to 450 nm, in particular, around 400 nm (for example, 405 nm) and its recording method.09-16-2010
20090290469OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, METHOD OF RECORDING INFORMATION, AZO METAL COMPLEX DYE, AND AZO METAL COMPLEX SALT DYE - An aspect of the present invention relates to an optical information recording medium comprising a recording layer on a surface of a support, wherein the recording layer comprises at least one azo metal complex dye that is a complex of at least one azo dye and at least one metal ion, and the azo metal complex dye comprises equal to or more than four bonds, each of the bonds being formed between one azo dye molecule and one metal ion.11-26-2009
20120327755INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM, RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE, RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE CONTROL METHOD, RECORDING/REPRODUCING DEVICE CONTROL PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - Disclosed is an information recording medium which, when inserted into a recording/reproducing device, can be run in an updated state intended by a disc supplier since a recordable layer can be specified as a layer to be run first. For example, in an optical disc including an L12-27-2012
20110134740Optical Device, Optical Recording Head and Optical Recording Device - Provided is an optical device configured to makes it possible to enhance use efficiency of light. An optical device is provided with an optical element to deflect incident light and a fixation member on which the optical element is fixed. The optical element includes a reflective surface and a diffraction grating surface that deflects the incident light. The optical element is fixed on the fixation member to restrain displacement in accordance with temperature changes at portions thereof other than the reflective surface and the diffracting grating surface in such a condition that displacement is caused without restraint be temperature changes at the reflective surface and the diffraction grating surface. A change of the incident light in the deflection angle due to an inclination change by the reflective surface and the diffracting grating surface is suppressed by a change in a diffraction angle due to a periodical change in the diffraction grating by the displacement of the diffraction grating surface.06-09-2011
20110158076DIGITAL INFORMATION MEDIA HAVING ADHESION PROMOTION LAYER ON A SUBSTRATE - Disclosed is a digital information media having an adhesion promotion layer supported on a dummy (L1) substrate that enables secure bonding of the L1 layer, directly or indirectly, to the rest of the stack of layers in the digital information media. Certain materials including metals, metal alloys, or metalloids enhance adhesion between the adhesive layer and the L1. By applying an adhesion promotion layer of such materials on an inner surface of the L1, the bond between the adhesive and the adhesion promotion layer improves bonding and reduces a tendency for the L1 to delaminate from the rest of the stack. The tendency for breakage of the media at the juncture between the adhesion promotion layer and the adhesive is reduced, and incursion of moisture or oxygen through the interface between the adhesion promotion layer and the adhesive is inhibited.06-30-2011
20120243396MULTI-LAYER OPTICAL DISC, INFORMATION RECORDING METHOD AND INFORMATION REPRODUCING METHOD - According to one embodiment, single-sided dual-layer recordable disc 09-27-2012
20080225669Method of Checking the Cleanness Status of a Refractive Element and Optical Scanning Apparatus of Th Enear Field Type - A method of checking the cleanness status of an optical exit face of a refractive element of an optical scanning apparatus of the near field type, the method comprising step of generating a near field control signal proportional to ratio between the intensity of an optical radiation beam that is internally reflected from the optical exit face of the refractive element and the intensity of a corresponding incident optical radiation beam; measuring the near field control signal when the optical exit face of the refractive element is further away from an optical disc than a near field distance; comparing the measured near field control signal with a predetermined threshold value; deciding the refractive element is clean if the measured near field control signal is above the predetermined threshold value.09-18-2008
20130128710OPTICAL INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - Optical information recording medium comprises: a plurality of recording layers 05-23-2013
20080219127METHOD OF REPRODUCING INFORMATION FROM OPTICAL DISC AND OPTICAL DISC REPRODUCING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A method of reproducing information from an optical disc, and an optical disc reproducing apparatus using the method, including reproducing information from an optical disc having a plurality of regions with differing physical specifications, the information is read using optical beams having differing spot sizes in regions of the optical disc having differing physical specifications. The method enables the optical disc having the regions with differing physical specifications to stably reproduce information from all regions of the optical disc by minimizing regional reproduction performance differences caused in the reproduction process.09-11-2008
20080198723Method and Apparatus of Controlling Playback of an Optical Disc Program - A method and apparatus for controlling playback of an optical disc program are provided. The method for controlling playback of an optical disc program comprises the steps of determining an execution condition of a markup sentence corresponding to the optical disc program, judging if the execution condition is a specific execution condition, generating a controlling message if the execution condition is the specific execution condition, wherein the controlling message is used for processing a markup file comprising the sentence based on the specific execution condition, so as to play back of the optical disc program. By the method and apparatus for controlling playback of an optical disc program provided by the present invention, a huge original markup file may be divided into a plurality of markup files. In addition, the preset playback effects will still be retained and at the same time, the occupation of the memory resource, the tedious work for re-editing the markup file and so on can be reduced.08-21-2008
20080198722Optical Recording Using Secondary Tracking Method - The present invention is embodied in a method for storing computer readable data on a removable storage medium, including using a first wavelength to write data to the removable storage medium, using a second wavelength to maintain radial tracking on the removable storage medium, wherein the second wavelength is shorter than the first wavelength, and maintaining axial tracking on the removable storage medium with at least one of the first wavelength or the second wavelength.08-21-2008
20130148486OPTICAL INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - In an optical information storage medium reproduction apparatus (06-13-2013
20110255390OPTICAL ELEMENT, OPTICAL APPARATUS, OPTICAL PICKUP, OPTICAL INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, OPTICAL ATTENUATOR, POLARIZATION CONVERSION ELEMENT, PROJECTOR OPTICAL SYSTEM, AND OPTICAL APPARATUS SYSTEM - A disclosed optical element includes three or more sub-wavelength convexo-concave structures having pitches less than a wavelength of an incident light incident to the optical element and having groove depths equal to each other and a periodic structure having the three or more sub-wavelength convexo-concave structures, the pitch of the periodic structure greater than the wavelength of the incident light, in which a predetermined polarization direction of the incident light is diffracted mainly into a specific order.10-20-2011
20120275289LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, OPTICAL PICKUP APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - In the present invention, to improve CD read/write characteristics having poor image height characteristics, a third light emitting source emitting a third laser beam for CD is disposed on an optical axis of an objective lens. Thereby, the third laser beam emitted from the third light emitting source travels along the optical axis of the objective lens, thus generating no coma aberration in the third laser beam. Furthermore, in the present invention, a second light emitting source emitting a second laser beam for DVD and a first light emitting source emitting a first laser beam for BD are disposed across the third light emitting source. Thereby the phase propagation directions of coma aberrations in the first and second laser beams coincide with each other. Adjustment of the coma aberration in one of the laser beams enables the coma aberration in the other laser beam to be adjusted.11-01-2012
20120275288OPTICAL DISC APPARATUS - An optical disc apparatus includes: a chassis; an optical pickup that is movably disposed on the chassis; a flexible member including wiring, which extends out from the optical pickup; and a wall portion that is provided in a standing manner at one end portion of the chassis. In the optical disc apparatus, an opening that allows the flexible member to be disposed in a bent state is formed through the chassis, and a first cutout is formed at the wall portion so as to be continuous with the opening.11-01-2012
20100315930PICKUP FRAME AND OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE - In an optical pickup device 12-16-2010
20100315929LASER DIODE READ DRIVER - A laser diode read driver is described. A first transistor operative for producing a first voltage in response to receiving a first current signal. A first resistor is coupled between the first transistor and a low voltage supply. A first transconductor having a first input is coupled to receive the first voltage, wherein the transconductor produces a second current signal in response to differences between signals received on the first input and a second input. A second transistor is coupled to the second input, and operative for producing a third current signal in response to receiving the second current signal. A third transistor is coupled to the second transistor and the second input, the third transistor operative for producing an output current signal in response to receiving the third current signal, wherein the first transistor is scaled to the first transistor by the inverse of a gain factor. A second resistor is coupled between the third transistor and a low voltage supply, wherein the first resistor is scaled to the second resistor by the gain factor.12-16-2010
20130155829RECORDING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A recording apparatus characterized in that comprising a firmware configured to execute the following operation: performing a recording operation onto a rewritable optical recording medium with a recording speed selected from one of a plurality of recording speeds for an one-time optical recording medium; wherein the recording layer of the rewritable optical recording medium comprises at least four elements from Ge, In, Sb, Te, and Sn, wherein the component proportion of Sb/Te is ranged from 3 to 8, and the thickness of the recording layer is ranged from 3 nm to 25 nm.06-20-2013
20110305130OPTIC DISC WRITER DEVICE - An optic disc writer device is an embedded type independent system. It has a host controller, a disc writer assembly, and a printer assembly. The disc writer assembly is electrically connected to the host controller and has a robotic arm, at least one disc writer, and an optic disc deposition zone. The robotic arm is operated to move to the optic disc deposition zone for picking and/or depositing an optic disc and to move the optic disc to the disc writer by which a writing operation is performed on the disc to provide a writing-completed disc. The printer assembly is electrically connected to the host controller. The printer assembly includes a disc tray that is controlled by the host controller for extension and withdrawal for receiving the writing-completed disc therein. The printer assembly is operated to form printing of patterns on a surface of the writing-completed disc.12-15-2011
20110310721POLYMERIZABLE COMPOUND, POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITION, OPTICAL MATERIAL, OPTICAL ELEMENT AND OPTICAL HEAD DEVICE - A polymerizable compound represented by the following formula (1):12-22-2011
20120002531INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM, REPRODUCING METHOD, AND RECORDING METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information storage medium includes an organic dye material which records information with a light beam having a wavelength equal to or smaller than 620 nm.01-05-2012
20120020197OPTICAL PICKUP DEVICE - An optical pickup device, which can effectively prevent occurrence of trouble in recording and reproducing of information due to the fact that an objective lens for each optical beam is contaminated while not adding unnecessary parts and while reducing a cost, is provided. An optical pickup device (P01-26-2012
20120300606Current Driver Damping Circuit - Various apparatuses, methods and systems for damping a current driver are disclosed herein. For example, some embodiments provide an apparatus for supplying current, including an output transistor connected between a voltage supply and a current output, and an active clamp connected between the current output and a current sink. The active clamp is adapted to connect the current output to the current sink when a voltage at the current output reaches a predetermined state relative to a voltage at a control input of the output transistor.11-29-2012

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