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An information recording and/or reproducing apparatus performs at least one of record and reproduction of information on an information record medium with a plurality of probes. The apparatus includes a support plate supporting the plurality of probes and segmented into a plurality of blocks, and a driving mechanism for driving the plurality of blocks independently of one another. Another apparatus may include an information record medium segmented into a plurality of blocks, a support plate supporting a plurality of probes, and a driving mechanism for driving the plurality of blocks independently of one another.

Title
Information recording/reproducing apparatus for recording/reproducing information with probes
Application Number
8/55088
Publication Number
5412641
Application Date
May 3, 1993
Publication Date
May 2, 1995
Inventor
Toshimitsu Kawase
Ayase
JP
Keisuke Yamamoto
Yamato
JP
Ryo Kuroda
Machida
JP
Toshihiko Miyazaki
Hiratsuka
JP
Katsuhiko Shinjo
Isehara
JP
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Assignee
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
JP
IPC
G11B 9/00
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