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William B Boyle: Digital video recording system which generates an index data structure for displaying a video stream in trickplay mode. Keen Personal Media, Keen Personal Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, September 17, 2002: US06453115 (258 worldwide citation)

A system stores an incoming video stream in an MPEG format while simultaneously creating a look-up table of the logical block addresses (LBAs) of the memory locations at which frames of the video stream is stored. The system stores the look-up table and the associated MPEG stream on a personal video ...


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Patrick J Lee: Disk drive employing a multiple-input sequence detector responsive to reliability metrics to improve a retry operation. Western Digital Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, June 11, 2002: US06405342 (215 worldwide citation)

A disk storage system is disclosed employing an improved retry operation. The disk drive comprises a disk for storing a data block, and a head for reading the data block to generate an analog read signal during an initial read operation. A sampler samples the analog read signal to generate a sequenc ...


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Grant S Christiansen, Mark D Hagen: Disk drive employing a sync mark detector comprising a matched filter and a dual polarity correlator. Western Digital Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, August 5, 2003: US06603622 (197 worldwide citation)

The present invention may be regarded as a disk drive comprising a disk having a plurality of data tracks, each data track comprising a plurality of sectors. A sync mark detector detects a sync mark pattern in a sector by filtering a read signal with a matched filter having an impulse response subst ...


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Richard M Holmes: Conflict detection for queued command handling in disk drive controller. Western Digital Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, Glenn R Smith Esq, December 3, 2002: US06490635 (195 worldwide citation)

A conflict detection method for a disk drive controller is used to handle a conflict potentially occurring if the execution sequence of queued commands sent from a host to a controller is reordered to optimize disk drive transfers. The conflict detection method determines if there is an address rang ...


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Russell M Krapf: Method and apparatus for recording streaming video data upon selection of alternative subject matter. Keen Personal Media, Milad G Shara Esq, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 19, 2002: US06483986 (186 worldwide citation)

The present invention may be regarded as a method of permitting a viewer to view alternative subject matter data (e.g., an advertisement) on a display while receiving streaming video data without loss of the streaming video data. The method receives streaming video data and displays the streaming vi ...


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Timothy J Elliott: Method of continuously recording servo bursts along one continuous, single helix spiral. Western Digital Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, Myers Dawes & Andras, January 14, 2003: US06507450 (183 worldwide citation)

An efficient, time saving, cost-effective method of using a servo track writer (STW) for continuously recording servo information along one, continuous, single helix spiral path on the surface of a magnetic disk in a disk drive. The write transducer is guided along the single-helix spiral path by mo ...


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Timothy J Elliott, William B Boyle: Digital video recorder connectable to an auxiliary interface of a set-top box that provides video data stream to a display device based on selection between recorded video signal received from the dig. Keen Personal Media, Keen Personal Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, August 27, 2002: US06442328 (181 worldwide citation)

The present invention may be regarded as a digital video recorder connectable to a set-top box. The digital video recorder receives a real-time video signal from the set-top box and provides a recorded video signal to the set-top box during a playback interval. The digital video recorder includes a ...


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Tehri S Lee: Servo writing a disk drive by synchronizing a servo write clock to a high frequency signal in a spiral track. Western Digital Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, September 13, 2005: US06943978 (171 worldwide citation)

A method of writing product servo sectors to a disk of a disk drive is disclosed. A plurality of spiral tracks are written to the disk, wherein each spiral track comprises a high frequency signal interrupted at a predetermined interval by a sync mark. During the product servo writing process, the sy ...


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Jonathan Lee Hanmann, Anil Sareem, Kenneth J Smith: Caching advertising information in a mobile terminal to enhance remote synchronization and wireless internet browsing. Western Digital Ventures, Milad G Shara Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, November 30, 2004: US06826614 (169 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for transmitting advertising information comprising a plurality of banner ads to a mobile terminal over a first connection during a synchronization session and storing the advertising information in a local memory of the mobile terminal. A web page is transmitted ...


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Matthew W Milne, Vu L Luu, Xuejian Fu, Michael S Rothberg: System and method for performing disk drive diagnostics and restoration using a host-inaccessible hidden partition. Western Digital Ventures, Won Tae C Kim Esq, Milad G Shara Esq, Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker, March 23, 2004: US06711660 (167 worldwide citation)

A system and method for performing disk drive diagnostics and restoration using a host-inaccessible partition are disclosed. The system includes a disk drive including: a host-accessible user partition; a host-inaccessible hidden partition independent of the host-accessible user partition; and a dis ...