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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 (243 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 (204 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 (187 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 (184 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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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 (179 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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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 (176 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, 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 (165 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 (161 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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Michael K Eneboe, Andrew D Hospodor: Converting asynchronous packets into isochronous packets for transmission through a multi-dimensional switched fabric network. Western Digital Ventures, Milad G Shara Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, June 1, 2004: US06744772 (157 worldwide citation)

A switched node for use in a multi-dimensional switched fabric network is disclosed. The switched node comprises adapter circuitry connected to receive asynchronous and isochronous packets from an external entity. Each asynchronous packet comprises destination node routing information and data, and ...


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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 (156 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 ...



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