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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Don W Wallentine, James Bero, Scott Wilson: Steering laser beam while etching optical servo tracks for magnetic disks. Iomega Corporation, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, February 1, 1994: US05283773 (26 worldwide citation)

A beam of light used to etch servo tracks on a magnetic disk is steered with an acousto-optical device to maintain the beam in concentrical patterns while mechanically moving the optics which generate the beam of light continuously radially of the disk.


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Bruce E Bernacki, George T Krieger, Fred C Thomas III: Optical servo writing. Iomega Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, September 3, 2002: US06445667 (5 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method for servo writing an optical or magneto-optical medium where a data path is defined by transmitting a laser beam onto the medium to change the crystalline structure at preselected portions. These portions can guide an optical head along the data path. Embodi ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas III: Massively multi-level optical data storage using subwavelength sized nano-grating structures. EMC Corporation, Stephen C Beuerle, Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, April 13, 2010: US07697391

An information storage apparatus uses an optical data element (nano-grating) with features that are smaller than the wavelength of light. The optical data element alters one or more properties of the light such as reflected amplitude, polarization, phase, wavelength, and spatial orientation to encod ...


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Erwin Meinders
Hubert Cecile Francois Martens, Erwin Rinaldo Meinders: Apparatus and method for recording an information on a recordable optical record carrier using oval spot profile. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Michael E Belk, March 11, 2008: US07342850 (5 worldwide citation)

To obtain a higher recording density, and thus higher data capacity, it is proposed according to the present invention to reduce the numerical aperture of the optical means (3, 4) in the direction orthogonal to the information recording direction, which is the radial direction for an optical disc, d ...


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Erwin Meinders
Hubert Cécile François Martens, Erwin Rinaldo Meinders: Apparatus and method for recording an information on a recordable optical record carrier using oval spot profile. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, July 8, 2008: US07397734 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and a corresponding apparatus for recording an information on a recordable optical record carrier (2) by irradiation of a light beam through an optical system (3-7) onto said record carrier (2) for forming marks and lands representing said information along an information recording directio ...


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Erwin Meinders
Martinus Bernardus Van Der Mark, Erwin Rinaldo Meinders: Multi-stack rolled-up information carrier. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, April 10, 2007: US07203152 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an information carrier for scanning information by means of an optical beam having a wave-length. The information carrier comprises a central hole (11) and at least two information stacks (13, 14) rolled up around said hole. Each information stack comprises a first electrode ...


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Erwin Meinders
Hubert Cécile François Martens, Erwin Rinaldo Meinders: Apparatus and method for recording an information on a recordable optical record carrier using oval spot profile. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, May 19, 2009: US07535804

The present invention relates to a method and a corresponding apparatus for recording an information on a recordable optical record carrier (2) by irradiation of a light beam through optical means (3-7) onto said record carrier (2) for forming marks and lands representing said information along an i ...


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Hsi-Hsun Tsai
Ping Lang Yen, Hsi Hsun Tsai, Yu Zen Chen, Gian We Lin, Tian Sen Lu, Wen Yi Hsiao: XY platform device with nanoscale precision. National Taipei University of Technology, Apex Juris pllc, Tracy M Heims, November 13, 2007: US07295495

The present invention discloses an XY platform device with nanoscale precision including an optical pickup head for focusing and seeking the tracks of an optical data storage medium; a servo device for driving the optical pickup head to move in focusing and radial directions; a carrier platform for ...


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David Philip Cook: Method and system for custom manufacture and delivery of a data product. Petabyte Corporation, David H Judson, January 12, 1999: US05860068 (464 worldwide citation)

A system for selling, manufacturing and distributing a custom digital data product from retail stores, over the Internet, over the telephone, or by electronic means (e.g., fax, e-mail, and the like) wherein a customer is provided (e.g., by electronic mail verification) order tracking information. Af ...


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Arthur R Hair: Method for transmitting a desired digital video or audio signal. Ansel M Schwartz, March 2, 1993: US05191573 (381 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method for transmitting a desired digital video or audio signal stored on a first memory of a first party to a second memory of a second party. The method comprises the steps of transferring money via a telecommunications line to the first party from the second party. Addi ...