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US20050201726 Remote playback of ingested media content  
A system including: (a) a media reader including a read element for physical media, the physical media including digital content representing at least one media stream, the digital content being...
US20080292269 MEHTOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORING COPY PROTECTION INFORMATION SEPARATELY FROM PROTECTED CONTENT  
A copy protection apparatus and method enabling storage of copy protection information separately from protected content is disclosed. One embodiment includes a digital data signal receiver to...
US20140002922 Failure-Resistant Multi-LUN Hard Disk Drive  
Approaches are provided for a hard-disk drive (HDD) and techniques for using multiple LUNs per HDD where each LUN is mapped to a head/disk interface. In one example, a HDD generates multiple LUNs...
US20050281540 Information management method, information playback apparatus, and information management apparatus  
An information management method for managing whether to allow playback of copyrighted content includes an invalidating step, executed by playback management means when an invalidating request for...
US20060285240 Environmental watch device for magnetic storage  
A tape media carrier has a tape medium for storing data, a rotatable element, such as a tape reel, bearing the tape medium, and a transducer within the tape media carrier. The transducer includes...
US20050031308 Frame indexing technique to improve personal video recording functionality and security of transmitted video  
One or more methods and systems of efficiently indexing a digitized video stream is presented. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a coded video stream containing non-scrambled frame...
US20070268615 CLOSED LOOP FLY HEIGHT CONTROL  
A distance between a head and a storage media is measured. An amount of power applied to a heater element in the head is adaptively adjusted based on a difference between the measured distance and...
US20060087760 Simple method of protecting customer data on hard drives returned from the field  
A unique identification number is stored in the electronic card that is attached to a disk drive, as well as in a reserved location on the disk itself. This ID number is initialized at head-disk...
US20050013035 Digital data storage units  
An automated storage apparatus moves digital data storage units relative to at least one digital data transfer device by recognizing a designated one of the digital data storage units as a...
US20050271365 Simultaneous video recording processing method of copy-protected contents and video apparatus therefor  
When a single video recorder having a simultaneous video recording function simultaneously records one or more contents on one or more recording media (HDD/optical disc/semiconductor memory), it...
US20050276576 Content recording medium, method of obtaining playback-permission information, content playback method, and content playback apparatus  
A content recording medium includes a content recording area where content data is recorded in such a manner that playback of the content data is restricted; and a playback-permission-information...
US20050063674 Processor for safe processing of audio/video data and method of protecting audio/video data in audio/video data processor  
A processor (101) for safe processing of audio/video data, comprising a descrambler (102), a decoder (103), an A/V converter (104) an internal memory module (106), enabling recording at least one...
US20140063635 VARIABLE STOPWRITE THRESHOLD USING KURTOSIS  
A data storage system according to one embodiment includes a head; a drive mechanism for passing a medium over the head; and a controller electrically coupled to the head. The system calculates a...
US20060045478 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving protected contents at home  
Provided are a system and a method for transmitting and receiving contents at home. The content service method includes: reconstructing encrypted compressed contents back into compressed contents...
US20050259965 Video recording/reproduction method  
Content (A) recorder who recorded content (A) on a hard disk sets content (A) reproduction-permitted registrant who is permitted to reproduce content (A). With such a feature, reproduction...
US20150092293 VARIABLE STOPWRITE THRESHOLD WITH VARIABLE SMOOTHING FACTOR  
In one embodiment, a method includes determining a stopwrite threshold based on a standard deviation or a variance at a current position error signal sample, and determining whether the current...
US20050057849 Encapsulated data storage system  
Disclosed is a naturally encapsulated disposable data storage system for storing and retrieving data from within a self-contained environment and a method for encapsulation of data storage...
US20070206312 Hard disk protection system  
A hard disk protection system detects an X-axis travel, a Y-axis travel, and a Z-axis travel of a hard disk, and converts them into travel signals to calculate whether a threshold value is reached...
US20060109581 Device for operating a hard disk drive of a mobile communication terminal during impact and a method thereof  
A device and method are provided for preventing the damage of a disk by stopping the operation of a hard disk drive (HDD) if vibration is exerted on a hard-disk mobile communication terminal or...
US20050185926 Relating to the copy protection of optical discs  
Generally the more effective is the copy protection provided on an optical disc, such as a DVD, the greater is the likelihood that the copy protection will adversely interfere with legitimate uses...
US20050013589 Adding recording functionality to a media player  
The present disclosure relates to rendering and recording multimedia content at a computer. The multimedia content may be streamed from a source such as an Internet website, received at the...
US20120194941 WRITING TIMING-BASED SERVO PATTERNS IN PERPENDICULAR AND NON-ORIENTED MAGNETIC MEDIA  
A method and apparatus for bipolar writing of servo marks to perpendicular and non-oriented magnetic recording medium. The method includes applying a varying current to a servo write head to...
US20050259964 Information reproduction apparatus, information reproduction method, information reproduction program, and information recording medium having the program recorded thereon  
There is disclosed an information reproduction apparatus (P) which reproduces music information recorded on a recording medium (DK) wherein the apparatus (P) has a CPU (14) which inhibits...
US20050213939 Decoding and recording apparatus  
In recording video/audio information in a digital broadcasting, only when copy control information contained in the video/audio information includes a copy-once signal, a recording processing unit...
US20080204918 Electro-Mechanical System For Non-Duplication of Audio Files  
A system consisting of a memory storage unit in which the licensed audio files are stored. The function of this device is to recognize the requested data and thereby allow the audio file contents...
US20050123276 Broadcast receiver and recording method  
A broadcast receiver is provided which can prevent recording of uncopyable contents without failing to record copyable contents. A copy information detecting unit (4) detects copy control...
US20070153412 Disk storage device and control method for the same  
Embodiments in accordance with the present invention provide a disk storage device and a control method for the disk storage device, which are capable of precluding an off-track write resulted...
US20060215298 Information presentation apparatus, and information presentation method and program for use therein  
Provision of a technology capable of presenting information regarding derivative files secondarily derived and created from a leaked file, by retrieving the first leaked file, and capable of...
US20050232593 Recording/reproduction device and method thereof  
The present invention provides a recording/reproduction device which allows reproduction with a small delay. The recording/reproduction device encrypts digital contents, and records the encrypted...
US20130265669 Magnetic Tape Partitioning Format For Use in Linear Recording of Fixed Partitions  
A partitioning format for magnetic tape media that includes at least a first portion (e.g., a file directory) having a plurality of dynamically updateable (e.g., non-shingled) partitions and a...
US20050196145 Content reproduction apparatus, content recording apparatus, network system, and content recording/reproduction method  
Content reproduction apparatus, content recording apparatus, network system, and method of recording and reproducing content are provide. The content reproduction apparatus includes an original...
US20100321817 MAGNETIC DISK DRIVE AND DATA REWRITE METHODS  
In one embodiment, a magnetic disk drive includes a magnetic disk having data tracks, a magnetic head, a motion mechanism for moving the magnetic head, and a controller. The controller adds a...
US20070183080 Portable electronic device  
A memory to store a state identifier showing whether or not to permit reading out an occurrence number of times of disk shifts from a disk storage unit is newly provided so as to intermittently...
US20050078944 Method and system for controlling video media  
A method and system for controlling video input media is described. The method includes receiving video media via a video media input device. The video media input device is communicatively...
US20050084243 Apparatus and method of recording audio and video signal  
Auxiliary data carried by a video signal which is now being broadcast is detected to decide whether or not the video signal is protected from recording by copyright. The video signal is recorded...
US20050094303 Flying height monitor with servo AGC voltage for write operation in a hard disk drive  
A disk drive that monitors a fly height of a head and disables a write element if the fly height extends beyond a threshold. The head is coupled to an amplifier that is controlled by a control...
US20120014013 DISK DRIVE WITH VARIABLE INCREMENTED COUNTING OF WRITES TO THE DATA TRACKS FOR MINIMIZING THE EFFECT OF FAR TRACK ERASURE  
A hard disk drive (HDD) minimizes the effects of far track erasure (FTE) by counting the number of writes to the data tracks and incrementing counters based on the known effect of FTE on each...
US20050152058 Systems for tighter thresholds in rotatable storage media  
Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments can be used to execute data transfer operations in systems and devices including rotatable storage media, such as hard disk drives. During a data...
US20050158031 Security system  
A media data security system for rendering a secure media data file, having associated authentication data, for output comprises a data preparation unit operable with respect to a version of the...
US20080088962 Detection of HDI in disk drives using read back signal  
A hard disk drive that is capable of inhibiting a write operation when a varying fly height is detected. The disk drive includes a filter circuit that filters a read signal read from a disk. By...
US20050219731 Magnetic disk drive with a use time limiting function  
Embodiments of the invention properly limit the contents use time in a contents rental system. In one embodiment, a magnetic disk drive includes a time-based operation control module, which...
US20120198289 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WRITE PROTECTING PORTIONS OF MAGNETIC TAPE STORAGE MEDIA  
Systems and methods for writing data on a magnetic tape having a plurality of partitions and accessed by a tape drive having an associated tape drive processor in communication with a host...
US20110267716 CONTROL OF LOGICAL WRITE PROTECTION OF REWRITABLE DATA STORAGE CARTRIDGE  
Write protection for data of a rewritable data storage cartridge having partitions is provided in certain circumstances by providing logical write protection; and in response to detection of an...
US20070217050 Magnetic disk drive  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a magnetic disk drive capable of controlling write/read positions by a method that takes the disturbance in the circumferential direction of a magnetic...
US20050174676 Method and device for data protection  
The invention relates to a method and device of data protection. The method of data protection comprises the steps of: detecting movement of a storage media; and disabling the storage media when...
US20090128945 DATA PROTECTION BASED ON SYSTEM VIBRATION MODES  
An aspect of the present disclosure relates to implementing a data protection mode based on system vibration modes in a data supported system. An exemplary system vibration mode is associated with...
US20050213242 Magnetic disk apparatus and information processing apparatus  
Disclosed is a magnetic disk apparatus comprising a memory storing data received from an external apparatus via an interface, a magnetic head for writing to the magnetic disk the data stored in...
US20050105886 Method of recording scrambled digital data, storage medium and method of reading such data  
A method of recording scrambled digital data comprising the steps consisting in: (a) receiving a scrambled digital data stream; (b) identifying in the data stream a control packet (ECM) containing...
US20130176641 TAPE STORAGE DEVICE  
A method, and tape storage device configured to perform such method, according to various embodiments, includes writing data stored in a buffer onto a tape; writing an interval marker on the tape...
US20060104613 Video recording/reproducing apparatus and video recording control method  
A video recording/reproducing apparatus comprises a mode setting unit which specifies first or second mode, a first programmed recording unit which inhibits video recording/reproduction until a...

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