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A medium suitable for the optical storage and retrieval of information comprising a substrate, an active layer for retention of the data, and an overlying optical layer, or layers for double-sided. The optical layer serves to produce an evanescent field in or adjacent to the active layer in response to an incident beam...
A digital map display zooming method for continuously enlarging and reducing a displayed portion of a digital map as map information in digital form within a display screen is provided which comprises the steps of displaying the displayed portion of the digital map at the display screen, displaying a scroll part within...
A memory storage module for storing and accessing information which includes a flat storage medium having an X-axis and a Y-axis. A plurality of read/write heads are coupled to a head array assembly which is capable of motion along the X-axis. The head array assembly positions the heads adjacent to the medium. An X-axi...
When a lower head ( 34 b ) mounted on a lower head arm ( 32 b ) is in a standby position permitting no access to a magnetic recording disk ( 13 ), the lower head arm ( 32 b ) is housed in an opening ( 37 ) formed in a frame plate ( 3 ). Thus, the lower head arm ( 32 b ) and another (upper) head arm ( 32 a ) m...
A removable storage medium relates to a removable storage medium embodying an external storage medium for computer equipment. The removable storage medium can be inserted in an external storage apparatus connected to a computer equipment unit, and stores predetermined programs. The removable storage medium includes a c...
Methods of installing an elongated, flexible, electric heater into a material storage tank comprising attaching flexible cables to opposite ends of the heater while the same is disposed exteriorly of the tank, and utilizing such cables to guide the heater to a selected position within the tank. The invention also inclu...
A storage controller for independently controlling the transfer of vectors of data into and out of a memory from a plurality of input devices and a digital signal processor capable of performing complex arithmetic functions. Program instructions, stored in the memory of the storage controller, specify the sequence of v...
An improved process for storing the off-peak electrical output of an electricity generating plant in the form of heat by using said off-peak electrical output to raise the temperature level of a quantity of stored low vapor pressure thermal energy retention material and recalling said stored heat during periods of peak...
A superconducting coil conductor composed of a plurality of strands (10) twisted together to form a cylindrical structure, each strand (10) being composed of a core (2) composed of a plurality of parallel filaments of a superconducting material, enclosed by a metal sheath (4) forming a matrix in which at least some of ...
In a removable disk storage apparatus, a reading/writing head can be stably and reliably moved so as to correspond to an information recording medium. A rotation supporting member for supporting the reading/writing head is formed of a rotary arm and an elastic supporting member fitted to a tip end portion of the rotary...
A system is provided for reading an image stored on a storage layer radiation screen. The system includes a carousel for holding a storage layer radiation screen and a screen scanning system. The screen scanning system includes a carousel mount on which the carousel may be mounted and a rotation mechanism for rotating ...
A map display apparatus displays a map of a desired district in accordance with stored map data. The apparatus includes a recording medium storing map data of a map to be displayed in a manner that the whole area of the map is divided into a plurality of districts and the map data are successively stored starting from ...
A single beam direct read during write and write protect system for use in an optical data storage system. The optical data storage system includes a reflective-type optical disk, a laser for producing a beam of radiation to write data onto the optical disk during write operations, and a radiation detector for producin...
In a radiation image storage panel comprising a support, a phosphor layer containing a stimulable phosphor and a binder, and a protective film superposed in this order, the improvement in which the thickness of the phosphor layer at the edge on at least two sides being opposite to each other is less than the mean thick...
A disk cartridge file employs a cartridge which is a rigid enclosure containing a flexible information storage disk mounted on a drive hub. One wall of the cartridge comprises a central hub drive aperture and an arcuate radially extending access slot for a read/write transducer. In operation, the disk flies over the in...
A media cartridge insertion apparatus for a media cartridge storage and handling system for use in association with a media cartridge of the type having a rear end portion which is adapted to be inserted into a media drive and having a forward end portion which is adapted to be grasped by a human operator for handling ...
A storage medium having an electronic circuit portion serves as a central unit, and a main body serves as a peripheral unit, so that a system using the storage medium can be arbitrarily constructed and a computer system having the storage medium, for example, a personal computer, a car navigation system, a multi-functi...
An image processing method for decoding coded image data in block units each comprising M×N pixels (M,N=positive integers), comprises: a restoration process for restoring the coded image data to generate restored data of a target block to be decoded; a prediction process for selecting, as a reference frame, at least o...
In a storage facility for heavy coils or the like, coils are transported to and from stationary rests by a first carriage which include a hydraulic lift. The first carriage is carried by a second carriage which moves perpendicularly to the path of the first carriage and which has its own heavy article-supporting rest. ...
A new method for making large underground storage caverns in bedded or domal salt deposits for the storage of fluid materials in areas where solution mining water temperatures are low by a process which significantly reduces the amount of time required to make equivalent sized underground storage caverns and which is e...
Scalable disambiguating accesses in multi-level cache hierarchies provides for improved system performance and reduced cost. Shared-storage provides portions to hold data and portions to hold corresponding status encodings. Status encodings provide information to disambiguate data requests to shared-storage without res...
This is an electronic storage array used in data processing systems for the storage of information in the form of binary bits. The storage is fabricated in integrated circuit form, typically on a semiconductor chip, each storage cell being contained within a single isolated zone formed in the semiconductor chip. Each s...
A carbon-black-containing gas-consuming layer on the surface of a negative electrode is produced from a mixture of an aqueous carbon black dispersion and an aqueous PTFE dispersion, both of which contain a surfactant of the same type (either cationic, anionic or nonionic) for the purpose of stabilization. The stabilize...
Method and processor ( 12 ) for: a. setting up a telecommunication link between various communication appliances ( 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 ); b. setting up a monitoring link ( 13 ) between the telecommunication link and the processor ( 12 ); c. the storage in enciphered form of a first identity of either a f...
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for moving a head arm assembly to a landing zone in a disk drive storage device. In disk drive according to the present invention, a control means responds to termination of a read/write operation by applying a drive current for moving an actuator arm toward an actu...
The performance of a DASD having a data cache and at least one set of R/W heads is improved by implementing a replacement policy which, upon determining that a request for data in the DASD requires replacement of a data in a data cache buffer, selects cache data corresponding to data which is cheapest to retrieve from ...
An universal multimedia book interfacing device is disclosed in this invention. This device is used for operation with a multimedia book. The interfacing device includes a first adapting connector provided with connection compatibility for electrically connecting to several different multimedia books. Each multimedia b...
Methods and apparatus for implementing a persistent storage interface that may be used to store entries into a variety of different storage subsystems are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, an object-based system which is arranged to store and to retrieve configuration information includes a s...
A cover assembly for an organic waste lagoon basin and a method of making and deploying such a cover assembly. A cover includes connected cover panels or sections. In one form of the invention the panels are comprised of a single layer of geotextile fabric. In another form of the invention the panels are comprised of i...
A magnetic disk storage system is disclosed wherein byte synchronization to sector data is achieved even when noise in the read channel, due for instance to a thermal asperity (TA), corrupts the primary preamble and/or sync mark fields or causes a loss of frequency or phase lock. The data sector format is modified to c...