Tape recorder and tape recording that increases empty tape area without loss of necessary data

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8477440
APP PUB NO 20110122522A1
SERIAL NO

12917943

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Provided is a tape recorder that has a tape including at least one partition and that controls access to the tape. The tape recorder includes: means for identifying a position of data on the tape; means for sequentially reading necessary data areas in the data; means for sequentially copying the necessary data areas to the beginning of an empty area on the tape; means for creating a continuous front empty area formed of unnecessary data areas and copy source areas of the necessary data areas on the tape; and means for moving a beginning of the partition (BOP) to a position immediately after the front empty area and for updating the position information on the beginning of the partition.

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LENOVO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED23/F LINCOLN HOUSE 979 KING'S ROAD QUARRY BAY

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Itagaki, Hiroshi Yokohama, JP 110 585
Masuda, Setsuko Yokohama, JP 44 251
Oishi, Yutaka Kawasaki, JP 172 597
Watanabe, Terue Yokohama, JP 61 343

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