Patent Number: 6,167,550

Title: Write format for digital data storage

Abstract: A digital data recording channel which uses variable rate encoding. The encoder monitors an input bit stream for sequences associated with selected readback characteristics, and inserts one or more bits where desirable to improve the characteristics of the stored bit stream.

Inventors: Gray; Martin D. (La Jolla, CA)

Assignee: Overland Data, Inc.

International Classification: G11B 20/18 (20060101); G11B 20/10 (20060101); G11B 20/14 (20060101); H03M 13/00 (20060101); H03M 13/15 (20060101); H03M 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017