Information processing apparatus having a multitasking function with one or more optical discs

  • US 6,717,890 B2
  • Filed: 04/25/2003
  • Issued: 04/06/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for providing multitasking information processing, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) providing a plurality of turntables each for detachably storing an optical disc thereon;

    (b) affording a plurality of optical units each comprising a driving means and an optical read head, wherein said driving means is provided for moving said optical read head in a radial direction of said optical disc to a predetermined disc position on one surface of a selected optical disc;

    (c) simultaneously controlling a plurality of said driving means so as to move a plurality of said optical read heads in radial directions of said optical disc to a plurality of predetermined disc positions for simultaneously retrieving said information stored thereon;

    (d) enabling signal-process means capable of multitaskingly processing a plurality of information sets retrieved by said plurality of optical read heads; and

    (e) rendering data transmitting means capable of transmitting a plurality of said information sets processed by said signal-process means.

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