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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas III: Method and apparatus for secure transmission of identifier for removable storage media. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, October 24, 2002: US20020157011-A1

A media serial number (MS#) for a removable data storage cartridge (22) is asymmetrically encrypted using a private key (106) from a key list (103) which never leaves the factory. This factory encrypted value (FEMS#) is stored in a secure memory device (46) in the cartridge, along with an identifier ...


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Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois, Manuel Baca, Jean Marc Millet: Oxidation of propane to give acrylic acid using catalysts in a mixture of crystalline phases. Arkema, Baker Botts, March 23, 2010: US07683213 (2 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method for the production of acrylic acid from propane, in which a gas mixture comprising propane, water vapour and, optionally, an inert gas and/or molecular oxygen is passed over a catalyst, comprising a crystalline catalyst phase of formula (I) or (I′) TeaMolVbNbcOx (I) ...


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Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Christopher D Hahm: Method and apparatus for using vibration to clean a read/write head. T Murray Smith Esq, Baker Botts, May 13, 2004: US20040090706-A1

A data storage apparatus (10) includes a drive (13) which can removably receive a cartridge (12) that contains a rotatable hard disk (17). The drive has a read/write head (38) supported for movement between a position adjacent an information storage surface (21) on the disk, and a position engaging ...


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Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas: Mehod and apparatus for optical data storage. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, August 14, 2003: US20030151998-A1

An optical disk (10) includes several tracks (21-23, 121-125) that each include a series of optical data elements (29, 39). Each optical data element includes several reflective surfaces (31-34, 41-44) with respective different orientations that represent stored information. A detection system (210) ...


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Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Jose Castillo: Air bearing surface for a head, and a method of making it. T Murray Smith Esq, Baker Botts, August 5, 2004: US20040150915-A1

A head includes a bearing surface portion disposed between two transition surface portions which progressively diverge away from a plane containing the bearing surface portion. The bearing surface portion and transition surface portions collectively form a generally continuous surface which is subst ...


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Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois, Stephanie Serreau, Fabienne Desdevises: Process For The Preparation Of Acrylic Acid Comprising A Partial Oxidation Of Propane To Propylene. Baker Botts, January 3, 2008: US20080004468-A1

The invention relates to a method for preparing acrylic acid by oxidizing propylene and then acrolein, involving the recycling of gases that had not reacted by means of a partial oxidation of the propane, in parallel, at the end of the acrylic acid recovery step, then returning, to the propylene-con ...


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Jean-luc Dubois
Jean Luc Dubois, Manuel Baca, Jean Marc Millet: Oxidation of propane to give acrylic acid using catalysts in a mixture of crystaline phases. Baker & Botts, December 28, 2006: US20060293538-A1

The invention relates to a method for the production of acrylic acid from propane, in which a gas mixture comprising propane, water vapour and, optionally, an inert gas and/or molecular oxygen is passed over a catalyst, comprising a crystalline catalyst phase of formula (I) or (I′) TeaMolVbNbcOx (I) ...


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David W Deaton, Rodney G Gabriel: Method and system for selective incentive point-of-sale marketing in response to customer shopping histories. Credit Verification Corporation, Baker & Botts L, November 11, 1997: US05687322 (743 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for customer promotion. A terminal enters a customer's identification code, along with customer transaction data, at the point-of-sale. A memory stores a database of previously entered customer identification codes and transactions data. Circuitry is provided for gen ...


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David W Deaton, Rodney G Gabriel: Method and system for selective incentive point-of-sale marketing in response to customer shopping histories. Credit Verification Corporation, Baker & Botts L, July 15, 1997: US05649114 (545 worldwide citation)

A system and method for customer promotion. A terminal enters a customer's identification code, along with customer transaction data, at the point-of-sale. A memory stores a database of previously entered customer identification codes and transactions data. Circuitry is provided for generating a sig ...


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David W Deaton, Rodney G Gabriel: Method and system for building a database for use with selective incentive marketing in response to customer shopping histories. Credit Verification Corporation, Baker & Botts L, April 15, 1997: US05621812 (535 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for customer promotion. A terminal enters a customer's identification code, along with customer transaction data, at a point of sale. A memory stores a database of previously entered customer identification codes and transaction data. Circuitry is provided for genera ...



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