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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 (754 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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Alexander S Tuzhilin: System and method for dynamic profiling of users in one-to-one applications. New York University, Baker Botts L, May 22, 2001: US06236978 (560 worldwide citation)

A system and method for generating a user profile for a user based on a static profile and a dynamic profile of the user. The static profile includes factual user information. The dynamic profile includes dynamic rules which correspond to transactional information of the user. The method and system ...


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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 (551 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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