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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Philip M Walker, Fred Charles Thomas, Greg J Lipinski: Automatic Firewall Configuration. Hewlett Packard Company, December 23, 2010: US20100325718-A1

One embodiment of a gateway router is equipped to recognize a trustworthy local server automatically, and to accept certain incoming connections to a local server that the router has recognized as trustworthy.


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Fred Charles Thomas, Paul A Boerger, Matthew D Haines: Providing data redundancy using an internal mass storage device and an external mass storage device. Hewlett Packard Company, December 16, 2010: US20100318737-A1

A computer includes an enclosure, an internal mass storage device within the enclosure, and a redundancy controller within the enclosure. At least one port enables direct connection of the computer to at least one external mass storage device. The redundancy controller is configured to provide data ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Paul Boerger, Fred Charles Thomas: Raid configuration indication in network attached storage. Hewlett Packard Company, October 16, 2008: US20080256386-A1

In one embodiment a network attached storage device comprises at least one storage media, a storage controller to manage input/output requests directed to the at least one storage media, and a RAID interrogation module to receive a RAID configuration query, wherein the RAID configuration query inclu ...


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Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Paul Boerger: Software recovery without the use of a keyboard, mouse, trackball or computer monitor. Hewlett Packard Company, October 30, 2008: US20080270777-A1

A NAS device comprises a user control and storage in which at least one of an operating system and system firmware is stored. Logic is also provided that is coupled to the user control and the storage. The logic causes a recovery to be performed of the operating system or system firmware upon user a ...


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Ozgur Yildirim
Ozgur Yildirim, Ralph Stathem: Systems and Methods of Priming a Fluid Dispenser. Hewlett Packard Company, July 30, 2009: US20090189941-A1

A method of priming a fluid-dispensing head includes heating a fluid in fluid pathways of the fluid-dispensing head prior to fluid-dispensing operations to increase a surface area of gas bubbles in the fluid pathways. A fluid-dispensing head includes a plenum configured to house fluid; at least one ...


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Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Paul Boerger: System and method of a storage expansion unit for a network attached storage device. Hewlett Packard Company, October 30, 2008: US20080270631-A1

A system and method of a storage expansion unit for a network attached storage device. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are storage expander systems comprising an enclosure, a communications port (the communication port configured to configured to operate under a communications protocol ...


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Fred Thomas
Jung Suk Lee, Fred C Thomas, Paul M Hupman: Privacy Filter With Rounded Optically Opaque Regions. Hewlett Packard Company, November 5, 2009: US20090273844-A1

A privacy filter comprises a first light transmissive film having a first plurality of rounded, optically opaque regions extending into a surface thereof. The first plurality of rounded, optically opaque regions are positioned to allow a viewer to view an image through the privacy filter within a ra ...


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Fred Thomas
Fred C Thomas, Philip M Walker, Mark T Maguire, Kerwyn L Ballinger, Makarand P Gore: Point-of-sale enablement of optical storage media. Hewlett Packard Company, July 31, 2008: US20080184282-A1

A locking mechanism for an optical storage medium comprises a first portion that is installed on the optical storage medium and a second portion that is lockable to the first portion. When the first and second portions are locked together, the optical storage medium is unusable to access data stored ...


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Fred Thomas
Paul Boerger, Fred C Thomas: Method and system of a peripheral port of a server system. Hewlett Packard Company, July 24, 2008: US20080177907-A1

A method and system of a peripheral port of a server system. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are a server system comprising a processor, a non-volatile storage device coupled to the processor, a peripheral port coupled to the processor, and an indicator coupled to the processor (and th ...



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