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Jonathan Lee Hanmann, Anil Sareen, Kenneth J Smith: Remotely synchronizing a mobile terminal by adapting ordering and filtering synchronization rules based on a users operation of the mobile terminal. Western Digital Ventures, Jason T Evans Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, April 4, 2006: US07024491 (241 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for remotely synchronizing a mobile terminal to a target computer is disclosed. A user's operation of the mobile terminal is monitored and a computer program is executed for adapting ordering and filtering synchronization rules in response to the user's operation of the mobile ...


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Robert W Warren Jr, Mark D Hagen: Disk drive having a sector clock that is synchronized to the angular speed of the spindle motor. Western Digital Technologies, Jason T Evans Esq, Young Law Firm, October 24, 2006: US07126776 (166 worldwide citation)

The present invention compensates for variations in the angular velocity of the drive's spindle motor by periodically dropping clocks to a counter based upon the previous servo wedge-to-wedge timing. This enables a substantially constant count to be maintained between servo wedges and allows a more ...


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Gregory B Thelin, Michael S Rothberg, Eric L Severtson, John Edward Lauber, Horia Cristian Simionescu: Disk drive executing a preemptive multitasking operating system comprising tasks of varying priority. Western Digital Technologies, Jason T Evans Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, July 25, 2006: US07082494 (155 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed for executing a preemptive multitasking operating system comprising tasks of varying priority, including a disk task for processing disk commands by initiating seek operations and configuring parameters of a read/write channel, a host task for initiating disk commands in re ...


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Raffi Codilian, Anil Sareen, Thomas D Hanan: Method for setting a power operating mode transition interval of a disk drive in a mobile device based on application category. Western Digital Technologies, Jason T Evans Esq, Robroy R Fawcett Esq, October 10, 2006: US07120806 (149 worldwide citation)

The invention may be embodied in a method for operating a disk drive in a mobile device to optimize power usage based on an application category. The mobile device may be a hand held computing device such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) or a mobile terminal such as a cellular telephone. A tech ...


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Robert P Ryan, Dalwinder Singh: Self-heating disk drive. Western Digital Technologies, Jason T Evans Esq, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 10, 2007: US07203021 (149 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a self-heating disk drive that comprises a voice coil motor (VCM), a spindle motor, and a temperature sensor. The VCM includes a VCM coil and the VCM is configured to move an actuator having a head attached to a distal end of the actuator. The spindle motor includes a plurality of spind ...


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Gregory B Thelin: Disk drive employing a disk command data structure for tracking a write verify status of a write command. Western Digital Technologies, Jason T Evans Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, July 11, 2006: US07076604 (142 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk having a plurality of tracks each comprising a plurality of data sectors for storing a plurality of data blocks. A microprocessor initializes a write verify counter in a disk command data structure and executes a write command. The microprocessor executes ...


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Vu V Luu, Stephen T Havert, Matthew W Milne: Disk drive having a protected partition configured to load an operating system for performing a user-selected function. Western Digital Ventures, Jason T Evans Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, April 4, 2006: US07024549 (140 worldwide citation)

A system for configuring, loading and executing an operating system for performing a user-selected function is disclosed. The system includes a disk drive including: a host-accessible user partition; a host-inaccessible hidden partition independent of the host-accessible user partition; and a disk c ...


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Alireza Atai Azimi, Richard W Hull, Mark F Vallis: Disk drive employing a non-volatile serial semiconductor memory for storing a control program for a microprocessor. Western Digital Technologies, Jason T Evans Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, April 11, 2006: US07028174 (133 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a microprocessor, a non-volatile serial semiconductor memory for storing code segments of a control program, a first semiconductor memory for storing code segments of a loader program, and a second semiconductor memory for receiving the code segments of the contr ...


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Gregory B Thelin, Michael S Rothberg: Disk drive employing a configuration data structure comprising a plurality of configuration parameters to facilitate disk commands. Western Digital Technologies, Jason T Evans Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, April 4, 2006: US07024614 (126 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a microprocessor for executing a disk command. The microprocessor initializes a configuration data structure comprising a plurality of configuration parameters with default values. The microprocessor modifies at least one of the configuration parameters with a cu ...


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Jonathan Lee Hanmann, Anil Sareen, Kenneth J Smith: Mobile terminal synchronizing components of a document separately. Western Digital Ventures, Jason T Evans Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, September 25, 2007: US07275116 (123 worldwide citation)

A method of operating a mobile terminal comprising a local memory and a screen is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of receiving a first component of a document over a first communication channel, receiving a second component of the document over a second communication channel, and combining ...



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