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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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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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Robert C Gibbons, Samuel R McKenney, S Charles Baber, Richard R Chang, Michael C Bell: Infrared chopper using binary diffractive optics. Raytheon Company, Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, November 8, 2001: US20010038974-A1

A chopper and method of making same, the chopper being fabricated by initially generating a photomask in conjunction with software. The software provides the lens design to be finally stamped onto the chopper element. A silicon wafer is then etched by reactive ion etching using the photomask to prov ...


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Alexander L Kormos, Paul D Felts: Method and apparatus for modulating infrared radiation. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, September 23, 2004: US20040184130-A1

A chopper for an imaging system includes a frame and a sheet that have different coefficients of thermal expansion. The frame has a space within it, and has at least one opening that allows radiation to pass through the space. The sheet has structure which influences radiation passing through the sh ...


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Premjeet Chahal, Francis J Morris: Micropolarizing filter, and a method for making it. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, September 9, 2004: US20040173730-A1

A polarizing filter includes a portion with a filtering layer having a plurality of openings extending therethrough, where this portion has a maximum physical thickness in a radiation travel direction which is less than approximately one wavelength of the radiation being filtered. A method of making ...


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Paul Klocek, Douglas W Anderson: Method and apparatus for infrared imaging in small passageways. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, June 20, 2002: US20020076178-A1

An infrared imaging system (10) includes a catheter (11). The catheter is inserted into a small passageway, such as a blood vein (23), in order to collect infrared information from the vein. The information is refracted by at least one lens (32, 46, 52, 57, 63) in a collecting section (17, 45, 56, 6 ...


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Allen T Bracken, Theodore J Smith, Jeffery D Penman, Todd R Shelton, David S Greenhalgh, Paul E Jacobs, Spencer W Stout, Paul C Kunz, Scott P Thomas, Douglas S Reynolds, David L Jolley, Ryan D Osterhout: Information storage device with a removable cartridge, and a method of operating it. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, July 4, 2002: US20020085300-A1

An information storage device (10) includes a drive module (14) releasably coupled to an interface module (13), where an information storage cartridge (11) can be removably inserted into the drive module in an approximately vertical direction. The drive module has a light source and magnifying lens ...


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Mark B Hanna, Kyle W Nix: Method and apparatus for making a lid with an optically transmissive window. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, June 5, 2003: US20030101562-A1

A metal plate (126) has a plurality of openings (127) extending through it, and is cleaned using a wet hydrogen process (157). Glass windows (106) are then placed in the openings, and are each fused to the metal plate by heat (231) in a manner so that each window projects outwardly on each side of t ...


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Berinder Brar: Field effect transistor and method for making the same. Raytheon Company, Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, November 28, 2002: US20020175346-A1

The field effect device consisting of a substrate, a conducting backplane formed in the substrate, a source and a drain disposed above the conductive backplane, a gate insultatively disposed above the substrate between the source and drain, and a backgate contact electrically coupled to the conducti ...


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Mark B Hanna: Lid with window hermetically sealed to frame, and a method of making it. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, December 19, 2002: US20020192403-A1

An apparatus (10) includes a digital micromirror device (16) disposed within a housing (11) that has an opening (13) hermetically sealed by a lid (17). The lid includes a radiation transmissive window (22) with peripheral edges fixedly coupled by an annular sealing section (23) to a metal frame (21) ...