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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Thomas Fred C Iii, Hahm Christopher D: Method and apparatus for using vibration to clean a read/write head. Iomega Corporation, SMITH T Murray, May 27, 2004: WO/2004/044901

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 Thomas
Wilke Thomas A, Bracken Allen T, Watson Brent J, Thomas Fred C Iii, Deforest Marvin R, Ogden Dennis D, Reimann Mark L, Smith Theodore J, Penman Jeffery D, Shelton Todd R, Bauck Randall C, Greenhalgh David S: Method and apparatus for storing data in a removable cartridge. Iomega Corporation, SMITH T Murray, December 20, 2001: WO/2001/097224

An information storage device (10, 510, 610, 710) includes a cradle (12, 512, 612, 712) which can removably receive a cartridge (11, 411, 511, 611, 711). The cartridge contains a rotatably supported disk (91, 326-327), and a pivotal actuator arm (101) which supports a read/write head (107, 331-334) ...


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Maxik Fredric S, Garrity Paul James: Apparatus with a packed circuitry within a lightbulb. Lighting Science Group Corporation, Maxik Fredric S, Garrity Paul James, SMITH T Murray, December 21, 2007: WO/2007/146566 (31 worldwide citation)

A device has an electrical connector, a radiation generator (93), and a flexible carrier (148) with circuitry that is operatively coupled between the connector and the radiation generator. In response to electrical power received through the connector, the circuitry energizes the radiation generator ...


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Maxik Fredric S: Light bulb having surfaces for reflecting light produced by electronic light generating sources. Lighting Science Group Corporation, Maxik Fredric S, SMITH T Murray, November 17, 2005: WO/2005/108853 (7 worldwide citation)

The light bulb (100) is comprised of a plurality of individual light sources, (130) such as light emitting diodes (LED's), capable of emitting white light or blue light or light of any other desired color. These light emitting elements are enclosed in an outer bulb housing (102) that may include an ...


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Maxik Fredric S: Electronic light generating element light bulb. Lighting Science Group Corporation, Maxik Fredric S, SMITH T Murray, November 10, 2005: WO/2005/107328 (4 worldwide citation)

The present system for driving an electronic light generating element, includes: (i) input terminals, (ii) an input rectifier, (iii) a switch control circuit coupled to the input circuit and operable to generate a switching signal having pulses, and (iv) a switching element coupled to the input circ ...


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Lapalme Richard J: Method and apparatus for intelligent information retrieval. Raytheon Company, SMITH T Murray, December 31, 2003: WO/2004/001631 (1 worldwide citation)

An apparatus includes a computer system which maintains a list of informational products, and accepts input from a user in a user context familiar to the user. The computer system maintains expert information developed by at least one expert, which provides correlation between the user context and i ...


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Kormos Alexander L, Raines Aaron T Jr, Wu Ning: Method and apparatus for displaying information with a day/night mode head-up display. Raytheon Company, SMITH T Murray, February 27, 2003: WO/2003/016983 (1 worldwide citation)

A vehicle (10) has a camera (12) generating infrared images of a scene ahead, and a display (16) which reflects images from the vehicle windshield (17). Images from the camera are displayed at night, and operational information about the vehicle is displayed during the day. The display includes a mi ...


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Evans Allan M, Cargonja Nikola, Nardelli Albert, Brand Timothy K, Mim Reiner G, Zmrzli Robert: Method and apparatus for tracking and monitoring containers. Savi Technology, Evans Allan M, Cargonja Nikola, Nardelli Albert, Brand Timothy K, Mim Reiner G, Zmrzli Robert, SMITH T Murray, April 2, 2009: WO/2009/042640 (1 worldwide citation)

A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag can be used for tracking and monitoring. The tag may transmit information via an RFID link, or via a further link, and the tag may be commissioned or decommissioned via this further link. The further link may be a cellular telephone network, a satellite, a ...


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Lewis Justin C, Ulrich Richard B, Jones Nicholaus A, Lowrie Matthew M: Method and apparatus for automated shopper checkout using radio frequency identification technology. Wal Mart Stores, Lewis Justin C, Ulrich Richard B, Jones Nicholaus A, Lowrie Matthew M, SMITH T Murray, May 14, 2009: WO/2009/062019 (1 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus involve: providing a plurality of products that are each associated with a respective radio frequency identification tag; using radio frequency identification technology to automatically identify specific products in a group of products collected by a shopper; and evaluating w ...


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Cargonja Nikola, Keleshian Philip J, Thorne Roderick E, Farrell Steven J, Rajapakse Ravindra U, Padilla Gustavo: Method and apparatus for detecting unauthorized intrusion into a container. Savi Technology, Cargonja Nikola, Keleshian Philip J, Thorne Roderick E, Farrell Steven J, Rajapakse Ravindra U, Padilla Gustavo, SMITH T Murray, October 28, 2004: WO/2004/093024

An intrusion detection technique involves: emitting a wireless signal within a container; detecting the wireless signal near the container; and responding to detection of a change in a characteristic of the detected wireless signal by transmitting a wireless notification to a location remote from th ...