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Thomas Fred C Iii, Dixon Glenn B, Shelton Todd R, Graves Todd L, Bracken Allen T: Latent illuminance discrimination marker and system for data storage cartridges. Iomega, July 12, 2000: EP1018090-A1

An object (20) or an article, such as a data storage cartridge, for a detector or reader, such as a data storage disk drive, has a latent illuminance marker. A light source (34) illuminates the marker and the marker emits illuminance as phosphorescence. A photosensor (36) detects the emitted illumin ...


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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, March 19, 2003: EP1292949-A2

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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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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Bracken Allen T, Mayne Doug, Muse Jay, Schick Brian, Thomas Fred Iii: Miniature magnetic disk cartridge and drive mechanism. Iomega, September 29, 1999: EP0944900-A2

A disk insertion and ejection mechanism for use in a mini disk drive. The insertion and ejection mechanism operates by using cooperating cammed surfaces on a mini-cartridge and a movable sled within the mini disk drive. The cams operate to keep the mini-cartridge raised above the drive spindle durin ...


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Sumner Wayne A, Bracken Allen T, Griffith David W, Jones David E, Rich Edward L: Disk drive cartridge door. Iomega, June 24, 1998: EP0848849-A1

A cartridge for a magnetic disk drive has a rigid shell and a flexible door which covers an opening through which read/write heads engage the recording medium. The flexible door is guided outside of the shell to an open position as the cartridge is inserted into the drive. A projection on a flexible ...


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Bishop Ross W, Bracken Allen T, Briggs John C, Griffith David W, Jones David E, Nicklos Carl F, Patterson Robert S, Sonderegger Ralph L: Head load/unload and cleaning in a data storage device. Iomega, August 20, 1997: EP0789905-A1

In a magnetic disk drive heads are loaded and unloaded onto the magnetic disk by wings attached in close proximity to the magnetic heads. The wings ride on opposed profiles to separate the heads so that they can travel on either side of the disk and the heads are then brought together properly onto ...


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Nicklos Carl F, Jones David E, Rich Edward L, Bracken Allen T, Woods Harold, Bruderer Clark C: Disk drive having an automatic spindle motor loading mechanism. Iomega, March 18, 1998: EP0829085-A1

A disk drive for writing and reading data to and from a disk contained in a cartridge which is inserted through an opening into the disk drive comprises a motor ring (66) for rotatably mounted in the disk drive and a spindle motor (110) for rotating the disk. The spindle motor (110) is mounted in th ...


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Bracken Allen T, Rich Edward L: Compliant anchor for securing disk drive actuator bearing. Iomega, November 12, 1997: EP0806035-A1

In a magnetic disk drive, a compliant member (26) connects the top of the bearing assembly (21) for the actuator arm (20) to the drive. The member is compliant in the vertical direction and stiff in the horizontal direction to resist actuating forces being applied to the bearing assembly (21) when t ...


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Bracken Allen T, Blum James, Krieger George T: Mechanism to clamp magnetic disk against cartridge shell. Iomega, May 16, 2001: EP1099219-A1

A data storage cartridge has a recording medium and a door covering an opening in the shell. The door is opened when the cartridge is inserted into the drive and closed when the cartridge is removed from the drive. A movable member rotates in cooperation with a stationary member by a actuating arm t ...


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