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Christopher L Hamlin: Signal distribution system. Apple Computer, Carr DeFilippo & Ferrell, November 12, 1996: US05574964 (224 worldwide citation)

A signal distribution system having a converter with input terminals for receiving signals of varying configurations and an output terminal for transmitting converted signals. The input signals received by the converter are each converted into a converted signal frequency component of a common bus s ...


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Christopher L Hamlin: Secure disk drive comprising a secure drive key and a drive ID for implementing secure communication over a public network. Western Digital Ventures, Howard H Sheerin Esq, May 8, 2007: US07215771 (192 worldwide citation)

A secure disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk for storing data, and an input for receiving an encrypted message from a client disk drive, the encrypted message comprising ciphertext data and a client drive ID identifying the client disk drive. The secure disk drive comprises a secure drive key ...


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Andrew D Hospodor, Christopher L Hamlin: Switched node comprising a disk controller with integrated multi-port switching circuitry. Western Digital Ventures, Milad G Shara Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, February 24, 2004: US06697914 (166 worldwide citation)

A switched node is disclosed for use in a switched fabric network. The switched node comprises a disk and a head actuated over the disk. An integrated disk controller within the switched node comprises more than two bi-directional ports for simultaneously transmitting data in multiple directions thr ...


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Christopher L Hamlin: Disk drive employing a disk with a pristine area for storing encrypted data accessible only by trusted devices or clients to facilitate secure network communications. Western Digital Ventures, Howard H Sheerin Esq, February 21, 2006: US07003674 (161 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk for storing data, the disk comprising a public area for storing plaintext data and a pristine area for storing encrypted data. The disk drive comprises a head for reading the encrypted data from the pristine area of the disk, and a control system for contr ...


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Christopher L Hamlin: Transferring scheduling data from a plurality of disk storage devices to a network switch before transferring data associated with scheduled requests between the network switch and a plurality of host initiators. Western Digital Ventures, Milad G Shara Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, August 9, 2005: US06928470 (160 worldwide citation)

A network switch is disclosed for resolving requests from a plurality of host initiators by scheduling access to a plurality of disk storage devices. The network switch comprises a switched fabric comprising a plurality of switching elements. Each switching element comprises a plurality of bi-direct ...


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Christopher L Hamlin: Disk drive comprising encryption circuitry selectively enabled by verifying a circuit that provides plaintext data. Western Digital Ventures, Milad G Shara Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, May 11, 2004: US06735693 (158 worldwide citation)

A disk drive comprising a disk for storing encrypted data is disclosed. The disk drive comprises a first circuit for providing plaintext data to a second circuit. The second circuit comprises controllable encryption circuitry for encrypting the plaintext data into the encrypted data. The controllabl ...


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Christopher L Hamlin: DISK-BASED STORAGE SYSTEM RESPONSIVE TO A DIRECTION-SELECTION SIGNAL FOR AUTONOMOUSLY CONTROLLING SEEKS IN A SEQUENCE DETERMINED BY THE DIRECTION-SELECTION SIGNAL AND A LOCALLY-STORED DOUBLY LINKED LIST. Western Digital Ventures, Milad G Shara Esq, Knobble Martens Olson & Bear, December 24, 2002: US06499083 (145 worldwide citation)

A disk-based storage system for storing a plurality of data segments responds to a direction-selection signal by autonomously providing the data segments in a selected sequence so as to be concatenated together to define a continuous data stream. The disk-based storage system comprises nonvolatile s ...


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Christopher L Hamlin: Automatically transmitting scheduling data from a plurality of storage systems to a network switch for scheduling access to the plurality of storage systems. Western Digital Ventures, Milad G Shara Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, February 10, 2004: US06691198 (136 worldwide citation)

A network switch is disclosed for resolving requests from a plurality of host initiators by scheduling access to a plurality of storage systems. The network switch comprises a plurality of multi-port switches interconnected to form a switched fabric, the multi-port switches for routing requests to t ...


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Christopher L Hamlin: Computer network comprising network authentication facilities implemented in a disk drive. Western Digital Ventures, Howard H Sheerin Esq, December 26, 2006: US07155616 (135 worldwide citation)

A computer network is disclosed comprising a plurality of interconnected network devices including a plurality of client computers, an authentication server computer operated by a system administrator, and a disk drive connected to the authentication server computer. The disk drive comprises an inte ...


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Christopher L Hamlin, Michael K Eneboe, Andrew D Hospodor: Method for processing file system service requests in a computer having an attached disk drive that can reproduce stream data and non-stream data. Western Digital Ventures, Milad G Shara Esq, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis, September 2, 2003: US06615312 (129 worldwide citation)

This invention is directed to a method for processing file system service requests in a computer having an attached disk drive that in response to commands from the computer can write data to or read data from disk locations to reproduce stream data and non-stream data. The method comprises the step ...