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Fred Charles Thomas III, Walter A Gaspard: Data storage apparatus with a HDD and a removable solid state device. Hewlett Packard Development Company, September 3, 2013: US08527692 (1 worldwide citation)

A data storage apparatus includes a non-volatile hard disk drive platter, a coupling interface for removably receiving a non-volatile solid state device operable as a cache. The data storage apparatus also includes a communication line functionally connected to the hard disk drive platter and the co ...


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Fred Charles Thomas III, Bryce Carl Wemple, Charles Shilling, Allen O Buckner: Interface adapter systems and methods. Hewlett Packard Development Company, Michael Czarnecki, February 26, 2013: US08386689

Interface adapter systems and methods are provided. An adapter means can be provided for coupling a first interface to a second interface, the second interface configured to accommodate the coupling of a peripheral device. A detector means can be provided for detecting the peripheral device. A means ...


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Robin Reinhard Padden, Kristin Anne McArdle Scott, Fred Charles Thomas III: System and method for detecting the presence of a data-storage cartridge using phase-rotated polarized light. July 1, 2003: US06587297

A disk drive has an improved system for detecting the presence of a data-storage cartridge inserted into the drive. The improved system uses a source of polarized light and a detector of polarized light. The detector is optically coupled to the source by a reflective marker on the data-storage cartr ...


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Fred Charles Thomas III, Bryce Carl Wemple, Charles Shilling, Allen O Buckner: Interface adapter systems and methods. Hewlett Packard Development Company, February 16, 2012: US20120042112-A1

Interface adapter systems and methods are provided. An adapter means can be provided for coupling a first interface to a second interface, the second interface configured to accommodate the coupling of a peripheral device. A detector means can be provided for detecting the peripheral device. A means ...


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Fred Charles Thomas III, Allen O Buckner, Kevin Nay: Media Shadow Files And System. June 23, 2011: US20110153778-A1

One embodiment of a system for rendering media files comprises a computer configured to determine media file formats that are used by media rendering devices connected to a network and to determine media files available on the network. The computer generates media shadow files of media file formats ...


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Bernd Sitzmann, Fred Charles Thomas III, Paul Boerger, John Michael Main: Conducting surveillance using a digital picture frame. April 5, 2012: US20120081547-A1

Embodiments disclosed herein relate to conducting surveillance using a digital picture frame. A digital picture frame may comprise a sensor and a storage medium. The digital picture frame may receive surveillance information from the sensor and store the surveillance information in the storage mediu ...


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Fred Charles Thomas III, Walter A Gaspard, Chi W So: Segmented caches. Hewlett Packard Development Company, HP Patent Department, July 4, 2017: US09697115

Embodiments herein relate to segmenting and pinning a first non-volatile memory to store cache information. In an embodiment, the first non-volatile memory is divided into a plurality of segments. Then, a first type of software of a plurality of types of software is pinned to a first segment of the ...



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