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Gregory M Allen, Jeffery D Penman: Preventing damage to the heads and media in a removable cartridge and disk drive. Iomega Corporation, Stephen C Beuerle, Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, August 5, 2008: US07408734 (1 worldwide citation)

A disk drive uses the integration of the instantaneous velocities of the heads to estimate the distance the heads travel while latched. The disk drive can then determine if the heads are properly parked based solely on the distance traveled, thus avoiding the use of costly sensors. In the event that ...


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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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Todd R Shelton, Theodore J Smith, Marvin R DeForest, Kelly D Wright, Mark L Reimann, Hiromichi Oribe, Jeffery D Penman: Method and apparatus for providing extended functionality for a bus. T Murray Smith Esq, Baker Botts, November 14, 2002: US20020169911-A1

An information storage device (10) includes a cartridge (14) removably inserted into a cradle (13) that has a drive module (18) releasably coupled to an interface module (17). A drive electronics circuit (71) in the drive module is coupled to a hard disk drive mechanism (56) in the cartridge, and is ...


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Gregory M Allen, Jeffery D Penman: Preventing damage to the heads and media in a removable cartridge and disk drive. Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, January 3, 2008: US20080002274-A1

A disk drive uses the integration of the instantaneous velocities of the heads to estimate the distance the heads travel while latched. The disk drive can then determine if the heads are properly parked based solely on the distance traveled, thus avoiding the use of costly sensors. In the event that ...