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Jonathan Lee Hanmann, Anil Sareen, Kenneth J Smith: Remotely synchronizing a mobile terminal by adapting ordering and filtering synchronization rules based on a users operation of the mobile terminal. Western Digital Ventures, Jason T Evans Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, April 4, 2006: US07024491 (259 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for remotely synchronizing a mobile terminal to a target computer is disclosed. A user's operation of the mobile terminal is monitored and a computer program is executed for adapting ordering and filtering synchronization rules in response to the user's operation of the mobile ...


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Jonathan Lee Hanmann, Anil Sareem, Kenneth J Smith: Caching advertising information in a mobile terminal to enhance remote synchronization and wireless internet browsing. Western Digital Ventures, Milad G Shara Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, November 30, 2004: US06826614 (170 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for transmitting advertising information comprising a plurality of banner ads to a mobile terminal over a first connection during a synchronization session and storing the advertising information in a local memory of the mobile terminal. A web page is transmitted ...


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Jonathan Lee Hanmann, Anil Sareen, Kenneth J Smith: Modifying web page links for display on a mobile terminal to indicate the cache status of linked web pages. Western Digital Ventures, Milad G Shara Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, August 16, 2005: US06931439 (139 worldwide citation)

A method of operating a mobile terminal comprising a local memory and a screen is disclosed. Web pages are received by the mobile terminal and stored in the local memory. A cache status of each web page identified by each link is determined, wherein the cache status is evaluated to control the displ ...


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Jonathan Lee Hanmann, Anil Sareen, Kenneth J Smith: Mobile terminal for displaying a rich text document comprising conditional code for identifying advertising information stored locally or on the internet. Western Digital Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, May 10, 2005: US06892217 (137 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for transmitting advertising information to a mobile terminal over a first connection during a synchronization session and storing the advertising information in a local memory of the mobile terminal. A rich text document is transmitted to the mobile terminal ove ...


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Jonathan Lee Hanmann, Anil Sareen, Kenneth J Smith: Mobile terminal synchronizing components of a document separately. Western Digital Ventures, Jason T Evans Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, September 25, 2007: US07275116 (135 worldwide citation)

A method of operating a mobile terminal comprising a local memory and a screen is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of receiving a first component of a document over a first communication channel, receiving a second component of the document over a second communication channel, and combining ...


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Jonathan Lee Hanmann, Anil Sareen, Kenneth J Smith: Using multiple communication channels to synchronize a mobile terminal based on data type. Western Digital Ventures, May 25, 2010: US07725584 (123 worldwide citation)

The present invention may be regarded as a method of operating a mobile terminal during a synchronization session. A plurality of data types, including a first data type and a second data type, are identified to synchronize with the mobile terminal. A rule base is applied to assign the first data ty ...


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Chun Sei Tsai, Sang Huynh, Kenneth J Smith, Carl E Barlow: Refresh operations using write/read commands. Western Digital Technologies, November 27, 2012: US08320067 (121 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for performing refresh operations using write/read commands are provided. In one embodiment, a disk drive comprises a disk partitioned into a plurality of refresh zones, a head configured to write data to and read data from the disk, and a controller. The controller is configured ...


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Chun Sei Tsai, William B Boyle, Carl E Barlow, Kenneth J Smith: Disk drive write verifying unformatted data sectors. Western Digital Technologies, August 23, 2011: US08004785 (120 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a disk having a plurality of data sectors, wherein a physical block address (PBA) is associated with each data sector. When a write command is received from a host to write user data to the disk, and the write command comprises an unformatted logical block addres ...


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Heon Ho Chung, Chun Sei Tsai, Carl E Barlow, Kenneth J Smith: Methods and devices for preventing potential media errors from growing thermal asperities. Western Digital Technologies, April 8, 2014: US08694841 (61 worldwide citation)

A method to enable defect margining of a disk drive may comprise executing a data access command on a target sector on the disk drive. Upon encountering a data access error at the target sector, an address of the target sector may be added to an error list. The address of the target sector in the er ...


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Sang Huynh, Kenneth J Smith, Johnathan C Lloyd, Chun Sei Tsai: Grease wear leveling for a disk drive. Western Digital Technologies, July 15, 2014: US08780478 (51 worldwide citation)

Grease wear leveling in a disk drive including an actuator for moving a head over a disk as part of a seek operation. A count of seek operations is maintained and when the count of seek operations exceeds a first threshold number, one or more full stroke seek (FSS) operations are performed until a c ...