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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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Paul C Kunz, Ryan D Osterhout, Theodore J Smith, Spencer W Stout, Scott P Thomas: Method and apparatus for manually ejecting a data storage cartridge from a drive. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, November 14, 2002: US20020167756-A1

A data storage cartridge (14) can be removably inserted into a drive (13), so that respective connectors (52, 67) move into engagement. Two pawls (81, 82) are biased by a spring (119), and releasably lock the cartridge in its inserted position. In order to remove the cartridge from the drive, a moto ...


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Ryan D Osterhout, Scott P Thomas, Paul C Kunz, Allen T Bracken: Method and apparatus for protecting a hard disk drive from shock. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, November 14, 2002: US20020167792-A1

An information storage device (10) includes a cartridge (14) which can be removably inserted into a cradle (13) coupled by a cable (12) to a host computer. The cartridge includes an outer housing (54) containing a chamber (122), and having an electrical connector (63) on the exterior. An inner housi ...


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Paul C Kunz: Method and apparatus for ejecting a removable data storage cartridge. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, November 14, 2002: US20020167882-A1

A data storage cartridge (14) can be removably inserted into a drive (13), so that respective connectors (52, 67) move into engagement. Two pawls (81, 82) are biased by a spring (119), and engage the cartridge to releasably lock the cartridge in its inserted position. In order to remove the cartridg ...



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