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Derek C Anderson, Mark H Pond, Ryan D Osterhout: Igniter assembly actuated by parachute deployment, and flare containing the same. Alliant Techsystems, Sullivan Law Group, July 2, 2002: US06412417 (4 worldwide citation)

This parachute flare igniter assembly has a novel slider for attaining high reliability in firing efficiency. The slider moves along a raceway of an igniter assembly housing. Also disposed in the housing is a cartridge retained in a stationary state relative to the housing. The cartridge includes a ...


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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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Robert B McMaster, Ryan D Osterhout: High speed cleanup of removable storage device. Iomega Corporation, Iomega Corporation, September 7, 2006: US20060198272-A1

A removable data cartridge is protected from air-transported particles such as dust, excessive moisture, contaminants, and the like by filtering or otherwise conditioning the airflow at initial startup. The recording media in the data cartridge is initially spun at a rate of speed higher than the op ...