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William P Baker, Todd R Shelton, Theodore J Smith: Method and apparatus for managing power consumption on a bus. Iomega Corporation, James T Hagler, May 31, 2005: US06901525 (2 worldwide citation)

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). The interface module can be operatively coupled by a cable (12) to a remote system. Communications through the cable conform ...


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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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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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William P Baker, Todd R Shelton, Theodore J Smith: Method and apparatus for managing power consumption on a bus. Jerry W Mills Esq, Baker Botts, February 20, 2003: US20030037269-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). The interface module can be operatively coupled by a cable (12) to a remote system. Communications through the cable conform ...


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Theodore J Smith, Sterling Todd Howard: Track based multiple sector error recovery. Iomega Corporation, Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, December 6, 2007: US20070279789-A1

Error correction in a disk drive is performed by identifying all errors in multiple sectors of a single track during a single read operation. As the data from the track is moved to a buffer, the disk drive records the location of the errors without stopping the read operation. Following the read ope ...