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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Thomas Fred Charles, Bero James, Short Robert, Johnson Paul R: Apparatus for and method of verifying etching of optical servo information on magnetic media.. Minnesota Mining & Mfg, March 29, 1995: EP0645043-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for etching a point on the surface of a magnetic medium to reduce the reflectivity of the point and for verifying that proper etching occured. A light source (40) provides a collimated incident beam of light (42). The incident beam is focused to a point on the medium (57) and ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Thomas Fred Charles Iii: Active electro-optical identification. Britta Technologies, Thomas Fred Charles Iii, ALTMAN Daniel E, January 10, 2008: WO/2008/005725 (2 worldwide citation)

A system, comprising: an electro optical identification tag comprising a retroref lective layer, a light modulator positioned over the retroref lective layer, and a control unit capable of modulating the light modulator according to a communication code; and an electro-optical transceiver comprising ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
THOMAS FRED CHARLES III , BAUM ROBERT ADAM , HANES DAVID H , MAIN JOHN MICHAEL : [en] Virtual hand based on combined data. HEWLETT PACKARD DEVELOPMENT CO , December 24, 2014: GB2515436-A

[en] An example computing system may include a display and an input device. The input device may include a touch sensor to provide touch data, and a contactless sensor to provide contactless data. A field of view of the contactless sensor is directed away from the touch sensor. A controller is to co ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Thomas Fred Charles, Wallentine Don W, Bero James, Wilson Scott: Acousto-optical intensity control of laser beam. Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company, KURTZ Richard E, December 23, 1993: WO/1993/025341

The intensity of a beam of light used to etch concentric servo tracks (12) on a magnetic medium is adjusted with an acousto-optical device to maintain the energy density delivered by the beam substantially constant while the optics (71) which generate the beam move radially of the disk (61).


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Thomas Fred Charles, Johnson Paul R: Pneumatic hub locking device for etching optical servo tracks on magnetic disks. Minnesota Mining And Manufacturing Company, KURTZ Richard E, December 23, 1993: WO/1993/025343

An apparatus for etching optical servo tracks on a magnetic storage disk (11) comprises optics for generating a beam of light for etching the servo tracks and a spindle (15) for rotating the disk (11) in proximity to the optics. The device further comprises a center pin (16) at the center of rotatio ...


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Fred Thomas Fred Thomas
Thomas Fred Charles, Walker Phiilip M, Lipinski Greg J: Direct attached storage system and method for implementing multiple simultaneous storage schemes. Hewlett Packard Development Co, liu jinfeng wang hongbin, August 24, 2011: CN200880131321

A direct attached storage (DAS) system configurable to simultaneously implement a plurality of data storage schemes, comprising one or more storage devices, a controller coupled to the storage devices for implementing and managing a plurality of data storage schemes on the storage devices, an I/O po ...


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