Interchangeable Cartridge Data Storage System
Devices Performing Diverse Functions
US Patents #: 5,809,520 & 6,587,304 Issue Dates: Sept. 15, 1998 & July 1, 2003
Inventors: Kim Edwards – Iomega Corp. President, George Krieger – VP R&D, Fred Thomas – Chief
Technologist Adv. R&D, Brent Watson – Director Advanced R&D.
Iomega Products: Clik!, Pocket Zip and announced/forth coming Digital Transfer Technology
Distinguishing issued independent patent claim (extremely broad):
1. An interchangeable cartridge data storage system comprising:
a plurality of devices for generating signals representing different functions performed by different classes of said devices:
a mini-cartridge having a medium on which said signals are recorded; and
a mini drive in said devices for writing said signals and reading said signals from said medium so that diverse functions performed
by said different classes of said devices can be interchangeably operated upon by said devices.