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Matthew J Kalos, Michael T Benhase, James C Chen, Patricia C Lu: Efficient accumulation of performance statistics in a multi-port network. Ibm Corporation, Law Office Of Dan Shifrin PC IBM, April 5, 2007: US20070076627-A1

Computer networks are provided with a resource efficient ability to generate link performance statistics. To calculate the average link utilization per I/O operation, a first counter accumulates the number of I/O operations processed by a link and a second counter accumulates the time required by th ...


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Thomas G Anderson, William A Boothroyd, Richard C Frey: Transaction execution system with secure data storage and communications. IBM Corporation, Fraser and Bogucki, May 11, 1976: US03956615 (415 worldwide citation)

A transaction execution system includes a host data processing system having a multiple account data base and a plurality of transaction terminals in communication with the host. The terminals each include a keyboard, a display, document handling subsystems, a hardware control subsystem, a communica ...


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William R Belknap, Martha R Henley, Lorenzo Falcon Jr, Thomas E Frayne, Mei Lan Luo, Ashok R Saxena: Video optimized media streamer with cache management. IBM Corporation, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle, December 17, 1996: US05586264 (405 worldwide citation)

A data storage system includes a mass storage unit storing a data entity, such as a digital representation of a video presentation, that is partitioned into a plurality N of temporally-ordered segments. A data buffer is bidirectionally coupled to the mass storage unit for storing up to M of the temp ...


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Michael J Brady, Normand Gilles Favreau, Francois Guindon, Paul Andrew Moskowitz, Philip Murphy: Thin radio frequency transponder with leadframe antenna structure. IBM Corporation, Louis J Percello, July 28, 1998: US05786626 (255 worldwide citation)

A novel radio frequency transponder (tag) with a minimum of components and connects is thin and flexible because these components and connects can be unsupported by a substrate layer. This is accomplished by using a conducting leadframe structure not only as a connection medium but also as a circuit ...


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John R Abernathey, Timothy H Daubenspeck, Stephen E Luce, Denis J Poley, Rosemary A Previti Kelly, Gary P Viens, Jung H Yoon: Bilayer metallization cap for photolithography. IBM Corporation, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, June 15, 1993: US05219788 (244 worldwide citation)

A process of patterning a conductive layer on a substrate avoiding webbing yet permitting high density patterning places two layers between the resist and the metal. The first layer is an antireflective coating such as titanium nitride applied to the metal. The second layer is a barrier comprising s ...


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Alan H Karp: Hardware assist for protecting PC software. IBM Corporation, Baker Maxham Jester & Meador, September 12, 1989: US04866769 (240 worldwide citation)

The copy protection of personal computer (PC) software distributed on diskettes is assisted by providing a unique identification (ID) stored in read only memory (ROM) of a personal computer in which software on a diskette is to be used. This ID is accessible to the user of the computer. A vendor who ...


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Carter W Kaanta, Michael A Leach: In situ conductivity monitoring technique for chemical/mechanical planarization endpoint detection. IBM Corporation, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, December 27, 1988: US04793895 (225 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for monitoring the conductivity of a semiconductor wafer during the course of a polishing process. A polishing pad that contacts the wafer has an active electrode and at least one passive electrode, both of which are embedded in the polishing pad. A detecting device is connec ...


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John W Fennel Jr, Miles T Heinz Jr: Encryption using destination addresses in a TDMA satellite communications network. IBM Corporation, John E Hoel, November 29, 1983: US04418425 (222 worldwide citation)

An encryption system is disclosed which is based on channel destination addresses for a time division multiple access (TDMA) satellite communications network. A superframe initialization vector is transmitted from a master station to all other stations in the network. A plurality of frame initializa ...


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Chung Sheng Li, John Joseph Edward Turek, Vittorio Castelli, Ming Syan Chen: Progressive content-based retrieval of image and video with adaptive and iterative refinement. IBM Corporation, Douglas Cameron, Anne Vachon Dougherty, March 31, 1998: US05734893 (209 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for minimizing the time required to obtain results for a content based query in a data base. More specifically, with this invention, the data base is partitioned into a plurality of groups. Then, a schedule or sequence of groups is assigned to each of the operations of the que ...


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Madhav Datta, Terrence R O Toole: Electrochemical metal removal technique for planarization of surfaces. IBM Corporation, Ratner & Prestia, October 22, 1996: US05567300 (202 worldwide citation)

A high speed electrochemical metal removal technique provides for planarization of multilayer copper interconnection in thin film modules. The process uses a neutral salt solution, is compatible with the plating process and has minimum safety and waste disposal problems. The process offers tremendou ...