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Antoinette F Hershey, Andrew H French, Christopher P Boire: License mangagement system and license storage key. Prime Computer, David G Conlin, Robert M Asher, May 8, 1990: US04924378 (479 worldwide citation)

A license storage key is provided for securely storing information regarding which licenses have been purchased for a network of computers, how many of each license have been purhcased, and any time limits associated with each license. An application program to be run on a computer must be assigned ...


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William Farr: Method and apparatus for improved disk access. Prime Computer, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, February 11, 1992: US05088081 (198 worldwide citation)

In a RAID level 5 disk drive subsystem, one or more additional disk drives, called "reserve" disks are intercoupled to the array of disk drives and a control system is included for storing recovered digital data on the additional disk drive if a sector on one of the disk drives becomes defective. Th ...


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Allen King, Peter Collins, Jay Goldman: Light pencil. Prime Computer, Lahive & Cockfield, January 21, 1986: US04565999 (147 worldwide citation)

A cursor control system for use with a data terminal having a display consists of a radiation source and associated radiation sensor. Either the source or sensor is fixed with respect to the display while the other is moveable and may be fixed to the user's head. The system translates the motion of ...


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Robert F Beckwith, Neil J Johnson, Suren Irukulla, Steven Schwartz, Nihar Mohapatra: High-performance pipelined central processor for predicting the occurrence of executing single-cycle instructions and multicycle instructions. Prime Computer, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, August 4, 1992: US05136696 (129 worldwide citation)

A pipelined central processor capable of executing both single-cycle instructions and multicycle instructions is provided. An instruction fetch stage of the processor includes an instruction cache memory and a prediction cache memory that are commonly addressed by a program counter register. The ins ...


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William S Huber: Operating system debugger. Prime Computer, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, April 4, 1989: US04819234 (128 worldwide citation)

The invention is a debugger which is part of the operating system of a multi-programmable digital data processor with virtual memory. The debugger can identify and correct faults in an embedded operating system of a multi-programmable digital data processor having hardware-controlled process exchang ...


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Paul L George, David M Waxman, Randall T Sybel, Elliot H Mednick, Kevin J O Brien, Joseph M Spatara: Method for disk I/O transfer. Prime Computer, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, December 19, 1989: US04888691 (100 worldwide citation)

A disk control system offloads to the disk controller much of the overhead associated with disk operations and makes the CPU available for other work. A command block that fully specifies a user request for a disk operation is forwarded to the disk memory unit. The command block contains a unique id ...


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Landon Cox, Wayne Kovsky, Marie Mastaj: System for accessing remote heterogeneous database including formatting retrieved data into applications program format. Prime Computer, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, October 15, 1991: US05058000 (98 worldwide citation)

An improved method for access to data from a remote computer and an improved method for accessing remote heterogeneous data bases. The method includes a personal computer having an application program for processing data by keyboard input that operates on a local applications data base having files ...


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Walter A Jones, Paul R Jones Jr, David B Papworth: Data processing apparatus and method employing instruction flow prediction. Prime Computer, Lahive & Cockfield, October 11, 1988: US04777594 (97 worldwide citation)

A data processing system for processing a sequence of program instructions has a pipeline structure which includes an instruction pipeline and an execution pipeline. Each of the instruction and execution pipelines has a plurality of serially operating stages. The instruction pipeline reads instructi ...


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Michael T Glier: Method and apparatus for high bandwidth shared memory. Prime Computer, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, July 5, 1988: US04755937 (96 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing high speed communications with a shared memory from both a processing control unit and a plurality of auxiliary processing devices employs a video random access memory. The processing control unit or units require random access of the memory and are operatively c ...


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Joseph L Ardini Jr, Robert F Beckwith, Chi Ping Chen, Paul K Rodman: Data processing system and method having an improved arithmetic unit. Prime Computer, Lahive & Cockfield, August 2, 1988: US04761755 (93 worldwide citation)

A data processing system, wherein the central processing unit has an arithmetic element for processing data in response to machine program instructions and a control store for microcode program storage responsive to the machine instructions for implementing the instruction, has an improved arithmeti ...