Randall K Fields, Paul R Quinn, Todd Blackley: System and method for making staff schedules as a function of available resources as well as employee skill level, availability and priority. Mrs Fields, A C Smith, Greg T Sueoka, May 5, 1992: US05111391 (312 worldwide citation)

A staff scheduling data processing system and method schedules staff and management personnel at locations remote from a central location by applying central location policy to unique remote location data to insure the optimum staff schedule for each remote site. The system and method includes a dat ...

Jaroy Weber Jr, Terrance L Kloeckl, Michael A Kast, Frank T Watkins III: Extendable electrocautery surgery apparatus and method. Jaroy Weber Jr, A C Smith, July 30, 1991: US05035695 (276 worldwide citation)

An improved electrocautery method and instrument includes interlock features which enable the instrument to be safely operated under convenient manual controls including a slide element and control buttons and interlock switch positioned on the instrument.

Martin M Atalla: File access security method and means. Atalla Corporation, A C Smith, May 13, 1986: US04588991 (273 worldwide citation)

An improved file access security technique and associated apparatus accesses data which is stored in encrypted form under one encryption key and re-stores the data re-encrypted under another encryption key, and produces a record of each access and data re-encryption both as the control source of enc ...

Jaroy Weber Jr, Terrance L Kloeckl, Michael A Cast, Frank T Watkins III: Extendable electrocautery surgery apparatus and method. Celebration Medical Products, A C Smith, April 24, 1990: US04919129 (229 worldwide citation)

An improved electrocautery method and instrument is configured to accept attachable extension units for effectively extending the utility of the instrument into deep surgical sites. Interlock features enable the instrument to be safely configured to any desired length for use as a vacuum probe and a ...

Dale L Shipley, Joan D Arnett, William A Arnett, Steven D Baumel, Anil Bhavnani, Chuenpu J Chou, David L Nelson, Maty Soha, David H Yamada: Distributed multiprocess transaction processing system and method. Tolerant Systems, A C Smith, April 4, 1989: US04819159 (180 worldwide citation)

The method and means of fault-tolerant processing includes a plurality of system building blocks, each including a real-time processor and specialized processors and local non-volatile memory that are coupled to communicate internally within each of the system building blocks, which, in turn, commun ...

Martin M Atalla, Ralph R Bestock: Pocket banking terminal, method and system. Atalla Corporation, A C Smith, August 20, 1985: US04536647 (161 worldwide citation)

A portable banking terminal under control of an authorized user and operating within a system of banks and retailers may be initialized for personal use under separate controls by the banks and the retailers to facilitate the completion of basic transactions such as deposits and withdrawals from rem ...

Martin M Atalla, Alexander F Liu: Personal verification system. Atalla Technovations Company, A C Smith, February 10, 1976: US03938091 (158 worldwide citation)

A customer code word issuing machine is provided wherein a customer manually inputs to the machine his secret password. The machine encodes the password and displays his corresponding issued code word. A verification machine is provided which includes a dial or keyboard for manually inputting the cu ...

Martin M Atalla: Multilevel security apparatus and method. Atalla Technovations, A C Smith, December 8, 1981: US04304990 (138 worldwide citation)

A card-coding system and method preserves the security of the encoding process against duplication and counterfeiting of cards by securing the interactions under the control of the individual and then of the issuing institution. Multilevels of offset codes are generated in successive interactions so ...

Michael P Short: Video system, method and apparatus for incorporating audio or data in video scan intervals. ISIX, A C Smith, July 18, 1989: US04849817 (123 worldwide citation)

An improved system, apparatus and method are disclosed for interleaving selected video fields of multiple displayable programs to facilitate viewer selection of which programs to display. Selected video fields are stored and continuously displayed until new, successive video field is selected to upd ...

John J Zasio, Kenneth C Choy, Darrell R Parham: Static timing analysis of semiconductor digital circuits. Teradyne, A C Smith, May 8, 1990: US04924430 (116 worldwide citation)

The time verification scheme of the present invention operates without input stimulus to calculate delays along circuit paths including logic elements or cells from initial input to final output, or over sub-circuit paths, of a proposed logic design. The delay calculations include cell-dependent, an ...