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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method and system for processing and transmitting electronic auction information. Onsale, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, November 10, 1998: US05835896 (1013 worldwide citation)

A system and method for conducting a multi-person, interactive auction, in a variety of formats, without using a human auctioneer to conduct the auction. The system is preferably implemented in software. The system allows a group of bidders to interactively place bids over a computer or communicatio ...


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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method for supplying automatic status updates using electronic mail. Onsale, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, April 4, 2000: US06047264 (482 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for automatically updating the status of customers' orders and shipments via electronic mail without using a human attendant to create and send the electronic mail messages. Preferably implemented in software, the updating method allows a large set of customers to be periodical ...


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Brad Taylor, Robert Dowling: System for compiling algorithmic language source code for implementation in programmable hardware. Giga Operations Corporation, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, February 11, 1997: US05603043 (143 worldwide citation)

A configurable hardware system for implementing an algorithmic language program, including at least two programmable logic devices (PLD), a private hardware resource connectible to one PLD, and a programmable connection between PLDs, all of which may be configured as a module or distributed processi ...


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Daniel J Rothman, David Chiang: Carry chain circuit with flexible carry function for implementing arithmetic and logical functions. Xilinx, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, Patrick T Bever, April 27, 1999: US05898602 (136 worldwide citation)

An improved arithmetic logic unit (ALU) of an erasable-programmable logic device (EPLD) with a flexible, programmable carry function allows a broad range of functions to be implemented. The inventive circuit utilizes a separately configurable carry chain with multiple logic and arithmetic function c ...


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Brad Taylor: Programmable logic device for real time video processing. Giga Operations Corporation, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, January 5, 1999: US05857109 (131 worldwide citation)

A real time video processing system adds a programmable logic device between a conventional frame buffer and a conventional digital to analog converter to provide real time and off-screen processing power to enhance video output capabilities. The system may include a history FIFO connected to delive ...


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Patrick J MeLampy, Andrew D Ory: System and method for re-establishing a disconnected telephone communication. Priority Call Management, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, October 15, 1996: US05566236 (106 worldwide citation)

A system and method provides a tandem switch and call control/management platform to establish a telephone connection (bridge) between two parties, the telephone connection being initiated by one of the parties. The tandem switch connects a telecommunications system (Centrex or PBX) with cellular or ...


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Stan S Hahn: Interchangeable plug power supply with automatically adjusting input voltage receiving mechanism. Advanced Mobile Solutions, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, November 4, 1997: US05684689 (88 worldwide citation)

A power supply with interchangeable plug capacity and interchangeable power input modules includes a casing, an electrical plug detachably mounted in the casing, allowing the user to accommodate various power source configurations and voltage supply levels without manually setting the unit for the a ...


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Richard M Mathis: Electronic gaming apparatus and method. Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, April 25, 2000: US06053813 (77 worldwide citation)

A method for operating a microprocessor controlled, reel type slot machine in which payoff is determined before a final game outcome is displayed to a player. A pre-defined count of random numbers is generated and presented to a digital filter having tap outputs which correspond to paytable payline ...


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Brad Taylor: Implementation of a selected instruction set CPU in programmable hardware. Giga Operations Corporation, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, July 29, 1997: US05652875 (76 worldwide citation)

A method of designing a CPU for implementation in a configurable hardware device by identifying a series of operations in a logic scheme which are suitable for implementation in the device, identifying an executable function and any needed parameters in the logic scheme, identifying the logic flow i ...


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Thomas A Kean: Routing resources for hierarchical FPGA. Xilinx, Edel M Young, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner Esq, December 23, 1997: US05701091 (75 worldwide citation)

In an FPGA having a hierarchical routing structure, additional routing lines are provided which have different destinations for different cells within a block. A pattern is chosen which allows signal lines to turn corners conveniently. In one embodiment having cells arranged into 4.times.4 blocks, c ...