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Adrian Philip Wise, Martin William Sotheran: Picture end token in a system comprising a plurality of pipeline stages. Discovision Associates, Robert T Braun, Donald Bollella, Clay E Gaetje, September 21, 1999: US05956519 (149 worldwide citation)

A multi-standard video decompression apparatus has a plurality of stages interconnected by a two-wire interface arranged as a pipeline processing machine. Control tokens and DATA Tokens pass over the single two-wire interface for carrying both control and data in token format. A token decode circuit ...


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David Huw Davies, Jonathan Parker, Anthony Peter John Claydon: Timing synchronization in a receiver employing orthogonal frequency division multiplexing. Discovision Associates, Keiji Masaki, Donald Bollella, Clay E Gaetje, September 14, 1999: US05953311 (83 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining the boundaries of guard intervals of data symbols being received in a coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexed signal. Temporal samples separated by an interval of an active interval of a data symbol are associated in pairs, and difference ...


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David L Schell: Servo control system for information storage device. Discovision Associates, Robert T Braun, Donald Bollella, Paul Thyfault, February 23, 1999: US05875158 (68 worldwide citation)

A servo control system for an optical information storage device includes an optical detector for detecting information stored on an information storage media and for detecting a servo error signal. The optical detector provides a sum information signal output and at least one servo error signal out ...


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David L Schell, Randolph S Crupper, Marvin B Davis, Kurt W Getreuer, Leonardus J Grassens, David E Lewis: Optical disc system having servo motor and servo error detection assembly operated relative to monitored quad sum signal. Discovision Associates, Ronald J Clark, Robert T Braun, Donald Bollella, March 17, 1998: US05729511 (63 worldwide citation)

An optical drive system includes an optical assembly, a light source capable of transmitting light through the optical assembly, an objective lens positioned to direct light between the optical assembly and a respective information storage medium, and an actuator suspending the objective lens for re ...


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Jerry A Speasl, Leonard Schupak: Positioning system and method. Discovision Associates, Keiji Masaki, Donald Bollella, Clay E Gaetje, September 14, 1999: US05952958 (57 worldwide citation)

A positioning system for locating objects in places where standard Global Position System signals do not penetrate. A first embodiment uses a GPS receiver and a clock recovery unit. A computer receives the positional information and accurate time information. The computer calculates new orbital data ...


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David L Schell, Randolph S Crupper, Marvin B Davis, Kurt W Getreuer, Leonardus J Grassens, David E Lewis: Isolation apparatus for use in disc drive system to mitigate effects of undesired mechanical forces and disc drive system including same. Discovision Associates, Keiji Masaki, Donald Bollella, Donald L Wenskay, September 19, 2000: US06122232 (52 worldwide citation)

A mechanical isolation apparatus suited for mitigating the effects of undesired mechanical forces upon disc drive system components, such as those found in compact disc, laser disc, magneto-optical player/recorder devices and similar devices. Component members are provided for mitigating the effects ...


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David L Schell: Focus capture for optical disc system including detection of quad sum signal to close focus. Discovision Associates, Donald Bollella, Donald L Wenskay, July 11, 2000: US06087644 (43 worldwide citation)

A system for focus capture wherein a lens is initially retracted to the bottom of its stroke, moved up to the top of its stroke while looking for the maximum Quad Sum signal, then moved back away from the disc while the system looks for the total light coming back from the disc to be above one-half ...


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Curtis A Shuman: Optical beamsplitter. Discovision Associates, Ronald J Clark, Robert T Braun, Donald Bollella, October 22, 1996: US05568315 (43 worldwide citation)

An optical beamsplitter comprises a right angle prism having a hypotenuse and two legs wherein the hypotenuse includes an optically selective coating deposited thereon. An optical element is positioned adjacent the hypotenuse such that the hypotenuse and the optical element form a beamsplitting inte ...


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Anthony Mark Jones: Interface for connecting a bus to a random access memory using a swing buffer and a buffer manager. Discovision Associates, Robert T Braun, Donald Bollella, Clay E Gaetje, September 21, 1999: US05956741 (35 worldwide citation)

A configurable RAM interface connecting a bus to RAM is adapted to receiving large multiword variable length tokens at a high data arrival rate, using a swing buffer and a buffer manager. An address source provides complete addresses to the interface. The buffer manager has a state machine which tra ...


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Hap Nguyen, Chilinh Nguyen: Standby loss prevention module, transformer system including same, and methods relating thereto. DB Technical Consulting, Donald Bollella, July 1, 2008: US07394397 (23 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for controlling power to a load device. The apparatus include a standby loss prevention module or a transformer system including the module. The module and system are directed to sensing load requirements and controlling a transformer accordingly to reduce power consumption whe ...