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Lam Q Dang, Charles P Geer, Merle E Houdek, Eugene R Jones, Frank G Soltis, John A Soyring, Thomas M Walker: Apparatus for compressing and buffering data. International Business Machines Corporation, Donald F Voss, Bradley A Forrest, March 4, 1986: US04574351 (120 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for compressing and buffering large amounts of data, transferring the buffered data to a slower speed storage device and controlling the stopping and starting of the central processing unit (CPU) is provided for a virtual storage computer system where the data is collected in real time; th ...


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Roy L Hoffman, Merle E Houdek, Larry W Loen, Frank G Soltis: Multi-processor task dispatching apparatus. International Business Machines Corporation, Donald F Voss, July 19, 1983: US04394727 (114 worldwide citation)

Task dispatching for an asymmetric or symmetric multiprocessor system is provided where all the processors are dispatched from a single task dispatching queue. The workload, i.e. tasks, of the multiprocessor system is distributed to the available processors. Each processor includes a task dispatcher ...


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Paul M Charlson, Clarence R Schwieters, Jun H Souk: Laser joining of thermoplastic and thermosetting materials. International Business Machines Corporation, Donald F Voss, November 8, 1983: US04414166 (70 worldwide citation)

Thermoplastic materials are joined to non-thermoplastic materials such as thermosetting materials by laser radiant energy which causes the thermoplastic material to flow onto the thermosetting material, preferably into a notch or groove or over a shoulder or lip to form a joint by mechanically locki ...


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Leland D Howe Jr, Albert E Paniccia, Vincent A Scotto: Clock pulse generator with selective pulse delay and pulse width control. International Business Machines Corporation, Donald F Voss, August 21, 1979: US04165490 (46 worldwide citation)

Clock generating apparatus for a computer system has selective pulse delay and pulse width control. Selection of pulse delay and pulse width is accomplished by loading registers with predetermined data patterns. The registers can be loaded under program control or by data entry units, such as a keyb ...


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Robert J Woessner: Common diagnostic bus for computer systems to enable testing concurrently with normal system operation. International Business Machines Corporation, Donald F Voss, May 10, 1977: US04023142 (44 worldwide citation)

A common reliability and serviceability (RAS) bus is connected to each functional combination of LSI apparatus, i.e., storage control, central processing unit (CPU), input/output (I/O) attachments and devices, and system control adapter constituting a computer system. The common RAS bus includes a u ...


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Roy L Hoffman, Glen R Mitchell, Frank G Soltis: Address translation apparatus. International Business Machines Corporation, Donald F Voss, August 19, 1980: US04218743 (38 worldwide citation)

Address translation apparatus is provided for translating virtual addresses to real storage addresses and real storage addresses to virtual storage addresses. The address translation apparatus uses a page directory having a next real address and an associated virtual address ordered according to rea ...


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Roy L Hoffman, William G Kempke, John W McCullough, Frank G Soltis, Richard T Turner: Task handling apparatus. International Business Machines Corporation, Donald F Voss, August 25, 1981: US04286322 (38 worldwide citation)

Improved task handling apparatus for a computer system where the task dispatcher is selectively operable under instruction control for performing task queue selection and where the intertask communication mechanism can return a task dispatching element (TDE) to a non-prime task dispatching queue (TD ...


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Paul A Hakenewerth, Aspi B Wadia, James R Walker, James M White: Elliptical finger press scanner with rotating light source. International Business Machines Corporation, Karl O Hesse, Donald F Voss, August 4, 1987: US04684802 (37 worldwide citation)

A scanner for scanning an increased area of a finger held or pressed on a concave elliptically cylindrical surface having two focal axes includes a linear light source positioned at one focal axis of a first reflective cylindrical elliptical surface, the other focal axis coinciding with one focal ax ...


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Neil C Berglund, John R Burchfiel Jr: Cycle control for a microprocessor with multi-speed control stores. International Business Machines Corporation, Donald F Voss, December 28, 1982: US04366540 (34 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling the cycle time of a central processing unit having associated control store memory units for the storage of information is provided. The system includes a plurality of control store memory locations disposed within the control store memory units for the storage of informatio ...


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Roger H Kranz, Edwin J de Araujo Pinheiro, James A Tuttle: Parallel storage access by multiprocessors. International Business Machines Corporation, Donald F Voss, April 13, 1982: US04325116 (33 worldwide citation)

A computer system having two processors and storage where storage is segmented so as to permit simultaneous access by the two processors with the address path of one processor being limited to a particular segment of storage so as to eliminate contention in other segments. One processor can address ...