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Michael N Nelson, Yousef A Khalidi: Method and apparatus for a caching file server. Sun Microsystems, Erwin J Basinski, September 19, 1995: US05452447 (267 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are described for a caching file server ("CFS") system which permits end user client programs on a local node of a distributed computer system, to issue requests to read/write data to a remote file and to query/set attributes of the remote file, and to have these requests serv ...


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David Hendricks, Evan Adams, Tom Lyon, Terrence C Miller: Method and apparatus for translucent file system. Sun Microsystems, Erwin J Basinski, May 17, 1994: US05313646 (245 worldwide citation)

In a computer system having a hierarchical file structure, a file system is provided which permits users of the system to share a file hierarchy and also have a private hierarchy in which files are automatically copied to as they are modified. Through the system of the present invention, a directory ...


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Steven R Kleiman: Apparatus and method for interrupt handling in a multi-threaded operating system kernel. Sun Microsystems, Erwin J Basinski, May 7, 1996: US05515538 (228 worldwide citation)

The disclosed invention is a method and apparatus for use in handling interrupts in a data processing system where the kernel is preemptible, has real-time scheduling ability, and which supports multithreading and tightly-coupled multiprocessors. The invention more specifically provides a technique ...


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Jaime Murow, Gary D Hethcoat, Richard J Kwan, Hideki Hiura: Method and apparatus for automating the localization of a computer program. Sun Microsystems, Erwin J Basinski, September 2, 1997: US05664206 (184 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system and process which has the advantages of shortening the time and cost required to create a new localized version of a software product by automating much of the language translation process; by providing tools to automate the modifications to the program being ...


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Rangaswamy Vasudevan: Apparatus and method for a federated naming system which can resolve a composite name composed of names from any number of disparate naming systems. Sun Microsytems, Erwin J Basinski, December 27, 1994: US05377323 (184 worldwide citation)

In a distributed computing environment, an apparatus and method for a federated Naming System which can resolve Composite Names comprised of Names from an arbitrary number of disparate Naming Systems. A syntax for Composite Names is defined as well as necessary operations to directly resolve such Co ...


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Kenneth Allen Adelman, David Lyon Kashtan, William L Palter, Derrell D Piper II: Method and apparatus for a TCP/IP load balancing and failover process in an internet protocol (IP) network clustering system. Network Alchemy, Erwin J Basinski, Morrison & Foerster, June 20, 2000: US06078957 (176 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method and apparatus for monitoring packet loss activity in an Internet Protocol (IP) network clustering system which can provide a useful, discrete and tangible mechanism for controlled failover of the TCP/IP network cluster system. An adaptive interval value is determine ...


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Yousef A Khalidi: Method and apparatus for managing transactions in an object-oriented distributed system. Sun Microsystems, Erwin J Basinski, June 9, 1998: US05764897 (136 worldwide citation)

This disclosure describes a solution to this basic problem of transaction management for systems which use the object metaphor to define the interfaces between different components of a system. An elegant solution is described which defines a transaction manager protocol and process, which is indepe ...


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Yousef A Khalidi, Graham Hamilton, Panagiotis S Kougiouris: Method for executing operation call from client application using shared memory region and establishing shared memory region when the shared memory region does not exist. Sun Microsystems, Erwin J Basinski, October 15, 1996: US05566302 (106 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an elegant and simple way to provide mechanisms for invocation of objects by client applications and for argument passing between client applications and object implementations, without the client application or the operating system knowing the details of how these mec ...


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Jakob Nielsen: Method and apparatus for combining truncated hyperlinks to form a hyperlink aggregate. Sun Microsystems, Erwin J Basinski, June 2, 1998: US05761436 (97 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, methods, systems and computer program products are disclosed to provide a hypertext user with a history facility for displaying accessed hypernodes. The invention displays the history list to the user based on when the hypernode was accessed and based on the placement of the hypernode in ...


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Graham Hamilton, Michael L Powell, James G Mitchell, Jonathan J Gibbons: Object oriented system for executing application call by using plurality of client-side subcontract mechanism associated with corresponding plurality of server-side subcontract mechanism. Sun Microsystems, Erwin J Basinski, November 19, 1996: US05577251 (93 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an elegant and simple way to provide mechanisms for invocation of objects by client applications and for argument passing between client applications and object implementations, without the client application or the operating system knowing the details of how these mec ...