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Edgar W Swank: Method for communicating changes made to text form a text processor to a remote host. International Business Machines Corporation, Shelley M Beckstrand, R Bruce Brodie, Henry E Otto Jr, February 3, 1987: US04641274 (310 worldwide citation)

A method of editing at a processor text formed by lines of characters received by the processor from a remote source whereby communication between the processor and the remote source is minimized. The method steps at the text processor include (a) generating a respective checking number correspondin ...


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Gerd K Bennig: Atomic force microscope and method for imaging surfaces with atomic resolution. International Business Machines Corporation, Henry E Otto Jr, February 9, 1988: US04724318 (158 worldwide citation)

A sharp point (5) is brought so close to the surface of a sample (4) to be investigated that the forces occurring between the atoms at the apex of the point (5) and those at the surface cause a spring-like cantilever (7) to deflect. The cantilever (7) forms one electrode of a tunneling microscope, t ...


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Earle H Jenner: Method and apparatus for restarting a computing system. International Business Machines Corporation, Shelley M Beckstrand, Henry E Otto Jr, March 3, 1987: US04648031 (134 worldwide citation)

A programming method and structure for operating a computing system to restart a total subsystem or a subset of that subsystem to an operable state following a total interruptions (system failure or termination, either normal or abnormal). The subsystem isolates inoperable resources while permitting ...


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Robert W Anderson, Steven F Brock, May L Gee: Transaction execution system with secure encryption key storage and communications. International Business Machines Corporation, Henry E Otto Jr, Shelley M Beckstrand, February 5, 1980: US04186871 (120 worldwide citation)

A transaction execution system having a multiple account data base and a plurality of transaction terminals in communication with the host. The terminals each include a keyboard, a display, document handlng subsystems, a hardware control subsystem, a communication subsystem and a programmable contro ...


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Patrick E Anderson, Roland J Bunten, William T Higgins, Ronda J Hruby, Serge Mirabeau: Multiprocessor system architecture with high availability. International Business Machines Corporation, Simon K Lee, Henry E Otto Jr, September 18, 1990: US04958273 (93 worldwide citation)

High availability is achieved in a multiprocessor system by grouping the processors into two clusters operating on different clock and power boundaries. In each cluster is an array containing a substantially identical copy of the system information relating to the operation of the processors. Each p ...


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Urs T Duerig, James K Gimzewski, Wolfgang D Pohl: Direct access storage unit using tunneling current techniques. International Business Machines Corporation, Henry E Otto Jr, May 16, 1989: US04831614 (88 worldwide citation)

The storage unit comprises an array of tunnel tips (13) arranged at tunneling distance from a recording surface (2a) of a storage medium (2) which is capable of permitting digital information to be written or read through variations of the tunneling current. The storage medium (2) is attached to the ...


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Kenneth T Kung, Denny D Tang, Po Kang Wang: Nonvolatile magnetoresistive storage device using spin valve effect. International Business Machines Corporation, Henry E Otto Jr, August 30, 1994: US05343422 (88 worldwide citation)

A nonvolatile magnetoresistive (MR) storage device comprising a plurality of MR storage elements, each comprising a substrate and a multilayered structure including two thin film layers of ferromagnetic material separated by a thin layer of nonmagnetic metallic conducting material. The magnetization ...


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Robert E Jones Jr, Walther Nystrom: Thin film inductive transducer. International Business Machines Corporation, Henry E Otto Jr, February 26, 1980: US04190872 (72 worldwide citation)

This thin film inductive transducer comprises a yoke structure consisting of a pole tip region which joins a back region. To maximize resolution during reading of magnetic transitions from a moving magnetic recording medium, the pole tip region is of preselected constant relatively narrow width, and ...


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Anthony Juliana, Wai C Leung, Victor T Pan, Hal J Rosen, Timothy C Strand: Method and apparatus for optically measuring characteristics of a thin film by directing a P-polarized beam through an integrating sphere at the brewsters angle of the film. International Business Machines Corporation, Henry E Otto Jr, October 10, 1989: US04873430 (71 worldwide citation)

A method for optically measuring at least one characteristic of a thin film on a reflecting substrate. A p-polarized beam of collimated light of known intensity is directed through an integrating sphere onto the film at substantially the Brewster's angle of the film. All the light is reflected into ...


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Steven R Hetzler: Sectored servo independent of data architecture. International Business Machines Corporation, Henry E Otto Jr, Thomas R Berthold, May 11, 1993: US05210660 (70 worldwide citation)

A data recording apparatus, such as a disk drive or tape drive is described wherein servo sectors written on a disk (or servo sections written on a tape) are equally spaced on a given track and read during seek, settle and track following operations. An algorithm is used to determine the allowable t ...