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Ralph John Gerlach, Dale Arthur Legband, Scott Lyon Porter: Method and system for automatically configuring redundant arrays of disk memory devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert M Carwell, Jack V Musgrove, Andrew J Dillon, May 2, 2000: US06058454 (619 worldwide citation)

A method and system for autoconfiguring redundant arrays of memory storage devices contained within receptacles having one or more slots containing hardware sufficient to accept and electrically communicate with such memory storage devices. The capacities of the memory storage device receptacles for ...


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Kennth J Vidacovich, Donald G Doss: Fiber distribution frame system, cabinets, trays and fiber optic connector couplings. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jack V Musgrove, March 28, 1995: US05402515 (348 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic distribution system provides a frame having several bays for receiving connector modules, associated jumper organizers, and upper and lower troughs for conveying jumper fibers between adjacent bays. The jumper organizers are constructed such that interbay jumpers need not undergo more ...


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Scott D Inglett: File system viewpath mechanism. International Business Machines Corporation, Jack V Musgrove, Andrew J Dillon, May 18, 1999: US05905990 (169 worldwide citation)

A computer file system, particularly adapted to UNIX operating systems, for transparently allowing access to and modification of snapshot objects, i.e., files, directories, and symbolic links. The file system creates a mountpoint directory and dynamically searches the computer system to find a reque ...


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Stephen J Willett, Gary L Tritle: Cholesteric polarizer for liquid crystal display and overhead projector. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jack V Musgrove, June 28, 1994: US05325218 (134 worldwide citation)

A liquid crystal display (LCD) panel employs a cholesteric polarizer which passes light of a first circular polarization, but reflects light of a second circular polarization. The LCD panel may be monochrome or color; in the color embodiments, several different color filters are used, each having on ...


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Gary H Knippelmier: Cellular communications test system. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jack V Musgrove, June 13, 1995: US05425076 (125 worldwide citation)

A testing system for wireless communication networks, particularly cellular networks, having a test set located in a cell site which communicates through the cell's base station to a responder at the mobile telephone switching office (MTSO). The test set, which includes a measurement module, control ...


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Dwight G Baldwin, James K Kennedy, Steven G Saxe: Solid state optical reader with bi-directional protocol. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jack V Musgrove, August 22, 1995: US05444230 (115 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for reading an optical bar code on a transparent film uses a linear array of light sources and a linear, solid-state sensor located parallel with array. LED's are energized selectively in groups to avoid overlapping shadows on the sensor. A novel algorithm is used to reconstruct the sha ...


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Timothy Leonard Jones, Paula Jean Moreland: Method and apparatus for installing software. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard A Henkler, Jack V Musgrove, Andrew J Dillon, September 9, 1997: US05666501 (108 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method, apparatus, memory embodying computer-readable code for installing software stored on a second machine to a first machine in a distributed computing network is provided. The first machine includes at least a display, processor, and user controls. The method includes the ...


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William G Allen: Fiber optic dome closure. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jack V Musgrove, September 3, 1996: US05553186 (102 worldwide citation)

A fiber optic dome closure has a body with a closed end and an open end, a tubular base releasably secured to the open end, a strain relief member attached to the base, having cable ports therein, and several fiber optic storage trays supported in the body. The trays include a transition tray which ...


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John Maddalozzo Jr, Gerald Francis McBrearty, Johnny Meng Han Shieh: Method and system for creating and utilizing common caches for internetworks. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard A Henkler, Jack V Musgrove, Andrew J Dillon, March 2, 1999: US05878218 (100 worldwide citation)

An improved method and system for accessing the most recent version of a requested data file that has been downloaded into a private network from a source external to the private network. The objects of the method and system are achieved as is now described. A network of computers is defined as priv ...


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Roger H Keith: Compact fiber optic housing. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, Jack V Musgrove, November 8, 1994: US05363467 (98 worldwide citation)

A compact fiber optic housing has a tray divided into front and rear areas by a partition, the rear area receiving excess slack from optical fibers, and the front area having a bulkhead for receiving fiber optic connectors. The front and rear areas overlap to optimize the space within the tray; the ...