Frank B Schmuck, Anthony J Zlotek, Boaz Shmueli, Benjamin Mandler, Zvi Yosef Yehudai, William A Kish: Parallel file system with method using tokens for locking modes. International Business Machines Corporation, Lynn L Lane Aitken & McCann Augspurger, February 29, 2000: US06032216 (245 worldwide citation)

A computer system having a shared disk file system running on multiple computers each having their own instance of an operating system and being coupled for parallel data sharing access to files residing on network attached shared disks. A metadata node manages file metadata for parallel read and wr ...

Takeo Ikeda, Masaaki Yoshii, Youichi Doi, Kunihiko Mitoh: Adaptive in-vehicle route guidance system. Sumitomo Electric, Lane Aitken & McCann, July 9, 1991: US05031104 (204 worldwide citation)

An in-vehicle navigator comprises a map memory unit for memorizing road map data consisting of road data comprised of the combination of nodes and links, and background data such as buildings, a location detection unit for detecting a vehicle location, an initialization unit for inputting a destinat ...

Christopher J Lasher, Dennis Wayne Rice, Michael Joseph Szesko, Frank Modrowsky, James McErlean, Michael Kennedy, Paul Thomas Shupert: Automatic prescription filling, sorting and packaging system. Merck Medco Managed Care, Lane Aitken & McCann, June 30, 1998: US05771657 (200 worldwide citation)

In an automated prescription dispensing and packing system, empty prescription bottles are labeled and loaded in assigned locations in carriers. Pills are automatically dispensed into the prescription bottles in the carriers. Ranks of carriers containing filled prescription bottles are assembled at ...

William R Devenish III, Gustav J Vercruyssen, Antonius B Dirriwachter: Interface chassis for fiber optic transport system. NEC America, Lane Aitken & McCann, November 22, 1994: US05367598 (185 worldwide citation)

An interface housing which has a fiber spool to store slack in the fiber trunks and a card cage to interface the trunk mounted on the door of the housing. The door is hinged on one side of the housing so that, when the door swings open, the entire card cage and fiber spool are clear of the housing a ...

Thomas J Keane: Spectrometer with combined visible and ultraviolet sample illumination. Pacific Scientific Company, Lane Aitken & McCann, August 20, 1991: US05040889 (176 worldwide citation)

In an optical instrument, a fiber optic probe is provided to irradiate a sample with visible NIR and ultraviolet light. Glass fibers carry the visible and NIR light to the probe from a visible and NIR light source and quartz fibers carry ultraviolet light to the probe from an ultraviolet source. Gla ...

Robert C Ross Jr: Cryptographic communication system. Xante Corporation, Lane Aitken & McCann, September 22, 1998: US05812671 (174 worldwide citation)

In this system parties have network access to a network secure communications gateway which stores the current encryption/decryption algorithms and keys for parties registered with the network secure communications gateway. For party A to send an encrypted message to party B, party A encrypts the me ...

Norton Garfinkle: Video on demand. Lane Aitken & McCann, June 25, 1996: US05530754 (166 worldwide citation)

A video-on-demand system in which catalog data is periodically transferred to the user sites, where it is stored. This catalog data includes listings of the video products available at the central station, so-called trailers or previews for certain of the video products, and lead-ins for the initial ...

Yoshihiko Akaiwa: Diversity transmission and reception method and equipment. Sumitomo Electric, Lane Aitken & McCann, March 17, 1992: US05097484 (165 worldwide citation)

In an antenna-selection diversity transmission and reception equipment which is in digital communication with a transmission and reception equipment having a single antenna, and performs transmission and reception with time division by using the same radio frequencies, the antenna-selection diversit ...

Stefan G de Fay: Method and portable device for detection, storage and for eventual processing and reproduction of graphic symbols appearing on any type of carrier. Lane Aitken & McCann, April 30, 1991: US05012349 (161 worldwide citation)

A method and device for recording, storing and reproducing graphic symbols such as text, indeograms and the like on a carrier comprises an independent portable assembly with an optical pick up, a memory for the storage of data and a printer. Graphic symbols can be picked up by placing the optical pi ...

Norton Garfinkle: System for limiting use of down-loaded video-on-demand data. Lane Aitken & McCann, March 21, 1995: US05400402 (151 worldwide citation)

A digital data system that includes a control system at a customer site that blocks access to a down-loaded stored program after it has been viewed a predetermined number of times (e.g., once), or after a predetermined interval, or any combination thereof.