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Lori Bowden, Sharon L Jochums, Erol Otus: Method and apparatus for selectably expandable menus. Island Graphics Corporation, Larry Mendenhall, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 24, 1996: US05588107 (81 worldwide citation)

A menu interface including a bounded region divided into menu panels, each panel having a menu option. Selection of the menu option replaces the menu panel corresponding to a particular option with an expanded menu panel having tools, options, features and controls corresponding to the selected opti ...


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Mohan Babu Rowlands: Apparatus and method for detecting the reset of a node in a cluster computer system. International Business Machines Corporation, Larry Mendenhall, Arthur J Samodovitz, October 21, 2003: US06636982 (53 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for detecting failure of a node in a cluster computer system. The apparatus include controllers programmed to cooperate. In one embodiment, the apparatus include first and second nodes with respective bus controllers communicatively coupled to each other and to a logical I/O de ...


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Leonard R Fishler, Bahman Zargham: Computer sysem data I/O by reference among CPUS and I/O devices. Tandem Computers Incorporated, Larry Mendenhall, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 4, 1998: US05790807 (49 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for getting descriptors to data and passing the descriptors among data sources and sinks, thereby avoiding copying the data among the data sources and sinks. The data source/sink which consumes the data actual initiates the copying of the actual data itself, using global poin ...


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Mohan Babu Rowlands, Govindaraju Gnanasivam: Suicide among well-mannered cluster nodes experiencing heartbeat failure. International Business Machines Corporation, Larry Mendenhall, Dorsey & Whitney, October 1, 2002: US06460149 (34 worldwide citation)

Methods for re-configuring a cluster computer system of multiple or more nodes when the cluster experiences communications failure. First and second nodes of the cluster have respective channel controllers. A SCSI channel and the controllers communicatively connect the multiple nodes. When a node be ...


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Kristy A Andrews, Paul Del Vigna, Mark E Molloy: Method and apparatus for translating source code from one high-level computer language to another. Tandem Computers, Larry Mendenhall, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 24, 1998: US05842204 (32 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for translating source code written in one computer language to source code written in another language wherein translated static fragments are generated in the face of textual inconsistencies. Exactly one target language definition of each source language static fragment is g ...


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Jacob Avidan: Circuit analyzer of black, gray and transparent elements. Synopsys, Larry Mendenhall, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 14, 1998: US05740347 (29 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus and medium containing a computer program for analyzing timing in circuits. In one embodiment, the invention sets the direction of elements of a circuit by partitioning the circuit to identify a subcircuit including a pullup or pulldown block, then modeling the subcircuit as a sin ...


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Robert L Jardine, Richard M Collins, A Richard Zacher: Method to improve tolerance of non-homogeneous power outages. Tandem Computers Incorporated, Larry Mendenhall, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 11, 1997: US05687308 (20 worldwide citation)

Multiple processors are connected to form a multiprocessor system having inter-processor communicating capability. Each processor maintains a configuration option register indicating the resources necessary to operate the multiprocessor system. In the event of a power-fail signal, indicating that po ...


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Alex Siloti: Background arbitration monitoring to improve access on lightly consumed network. MTI Technology Corporation, Larry Mendenhall, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, April 21, 1998: US05742239 (16 worldwide citation)

A method for arbitrating for control of a network medium for transmission, combining aspects of the time slots and collision-based arbitration schemes by dynamically modifying the scheme used in accordance with network load. In a preferred embodiment, this is done by assigning time slots to the vari ...


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Weijie Yun, Liwei Lin, Tariq M Haniff: Method of making a surface micro-machined silicon pressure sensor. BEI Electronics, Larry Mendenhall, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 2, 1998: US05759870 (15 worldwide citation)

Methods for surface micro-machining silicon wafers, including coating cavity sidewalls with oxidation-resistant material to prevent lateral oxidation. This in turn prevents "bird's beak" during formation of a diaphragm. The methods are useful for, among other things, the manufacture of absolute-type ...


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Kenji Ootsu, Keiji Murakami, Tomishige Tai: Method of processing end portions of optical fibers and optical fibers having their end portions processed. Japan Aviation Electronics, David N Lathrop Esq, Larry Mendenhall Esq, Gallagher & Lathrop, August 28, 2007: US07261827 (14 worldwide citation)

An end portion of an optical fiber element 11 is dipped into an etchant to shape that portion of the fiber element immersed in said etchant into a coaxial reduced-diameter portion by etching while causing that portion of the fiber element where the etchant rising to a certain height above the level ...