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David John Rowley: Updating mechanism for software. International Computers, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney and Ohlson, December 7, 1999: US05999740 (294 worldwide citation)

A computer has a memory storing a number of software applications, and a registration file, indicating which application versions are currently installed in the memory. A software update mechanism in the computer accesses a remote file server to obtain a release file containing a list of software ap ...


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Roy Leslie Williams, Robin Paul Rickard, Martin Brent Daniells: Carrying speech-band signals over a power line communications system. Nortel Networks, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, June 11, 2002: US06404773 (250 worldwide citation)

Speech-band signals such as voice telephony and facsimile are trasnmitted over a power line communications system. The method comprises: receiving speech-band signals at the communications station from speech-band communications equipment; digitising the speech-band signals; encoding the digitised s ...


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Robin Paul Rickard, Matthew Grant Fradley: Transmitting communications signals over a power line network. Northern Telecom, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, November 2, 1999: US05977650 (220 worldwide citation)

Communications signals are transmitted over a power distribution network. A plurality of communications stations which are coupled to the power lines are served by a base station. Communications signals are coupled between the base station and the distribution network, and the flow of the communicat ...


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Peter Gravesen, Jens A Branebjerg: Miniature actuating device. Danfoss, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, September 26, 1995: US05452878 (207 worldwide citation)

A miniature actuating device with a carrier, a diaphragm, a hollow space formed between the carrier and the diaphragm and an insulating layer arranged between them and with two electrode terminals for producing an electrostatic field between the diaphragm and the carrier for an activated state. With ...


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Michael A Tuke, Michael A R Freeman: Knee prosthesis. Finsbury, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, June 15, 1993: US05219362 (204 worldwide citation)

A knee prosthesis comprises (i) a femoral component having a medial condyle and a lateral condyle and (ii) a tibial component. The rolling surface of the medial condyle is part-spherical and the tibial component has a complementary part-spherical depression in its upper surface to receive the medial ...


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John Gavin L Estrange Shurmer, Kathryn Elizabeth Burn Thornton, Daniel Zlatin, Stephen Charles Cross, Reuben Wells: Communications network monitoring. Northern Telecom, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, October 26, 1999: US05974237 (202 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to a method of monitoring a communications network comprising a plurality of node equipment 2, e.g. switches, and link equipment, e.g. fibre optic links, in which performance parameters of individual components of the node equipment are used to determine an overall performance ...


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Robin Paul Rickard: Time division duplex communications repeater. Northern Telecom, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, March 10, 1998: US05726980 (192 worldwide citation)

A repeater for use with Time Division Duplex (TDD) communications such as CT2 delivered over mains electricity cables. The repeater is coupled to a mains cable via a branch (the cable is not broken) and in alternate TDD phases converts signals from f.sub.1 .fwdarw.f.sub.2 or f.sub.2 .fwdarw.f.sub.1 ...


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William B Amos: Confocal scanning optical microscope. Medical Research Council, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, April 19, 1994: US05304810 (190 worldwide citation)

A confocal scanning optical microscope in which a specimen under test is simultaneously scanned with two distinct spots or slits of illumination and two output beams emitted from the specimen due to reflection or fluorescence are descanned and passed to separate stationary confocal apertures and det ...


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Michael William Freeston: Computer data storage management system and methods of indexing a dataspace and searching a computer memory. European Computer Industry Research Centre, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, December 23, 1997: US05701467 (186 worldwide citation)

A computer data storage management system includes a memory employing a hierarchical data structure comprising a plurality of nodes (root, branch and leaf), in particular a multi-dimensional information database. The branch nodes are index nodes and the leaf nodes are data nodes. The index nodes are ...


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Timothy Ian James Clark, Anthony Richard Phillip White: Real time control architecture for admission control in communications network. Northern Telecom, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, October 19, 1999: US05970064 (172 worldwide citation)

A communications network comprising N node elements operates N decision tables for controlling admission and control of data communications to the N node elements (FIG. 2). The performance of the network is optimised with respect to admission and control of commission data. Each node element generat ...