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Michael J Coulson, Jay L Massena, David A Wortendyke: Method and system for grouping and displaying a database. Microsoft Corporation, Mark R Hennings, Merchant & Gould P C, February 25, 2003: US06526399 (86 worldwide citation)

A database grouping and display system that groups a database by row and column in response to a user input. The database grouping and display system displays a raw, ungrouped database and allows a user to manipulate it as desired. The system displays the raw database and any manipulation results wi ...


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Heikki J Kanerva, Srinivasa R Koppolu, Richard J Wolf, Robert Marcus Girling: System and method for storing ordered sections having different file formats. Microsoft Corporation, Mark R Hennings, Merchant & Gould P C, January 14, 2003: US06507858 (78 worldwide citation)

Ordered binder document sections having different file formats stored within a binder file. The binder file maintains the order of binder document sections in an index structure. The binder document sections can be removed from the binder file and stored as external files, while their order in the b ...


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Justin M Maguire III, David L Stearns, Jeanell D Sullivan, Andrew J Verprauskus, Wenli Zhu: System and method for graphically displaying a set of data fields. Microsoft Corporation, Mark R Hennings, Merchant & Gould, March 4, 2003: US06529217 (61 worldwide citation)

A method for graphically displaying a set of data fields includes creating a graphical display of a set of data fields through the use of icons and drop areas. To graphically display the data fields, a user first selects a range of data points, grouped into data fields, to be included in the graphic ...


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Ronnie I Chaiken, Andrew J Edwards, John A Lefor, Jiyang Liu, Ken B Pierce, Amitabh Srivastava, Hoi H Vo: Instrumentation and optimization tools for heterogeneous programs. Microsoft Corporation, Mark R Hennings, Merchant & Gould, November 12, 2002: US06481008 (56 worldwide citation)

Pre-defined performance tools enable instrumentation and optimization of a heterogeneous program by modifying a platform-neutral intermediate representation (IR) of the program. The intermediate representation is hierarchy of base elements that correspond to instructions, code blocks, procedures and ...


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Joseph Tosey: Operating session reauthorization in a user-operated device. Glenayre Electronics, Merchant & Gould P C, Mark R Hennings, August 29, 2006: US07100203 (27 worldwide citation)

An authorization-update process for use in a user-operated device re-authorizes an operating session after a rapid idle timeout using the authorization-update process, which has fewer steps than a normal authorization process. The re-authorization process can require only a single entry or input eve ...


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Bumha Lee: Wide gain range and fine gain step programmable gain amplifier with single stage switched capacitor circuit. National Semiconductor Corporation, Mark R Hennings, Merchant & Gould, December 9, 2003: US06661283 (23 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed towards a single stage switched capacitor programmable gain amplifier. The operation of the amplifier is described by a transfer function having two gain factors: (C


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Mehmet Aslan: Input sub-ranging converter system for sampling semiconductor temperature sensors. National Semiconductor Corporation, Mark R Hennings, Merchant & Gould, November 12, 2002: US06480127 (23 worldwide citation)

A converter system for a temperature sensor includes a programmable current source, a digital-to-analog converter, a summer, and an analog-to-digital converter. The temperature sensor provides a measurement voltage in response to application of a bias current. The programmable current source selecti ...


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Gregory J Smith: Reverse charger protection. National Semiconductor Corporation, Mark R Hennings, Merchant & Gould, April 20, 2004: US06724593 (22 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for protecting voltage regulation circuits and battery cells (“cell”) when a cell is reverse-coupled to a charger. When a charger is reverse-coupled to the cell, parasitic devices in voltage regulation circuits become forward-biased. When the parasitic devices beco ...


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Mehmet Aslan, Richard Dean Henderson, Michael Wong, Qing Feng Ren, Chungwai Benedict Ng, Hideya Oshima: Time-interleaved sampling of voltages for improving accuracy of temperature remote sensors. National Semiconductor Corporation, Mark R Hennings, Merchant & Gould, October 26, 2004: US06808307 (20 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus improves the accuracy of temperature measurements by sampling measurements from a remote sensor, where currents of different current densities are applied to the remote sensor in a time-interleaved fashion. The remote sensor includes at least one PN junction that produces a vo ...


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Richard Dean Henderson, Mehmet Aslan: Nonlinear fan control. National Semiconductor Corporation, Mark R Hennings, Merchant & Gould, June 29, 2004: US06757592 (17 worldwide citation)

A circuit is arranged to limit the rate of change in fan speed control signals. The control system includes a controller that produces a nonlinear (or piecewise linear approximation of a nonlinear function) fan speed control signal. The nonlinear fan speed control signal can reduce unnecessarily lar ...