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Patrick E Dailey, Charles D Barron, Louis H Rorden: Short hop communication link for downhole MWD system. Smith International, Develco, William E Shull, Michael F Heim, C Michael Zimmerman, November 3, 1992: US05160925 (219 worldwide citation)

The short hop communication link includes a sensor module positioned downhole from a motor in a well. The module includes sensors that monitor operational, directional and environmental parameters downhole and provide an electrical data signal indicative thereof. Sensors may also be positioned in th ...


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Lance D Underwood, Harold D Johnson, Charles H Dewey: Method and apparatus for automatic closed loop drilling system. Halliburton Company, Michael F Heim, July 26, 1994: US05332048 (219 worldwide citation)

An automatic closed loop drilling system is disclosed for providing automatic directional drilling capabilities in a bottomhole assembly. The drilling system includes at least one adjustable stabilizer that varies in response to formational and drilling conditions encountered downhole. A microcontro ...


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Xintao Wang, Mohammed Zafar Amin Munshi: Transcutaneous energy transmission circuit for implantable medical device. Sulzer Intermedics, Michael F Heim, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, November 25, 1997: US05690693 (155 worldwide citation)

An improved transcutaneous energy transmission device is disclosed for charging rechargeable batteries in an implanted medical device. A current with a sinusoidal waveform is applied to a resonant circuit comprising a primary coil and a capacitor. Current is induced in a secondary coil attached to t ...


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Kenneth T Chin, Jerome J Johnson, Phillip M Jones, Robert A Lester, Gary J Piccirillo, Jeffrey C Stevens, Michael J Collins, C Kevin Coffee: Computer system with adaptive memory arbitration scheme. Compaq Computer Corporation, Michael F Heim, Jonathan M Harris, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, September 4, 2001: US06286083 (150 worldwide citation)

A computer system includes an adaptive memory arbiter for prioritizing memory access requests, including a self-adjusting, programmable request-priority ranking system. The memory arbiter adapts during every arbitration cycle, reducing the priority of any request which wins memory arbitration. Thus, ...


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David L Collins: Shared memory initialization method for system having multiple processor capability. Compaq Computer Corporation, Michael F Heim, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, December 5, 2000: US06158000 (142 worldwide citation)

A multiprocessor computer system is provided with a BIOS that allows parallel execution of system initialization tasks by at least two processors to reduce system boot-up time. At power-on, one of the processors is designated as a bootstrap processor and the remaining processors are designates as ap ...


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Steven D Holehan: Touchpad overlay with tactile response. Compaq Computer Corporation, Michael F Heim, Jonathan M Harris, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, November 23, 1999: US05988902 (140 worldwide citation)

A computer system includes a touchpad with one or more overlays providing the computer system with various input control functions. The overlay preferably includes tactile response elements to provide tactile feedback to the operator as an indication that a portion of the overlay has been pressed. T ...


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Richard K Carlin, Joseph F Frantz II: Multi-provider on-line communications system. Telescan, Michael F Heim, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, December 2, 1997: US05694549 (136 worldwide citation)

An on-line communications service allows a plurality of service providers to provide services to respective groups of subscribers, with the on-line service from each provider being independent of the on-line service from other providers. The subscribers' access to features is maintained through serv ...


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S Paul Olarig, Christopher J Pettey: Memory controller supporting DRAM circuits with different operating speeds. Compaq Computer Corporation, Michael F Heim, Jonathan M Harris, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, October 17, 2000: US06134638 (131 worldwide citation)

A computer system including synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) circuits that are capable of operating at different frequencies. A memory controller generates multiple clock signals with appropriate frequencies for use by the SDRAM memory devices. Asynchronous data queues are used to pr ...


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Lee W Atkinson: Reducing power consumption in computer memory. Compaq Computer Corporation, Michael F Heim, Jonathan M Harris, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, October 17, 2000: US06134167 (114 worldwide citation)

A computer system comprising an input/output device, a processor, a memory device, and a bridge logic device for interfacing the memory device to the processor and input/output device incorporates a refresh logic device for generating a memory refresh signal during suspend mode. Because the rate at ...


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Charles H Dewey, Lance D Underwood, Harold D Johnson: Adjustable stabilizer. Halliburton Company, Michael F Heim, June 7, 1994: US05318138 (104 worldwide citation)

A downhole adjustable blade stabilizer is disclosed for varying the position of stabilizer blades to provide an increased ability to control the direction of drilling. The adjustable blade stabilizer includes a plurality of blades mounted in an angled track to permit axial and radial movement of the ...



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