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Peter Williams: System and method for scheduling bandwidth resources using a Kalman estimator with active feedback. Aurema, Michael Hetherington, Nick Ulman, Woodside IP Group, August 31, 2004: US06785889 (185 worldwide citation)

A community of collaborative software agents works together in a domain to provide functionality such as provision of communications services or control of a chemical process. A scheduler is built into each collaborative agent which schedules tasks allocated to that particular agent and tasks sub-al ...


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Alonzo Ellis: System and method for maintaining N number of simultaneous cryptographic sessions using a distributed computing environment. Michael Hetherington, Woodside Intellectual Property Law Group, November 19, 2002: US06484257 (87 worldwide citation)

An N session distributed architecture provides a software solution to the major computational challenges faced with providing secure communication. A registration entity is identified as the session arbitrator through which N devices on a network dynamically participate in establishing, maintaining ...


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Andreas Bibl, George H Fellingham: Method of fabricating an integrated thick film electrostatic writing head incorporating in-line-resistors. Rastergraphics, Michael Hetherington, January 19, 1993: US05181050 (47 worldwide citation)

An improved electrographic writing head employs interleaved arrays of writing nibs and small geometry, high impedance, thick film resistors and semiconductor driver circuits fabricated on a glass epoxy substrate. The writing head achieves significant savings in manufacturing costs by using low cost ...


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Alonzo Ellis: System and method for maintaining N number of simultaneous cryptographic sessions using a distributed computing environment. Michael Hetherington, Woodside IP Group, August 1, 2006: US07086086 (47 worldwide citation)

An N session distributed architecture provides a software solution to the major computational challenges faced with providing secure communication. A registration entity is identified as the session arbitrator through which N devices on a network dynamically participate in establishing, maintaining ...


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John Dustin: Firearm with interchangeable barrels. Michael Hetherington, November 23, 1999: US05987797 (42 worldwide citation)

We disclose a new switch-barrel system for firearms, particularly centerfire rifles, which permits the ready exchangeability of barrels upon a single action/stock assembly. Barrels may be quickly and easily exchanged under field conditions using a minimum of simple, lightweight equipment, without re ...


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Anthony Barghini, Theodore C Sorom: Strobe controller system with flash unit interoperability. Light and Motion, Michael Hetherington, Morrison Ulman, August 17, 2004: US06778764 (27 worldwide citation)

A microprocessor based strobe controller provides an interface between a digital camera and one or more strobe units. The strobe controller provides interoperability and enhanced user control by enabling the user to vary separately the light output of a variety of strobes of different manufacturers. ...


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Jawad Nasrullah: System and method for dynamic impedance matching. Innovative Semiconductors, Michael Hetherington, June 27, 2006: US07068065 (20 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit provides dynamic, on chip resistor trimming, including a digital control loop for stabilizing impedance matching among multiple devices communicatively linked over a data transmission line. The digital control loop stabilizes input/output impedance matching of various devices t ...


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Bernard R Gerber: Contamination-safe multi-dose dispensing and delivery system for flowable materials. Waterfall Company, Michael Hetherington, Woodside Intellectual Property Law Group, September 11, 2001: US06286725 (17 worldwide citation)

A valve for dispensing the fluid contents of a container such that external contaminants such as dust, air or microbes cannot enter the container even after repeated dispensing cycles. The valve comprises a plug-type valve and an elastomeric sheath type valve such as a flapper valve, slit valve, or ...


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David L Bender: Method and apparatus for cutting ultra thin silicon wafers. Solaicx, Woodside IP Group, Michael Hetherington, April 11, 2006: US07025665 (17 worldwide citation)

A wire saw and wafer stabilizing system are provided for holding wafer sections invariantly against vibration and unwanted movement during the sawing process. A stabilizing means is applied to the ends of partially defined wafer sections at an early stage when the wafer sections are partially cut th ...


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Gary F Hirsch: System and method for reconstituting fibers from recyclable waste material. Michael Hetherington, Woodside Intellectual Property Law Group, April 30, 2002: US06378179 (12 worldwide citation)

A system is provided for structurally reconstituting fibers from recycled waste fabric material, including cotton denim waste, wherein the reconstituted fibers are incorporated into a hydroentangled or needle punched product without binders or additives. A tearing line includes the application of st ...



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