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Drew Major, Kyle Powell, Dale Neibaur: Fault tolerant computer system. Novell, Michael K Kelly, Daniel J Noblitt, Snell & Wilmer, October 3, 1995: US05455932 (98 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing a fault-tolerant backup system such that if there is a failure of a primary processing system, a replicated system can take over without interruption. The invention provides a software solution for providing a backup system. Two servers are provided, a primary an ...


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Jeffry B Skiba: Medullary suture anchor. Orthopaedic Biosystems, Michael K Kelly, Snell & Wilmer, November 7, 1995: US05464425 (87 worldwide citation)

A medullary suture anchor including an elongated body having flat, angled end portions. A central bore extends through the body transverse to and centered on the longitudinal axis of the anchor. The anchor further includes channels extending along the sides of the body, such that a suture journaled ...


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Dereck B Clark: Methods and apparatus for interfacing an encryption module with a personal computer. Michael K Kelly, Snell & Wilmer, May 14, 1996: US05517569 (74 worldwide citation)

An encryption module for encrypting financial and other sensitive data may be conveniently interposed in series between a personal computer and the keyboard associated therewith. An application program designed to run on the PC is configured to prompt the user to enter his PIN or other confidential ...


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Carlos A Nevarez: Method for storing a database in extended attributes of a file system. Novell, Michael K Kelly, Snell & Wilmer, March 12, 1996: US05499358 (45 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a definition, format, and structure of extended attributes for managing, maintaining, and controlling file systems. This is accomplished by creating a database containing management, maintenance, control, and other user-defined data that are associated with a directory ...


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John Hanus: Food bag featuring gusset opening, method of making the food bag, and method of using the food bag. Michael K Kelly, Snell & Wilmer, February 29, 2000: US06030652 (35 worldwide citation)

A bag for storing and dispensing a food product (e.g., a microwavable popcorn bag, potato chip bag, etc.) includes an improved product access opening. In particular, the bag comprises at least a first gusset on some surface of the bag, the gusset comprising at least two gusset panels and a product a ...


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Robert F Allen, Paul Holzapfel, Anthony L Bartels, Warren Lin: Apparatus for the in-process detection of workpieces in a CMP environment. Speedfam Corporation, Michael K Kelly, Snell & Wilmer, March 31, 1998: US05733171 (32 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for detecting the presence of a workpiece on a polishing pad of a chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) machine employs an optical interrogation signal that is applied during the CMP process. An optical probe assembly produces a light signal that communicates with the polishing pad; porti ...


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Kiichi Koike, Harumi Murochi, Masahito Ishiwata, Hiroyuki Jimbo, Norio Saito: Method for charging secondary battery. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Michael K Kelly, Snell & Wilmer L, August 14, 2001: US06275006 (28 worldwide citation)

A method for charging a secondary battery by measuring the static/open circuit voltage and comparing it to a predetermined value includes: a first step of precharging the secondary battery; thereafter pausing a predetermined interval; a step of measuring a secondary battery voltage Vba1 after perfor ...


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Shuji Miyasaka, Takeshi Norimatsu, Mineo Tsushima, Tomokazu Ishikawa, Yoshiaki Sawada: Encoder using Huffman codes. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Michael K Kelly, Snell & Wilmer, November 19, 2002: US06484142 (23 worldwide citation)

An encoder of the present invention includes: G storage sections for storing G groups of data; a selection section for selecting one of H Huffman codebooks having codebook numbers for each of the groups of data; G encoding sections Huffman-encoding the G groups of data by using the selected Huffman ...


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John R Martin: Computer controlled fins for improving seakeeping in marine vessels. Sherman O Parrett, Michael K Kelly, Snell & Wilmer, April 30, 1996: US05511504 (21 worldwide citation)

A control system for a SWATH type vessel has control fins mounted on the pontoons of the vessel to improve seakeeping. The control system includes roll angle and pitch angle sensors, and can include roll rate and pitch rate sensors or calculations for developing damping signals, with all the signals ...


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Yuu Okada, Kenji Fujiune, Katsuya Watanabe, Takeharu Yamamoto, Jun Kikuchi: Optical disc apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Michael K Kelly, Snell & Wilmer, June 4, 2002: US06400663 (15 worldwide citation)

An optical disc apparatus includes: a converging section for converging a light beam and irradiating a rotating information medium with the converged light beam; a moving section for moving the converging section, thereby moving a converging point of the converged light beam in a direction perpendic ...