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Steven M Casselman: Computer network of distributed virtual computers which are EAC reconfigurable in response to instruction to be executed. Virtual Computer Corporation, Michaelson & Wallace, September 1, 1998: US05802290 (237 worldwide citation)

A virtual network consists of many distributed virtual computers interconnected over a communication network of individual links, such as optical fibers or electrical conductors, for example. Each distributed virtual computer has at least two ports connected over respective links to other respective ...


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John J Messerly: Method for providing a substitute for a requested inaccessible object by identifying substantially similar objects using weights corresponding to object features. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, August 24, 1999: US05941944 (235 worldwide citation)

Weights are assigned to features of data objects and the weights are utilized to determine whether data objects are substantially identical or not. One application of such weights is to assign weights to terms in web page documents. The weights assigned to the terms may then be utilized to determine ...


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Eric Horvitz: Method and apparatus for utility-directed prefetching of web pages into local cache using continual computation and user models. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, July 4, 2000: US06085226 (225 worldwide citation)

A technique that, through continual computation, harnesses available computer resources during periods of low processing activity and low network activity, such as idle time, for prefetching, e.g., web pages, or pre-selected portions thereof, into local cache of a client computer. This technique uti ...


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Yevgeniy Klimenko: Technique for reliable network booting of an operating system to a client computer. 3Com Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, October 26, 1999: US05974547 (223 worldwide citation)

A technique, specifically apparatus and accompanying methods, for use in a client-server environment for booting an operating system (O/S), such as a 32-bit personal computer (PC) O/S, on a client computer through a networked connection to a server. Specifically, the server stores an image of a clie ...


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Rajiv Bhatia, Gregory H Stypko, Siuling C Zhang: Apparatus and methods for use therein for an ISDN LAN modem that displays fault information to local hosts through interception of host DNS request messages. 3Com Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, February 8, 2000: US06023724 (220 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, and accompanying methods for use therein, for an ISDN LAN modem that is suited for small user environments and which contains an internal ISDN router having a self-contained network hub for inter-connecting multiple network devices, such as workstations, to each other through a local area ...


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Kevin Fairbairn, Romuald Nowak: High density plasma CVD and etching reactor. Applied Materials, Michaelson & Wallace, March 25, 1997: US05614055 (218 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, the invention is embodied in an RF inductively coupled plasma reactor including a vacuum chamber for processing a wafer, one or more gas sources for introducing into the chamber reactant gases, and an antenna capable of radiating RF energy into the chamber to generate a plasma therein ...


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Jeremy S De Bonet: Image classification and retrieval system using a query-by-example paradigm. Microsoft, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, December 22, 1998: US05852823 (207 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and an accompanying method for generating a semantically based, linguistically searchable, numeric descriptor of a pre-defined group of input images and which is particularly useful in a system for automatically classifying individual images, on a numerical basis, in, e.g., an image databa ...


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Saad A Saad: Catheter with integral electromagnetic location identification device. Michael P Straub, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, March 17, 1998: US05727553 (206 worldwide citation)

Catheters incorporating an electromagnetic field detection device for use in conjunction with a catheter locating apparatus to determine the position of a catheter without the use of X-rays is disclosed. The electromagnetic field detection device includes a pair of leads incorporated into the wall o ...


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Richard Szeliski, Heung Yeung Shum: 3-dimensional image rotation method and apparatus for producing image mosaics. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, December 5, 2000: US06157747 (189 worldwide citation)

The invention aligns a set of plural images to construct a mosaic image. At least different pairs of the images overlap partially (or fully), and typically are images captured by a camera looking at the same scene but oriented at different angles from approximately the same location or similar locat ...


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Jeremy S De Bonet: Iterative convolution filter particularly suited for use in an image classification and retrieval system. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, May 4, 1999: US05899999 (185 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and an accompanying method for an iterative convolution filter for determining an image signature and which is particularly useful in a system for automatically classifying individual images, on a numerical basis, in, e.g., an image database, and, through a query-by-example paradigm, retri ...