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Mark H Notess, Scott J Warren, Tammy Heiserman, Michael A Kingdom: Object-action user interface management system. Hewlett Packard Company, Patrick J Murphy, August 1, 1995: US05438659 (134 worldwide citation)

An Object-Action Manager shields an applications developer from multiple display technologies and development tools and assists the developer in applications user interface creation. The manager includes a parser, an object-list builder, dialog-box builder, a library of access functions and a displa ...


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Heather N Bean: Method for the automatic determination of battery chemistry in portable electronic devices. Hewlett Packard Company, Patrick J Murphy, April 10, 2001: US06215275 (101 worldwide citation)

A method that distinguishes different battery chemistries in portable electronic devices using a simple electrical test. The present method facilitates accurate fuel gauging as well as providing a safe in-device recharging scenario, eliminating the possibility that an end-user might attempt rechargi ...


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Robin Purohit, Bent Stoevhase, Kumar Mallavalli: Switch element for fiber channel networks. Hewlett Packard Company, Patrick J Murphy, May 21, 1996: US05519695 (95 worldwide citation)

A system for facilitating data communications in a fiber channel network is presented. The system comprises a fiber optic switch element which enables implementation of a Fiber Channel network by permitting selective interconnection of a plurality of fiber optic channels. The fiber optic switch elem ...


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Thomas J Zamborelli, Steven D Draving: Electronic probe for measuring high impedance tri-state logic circuits. Agilent Technologies, Patrick J Murphy, January 16, 2001: US06175228 (82 worldwide citation)

An improved probe for probing high speed, low impedance bus structures. The probe comprises an AC termination portion and an RCR filter. In a first embodiment, the AC termination portion comprises a resistor and capacitor in series. The time constant formed by the AC termination portion is sufficien ...


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Dwayne R Bennett, Clifford S Yeung, Wayne Wu: Bypass switching and messaging mechanism for providing intermix data transfer for a fiber optic switch. Hewlett Packard Company, Patrick J Murphy, February 6, 1996: US05490007 (53 worldwide citation)

A system and method for inserting intermix frames into a continuous stream of class 1 frames. A bypass bus, in conjunction with a first-in-first-out (FIFO) buffer, are provided within a fiber optic switch element, to route intermix data frame through the switch that is concurrently transmitting clas ...


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Daniel J Miller, Kim H Chen, Lewis R Dove, Vaddoarahalli K Nagesh: Family of different-sized demountable hybrid assemblies with microwave-bandwidth interconnects. Hewlett Packard Company, Patrick J Murphy, June 20, 1995: US05426405 (39 worldwide citation)

A family of modular hybrid assemblies with high frequency interconnections is effected by a high frequency circuit assembly attached to a motherboard. Each assembly comprises standardized conducting elements and customizable transitions and circuit regions. The customizable transitions can be placed ...


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David H Hanes: Apparatus and method for disaster recovery of an operating system utilizing long file and directory names. Hewlett Packard Co, Patrick J Murphy, May 19, 1998: US05754848 (28 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method facilitates the conversion of filenames using the conventional 8.3 filename construct and long filenames. A converter is coupled to a software library which permits the running of backup applications from an 8.3 filename system. The library contains internal and external APIs ...


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Bob J Self: Method and apparatus for connecting a ball grid array device to a test instrument to facilitate the monitoring of individual signals or the interruption of individual signals or both. Hewlett Packard Company, Patrick J Murphy, January 12, 1999: US05859538 (26 worldwide citation)

A probe assembly provides the capability to test integrated circuit (IC) packages mounted onto ball grid arrays. The probe assembly comprises a ball grid probe having connectors mounted onto opposite sides of a circuit board. A first BGA header is mounted to one side of the probe while a first BGA s ...


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Jimmie D Felps, Frank P Leri, Donald E Schott, Timothy A Figge: Universal hybrid mounting system. Hewlett Packard Company, Patrick J Murphy, June 13, 1995: US05424918 (26 worldwide citation)

A universal system for mounting hybrid circuits to printed circuit boards is presented. This universal hybrid mounting system comprises a bottom plate, a frame, a top plate, a heat sink and mounting hardware including a spring. A hybrid circuit package is securely attached to one side of the frame u ...


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Lewis R Dove, John F Casey, Ron Barnett: Microcircuit shielded, controlled impedance “Gatling gun”via. Agilent Technologies, Patrick J Murphy, May 14, 2002: US06388206 (23 worldwide citation)

A “Gatling gun” via to interconnect circuitry from a first side of a substrate or printed circuit board, to a second side of the substrate or board. The present via structure comprises a center conductor via surrounded by a plurality of ground vias. The plurality of ground vias shield the center con ...