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Bernadine O Narcisse: Out-of-range personnel monitor and alarm. Paul L Hickman, June 3, 1986: US04593273 (215 worldwide citation)

An out-of-range monitor and alarm system that may be used by a convalescent home or the like to alert an attendant in the home that a supervised person has walked beyond a predetermined prescribed distance. The system includes a base unit that transmits a signal at a frequency F1 to a receiver in a ...


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Robert A Shaw: Method and apparatus for enhancing data storage efficiency. Hewlett Packard Company, William H F Howard, Paul L Hickman, January 29, 1991: US04989134 (113 worldwide citation)

The present invention improves the interaction of a virtual memory systems and a garbage collection system, thereby reducing garbage collection effort and improving virtual memory performance. The method includes the steps of: (1) developing a secondary memory (e.g. disk) dirty page map; (2) develop ...


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Chi Hung Hui, Paul V Voorde, John L Moll: Method for producing recessed field oxide with improved sidewall characteristics. Hewlett Packard Company, Paul L Hickman, May 24, 1988: US04746630 (113 worldwide citation)

A method for producing field oxide in a silicon substrate by forming a thin oxide layer over the surface of the substrate, forming a thin nitride layer over the thin oxide layer, forming a thick oxide over the thin nitride layer, forming a thick nitride layer over the thick oxide layer; patterning a ...


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Marcos Karnezos: Interconnect structure for PC boards and integrated circuits. Hewlett Packard Company, Paul L Hickman, March 21, 1989: US04813129 (86 worldwide citation)

An interconnect structure for electrically coupling conductive paths on two adjacent, rigid substrates, such as PC boards or IC chips. The interconnect structure includes a number of buttons formed on a first substrate, and a number of contacts formed on a second substrate. The buttons are elastical ...


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Andrew H Naegeli, Stuart L Carp: Noise compensated synchronous detector system. Hewlett Packard Company, Edward Y Wong, Paul L Hickman, June 23, 1987: US04675613 (82 worldwide citation)

A circuit in a synchronous detector system is provided to minimize and compensate for the errors induced by phase modulation and additive noise in the system. In one embodiment a first-order correction of such errors is achieved by equipping the synchronous detector system with a constant loop filte ...


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Jin Woo Cheon, Jong Il Park: Method for synthesis of core-shell type and solid solution alloy type metallic nanoparticles via transmetalation reactions and applications of same. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Paul L Hickman, David B Dort, Perkins Coie, August 31, 2004: US06783569 (79 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method for producing core-shell type metallic nanoparticles involving (i) providing a dispersion of a first metal as nanoparticles in an appropriate organic solvent; (ii) providing a solution of a metallic precursor containing a second metal in an appropriate organic solvent, in which ...


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Dan Maydan, David N Wang: Multistep planarized chemical vapor deposition process with the use of low melting inorganic material for flowing while depositing. Applied Materials, Paul L Hickman, John P Taylor, October 9, 1990: US04962063 (75 worldwide citation)

An improved planarization process is disclosed which comprises depositing over a patterned integrated circuit structure on a semiconductor wafer a conformal insulation layer by ECR plasma deposition of an insulation material. The ECR plasma deposition is carried out until the trenches or low regions ...


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Thomas J Lugaresi: Joystick attachment for a computer keyboard. Paul L Hickman, March 11, 1986: US04575591 (69 worldwide citation)

A joystick attachment for a computer keyboard which includes a bracket on which is supported a housing for a joystick assembly, the bracket being detachably mounted on a computer keyboard having a plurality of keys arranged in a rectangular array with the joystick assembly in over lying, spaced-apar ...


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Kenneth J Bahng: Method and apparatus for cooling wafers. Applied Materials, Paul L Hickman, Michael A Glenn, April 6, 1993: US05199483 (69 worldwide citation)

A wafer cooling apparatus characterized by a chamber, a pedestal disposed within the chamber and a mechanism for lowering a semiconductor wafer onto an upper surface of the pedestal. The upper surface of the pedestal is grooved to allow gas trapped between the wafer and the pedestal surface to escap ...