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Jeffrey D Aman, Curt L Cotner, Donna N T Dillenberger, David B Emmes: System of assigning work requests based on classifying into an eligible class where the criteria is goal oriented and capacity information is available. International Business Machines Corporation, William A Kinnaman Jr, Peter L Michaelson & Wallace Michaelson, February 11, 1997: US05603029 (148 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and accompanying methods for use preferably in a multi-system shared data (sysplex) environment (100), wherein each system (110) provides one or more servers (115), for dynamically and adaptively assigning and balancing new work and for new session requests, among the servers in the sysple ...


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Frank A Lane, Joseph E Augenbraun, Jill M Boyce, Jack S Fuhrer, John G N Henderson, Katsuo Mohri, Masafumi Nakamura, Takaharu Noguchi, Hiroo Okamoto, Masuo Oku, Michael A Plotnick: Digital video recording device with trick play capability. Hitachi America, Hitachi, Michael P Straub, Peter L Michaelson & Wallace Michaelson, April 22, 1997: US05623344 (28 worldwide citation)

A digital video tape recorder ("VTR") that selects data useful for generating images during trick playback operation and records the data in trick play tape segments arranged on a tape to form fast scan tracks and multi-speed playback tracks. Each fast scan track comprises trick play tape segments l ...


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Toshinobu Haruki, Kenichi Kikuchi: White balance adjusting apparatus for automatically adjusting white balance in response to color information signal obtained from image sensing device. Sanyo Electric, Peter L Michaelson & Wallace Michaelson, September 10, 1996: US05555022 (26 worldwide citation)

Sixty-four regions are established on an image sensed picture from a video camera, where evaluating value r.sub.ij, b.sub.ij, and y.sub.ij is obtained by averaging color difference signals R-Y and B-Y and luminance signal Y obtained from an image sensing signal for over 1 field period for each regio ...


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Frank A Lane, Jill M Boyce, Jack S Fuhrer, John G N Henderson, Katsuo Mohri, Masafumi Nakamura, Takaharu Noguchi, Hiroo Okamoto, Masuo Oku, Michael A Plotnick: Digital recording and playback device error correction methods and apparatus for use with trick play data. Hitachi America, Hitachi, Michael P Straub, Peter L Michaelson & Wallace Michaelson, December 10, 1996: US05583650 (17 worldwide citation)

Methods of operating a digital video recording and playback device, such as a video tape recorder, to arrange trick play data into one or more groups, to generate error correction bits for each group of trick play data, e.g., a group of trick play data blocks, and to correct the data after being rea ...


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Craig D Poole: Optical power meter using low-power measurement circuit. Peter L Michaelson & Wallace Michaelson, January 7, 1997: US05591964 (15 worldwide citation)

A battery or solar-powered apparatus for measuring and displaying optical power transmitted through an optical fiber. The apparatus has a measuring circuit comprising an optical detector (602), a current/voltage converter (704) and a control circuit (702) which provides timing signals and controls t ...


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Jill MacDonald Boyce, Frank Anton Lane, Joseph E Augenbruan: Method and apparatus for implementing a video tape recorder for recording digital video signals having either a fixed or variable data transmission rate. Hitachi America, Michael P Straub, Peter L Michaelson & Wallace Michaelson, March 23, 1999: US05887115 (13 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for converting digital signals having a variable data rate to fixed data rate signals suitable for recording on a tape by a digital video tape recorder are disclosed. The methods include buffering of the received variable rate data, measuring the data rate of the received data ...