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Larry J Hornbeck: Deformable mirror light modulator. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert Groover, Melvin Sharp, James T Comfort, April 10, 1984: US04441791 (623 worldwide citation)

A light modulator comprising a light-reflective metallized membrane defining a deformable mirror disposed over a semiconductor substrate of one conductivity type in which a matrix array of field effect address transistors are formed, the metallized membrane cooperating with a matrix of floating meta ...


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Perry A Penz, Jeffrey B Sampsell: Process for plastic LCD fill hole sealing. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert Groover, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, February 19, 1985: US04500171 (217 worldwide citation)

The access hole for filling the liquid crystal cavity in an LCD having plastic front and rear members is sealed by welding the two members together. Pressure is applied during the weld to insure a good joint. The welding process avoids problems of non-adhesion or poor adhesion associated with the us ...


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Thomas C Holloway, Thomas E Tang, Che Chia Wei, Roger A Haken, David A Bell: Process for patterning local interconnects. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert Groover III, James T Comfort, Melvin Sharp, April 14, 1987: US04657628 (171 worldwide citation)

A local interconnect system for VLSI integrated circuits. After titanium is deposited for self-aligned silicidation of exposed moat and gate regions in a nitrogen atmosphere, a hardmask is deposited and patterned over the titanium. When a conductive titanium nitride layer is formed overall, it will ...


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Chau Lang N Nguyen, Gunnar P Seaburg, Andrew Ta, Anthony Ty Marler, Richard Andrewski, Lee Preimesberger, James Young: Computer manufacturing system architecture with enhanced software distribution functions. Compaq Computer Corporation, Robert Groover, March 13, 2001: US06202070 (159 worldwide citation)

The present application discloses a system of software distribution in computer manufacturing which manages and distributes software from release by a software engineering group to installation at a remote manufacturing site or testing facility. The distribution system disclosed seeks to overcome th ...


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Aloysious F Tasch Jr, Perry A Penz, John M Pankratz, Hon W Lam: Method of fabricating display with semiconductor circuits on monolithic structure and flat panel display produced thereby. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Melvin Sharp, James T Comfort, Robert Groover, October 18, 1983: US04409724 (158 worldwide citation)

Method of fabricating a display with silicon integrated circuits included on the same monolithic structure and the flat panel display produced thereby. The display which may be of the liquid crystal or electrochromic type, for example, is formed as an x-y matrix display having individual address tra ...


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Nicholas J N Murphy: 3D graphics object copying with reduced edge artifacts. 3Dlabs, Robert Groover, Matthew Anderson, March 14, 2000: US06038031 (146 worldwide citation)

A system and method for performing 3D graphics copying operations in such a manner as to produce both a smooth image and smooth edges. The alpha value of each pixel is used to mark the pixels which are and are not part of the image to be copied, and removes unwanted pixels from bilinear filtering op ...


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Richard A Faulk, J Howard Ho: Reciprocating converter. Compaq Computer Corporation, Robert Groover, Betty Formby, Matthew S Anderson, June 16, 1998: US05768118 (139 worldwide citation)

A power converter which transfers energy from an output circuit coupled to a secondary winding of a power transformer to an input circuit coupled to a primary winding of the power transformer in order to reduce the power loss and electromagnetic interference (EMI) originating from a primary switch. ...


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David R Baldwin, Andrew Bigos: Graphics subsystem with coarse subpixel correction. 3Dlabs, Robert Groover, Betty Formby, Matthew Anderson, January 14, 1997: US05594854 (139 worldwide citation)

A graphics processing system in which sub-pixel correction is implemented in a new and more economical way. A half-pixel offset is originally imposed on both the X and Y axes, so the sub-pixel correction value may be positive or negative. A relatively coarse resolution is used for subpixel correctio ...


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Sompong P Olarig, Michael F Angelo, Kenneth A Jansen: Hardware theft-protection architecture. Compaq Computer Corporation, Robert Groover, February 29, 2000: US06032257 (135 worldwide citation)

A method of theft protection for computers and computer related hardware. Warranty fraud, theft of proprietary technology, and hardware theft are minimized by encoding the hardware components such that a digitally authenticated handshake must be performed between the system and the component at powe ...


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Steven K Gettel: Computer with transparent power-saving manipulation of CPU clock. Dell U, Robert Groover, James Hoffman, Kevin Daffer, November 29, 1994: US05369771 (114 worldwide citation)

A computer system having power management control features which include states of normal clock speed operation, slow clock speed operation, and stop-clock operation based on input/output activity, system bus activity, and program parameters. The system detects inactivity over a period of time and p ...