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John A Dysart, Peter S Showman, William M Crow, Peter M Williams, Brian W McBride, John R F Senior, Charles H Whelan, Brian Murdoch: Object management facility for maintaining data in a computer system. Hewlett Packard Company, Roland I Griffin, Alan H Haggard, August 28, 1990: US04953080 (200 worldwide citation)

A computer having a file management system is presented. The file management system includes a plurality of application programs, a plurality of data files, a plurality of class data structures and a plurality of object data structures. Each class data structure includes a reference to an applicatio ...


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Karl W Pettis, Robert C Hansen: Method for optimizing computer code to provide more efficient execution on computers having cache memories. Hewlett Packard Company, Alan H Haggard, Roland I Griffin, May 18, 1993: US05212794 (109 worldwide citation)

The method uses statistical information obtained by running the computer code with test data to determine a new ordering for the code blocks. The new order places code blocks that are often executed after one another close to one another in the computer's memory. The method first generates chains of ...


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Peter R Straton, Scott R McClelland: Intelligent programmable touchscreen system. Hewlett Packard Company, Jeffery B Fromm, Roland I Griffin, May 6, 1986: US04587630 (105 worldwide citation)

A computing system for detecting movement of a user's touch on a touchscreen and to operate an intelligent programmable device is provided. The system includes a touchscreen for detecting information of an initial touch by a user on a display surface, a change of touch on the display surface, and di ...


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Michael Raynham: Dram on-chip error correction/detection. Hewlett Packard Company, Roland I Griffin, Alan H Haggard, June 30, 1992: US05127014 (100 worldwide citation)

Error detection or correction is provided on the same chip as DRAM memory. Because data and error correction bits need not travel on an external bus, error detection/correction can be conducted on a larger number of bits than the width of the data bus. When using memories which provide for access to ...


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Robert H Youden, Charles S Robertson: Apparatus for maximizing interest earnings and providing payments from principal without interest penalty. Robert S Hulse, Roland I Griffin, November 4, 1980: US04232367 (99 worldwide citation)

A calculator apparatus is provided for computing minimum principal amounts for deposit into demand (passbook) accounts and into term (certificate-of-deposit) accounts paying interest at differing rates. The computed minimum principal amounts not only satisfy the minimum deposit requirements of the t ...


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Paul D Rolloff, Reginald T Lamb: System and method for forming custom-made shoe inserts. Amfit, Roland I Griffin, October 31, 1989: US04876758 (84 worldwide citation)

A foot impression unit is provided with an array of gauging elements, a control mechanism for urging the gauging elements into contact with the undersurface of a person's foot to form an impression of the undersurface of the foot, a locking mechanism for releasably locking the gauging elements in pl ...


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Gerold G Firl, Frederick S Berretta: Ink jet printer thermal control system. Hewlett Packard Company, Roland I Griffin, March 20, 1990: US04910528 (84 worldwide citation)

The temperature of the ejector (12) of a thermal ink jet print head (10) is maintained within acceptable operating limits by measuring the current temperature, predicting the heat loading on a subsequent pass over a printing medium (32), and adjusting the temperature of the ejector (12), as necessar ...


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George Kaplinsky: Refillable ink bag. Hewlett Packard Company, Edward Maker II, Roland I Griffin, September 25, 1990: US04959667 (84 worldwide citation)

An ink delivery system (1) for delivering ink to a print head comprising an ink supply bag (3), an ink regulating bag (5), a three way valve (7), a print head (19), pipes (11, 13, 15) to transfer selectively ink from the supply bag to the regulating bag or from the regulating bag to the print head. ...


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Myron R Tuttle, Danny Low: System and method for testing computer hardware and software. Hewlett Packard Company, Roland I Griffin, Alan H Haggard, October 20, 1992: US05157782 (82 worldwide citation)

A computer related system and method uses regression testing techniques for testing computer hardware and/or software application(s). Input data and commands from a user are stored on a host, and sent to an interface device, which then sends them to a hardware/software system under test. Visual disp ...


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Mark S Hickman: Print quality of dot printers. Hewlett Packard Company, Roland I Griffin, Edward Marker II, October 23, 1990: US04965593 (80 worldwide citation)

The quality of the images of dot printers such as ink jet printers (20) is improved by spacing the ink jet nozzles (52) of the print head (50) by an amount greater than the pixel spacing of the printing medium (22), and operating the sources in a manner such that adjacent pixels are not printed unti ...