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Paul David Saxon: Method and apparatus for performing retroactive backups in a computer system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Ronald C Hudgens, May 26, 1998: US05758359 (610 worldwide citation)

A mechanism for performing retroactive backups in a computer system is presented. The retroactive backup mechanism employs a backup policy dictating that certain backups are to be performed at set times and for set backup levels, but subject to user-defined selection criteria so that the backups are ...


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Clark E Lubbers, Susan G Elkington, Ronald H McLean: Enhanced raid write hole protection and recovery. Digital Equipment Corporation, Cathy L Peterson, Ronald C Hudgens, June 30, 1998: US05774643 (565 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for reconstructing data in a computer system employing a modified RAID 5 data protection scheme. The computer system includes a write back cache composed of non-volatile memory for storing (1) writes outstanding to a device and associated data read, and (2) storin ...


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Niamh C Scannell, Stuart D Dawson, Anthony J Redmond, Serge Himbaut, Pascale Bares, Alison Clark: Method and system for sorting and prioritizing electronic mail messages. Digital Equipment Corporation, Rama B Nath, Ronald C Hudgens, Albert P Cefalo, December 27, 1994: US05377354 (504 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for prioritizing a plurality of incoming electronic mail messages for a user uses a user created and modified rules-control (12) which is stored in a rules-store (12). Incoming messages are stored in a message store (11) and are screened individually by a rules test unit (13). ...


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Donald F Hooper, Matthew S Goldman, Peter C Bixby, Suban Krishnamoorthy: Video on demand with memory accessing and or like functions. Digital Equipment Corporation, Dirk Brinkman, Ronald C Hudgens, Arthur W Fisher, August 15, 1995: US05442390 (440 worldwide citation)

In a system for interactively viewing videos, a selected video is transmitted as a plurality of frames of digitized video data for playback on a viewing device. The system receives the transmitted video data and includes a memory buffer for storing a segment of a selected one of the videos. The segm ...


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Pauline A Langen, Jeffrey S Katz, Gayle Dempsey, James Pompano: Remote monitoring of high-risk patients using artificial intelligence. Digital Equipment Corporation, Rama B Nath, Ronald C Hudgens, Albert P Cefalo, October 18, 1994: US05357427 (365 worldwide citation)

Method and system for remote monitoring of high-risk patients using artificial intelligence. A plurality of high-risk patients can be simultaneously monitored without patient intervention. A patient hears questions in the doctor's voice at each monitoring encounter and responds. The patient's respon ...


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Michael D Good, James B Munson: Torque motor as a tactile feedback device in a computer system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Ronald E Myrick, Barry N Young, Ronald C Hudgens, February 9, 1993: US05185561 (291 worldwide citation)

A hand held, one dimensional, torque feedback device is used to feel and manipulate computer generated visual information and associated torque forces. In the preferred embodiment, molecular bond data is manipulated in a virtual reality system. The device can also be used with a workstation generate ...


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Steven P Miller, Butler W Lampson: Distributed configuration profile for computing system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Ronald C Hudgens, Arthur W Fisher, December 12, 1995: US05475819 (288 worldwide citation)

A distributed computing system using a data communications network may have a number of service providers for a given service or remote procedure call. A client on the network makes reference to a name service to obtain the network address of one of these service providers. The name service maintain ...


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Neal F Jacobson, Michael J Renzullo, Paul A Reilly: Methods and apparatus for implementing server functions in a distributed heterogeneous environment. Digital Equipment Corporation, Dirk Brinkman, Ronald C Hudgens, Arthur W Fisher, August 8, 1995: US05440744 (260 worldwide citation)

In distributed heterogeneous data processing networks, dispatcher and control server software components execute the code of a single application or of many portions of the code of one or more applications in response to a method object received from a client application. The method object includes ...


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Jeffrey Clifford Mogul: Method for predictive prefetching of information over a communications network. Digital Equipment Corporation, Ronald C Hudgens, September 1, 1998: US05802292 (235 worldwide citation)

A method for predictive prefetching of objects over a computer network including the steps of providing a client computer system, providing a server computer system, the server computer system having a memory, a network link to the client computer system, the network link also providing connection o ...


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Randal S Marks, Randy L Roberson, Diana Shen, Stephen J Sicola: Host transparent storage controller failover/failback of SCSI targets and associated units. Digital Equipment Corporation, Cathy L Peterson, Ronald C Hudgens, August 4, 1998: US05790775 (204 worldwide citation)

Provided herein is a method and apparatus for host transparent storage controller failover and failback. A controller is capable of assuming the identity of a failed controller while continuing to respond to its own SCSI ID or IDs in such a way that all SCSI IDs and associated units (LUNS) of the fa ...



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