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Daryl D Starr, Clive M Philbrick, Laurence B Boucher: Intelligent network storage interface system. Alacritech, Mark Lauer, T Lester Wallace, Silicon Edge Law Group, October 19, 2004: US06807581 (244 worldwide citation)

An interface device is connected to a host by an I/O bus and provides hardware and processing mechanisms for accelerating data transfers between a network and a storage unit, while controlling the data transfers by the host. The interface device includes hardware circuitry for processing network pac ...


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Yingjian Chen, Yugang Wang, Francis Liu, Xizeng Shi, Kyusik Sin, Hugh Craig Hiner: Magnetic heads for perpendicular recording with trapezoidal pole tips. Western Digital, Mark Lauer, Silicon Edge Law Group, October 26, 2004: US06809899 (183 worldwide citation)

Electromagnetic transducers are disclosed having write poles with a leading edge that is smaller than a trailing edge, which can reduce erroneous writing for perpendicular recording systems. The write poles may have a trapezoidal shape when viewed from a direction of an associated medium. The write ...


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David A Burns: TCP offload device that load balances and fails-over between aggregated ports having different MAC addresses. Alacritech, T Lester Wallace, Mark Lauer, Silicon Edge Law Group, August 30, 2005: US06938092 (176 worldwide citation)

TCP/IP traffic passing over a TCP connection is initially load balanced by a TCP offload network interface device (NID) in fast-path between multiple ports of an aggregation team. A failure then occurs on one of the ports. Processing of the TCP connection then switches to slow-path. The function of ...


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Frederick A Ware, Richard E Perego: Dynamic memory supporting simultaneous refresh and data-access transactions. Rambus, Silicon Edge Law Group, Arthur J Behiel, May 9, 2006: US07043599 (175 worldwide citation)

Described are dynamic memory systems that perform overlapping refresh and data-access (read or write) transactions that minimize the impact of the refresh transaction on memory performance. The memory systems support independent and simultaneous activate and precharge operations directed to differen ...


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Arshad Alfoqaha, Mohamad T Krounbi, Sandrawattie Sankar, David J Seagle, Kenneth R Young: Inductive transducer with reduced pole tip protrusion. Western Digital, Mark Lauer, Silicon Edge Law Group, June 15, 2004: US06751055 (173 worldwide citation)

An inductive transducer has inorganic nonferromagnetic material disposed in an apex region adjacent to a submicron nonferromagnetic gap in a magnetic core. The inorganic nonferromagnetic material has a much lower coefficient of thermal expansion than that of hardbaked photoresist, reducing pole tip ...


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Hai Jiang, Yingjian Chen, Xiaozhong Dang, Mohamad T Krounbi: Magnetically soft, high saturation magnetization laminates of iron-cobalt-nitrogen and iron-nickel. Western Digital, Mark Lauer, Silicon Edge Law Group, August 17, 2004: US06778358 (172 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, a laminated structure including a first plurality of layers containing primarily-iron FeCoN interleaved with a second plurality of layers containing primarily iron FeNi is disclosed. The structure has an easy axis of magnetization and a hard axis of magnetization, has a magnetic satur ...


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Richard E Perego, Donald C Stark, Frederick A Ware: Memory device supporting a dynamically configurable core organization. Rambus, Silicon Edge Law Group, Arthur J Behiel, May 3, 2005: US06889304 (167 worldwide citation)

Described is a memory system in which the memory core organization changes with device width. The number of physical memory banks accessed reduces with device width, resulting in reduced power usage for relatively narrow memory configurations. Increasing the number of logic memory banks for narrow m ...


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Kroum Stoev, Yugang Wang, Francis Liu, Yingjian Chen, Xiaozhong Dang: Inductive transducer with recessed leading pole layer. Western Digital, Mark Lauer, Silicon Edge Law Group, April 20, 2004: US06724572 (163 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, an inductive transducer is disclosed having a leading pole layer and a leading pole tip, with the pole layer being further removed than the pole tip from a media-facing surface. In another aspect, an inductive transducer is disclosed having a magnetic pedestal disposed between a leadi ...


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Laurence B Boucher, Stephen E J Blightman, Peter K Craft, David A Higgen, Clive M Philbrick, Daryl D Starr: Obtaining a destination address so that a network interface device can write network data without headers directly into host memory. Alacritech, T Lester Wallace, Mark Lauer, Silicon Edge Law Group, June 29, 2004: US06757746 (160 worldwide citation)

A Network Interface device (NI device) coupled to a host computer receives a multi-packet message from a network (for example, the Internet) and DMAs the data portions of the various packets directly into a destination in application memory on the host computer. The address of the destination is det ...


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Yingjian Chen, Xizeng Shi, Hugh Craig Hiner, Zi Wen Dong, Francis Liu, Matthew R Gibbons, Joyce Anne Thompson, William D Jensen, Chester Xiaowen Chien, Yugang Wang: Inductive transducer with stitched pole tip and pedestal defining zero throat height. Western Digital, Mark Lauer, Silicon Edge Law Group, April 13, 2004: US06721138 (159 worldwide citation)

An inductive transducer having first and second magnetic pedestals disposed between first and second magnetic pole layers and adjacent to a media-facing surface, the pedestals separated by a submicron, nonmagnetic gap. The first pedestal extends less than the second pedestal from the media-facing su ...