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Mark Bradshaw, Blair J Zykan, David Williams, Jeremy Dunne, Arnold B Clarke: System and method for collecting data used to form a geographic information system database. Laser Technology, Robert H Kelly, William J Holland & Hart Kubida, June 18, 1996: US05528518 (158 worldwide citation)

A portable data acquisition device, including a position-determining device and data collector, determines and stores positional data associated with objects positioned in a geographical area within sight of the device. Data representative of attributes associated with the objects are also stored in ...


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John West Dykes, Young Keun Kim: Current perpendicular-to-the-plane spin valve type magnetoresistive transducer. Quantum Peripherals Colorado, William J Holland & Hart Kubida, September 16, 1997: US05668688 (126 worldwide citation)

A transducer includes a spin valve ("SV") structure comprising a pinned ferromagnetic layer adjoining a first end portion thereof and a freely rotating ferromagnetic layer adjoining an oppositely disposed second end portion thereof. First and second current conductors adjoin the first and second end ...


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Gregory M Smith, Michael W Yeager, J Donald Pauley, Gary T Carroll: Power supply and power enable circuit for an RF/ID transponder. Racom Systems, Peter J Meza, William J Holland & Hart Kubida, December 26, 1995: US05479172 (109 worldwide citation)

A power supply self-contained within a portable RF/ID transponder includes a full wave rectifier having an input for receiving an antenna signal and outputs for providing power supply and ground voltages, wherein the power supply voltage has a time varying voltage waveform corresponding to the elect ...


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Gary T Carroll, J Donald Pauley: Passive RF transponder and method. Racom Systems, William J Holland & Hart Kubida, May 14, 1996: US05517194 (109 worldwide citation)

A passive RF transponder incorporating a non-volatile memory element is powered by inductive coupling to a proximately located RF controller. A communication system and method is disclosed which utilizes the controller to send data and commands to the transponder by means of an FSK modulated RF sign ...


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Lynn Michael Maritzen, Carl Alexander Wescott: Computer-based fee processing for electronic commerce. Sun Microsystems, Homer L Knearl, William J Holland & Hart Kubida, November 16, 1999: US05987429 (108 worldwide citation)

Fees due from transactions in electronic commerce are processed by building a transaction information database with transaction event objects based on events in each transaction. After retrieving fee rules from a fee rule database, a determining step detects if the fee rule applies to information in ...


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Matthew C Dewey, Ellen F Jones: Quick recovery of write cache in a fault tolerant I/O system. EMC Corporation, William J Holland & Hart Kubida, March 3, 1998: US05724501 (96 worldwide citation)

A method for recovering data from a cache memory of a second storage controller by access to a cache memory of a first storage controller is presented. The storage controllers are coupled by a private common data path. The method includes copying metadata corresponding to the data stored in the cach ...


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Dwayne R Bennett, Clifford S Yeung, Wayne Wu: Bypass switching and messaging mechanism for providing intermix data transfer for a fiber optic switch using a bypass bus and buffer. McDATA Corporation, Stuart T Langley, William J Holland & Hart Kubida, October 27, 1998: US05828475 (82 worldwide citation)

A system and method for inserting intermix frames into a continuous stream of class 1 frames. A bypass bus, in conjunction with a buffer, are provided within a fiber optic switch element, to route intermix data frame through the switch that is concurrently transmitting class 1 data. A channel module ...


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Raymond E Parry: Synchronous FIFO having an alterable buffer store. Music Semiconductors, William J Holland & Hart Kubida, April 11, 1995: US05406554 (69 worldwide citation)

A synchronous first-in, first-out ("FIFO") having an alterable buffer store includes a dual-ported, random access memory ("RAM") based memory device incorporating conventional "empty" and "full" flags while also providing an alternate mode of operation in which the inhibiting effects of the "empty" ...


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Gary T Carroll, J Donald Pauley, Michael X Bond: Communications system utilizing FSK/PSK modulation techniques. Racom Systems, William J Holland & Hart Kubida, May 28, 1996: US05521602 (65 worldwide citation)

A passive transponder incorporating non-volatile ferroelectric memory is powered by inductive coupling to a proximately located controller. A communication system and method utilizes the controller to send data and commands to the transponder by an FSK modulated RF signal in order to cause the trans ...


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Dwayne R Bennett: Method and apparatus for memory sequencing. McData Corporation, Stuart T Langley Esq, William J Holland & Hart Kubida Esq, February 16, 1999: US05872822 (63 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for delaying frames received asynchronously from a fiber channel port until receive memory is properly sequenced for storing the delayed frames in which a circular buffer is positioned on the data path between the fiber channel port and the receive memory for delaying the fram ...