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William A Brant, Michael E Nielson, Edde Tin Shek Tang: Power failure responsive apparatus and method having a shadow dram, a flash ROM, an auxiliary battery, and a controller. EMC Corporation, William J Kubida Esq, Earl C Holland & Hart Hancock Esq, August 25, 1998: US05799200 (190 worldwide citation)

Data in a system having dynamic random access memories (DRAM's) is preserved despite loss of the primary source of electrical power to that system. A Flash RAM and a small auxiliary power source are employed by a controller independent of the system to transfer the DRAM contents to the Flash RAM imm ...


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David C Stallmo, William A Brant, Randy Hall: Distributed disk array architecture. EMC Corporation, William J Kubida Esq, Richard A Holland & Hart Bachand Esq, July 28, 1998: US05787459 (149 worldwide citation)

A RAID-compatible data storage system which allows incremental increases in storage capacity at a cost that is proportional to the increase in capacity. The system does not require changes to the host system. The control and interface functions previously performed by a single (or redundant) central ...


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Ronald H Sartore, Kenneth J Mobley, Donald G Carrigan, Oscar Frederick Jones: Enhanced DRAM with all reads from on-chip cache and all writers to memory array. Ramtron International Corporation, Richard A Bachand Esq, William J Kubida Esq, Peter J Meza Esq, December 16, 1997: US05699317 (124 worldwide citation)

An enhanced dynamic random access memory (DRAM) contains embedded row registers in the form of latches. The row registers are adjacent to the DRAM array, and when the DRAM comprises a group of subarrays, the row registers are located between DRAM subarrays. When used as on-chip cache, these register ...


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Clifford Yeung, Nandakumar Natarajan: Method and apparatus for data alignment. McData Corporation, William J Kubida Esq, Stuart T Holland & Hart Langley Esq, November 10, 1998: US05835496 (109 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the synchronization of an F.sub.-- port receiver on a Fibre Channel switch with an external N.sub.-- port to ensure the reception of a stream of transmission characters including four byte ordered sets having a comma character positioned as the left most byte in the ordere ...


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Jarrod Eliason: Ferroelectric non-volatile logic elements. Ramtron International Corporation, Peter J Meza Esq, William J Kubida Esq, Hogan & Hartson L, May 17, 2005: US06894549 (90 worldwide citation)

Various logic elements such as SR flip-flops, JK flip-flops, D-type flip-flops, master-slave flip-flops, parallel and serial shift registers, and the like are converted into non-volatile logic elements capable of retaining a current output logic state even though external power is removed or interru ...


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Blair J Zykan: System and method for reconstruction of the position of objects utilizing a signal transmitting and receiving distance determining device. Laser Technology, William J Kubida Esq, John R Holland & Hart Wahl Esq, December 9, 1997: US05696705 (81 worldwide citation)

A system and method for data entry and retroactive reconstruction of the relative position of features and objects, in particular with respect to scenes such as transitory occurrences, utilizing a signal transmitting and receiving distance determining device. In a particular embodiment, the system a ...


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Bent Stoevhase, Kumar Malavalli: Method and apparatus for implementing virtual circuits in a fibre channel system. McDATA Corporation, William J Kubida Esq, Stuart T Holland & Hart Langley Esq, May 5, 1998: US05748612 (73 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for removing a virtual connection between first and second devices in a communication system that includes at least one switch virtually connecting the first and second devices. An error in the virtual connection can be detected in at least one of the first and second devices ...


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Jeffrey J Nelson, Michael E O&apos Donnell: Method and apparatus for measuring traffic within a switch. McDATA Corporation, Stuart T Langley Esq, William J Kubida Esq, Richard A Bachand Esq, May 15, 2001: US06233236 (67 worldwide citation)

A switch including a plurality of input/output (I/O) ports and a switching element programmably coupling a first of the I/O ports with a second of the I/O ports. An analysis device is associated with the first I/O port measuring at least one data traffic parameter specific to data traffic between th ...


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David Book: Fibre channel switch employing distributed queuing. McData Corporation, William J Kubida Esq, Richard & Bachand Esq, May 29, 2001: US06240096 (64 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a fiber channel switch employing a distributed queuing algorithm for interconnecting a plurality of devices (workstations, supercomputer, peripherals) through their associated node ports (N_ports) and employs a fabric having a shared memory coupled to a plurality of fabric p ...


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Michael E O&apos Donnell, Robert John Gallagher, Peter Holmes, Harry Morris Yudenfriend: In-band method and apparatus for reporting operational statistics relative to the ports of a fibre channel switch. McDATA Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, William J Kubida Esq, Hogan & Hartson, April 30, 2002: US06381642 (59 worldwide citation)

An in-band method/apparatus whereby a host is enabled to secure predetermined operational information relative to predetermined ports of a fiber channel switch. A set command is generated at the host and sent in-band to the switch. The information content of the set command defines the ports for whi ...