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Jaim Nulman: Method and apparatus for monitoring the deposition rate of films during physical vapor deposition. Applied Materials, William Konrad, May 19, 1998: US05754297 (91 worldwide citation)

A deposition rate monitor based on the measurement of optical attenuation is described for use in deposition equipment such as sputtering systems used to deposit thin metal films on semiconductor devices. A beam of light is passed through the region between a deposition source and the deposition sub ...


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David Frederick Champion, Timothy Andreas Meserth, Mark E Molander, Patrick Gabor Nyeste, David Thomas Windell, Jeffrey John Smith: Method, apparatus and program storage device for providing customizable, immediate and radiating menus for accessing applications and actions. International Business Machines Corporation, William Konrad, Konrad Raynes Davda & Victor, January 8, 2013: US08352881 (80 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus and program storage device for providing customizable, immediate and radiating menus for accessing applications and actions. Upon initiation of a predetermined user action, such as a right-click operation, a primary menu is displayed and a second radial menu is displayed proximat ...


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Lloyd M Berken, Frederik W Freerks, William H Jarvi, Hatice Sahin: Wafer positioning system. Applied Materials, William Konrad, April 14, 1998: US05740062 (43 worldwide citation)

A wafer positioning system determines the position of a wafer during processing by monitoring the position of the wafer transport robot as the robot transports the wafer by one or more position sensors. The wafer positioning system incorporates a transparent cover on the surface of the wafer handlin ...


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Michael Allen Curnalia, John Geoffrey Gundlach, Daniel Paul Kelaher, Gregory Mark Bennett: Toolless rack mounting rail installation latch. International Business Machines Corporation, William Konrad, Konrad Raynes and Victor, April 26, 2011: US07930812 (12 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing toolless rack mounting rail installation using a pin having a latch. A retention device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes stepped features and a dual locking mechanism that are configured to engage standard apertures of rack systems. Th ...


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Jimmie Lee Brundidge, Chiahong Chen, Itzhack Goldberg, Yotam Medini: Method, apparatus and program storage device for providing automatic recovery from premature reboot of a system during a concurrent upgrade. International Business Machines Corporation, William Konrad, Konrad Raynes and Victor, February 9, 2010: US07661018 (9 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus and program storage device for providing automatic recovery from premature reboot of a system during a concurrent upgrade is disclosed. A concurrent code-load to a plurality of storage controllers of a storage system is initiated. A code-load failure is detected. The stage of the ...


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Michael Thomas Benhase, Michael H Hartung, Yu Cheng Hsu, Carl E Jones, William G Verdoom Jr, Andrew D Walls: Apparatus and program storage device for providing triad copy of storage data. International Business Machines Corporation, William Konrad, Konrad Raynes and Victor, November 13, 2012: US08312236 (8 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and program storage device for maintaining data is provided that includes receiving primary data at a first node, receiving mirrored data from a second and third node at the first node, and mirroring data received at the first node to a second and third node.


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Christopher B Beeken: Restore in cascaded copy environment. International Business Machines Corporation, William Konrad, Konrad Raynes Davda and Victor, October 21, 2014: US08868860 (7 worldwide citation)

In one aspect of the present description, handling multiple backup processes comprises detecting that a defined storage volume is present in a first cascade of storage volumes; detecting that the defined storage volume is present in a second cascade of storage volumes; receiving a data write for a l ...


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Brian James Cagno, Kenton Coleman Green, Carl Evan Jones, Michael Desmond O Connell: Periodic rotational vibration check for storage devices to compensate for varying loads. International Business Machines Corporation, William Konrad, Konrad Raynes and Victor, September 18, 2012: US08271140 (7 worldwide citation)

A periodic rotational vibration check for storage devices to compensate for varying loads is disclosed. A variable representing rotational vibration status is maintained in a rotational vibration log. The variable is processed to determine whether a storage device exhibits a rotational vibration iss ...


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Bruce Michael Cassidy: Method and apparatus for host messaging unit for peripheral component interconnect busmaster devices. International Business Machines Corporation, William Konrad, Konrad Raynes and Victor, July 6, 2010: US07752374 (3 worldwide citation)

Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) device contains Host Messaging Unit (HMU) which is operative to off load host processor and PCI device processor from PCI bus transfer overhead. HMU is configurable to asynchronously retrieve host processor commands from circular buffer, either by using pollin ...


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Michael J Azevedo, Hugh W McDevitt, Carol Spanel, Andrew D Walls: Method, apparatus and program storage device for providing self-quiesced logic to handle an error recovery instruction. International Business Machines Corporation, William Konrad, Konrad Raynes & Victor, July 14, 2009: US07562265 (3 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus and program storage device for providing self-quiesced logic for handling an error recovery instruction such as a reset or self-test instruction. For example, during a reset or self test procedure, the logic is isolated without adversely affecting the local processor. Self-quiesc ...