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Brian P Johnson, Dave Freker: Using FET switches for large memory arrays. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 15, 2001: US06233650 (154 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for interfacing a memory array to a memory controller using a field-effect transistor (FET) switch. The memory controller has a bus which comprises a plurality of signal lines. The memory array is coupled to the memory controller. The memory arr ...


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George Bach, Dean R Nichols, Brian P Johnson: Apparatus and method for verifying a scanned image. Datacard Corporation, Merchant & Gould P C, September 30, 2003: US06628808 (106 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method capable of verifying a scanned image utilizing a verification algorithm based on a topological analysis of the scanned image and an apparatus and method capable of verifying a scanned image utilizing a verification algorithm based on an improved bi-level separation analysis i ...


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James M Dodd, Brian P Johnson, Jay C Wells, John B Halbert: Device and method for maximizing performance on a memory interface with a variable number of channels. Intel Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, October 4, 2005: US06952745 (31 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a method and device for controlling the data length of read and write operations performed on a memory device. The method includes determining a first number of channels available to a memory controller operatively coupled to the memory device; determining a second num ...


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Arthur Seymour, Brian P Johnson, Alexander B Matz, Marc C Lehner, Gerald J Ceuhin: Three-dimensional structures with electronic circuit paths and safety circuits. Justin Lampel, July 17, 2012: US08221182 (21 worldwide citation)

A three-dimensional electro-mechanical system for making mechanical structures using snap-together parts or building blocks that easily demonstrate the principles required in making three-dimensional electronic circuits incorporated in the mechanical structures. A reusable electronic module that con ...


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James M Dodd, Brian P Johnson, Jay C Wells, John B Halbert: Device and method for maximizing performance on a memory interface with a variable number of channels. Intel Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, July 20, 2004: US06766385 (15 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a method and device for controlling the data length of read and write operations performed on a memory device. The method includes determining a first number of channels available to a memory controller operatively coupled to the memory device; determining a second num ...


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Brian P Johnson: Extending the continuous mode of operation for a buck converter. Dell Products, Baker Botts L, March 3, 2009: US07498783 (12 worldwide citation)

An information handling system has a power supply using a DC-to-DC buck converter. The DC-to-DC buck converter maintains continuous mode of operation over a wide range of output currents by adding more inductance to the buck converter circuit when the load current is below a certain value(s). A sens ...


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Samuel G Sackett, Brian P Johnson, Samuel B Owen, Larry G McCleary: Minimally invasive bone miller apparatus. Depuy Products, May 1, 2012: US08167882 (6 worldwide citation)

A miller assembly for creating a cavity in a bone. The cavity has a cross section which has a generally triangular profile having a first side generally parallel with an axis of the bone and a second side forming an acute angle with the first side, and is contiguous with a pre-existing conical cavit ...


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John S Loffink, Brian P Johnson: Cost optimized redundant power supply with dual AC inputs. Dell Products, Baker Botts L, September 8, 2009: US07586211 (4 worldwide citation)

A cost optimized redundant power supply consists of a plurality of power units (PUs) wherein each PU has two AC front ends. Each of the two AC front ends receive power from separate AC power sources, and each produce an isolated DC output. The isolated DC outputs from the two AC front ends are coupl ...


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Brent A McDonald, George G Richards III, Brian P Johnson: Enhanced transistor gate drive. Dell Products, Baker Botts L, May 31, 2011: US07952418 (4 worldwide citation)

An enhanced transistor gate drive is disclosed in which a pair of Kelvin sense leads measure the voltage potential across at the gate and source of the transistor. The difference in the voltage potential of the Kelvin sense lead from the gate and the Kelvin sense lead of the source is provided to a ...


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Brent A McDonald, Brian P Johnson: Techniques for handling low line voltage Conditions in power supply units. Dell Products, Larson Newman & Abel, December 22, 2009: US07635968 (3 worldwide citation)

A technique for addressing a low line voltage condition in an information handling system includes determining whether a magnitude of an input voltage of a power supply unit (PSU) is below a first threshold for at least a first time period. The technique also includes adjusting, based on the determi ...