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Carlton G Amdahl, Dennis H Smith, Don A Agneta: Three bus server architecture with a legacy PCI bus and mirrored I/O PCI buses. Micron Electronics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 26, 2001: US06253334 (82 worldwide citation)

A fault-tolerant computer system includes a processor and a memory, connected to a system bus. The system includes at least two mirrored circuits, at least two mirrored IO devices, a detection means and a re-route means. The two mirrored circuits each include an interface to the system bus, and an I ...


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Stephen E J Papa, Carlton G Amdahl, Michael G Henderson, Don Agneta, Don Shiro, Dennis H Smith: Fault tolerant computer system. Micron Electronics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 16, 2001: US06175490 (62 worldwide citation)

A network server includes removable network interface modules mounted in a chassis. The network interface modules connect to a CPU through an interconnection assembly module. The network interface modules may comprise removable canisters containing a plurality of interface cards.


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Stephen E J Papa, Dennis H Smith, Walter A Wallach: Apparatus for computer implemented hot-swap and hot-add. Micron Electronics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 12, 2001: US06247079 (51 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method is disclosed for providing hot-add and hot swap capability to a computer system with a processor, and a memory, connected to a system bus. The apparatus includes a first bus, an adapter card slot, a switchable interface unit and hot-swap hot-add program code means. The first bus ...


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Chandan Adhikari, John T Anderson, Mark E Bucci, Paul J Piccolomini, Dennis H Smith, Joseph A Velazquez: Business volume and workforce requirements forecaster. Kronos Technology Systems Partnership, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Lebovici, May 22, 2007: US07222082 (44 worldwide citation)

A business volume and workforce requirements forecaster includes a business structure, a forecast structure, certain hierarchical levels which map to corresponding levels in the business structure, a volume forecaster which forecasts business volume responsive to historical data and to the business ...


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Stephen E J Papa, Dennis H Smith, Walter A Wallach: Method for computer implemented hot-swap and hot-add. Micron Electronics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 9, 2002: US06418492 (41 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method is disclosed for providing hot-add and hot swap capability to a computer system with a processor, and a memory, connected to a system bus. The apparatus includes a first bus, an adapter card slot, a switchable interface unit and hot-swap hot-add program code means. The first bus ...


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Stephen E J Papa, Carlton G Amdahl, Michael G Henderson, Don Agneta, Don Schiro, Dennis H Smith: Method for hot swapping of network components. Micron Electronics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 27, 2001: US06324608 (28 worldwide citation)

Methods of removing and replacing data processing circuitry are provided comprising removing a network interface module from the computer without powering down the computer and removing an interface card from the network interface module. The further acts of replacing the interface card into the net ...


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Michael G Henderson, Carlton G Amdahl, Dennis H Smith: Computer fan speed control device. Micron Electronics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 23, 1999: US05990582 (25 worldwide citation)

A cooling system for cooling components of a computer is provided. The cooling system includes a DC fan which operates at a speed which is substantially proportional to the voltage that is applied to the fan. A zener diode voltage divider is connected in series between a voltage source and a first i ...


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Michael G Henderson, Carlton G Amdahl, Dennis H Smith, Don Agneta: Method of expanding bus loading capacity. Micron Electronics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 27, 2001: US06195717 (23 worldwide citation)

A method for expanding the loading capacity of a PCI bus in an information processing system having a multiple bus architecture. In one embodiment, the method comprises connecting a processor-to-PCI bridge to a plurality of PCI-to-PCI bridges to generate multiple PCI buses. A plurality of add-in boa ...


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Michael G Henderson, Carlton G Amdahl, Dennis H Smith: Computer fan speed control method. Micron Electronics, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 5, 1999: US05962933 (21 worldwide citation)

A method of cooling computer components is provided. The method comprises positioning the fan adjacent computer components so that the fan is in a position to blow air over the computer components, connecting the fan to a first voltage source through a zener diode voltage divider, connecting the fan ...


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Francis J Lahey, Steven C Peake, Dennis H Smith: Heating element for unplumbed sterilizer. Barnstead Thermolyne Corporation, Wood Herron & Evans L, May 2, 2000: US06058247 (18 worldwide citation)

An unplumbed sterilizer includes a heater having an electrical heating element disposed within a thermally conductive heater body. A conformable thermally conductive heat transfer plate is mounted between a mounting surface on the heater body and a heating surface on the sterilizing chamber. The hea ...