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Matthew Call, John A Morrison, Lan D Phan, Mei Man L Syu: System and method for improving a data redundancy scheme in a solid state subsystem with additional metadata. Western Digital Technologies, April 15, 2014: US08700951 (138 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment of the invention, a flash-based/solid-state storage system with an implemented data redundancy scheme such as RAID is configured to hold parity data in a volatile memory such as RAM and write such parity data to the non-volatile flash media when a full stripe of data has been writt ...


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John A Strange, John A Morrison: System and method for performing data retention that incorporates environmental conditions. Western Digital Technologies, May 6, 2014: US08719531 (104 worldwide citation)

A solid-state storage system is described with a method for adjusting the frequency of data retention operations. The data retention operation frequency can be increased or decreased according to a variety of environmental factors such as error code frequency, system temperature, altitude, and other ...


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John A Morrison, Kajamalai Goplaswamy Ramakrishnan, Debasis Mitra: Optimization method for routing and logical network design in multi-service networks. Lucent Technologies, December 29, 1998: US05854903 (102 worldwide citation)

A method is described for network optimization based on a multirate, circuit-switched analysis. Network loss probabilities are determined as a solution of a set of fixed point equations and the sensitivity of network performance, as a function of offered load and loss probabilities, is determined as ...


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Debasis Mitra, John A Morrison, Kajamalai Gopalaswamy Ramakrishnan: Method for resource allocation and routing in multi-service virtual private networks. Lucent Technologies, Martin I Finston, December 18, 2001: US06331986 (74 worldwide citation)

We describe a method for solving the joint problem of optimal routing and optimal bandwidth allocation in a network that supports plural subnetworks and plural communication services. Our method involves, for each source-destination pair communicating via a given subnetwork and a given class of serv ...


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Debasis Mitra, John A Morrison: Method for power control in wireless networks for communicating multiple information classes. Lucent Technologies, Robert E Rudnick, March 24, 1998: US05732328 (69 worldwide citation)

Transmission power of a wireless terminal for transmitting a signal representing information of a particular information class to a base station capable of receiving signals for a plurality of information classes is determined based on a probability measure indicating received signal outage duration ...


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John A Morrison, Michael S Allison, Stephen J Silva: System and method for high availability firmware load. Hewlett Packard Development Company, April 3, 2007: US07200845 (42 worldwide citation)

A system and method updating firmware of cells in cellular, high availability, computing systems. One or more cells having missing, obsolete, corrupt, or otherwise errored firmware when compared to other cells in the partition are identified as mismatched cells. An update cell having desired firmwar ...


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Leon G Palmer, Timothy J Murphy, John A Morrison, Teresa M Morrison: Autonomous rendezvous and docking system and method therefor. TRW, Robert W Keller, G Gregory Schivley, March 31, 1998: US05734736 (27 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an autonomous rendezvous and docking system and method therefor used for the rendezvous and docking of spacecraft. The autonomous rendezvous and docking system allows spacecraft rendezvous, proximity maneuvering, and docking between a chase spacecraft and a target spacecraft by determin ...


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Debasis Mitra, John A Morrison: Method and apparatus for power control in wireless networks. Lucent Technologies, September 21, 1999: US05956649 (22 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus use a set of parameters characterizing an interference signal at a base unit for determining power levels for signals transmitted from a communications device to the base unit. The set of parameters comprises second or higher order statistics characterizing the interference si ...


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Blaine D Gaither, John A Morrison, John R Feehrer: System and method for recovery from address errors. Hewlett Packard Company, June 11, 2002: US06405322 (15 worldwide citation)

A device and method for recovery from address errors is described. When an address error is detected on a local channel, such as a local bus, the coherency states of one or more lines of cache memory associated with the local channel are read, and actions are taken in response. Reading of coherency ...


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John A Morrison, Michael S Allison, Leo J Embry, Stephen J Silva, John R Feehrer: Apparatus and method for implementing fault resilient booting in a multi-processor system by using a flush command to control resetting of the processors and isolating failed processors. Hewlett Packard Company, July 29, 2003: US06601165 (13 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for fault resilient booting of a multi-processor system. The apparatus attempts a cold reset of the system, during which each processor performs a built-in self test. The apparatus selects a boot strap processor to perform a warm reset, during which any failed processors are ...