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Russell D Hoover, John C Willis, Donald F Baldus, Frederick J Ziegler, Lishing Liu: System and method for empty notification from peer cache units to global storage control unit in a multiprocessor data processing system. International Business Machines Corporation, Owen Gamon, Andrew J Dillon, February 18, 1997: US05604882 (54 worldwide citation)

A multiprocessor in which processing units have local private caches and records are stored on at least a first global storage control unit. An interconnection system provides node to node data and synchronization communications between processing units and the first global storage control unit. The ...


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Robert W B Burton, William A Hammond Jr, John C Willis: Stale packet removal method and apparatus. International Business Machines Corporation, J Michael Anglin, Joan Pennington, August 15, 1995: US05442632 (11 worldwide citation)

A stale packet removal apparatus and method are provided for a digital processing system of the type having multiple devices that communicate via a plurality of unidirectional rings. Each requesting device sets a traversal count value in a packet and then sends the packet. When the packet is receive ...


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Ronald E Fuhs, William A Hammond Jr, George W Nation, Steven L Rogers, John C Willis: Retry filter and circulating echo method and apparatus. International Business Machines Corporation, Joan Pennington, November 21, 1995: US05469446 (3 worldwide citation)

A retry filter and circulating echo apparatus and method are provided for a digital processing system of the type having multiple nodes that communicate via one or more unidirectional rings. The nodes of a digital processing system communicate packets to each other over a unidirectional ring bus. An ...


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John C Willis, Ruth A Betcher: Highly tunable, low jitter optical clock generation. FTL Systems, Ojanen Law Offices, Karuna Ojanen, October 29, 2013: US08571421 (2 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for the optical generation of clock signals with tunable frequency and low jitter. A laser source serves as both the carrier used to transmit the clock signal for use by other optical, electronic or hybrid circuit elements and the original modulation time base. A fraction o ...


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John C Willis: Multiprocessor computer system and method having at least one processor with a dynamically reconfigurable instruction set. FTL Systems, Karuna Ojanen, Ojanen Law Offices, December 31, 2013: US08621410

An innovative realization of computer hardware, software and firmware comprising a multiprocessor system wherein at least one processor can be configured to have a fixed instruction set and one or more processors can be statically or dynamically configured to implement a plurality of processor state ...


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Jane Hirsh, John C Willis, Mark Hirsh: Topical aerosol foams. Patrea L Pabst, Pabst Patent Group, August 24, 2006: US20060188449-A1

A stable topical aerosol foam is provided. The foam-forming formulation includes a HFA propellant and an active agent in an emulsion. The emulsion has an oil phase and an aqueous, i.e. water-containing, phase. The active agent may be present in either phase or dispersed in the emulsion. The oil phas ...


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John C Willis: Multiprocessor Computer System and Method Having at Least One Processor with a Dynamically Reconfigurable Instruction Set. FTL Systems Technology Corporation, March 3, 2011: US20110055516-A1

An innovative realization of computer hardware, software and firmware comprising a multiprocessor system wherein at least one processor can be configured to have a fixed instruction set and one or more processors can be statically or dynamically configured to implement a plurality of processor state ...


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John C Willis, Ruth A Betcher: Highly Tunable, Low Jitter Optical Clock Generation. FTL Systems, FTL Systems, September 16, 2010: US20100232811-A1

An apparatus is disclosed for the optical generation of clock signals with tunable frequency and low jitter. A laser source serves as both the carrier used to transmit the clock signal for use by other optical, electronic or hybrid circuit elements and the original modulation time base. A fraction o ...


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