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Mark Erickson, Wim DeWispeleare: Low-overhead means of performing data backup. Symantec Corporation, Rory D Rankin, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, July 20, 2010: US07761425 (61 worldwide citation)

A system and method for data backup. A computer system includes clients coupled to backup server and single instance store via a network. Prior to requesting an initial data backup, a new client segments and fingerprints the data to be backed up. The new client creates a sorted list of hash values a ...


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Mark Erickson, Thorkell Gudmundsson, Sunil C Shah: Ramp rate limiter to control stress during ramping. Voyan Technology, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 25, 2001: US06294394 (20 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a method and system for limiting the ramp rate of a variable under control in order to control stress in a process or plant under control. The present invention takes a limit curve provided by the user and combines that limit curve with a scale factor curve obtained fr ...


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Wenling Wang, Koichi Sakamoto, Fujio Suzuki, Moyuru Yasuhara, Sunil Shah, Pradeep Pandey, Mark Erickson: Batch-type heat treatment apparatus and control method for the batch-type heat treatment apparatus. Tokyo Electron, Smith Gambrell & Russell, October 12, 2004: US06803548 (15 worldwide citation)

A heat treatment apparatus for making a heat treatment while estimating temperatures of objects-to-be-processed that can estimate correct temperatures of the objects-to-be-processed. A reaction tube includes heaters and temperature sensors, and receives a wafer boat. A controller estimates temperatu ...


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Thorkell Gudmundsson, Mark Erickson: Method for automatic synthesis of multi-variable controllers. Tokyo Electron, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 2, 2003: US06658305 (15 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for automatic synthesis of multi-variable controllers. A design sequence for designing a controller for a system is selected, wherein the controller includes one or more controller components. A first set of parameters associated to the one or more controller components is then ...


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Kunsheng Wu, Paul McLaird, Joseph Byrum, Robert Reiter, Mark Erickson: High yielding soybean plants with low linolenic acid. Monsanto Technology, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, October 28, 2008: US07442850 (11 worldwide citation)

The invention overcomes the deficiencies of the prior art by providing methods for marker assisted selection to create plants of a soybean variety that exhibit a mid/low linolenic acid content with a commercially significant yield and an agronomically elite phenotype. The invention also provides der ...


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Mark Erickson: Selectable use of single-instance store backup methodology in combination with other methods. Symantec Corporation, Rory D Rankin, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, May 10, 2011: US07941459 (10 worldwide citation)

System and method for exporting single-instance data. A computer system includes a host configured to select a dataset having a first attribute and convey a request to a catalog to export the dataset. The first attribute is a data selection identifying a source of the dataset and a point in time at ...


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Cecilia Galarza, Dan Hernandez, Mark Erickson: Method for automated system identification. Tokyo Electron, Wood Herron & Evans L, September 20, 2005: US06947876 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for automated system identification of a linear system is disclosed. A model structure is selected and one or more reference signal values are generated for input into the system. Input signal values and output signal values are retrieved from the system and system identification is perform ...


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Sunil C Shah, Pradeep Pandey, Thorkell Gudmundsson, Mark Erickson: Real-time planner for design. Voyan Technology, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 27, 2001: US06195594 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for computer aided design of a product or process. The method includes the steps of representing a computer-aided design activity as a design cycle. The design cycle is then converted into individual iterations of decisions to be made within the design cycle. The individual iterations of de ...


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Thorkell Gudmundsson, Mark Erickson, Cecilia Galarza, Dan Hernandez, Tom Pare: Compensator design optimization through efficient utilization of subcompensators. Voyan Technology, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 26, 2002: US06487696 (8 worldwide citation)

A method and system for designing a compensator for a system is described. A structure of a model set and a compensator set is defined. The defined model set and compensator set is processed. Model set, compensator set, and model subsets are created from the processed model and compensator set. The ...


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Stephen Boyd, Sunil C Shah, Mark Erickson, Ioannis Kanellakopoulos: Joint spindle speed and head position control in rotating media storage systems. Tokyo Electron, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 25, 2004: US06741414 (8 worldwide citation)

A method and system for joint spindle speed and head position control in rotating media storage systems are described. A controller changes the rotation speed of a spindle assembly based upon the position information of a desired data sector. This controller may also control the actuator assembly ba ...