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Michael A Fischer: Medium access control protocol for wireless network. Digital Ocean, John R Ley, December 6, 1994: US05371734 (398 worldwide citation)

A communicator station wirelessly transmits frames to and receives frames from a least one additional communicator in a Group in accordance with a MAC protocol. One of the communicators functions as a hub and the remaining communicators function as remotes. The hub sends control information to the h ...


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Michael A Fischer: Input/output network for computer system. Datapoint Corporation, John R Ley, July 10, 1990: US04941089 (176 worldwide citation)

An I/O network channel achieves relatively high rates of data communication between a plurality of widely physically dispersed devices interconnected by a LAN-type media. A processor connected to each node of the media controls the data and functions of a receiver and transmitter at each node to est ...


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Michael A Fischer: Fair arbitration technique for a split transaction bus in a multiprocessor computer system. Datapoint Corporation, John R Ley, November 15, 1988: US04785394 (155 worldwide citation)

An arbitration techique for a split transaction bus of a computer system obtains higher data throughput as a result of giving responders (e.g. memories) absolute priority over initiators (e.g. processors and I/O adapters), as a result of assigning all responders a higher priority than any initiator. ...


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Michael A Fischer: Input/output control technique utilizing multilevel memory structure for processor and I/O communication. Datapoint Corporation, John R Ley, November 8, 1988: US04783730 (123 worldwide citation)

A multilevel communication structure controls input/output (I/O) data transfers and control functions in a computer system. Communication is achieved through shared memory structures in main memory commonly connected to each processor and each I/O adapter in the system. The levels of the communicati ...


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Michael A Fischer, William M Cox, Floyd H McDougall: LAN with interoperative multiple operational capabilities. Datapoint Corporation, John R Ley, April 16, 1991: US05008879 (121 worldwide citation)

Two different communication protocols are interoperatively combined for use in a local area network (LAN). An enhanced protocol can be selected as an alternative to a common protocol during communication between enhanced nodes of the LAN. Signals communicated between nodes of the LAN in the first an ...


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Michael A Fischer, William M Cox: LAN with dynamically selectable multiple operational capabilities. Datapoint Corporation, John R Ley, December 31, 1991: US05077732 (121 worldwide citation)

Multiple different operational capabilities, such as data transfer rates or communication protocols, are selectable for use on a single LAN. Enchanced nodes of the LAN have the capability of utilizing either an enhanced capability or a common capability in communicating with other nodes. Those basic ...


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Michael A Fischer: Technique for bridging local area networks having non-unique node addresses. Digital Ocean, John R Ley, July 19, 1994: US05331634 (77 worldwide citation)

A bridging apparatus provides the capability of transparently and unambiguously communicating LAN packets between two separate LAN segments which have nodes with duplicate IDs. A communicator connected to each LAN segment includes a controller which aliases the source identification (SID) of remotel ...


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Michael A Fischer: Local area network adaptive throughput control for instantaneously matching data transfer rates between personal computer nodes. Moses Computers, John R Ley, April 7, 1992: US05103446 (66 worldwide citation)

An adaptive throughput control for controlling the transfer of individual bytes of a message communicated between network controllers of adapters at nodes of a LAN enhances or maximizes the rate of transfer of bytes between the sending and receiving nodes at the time of each byte transmission. The a ...


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Michael A Fischer: Low pressure, extended coverage, upright fire protection sprinkler. Grinnell Corporation, Heller Ehrman, December 20, 2005: US06976543 (54 worldwide citation)

A low pressure, extended coverage, fire protection sprinkler, e.g., of the upright type, suitable for use in protection of at least extra hazard and high piled storage occupancies, in accordance with the 1999 Edition of NFPA 13, has a body with an internal passageway extending between an inlet end a ...


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Michael A Fischer: Deflector with surface for circumferentially redistributing fluid for improved spray uniformity. Grinnell Fire Protection Systems Company, September 20, 1983: US04405018 (53 worldwide citation)

The invention features improved fluid deflection techniques for a pendent-type fire-protection sprinkler head. A first deflecting surface facing generally upward is positioned in the path of fluid emerging from the body of the sprinkler and includes a portion spaced to circumferentially redistribute ...