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Paul Nemirovsky, Michael Ball: Method and computer system for selecting and evaluating data routes and arranging a distributed data communication network. Kenyon & Kenyon, June 20, 1995: US05426674 (45 worldwide citation)

A method for constructing and utilizing a distributed data communication network that will meet its performance specifications in the most economical and efficient manner. The steps of the method include clustering terminals based on their proximity and traffic; selecting backbone node sites based o ...


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Paul Nemirovsky, Michael Ball, Michael Post: Method for routing data in a near-optimal manner in a distributed data communications network. Kenyon & Kenyon, October 12, 1993: US05253161 (43 worldwide citation)

A method to produce near-optimal routes for the flow of data between clusters in a distributed data communications network. A backbone traffic matrix and a backbone topology at the cluster level are used to produce minimum hop routes, minimum delay routes, or routes which maximize throughput. The in ...


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Paul Nemirovsky, Michael Ball, Roy Dahl: Method and apparatus for aggregating terminals into clusters to assist in the construction of a distributed data communication network. Kenyon & Kenyon, July 29, 1997: US05652841 (39 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for aggregating terminals into clusters that assists in the construction of a distributed data communication network. Terminal locations to be clustered are used as input along with a weight for each one representing the traffic carried by that location. The terminals are plac ...


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Michael Ball: Anti-jackknife system. Impact Engineering Technologies, Donn K Harms, February 13, 2007: US07175194 (29 worldwide citation)

An anti-jackknifing device adapted for engagement between a tractor having a fifth wheel engaged with a trailer. The device features a pair of catch arms rotationally engaged to a mount with the tractor. The distal ends of the catch arms move between an engaged position in a horizontal path between ...


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Paul Nemirovsky, Michael Ball, Roy Dahl: Method for efficient distributed data communications network access network configuration. Kenyon & Kenyon, January 7, 1992: US05079760 (29 worldwide citation)

A method for locating and selecting concentrators and local access links in a distributed data network in the most cost-efficient way is disclosed. The method first identifies a median concentrator from among a set of candidate concentrators to which all of the data terminals are initially assigned. ...


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Paul Nemirovsky, Michael Ball, Roy Dahl: Method for efficient distributed data communications network backbone node location. Sprint International Communications, Kenyon & Kenyon, June 1, 1993: US05216591 (24 worldwide citation)

A method for selecting the most cost-efficient locations for backbone nodes in a distributed data network is disclosed. The method iteratively evaluates candidate backbone node locations, adding in each iteration the candidate whose addition to the network would create the greatest savings in total ...


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Michael Ball: Recessed tape and method for forming a BGA assembly. Micron Technology, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, July 30, 2002: US06426564 (23 worldwide citation)

A system for attaching a plurality of solder balls to an electronic device is disclosed. The system includes, in one embodiment, a heat-resistant tape having a first side comprising a plurality of recesses. The first side of the tape may form an adhesive surface. The recesses are located for registr ...


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Paul Nemirovsky, Michael Ball, Michael Post: System for identifying candidate link, determining underutilized link, evaluating addition of candidate link and removing of underutilized link to reduce network cost. Kenyon & Kenyon, April 4, 1995: US05404451 (22 worldwide citation)

A method for selecting the most cost-efficient configuration for backbone links in a distributed data network is disclosed. The method identifies candidate links between pairs of backbone nodes, evaluates the effect on the network of adding each candidate link to the network, and adds to the network ...


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Michael Ball: System for forming contacts on a semiconductor component by aligning and attaching ferromagnetic balls. Micron Technology, Stephen A Gratton, September 4, 2001: US06283358 (15 worldwide citation)

A method and system for forming contacts on semiconductor components, such as wafers, dice and packages, are provided. The method employs magnets to align and hold ferromagnetic balls on bonding sites of a component substrate. The system includes a holder for holding the component substrate, and mag ...


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Michael Ball: Method and system for forming contacts on a semiconductor component by aligning and attaching ferromagnetic balls. Micron Technology, Stephen A Gratton, February 13, 2001: US06186392 (15 worldwide citation)

A method and system for forming contacts on semiconductor components, such as wafers, dice and packages, are provided. The method employs magnets to align and hold ferromagnetic balls on bonding sites of a component substrate. The system includes a holder for holding the component substrate, and mag ...