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Leonard M Canale, Michael J Collins, Paul J O Brien, Lisa L Scott, Martin H Singer: Terminal based adjunct call manager for a communication system. American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Information Systems, John A Caccuro, August 9, 1988: US04763353 (207 worldwide citation)

An adjunct call manager unit connects to a station set port of a telephone communication system and receives button identification and status signals to determine line, agent, and feature activation status of the system. In response to one or more of the received status signals, commands are sent to ...


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Jeffrey H Roffman, Michael J Collins, Brett A Davis, Denwood F Ross III: System and method of integrating corneal topographic data and ocular wavefront data with primary ametropia measurements to create a soft contact lens design. Johnson & Johnson Vision Products, Lois Gianneschi, October 23, 2001: US06305802 (166 worldwide citation)

A system and method is provided for integrating corneal topographic data and ocular wavefront data with primary ametropia measurements to create a soft contact lens design. Corneal topographic data is used to design a better fitting soft contact lens by achieving a contact lens back surface which is ...


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Philip C Kelly, Michael J Collins: Memory address space determination using programmable limit registers with single-ended comparators. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, May 11, 1993: US05210850 (156 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for determining cacheable address and write-protect memory address regions in a computer system which includes a programmable single-ended limit register and a single comparator to determine each such region. A programmable limit register associated with each respective memory address r ...


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Kenneth T Chin, Jerome J Johnson, Phillip M Jones, Robert A Lester, Gary J Piccirillo, Jeffrey C Stevens, Michael J Collins, C Kevin Coffee: Computer system with adaptive memory arbitration scheme. Compaq Computer Corporation, Michael F Heim, Jonathan M Harris, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, September 4, 2001: US06286083 (154 worldwide citation)

A computer system includes an adaptive memory arbiter for prioritizing memory access requests, including a self-adjusting, programmable request-priority ranking system. The memory arbiter adapts during every arbitration cycle, reducing the priority of any request which wins memory arbitration. Thus, ...


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John A Landry, Gary W Thome, Paul A Santeler, Randy M Bonella, Michael J Collins: Fully pipelined and highly concurrent memory controller. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, July 16, 1996: US05537555 (104 worldwide citation)

A memory controller which makes maximum use of any processor pipelining and runs a large number of cycles concurrently. The memory controller can utilize different speed memory devices and run each memory device at its desired optimal speed. The functions are performed by a plurality of simple, inte ...


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John E Larson, Michael Moriarty, Michael J Collins, Gary W Thome: System for arbitrating access to memory with dynamic priority assignment. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, June 4, 1996: US05524235 (79 worldwide citation)

An arbiter circuit for controlling access to the main memory for requests asserted by the microprocessor, the refresh controller and PCI bus masters. Generally, the priority of the memory requests are as follows, with some exceptions: (1) second refresh request; (2) processor-to-memory write request ...


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Todd J DeSchepper, James R Reif, James R Edwards, Michael J Collins, John E Larson: Apparatus and method for entering low power mode in a computer system. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, February 24, 1998: US05721935 (76 worldwide citation)

A power management circuit for managing low power modes in a computer system, which implements four power modes, from highest power consumption to lowest power consumption: RUN mode, SLEEP mode, IDLE mode, and STANDBY mode. The computer system includes a PCI bus and an ISA bus, with a CPU-PCI bridge ...


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Brett A Davis, Michael J Collins, Daoud R Iskander, Jeffrey H Roffman, Denwood F Ross III: Method and apparatus for measuring wavefront aberrations. Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, September 9, 2003: US06616279 (69 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for measuring wavefront aberrations. The apparatus comprises a reflecting device for reflecting selected portions of the wavefront, an imaging device for capturing information related to the selected portions, and a processor for calculating aberrations of the wavefront from ...


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Kenneth T Chin, Clarence K Coffee, Michael J Collins, Jerome J Johnson, Phillip M Jones, Robert A Lester, Gary J Piccirillo: System and method for aligning an initial cache line of data read from local memory by an input/output device. Compaq Computer Corporation, Kevin L Conley Rose & Tayon Daffer, December 12, 2000: US06160562 (59 worldwide citation)

A computer is provided having a bus interface unit coupled between a CPU bus, a PCI bus and/or a graphics bus. The bus interface unit includes controllers linked to the respective buses and further includes a plurality of queues placed within address and data paths linking the various controllers. A ...


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Michael J Collins: Apparatus and method for creating large display back-lighting. National Semiconductor Corporation, Darby & Darby P C, Matthew M Gaffney, December 23, 2008: US07468723 (48 worldwide citation)

A driver for a series-coupled white LED string is provided. The driver includes a boost converter that is arranged to provide an output voltage from a source voltage. Also, the driver includes one switch that is coupled across half of the series-coupled LEDs, and another switch that is coupled acros ...