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Brian Gerard Goodman, Michael Philip McIntosh, Aaron Lyle Herring, Raymond Yardy: System and method of providing and relocating a portable storage canister in an automated data storage library. International Business Machines Corporation, Jean M Barkley, Dillon & Yudell, May 2, 2006: US07039924 (53 worldwide citation)

A portable canister for upgrading, converting, or servicing an automated data storage library includes an assembly with cartridge cells. The portable canister is mounted within a data storage drive compartment, and/or another slot within the automated data storage library. The storage capacity of th ...


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David Butka, Brian Gerard Goodman, Leonard George Jesionowski, Michael Philip McIntosh, Robin Daniel Roberts, Raymond Yardy: Autonomic control of power subsystems in a redundant power system. International Business Machines Corporation, Edmund Paul Pfleger, Allen K Bates, Hayes Soloway Hennessey Grossman & Hage PC, May 11, 2004: US06735704 (46 worldwide citation)

A power management system and method for multiple redundant power supplies. The present invention provides management and control of N+M power supplies, where N represents the minimum number of power supplies required and where M is the number of redundant power supplies (M>1), where any one of ...


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Brian Gerard Goodman, Leonard George Jesionowski, Michael Philip McIntosh, Fernando Quintana, Charles Anthony Thompson Jr, Raymond Yardy: Automated data storage library distributed control system. International Business Machines Corporation, John H Holcombe, Robert M Sullivan, March 12, 2002: US06356803 (41 worldwide citation)

A distributed control system is provided for an automated data storage library. The library accesses data storage media in response to received commands, and comprises an accessor having a gripper for accessing the data storage media, and an XY system having servo motors for moving the accessor and ...


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Mark Robert Bolin, Gregory Tad Kishi, Michael Philip McIntosh: Method and apparatus for image acquisition with adaptive compensation for image exposure variation. International Business Machines Corporation, Dan A Shifrin, Barry J Bumgardner, Andrew J Dillon, May 12, 1998: US05751844 (20 worldwide citation)

In an image acquisition system, which produces at least one image, each of which is scorable with reference to at least one image quality criterion, a control system is provided for optimizing the image quality criterion. Typically, the image quality criterion is at least in-part established by an e ...


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Brian Gerard Goodman, Michael Philip McIntosh, Robin Daniel Roberts: Failure isolation in a distributed processing system employing relative location information. International Business Machines Corporation, John H Holcombe, August 16, 2005: US06931564 (14 worldwide citation)

Failure isolation in a distributed processing system of processor nodes coupled by a multi-drop bus network. The processor nodes have information of relative locations of the processor nodes on the network, and have an associated local error indicator, such as a character display. Each node independ ...


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Perry Ed Abbott, Frank David Gallo, Michael Philip McIntosh, Raymond Yardy: Read only input system providing control information encoded in a bar code label for automated data storage library. International Business Machines Corporation, John H Holcombe, Robert M Sullivan, March 20, 2001: US06205093 (11 worldwide citation)

A read only input system provides a source of information for a controller of an automated data storage library, separate from the controller stored microcode, and that will be available for use by the controller after the controller microcode has been updated or restored. The read only input system ...


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David Butka, Brian Gerard Goodman, Michael Philip McIntosh, Raymond Yardy: Optical position sensor with threshold updated dynamically by interpolation between minimum and maximum levels of output signal. International Business Machines Corporation, Antonio R Durando, Durando Birdwell & Janke, August 13, 2002: US06433329 (11 worldwide citation)

The detection threshold of an optical sensor is dynamically calibrated by measuring the maximum and minimum levels of the analog output produced by the sensor's light detector and setting the detection threshold of the sensor at an intermediate level between the two. The new detection threshold ...


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Brian Gerard Goodman, Michael Philip McIntosh: Electronically updatable labeling system for data storage. International Business Machines Corporation, John H Holcombe, November 29, 2005: US06970318 (10 worldwide citation)

An electronically updatable external labeling system for a data storage element, such as a data storage cartridge for magnetic tape media. An electronic persistent visual display is at a cartridge external surface. An electronic persistent visual display has a stable image “memory effect” for an ext ...


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Michael Philip McIntosh, Shawn Michael Nave: Media cartridge storage device for an autoloading data storage and retrieval system. International Business Machines Corporation, Zilka Kotab PC, March 25, 2008: US07349175 (8 worldwide citation)

A cartridge storage device includes a housing having a front and a back. A plurality of cells are mounted in the housing, each cell adapted for receiving a media cartridge. A drive mechanism drives the cells towards a front opening in the front of the housing for allowing insertion and retrieval of ...


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Douglas Wallace Todd, Diana Joyce Hellman, Michael Philip McIntosh, Jason Lee Peipelman: Correlating power signatures with automated equipment. International Business Machines Corporation, Zilka Kotab PC, June 12, 2007: US07231317 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and system for monitoring the activity of a system of one or more electro-mechanical components that receive electrical current from a power supply. The method and system samples an actual current supplied to the electro-mechanical component from the power supply. Next, the method and syste ...