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Stephen M Trimberger, Richard A Carberry, Robert A Johnson, Jennifer Wong: Method of time multiplexing a programmable logic device. Xilinx, Jeanette S Harms, Norman R Klivans, May 13, 1997: US05629637 (188 worldwide citation)

A method of time multiplexing a programmable logic device (PLD) includes inputting a design for the PLD and dividing an evaluation of the logic of the design into a plurality of micro cycles. The method further includes identifying the logic not within a critical path of the design and rescheduling ...


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Stephen M Trimberger, Richard A Carberry, Robert A Johnson, Jennifer Wong: Configuration modes for a time multiplexed programmable logic device. Xilinx, Jeanette S Harms, February 4, 1997: US05600263 (183 worldwide citation)

A PLD is operable in a variety of modes. In a first mode, the timeshare mode, the PLD remains at a single configuration for a plurality of user clock cycles. In a second mode, the logic engine mode, the PLD sequences through multiple configurations for each user cycle. In this mode, the period of ti ...


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Stephen M Trimberger, Richard A Carberry, Robert A Johnson, Jennifer Wong: Sequencer for a time multiplexed programmable logic device. Xilinx, Jeanette S Harms, Norman R Klivans, December 10, 1996: US05583450 (133 worldwide citation)

A programmable logic device (PLD) includes at least one configurable element, a plurality of programmable logic elements for configuring the configurable element(s), and a sequencer coupled to the plurality of programmable logic elements. Each programmable logic element typically includes a pluralit ...


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Jeffrey A Craig, John L Harter, Robert A Johnson, Brian Stuart Lauber, James M Stafford: Methods, systems and computer program products for secure firmware updates. International Business Machines Corporation, Jeanine S Ray Yarletts, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, July 24, 2001: US06266809 (111 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems and computer program products are provided which update firmware in a network computer by replacing the standard operating system to be loaded at the initialization of the network computer with a firmware update operating system. The firmware update operating system is then download ...


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Robert A Johnson: Jumper cable apparatus. Andsel Group, November 13, 1990: US04969834 (97 worldwide citation)

A jumper cable apparatus to interconnect two batteries is described. The apparatus has a first and second connecting means that releasably engage each other. The first and second connecting means have a polarity-sensitive and current-limiting circuit within each connecting means with one or more col ...


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James S Irwin, Robert A Johnson, Ira A Klein: System and method for remote program load. Unisys Corporation, April 4, 1995: US05404527 (77 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for retrieving and sending the bootstrap loader and the DOS code from disk storage on a file server in a network to a workstation in the network during the boot process of the workstation where there are one or more file servers in the network and where the file servers may b ...


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Robert A Johnson, Sarah K Inforzato, Jonathan Skilton: Method for providing LAN address discovery and terminal emulation for LAN-connected personal computer (PCs) using xerox network system (XNS). Unisys Corporation, Ratner & Prestia, July 23, 1996: US05539736 (66 worldwide citation)

An interface which enables a LAN connected workstation to concurrently communicate with a plurality of computer platforms having respective network architectures over the same physical connection. The interface receives data from a LAN connection, examines the data and identifies the format being us ...


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Robert A Johnson, Sarah K Haughey, Jonathan Skilton: Method and apparatus for interfacing a workstation to a plurality of computer platforms. Unisys Corporation, Ratner & Prestia, January 3, 1995: US05379296 (58 worldwide citation)

An interface which enables a LAN connected workstation to concurrently communicate with a plurality of computer platforms having respective network architectures over the same physical connection. The interface receives data from a LAN connection, examines the data and identifies the format being us ...


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John S Judge, Robert A Johnson: Method of reading recorded information from a magnetic tape that compensates for track pitch changes. Quantum Corporation, October 31, 2000: US06141174 (50 worldwide citation)

A method of multi-channel magnetic tape recording and reading that compensates for track pitch changes. The method utilizes a closed loop servo system to adjust lateral and azimuth position of the recording head assembly. Servo information is written at a slight azimuth angle, adjacent the outer mos ...


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Ching Pang Lee, Robert A Johnson, Nesim Abuaf: Modification and repair of film cooling holes in gas turbine engine components. General Electric Company, Andrew C Hess, Gerry S Gressel, June 12, 2001: US06243948 (48 worldwide citation)

A method for modifying cooling holes in a gas turbine engine film-cooled component by machining cooling hole outlets to enlarge the outlets and remove any portion of the cooling hole walls which might exhibit cracks.