Clark William A, Salmond Kent A, Stafford Thomas S: Input/output control. International Business Machines Corporation, April 3, 1973: US3725864 (69 worldwide citation)

An input/output control system for a data processor which controls the transfer of data from I/O devices (such as disks or drums in which data are recorded in fixed sector lengths and in which the devices are capable of signalling when they reach any desired sector).A plurality of channels for sched ...

Clark IV William A, Salmond Kent A, Stafford Thomas S: Method and means for generating compressed keys. International Business Machines Corporation, July 13, 1971: US3593309 (18 worldwide citation)

Electronically compressing a sorted sequence of uncompressed keys, each having an associated pointer address for accessing the information represented by the key. Compression is by electronic transfer of the remaining part of any key after removing some or all of (1) high-order 'factored' bytes, and ...

Clark IV William A, Salmond Kent A, Stafford Thomas S: Method and means for searching a compressed index. International Business Machines Corporation, March 21, 1972: US3651483 (18 worldwide citation)

Electronically searching a Compressed Index for a representation of a search argument (SA). The index comprises a sequence of compressed keys (CK's) generated with the method in patent application Ser. No. 788,807, in which the sequence of compressed keys represents a sorted sequence of uncompressed ...

Sordello Frank J, Salmond Kent A: Erase feature for data recording device. Itel Corporation, Moore Zimmerman & Dubb, April 2, 1974: US3801969 (5 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to a method of recording data and more specifically to apparatus for recording data wherein a control unit is utilized to regulate a data recording device and the data recording device is provided with means for accomplishing independently certain of the writing tasks in a man ...

Salmond Kent A, Pejcha Ivan: Unite de disques a mecanisme dacces rotatif, Disc drive with rotary access mechanism. Information Storage Systems, GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON, December 30, 1980: CA1092707

Abstract of the Disclosure A disc drive apparatus for a plurality of disc packsrotatable about spaced parallel axes has a single head accessmechanism driven by a single rotary drive about an axis paral-lel to and equidistant from the disc pack axes. The head accessmechanism includes, for each disc p ...