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Saad A Jamoua, Stephen W Hoffman: Read/write random access memory with data prefetch. Ford Motor Company, Mark Mollon, Paul K Godwin, October 30, 1990: US04967398 (48 worldwide citation)

A dual port, random access, read/write memory is provided such that each microprocessor can access shared memory locations without regard to the state of the other microprocessor. Previously known dual port systems use delays, called wait states, or handshaking techniques to control memory acces and ...


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Alexander Y Gopp, Stephen W Hoffman: System and method for combined knock and torque timing control. Ford Motor Company, Allan J Lippa, Peter Abolins, November 20, 1990: US04971007 (19 worldwide citation)

An ignition control system for controlling ignition knock while maintaining minimum spark for best torque (MBT). Both knock control and MBT control are simultaneously utilized. During knock control, engine cycles are counted between successive knock detections. When the count is less than a first va ...


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Stephen W Hoffman, Mohammed Sheikh Movahhed, J William Whikehart, Shaun D Kalinowski: Direct conversion receiving architecture with an integrated tuner self alignment function. Visteon Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, June 25, 2009: US20090163162-A1

A direct conversion receiver with an integrated self alignment tuner. The system includes a tank circuit, an analog to digital converter, a digital down converter, a digital up converter, a local oscillator, and a digital to analog converter. The tank circuit receives a radio frequency signal from a ...