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Gary A Nelson, Patrick N Godding, Richard E Schumaker, Keith D Walter, Edward S Marrone, Stillman F Gates, Everett O Rigsbee III, Michael D Teener: Distributed variable bandwidth switch for voice, data, and image communications. CXC Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 6, 1986: US04587651 (162 worldwide citation)

A variable bandwidth branch exchange system is disclosed for interfacing a network ring to a plurality of peripheral loops, each of the peripheral loops being connected to one or more local stations and to a node on the network ring. Time bit slots on the network ring signal stream are assigned, on ...


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Gary A Nelson, Patrick N Godding, Richard E Schumaker, Keith D Walter, Edward S Marrone, Stillman F Gates, Everett O Rigsbee III, Michael D Teener: Integrated voice/data/control switching system. CXC Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 24, 1986: US04597077 (124 worldwide citation)

A communications switching system is provided for transferring information between a plurality of node information highways (66,68) and between node information highways (66,68) and station ports (284,286), the system (221) comprising a plurality of switches (243) each switch having a station to hig ...


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Stillman F Gates, Salil Suri: Host adapter having paged data buffers for continuously transferring data between a system bus and a peripheral bus. Adaptec, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, May 30, 2000: US06070200 (109 worldwide citation)

A host adapter has receive and transmit data paths, each of which includes a buffer (formed of storage elements) for temporarily holding the data being transferred by the host adapter. The host adapter uses each of the two buffers for storing only the data being transferred in the respective directi ...


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Stillman F Gates, Salil Suri: Host adapter having paged payload buffers for simultaneously transferring data between a computer bus and a peripheral bus. Adaptec, Greg J Michelson, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, August 21, 2001: US06279051 (79 worldwide citation)

A host adapter has receive and transmit data paths, each of which includes a buffer (formed of storage elements) for temporarily holding the data being transferred by the host adapter. The host adapter uses each of the two buffers for storing only the data being transferred in the respective directi ...


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Stillman F Gates, Paresh M Borkar: Method and apparatus for automatically loading configuration data on reset into a host adapter integrated circuit. Adaptec, T Lester Wallace, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin and Friel, March 10, 1998: US05727207 (73 worldwide citation)

Configuration data indicative of interface requirements for interfacing to a host adapter card are automatically serially loaded on reset from an external device on the card into host adapter integrated circuit on the card. A driver program can then read the configuration data from the host adapter ...


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Stillman F Gates: Fast stack save and restore system and method. Adaptec, Skjerven Morrill, September 10, 2002: US06449709 (63 worldwide citation)

A processor includes a stack that operates as a circular stack and appears to the address space in the memory of the processor as a single point address location. The stack supports read and write data access functions in addition to CALL (push) and RETURN (pop) programming operations. The processor ...


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Stillman F Gates, Jamileh Davoudi: Communications interface adapter for a computer system including posting of system interrupt status. Adaptec, Ken J Koestner, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, July 4, 2000: US06085278 (59 worldwide citation)

To facilitate access of interrupt status information, interrupt posting status. POST.sub.-- STAT registers are readable by a host driver routine to quickly supply information relating to a functional block which has given rise to an interrupt status condition. The interrupt posting status POST.sub.- ...


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Stillman F Gates, Salil Suri: Host adapter capable of simultaneously transmitting and receiving data of multiple contexts between a computer bus and peripheral bus. Adaptec, Omkar K Suryadevara, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, March 13, 2001: US06202105 (52 worldwide citation)

A host adapter has receive and transmit data paths, each of which includes a buffer (formed of storage elements) for temporarily holding the data being transferred by the host adapter. The host adapter uses each of the two buffers for storing only the data being transferred in the respective directi ...


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Craig A Stuber, Byron Arlen Young, Paresh M Borkar, Stillman F Gates, Douglas K Makishima, Paul von Stamwitz: Programmably configurable host adapter integrated circuit including a RISC processor. Adaptec, Forrest E Gunnison, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, August 19, 1997: US05659690 (42 worldwide citation)

The host adapter integrated circuit is a one chip high performance bus master host adapter for (i) connecting a first bus having a specified protocol for transferring information over the first bus and a first data transfer speed to a second bus having a specified protocol for transferring informati ...


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Stillman F Gates: Synchronization circuit for clocked signals of similar frequencies. Adaptec, Forrest E Gunnison, Omkar K Suryadevara, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, March 17, 1998: US05729719 (32 worldwide citation)

In accordance with this invention, a synchronization circuit generates a synchronized signal and a synchronized clock from an input signal and a clock signal. The synchronization circuit is insensitive to the clock signal prior to and during a predetermined time period after the occurrence of a lead ...