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William D Strecker, Robert E Stewart, Samuel Fuller: Apparatus for transferring blocks of information from one node to a second node in a computer network. Digital Equipment Corporation, Cesari and McKenna, October 11, 1988: US04777595 (162 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for transfer of packet-type information from the memory (24B) of one node (14) in a computer network to the memory (24C) of another node (16) in the network. The invention is of particular utility in transfers over serial buses (e.g., 18). Packets are sent from a named memory bu ...


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William D Strecker, Thomas N Hastings, Richard F Lary, David P Rodgers, Steven H Rothman: Central processor unit for executing instructions of variable length. Digital Equipment Corporation, Cesari & McKenna, November 25, 1980: US04236206 (93 worldwide citation)

A digital data processing system with a central processor for responding to diverse instructions characterized by having variable length. Each instruction includes an operation code. Certain instructions also include one or more operand specifiers. Each operand specifier can comprise one or more dat ...


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William D Strecker, John E Buzynski, David Thompson: Dual-count, round-robin distributed arbitration technique for serial buses. Digital Equipment, Cesari and McKenna, December 24, 1985: US04560985 (62 worldwide citation)

An arbitration technique for controlling access to a bit-serial bus by multiple nodes in a data processing network. Upon detection of no carrier on the bus (56), a node desiring access to the bus waits a predetermined number of quiet slots (60, 64), each slot being a predetermined interval. If that ...


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William D Strecker, David Thompson, Richard Casabona: Dual path bus structure for computer interconnection. Digital Equipment Corporation, Cesari & McKenna, December 25, 1984: US04490785 (53 worldwide citation)

A bus structure for use in a computer network requiring high availability and reliability of communications. Multiple bus paths (2A, 2B) are provided. When a transmission is to be made, under most circumstances the path is selected at random, with all paths being equally probable. Thus, failure of a ...


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Frank C Bomba, William D Strecker, Steven R Jenkins: Arbitration mechanism for assigning control of a communications path in a digital computer system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, November 22, 1988: US04787033 (48 worldwide citation)

Devices for interconnection into a digital computer system contain arbitration mechanisms for assigning control of a common communications path among the devices. Several modes of device arbitration are provided for, and the modes may be mixed among devices, and changed during operation of the syste ...


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William D Strecker, Thomas N Hastings, Richard F Lary, David P Rodgers, Steven H Rothman: Central processor unit for executing instructions with a special operand specifier of indeterminate length. Digital Equipment Corporation, Cesari & McKenna, December 23, 1980: US04241397 (44 worldwide citation)

A digital data processing system with a central processor for responding to diverse instructions characterized by having variable length. Each instruction includes an operation code. Certain instructions also include one or more operand specifiers. Each operand specifier can comprise one or more dat ...


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Bruce E Mann, Darrell J Duffy, Anthony G Lauck, William D Strecker: Local area network with server and virtual circuits. Digital Equipment Corporation, A Sidney Johnston, Ronald C Hudgens, April 15, 1997: US05621734 (42 worldwide citation)

A communications network has a plurality of users connected by virtual circuits to a plurality of service providers. A server has the plurality of users connected thereto. A node provides the plurality of service providers. Both the server and the node are connected to the network. A first session i ...


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William D Strecker, Thomas N Hastings, Richard F Lary, David P Rodgers, Steven H Rothman: Calling instructions for a data processing system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Cesari and McKenna, July 6, 1982: US04338663 (24 worldwide citation)

A digital data processing system with a central processor for responding to diverse instructions including instructions for calling subroutines. When the central processor executes a calling instruction, the central processor saves information corresponding to the operating environment for the calli ...


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William D Strecker, Thomas N Hastings, Richard F Lary, David P Rodgers, Steven H Rothman: Calling instructions for a data processing system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Cesari & McKenna, December 23, 1980: US04241399 (17 worldwide citation)

A digital data processing system with a central processor for responding to diverse instructions characterized by having variable length. Each instruction includes an operation code. Certain instructions also include one or more operand specifiers. Each operand specifier can comprise one or more dat ...


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Lloyd I Dickman, William D Strecker: Central processor with instructions for processing sequences of characters. Digital Equipment Corporation, Cesari and McKenna, December 3, 1985: US04556951 (15 worldwide citation)

A central processor for use in a data processing system that is adapted for processing sequences of characters. Information identifying a string of characters to be examined, including the memory location for the first character in the sequence and the total number of characters in the sequence, is ...