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Christopher L Reeve, Tani Shavit, James B Rothnie Jr, Timothy G Peters, Linda Q Lee, William F Mann, Jacklin Kotikian: System for parallel processing that compiles a filed sequence of instructions within an iteration space. July 9, 1996: US05535393 (137 worldwide citation)

An improved parallel processing apparatus and method executes an iterative sequence of instructions by arranging the sequence into subtasks and allocating those subtasks to processors. This division and allocation is conducted in such a manner as to minimize data contention among the processors and ...


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Steven J Frank, Henry Burkhardt III, James B Rothnie, William F Mann: High-speed packet switching apparatus and method. Kendall Square Research Corporation, Lahive & Cockfield, August 2, 1994: US05335325 (75 worldwide citation)

An improved digital packet switching apparatus enabling enhanced packet transmission and high bandwidth packet transfer. The digital packet switching methods and apparatus permit selectively switching digital signal packet between a set of nodes. The invention includes multiple processing cells, eac ...


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Steven J Frank, Henry Burkhardt III, James B Rothnie, Benson I Margulies, Frederick D Weber, Linda Q Lee, Glen Dudek, William F Mann, Edward N Kittlitz, Ruth Shelley: Shared memory multiprocessor with data hiding and post-store. Kendall Square Research Corporation, Lahive & Cockfield, October 5, 1993: US05251308 (65 worldwide citation)

A digital data processing system includes a plurality of central processor units which share and access a common memory through a memory management element. The memory management element permits, inter alia, data in the common memory to be accessed in at least two modes. In the first mode, all centr ...


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Gregory M Waters, Larry R Dennison, Philip P Carvey, William J Dally, William F Mann: Prefix search circuitry and method. Avici Systems, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, August 6, 2002: US06430527 (51 worldwide citation)

Prefix searches for directing internet data packets are performed in a prefix search integrated circuit. The integrated circuit includes an array of search engines, each of which accesses a prefix search tree data structure to process a prefix search. An SDRAM is dedicated to each search engine, and ...


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Gregory M Waters, Larry R Dennison, Philip P Carvey, William J Dally, William F Mann: Apparatus and method for efficient prefix search. Avici Systems, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, February 18, 2003: US06522632 (43 worldwide citation)

A list of prefix keys, including enclosing prefix key pairs, are stored in leaves of a tree structure. In the leaf nodes, a prefix search key is compared to a set of prefix keys to identify a longest matching prefix. Each leaf node includes a single result pointer to a block of results and a single ...


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William J Dally, Philip P Carvey, Paul A Beliveau, William F Mann, Larry R Dennison: Apparatus and method for packet scheduling. Avici Systems, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, May 10, 2005: US06891834 (40 worldwide citation)

In a network router, a tree structure or a sorting network is used to compare scheduling values and select a packet to be forwarded from an appropriate queue. In the tree structure, each leaf represents the scheduling value of a queue and internal nodes of the structure represent winners in comparis ...


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Steven Ng, Ravi Acharya, Christopher R Conrad, Lee Knackstedt, William F Mann III: Systems and methods for use of transaction data for customers. JPMorgan Chase Bank N A, Hunton & Williams, May 12, 2015: US09031866 (33 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a system and method for using transaction data to provide information to a customer, the information being provided in response to a request from the customer so as to assist the customer in decisioning. The method may comprising inputting transaction data regarding a pluralit ...


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Richard J Harrison, William F Mann: Assistive mobility device. August 17, 2004: US06776433 (21 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a portable chair with caster wheels that is lightweight in construction and easily collapsed, carried, stored and transported by public or private means. The chair can be configured as an assistive mobility device to fill the unmet needs of aging healthy adults who wish to r ...


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Steven J Frank, William F Mann: Fault containment system for multiprocessor with shared memory. Sun Microsystems, June 2, 1998: US05761413 (19 worldwide citation)

A multiprocessor system has a plurality of processing cells, each including a processor and memory, interconnected via a network. The memories respond to requests by the processors for accessing data and, absent fault, transmitting it in response packets to at least to the requesting processors. A f ...


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Tanya M White, William F Mann III: System and method for universal instant credit. JPMorgan Chase Bank N A, Hunton & Williams, January 8, 2013: US08352370 (15 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for universal instant credit are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of offering a financial instrument to a customer includes (1) using a computer processor, an issuer providing a customer with an application for a financial instrument; (2) the issuer receiving from the custo ...