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Philippe Choquier, Jean Francios Peyroux, William J Griffin: System for on-line service in which gateway computer uses service map which includes loading condition of servers broadcasted by application servers for load balancing. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, June 30, 1998: US05774668 (841 worldwide citation)

An on-line services network includes application servers and Gateway microcomputers that are interconnected by a LAN. The Gateway microcomputers receive service requests which are transmitted over a WAN from client microcomputers operated by end users. Upon receiving a request to open a service, the ...


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Philippe Choquier, Jean Francios Peyroux, William J Griffin: Method of redirecting a client service session to a second application server without interrupting the session by forwarding service-specific information to the second server. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, September 14, 1999: US05951694 (580 worldwide citation)

An on-line services network includes application servers and Gateway microcomputers that are interconnected by a LAN. The Gateway microcomputers receive service requests which are transmitted over a WAN from client microcomputers operated by end users. Upon receiving a request to open a service, the ...


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William J Griffin: Method and apparatus for generating and collecting a billing event object within an on-line network. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, April 6, 1999: US05893077 (249 worldwide citation)

An event generation and collection system for a distributed network includes an event source which generates event objects and an event collector for gathering objects. Conversion routines are run on the event objects so that the data they carry can be converted to a format that is useful by other p ...


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Patrick C Miller, W Bruce Jones, William J Griffin, David R Quick, Naresh Kannan: Trimmed and merged search result sets in a versioned data environment. Microsoft Corporation, July 27, 2010: US07765195 (35 worldwide citation)

Architecture for security trimming results in a document version environment. Versioned documents are stored with metadata that includes associated access rights. All versions are searched using multiple user accounts of varying levels of access that correspond to the document versions. Result sets ...


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William J Griffin Jr, William J Griffin III: Ancillary filler for steerable outboard motor. Keith S Bergman, September 10, 1991: US05046974 (13 worldwide citation)

An ancillary tiller provides a first shorter arm releasably interconnectable by mounting structure at its first end to an outboard motor and movably interconnecting by articulating linkage at its second end a second longer elongate arm. The motor mounting structure is adapted for selective interconn ...


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Balaji Balasubramanyan, William J Griffin, Ryan R Stocker: System and method for publishing collaboration items to a web site. Microsoft Corporation, Merchant & Gould P C, March 2, 2010: US07672995 (8 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented process takes content created collaboratively from a workgroup environment and converts it into a scheduled web page that is publishable on the Internet. The computer-implemented process loosely relates the generated collaboration content and the published web page such that e ...


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William J Griffin: Cabinet-mounted bathroom-scale. O Brien and Marks, September 8, 1981: US04288131 (7 worldwide citation)

A retractable cabinet-mounted bathroom-scale including a cabinet or housing mounted to or recessed into a wall and a conventional spring-type bathroom-scale having its rear end pivotally mounted to the housing, with its pivots extending into elongated vertical pivot-guiding recesses in the side-wall ...


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William J Griffin: Centering device and method. Nies Webner Kurz & Bergert, May 26, 1987: US04667549 (4 worldwide citation)

An improved apparatus and method for locating the center of the ends of wood stock for use such as in a wood turning operation. The apparatus includes an adjustable fence and stop member, with the apparatus adapted to be mounted on a band saw or other machine tool. An additional feature includes imp ...


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William J Griffin: Centering device and method. Nies Webner Kurz & Bergert, April 14, 1987: US04656745 (3 worldwide citation)

An improved apparatus and method for locating the center of the ends of wood stock for use such as in a wood turning operation. The apparatus includes an adjustable fence and stop member, with the apparatus adapted to be mounted on a band saw or other machine tool. An additional feature includes imp ...


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William J Griffin, Ram Ramamurthy, Carl Edward Cordy: Enriched cobalt-tin swashplate coating alloy. Visteon Global Technologies, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 8, 2003: US06543333 (2 worldwide citation)

A swashplate type compressor having a swashplate coated with a tin-cobalt alloy is provided. The alloy comprises between about 12 and 28 weight % cobalt, with the balance substantially comprising tin. The swashplate may further include an intermediate layer of about 100 weight % tin underneath the t ...