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Amin Samsavar, William R Wheeler, Steven G Eaton, Jian Ping Zhuang: Dual stage instrument for scanning a specimen. Kla Tencor Corporation, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson, July 31, 2001: US06267005 (76 worldwide citation)

A dual stage scanning instrument includes a sensor for sensing a parameter of a sample and coarse and fine stages for causing relative motion between the sensor and the sample. The coarse stage has a resolution of about 1 micrometer and the fine stage has a resolution of 1 nanometer or better. The s ...


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Amin Samsavar, William R Wheeler, Steven G Eaton: Dual stage instrument for scanning a specimen. KLA Tencor Corporation, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue P C, September 7, 1999: US05948972 (74 worldwide citation)

A dual stage scanning instrument includes a sensor for sensing a parameter of a sample and coarse and fine stages for causing relative motion between the sensor and the sample. The coarse stage has a resolution of about 1 micrometer and the fine stage has a resolution of 1 nanometer or better. The s ...


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Larry Louis Biro, Matthew Howard Reilly, Matthew James Adiletta, William R Wheeler: Method and apparatus for interleaving and de-interleaving YUV pixel data. Digital Equipment Corporation, Williams Morgan & Amerson P C, November 30, 1999: US05995080 (74 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method a method for performing two-pass real time video compression is provided. Tactical decisions such as encoding and quantization values are determined in software, whereas functional execution steps are performed in hardware. By appropriately apportioning the tasks between soft ...


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William R Wheeler, Matthew J Adiletta: Method and apparatus for performing fast division. Digital Equipment Corporation, Anne E Saturnelli, Arthur W Fisher, October 20, 1998: US05825680 (68 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for performing division in accordance with certain bandwidth requirements particular to an implementation is described. A pseudo pipelined approach for performing division using the SRT non-restoring division algorithm is described which uses a minor clock and a major clock cy ...


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Hamid Partovi, William R Wheeler, Michael Leary, Michael A Case, Steven Butler, Rajesh Khanna: Fast tag compare and bank select in set associative cache. Digital Equipment Corporation, Richard J Paciulan, Denis G Maloney, October 4, 1994: US05353424 (67 worldwide citation)

A tag comparator and bank selector for a set-associative cache in a computer system operates in a minimum time so that a cache hit or miss signal is generated early in a memory cycle. The data memory of the cache has two (or more) banks, with a tag store for each bank, and the two banks are accessed ...


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James D Guilford, William R Wheeler, Matthew J Adiletta, Daniel Cutter: Journaling for parallel hardware threads in multithreaded processor. Intel Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, December 30, 2003: US06671827 (65 worldwide citation)

A method of debugging code that executes in a multithreaded processor having microengines includes receiving a journal write command and an identification representing a selected one of the microengines from a remote user interface connected to the processor, pausing program execution in the threads ...


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Gilbert Wolrich, William R Wheeler, Matthew J Adiletta: Solving parallel problems employing hardware multi-threading in a parallel processing environment. Intel Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, September 30, 2003: US06629237 (56 worldwide citation)

A computer instruction includes a command instruction to issue a memory reference to an address in a memory shared among threads executing in microprocessors while a context of a thread is inactive.


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William C Madden, Douglas E Sanders, G Michael Uhler, William R Wheeler: Application of state silos for recovery from memory management exceptions. Digital Equipment Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, June 2, 1992: US05119483 (47 worldwide citation)

To reduce the processing time required for correcting a fault, the instruction decorder segment and the first execution segment of a pipelined processor are provided with "state silos" that are operative during normal instruction execution to save a sufficient amount of state information to immediat ...


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William R Wheeler, George M Uhler: Pipeline bubble compression in a computer system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, May 28, 1991: US05019967 (41 worldwide citation)

Bubble compression in a pipelined central processing unit (CPU) of a computer system is provided. A bubble represents a stage in the pipeline that cannot perform any useful work due to the lack of data from an earlier pipeline stage. When a particular pipeline stage has stalled, the CPU instructions ...


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Karel Urbanek, George J Kren, William R Wheeler: Non-contacting resistivity instrument with structurally related conductance and distance measuring transducers. Tencor Instruments, Thomas Schneck, November 24, 1981: US04302721 (41 worldwide citation)

An instrument for computing resistivity based upon measurements of thickness and conductance. A conductance transducer is a solenoid in an annular ferrite cup connected to a tank circuit for an eddy current measurement of conductance. Within the center of the annular ferrite cup concentric acoustic ...