Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Felsman, Bradley, Gunter & Dillon
  • Patent number: 6198747
    Abstract: Provided are a method and system for use within at least one network wherein broadcast occurs. The method and system achieve their objects as follows. In response to reception of a data frame with at least one destination indicator ordinarily requiring broadcast to a first defined group of stations, at least one attribute of the received data frame is examined. In response to the step of examining, the received data frame is transmitted to a defined second group of stations, smaller in number than the first group of stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian N. Bingham, Jackie Jackson, Jr., Rosemary V. Slager, Deepak Vig, Charles A. Carriker, Cedell A. Alexander, John Kevin Frick, Edward J. Rovner, Matthew B. Squire
  • Patent number: 6108668
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system, to be utilized with an editing system having electronic document editing capabilities, which provides an ability to selectively undo previous edits performed upon a selected particular portion of an electronic document. The method and system provide the forgoing objects in the following manner. Previous edits performed within an electronic document are stored. A contiguous block of data within an electronic document wherein the stored previous edits are to be undone is selected. In response to user input, part or all of any of the stored previous edits that have been done within the selected contiguous block of data are then undone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cary Lee Bates, Jeffrey Michael Ryan
  • Patent number: 6044385
    Abstract: A method and system for efficiently managing the manipulation of documents too large to be legibly displayed within a computer screen. Initially, a window is provided within which only a portion of an entire document may be displayed legibly. A graphic representation of the entire document is then exhibited within the window. A portion of the graphic representation of the entire document is displayed as a human discernable representation. A remaining portion of the graphic representation of the entire document is displayed as a compressed representation of a portion of the document. The compressed representation is iconic in nature such that a representation nearest the bottom and the top of the document, and furthest away from the human discernable portion, appears as increasingly iconic characters or graphics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dave Henry Gross, Robert Stephen Kemmetmueller
  • Patent number: 6001662
    Abstract: A method and system for manufacturing integrated circuit devices having multiple memory units embedded therein. Initially, a single reusable configurable test circuit is fabricated within an integrated circuit device. A number and type of each memory unit embedded within the integrated circuit device are then identified. Finally, the single reusable configurable test circuit is configured, in response to the identifying of a number and type of each memory unit, such that only one test circuit is required for use with multiple integrated circuit devices having multiple diverse memory units embedded therein. The single reusable configurable test circuit can be placed within or outside a fixed core of the integrated circuit device. In addition, the single reusable configurable test circuit can include array built-in self test (ABIST) controller which includes a hierarchical memory configuration that includes a state machine, address counter, compare register and data pattern generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Correale, Jr., James Norris Dieffenderfer, Trevor Scott Garner, Ronald William Kohake, Ketan Vitthal Patel
  • Patent number: 5964834
    Abstract: A method and system for sharing data in a computer network having multiple processors enrolled therein. A local clipboard memory is initially associated with each processor enrolled in the computer network. A data object from an application within a processor enrolled in a computer network is thereafter transferred to the clipboard memory associated with that processor, in response to user input. The data object is thereafter automatically transferred to some or all clipboard memories of the other processors enrolled in the computer network. As a result of the automatic transference of the data object to the other clipboard memories of the processors enrolled in a network, applications running on those processors enrolled in the computer network can be directed, via user input, to retrieve the data object from the local clipboard memory of that processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Paul M. Crutcher
  • Patent number: 5936936
    Abstract: A primary ARP server and a backup ARP server are connected to an ATM communications network. The primary and backup ARP servers each have associated ATM addresses. Also, a LIS is connected to the ATM communications network. Either the primary or backup ARP server is the active ARP server and resolves IP addresses to ATM addresses for the LIS. When the backup ARP server recognizes the removal of a redundancy virtual channel connection (VCC) between the backup ARP server and the primary ARP server, the backup ARP server registers using the ATM address associated with the primary ARP server. This allows the backup ARP server to take over for the primary ARP server to become the active ARP server.In addition, a primary default gateway and a backup default gateway are connected to the ATM communications network. These default gateways have associated ATM addresses. One of the primary and backup default gateways is active at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cedell Adam Alexander, Jr., Timothy James Smith, Colin Beaton Verrilli, Rama Mohan Yedavalli
  • Patent number: 5931239
    Abstract: A drillstring carries a stabilizer sub above the drill bit for steering or directing drilling. The stabilizer body is rotatably carried by the stabilizer sub, wherein the stabilizer body remains substantially stationary relative to the borehole as the drillstring rotates. At least one stabilizer blade is carried by the stabilizer body, the stabilizer blade being radially extendable from the stabilizer body and into engagement with the sidewall of the borehole. Each stabilizer blade is extendable and retractable from the stabilizer body independently of the others. The stabilizer blades are coupled to the stabilizer body such that the blades are capable of collapse to minimum radial extension if the stabilizer assembly becomes stuck in the borehole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: TeleJet Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank J. Schuh
  • Patent number: 5926652
    Abstract: method of matching computer wild card patterns involves comparing first and second character strings associated with named objects residing on a computer system to determine whether the first character string defines a first group of computer objects which is a logical subset of a second group of computer objects defined by the second character string. The first character string is provided by a user; such as in a command line, and the second character string is pre-defined, such as by a network administrator. The method can be performed by examining whether the second character string has any wild card character which can substitute for one and only one character, or by examining whether the second character string has any wild card character which can substitute for any number of characters, including no characters (a universal character). The second character string can further be examined to see if it contains any embedded sequence of characters having no universal wild card character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Frederick J. Reznak
  • Patent number: 5908439
    Abstract: A child's pacifier comprises an elongated member having a nipple portion protruding from a peripheral surface proximate to one end. The elongated member includes a flexible body having an oblong cross-section and a cloth covering wrapped around the flexible body. The nipple portion of a standard baby bottle nipple protrudes through a hole in the cloth covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Inventors: Andrea S. Ford, Lawrence L. Vineyard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5909441
    Abstract: To ensure a LES issues address resolution responses when necessary, an association between a MAC/ATM address pair and an intersubnet shortcut virtual channel connection (VCC) is registered. When the LES receives a first data frame being sent from a first station to a second station, with the second station having a MAC address associated with a shortcut VCC, a second data frame is created. The second data frame has as a source address the MAC address. The second frame is sent to devices associated with the first station so that the devices may learn the origination point for the second station and can issue messaging necessary to establish an shortcut VCC. In addition, frame loss reduction in an ATM communications network is accomplished by registering an association between a MAC address of a router associated with a MAC/ATM address pair, and a shortcut VCC. After the association is registered, a data frame being sent from a first station to a second station is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cedell Adam Alexander, Jr., Edward Joel Rovner, Sonia Kiang Rovner
  • Patent number: 5876132
    Abstract: A method and system for printing a high density sequence of characters of M characters per inch from a predetermined character set. A print head having multiple print wires or pins is utilized to print a matrix of "dots" at a selected pel density, preferably 4M pels per inch for higher print throughput. The character set is then examined and a small selected number of characters are identified which require a character matrix having a width of four pels to achieve a desired level of legibility. All remaining characters in a character set are assigned a character matrix having a width of three or three and one-half pels in order to achieve the desired level of legibility. Thereafter, a high density sequence of characters having a high level of legibility can be printed at low pel densities having only a slight degradation in legibility in the event that two characters which each require a four pel width character matrix are adjacent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jack Louis Zable
  • Patent number: 5878229
    Abstract: A sequence in which two or more of the data units enter the network node, via a specific one of the multiple ports, is recorded. And, the two or more of the data units are transmitted from the network node according to the recorded sequence. The method and system achieve the recording of sequence via the following. In response to an insertion of one of the two or more data units into a specific one of the multiple processor subsystems, the specific one of the multiple processor subsystems is associated with a specific one of the multiple ports by which the one of the two or more data units entered the network node, and any other of the multiple processor subsystems that are currently processing on any other of the two or more data units that entered the network node through the specific one of the multiple ports is noted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brian M. Bass, Edward Hau-chun Ku, Scott J. Lemke, Joseph M. Rash, Loren Blair Reiss
  • Patent number: RE37477
    Abstract: To protect integrated circuits as efficiently as possible against electrostatic discharges, by putting a diode in avalanche mode without untimely triggering of this avalance mode by overvoltages of non-electrostatic origin, the following solution is proposed: through an insulated gate surrounding the cathode of the diode, the threshold for transition into avalanche mode of the diode is modified according to the slope of the overvoltages appearing at the terminal to be protected. The gate is connected to the terminal by an integrating circuit in such a way that the overvoltages are applied to the gate with a certain delay, inducing a potential difference between the cathode and the gate which is all the greater as the front of the overvoltage is steep. The avalanche triggering threshold is higher in the latter case than in the former one, and it is thus distinguish between overvoltages of diverse origins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: SGS-Thomson Microelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Francois Tailliet, Jacek Kowalski
  • Patent number: D452749
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Davoil, Inc.
    Inventor: Diego Gonzalez
  • Patent number: D406375
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1999
    Assignee: Quorum International
    Inventor: William S. Davis, Jr.
  • Patent number: D406675
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Davoil, Inc.
    Inventor: Francisco Mariner
  • Patent number: D406919
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Davoil, Inc.
    Inventor: Diego Gonzalez Leon
  • Patent number: D406920
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Davoil, Inc.
    Inventor: Juan Valero
  • Patent number: D411033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Davoil, Inc.
    Inventor: Francisco Mariner
  • Patent number: D414292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: Davoil, Inc.
    Inventor: Diego Gonzalez