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Nonfiction Usage Patent UsageApparatus and method for doubling speed of random events generator: Patented by Ernest Armand Bron on September 3, 1997. Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating a sequence of random, repeatable events for testing a cloned device against the device from which it is derived. The invention includes elements used to double the speed at which the event generator produces the events. This allows the event generator to be used in the testing of devices, such as CPUs, which operate at relatively high clock rates.Backplane: Patented by Takashi Yoshida and Yuuichi Komazawa on January 28, 2000. Abstract: A backplane is provided with a plurality of buses so that it can be used by different CPU boards, and their CPUs can access shared memory. Thus, a plurality of CPUs can operate on a single backplane while sharing data through shared memory. Since slots for functional boards can be assigned to any busses, the number of functional boards used by CPU boards can be adjusted selectively for the applications of CPUs.Cache control for use in a multiprocessor to prevent data from ping-ponging between caches: Patented by Jeffrey S. Kimmel, Elizabeth H. Reeves and Peter B. Everdell on May 8, 1995. Abstract: A multiprocessor cache control uses ping-pong bits to reduces the number of invalidate cycles on a shared system bus in a multiprocessor system with a plurality of caches when data is being updated by multiple CPUs. The ping-pong bit is used predict when sharing is taking place and convert read-shared requests into read-exclusive requests.Car information indicating apparatus: Patented by Cheol Wan Kim on April 3, 1998. Abstract: A car information indicating apparatus for elevator cars displays elevator movement information by using signal relaying devices that do not include separate CPUs. Each signal relaying device is capable of receiving/processing data representative of car information from the car controller and of transmitting to a plurality of car position indicators on each floor landing, resulting in an elevator system that has a more simple construction and reduces cost.Circuit for accurately converting analog video signals output from a VGA card into digital video signals: Patented by Ming-Te Wu on August 1, 1998. Abstract: The present invention provides a special designed circuit in which some low-cost CPUs (low-level CPUs such as 8051 or 6805) and some simple circuit elements are incorporated to achieve the object of converting analog video signals output from a VGA card into digital video signals. Such circuit is advantageous in that the cost is very low and the conversion from analog signal to digital signal can be performed accurately.Computer sysem data I/O by reference among CPUS and I/O devices: Patented by Leonard R. Fishler and Bahman Zargham on December 1, 1995. Abstract: An apparatus and method for getting descriptors to data and passing the descriptors among data sources and sinks, thereby avoiding copying the data among the data sources and sinks. The data source/sink which consumes the data actual initiates the copying of the actual data itself, using global pointers to the data in the descriptors.Computer system data I/O by reference among multiple CPUS: Patented by Leonard R. Fishler and Bahman Zargham on December 1, 1995. Abstract: An apparatus and method for getting descriptors to data and passing the descriptors among data sources and sinks, thereby avoiding copying the data among the data sources and sinks. The data source/sink which consumes the data actual initiates the copying of the actual data itself, using global pointers to the data in the descriptors.Computers: Patented by Tsunemi Tokuhara, Masaaki Takizawa and Mikio Fukushima on May 9, 2000. Abstract: A low cost computer is suitable for small size configuration. Casings 4 and 32 are formed by aluminum, which is a heat radiating material, and CPUs 6 and 36, hard disk devices 8 and 38, control ICs 40 and 42 and a m
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