US Patent No: 4,316,248

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Memory refresh means including means for providing refresh addresses during power failures

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Memory control circuitry is disclosed for providing memory refresh during battery back-up operation. Memory addressing circuitry is connected between circuitry, such as a processor, providing memory refresh addresses, and memory addressing inputs. During normal main power supply operation, refresh addresses are provided to the memory from the processor. Upon occurrence of a main power supply failure, and start of battery back-up operation, the last refresh address provided by the processor is stored in the memory addressing circuitry and successively incremented to provide refresh addresses to the memory .

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Patent Owner(s)

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DATA GENERAL CORPORATIONWESTBORO, MA265

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Retter, Charles T Belcamp, MD 4 179

Cited Art Landscape

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Data General Corporation (1)
4,218,753 Microcode-controlled memory refresh apparatus for a data processing system 8 1977
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
4,204,254 Electronic computer including an information refreshing arrangement 7 1978

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