04589063 is referenced by 238 patents and cites 2 patents.

A method and apparatus for automatic configuration of a computer system is provided wherein one or more system peripheral or I/O devices can be interfaced to the computer system through I/O boards that plug into a system motherboard. Each of the I/O devices includes a controlling device driver module that operates under a program code stored in a read only memory resident on the I/O board and by which the device driver module allows the computer system to communicate with its associated peripheral and I/O devices. Accordingly, a system user is not required to change the computer operating system kernel to support each new I/O device or system configuration change.

Title
Data processing system having automatic configuration
Application Number
6/520354
Publication Number
4589063
Application Date
August 4, 1983
Publication Date
May 13, 1986
Inventor
James A Maskevitch
Palo Alto
CA, US
Bakul V Shah
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Townsend & Townsend
Assignee
Fortune Systems Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 3/00
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