04701946 is referenced by 55 patents and cites 20 patents.

Apparatus and method for monitoring the state of the phone line, directly or as reflected by signals from the modem, and controlling the application of power to a computer so that the computer is powered in response to an incoming call. The apparatus includes a controllable power switching element interposed between the power source and the computer's power input, and logic circuitry responsive to the state of the phone line or modem interface for controlling the power switching element. An alarm clock also controls the power switching element to power the computer up at a predetermined time.

Title
Device for controlling the application of power to a computer
Application Number
6/663800
Publication Number
4701946
Application Date
October 23, 1984
Publication Date
October 20, 1987
Inventor
Joseph S Metz
5906 Cinnabar Ct., Newark, 94560
CA, US
Raymond A Oliva
3109 Camdon Ct., Pleasanton, 94566
CA, US
Agent
Townsend & Townsend
IPC
H04M 11/00
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