04907183 is referenced by 97 patents and cites 5 patents.

A method and related apparatus for extending the battery life in a battery powered computer system having a high power consumption peripheral device, such as a hard disk. The energy state of the power supply battery is determined by a voltage detector. When the battery voltage drops to a level below which continued operation of the computer system will become unreliable or impossible, battery life is extended by de-energizing any high power consumption peripheral devices such as the hard disk, thereby providing an operator with additional time to store data or secure a backup power source. To prevent loss of data as it is being stored on a hard disk, one embodiment of the invention cuts off power to the hard disk only when the hard disk is operating in a standby mode, thereby improving data storage reliability.

Battery powered computer system wherein a power supply is selectively shut off when a low battery power is detected
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March 24, 1988
Publication Date
March 6, 1990
Nobuyuki Tanaka
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett and Dunner
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
G06F 1/00
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