05167024 is referenced by 587 patents and cites 18 patents.

A power manager within a portable laptop computer provides power and clocking control to various units within the computer in order to conserve battery power. Transistor switches controlled by the power manager control the distribution of power and/or clock signals to the various units within the computer. The power manager includes a software routine for continually monitoring the various units and when these units are either not needed and/or not currently in use, power and/or clock signals are removed from a given unit.

Title
Power management for a laptop computer with slow and sleep modes
Application Number
405637
Publication Number
5167024
Application Date
March 5, 1992
Publication Date
November 24, 1992
Inventor
Robert L Bailey
San Jose
CA, US
Mike S Hanlon
San Jose
CA, US
R Steven Smith
Saratoga
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Apple Computer
CA, US
IPC
G06F 9/00
G06F 13/10
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