05410713 is referenced by 119 patents and cites 19 patents.

A power management system for a personal computer comprises a power management processor, a switchable power supply and a keep alive power supply. The processor is powered by the keep alive power supply that continuously provides power. The computer is powered by a power supply that is switchable in response to a control signal. The processor preferably controls the switchable power supply. The processor is coupled to receive external device interrupts from a plurality of external devices that instruct the processor when to turn the switchable power supply on and off. The processor is also coupled to the computer through an interface. The power management system also includes a method for turning the computer on and off. A preferred method uses the processor to control the power provided to the computer. The preferred method also uses the processor to dictate whether the computer will to perform a long boot that brings the computer to an operational state, identifies the computer's configuration, and tests memory, or a short boot that brings the computer to an operational state in a much shorter time. A preferred method for turning the computer off includes the ability to exit a program being run by the computer, and saving a hardware state of the computer on a hard disk.

Title
Power-management system for a computer
Application Number
7/816108
Publication Number
5410713
Application Date
January 2, 1992
Publication Date
April 25, 1995
Inventor
Suh C Lee
Palo Alto
CA, US
James Chen
Taipei
TW
Ray Barbieri
Campbell
CA, US
Rod Ang
San Jose
CA, US
Yen W Lee
San Jose
CA, US
Dave White
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew
Assignee
Smith Corona Acer
CT, US
IPC
H02J 9/00
G06F 11/30
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