05822547 is referenced by 95 patents and cites 8 patents.

A computer system 10, such as a notebook computer, uses a modular bay 12 to receive optional devices 14. Buffer circuits 36 selectively isolate the device 14 in the modular bay from respective buses 34. An SMI handler, or similar executable routine, recognizes events which affect the modular bay 12 (such as insertion or removal of a device 14 from the modular bay 12), and performs the necessary routines to re-enumerate the system so that the device 14 is properly connected to its bus 34 and that the system software is aware of the hardware connected to computer 10.

Title
Method and apparatus for providing a portable computer with hot pluggable modular bays
Application Number
8/656799
Publication Number
5822547
Application Date
May 31, 1996
Publication Date
October 13, 1998
Inventor
Charles L Haley
Temple
TX, US
Shannon C Boesch
Georgetown
TX, US
Agent
Richard L Donaldson
Ronald O Neerings
Bret J Petersen
Assignee
Texas Instruments Incorporated
TX, US
IPC
H01J 13/00
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