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Jeffrey R Hilland: Computer system having a virtual drive array controller. Compaq Computer Corporation, Beyer & Weaver, September 15, 1998: US05809285 (698 worldwide citation)

A computer system having a virtual drive array controller incorporated therein. The virtual drive array controller enables plural physical devices, which may be of a single type of device or a combination of multiple types of devices, to be represented to the computer system as a single logical driv ...


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Mark S Walker: Continuously available computer memory systems. Compaq Computer Corporation, Fenwick & West, July 9, 2002: US06418539 (624 worldwide citation)

A highly reliable computer memory storage system that is divided into subsystems, each of which is provided in triplicate: a primary subsystem, a backup subsystem and a spare subsystem. Upon detection of a non-recoverable failure in a primary subsystem, the backup subsystem substantially immediately ...


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Charlie David Chase Jr: Automatic data synchronization between a handheld and a host computer using pseudo cache including tags and logical data elements. Compaq Computer Corporation, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, October 26, 1999: US05974238 (620 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is disclosed for performing dynamic synchronization between data stored in a handheld computer and a host computer, each having a plurality of data sets including at least one common data set, each computer having a copy of the common data set. The handheld computer has a processor, a c ...


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Ted H Clark, Steven C Malisewski, Patrick R Cooper, William Caldwell Crosswy, Larry J Crochet: System for automatic synchronization of common file between portable computer and host computer via communication channel selected from a plurality of usable channels there between. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, September 9, 1997: US05666530 (460 worldwide citation)

A handheld computer which contains an LCD display having a digitizing surface to allow pen input. Internal storage takes several forms, such as a large flash ROM area, battery-backed up RAM and an optional hard disk drive. Several alternative communication paths are available, such as the previously ...


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David P Jablon, Nora E Hanley: Method and apparatus for assessing integrity of computer system software. Compaq Computer, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, May 30, 1995: US05421006 (458 worldwide citation)

A method and device for reliably assessing the integrity of a computer system's software prevents execution of corrupted programs at time of system initialization, enhancing system security. Programs and data comprising the system's trusted software, including all startup processes, are verified bef ...


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John P Stautner, Richard J Lawson, Brian V Belmont: Integrated content guide for interactive selection of content and services on personal computer systems with multiple sources and multiple media presentation. Compaq Computer Corporation, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, January 9, 2001: US06172677 (324 worldwide citation)

A integrated content guide for multiple sources is provided with hyper-text type links to allow for the selection of various programs. The hyper-text links are provided for a transmitted and then stored digital bit stream. This allows for the embedding within the content guide what could be addition ...


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W Dale Hopkins: Remote financial transaction system. Compaq Computer Corporation, Fenwick & West, December 7, 1999: US05999624 (312 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for performing remote financial transactions over an interactive network using a user operated payment module such as an initialized remote control device. The secure remote financial transaction system uses password security as well as a secure method for selecting and imple ...


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Michael Burrows: System and method for playing compressed audio data. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pennie & Edmonds, April 23, 2002: US06377530 (299 worldwide citation)

A portable audio player stores a large amount of compressed audio data on an internal disk drive, and loads a portion of this into an internal random access memory (RAM) which requires less power and less time to access. The audio player plays the data stored in RAM and monitors the amount of unplay ...


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Andrew Birrell, William Laing, Puneet Kumar: Low power system and method for playing compressed audio data. Compaq Computer Corporation, Gary Williams, Pennie & Edmonds, December 18, 2001: US06332175 (284 worldwide citation)

A portable audio player stores a large amount of compressed audio data on an internal disk drive, and loads a portion of this into an internal random access memory (RAM) which requires less power and less time to access. The audio player plays the data stored in RAM and monitors the amount of unplay ...


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Michael F Angelo: Secure software registration and integrity assessment in a computer system. Compaq Computer Corporation, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld L, August 31, 1999: US05944821 (280 worldwide citation)

A method for providing secure registration and integrity assessment of software in a computer system is disclosed. A secure hash table is created containing a list of secure programs that the user wants to validate prior to execution. The table contains a secure hash value (i.e., a value generated b ...