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John R Sisler: Modular housing for computer system. Convergent Technologies, Townsend and Townsend, February 26, 1985: US04501460 (97 worldwide citation)

An improved housing (15, 17) and associated latching mechanism that render practicable the implementation of a completely modular computer system. The latching mechanism effects simple positive engagement and disengagement of the pin and socket connectors (22, 20) as respective outer surfaces of a f ...


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Diab E Freige, John J Lockwood, Michael Ramsay, Leroy B Keely: Modular power supply system. Convergent Technologies, Townsend & Townsend, August 27, 1985: US04538073 (96 worldwide citation)

A power distribution system intended for use in a highly modular desk top computer system is disclosed. The invention provides a programmable modular DC power supply including a power module that produces a first fixed regulated DC voltage which is coupled from the power module to a power bus. There ...


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Jeffrey J Krause, George W Harris Jr, Richard A Lagueux Jr, Luca Kafiero, Maurilio T DeNicolo, Mario Mazzolo: Method and apparatus for coupling computer work stations. Convergent Technologies, David Systems, Townsend and Townsend, April 17, 1990: US04918688 (89 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically and dynamically providing wiring connections at a central location coupled via ordinary phone lines to a plurality of work stations including a master work station. A central hub couples to a plurality of two wire telephone lines, each of which is coupled to ...


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Shari J Nolan, Richard N Hibbs, Ian C Fry, Jeffery S Nespor, Jerome Parker Lane: Hot-swap assembly for computers. Convergent Technologies, Mark A Haynes, Haynes & Beffel, June 26, 2001: US06252514 (42 worldwide citation)

An assembly that engages a component to a computer system includes a cover adapted to retain the component and to be inserted within a chassis of the computer system. A slide movably coupled to the cover has a proximal position associated with inserting the cover into the chassis and a distal positi ...


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Jodie K Hughes: Modular expansion bus configuration. Convergent Technologies, Townsend & Townsend, September 15, 1992: US05148389 (33 worldwide citation)

A technique for assigning addresses to modular units connected to a computer system expansion bus. A unique address is initially generated in a controller module attached to the expansion bus and is transferred to the first one of several serially coupled expansion modules. The first modules receive ...


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John P Burger: Bus repeater. Convergent Technologies, Townsend & Townsend, August 5, 1986: US04604689 (31 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for allowing multiple enclosures (10) to be connected so that their respective motherboards (15) together define a single bus. System-wide arbitration is carried out asynchronously on an enclosure basis while arbitration within each enclosure occurs synchronously. A bus repeater ...


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Richard W Lowenthal, Stephen C Seike, Gregory V Walsh: Keyboard scanning and interface method and circuit. Convergent Technologies, C Michael Zimmerman, February 26, 1985: US04502038 (22 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is disclosed for allowing simultaneous depression or chording of a multiple number of keys on a keyboard coupled through an interface circuit to a computer operating system. An arbitrary association can be made to the chord which is distinct from the association made with its ...


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Richard W Lowenthal, Larke E Reeber, Drew S Hoffman, Michael Ramsay: Multi-plane page mode video memory controller. Convergent Technologies, Townsend & Townsend, January 24, 1989: US04800380 (19 worldwide citation)

A page mode memory controller for a multi-plane color video display providing three bits/pixel corresponding to three page partitioning in each of sixteen 64K dynamic RAMs is described. The three bits/pixel are routed to a color lookup table to provide a choice of eight colors from a palette of 64 c ...


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Scott H Stillinger: Articulated structure for supporting loads. Convergent Technologies, C Michael Zimmerman, September 25, 1984: US04473206 (13 worldwide citation)

A base for supporting a load defines a first articular concave spherical surface segment forming a first socket about an axis extending through the center of curvature of the surface segment. The socket is nested with a first mating articular convex spherical surface segment forming a first ball seg ...


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