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Dan Kikinis, Pascal Dornier, William J Seiler: Personal digital assistant module adapted for initiating telephone communications through DTMF dialing. Cordata, Donald R Boys, May 28, 1996: US05522089 (173 worldwide citation)

A personal digital assistant module with a local CPU, memory, and I/O interface has a host interface comprising a bus connected to the local CPU and a connector at a surface of the personal digital assistant for interfacing to a bus connector of a host general-purpose computer, providing direct bus ...


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Dan Kikinis: Flexible keyboard for computers. Cordata Incorporated, Donald R Boys, June 15, 1993: US05220521 (140 worldwide citation)

A keyboard for a computer molded from a flexible material, and rollable into a cylinder for transport and storage. In a particular embodiment, the keyboard is assembled in two layers, one having molded dome structures for key, and the other sensors and flexible traces for converting keystrokes to el ...


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Dan Kikinis: Modular notebook computer having a planar array of module bays and a pivotally attached flat-panel display. Cordata, Donald R Boys, July 19, 1994: US05331509 (119 worldwide citation)

A modular notebook computer has a framework with module bays for receiving CPU modules, power modules, and peripheral function modules such as floppy and hard disk drives. The framework has a built-in compressed bus and a variety of function modules which can be plugged into any one of the module ba ...


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Dan Kikinis: Modular notebook computer having a planar array of module bays. Cordata, Donald R Boys, January 11, 1994: US05278730 (99 worldwide citation)

A modular notebook computer has a framework with module bays for receiving CPU modules, power modules, and peripheral function modules such as floppy and hard disk drives. The framework has a built-in compressed bus and a variety of function modules which can be plugged into any one of the module ba ...


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Dan Kikinis: Low-power-consumption monitor standby system. Cordata, Donald R Boys, Noel B Hammond, February 14, 1995: US05389952 (50 worldwide citation)

A system for lowering the power output of a video display monitor for a computer during periods of operator inactivity senses the presence or absence of horizontal synchronization (HSYNC) and vertical synchronization (VSYNC) signals, which are normally supplied by the host computer to synchronize da ...


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Dan Kikinis, William J Seller: Space-saving memory module. Cordata, Donald R Boys, May 2, 1995: US05412538 (41 worldwide citation)

A low-profile printed circuit board has discrete components mounted within openings provided in a rigid substrate forming art of the board. The components are mounted with leads soldered to mounting pads on the surface of the board, and arranged around the periphery of the openings. The stand-off de ...


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David P Moriconi, Dan Kikinis: Removable computer display interface. Cordata Incorporated, Donald R Boys, November 16, 1993: US05262759 (37 worldwide citation)

A portable computer is configured to accept removable modular display panels of different types that plug into a structure hinged to the body of the computer. Each display panel has a sliding engagement means fixed along a lower edge, and the hinged structure has a mating sliding engagement means al ...


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Dan Kikinis: Magnetic resonance imaging system. Cordata Incorporated, Donald R Boys, February 21, 1995: US05390673 (25 worldwide citation)

A magnetic resonance imaging system has an elongate hand-held probe with a permanent magnet positioned within the probe to align the pole axis of the permanent magnet with the central axis of the probe. A burst/sense electromagnetic coil is positioned to provide a magnetic field coaxial with that of ...


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Dan Kikinis: Remote control of display functions. Cordata, Donald R Boys, July 2, 1996: US05532719 (21 worldwide citation)

A system for making display adjustments in a monitor connected to a general-purpose computer converts user inputs at the host computer to digital commands and data words, and places the commands a data as serial packets on the VSYNC line to the monitor. A controller in the monitor receives the seria ...


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Dan Kikinis: Inductively coupled keyboard. Cordata, Donald R Boys, November 15, 1994: US05365230 (18 worldwide citation)

A self-contained keyboard for computer transmits keystroke data to a host computer via scan codes encoded in a variable magnetic field. In a preferred embodiment the keyboard generates magnetic bursts by electrical current bursts in a loop of a electrical conductor. A receiving loop connected to dem ...