Frank P Helms: Intelligent LCD brightness control system. Dell U, Haynes and Boone, September 14, 1999: US05952992 (271 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for automatically adjusting the brightness level of an LCD based on the ambient lighting conditions of the environment in which the LCD is being operated are disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, a photodetector located proximate the front of the LCD generates to brightness cont ...

Clint O Connor, Erica Scholder: Mouse with security feature. Dell U, Haynes and Boone L, November 17, 1998: US05838306 (170 worldwide citation)

A mouse computer input peripheral device includes a window area integrally constructed within the mouse and positioned at an area on the mouse upon which a user normally places a finger in operating the mouse. The mouse further includes an illuminating device and a light sensitive detection device f ...

Kenneth L Jeffries, Craig S Jones, Victor K Pecone: Local proactive hot swap request/acknowledge system. Dell U, Haynes and Boone L, November 26, 1996: US05579491 (141 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for implementing a local proactive hot plug request/acknowledge scheme is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, each hot pluggable device installable on a computer bus, such as a SCSI bus, is provided with a physical user interface comprising a mechanical request initiator, such ...

John C Miles: Method and system for transferring compressed bytes of information between separate hard disk drive units. Dell U, James Huffman, Kevin Daffer, August 1, 1995: US05438671 (122 worldwide citation)

A two-computer system and method wherein data is transferred between the computers as complete disk images rather than as files. The transfer is made between the parallel ports of the two computers, for greater speed; amd RLL data compression is used to increase the effective rate of data transfer.

Alan E Brown: Method and apparatus for configuration of processor operating parameters. Dell U, Stanford & Bennett L, March 10, 1998: US05727208 (118 worldwide citation)

A configuration system including a processor having memory for storing operating parameters and configuration logic for retrieving the operating parameters and configuring a computer system to achieve a desired performance level. The configuration logic preferably includes programmable regulators, s ...

Steven K Gettel: Computer with transparent power-saving manipulation of CPU clock. Dell U, Robert Groover, James Hoffman, Kevin Daffer, November 29, 1994: US05369771 (114 worldwide citation)

A computer system having power management control features which include states of normal clock speed operation, slow clock speed operation, and stop-clock operation based on input/output activity, system bus activity, and program parameters. The system detects inactivity over a period of time and p ...

Clint H O Connor: Process for configuring software in a build-to-order computer system. Dell U, April 13, 1999: US05894571 (103 worldwide citation)

A process for manufacturing a computer system, including a selected hardware configuration and a selected software configuration, utilizes a CD-ROM writer connected to a manufacturing system network to select and write a custom software configuration to a CD-ROM. The CD-ROM is used to install the se ...

Ty Schmitt: Computer and a system and method for cooling the interior of the computer. Dell U, Haynes and Boone L, December 21, 1999: US06005770 (99 worldwide citation)

A computer and a system and method of cooling the interior of the computer wherein at least two fans are disposed in the interior of the computer and are operated simultaneously. At least one horizontally extending louver is provided on each fan so that, if one of the fans fails, the flow of air thr ...

Ruby Pan Ratzlaff: System for hot-plugging peripheral device to computer bus and disconnecting peripheral device upon detecting predetermined sequence of keystrokes inputted by user through keyboard. Dell U, Haynes and Boone L, June 16, 1998: US05768541 (97 worldwide citation)

A system and method is disclosed for hot-plugging a peripheral device via an array of interface switches to a computer bus having active signals thereon. The peripheral device is electrically connected to the interface switches via a device controller. The interface switches are disabled from passin ...

Jerry D Gandre: Perspective windowing technique for computer graphical user interface. Dell U, Haynes and Boone L, May 19, 1998: US05754809 (86 worldwide citation)

System for implementing a perspective windowing technique for a computer GUI is disclosed. The perspective windowing system of the present invention displays each of a plurality of open but inactive, or "background," windows, with perspective depth with respect to one or more focal points, resulting ...