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Narayan Devireddy, Xu Chen: Policy based storage configuration. Dell USA, Robert W Holland, Hamilton & Terrile, February 11, 2003: US06519679 (599 worldwide citation)

A storage device configuration manager implemented in software for a computer system including a processor, a memory coupled to the processor, and at least one storage device coupled to the processor, can advantageously allow a user having relatively limited knowledge to configure storage devices fo ...


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Ken Henson: Method and apparatus for providing customer configured machines at an internet site. Dell USA, Haynes and Boone, December 26, 2000: US06167383 (423 worldwide citation)

A web-based online store includes a configurator, a cart, a checkout, and a database, further in which a user interface of the online store enables a custom configuration of a computer system according to an identification of a user belonging to a prescribed customer set. The configurator is provide ...


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David S Register: Hand held computer with dual display screen orientation capability controlled by toggle switches having first and second non-momentary positions. Dell USA, Henry N Garrana, Mark P Kahler, Michelle M Turner, August 26, 1997: US05661632 (368 worldwide citation)

A handheld computer has a generally rectangular housing on a front side wall of which a display screen is operatively mounted. A row of toggle switches is also mounted on the front housing side wall, adjacent the display screen, the toggle switches being operatively connected to the computer circuit ...


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Terry J Parks, David S Register: Inductive coupling system for power and data transfer. Dell USA, David McCombs, James Huffman, David Hitt, October 3, 1995: US05455466 (225 worldwide citation)

A system for inductively coupling power and data to a portable electronic device. A portable device, such as a personal digital assistant, is powered or recharged via an inductive link between the device and a support unit, thereby eliminating the need for cabling or other connections therebetween. ...


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Erica J Scholder, Clint H O Connor: Mouse pointing device having integrated touchpad. Dell USA, Haynes & Boone L, September 8, 1998: US05805144 (211 worldwide citation)

A mouse pointing device and a method of providing movement data and position data with a mouse pointing device. The device comprises: (1) a mouse body adapted to traverse a substantially planar surface, (2) a mouse movement tracking mechanism, coupled to the mouse body, for producing movement data r ...


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David S Register, Clint H O Connor: Communication accessory and method of telecommunicating for a PDA. Dell USA, February 25, 1997: US05606594 (203 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are a telephone accessory and method of telecommunicating for a personal digital accessory ("PDA"). The PDA includes a chassis of particular dimensions and input/output ("I/O") circuitry on a front surface of the chassis, the chassis containing processing circuitry coupled to the I/O circu ...


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Darius D Gaskins, Thomas H Holman Jr, Michael L Longwell, Keith D Matteson, Terry J Parks: Dual path memory retrieval system for an interleaved dynamic RAM memory unit. Dell USA, Thomas G Devine, James W Huffman, November 9, 1993: US05261068 (186 worldwide citation)

A digital computer having a dual path memory retrieval system for a dynamic RAM memory unit comprised of any number of interleaved memory banks. The system includes means for asserting and deasserting an access signal to specified locations of the interleaved memory banks, a multiplexer having a pai ...


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Donn M Baumgartner, Thomas A Dye: Method and apparatus for synchronizing audio and video data streams in a multimedia system. Dell USA, June 24, 1997: US05642171 (171 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for synchronizing audio and video data streams in a computer system during a multimedia presentation to produce a correctly synchronized presentation. The preferred embodiment of the invention utilizes a nonlinear feedback method for data synchronization. The method of the pre ...


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Kenneth L Jeffries: Systems and method for assigning unique addresses to agents on a system management bus. Dell USA, Stephen A Terrile, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, June 3, 1997: US05636342 (162 worldwide citation)

A system and method for automatically assigning addresses to agents on a system management bus in a computer system without requiring user intervention, i.e., without requiring the user to manually or programmatically set physical or logical switches. The computer system includes a system management ...


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Eric Schieve, Richard Finch: Circuit and method for remote diagnosis of personal computers. Dell USA, David Hitt, James Huffman, October 3, 1995: US05455933 (157 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are a circuit and method for remote diagnosis of personal computers. The method comprises the steps of (1) confirming an existence and a proper operation of a modem coupled to the personal computer, the step of confirming performed in a central processing unit ("CPU") of the personal compu ...