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Kenji Shimano: Portable computer usable in laptop and tablet configurations. Toshiba America Information Systems, Pillsbury Winthrop, August 3, 2004: US06771494 (130 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a portable computer, such as a laptop or notebook computer, a subnotebook computer, a personal digital assistant, a wireless phone or the like, that can be set up in a closed configuration, a laptop configuration or a tablet configuration. The por ...


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Shaun Astarabadi: Automated retrieval of voice mail using speech recognition. Toshiba America Information Systems, Steven C Sereboff & Buyan Sereboff, October 13, 1998: US05822405 (120 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the invention, a traveler can use a portable computer to automatically retrieve voice mail from a PBX-based voice mail system or a telephone answering machine. The computer has a modem, an audio output system (e.g., SoundBlaster card and speakers) and a special program. During a t ...


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Jeffrey Robert Fontanesi, Heather Howard, Bruce Stuart: METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY INSTALLING AN INITIAL SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION INCLUDING AN OPERATING SYSTEM MODULE FROM A LIBRARY CONTAINING AT LEAST TWO OPERATING SYSTEM MODULES BASED ON RETRIEVED COMPUTER IDENTIFICATION DATA. Toshiba America Information Systems, Pillsbury Winthrop, January 20, 2004: US06681323 (102 worldwide citation)

A method for automatically installing an initial software configuration on at least one target computer in an installation system. The at least one target computer is booted from a boot storage medium. Identification data associated with the hardware configuration of the target computer is automatic ...


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Isabel Y Lin: Apparatus and method for using multiple communication paths in a wireless LAN. Toshiba America Information Systems, Banner & Witcoff, June 16, 1998: US05768531 (92 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for reducing bottlenecks in a wireless communication system by allowing messages to be directly transmitted between wireless stations in certain circumstances instead of transmitting such messages through a centralized access point (AP) computer. Each AP computer maintains a ...


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Tyson N Onaga: Network device discovery and status information distribution using independent information distribution processes. Toshiba America Information Systems, Steven C Sereboff, Riva W Sereboff & Buyan Bickel, January 19, 1999: US05862404 (85 worldwide citation)

In a networked system having workstations, file servers and intelligent peripheral devices, the intelligent peripheral devices are capable of determining information concerning their device status and communicating the device status information via a communications line. The file server obtains the ...


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Alexander Dorfman, Jeffrey Wayne Pence, Hao Yang Feng: System and method for providing integrated messaging. Toshiba America Information Systems, Morrison & Foerster, May 13, 2003: US06563912 (73 worldwide citation)

A voice server and method for providing integrated voice mail and email messaging for use with an email server and an email client. The voice server includes a telephone interface means for providing telephone services to the voice server, a network interface means for providing communications betwe ...


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Alexander Dorfman, Jeffrey Wayne Pence: System and method for providing temporary remote access to a computer. Toshiba America Information Systems, Morrison & Foerster, September 10, 2002: US06449651 (69 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing temporary access to a host computer from a remote computer. The host computer maintains a system date and time and is connected to the remote computer over a communications link. The system includes a first dongle and a second dongle. The first dongle is adapted to ...


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James Kou: Method and apparatus for a computer power management function including selective sleep states. Toshiba America Information Systems, Banner & Witcoff, November 2, 1999: US05978923 (65 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a power saving feature in a computer system such as a desktop computer using the Windows.TM. operating system. The computer system includes one or more "sleep" buttons which selectively reduce power consumption to subsystems based on the status of various consumer devices whic ...


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Edward H Matsukane, Ryan H Tze: Apparatus and method for alerting computer users in a wireless LAN of a service area transition. Toshiba America Information Systems, Banner & Allegretti, November 14, 1995: US05467341 (60 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is provided for detecting when a mobile computer linked to a computer server over a wireless link is about to move out of the range of the LAN and for alerting the computer user before the communication link with the computer server becomes severely deteriorated. According to ...


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Gary Elsasser: Distributed transceiver for wireless communication system. Toshiba America Information Systems, Pillsbury Winthrop, May 18, 2004: US06738641 (60 worldwide citation)

A distributed transceiver for wireless communication system providing access to a public data communication network is disclosed. A plurality of RF access points are positioned in a premises to provide service coverage for mobile wireless according to a local wireless communication protocol. Each of ...