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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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R Steven Mills: Plenum bypass serial fan cooling subsystem for computer systems. Dell USA, Henry N Garrana, Mark P Kahler, Michelle M Turner, November 5, 1996: US05572403 (140 worldwide citation)

A cooling subsystem and method for a chassis of a computer system. The cooling subsystem comprises: (1) first and second cooling fans having first and second motors associated therewith for driving the first and second cooling fans, respectively and (2) a common plenum substantially shrouding and pr ...


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David L Moss, Richard S Mills: Serial fan cooling subsystem for computer systems. Dell USA, Henry N Garrana, Mark P Kahler, Michelle M Turner, August 13, 1996: US05546272 (133 worldwide citation)

A cooling subsystem and method for a chassis of a computer system. The cooling subsystem comprises: (1) first and second cooling fans having first and second motors associated therewith for driving the first and second cooling fans, respectively and (2) a common plenum substantially shrouding and pr ...


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Eric Schieve, Richard Finch: System and method for loading diagnostics routines from disk. Dell USA, David H Hit, Michelle M Turner, October 31, 1995: US05463766 (115 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are a system and method for loading diagnostic routines images from disk for execution in a computer system. The method comprises the steps of (1) executing a boot loading routine stored in non-volatile memory within the computer system, the boot loading routine providing an environment in ...


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Alan E Brown: Method and apparatus for detecting the insertion or removal of expansion cards using capacitive sensing. Dell USA, Henry N Garrana, Mark P Kahler, Michelle M Turner, October 22, 1996: US05568610 (112 worldwide citation)

A detection system for detecting the insertion or removal of expansion cards having a standard edge connector using one or more capacitive plates coupled to corresponding variable frequency oscillators. The capacitive plates are preferably mounted on an internal layer of the expansion card and prefe ...


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Daniel Bouvier, Wai ming R Chan: Processor failure detection and recovery circuit in a dual processor computer system and method of operation thereof. Dell USA, Henry N Garrana, Mark P Kahler, Michelle M Turner, June 25, 1996: US05530946 (104 worldwide citation)

A dual processor computer system is disclosed that includes a processor failure detection and recovery circuit which initially designates one of the processing units as the lead-off master and the other processing unit as a slave. The processor failure detection and recovery circuit includes a timer ...


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Mark Penniman, Carmen Schlesener, Bill Inkman: Notebook computer docking station having floating connector interface structure. Dell USA, Henry N Garrana, Mark P Kahler, Michelle M Turner, September 3, 1996: US05552959 (82 worldwide citation)

A docking station structure is used to operatively connect a notebook computer to desktop computer peripheral devices. In response to manual insertion of the computer into the interior of the docking station a motorized travel structure drives the computer further into the docking station and forcib ...


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Thomas Shu: Docking detection and suspend circuit for portable computer/expansion chassis docking system. Dell USA, Henry N Garrana, Mark P Kahler, Michelle M Turner, June 11, 1996: US05526493 (80 worldwide citation)

A docking detection and suspend circuit for portable computer/expansion chassis docking system. A first circuit within the portable computer is capable of detecting an impending electrical coupling of the portable computer to a corresponding docking station and generating a signal indicating the imp ...


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Timothy M Radloff, Erica J Scholder: Computer chassis having flexible card guide for expansion card insertion and removal. Dell USA, Michelle M Turner, Mark P Kahler, Henry N Garrana, August 6, 1996: US05544006 (73 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides, in a computer chassis containing a substantially planar removable expansion card therein, the computer chassis having an opening therein allowing access to the expansion card, a plane of the expansion card substantially parallel with a plane of the opening, a support ...


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David S Register: Computer system employing docking bay with spring loaded connector pins and file coherency method. Dell USA, Henry N Garrana, Mark P Kahler, Michelle M Turner, November 26, 1996: US05579528 (72 worldwide citation)

A macro-system which includes at least one portable computer and at least one stationary computer. The stationary computer includes a docking bay into which the portable computer is physically inserted whenever the user has returned with it to his primary work area. This docking station includes con ...