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Richard Bealkowski, John W Blackledge Jr, Doyle S Cronk, Richard A Dayan, Jerry D Dixon, Scott G Kinnear, George D Kovach, Andrew B McNeill, Matthew S Palka Jr, Robert Sachsenmaier, Edward I Wachtel, Kevin M Zyvoloski: Apparatus and method for preventing unauthorized access to BIOS in a personal computer system. International Business Machines, Winfield J Brown Jr, June 4, 1991: US05022077 (187 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for protecting BIOS stored on a direct access storage device into a personnal computer system. The personal computer system comprises a system processor, a system planar, a random access main memory, a read only memory, a protection means and at least one direct access storag ...


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Thomas M Bartol: System for computer peripheral bus for allowing hot extraction on insertion without disrupting adjacent devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Winfield J Brown Jr, John C Black, May 11, 1993: US05210855 (174 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for rapid interconnection (hot plugging) peripheral device interface circuits to a computer bus is disclosed. The interconnections are completed using three sets of conductors in the sequence: common grounds, power from the bus and data lines. The time period between the inter ...


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George J Selinko: Motorola, Winfield J Brown Jr, Joseph T Downey, Anthony J Sarli Jr, December 27, 1988: US04794392 (173 worldwide citation)

An alerting device for a paging receiver for generating vibration motion in the paging receiver housing. The alerting means comprises an electric motor, an eccentric weight, and a linking means. The electric motor is activated in response to an alert signal for rotating a driving shaft. The driving ...


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Gordon T Davis, Robert E Landa, Baiju D Mandalia, Jan W van den Berg, David C Van Voorhis: Specialized communications processor for layered protocols. International Business Machines, Winfield J Brown Jr, February 5, 1991: US04991133 (145 worldwide citation)

A special purpose communications protocol processor (CPP) provides more efficient processing of layered communications protocols--e.g. SNA (Systems Network Architecture) and OSI (Open Systems Interconnection)--than contemporary general purpose processors, permitting hitherto unavailable operations r ...


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Chester A Heath, John K Langgood, Ronald E Valli: Method and apparatus for automatic initialization of pluggable option cards. International Business Machines, Winfield J Brown Jr, Michael J Buchenhorner, February 13, 1996: US05491804 (135 worldwide citation)

A data processing system includes a planar board having a central processing unit (CPU), a main memory unit, and input/output (I/O) sockets or slots, each adapted to receive a selected one of a plurality of different and/or similar option cards. Each card contains (or is connected to) and controls a ...


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Chester A Heath, John K Langgood, Ronald E Valli: Computer system with automatic initialization of pluggable option cards. International Business Machines, Winfield J Brown Jr, Robert Lieber, August 6, 1991: US05038320 (134 worldwide citation)

A data processing system includes a planar board having a central processing unit (CPU), a main memory unit, and input/output (I/O) sockets or slots, each adapted to receive a selected one of a plurality of different and/or similar option cards. each card contains (or is connected to) and controls a ...


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James M Dunn, Edith H Stern: Wireless variable bandwidth air-link system. International Business Machines Corporation, George E Grosser, Winfield J Brown Jr, John C Black, April 29, 1997: US05625877 (102 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for providing variable bandwidth in wireless air-link communication channels which allows a user of an end-user communicating device, e.g. a cellular phone, computer, facsimile, to request the allocation and aggregation of available air-link communication channels for the wir ...


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Joseph K Farrell, Jeffrey S Gordon, Daniel C Kuhl, Timothy V Lee: Data link controller with autonomous in tandem pipeline circuit elements relative to network channels for transferring multitasking data in cyclically recurrent time slots. International Business Machines Corporation, Winfield J Brown Jr, Robert Lieber, June 8, 1993: US05218680 (98 worldwide citation)

A "single-chip" integrated circuit device, useful in ISDN digital voice and data telephone applications, links plural channels of a data communication network with memory and CPU components of a data processing system. The device couples to the system via a bus that may be shared by other devices, a ...


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Frederick L Lathrop, Kenneth A Rowland: Method and system for providing device driver support which is independent of changeable characteristics of devices and operating systems. International Business Machines, Winfield J Brown Jr, Michael J Buchenhorner, Robert Leiber, November 7, 1995: US05465364 (95 worldwide citation)

A program arrangement presently disclosed provides support within an operating system for a commonly used class of peripheral devices (e.g. mouse devices or, more generally, pointing devices). This arrangement effectively eliminates dependencies between device driver software associated with the sup ...


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Stephen H Dunkerton, Gary D Erickson, Scott G Chapman, Gary R Reynolds: Individual simulcast station control decoder. Motorola, Winfield J Brown Jr, Joseph T Downey, Anthony J Sarli Jr, September 20, 1988: US04772887 (83 worldwide citation)

A paging simulcast station remote control system decoder. The paging system decoder responds to signals generated in accordance with a predetermined signalling scheme comprising a series of tones and timed pauses. The decoder is also responsive to user programmable switches which provide station fun ...