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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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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 ...


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Clint H O Connor: Computer docking system having an electromagnetic lock. Dell U, Haynes and Boone L, September 22, 1998: US05812356 (75 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for electromechanically locking a docking station to a computer using an electromagnetic attractive force is disclosed. In a preferred embodiment, the docking station includes a latching mechanism with a ferromagnetic handle, and an electromagnet proximately located to the lat ...


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Clint H O Connor, John J Pearce: Method of securing CD-ROM data for retrieval by one machine. Dell USA, Stephen A Terrile, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel L, April 28, 1998: US05745568 (63 worldwide citation)

A method of securing CD-ROM data for exclusive retrieval by a specified computer system includes the steps of ordering a computer system designating a selected hardware configuration and selected software components and procuring the selected hardware. A hardware identifier is then associated to the ...


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Clint H O Connor: Smart compact disk including a processor and a transmission element. Dell USA, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, August 4, 1998: US05790489 (54 worldwide citation)

A compact disk includes a processor and a transmission element under control of the processor. A laser in a compact disk read head illuminates a photosensitive array disposed on the compact disk to generate a current in a charging array. The current generated in charging array is supplied to a stora ...


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David S Register, Clint H O Connor: Docking apparatus for a portable data processing unit including an arcuate support member with a card extension pivotally mounted on a base member. Dell USA, Warren Kice, James Huffman, September 19, 1995: US05452180 (49 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for docking a portable data processing unit is provided in which a cylindrically shaped, pivotal support member is attached to a base member for supporting the portable unit. An interface card extends from a cavity within the support member and is configured to electrically and mechanic ...


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Clint H O Connor, Alfred C Hartmann: System and method for strategic power reduction in a computer system. Dell Products, Baker Botts L, January 29, 2008: US07325050 (48 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for strategic power reduction in a computer system. The system and method includes a plurality of processing resources that process data. Associated with the processing resources are a plurality of power supplies that provide power for the processing resources. A res ...


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Clint H O Connor, John J Pearce: Software battery gauge for portable computers. Dell U, Haynes and Boone L, November 25, 1997: US05691742 (43 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for transparently executing in a graphical operating system environment a battery gauge utility that provides accurate battery status information adaptable to different users' needs. In a preferred embodiment, a software battery gauge of the present invention utilizes the primar ...


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Clint H O Connor: Interface allowing normal or inverted insertion of data communications card. Dell USA, David L McCombs, James W Huffman, April 4, 1995: US05404268 (15 worldwide citation)

An interface for providing an electrical and mechanical connection of a data processing unit to a data communications card. The connections have a plurality of sockets in a predetermined alignment. Contained within the unit is a series of connectors in an alignment corresponding to the predetermined ...