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Donald D Williams: Touch panel display. International Business Machines Corporation, R Strimaitis, March 23, 1993: US05196836 (39 worldwide citation)

A optical input device which can determine the location of a stylus in a field with only a single emitter and a single detector. A fiber-optic bundle is used to transmit energy from the emitter to the vertical and horizontal output sides of a bezel. The fiber-optic bundle returns energy from the inp ...


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Donald D Williams: Bios emulation of a hard file image as a diskette. International Business Machines Corporation, Bernard D Bogdon, November 25, 1997: US05692190 (37 worldwide citation)

A personal computer is BIOS configured to boot from an installed CD-ROM having at least one bootable partition. To enable swapping of large amounts of data stored on the CD-ROM at the BIOS level after the initial boot, the DOS-BIOS interface is modified so that a CD-ROM emulated as a hard drive file ...


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John H Barker, Ernesto LeFranc, Donald D Williams: Touch panel display. International Business Machines Corporation, Romualdas Strimaitis, March 16, 1993: US05194863 (36 worldwide citation)

A system which can control a plurality of opto-matrix input devices. Each opto-matrix device uses multiplexed scanning of emitter/detector pairs under control of a separate computer. The output of the opto-matrix input device is analog data which is provided to the computer for conversion to digital ...


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Richard Bealkowski, Richard A Dayan, David J Doria, Scott G Kinnear, Jeffrey I Krantz, Robert B Liverman, Guy G Sotomayor, Donald D Williams, Gary A Vaiskauckas: Computer system having mode independent addressing. International Business Machines, Winfield James Brown Jr, May 22, 1990: US04928237 (28 worldwide citation)

A computer system and method for operating a computer system capable of running in mutually incompatible real and protected addressing modes, in which programs written for one mode can be run in the other mode without modification. The operating system using BIOS assembles two different common data ...


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Donald D Williams, Stanley L Merkin, Charles R Dart II: BIOS emulation parameter preservation across computer bootstrapping. International Business Machines Corporation, Bernard D Bogdon, December 2, 1997: US05694583 (28 worldwide citation)

In a computer operating a bootable CD-ROM or other bootable media having the capability of emulating one or more real drives, BIOS emulation parameters, such as drive number, memory partitioning and mapping are moved from BIOS and stored in a protected region of main memory. Upon a change of media, ...


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Richard Bealkowski, Richard A Dayan, David J Doria, Scott G Kinnear, Jeffrey I Krantz, Robert B Liverman, Guy G Sotomayor, Donald D Williams, Gary A Vaiskauckas: Computer system having mode independent addressing. International Business Machines, Winfield J Brown Jr, Stephen A Terrile, March 9, 1993: US05193161 (25 worldwide citation)

A computer system and method for operating a computer system capable of running in mutually incompatible real and protected addressing modes, in which programs written for one mode can be run in the other mode without modification. The BIOS assembles two different common data areas for the two modes ...


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Donald D Williams, Stanley L Merkin, Charles R Dart II: Bios dynamic emulation of multiple diskettes from a single media. International Business Machines Corporation, Bernard D Bogdon, September 1, 1998: US05802363 (22 worldwide citation)

A personal computer is BIOS configured to boot from an installed CD-ROM storing multiple operating systems in different partitions of the medium. The computer is initially booted from a user selected or default partition emulating a logical drive. With the original boot partition maintained active, ...


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Robert D Johnson, Howard J Locker, Jerry W Pearce, Randall S Springfield, Donald D Williams: Computer system having flash memory bios which can be accessed while protected mode operating system is running. International Business Machines Corporation, Anthony N Magistrale, November 16, 1999: US05987536 (17 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a personal computer system which includes a central processing unit (CPU) coupled to a direct access storage device (DASD) and a random access memory (RAM). A flash memory module is coupled to the CPU and an input/output (IO) bus and includes a basic input output system (BIOS) stored th ...


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Donald D Williams: Data processor having BIOS decryption of emulated media images. International Business Machines Corporation, Bernard D Bogdon, July 29, 1997: US05652868 (14 worldwide citation)

Multiple applications or versions of an application in different languages are distributed on a single mass storage medium, such as a CD-ROM. The BIOS is programmed to emulate different drives individually or simultaneously with data read from prescribed regions of the CD-ROM. To prevent access to u ...


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Donald D Williams: Automotive dismantlers stands. Julia D Hart, April 13, 2010: US07694921 (2 worldwide citation)

Two- and four-columned stands for holding vehicles aloft during dismantling include A-frame style structures having no raised horizontal cross members. The stands have improved stability and safety for dismantlers and equipment operators in the work area and provide clear access to vehicle component ...