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James F Cole, James H McNamara: Low-power, standby mode computer. Grid Systems Corporation, Townsend and Townsend, November 10, 1992: US05163153 (180 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for configuring a computer in a low-power mode are provided. In the low-power mode, dynamic random access memory is refreshed by a battery powered system in order to maintain the memory contents. Low-power mode is entered by saving an interrupt mask and by disabling interrupts ...


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Jeff C Hawkins, Ken L Dulaney, John J Daly, James H McNamara, James F Cole: Hand held computer. Grid Systems Corporation, Townsend & Townsend, July 21, 1992: US05133076 (137 worldwide citation)

A hand held computer of a type used for such activities as taking inventory, recording signatures on delivery, keeping a route agenda, etc. has a large screen and preferably is without a built in keyboard. The tablet type computer is thin in profile, light in weight and is easily carried and used. P ...


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James F Cole, James H McNamara: Low-power, standby mode computer. Grid Systems Corporation, Townsend and Townsend, August 31, 1993: US05241680 (125 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for configuring a computer in a low-power mode are provided. In the low-power mode, dynamic random access memory is refreshed by a battery powered system in order to maintain the memory contents. Low-power mode is entered by saving an interrupt mask and by disabling interrupts ...


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James F Cole, James H McNamara: Low-power, standby mode computer. Grid Systems Corporation, Townsend and Townsend, August 20, 1991: US05041964 (107 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for configuring a computer in a low-power mode are provided. In the low-power mode, dynamic random access memory is refreshed by a battery powered system in order to maintain the memory contents. Low-power mode is entered by saving an interrupt mask and by disabling interrupts ...


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James F Cole: Solid state disk drive emulation. GRiD Systems Corporation, Townsend & Townsend, July 14, 1992: US05131089 (72 worldwide citation)

A system for causing a computer solid state memory to emulate a magnetic disk mounted in a disk drive. In the preferred embodiment, the system includes two removable RAM cards and two ROM's. Program instructions encoded in firmware in the system BIOS translate disk service requests from software run ...


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James F Cole, Jerald J Keeran: Method and apparatus for password protection of a computer. Grid Systems Corporation, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, July 6, 1993: US05226080 (58 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for password protecting a personal, laptop or single user computer. The user's password entry is compared to the value of a secondary password retained by the computer as well as the value of the user's stored primary password. The user may thus access the computer when his pr ...


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James F Cole, Jerald J Keeran: Method and apparatus for password protection of a computer. Tandy Corporation, Townsend and Townsend, February 25, 1992: US05091939 (53 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for password protecting a personal, laptop or single user computer. The user's password entry is compared to the value of a secondary password retained by the computer as well as the value of the user's stored primary password. The user may thus access the computer when his pr ...


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