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Mark A Piwonka, Louis B Hobson, Jeffrey D Kane, Randall L Hess: Method for flashing ESCD and variables into a ROM. Compaq Computer Corporation, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, June 6, 2000: US06073206 (141 worldwide citation)

A computer system for flashing Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) and associated variables to a flash read-only memory (ROM) is provided. During Power-On-Self-Test (POST) code, a ROM image is copied from an ESCD sector of a read-only memory to an ESCD original buffer and an ESCD write buffer. ...


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Mark Douglass Moore, David M Burckhartt, Drew S Johnson, Norman P Brown, Randall L Hess: Storage medium storing application programs and application initialization files and automatic launching of computer applications stored on the storage medium. Compaq Computer Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, March 24, 1998: US05732266 (97 worldwide citation)

A computer application stored on a storage medium (e.g., a portable storage medium such as a compact disk) is automatically launched. Initialization information expressed in accordance with a predefined syntax is stored on the storage medium. Also stored in the computer is "launching" information su ...


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Randall L Hess, Patrick R Cooper, Armando Interiano, Joseph F Freiman: Battery charge monitor and fuel gauge. Compaq Computer, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, May 24, 1994: US05315228 (89 worldwide citation)

A battery charge controller and fuel gauge which accurately monitors the voltage, temperature, and charge and discharge current of a rechargeable battery, and calculates the battery's charge capacity and charge level. Each time the battery is fully discharged, any calculated charge level remaining i ...


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Kevin Warren Mundt, Randall L Hess, David B Potter: User interface for easily setting computer speaker volume and power conservation levels. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, June 17, 1997: US05640176 (86 worldwide citation)

A user interface of simplifying selection of speaker volume level and power conservation level in a computer system. An icon is presented for setting the speaker volume which includes a bar graph of relative speaker volume. By depressing left or right arrow keys the graph moves and the volume level ...


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Mark Douglass Moore, David M Burckhartt, Drew S Johnson, Norman P Brown, Randall L Hess: Launching computer applications. Compaq Computer Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, December 9, 1997: US05696975 (75 worldwide citation)

A computer application stored on a storage medium (e.g., a portable storage medium such as a compact disk) is automatically launched. Initialization information expressed in accordance with a predefined syntax is stored on the storage medium. Also stored in the computer is "launching" information su ...


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Armando Interiano, Randall L Hess, Patrick R Cooper, Joseph F Freiman: Battery charge monitor to determine fast charge termination. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, April 6, 1993: US05200689 (47 worldwide citation)

A battery charge controller and fuel gauge which accurately monitors the voltage, temperature, and charge and discharge current of a rechargeable battery, and calculates the battery's charge capacity and charge level. Each time the battery is fully discharged, any calculated charge level remaining i ...


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Michael R Garrett, Randall L Hess, Chi W So, Mohammed Anwar Ramiz: Unified password prompt of a computer system. Compaq Computer Corporation, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, May 28, 2002: US06397337 (46 worldwide citation)

A computer system provides a unified password prompt for accepting a user power-on password or an administrator password. A password string entered by the system administrator at the unified password prompt is compared with a stored power-on password. If the user password string matches the stored p ...


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Mark Douglass Moore, David M Burckhartt, Drew S Johnson, Norman P Brown, Randall L Hess: Launching computer applications. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pravel Hewitt & Kimball, November 10, 1998: US05835759 (45 worldwide citation)

A computer application stored on a storage medium (e.g., a portable storage medium such as a compact disk) is automatically launched. Initialization information expressed in accordance with a predefined syntax is stored on the storage medium. Also stored in the computer is "launching" information su ...


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David E Murray, David R Wooten, Randall L Hess, Christopher C Wanner, Jeff W Wolford: Universal serial bus keyboard system. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pravel Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, September 1, 1998: US05802318 (35 worldwide citation)

A keyboard system according to the present invention includes a serial bus host controller coupled to a serial bus keyboard. The keyboard includes both keyboard scan logic and scan code conversion logic for passing to the host controller over the serial bus. The host controller includes circuitry fo ...


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Kurt C Lantz, Randall L Hess: Keyboard activated screen blanking. Compaq Computer Corporation, Pravel Gambrell Hewitt Kimball & Krieger, December 22, 1992: US05173940 (26 worldwide citation)

A keyboard controller which scans entered input sequences for an input sequence to activate a display blanking feature. A password and particular hot key are loaded by the system microprocessor. The keyboard controller then scans until the designated sequence is activated. The display on the monitor ...