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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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Daryl C Cromer, Richard A Dayan: Method and system for authenticated boot operations in a computer system of a networked computing environment. International Business Machines Corporation, Carlos Munoz Bustamante, Sawyer Law Group, January 27, 2004: US06684326 (137 worldwide citation)

Method and system aspects for performing an authenticated boot of a computer system in a networked computing environment are provided. The aspects include integration of boot manager services into a power on self test (POST) routine of a client system. The client system provides a digital signature ...


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Daryl C Cromer, David B Rhoades, Howard J Locker, James P Ward, Eric R Kern, Brandon J Ellison, Richard A Dayan: Method and system for providing protection against theft and loss of a portable computer system. Lenovo, Sawyer Law Group, October 11, 2005: US06954147 (107 worldwide citation)

Aspects for providing protection against theft and loss of a portable computer system are described. The aspects include establishing boundary conditions within which the portable computer system is authorized for use and tracking a position of the portable computer system with a global position sys ...


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Richard A Dayan, Palmer E Newman: Securing trusted personal computer system against unauthorized movement. International Business Machines Corporation, John C Black, Barry L Haley, November 12, 1996: US05574786 (99 worldwide citation)

A personal computer system is described, having security features enabling control over access to data retained in such a system. The system has a normally closed enclosure, at least one erasable memory element for selective activation to active and inactive states and for receiving and storing a pr ...


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Richard A Dayan, Robert Sachsenmaier, Simon Y Yen: Apparatus and method for loading BIOS into a computer system from a remote storage location. International Business Machines, Daniel E McConnell, July 20, 1993: US05230052 (90 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to personal computer systems and in particular to an apparatus and method for loading BIOS into a personal computer system from a remote storage location. More particularly, this invention provides a personal computer adapted for use as an economical workstation in a local are ...


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John W Blackledge Jr, Grant L Clarke Jr, Richard A Dayan, Kimthanh D Le, Patrick E McCourt, Matthew T Mittelstedt, Dennis L Moeller, Palmer E Newman, David L Randall, JoAnna B Yoder: Personal computer system with security features and method. International Business Machines, Daniel E McConnell, February 7, 1995: US05388156 (79 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to personal computer systems and, more particularly, to such a system having security features enabling control over access to data retained in such a system. In particular, a personal computer system in accordance with this invention has a normally closed enclosure, at least ...


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Richard Bealkowski, John W Blackledge Jr, Doyle S Cronk, Richard A Dayan, Scott G Kinnear, George D Kovach, Jay H Neer, Matthew S Palka Jr, Robert Sachsenmaier, Kevin M Zyvoloski: Bios load for a personal computer system having a removable processor card. International Business Machines, Bruce D Jobse, Joseph P Abate, October 11, 1994: US05355489 (66 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for loading BIOS stored on a direct access storage device in a personal computer system, the system comprising direct access storage device, and a processor card removably mounted to a planar board. The processor card comprises a system processor and ROM memory, while the planar board i ...


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Richard Bealkowski, John W Blackledge Jr, Doyle S Cronk, Richard A Dayan, Scott G Kinnear, George D Kovach, Matthew S Palka Jr, Robert Sachsenmaier, Kevin M Zyvoloski: Initial BIOS load for a personal computer system. International Business Machines Corporation, Stephen A Terrile, Winfield J Brown Jr, May 11, 1993: US05210875 (64 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for loading BIOS stored on a direct access storage device into a personal computer system. The personal computer system comprises a system processor, a system planar, a random access main memory, a read only memory, and at least one direct access storage device. The first por ...


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Richard A Dayan, Kimthanh D Le, Matthew T Mittelstedt, Palmer E Newman, Dave L Randall, Lisa A Ruotolo, JoAnna B Yoder: LAN station personal computer system with controlled data access for normal and unauthorized users and method. International Business Machines, Daniel E McConnell, February 15, 1994: US05287519 (55 worldwide citation)

A method and medialess personal computer system workstation (or LAN station as herein defined) adaptable for securing the system against attack on a secured network with which the LAN station is associated. A flag bit is set in system memory during a power on self test to indicate whether access may ...


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Richard A Dayan, Joseph P McGovern, Palmer E Newman: Wireless proximity detector security feature. International Business Machines, George E Grosser, October 19, 1999: US05970227 (53 worldwide citation)

A security system for computers defines a control zone using radiation, preferably at radio frequency, having a distinctive characteristic, such as a particular frequency. The zone may be established, for example, at a door exit or other limited passage to a secured area. Computer systems are provid ...