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Richard D Beckert, Mark M Moeller, William Wong: Vehicle computer system. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, August 11, 1998: US05794164 (356 worldwide citation)

A vehicle computer system has a housing sized to be mounted in a vehicle dashboard or other appropriate location, a computer mounted within the housing, and an open platform operating system which executes on an open hardware architecture computer. The open platform operating system supports multipl ...


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Richard D Beckert, Mark M Moeller, William S Wong: Vehicle computer system with wireless internet connectivity. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 13, 2001: US06202008 (319 worldwide citation)

A vehicle computer system has a housing sized to be mounted in a vehicle dashboard or other appropriate location. A computer is mounted within the housing and executes an open platform, multi-tasking operating system. The computer runs multiple applications on the operating system, including both ve ...


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Richard D Beckert, Mark M Moeller, William S Wong: Vehicle computer system with open platform architecture. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 16, 2001: US06175789 (186 worldwide citation)

A vehicle computer system has a housing sized to be mounted in a vehicle dashboard or other appropriate location. A computer is mounted within the housing and executes an open platform, multi-tasking operating system. The computer runs multiple applications on the operating system, including both ve ...


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Richard D Beckert, Mark M Moeller, Ron Randall, William Wong: Vehicle computer system with high speed data buffer and serial interconnect. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, December 28, 1999: US06009363 (173 worldwide citation)

A vehicle computer system has a housing sized to be mounted in a vehicle dashboard or other appropriate location. The housing includes a base unit and a faceplate. A first logic unit is mounted to the base unit to form a support module. The support module has two interfacing slots and can support co ...


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Richard D Beckert, Mark M Moeller, Li Zhou: Displaying computer information to a driver of a vehicle. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, September 7, 1999: US05949345 (126 worldwide citation)

A vehicle computer system includes a display device that is configurable for viewing by a driver of a vehicle while the vehicle is moving. The display device is responsive to a processor that executes application programs in conjunction with an operating system. A plurality of sensors are used to in ...


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Richard D Beckert, Mark M Moeller, Hang Li: Vehicle computer system audio entertainment system. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, August 1, 2006: US07085710 (60 worldwide citation)

A vehicle computer system has an audio entertainment system implemented in a logic unit and audio digital signal processor (DSP) independent from the host CPU. The audio entertainment system employs a set of ping/pong buffers and direct memory access (DMA) circuits to transfer data between different ...


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Richard D Beckert, William F Rasnake: Multi-function, multi-mode switch for an instrument. John Fluke Mfg Co, Richard A Koske, June 8, 1993: US05218290 (20 worldwide citation)

A multi-function, multi-mode switch for an instrument that changes the instrument between primary and secondary functions and between first and second modes of operation within the primary and secondary functions. The instrument changes from the first mode of operation to the second mode of operatio ...


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Richard D Beckert, Mark M Moeller, Patrick Mullarky: Interrupt handler with prioritized interrupt vector generator. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, December 24, 2002: US06499078 (19 worldwide citation)

A hardware-implemented interrupt handler external to a processor handles interrupts destined for the processor. The interrupt handler has a programmable prioritized interrupt array with programmable registers that identify priority levels and handling processes for handling one or more interrupts. T ...


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Richard D Beckert, Sharon Drasnin, Ronald Otto Radko: Software management systems and methods for automotive computing devices. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 23, 2006: US07051160 (10 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for operating automotive computing devices are described. In one embodiment, an automotive computing device is provided having a processor, volatile memory, non-volatile memory, and SRAM. An object store is provided for the computing device in the non-volatile memory. One or more ...


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Richard E George, Glade B Bacon, Richard D Beckert: Capacitance measurement. John Fluke Mfg Co, John P Dellett, August 4, 1992: US05136251 (10 worldwide citation)

The capacitance of an unknown capacitor is measured with multimeter instrumentation employing a dual slope analog-to-digital converter. The initial voltage across the capacitor is measured and the capacitor is cyclically charged until the capacitor reaches a predetermined proportion of possible char ...