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R Steven Smith, Mike S Hanlon, Robert L Bailey: Power management for a laptop computer with slow and sleep modes. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 24, 1992: US05167024 (587 worldwide citation)

A power manager within a portable laptop computer provides power and clocking control to various units within the computer in order to conserve battery power. Transistor switches controlled by the power manager control the distribution of power and/or clock signals to the various units within the co ...


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Brian D Howard, Robert L Bailey: Computer with self configuring video circuitry. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, October 26, 1993: US05257350 (69 worldwide citation)

A computer having a video circuit which is configured by a monitor identification signal is described. The self-configuring circuit permits connection to a variety of monitor types without the need for a separate video card or other dedicated circuitry compatible with the specific monitor type. The ...


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Brian D Howard, Robert L Bailey: Multi-panel video display control addressing of interleaved frame buffers via CPU address conversion. Apple Computer, Richard C Liu, August 3, 1999: US05933154 (33 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for interleaving display frame buffers for use by multi-panel display(s) is disclosed. The system provides a data addressing transformation apparatus for converting CPU addresses for pixel positions of the multiple panels of display screen(s) to corresponding memory address ...


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Robert L Bailey, Brian D Howard: Computer with adaptable video circuitry. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 29, 1992: US05151997 (28 worldwide citation)

A computer which provides a video signal for display is disclosed. The computer has a central processing unit (CPU) which executes a program to provide video data for a display which is organized as a matrix of pixel elements, each pixel element being represented by a certain number of bits of video ...


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Wing Hong Chow, Robert L Bailey: Frequency controlled ring oscillator having by passable stages. Apple Computer, Beyer & Weaver, September 29, 1998: US05815043 (26 worldwide citation)

An improved ring oscillator in which frequency drift is controlled to provide reasonable accuracy is disclosed. The improved ring oscillator eliminates the frequency drift due processing variances. The ring oscillator provided by the invention incurs substantially less frequency drift than a convent ...


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Robert L Bailey, Mary B Johnson: Method and apparatus for maintaining a state of a state machine during unstable clock conditions without clock delay. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokloff Taylor & Zafman, October 24, 1995: US05461649 (21 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for protecting the state of a state machine from an unstable clock signal. The apparatus of one embodiment includes a state register having an input and a first output which provides an output signal corresponding to the state of the state machine and a set or reset input cou ...


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Brian D Howard, Robert L Bailey: Method and apparatus for display image rotation. Apple Computer, Richard C Liu, December 29, 1998: US05854641 (20 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for rotating images on a computer system is disclosed. The system includes a processor for accessing an image frame buffer using a set of CPU addresses, a memory for storing the frame buffer, a controller for directing the pixel data of the frame buffer to a display device ...


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Robert L Bailey, Kenneth L Howell: Prefabricated convertible fireplace. Minpro Supply Incorporated, Charles R Rhodes, Judith E Garmen, October 20, 1987: US04700687 (18 worldwide citation)

A prefabricated fireplace structure is convertible to function as an open fireplace or an enclosed, solid fuel burning stove. An outer fireproof cabinet for installation in existing building framing or new construction, receives a selected compatible firebox in the form of a log-burning fireplace or ...


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Robert L Bailey, Brian D Howard, Michael F Culbert: Stable clock generation internal to a functional integrated circuit chip. Apple Computer, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, November 25, 2003: US06654898 (15 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus that provide stable clock generation within a functional integrated circuit are disclosed. The functional integrated circuit provides a function other than clock generation, such as a peripheral or interrupt control. Typically, the clock generation is phase-lock loop (PLL) base ...


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Robert L Bailey, Lesley A Bird, James D Kelly: Method and apparatus for serialized interrupt transmission. Apple Computer, Beyer & Weaver, September 14, 1999: US05951669 (14 worldwide citation)

A computer system in which interrupt signals are serially transmitted from an input/output (I/O) controller is disclosed. The I/O controller initially receives the interrupt signals and then serially transmits them to an interrupt controller where the received interrupt signals are managed. Accordin ...