Month of May 2004 - Page Number 2

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    Cellular phone networks are notorious for having dead spots and problems handing off calls from one cell area to another when users are highly mobile. When driving a vehicle, a person may be travelling at a high rate of speed across these trouble areas, resulting in an intermittently poor signal. For a driver...
    IPCOM000028745D | Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
  2. 12.
    To reduce down time it is desirable to be able to hot-swap computer system cooling fans and in a Midplane based system it is necessary that this can be done from the front or rear of the system only. Space at the rear of the system is restricted due to the amount of I/O and power cabling so it may be desirable to...
    IPCOM000028744D | Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
  3. 13.
    In computer systems that use a lightpath diagnostics display card it is necessary to allow easy access to the card so that any LEDs that indicate where any problem lies may be seen and acted apon. Previous solutions have included swing or slide out units but all have required the customer to operate a catch and then...
    IPCOM000028743D | Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
  4. 14.
    Sometimes, it would be useful to paste content all at once that derives from multiple seperate windows, however, there is no way in current window navigation systems to select multiple objects in seperate windows. Further, many users prefer to keep both hands on the keyboard at all times as sometimes, a mouse is...
    IPCOM000028742D | Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
  5. 15.
    In order to improve the service time for replacing Floppy, CD or DVD drives it would be advantageous if the drive could be removed from the front of the system without having to remove a front overall bezel or open the system covers. Our invention allows this whilst maintaining an attractive appearance.
    IPCOM000028741D | Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
  6. 16.
    It is estimated that 3.5 million people suffer from some form of learning disability in the US. People with LD can have problems with reading, writing or arithmetic. Manufactures of Devices such us computers have done some work to accommodate people with mild dyslexia but not much has been done for individuals with...
    IPCOM000028740D | Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
  7. 17.
    A simple FET load switch circuit is placed between the system board's coin battery and the battery backed-up loads. The P-Channel FET switch is enabled during system board manufacturing by using the Manufacturing Bypass jumper shown in the figure to test the battery backed-up load circuits. The FET load switch...
    IPCOM000028739D | Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
  8. 18.
    Many self-checkout stations used in retail establishments weigh the shopping bag as items are scanned and placed in the bag. The additional weight is compared to the expected weight for the item scanned. This is a means of keeping the customer honest and preventing theft. Some systems have the bags on a conveyor...
    IPCOM000028738D | Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
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    Intel's Itanium Product Family (IPF) processor architecture uses Platform Management Interrupt (PMI) to handle system management events independent of the Operating System (OS). It is also similar to the System Management Interrupt (SMI) in x86 processor architecture. Intel's System Abstraction Layer (SAL) defines a...
    IPCOM000028737D | Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28
  10. 20.
    Currently, our servers use a proprietary scheme for monitoring environmentals. We call this a drawer management controller (DMC). It is used in conjunction with a service processor (SP), to handle the systems management functions in our systems. We are trying to migrate from the DMC/SP structure to a structure...
    IPCOM000028736D | Original Publication Date: 2004-May-28