Rose electronics Caretaker Plus Automatic Switch User manual

Rose electronics Caretaker Plus Automatic Switch User manual
US007818367B2
(12) United States Patent
(10) Patent N0.:
(45) Date of Patent:
Beasley et a1.
(54) COMPUTER INTERCONNECTION SYSTEM
(75) Inventors: Danny L. Beasley, Mukilteo, WA (US);
(56)
Notice:
This patent is subject to a terminal dis
claimer.
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(Continued)
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(Continued)
Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
U.S.C. 154(b) by 1214 days.
*Oct. 19, 2010
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
Robert V. Seifert, Jr., Redmond, WA
(US); Paul Lacrampe, Seattle, WA
(US); James C. Huf?ngton, Edmond,
WA (US); Thomas Greene, Bellevue,
WA (US); Kevin J. Hafer, Woodinville,
WA (US)
Assignee:
Avocent
Redmond Corp., Redmond,
(73)
WA (US)
US 7,818,367 B2
OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Defendant Rose Electronics’ Answer and Defenses, Avocent
Redmond Corp. v. The United States, Civil Action No. 08-CV-00069
(LSM), United States Court of Federal Claims, May 12, 2008.
(Continued)
(21) Appl. N0.: 11/129,443
Primary ExamineriYves Dalencourt
(22) Filed:
(74) Attorney, Agent, orFirmiDavidson Berquist Jackson &
GoWdey LLP
May 16, 2005
(65)
Prior Publication Data
US 2005/0232260 A1
(57)
Related US. Application Data
(63)
ABSTRACT
Oct. 20, 2005
Continuation of application No. 09/ 683,582, ?led on
Jan. 22, 2002, noW Pat. No. 7,113,978, Which is a
continuation of application No. 09/590,170, ?led on
Jun. 9, 2000, noW Pat. No. 6,345,323, Which is a con
tinuation of application No. 09/244,947, ?led on Feb.
4, 1999, noW Pat. No. 6,112,264, Whichis a continua
tion of application No. 08/969,723, ?led on Nov. 12,
1997, noW Pat. No. 5,884,096, Which is a continuation
ofapplication No. 08/519,193, ?led on Aug. 25, 1995,
noW Pat. No. 5,721,842.
A computerized switching system for coupling a Workstation
to a remotely located computer. A signal conditioning unit
receives keyboard and mouse signals generated by a Work
station and generates a data packet Which is transmitted to a
central crosspoint sWitch. The packet is routed through a
crosspoint sWitch to another signal conditioning unit located
at a remotely located computer. The second signal condition
ing unit applies the keyboard and mouse commands to the
keyboard and mouse connectors of the computer as if the
keyboard and mouse Were directly coupled to the remote
computer. Video signals produced by the remote computer are
transmitted through the crosspoint sWitch to the Workstation.
Horizontal and vertical sync signals are encoded on to the
(51)
Int. Cl.
G06F 15/16
G06F 3/00
(52)
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(2006.01)
(2006.01)
US. Cl. ........................ .. 709/203; 709/208; 710/38
709/203,
Field of Classi?cation Search ............... ..
709/208; 710/38
See application ?le for complete search history.
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video signals to reduce the number of cables that extend
betWeen the Workstation and the remote computer. The signal
conditioning units connected to the Workstations include an
onscreen programming circuit that produces menus for the
user on a video display of the Workstation.
20 Claims, 13 Drawing Sheets
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of “JP-4215159”.
of“JP-5014682”.
of“JP-5027890”.
of“JP-5061445”.
of“JP-5076068”.
of“JP-5081196”.
of“JP-5081996”.
of “JP-5158451”.
of“JP-5227453”.
of“JP-5-265977”.
of“JP-5299984”.
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of“JP-6051729”.
of“JP-6095639”.
of “JP-6110520”.
of “JP-61187066”.
of“JP-62076838”.
of“JP-63313256”.
of “JP-7015681”.
of“JP-7046557”.
Defendants Rose Electronics, Peter Macourek, Darioush “David”
Rahvar, Aten Technology Inc., Aten International Co. Ltd., Belkin
International, Inc. and Belkin, Inc.’ s Combined Statement of Prelimi
nary Invalidity Contentions.
Noti?cation of Reasons for Revocation (JP-3412823).
Noti?cation of Reasons for Revocation (JP-3412823) Translation.
Partial Translation of JP application 4-177525.
Partial Translation of JP application 5-133240.
Partial Translation of JP application 5-158451.
Partial Translation of JP application 5-27721.
Partial Translation of JP application 5-61445.
Partial Translation of JP application 5-81196.
Partial Translation of JP application 6-133243.
Partial Translation of JP application 7-141279.
Partial Translation of JP application 7-177425.
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