Patents by Inventor Fidelma Hayes

Fidelma Hayes has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5797023
    Abstract: An apparatus is described to provide a fault tolerant power-on of a computer system, using a BIOS memory containing a primary power-on system level configuration program for a computer system and a separate memory which contains a subset of the primary power-on system level configuration program. The subset program is accessed automatically, without human intervention, responding to a checksum detector of the BIOS memory data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Digital Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Rachael Berman, Stephen F. Shirron, Fidelma Hayes, Kevin Peterson, Marco Ciaffi