Patents by Inventor George C. Y. Li

George C. Y. Li 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: 5136711
    Abstract: A system for integrating incompatible hard disk partitioning systems in a single hard disk drive provides a method for installing and operating multiple incompatible absolute zero sector operating systems on the same hard disk drive with a first operating system and its associated boot loader located at absolute physical sector zero and a second operating system and its associated boot loader located at an absolute physical sector other than zero. The system includes a second BIOS that automatically offsets physical addresses for disk requests from the second operating system so that correct absolute physical address of the disk is accessed. This facilitates the use of a single hard disk drive in dual-compatible computers which functions selectively in an IBM AT compatible mode and a non-IBM AT compatible mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: AST Research
    Inventors: James M. Hugard, George C. Y. Li