A computer system has a power supply including switched and unswitched power nodes supplying the appropriate DC voltages for the computer system's internal circuitry. Portions of the computer system's internal circuitry for receiving external communications are coupled to the unswitched power node. Other circuitry is coupled to the switched power node. Responsive to a request from a remote computer, switching circuitry enables power through the switched nodes, thereby powering the computer system. The switching circuitry can enable the switched power node responsive to a signal from an external device, such as an external modem, or through a signal generated by internal communications hardware.
Please note there is up to 60 days of latency in this Status indicator for certain status conditions. You can obtain up-to-date Status indicator readings by ordering PAIR for the file.
An application with the status "Published" (which means it is pending) may be recently abandoned, but not yet updated to reflect its abandoned status. However, an application filed less than one year ago is unlikely to be abandoned.
A patent with the status "Granted" may be recently expired, but not yet updated to reflect its expired status. However, it is highly unlikely a patent less than 3.5 years old would be expired.
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