Pre-Grant Publication Number: 20070135944
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The dispatch manager may also operate to determine which BIOS modules are required for operation of the computer and determine if a required BIOS module is stored in the system memory. If the required BIOS module is stored in memory, then the dispatch manager executes the stored BIOS module. However, if the required BIOS module is not in memory, then the dispatch manager copies the required BIOS module from the secondary nonvolatile storage device to the system memory and then executes the copied BIOS module. The dispatch manager repeats this procedure until all required BIOS modules are copied and executed. Once all of the required BIOS modules are copied into the system memory and executed, the operating system of the computer is launched and normal computer operation ensues.


Steven Weiner (11 months ago)
The independent claims (1, 14, 20) consist almost entirely of generic terms: system, process, summary, block, input data, variable, attribute, display.

Displaying a "summary" of a system process based on input describing the process variables etc. made me think of CAD systems right away. Prior Art Reference 1 is just one typical example of such prior art, which was conventional/ubiquitous in the 90's and some of which dates back to the 80's.

Does anyone see meaningful distinctions at