I was able to resolve my own issue. This was caused by an outdated integral software piece by Lenovo -- Lenovo Power Manager. I updated to the latest version, rebooted, and the issue no longer is persistent. It has been resolved.
Best, -- Morris -------- Lenovo ThinkPad T410s - Win7 x64 Pro Apple MacBook Pro 15" - Mac OSX 10.6.8
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