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1. US20040064598 - Interface converter having switching ability

Office
United States of America
Application Number 10669326
Application Date 25.09.2003
Publication Number 20040064598
Publication Date 01.04.2004
Grant Number 7076580
Grant Date 11.07.2006
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G06F 13/00
GPHYSICS
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FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
G06F 13/36
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
14Handling requests for interconnection or transfer
36for access to common bus or bus system
G06F 3/06
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
06Digital input from, or digital output to, record carriers
G06F 13/38
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
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38Information transfer, e.g. on bus
G06F 13/40
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13Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
38Information transfer, e.g. on bus
40Bus structure
CPC
G06F 3/0607
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
06Digital input from or digital output to record carriers ; , e.g. RAID, emulated record carriers, networked record carriers
0601Dedicated interfaces to storage systems
0602specifically adapted to achieve a particular effect
0604Improving or facilitating administration, e.g. storage management
0607by facilitating the process of upgrading existing storage systems, e.g. for improving compatibility between host and storage device
G06F 3/0659
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
06Digital input from or digital output to record carriers ; , e.g. RAID, emulated record carriers, networked record carriers
0601Dedicated interfaces to storage systems
0628making use of a particular technique
0655Vertical data movement, i.e. input-output transfer; data movement between one or more hosts and one or more storage devices
0659Command handling arrangements, e.g. command buffers, queues, command scheduling
G06F 3/0661
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
06Digital input from or digital output to record carriers ; , e.g. RAID, emulated record carriers, networked record carriers
0601Dedicated interfaces to storage systems
0628making use of a particular technique
0655Vertical data movement, i.e. input-output transfer; data movement between one or more hosts and one or more storage devices
0661Format or protocol conversion arrangements
G06F 3/0674
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
06Digital input from or digital output to record carriers ; , e.g. RAID, emulated record carriers, networked record carriers
0601Dedicated interfaces to storage systems
0668adopting a particular infrastructure
0671In-line storage system
0673Single storage device
0674Disk device
G06F 13/4018
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
38Information transfer, e.g. on bus
40Bus structure
4004Coupling between buses
4009with data restructuring
4018with data-width conversion
Applicants Fujitsu Limited
Inventors Nakano Manabu
Agents Arent Fox PLLC
Priority Data 2002286475 30.09.2002 JP
Title
(EN) Interface converter having switching ability
Abstract
(EN)

An interface converter for functionally connecting external devices having interfaces complying with different standards. The interface converter includes a USB-ATAPI command converter and a USB-ATA command converter. A switching controller checks the type of the interface of each external device and activates one of the command converters in accordance with the result of the checking.

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