DESIGN STRUCTURE FOR DISABLING A UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS PORT

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APP PUB NO 20080270780A1
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12167526

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A design structure embodied in a machine readable storage medium for designing, manufacturing, and/or testing a design is disclosed for disabling a Universal Serial Bus (`USB`) port by identifying a USB port to be disabled, the USB port to be disabled controlled by a USB hub controller, and turning on an over current signal for the identified USB port.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY46918

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Goffena, James R Chapel Hill, NC 4 44
Heinzmann, Andrew S Apex, NC 11 68
LOPEZ, FERNANDO A Cary, NC 9 74

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
* 6728601 Multiple host power control system and method 14 2001
* 2008/0005,415 Disabling a Universal Serial Bus Port 14 2006
 
CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (1)
* 6541879 USB hub power management 39 2001
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
* 6671814 USB device and USB connecting system 45 1999
 
NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (1)
* 6624994 Apparatus and method for over-current protection of an analog switch 15 2001
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
* 2002/0143,921 Bus function authentication method, apparatus and computer program 7 2002
 
HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (1)
* 6000042 Fault detection on a dual supply system for a universal serial bus system 51 1997
 
INTEL CORPORATION (2)
* 6067628 Method to monitor universal serial bus hub overcurrent 49 1998
* 2003/0005,272 System and method for external bus device support 8 2001
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
* 2006/0282,567 Status indicators for universal serial bus (USB) ports 9 2005
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
* 6125455 Power control device and method for USB 93 1998
* 6516418 Portable computer having universal serial bus ports controlled power supply and a method of the same 29 1999
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (1)
* 6633932 Method and apparatus for using a universal serial bus to provide power to a portable electronic device 140 1999
 
Pertech, Inc. (1)
* 6128743 Intelligent system and method for universal bus communication and power 54 1998
 
GATEWAY, INC. (1)
* 5799196 Method and apparatus of providing power management using a self-powered universal serial bus (USB) device 193 1996
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
LENOVO PC INTERNATIONAL (2)
* 8499345 Blocking computer system ports on per user basis 0 2008
* 2010/0083,366 Blocking Computer System Ports on Per User Basis 8 2008
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
* 2011/0060,923 Port Power Control 0 2009
8621195 Disabling communication ports 1 2011
 
BROCADE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
* 9571423 Port decommissioning 0 2011
* 2012/0207,154 Port Decommissioning 1 2011
 
TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 2012/0226,829 ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME 0 2012
 
ASMEDIA TECHNOLOGY INC. (1)
* 2012/0191,885 METHOD FOR CONFIGURING CHARGING PORTS AND CONTROLLER APPLYING THE SAME 0 2012
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 9086868 Hub device and system using the same 0 2012
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