US Patent No: 6,266,720

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Circuit card capable of switching between at least an N-bit mode of operation and an M-bit mode of operation

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Abstract

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A PC card includes a circuit having a first function, a circuit having a second function, a selector for selecting either the first or second function, and a slot-type identification mechanism for identifying the type of PC card slot. The selector selects either the first or second function according to an identification signal received from the slot-type identification mechanism. Upon insertion into a PC card slot, the PC card self-identifies an operation mode.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.KYOTO-FU4598

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kakinoki, Wataru Yokohama, JP 36 197

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 5,918,202 Electric interpolating apparatus and position information detecting apparatus using such apparatus 2 1997
 
INTEL CORPORATION (1)
* 5,708,799 PCMCIA autoconfigure PC card 43 1996
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
* 5,911,050 System for connecting either of two supply voltage type PCI cards using a common connector socket 19 1997
 
ITT CORPORATION (1)
5,627,416 Multi-voltage IC card host 20 1995
 
NOKIA MOBILE PHONES LTD. (1)
* 6,088,746 Mode selection line for selecting one of a plurality of operation modes said selection line can also be used for original purpose after mode selection 9 1997
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Patent Citation Ranking

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MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. (8)
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INTEL CORPORATION (2)
* 7,464,212 Method and apparatus for determining compatibility between devices 2 2004
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SANDISK CORPORATION (2)
6,901,457 Multiple mode communications system 54 1998
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CSR TECHNOLOGY INC. (1)
* 6,633,933 Controller for ATAPI mode operation and ATAPI driven universal serial bus mode operation and methods for making the same 43 1999
 
SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
* 8,001,325 Memory card that supports file system interoperability 1 2004
 
WISTRON CORPORATION (1)
8,312,505 Electronic card connector, level-shifting device and digital television receiver 0 2009
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