US Patent No: 7,761,647

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Storage device with automatic interface-switching function

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20080189465

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A storage device with automatic-switching function is disclosed. When the storage device is coupled to a USB interface, the power provided by the USB interface turns the USB/SATA converter on to convert data from the USB interface into SATA format and transmit to a hard disk. When the storage device is coupled to a SATA interface instead of the USB interface, the power provided by the USB interface does not turn the USB/SATA converter on to convert data. In this way, the data from the SATA interface directly transmit to the hard disk.

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Patent Owner(s)

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PROLIFIC TECHNOLOGY INC.TAIPEI42

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Yang, Chih-Chin Taipei, TW 13 17

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
FULHUA MICRO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
* 2007/0162,676 Adapter Element, Conversion Apparatus and Conversion Method 3 2006
 
GOOD WAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. (1)
* 2007/0197,100 Type of hard disk interface device 6 2006
 
JU-SOFT CO., LTD. (1)
* 2007/0011,472 Secure power-saving harddisk storage system and method 6 2005
 
MEGAWIN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. (1)
* 2004/0143,693 Data storage apparatus of multiple serial interfaces 6 2003
 
STMICROELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
* 7,237,719 Method and apparatus for a USB and contactless smart card device 8 2003
 
SUPER TALENT TECHNOLOGY, CORP. (1)
* 2005/0197,017 Extended secure-digital (SD) devices and hosts 19 2004
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KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
8,713,222 Information processing apparatus and power supply controlling method 0 2013
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
* 8,453,939 Smart card supporting a plurality of interfaces and interface method thereof 2011
 
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC (1)
* 8,731,899 Adapter assembly for concurrent emulation of a native channel 1 2008
 
WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,700,850 Data storage device evaluating a SATA connector to detect a non-SATA host 5 2011
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