US Patent No: 7,898,812

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Alternative hosts for multiple adapters and multiple consumer electronic devices

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A modular system comprises multiple hosts, each having a common service interface, multiple consumer electronic devices, each having a service interface that is different from each other and from the common service interface of the hosts, and multiple adapters, each corresponding to one of the consumer electronic devices, to couple the service interfaces of the host and the corresponding consumer electronic device to supply at least one service between the host and the corresponding consumer electronic device.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATIONBENTON HARBOR, MI2150

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
LeClear, Douglas D Coloma, MI 92 425
McCoy, Richard A Stevensville, MI 240 1284

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