Method and apparatus for detecting a presence of a device

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7464195
APP PUB NO 20080005407A1
SERIAL NO

11419520

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A method and apparatus are disclosed for detecting a presence of a device. Specifically, a method and a system are disclosed that may comprise providing a clock driver having a pair of differential clock signal lines capable of connection to a device, providing a presence detection signal for transmission through the pair of differential clock signal lines, determining whether the presence detection signal is received through the pair of differential clock signal lines, identifying the absence of the device if no presence detection signal is received through the pair of differential clock signal lines, identifying the presence of the device if the presence detection signal is received through the pair of differential clock signal lines, and notifying a system management module of the presence of the device.

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LENOVO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED979 KING'S ROAD 23/F LINCOLN HOUSE TAIKOO PLACE QUARRY BAY

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bland, Patrick M Raleigh, NC 36 1316
Kolvick, Randoph S Durham, NC 2 3

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