Interface adapter systems and methods are provided. An adapter means can be provided for coupling a first interface to a second interface, the second interface configured to accommodate the coupling of a peripheral device. A detector means can be provided for detecting the peripheral device. A means can be provided for communicating a first signal to a first bus when the peripheral device is not detected. A converting means can be provided to convert a first signal to a second signal having a protocol different than the first and a communications means for communicating the second signal to a second bus can be provided when the detecting means has detected the peripheral device.

Title
Interface adapter systems and methods
Application Number
12/856523
Publication Number
20120042112
Application Date
August 13, 2010
Publication Date
February 16, 2012
Inventor
Allen O Buckner
Loveland
CO, US
Charles Shilling
Fort Collins
CO, US
Bryce Carl Wemple
Fort Collins
CO, US
Fred Charles Thomas III
Fort Collins
CO, US
Assignee
Hewlett Packard Development Company
TX, US
IPC
G06F 13/20
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