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The capability of a peripheral bus to provide an alternative low power source is combined with existing power management software that controls a computer's main power supply unit to provide stand-by power to logic in the computer that remains active to monitor the system environment for predetermined wake-up events. A self-powered Universal Serial Bus device supplies the minimal power needed by the active logic without the inefficiencies of a dual-stage power supply unit or the expense of incorporating both low-power and a full-power units.

Title
Method and apparatus of providing power management using a self-powered universal serial bus (USB) device
Application Number
8/677325
Publication Number
5799196
Application Date
July 2, 1996
Publication Date
August 25, 1998
Inventor
Michael R Flannery
Sioux City
IA, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A
Assignee
Gateway 2000
SD, US
IPC
G06F 1/32
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