Cypress Semiconductor Assigned Patent
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 2 -- Cypress Semiconductor, San Jose, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,384,670) developed by David G. Wright, San Jose, Calif., for a "method and apparatus for binding peripheral devices to a computer."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A non-keyboard computer peripheral device represents itself to a host computer as having a keyboard function in addition to representing its actual function. Keyboard status signals are generated by the host computer in response to a user pressing different keys on an actual keyboard. The peripheral device uses the keyboard status signals to identify different peripheral device operations selected by the user. In one example, a radio receiving device represents itself to the host computer as including the keyboard function. Pressing a button on the receiving device causes the receiving device to send a sequence of keystroke commands to the host computer that cause the host computer to initiate software applications and to display operating instructions to a user. A series of further binding operations are then executed in accordance with the displayed operating instructions."
The patent application was filed on Oct. 28, 2009 (12/607,282). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8,384,670.PN.&OS=PN/8,384,670&RS=PN/8,384,670
Written by Kusum Sangma; edited by Anand Kumar.
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