Global Patent Index - EP 0978045 A1

EP 0978045 A1 2000-02-09 - COMPUTER INTERFACE APPARATUS

Title (en)

COMPUTER INTERFACE APPARATUS

Title (de)

RECHNERSCHNITTSTELLENGERÄT

Title (fr)

INTERFACE D'ORDINATEUR

Publication

EP 0978045 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 97935668 A

Priority

  • GB 9702132 W
  • GB 9616812 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2316202A] A computer interface apparatus is selectably connectable to a PCMCIA PC-Card interface or a parallel port interface of a computer system. In the preferred embodiment, selection is achieved simply by the user choosing the correct cable for connecting to the computer. When the correct cable is connected to the apparatus, the cable causes the apparatus to configure itself to operate with either the parallel or PC-Card port as appropriate. In this preferred embodiment, the apparatus provides a connection to an ATAPI mass storage device, such as tape drives, CD ROM drives and hard drives, although any device for the mass storage of data provided with any other interface, such as SCSI, may be accommodated.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 13/38

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 13/14 (2006.01); G06F 3/06 (2006.01); G06F 13/38 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 13/387 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9807096A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

GB 2316202 A 19980218; GB 9616812 D0 19960925; AU 3856597 A 19980306; EP 0978045 A1 20000209; JP 2001502081 A 20010213; TW 358914 B 19990521; WO 9807096 A1 19980219

INPADOC legal status


2001-09-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20010301

2001-02-21 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20010103

2000-02-09 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19990219

2000-02-09 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE