Patent Number: 6,170,020

Title: Reservation and dynamic allocation of resources for sole use of docking peripheral device

Abstract: A computer including a computer housing having a processor and a number of peripheral devices operatively connected to the processor, a docking connector mounted on the computer housing and operatively connected to the processor, a reservation module operative to reserve one of a plurality of resources for use by a peripheral device operatively connected to a docking station that is operatively connectable to the docking connector, and an allocation module responsive to an indication from the reservation module operative to allocate the one of the resources to one of the plurality of peripheral devices.

Inventors: Blakeney; Stephen R. (Longmont, CO), Pirdy; Scott L. (Westboro, MA), Frame; Robert C. (Westboro, MA)

Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation

International Classification: G06F 1/16 (20060101); G06F 013/14 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018