Failed to Send a USB control request!

I’m using OpenNI2 and today a sensor started throwing an exception when I try to call

java.lang.RuntimeException: 	Could not open "2bc5/0404@2/4": Failed to send a USB control request!

	at org.openni.NativeMethods.checkReturnStatus( ~[org.openni-1.0.0.jar!/:na]
	at ~[org.openni-1.0.0.jar!/:na]

I’m not sure how to troubleshoot this type of error - any help would be appreciated.

Linux Kernel Version: 4.15.0-29-generic

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Unplugging and replugging helps most of the time in my case, but that is really annoying and I didn’t find any other solution until now.