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Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output April patents by class relation 04/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 04/26/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents by class relation
20070094417 - Mobile terminal having scrolling device and method implementing functions using the same: A mobile terminal having a scroll wheel device and a method for implementing functions using the same are disclosed. The mobile terminal having a scroll wheel device includes a display, the scroll wheel device that senses a user's wheeling operation, a memory that stores data having different menus and associated... Agent: Song K. Jung Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20070094418 - Providing and receiving content over a wireless communication system: Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing and receiving content over a wireless communication system, including off-line presentation of stored retrieved content.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20070094419 - Method and system to allow logical partitions to access resources: Disclosed are a method of and a system for enabling a program running on a logical partition, of a logically partitioned data processing system, to access directly resources of the data processing system. The method comprising the steps of, said program transforming a first address for a resource of a... Agent: Steven Fischman, Esq. Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
20070094421 - System and method for setting device module loading sequence system and method for authenticating transactions: A system and method for setting device module loading sequence. The hardware configuration of the document processing device is scanned and relevant configuration information is collected. Following collection of the relevant configuration information, document processing device system settings are then scanned. The current hardware configuration and the system settings are... Agent: Tucker, Ellis & West LLP
20070094420 - System and method for validating chip configuration data: A system and method for verifying configuration data for configuring a microprocessor or system-on-a-chip (SoC) are provided. With the system and method, during initialization, configuration data is shifted into the microprocessor or SoC through a configuration input. The configuration data is shifted to all of the on-chip processor units to... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20070094422 - Media sharing apparatus: A media sharing apparatus includes a plurality of connecting ports for connecting with a plurality of computing devices. A KVM switch connecting with a drive is coupled to the media sharing apparatus. A system firmware has an emulating function for emulating said drive to said computing devices and has a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20070094423 - Device recognition system and method: A device recognition system comprises an identification module of a computer device configured to generate an impedance signature for an external device using an impedance of the external device measured at least two different stimuli, the impedance signature used to identify the external device.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070094424 - Communication system, information processing device, peripheral device and communication method: A communication system that performs data communications based on an SCSI command defined in the SCSI standard, the communication system includes; a peripheral device that performs at least one of writing and reading to/from a recording medium inserted into a slot; and an information processing device connected to the peripheral... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department
20070094425 - Riser card identification system: A riser card identification system identifies a riser card electrically connected with a computer system having a BIOS and a storage unit. The system includes a setting unit, a signal generating unit for generating a waveform signal according to a control signal output by the computer system, a charging/discharging unit... Agent: Edwards & Angell, LLP
20070094426 - Kvm switch supporting ipmi communications with computing devices: A KVM switch with Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) function is disclosed. The present KVM switch includes a computer interface, a console interface, a network interface circuit, a processor and a memory. The computer interface is capable of connection to at least one computing device having a baseboard management controller... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070094428 - Scalable i/o signaling topology using source-calibrated reference voltages: An embodiment of the invention is a scalable I/O interface signaling technology for improved communication between semiconductor devices. In one embodiment, a system contains a first semiconductor device that includes a first characterization mechanism, a control logic coupled to the first characterization mechanism, a voltage generating mechanism coupled to the... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/rambus Inc.
20070094427 - System and method for verifying the coupled locations of computer devices: A method for verifying the coupled locations of computer devices is provided. The method includes the steps of: (a) mapping a logical address of each device interface on a standard motherboard to a physical address of the device interface on the standard motherboard; (b) storing all mapping relationships in a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070094429 - Communications system and method with multilevel connection identification: A communication system. One embodiment includes at least two functional blocks, wherein an first functional block communicates with a second functional block by establishing a connection, wherein a connection is a logical state in which data may pass between the first functional block and the second functional block. One embodiment... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070094430 - Method and apparatus to clear semaphore reservation: Semaphore operation manages exclusive access to a memory that is shared by a plurality of processing elements. Semaphore reservation status for exclusive access by a processing element is monitored by a memory controller. To clear an obsolete reservation status, a command signal is transmitted for a write operation to the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20070094431 - Systems and methods for managing concurrent access requests to a shared resource: The systems and methods manage concurrent access requests to a shared resource. The systems and methods utilize an access management algorithm that permits multiple processes to concurrently obtain shared locks on the shared resource, but also limits access to only one process when an exclusive lock is granted. In doing... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070094432 - Request transmission mechanism and method thereof: The present invention discloses a request transmission mechanism and a method thereof capable of reducing request transmission time. The method and mechanism in accordance with the present invention allow a request to bypass unnecessary stages in a computer system by usage of a bypassing rule and a dependence controller. The... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20070094433 - Access priority order setting apparatus and method: An apparatus and method, which can certainly meet access requests and have flexibility, are disclosed. The apparatus includes a unit to be accessed, a slot sequence signal controller which has a plurality of slots, and associates identification information of an access request unit to an arbitrary slot, a request signal... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070094434 - Input/output module for a programmable controller: An input/output module for a programmable controller is provided. The input/output module has a digital input channel, and in order to prevent power losses previously incurred internally within the module, an electrical source is provided internally within the module for evaluating the status of a sensor connected to the digital... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20070094435 - Computer docking system and method: A computer docking system comprises a computer device configured to be communicatively coupled to a dock, the computer device and the dock each comprising a processor. The system also comprises a switching fabric configured to enable the processor of the dock to access at least one resource of the computer... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070094437 - Dynamic lane management system and method: A dynamic lane management system comprises at least one downstream device of a computer system configured to dynamically initiate a lane width re-negotiation operation with at least one upstream device of the computer system in response to a detection of at least one power-related event associated with the computer system.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070094436 - System and method for thermal management in pci express system: The number of lanes used to communicate with a plug-in graphics card over a PCI Express bus is dynamically established based on sensed temperature in the system, to maximize the number of lanes used while remaining below temperature limits.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates04/19/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents by class relation
20070088855 - Memory control apparatus: A memory control apparatus is capable of surely becoming consistent with an external memory while avoiding a deterioration in access efficiency to the external memory. The memory control apparatus includes: a data buffer and an address buffer which respectively store data and addresses related to past access requests from a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070088856 - Method and system for deferred command issuing in a computer system: A method and system are disclosed for employing deferred command issuing in a computer system with multiple peripheral processors operating with a peripheral device driver embedded in a multi-threaded central processor. After issuing a first command with a first event tag by the peripheral device driver, a second command is... Agent: L. Howard Chen, Esq. Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP
20070088857 - Using sequestered memory for host software communications: Host software, such as device drivers, may be able to communicate through a platform interface with one another and with adjunct processors. This interface may be provided by enabling such communications to be snooped and then directed through an adjunct or service processor to sequestered memory locations. The sequestered memory... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC
20070088858 - Road paver and data memory device: An electronic control device on a road paver includes an operator's console and a host system unit which is connected via a bus system to electronic subsystems, and which has an inputting and indicating section and a storage area for adjusted machine parameter-data, which machine parameter-data are set and stored... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20070088861 - Analyzing the behavior of a storage system: In order to investigate the behaviour of a data storage system, the time differences between commands from an analysis device and the completion of the operations defined by those commands are analyzed. The method may use a factorial parameter table definition representing common threads of I/O events in a patterned,... Agent: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc.
20070088860 - Command scheduling and affiliation management for serial attached storage devices: According to one embodiment, a host device is disclosed. The host device includes a logic component to provide an indication of a number of commands issued to a target device, and a task scheduler to schedule commands based on the number of issued commands provided by the logic component.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070088859 - Method for monitoring the state of a device in a network and device for carrying out said monitoring.: The invention relates to a method for monitoring the state of a device within a communication network comprising at least two devices, the network comprising isochronous communication channels transmitting data packets synchronized by a signal emitted by the network emitted in regular time intervals. The method comprises at the level... Agent: Joseph J. Laks, Vice President Thomson Licensing LLC
20070088862 - Method and system for optimizing streaming media: The invention comprises a computer implemented process for optimizing a media environment having a media player and a data stream, the process comprising: configuring a performance criterion; receiving the data stream; collecting performance data from the data stream; analyzing the performance data to determine if the performance data satisfies the... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rus) C/o Rudolf O Siegesmund Gordon & Rees, LLP
20070088866 - Destructive dma lists: A buffer, a method, and a computer program product for DMA transfers are provided that are designed to save memory space within a local memory of a processor. The buffer is a return buffer with a portion reserved for DMA lists. A DMA controller accomplishes DMA transfers by: reading address... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20070088865 - Graphical programs with direct memory access fifo for controller/fpga communications: A system and method for communicating between graphical programs executing on respective devices, e.g., a programmable hardware element and a controller. The system includes a first node representing a direct memory access structure, e.g., a first in, first out data structure (DMA FIFO), and a second node providing a controller... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20070088867 - Memory controller and data processing system with the same: In one aspect, a data processing system includes a OneNAND flash memory which includes an internal non-volatile memory and an internal buffer memory which temporarily stores a page data derived from the internal non-volatile memory, and a first memory controller which includes a speed-up buffer. The memory controller controls read... Agent: Volentine Francos, & Whitt PLLC
20070088863 - Method and system for flexible and negotiable exchange of link layer functional parameters: A proposal is discussed that facilitates exchanging parameters for a link layer that allows a variable number of parameters without changing a communication protocol. Likewise, the proposal allows for both components connected via the link to negotiate values for the parameters that are exchanged without a need for external agent... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070088864 - Raid performance using command descriptor block pointer forwarding technique: The apparatus in one example may have: at first and second processing devices; at least one sequence of processes for the first and second devices; the at least one sequence having a command forward instruction such that, after the first processing device completes processing a first process of the at... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070088868 - Methods and apparatus for providing data transfer control: A variety of advantageous mechanisms for improved data transfer control within a data processing system are described. A DMA controller is described which is implemented as a multiprocessing transfer engine supporting multiple transfer controllers which may work independently or in cooperation to carry out data transfers, with each transfer controller... Agent: Priest & Goldstein PLLC
20070088869 - Information distribution processing program, computer, information distribution processing method, and information distribution processing system: A computer program product comprises computer-readable instructions that cause a computer to function as: a command transmission request receiving unit which receives a command transmission request issued by each information processing unit of an information processing device which includes a plurality of information processing units executing information processing based on... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070088870 - Methods and apparatus for managing multipathing software: An embodiment of a method of managing multipathing in a computer system including the steps of establishing a plurality of concurrent multipathing processes on the computer system; disassociating a plurality of operational data paths from a first of the multipathing processes; and associating the operational data paths with a second... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070088871 - Implementation of shared and persistent job queues: A method is provided in a software program (20) for implementing a job queue (10) shared by a plurality of distinct processes (22). The method includes: adding a plurality of distinct jobs to the queue; and, providing the plurality of processes access to the job queue such that two different... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20070088872 - Configurable architecture for virtual socket client to an on-chip bus interface block: An interface block provides an interface between an internal bus of an integrated circuit and a socket of a logic block. The interface block includes a synchronization module that performs any needed synchronization between a clock domain of the internal bus and a clock domain of the socket of the... Agent: Cardinal Law Group
20070088873 - Information processing system: An information processing system includes a high-speed serial bus that transmits and receives data independently over communication channels via a tree-structured network including a point-to-point connection, and a control unit that issues a request command based on a request synchronization signal for data with a timing constraint on line synchronous... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070088875 - Communications display base system and method: A communication apparatus for an electronic system is provided in accordance with the presently disclosed techniques. Specifically, in one embodiment, the apparatus includes a display base. The display base includes a body having a bay configured to receive a first electronic device and a recessed portion configured to receive a... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070088874 - Offload engine as processor peripheral: A system for interfacing a processor with a peripheral component. The system includes a module interface connected with the processor, a peripheral interface unit connected between the module interface and a peripheral component connected to the peripheral interface unit. The peripheral interface unit includes a peripheral interface to communicate with... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070088876 - Keyboard, video and mouse (kvm) switch: A computer peripherals switch having a switching circuit contained within a body; a first computer cable electrically coupled to the switching circuit and integrally attached to the body; a second computer cable electrically coupled to the switching circuit and integrally attached to the body; a plurality of computer peripheral ports... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070088877 - Packet processing systems and methods: Packet processing system and method embodiments implemented in a peripheral component interconnect-express (PCIE) compliant system are disclosed. One method embodiment, among others, comprises receiving a packet having at least a first type of data and a second type of data over a PCIE connection, and segregating the entire packet into... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070088880 - Direct access storage system with combined block interface and file interface access: A storage system includes a storage controller and storage media for reading data from or writing data to the storage media in response to block-level and file-level I10 requests. The storage controller includes suitable interfaces for receiving the read/write requests and effecting the reading of data to or the writing... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070088879 - Method for initializing bus device: In a method used for initializing a first bus device and a second bus device sharing a common transmission engine of a bus, a first link of the first bus device and a second link of the second bus device to the common transmission engine are disabled when the computer... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie
20070088878 - Usb storage device: A USB storage device is proposed, in which a circuit layer, a USB interface, a plurality of passive components, and a memory die are disposed on a board. The passive components, the USB interface, and the memory die are electrically connected to the circuit layer. A package layer then covers... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070088881 - Serial communication circuit and a/d conversion system having the same: A serial communication circuit for performing full duplex serial communication with a microcomputer includes a counter and a timer. The counter is incremented by each pulse of a serial clock signal output from the microcomputer. When the counter reaches the number of bits of serial data output from the microcomputer,... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20070088882 - System and method for displaying motherboard alarms: An exemplary method for displaying motherboard alarms includes the steps of: reading status information of the motherboard; classifying the status information, each kind of information corresponding to an alarm category, and each alarm category corresponding to an alarm sound; reading a configuration file; determining whether the parameters of the motherboard... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070088883 - Communication system and method, and distributed control system and method: A communication system performs bidirectional communication through a same communication path every communication cycle period between a master station and a slave station. From the start of the communication cycle period until an interval period shorter than the communication cycle period elapses, the master station transmits master data represented at... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070088884 - Dynamic master/slave configuration for multiple expansion cards: A computing system having expansion modules. One of the expansion modules is identified as a master module. The other modules act as slaves to the master module. The central processing unit routes a task to either the master module for portioning out or to all of the expansion modules. The... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20070088885 - Systems and methods for assigning an address to a network device added to an existing network: The present invention provides systems, methods, and bus controllers for establishing communication with various network systems located on a network system. Importantly, the systems, methods, and bus controllers of the present invention are capable recognizing that a new network device has been added to an existing network and assigning it... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20070088886 - Dynamic priority conflict resolution in a multi-processor computer system having shared resources: A system and method for fair dynamic priority conflict resolution in a multi-processor computer system having shared resources wherein each multi-processor seeking access to said shared resource possesses a common priority level. In the occurrence of a priority tie or when a single port is active, a typical dynamic conflict... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLP
20070088889 - Communication steering for use in a multi-master shared resource system: New approaches for providing communication between multiple masters (12, 14) and one or more shared resources (24, 30, 100) are needed. One example of a resource that may need to be shared is circuitry complying with the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard (100). The USB specification defines the use of... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20070088888 - Directing interrupts to currently idle processors: Interrupts are directed to currently idle processors. Which of a number of processors of a computing system that are currently idle is determined. An interrupt is received and directed to one of the currently idle processors for processing. Determining which processors are currently idle can be accomplished by monitoring each... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Dryja
20070088887 - System and method for processing an interrupt in a processor supporting multithread execution: A system and method is disclosed for the handling of interrupts by the disabled logical processors of an information handling system or computer system. An interrupt service routine is written to the read-only portion of system memory. Upon receipt of an interrupt, each disabled logical processor branches to the hard... Agent: Roger Fulghum Baker Botts L.L.P.
20070088890 - System and method for interrupt handling: A system, methodology and/or computer architecture that facilitates processing device interrupts (including level-triggered interrupts) in a user-mode process is provided. The kernel interrupt handler can cause a dedicated thread in the process to wake and invoke the driver interrupt service routine. This thread can then return control to the kernel... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070088891 - Administrative computer module: An administrative computer module may include a first and second Compact Peripheral Component Interconnect (CompactPCI®) chassis, where each CompactPCI chassis includes a fabric slot coupled to accept a fabric board, where the fabric slot includes an interfabric link port, where the fabric board is coupled to operate a switched fabric... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20070088892 - Control unit connectable to expansion unit: According to one embodiment, a connection detection circuit detects a first state in which a first connector is connected to a motherboard. A reset-releasing circuit releases the reset state of a control unit upon detection of the first state by the connection detection circuit. The reset-releasing circuit receives a particular... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20070088893 - System and method for installing hardware device drivers for network devices on systems limited to single computer plug-and-play logic: A system and method for orderly installing hardware devices and associated software drivers in a networked environment on client computers having only local plug-and-play installers. The preferred embodiment teaches the use of a web browser, web server, and network access point device to mount and manage the installation of various... Agent: Robert A. Huntsman
20070088894 - Scalable bus structure: A processing system is disclosed with a sending component and a receiving component connected by a bus. The bus may be configured with first and second channels. The sending component may be configured to broadcast on the first channel read and write address information, read and write control signals, and... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20070088895 - Hardware port scheduler: According to one embodiment, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a port having a plurality of lanes, a plurality of protocol engines. Each protocol engine is associated with one of the plurality of lanes, and processes tasks to be forwarded to a plurality of remote nodes. The apparatus also... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman04/12/2007 > 19 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. patents by class relation
20070083677 - Valves, devices, and methods for endobronchial therapy: Various valves, adapters, ventilator circuits, and methods are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, a valve includes a support that includes a plurality of apertures. The support includes a center and an outer edge. The plurality of flaps includes a flap for each aperture. Each flap has an end connected... Agent: Nektar Therapeutics
20070083678 - Method and system for coordinating data and voice communications via customer contact channel changing system: This invention (The Customer Contact Channel Changer) enables the integration of different Customer Contact Channels such as live call centre ACD (Automatic Call Distribution) agents, ADSI (Analog Display Services Interface) enhanced IVR (Interactive Voice Response) systems and WWW (World Wide Web) servers. The world wide web servers are used to... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20070083679 - Program and method for managing device driver and information processing apparatus: According to the present invention, an information processing apparatus which has a recognition function for recognizing connected peripheral devices and can make the connected peripheral devices available, comprises a holding unit adapted to hold the upper limit of device drivers to be installed, and an install controlling unit adapted to... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20070083681 - Apparatus and method for handling dma requests in a virtual memory environment: An apparatus includes a virtual memory manager that moves data from a first block to second block in memory. When the virtual memory manager is ready to transfer data from the first block to the second block, a third, temporary block of memory is defined. The translation table in a... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20070083682 - Memory controller and method for handling dma operations during a page copy: A memory controller provides page copy logic that assures data coherency when a DMA operation to a page occurs during the copying of the page by the memory controller. The page copy logic compares the page index of the DMA operation to a copy address pointer that indicates the location... Agent: Martin & Associates, LLC
20070083680 - System and method for improved dmac translation mechanism: A system and method for improved DMAC translation mechanism is presented. DMA commands are “unrolled” based upon the transfer size of the DMA command and the amount of data that a computer system transfers at one time. For the first DMA request, a DMA queue requests a memory management unit... Agent: Ibm Corporation- Austin (jvl) C/o Van Leeuwen & Van Leeuwen
20070083683 - Usb portable storage device with multi-port plugs: A USB portable storage device with multi-port plugs is provided, including a flash memory, a USB controller, a USB physical layer, and a plurality of USB connector. The USB controller is connected to the flash memory for controlling the access to the flash memory. The USB physical layer provides the... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property
20070083684 - Data stream converter and data conversion circuit: A data stream converter for converting a data stream quickly and flexibly with a simple structure. The data stream converter includes control registers for setting search data or replacement data. The search data stored in the control registers is provided to a comparator, which compares the input stream with the... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20070083685 - Data management for a usb device: A data management method for a USB device includes the steps of: sampling an analog input signal, and generating digital sample data corresponding to samples of the analog input signal; monitoring the number of the digital sample data generated within a predefined time interval; if the number of the digital... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070083686 - Communication system: A communication system includes a master control unit, a plurality of slave control units, and buses connecting the master control unit and the slave control units for the asynchronous communication. When the master control unit starts the communication, each slave control unit transmits a plurality of data bits represented by... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20070083687 - Apparatus, system, and method for overriding resource controller lock ownership: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for autonomously overriding a global resource lock. The apparatus includes a determination module, an override module, and an assertion module. The determination module determines whether a global resource lock is owned by a peer resource controller and that the peer resource controller is... Agent: Kunzler & Associates
20070083688 - Common memory transfer control circuit and common memory transfer control system: A common memory transfer control circuit 2 is equipped with a transfer request congestion number detecting circuit 6 for detecting a transfer request congestion number RML indicating the multiplicity of transfer requests from transfer request signals REQ1 to REQn, a transfer request level signal maximum value detecting circuit 7 for... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20070083689 - Usb system having card-type usb interface connector: A universal serial bus (USB) system having a card-type USB interface connector includes a host platform, a storage layer, and an electrical interface. The host platform includes a USB host controller for controlling data transfer, and a first card-type connector at which data is transferred. The storage device includes a... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20070083690 - Storage controller: A backplane has signal connectors for connecting signals of logical boards connected to an upper level of the backplane; signal connectors for connecting signals of logical boards connected to a lower level of the backplane; power source connectors for supplying power to the logical boards connected to the upper level... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070083691 - Mobile device expansion system: An expansion device is provided for expanding the functionality of a mobile electronic device while in a mobile mode and/or in a desktop mode. The expansion device may be a media slice that provides multimedia functionality to a mobile electronic device. The media slice may be configured to receive an... Agent: Banner & Witcoff Ltd., Attorneys For Client Nos. 003797 & 013797
20070083692 - Method and apparatus for interfacing a peripheral device corresponding to the detection of interface: The invention relates to an apparatus for interfacing a peripheral device corresponding to the detection of interface, which comprises: a regulator, for regulating the working voltage of the circuit of the apparatus; an USB physical layer with switch controller, for detecting and determining whether the interface to which the peripheral... Agent: Bruce H. Troxell
20070083693 - Electronic data processing circuit that transmits packed words via a bus: An electronic data processing circuit contains a plurality of data handling units (10a-d, 16a-b) with data outputs, at least part of the data handling units having address outputs. The data handling units supply words of preferably selectable size to a bus. A bus controller (20) is arranged to control access... Agent: Philips Electronics North America Corporation Intellectual Property & Standards
20070083694 - Memory card with multiple transmission interfaces: A memory card with multiple transmission interfaces refers to a memory card for data access, which is in compliance with an adaptation of a memory card and a multi-interface including a universal serial bus (BUS) and an IEEE1394 specification. A gliding block being provided with the specification of the USB... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC Suite 1404
20070083695 - Wireless usb hardware scheduling: In a wireless USB data transfers over UWB, softwareconfigures hardware thresholds to control data transfer in a manner that uses bandwidth for good connections over bad connections, given the high error rate experienced with wireless USB. Periodic transfers are first attempted before asynchronous transfers, as long as the periodic transfers... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft04/05/2007 > 34 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories. patents by class relation
20070079014 - Method of operating a disc drive and a host device: A battery-operated, hand-held disc drive for an optical data storage disc contains a radio transceiver. Data read from the disc, for example a game or movie, are delivered to the transceiver and transmitted, preferably using a WiFi protocol, to a host device, such as a smartphone, PDA, ultra-light tablet or... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP
20070079015 - Methods and arrangements to interface a data storage device: Methods and arrangements to interface a data storage device such as a small form factor IDE/ATA hard drive are disclosed. Embodiments may comprise a host and/or a data storage device. The host and data storage device may form, e.g., a handheld device such as an MP3 player, a cellular phone,... Agent: Schubert, Osterrieder & Nickelson, PLLC C/o Intellevate
20070079016 - Storage device controlling apparatus and a circuit board for the same: A storage device controlling apparatus connected to a storage device storing data and connected to an information processing apparatus via a network, the apparatus being accommodated in a chassis, the apparatus comprising a circuit board accommodated in the chassis, the circuit board including: an I/O processor formed thereon, the I/O... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070079017 - Dma transfers of sets of data and an exclusive or (xor) of the sets of data: Methods and apparatus for performing Direct Memory Access (DMA) transfers of sets of data and results of performing logical operations on the sets of data are disclosed. In one aspect, a method may include receiving a data structure that specifies DMA transfers of sets of data and a DMA transfer... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070079018 - System and method for communicating command parameters between a processor and a memory flow controller: A system and method for communicating command parameters between a processor and a memory flow controller are provided. The system and method make use of a channel interface as the primary mechanism for communicating between the processor and a memory flow controller. The channel interface provides channels for communicating with... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20070079019 - Cellular phone and portable storage device using the same: A cellular phone. The cellular phone comprises a connector, a first memory module, a second memory module, and a controller. The connector is used for physically connecting the cellular phone to an external device. The first memory module stores phone data. The second memory module stores application data received from... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20070079020 - Dynamically migrating channels: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method of determining a relative priority between a first agent and a second agent, and assigning the first agent to a first channel and the second agent to a second channel according to the relative priority. Depending on the currently programmed status... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC
20070079021 - Selective i/o prioritization by system process/thread and foreground window identification: Systems, methods, and apparatus to identify and prioritize application processes in one or more subsystems. Some embodiments identifying applications and processes associated with each application executing on a system, apply one or more priority rules to the identified applications and processes to generate priority information, and transmit the priority information... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070079023 - Flexible interrupt handling methods for optical network apparatuses with multiple multi-protocol optical networking modules: An API including an interrupt handler registration function and one or more interrupt dispatchers, is provided to an optical networking apparatus to facilitate registration of interrupt handlers to handle interrupts triggered by the function blocks of multi-protocol optical networking modules (MPONM). Each registered interrupt handler may handle interrupts triggered by... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group, LLP
20070079022 - Gathering i/o measurement data during an i/o operation process: I/O measurement data associated with the performance of an I/O operation process is gathered during the I/O process. The I/O measurement data is saved in an IRB memory location specified by a test subchannel instruction. An I/O interrupt signals the completion of the I/O operation process.... Agent: Blanche E. Schiller, Esq. Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.
20070079024 - Circuit and method for detecting non-volatile memory during a boot sequence: A circuit (500) and method (600, 700) are presented for detecting non-volatile memory (NVM) devices (321, 323, 325) associated with computing device during a processor boot sequence. The NVM devices have corresponding starting addresses (331, 332, 333)and the processor begins operation from a first starting address associated with a first... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20070079026 - Configurable architecture for virtual socket client to an on-chip bus interface block: An interface block provides an interface between an internal bus of an integrated circuit and a socket of a logic block. The interface block includes a synchronization module that performs any needed synchronization between a clock domain of the internal bus and a clock domain of the socket of the... Agent: Cardinal Law Group Suite 2000
20070079025 - High speed on-chip serial link apparatus and method: A converter apparatus and method are provided that transforms an external low speed industry standard interface into an on-chip high speed serial link (HSSL). The converter of the present invention is preferably placed in close vicinity of the external interface. The HSSL operates at the system clock speed and, as... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20070079027 - Audio status information for a portable electronic device: Improved techniques for providing status information associated with an electronic device to its user in an audible manner are disclosed. The status information can pertain to one or more conditions of the electronic device. The conditions can vary depending on the nature of the electronic device. As an example, where... Agent: Beyer Weaver LLP
20070079030 - Auxiliary display and storage unit: Apparatus and systems, as well as methods and articles, may operate to receive an indication that a housing having an integrated auxiliary display and a memory forming a portion of a redundant array disk storage has been inserted into a recessed housing compartment of a portable computer having an integrated... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070079031 - Computer system with enhanced communication interface and communication method thereof: A computer system includes a host system with an input terminal and an embedded controller. The embedded controller includes a keyboard controller module for controlling the input terminal of the host system, an embedded controller module for receiving standard embedded controller commands from the host system, and an enhanced interface... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070079028 - Information technology integration with automation systems: The subject disclosure pertains to transparent communications in an industrial automation environment amongst automation system components and IT systems. Systems and methods are provided that send and receive data to, from and amongst automation devices and transactional based IT systems. The system is viewed as a control system to the... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./(at)
20070079029 - Processing image data from multiple sources: Interleaving multiple logical data streams into one physical data stream reduces overhead required to process the multiple logical data streams. Multiple arrays of data values are interleaved into a combined array of data that simulates a frame of data for input to a data port such as a video port.... Agent: Watts Hoffmann Co., L.p.a.
20070079032 - Serial signal ordering in serial general purpose input output (sgpio): An apparatus may include a Serial General Purpose Input Output (SGPIO) initiator device. The SGPIO initiator device may have terminals to receive parallel input signals. The device may also have parallel-to-serial conversion logic to convert the parallel input signals to a serial stream. The device may further have signal ordering... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070079033 - Universal serial bus device having logical circuit for conversive and immediate host reset operation: A Universal Serial Bus (USB) device for exchanging data with a USB host connected via a USB cable is provided. In a USB device for exchanging data with a USB host connected via a USB cable, the USB device comprises a USB encoder for outputting USB encoding data; a reset... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20070079034 - Method and apparatus for power efficient and scalable memory interface: Transmission of digital signals across a bus between an electronic device having a transmitter and another electronic device having a receiver with termination for both the transmitter and receiver being referenced to ground, such that the electronic device having the transmitter and the other electronic device having the receiver are... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20070079035 - System and method for reading information in a set of electronic components connected to a communication bus, and application to reading a matrix of pixels: A device for reading information in a set of electronic components connected to a communication bus in order to send that information over the communication bus includes means for reading values held in at least some of the electronic components holding a value to be sent and an arbiter circuit... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20070079036 - Low power arbiters in interconnection routers: Methods and apparatus to reduce power consumption in arbiters of interconnection routers are described. In one embodiment, an arbiter may be turned off for a select number of clock cycles if no arbitration is to be performed on the corresponding buffer.... Agent: Caven & Aghevli C/o Intellevate
20070079037 - Method and apparatus for validation of continuous access to a data structure: Method and apparatus for enabling continuous validation of a data structure by acquiring a first read lock for the data structure and processing the data structure under the first read lock. When the first read lock is relinquished and subsequently reacquired, the method provides for determining if a write lock... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070079038 - Arbitration scheme for shared memory device: For arbitrating access to a shared memory device among a plurality of masters, a master generates a request for access signal that is sent to the arbitrator concurrently with an indispensable command such as an auto-refresh command that is generated in series. The arbitrator generates an acknowledge signal sent to... Agent: Law Office Of Monica H Choi
20070079040 - Interrupt signal processing circuit for sending interrupt requests to a computer system: A computer system associated with a plurality of interrupt sources that produce interrupt signals may include interrupt signal processing blocks corresponding to the interrupt sources, respectively. Each of the interrupt processing blocks can include: a counter for generating an interrupt count value associated with the number of interrupt signals received... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070079039 - Method and apparatus to retarget platform interrupts in a reconfigurable system: Systems, methods, and apparatus to retarget platform interrupts in a reconfigurable system. Some embodiments include identifying each processor of a multiprocessor system capable of processing Corrected Platform Error Interrupts, adding each processor capable of processing Corrected Platform Error Interrupts to a list of potential Corrected Platform Error Interrupt targets, and... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070079041 - Multiprocessor system: A multiprocessor system according to this invention comprises a main board, an expansion board, and at least a connection card. The main board comprises a plurality of first processors, such as four (4) CPUs, and at least a first socket. The expansion board comprises a plurality of second processors, such... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20070079042 - Portable computer docking server system: A portable computer docking server system comprises a docking assembly communicatively couplable to a portable computer where the docking assembly has at least one server module.... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company
20070079043 - Single-chip multi-media card/secure digital (mmc/sd) controller reading power-on boot code from integrated flash memory for user storage: A Multi-Media Card/Secure Digital (MMC/SD) single-chip flash device contains a MMC/SD flash microcontroller and flash mass storage blocks containing flash memory arrays that are block-addressable rather than randomly-addressable. MMC/SD transactions from a host MMC/SD bus are read by a bus transceiver on the MMC/SD flash microcontroller. Various routines that execute... Agent: Stuart T Auvinen
20070079044 - Packet combiner for a packetized bus with dynamic holdoff time: Multiple data transfer requests can be merged and transmitted as a single packet on a packetized bus such as a PCI Express (PCI-E) bus. In one embodiment, requests are combined if they are directed to contiguous address ranges in the same target device. An opportunistic merging procedure is advantageously used... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20070079045 - Simplified universal serial bus (usb) hub architecture: A Universal Serial Bus (USB) device uses a same elasticity buffer for buffering packets for multiple different ports and only necessary packet detection circuitry is associated with the individual ports. A collision detection circuit is further included corresponding with information received from the packet detection circuitry. This simplified universal elasticity... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.
20070079047 - Lane merging: A buffer is associated with each of a plurality of data lanes of a multi-lane serial data bus. Data words are timed through the buffers of active ones of the data lanes. Words timed through buffers of active data lanes are merged onto a parallel bus such that data words... Agent: Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz
20070079046 - Multiprocessor system: A multiprocessor system is disclosed, which comprises a plurality of processor unit, such as eight processor units, and a plurality of interconnection bus that may be a dual unidirectional point-to-point bus. Every interconnection bus connects predetermined two of the processor units. Particularly, at least two of the interconnection buses are... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLCPrevious industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: multicomputer data transferring or plural processor synchronization
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