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Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/09

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02/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090055555 - 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: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090055556 - External storage medium adapter: p

20090055557 - Content distribution system, content distribution method, control device, control method, reproduction device, reproduction method, and program: The present invention relates to a content distributing system, a content distributing method, a control apparatus, a control method, a playback apparatus, a playback method, and a program that are capable of improving operability of the control apparatus. A renderer 4 identifies a category of content to be played back... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090055558 - Method for transmitting telegrams between a control device and a peripheral element via an intermediate device: For the transmission of a telegram from the control device to the peripheral element an intermediate device receives the telegram from the control device and forwards it without amendment to the peripheral element. For the transmission of a telegram from the peripheral element to the control device the intermediate device... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090055559 - Kvm switch and method for controlling the same: A KVM switch is connected to a server, and a client via a network. The KVM switch includes: a signal processing portion that receives an analog image signal corresponding to screen data displayed on a display device of the client from the server, executes analog/digital conversion to the analog image... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090055560 - Data transfer apparatus, method for manufacturing the data transfer apparatus, method for conducting connection test, and method for testing connection in the data transfer apparatus: A data transfer apparatus is manufactured by assembling a USB host controller, a USB host port, a USB device controller, a USB device port, a storage unit, and a control unit, and by testing connection between the USB host and the USB device. The test includes connecting the USB host... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090055561 - Bus module for connection to a bus system and use of such a bus module in an as-i bus system: Disclosed is a bus module that can be connected to a bus system and comprises means for outputting safety-relevant signals in the form of repeated unambiguous code sequences. The bus module further comprises a first and second arithmetic unit with means for executing software programs. A code generator program of... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090055563 - Method for providing low-level hardware access to in-band and out-of-band firmware: In-band firmware executes instructions which cause commands to be sent on a coherency fabric. Fabric snoop logic monitors the coherency fabric for command packets that target a resource in one of the support chips attached via an FSI link. Conversion logic converts the information from the fabric packet into an... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090055562 - Semiconductor device with copyright protection function: A semiconductor device includes a serial communication interface connector, a non-volatile semiconductor memory, a memory controller, and a memory reader/writer. The serial communication interface connector is capable of being connected to a serial communication interface terminal of electronic equipment. The memory controller includes a memory interface connected to the non-volatile... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090055564 - Method for data transmission: The invention relates to a method for data transmission in a serial bus system comprising a control unit and bus users. The method comprises steps: receiving a first data telegram by a bus user from the control unit, wherein the data telegram has a data field containing output data; reading... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090055565 - Memory interface and method of interfacing between functional entities: A data and signal interface for controlling the transfer of data and signals between a memory array and macro function such as that of a digital signal processor (DSP) core. In one embodiment, the interface comprises a plurality of memory ports which interface with X/Y memory banks, a plurality of... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090055566 - Arbitration: Embodiments related to arbitration are described and depicted.... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag Patent Department

20090055567 - Device for assemblying transversal pci expansion cards and a computer housing: A device for assembling transversal PCI expansion cards and a computer housing includes a vertical connection board which is installed in an internal space of a computer housing, with a riser card being fixed on the connection board. The riser card is provided with a plurality of insertion slots, and... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC

20090055568 - Non-blocking address switch with shallow per agent queues: In one embodiment, a switch is configured to be coupled to an interconnect. The switch comprises a plurality of storage locations and an arbiter control circuit coupled to the plurality of storage locations. The plurality of storage locations are configured to store a plurality of requests transmitted by a plurality... Agent: Lawrence J. Merkel Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090055569 - Bridge device with page-access based processor interface: An integrated circuit bridge device can include a first interface circuit coupled to a buffer circuit and configurable in response to configuration information to receive command information, address information, and data values on a same multi-bit input/output (I/O) bus. A second interface circuit can be coupled to the buffer circuit... Agent: Haverstock & Owens- Cypress

02/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090049204 - Virtualization aware hard drive: A system and method for a virtualization aware hard drive. A method may include issuing a context command and an input/output (I/O) command by a virtual machine to either a hardware controller or a virtual machine monitor (VMM). The controller (or VMM) fills in a context tag that corresponds to... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20090049205 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus includes: a plurality of external device interfaces which is connectable with an external device; an address setting unit which sets a logical address corresponding to the external device, if the external device interface is connected with the external device; a UI (user interface) generator which generates UI... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090049206 - Integrated interface apparatus and method of operating an integrated interface apparatus: In an embodiment of the invention, an integrated interface apparatus for providing a serial differential data input for an integrated processor of a mobile radio terminal has a data reception apparatus having a physical layer which can be alternatively operated in a first operating mode according to a first interface... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag Patent Department

20090049207 - Network scanning and management in a device type manager of type device: A method of communicating with a device using a Field Device Tool (FDT) framework, such that the device operates in a process control environment and is communicatively coupled to a communication link, includes generating an instance of a scan capable device type manager (DTM) of type device that represents the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)

20090049208 - Media processing device and control method for a media processing device: When USB communication between a host computer and media processing device is interrupted while processing media, sending useless read data to the host computer is prevented. A control method for a media processing device 1 that is connected by a USB cable to a host computer 30, reads information continuously... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090049209 - Ata hdd interface for personal media player with increased data transfer throughput: This invention is a method allowing for interfacing high speed hard disk drives (ATA-HDD) in high throughput PIO modes to currently available digital media processors (DMP). The prescribed interface programs signals available in the DMP external memory interface (EMIF) functions to match the requirements of ATA-HDD PIO functions. Selected signal... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090049210 - Apparatus and method for storage cluster control: Input/output (I/O) I/O target selection is achieved within a data storage system having clustered nodes of initiators, I/O targets, and grouped storage logical units. A state definition component defines access states for each combination of one or more combinations of a node, an I/O target, and a storage logical unit.... Agent: Law Offices Of Michael Dryja

20090049211 - Estimating backend processing time for retrieving and processing data and displaying appropriate supplemental content: A method is complementary to processing a retrieve and process pipe specification. The pipe specification is characterized by at least one constituent pipe, each constituent pipe being characterized by at least one of a group consisting of an input node and an output node. The input node is configured to... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/yahoo

20090049212 - Method and systems for mesochronous communications in multiple clock domains and corresponding computer program product: Full-duplex communication over a communication link between an initiator operating with an initiator clock and a target operating with a target clock involves, in communication from the initiator to the target: storing data from the initiator in a first FIFO memory with the initiator clock, reading data from the initiator... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090049213 - Computers having usb buses, methods of operation thereof and programs and information for use therewith: A computer has a USB bus with at least two USB connectors for removable USB devices. When a removable USB device is connected to at least one of the connectors, conventional standard actions are auto-launched. However, when a removable USB device is connected to at least one special USB connector,... Agent: John V Stewart

20090049214 - Graphics card test method: A method for testing graphics cards is provided. The method utilizes a principle that when an operating system operates under a kernel layer, a CPU of the computer has privileges to execute any instructions, thus, able to perform privileged functions of a graphics card, thereby testing hardware acceleration functions of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090049215 - Network unit and programmable controller using the same: A network unit in a programmable controller of a building block mutually connects an information system network and a control system network. The network unit includes transfer analyzing units that judge to which of interface units received data received from the information system network and the control system network should... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090049216 - Dynamically allocating lanes to a plurality of pci express connectors: Method, apparatus, and computer program products for dynamically allocating lanes to a plurality of PCI Express connectors are disclosed that include identifying whether a PCI Express device is installed into each PCI Express connector, and assigning a portion of the lanes to each PCI Express connector having a PCI Express... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP

20090049217 - I/o-request processing system and method: An I/O-request processing system which is capable of reducing the maximum value of the time required until the I/O request of each external device is registered. An I/O-request receiving section (501) receives an I/O request issued from an external device (600). A process-information storage section (510) stores an I/O-request delay... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090049218 - Retrieving lock attention data: Provided are techniques for retrieving lock attention data. A group of attention connection paths configured to transmit lock attention interrupts and lock attention data between the host and the control unit are identified. A lock attention interrupt is received from the control unit. In response to receiving the lock attention... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37

20090049219 - Information processing apparatus and exception control circuit: To provide an information processing apparatus capable of performing switching between an exception handler and normal processing, the information processing apparatus comprising: An information processing apparatus comprising: a processor; a data processing unit operable to perform particular processing upon receiving a processing request from the processor; an interrupt controller operable... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090049220 - Interrupt-related circuits, systems, and processes: An electronic interrupt circuit includes an interrupt-related input line (4235), a security-related status input line (4236), a context-related status input line (4237), and a conversion circuit (4234A) having plural interrupt-related output lines (4245) and selectively operable in response to an interrupt-related signal on said interrupt-related input line (4235) depending on... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090049221 - System and method of obtaining error data within an information handling system: A system and method of obtaining error data within an information handling system is disclosed. According to one aspect, an interrupt handling system can include a first system management interrupt handler operable to initiate access to a first interrupt event message. The interrupt handling system can also include a first... Agent: Larson Newman Abel & Polansky, LLP

20090049222 - Pci express-compatible controller and interface for flash memory: A PCI Express-compatible flash device can include one or more flash memory modules, a controller, and an ExpressCard interface. The controller can advantageously provide PCI Express functionality as well as flash memory operations, e.g. writing, reading, or erasing, using the ExpressCard interface. A PIO interface includes sending first and second... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP 2099 Gateway Place

20090049223 - Interface with multiple packet preemption based on start indicators of different types: Preemption techniques are disclosed which permit multiple high-priority packets to preempt a single low-priority packet. In one aspect, a first device is configured for communication with a second device via an interface bus. The first device comprises interface circuitry configured to receive from the second device a start indicator of... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090049224 - System and method for distributed partitioned library mapping: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method of media library access that eliminates, or at least substantially reduces, the shortcomings of prior art media library access systems and methods. More particularly, embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods of distributed mapping of media library partitions.... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group

20090049225 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program for executing the information processing method, storage medium storing the program, dma controller, dma transfer method, program for executing the dma transfer method, and storage m: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus that transfers information, using direct memory access (DMA), between a first storage section in an information processing system and a second storage section in an information transfer system. The information processing system includes the first storage section for storing the information, and a... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

02/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090043914 - Board game system and method of use thereof: The present invention relates to an apparatus adapted for use with one or more fantasy purchase board games, and a method of using the apparatus, to incorporate the principles of debt and debt management into play of the board games.... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20090043915 - Gesture-based character input: Gesture-based character input is described. A user inputs a character by selecting keys on a keypad device via a gesture representing the shape of the character. The sequence of keys selected by the user is interpreted to represent a specific character.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090043917 - Electronic circuit and method for selecting an electronic circuit: An electronic circuit includes an input for receiving at least one input information item, the at least one input information item representing received encoded chip select information. The electronic circuit further includes a value modifier for providing modified encoded chip select information based on the received encoded chip select information,... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20090043916 - Handshake free sharing in a computer architecture: A system arrangement including a memory unit having a memory interface in accordance with a handshake-free protocol between the memory and an accessing master, a bus connected to the memory unit and first and second masters. The first master operative to access the memory unit through the bus and the... Agent: Factor - Patent Attorneys

20090043918 - Negotiation of a proper communication protocol between a data carrier and a reader device: A method of negotiating a proper communication protocol between a reader device (10) and a data carrier (20) is disclosed. In a first step, when the data carrier (20) is inserted into the reader device (10) at a first point in time (t1), the data carrier (20) provides information to... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20090043919 - Removable device detecting method: According to an aspect of an embodiment, an apparatus includes: a connector for connecting a removable device; a first detector for detecting a change of a signal indicative of a state of a connection between the removable device and the connector; a second detector for detecting acceleration applied to apparatus;... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090043920 - Simultaneous personal sensing and data storage: A personal sensing device that may be used for storing personal data and sensed data arbitrates and prioritizes competing requests for memory access from sensing, wireless, and wired interfaces. The personal sensing device enables power efficiency with burst-writes to the memory at higher data rates then an incoming sensor data... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20090043921 - Method and system for virtualization and re-direction of i/o connections to peripheral devices: Methods and systems for virtualization and re-direction of I/O connections to peripheral devices are disclosed. Aspects of one method may include virtualizing one or more peripheral devices via corresponding PCI/PCIe level functions. The virtualization may comprise, for example, emulating peripheral device controllers. The PCI and/or PCIe level functions may then... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090043924 - Function control apparatus and function control method: A transmission control unit transmits function specifying information for specifying a function to be executed. A function control unit executes a first function specified by the function specifying information. A connecting unit, when an additional function control unit that executes a second function specified according to the function specifying information... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090043922 - Method and apparatus for managing media storage devices: Increased efficiency within a system comprised of a plurality of storage devices (121 and 122) is achieved by evaluating each request to determine: (i) current storage status of the storage devices; (ii) storage capability of the storage devices; and (iii) at least one characteristic of the media block undergoing storage.... Agent: Joseph J. Laks Thomson Licensing LLC

20090043923 - Method for data transfer between host and device: c

20090043925 - Device and method that allows single data recovery circuit to support multiple usb ports: A method and apparatus for routing data in a device having a plurality of parts. A signal is received at a first port. A detection is made that the first port received the signal. information contained in the signal is selectively routed from the first port to a data recovery... Agent: Bever, Hoffman & Harms, LLP

20090043926 - Bidirectional data repeater switch: A bidirectional repeater and data multiplexer for serial data has A-side 12C port devices A1-A4 coupled to comparators 302-308 and pull-downs to ground 316-322. Comparator outputs are coupled responsive to select lines S1-S4 of N:1 Select 310 to terminal A1 of bidirectional control 210 to control pull-down to non-zero low... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090043927 - Buffer managing method and buffer managing apparatus: A buffer is provided with a leading pointer and a following pointer. A bitmap in which two bits are assigned to each block is updated to retain which states blocks are in, busy, write-completed, or read-completed. Under the constraint that the two pointers move in the same direction and do... Agent: Gibson & Dernier L.L.P.

20090043929 - Data communication system: This invention offers a data communication system that can perform data communication and detection of a data read-in request signal while reducing the number of communication lines to three, and is tolerant of noise. The data communication between a microcomputer and a key scan IC and the detection of the... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090043928 - Interface device and master device of a kvm switch system and a related method thereof: The present invention centralizes the processing the combined horizontal and vertical sync signals in a master device and thereby keeps the interface devices as simple as possible so as to reduce the cost of the interface devices. The interface device mainly only converts the separate horizontal sync signal and vertical... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090043930 - Serial communication system and monitor device: A serial communication system includes a first and second communication devices for transmitting first signals in a first standard with each other; a convertor for receiving and converting the first signals into second signals in a second standard; a controller for generating third signals in the second standard according to... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Cheng-ju Chiang

20090043931 - Automatic configuration of a communication port as transmitter or receiver depending on the sensed transfer direction of a connected device: A communications port is implemented for configuration in direction and arrangement. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a communications link, such as a PCI Express type link, is configurable for communicating with devices having different directional and/or polarity configurations. The communications link is configured to match a... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20090043932 - Method and device for enumeration: An embodiment of the invention describes a method for enumeration. The method includes assigning a second number to a device of a plurality of devices, wherein each device of the plurality of devices has a different unique first number. The method includes comparing at least portions of the first numbers... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20090043933 - Skew management in an interconnection system: An interconnection system is described where data lanes may be exchanged between lines at intervals along a transmission path so that the differential time delay between bits on a plurality of the lines is reduced when determined at a receiving location. The data lanes may be bound to the lines... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090043934 - Method of and a system for controlling access to a shared resource: A method and a system of controlling access of data items to a shared resource, wherein the data items each is assigned to one of a plurality of priorities, and wherein, when a predetermined number of data items of a priority have been transmitted to the shared resource, that priority... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090043935 - Storage card having selectable contact elements and method of its operation: The present invention relates to a storage card having selectable contact elements a terminal capable of receiving said storage card and method of its operation. The storage card with selectable contact elements, comprises an interface having a plurality of contact elements, a storage card controller, being connected to at least... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC

20090043936 - Docking station and expandable computer system: A docking station is used for cooperating with a computer host, and the computer host has a first power connecting portion and a first peripheral component connecting portion. The docking station includes a casing, a second power connecting portion and a second peripheral component connecting portion. The casing is used... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090043939 - Bus node: The present invention relates to an apparatus for connection to a communication bus, in particular an apparatus for encoding the status of several emergency devices for communication across an AS-interface. A data code indicative of a collective state of one or more subsets of the emergency devices is communicated during... Agent: Elliott N. Kramsky At Warner Center

20090043938 - System for measuring and outputting an electric quantity: A system is disclosed which communicates a quantity derived from measured time-dependent analog electric signals to an external bus or communication interface. The system includes a basic unit with a digitizer for converting the time-dependent analog signals into digital signal data, and at least one processor for computing the quantity... Agent: Henry M. Feiereisen Henry M. Feiereisen, LLC

20090043937 - Three-dimensional interconnection architecture for multiprocessor computer: A three dimensional interconnection architecture is provided for a multiprocessor computer. The interconnection architecture includes multiple processor boards, one or more interconnection board and one or more edge board. The processor boards are configured parallel to each other, each having plural processors configured thereon. The interconnection board is connected with... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20090043940 - Reconstructing transaction order using clump tags: A method and system for enforcing ordering rules for transactions are presented. The method and system generates transaction clump tags for each transaction before the transactions are stored in various type specific transaction queues. A transaction clump tag decoding unit decodes the transaction clump tag to recover temporal information regarding... Agent: Bever, Hoffman & Harms, LLP

20090043941 - System and method for allowing coexistence of multiple pci managers in a pci express system: A system and method that allows a plurality of SR-PCIMs to operate within a PCIe fabric. The system and method describe a master SR-PCIM election process and transfer of mastership from a master SR-PCIM to a standby SR-PCIM under certain conditions. The system and method leverage the PCI configuration space... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

02/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20090037612 - Transferable component that effectuates plug-and-play: A plug-and-play system comprises an agent component that includes instructions for enabling a first device and a mobile device to be compatible upon detecting a connection between the first device and the second device. A transfer component pushes the agent component from the mobile device to the first device, the... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP

20090037613 - Change notification in usb devices: A method of notifying clients of a change in a USB including a first client requesting notification of a first change in the USB, detecting the first change in the USB, and notifying the first client requesting notification that the first change in the USB occurred.... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090037614 - Offloading input/output (i/o) virtualization operations to a processor: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for receiving a request for a direct memory access (DMA) operation in an input/output (I/O) hub, where the request includes a device virtual address (DVA) associated with the DMA operation, determining in the I/O hub whether to perform an address translation... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC

20090037615 - Data transfer device, request issuing unit, and request issue method: A request issuing unit for issuing a request signal for requesting data transfer by direct memory access. The request issuing unit including a data presence determination section configured to determine whether or not transfer data, as an object of the data transfer, is present, and a signal outputting section configured... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.

20090037616 - Transaction flow control in pci express fabric: A computer-executed method for controlling transaction flow in a network comprises communicating transaction packets among a plurality of devices in a network fabric and subdividing a memory into a plurality of memory segments for storing received transaction cycles according to transaction packet type comprising posted, non-posted, and completion cycles. A... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090037617 - Middle management of input/output in server systems: A middle manager and methods are provided to enable a plurality of host devices to share one or more input/output devices. The middle manager initializes each shared input/output device and binds one or more functions of each input/output device to a specific host node in the system, such that hosts... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090037618 - Channel communicaton array queues in hardware system area: A bi-directional and full duplex facility for permitting both the IO processor and the Channel to write CCA messages on their respective queues at the same time. IOP messages to the channel are stored on the TO_CHN queue and Channel messages to the IOP on the TO_IOP queue. CCA Queues... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20090037619 - Data flush methods: A bridge capable of preventing data inconsistency is provided, in which a first master device outputs a flush request, a buffering unit buffers data or instructions, and a flush request control circuit records a buffer write pointer of the buffer according to the flush request and outputs a flush acknowledgement... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090037620 - Apparatus and method for efficient communication of producer/consumer buffer status: An apparatus and method for efficient communication of producer/consumer buffer status are provided. With the apparatus and method, devices in a data processing system notify each other of updates to head and tail pointers of a shared buffer region when the devices perform operations on the shared buffer region using... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

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