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Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output March listing by industry category 03/09

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03/26/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090083446 - Control block with a point-to-point communication link between a control master module to be connected to a data bus and expansion slave modules: The invention relates to an input/output channel control block that comprises a number of successive input/output modules, wherein the first is an input/output control master module (100) and the subsequent ones are input/output expansion slave modules (200), wherein each expansion slave module comprises a processing logic unit (215) as well... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20090083447 - Control of information units in fibre channel communications: Provided are a system and an article of manufacture, wherein a primary storage control unit receives an information unit from a remote host over a fibre channel connection. The primary storage control unit adjusts an information unit pacing parameter included in a response sent from the primary storage control unit... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37

20090083449 - Synchronization for wireless devices: Method for synchronizing configuration files between a primary computer and a wireless device, and then in collaboration with hosted services to obtain access to their remotely located primary computer. In addition, the method provides users of wireless devices, such as wireless displays, keyboards and other peripherals, with the look and... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090083448 - Systems, methods, and computer readable storage media for providing virtual media environments: Virtual media environments are provided. A first set of media components is received and modified to create a first virtual media instance. The first virtual media instance is provided to a user via at least one media output device. Media parameters corresponding to the user are updated based on the... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC

20090083450 - Computer system with multiple terminals: A computer system having a host computer and multiple terminals. The host computer (including any peripheral hubs or the like) has groups of at least three I/O ports (preferably USB ports) where the I/O ports of a single group are supposed to be used to connect I/O devices associated with... Agent: Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

20090083451 - Method and system for creating a computer peripheral interface port that detects wireless protocol-switchable devices and enables seamless switching to a wireless connection upon safe removal from the computer peripheral interface port: Disclosed are a method, system and computer program product for detecting wireless protocol-switchable devices connected to a computer peripheral interface port and enabling seamless switching to a wireless connection upon safe removal from the computer peripheral interface (PI) port. A Wireless Protocol Switching (WPS) utility detects a request for safe... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090083452 - Apparatus and method for creating device association/control information for realistic media representation: Provided is an apparatus and method for creating device association/control information for realistic media representation. The device includes a media analyzer, a device information creator, a device parameter creator, a device attribute database, a device control information creator, and a device control stream creator. The media analyzer analyzes media to... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090083453 - Asynchronous/synchronous kvmp switch for console devices and peripheral devices: A signal switch for sharing a video monitor, a plurality of console devices compliant with an industry standard and one or more than one peripheral device in any of a plurality of computer systems, is provided. A KVM switch allows all the computers connected to the switch to share any... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090083454 - Host device, a point of deployment (pod), and a method of identifying an operation mode: A host device, POD (point of deployment) and a method of identifying an operation mode are disclosed, by which data received via internet can be processed. The present invention includes an interface unit including CD#1, CD#2, VS1#, VS2#, VPP1, VPP2 and IPDET ports and a controller controlling a mode confirmation... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090083455 - Centralized polling service: A centralized polling system is set forth for providing constant time select call functionality to a plurality of polling tasks in an operating system kernel. In one aspect, the CPS registers for and thereby captures events of interest on a continual basis. Polling tasks are supplied with active events thereby... Agent: Mitel Networks Corporation Michelle Whittington, Esq.

20090083456 - Information input system, control method thereof, and storage medium: This invention has as its object to provide an information input system which can flexibly select the storage location of information input from an input apparatus. To achieve this object, in an information input system which comprises an input apparatus for inputting information, and an information processing apparatus which is... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.

20090083457 - Memory switching control apparatus using open serial interface, operating method thereof, and data storage device therefor: Provided is a memory switching control apparatus using an open serial interfacing scheme capable of enhancing flexibility, reliability, availability, performance in a data communication processes between a memory and a processing unit and an operating method thereof. The memory switching control apparatus includes: one or more processor interfacing units which... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090083458 - Kvm switch, kvm system and computer readable medium: A KVM switch includes a storing portion that stores partial data of a freeze-up screen outputted when each server freezes up, and a controlling portion that receives digital data (that is, screen data) transmitted from each server, determines whether received screen data includes a part identical to the partial data... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090083459 - Universal interface compatibility of a sensor: A method and apparatus of a universal interface compatibility of a sensor are disclosed. In one embodiment, a universal interface method includes acquiring an electrical power of an external source and conditioning the electrical power to provide to a sensor. The universal interface method further includes transferring the processed electrical... Agent: Intellevate

20090083460 - Re-configurable bus fabric for integrated circuits: The present invention relates to a flexible and reconfigurable bus fabric for microelectronic processing units, which can offer efficient memory data management, together with efficient data transfer and relieving data transfer congestion in an integrated circuit. In an embodiment, the present reconfigurable bus fabric comprises a multistate intersection between two... Agent: Tue Nguyen

20090083461 - Soft-reconfigurable massively parallel architecture and programming system: The present disclosure provides a methodology for reducing congestion of a processing unit, preferably by configuring a plurality of functional blocks to run in parallel or in series without the influence or input from the processing unit. In an embodiment, the present method chains a plurality of functional blocks together... Agent: Tue Nguyen

20090083462 - Method for processing information of an object for presentation of multiple sources: In case that a main component and an auxiliary component to be presented in synchronization with the main one have to be presented through data transmission between both devices, the present invention issues an action for setting access location information (e.g., URL) of at least one auxiliary component to a... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090083463 - Method for transmitting data from and to a control device: A method for transmitting data from and to a control device, in particular an engine control device for a motor vehicle that has a first communication interface and a second communication interface, the method having the following steps: connecting the first communication interface to a development tool, and connecting the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090083464 - Interface unit and communication system having a master/slave structure: An interface unit is provided for a communication system comprising a master unit and a plurality of slave units serially connecting the master unit via a double ring structure comprising a first communication path and a second communication path. The interface unit comprises a first switching unit, which is configured... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090083465 - Method for automatic configuration of a process control system and corresponding process control system: A process control system and a method for automatic configuration of the system are described. The system includes a master and at least one slave, whereby the master controls the at least one slave, which is connected to and communicates with the master via a bus system, and processes data... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090083466 - Message handler and method for controlling access to data of a message memory of a communications module: A method for controlling access to data of a message memory, and a message handler of a communications module having a message memory, in which data are input or output in response to an access; the message memory being connected to a first buffer configuration and a second buffer configuration,... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090083467 - Method and system for handling interrupts within computer system during hardware resource migration: A method and system for handling interrupts within a computer system during hardware resource migration are disclosed. In at least some embodiments, the method includes (a) programming an address conversion component so that incoming interrupt signals are directed to a control component rather than to a source processing resource, and... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090083469 - Information processing device, information processing method and information management system: An information processing device according the invention includes: a first interface used for communication via a network; a second interface used for communication with an information display device; an identifier acquisition unit that acquires an identifier specifying the information display device; an address storage unit that stores an address indicating... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090083468 - Management method for universal serial bus (usb), booting method for computer device and applied module thereof: A management method for a USB includes the step of detecting number of electronic devices connected to USB interfaces in a first group, and the USB interfaces in the first group are coupled to a first control terminal. Number of electronic devices connected to USB interfaces in a second group... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20090083470 - System on chip device and method for multiple device access through a shared interface: A system on chip device for communicating with a plurality of external devices is provided. The system on chip device comprises a plurality of host controllers, a shared interface and an arbiter. The plurality of host controllers with a plurality of protocols configures and drives the plurality of external devices.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090083472 - Design structure for a memory switching data processing system: A design structure embodied in a machine readable storage medium for designing, manufacturing, and/or testing a memory switching data processing system is provided. The memory switching data processing system includes one or more central processing units (‘CPUs’); random access memory organized in at least two banks of memory modules; one... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090083471 - Method and apparatus for providing accelerator support in a bus protocol: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for processing a bus protocol packet in order to provide accelerator support. A component receives a bus protocol packet having a requester identifier. The component looks up an agent routing field. The component routes the bus protocol packet to an accelerator agent... Agent: Ibm Corp. (rcr) C/o Rolnik & Associates, P.C.

03/19/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090077270 - I/o module expansion unit and distributed automation system: An I/O module expansion unit having slots to install I/O modules thereon is provided for a distributed automation system. With the I/O module expansion unit, storing the configuration checksums generated with an algorithm from the software and hardware information of I/O modules, the distributed automation system can simplify the identification... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090077271 - Avoiding tv menu negotiation to preset configuration options: A configuration option setting system and method is disclosed making it possible for a user to quickly set the configuration options in a host device (120) (e.g., TV) which includes a pod slot interface (150) thereby freeing the user from having to learn and navigate the menu system of the... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090077272 - Disk controller: A disk controller has a channel adapter having a connection interface to a host computer or a disk drive; a memory adapter for temporarily storing data to be transferred between the host computer and disk drive; a processor adapter for controlling operations of the channel adapter and memory adapter; and... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090077273 - Control data transfer: An N-bit control word may be parsed into individual control bits and the individual bits may be inserted into the least significant bit (“LSB”) of N data words. The respective LSBs of the N data words may be mapped into particular bit positions of a control register. When a device... Agent: Epson Research And Development Inc Intellectual Property Dept

20090077274 - Multi-priority communication in a differential serial communication link: A circuit includes a high priority circuit and a non-high priority circuit. The high priority circuit is operative to communicate high priority information to a single path of a differential serial communication link. The non-high priority circuit communicates non-high priority information to the single path. The high priority information is... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090077275 - Multiple i/o interfacing system for a storage device and communicating method for the same: A multiple I/O interfacing system for a storage device and communicating method for the same are disclosed. The present invention is particularly embodied in the storage product of a computer system, where it implements a high-reliability connection between the processing units of at least two input/output cards. The preferred embodiment... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090077276 - Data transfer device, information processing system, and computer-readable recording medium carrying data transfer program: A data transfer device connected to data transfer destination via serial attached SCSI includes a plurality of buses. A queuing unit queues processing requests associated with data transfer. A transferring unit obtains data transferred associated with processing request upon receiving processing request and transfer obtained data to the destination by... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090077277 - Methods and apparatus for decreasing power consumption and bus activity: Methods and apparatus for enhancing efficiency (e.g., reducing power consumption and bus activity) in a data bus. In an exemplary embodiment, a client-driven host device state machine switches among various states, each comprising a different polling frequency. A client device on the data bus (e.g., serial bus) checks for non-productive... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates Attorney Of Record

20090077278 - Information processing and device information management apparatus and method: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive device information sent by a peripheral device based on timing information, a setting unit configured to set timing information based on device information, and a transmission unit configured to transmit timing information set by the setting unit to a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090077279 - General purpose input/output system and method: A system for general purpose input-output (IO), including a first pad; an IO buffer comprising the first pad; and an IO datapath logic block operatively connected to the IO buffer, where the IO datapath logic block and the IO buffer are associated with a general purpose IO block in a... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20090077280 - Scalable, multi-channel remote device management system: Disclosed is a remote device management system for managing a plurality of remote devices (i.e., computers, servers, networking equipment, etc.) from one or more user workstations. The present invention discloses a scalable, multi-channel keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) over Internet Protocol (IP) (KVMoIP) management system. The system can be used... Agent: Gibbons P.C.

20090077281 - Kvm console cable and multi-computer system using the same: The invention provides KVM console cables, comprising a video connector, a first console connector, a second console connector, a third console connector, a combined connector, and a transmission line. The video connector is utilized to connect to a video monitor. The first, second, and third console connectors are utilized to... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090077282 - Method for switching of kvm switch ports and related device: A method for switching KVM switch ports comprising a plurality of computer ports and a related device are provided. A behavior of a mouse coupled to the KVM switch is detected. The behavior comprises multiple click on a specific button of the mouse. In response to the behavior, the computer... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090077283 - Wireless human interface device (hid) coordination: A method relating to wireless human interface device (HID) coordination is disclosed. A first human interface device (HID) is wirelessly coupled to two or more computing devices, wherein the first HID is configured to toggle between interactions with each of the two or more computing devices. An inquiry or paging... Agent: Brake Hughes Bellermann LLP C/o Intellevate

20090077285 - Disk-array device having storage-device recognition and identification of a storage area network link environment: A disk-array device includes an information managing database for acquiring link information among a server device, a switch device, and a storage device via the switch device so as to manage the link information in a combined manner, and a collection/analysis unit for retrieving and collecting desired combined information of... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090077284 - System and method for enhancing external storage: An external storage controller provides access for a host to a peripheral storage device of a computer system. The controller identifies a presence of multiple disk drives, and provides logical access to the multiple disk drives as a single disk drive having a storage capacity greater than a storage capacity... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (onspec/tpl)

20090077286 - Data bus inversion detection mechanism: A bus inversion apparatus includes exclusive-OR gates and an inversion detector. The exclusive-OR gates are coupled to an instant data bus and a last data bus. The data buses have a corresponding plurality of bits, where the exclusive-OR gates perform a bitwise comparison of the data buses, and provide an... Agent: Huffman Law Group, P.C.

20090077287 - Method and device for exchanging data between at least two stations connected to a bus system: A method and a device for exchanging data in messages between at least two stations connected by a bus system. The messages contain the data being transmitted by the stations over the bus system. Each message contains an identifier characterizing the data contained therein. Each station decides on the basis... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090077288 - Interface for bridging out-of-band information from a downstream communication link to an upstream communication link: A device includes a first interface to receive a signal from a first communication link, wherein the receive signal includes out-of-band (OOB) information. A detector coupled to the first interface detects the OOB information. An encoder coupled to the detector encodes the OOB information into one or more symbols (e.g.,... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/rambus Inc.

20090077289 - Bus interconnect with flow control: A method of operating a bus interconnect coupled to bus masters and bus slaves is provided. The method includes receiving a request from a bus master to perform a bus transaction associated with a transaction ID with a bus slave of the plurality of bus slaves, the bus transaction being... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20090077291 - 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

20090077290 - Controller for processing apparatus: A computer apparatus comprises a master module and a slave module such that the master module is able to send a functional request to the slave module for the execution by the slave module of a requested function. The master module comprises dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) means operable to establish... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090077292 - Data processing apparatus, method of controlling termination voltage of data processing apparatus, and image forming apparatus: A processing unit carries out a predetermined data processing on the data in a storage unit. The storage unit is connected to the processing unit with a plurality of connecting lines. A voltage generating unit is connected to each of the connecting lines via a corresponding termination resistor and that... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090077295 - Card-type peripheral device: A card-type peripheral device having a plurality of specifications of external interfaces includes a connector configured to connect the card-type peripheral device to a connectable device connectable to the card-type peripheral device, the connector including a dedicated terminal in which an interface to be used is set; an electronic component... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090077294 - Communication system for a plurality of i/o cards by using the gpio and a method thereof: A communication system for a plurality of I/O cards by using the GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output) and a method thereof are disclosed for overcoming the problems of the prior art; wherein the prior art uses the I2C and UART communication channels causing a greater quantity of the connecting lines to... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090077293 - Dimm ejection mechanism: A connector for an electronic card includes an improved latching mechanism for facilitating the insertion and removal of the card. In one embodiment, a connector body is secured to a motherboard and has a socket for removably receiving a DIMM to a seated position. In the seated position, DIMM terminals... Agent: Ibm Corporation (ss/nc) C/o Streets & Steele

20090077296 - Portable computer systems with thermal enhancements and multiple power modes of operation: A portable computer adapted for electrical connection to a docking station having multiple power modes of operation is described. The portable computer has one or more CPU chips which have at least two power modes of operation, a low power mode and a high power mode. When the portable computer... Agent: Thomas A. Beck

20090077297 - Method and system for dynamically reconfiguring pcie-cardbus controllers: A method for configuring a computer system. The method includes allocating a first plurality of default resources to a plurality of devices of the computer system. Then a PCIe-CardBus controller in the computer system is reconfigured with a plurality of allocable resources that are available to the PCIe-CardBus controller. The... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.

20090077298 - Methods and apparatus for bridged data transmission and protocol translation in a high-speed serialized data system: An apparatus for transmitting data across a high-speed serial bus includes an IEEE 802.3-compliant PHY having a GMII interface; an IEEE 1394-compliant PHY in communication with the IEEE 802.3-compliant PHY via a switch; the switch determining whether data transmission is be routed to the IEEE 802.3-compliant PHY or the IEEE... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates, P.C.

20090077299 - Method and system for accessing data: A method and system for accessing data are disclosed. Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method, which includes the steps of providing a first path for a computing device to direct a first request to access the storage device associated with the computing device, providing a... Agent: Gene I. Su

03/12/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090070491 - Method for executing target programs with compound quick keys: Disclosed is a method for executing target programs with compound quick keys, which is applicable to a computer that is pre-loaded with a compound quick-key program matching list that contains data of at least one function key, at least one single-key quick key, and an event signal and a target... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090070492 - System and method for indicating a presence of a portable memory medium: The subject application is directed to a system and method for a presence of a portable memory medium. A plurality of graphical elements are first generated on an associated display, each of which correspond to a unique portable data storage medium interface. Device data is then received representing a presence... Agent: Tucker Ellis & West LLP

20090070493 - Interconnect component and device configuration generation: A method of generating a configuration of an integrated circuit 2 having an interconnect component 14 connecting a plurality of devices 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 uses selecting a device to be connected to the interconnect component, reading interface parameters of that device from a file or model (e.g. IP-XACT),... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

20090070494 - Network device, network device management method, network device management system: This invention solves the problem of RSS, i.e., the possibility of notification failure while taking its advantage that allows use of existing software such as a browser. For this purpose, an RSS control unit detects failure occurrence via an internal interface, gives a level corresponding to the type of the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090070495 - Serial redirection through a service processor: A method for remotely communicating with a computer system in a headless environment is provided. The system includes a service processor in communication with a computer through a UART communication channel and in communication with a remote console through a communication connection. The service processor manages communication commands between the... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, LLC

20090070496 - Method for redirection of web streaming clients using lightweight available bandwidth measurement: In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, a method for selecting a server to provide content to a client is presented. A media controller receives a request from a client for content. The media controller instructs a plurality of servers each storing the content required by the client... Agent: Mr. S. H. Dworetsky, At&t Corp.

20090070497 - Apparatus and program product for storing fibre channel information on an infiniband administration data base: Host computing systems with the ability to efficiently identify the Infiniband™ (IB) addressing parameters corresponding to Fibre Channel I/O devices that are accessible through IB-to-Fibre Channel adapters. An efficient apparatus and program product is described to store the IB addressing parameters pertaining to individual Fibre Channel I/O devices on a... Agent: Floyd A. Gonzalez IBM Corporation

20090070499 - Content reproduction appratus, content reproduction method, and content reproduction system: A content reproduction method is provided, which acquires, from a data transmission apparatus, first streaming data that is used to play a content at a first speed, and records the first streaming data on a storage medium. The content reproduction method plays the content at the first speed, based on... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090070498 - Dynamic data transfer control method and apparatus for shared smp computer systems: As a performance critical (high or full speed) request for a computer system data bus travels down a central pipeline, the system detects whether the interface data bus is currently empty or there is an ongoing half-speed transfer. If there is an ongoing low speed transfer, the system dynamically time... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20090070500 - Sharing of data between devices: The invention relates to the sharing of data between a first and a second device. A data transmission connection is set up between the devices to adapt the devices and to share data between the devices. The second device comprises an adapter program which adapts the first device to the... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090070501 - Data processor: A format converter includes a first input buffer for storing input data, an output buffer for storing output data, a converter connected between the first input buffer and the output buffer, and a register that the converter refers to. The register allows plural kinds of conversion patterns to be defined... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090070503 - Capacitive multidrop bus compensation: The signal integrity of a high speed heavily loaded multidrop memory bus is often degraded due the numerous impedance mismatches. The impedance mismatches causes the bus to exhibit a nonlinear frequency response, which diminishes signal integrity and limits the bandwidth of the bus. A compensating element, such as a capacitor... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090070502 - Data modification module: The present invention relates to a microcontroller including a central processing unit, a storage location, a bus coupling the storage location to the central processing unit, and a data modification module for modifying data in the storage location. The data modification module includes a first interface being coupled to the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090070504 - Multi-protocol bus device: In one general aspect, methods and devices for use with multiple communications protocols automatically determine which communications protocol to use when connected to a system bus. Signals transmitted on the system bus are monitored to determine what communications protocol the system bus is using. After determining which communications protocol the... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090070505 - Method for exchanging information between devices connected via a communication link: A method for exchanging information between a first device and a second device connected via a communication link, the communication link supporting a query command and at least a further command, where each command includes a specific command code is described. The method comprises transmitting a query command code and... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. Attorneys For Client 007052

20090070507 - Back-off timing mechanism: Systems and methods for implementing back-off timing for retries of commands sent from a master device to a slave device over a split-transaction bus. One embodiment includes a buffer having entries for storing each pending command and associated information, including a number of retries of the command and a static... Agent: Law Offices Of Mark L. Berrier

20090070506 - Electronic system and method: A method operating an electronic system including sending or receiving a signal is disclosed. One embodiment includes changing a parameter of a signal from a first value to a second value after a first time duration if a logic zero is to be transmitted, and changing the parameter of the... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja

20090070508 - Communication device and method for setting device resources: A communication device including a memory configured to store a plurality of device resource profiles, wherein each device resource profile specifies device resources of the communication device and is associated with a respective communication connection state of a plurality of communication connection states; a determining circuit configured to determine a... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090070509 - Method of detecting and protecting falling portable computer hard disk through software monitoring driver: In a method of detecting and protecting a hard disk of a falling portable computer, a falling sensor detects a falling state of a portable computer and sends an interrupt signal to a keyboard controller of the computer, and a falling state signal is responded at a default signal port... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090070510 - Processor selection for an interrupt based on willingness to accept the interrupt and on priority: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes processors, signal storage circuitry, and processor selection logic. The signal storage circuitry is to hold willingness indication signals each indicative of a willingness level of an associated one of the processors to receive an interrupt and to hold priority indication signals each indicative of... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20090070511 - Processor selection for an interrupt identifying a processor cluster: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes processor selection logic to receive logical destination identification numbers that are associated with interrupts each having a processor cluster identification number to identify a cluster of processors to which the interrupts are directed. The logical destination identification numbers are each to identify which processors... Agent: Alan K. Aldous Intel Corporation

20090070512 - Apparatus for determining compatibility between devices: Embodiments are generally directed to an apparatus for determining compatibility between devices. In one embodiment, a table including a module's parameters and rules associated therewith is obtained from a module. The rules are applied to a slot's parameters to determine the module's compatibility with the slot upon coupling to the... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Intellevate, LLC

20090070513 - Method and apparatus for distributed direct memory access for systems on chip: A distributed direct memory access (DMA) method, apparatus, and system is provided within a system on chip (SOC). DMA controller units are distributed to various functional modules desiring direct memory access. The functional modules interface to a systems bus over which the direct memory access occurs. A global buffer memory,... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090070515 - Phy-less ulpi and utmi bridges: Embodiments of the present invention provide a unique capability of implementing a pair of pseudo-PHY interfaces using a bridge. From the host and device perspectives, the host and device communicate through a PHY interface. The bridge, however, avoids actually using a USB PHY interface. This PHY-less bridge allows communication between... Agent: Silicon Valley Patent Group LLP

20090070514 - Programmable controller: In a programmable controller including a special unit, a special-purpose integrated circuit element can be readily utilized for multiple purposes to extend the range of applications to reduce a manufacture cost. A special unit (130) connected to a microprocessor for performing I/O control through a bus includes an integrated circuit... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

03/05/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20090063710 - Capability-based control of a computer peripheral device: In an embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises sending, to a computer peripheral device, a request to obtain capabilities of the computer peripheral device; receiving a first capability description from the computer peripheral device, wherein the first capability description describes one or more capabilities, features or functions of the device at... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090063709 - Method for loading and maintaining executable code extensions in instruments: A synthetic instrument and method for operating the same is disclosed. The synthetic instrument includes a plurality of component modules and a controller. Each component module includes signal processing circuitry that processes input signals thereto to provide output signals that are coupled to a device external to that component module.... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.

20090063711 - Prevention of inadvertent data synchronization to and from removable memory sources on a handheld connected device: A method is disclosed for continuously synchronizing data to and from a removable memory source connected to a user's handheld device. When the memory source is inserted into the handheld device, the device queries the memory source to determine whether the memory source is associated with the device or with... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP

20090063712 - Kvm switch identifying peripheral for computer and method thereof: Disclosed is a KVM switch identifying a peripheral for at least one computer coupled thereto. The KVM switch comprises a memory and a KVM control module. The memory stores identification data responded by the peripheral while the peripheral is being initialized by the KVM switch and stores an initializing command... Agent: Austin Rapp & Hardman

20090063714 - Method for generating a data logout in a computing environment: A method and system are disclosed for generating a data logout in a computing environment having a processor and an input/output subsystem for receiving data from and sending data to the processor. The method comprises the steps of the input/output subsystem maintaining a defined set of data; at defined time,... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20090063715 - Methods and systems to dynamically manage performance states in a data processing system: Data processing systems which operate in different modes, including a mode which supports providing an output of images through a port on the systems. In one embodiment, a data processing system includes a processing system, a cellular telephone transceiver, and a port which is configured to provide, as an output... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090063713 - System for generating a data logout in a computing environment: A method and system are disclosed for generating a data logout in a computing environment having a processor and an input/output subsystem for receiving data from and sending data to the processor. The method comprises the steps of the input/output subsystem maintaining a defined set of data; at defined time,... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20090063716 - Prioritising data processing operations: The invention relates to a system and method for prioritising one or more data processing operations in a computer storage system, the computer storage system including a plurality of modules, the method comprising receiving a command indicating one or more data processing operations to which priority is to be assigned... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090063718 - Automatically generating capability-based computer peripheral device drivers: In an embodiment, a data processing system comprises device driver generation logic that is encoded in one or more computer-readable storage media for execution and which when executed is operable to perform receiving a first capability description from a computer peripheral device, wherein the first capability description describes one or... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP

20090063717 - Rate adaptation for support of full-speed usb transactions over a high-speed usb interface: A USB communications interface (USBCI) may enable communication between a high-speed USB device, e.g. a High-Speed-Inter-Chip (HSIC) USB device, and a non high-speed USB host, e.g. a full-speed USB host. The USBCI may receive first data from the USB host via a non high-speed transaction, and buffer the first data.... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

20090063719 - Relay device, relay method and relay control program: A relay device having a plurality of physical ports connecting with a storage medium and relaying data between a higher level device storing configuration information of a storage device and the storage medium, the relay device including a notification unit for issuing a status change notification reporting that a status... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090063720 - Systems and methods for controlling hda system capabilities: Systems and methods for controlling the capabilities of an High Definition Audio (HDA) system, wherein the system determines whether an optional component such as a plug-in card is connected to the system and then configures itself in a baseline configuration if the optional component is not connected or configures itself... Agent: Law Offices Of Mark L. Berrier

20090063721 - Device and file transfer system: A device is connectable to a computer through USB interface. The device includes a mode switching section configured to switch the device to one of a first mode and a second mode in which an access from the computer to a USB storage device is permitted and prohibited, respectively. When... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090063722 - Device and file transfer system: A device is connectable to a computer and recognized by the computer as a USB multi function device capable of functioning as a USB storage device and an additional device. The device includes a mode switching section configured to switch the device to one of a first mode and a... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090063723 - Storage apparatus, and method of stopping operation of add-on storage device which is in operation within the storage apparatus: A storage apparatus and method are provided. The storage apparatus including includes a basic storage device having a control unit and an add-on storage device configured to be connected to the basic storage device. The add-on storage device including a first request receiving unit receiving a first operation stop request... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090063725 - Direct memory access system: A direct memory access (DMA) system is disclosed herein. The DMA system includes a controller and an interrupt processing unit. The controller is coupled to a first module and a second module for controlling transferring data between the first module and the second module. The data is modulated into a... Agent: Patent Prosecution O2mirco , Inc.

20090063726 - Implementing bufferless direct memory access (dma) controllers using split transactions: According to one embodiment a method for implementing bufferless DMA controllers using split transaction functionality is presented. One embodiment of the method comprises, generating a write command from a disk controller directed to a destination unit, the write command including an identifier, generating a read command from the disk controller... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC C/o Intellevate, LLC

20090063724 - System core for transferring data between an external device and memory: Details of a highly cost effective and efficient implementation of a manifold array (ManArray) architecture and instruction syntax for use therewith are described herein. Various aspects of this approach include the regularity of the syntax, the relative ease with which the instruction set can be represented in database form, the... Agent: Peter H. Priest

20090063727 - Stream data control server, stream data control method, and stream data controlling program: A stream data control server includes: a processable flow rate managing unit which manages a processable flow rate corresponding to an amount of data per unit time, which can be processed in each of storage units serving as storing destinations; a classified data flow rate managing unit which manages a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090063728 - System and method for direct/indirect transmission of information using a multi-tiered full-graph interconnect architecture: A method, computer program product, and system are provided for transmitting data in a data network. A first processor of the data network receives data to be transmitted to a second processor within the data network. A determination is made if the data has previously been routed through an indirect... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090063731 - Method for supporting partial cache line read and write operations to a memory module to reduce read and write data traffic on a memory channel: A method is provided that supports partial cache line read and write operations to a memory module to reduce read and write data traffic on a memory channel. In a memory hub controller integrated in the memory module determines an amount of data to be transmitted to or from a... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090063729 - System for supporting partial cache line read operations to a memory module to reduce read data traffic on a memory channel: A memory system is provided that supports partial cache line read operations to a memory module to reduce read data traffic on a memory channel. The memory system comprises a memory hub device integrated in the memory module and a set of memory devices coupled to the memory hub device.... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090063730 - System for supporting partial cache line write operations to a memory module to reduce write data traffic on a memory channel: A memory system is provided that supports partial cache line write operations to a memory module to reduce write data traffic on a memory channel. The memory system comprises a memory hub device integrated in the memory module and a set of memory devices coupled to the memory hub device.... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090063732 - Kvm switch and method for controlling the same: A KVM switch connected between a plurality of consoles including a plurality of monitors, and a plurality of information processing apparatuses, comprises a setting portion that sets a part or all of the plurality of consoles to each information processing apparatus as one group, wherein the plurality of monitors included... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090063733 - Input/output port switch structure of electronic device: The invention provides an input/output port (I/O port) switch structure of an electronic device. The electronic device comprises a motherboard, and an opening is installed on a predetermined position of the electronic device. The switch structure is installed on the motherboard of the electronic device and a corresponding opening is... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090063734 - Bus controller: A bus controller capable of shortening the time required before a flush is completed so as not to degrade the performance of a processor. A bus controller includes: a FIFO for temporarily holding, on a first-in first-out basis, data to be stored from a processor into a memory; a flush... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090063735 - Method and apparatus for operating an age queue for memory request operations in a processor of an information handling system: A processor includes a processor core with a core interface unit that includes an age queue and a request queue. The core interface unit receives load requests from the processor core. The request queue stores the requests in respective slots of the request queue. The age queue stores ID tags... Agent: Mark P. Kahler

20090063736 - Low power digital interface: This relates to interface circuits for synchronous protocols which do not rely on a dedicated high frequency clock signal. Instead, the interface circuit may rely on a clock signal received over the interface from another device in order to transfer data between the interface and an internal buffer. Furthermore, the... Agent: Apple C/o Morrison And Foerster ,llp Los Angeles

20090063737 - Portable amplified stethoscope with recording capability: The present invention relates to an improved design for a stethoscope. The invention is a stethoscope with a built-in amplifier and a memory stick to digitally record sounds as well as patient information. The present invention will be able to digitally record the sounds from the stethoscope through the use... Agent: Law Office Of Kyle Fletcher

20090063738 - Systems and methods for overriding hardwired responses in an hda codec: Systems and methods for overriding hardwired responses of a codec to High Definition Audio (HDA) verbs that are received from an HDA controller. In one embodiment, an HDA codec is configured to store one or more overriding responses, each of which is associated with a corresponding HDA verb. When an... Agent: Law Offices Of Mark L. Berrier

20090063739 - Systems, and/or devices to control the synchronization of diagnostic cycles and data conversion for redundant i/o applications: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a first analog input module adapted to, via a sent synchronization signal, automatically terminate a diagnostic cycle of a second analog input module. The synchronization signal can be adapted to cause an initiation of a data conversion cycle at the second analog input module.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090063740 - Method and apparatus for arbitration in a wireless device: A method and apparatus for traffic arbitration in a system are provided. In the system, a first module operating in a first protocol and a second module operating in a second protocol share one communication channel. An arbitration circuit schedules medium accesses thereof, in which a quota table maintains a... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090063742 - Host apparatus for controlling memory cards: A host controller can divide a preliminary process for writing to a memory card, or the like, into a plurality of unit processes for execution. While writing or the like is being performed with respect to a memory card (card 1), a new-card preliminary division process of performing one unit... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090063741 - Method for dynamically allocating link width of riser card: A method for dynamically allocating link width of a riser card is disclosed. The method is suitable for a system including a riser card. In the present method, the number and the positions of cards inserted in the slots and functioning normally are detected so as to decide the link... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090063743 - Card-type peripheral device: A card-type peripheral device includes an electronic component including a memory disposed in a case, a terminal part including connection terminals connectable with a to-be-connected device, and a switch for disabling writing to the memory. The card-type peripheral device further includes a signal terminal capable of transmitting a signal indicating... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090063744 - Smart dock for chaining accessories: A system for communicating between an accessory and an electronic device includes a first interface, a second interface, and a docking station. The first interface is configured to communicate with the electronic device. The second interface is configured to communicate with the accessory. The docking station is coupled to the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090063745 - Detachable interface device for powering portable data processing system using a vehicle diagnostic port: A interface device for powering a data processing system using an output of a vehicle diagnostic port, such as an OBD II connector, that outputs self-diagnostic information. The vehicle diagnostic port is disposed on, and an integral part of, a vehicle. The interface device includes a first connector, a second... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090063747 - Application network appliances with inter-module communications using a universal serial bus: An application network appliance having inter-module communication using a universal serial bus (USB) is described herein. According to one embodiment, a network element includes a lossless data transport fabric (LDTF), multiple service modules coupled to each other over the LDTF, and a service control module (SCM) coupled to each of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090063746 - Integral sata interface: An interface couples a host device and a peripheral device. The interface includes at least one tab integrally formed and extending from a main body of a printed circuit board. The at least one tab has a plurality of contact pads. The interface also includes at least one keying feature... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC C/o Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

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