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Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output June invention type 06/09

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06/25/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090164668 - Automatic configuration: Aspects of the invention relate to methods for automatically configuring a device and a device capable of being automatically configured. According to one embodiment the device is a printer and a dynamic IP address is obtained using a wired connection; a connection is established with a server using the wired... Agent: Avery Dennison Corporation

20090164669 - Method for setting up data link between medical appliances and computer system: A method and system of setting up a data link between medical appliances (M1-M6) and a computer system (1) in which for each of the medical appliances (M1-M6) at least one communication protocol (P1-P6) is stored together with the communication parameters (K1a, K1b, K1c . . . -K6a, K6b, K6c... Agent: Houston Eliseeva

20090164670 - Printer and usb device recognizing method: A printer includes a USB host controller and a USB root hub with a plurality of USB ports, in which the USB host controller outputs a bus reset signal to the USB device connected to a specific port when a predetermined standby time passes after a pull-up of a D+/D−... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090164671 - Macro transmission server apparatus and control method therefor: A macro transmission server apparatus stores a combination of functions of a multifunction peripheral and an order of processing of the functions as a macro. The macro transmission server apparatus manages a plurality of such macros and determines a portion of the plurality of such macros to be transmitted to... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090164672 - Computer memory subsystem for enhancing signal quality: Computer memory subsystems are disclosed for enhancing signal quality that include: one or more memory modules; a memory bus; and a memory controller connected to the memory modules through the memory bus, the memory controller including a reception buffer connected to the memory bus, the reception buffer capable of receiving... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP

20090164673 - Dma transfer control device: A DMA transfer control device includes a setting register group for setting transfer informations, a number-of-transfers register to which the number of transfers to be performed is set, and which updates a value thereof every time one DMA transfer is completed, a transfer control unit, a secondary setting register group... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090164674 - Relay device and relay method, converting apparatus and converting method, program for relaying process, program for converting process, and information recording medium: A bridge B1 for connecting buses BS1 and BS2 whose information transmission standards are different from each other includes: an operation unit (11) for performing an operation of instructing an operation of an apparatus connected to any of the buses BS; a message generator 5 for generating a control message... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath (dc)

20090164675 - Kvm switch with a remote control incorporating a memory card adapter: A compact KVM switch with a remote selection control device that incorporates a memory card adapter is described. The KVM switch is adapted to connect two or more computers to a set of user interface devices, and is designed to dangle from a cable plugged into one of the user... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090164676 - Method for transfer/transmission of field bus data and field bus communication system: Methods for the transfer/transmission of field bus data between at least two members of a field bus communication system, each member including at least one field bus interface and a memory device. At least one common memory device is provided for the at least two members, wherein field bus data... Agent: Lathrop & Gage LLP

20090164677 - Timing adjustment in a reconfigurable system: This disclosure provides a method for adjusting system timing in a reconfigurable memory system. In a Dynamic Point-to-Point (“DPP”) system, for example, manufacturer-supplied system timing parameters such as access latency and maximum clock speed typically reflect a worst-case configuration scenario. By in-situ detecting actual configuration (e.g., whether expansion boards have... Agent: Rambus Lerner, David, Et Al.

20090164678 - Peripheral device complying with sdio standard and method for managing sdio command: The invention provides a method of managing SDIO commands. Firstly, before a first packet complying with a first SDIO data format is transmitted, an operation request is converted into a converted command. The operation request is originally set to be converted into a command complying with a SDIO command format.... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090164679 - Data transmission method and corresponding device: A method for transmitting data in packets between a first circuit element and a second circuit element includes sending the data by the first circuit element followed by a reception and a storage of the data by the second circuit element. A data transmission flow control operation detects an event... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section

20090164680 - Access, monitoring and communication device and method: An access, monitoring and communication device and method for at least one protected local area of buildings, rooms or properties is described. The device includes at least one master unit having the following components: a monitor, a camera, a loudspeaker, a microphone, at least one function key, a controller, a... Agent: Thompson & Thompson, P.A.

20090164681 - Portable module interface with timeout prevention by dummy blocks: Methods and systems for working around the timeout limitations of physical interface standards for detachable modules. By use of dummy data blocks to keep the bus active, the bus timeout requirements (in either direction) can be spoofed, to thereby permit more complex processing operations to be performed, which otherwise might... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/sandisk

20090164682 - Livelock resolution: A mechanism is provided for resolving livelock conditions in a multiple processor data processing system. When a bus unit detects a timeout condition, or potential timeout condition, the bus unit activates a livelock resolution request signal. A livelock resolution unit receives livelock resolution requests from the bus units and signals... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090164683 - Read status controller: A controller in a processing system can detect programmable bit sequences sent from a host processor to an external device, such as a memory, indicating whether a response from the external device needs to be read. The controller can also read a response from the external device and act appropriately,... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20090164684 - Throttling a point-to-point, serial input/output expansion subsystem within a computing system: Methods, systems, and apparatus are disclosed for throttling a point-to-point, serial I/O expansion subsystem within a computing system that include: receiving, by a link configuration module, an external environmental parameter value representing a condition of an environment external to the computing system; determining, by the link configuration module, a link... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP

20090164685 - Expansion device for hard disk drive: An expansion device includes a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) card, a hard disk connector, a hard disk drive (HDD), and a signal converter. The PCI card includes PCI pins for connecting to a PCI slot of a motherboard of a computer. The connector is arranged on the PCI card. The... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090164686 - Duplicate sd interface memory card controller: A memory controller for a memory card such as an SD card with an additional host interface such as a USB interface comprises a duplicate SD interface. Embodiments with two SD interfaces may also comprise a card reader controller chip that can be turned off by the memory controller when... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve Sampson LLP

20090164687 - Motherboard device and computing apparatus capable of selectively controlling electric power supplied to one of two graphics cards: A motherboard device includes a first connecting interface coupled to a first graphics card, a second connecting interface coupled to a second graphics card, a power source connected electrically to the first connecting interface for supplying electric power to the first graphics card via the first connecting interface, and a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090164688 - Apparatus and method of mobile media presentation portable electronic device: A method of mobile media presentation includes receiving content wirelessly with a portable electronic device and selectively interfacing the portable electronic device with at least one host device via a docking station. Playback of the content can then switch between the portable electronic device and the host device.... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department

20090164689 - Early response indication for data retrieval in a multi-processor computing system: A data processing system is described that reduces read latency of requested memory data, thereby resulting in improved system performance. An exemplary system includes a bus, a processor, and a controller associated with the processor. The controller is configured to send a request for data to a memory storage unit,... Agent: Unisys Corporation

20090164690 - Methods and apparatuses for serial bus sideband communications: Methods and apparatuses that utilize a serial bus, such as a universal serial bus (USB), for communications between a communications network, a computing device, and an auxiliary device are disclosed. Some embodiments comprise methods handling sideband communications using serial buses. One or more of the embodiments comprise differentiating in-band data... Agent: Schubert, Osterrieder & Nickelson, PLLC C/o Cpa Global

20090164692 - Data transfer apparatus with control of buses to optimize data transfer: A bus bridge is connected to a primary bus and a secondary bus, and relays data between a master and a target which are each connected to a different one of the primary and secondary buses. The bus bridge includes a primary bus interface, a secondary bus interface, a data... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (panasonic)

20090164691 - Io processor: An IO processor includes an embedded central processing unit (CPU), a switch connected to the embedded CPU, an external CPU bus controller connected to the switch for optionally connecting to an external CPU, a first memory controller connected to the switch for connecting to a first memory, and a second... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090164693 - Accelerating input/output (io) throughput on solid-state memory-based mass storage device: In one embodiment, a portable mass storage device may include a bus hub having a first port to couple to a bus and other ports to connect to multiple multi-channel memory controllers, where each memory controller is coupled to multiple non-volatile storage arrays, and the memory controllers can independently service... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090164695 - Pci load card: A PCI load card includes a PCI interface, an operational amplifier, at least two switches, and a controller. A terminal of each switch is connected to an input terminal of the operational amplifier and connected to a standby power pin of the PCI interface via a first resistor. The other... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090164694 - Universal routing in pci-express fabrics: A universal routing identifier (URID) is provided to extend the function space in PCI-Express fabrics. Methods and systems based on the URID are provided for configuring URID capable devices and upgrading PCI-Express bridges and switches having lookup tables with access control functionality. The lookup table entry contains URIDs of destination... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

  
06/18/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090157906 - Information processing device, information processing device controlling method, and computer-readable recording medium: An information processing device includes a plurality of modules, each of the plurality of modules including: a processing unit to receive input data and setting options from an external device, perform a processing of the input data in accordance with the setting options, and return a processing result to the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090157907 - Shelf system for rechargeable electronic devices: The invention is a shelf system for rechargeable electronic devices that has an electrical pole with a number of attachment points. Shelves connect to the attachment points and can pivot between a working position and a stored position. The electrical pole has a number of power ports with different features.... Agent: Law Office Of Dale B. Halling

20090157908 - Software driver device: An interface device disposed between a host and peripheral device is disclosed. The device stores drivers, utility software and applicative data for the peripheral device. The interface device appears to first be a CD driver for purposes of loading drivers, software and data into the host. Then it switches to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090157909 - Configurable method for connecting one or more devices to a media process system: A software sign on sequence is provided that allows devices to negotiate how they will communicate, what data will be exchanged and how they will mechanically operate, when they are connected to each other. This avoids the necessity of supplying new software programs to each device which is time consuming... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc. 35 Waterview Drive

20090157910 - Information playback apparatus and information playback method: According to one embodiment, an information playback apparatus according to one embodiment includes a storage module configured to store a vendor table including a formal vendor ID of a self apparatus and one or more registered vendor IDs, and vendor commands respectively associated with the formal vendor ID and the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20090157911 - Recording control apparatus, recording control method, and computer program product: A determining unit performs a position determination determining whether a nonvolatile memory is mounted in a right position or in a wrong position. When the determining unit determines that the nonvolatile memory is mounted in the wrong position, a protecting unit protects data stored in the nonvolatile memory.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090157912 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus is capable of communicating data with a plurality of external apparatuses attached to the image processing apparatus. Each of the external apparatuses includes an advisor that advises a user of access to the external apparatus. A display section displays information on the external apparatuses attached to... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

20090157913 - Method for toggling non-adjacent channel identifiers during dma double buffering operations: Disclosed are a method, a system and a computer program product for managing direct memory access (DMA) operations in a double buffering system. During direct memory access operations in a computer system, data is transferred from a source memory location to a destination memory location with minimal use of the... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090157914 - Display system with frame reuse using divided multi-connector element differential bus connector: A method includes reducing power of a first graphics processor by disabling or not using its rendering engine and leaving a display engine of the same first graphics processor capable of outputting display frames from a corresponding first frame buffer to a display. A display frame is rendered by a... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090157915 - Method for switching node and an information processing system: In an information processing system including host computers and disk devices, each of an execution-node host and a standby-node host includes an I/O request unit and an access-right change command unit. The I/O request unit issues an I/O request. The access-right change command unit transmits an access-right change command. The... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20090157916 - Scalable port controller architecture supporting data streams of different speeds: A scalable port controller architecture supporting data streams of different speeds. In an embodiment, a port controller contains high speed receptor units and low speed receptor units, and a port routing logic connecting each external device (on corresponding port) to one of the receptors according to various registers. The port... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20090157917 - Signal processing apparatus and control method thereof: A signal processing apparatus includes: a plurality of input terminals to which a plurality of connectors are connected, respectively; a signal processor which includes a plurality of connection units corresponding to a plurality of input signals input through the plurality of connectors, and processes the plurality of input signals received... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090157918 - Efficient processing of groups of host access requests that may include zero length requests: This is directed to methods and systems for handling access requests from a device to a host. The device may be a device that is part of the host, such as an HBA, an NIC, etc. The device may include a processor which runs firmware and which may generate various... Agent: Emulex Design & Manufacturing Corporation C/o Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090157919 - Read control in a computer i/o interconnect: In one embodiment, a method for controlling reads in a computer input/output (I/O) interconnect is provided. A read request is received over the computer I/O interconnect from a first device, the request requesting data of a first size. Then it is determined whether fulfilling the read request would cause the... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090157920 - Dynamically allocating communication lanes for a plurality of input/output ('i/o') adapter sockets in a point-to-point, serial i/o expansion subsystem of a computing system: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for dynamically allocating communication lanes for a plurality of sockets in a point-to-point, serial I/O expansion subsystem of a computing system, the expansion subsystem including an switch that supports a maximum number of enabled communication lanes, each socket having a same form factor, each... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP

20090157921 - Kvm management system and method: A KVM management system is provided. The KVM management system comprises at least one KVM switch and a KVM recorder. The KVM switch comprises a plurality of ports for connecting to a plurality of computers, respectively. The KVM recorder comprises a storage device, and couples to the KVM switch. The... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090157922 - Multimedia kvm system: Multimedia KVM systems are provided. A multimedia KVM system comprises a KVM switch and a local console coupled to the KVM switch. The KVM switch comprises a plurality of first connectors for connecting to a plurality of first multimedia components, respectively. The local console comprises a plurality of second connectors... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090157924 - Method and apparatus for configuring electronic devices to perform selectable predefined functions using device drivers: A multifunctional mobile telephone handset is connected to a PC using a Universal Serial Bus. During bus enumeration, a device class descriptor is returned by the handset to the PC. The PC's operating system receives information relating to one of the functions of the handset and assigns an appropriate device... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090157923 - Method and system for managing performance data: The present invention is directed to a method and system for managing performance data. In accordance with a particular embodiment of the present invention, cache metrics are received. At least one of the cache metrics may be compared with a threshold value. A determination may be made as to whether... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090157926 - Computer system, control apparatus, storage system and computer device: A computer system which enables more efficient use of a storage system shared by plural host computers and optimizes the performance of the whole system including the host computers and storages. A computer device has a first control block which logically partitions computing resources of the computer device and makes... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090157925 - Method for integrating device-objects into an object-based management system for field devices in automation technology: The invention relates to a method for integration of device-objects (DTM1, DTM2, . . . ) in an object-based management system (WS1, WS2, SU) for field devices (F1, F2, . . . ) in automation technology, wherein the device-objects (DTM1, DTM2, . . . ) are used for servicing the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090157927 - Method and system for chip-to-chip communications with wireline control: Aspects of a method and system for chip-to-chip communications with wireline control may include initializing a microwave communication link between a first chip and a second chip via a wireline communication bus, wherein the initializing comprises adjusting beamforming parameters of a first antenna array communicatively coupled to the first chip,... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090157933 - Communication bus power state management: Methods and apparatus to manage communication bus power states are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a bus including a master node and at least a first slave node, logic to transmit a first power state change request from the master node to the first slave node, logic to... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global

20090157929 - Data arbitration on a bus to determine an extreme value: A system includes a master device and a plurality of slave devices. The master device initiates a bus transaction having an arbitration data field for processing by a subset of the slave devices. Each slave device of the subset arbitrates a corresponding data value for the arbitration data field via... Agent: Larson Newman Abel & Polansky, LLP

20090157931 - Iic bus communication system, slave device, and method for controlling iic bus communication: Multiple master devices and multiple slave devices are connected in parallel to two bus lines including a SCL line 1 and a SDA line 2, and a pullup resistor is connected between the bus lines and a power source. A state detector detects a frozen state on the basis of... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090157932 - Iic bus communication system, slave device, and method for controlling iic bus communication: Multiple master devices and multiple slave devices are connected in parallel to two bus lines including a SCL line 1 and a SDA line 2, and a pullup resistor is connected between the bus lines and a power source. A state detector detects a frozen state on the basis of... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20090157928 - Master and slave device for communicating on a communication link with limited resource: A master device for communicating with a number of slave devices through a communication link having a limited resource. The master device comprises a transceiver adapted for communicating with the slave devices on the communication link and a controller adapted for detecting the number of slave devices. The controller is... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090157930 - Multi-channel communication circuit: A multi-channel communication circuit includes a master device, a plurality of slave devices, and a multiplexer (MUX). A transmitting pin and a receiving pin of a serial interface of the master device are respectively connected to two data input pins of the MUX. Two control pins of the serial interface... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090157934 - Data processing unit and bus arbitration unit: An effective bus arbitration unit is described in which it is possible to reduce, as much as possible, the waiting time until a bus master obtain bus ownership and improve the rate of operating the bus while improving the throughput of data transfer. A bus master issues a size signal... Agent: Jerome D. Jackson (jackson Patent Law Office)

20090157935 - Efficient interrupt message definition: An efficient interrupt system for a multi-processor computer. Devices interrupt a processor or group of processors using pre-defined message address and data payload communicated with a memory write transaction over a PCI, PCI-X, or PCI Express bus. The devices are configured with messages that each targets a processor. Upon receiving... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090157936 - Interrupt morphing and configuration, circuits, systems, and processes: An electronic configuration circuit includes a processing circuit (2610) operable for executing instructions and responsive to interrupt requests and operable in a plurality of execution environments (EE) selectively wherein a said execution environment (EE) is activated or suspended, a first configuration register (SCR) coupled to the processing circuit (2610) for... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090157937 - Modular data transmission system with separate energy supply for each connected module: The invention pertains to a modular data transmission system (5) with several modules or bus nodes (10, 20, 30) that can be arranged adjacent to one another in a row. The data transmission system (5) comprises a first bus node (10) that features a first transmitter (70; 150, 151) for... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20090157938 - Electronic devices using divided multi-connector element differential bus connector: In one example an electronic device includes a housing that includes an A/C input or DC input, and at least one circuit substrate that includes electronic circuitry, such as graphics processing circuitry that receives power based on the A/C input or DC input. The electronic device also includes a divided... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090157939 - Multiple module computer system and method: A computer system for multi-processing purposes. The computer system has a console comprising a first coupling site and a second coupling site. Each coupling site comprises a connector. The console is an enclosure that is capable of housing each coupling site. The system also has a plurality of computer modules,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

  
06/11/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090150573 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An information processing apparatus includes a detector configured to detect connection of an external device, a determination unit configured to determine whether content associated with the external device is included in the content data, and an external device operation controller configured to set the content associated with the external device... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090150571 - Method of using peripheral device connected to computer via network, and program: This invention provides a method of connecting a network-connected image input device, to which a plug-and-play function cannot be applied to a computer installed with an OS (operating system) and using the image input device. To this end, when a control program of the image input device is activated, the... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090150572 - Structure for handling data requests: A design structure embodied in a machine readable storage medium for designing, manufacturing, and/or testing a design is provided. The design structure generally includes a computer system that includes a CPU, a memory controller, memory, a bus connecting the CPU, memory controller and memory, circuitry for providing a speculative read... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20090150574 - Method and apparatus for organizing and consolidating portable device functionality: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that organizes and consolidates the functionality of a portable device. During operation, the system tracks the usage of at least one application and at least one data file by a user of the portable device. Next, the system determines usage-context information... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090150575 - Dynamic logical data channel assignment using time-grouped allocations: A method, system and program are provided for dynamically allocating DMA channel identifiers to multiple DMA transfer requests that are grouped in time by virtualizing DMA transfer requests into an available DMA channel identifier using a channel bitmap listing of available DMA channels to select and set an allocated DMA... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Austin

20090150576 - Dynamic logical data channel assignment using channel bitmap: A method, system and program are provided for dynamically allocating DMA channel identifiers by virtualizing DMA transfer requests into available DMA channel identifiers using a channel bitmap listing of available DMA channels to select and set an allocated DMA channel identifier. Once an input value associated with the DMA transfer... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Austin

20090150577 - Data processing method and system: A method of retrieving data blocks in a storage area network, the method comprising selecting a first one of a plurality of paths to a storage device; retrieving a first number of sequential data blocks from the storage device along the first path; and selecting a second one of the... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090150578 - Com port manager: There is provided a system and method for managing communication ports on a computer device. The method comprises the steps of scanning the system file structure, determining port assignments for active devices from a known location in the system file structure, scanning additional locations in the system file structure, determining... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090150579 - Wire connection assembly for connecting a computer mainframe with an external device: A wire connection assembly for connecting a computer mainframe and an external device includes an arranging portion, a connector, a wire winder, and a signal control panel. The arranging portion, the wire winder, and the signal control panel are compatible to a computer mainframe, and the connector is compatible to... Agent: Brian Hsu

20090150580 - Method and system for computer management: A method and a system for computer management are provided. An embodiment of a computer management system controls a plurality of computers. A Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) switch controls at least one computer by a control signal and receives video data output therefrom. A console is coupled to the KVM switch through... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090150581 - Method and system for providing data volumes: A method for processing input/output request packets (IRPs) directed to Data Volumes having a meta-data extent and at least one data extent begins by initiating an IRP. The IRP is evaluated by a volume filter to determine a meta-data extent to handle the IRP. The IRP is directed by the... Agent: Unisys Corporation

20090150582 - Hardware assisted endpoint idleness detection for usb host controllers: In some embodiments, an electronic apparatus comprises at least one memory module, and a universal serial bus (USB) host controller coupled to the memory, wherein the USB host controller implements hardware assisted idleness endpoint detection.... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global

20090150583 - Video data processing module furnished with a configurable video processing unit with a single input bus: According to the invention, the video data to be processed and the configuration data are transferred to the module via one and the same data bus. These modules are advantageously chained in series on a common bus which transfers to each module both the configuration data and the video data... Agent: Thomson Licensing LLC

20090150585 - Connecting an integrated antenna in a flat panel display to a desktop computer: A connector containing data pins for video signals and a coax pin for an antenna signal can permit a personal computer (PC) to use an integrated antenna in an external display device, with a single connector providing both video and radio frequency communication signals between those two devices. This connector... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090150584 - Solid-state memory storage device for storing data wirelessly transmitted from a host and for wirelessly transmitting the data to the host: A solid-state memory storage device and method for using the device includes storing data wirelessly transmitted from a host and wirelessly transmitting the data to the host. The storage device has an RF module which demodulates an ultra-wideband write signal received wirelessly from a host and outputs a wireless protocol... Agent: Ladas & Parry

20090150586 - Optimizing clock crossing and data path latency: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for transmitting a predetermined data pattern from a first agent to a second agent of an interface, receiving an indication of correct receipt of the predetermined data pattern in a buffer of the second agent, determining in a state machine of... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090150588 - Hard disk drive cache memory and playback device: A NOR emulating device using a controller and NAND memories can be used in a computer system in placed of the main memory or in place of the BIOS NOR memory. Thus, the emulating device can function as a bootable memory. In addition, the device can act as a cache... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )

20090150587 - Master-slave device communication circuit: A master-slave device communication circuit includes a master device, a bus, and a slave device having a bus switch connected to the master device via the bus, and a status detecting circuit. The status detecting circuit includes a power input terminal and a detecting signal output terminal. A power terminal... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090150589 - Hot-plug signal output apparatus and hot-plug signal input/output apparatus: Output control section detects, when the hot-plug line is conducted to the source device's hot-plug line, the data communication line is conducted to the source device's data communication line, and the power supply voltage line is not conducted to the source device's power supply voltage line, that a voltage is... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20090150590 - Reconfigurable computing array without chassis: A computing device having a unique form factor and adapted for connecting to an external device is described. The computing device includes external connector(s), computing node(s), a power unit, and a flexible enclosure structure encasing them. The enclosure structure is made of flexible materials so that the computing device forms... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090150591 - Video communication network-computer interface device: The interface device is interposed between a switched-packet network and the bus of a computer. The interface device de-packets and de-compresses HD video data from the network, and places the de-packeted and de-compressed HD video data stream on the computer bus, ready for display. The interface device also compresses and... Agent: Anthony Asquith

  
06/04/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type

20090144453 - Indexing device and method for data storage system: The invention discloses an indexing device for a data storage system which comprises a plurality of data storage devices. The indexing device generates an I/O descriptor index number according to a target data storage device, where the I/O descriptor index number corresponds to a device ID number and a queued... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP

20090144454 - Data processing device and control method of data processing device: A data processing device includes a program execution section to supply an operation direction signal to a peripheral device based on an executed program and execute a branch operation in response to a branch direction signal, and a branch wait operation section to receive the branch direction signal and a... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090144455 - Firmware updating system for updating firmware of a display device and method thereof: A firmware updating system includes a computer apparatus including a video output interface and a control unit electrically connected to the video output interface for controlling the video output interface to output data corresponding to a new firmware. The firmware updating system further includes a display device having a video... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090144456 - Interface device for securely extending computer functionality: A portable interface device for extending the secure functionality of a computing device includes a plurality of ports and a controller, the ports being configured to facilitate communication between the interface device and one or more computing devices and between the interface device and one or more extension devices. The... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20090144457 - Plug and play device and related installing method: A plug-and-play device is disposed for installing onto a computer. The plug-and-play device includes an ATA controller, a storage device, and a predetermined-function device. The ATA controller emulates a storage drive inserted in the computer to the OS of the computer. The OS continuously examines if the emulated storage drive... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090144458 - Dongle device and host device with millimeter wave host inerface and method for use therewith: A dongle device includes a flash memory and a millimeter wave transceiver that receives an RF signal from a host device, converts the RF signal into a power signal for powering the millimeter wave transceiver, demodulates the RF signal to receive read commands, write commands, and write data from the... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090144459 - Module-based operating apparatus and method for portable device: A module-based operating apparatus and method for a portable device is provided. A module-based operating apparatus and method for a portable device, in which various types of personal service contents such as a diary function, a wallet function, and a portable computing function are made into functional modules so as... Agent: Mcneely Bodendorf LLP

20090144460 - System for detecting a peripheral device: A system for detecting a peripheral device is used to detect whether the peripheral device is completely inserted into a peripheral interface slot of a mother board before booting. When the peripheral device is inserted into the peripheral interface slot, the system judges whether the peripheral device is completely inserted... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090144461 - Method and system for configuration of a hardware peripheral: The present disclosure relates to a method for re-configuration of a hardware peripheral, and a system that includes the hardware peripheral. Processing of large amounts of data in a multifunctional environment in a processor system is enabled in a flexible way by employing a re-configurable and autonomous operating hardware peripheral,... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC

20090144462 - Method and system for fully trusted adapter validation of addresses referenced in a virtual host transfer request: A method, computer program product, and distributed data processing system that allows a single physical I/O adapter, such as a PCI, PCI-X, or PCI-E adapter, to validate that a direct memory access address referenced by an incoming I/O transaction that was initiated through a memory mapped I/O operation are associated... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090144463 - System and method for input/output communication: Systems and methods for input/output communication are disclosed. A method for communicating data may include communicating metadata from a storage array to a host device, the metadata comprising information regarding data stored on a plurality of storage nodes disposed in the storage array. The method may further include determining, from... Agent: Baker Botts, LLP

20090144464 - Usage of persistent information unit pacing protocol in fibre channel communications: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture, wherein a primary storage control unit receives an information unit from a remote host over a fibre channel connection, wherein persistent information unit pacing is implemented over the fibre channel connection. Information is maintained on how many large writes have been... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37

20090144465 - Data processing apparatus and method of protecting a peripheral device in data processing apparatus: A data processing apparatus includes an arithmetic circuit and a peripheral device protection circuit that controls access of the arithmetic circuit to the peripheral devices. The peripheral device protection circuit has a first protection preset value and a second protection preset value set as a protection level higher than that... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090144466 - Storage apparatus, storage system and path information setting method: A logical port L1, which is obtained by integrating switch ports in a switch 16 and storage ports in a storage 20, and an access path group connecting the switch port in the switch 16 to the logical device 46 in the storage 29 are associated with each other, and... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090144467 - Information processing device, data control method and recording medium: According to one embodiment, an information processing device includes a plurality of connection ports for connecting devices, a storage device which stores processing priority information of the plurality of connection ports, a control device which controls the devices connected to the plurality of connection ports via the plurality of connection... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090144468 - Method and system for reducing multiple keystroke output: A method for reducing the erroneous display of multiple keystrokes on a target computer, that occur when depressing a key a single time on a Universal Serial Bus (USB) based keyboard from a remote computer. The invention eliminates the time lapse between the key press and key released events to... Agent: Davidson Berquist Jackson & Gowdey LLP

20090144469 - Usb key emulation system to multiplex information: In an information handling system, a universal serial bus (USB) key emulation system includes a USB hub operable to communicate with a USB host, a USB bus communicatively coupled with the USB hub, a USB controller communicatively coupled with the USB bus via a set of endpoints, and a USB... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090144470 - Method of transmitting ieee 1394 data over a wireless link and apparatus implementing the method: The invention relates to a method of transmitting data over a wireless link, comprising the insertion of the data into packets according to a format corresponding to at least certain layers of a first protocol for data transmission over a wireless network, as well as the use of these packets... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC

20090144471 - Serial bus device with address assignment by master device: The present invention offers a daisy chain serial bus system. For bus construction, the slave device has a first data transmission port to transfer serial data with its upward connected device and a second data transmission port to transfer serial data with its downward connected device. The most upward slave... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090144472 - Method and apparatus for making a processor sideband interface adhere to secure mode restrictions: In response to entering a secure mode a processor disables access to first predetermined processor information through a sideband interface, while maintaining access to second predetermined processor information through the sideband interface. In the processor, a first interface portion of the sideband interface may provide access to the first predetermined... Agent: Zagorin O'brien Graham LLP

20090144473 - Control and communication unit between a terminal and a microcircuit card: A control and communication unit is provided between a terminal and at least one microcircuit card. The unit includes a control module for a number of input signals to the card; a module for generation of a number of time diagrams for the card communication protocols; a request generation module... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20090144475 - Electronic device and control method thereof: An electronic device includes a plurality of memories inserted in at least one memory slot provided on a board; and a controller provided on the board to perform data communication with the plurality of memories, and to adjust an intensity of a current for data communication with a memory selected... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090144474 - Method and apparatus for providing an alternative power source for a graphics card: A method and apparatus for providing an alternative power source for a graphics card are disclosed. Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method, which includes the steps of laying a set of gold fingers on a printed circuit board according to an industrial standard bus interface,... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090144476 - Hot plug in a link based system: Machine-readable medium, processes and systems for adding and/or removing components from a running computing device based upon a static topology table and a dynamic topology table are disclosed.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090144477 - Method and system for adding or removing a logical unit of a usb mass storage device: A method and apparatus for adding or removing a logical unit of a mass storage device connected to a host computer through a universal serial bus (USB) interface are provided. The method may comprise: dynamically managing a logical unit table associated with the logical unit; generating a corresponding hot plug... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090144478 - Performance based packet ordering in a pci express bus: A communications arrangement is implemented for packet data communications control. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a communications arrangement (100), such as a PCI Express type arrangement, carries out separate arbitration functions (112, 116, 117, 118) for ordering packet data. One of the arbitration functions (112) orders... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20090144479 - Computer switcher and method for matching with a plurality of servers: The present invention provides a switcher for managing a plurality of servers and controlling at least one peripheral device, comprising: a transceiver module for transmitting a query instruction to one of the plurality of servers and receiving identification information of the server; and a matching module for receiving the identification... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090144480 - Multi-processor system on chip platform and dvb-t baseband receiver using the same: A multi-processor system on chip (SoC) platform and a DVB-T baseband receiver using the same are disclosed. The multi-processor SoC platform includes a first processor, at least one second processor, at least one slave device communicating with the first processor and the second processor and a communication interface (CI) unit... Agent: LexyoumeIPGroup, LLC

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