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Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output July category listing 07/09

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07/30/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090193150 - Interfacing devices that include device specific information to a device receiving unit: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture, wherein a persistent storage is maintained in a device receiving unit that is capable of receiving one or more devices. The device receiving unit receives a device that includes device specific information that identifies the device. The device is interfaced with... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37

20090193151 - Optimized biometric authentication method and system: An efficient exchange of messages in a system for authenticating access to a base device is facilitated through the selection of a particular biometric template from among a plurality of biometric templates. Rather than transmitting the template to a peripheral device, an indication of a location of the particular biometric... Agent: Ridout & Maybee LLP

20090193152 - External device with a driver auto-run installation and method thereof: An external device includes a controller, a connector, a function circuit, and a storage device. The storage device stores firmware and an image file. The image file includes an installation program and a driver. The external device is coupled to a host via the connector. The firmware can drive the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090193153 - Mtp-capable usb device and methods for use therewith: An MTP-capable USB device and methods for use therewith are disclosed. The USB device is provided with circuitry operative to communicate with a host device using a media transfer protocol and receive a command from the host device to play content stored in the memory of the USB device. In... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/sandisk

20090193154 - Method for installing an auxiliary unit on a computer: A method is proposed for automatically installing an auxiliary unit (30) on a computer (10) that is not yet prepared for the auxiliary unit (30). Upon connecting a new auxiliary unit (30) to the computer a registration routine (18) is carried out, within which operating routines (24) required for operating... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090193156 - Peripheral device, method of operating peripheral device, host device, method of operating host device, and electronic device system: A peripheral device is connected to a host device by a transmission path according to a predetermined interface standard to be communicable with the host device, and operates with power supply received from the host device through the transmission path. The peripheral device includes a main operation unit and a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090193155 - System and method for implementing a shared platform or software resource for coupled computing devices: A computing device includes a communication port, memory resources, and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to combine with the memory resources to operate one or more of the plurality of modules. The plurality of modules are operative in order to handle exchange of communications... Agent: Shemwell Mahamedi LLP

20090193157 - Link state detection system for network cable: A link detection system for a network cable is applicable for detecting a connection state of the network cable. If the network cable is connected to the link detection system, the network state detection unit sends a voltage level of a first signal, so as to turn on the power... Agent: Quintero Law Office, PC

20090193158 - Storage system, device controller, and improper cable connection determination method: A storage system in which a plurality of storage device enclosures having duplicated device controllers are connected through cable connections, the storage system includes a device controller information management section that manages a state of a corresponding device controller in a storage device enclosure as device controller information, and an... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center C/o Cpa Global

20090193159 - Bus encoding/decoding method and bus encoder/decoder: An encoding method and an encoder for encoding data transmitted in a manner of bursts via a parallel bus and a decoding method and a decoder. The encoding method includes organizing data of the bursts into matrixes, determining for each of the matrixes whether a transform mode capable of decreasing... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

20090193160 - Adaptor device and medical apparatus system: An adaptor device connected to both a portable medical apparatus and a computer comprises: a first interface which communicates at a first communication speed with the computer; a second interface which communicates at a second communication speed with the portable medical apparatus; a communication control unit for adjusting the speed... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC

20090193161 - Information processing device: An information processing device comprising a data record medium access unit into which a data record medium, which has a first operation mode and a second operation mode as operation modes and has a first sub-operation mode and a second sub-operation mode as sub-operation modes of the second operation mode,... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090193162 - Coordinated actions of kernel and userspace components: A system for and method of coordinating actions of components between userspace and kernel are described. The system comprises a processor; zero or more hardware components coupled with the processor; and a memory coupled with the processor and comprising a set of processor-executable instructions. The instructions comprise a component handling... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090193163 - System for connecting upnp devices in a upnp network: A system for connecting Universal Plug and Play UPnP devices in a UPnP network includes a generic UPnP control point for UPnP devices and, externalized to such UPnP control point, control logic of the devices.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090193164 - General input/output architecture, protocol and related methods to implement flow control: An enhanced general input/output communication architecture, protocol and related methods are presented. In one embodiment, a method for an enhanced general input/output communication architecture includes initializing a flow control mechanism within an general input/output (GIO) interface associated with a virtual channel upon initialization of the virtual channel, and tracking receive... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090193165 - Communication circuit of serial peripheral interface devices: A communication circuit of a serial peripheral interface (SPI) device includes a master device and a plurality of slave devices. One of the slave devices includes a plurality of general purpose input/output (GPIO) pins. The chip select terminal of the master device is connected to the control terminal of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090193166 - Device and method for addressing, and converter: It is provided to implement a different number of logical slaves in a field device for use in an AS interface network as a function of the assigned address, which slaves may be addressed using the assigned address in the standard or in the expanded addressing mode. Thus, in a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090193167 - Arbitration device and method: An arbitration device receives a plurality of requests from a plurality of circuits, and grants access to one of the plurality of circuits. The arbitration device includes a sorter and an arbitrator. The sorter receives position information of an image signal including a plurality of image layers and determines an... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C. Pacwest Center, Suite 1900

20090193168 - Interrupt mitigation on multiple network adapters: A method, information processing system, and computer readable medium, mitigate processor assignments. A first processor in a plurality of processors is assigned to a first communication port in a plurality of communication ports. An interrupt associated with the first communication port is generated. An assignment of a processor other than... Agent: Fleit Kian Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090193169 - Interface adapter: Field devices for measuring a pressure or a fill level are connected, by way of a cable connection or a radio connection, to stationary evaluation- and display devices. A parameterization- and data recording system for a field device is stated, which system may make it possible to maintain fast and... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090193170 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus for communicating with an external apparatus via a predetermined communication interface including a data signal line and an insertion/removal signal line is provided. The information processing apparatus includes a processing unit for executing an application that a user desires, a communication controlling unit for controlling a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090193171 - Multiuser kvm switch: A multiuser KVM switch that is connected between a plurality of consoles used by respective users and a plurality of servers, including: a setting portion that sets lock of an operation right for each server; and a prohibition portion that, when at least one operation right of the servers is... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090193172 - Cross-bar switching in an emulation environment: A system and method are disclosed for crossbar switching in an emulation environment. The switch is designed to coordinate scheduling between different crossbars in the system and to be dynamically reconfigurable during operation. In one aspect, a crossbar switch includes a switching matrix and an array of control cells. The... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

  
07/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090187675 - Computer system, management server, and mismatched connection configuration detection method: The management of computers connected with I/O switch devices is simplified. A computer system S includes one or several computers (server devices), one or several I/O devices, one or several I/O switch devices, and a management server 101. Management server 101 is provided with a storage part storing I/O configuration... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20090187676 - Method and apparatus for enabling and disabling a lock mode on a portable electronic device: A portable electronic device including a processor provided in a housing, the processor for switching the portable electronic device from a normal operating mode to a device lock mode and a first input device and a second input device provided in the housing. Actuation of the first input device within... Agent: Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP

20090187677 - System and method of switching between multiple viewing modes in multi-head computer system: The present technique provides a system and method for automatically switching a computer system between multiple display profiles in response to a system event, such as a hardware event. The present technique detects the system event, identifies the hardware configuration of the computer system, and automatically reconfigures the computer system... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090187678 - Methods and arrangements for accessing wirelessly connected external storage devices: The invention provides a method for a portable electronic device such as a computer to be capable of safely coping with the occurrence of a surprise removal from an external hard disk drive (HDD) connected by wireless. An HDD is connected to a portable computer by wireless via a wireless... Agent: Ference & Associates LLC

20090187679 - Universal dma (direct memory access) architecture: A universal DMA (Direct Memory Access) engine can be dynamically configured to function in either a receive or transmit mode. DMAs are logically assembled and bound as needed, without limitation to a fixed, pre-determined number of receive engines and transmit engines. Because a DMA engine may be dynamically assembled to... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090187680 - Controller system with programmable bi-directional terminals: A controller system with programmable bi-directional input/output terminals includes a micro controller, a terminal block and an interface unit connected between the micro controller and the terminal block. The interface unit includes a predetermined number of uni-directional input terminals, a predetermined number of uni-directional output terminals, and a predetermined number... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

20090187681 - Buffer controller and management method thereof: The invention provides a new linked structure for a buffer controller and management method thereof. The allocation and release actions of buffer memory can be more effectively processed when the buffer controller processes data packets. The linked structure enables the link node of the first buffer register to point to... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090187682 - Method for detecting circular buffer overrun: A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for detecting circular buffer overrun in a credit-based data management system, wherein the system comprises a total credit exchange amount of at least one less than the total number of entries in a circular buffer. When data in a... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090187683 - Adaptive link width control: A communications apparatus uses at least one logical communications link that comprises a plurality of lanes within a computerized hardware device. A data transfer monitor is connected to the logical communications link and measures the real-time data transfer bandwidth of the logical communications link. In addition, a link management unit... Agent: Frederick W. Gibb, Iii Gibb Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLC

20090187684 - Automatic inspection system and method for notebook computer keyboard interface: An automatic inspection system and method for a notebook computer keyboard interface are described. The method includes the following steps including scanning a notebook computer keyboard array to obtain a keyboard position corresponding table; running a testing software in the notebook computer to obtain a position value of a key... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20090187685 - Information recording apparatus: An information recording apparatus is disclosed, in which a HDD is connected to an ATA bus as a master device, an optical disk drive is connected as a slave device to a connector by an eSATA interface, and a system control unit asserts a PDAIG signal at the time of... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090187686 - Methods and appartus for keyboard video mouse (kvm) switching: A method for providing communication between a plurality of input/output (I/O) devices and a plurality of information handling systems (IHSs). The method includes providing a first port coupled to the plurality of I/O devices and providing a first channel of the first port for video data. The method also includes... Agent: Andrea E. Tran Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP

20090187687 - Portable, computer-peripheral apparatus including a universal serial bus (usb) connector: A portable computer-peripheral apparatus comprises a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector. The apparatus is operable to communicate with a computer terminal (e.g. a ‘PC’). Following connection to the PC, the apparatus initialises (i.e. presents or enumerates itself) as a HID keyboard and then sends to the terminal a first predefined... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia)

20090187688 - Information storage device, information processing system, and setting method of data transfer mode of information processing device: An information storage device includes a storage that stores transfer data from an information processing device, the information storage device being removably connected to the information processing device, a switch unit that switches a data transfer mode of the information processing device in accordance with manipulation by a user, and... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090187689 - Non-volatile memory with lpdram: Memory, systems and devices are disclosed where a non-volatile memory device (such as a Flash memory device) is paired with a LPDRAM memory device or array and configures the LPDRAM by utilizing routines stored in the non-volatile memory executing on a controller or state machine of the either the LPDRAM... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A. Attn: Andrew C. Walseth

20090187690 - Femtocell device: There is provided a femtocell device for communicating with one or more user devices in a communication network, the network having a plurality of subchannels available for transmissions, wherein the femtocell device is adapted to use a first subset of the plurality of subchannels for communicating with user devices that... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC

20090187691 - Method for operation of a bus system: The disclosure relates to a method for operating a bus system, in which a plurality of subscribers communicate with one another over the same bus line and all subscribers are assigned a subscriber address from a limited address set. To avoid address conflicts, it is suggested that by each subscriber... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090187692 - Stick-on usb drive holder: A holder for a USB drive is disclosed. The holder can be used as a stand-alone product, or as a retrofit to notebooks and binders, or as an integrated part of such a binder. A holder includes a backing, a pouch coupled to the backing and defining with the backing... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090187693 - Device and method of inputting data, and image output system using the same: A first device is provided with a communicator having a first interface function and a second interface function defined in an asymmetric interface standard. A second device is connected to the first device. The first device detects whether the second device has at least one of the first interface function... Agent: Martine Penilla & Gencarella, LLP

20090187694 - Computer system and management method thereof: Disclosed herewith is a composite type computer system that can assure that a PCI tree to be allocated to a computer is configured completely before the computer is powered. The composite type computer system includes a PCI switch that connects plural computers through PCI interfaces; plural PCI devices connected to... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

  
07/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090182901 - Automatically configuring computing devices through input device: Localization and/or customization of computing devices are accomplished automatically through an add-on input device. Operating system or a separate application in the computing device is arranged to communicate with or recognize the input device such as a keypad and configure parameter of the computing device such as language, user interface... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)

20090182902 - Automated classification of computer configuration using rule set: A method, computer system and computer program product for generating a configuration status of a computer is provided. A method for generating a configuration status of a computer includes reading a plurality of configuration items of the computer and executing a plurality of rules upon the configuration items that were... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg

20090182903 - Set up logic for dual interface wireless ip communication device: A communication interface device includes a wireless Internet packet (IP) transceiver and a PCMCIA card electrically connected to the transceiver. Also, a universal serial bus (USB) connector is plugged into a hub that holds the PCMCIA card, with a cord extending from the USB connector and terminating in another USB... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20090182904 - System and method for providing peripheral device functionality: An application program is stored in a peripheral device memory, and then transferred to a host device upon being connected using a plug-and-play communication protocol. The application program is executed by the host device to provide peripheral device functionality using an on-screen display of the host device. This peripheral device... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090182905 - Complex input/output port connecter: A complex input/output port connecter is applied in an electronic device and electrically connected with at least an input/output module. The electrical connecter includes a frame and a plurality of signal lines. The frame accommodates at least one input/output module. The signal lines are arranged on one side of the... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090182906 - Broadcast receiver and method for reproducing data of external device using the same: A broadcast receiver and a method for reproducing data of an external device using the same are disclosed. The method includes setting a virtual channel of the broadcast receiver for a data stream of the external device, transmitting the data stream of the external device and management information of the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090182907 - Data recording apparatus: A data recording apparatus is disclosed for recording production and product data output from at least one electronic device. A data collector device assigned to the electronic device records the production and product data and converts said data into transmission data to be transmitted, which are subsequently stored in a... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090182908 - Audio and usb multiplexing: An analog/digital switching circuit for connecting a primary electronic device to a peripheral electronic device, including D+ and D− signal lines connected to a primary electronic device, a first analog/digital switch connected to the D+ signal line, for multiplexing an input D+ signal to an output USB data signal or... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC

20090182909 - Asymmetric chip-to-chip interconnect: The use of asymmetric signalling over channels is disclosed. Pursuant to one or more embodiments of the invention, the channels in the parallel bus operate as standard non-differential interconnects for data travelling in one direction through the bus, and operate as differential interconnects for data travelling in the other direction... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.

20090182910 - Computer interface control device: The computer interface control device of this invention comprises: a computer interface control unit, a central control unit, a driver program memory, a selective data transmission unit, a selective data transmission control unit and a data transmission interruption unit. The central control unit is in connection with the computer interface... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090182911 - Memory devices and security systems and apparatus for use with such memory devices: A memory device (10) with USB connectibility and a security system (110) associated with the device (10). The memory device (10) comprises a body (12) of generally rectangular shape that is dimensioned substantially as that of a conventional credit card and is of planar form of a thickness compatible with... Agent: William Nitkin

20090182912 - High speed serializing-deserializing system and method: Disclosed are a high speed serializing-deserializing system and a method thereof. The high speed serializing-deserializing system includes: a serializing unit including a plurality of serializers, generating a strobe signal, and multiplexing and converting N bits of parallel data into serial data; a transmission link transmitting the converted serial data and... Agent: Pryor Cashman, LLP

20090182913 - Data store and enhanced features for headset of portable media device: A media headset for exchanging data with a media device includes at least one audio speaker that provides an audio output, a data store that stores media device data, a communications interface for exchanging the media device data with the media device, and a connector for detachably connecting the communications... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

20090182914 - Semiconductor memory device and data processing system including the semiconductor memory device: A semiconductor device that includes a plurality of memory cell arrays, a plurality of ports, a plurality of internal address generating circuits, and a controller. The plurality of internal address generating circuits may generate first and second internal addresses of first and second memory cell arrays of the plurality of... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090182915 - Performing a configuration virtual topology change and instruction therefore: In a logically partitioned host computer system comprising host processors (host CPUs) partitioned into a plurality of guest processors (guest CPUs) of a guest configuration, a perform topology function instruction is executed by a guest processor specifying a topology change of the guest configuration. The topology change preferably changes the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Richard Lau

20090182916 - Server, and method of recovery from link failure in server: In a server composed of a server module having a processor in it, an I/O module having an I/O extension slot for accommodating an I/O extension adapter to expand the server's I/O capability, and a management module managing the entire server, the server module and the I/O extension slot (and... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090182918 - Data bus inversion apparatus, systems, and methods: Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed such as those that operate to encode data bits transmitted on a plurality of channels according to at least one of multiple Data Bus Inversion (DBI) algorithms. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/micron

20090182919 - Media card command pass through methods: Methods for transmitting application specific or extended commands between a host and a memory card are disclosed. Commands for an extended card protocol are embedded in messages, along with a marker, in the data or command portion of a base card transmission protocol that is used to communicate between the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/sandisk

20090182917 - System having capability for daisy-chained serial distribution of video display data: A serial display interface such as the VESA-Display Port interface is expanded to support daisy chained coupling of one display monitor to the next. Each daisy chain wise connectable display monitor (except optionally the most downstream one on the daisy chain) has a local daisy chain transceiver device associated with... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090182920 - Automatic serial interface address setting system: An automatic address setting system includes a master device, a plurality of slave devices are connected to the master device via a bus, a direct current (DC) power source, and a plurality of resistors connected in series between the DC power source and ground. Each of the slave devices includes... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090182921 - General purpose interface controller of resoure limited system: The invention discloses a general purpose interface controller, including a slave interface controller and a master interface controller, used to exchange data among master devices and slave devices in an electronic device. The slave interface controller receives data and a first control signal from one of the master devices, and... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090182922 - Backplane and communication apparatus: The present invention discloses a communication apparatus. The communication apparatus includes one or more board and a backplane. The board includes a connector and a function processing unit circuit connected to the connector. The backplane includes at least one group of board connectors. Each group of the board connectors includes... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090182923 - Storage controller: A backplane has signal connectors for connecting signals of logical boards connected to an upper level of the backplane; signal connectors for connecting signals of logical boards connected to a lower level of the backplane; power source connectors for supplying power to the logical boards connected to the upper level... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090182924 - Method and system for controlling power provided to an accessory: A method for a portable media player to control power provided an accessory is disclosed. The method includes requesting information about the power capabilities of the accessory by the portable media player. The method further includes providing information about the power capabilities of the accessory by the accessory to the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090182925 - Memory access assist: A method and apparatus are provided for facilitating access from a control system to the memory of a processor across two buses, one of which acts as a bottleneck to communication between the control system and the processor. A bridge between the two buses acts as an intermediary. The control... Agent: Marks & Clerk

20090182926 - Electronic apparatus and information transfer method: Disclosed herein is an electronic apparatus including: an electrical contact configured to establish an electrical connection with another electronic apparatus to input or output information from or to the other electronic apparatus; a noncontact element configured to input or output information from or to the other electronic apparatus in a... Agent: Robert J. Depke Lewis T. Steadman

  
07/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing

20090177803 - Data output method and apparatus: A data output method and apparatus according to the present invention, which are applicable in a data processing device comprising an output unit, a computer system and an embedded system, generate a control command for enabling an establishment of a channel for outputting data when it is determined that the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090177805 - Dual port serial advanced technology attachment (sata ) disk drive: An embodiment of the present invention is disclosed to include a hard disk drive allowing for access by two hosts to a device. Further disclosed are embodiments for reducing the delay and complexity of the SATA disk drive.... Agent: Maryam Imam And Lsi Corporation

20090177804 - Serial advanced technology attachment (sata ) switch: An embodiment of the present invention is disclosed to include a SATA Switch allowing for access by two hosts to a single port SATA device Further disclosed are embodiments for reducing the delay and complexity of the SATA Switch.... Agent: Maryam Imam And Lsi Corporation

20090177806 - Distribution apparatus, image processing apparatus, monitoring system, and information processing method: A distribution apparatus includes a firmware distribution unit distributing firmware corresponding to a post-update version of firmware included in an acquisition request to an image processing apparatus; a determination unit determining whether migration of setup information stored in a storage unit in the image processing apparatus is necessary in the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090177807 - Reset method for application specific integrated circuits (asic): A method and arrangement for avoiding an operative deadlock in an Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) when it is only partially reset, such as when only some parts of the ASIC are reset whereas others are left to remain active.... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20090177808 - Apparatus and methods supporting device triggered disengagement of a hot-swappable serial device by a host system: A serial device responding to user stimulation of disengagement actuator in the device to post a disengagement request via a serial socket in a host system complying with an insensitive serial protocol. The host system responds to receipt of the disengagement request by disengaging the serial socket with user notification... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates

20090177809 - Status indicators for universal serial bus (usb) ports: A system for identifying data connection attributes is disclosed. The system comprises a connection monitor that identifies an operational attribute of a data connection. The system also includes a signal module that activates operation of a status indicator of the data connection such that a manner of operation of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090177810 - Method of optimized-sharing of multimedia content and mobile terminal employing the same: Provided are a method of optimized sharing of multimedia content that allows delivery of optimized multimedia content using device profiles shared between devices connected via a short-range wireless communication and a mobile terminal employing the same method. The method includes: exchanging, upon connecting with peripheral devices via one of a... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090177811 - I/o device, network system with i/o device and communication method in network system with i/o device: An I/O device is provided to accurately synchronize clocks between nodes to have a device driving signal directly made out from the clocks, so that operation timing can be synchronized between the nodes regardless of a processing flicker on a host computer and a delay in a communication channel, and... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts

20090177812 - Synchronous bus controller system: A system for generating bus signals for a plurality of remote stations. Bus data packets are comprised of a plurality of data blocks. Each data block is directed to a remote station. The position of each data block in the data packet identifies the remote station to which the data... Agent: Kunzler & Mckenzie

20090177813 - Scalable interface for a memory array: A technique for accessing a memory array includes receiving, from multiple requesters, memory access requests directed to a single port of the memory array. The memory access requests associated with each of the multiple requesters are serviced, based on a priority assigned to each of the multiple requesters, while maintaining... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090177814 - Programmable modular circuit for testing and controlling a system-on-a-chip integrated circuit, and applications thereof: The present invention provides a programmable modular circuit for testing and controlling a system-on-a-chip integrated circuit, and applications thereof. In an embodiment, the programmable modular circuit comprises a plurality of serial-to-parallel interface registers coupled together by a data line, a clock line, and an enable line. Each of the plurality... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090177815 - Switching serial advanced technology attachment (sata) to a parallel interface: An embodiment of the present invention is disclosed to include a SATA Switch allowing for access by two hosts to a single port SATA device Further disclosed are embodiments for reducing the delay and complexity of the SATA Switch.... Agent: Maryam Imam And Lsi Corporation

20090177816 - Method and system for communication with sd memory and sdio devices: The disclosed systems and methods relate to a reduction of system complexity by incorporating a clock cut-off signal in an SDIO device in order to support a multi-drop architecture. Aspects of the present invention enable a multi-drop architecture with an SDIO device and multiple SD memory devices sharing the same... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090177817 - Method and system for enhanced read performance in serial peripheral interface: A method for reading data in an integrated circuit includes receiving a read command, which is associated with an enhanced data read, and receiving a first address from a plurality of input/output pins. The method includes receiving a first performance enhancement indicator and determining whether an enhanced read operation is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090177818 - Discovery of electronic devices utilizing a control bus: Discovery of electronic devices utilizing a control bus. An embodiment of a method includes connecting a receiving device to a cable, where the cable includes a control bus. If the receiving device is in a disconnect state and a signal from a transmitting device is detected on the control bus,... Agent: Silicon Image/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090177819 - Integrated circuit cards including multiple communication interfaces and related methods of operation: A multi-interface integrated circuit (IC) card includes a first communication interface configured to communicate with a host device in a first protocol mode, a second communication interface configured to communicate with the host device in a second protocol mode different than the first protocol mode, and a controller configured to... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090177820 - Control bus for connection of electronic devices: A method and apparatus for a control bus for connection of electronic devices. An embodiment of a method includes coupling a transmitting device to a receiving device, including connecting a control bus between the transmitting device and the receiving device, with the control bus being a bi-directional, single-line bus. The... Agent: Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman, LLP

20090177821 - Cache intervention on a separate data bus when on-chip bus has separate read and write data busses: Computer implemented method, system and computer usable program code for processing a data request in a data processing system. A read command requesting data is received from a requesting master device. It is determined whether a cache of a processor can provide the requested data. Responsive to a determination that... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090177822 - Device, system, and method of handling transactions: Some embodiments include, for example, devices, systems, and methods of handling transactions. In some demonstrative embodiments, an apparatus to handle transactions in a computing system may include a master unit to arbitrate between read and write requests to be issued over a request bus according to at least first and... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917

20090177825 - Fast and compact circuit for bus inversion: A bussed system with a fast and compact majority voter in the circuitry responsible for the bus inversion decision. The majority voter is implemented in analog circuitry having two branches. One branch sums the advantage of transmitting the bits without inversion, the other sums the advantage of transmitting the bits... Agent: Dickstein Shapiro LLP

20090177823 - Method and system for setting data communication addresses: A system for setting addresses includes a master device, a plurality of slave devices, and a bus. The master device includes a broadcasting module, a reading module, a responding module, an address assigning module, and a first judging module. Each slave device includes a performing module and a requesting module.... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090177824 - Method and system for setting data communication addresses: A system for setting data communication addresses includes a master device, a plurality of slave devices, and a bus. The master device is connected to the slave devices via the bus. Each of the slave devices includes a control signal pin and an ID_Set Flag. The master device controls the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090177827 - Methods, systems, and devices for providing an interrupt scheme in automated pharmaceutical dispensing machines without centralized arbitration: In a method for communication between a master node and a plurality of slave nodes connected by a bus therebetween, a first interrupt request is asserted by one of the plurality of slave nodes via a primary interrupt line. The plurality of slave nodes are electrically connected by the primary... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20090177826 - System and method for preemptive masking and unmasking of non-secure processor interrupts: The present disclosure describes systems and methods for preemptive masking and unmasking of non-secure processor interrupts. At least some embodiments provide a system that includes a processor capable of operating in a non-secure mode, and preemption logic coupled to the processor (the preemption logic capable of asserting an interrupt signal... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090177828 - Executing application function calls in response to an interrupt: Executing application function calls in response to an interrupt including creating a thread; receiving an interrupt having an interrupt type; determining whether a value of a semaphore represents that interrupts are disabled; if the value of the semaphore represents that interrupts are not disabled: calling, by the thread, one or... Agent: Ibm (roc-blf)

20090177830 - Handling interrupts in data processing: A method of processing data comprising: processing a function using a processor operable to perform a plurality of functions, the processor having interrupts enabled; receiving an interrupt at the processor; suspending processing of the function; accessing at least one control parameter, the at least one control parameter indicating whether processing... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

20090177829 - Interrupt redirection with coalescing: An interrupt redirection and coalescing system for a multi-processor computer. Devices interrupt a processor or group of processors using pre-defined message address and data payloads communicated with a memory write transaction over a PCI, PCI-X, or PCI Express bus. The efficiency of processing may be improved by combining multiple interrupt... Agent: Wolf Greenfield (microsoft Corporation) C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20090177831 - Route aware serial advanced technology attachment (sata ) switch: An embodiment of the present invention is disclosed to include a SATA Switch allowing for access by two hosts to a single port SATA device Further disclosed are embodiments for reducing the delay and complexity of the SATA Switch.... Agent: Maryam Imam And Lsi Corporation

20090177832 - Parallel computer system and method for parallel processing of data: The invention relates to multi-computer systems, wherein each computer (100, 200, . . . , N00) comprises a central processor (101, 201, . . . , N01) and working memory (103, 203, . . . , N03). According to one aspect of the invention, the “Internal High Speed Interconnect” (104,... Agent: Rankin, Hill & Clark LLP

  
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20090172204 - Electronic device with serial ata interface and power saving method for serial ata buses: In an electronic device with a serial ATA interface, upon detection of the issue or reception of a preset command, a confirmation device, such as a CPU, confirms the completion of execution of the command. Upon confirming the completion of execution of the command, a controller, which may also be... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090172202 - Method for receiving data over an sdio interface and device using the same: A method for receiving data with a secure digital input/output (SDIO) interface, which is utilized for providing a data transmission connection between a master device and a slave device, starts with receiving a first packet of the data from the slave device. The first packet is transferred with a plurality... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090172203 - System and program products for facilitating input/output processing by using transport control words to reduce input/output communications: Input/output processing is facilitated by reducing communications between input/output communications adapters and control units during input/output processing. The number of exchanges and sequences between an input/output communications adapter and control unit is reduced by sending a plurality of commands from the adapter to the control unit as a single entity... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

20090172205 - Method and system for enabling a sideshow device to retrieve system information from a computing device: A method and system for enabling an auxiliary system to retrieve the system information from a computing device are disclosed. Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method, which includes the steps of requesting for the system information from an embedded controller of the computing device through... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090172206 - Detection and configuration of sas/sata connection: Given the different configurations for SAS and SATA Host and Target Ports, embodiments of the present invention automatically detect the configuration of SATA and SAS Phys when any device is inserted into a port enclosure and properly configure the connection regardless of the Phy configuration of the connected device. When... Agent: Emulex Design & Manufacturing Corporation C/o Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090172207 - Communicating through a physical port of an electronic device: An electronic device has a physical port, and a control circuit coupled to the physical port. The control circuit is arranged to electrically sense the physical port, and operate the physical port as one of an Ethernet port and an RS-232 port based on electrically sensing the physical port. In... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC

20090172208 - Wibro usb modem device having storage device: Disclosed herein is a Wireless Broadband (WiBro) Universal Serial Bus (USB) modem device having a storage device and a WiBro communication device. A USB hub is connected to the USB interface of the WiBro communication device and the USB interface of the storage device, and configured to relay data to... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090172209 - Electronic device with serial ata interface and power saving method for serial ata buses: In an electronic device with a serial ATA interface, upon detection of the issue or reception of a preset command, a confirmation device, such as a CPU, confirms the completion of execution of the command. Upon confirming the completion of execution of the command, a controller, which may also be... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090172210 - Methods and apparatuses for wireless network communications: In some embodiments a method is disclosed that includes creating a network connection status between a host device and a peripheral network device, determining characteristics of the peripheral device such as receive capacity or a quality of service classification for the transmission and flow control for performing control and data... Agent: Kirton & Mcconkie Attorneys At Law

20090172211 - Storage device with transaction logging capability: In one aspect, a system for indexing transactions over a shared bus is described. In various embodiments, the system includes a host controller and a plurality of storage devices in communication with the bus. Each of the storage devices is configured to store data. The bus facilitates communications between the... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/ Sandisk

20090172212 - System and method for managing input/output requests in data processing systems: An apparatus and method for managing input/output transactions in data processing systems. I/O processors (IOPs) of the computing system are logically separated into multiple groups. Multiple global completion indicator groups are provided, one for each of the groups of IOPs. A state of the global completion indicator group is modified... Agent: Charles Johnson Unisys Corporation

20090172213 - Command completion detection in a mass storage device: In some embodiments, after a hold off time following issuance of a memory command has elapsed, a status read operation is performed to determine a status of the memory command. In some embodiments, if the memory command has not yet completed, a polling interval is used to perform a status... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090172214 - Usb host controller: In some embodiments, a USB host controller interface interfaces with a USB device at a device level by presenting a pipe of the USB device as a work queue to system software. Other embodiments are described and claimed.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090172215 - Even and odd frame combination data path architecture: Methods and apparatus to odd and even frame combination data path architectures are described. In one embodiment, a logic may include a buffer and a parallel input, serial output (PISO) logic that may be utilized for transferring data between a source and a destination. The logic may be utilized for... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global

20090172216 - Method and apparatus for transmitting data in a flexray node: A method of transmitting data to a recipient comprising the steps of dividing the data into a plurality of groups, providing a synchronising means for each of the groups, using the synchronising means to synchronise the data in each group, and transmitting the data to a recipient characterised in that... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20090172217 - Distributed storage service systems and architecture: Various methods, devices and systems are described for providing distributed storage services. A data storage device is capable of initiating a communication session with an external entity such as a local host computer (and vice versa) coupled directly to the data storage device, a remote server computer, or directly with... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/ Sandisk

20090172218 - High definition media interface controller having a modular design internal bus structure, and applications thereof: The present invention provides a high definition media interface (HDMI) controller having a modular design internal bus structure, and applications thereof. The controller includes a circuit interface, an address decoder coupled to the circuit interface, a plurality of sub-circuits, wherein each sub-circuit includes registers used to configure and control the... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20090172219 - Device and method for automatically launching applications residing on usb flash drives: A USB peripheral device may automatically launch an application residing in its memory after it is connected to a host or after restarting the host if the USB flash drive has already been connected. Alternatively, the USB peripheral \device can automatically launch an application residing on the host or on... Agent: Toler Law Group

20090172220 - Method for transmitting audio streams and audio stream transmitting system thereof: A method for transmitting audio streams includes providing a USB bus, and transmitting an audio stream through the USB bus by utilizing a bulk transfer mode. The method further includes providing a buffering module, buffering the audio stream in the buffering module to generate a buffered audio stream, performing a... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090172221 - Data transfer system and data transfer method: The configuration of a system including a lot of receiving side devices can be simplified. The system includes a driver 10 and receivers 21 to 2N. The driver 10 and each of the receivers 21 to 2N are configured to be daisy chain connected, thereby performing data communication. The data... Agent: Young & Thompson

20090172222 - Kvm switch and remote system: A KVM switch which is connected between a plurality of servers, and a client to which a keyboard, a mouse, a display, and a speaker are connected, and switches a server connected to the client, the KVM switch including: a sound input portion that inputs sound data emitted from each... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090172223 - Method and apparatus for distributing configuration files in a distributed control system: The invention described herein provides a system and method for distributing and applying a configuration file from a master device (102) to a slave device (104) in a distributed control system (100). According to aspects of the invention, a configuration file is saved at a master device (102) and distributed... Agent: Schneider Electric / Square D Company Legal Dept. - I.p. Group (b&w)

20090172224 - Data transmitter and data receiver: A data transmitter includes: a packetization unit receiving primary data from a data processor and packetizing the primary data; a high-speed transmission unit transmitting a data packet obtained from the packetization to a display device in a high-speed mode; and a low-speed transmission unit relaying and transmitting secondary data between... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090172225 - Method and apparatus for providing overlapping defer phase responses: A multiprocessor system in which a defer phase response method is utilized that allows for a deferring agent to interrupt the normal flow of bus transactions once it gains control of system interface bus. The deferring agent is allowed to look ahead to determine if a continuous stream of defer... Agent: Unisys Corporation

20090172226 - Data processing system and method for interconnect arbitration: A data processing system comprising a plurality of processing units (Dv1-DvM) for processing data, at least one memory means (MM) for storing data from said plurality of processing units (Dv1-DvM), an interconnect means (IM) for connecting said plurality of processing units (Dv1-DvM) and said at least one memory means (MM)... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property Department

20090172228 - Method and system for handling a management interrupt event in a multi-processor computing device: A method and system for handling a management interrupt, such as a system management interrupt (SMI) and/or a platform management interrupt (PMI), includes sequestering two or more processor cores from a plurality of processor cores to form a group of sequestered processor cores for handling the management interrupt. Generated management... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090172229 - Methods for selecting cores to execute system management interrupts: A method includes directing a system management interrupt to a processor core from a plurality of processor cores of a computing device for handling based upon core load-sharing considerations. A machine readable medium includes a plurality of instruction, that in response to being executed, result in a computing device selecting... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090172227 - Serial advanced technology attachment write protection: mass storage data protection device: A mass storage device protection system may have a mass storage device, a processor configured to generate at least one serial write command signal to the mass storage device via a serial communication link, and a storage protector configured for communication with the processor and mass storage device, the storage... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP - Igt Attn: Igt

20090172230 - Distributed real-time operating system: A distributed control system and methods of operating such a control system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the distributed control system is operated in a manner in which interrupts are at least temporarily inhibited from being processed to avoid excessive delays in the processing of non-interrupt tasks. In another embodiment,... Agent: Rockwell Automation, Inc./bf

20090172231 - Data processing device and bus access control method therein: A data processing device includes a computing circuit that accesses a peripheral device connected to through a internal bus, an internal bus connection circuit that is provided between the computing circuit and the internal bus, and switches an enable and a disable state of an access from the computing circuit... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090172232 - Method and system for handling a management interrupt event: A method and system for handling a management interrupt, such as a system management interrupt (SMI) and/or a platform management interrupt (PMI), includes sequestering one or more processor cores for handling the management interrupt. Generated management interrupts are directed to the sequestered processor core and not to other processor cores... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090172233 - Methods and apparatus for halting cores in response to system management interrupts: A method includes halting at least one processing core of a computer system in response to a system management interrupt. The method further includes handling the system management interrupt with at least one other processing core of the computer system in response to determining that the at least one processing... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090172234 - Apparatus and method for identifying system style: An apparatus and a method for identifying a system style are provided. The apparatus includes a motherboard and a peripheral backplane. The motherboard is suitable for assembling other backplanes. The peripheral backplane is coupled to the motherboard not only through a signal-data interface but also through an inter-integrated circuit (I2C)... Agent: J C Patents, Inc.

20090172235 - Megasim card adapter: A MegaSIM adapter is disclosed allowing a MegaSIM card to be used in a standard card slot, such as an SD or MicroSD card slot, of a host device.... Agent: Vierra Magen/sandisk Corporation

20090172236 - Method and system for flexibly supplying power to a high-end graphics card: A method and system for flexibly supplying power to a high-end graphics card is described. The graphics system includes the high-end graphics card and also a configurable power supply module, which is physically separated to the graphics card and connected to a power source external to the graphics system. The... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090172237 - Scalable distributed routing scheme for pci express switches: A Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Express switch is provided. The PCI Express switch includes a first routing information bus connected to the first port; a second routing information bus connected to the second port; a third routing information bus connected to the third port; two routing slaves in the first... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090172238 - Bridge circuit: A bridge circuit includes a bus, a memory interface module, a memory control module, and an external storage control module. The memory interface module receives a memory address from a processor via a memory interface and outputs the memory address to the bus. The memory address corresponds to one of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C

20090172239 - Method and device for coupling at least two independent bus systems: There is described a method for coupling at least two independent bus systems and to a suitable device for carrying out said method, a cycle time TA, TB being assigned to each bus system and each data item from a sequence of data being transmitted to the bus of the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090172241 - Method and apparatus for enhancing the graphics capability of a mobile computing device: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method, which includes the steps of detecting the presence of an external graphics subsystem after the external graphics subsystem is attached to the mobile computing device, transmitting a power enable signal to the external graphics subsystem, and activating PCIe signaling channels... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090172240 - Methods and apparatus for media redirection: A method includes generating a storage device request directed to a register of a computing device that is used to access a storage device of the compute device. The method further includes determining with a media redirection device to redirect the storage device request to a storage device connected to... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20090172242 - System and method for connecting a master device with multiple groupings of slave devices via a linbus network: A LINBUS communication network comprises a microcontroller unit containing processing circuitry for performing predefined digital processing functions. LINBUS communication network hardware is located within the microcontroller unit for digitally communicating with an off-chip LINBUS device for transmitting data thereto and receiving data therefrom. A plurality of LINBUS communication network interfaces... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

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