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Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output August inventions list 08/09

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08/27/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090216911 - Method and system for intuitive coding to enter text expansions: The present invention relates generally to a keyboarding productivity system for expanding a number of characters entered into a computing device. The present invention expands a first predefined set of characters to a second predefined set of characters, an expansion associated with a matching code. A user of the present... Agent: Henry Law Firm

20090216912 - Default peripheral device selection based on location: In accordance with one or more aspects of the default peripheral device selection based on location, a current location of a computing device is obtained. A mapping record of default peripheral devices to locations is accessed to identify a default peripheral device corresponding to the current location of the computing... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090216913 - Data processing system for keeping isolation between logical partitions: When a subject of access of a transaction from an IO device is not any resource allocated to a logical partition to which the device having issued the transaction belongs, a report as an error is sent to a CPU, while the transaction is finished on the IO bus. To... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090216914 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus capable of accurately controlling DMA transfer of a plurality of pieces of data present in a memory with a simple hardware configuration, and an information processing method for use therewith. A memory 33 is provided with a descriptor table T0 corresponding... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090216916 - Method and apparatus for inputting/outputting data using virtualization technique: A method and apparatus for inputting and outputting data by using a virtualization technique are provided. The method includes generating a virtual operating system (OS) for the external device, which is connected to a host, based on OS information stored in the external device, setting a partial area of a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, Pllc

20090216915 - Method, system, and computer program product for merging data: A method for merging data including receiving a request from an input/output device to merge a data, wherein a merge of the data includes a manipulation of the data, determining if the data exists in a local cache memory that is in local communication with the input/output device, fetching the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090216917 - Device and method for arbitrating between direct memory access task requests: A method for arbitrating between direct memory access task requests, the method includes receiving multiple DMA task requests; the method is characterized by selecting a DMA task request out of the multiple DMA task requests in response to timing deadlines associated with the DMA tasks. A device that includes an... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20090216918 - Method and system for tracking: A system for tracking using electronic addresses is disclosed. The system stores an identification code, an electronic address, and a counter. The electronic address is made up of either single values or pairs of single values. A pair of single values for at least one of value of the counter... Agent: Mcguirewoods, LLP

20090216919 - Channel device, information processing system and data transfer method: A channel device equipped with a data buffer unit storing data transferred between a storage device and an input-output device, a transfer controller transferring continuous data between the storage device and the data buffer unit using channel startup information. The storage device transfer controller transfers first data between the storage... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090216920 - Dis-aggregated and distributed data-center architecture using a direct interconnect fabric: A data center has several dis-aggregated data clusters that connect to the Internet through a firewall and load-balancer. Each dis-aggregated data cluster has several dis-aggregated compute/switch/disk chassis that are connected together by a mesh of Ethernet links. Each dis-aggregated compute/switch/disk chassis has many processing nodes, disk nodes, and I/O nodes... Agent: Stuart T Auvinen

20090216921 - Bridge, processor unit, information processing apparatus, and access control method: There is provided a technique of accessing a memory of a processor from a peripheral device, thereby the security is ensured while efficiency is being pursued. An address converter 14 includes an address conversion table for converting an effective address into a physical address. The address conversion table stores the... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090216922 - Usb driver apparatus, usb external apparatus, usb system having the same and usb connect apparatus using light guide: Provided are a USB driver apparatus using an optical waveguide, a USB external apparatus connected to the same, and a USB system and a USB connection apparatus including the same. The USB driver apparatus includes an optical USB port connected to the USB terminal of the external apparatus and configured... Agent: Wells St. John P.s.

20090216923 - Managing recovery of a link via loss of link: A computer program product, apparatus and method for managing recovery of a link in a multi-tasking multi-processor environment. An exemplary embodiment includes shutting off timers for a failed channel associated with the communications link, storing a loss of link condition in a data structure, disabling communications on the failed channel... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090216924 - Interconnection system: An interconnection system, apparatus and method is described for arranging elements in a network, which may be a data memory system, computing system or communications system where the data paths are arranged and operated so as to control the power consumption and data skew properties of the system. A configurable... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione

20090216925 - Pseudo-full duplex communication using a half duplex communication protocol: In a communication system having a master-slave arrangement communicating with each other using the RS485 protocol, an FPGA with a buffer memory is provided in the master and slave, respectively, to handle the actual communication. The CPUs of the master and slave transfer data to and from the respective buffer... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090216926 - Apparatus to improve bandwidth for circuits having multiple memory controllers: An apparatus for improving bandwidth for circuits having a plurality of memory controllers employing a first memory controller, a second memory controller, a first busy read output signal circuit, a first busy write output signal circuit, a second busy read output signal circuit, and a second busy write output signal... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Atmel

20090216927 - Managing recovery and control of a communications link via out-of-band signaling: A computer program product, apparatus and method for managing recovery and control of a communications link via out-of-band signaling. An exemplary embodiment includes sending a command, sending an invalidate request to a buffer associated with the command and receiving a response to the invalidate request at least one of prior... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090216928 - System, method and computer program product for providing a new quiesce state: A system, method and computer program product for providing a new quiesce state. The method includes receiving a quiesce request at a system controller from an initiating processor. The quiesce request is sent to a plurality of processors. Notification is received at the system controller that the processors have finished... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090216929 - System, method and computer program product for providing a programmable quiesce filtering register: A system, method and computer program product for providing a programmable quiesce filtering register. The method includes receiving a quiesce interruption request at the processor. The processor is executing in a mode. A filtering zone associated with the mode is identified. It is determined if the quiesce interruption request can... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090216930 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof: An information processing apparatus connected with an IO device, having a processing unit, a channel device transferring data between the information processing apparatus and the IO device having a activation controller activating the channel device, a storage device having a predetermined area storing a result operation executed by the channel... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090216931 - Information processing apparatus, method for controlling the same, and recording medium including program: An information processing apparatus includes a card slot to which a card-type medium is inserted, a determination unit configured to determine an operation mode, from among a first, second and third operation modes, which attains the highest speed of data communication between the information processing apparatus and the card type... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090216932 - Data processing apparatus: A data processing apparatus includes: a system bus; a processor connected to the system bus in slave connection, the processor having a command register configured to retain a DMA request command corresponding to a resource on the system bus and be accessed through the system bus; and a DMA controller... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.c.

20090216933 - Method, system, and computer program product for pipeline arbitration: A method for pipeline arbitration including receiving a first request for a shared chip interface from a first pipeline, determining whether a response bus of the shared chip interface is needed by the first request, and if it is determined that the response bus is not needed by the first... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090216934 - Common storage in scalable computer systems: A computer system comprises a plurality of processing modules, each operable to provide a service to an external entity. Each processing module has a processor and a memory. A storage module is provided, operable to store information required by the processing modules to provide the service. A switching module is... Agent: B. Noel Kivlin Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.c.

  
08/20/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090210557 - Determining extended capability of a channel path: A computer program product, apparatus, and method for determining extended capability of a channel path in an I/O processing system are provided. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for performing a method. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210558 - System and method for operating a virtual professional service organization: Systems, methods and computer program products for establishing and operating a virtual professional service organization are disclosed. In an aspect, a virtual, global law firm is provided to consumers having access to a personal computer or other terminal in communications with the Internet, such that attorneys are capable of responding... Agent: PCt Law Group, PLLC

20090210560 - Cancel instruction and command for determining the state of an i/o operation: The state of an input/output (I/O) operation is determined in an I/O processing system. A command is received from an I/O operating system at a channel subsystem for initiating the I/O operation, a time period is for completion of the I/O operation, and the command for initiating the I/O operation... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210559 - Processing a variable length device command word at a control unit in an i/o processing system: A computer program product, apparatus and method for processing a variable length device command word (DCW) at a control unit configured for communication with an input/output (I/O) subsystem in an I/O processing system. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210562 - Processing communication data in a ships passing condition: Articles of manufacture, apparatuses, and methods for processing communications between a control unit and a channel subsystem in an input/output processing system are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention include an article of manufacture including at least one computer usable medium having computer readable program code logic to processing communications between... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210561 - Processing of data to perform system changes in an input/output processing system: A computer program product, an apparatus, and a method for processing communications between a target and an initiator an input/output processing system are provided. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for performing a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210563 - Providing indirect data addressing for a control block at a channel subsystem of an i/o processing system: An computer program product, apparatus, and method for facilitating input/output (I/O) processing for an I/O operation at a host computer system configured for communication with a control unit. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210564 - Processing of data to suspend operations in an input/output processing system: A computer program product, an apparatus, and a method for processing communications between a target and an initiator an input/output processing system are provided. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for performing a... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210565 - Information processing device, and device initialization method in the information processing device: The information processing device of the present invention includes: an initialization unit that is realized by the execution of firmware for carrying out a first initialization process for enabling access from the firmware to devices that are connected to the information processing device; a control unit that is realized by... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America

20090210566 - Multi-chip digital system signal identification apparatus: The present invention provides for a system. The system includes a plurality of controllers, each controller comprising at least an output pin and a plurality of input pins and configured to receive self-identify control signals through one or more of the plurality of input pins and to transmit a controller... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law

20090210567 - Host apparatus and method for controlling the same: A host apparatus communicates with a server that stores binary data containing a host apparatus supporting program that is necessary when the host apparatus is used with a predetermined one of a plurality of devices and a download program that downloads the host apparatus supporting program to the predetermined device,... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20090210568 - Keyboard adaptive haptic response: Various embodiments provide a keyboard that adaptively provides haptic feedback to a user. In at least some embodiments, an actuation of a key or keyboard element of the keyboard is detected. This can be accomplished by detecting the closure of an associated switch caused by a user depressing the key... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, P.s.

20090210569 - Multi-function peripheral device, corresponding method and electronic system having a peripheral and a host communicating via a single interface: The invention relates to an electronic system having at least one host processing electronic device and at least one peripheral electronic device. The peripheral electronic device performs at least two functions. The host processing electronic device and the peripheral electronic device are interconnected via at least one interface. The host... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090210570 - Extended measurement word determination at a channel subsystem of an i/o processing system: An article of manufacture, an apparatus, and a method for determining an extended measurement word at a channel subsystem of an I/O processing system using data from a control unit are provided. The article of manufacture includes at least one computer usable medium having computer readable program code logic. The... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210571 - Processing of data to monitor input/output operations: A computer program product, an apparatus, and a method for processing communications between a control unit and a channel subsystem in an input/output processing system are provided. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210572 - Computer command and response for determining the state of an i/o operation: A computer program product, apparatus, and method are provided for determining a state of an input/output (I/O) operation in an I/O processing system. A request from a channel subsystem is received at a control unit for performing the I/O operation. After a predetermined amount of time passes without the I/O... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210573 - Computer command and response for determining the state of an i/o operation: A state of an input/output (I/O) operation in an I/O processing system is determined. A request for performing the I/O operation is received from an I/O operating system at a channel subsystem and forwarded to a control unit controlling an I/O device for executing the I/O operation. After a predetermined... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210575 - Information processing apparatus and information processing system notifying information of optional devices: In an information processing apparatus performing data communication through a network with an image forming apparatus to which a plurality of optional devices are additionally mounted, a CPU obtains device/apparatus data related to specification of optional devices from the image forming apparatus, and based on the obtained device/apparatus data, determines... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

20090210574 - Open host issued statesave to attached storage: A method to issue a statesave command from a host system to attached storage is provided. The attached storage is monitored for a predetermined threshold time to identify an inaccessible device. Upon expiration of the predetermined threshold time, the statesave command is issued from a device driver of the host... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)

20090210576 - Providing indirect data addressing in an input/output processing system where the indirect data address list is non-contiguous: Systems, methods and computer program products for providing indirect data addressing at an I/O subsystem of an I/O processing system. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for performing a method. The method includes... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210578 - Apparatus of tcp/ip offload engine and method for transferring packet using the same: A TOE apparatus and a method for transferring a packet applying the TOE have developed. the device comprises that an embedded processor for receiving information on an address and size of physical memory and generating a prototype header according to contents of the received information; and Gigabit Ethernet for generating... Agent: Gwips Peter T. Kwon

20090210577 - Direct memory access system and method using the same: The invention discloses a DMA system capable of being adapted to various interfaces. The DMA system includes the following advantages: 1) the software porting effort can be reduced when different interfaces are integrated into a SoC; 2) a flexible DMA that could provide protocol transparency and could be ported into... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090210579 - Open exchange limiting in an i/o processing system: A computer program product, an apparatus, and a method for limiting a number of open exchanges at a channel subsystem of an I/O processing system using data from a control unit. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210580 - Early termination of an i/o operation in an i/o processing system: A computer program product, apparatus, and method for handling early termination of an I/O operation at a channel subsystem in an I/O processing system are provided. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210581 - Bi-directional data transfer within a single i/o operation: An article of manufacture, apparatus, and a method for facilitating input/output (I/O) processing for an I/O operation at a host computer system configured for communication with a control unit. The method includes the host computer system obtaining a transport command word (TCW) for an I/O operation having both input and... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210584 - Exception condition determination at a control unit in an i/o processing system: A computer program product, apparatus, and method for providing exception condition feedback at a control unit to a channel subsystem in an I/O processing system are provided. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210582 - Providing extended measurement data in an i/o processing system: An article of manufacture, an apparatus, and a method for providing extended measurement word data from a control unit to a channel subsystem of an I/O processing system are disclosed. The article of manufacture includes at least one computer usable medium having computer readable program code logic. The computer readable... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210583 - Reserved device access contention reduction: A computer program product, an apparatus, and a method for reducing reserved device access contention at a control unit in communication with a plurality of operating systems via one or more channels are provided. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210585 - Processing of data to suspend operations in an input/output processing log-out system: A computer program product, an apparatus, and a method for processing communications between a control unit and a channel subsystem in an input/output processing system are provided. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210586 - Communication control device, information processing device and computer program product: A communication control device includes a plurality of receive buffers each storing therein received information that corresponds to all or a part of a received message or an argument of a receive function, a hash-value generating unit that generates a hash value from a receive key contained in the received... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC

20090210587 - Method and system for implementing store buffer allocation: A method and system for implementing store buffer allocation for variable length store data operations are provided. The method includes receiving a store address request and at least one store data request and stepping through data operations for each of the store data requests and an address range for the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210588 - Output circuit, control program product, and control method: A computation unit computes an elapse time until second data stored in a storage unit is outputted since first data is stored in the storage unit. An output request unit changes a speed at which an output unit outputs data based on the elapse time.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090210589 - Dynamic vital product data update based on an installed feature card: A method, system, and computer program product for dynamically updating vital product data (VPD) based on the presence of an installed feature card supported by an input/output (I/O) adapter in a data processing device. A VPD utility initiates the boot up process of the I/O adapter with the aid of... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917

20090210590 - Peripheral module register access methods and apparatus: An embodiment of an electronic system includes a processing element, a bus controller, and a peripheral module. The processing element executes machine readable code for performing a data transfer of an x-bit wide data value between the processing element and the peripheral module. Performing the data transfer includes providing a... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (fs)

20090210591 - Universal quick port-switching method and associated apparatus: A universal quick port switching method and an associated apparatus are provided. An apparatus for universally and quickly detecting port switching includes a plurality of resistors for receiving a plurality of ground signals from a plurality of receiving ports, respectively; a divided-voltage detecting circuit coupled to the resistors, for generating... Agent: Edell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC

20090210592 - Network on chip with a low latency, high bandwidth application messaging interconnect: A network on chip (‘NOC’) and methods of data processing on the NOC, the NOC including integrated processor (‘IP’) blocks, a data communications bus (110), memory communications controllers (106), and bus interface controllers (108); each IP block adapted to the data communications bus through a memory communications controller and a... Agent: Ibm (roc-blf)

20090210593 - System and method for communication over a bus: Systems and methods for communicating data over a communication bus are disclosed. In some aspects, the data is digital information communicated over a multiple-line bus connecting two or more electronic devices such as integrated circuits. The disclosure presents useful formats for arranging data into data cells communicated over the bus,... Agent: Wilmerhale/new York

20090210594 - Bus interconnect device and a data processing apparatus including such a bus interconnect device: A bus interconnect device is provided comprising a parallel plate waveguide for coupling together a plurality of devices. This provides an efficient and flexible approach for providing interconnect functionality within a data processing apparatus.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

20090210595 - Data transfer between devices within an integrated circuit: An integrated circuit 2 is provided including multiple devices 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 for communicating via an interconnect 16. A sending device 18 includes a sideband signal indicating the use of a representation of a repeating data word in place of that repeating data word itself. The receiving... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

20090210597 - Method for logic checking to check operation of circuit to be connected to bus: To check operation of a circuit to be checked connected to a bus to which at least one master circuit and at least one slave circuit are connected, a model is connected to a bus in place of a master circuit or a slave circuit and cause given signals to... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20090210596 - Slave apparatus and system and method for data transmission: In a data transmission system having a plurality of apparatuses connected to one another in a cascade, each slave apparatus has an identification number retention section retaining the same identification number as the other slave apparatuses, a receiver receiving data accompanied by an apparatus number, a judgment section judging that... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090210598 - Multi-core data processor: To provide a multi-core LSI capable of improving the stability of operation. A multi-core LSI comprises a plurality of CPUs coupled to a first shared bus, one or more modules coupled to a second shared bus, a shared bus controller coupled between the first shared bus and the second shared... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20090210599 - Electronic circuit: An electronic circuit comprises a bus (300), a processor unit (100), and an operating sector (400). The operating sector (400) includes a first operating unit (421), a second operating unit (422), a third operating unit (423), registers (431) to (434), a first selector (441), a second selector (442), a switching... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090210603 - Flash memory circuit with combinational interface: A flash memory circuit has both SATA and USB interfaces. When the flash memory circuit is coupled to a computer, the flash memory circuit utilizes the transmitted power from the computer through the USB interface for operating, and communicates with the computer through the faster SATA interface for data accessing... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090210600 - Memory device with network on chip methods, apparatus, and systems: Apparatus, method and systems are provided such as those that can include a processor module, an interface device disposed above or below the processor module, the interface device including a plurality of routing elements, at least one memory device disposed above or below the interface device and including a plurality... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/micron

20090210604 - Memory module having signal lines configured for sequential arrival of signals at synchronous memory devices: A memory module includes a first signal line to carry a first signal. The first signal line has (i) a first line segment disposed along a length of the memory module and coupled to a termination, and (ii) a second line segment disposed along a width of the memory module... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/rambus Inc.

20090210602 - Modifying periodic signals produced by microcontroller: Multiple modules are connected to a signal output module via first and second busses. Different commands may be transmitted on the two busses. Both busses may be hierarchically constructed so that all units are connected one after the other in a chain like manner on the busses. The modules cooperate... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner / Infineon

20090210601 - Systems and methods for providing a virtual network interface connection (\"nic\") with the baseboard management controller (\"bmc\"): Systems and methods for transferring Ethernet packets from an operating system to a baseboard management controller (“BMC”) have been provided. The operating system is typically stored in a memory. A method according to the invention may include tagging predetermined Ethernet packets for transfer from the operating system to the BMC.... Agent: Weiss & Arons, LLP

20090210605 - Bridge device for a disk drive: A bridge device for a disk drive has the I/O terminals to which an external automatic controlling apparatus is connected, so the external automatic controlling apparatus directly controls a disk tray of the disk drive to move in or move out without a computer. In addition, the bridge device also... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20090210606 - Pci-express system: A method and system to facilitate Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe). The PCIe may be facilitated in such as way as to limit pins consumed by a Root Complex, switch, or other chipset included on the same die a central processing unit (CPU). A slot interface card (SIC) or other... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Sun / Stk

20090210607 - Managing pci express devices during recovery operations: A PCI Express system comprising: a PCI Express adapter; and a PCI Express root complex coupled to the PCI Express adapter, the PCI root complex including: a protocol stack coupled to the PCI express adapter and configured to transmit information to and receive information from the PCI express adapter; an... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090210608 - Kvm switch and operation method thereof: A KVM switch and an operation method thereof can share at least one USB device to a plurality of computers, and the computers can directly communicate with the USB device through a switch module. The KVM switch further comprises a microprocessor and a USB controller. When switching in the KVM... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20090210609 - Wireless usb hub: A hub has a case with an up-stream Type A USB socket in a top surface and four down-stream Type A sockets in the side surfaces. The hub has internal circuitry interconnecting the ports. Unconventionally for a USB up-stream port, the power contacts of the Type A up-stream socket are... Agent: Lambert & Associates, P.l.l.c.

20090210610 - Computer system, data relay device and control method for computer system: A computer system includes a plurality of system boards each of which includes two systems arranged in a duplicated structure and a data relay device. The data relay device includes a degeneration determining unit that determines whether each of the systems is degenerated based on a signal that is transmitted... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090204728 - System and method for improving communications for systems having communications protocol enabled devices: A method and system for improving communications for systems (200) including at least one communications protocol (CP) enabled server device (206,..., 212). The method comprises performing a first diagnostic process (400). The first diagnostic process includes classifying at least one CP enabled server device as a malfunctioning device or an... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090204729 - Identifying a cable with a connection location: The illustrative embodiments provide a cable management system, a computer program product, a cable, a method for manufacturing a cable, and a method for guiding a user in identifying a connection location for a cable of interest. A processor, in a data processing system, receives a cable identification from the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090204730 - Manual provision method, peripheral device, and control program: A terminal device used by a user transmits identification information on an application used along with a multi-function peripheral by the terminal device to that multi-function peripheral. The multi-function peripheral then transmits, to the terminal device, for-display manual data on a manual corresponding to the application indicated by the identification... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090204731 - Automatically disabling input/output signal processing based on the required multimedia format: A system and method operable to automatically disable input/output signal processing based on the required data format is provided. The need for an input/output module, such as an encoder, required to process input signal having a first data format (i.e. multimedia format) and produce an output signal having a second... Agent: Larson Newman Abel & Polansky, LLP

20090204732 - Single-chip multi-media card/secure digital (mmc/sd) controller reading power-on boot code from integrated flash memory for user storage: A Multi-Media Card/Secure Digital (MMC/SD) single-chip flash device contains a MMC/SD flash microcontroller and flash mass storage blocks containing flash memory arrays that are block-addressable rather than randomly-addressable. MMC/SD transactions from a host MMC/SD bus are read by a bus transceiver on the MMC/SD flash microcontroller. Various routines that execute... Agent: Stuart T Auvinen

20090204733 - Path maintenance mechanism: In the computer system including a host computer and a storage system, the storage system includes a physical disk and a disk controller, and provides a storage area of the physical disk as at least one logical unit. The processor obtains, at a first time point and a second time... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090204734 - Method, system and computer program product for enhanced shared store buffer management scheme with limited resources for optimized performance: The exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a storage buffer management scheme for I/O store buffers. Specifically, the storage buffer management system as described within the exemplary embodiment of the present invention is configured to comprise storage buffers that have the capability to efficiently support 128 byte or 256... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090204735 - Systems and methods for selectively activating functions provided by a mobile phone: Methods for selectively activating one of multiple functions provided by a mobile phone are provided. An embodiment of a method for selectively activating one of multiple functions comprises the following steps. That the mobile phone has been coupled to a computer system is detected. A first interface is displayed to... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090204736 - Computing device with flexibly configurable expansion slots, and method of operation: A computing device that allows for a flexible allocation of bandwidth among peripheral devices using a peripheral bus is disclosed. The computing device includes a peripheral bus and at least two slots. The computing device may be used with a single peripheral card or multiple peripheral cards. In a multi-card... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090204738 - Communication between an accessory and a media player with multiple protocol versions: An interface and protocol allow a media player to communicate with external accessories over a transport link. The protocol includes a core protocol functionality and a number of accessory lingoes. Examples of accessory lingoes include a microphone lingo, a simple remote lingo, a display remote lingo, an RF transmitter lingo,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090204737 - Wireless universal serial bus system and driving method thereof: Disclosed is a wireless universal serial bus system that includes a device; a first host communicating with the device according to a wireless universal serial bus protocol; and a second host communicating with the device according to a wireless universal serial bus protocol, wherein when the first host receives a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090204739 - Interruptible write block and method for using same: A disclosed embodiment is an interruptible write block comprising a primary register having an input coupled to an input of the interruptible write block, a secondary register having an input selectably coupled to an output of the primary register and to an output of the secondary register through an interrupt... Agent: Farjami & Farjami LLP

20090204740 - Method and device for performing switchover operations in a computer system having at least two execution units: A method and device for performing switchover operations in a computer system having at least two execution units are provided, in which switchover units are included which are configured in such a way that they switch over between at least two operating modes, a first operating mode corresponding to a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090204741 - Reader board assembly circuit, system, and method for identifying a digital device among multiple digital devices: The present invention provides an electronic circuit for detecting, identifying, and/or activating a digital device, including a touch-and-hold connector configured to hold an object of interest, the digital device coupled to the touch-and-hold connector, for example, wherein the digital device has a unique digital registration number, a microcontroller that reads... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC

20090204742 - Switching device and method of manufacturing same: In some embodiments, a switching device is configured to couple a first computer to a first peripheral device and one or more second peripheral devices. The switching device is further configured to couple a second computer to a third peripheral device and the one or more second peripheral devices. The... Agent: Bryan Cave, LLP

  
08/13/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090204728 - System and method for improving communications for systems having communications protocol enabled devices: A method and system for improving communications for systems (200) including at least one communications protocol (CP) enabled server device (206,..., 212). The method comprises performing a first diagnostic process (400). The first diagnostic process includes classifying at least one CP enabled server device as a malfunctioning device or an... Agent: Honeywell International Inc. Patent Services

20090204729 - Identifying a cable with a connection location: The illustrative embodiments provide a cable management system, a computer program product, a cable, a method for manufacturing a cable, and a method for guiding a user in identifying a connection location for a cable of interest. A processor, in a data processing system, receives a cable identification from the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090204730 - Manual provision method, peripheral device, and control program: A terminal device used by a user transmits identification information on an application used along with a multi-function peripheral by the terminal device to that multi-function peripheral. The multi-function peripheral then transmits, to the terminal device, for-display manual data on a manual corresponding to the application indicated by the identification... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

20090204731 - Automatically disabling input/output signal processing based on the required multimedia format: A system and method operable to automatically disable input/output signal processing based on the required data format is provided. The need for an input/output module, such as an encoder, required to process input signal having a first data format (i.e. multimedia format) and produce an output signal having a second... Agent: Larson Newman Abel & Polansky, LLP

20090204732 - Single-chip multi-media card/secure digital (mmc/sd) controller reading power-on boot code from integrated flash memory for user storage: A Multi-Media Card/Secure Digital (MMC/SD) single-chip flash device contains a MMC/SD flash microcontroller and flash mass storage blocks containing flash memory arrays that are block-addressable rather than randomly-addressable. MMC/SD transactions from a host MMC/SD bus are read by a bus transceiver on the MMC/SD flash microcontroller. Various routines that execute... Agent: Stuart T Auvinen

20090204733 - Path maintenance mechanism: In the computer system including a host computer and a storage system, the storage system includes a physical disk and a disk controller, and provides a storage area of the physical disk as at least one logical unit. The processor obtains, at a first time point and a second time... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090204734 - Method, system and computer program product for enhanced shared store buffer management scheme with limited resources for optimized performance: The exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a storage buffer management scheme for I/O store buffers. Specifically, the storage buffer management system as described within the exemplary embodiment of the present invention is configured to comprise storage buffers that have the capability to efficiently support 128 byte or 256... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20090204735 - Systems and methods for selectively activating functions provided by a mobile phone: Methods for selectively activating one of multiple functions provided by a mobile phone are provided. An embodiment of a method for selectively activating one of multiple functions comprises the following steps. That the mobile phone has been coupled to a computer system is detected. A first interface is displayed to... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090204736 - Computing device with flexibly configurable expansion slots, and method of operation: A computing device that allows for a flexible allocation of bandwidth among peripheral devices using a peripheral bus is disclosed. The computing device includes a peripheral bus and at least two slots. The computing device may be used with a single peripheral card or multiple peripheral cards. In a multi-card... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090204738 - Communication between an accessory and a media player with multiple protocol versions: An interface and protocol allow a media player to communicate with external accessories over a transport link. The protocol includes a core protocol functionality and a number of accessory lingoes. Examples of accessory lingoes include a microphone lingo, a simple remote lingo, a display remote lingo, an RF transmitter lingo,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20090204737 - Wireless universal serial bus system and driving method thereof: Disclosed is a wireless universal serial bus system that includes a device; a first host communicating with the device according to a wireless universal serial bus protocol; and a second host communicating with the device according to a wireless universal serial bus protocol, wherein when the first host receives a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090204739 - Interruptible write block and method for using same: A disclosed embodiment is an interruptible write block comprising a primary register having an input coupled to an input of the interruptible write block, a secondary register having an input selectably coupled to an output of the primary register and to an output of the secondary register through an interrupt... Agent: Farjami & Farjami LLP

20090204740 - Method and device for performing switchover operations in a computer system having at least two execution units: A method and device for performing switchover operations in a computer system having at least two execution units are provided, in which switchover units are included which are configured in such a way that they switch over between at least two operating modes, a first operating mode corresponding to a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090204741 - Reader board assembly circuit, system, and method for identifying a digital device among multiple digital devices: The present invention provides an electronic circuit for detecting, identifying, and/or activating a digital device, including a touch-and-hold connector configured to hold an object of interest, the digital device coupled to the touch-and-hold connector, for example, wherein the digital device has a unique digital registration number, a microcontroller that reads... Agent: Clements Bernard PLLC

20090204742 - Switching device and method of manufacturing same: In some embodiments, a switching device is configured to couple a first computer to a first peripheral device and one or more second peripheral devices. The switching device is further configured to couple a second computer to a third peripheral device and the one or more second peripheral devices. The... Agent: Bryan Cave, LLP

  
08/06/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. inventions list

20090198837 - System and method for providing remotely coupled i/o adapters: A heterogeneous processing element model is provided where I/O devices look and act like processors. In order to be treated like a processor, an I/O processing element, or other special purpose processing element, must follow some rules and have some characteristics of a processor, such as address translation, security, interrupt... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090198838 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set a set value group; an executing unit configured to execute a function using the set value group; a history storing unit configured to store history information including the set value group having been used in an execution of the... Agent: Baker Botts LLP C/o Intellectual Property Department

20090198839 - Plug-and-play device and method of using the same: A plug-and-play device comprises a first plug-and-play interface for establishing a connection with a first computing device and a second plug-and-play interface for establishing a connection with a second computing device. Storage stores code that is automatically executed by the second computing device when the plug-and-play device is connected to... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (c/o Patent Administrator)

20090198840 - Typing tutoring system and method for indicating finger placement on a keyboard: A keyboard used for typing tutoring comprises a plurality of keys, in which each key comprises first and second actuators. The first actuator is arranged to generate a keystroke signal when the key is pressed by a first prescribed amount to record a normal keystroke on a computer with which... Agent: Ade & Company Inc.

20090198841 - Interface detecting circuit and interface detecting method: An interface detecting circuit and interface detecting method are provided, whereby operations can be carried out depending on peripheral devices connected to USB terminals, and whereby the system can be simplified and software load can be reduced. A pull-down resistor is connected to an ID terminal of a Mini-A receptacle... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090198842 - System and method for identifying lost/stale hardware in a computing system: A system and method for identifying lost/stale peripheral hardware devices connected to an enterprise computer system is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for identifying lost peripheral hardware devices connected to an enterprise computer system includes initializing system memory by obtaining data structures associated with last detected connected peripheral hardware... Agent: Hewlett Packard Company

20090198843 - Method and apparatus for monitoring display status: The audio input port and output port of a consumer grade display device is used to detect the status of that device. Status information that can be detected includes whether the display is on or off and whether the display is connected to a designated input source.... Agent: Glenn Patent Group

20090198844 - Programmable controller and communication unit therefor: A programmable controller includes a CPU unit, a communication unit and peripheral units connected together through an internal bus. The communication unit has a bus master function, including a cache memory for recording IO data stored in the memory of an input-output unit. When a message is received, it is... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090198845 - System for processing routing according to priorities of logical interfaces and method for controlling the same: A system for processing routing according to priorities of logical interfaces is provided. The system includes a priority setting unit for setting priorities of a plurality of logical interfaces set in a physical interface, and a priority scheduler for determining a priority of a respective logical interface from an input... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP

20090198846 - Input/output interface and device abstraction: An electronic Input/Output Interface and device abstraction system used in gaming machines includes: a game central processing unit (game “CPU”); an intelligent input/output controller board (“IOCB”); an Industry Standard Architecture PC bus (“ISA” bus); and a framed message transport protocol. The IOCB facilitates communications between the game CPU and virtual... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090198847 - Serial memory interface: A serial memory interface is described, including a memory array, a plurality of serial ports in data communication with the memory array, transferring data between the memory array and at least one of the plurality of serial ports, and a logic block that is configured to control access to the... Agent: Unity Semiconductor Corporation

20090198848 - Kvm switch with internal usb hub: An improved KVM switch is provided which enables computers to be connected to the KVM switch by reduced numbers of cables. It also supports transmission of digital audio signals between the computers and the KVM switch. A single USB port is provided to transmit keyboard, mouse, speaker and microphone signals... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20090198849 - Memory lock mechanism for a multiprocessor system: A memory lock mechanism within a multi-processor system is disclosed. A lock control section is initially assigned to a data block within a system memory of the multiprocessor system. In response to a request for accessing the data block by a processing unit within the multiprocessor system, a determination is... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090198850 - Processor, electronic apparatus, interruption control method and interruption control program: A processor 1 provided with a plurality of cores, an interrupt operation dedicated core 20 which is used only for an interrupt operation; a normal core 11 to 1n which outputs an interrupt request when an interrupt source is generated; and an interrupt control part 30 which, upon receipt of... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America

20090198852 - Computing device with handheld and extended computing devices: A handheld computing unit includes a processing module, memory, a transceiver, a first extended computing unit interface, a second extended computing unit interface, and an interconnection structure operably coupled to the processing module, the memory, the transceiver, and the first and second extended computing unit interfaces. The first extended computing... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090198851 - Extended computing unit with stand-alone application: An extended computing unit includes a connection module, memory, and hardware. The memory is operable to store one or more computer-level user applications, one or more exclusive extended computing unit user applications, an exclusive extended computing unit operating system, and an operating system extension of a computer-level operating system. When... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090198853 - System and method for releasing a peripheral slice from an information handling system: Alignment posts that aid alignment of a peripheral slice to couple to the bottom surface of an information handling system also interface with a release so that actuation of the release translates to movement of the alignment posts relative to the peripheral slice so that the information handling system slides... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20090198854 - File storage for a computing device with handheld and extended computing units: A handheld computing unit includes a processing module, a main memory interface for coupling to a main memory, a baseband processing module, an RF section, a block I/O interface for coupling to a hard disk, a handheld bus structure, and a handheld connection structure. The hard disk stores at least... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090198855 - Ic for handheld computing unit of a computing device: An IC includes a processing module, on-chip memory, one or more block input/output (I/O) interfaces for coupling to one or more off-chip block I/O devices, one or more character I/O interfaces for coupling to one or more off-chip character I/O devices when active, a main memory interface for coupling to... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090198856 - Gateway for a data bus system: The invention is related to a Gateway for a data bus system, especially a CAN-Bus-system, with at least two data bus source channels, the gateway being provided with—an interface for each data bus source channel, —a protocol core in each channel interface, —a channel message switch, whose inputs are coupled... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20090198857 - Selective broadcasting of data in series connected devices: A method and system for the selective broadcasting of commands to a subset of a plurality of devices connected in series to a memory controller, where each of the plurality of devices has a unique identification number (ID). The memory controller designates the subset of devices to execute the command,... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman

20090198858 - Semiconductor memory device and operation method therefor: Disclosed herein is a semiconductor memory device, including: a memory array section wherein a memory array which is accessed with a predetermined data bus width is formed; an interface section configured to carry out interfacing between an external apparatus and the memory array section; and a converter having a conversion... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090198859 - Connections and dynamic configuration of interfaces for mobile phones and multifunctional devices: An apparatus and method in a mobile device having a digital application-specific integrated circuit (DASIC) and a multifunctional integrated circuit (chip) providing additional functions to the mobile device. An internal Universal Serial Bus (USB) link connects the DASIC and the multifunctional chip. In one embodiment, the multifunctional chip is an... Agent: Ericsson Inc.

20090198860 - Integrated data accessing system having control apparatus for multi-directional data transmission: An integrated data accessing system having control apparatus for multi-directional data transmission is described. The integrated data accessing system includes a control apparatus, a plurality of communication interface engines. The control apparatus includes a plurality of bi-directional transmission modules, a control unit, a multi-directional transferring engine, and a memory unit.... Agent: Kirton And Mcconkie

20090198861 - Device with a usb interface which can be used as a time-sharing standard i/o interface and a method thereof: The invention provides a device with a USB interface which can be used as a time-sharing standard I/O interface. The device includes a USB interface module, a status detecting module, a power extracting module and a switch module. The power extracting module is connected to the USB interface module, the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20090198862 - Method for switching i/o path in a computer system having an i/o switch: The physical server includes a hypervisor for managing an association between the virtual server and the I/O device allocated to the virtual server. The I/O switch includes: a setting register for retaining a request to inhibit a transaction from being issued from the I/O device to the virtual server; a... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP

20090198863 - Transparent pci-based multi-host switch: A transparent PCI-based multi-host switch. A switch is configured with multiple north facing ports to couple the switch to multiple hosts. The multi-host switch can be included in a variety of switch configurations, including configurations having one multi-host switch, configurations having multiple multi-host switches, and configurations including one or more... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

20090198864 - Network switch and method of switching in network: A network switch with a plurality of crossbar switches that is available to suppress increase in the circuit scale is provided. The network switch has: the plurality of crossbar switches that transfer unit data in a specified format; a receiving side transfer unit that transfers data received from a network... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

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