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Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/09

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12/31/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090327524 - Data output control circuit: A data output control circuit in a semiconductor memory device includes a driving signal generating unit configured to decode first and second I/O mode signals and first and second address level signals in response to a bank active signal and generate driving signals, and a data output multiplexing unit configured... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20090327525 - Method for improving data writing speed of a diskless computer: A method for improving data writing speed of a diskless computer is applied to a diskless computer connecting to a remote server that has a disk drive and having a central processing unit (CPU), a host bus adapter (HBA) and a storage unit. The method has acts of retrieving writing... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090327526 - Remote handler for off-chip microcontroller peripherals: A system for controlling a peripheral function, comprises a control device (100) having a programmable processing unit (110) programmable to generate a control command to initiate and control a desired peripheral function remote to the control device (100) and a first handling unit (130) configured by hardware means to convert... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090327527 - Method and system for hierarchical data management: In one aspect, an integrated circuit device including a first-level module configurable to receive and transmit control information, said first level module including a first sub-level module, a second sub-level module operably coupleable to the first sub-level module, and a third sub-level module operably coupleable to the second module; and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090327529 - Data storage device with multiple protocols for preloading data: A system uses multiple communication modes for fast uploading of a datum preloaded from a manufacturing device to a data storage device over existing external contacts of the data storage device. Preferentially the data storage device is a high capacity SIM card and a user mode allows communication by standard... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/sandisk

20090327528 - Data storage method with multiple protocols for preloading data: A method uses multiple communication modes for fast uploading of a datum preloaded from a manufacturing device to a data storage device over existing external contacts of the data storage device. Preferentially the data storage device is a high capacity SIM card and a user mode allows communication by standard... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/sandisk

20090327530 - Usb device and method for recognizing usb mode of the same: A universal serial bus (USB) device and a method of recognizing a USB mode whereby the USB device automatically recognizes a mass-storage or PictBridge mode according to a type of a connected host such that the USB device configures a communication interface suitable for the recognized host. The USB device... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20090327531 - Remote inking: In one or more embodiments, a bus driver, included on a local computing system, enables detection of hardware available on a host computing system for a remote access session. Upon detecting a hardware device on the host computing system, an operating system included in the local computing system may obtain... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327532 - Apparatus and method for direct memory access in a hub-based memory system: A memory hub for a memory module having a DMA engine for performing DMA operations in system memory. The memory hub includes a link interface for receiving memory requests for access at least one of the memory devices of the system memory, and further including a memory device interface for... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090327533 - Concatenating secure digital input output (sdio) interface: An apparatus and a process for transferring packet data includes receiving packets from a first interface such as a network interface and transferring data to a second interface such as an SD Bus interface such as SDIO using a protocol such as one described in SDCard.org. The SD Bus second... Agent: Jay Chesavage

20090327534 - Process for the transfer of data into several control devices: A process is provided for transferring a first sequence control and/or first data into a first control device and a second sequence control and/or second data into a second control device in a motor vehicle, which are each connected by way of a first data bus with a transmission device.... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090327535 - Adjustable read latency for memory device in page-mode access: A read process in a memory device is optimized. Sub-pages of a page of data are read from storage elements by an internal controller of the memory device at a read speed of the internal controller. At a specific time, the controller sets a READY signal to inform an external... Agent: Vierra Magen/sandisk Corporation

20090327536 - Asymmetrical universal serial bus communications: In some embodiments a Universal Serial Bus cable includes a first differential pair to transmit bus signals, and a second differential pair to transmit bus signals in a same direction as the bus signals transmitted by the first differential pair. In this manner, a bandwidth of the Universal Serial Bus... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090327537 - Virtualized serial attached scsi adapter: A method, computer program product and computer system for the virtualization of an SAS storage adapter for logical partitions of a computer system, which includes providing a hypervisor, assigning a logical storage adapter to an operating system on one of the logical partitions, configuring the logical storage adapter using the... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20090327538 - Data transfer apparatus, information processing apparatus, and data transfer method: Provided is a data transfer apparatus having a system bus interface 20 connected to an MC 51, a high-speed I/O bus interface connected to a high-speed I/O bus switch 54, a history selection controller 10 that selects part of transmission/reception data transferred between the MC 51 and high-speed I/O bus... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090327541 - Adaptable datapath for a digital processing system: The present invention includes an adaptable high-performance node (RXN) with several features that enable it to provide high performance along with adaptability. A preferred embodiment of the RXN includes a run-time configurable data path and control path. The RXN supports multi-precision arithmetic including 8, 16, 24, and 32 bit codes.... Agent: Nixon Peabody, LLP

20090327539 - Multiple die system status communication system: In one embodiment, the system status signal is arranged and configured as part of the data information content data packet structure carried between the suitably configured circuits. The system status signal comprises a collection of bit signals arranged and configured for indicating a status of a corresponding on-chip-interconnect access in... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090327540 - System and method for determining a bus address for a controller within a network: A system and a method for determining a bus address for a controller within a network are provided. The method includes coupling a first set of pins of a wire harness connector to a second set of pins of a PCB connector of the controller. The method further includes sampling... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20090327542 - Arrangement of components: An arrangement for transferring message based communications between separate disjunctive components. The arrangement includes at least two components. At least a first component is arranged to provide services to at least one second component and/or to an operator of the loosely coupled system. At least one message bus is arranged... Agent: Venable LLP

20090327544 - Dispatch capability using a single physical interface: An apparatus, system and method for performing dispatch operations using a signal physical interface are disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus is for use in a wireless communication system for communicating with a wireless network and comprises a host processor, a transceiver, a physical interface coupling the host processor and... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090327545 - Method for transmitting a datum from a time-dependent data storage means: A method of transmitting a datum from a time-dependent data storage means, the datum being that most recently acquired before the occurrence of an allocated transmission slot; the method comprising the steps of: writing a first acquired datum to a first side of the data storage means; transferring the first... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20090327543 - Protocol method apparatus and system for the interconnection of electronic systems: Disclosed are methods, apparatus, and systems for the interconnection of electronic system apparatus having one or more different communication protocols. A preferred embodiment is disclosed in which a single physical interface and a single protocol are used for providing an efficient and scalable interconnection between a host and operably coupled... Agent: Michael T. Konczal, Patent Attorney

20090327547 - I2c bus compatible with hdmi: An apparatus, system and method are disclosed for using an I2C Bus that is compatible with HDMI. In one embodiment, the apparatus is used in a wireless communication system for communicating with a wireless network, and includes a host processor having an I2C interface, a transceiver having an I2C interface,... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090327548 - Scalable bus structure: A method of communicating over a bus is disclosed and includes transmitting a first data type in a first type field over a first sub-channel of a transmit channel of the bus while concurrently transmitting a second data type in a second type field over a second sub-channel of the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090327546 - System for and method of hand-off between different communication standards: An integrated chip for use in processing signals encoded in accordance with either one of at least two communication protocols comprises: reconfigurable architecture capable of being selectively arranged into different configurations, at least one configuration corresponding to each respective protocol so as to implement the functionality of the respective protocol... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20090327549 - Monitoring unit for monitoring or controlling user access to a data bus and user having such a monitoring unit: The present invention relates to a local monitoring unit, which is locally assigned to a bus controller of a user of a communication system, a central monitoring unit of a communication system for monitoring and/or controlling the access of multiple users to a data bus. An important feature of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090327550 - Embedded system and hardware setting method: An embedded system is provided, comprising a non-volatile memory, at least one slave unit and a master controller. The non-volatile memory comprises at least one hardware setting value and at least one identification number. All of the non-volatile memory, slave unit and the master controller are coupled to a bus.... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090327552 - Method and system for secure communication between processor partitions: A system and method for writing, by a sender, a message into blocks of a memory space, the memory space being shared by the sender of the message and a receiver of the message, and sending, by the sender, an interrupt corresponding to the message.... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP

20090327551 - Methods and media for managing interruption of the out of box experience: A method for managing interruption of an out of box experience for an information handling system (IHS) whereby the method includes writing a flag to storage device, wherein the storage device is coupled to a processor within the IHS and executing an interruption handling sequence at the processor within the... Agent: Andrea E. Tran Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP

20090327553 - Method, device, and system for guaranteed minimum processor power state dwell time: A method, device, and system are disclosed. In one embodiment the method includes causing a processor to enter into a first power state. Then an interrupt is received that signals the processor to leave the first power state. The method continues by causing the processor to remain in the first... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090327555 - Processor interrupt determination: Processor interrupt determination procedures are described. In an implementation, one or more computer-readable media comprise instructions that are executable by a computer to determine, based on a performance goal, which of a plurality of processors is to be targeted by a device that is to perform an input/output operation when... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327556 - Processor interrupt selection: Processor selection procedures are described. In an implementation, one or more computer-readable media comprise instructions that are executable to cause a processor executing the instructions to select, based on a performance goal, which of a plurality of processors is to further handle a device interrupt and when the selected processor... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327554 - Synchronizing processors when entering system management mode: A system to synchronize processors includes one or more subsystems to receive an interrupt command, instruct a plurality of processors to enter an entry synchronization loop of an interrupt handler, determine by each of the plurality of processors whether all of the plurality of processors have entered their respective interrupt... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection

20090327557 - Service bus linking method and service bus: A service bus linking method for linking a plurality of service buses together includes inputting to a service bus to be added a node identifier and a position of an existing service bus to be connected, and registering a node identifier and a position of the existing service bus in... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20090327559 - Mother-board: A mother-board includes a chipset, a switch, and first and second PCI Express X16 graphics interfaces. The switch has first and second switch circuits. The switch selectively turns on one of the first and second switch circuits according to a control signal. The first PCI Express X16 graphics interface has... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090327558 - System and method of providing electrical isolation: In a particular embodiment, a power sourcing equipment (PSE) device is disclosed that includes a plurality of network input/output (I/O) interfaces adapted to physically and electrically connect to a respective plurality of cables. The PSE device further includes a plurality of driver circuits. Each driver circuit of the plurality of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090327560 - Automatic transfer of information through physical docking of devices: A personal media player is arranged to capture information, such as wireless network information (including network ID and key) and other kinds of information such as credentials (e.g., user name and password), and then share the information with a wireless networkable device when the player is physically coupled to the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327561 - Smart docking system: A smart docking system is provided by a portable electronic device that is adapted to dock with a media player shuttle. When docked, the media player shuttle adds the capability for rendering media content that is stored on the shuttle to the native functionality that is supported by the portable... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090327565 - Bimodal memory controller: A memory controller has a communication path which is coupled to an external, wired electrical path. The memory controller includes at least two alternative interface circuits to communicate with the external, wired electrical path using signals having one of two different formats. Each of the alternative interface circuits is electrically... Agent: Pvf -- Rambus, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming, LLP

20090327563 - Connecting between data-handling circuits of an integrated circuit: Device, system and method of connecting between data-handling circuits of an integrated circuit. For example, an integrated circuit includes a plurality of data-handling circuits; and a circuit-interconnect topology including at least one store-and-forward circuit along at least one connection path between at least a first and a second of the... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP

20090327562 - Implementing bus interface calibration for enhanced bus interface initialization time: A method and apparatus are provided for implementing bus interface calibration to improve bus interface initialization time in a system. Bus interface calibration is performed and average calibration values are saved. At bus interface initialization time, checking for saved calibration values is performed. The saved calibration values are used and... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept 917

20090327564 - Method and apparatus of implementing control and status registers using coherent system memory: In some embodiments control and status registers of a coherent Input/Output device coupled to a host system bus are mapped to a system memory. Direct memory access is provided to the memory mapped control and status registers in the system memory by a CPU that is coupled to the host... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090327566 - Storage router and method for providing virtual local storage: A storage router (56) and storage network (50) provide virtual local storage on remote SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) to Fibre Channel devices. A plurality of Fibre Channel devices, such as workstations (58), are connected to a Fibre Channel transport medium (52), and a plurality of SCSI storage devices... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group

20090327568 - Data replication method and apparatus: A data storage system, device, and method are provided for replicating data between different data storage systems or appliances. More specifically, the present invention affords communications between heterogeneous data storage systems that potential employ different communication protocols. A bridging communication protocol is utilized by one or both storage systems in... Agent: Dot Hill Systems Corporation

20090327567 - Detecting circuit for ieee 1394 device: An IEEE 1394 device detecting circuit includes a south bridge chip, a control device, an IEEE 1394 interface, and a resistor. The control device includes a power reset pin, a bus reset pin, and a cable power pin. The control device is connected to the south bridge chip through the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090327569 - Controlled frequency core processor and method for starting-up said core processor in a programmed manner: Embodiments of the invention relate to a driven-frequency processor core. It comprises at least one processor, a non-volatile memory comprising a startup program, a bridge interconnecting buses linking the various components of said processor core, an interface component. The non-volatile memory comprises at least two frequency-related configurations each corresponding to... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.

20090327570 - Bidirectional control circuit: A bidirectional bus control circuit to which first and second direction signals instructing bus directions are input and which inputs and outputs a clock signal and data signal includes a first bidirectional buffer that switches an input or output direction of the clock signal in accordance with the second direction... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

12/24/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090319692 - Exposing multi-mode audio device as a single coherent audio device: The driving of an audio device that supports two or more audio modes is accomplished by associating a first physical device object of an audio device with a first device identifier, the first physical device object representing a first audio mode enumerated by a bus enumerator; associating a second physical... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319693 - Method and apparatus for interfacing host device and slave device: Provided is a method and an apparatus for interfacing between a host device and a slave device using a simple script. The method of interfacing a slave device communicably linked to a host device includes detecting whether a connection event with the host device is generated; storing current state information... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090319694 - Association of an input and output of a peripheral device in a computing system: A method on a computing system for associating an output of a coupled peripheral device to an input of the peripheral device is provided. The method comprises receiving a descriptor configuration input from the coupled peripheral device describing attributes of the peripheral device and an association between the input of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090319695 - Method and architecture to support interaction between a host computer and remote devices: A method and architecture for enabling interaction between a remote device and a host computer. A service provided by the remote device is discovered, and a description pertaining to the service is retrieved by the host computer. A network communication link is the established between the remote device and the... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20090319696 - Method and apparatus for configuring and controlling client device: Provided is a method of allowing a host apparatus such as a personal computer (PC) to control a client apparatus such as a printer by using a virtual storage device and a virtual folder. In the method, if a mode of the client apparatus is set as a virtual storage... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090319697 - Computer system and method for indicating a display output device thereof: A computer system and a method for indicating a display output device thereof are disclosed. The method for indicating a display output device comprises the following steps: detecting whether the computer system has a display function or not; if yes, selecting the display output device according to the setting of... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.

20090319698 - Information processing system and information processing method: An information processing system has a power supply section which detects a predetermined potential applied to a USB terminal and supplying the potential as a source potential, an information detection section which detects the predetermined information supplied to the USB terminal, and a processing section which executes, subsequent to the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20090319699 - Preventing loss of access to a storage system during a concurrent code load: Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method for minimizing loss of access to a storage system during a concurrent controller code load in a redundant dual controller subsystem. The computer implemented method receives a request for a controller code load, verifies all required hosts are connected with the second controller... Agent: Duke W. Yee Yee & Associates, P.C.

20090319700 - Using device status information to takeover control of devices assigned to a node: Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for using device status information to takeover control of devices assigned to a node. A first processing unit communicates with a second processing unit. The first processing unit uses a first device accessible to both the first and second processing units... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37

20090319701 - Simple flow control protocol over rdma: A method and system for directing data transfers between applications residing on different computers or devices using a simplified flow control protocol. The protocol eliminates the need for and use of flow control modes and supports all possible data transfer mechanisms. The protocol also allows source and sink applications to... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090319702 - Storage system, storage apparatus, and method for hot swapping of firmware: A storage system includes a host and a storage apparatus. The host having multiple paths connecting with the storage apparatus transfers path identification information received from the storage apparatus, to the storage apparatus via all paths other than a path through which the path identification information has been transmitted. The... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20090319703 - Stacked semiconductor memory device with compound read buffer: A stacked memory apparatus operating with a compound read buffer is disclosed. The stacked memory apparatus includes an interface device having a main buffer and a plurality of memory devices each having a device read buffer. Systems incorporating one or more stacked memory apparatuses and related method of performing a... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20090319704 - System and method for creating a scalable monolithic packet processing engine: A novel and efficient method is described that creates a monolithic high capacity Packet Engine (PE) by connecting N lower capacity Packet Engines (PEs) via a novel Chip-to-Chip (C2C) interface. The C2C interface is used to perform functions, such as memory bit slicing and to communicate shared information, and enqueue/dequeue... Agent: Maxvalueip Consulting

20090319705 - Communication between processor core partitions: In an embodiment, a method is provided that may include providing a first address space exclusively and coherently accessible by a first processor core partition in a platform. A second address space may be provided in this embodiment that is exclusively and coherently accessible by a second processor core partition... Agent: The Law Offices Of Christopher K. Gagne C/o Cpa Global

20090319706 - Transmitting parallel data via high-speed serial interconnection: Synchronized pseudo-random number outputs are produced at a transmitter and a receiver of a high-speed serial interconnection. At the transmitter, using logic XOR operations, each data word of parallel data is selectively scrambled with one of the pseudo-random numbers and transmitted via a high-speed serial interface. The receiver de-scrambles the... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP

20090319707 - Control of master/slave communication within an integrated circuit: An integrated circuit 2 includes a transaction master 4 connected via interconnect circuitry 10 to a transaction slave 12. The transaction slave 12 generates a transfer-complete signal (R Last or B) to indicate completion of a data transfer (either a read or a write). When this transfer-complete signal has been... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

20090319708 - Electronic system and related method with time-sharing bus: An electronic system with time-sharing bus includes a controller, a storage element, a first electronic element, and a shared bus. The controller receives a command to generate a set of enable signals and a set of operation signals. The storage element has a first set of input ends coupled to... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090319709 - Circuit, method and arrangement for implementing simple and reliable distributed arbitration on a bus: An arbitrator circuit for accessing a bus comprises a logic gate arrangement (406), one input of which is coupled to a first bus line. The circuit comprises a switching arrangement (404, 405, 407). As a response to a control signal the switching arrangement disconnects a first half (402) of the... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer

20090319710 - Device and method for locking touch screen: An electronic device includes a central processing unit (CPU), a touch screen, a locking module, and a locking button. The locking module is configured for storing a locking program. When the touch screen is forced into an unlocked status, operation of the locking button is capable of causing the CPU... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090319711 - System and method for provisioning a remote library for an electronic device: The disclosure provides a system and method of provisioning a resource to an electronic device. The method comprises: after a triggering event, receiving from a network a data transmission at the device, the data transmission containing access information relating to a resource in a library that is in a remote... Agent: Mccarthy Tetrault LLP

20090319712 - Reducing core wake-up latency in a computer system: A power control unit (PCU) may reduce the core wake-up latency in a computer system by concurrently waking-up the remaining cores after the first core is woken-up. The power control unit may detect arrival of a first, second, and a third interrupt directed at a first, second, and a third... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090319713 - Expansion card for external storage device: An expansion card for an external storage device includes a circuit board, and an input power jack, an output power jack, a voltage transforming unit, an input data transmission interface and an output data transmission interface are located on the circuit board. The circuit board includes a plate-like mounting portion... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090319714 - System and method for transmitting data packets in a computer system having a memory hub architecture: A system and method for transmitting data packets from a memory hub to a memory controller is disclosed. The system includes an upstream reception port coupled to an upstream link. The upstream reception port receives the data packets from downstream memory hubs. The system further includes a bypass bus coupled... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20090319715 - Storage router and method for providing virtual local storage: A storage router (56) and storage network (50) provide virtual local storage on remote SCSI storage devices (60, 62, 64) to Fibre Channel devices. A plurality of Fibre Channel devices, such as workstations (58), are connected to a Fibre Channel transport medium (52), and a plurality of SCSI storage devices... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group

20090319716 - Memory system and bus switch: A memory system includes a nonvolatile memory having a plurality of nonvolatile memory chips incorporated therein, a control circuit that controls the nonvolatile memory, an MPU that controls the control circuit, and an interface circuit that communicates with a host, all of which are mounted on a board of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20090319717 - Scalable distributed memory and i/o multiprocessor systems and associated methods: A multiprocessor system comprises at least one processing module, at least one I/O module, and an interconnect network to connect the at least one processing module with the at least one input/output module. In an example embodiment, the interconnect network comprises at least two bridges to send and receive transactions... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.

12/17/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090313390 - Resource sharing expansion card: An expansion card is provided that allows resources allocated to the expansion card to be shared with a different card. The expansion card comprises a coupling device that couples the expansion card to a data processing system. The expansion card also includes an identifier data structure that when queried by... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20090313391 - Computer system, device sharing method, and device sharing program: The disclosed is a computer system enabling a plurality of LPARs on a plurality of physical computers to share an SR-IOV device that requires an interface between a PF and a VF. In an environment where a PCI SR-IOV device is allocated to virtual machine monitors on a plurality of... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090313393 - Method of increasing efficiency of end point memory in usb devices: A method maximizes efficiency of an end point memory in a USB device which conducts data communication with an external host. The method includes: assigning the memory to an end point at the point of time when the memory starts to be actually used; and returning the memory, which was... Agent: Sherr & Vaughn, PLLC

20090313392 - Universal graphics adapter: The subject invention relates to a Universal Graphics Adapter (UGA) that is a hardware-independent design that encapsulates and abstracts low-level graphics hardware in a standard manner through firmware. UGA is a firmware standard, intended to wrap existing or planned hardware, including VGA. UGA does not require the use of real-mode... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (c/o Microsoft Corporation)

20090313394 - Computer device and control method for connecting computer peripheral equipment: A computer device and a control method for connecting computer peripheral equipment are provided. The computer device is used to be connected to the peripheral equipment, and it includes a connecting interface, a memory module storing a plurality of nonresident applications, a detecting module having a TSR detecting program and... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090313395 - Automatically identifying available storage components: A method for automatically identifying available storage components within a storage system, which are appropriate for storing consumer data in compliance with specified service level objectives (SLOs), including discovering available storage components; identifying and assigning service levels provided by each available storage component, wherein identifying and assigning service levels provided... Agent: Ibm Microelectronics Intellectual Property Law

20090313398 - Method and system for storing memory compressed data onto memory compressed disks: A method (and system) of storing information, includes storing main memory compressed information onto a memory compressed disk, where pages are stored and retrieved individually, without decompressing the main memory compressed information.... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20090313397 - Methods and systems for protecting data in usb systems: The various embodiments described below are directed to providing authenticated and confidential messaging from software executing on a host (e.g. a secure software application or security kernel) to and from I/O devices operating on a USB bus. The embodiments can protect against attacks that are levied by software executing on... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090313396 - System, controller and method thereof for transmitting and distributing data stream: A system, a controller, and a method for transmitting and distributing a data stream from a host to a storage device having a non-volatile memory and a chip are provided. A specific mark is added into a data stream which is transmitted from the host to the storage device, such... Agent: J C Patents

20090313399 - Direct memory access channel: A system and method for using a direct memory access (“DMA”) channel to reorganize data during transfer from one device to another are disclosed herein. A DMA channel includes demultiplexing logic and multiplexing logic. The demultiplexing logic is configurable to distribute each data value read into the DMA channel to... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090313400 - Dynamic stabilization for a stream processing system: Disclosed are a method, upstream processing node, and computer readable medium for dynamically stabilizing a stream processing system. The method includes receiving at least one computing resource allocation target. The method further includes determining that an input data flow rate of at least one upstream processing element varies. The computing... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P.l.

20090313401 - Method and system for providing multiple paths to user data stored on a scsi disk: A method and system for providing multiple input/output paths for accessing storage devices includes providing two or more logical paths between a virtual I/O client partition and a storage device and establishing a physical path between the virtual I/O client partition and the storage device by assigning the storage device... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20090313402 - Fifo device and method of storing data in fifo buffer: A FIFO device includes: a FIFO buffer that holds a transfer request transferred from a bus and including a write address, a data size, and write data, and outputs the transfer request to a bus; and a transfer request generation unit that receives, from the bus, a first transfer request... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090313403 - Method of securing usb keyboard: Provided is a method of securing a Universal Serial Bus (USE) keyboard. According to the method, a keyboard security operation is performed at a host controller driver level, which is one level lower than a USE hub driver level. Thus, it is possible to rapidly and effectively prevent a malicious... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.

20090313404 - Apparatus for accessing conditional access device by utilizing specific communication interface and method thereof: An apparatus for accessing a conditional access device, which utilizes an external communication interface for information transaction, is disclosed. The apparatus includes a host and an interface module. The host is utilized for receiving or transmitting information according to a specific communication interface. The interface module is coupled to the... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090313406 - Apparatus and method for adaptation of input/output interface in virtualization environment: Provided are an apparatus and method for adapting an input/output interface. According to the exemplary method, a host system adapts an input/output interface of the guest system to an input/output unit capability of a host system so as to support a service supported by an input/output unit supporting the input/output... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20090313405 - Computer and peripheral apparatus connection arrangement: A computer and peripheral apparatus arrangement is disclosed to include a computer device having a mainframe and a display screen supported on the mainframe, peripheral apparatus, and a connection structure for fastening the peripheral apparatus to one lateral side of the display screen and electrically connecting the peripheral apparatus to... Agent: Datavan International Corp.

20090313408 - Bus control device: A bus control device includes a multiplexer which connects a ROM controller to a common bus when a ROM mode is set and which connects a PCI controller to the common bus when a PCI mode is set. The bus control unit further includes a bus switch which disconnects a... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20090313407 - Data communication system and method: A data communication system includes one or more data processing units and includes a central control unit. The decentralized data processing units are connected to the central control unit by data connection. The central control unit includes a synchronisation unit for outputting via the data connection an electric synchronisation signal... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20090313409 - Method and apparatus for multi-phy communication without an atm bus master: A communication system includes a bus, first and second devices coupled to the bus, and a handshaking unit. The bus includes at least one data line and control lines. The data line is coupled between the first and second devices. The handshaking unit is coupled to the control lines of... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson

20090313410 - Bi-directional multi-drop bus memory system: A bus system includes a plurality of stubs; a plurality of connectors, each of which is serially coupled between a corresponding one of the stubs and a corresponding one of memory modules; a plurality of first serial loads, each of which is serially coupled to a corresponding one of the... Agent: Ip & T Law Firm PLC

20090313411 - Apparatus and methods crc error injection in a storage system: Apparatus and methods for Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) error injection between storage controllers and storage devices in a storage system. A plurality of bridge devices are configured in a storage system each coupled persistently coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of storage devices. Each bridge device may couple... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman LLP

20090313412 - Hub capable of enhancing power supplying capability: A hub capable of enhancing power supplying capability includes a plurality of ports, a first interface coupled to a first port of a computer system, a second interface coupled to a second port of the computer system, the second port with a format different from a format of the first... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20090313413 - method for wiring allocation and switch configuration in a multiprocessor environment: A method for wiring allocation and switch configuration in a multiprocessor computer, the method including employing depth-first tree traversal to determine a plurality of paths among a plurality of processing elements allocated to a job along a plurality of switches and wires in a plurality of D-lines, and selecting one... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

12/10/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20090307377 - Arrangements for i/o control in a virtualized system: A method for controlling input and output of a virtualized computing platform is disclosed. The method can include creating a device interface definition, assigning an identifier to a paging device and configuring commands useable by a virtual input output server. The commands can be sent to the input output server... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jss) C/o Schubert Osterrieder & Nickelson PLLC

20090307378 - Method and apparatus for a fibre channel n-port id virtualization protocol: Disclosed is a computer implemented method, data processing system and computer program product to discover an SCSI target. The method comprises a client adapter transmitting an N_port ID virtualization (NPIV) login to a virtual I/O server (VIOS). The client adapter receives a successful login acknowledgement from the VIOS and issues... Agent: Ibm Corp. (aus/rcr) C/o The Rolnik Law Firm, P.C.

20090307379 - Electronic appliance, particularly an ethernet switch, having means for reliable remote maintenance: The invention relates to an electronic appliance having at least one control unit and at least one memory unit and also to an appropriate method, the appliance having an operating system with a piece of software in a particular configuration for operation of the appliance, where the invention provides for... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.

20090307380 - Communication device, a method of processing signal in the communication device and a system having the communication device: A mobile terminal including an interface module configured to connect the mobile terminal to a personal computer; a communication unit configured to communicate with the personal computer via a first communication mode, a controller configured to selectively transmit a communication mode change program to the personal computer via the interface... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090307381 - Communication interface for an electronic device: A mobile telephone handset is provided with a connector (8) and circuitry (18, 19) which permits universal serial bus (USB) and single-ended (SE) modes of data transmission with another device such as a personal computer, another mobile telephone handset or keyboard.... Agent: Harrington & Smith, PC

20090307383 - Distributed audio signal processing system having logical channel groups: A distributed audio signal processing system having a plurality of linked audio signal processing units is disclosed. Each audio signal processing unit has physical channels for receiving and sending local audio signals and a high bandwidth interface for exchanging audio signals with other linked audio signal processing units. Each of... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.

20090307382 - Method and system for hot plugging detection of a video connector in a computer device: A method and system are implemented to instantaneously detect a hot plugging of a video connector in a computer device by detecting a change in the electrical state of one ground pin of the video connector. The computer device comprises a video connector having at least two ground pins, a... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, L.L.P.

20090307384 - Usb port testing apparatus and method: A USB port testing method is used for testing a USB port of an electronic device. The USB port is connected to a USB device. The electronic device includes a USB controller connected to the USB port. The method includes following steps: reading USB bus information from the USB controller... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090307385 - Storage system and ownership transfer method: A storage system that includes: a plurality of microprocessors; a plurality of storage areas to be formed to a drive group; an assignment section that assigns, to each of the microprocessors, an ownership of accessing any of the storage areas; a management section that manages, as an operating ratio, a... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20090307386 - Restore pcie transaction id on the fly: Restoring retired transaction identifiers (TID) associated with Direct Memory Access (DMA) commands without waiting for all DMA traffic to terminate is disclosed. A scoreboard is used to track retired TIDs and selectively restore retired TIDs on the fly. DMA engines fetch a TID, and use it to tag every DMA... Agent: Emulex Design & Manufacturing Corporation C/o Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090307387 - Drm interoperable system: A DRM interoperable system is provided. The DRM interoperable system includes: a domain manager which manages a domain; first and second devices which are authenticated by the domain manager and registered in the domain; and a control unit which gathers information on entities that are to participate in transmission of... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090307388 - Methods of providing access to i/o devices: A method of providing one or more computing devices with access to a plurality of resources. The plurality of resources are provided by at least one physical device. The method comprises, at a first control element receiving a data packet transmitted by one of said one or more computing devices,... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP

20090307390 - Access of built-in peripheral components by internal and external bus pathways: A computing network infrastructure supports access to built-in peripheral devices of a first computing device by a second computing device. Internal peripheral devices are communicatively coupled to internal processing circuitry (located in the first computing device), which supports access using an internal data bus. An external bus that provides data... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090307391 - Configuration management apparatus and method: To migrate a configuration that an old storage device has to a new storage device. A new storage device obtains a configuration of an old storage device, by using a migration manager, and prepares a logical volume definition of the new storage device based on a logical volume definition in... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20090307389 - Switchable access states for non-volatile storage devices: Techniques for switching access states for accessing non-volatile are disclosed. A plurality of non-volatile memory portions can be effectively presented as: (a) a single logical unit in a first access state (“single unit access state”) and (b) as multiple logical units in a second access state (“multi-unit access state”). An... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/ Sandisk

20090307392 - Intelligent cable and flexible multiplexer: Embodiments of an intelligent cable and flexible multiplexer are taught herein. The cables and multiplexers can receive any brand or electronic gages using a variety of asynchronous or synchronous communication protocols and provide outputs according to a desired communication protocol, including USB and RS232.... Agent: Young Basile

20090307393 - Inbound message rate limit based on maximum queue times: A system for managing inbound messages in a server complex including one or more message consumers. The system includes a server configured to receive the inbound messages from a first peripheral device and to transmit messages to one or more of the plurality of message consumers. The system also includes... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe

20090307394 - Lane to lane deskewing via non-data symbol processing for a serial point to point link: Multiple symbol sequences that have been transmitted in parallel using the same transmit clock over a serial point to point link are received. Each symbol sequence includes an instance of a first, non-data symbol. The multiple symbol sequences are buffered and the number of times an instance of a second,... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090307395 - Remote control method of external devices: A method of controlling a plurality of external devices is performed on a computer which is set up with a plurality of remote control processes corresponding to the plurality of the external devices, and a management process for managing the remote control processes while communicating with the remote control processes.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP

20090307396 - Hypervisor to i/o stack conduit in virtual real memory: Provided is conduit configured such that a hypervisor does not need to include logic for communicating directly with an I/O storage device. A virtual Asynchronous Service Interface (VASI) is the interface between a Command/Response Queue (CRQ), which receives CRQ commands from the hypervisor, and a Common Data-Link Interface (CDLI) of... Agent: Greg Goshorn, P.C.

20090307397 - Mobile communication terminal system: A mobile communication terminal system includes a serial interface port, a multimedia output/input module, a multimedia processor, a frequency-signal output/input module, and a baseband processor. The serial interface port is coupled to a computer system via a serial interface. The multimedia output/input module provides a first input signal. The multimedia... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20090307398 - Method for manufacturing memory modules: In a method for manufacturing memory modules MM, first a support board SB is populated with memory components MC. After the populating process, individual memory components MC are programmed via a bus system BS provided on the support board. After programming, the support board SB is separated into individual memory... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090307399 - Job-base structure using process as data processing and transmitting unit: The present invention discloses a job-based structure using a process as a data processing and transmission unit. The structure includes a main system, and a disk array system. The main system includes an interface controller connected to the disk array system. The disk array system includes a job queue controller,... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20090307401 - Circuit and method for bridging multiple source ahb slaves to a target ahb slave: A circuit and method for bridging multiple source Advanced High-performance Bus (AHB) slaves to a target AHB slave are provided. The circuit uses multiple slave controllers and a multiplexing device to handle signals between the multiple source AHB slaves and the target AHB slave to avoid conflicts between the multiple... Agent: Docket Clerk

20090307402 - Method and system for a rfic master: Methods and systems for a RFIC master are disclosed. Aspects of one method may include configuring an on-chip programmable device that may function as a master on a bus that has at least one device interface, for example, RFIC interface, coupled to the bus. The on-chip programmable device may generate... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090307400 - Method for operating a lin bus: A method for operating a LIN bus, whose specifications in normal operation are described by a LIN bus in which an alternative communications protocol is tunneled through the LIN protocol, for carrying out a special operation.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090307403 - System for executing system management interrupts and methods thereof: An information handling system includes a first processor device to execute a handler in response to a system management interrupt (SMI). While the first processor device executes the SMI handler, a second processor device of the information handling system can continue to execute software and perform other operations in a... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20090307404 - Appliances for heating and cooling liquids: It has been proposed in the past to provide a series of different cordless appliances, any one of which will fit onto a docking station or base unit from which power is supplied. The invention provides a data connection (4, 12) between the base unit (1) and the cordless appliance... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090307405 - Electropneumatic module system composed of individual modules put in a row: A modular system comprises a head module having at least one connection for an external bus signal on an external bus, at least one pneumatic supply connection, an electric supply connection and having a serial bus interface for an internal serial bus, an electric supply interface, a multipole interface and... Agent: Law Offices Of Stuart J. Friedman

20090307406 - Memory device for providing data in a graphics system and method and apparatus thereof: A central processor unit (CPU) is connected to a system/graphics controller generally comprising a monolithic semiconductor device. The system/graphics controller is connected to an input output (IO) controller via a high-speed PCI bus. The IO controller interfaces to the system graphics controller via the high-speed PCI bus. The IO controller... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.

20090307407 - Remote access to an internal storage component of an electronic device via an external port: A computing device allows remote access to internal storage component via a remote access interface, e.g., USB, port. The electronic device or computing device contains a motherboard with modified internal circuitry that allows access to the internal storage component via the remote access port. Bus arbitration circuitry, within the motherboard... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090307408 - Peer-to-peer embedded system communication method and apparatus: According to one embodiment, an embedded system includes at least one processor, memory and peripheral subsystem. Each subsystem has a terminating node configured to issue and receive messages for the subsystem. A bus fabric interconnects the subsystems and includes a plurality of non-terminating nodes located at different points in the... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC

12/03/2009 > 39 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.

20090300223 - Method for communication between an electronic device and a target input/output device in a secure digital input/output card through a secure digital interface, and system for implementing the same: A method for communication between an electronic device and a target input/output (I/O) device in a secure digital input/output (SDIO) card through a secure digital (SD) interface is provided. The SDIO card includes a SDIO controller. The method includes the steps of: configuring the electronic device to write an I/O... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street

20090300222 - Near zero overhead command timeout scheme: A method for handling input/output (I/O) commands in a storage system includes establishing first and second counters for counting unfinished I/O commands, and establishing a reference which is initially set to the first counter. The reference is periodically switched between the first counter and the second counter, and the switching... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. / Sun / Stk

20090300224 - Collection with local lists for a multi-processor system: A method includes providing a collection that includes a plurality of local lists. Each local list is associated with a different processor or thread in a multi-processor system. An interface to the collection is provided for adding elements to and removing elements from the collection. An add operation is performed... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090300225 - Data serialization in a user switching environment: A method for sharing a common computing system among multiple users is disclosed. A user can perform a login process during which an input data, such as a user name or a password can be entered by the user to access a session. The user name and/or the password are... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090300226 - System and method for dynamic discovery of networked printing devices: The invention relates to multifunction peripherals (MFPs). More particularly, the invention relates to dynamic discovery of networked printing devices. Some embodiments of the invention include multi-function peripherals capable of broadcasting their respective physical location to recipient devices capable of generating a map to the respective device based on the physical... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear, LLP

20090300228 - Information processing apparatus and method of controlling information processing apparatus: It is determined whether or not logout is executed after login. If a user authentication process is executed and a user authentication processing state is ended, it is determined whether or not a USB device is attached. If a USB device is attached, then it is determined whether or not... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP

20090300227 - Method of monitoring host activity: A method of using a device, including monitoring host activity in an autonomous manner, without the host reporting to the device about its activity. The method also including initiating communications from the device and using resources of the host for such communications, thereby enabling the device to function as a... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/ Sandisk

20090300229 - Methods and apparatus for providing data transfer control: A variety of advantageous mechanisms for improved data transfer control within a data processing system are described. A DMA controller is described which is implemented as a multiprocessing transfer engine supporting multiple transfer controllers which may work independently or in cooperation to carry out data transfers, with each transfer controller... Agent: Peter H. Priest

20090300231 - Data output device, equipment control device, and multimedia delivery system: A data output device which outputs multimedia data that includes at least one of video and audio, the data output device including: a control unit operable to generate resume position information and to cause said storage unit to store the generated resume position information when a pause request, which is... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090300232 - Data transmission method between a host device and a display apparatus: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus is coupled to a host device and comprises a control module and a microprocessor. The control module sequentially receives data packets from the host device, acquires data content from each of the received data packets, collects each of the data contents, and,... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20090300230 - Systems and methods for improved hardware device connectivity: Systems and methods are described herein to provide for improved hardware device connectivity. Other embodiments include apparatus and system for receiving messages from an operating system and sending messages to one or more hardware devices. Further embodiments include methods for receiving messages from an operating system regarding operations on a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20090300233 - Method for data output control: The present invention relates to a method for data output control, which comprises: obtaining the length of idle bits in the cache queue of a data output interface, and if the idle-bit length is equal to or longer than the length of the data to be sent on the interface,... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

20090300234 - Buffer control method and storage apparatus: A buffer control method stores data to be written on a recording medium or data read from the recording medium to consecutive addresses within a storage region of a buffer, based on a sequential access command which instructs a continuous access to consecutive logical addresses of the recording medium, and... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20090300235 - Method for the allocation of memory in a buffer memory: A method for allocation of a buffer memory with three buffers of a module having a processing unit and a bus connection is provided. The module sends or receives data via the bus connection and uses the processing unit to generate data for transmission via the bus connection and process... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090300236 - Memory device communicating with a host at different speeds and managing access to shared memory: A memory device includes a high speed port, a low speed port, at least a first memory bank, a first register, and a multiplexer. The at least first memory bank is shared by the high speed port and the low speed port. The first register store information that indicates which... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC

20090300237 - Asynchronous/synchronous interface: The present disclosure includes methods, and circuits, for operating a memory device. One method embodiment for operating a memory device includes controlling data transfer through a memory interface in an asynchronous mode by writing data to the memory device at least partially in response to a write enable signal on... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC

20090300238 - Dynamic microcode for non-volatile memory: Providing for arbitration and dynamic downloading of microcode at a controller associated with electrically erasable non-volatile memory is described herein. By way of example, a download agent can be provided to a module of such non-volatile memory. Characteristics of the memory module and/or specifications of a host application can be... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20090300239 - Usb connection: In the case of a universal serial bus (USB) connection, a host detects a connection of a peripheral to the host via a USB interface of the host. The host then generates an informative command, which includes information on capabilities of the host. This informative command is provided for transmission... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP

20090300240 - Computing unit and implementation thereof: A computing unit includes main memory, a processing module, a baseband processing module, a transmission section, and a control module. The control module includes inputs, outputs, and memory interfaces. The main memory is coupled to one of the memory interfaces. The processing module is coupled to one of the inputs... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison

20090300241 - Virtual media device: A system, device, and method for virtually connecting a media device to a computing device are disclosed. One embodiment comprises a method to operate a virtual media device in a computing device, wherein the virtual media device that is controlled by a remote media device. In this manner, a computing... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090300242 - Audio data processor and method for processing audio data: An audio data processor includes: a digital interface configured to transfer first audio data to an external apparatus through a one-way bus and transfers second audio data being in parallel with the first audio data regarding playback time to the external apparatus through an asynchronous two-way bus; and a controller... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090300243 - Transmitting and conversion apparatus for universal serial bus (usb) to high definition multimedia interface (hdmi): A transmitting and conversion apparatus for universal serial bus (USB) to high definition multimedia interface (HDMI), comprises main body, at one end of the main body, there is a USB connection port, while there is a HDMI output port at the another end; in the main body, there is... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP

20090300244 - Monitoring a connection in a computer system: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that monitors a connection in a computer system between a connector and a component coupled to the connector. During operation, a first motion parameter of the connector, and a second motion parameter of the component are measured. Then, the connection is... Agent: Pvf -- Sun Microsystems Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20090300245 - Providing a peripheral component interconnect (pci)-compatible transaction level protocol for a system on a chip (soc): In one embodiment, the present invention includes an apparatus having an adapter to communicate according to a personal computer (PC) protocol and a second protocol. A first interface coupled to the adapter is to perform address translation and ordering of transactions received from upstream of the adapter. The first interface... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20090300246 - Packet communication device and packet communication method: A packet communication device for switching packets to be transferred in packet communication which is time-managed in constant cycles, the packet communication device includes a changing section configured to change a portion of a first packet to be transmitted in each of the constant cycles.... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20090300247 - Interface transmission device and method: An interface transmission device and method are disclosed. The interface device, located in a first device, includes a transmission interface and a receiving circuit. The transmission interface receives an initialization signal and an interface signal. The receiving circuit receives the initialization signal through the transmission interface, and acquires a bit... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20090300248 - Managing read requests from multiple requestors: Techniques are described herein for expanding the range of data targeted in I/O requests made by clients, so that the expanded range results in aligned I/O operations within the file system. Data that is included in the expanded range, but was not actually requested by the client, is trimmed off... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.

20090300249 - Selective misr data accumulation during exception processing: A plurality of test points are located at predetermined circuit nodes in a processing system. Test code which includes a set of software-controllable interrupts is executed using a multiple input shift register (MISR) to generate a MISR signature. One or more selected software-controllable interrupt types are determined. During execution of... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20090300250 - System and method for virtualizing processor and interrupt priorities: Dispatching of interrupts to a processor is conditionally suppressed, that is, only if an old priority value and a new priority value are either both less than or both greater than a maximum pending priority value. This conditional avoidance of dispatching is preferably implemented by a virtual priority module within... Agent: Vmware, Inc.

20090300251 - Computer equipment: A computer equipment includes a primary body and a secondary body. The primary body includes a primary host for performing computer operations independently and a primary monitor for displaying the computer operations. The secondary body includes a secondary host for performing computer operations independently and a touch monitor for displaying... Agent: Apex Juris, PLLC

20090300253 - Changeable cpu module apparatus for a computer: The invention relates to a changeable central processing unit (CPU) module apparatus for a computer, comprising a system control module board, a CPU module board and a heat-dissipating device. A second bus connector of the CPU module board is a golden finger plug extending from the CPU module board and... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20090300252 - Monitor with peripheral equipment interface and computer: A monitor for a host computer includes a display circuit, a peripheral equipment interface, a power circuit, and a monitor video interface. The display circuit is capable of controlling display of the monitor. The peripheral equipment interface is disposed on a frame of the monitor. The peripheral equipment interface includes... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20090300254 - Method for connecting a flexray user having a microcontroller to a flexray communications line via a flexray communications control device, and flexray communications control device, flexray user, and flexray communications system for realizing this metho: A method for connecting a FlexRay user having a microcontroller, which includes at least one serial interface, to a FlexRay communications link via a FlexRay communications control device having at least one serial hardware interface, the connection between the user and the communications control device being implemented via serial interfaces.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20090300255 - Shielding of datalines with physical placement based on time staggered access: A bus driver circuit divides an internal data bus for an integrated circuit memory into at least two groups, designated by speed. A faster group of data lines and a slower group of data lines are placed in an interleaved fashion in order to provide a two group shielding solution.... Agent: Hogan & Hartson LLP

20090300256 - Self-synchronizing data streaming between address-based producer and consumer circuits: A circuit arrangement and method facilitate the direct streaming of data between producer and consumer circuits (12P, 12C) that are otherwise configured to communicate over an address-based network (18). Sync signals (46, 56) are generated for each of producer and consumer circuits (12P, 12C) from the address information encoded into... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20090300257 - System and method of increasing data processing on a diagnostic tool: A method of processing J1850 requests using a scan tool having multiple processor systems is provided. The scan tool includes a first processor that processes data according to scan tool functions to assist with diagnosing and repairing a vehicle. A second processor receives data transmitted to the first processor and... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP

20090300258 - Ssd with a channel multiplier: An integrated circuit includes a first serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) channel, a plurality of second SATA channels, and a channel multiplier. The first SATA channel is configured to be coupled to a corresponding serial data bus of a host device. Each of the plurality of SATA channels is configured... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090300259 - Ssd with sata and usb interfaces: In one embodiment, a data storage system, includes a controller and a plurality of solid state memory devices each including at least one memory unit. The controller includes a data interface of a first type, a data interface of a second type, and a first serial data bus. Each of... Agent: Duane Morris LLP - PhiladelphiaIPDepartment

20090300260 - Selective switching of a memory bus: In a system, a memory bus has a first bus segment coupled to a memory controller that includes control logic and a first memory device, a second bus segment coupled to a second memory device, and a switch to selectively couple and decouple the first bus segment and the second... Agent: Pvf -- Rambus, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming, LLP

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