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Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output April category listing, related patent applications 04/10

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04/29/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100106862 - Communication device: A communication device to access a network device storing content-related information is provided. The content-related information includes a title and location information of information content. The communication device includes a location information storage to store the location information, a content-related information obtaining system to obtain the content-related information from the... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy &presser, P.C.

20100106863 - Information processing apparatus, and control method of information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes a first USB communication port connecting with a first device, a communication unit configured to send a command requesting information of the first device to the first device and to receive a response to the command from the first device, a first determination unit configured... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100106864 - System and method of interacting with data at a wireless communication device: A method of interacting with data at a wireless communication device is provided. The wireless communication device has access to a first set of capabilities. Data is received at the wireless communication device via a wireless transmission. The data represents visual content that is viewable via a display device. A... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing

20100106865 - Dma transfer device and method: A pattern generation section 11 is provided in a DMA controller 17 and generates data of a predetermined pattern, such as a zero matrix or unit matrix, in the DMA controller when data is transferred from an external shared memory 14 to an internal memory 15. Further, transfer data read... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100106866 - Flow consistent dynamic load balancing: A device provides a flow table. The device receives a data unit, determines a data flow associated with the data unit, determines whether the flow table includes an entry corresponding to the data flow, determines a current utilization of a group of output ports of the device, selects an output... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP

20100106868 - Mobile music station: A mobile music station for downloading ring tones and music selections from various file storage sources to an individual's cell phone or MP 3 player includes a cpu interconnected to several discrete file storage sites having either a wide range of ring tones and music selections stored therein and accessed... Agent: The Inventors Network, Inc.

20100106867 - Remote control device communication through translation into hid packets: Communication between a Human Interface Device (HID) protocol capable computing device and an HID incapable remote control device is enabled by generating an operating system interface event based on a wirelessly received command from the remote control device at the BIOS of the computing device, forwarding the generated event to... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100106869 - Usb storage device and interface circuit thereof: A USB storage device and an interface circuit thereof are disclosed. The interface circuit of the USB storage device includes an out transaction execution unit, which controls a speed status of the out transaction according to a speed status mark recorded in the speed status register, and therefore it is... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.

20100106870 - Aircraft communication system comprising an aircraft terminal and a portable resource: An aircraft communication system including an aircraft terminal connected to at least one input/output unit. The system includes a portable resource connected to the aircraft terminal via a network connection. The at least one input/output unit is configured to interact with the unit formed by the aircraft terminal and the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100106871 - Native i/o system architecture virtualization solutions for blade servers: A solution for blade server I/O expansion, where the chassis backplane does not route the blade's native I/O standard—typically PCI or PCI Express—to the I/O bays. The invention is a flexible expansion architecture that provides virtualization of the I/O system of the individual bade servers, via Gps or greater Ethernet... Agent: Law Office Of Robert C. Klinger

20100106872 - Data processor for processing a decorated storage notify: A data processing system having a processor and a target device processes decorated instructions (i.e. an instruction having a decoration value). A device of the data processing system such as the processor sends transactions to the target device over a system interconnect. A decorated storage notify (DSN) transaction includes an... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20100106873 - Data operation apparatus and data operation system and computer program and data operation method: The identification acquirement instructing unit 171 transmits an identification acquiring command to the storage apparatus (the IC tag). The identification receiving unit 181 receives the identification information of the storage apparatus. The protocol deciding unit 130, based on the identification information of the storage apparatus, decides the group of the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

20100106874 - Packet filter optimization for network interfaces: A method and apparatus to reduce the transaction overhead involved with packet I/O on a host bus without sacrificing the latency of packets of important traffic types is described. This involves determining whether a packet is to be aggregated in response to receiving the packet in a receive buffer. If... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100106875 - Technique for communicating interrupts in a computer system: A technique to enable efficient interrupt communication within a computer system. In one embodiment, an advanced programmable interrupt controller (APIC) is interfaced via a set of of bits within an APIC interface register using various interface instructions or operations, without using memory-mapped input/output (MMIO).... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100106876 - Multiprocessor system configured as system lsi: A multiprocessor system includes a plurality of processor units each transmitting an interrupt request signal indicating an interrupt request for which an interrupt-request destination processor unit is specified and receiving an interrupt signal and an interrupt control circuit receiving the interrupt request signal from each of the plurality of processor... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100106877 - Apparatus and method to control access to stored information: A method is disclosed to control access to stored information. The method supplies a control unit in communication with a computing device and in communication with stored information. If the computing device requests access to that stored information, the method determines if access to the stored information is available. When... Agent: Dale F. Regelman Quarles & Brady, LLP

20100106878 - Electronic device utilizing connecting port for connecting connector to transmit/receive signals with customized format: An electronic device includes: a first output port, a processing circuit and a bridge circuit. The first output port is configured for connecting a connector with a connector type complying with a specific signal transmission standard. The processing circuit is utilized for processing an input data to generate an output... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100106879 - Method and system for controlling video selection and playback in a portable media player: A method and system in accordance with the present invention provides a system that allows a portable media player to control settings of portable media player when receiving video from an accessory, to control playback of the portable media player and to provide for navigation between video tracks in a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100106880 - Managing misaligned dma addresses: A system and method operable to manage misaligned direct memory access (DMA) data transfers is provided. This method involves determining a delta between N bytes of data to be copied from within a local side buffer (source location) to a remote buffer (destination location). After the delta is determined a... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (c/o)

20100106881 - Hot plug ad hoc computer resource allocation: s

20100106883 - Adaptable resource spoofing for an extended computer system: A spoofing module that mimics remote computer resources to optimize system responsiveness and avoid expiration of intentional and unintentional timeouts in extended computer systems. The invention is capable of appearing to the host system and selectively responding to the host system as if it were the actual hardware. The invention... Agent: Law Office Of Robert C. Klinger

20100106882 - System data transfer optimization of extended computer systems: A solution for setup and optimization of a data transfer path in extended computer systems, where the I/O system is virtualized. The solution achieves advantageous results via a mechanism that automates the configuration of multiple data path components. The solution achieves initial optimization and then automates continual optimization of the... Agent: Law Office Of Robert C. Klinger

20100106884 - Switch providing external access to computer-system components: Embodiments of the present invention include a switch component, incorporated within a computer system, that receives switch commands from users and that controls internal switches to direct output to, and receive input from, either components of the computer system or one or more external-access ports. The switch component allows one... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100100643 - Multimedia system by using external connection apparatus and external connection apparatus therefor: Disclosed is a multimedia system using a mobile communication terminal and an external connection device for the same. The multimedia system uses a video/audio output device, a peripheral device, and an external connection device. The multimedia system includes a mobile communication terminal having a video/audio output function and a peripheral... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Baker & Hostetler LLP

20100100644 - Terminal device: A terminal device including a plurality of logical ports as ports for providing logical connections, the logical ports logically connecting external devices to the terminal device, the terminal device comprising: a receiver configured to receive an execution instruction for an unmount process which is a process of transition from an... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20100100645 - Storage system and method for controlling activation of command: To provide a storage system that can control both the number of commands activated per unit time and the response time of each command activated in accordance with the priority level of command. The storage system comprises a queue corresponding to each priority of command and an activation order control... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100100646 - Apparatus supporting plurality of interfaces and method of setting up network connection of the same: A method of setting up a network connection of an image forming device connectable to a network via a first interface and a second interface, the method including setting up a network connection via the second interface, stopping operation of the first interface and initiating operation of the second interface... Agent: Stein Mcewen, LLP

20100100647 - Information processing apparatus and information selecting method: An information processing apparatus and an information selecting method are disclosed which can easily restore an original state after checking the result of executing predetermined processing based on different information. If an operator of an operation unit is pressed in an already processed state where a processing execution unit is... Agent: Alpine/bhgl

20100100648 - Address window support for direct memory access translation: A apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a remapping circuit to facilitate access of one or more I/O devices to a memory device for direct memory access (DMA) transactions. The remapping circuit includes a translation mechanism to perform memory address translations for I/O DMA transactions via address window-based translations.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100100649 - Direct memory access (dma) address translation between peer input/output (i/o) devices: A method and apparatus is described herein for supporting direct memory accesses between peer I/O devices. It is determined whether a guest physical address (GPA) referenced by an access generated from an I/O device, is within a range of GPAs associated with local I/O devices based at least in part... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100100650 - Computing module with serial data connectivity: A computing module includes an interface to asynchronously, serially exchange parallel system bus data with one or more other modules of a computer system that includes the computing module. The computing module can asynchronously, serially transfer first parallel bus data to another module of the computer system, and can asynchronously,... Agent: Sadler, Breen, Morasch & Colby, Ps

20100100651 - Multipurpose and programmable pad for an integrated circuit: A multi-port SERDES transceiver includes multiple parallel and serial ports, and the flexibility to connect any one of the parallel or serial ports to another parallel or serial port. The ports include programmable pads that are capable of supporting multiple different data protocols, timing protocols, electrical specifications, and input-output functions.... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100100652 - Kvm switch with pip functions using remote desktop sharing technique: A keyboard, video, mouse (KVM) switch implements a picture-in-picture (PIP) function to allow desktop images from multiple computers to be displayed on the user console monitor. The KVM switch switches a first one of the multiple computers to the user console in a manner. The KVM switch further establishes a... Agent: Ying Chen Chen Yoshimura LLP

20100100653 - Video signal adjustment system and method for controlling the same: A video signal adjustment system that is capable of being connected between a server and a console includes: a server unit that is connected to the server; a main unit that is connected to the server unit, and includes a first adjustment portion that adjusts gain and frequency characteristic of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100100654 - Coupling a specialty system, such as a metering system, to multiple control systems: A metering system configured to couple to multiple specialty systems, such as a control system. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are processing units comprising a processor, a memory coupled to the processor, and a communication port configured to coupled to a backbone communication network of a control system.... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose

20100100655 - Management of cluster-wide resources with shared variables: The number of concurrent systems locks supported on a Sysplex is limited. Since persistent system locks may not be released for a long time, the limit may be reached resulting in outage periods. Access to resources may be managed through shared variables across a cluster of computing systems. Processes running... Agent: Ibm Corporation Intellectual Property Law

20100100656 - Interruption facility for adjunct processor queues: Interruption facility for adjunct processor queues. In response to a queue transitioning from a no replies pending state to a reply pending state, an interruption is initiated. This interruption signals to a processor that a reply to a request is waiting on the queue. In order for the queue to... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

20100100657 - Computer capable of automatic bandwidth configuration according to i/o expansion card type: A computer capable of automatic bandwidth configuration according to I/O expansion card (e.g., PCI-Express expansion card) type is provided. A motherboard of the computer includes an I/O expansion slot, a chipset, and a configuration setting circuit. When the I/O expansion slot supports different types of I/O expansion cards having multiple... Agent: J C Patents

20100100658 - Usb dock: A USB device securement apparatus is disclosed. The USB device securement apparatus includes a dock that includes a device side and an attachment side. The device side of the dock receives the plug side of the USB device and the attachment side of the dock is coupled to a surface.... Agent: Venable, Campillo, Logan & Meaney, P.C.

20100100659 - Computer system: A computer system includes hard disc, and a control circuit electrically connected to the hard disc. The control circuit includes a connecting port electrically connected to an external connecting port for transmitting data signals with another computer, a switch, a voltage converter, and a signal transforming controller. The switch includes... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100095025 - Virtual channel remapping: Virtual channel enabled networking devices may map frames to specific virtual channels based upon frame characteristics (e.g. destination address, class of service). Devices and methods that provide a remapping of virtual channels are disclosed. In one embodiment, a network having virtual channel remapping may include: a first set of one... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C.

20100095026 - Communication system, host device, and terminal device: Provided is a host device (10), which can establish a communication connection with a terminal device (20) and can be connected to a peripheral device (30), including a first communication section and a second communication section, via the first communication section. The host device (10) transmits information for identifying the... Agent: Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

20100095027 - Secure communication port redirector: A method and system that allows a host system application to securely communicate with a legacy device is provided. A redirector software module receives data that is destined for a host system serial COM port. Data is secured and re-directed to a legacy device via a network port instead of... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.

20100095028 - Switching device for sharing input/output devices and computer system using the same: A switching device that selectively switches connections to a predetermined terminal among two or more terminals connected to servers, and can be remote-controlled via a network, includes a network interface circuit to be connected to the network, an image processing unit that includes an image compression circuit for compressing image... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100095029 - Tape drive, tape drive recording system, and method for selecting improved tape speed in response to intermittent read requests: A tape drive, tape drive recording system, and method are provided for improving tape speed selection during data transfer. The tape drive comprises a buffer, a tape for recording the data to be temporarily stored in the buffer, and a read head. The tape drive further comprises a reading controller... Agent: Ibm Corporation

20100095030 - Control management system: A control management system includes a plurality of electrical devices, each electrical device generating an audio, a keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) switch, and a display. The KVM switch includes a plurality of audio detecting units, each audio detecting unit receiving an audio, and accordingly generating a detecting signal, and a processor receiving... Agent: Patterson & Sherldan - Aten

20100095031 - Dongle module, console module, matrix kvm switch system, local-end module, remote-end module, and extender system: A dongle module including a digital video differential signal input terminal, a keyboard control signal I/O terminal, a mouse control signal I/O terminal, a processing unit, a transforming unit, a synthesizer unit and a signal I/O terminal is provided. The digital video differential input terminal receives a digital video differential... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100095032 - Use of completer knowledge of memory region ordering requirements to modify transaction attributes: A method and system of relaxing the ordering of a read completion by setting an ordering attribute in the read completion. The relaxed ordering allows the read completion to bypass pending writes.... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (intel)

20100095033 - Performing a configuration virtual topology change and instruction therefore: In a logically partitioned host computer system comprising host processors (host CPUs) partitioned into a plurality of guest processors (guest CPUs) of a guest configuration, a perform topology function instruction is executed by a guest processor specifying a topology change of the guest configuration. The topology change preferably changes the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Richard Lau

20100095034 - Bus-connected device with platform-neutral layers: A bus-connected device includes a data storage element, a physical layer and a controller. The data storage element stores user data and multiple adaptations for multiple platform protocols. The physical layer uses at least a portion of a selected one of the multiple platform protocols to access the user data.... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC C/o Westman, Champlin & Kelly, P.A.

20100095035 - Polyhedral assembly, master-slave based electronic system using the same and addressing method thereof: A polyhedral is provided. The surface of the polyhedral is formed by connection of a plane having a plurality of hexagons and a plane having a plurality of quadrilaterals. There are six hexagonal connected to form a ring covering the surface of the polyhedral. On the surface of the polyhedral,... Agent: CovenantIPConsulting Co.

20100095036 - Priority based bus arbiters avoiding deadlock and starvation on buses that support retrying of transactions: A scheduler provided according to an aspect of the present invention provides higher priority for data units in a low priority queue upon occurrence of a starvation condition, and to packets in a high priority queue otherwise. The scheduler permits retransmission of a data unit in the lower priority queue... Agent: Nvidia C/o Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP

20100095038 - Driver transparent message signaled interrupts: Machine-readable media, methods, and apparatus are described to issue message signaled interrupts. In some disclosed embodiments, a device generates message signaled interrupts in a manner that enables a device driver written with level-sensitive semantics to properly service the device despite the edge-triggered characteristics message signaled interrupts.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100095037 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method and a program for simplifying an interrupt process to reduce time needed for the interrupt process. If it is determined in step S52 that a network card pointer and a CPU clear pointer fail to match each... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

20100095039 - Interrupt acknowledgment in a data processing system: A data processing system has an interrupt controller which provides an interrupt request along with a corresponding interrupt identifier and a corresponding interrupt vector to a processor. If the processor accepts the interrupt, the processor returns the same interrupt identifier value by way of interrupt identifier, along with interrupt acknowledge,... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20100095040 - Multi-core processor, control method thereof, and information processing apparatus: A multi-core processor which includes a plurality of processor dies. The multi-core processor has a first processor core which processes a first task and a second processor core which processes a second task. The first processor core and the second processor core are formed on each of the plurality of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100095042 - Multimedia docking computer: The present invention relates to multimedia devices for different age groups with different ability to understand and control such multimedia devices. The invention relates more specifically to a computer device for multimedia functions, where the functions are provided in a control unit/peripheral device for the computer device. The control unit... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100095041 - Multimedia mobile device station and charger with built in accessories: A docking station for a multimedia mobile device. The docking station may include a mobile device interface configured for coupling with a mobile device, the mobile device interface including contact for accessing the mobile device, a user interface for providing inputs to the docking station, a storage device for storing... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Moazzam Attn: Patent Docketing

20100095043 - Systems and methods utilizing a control docking unit: A control docking unit can be coupled with a portable processing unit to provide alternate control operation for the portable unit. The control docking unit can be configured to position a display on the portable processing unit to facilitate use of one or more controls provided on the control docking... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100095044 - Motherboard system, storage device for booting up thereof and connector: A motherboard system is provided. The motherboard system includes a central processing unit (CPU), a control unit and an interface connector. The control unit is electrically connected to the CPU. The interface connector is electrically connected to the control unit and has a boot loader interface unit and a peripheral... Agent: J C Patents

04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100088431 - Configuration space virtualization: Various aspects are disclosed herein for bounding the behavior of a non-privileged virtual machine that interacts with a device by creating a description of the device which indicates to a privileged authority (1) which operations on the device may have system-wide effects and (2) which operations have effects local to... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100088432 - Apparatus for managing host bus adapter: A server is installed with host bus adapters (HBAs). The HBA causes light-emitting components thereon to emit light in abnormal light emission patterns upon falling into an abnormal condition, and in predetermined light emission patterns upon receiving a predetermined command. A method for managing the HBA includes storing abnormal light... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain

20100088433 - Direct memory access (dma) system: A direct memory access (DMA) system includes a memory unit, a memory control unit electrically connected to the memory unit to control the memory unit for data import or data export, a memory bus is electrically connected to the memory unit, an intermediate control unit electrically connected to the memory... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100088434 - Fcp command-data matching for write operations: A method for performing a data exchange between an initiator and a receiver in a fibre channel protocol (FCP) is provided. A control flag is set in a write command to indicate the presence of an identifier. The identifier is copied into a command descriptor block (CDB) of the write... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)

20100088435 - Serial data transfer apparatus: A serial data transfer apparatus includes a transport controller that performs a process of a transport layer, a link controller that performs a process of a link layer, and a physical layer circuit that performs a process of a physical layer. The serial data transfer apparatus transmits and receives data... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100088436 - Communication method and interface between a companion chip and a microcontroller: The invention relates to a communication method and interface between a companion chip (CC) and a microcontroller (MC), a communication protocol being transmitted, having a first group of data (10) being drawn on for direct, non-real-time-critical access to the chip (CC), and a second group of data (20) based on... Agent: Michael J. Striker

20100088437 - Infiniband adaptive congestion control adaptive marking rate: A device and a method for optimizing data transfer rate in an InfiniBand fabric is provided where a various number of transmitting devices aim data packets to a single receiving device or through a common link. The method which is implemented in an InfiniBand switch includes marking of packets in... Agent: Dr. Mark M. Friedman C/o Bill Polkinghorn - Discovery Dispatch

20100088438 - Apparatus and methods for translation of data formats between multiple interface types: Apparatus and methods for translation of data formats between multiple interface types. Translation logic is interposed between a producer circuit and a consumer circuit to translate data formats of data signals generated by the producer for application to the consumer. The translation logic may include multiple translators to provide translations... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman LLP

20100088439 - Intelligent case for handheld computer: An intelligent case for a handheld computer, the case including a compartment for removably housing the handheld computer; a microcontroller; a first communication device to enable communication between the handheld computer and the microcontroller; one or more recesses for housing one or more data-capture modules; and a second communication device... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100088440 - Detecting and preventing the split-brain condition in redundant processing units: In an example embodiment the occurrence of the split-brain condition in a High-Availability system, having active and standby processing units, is detected, its cause is diagnosed, and the cause is treated to prevent interruption of service. Diagnosis and treatment procedures are performed at the active processing unit prior to being... Agent: Law Office Of Charles E. Krueger

20100088442 - Communications entity for communications via a bus-oriented communications network: The invention relates to a communications entity for communications via a bus-oriented communications network with a control device (101) that is constructed to communicate via the communications network in response to a selection signal according to a first communications bus sub-system or according to a second communications bus sub-system, and... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20100088441 - Multi-processor controller for an inverter in an electric traction system for a vehicle: A multi-processor controller is provided. The multi-processor controller can be used to control the operation of an inverter in a vehicle-based electric traction system. The multi-processor controller includes a master processor device having three serial peripheral interfaces (SPIs), and three slave processor devices coupled to the master processor device via... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)

20100088443 - Data processing apparatus and method for arbitrating access to a shared resource: A data processing apparatus and method are provided for arbitrating access to a shared resource. The data processing apparatus includes a plurality of requester elements sharing access to the shared resource, and arbitration circuitry which is responsive to requests asserted by one or more of the requester elements for access... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

20100088444 - Central processing unit measurement facility: A measurement sampling facility takes snapshots of the central processing unit (CPU) on which it is executing at specified sampling intervals to collect data relating to tasks executing on the CPU. The collected data is stored in a buffer, and at selected times, an interrupt is provided to remove data... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C.

20100088445 - Data processing system and semicondutor integrated circuit: The present invention provides a data processing system having excellent immediacy of interrupting process. Different interrupt request signals are supplied from a circuit module which can be commonly used by a plurality of central processing units to a plurality of interrupt controllers assigned to central processing units, respectively. In response... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100088446 - Prioritizing interrupt controller: A system comprises processing logic. The system also comprises a first interrupt controller coupled to the processing logic and configured to manage interrupts provided to the processing logic. The system further comprises a second interrupt controller coupled to the first interrupt controller. The second interrupt controller is programmable to distribute... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100088449 - Detecting system for detecting insertion of expansion card: A detecting system includes a slot, a controller and a power source terminal. The slot includes a first detecting pin and a second detecting pin. The first detecting pin is electrically connected to a detecting voltage terminal. The second detecting pin is connected to ground. The controller is electrically connected... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100088447 - Secure mmc standard smartcard with multi-application operation capability, process of operation: The invention relates to smartcard under SecureMMC standard, the card being connected to a host through a MMC bus and being compliant to ISO/IEC7816 standard. According to the invention, the card is multi-application operation capable and a determined number N of commands can be processed in the card in parallel,... Agent: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & Mccloy

20100088448 - Virtual computing accelerator and program downloading method for server-based virtual computing: Provided are a virtual computing accelerator and program downloading method for server-based virtual computing. The virtual computing accelerator divides a program allocated to a virtual memory into groups, such as pages or segments, and downloads the groups of program data in sequence. Here, the groups of program data are downloaded... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP

20100088450 - Component retention mechanism: A component retention mechanism facilitates improved installation, retention and removal of hardware components (e.g., PCI cards) on a personal computer. The retention mechanism includes a locking component, support member, and release mechanism coupled to each other. The locking component can be a steel bar or other stiff item positioned proximate... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP/apple Inc.

20100088451 - Architecture verifying apparatus, architecture verifying method, and medium storing architecture verifying program: An architecture verifying apparatus includes an inputting unit receiving limitation information, a bus monitor monitoring a bus transaction to obtain bus transaction information, a module monitor monitoring a reception transaction, processing, and a transmission transaction to obtain reception transaction information, processing information, and transmission transaction information, an architecture information generator... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100088452 - Internal bus bridge architecture and method in multi-processor systems: An internal bus bridge architecture and method is described. Embodiments include a system with multiple bus endpoints coupled to a bus root via a host bus bridge that is internal to at least one bus endpoint. In addition, the bus endpoints are directly coupled to each other. Embodiments are usable... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20100088454 - Bridging device with power-saving function: A bridging device with power-saving function includes first and second interfaces, first and second physical layer processing devices, and a controller. The first interface is utilized for coupling a first external device complying with the first interface. The first external device receives a device request signal, and accordingly sends back... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100088453 - Multi-processor architecture and method: Embodiments of a multi-processor architecture and method are described herein. Embodiments provide alternatives to the use of an external bridge integrated circuit (IC) architecture. For example, an embodiment multiplexes a peripheral bus such that multiple processors can use one peripheral interface slot without requiring an external bridge IC. Embodiments are... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20100088455 - Storage system provided with a plurality of storage modules: For a storage system provided with a plurality of storage modules including a first storage module and a second storage module, the first storage module is provided with a first switch circuit including a plurality of ports and a first circuit connected to any of the plurality of ports included... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100088456 - Storage-sharing bus switch: The present invention discloses a storage-sharing bus switch, which comprises a bus exchange device, a controller and a plurality of non-transparent bridge devices. The bus used in the present invention is PCI or a like system bus. The bus exchange device connects with the controller and a plurality of storage... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications

20100082843 - Method and system for implementing automatic installation of key device: The invention discloses a method and system for implementing automatic installation of a key device, and relates to the field of smart card. The method includes steps of: establishing, by the key device, a connection with a computer; declaring to the computer that the key device itself is a compound... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100082844 - Field device controller adapter: A controller adapter including a controller interface configured to interface with a controller for a legacy field device of an electrical power distribution system, wherein the controller communicates based on a first protocol, a network interface configured to interface with a network common to a plurality of assets of the... Agent: Driggs, Hogg, Daugherty & Del Zoppo Co., L.p.a.

20100082845 - Display apparatus operated in multiple modes and mode changing method thereof: A display apparatus operable in plural modes and a mode changing method thereof are disclosed. The display apparatus includes a storage unit which stores information about a final mode, and a controller which changes a mode of the display apparatus to the final mode and displays a corresponding screen if... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100082846 - Usb device and method for connecting the usb device with usb host: A method for connecting a universal serial bus (USB) device to a USB host is disclosed. The method for connecting the USB device to a USB host includes detecting a connection to the USB host; controlling the USB host not to recognize the connection of the USB device; selecting one... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100082847 - Peripheral device management system: The peripheral device management system includes a server, a peripheral device, a data processing device. The data processing device includes an attempting unit, a confirming unit, a notifying unit, a first setting unit, and a second setting unit. The attempting unit attempts to acquire, from the peripheral device, firmware data.... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy &presser, P.C.

20100082849 - Data filtering using central dma mechanism: A method and system is disclosed for passing data processed by a DMA controller through a transmission filter. The method includes the DMA controller accessing data for transfer between an origination location in the system and a destination location in the system. The accessed data is passed through the DMA... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20100082848 - Increasing available fifo space to prevent messaging queue deadlocks in a dma environment: Embodiments of the invention may be used to manage message queues in a parallel computing environment to prevent message queue deadlock. A direct memory access controller of a compute node may determine when a messaging queue is full. In response, the DMA may generate an interrupt. An interrupt handler may... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1

20100082850 - Information processing apparatus and method of controlling same: Provided is an information processing apparatus and method of controlling same in which, when data transfer is performed among a plurality of control circuits, which control circuit is used to execute data transfer is controlled appropriately based on the transfer conditions of data transfer. To accomplish this, the apparatus has... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100082851 - Balancing usage of hardware devices among clients: Techniques are disclosed for managing the flow of IO jobs from a client to a hardware device such that resource starvation is reduced without significantly impacting throughput. Each flow can be assigned an amount of time that a hardware device can deplete completing IO jobs from the client. When the... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)

20100082852 - Querying a device for information: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for receiving in a processor complex a first write request from a peripheral device, obtaining information of the processor complex responsive to the first write request, and transmitting a second write request from the processor complex to the peripheral device including... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20100082853 - Implementing system to system communication in a switchless non-ib compliant environment using infiniband multicast facilities: A method and apparatus are provided for implementing system to system communication in a switchless non-InfiniBand (IB) compliant environment. IB architected multicast facilities are used to communicate between HCAs in a loop or string topology. Multiple HCAs in the network subscribe to a predetermined multicast address. Multicast messages sent by... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917

20100082855 - Associating process priority with i/o queuing: Input/output (I/O) requests generated by processes are typically stored in I/O queues. Because the queued I/O requests may not be associated with the processes that generated them, changing a process' priority may not affect the priority of the I/O requests generated by the process. Therefore, after the process' priority has... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (dg)

20100082854 - Real-time/batch interface arbiter: One embodiment of an interface request arbitration system comprises a queue for holding individual processing requests from at least one application process and an interface request arbiter which dynamically chooses to pass a request at the head of the queue to either a real-time interface of an external system that... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100082856 - Managing command request time-outs in qos priority queues: In one embodiment a storage controller comprises a processor, a computer readable storage medium coupled to the processor, and logic instructions in the memory module which, when executed by the processor, configure the processor to receive, in a quality of service module, a first command request from a host initiator... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100082857 - Solid state storage device controller with parallel operation mode: Solid state storage devices and methods for operation of solid state storage devices are disclosed. In one such method, a master memory controller is comprised of a plurality of memory communication channels. At least one of the memory communication channels is used to communicate with one or more slave memory... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A.

20100082858 - Method to improve operating performance of a computing device: The system includes a microprocessor, a first buffer, a second buffer, and a control circuit. The control circuit includes a memory and an interface. The control circuit is configured to determine a first buffer value and compare the first buffer value to a predetermined value to obtain a result. The... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100082859 - Displayport i2c speed control: Circuits, methods, and apparatus that allow a DisplayPort compatible host device to control data transactions over an I2C bus when communicating with a legacy monitor. One example includes an adapter having a compatibility register that may have a number of locations, where at least some of the locations correspond to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100082860 - System and method for updating the status of an asynchronous, idempotent message channel: The present invention provides systems and methods for an abstraction layer for an asynchronous, idempotent message channel useful for performing status updates between communicating processes via a protocol that reduces overhead. The system comprises a sink endpoint that is operative to send a status message, a data path that is... Agent: Yahoo! Inc. C/o Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl LLP

20100082861 - Memory system and method: In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a memory controller configured to control first and second memory components. A point-to-point data bus configured to pass data between the memory controller and the memory components may include a direct connection from each memory component to the memory controller. A daisy chained address... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

20100082862 - Universal serial bus endpoint context caching: According to some embodiments, an apparatus may be capable of exchanging information with t potential universal serial bus endpoints, where t is an integer greater than 1. Moreover, x endpoint state machines may be established, where x is an integer greater than 1 and less than t. A first endpoint... Agent: Buckley, Maschoff & Talwalkar LLC

20100082863 - I/o and memory bus system for dfps and units with two- or multi-dimensional programmable cell architectures: A general bus system is provided which combines a number of internal lines and leads them as a bundle to the terminals. The bus system control is predefined and does not require any influence by the programmer. Any number of memories, peripherals or other units can be connected to the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100082864 - Selection circuit and packet processing apparatus: An aspect of the embodiment utilizes a selection circuit that includes a first storage circuit for storing information of m×n bits each corresponding to a choice. The storage circuit indicates whether the corresponding choice is in a selectable state or not. A first round robin circuit for executing a round... Agent: Hanify & King Professional Corporation

20100082865 - Access grants: Provided are, among other things, systems, methods, apparatuses and techniques for storing access grants. In one implementation, a blinding factor and access information for accessing a restricted object are obtained; blinded access information is generated for the restricted object based on the access information and the blinding factor; and an... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100082866 - Providing a set aside mechanism for posted interrupt transactions: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an incoming posted transaction in a processor complex from a peripheral device, determining if the transaction is an interrupt transaction, and if so routing it to a first queue, and otherwise routing it to a second queue. Other embodiments are described and claimed.... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20100082867 - Multi-thread processor and its interrupt processing method: A first exemplary aspect of an embodiment of the present invention is a multi-thread processor including a plurality of hardware threads each of which generates an independent instruction flow, and an interrupt controller that determines whether or not an input interrupt request signal is associated with one or more than... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100082868 - Methods and systems for a portable, interactive display device for use with a computer: A portable, interactive display device is disclosed. The device presents to a user the graphical interface of a host computer. The host is separate from the display device and sits in a fixed location. The invention allows a user to carry with him the user interface capability of the host,... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC

20100082871 - Distributed command and address bus architecture: Distributed command and address bus architecture for memory modules and circuit boards is described. In one embodiment, a memory module includes a plurality of connector pins disposed on an edge of a circuit board, the plurality of connector pins comprising first pins coupled to a plurality of data bus lines,... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100082869 - Stackable i/o modules appearing as standard usb mass storage devices: An industrial automation device is provided that includes a universal serial bus interface and an I/O module coupled to the industrial automation device via the universal serial bus interface, wherein the I/O module is configured to connect as one of a plurality of universal serial bus device classes. An I/O... Agent: Susan M. Donahue Rockwell Automation, Inc./fy

20100082870 - Tape-form communication sheet and information processing device using the tape-form: It is an object to provide a transmission system that is more suitable for transmission of a large volume of data than a cable or an optical fiber is and capable of coupling a transmission path and an electronic device easily without using a connector. A tape-form communication sheet is... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.

20100082872 - Method and apparatus to obtain code data for usb device: A method and apparatus are provided that include creating an image of a page descriptor at a universal serial bus (USB) device, transferring the image of the page descriptor to a main memory, modifying a schedule list in a main memory based on the transferred image, identifying an active transaction... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP Intel Corporation

20100082873 - Ship rudder control (autopilot) with a can bus: Ship rudder control, so-called autopilot, includes a multiplicity of components connected with a bus interface to a CAN bus and via this also to each other. A further bus interface on each component of the control system is coupled to a separate, second bus, with the components being provided with... Agent: Diederiks & Whitelaw, PLC

20100082874 - Computer system and method for sharing pci devices thereof: In order to provide an inexpensive way to share an I/O device loaded in an I/O drawer among a plurality of blades, in a server system including a plurality of servers, a PCI device, and a manager for initializing a PCI switch, the PCI device has a plurality of virtual... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100082875 - Transfer device: A transfer device includes: a first input port operatively connected to a first apparatus; a second input port operatively connected to a second apparatus which is to run in parallel to the first apparatus; an output port operatively connected to a third apparatus; and a controller for controlling a data... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

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