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Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output September class, title,number 09/10

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09/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100250785 - Npiv at storage devices: One embodiment is a storage device that has multiple physical ports receiving input/outputs (I/Os) from a host computer. Each of the ports presents plural virtual ports using N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) to prioritize the I/Os.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100250786 - Migrating domains from one physical data processing system to another: A system and method for migrating domains from one physical data processing system to another are provided. With the system and method, domains may be assigned direct access to physical I/O devices but in the case of migration, the I/O devices may be converted to virtual I/O devices without service... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100250787 - Information processing device, information processing system provided with the same, and computer readable medium for the same: An information processing device is configured to be connected communicably via a network with a peripheral device that has specific identification information representing an address on the network. The information processing device includes a receiver configured to, while the peripheral device is updating firmware thereof, receive a request transmitted by... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100250788 - Electrical device configuration system and method: A system (100) capable of configuring an electrical device (101) coupled to a computer (102), the system includes: (a) a computer communications component (111) of the electrical device configured to communicate with the computer; and (b) an installation component (120) of the electrical device capable of an initial configuration the... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20100250789 - System and method of managing memory at a portable computing device and a portable computing device docking station: A method of managing a portable computing device (PCD) memory and a PCD docking station memory is disclosed and may include determining whether any changes in the PCD memory have occurred since a previous backup when the PCD is docked with the PCD docking station and backing up the PCD... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100250790 - Method and apparatus for controlling operating conditions of a peripheral device based on mode of interconnection: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for controlling the operating condition of a peripheral device based on the mode of interconnection of the peripheral device of a host device. The apparatus includes a first connector for connecting the peripheral device, a second connector for connecting the host device... Agent: Holland & Hart, LLP

20100250791 - Low power physical layer for sata and sas transceivers: Described embodiments provide for switching from a low-power mode of a device such as, for example, a SAS or SATA receiver, to an active mode. The device enters the low-power mode by shutting down i) logic devices of a physical layer of the device and ii) a decoding circuit of... Agent: Ip Legal Services

20100250792 - Opportunistic improvement of mmio request handling based on target reporting of space requirements: Methods and apparatus for opportunistic improvement of Memory Mapped Input/Output (MMIO) request handling (e.g., based on target reporting of space requirements) are described. In one embodiment, logic in a processor may detect one or more bits in a message that is to be transmitted from an input/output (I/O) device. The... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global

20100250793 - Adjusting access of non-volatile semiconductor memory based on access time: A non-volatile semiconductor memory is disclosed comprising a first memory device and control circuitry operable to issue an access command to the first memory device. A command status is requested from the first memory device after a status delay. When the command status indicates the first memory device has completed... Agent: Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Attn: Lesley Ning

20100250794 - Removable accessory for a computing device: An accessory computing device or display detachable from another computing device such as a mobile computing device. The accessory computing device displays data from the mobile computing device including notifications relating to electronic mail messages, voice mail messages, stock prices, sports scores, etc. A user interacts with the accessory computing... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100250796 - Establishing a secure channel between a server and a portable device: Systems and method for forming a secure channel between a server and a portable storage device coupled to a host computer are presented. A message sequence is exchanged between the server and the portable storage device. The message sequence may pass transparently through the host computer to the portable storage... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP

20100250795 - Method and system for implementing parallelism with scsi i/o referrals: A method for communication between an initiator system and a block storage cluster may include receiving a first input/output (I/O) request from the initiator system. The method may also include sending a referral response from a first storage system included in a plurality of storage systems of the block storage... Agent: Lsi Corporation C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100250797 - Platform based verification of contents of input-output devices: A platform to support verification of the contents of an input-output device. The platform includes a platform hardware, which may verify the contents of the I/O device. The platform hardware may comprise components such as manageability engine and verification engine that are used to verify the contents of the I/O... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100250798 - Hierarchical memory architecture with an interface to differing memory formats: A hierarchical memory storage using a concentrator device that is located between a processor and memory storage devices to provide an interface to accommodate different memory formats.... Agent: Gerbera/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100250799 - Information processing apparatus and power supply controlling method: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided an information processing apparatus including: a first controller configured to control a first external device; a second controller configured to control a second external device; a combo connector configured to connect the first external device to the first controller... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100250800 - Input device: An input device is provided. The input device in the invention for connecting a first data processing apparatus and a second data processing apparatus includes a first connecting module, a bridging unit, and a second connecting module. The first connecting module is connected with the first data processing apparatus. The... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100250801 - Hidden desktop director for an adaptive device: A computing system with an adaptive input mechanism that facilitates intuitive and powerful user/computer interaction is disclosed. One example embodiment includes a logic subsystem, a display link configured to connect a display subsystem to the logic subsystem, and an adaptive device link configured to operatively couple an adaptive device to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100250802 - Data processing apparatus and method for performing hazard detection: A data processing apparatus and method are provided for performing hazard detection in respect of a series of access requests issued by processing circuitry for handling by one or more slave devices. The series of access requests include one or more write access requests, each write access request specifying a... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

20100250803 - Transmission system for a computer system: A transmission system for a computer system includes an active transmission interface, a host end and a device end. The host end includes a Bluetooth driving unit for generating a Bluetooth driving command, a first active connection unit for outputting the Bluetooth driving command or receiving a Bluetooth processing result... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100250805 - Communication protocol: One aspect relates to a communication protocol for communicating between one or more entities, such as devices, hosts or any other system capable of communicating over a network. Another aspect relates to a system architecture that permits more than one slave system (e.g., a slave device) to be connected to... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP A2000

20100250806 - Device and method for managing access requests: A device and a method for managing access requests, the method includes: (i) receiving, from a master component coupled to a master bus, multiple access requests to access a slave component over a pipelined slave bus; acknowledging a received access request if: (a) at least an inter-access request delay period... Agent: Reches Patents

20100250804 - Method for ic communication system: A method of optimizing the usage of communication buses is disclosed. In this method, a slave may function, when necessary, as a ‘pseudo-master’. This allows direct communication between slaves, one of which functions as a ‘pseudo-master’. This hence relieves the Master device of the load required as an intermediary for... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100250807 - Switch system, sub-switch and method of controlling switch system: A switch system has a master sub-switch and a slave sub-switch, the master sub-switch having a first bridge for transmitting the received packet via the first bus, a second bridge for transmitting the packet when the address information of the second bridge matches with the address information included in the... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.

20100250808 - bus arbitration system, a method of connecting devices of an ic employing a bus system and an ic: A bus arbitration system, a method of connecting a master device and a peripheral over a bus system of an IC and an IC is provided. In one embodiment, the bus arbitration system includes: (1) a bus system configured to couple master devices to peripherals, port arbiters coupled to the... Agent: Hitt Gaines P.C.

20100250809 - Synchronization mechanisms based on counters: A method and apparatus to maintain a plurality of counters to synchronize a plurality of requests for a lock independent of interlocks are described. The plurality of counters include a lock counter and an unlock counter. The requests wait in a wait queue maintained separately from the counters without direct... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100250811 - Interrupt controller and image-forming device: An interrupt controller includes: a timer that repeatedly measures a predesignated length of time; an interrupt request unit that, when data is received by a receiving unit while the timer is measuring the length of time, outputs an interrupt request after measurement of the length of time is completed; a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100250810 - Interrupt-driven link status feedback mechanism for embedded switches: A computer implemented method, a tangible computer readable medium, and a data processing system intelligently propagate link status information received by a blade server to the various ports of an embedded multi-port switch. The link status of a switch port in an external switch module can be communicated to the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC

20100250812 - Electronic multipurpose card: Cards having functionality of multiple card types. A user simply selects the appropriate card type and date specific to that card type is made accessible to card readers or other data reading means. Certain cards include biometric readers that provide enhanced security against unauthorized use. Only the appropriate owner of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100250813 - Safety-oriented automation system having automatic address recovery: An industrial automation system for controlling the operating means of a technical process. The system includes fail-safe modules for interchanging process data with the operating means, i.e., actuating and measurement signals, stations having slots for modules, which slots are inter-connected by a backplane bus, a central processing unit at least... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20100250814 - Circuit for controlling peripheral device interface: A circuit for controlling a peripheral device interface is to enable a central processing unit to detect a peripheral device. The circuit includes a control chip and first to sixth capacitors. The control chip includes a power supply input pin, first to second differential signal output pins, first to second... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100250815 - Portable docking cradle: A portable protective docking cradle engageable with an electronic display device which comprises an interface enabling data communication with the device, and control elements for operating the device via the interface. The cradle is shaped to embrace the device in a docking bay, the docking bay being defined by arms... Agent: Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

20100250816 - System and method of managing displays at a portable computing device and a portable computing device docking station: A method of managing a portable computing device (PCD) display and a PCD docking station display when a PCD is docked with a PCD docking station is disclosed and may include connecting a PCD data driver to the PCD docking station display, transmitting a primary display signal to the PCD... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100250817 - System and method of managing data communication at a portable computing device and a portable computing device docking station: A method of managing telephone calls via a portable computing device (PCD) and a PCD docking station is disclosed and may include receiving a call via the PCD, determining whether the PCD is docked with the PCD docking station, and ringing the call through one or more PCD docking station... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100250818 - System and method of providing wireless connectivity between a portable computing device and a portable computing device docking station: A portable computing device (PCD) docking station is disclosed and may include an upper housing portion, a lower housing portion hingedly connected to the upper housing portion, and a PCD engagement mechanism formed in the lower housing portion, the upper housing portion, or a combination thereof, wherein the PCD engagement... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100250819 - Hierarchical memory architecture using a concentrator device: A hierarchical memory storage using a concentrator device that is located between a processor and memory devices. The concentrator device includes a page buffer, a Phase-Change Memory (PCM) memory array, and a configurable Error-Correcting Code (ECC) engine to accommodate temporary storage for data transfers between the processor and the memory... Agent: Gerbera/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100250820 - Usb isolator with advanced control features: A USB-based isolator system conveys USB signals between a pair of galvanically isolated circuit systems and supports controlled enumeration by a downstream device on upstream USB signal lines. The isolator system provides a multi-mode voltage regulator to support multiple voltage supply configurations. The isolator system further provides control systems for... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100250821 - Inter-processor communication link with manageability port: Manageability ports for inter-processor communication links, along with associated systems and methods, are generally provided.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100250822 - Motherboard with backup chipset: A motherboard includes a first chipset, a second chipset, a central processing unit (CPU), a low-speed bus, a first switch circuit and a second switch circuit. In a normal setup, the first switch circuit is coupled to the first chipset and the CPU, and the second switch circuit is coupled... Agent: Lanway Ipr Services

20100250823 - Pci-express communication system and pci-express communication method: A PCI-Express communication system includes a first PCI-Express=PCI-Express bridge connected with an external route complex through a first PCI-Express switch, and configured to perform an address translation on a packet received from the first PCI-Express switch to assign a parameter indicating a first route to a target address of the... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100241765 - Disk array apparatus: A disk array apparatus using an SAS can transfer data without lowering a transfer efficiency of data even if rates of a plurality of physical links connected to a controller and storage device are different. A plurality of HDDs are connected to a controller through an expander. Data are transferred... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100241767 - Migrating domains from one physical data processing system to another: A system and method for migrating domains from one physical data processing system to another are provided. With the system and method, domains may be assigned direct access to physical I/O devices but in the case of migration, the I/O devices may be converted to virtual I/O devices without service... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.

20100241766 - Min-repro framework for database systems: The min-repro finding technique described herein is designed to ease and speed-up the task of finding a min-repro, a minimum configuration that reproduces a problem in database-related products. Specifically, in one embodiment the technique simplifies transformations in order to find one or more min-repros. One embodiment provides a high-level script... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100241768 - Method for controlling icon display corresponding to a usb mass storage, associated personal computer, and storage medium storing an associated usb mass storage driver: A method for controlling icon display corresponding to a Universal Serial Bus (USB) Mass Storage is provided. The USB Mass Storage is electrically connected to a USB port of a personal computer. The method includes: when it is detected that there is nothing inserted into any memory card slot of... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100241769 - Interface device and method for command processing: Embodiments of the present invention provide an interface device and method for command processing for commands requiring data flow in both directions on a Fiber Channel or other data transport protocol exchange. The commands can include proprietary commands, SCSI linked commands or other commands known in the art. According to... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group

20100241770 - Method and apparatus for efficient synchronization request response: A data writing apparatus includes a tape drive, a buffer and non-volatile memory. When a synchronization request is received from a device sending data to be written to a tape, the apparatus is operable to copy data corresponding to the synchronization request from the buffer to the non-volatile memory. The... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. /oracle America/ Sun / Stk

20100241771 - Peripheral circuit with host load adjusting function: A peripheral circuit with a host load adjusting function which is capable of readily carrying out control so that the amounts of data processed by the peripheral circuit and a host CPU are balanced by limiting interrupts made by the peripheral circuit, usage of a memory bus bandwidth, and a... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100241772 - Thin client server system and method of managing a driver of a usb device: Provided is a more secure thin client server system by suppressing increase of the number of sessions established between a thin client and a server when the server controls a USB device connected to a USB bus of the thin client. When a thin client OS detects that a USB... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100241773 - Real-time industrial ethernet ethercat communication control: A real-time industrial Ethernet EtherCAT system including a communication master and a plurality of slave nodes, wherein one slave node acts as a logic control master and the further slave nodes act as logic control slaves, and wherein a communication flow is as follows: the communication master sends a data... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100241774 - Scalable reader-writer lock: A reader-writer lock is provided that scales to accommodate multiple readers without contention. The lock comprises a hierarchical C-SNZI (Conditioned Scalable Non-Zero Indicator) structure that scales with the number readers seeking simultaneous acquisition of the lock. All readers that have joined the C-SNZI structure share concurrent acquisition, and additional readers... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle America, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20100241775 - Method and apparatus for arbitration on a full-duplex bus using dual phases: A method and apparatus for arbitrating on a high performance serial bus is disclosed. The invention provides for a plurality of arbitration phases and an arbitration advancing means.... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates, P.C.

20100241776 - Device and method for manipulating communication messages: A device for manipulating an operating state of a deterministic communication system is provided, which communication system includes a physical data bus, a plurality of nodes connected thereto, and an arrangement for transmitting messages in message frames at fixedly predefined communication cycles. The device is situated in the data bus... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100241777 - Power efficient interrupt detection: Interrupt request detection circuitry is disclosed for detecting and outputting interrupt requests to a processor. The interrupt request detection circuitry comprises: an interrupt signal input for receiving an interrupt signal; an input for receiving a signal from the processor indicating whether the processor is currently processing an interrupt; a detection... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

20100241778 - Interrupt control apparatus and image forming apparatus: An interrupt control apparatus includes: an interrupt request supply unit that supplies interrupt request information; a processing unit that performs interrupt processing based on the interrupt request information supplied by the interrupt request supply unit; and a time measuring unit that is used to measure an elapse of a predefined... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100241779 - Alleviating blocking cases in a sas switch: A first SAS expander including at least two phys is operably coupled to a first and a second SAS wide port. A second SAS expander including at least two phys is operably coupled to the first and the second SAS wide port. The first and the second SAS wide port... Agent: Lsi Corporation C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100241780 - Spin-bus for information transfer in quantum computing: A spin bus quantum computing architecture includes a spin bus formed of multiple strongly coupled and always on qubits that define a string of spin qubits. A plurality of information bearing qubits are disposed adjacent a qubit of the spin bus. Electrodes are formed to the information bearing qubits and... Agent: Bell & Manning, LLC

20100241781 - Bus enumeration in a system with multiple buses: Enumerating an expanded bus system in a system. The expanded bus system may include a first bus, a bridge coupled to the first bus, and a second bus coupled to the bridge, where the second bus includes one or more downstream bus ports. One or more of the downstream bus... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.

09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100235545 - Methods and device for implementing multifunction peripheral devices with a single standard peripheral device driver: Disclosed is a method and associated apparatus for defining an interface between a peripheral device and a computer application using standard driver(s) without use of specific peripheral device drivers. The method provides for processing one command in a multifunction peripheral device comprising a communication interface capable of connecting the peripheral... Agent: Bull Hn Information Systems Inc. Attn: Russell W. Guenthner

20100235546 - Methods and apparatus for adaptive accessory detection and mode negotiation: Methods and apparatus for providing device detection and operational mode negotiation entirely over extant high-speed data bus pins or terminals. In one exemplary embodiment, methods and apparatus are disclosed enabling detection, negotiation and serial/video data transfer over USB 2.0 data interface pins in order to consolidate pin count on the... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates, P.C.

20100235547 - Apparatus including a peripheral interface port hub and secure thumb device enclosure: An apparatus (100) having a peripheral interface port hub and secure thumb device enclosure is disclosed. The apparatus can include a frame (110) and an external peripheral interface upstream port (120) coupled to the frame. The external peripheral interface upstream port can be configured to couple the apparatus to a... Agent: Prass LLP

20100235548 - Data processing system having a channel adapter shared by multiple operating systems: A data processing system including a processing unit on which a control program runs, a plurality of operating systems (OS's) configured to run under control of said control program, a Peripheral Component Interchange (PCI) bus coupled to the processing unit, and a channel adaptor for data transmission/reception, wherein: the channel... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100235549 - Computer and input/output control method: A computer includes a priority storage part to store priority information which includes priority, the priority being set in advance per each of plural paths connecting a plurality of virtual servers and one or more storage devices, and per each kind of input/output command issued to the storage device by... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100235550 - Mobile computing device capabilities for accessories: Embodiments disclosed herein provide for capability identification for accessories coupled with a mobile computing device. During capability identification an accessory can request capability information from a mobile computing device. In some embodiments, the accessory can specifically request capability information associated with a specific lingo. In response, the mobile computing device... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100235552 - Accessory interface to portable media device using sessions: Embodiments of the present invention provide various communication techniques for communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory. An accessory protocol that is generic to the mobile computing device can be used for some communication. An application executing at the mobile computing device can communicate with the accessory using... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100235551 - Virtual kvm functionality for computer systems: A method, system, and computer program product for implementing virtual keyboard video mouse (KVM) switching functionality using a processing device in communication with a memory device is provided. Keyboard, video, and mouse signals for a first computer are redirected to be carried over a standardized serial bus connecting the first... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)

20100235553 - Storage system comprising power saving function: A storage system constituted such that power saving to an administrator-desired storage device can be performed from a management device. That is, the storage system comprises a power-saving indication receiving section for receiving from a management console a power-saving indication specifying at least one storage device of a plurality of... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20100235554 - Reconfigurable point-to-point memory interface: Embodiments of an apparatus are described. An interface circuit in this apparatus receives or transmits digital signals on a bus and is configured to alternatively operate as either a data-bus interface circuit or a control-bus interface circuit in dependence upon a mode setting stored in a register. For example, the... Agent: Pvf -- Rambus, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming, LLP

20100235556 - Multi-display digital photo frame: A multi-display digital photo frame is provided. The multi-display digital photo frame includes an user input unit, a memory, at least two displays, and an appropriate number of processors, wherein the number of the processors is equal to the number of the displays, each of the processors is connected with... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100235555 - Software layer for communication between rs-232 to i2c translation ic and a host: A host controller (304) having a first communication interface, or protocol, writes to and reads from one or more slave devices (310) each having a second communication interlace, or protocol, which is different from the first, through a translation device (302), or integrated circuit, that is responsive to command streams... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100235557 - Computer and control method for interrupting machine operation: A computer that receives a first instruction for interrupting or stopping operation of the virtual machine; that obtains a duration time corresponding to the virtual machine for which the first instruction is received; that determines whether a second instruction for operating the virtual machine has been received during the obtained... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.

20100235558 - Multiprocessor system having multiple watchdog timers and method of operation: A multiprocessor system with multiple watchdog timers, the timers causing all the processors in the system to concurrently process a common interrupt signal asserted by any of the watchdog timers timing out. The processors, in response to the common interrupt signal, store data residing in their local memories into a... Agent: Ip Legal Services

20100235559 - Solid-state disk: A solid-state disk comprising a board and a plurality of connecting interfaces is provided. The plurality of connecting interfaces comprise a mini peripheral component interconnect express (Mini PCI Express) interface, a serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) interface and an universal serial bus (USB) interface, wherein the Mini PCI Express interface... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100235560 - Input/output expansion device for portable electronic apparatus: Provided is an input/output (I/O) expansion device for a portable electronic apparatus having a port to which an external expansion device can be connected. The I/O expansion device includes: a display body having at least one display portion; and at least one I/O connector formed at a portion of the... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC

20100235561 - Data diode: A data diode comprises a USB input port coupled to a first USB to RS422 converter, which is coupled to a first serial port. A second serial port is coupled to a second USB to RS422 converter, which is coupled to a USB output port. The TX-pin of the first... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100228882 - Information processing apparatus and program and method for setting identification information: An information processing apparatus communicates within a system by using identification information for identifying a device includes, a first device in which a first identifier is uniquely set, a holding part that holds a second identifier settable arbitrarily for a device in the system, an acquiring part that acquires identification... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.

20100228884 - Matrix architecture for kvm extenders: A matrix architecture for KVM extenders connecting a plurality of console terminals and a plurality of computers. The matrix architecture for KVM extenders includes a plurality of first extenders and a plurality of second extenders. The first extenders transform keyboard, mouse analog signals into keyboard, mouse data packets and transform... Agent: Chen Yoshimura LLP Attention Ying Chen

20100228883 - Output apparatus, information processing apparatus, and network system: An output apparatus includes an IP-address setting unit, a setting change detection unit, and a notification information creation unit. The IP-address setting unit sets an IP address of the output apparatus. The setting change detection unit detects a change in the setting of the IP-address setting unit. The notification information... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP

20100228885 - Apparatus and method for block-based data striping to solid-state memory modules with optional data format protocol translation: In various embodiments, options for data striping to FLASH memory are provided. In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an SATA to ATA bridge, an ATA to USB bridge coupled to the SATA to ATA bridge, and a USB interface coupled to the ATA to USB bridge.... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20100228886 - Method and system using range bandwidth for controlling disk i/o: Provided are a method and a system for controlling a disk input/output (I/O). The method includes detecting the number of consumed tokens that are the processing units of the disk I/O. Also, the method includes assigning a time slice that is a duration for processing the disk I/O according to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100228887 - Method of configuration processing of pci device on virtualization apparatus and computer system: To simplify the structure and improve the performance of virtualization software. There is provided virtualization unit for capturing a configuration access to a physical device from a virtual CPU, identifying a partition to which the physical device belongs from a device address of the physical device accessed by the virtual... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100228888 - Method of configuration processing of pci device on virtualization apparatus and computer system: In order to appropriately manage configuration information acquired from a storage system for the purpose of performance management, etc., an information processing apparatus managing the configuration information, i.e., information indicative of a configuration of resources making up the storage system in a database, detects a change in setting of an... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100228889 - Information processing apparatus and storage device control method: An information processing apparatus includes: a processor configured to run an operating system; a plurality of storage devices connected to the processor; a detection module configured to detect a boot process for installing the operating system; a determination module configured to acquire device information from each of the storage devices... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

20100228890 - Memory devices configured to identify an operating mode: Memory devices having a memory module, an interface, identification circuitry and a controller coupled to the memory module and the identification circuitry. The identification circuitry is configured to identify a selected operating mode from a plurality of signals sensed at the interface in response to a plurality of signals previously... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A.

20100228891 - Memory controller including a dual-mode memory interconnect: A memory controller including a dual-mode memory interconnect includes an input/output (I/O) circuit including a plurality of input buffers and a plurality of output drivers. The I/O circuit may be configured to operate in one of a first mode and a second mode dependent upon a state of a mode... Agent: Mhkkg / Globalfoundries

20100228892 - System and method for detecting the status of a universal serial bus port of a mobile phone: A system and method are provided for detecting connection status of a universal serial bus (USB) port of a mobile phone and a terminal device from among connecting, connected, disconnecting, or disconnected status. A voltage of the USB port is the same as a voltage of a charging interface of... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss

20100228893 - Electronic device, electronic system and method therefor for automatically detecting and identifying peripheral device: The invention provides a method for an electronic device for automatically detecting and identifying a peripheral device. The electronic device comprises a connector having a first pin and a second pin and connects to a peripheral device through the connector. The method comprises the steps of determining whether the peripheral... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100228894 - Device having data sharing capabilities and a method for sharing data: A method and device for sharing data. The method include: receiving by a direct memory access controller, a data read instruction; wherein the read data instruction can be a shared data read instruction or a non-shared data read instruction; determining whether to fetch a requested data block from a first... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department

20100228895 - Data transfer apparatus, system and method using the same: A data transfer apparatus, system and method using the same are provided. A data transfer system according to an exemplary embodiment includes a user process space, a kernel space and a hardware space. A plurality of user processes are executed in the user process space. The kernel space includes a... Agent: Ampacc Law Group

20100228896 - Semiconductor devices capable of dividing endpoint into majority of sub-endpoints: A semiconductor device includes at least one endpoint communicating with a host, and an endpoint controller dividing each of the at least one endpoint into a majority of sub-endpoints and performing numbering to each of the divided sub-endpoints. The endpoint controller transmits a packet generated by the host to any... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100228897 - Method and system for controlling the admission of a storage means to a perpheral bus of a data reproduction system: It is an object of the invention to ensure the reliable and flawless operation of a storage means that is connected to a data reproduction system. This object will be met by a method for controlling the admission of a storage means to a peripheral bus of a data reproduction... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100228898 - Apparatus, system, and method for real time job-specific buffer allocation: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for dynamically allocating buffers during the execution of a job. A plan module sets a buffer allocation plan for the job using data access history that contains information about the number and nature of data access events in past executions of the same... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe

20100228899 - Channel activating method and peripheral device performing the same: A channel activating method and a peripheral device are provided for activating a serial transmission channel to retrieve at least one firmware instruction from a host. The peripheral device includes a serial transmission port coupled to the host, a microprocessor coupled to the serial transmission port for performing functions of... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100228900 - Scalable computer node having an expansion module that is socket-compatible with a central processing unit: A scalable computer node includes a first central processing unit (CPU), a memory subsystem, and a socket that is configured to receive a second CPU. An expansion module is mounted in the socket instead of the second CPU, where the expansion module is socket-compatible with the second CPU. The expansion... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100228901 - Input output control apparatus with a plurality of ports and single protocol processing circuit: The input output control device is provided with a plurality of fibre channel interface circuits and a protocol processing circuit capable of sequentially executing the protocol processing of each port, and is provided with a reception port identification register capable of identifying the port handling data to be received and... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20100228902 - Kvm switch apparatus with bridging function: A KVM switch apparatus with bridging function includes a processor with a keyboard connection interface and a mouse connection interface; a keyboard/mouse switching circuit; a USB bridge unit and at least one computer interface unit electrically connected to at least one computer. The keyboard/mouse switching circuit and the USB bridge... Agent: Hdls Patent & Trademark Services

09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number

20100223402 - Netbook synchronization chip device: The present invention discloses a netbook synchronization chip device for data communication and power line connection between a netbook and an external device, comprising: a first USB interface, coupled to a USB host of the netbook; a second USB interface, coupled to the external device; a memory unit, used for... Agent: Guice Patents PLLC

20100223403 - Integrated circuit card interface device with multiple modes of operation: An integrated circuit (IC) card interface device with multiple modes of operation allows communications with numerous IC cards, including smart cards. An interface device according to the present invention can be used several different ways, including: connected to a host device (such as a person computer); in a standalone configuration;... Agent: Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC

20100223404 - Management system for using host and storage controller port information to configure paths between a host and storage controller in a network: Provided is an article of manufacture, system and method for a management system for using host and storage controller port information to configure paths between a host and storage controller in a network. A management system is coupled to a network, wherein the management system communicates over the network with... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37

20100223405 - Cascadable high-performance instant-fall-through synchronous first-in-first-out (fifo) buffer: An apparatus and method of operating a cascadable, instant-fall-through First In, First Out (FIFO) buffer is provided. The method comprises receiving a first data element at an input of a FIFO buffer which includes a plurality of buffer slices including an output buffer slice wherein each of the plurality of... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services

20100223406 - Memory modules having daisy chain wiring configurations and filters: Examples described include memory units coupled to a controller using a daisy chain wiring configuration. A filter located between a first memory unit and the controller attenuates a particular frequency, which may improve ringback in a signal received at the memory units. In some examples, a quarter-wavelength stub is used... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department

20100223407 - Media source device with digital format conversion and methods for use therewith: A media source device includes media files in either original source format or in alternative digital formats, based on a content descriptor indicated by a client device from a plurality of content descriptors generated to represent possible transcodings of the source format. In the alternative, a media source device can... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison (vixs)

20100223408 - Apparatus for non-disruptively disconnecting a peripheral device: An electronic device includes a communication bus having a physical layer for interacting with a peripheral device. The physical layer is configured to be adjacent to a link layer on the peripheral device. The electronic device further includes a connector at a junction of the physical layer and the link... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services

20100223409 - Bus arbitration apparatus and method: A bus arbitration apparatus according to this invention appropriately arbitrates bus rights of use between a plurality of masters and a plurality of slaves so as to efficiently perform requested data transfer. An arbiter A 5 receives data transfer requests with respect to a slave A 3 generated by masters... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

20100223410 - Reduced instruction set baseband controller: In wireless communications such as in the Bluetooth communication system, an execution unit sequentially receives software instructions for execution. Prior to completing each instruction, the execution unit issues an interrupt indicating the upcoming completion of the instruction execution and awaits receipt of the next instruction. A Link Manager issues limited... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100223411 - Network processing control device, program, and method: A network control device including a network controller for transmitting/receiving data through a network and storing received data in a storage and a network processor for processing data stored in the storage is provided with a usage information acquiring section for acquiring usage information indicating usage state of a CPU,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100223412 - Memory card, memory card reader and memory card system: A memory card includes a connector unit, an external switch, a mode switch, a processing unit, and at least one memory. The connector unit includes a plurality of connector pins. The external switch generates a mode switching signal. The mode switch selectively couples at least one connector pin of the... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec

20100223413 - Data tranmission system and method: A system and method are provided for transmission of data bits across a data bus. To reduce power usage, noise, or some combination of the two, the data bus utilizes differential transmission using a three level signal in which a reference signal signifies no difference between input bits. Before the... Agent: Yonghua Liu

20100223414 - Data transfer coherency device and methods thereof: Methods and a device for performing coherent access requests are disclosed. The methods include receiving a first address associated with a first write or read request. During a write operation, if the first address is associated with a coherent access register, data to be written is stored at a data... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20100223415 - Remote memory access using reversible host/client interface: Accessing memory on a first device from a second device is supported by reversible host/client interfacing between the devices. The reversible interfacing permits the first and second devices to be configured respectively as host and client, or respectively as client and host.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20100223416 - Data storage device compatible with multiple interconnect standards: A data storage device comprises a data storage medium; an interface between the data storage medium and a host device configured to provide connectivity according to a plurality of storage interconnect standards. The data storage device also includes a interconnect detector configured to determine the presence of a physical connection... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

20100223418 - Storage apparatus and a data management method employing the storage apparatus: A storage apparatus is provided that is capable of reducing data maintenance management costs with a performance that is both highly reliable and fast. The present invention is storage apparatus where an intermediary device is arranged between a controller and a plurality of disk devices of different performances arranged in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100223417 - Switch for transferring a file between associated computers: A switch for transferring a file between associated computers comprises a first port set coupled a first computer; a second port set coupled to a second computer; a third port set coupled to the first and second computer; a first hub coupled to the first port set; a second hub... Agent: Roger H. Chu

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