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12/30/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100332685 - Apparatus and method for capturing serial input data: A serial input processing apparatus provides how to capture serial data without loss of a single bit while command interpretation is being performed in a command decoder at high frequency. Individual bytes of serial bits of a pre-defined sequence are latched and bit streams are temporarily stored with multiple clocks.... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman

20100332687 - Method and apparatus for restricting the execution of open services gateway initiative (osgi) life cycle commands: Method and Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi) device for selective execution of commands from a controller device in Open Services Gateway initiative (OSGi) framework are provided. The method includes receiving a request for execution of a command from a controller device. The method also includes determining if the command is... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC

20100332686 - Write combining protocol between processors and chipsets: Systems and methods of processing write transactions provide for combining write transactions on an input/output (I/O) hub according to a protocol between the I/O hub and a processor. Data associated with the write transactions can be flushed to an I/O device without the need for proprietary software and specialized registers... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100332688 - Orientation measurement tool for seismic data acquisition: An apparatus for in-field configuration of a seismic device such as a seismic sensor may include a memory module having data for configuring the seismic device, a location sensor determining a location parameter for the seismic sensor, an alignment member aligning the location sensor with the seismic sensor, and a... Agent: Mossman, Kumar & Tyler PC

20100332689 - Cable connection support apparatus and method of supporting cable connection: A cable connection support apparatus has a structure in which a master apparatus and a slave apparatus are connected to both ends of a plurality of cables, and each apparatus is connected to each cable by a connecting terminal. The master apparatus and the slave apparatus are grounded. The master... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP

20100332690 - Processor performance analysis device, method, and simulator: A processor performance analysis device analyzes performance of a multithreaded processor in a system LSI which includes: the multithreaded processor which executes processing in parallel using multiple logical processors; a functional core which executes processing different from the processing executed by the multithreaded processor; and a memory interface which receives... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100332691 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof: An information processing apparatus includes an interface unit configured to connect with a peripheral device capable of loading a storage medium, a first processing unit configured to execute a process for causing the storage medium inserted into the peripheral device connected to the interface unit to be in an unusable... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100332692 - Information processing apparatus, and method for controlling the same: An information processing apparatus includes an interface, a detector, a manager, a usage interruption unit, and a determination unit. The interface is for connecting to a peripheral device to form a connected peripheral device. The detector is for detecting a connection and a disconnection between the interface and a peripheral... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division

20100332693 - Direct memory access in a computing environment: A method of address translation in a computing system providing direct memory access (DMA) by way of one or more remote memory management units (MMUs) is provided. The method comprises intercepting a request for a first DMA operation forwarded by a first device to a second device; and translating a... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center

20100332694 - Method and apparatus for using a single multi-function adapter with different operating systems: A flexible arrangement allows a single arrangement of Ethernet channel adapter (ECA) hardware functions to appear as needed to conform to various operating system deployment models. A PCI interface presents a logical model of virtual devices appropriate to the relevant operating system. Mapping parameters and values are associated with the... Agent: The Law Offices Of Christopher K. Gagne C/o Cpa Global

20100332695 - Information detecting apparatus and method: Proposed is a highly reliable information detecting apparatus and method. In an information detecting apparatus and method for detecting transmission information a transmission signal in which a burst period of transmitting a burst signal and a space period as a no-signal period are repeated in a pattern according to the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100332696 - Managing i/o request in storage system: The invention relates to management of a plurality of I/O requests in a storage system. The host interface module is configured to receive a plurality of I/O request which includes an associated priority; create an I/O request queue for each associated priority; define a threshold value for the queue length... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100332697 - Storage device and storage device assembly: A storage device includes a USB connector, a storage module, a first USB receiver, and a multiplexer. The USB connector is configured for connected to a computer. The storage module is configured for storing data. The first USB receiver is configured to receive a second storage device. The multiplexer is... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100332698 - Efficient buffer management in a multi-threaded network interface: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system for receiving packets on a multi-threaded computing device which uses a memory-buffer-usage scorecard (MBUS) to enable multiple hardware threads to share a common pool of memory buffers. During operation, the system can identify a memory-descriptor location for posting a memory descriptor... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle America, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP

20100332699 - Computer readable medium and information processing apparatus: A computer readable medium storing a program causing a computer to execute a process for managing peripheral devices, the process includes: acquiring a state of an apparatus when a peripheral device is connected to the apparatus; controlling the peripheral device to be available in a case where the acquired state... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100332700 - Data storewidth accelerator: Data storage controllers and data storage devices employing lossless or lossy data compression and decompression to provide accelerated data storage and retrieval bandwidth. In one embodiment of the invention, a composite disk controller provides data storage and retrieval acceleration using multiple caches for data pipelining and increased throughput. In another... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.

20100332701 - Host computer, computer terminal, and card access method: According to one embodiment, the host controller includes a transmission circuit that encodes transmission data, according to a serial transfer format, a reception circuit that decodes received data, according to the serial transfer format, a variable frequency clock generator that generates a card clock and a transfer clock, a card... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100332702 - 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 Ipr Services

20100332703 - Computer unit, computer processing method, and computer program product: Improves ease of operation by making it easier for the operator to view and select storage media devices connected to a computer unit. Provides a computer unit with a USB root hub and running an operating system that has the function of managing a storage media device connected to the... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20100332705 - Group master communication system and method for serially transmitting data in automation systems: A communication system and method are disclosed for serially transmitting data in automation systems. In at least one embodiment, the system includes a base module as the system master, a plurality of extension modules as the slaves and a bidirectional communication connection that serially connects the base module to the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100332704 - Semiconductor device and serial interface circuit: The serial interface circuit can adapt to various frame formats readily and reduces the load on CPU owing to serial interface. The interface circuit includes a rewritable control register used for programmably specifying a field structure to be targeted for processing out of structures of fields before a data field... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC

20100332706 - Sensor transmitter device and method for transmitting the payload data of a sensor to a bus control device: A sensor transmitter device for transmitting the payload data of a sensor to a bus control device is described, the sensor transmitter device being connectable to a data bus of a vehicle, which is configured for simultaneous transmission of bus data packets between a plurality of sensor transmitter devices and... Agent: Gerard A. Messina Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100332707 - Bi-directional handshake for advanced reliabilty availability and serviceability: In some embodiments a signal is sent from a Basic Input/Output System to a device to indicate that the Basic Input/Output System needs to obtain control of shared resources. A signal is sent from the device to the Basic Input/Output System that indicates that the Basic Input/Output System can now... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100332708 - Information processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus including a suspension/resume function includes a bus controller which controls a bus capable of transmitting data at a first transmission speed or a second transmission speed lower than the first transmission speed, a storage module which stores setting information for limiting a... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20100332709 - Performance optimization system, method and program: Provided is a performance optimization system that can identify a case where the impact on performance is large even when the number of cache misses is small. The performance optimization system includes: a required-period-of-time measurement unit that measures a required period of time concerning a to-be-observed access; a required-period-of-time table... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100332710 - Hard disk drive having a bypass for sas/sata signals: There is disclosed a mass storage device (such as a hard disk drive) comprising an input connector for electrically receiving both a first set of data signals and a second set of data signals. The first set of data signals are used to store or retrieve information on the mass... Agent: Dowell & Dowell P.C.

20100332711 - Display device with built in hard drive docking station: The invention is directed to a display device having an integral hard disk drive; in particular, a removable integral hard disk drive removable by a docking port. The display device and hard disk drive share a power supply and a housing.... Agent: Adams And Reese LLP

20100332712 - Apparatuses for register file with novel bit cell implementation: Approaches to organizing/constructing a register file base cell in a way that reduces the number of signals which need to be routed to and through the bit base cell are disclosed. Base cells so constructed allow industry standard static timing approaches and tools to verify the timing of a register... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global

20100332713 - Systems and methods for efficient handling of data traffic and processing within a processing device: The present invention provides an improved platform hub that aims to, in some embodiments, optimize system resources to improve system performance and/or reduce consumption of power.... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20100332714 - Integrated circuit system, and data readout method: An integrated circuit system includes: a first integrated circuit that is connected with a first data bus having first bus width and requires first time to perform data transmission and reception once; a second integrated circuit that is connected with a second data bus having second bus width larger than... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20100332715 - Vehicle system monitoring and communications architecture: Systems, methods and devices are provided that allow more efficient transfer and processing of sensor information in a hierarchical data system. The system provides for a plurality of component area managers (CAM), each of the CAMS being in operable communication with at least one of a plurality of transducers that... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100325314 - Information apparatus and method of generating tuning plan for resource configuration of storage system: A tuning plan for a configuration of a resource of a storage system 5 is generated by acquiring configuration information of the resource of the storage system 5, and acquiring performance data of a reference value exceeding resource that is the resource having a utilization rate exceeding a preset reference... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC

20100325315 - Systems and methods for context-sensitive presentation of activity management data: A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to support context-sensitive presentation of activity management data. Under the approach, a user's current activities are monitored and relevant data in a computer-based activity management system is retrieved if the monitored user activities meet certain criteria. A signal is then... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Attn: Patent Administrator

20100325316 - Administration device: An administration device may be connected in a communicable manner with a plurality of devices including a first device and a second device. The administration device may comprise an information acquisition unit configured to execute an information acquisition process for sequentially acquiring information from the plurality of devices by sequentially... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.

20100325317 - Controlling complex non-linear data transfers: A direct memory access controller for controlling data transfer between a plurality of data sources and a plurality of data destinations is disclosed. The plurality of data sources and data destinations communicate with the direct memory access controller via a plurality of channels, the direct memory access controller further communicates... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.

20100325318 - Data stream flow controller and computing system architecture comprising such a flow controller: A data stream flow-controller controls a transfer of data between a data processing device and an interconnection network. The flow controller includes interfaces for interfacing the controller on the network side and on the processing device side, a configurable storage for buffering queues of data in the controller before transfer... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section

20100325319 - Systems for implementing sdram controllers, and buses adapted to include advanced high performance bus features: A memory controller including an address incrementer and a page crossing detect logic. The address incrementer may be configured to generate a next address in a burst from a current address in the burst. The page crossing detect logic may be configured to determine whether the burst will cross a... Agent: Christopher P Maiorana, PC Lsi Corporation

20100325320 - Verification of data read in memory: A method and a circuit for checking data transferred between a circuit and a processing unit, in which: the data originating from the circuit transit through a first buffer element having a size which is a multiple of the size of data to be subsequently delivered over a bus of... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

20100325321 - Method, system and computer program product for enhanced shared store buffer management scheme with limited resources for optimized performance: The exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a storage buffer management scheme for I/O store buffers. Specifically, the storage buffer management system as described within the exemplary embodiment of the present invention is configured to comprise storage buffers that have the capability to efficiently support 128 byte or 256... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20100325323 - Automatic source concentrator for a multimedia system: The concentrator couples a plurality of digital and analog sources to an audio/video reader system suitable for reading one of the sources. Each available source is associated with a source identifier and an activated or deactivated state flag, as a result of the user taking action on a source. A... Agent: Haverstock & Owens LLP

20100325322 - Direct connection single user-interface control of multiple computers and displays: Methods, systems, and devices providing single user-interface control of multiple computers and displays. Direct communication links to multiple computers are provided to automatically transmit peripheral computer device position and peripheral computer device commands to one of the multiple computers using, for example, a single computer mouse and/or a single computer... Agent: Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

20100325324 - Electrical device with electrical interface that is compatible with optical cables: A device having a plug that is configured to mechanically interface with a receptacle external to the device. The plug also has an electrical interface that electrically interfaces with the receptacle even though the external receptacle has a mechanical and electrical interface shaped to interface with an integrated cable that... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100325325 - Integrated multi-function point-of-load regulator circuit: A power management system may comprise two or more POL regulators configured to transmit and receive data over a shared bus according to either a proprietary or a common bus protocol. Each POL regulator may be identified by a unique address that is part of an address group, and may... Agent: Jeffrey C. Hood Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel PC

20100325326 - Device information management system and device information management method: A device information management system for managing device information of various peripheral devices is disclosed. The system includes a central processing unit, a logic controller connected with the central processing unit, a first device connected with the logic controller, wherein the first device has a device information stored in a... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee

20100325327 - Programmable arbitration device and method therefor: A system includes a plurality of sources to provide information access requests. An arbiter includes an assignment module to associate a first access request from the first source to one of the plurality of arbitration slots based upon assignment information at a storage location, and a dispatch module to determine... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20100325328 - Portable terminal, server, and method for realizing function of portable terminal using network: A portable terminal, capable of accessing to a software executing server having a hardware access layer in which the hardware of a predetermined portable terminal is virtualized, wherein the server executes a virtual portable terminal program realizing a predetermined function of a portable terminal in response to a request from... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100325329 - Multiprocessor system, and method for shared use of devices among operating systems of multiprocessor system: In a multiprocessor system with a plurality of OSs 40, 50 running thereon, each of the plurality of OSs has a device driver 41, 51 which accesses devices for shared use among the OSs, wherein the device driver has at least either of a device interface part 45 or a... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen

20100325331 - Control system and method for data storage: A control system for data storage includes an electronic device, and a swap device. The electronic device includes a swap device detection module, first and second swap modules, and a storage device detection module. If the swap device is inserted in the electronic device, the swap device detection module outputs... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100325330 - Multimedia multifunctional photo kiosk combination device: The access device is structured from a housing and a connector module, and the housing is configured with a first connector and an embedding slot that enables the connector module to be disposed and clamped therein. An insertion hole is defined in the connector module, and the insertion hole enables... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC

20100325332 - Systems and methods of communicatively coupling a host computing device and a peripheral device: A method includes providing a bridge device (105) connected to a host computing device (101-1, 101-2) and a peripheral device (103-1, 103-2, 103-N, 403-1, 403-2, 405-1, 405-2, 405-3), the bridge device (105) being configured to communicatively couple the host device (101-1, 101-2) to the peripheral device (103-1, 103-2, 103-N, 403-1,... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100325333 - Method allowing processor with fewer pins to use sdram: The invention is an apparatus and method to allow a microcontroller unit with fewer pins to use SDRAM. This invention uses the SDRAM burst mode in a favorable way. On an initial cycle of the burst access the microcontroller supplies an address one less than the actual initial address on... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20100325334 - Hardware assisted inter-processor communication: An external memory based FIFO (xFIFO) apparatus coupled to an external memory and a register bus is disclosed. The xFIFO apparatus includes an xFIFO engine, a wDMA engine, an rDMA engine, a first virtual FIFO, and a second virtual FIFO. The xFIFO engine receives a FIFO command from the register... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100325335 - Dual modem device and controlling method thereof: A dual modem device includes a first processor to communicate with a first network and a second processor to communicate with a second network. The first processor includes a USB module to transceive a signal with a computer side using a universal serial bus (USB) interface, a first packet control... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20100325336 - Input-output controlling apparatus and electronic musical instrument: An input-output I/F has a pull-up register 38 whose one end is connected to signal line of D+terminal and other end is connected to a power line and a controlling unit for controlling effectiveness of connection between the power line and the other end of the pull-up register. The controlling... Agent: Holtz, Holtz, Goodman & Chick PC

12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100318686 - Managing configuration data: Systems and method embodiments of managing configuration data are disclosed. One method embodiment comprises storing account-specific configuration data at a device included among a group of devices, the account specific-configuration data capable of being shared among the group of devices common to a single account; and storing device-specific configuration data... Agent: Merchant & Gould Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company

20100318687 - Method and apparatus for formatting network-attached storage: A method for formatting a network-attached storage (NAS) includes: coupling the NAS to a user-end personal computer (PC) via an external bus which supports a plug and play function; and utilizing the user-end PC to format a storage device of the NAS via the external bus. A network-attached storage includes... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100318688 - Information processing apparatus, information processing system and program: An information processing apparatus includes a user position information obtaining unit and an input availability control unit. The user position information obtaining unit obtains user position information corresponding to a position of a user. The input/output availability control unit control an availability of information between an input/output unit and a... Agent: Sughrue-265550

20100318689 - Device for real-time streaming of two or more streams in parallel to a solid state memory device array: Device for real-time streaming to an array of solid state memory device sets, said device comprising receiving means for receiving data from data streams of individual data rate in parallel, an input cache for buffering received data, a bus system for transferring data from the input buffer to the solid... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Thomson Licensing LLC Patent Operations

20100318690 - Card host lsi and set device including the same: In a set device having a card host LSI, high-speed data transmission to a removable card or the like is realized without hindering a reduction in size and weight. The card host LSI and the removable card are connected to a card bus complying with predetermined card bus specifications. A... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100318691 - Memory control device, data processor, and data read method: Even after reading data from a memory in response to a read request received from a bus master and burst transferring the read data, the memory interface 100 continues to read and store data starting from an address that follows all of addresses of the read data. Upon receiving a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20100318692 - Multipath-based migration of data across storage controllers: Exemplary methods, systems, and computer program product embodiments for migrating existing data from a source storage controller to a target storage controller, each associated with a data processing storage subsystem, using a processor device in communication with a memory device, are provided. The target storage controller is configured with at... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm2)

20100318693 - Delegating a poll operation to another device: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for handling a registration message received from a host processor, where the registration message delegates a poll operation with respect to a device from the host processor to another component. Information from the message may be stored in a poll table,... Agent: Trop, Pruner & Hu, P.C.

20100318694 - Electronic device for generating uart signals and method thereof: An electronic device generates universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) signals suitable to be transmitted via an audio port of the electronic device. The electronic device comprises a storing module, a reading module, an audio register, a controller and a processor. The store module stores debug or repair data comprising a plurality... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100318695 - Adaptive keyboard layout mapping: A method for processing keystrokes is described herein. A first keystroke representing a symbol for a first operating system may be received on a first computer. The first keystroke may be translated to a second keystroke representing the symbol for a second operating system on a second computer. The second... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20100318696 - Input for keyboards in devices: A method, apparatus, user interface and computer program product for detecting a character input of at least one word input string to a device. If the device is in an alphabetic character input mode, presenting a corresponding alphabetic character on a display of the device. If the device is not... Agent: Perman & Green, LLP

20100318697 - Universal serial bus (usb) to digital video: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for deserializing non-packet-based video information received using a physical Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface and providing a high definition output signal to a video port (e.g., an HD video port, such as HDMI, DisplayPort, etc.) using the deserialized video information.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100318698 - Data flow control and bridging architecture enhancing performance of removable data storage systems: A data flow control and bridging architecture that enhances the performance of removable data storage systems. In one implementation, the present invention provides a bypass bus implementation where the data transfer phase associated with select commands occurs directly between the host computing system and the target removable data storage unit.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20100318699 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for medical device interface connectivity: Certain examples provide systems, apparatus, and methods for adaptive, dynamic medical device connectivity. In an example, a medical device interface system includes a device interface connecting a medical device to a client system and enabling exchange of data between the medical device and the client system, the device interface includes... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20100318700 - Systems and methods for scalable distributed storage processing: A system including a storage processing device with an input/output module. The input/output module has port processors to receive and transmit network traffic. The input/output module also has a switch connecting the port processors. Each port processor categorizes the network traffic as fast path network traffic or control path network... Agent: Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford & Brucculeri LLP

20100318701 - Location enabled bookmark and profile: Location based profiles are used to modify the configuration of a computing device based on a detected location. The location based profiles allow features such as cameras to be enabled and disabled. Physical and logical data storage partitions can also be mounted and unmounted, and the home screen displayed by... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)

20100318702 - Automated system and control device for identifying a connecting element: The invention relates to an automated system (10) in which a targeted search may be made for connecting terminals without having to actuate a load (50) connected thereto. For this purpose, the automated system (10) has a communication network (60), a programmable control unit (20), and at least one modular... Agent: Demont & Breyer, LLC

20100318703 - Delegating network processor operations to star topology serial bus interfaces: An advanced processor comprises a plurality of multithreaded processor cores each having a data cache and instruction cache. A data switch interconnect is coupled to each of the processor cores and configured to pass information among the processor cores. A messaging network is coupled to each of the processor cores... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100318704 - Universal serial bus (usb) to digital video: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for switching serialized video information (e.g., non-packet-based video information) and Universal Serial Bus (USB) information (e.g., packet-based information) to a common output (e.g., to a physical USB interface).... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100318705 - Data transfer circuit: A data transfer circuit includes a fetcher which fetches data having L words (L: integer of 2 or more), each word of which has a first bit width. A first divider divides each data of preceding M words (M: integer of less than L), out of the data fetched by... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20100318706 - Bus arbitration circuit and bus arbitration method: Provided is a bus arbitration circuit including: a fixed priority determination circuit that grants a bus use right to an access request from a higher priority bus master among access requests from a plurality of bus masters; and a determination adjustment circuit that determines whether or not to assert the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100318707 - External device access apparatus, control method thereof, and system lsi: An external device access apparatus according to the present invention includes: an address control unit that accepts a prefetch request and a prefetch data readout request from a master and performs a prefetch operation and a prefetch data readout operation; a readout data storage unit that stores data read out... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20100318708 - Server-based network appliance: Communication apparatus includes a case including a front panel and having a rear side opposite the front panel. A computer motherboard includes a processor and a bus having bus slots, and is mounted in the case so that the bus slots are located adjacent to the rear side of the... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd

20100318709 - Docking station for mobile computing device: A docking station is disclosed for use with a mobile computing device. The form factor of the docking station may be similar to that of a conventional computer, such as a laptop computer or tablet computer. A mobile computing device, which may have the form factor of a personal digital... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100318710 - Docking station: A docking station for a computing device can include an interface for electrically connecting the docking station to a computing device. The interface may supply power from a power supply. The docking station can include a surface for attaching a pin, wherein the location of the pin prevents a computing... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100318713 - Flow control mechanisms for avoidance of retries and/or deadlocks in an interconnect: Flow control mechanisms avoid or eliminate retries of transactions in a coherency interconnect. A class of transaction (CoT) framework is defined whereby individual transactions are associated with CoT labels consistent with chains of dependencies that exist between transactions initiated by any of the cooperating devices that participate in a given... Agent: Zagorin O'brien Graham LLP (115)

20100318714 - Method and apparatus transferring data via universal serial bus: A method of communicating data between an external storage device and a USB host via a USB device is disclosed. The method includes receiving data from the USB host; and either (1) directly communicating the received data to the external storage device via an exclusive bus, or (2) indirectly communicating... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC

20100318711 - Simultaneous intermediate proxy direct memory access: Disclosed is a method that simultaneously transfers DMA data from a peripheral device to a hardware assist function and processor memory. A first DMA transfer is configured to transfer data from the peripheral to a peripheral DMA engine. While receiving the data, the DMA engine simultaneously transfers this data to... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC Lsi Corporation

20100318712 - System and method for distributed persistent computing platform: Example embodiments of the invention are disclosed for an adaptive computing platform wherein a reader/writer device uses distributed, external memory resources as non-volatile memory blocks to provide distributed execution-in-place capability for the reader/writer device, such as a mobile phone, to enhance the processing power of the device. The execution architecture... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP Attn:IPDocketing

20100318715 - Method for sensing and auto switching between two usb input ports to a single port on the pda: Routing circuitry for automatically routing either a first set of USB signals derived from an Ethernet local area network (LAN) at an Ethernet connector or a second set of USB signals derived from a USB host at a USB connector to an output connector which can interface with a data... Agent: Honeywell/hiscock Patent Services

20100318716 - Ordered queue and methods therefor: A device receives a first request from a requesting device for first information that is stored at contiguous address locations beginning at a first address. A plurality of spawned requests are generated that each request a different portion of the first information. A table location is allocated to each one... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP

20100318717 - Status information saving among multiple computers: Provided are techniques for status information saving among multiple computers. In one embodiment, a selected computer is operated using a plurality of input/output devices over switched input/output signal paths passing through a KVM (keyboard video mouse) switch positioned between the selected computer and the plurality of input/output devices. Status data... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37

12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100312917 - Open architecture command system: A command and control system is provided including a core unit, with a processor and a map display engine. The core unit is configured to exchange information with a multi-domain heterogeneous unmanned vehicle command and control module, a multi-sensor command and control module, and an asset tracking module. The asset... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP

20100312918 - Method for transmitting data: A method for transmitting data between two devices, in which data frames of the data are temporally adjusted in such a way that a constant number of flanks is used for the data frames. In addition, a related system, computer program, and computer program product are also described.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100312920 - Consumer abuse detection system and method: Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, devices, and methods for detecting the occurrence of consumer abuse events in electronic devices. In one embodiment, a system includes one or more sensors coupled to an abuse detection sub-system for detecting the occurrence of an abuse event, wherein upon detecting an abuse event, a... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20100312919 - Mobile terminal and method for controlling the mobile terminal to be used through host: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the mobile terminal to be used through a host device are disclosed. The method for controlling the mobile terminal to be used through the host device includes transmitting a virtualization engine and driver programs of user modes of the mobile terminal to... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100312921 - Low power peer detection circuit: Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting the connection of a FireWire peer to a FireWire device. In one embodiment, a device may determine whether a peer connection is present based on peer detection circuit configured in each FireWire port of a FireWire device. When no peer is connected to... Agent: Apple Inc. C/o Fletcher Yoder, PC

20100312923 - Electronic device capable of protecting usb ports and method thereof: A method of protecting an electronic device's USB ports is provided. The method includes: determining whether an external device is connected to a USB port of the electronic device; determining which driver is for driving the external device connected to the USB port according to a primary ID of the... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss

20100312922 - System and method for identifying physical location of ethernet-connected media drives in a media library assembly: A system and method for identifying a physical location of an Ethernet-connected media drive in a media library assembly includes connecting a first drive bay that receives the media drive to a hardware identification board; connecting the hardware identification board to an Ethernet switch with an Ethernet cable; transmitting a... Agent: James P. Broder Roeder & Broder LLP

20100312924 - Network processor, reception controller and data reception processing method performing direct memory access transfer: A network processor is connected to an external memory which includes storage areas for storing received data, and stores descriptors specifying locations of the storage areas, respectively. The network processor includes a descriptor storage circuit for storing a plurality of descriptors out of the descriptors; a DMA control circuit configured... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100312925 - Load reduced memory module: A memory module includes a plurality of data connectors provided along a long side of a module substrate, a plurality of memory chips and a plurality of data register buffers mounted on the module substrate, a data line that connects the data connectors and the data register buffers, and data... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC

20100312926 - Switch for a two way connection between a removable card, a mobile wireless communication device, or a computer: A USB switching device can selectively connect between a removable card and a mobile wireless communication device and a computer. The removable card has a first port; the mobile wireless communicating device has a second port while the computer has a third port. The switching device comprises a first full... Agent: Dla Piper LLP (us )

20100312927 - Io latency reduction: An application and audio driver communicate audio data via a ring buffer using a system interface. An application reads or writes data from the buffer in a unit of data. Positions within the buffer correspond to a particular time. To write data to the buffer at a particular position in... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker LLP/apple Inc.

20100312928 - System and method for operating a communication link: There is provided a system and method of controlling transaction flow in a communications interface. An exemplary system comprises a first buffer configured to hold packets of a first packet type, and a second buffer configured to hold packets of a second packet type. An exemplary system also comprises a... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration

20100312929 - Universal serial bus device and universal serial bus system: A universal serial bus (USB) device and a USB system are provided. The USB device comprises an electrical physical layer (EPHY) module, a logical physical layer (LPHY) module and a link layer module. The EPHY module reads the voltages of first and second transmission lines of a USB cable to... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20100312930 - Signal converter, signal processor and signal conversion transmission system: An input tool has: an I/O unit having a digimatic interface; a first signal conversion unit that converts a measurement signal in a signal format according to an HID keyboard protocol capable of being processed by an HID driver; a second signal conversion unit that converts the measurement signal into... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20100312931 - Accessory communication with a media player using a display remote lingo: An interface and protocol allow a media player to communicate with external accessories over a transport link. The protocol includes a core protocol functionality and a number of accessory lingoes. Examples of accessory lingoes include a microphone lingo, a simple remote lingo, a display remote lingo, an RF transmitter lingo,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP/apple

20100312932 - Media player communication with an accessory using a display remote lingo: An interface and protocol allow a media player to communicate with external accessories over a transport link. The protocol includes a core protocol functionality and a number of accessory lingoes. Examples of accessory lingoes include a microphone lingo, a simple remote lingo, a display remote lingo, an RF transmitter lingo,... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP/apple

20100312933 - Extended secure-digital (sd) devices and hosts: Systems and methods for communicating using various protocols through the Secured Digital (SD) physical interface are disclosed. The invention covers, among others, single-mode and multi-mode hosts, single-mode and multi-mode devices, as well as techniques for initializing these hosts and devices in order to facilitate the aforementioned communication.... Agent: Bever Hoffman & Harms, LLP 901 Campisi Way

20100312934 - System and method for multi-protocol bus communications: A system and method for multi-protocol bus communications between integrated circuits is provided. An electronic system comprises an integrated circuit having an on-chip bus. The integrated circuit includes a master component and a first slave component, both coupled to the on-chip bus and communicate using a first on-chip bus protocol,... Agent: Slater & Matsil, L.L.P.

20100312935 - Data processing system: In a hierarchical bus structure employing a fixed-priority bus access arbitration scheme, accurate arbitration of bus access requests can be carried out even in situations where priority levels are updated according to a system operation mode. In each of a plurality of superordinate hierarchical bus circuits, access requests from respective... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100312936 - Interlocking input/outputs on a virtual logic unit number: In one embodiment, a solution is provided wherein a lock client sends lock requests to a lock manager upon receipt of an input/output (I/O) and receives back a lock grant. At some point later, the lock client may send a lock release. The lock manager, upon receipt of a lock... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20100312937 - Interface card with extensible input/output interface: An interface card with extensible input/output interface used for being inserted into a slot of a mainboard and for transmitting a bus signal to a remote backplane having a plurality of input/output interfaces, including a repeater, a serializer, a processor, and an interface unit is disclosed. The repeater is used... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20100312938 - Portable electronic device holster with guided docking station: A holster provides a carrier for removable storing a portable electronic device, such as a cellular phone, PDA or MP3 player, and a fastener for securing the carrier to the user's clothing or bag. The holster includes a docking station inside the carrier and a pair of guide rails extending... Agent: Joseph Bain Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100312939 - Interconnection network with dynamic sub-networks: h

20100312940 - Dma transfer control device: A DMA transfer control device comprises: a DMA arbiter that performs DMA transfer for each DMA channel formed by a combination of a memory and a plurality of input/output devices and DMA controller circuits that control the DMA arbiter; a judgment unit and a transfer time calculation unit that calculates... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20100312941 - Network interface device with flow-oriented bus interface: A network interface device includes a bus interface that communicates over a bus with a host processor and memory, and a network interface that sends and receive data packets carrying data over a packet network. A protocol processor conveys the data between the network interface and the memory via the... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20100312943 - Computer system managing i/o path and port: It is provided a computer system comprising a plurality of computers; a PCI switch; and a plurality of I/O devices connected to the PCI switch, wherein the communication path includes a virtual switch and virtual bridges, and the PCI switch comprises a communication path generating module for setting the virtual... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100312942 - Redundant and fault tolerant control of an i/o enclosure by multiple hosts: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for reliably controlling an I/O enclosure. A bus module receives two or more Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (“PCIe”) sideband signals via one or more PCIe cables. The one or more PCIe cables are connected between one or more hosts and an I/O enclosure.... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe

12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20100306416 - System and method for discovering and protecting shared allocated resources in a shared virtualized i/o device: A system includes a virtualized I/O device coupled to one or more processing units. The virtualized I/O device includes programmed I/O (PIO) configuration registers corresponding to hardware resources, and a storage for storing a resource table that includes a plurality of entries. Each entry corresponds to a respective hardware resource.... Agent: Mhkkg/oracle (sun)

20100306417 - Transfer of commands and storage data to a data storage device: A controller controls transfer of commands and storage data over a databus to a data storage device. The controller comprises a memory arranged to store a queue of commands prior to the commands being transferred over the databus. The controller identifies data access commands in the queue that specify the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20100306419 - Computer system, management server, and mismatched connection configuration detection method: The management of computers connected with I/O switch devices is simplified. A computer system S includes one or several computers (server devices), one or several I/O devices, one or several I/O switch devices, and a management server 101. Management server 101 is provided with a storage part storing I/O configuration... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.

20100306418 - Methods and system for configuring a peripheral device with an information handling system: A method for configuring a peripheral device in communication with an information handling system (IHS) is disclosed, wherein the method includes receiving visual data associated with the peripheral device and mapping configuration data to the peripheral device based on the visual data. The method further includes utilizing the configuration data... Agent: Garrana Tran LLP

20100306421 - Dma transfer device: A source address setting detector acquires a DMA source address from a transfer start address setting for a DMA source area of a plurality of register settings for a DMAC which are made by a master. A read-ahead processor reads ahead data in a resource which is specified by the... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20100306420 - Fast path scsi io: A hardware automated IO path, comprising a message transport unit for transporting an IO request to a local memory via a DMA operation and determining a LMID for associating with a request descriptor of the IO request; a fastpath engine for validating the request descriptor and creating a fastpath descriptor... Agent: Lsi Corporation C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo

20100306422 - Communication apparatus: The present invention provides, as one aspect, a communication apparatus which is connected with a communication bus and performs communication using Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA). The apparatus includes an edge detection section which detects an edge of data on the communication bus, and a data obtaining... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC

20100306423 - Information processing system and data transfer method: An information processing system includes a master module for outputting a transfer state signal in correspondence to a data read instruction when the data read instruction is successively output plural times, the transfer state signal indicating that at least one data read instruction succeeds some one of the data read... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100306424 - Connection between a client device and multiple host devices: A method of handling a connection between a client device and a plurality of host devices comprises connecting the client device to a host device of the plurality of host devices, transmitting a message from the client device to the connected host device, the message requesting transferring the connection to... Agent: Burns & Levinson, LLP

20100306425 - Switching device configured to couple a first computer to a first peripheral device and one or more second peripheral devices and method of manufacturing same: In some embodiments, a switching device is configured to couple a first computer to a first peripheral device and one or more second peripheral devices. The switching device includes: (a) a switch configured to couple to the one or more second peripheral devices; (b) a first hub including: (1) a... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP

20100306426 - Fifo buffer: A FIFO memory circuit is for interfacing between circuits with different clock domains. The circuit has a FIFO memory (10), a write pointer circuit (16) clocked by the clock of a first clock domain and controlling the memory location to which data is written, and a read pointer circuit clocked... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing

20100306427 - Ps/2 to usb keyboard adaptor supporting n-key rollover: A USB converter circuit for converting electrical signals from a key scan circuit (in PS/2 or other formats) into USB signals for a computer while supporting N-key rollover (NKRO) functions. The converter circuit can be implemented as a stand-alone PS/2 to USB keyboard converter or as an integral component of... Agent: Chen Yoshimura LLP Attention Ying Chen

20100306428 - Consumer media player: A consumer media player is configured to be electronically coupled to various different types of media source devices, extract media files from those media source devices, and play the extracted media files to a consumer. The consumer media player is also configured to physically hold all or part of one... Agent: Campbell Stephenson LLP

20100306429 - System and method of signal processing engines with programmable logic fabric: A bus structure providing pipelined busing of data between logic circuits and special-purpose circuits of an integrated circuit, the bus structure including a network of pipelined conductors, and connectors selectively joining the pipelined conductors between the special-purpose circuits, other pipelined connectors, and the logic circuits.... Agent: Radlo & Su LLP

20100306430 - Bus control system and semiconductor integrated circuit: A bus control circuit includes a first bus to which a first circuit is connected, a second bus to which a second circuit is connected and a control circuit that transfers data between the first circuit and the second circuit, wherein the control circuit monitors completion of the processing of... Agent: Arent Fox LLP

20100306431 - Dynamic address change for slave devices on a shared bus: A master/slave data communication system in which a master device communicates with the slave devices by uniquely addressing each of the slave devices. In order to enhance the security of the data communication system, each slave device includes an address generator for generating unique addresses. Periodically, the master device requests... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc. Intellectual Property Law Department

20100306432 - Computer-implemented multi-resource shared lock: In one embodiment of a computer-implemented system, comprising a plurality of computer entities and multiple resources, one of the computer entities may request a multi-resource lock to one of the multiple resources; the one resource determines whether a resource lock is available at the one resource and, if so, the... Agent: John H. Holcombe IBM Corporation,IPLaw Dept.

20100306433 - Interrupt-notification control unit, semiconductor integrated circuit and methods therefor: An interrupt-notification control unit that receives interrupt requests from a plurality of interrupt dispatchers and sends the received interrupt requests together to a processor, where the interrupt-notification control unit determines a correlation among the interrupt requests to control a time to send the interrupt requests together to the processor.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20100306434 - Systems and methods for scalable storage management: Systems and methods for management of scalable storage architectures are disclosed. The system includes one or more storage backplanes, each storage backplane configured to interface with one or more hard disk drives. The system includes a baseboard management controller, which includes an interface to communicate with one or more of... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p

20100306436 - Modularly constructed field device of process automation technology: The present invention relates to a modularly constructed field device (1) of process automation technology having a basic card (2) with an executable, basic program, wherein the basic card (2) is expandable by at least one expansion card (3) containing at least one, executable, expansion program, wherein, for executing the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100306435 - Reconfigurable virtual backplane systems and methods: Reconfigurable virtual backplane systems and methods are provided. One virtual backplane system includes a bus, and first and second line cards coupled to the bus. Each line card includes a processor including a memory storing an array of configuration tables. Each configuration table stores a listing of processes to be... Agent: Honeywell/ifl Patent Services

20100306437 - Method and apparatus to selectively extend an embedded microprocessor bus through a different external bus: A method and apparatus to selectively extend an embedded microprocessor bus through a different external bus are generally presented. In this regard, an apparatus is introduced comprising a first high speed serializer/deserializer (SERDES) bus internal to an integrated circuit device to couple an embedded microprocessor with an embedded component, a... Agent: David Guglielmi C/o Cpa Global

20100306438 - Bus system for use with information processing apparatus: A processor bus linked with at least a processor, a memory bus linked with a main memory, and a system bus linked with at least an input/output device are connected to a three-way connection control system. The control system includes a bus-memory connection controller connected to address buses and control... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.

20100306439 - Data check circuit: A data check circuit comprising: a request signal output circuit configured to output a request signal for requesting occupation of a bus to an arbitration circuit configured to arbitrate the occupation of the bus, when a CPU connected, as a bus master, with the bus for accessing a memory outputs... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.

20100306441 - Data transfer apparatus and data transfer method: A data transfer apparatus for transferring data between a system bus and a local bus at a high speed is provided. A bus bridge 101 is connected between a system bus 132 and a local bus 137. Data transferred between a CPU 133, an I/O device 136 and a main... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.

20100306440 - System and method for serial interface topologies: A system and method for serial interface topologies is disclosed. A serial interface topology includes a replication device configured to receive control information from a controller interface. The replication device is configured to transmit two or more copies of substantially replicated control information to a device control interface. A data... Agent: Baker Botts L.l.p

20100306442 - Detecting lost and out of order posted write packets in a peripheral component interconnect (pci) express network: An article of manufacture, an apparatus, and a method for processing packets in a peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) network. An article of manufacture includes a computer program product that includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie

20100306443 - Signal transmission interface and digital broadcast receiving device: A signal transmission interface includes: a USB audio format encoding unit adapted to be coupled to a digital broadcast receiving end, for converting a digital audio signal that originates from the digital broadcast receiving end into a USB audio signal; a USB hub coupled to the USB audio format encoding... Agent: Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP

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