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Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 01/27/2011 > 37 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110022736 - Methods and apparatus dynamic management of multiplexed phys in a serial attached scsi domain: Methods and systems for automatically, dynamically reconfiguring multiplexing functions of a PHY of a SAS device in response to monitored performance of the PHY and/or in response to changes in configuration of devices in the SAS domain. A SAS device such as a SAS initiator or a SAS expander in... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman LLP
20110022737 - Device control method and device selecting apparatus: A device control method which enables selection of a function of a USB device supporting multiple functions is provided. The device control method includes steps of obtaining device information from a USB device, determining, based on the obtained device information, whether command processing to issue a command to the USB... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110022738 - Design method for a dma-compatible peripheral: The invention relates to a method for organizing the registers of a peripheral in memory, the peripheral including at least one control register to be addressed in memory to store configuration data of the peripheral, one transmission register to be addressed in memory to store data to be transmitted from... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20110022739 - Fast hdmi switching with conditional reset mechanism: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) switch configured to receive notification of a switch from a current HDMI source to a new HDMI source, determine whether the new HDMI source is actively transmitting data, has attempted to access an HDCP register before a predetermined timeout delay... Agent: Nxp, B.v. Nxp Intellectual Property & Licensing
20110022740 - System and method for data transfer using ata interface: An ATA compatible data transfer system includes a system processor having system memory, the system processor configured to issue a Programmable I/O (PIO) type command to effect data transfer between a peripheral device and the system memory through a host controller and an ATA controller. The host controller accesses data... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20110022742 - Processor and data transfer method: A processor. In response to requests from a processing section, first and second memory controllers transfer first and second data items to the processing section via first and second buses, respectively. When transfers of the data items are concurrently performed via the first and second buses, one of the data... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110022741 - Recording and/or reproducing apparatus: A recording and/or reproducing apparatus includes a plurality of devices in which a first device has a connecting unit connected with a host device to perform a data transfer with the host device, a second device shares a temporarily recording area with the first device to perform the data transfer... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110022743 - Usb port for employing a plurality of selectable data transmission priority rules: A USB port transmitter includes a plurality of arbiters, each employing a distinct priority rule to select one USB transmission from among multiple scheduled USB transmissions based on their types. A selector selects one of the arbiters to select the one USB transmission from among the multiple scheduled USB transmissions.... Agent: Huffman Law Group, P.C.
20110022745 - Interfacing device and method, for example for systems-on-chip: An interface device, such as for a System-on-Chip (SoC) bus, transfers data from an input queue through an output to a target. The interface device includes a buffer network for buffering input data when the target is not available for receiving the data. A multiplexer switches between a first operating... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20110022744 - Storage control method and related storage control device for a computer system: A storage control method for a computer system for automatically executing off line at a proper time includes a storage controller generating a command for accessing a storage device, receiving and transmitting the command through a port multiplier, and the port multiplier performing off line when a ready packet is... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20110022746 - Method of dispatching and transmitting data streams, memory controller and memory storage apparatus: A method of dispatching and transmitting data stream, which is used for a memory storage apparatus having a non-volatile memory module and a smart card chip, is provided. The method includes configuring a plurality of logical block addresses, and a plurality of specific logical block addresses are used for storing... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20110022747 - Modular computing system: A computing system is provided that includes a plurality of interconnected components. The components include a processing subsystem, an input subsystem, an output subsystem, a storage subsystem, and a power subsystem. Subsets of the plurality of components may be rearranged and interconnected in various configurations to form different computing systems.... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20110022748 - Configurable health-care equipment apparatus: An apparatus, system and method for providing health-care equipment in a plurality of customizable configurations. A configuration includes a selection and arrangement of health-care equipment modules that each provide specialized support for the provision of health care, including the measurement of physiological parameters. Various types of configurations include those adapted... Agent: Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
20110022749 - System control server, storage system, and setting method: An operation mode acquiring unit compares before-expansion connection device information and after-expansion connection device information that are acquired by a device information acquiring unit, recognizes expanded device information on an external storage device that is expanded in a storage system, and acquires an operation mode that is applied to the... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.
20110022750 - Interface for bridging out-of-band information from a downstream communication link to an upstream communication link: A device includes a first interface to receive a signal from a first communication link, wherein the receive signal includes out-of-band (OOB) information. A detector coupled to the first interface detects the OOB information. An encoder coupled to the detector encodes the OOB information into one or more symbols (e.g.,... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP/rambus Inc.
20110022751 - Methods and apparatus for an improved motor control center: Methods, apparatus, and systems are provided for operating a motor control center. The invention includes determining a hardware configuration of functional modules within a motor control center; downloading the hardware configuration to a programmable logic controller; configuring a program to run on the programmable logic controller based on the hardware... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110022752 - Method for transmitting data in a cycle-based communication system: In a method for transmitting data from a transmitting user of a cycle-based communication system to a receiving user of the communication system, the data are transmitted via a communication medium in messages that repeat in communication cycles and that respectively include a plurality of data blocks. The receiving user... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110022753 - Single-wire bus communication protocol: A method of communication over a single-wire bus between a transmitter device and at least one receiver device, wherein each data bit is transmitted in a frame successively including: a synchronization slot different from a reference voltage of the devices; a first idle slot in a state corresponding to the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20110022754 - Bus enhanced network on chip: A system that includes multiple modules of an integrated circuit; a network on chip that is coupled to the multiple modules; a bus, coupled in parallel to the network on chip to the multiple modules; wherein a latency of the bus is lower and more predictable than an average latency... Agent: Reches Patents
20110022755 - Communication device, communication scheme determination method, and program: Provided is a communication device including a first communication unit that is capable of sending a polling-signal in a specific polling cycle and receiving a response-signal sent from a counterpart device in response to the polling-signal, based on a first scheme, a second communication unit that is capable of sending... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110022756 - Data space arbiter: A digital processor has a default bus master having a highest priority in a default mode, a plurality of secondary bus masters having associated priorities, wherein the plurality of secondary bus masters have a predetermined priority relationship to each other, and a data space arbiter. The data space arbiter is... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20110022757 - Method for accessing control units arranged in a vehicle, control program and communication control unit: For control unit access, a vehicle to be checked is identified using an identifier. Control and/or monitoring operations covered by the control unit access are selected. A communication link is set up over a selected vehicle communication interface. Communication devices covered by the selected vehicle communication interface are ascertained. Independent... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20110022758 - Method and system for processing frames in storage controllers: Method and system for transferring data between a computing system and a storage device is provided. The system includes a storage controller including a frame snooper module that detects a TMR and generates a pause signal to a channel that stops the channel from sending any non-data frames to a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20110022759 - Multiprocessor system: The present invention provides a technique capable of processing a plurality of interrupt causes sharing one interrupt request in different processors. An interrupt controller outputs an interrupt request when the interrupt request shared by a plurality of interrupt causes is notified. The interrupt request output by the interrupt controller is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110022760 - Satisfying a request for a physical import/export slot with a slot that is not a physical import/export slot: A request for a physical import/export (I/E) slot is satisfied using a tape library slot that is not a physical I/E slot. According to one embodiment, the request for the physical I/E slot, that is associated with the tape library, is received. A different slot, which is not any of... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20110022761 - System and method to stack an open nand flash interface module over a minicard: A system includes a minicard host connector and an open NAND flash interface host connector. The minicard host connector is configured to receive a minicard. The open NAND flash interface host connector is in physical communication with the minicard host connector and configured to receive an open NAND flash interface... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20110022764 - Av rack system: A function for enhancing the operability of a user by strengthening the cooperation of a TV and an external apparatus furthermore by communication is attracting attention. Although various technologies are provided, it is not possible to acquire information such as the state or the type of an apparatus itself by... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110022763 - Portable and light programmable medical device system: A medical device system includes a portable medical device and a docking unit on which the medical device can be removably mounted. The docking unit is configured to communicate with a controller of the medical device when the medical device is mounted on the docking unit to instruct the controller... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20110022762 - Portable and magnetically programmable medical device system: A medical device system includes a portable medical device and a docking unit on which the medical device can be removably mounted. The docking unit is configured to communicate with a controller of the medical device when the medical device is mounted on the docking unit to instruct the controller... Agent: Tyco Healthcare - Edward S. Jarmolowicz
20110022766 - Circuit arrangement for a motor vehicle data bus: Transmission and/or reception circuit arrangement for the physical implementation of a motor vehicle data bus system and use thereof, wherein the circuit has a plurality of configurable modes of operation which are a different physical implementation of one or more logic states and also comprises electronic bit generation and/or bit... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20110022765 - System, method, and computer program product for maintaining a direct connection between an initiator and a drive: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for maintaining a direct connection between an initiator and a drive. In operation, a connection is established between an initiator and a drive. Additionally, the connection is determined to be a direct connection between the initiator and the drive. Further, the... Agent: Sandforce, Inc. Attention: Earl Cohen
20110022767 - Dma controller with interrupt control processor: Provided is a direct memory access (DMA) controller having an interrupt control processor that can process DMA transmission-related interrupts according to a control program modifiable by a user. The DMA controller includes the interrupt control processor that can process a DMA transmission-related interrupt and a DMA request interrupt transmitted from... Agent: Ampacc Law Group, PLLC
20110022768 - Method and apparatus for enhancing universal serial bus applications: A system for enhancing universal serial bus (USB) applications comprises an upstream processor, a downstream processor and a main controller. The upstream processor accepts standard USB signals from a USB host and independently provides responses required by USB specification within the required time frame. The downstream processor connectable to USB-compliant... Agent: ImIPLaw PLLC
20110022770 - Systems and methods for providing a dynamically modular processing unit: Systems and methods for providing a modular processing unit. A modular processing unit is provided as a platform that is lightweight, compact, and is configured to be selectively used alone or oriented with one or more additional processing units in an enterprise. In some implementations, a modular processing unit includes... Agent: David B. Tingey
20110022769 - Translation usb intermediate device and data rate apportionment usb intermediate device: One aspect of the technology is an apparatus with a USB intermediate device such as a USB hub or a USB composite device. The USB intermediate device includes control circuitry that performs translation between USB 2 communications of the multiple downstream USB 2 ports and USB 3 SuperSpeed communications of... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20110022772 - Control module with connection devices for connection to connection terminals of a load feeder and load feeder: A control module with connection devices for connection to connection terminals of a load feeder is disclosed, wherein the load feeder with the control module is connected to a bus system. In at least one embodiment, the control module includes a device interface for at least one connection, interface being... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20110022771 - System and method for displaying alarm notifications on an on-screen display: A Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) switch that includes one or more input ports to receive events, notifications and/or alarms generated by an external device. The KVM switch receives the events, notification and/or alarms in the form of an external signal. The KVM switch processes the external signals and compares the... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP01/20/2011 > 27 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110016234 - Control system and user interface for network of input devices: Apparatus, methods, and systems for centrally and uniformly controlling the operation of a variety of devices, such as communication, consumer electronic, audio-video, analog, digital, 1394, and the like, over a variety of protocols within a network system and, more particularly, a control system and uniform user interface for centrally controlling... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20110016233 - System, method, and computer program product for inserting a gap in information sent from a drive to a host device: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for inserting a gap in information sent from a drive to a host device. In operation, one or more commands are received at a drive from a host device. Additionally, information is queued to send to the host device. Furthermore, a... Agent: Sandforce, Inc. Attention: Earl Cohen
20110016235 - System and method for transforming pcie sr-iov functions to appear as legacy functions: A system for transforming a single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV) function to appear as a legacy function, and a corresponding method includes a switch platform coupled between a legacy host and a SR-IOV-enabled device. The switch platform includes a processor programmed to discern configuration cycles by type and to process... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110016236 - Apparatus and method for producing identifiers regardless of mixed device type in a serial interconnection: A plurality of memory devices of mixed type (e.g., DRAMs, SRAMs, MRAMs, and NAND-, NOR- and AND-type Flash memories) is serially interconnected. Each device has device type information on its device type. A specific device type (DT) and a device identifier (ID) contained in a serial input (SI) as a... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Anne Kinsman
20110016237 - Scales and method for its configuration: The invention relates to a method for configuring the interaction between a balance and input and output devices communicating therewith, comprising a user module for controlling the output devices and interrogating input devices, wherein the interaction functionalities of the balance are defined by the user module. The profile module is... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20110016238 - Data access apparatus: A data access apparatus includes a detector detects a unit region in a vacant state, out of a plurality of unit regions forming a data recording region, by referring to a plurality of parameter values respectively corresponding to the plurality of unit regions. A determiner determines whether or not a... Agent: Novak Druce + Quigg LLP
20110016239 - System, method, and computer program product for reducing a rate of data transfer to at least a portion of memory: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for reducing a rate of data transfer to at least a portion of memory. In operation, a rate of degradation of at least a portion of memory associated with a drive is determined. Furthermore, a rate of data transfer to the... Agent: Sandforce, Inc. Attention: Earl Cohen
20110016240 - Measuring and analyzing behavioral and mood characteristics in order to verify the authenticity of computer users works: Disclosed is a method of either verifying or rejecting the authenticity of a work submitted through use of a computer. This method involves examining the behavioral and mood biometric characteristics of the person(s) using the computer on which the work was created, while the work was being created. In a... Agent: Andrew Mills
20110016241 - Universal serial bus device: A universal serial bus (USB) device includes a USB interface, a storage unit storing driving programs of the USB device, and a microprocessor unit storing function programs of the USB device. When the USB device is connected to a computer via the USB interface, the microprocessor unit transfers the driving... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20110016242 - Data processing apparatus and data processing method: A data processing apparatus includes a data input unit configured to input data to a ring bus, a data output unit configured to output the data input by the input unit, a first communication processing unit configured to control input of the data by the data input unit to the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20110016244 - Information processing device and processor: A semiconductor device including: a first slave device; a first master device outputting a first request control signal and a first access address signal; a second master device outputting a second request control signal and a second access address signal; a system bus connected to the first slave device, the... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110016243 - Method and device of load-sharing in irf stack: The present invention provides a method and device of load-sharing in an IRF stack. The method includes: the Master device checking a congestion state of the main path, obtaining a path for forwarding service flow according the congestion state of the main path, where the path is the main path... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20110016245 - Method and system for addressing a plurality of ethernet controllers integrated into a single chip which utilizes a single bus interface: A method for processing network data is disclosed and may include receiving data via a single bus interface to which each of a plurality of Ethernet controllers are coupled, where the Ethernet controllers are integrated within a single chip. A particular one of the integrated Ethernet controllers may be identified... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20110016246 - Information processing apparatus, interrupt control device and interrupt control method: An information processing device in which interrupts are generated when some events are occurred. The information processing device includes: an interrupt generating unit to generate an interrupt; an interrupt control unit to receive the generated interrupt, count an interrupt reception count per unit time, notify of the interrupt and delay,... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110016247 - Multiprocessor system and multiprocessor system interrupt control method: A multiprocessor system, which improves processing efficiency of an entire system while concurrently securing appropriate interrupt responsivity according to interrupt priority, includes a plurality of processors each including a register, a plurality of I/O devices, and an interrupt generation device. A multiprocessor system interrupt control method includes: setting, for the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20110016248 - Insertion/removal detector: With an external memory to be inserted and removed through an adapter, insertion and removal of the external memory are reliably detected and data destruction with insertion or removal is prevented. A detector includes a card detection section (32) for detecting that a memory card (10) has been inserted into... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20110016249 - Cradle for portable content playback apparatus and amplifying device to which the same cradle is connected: A cradle comprises a first connecting unit to which a portable content playback apparatus is connectable; a second connecting unit to which a computer is connectable; an output unit that outputs content data; a controller that controls the portable content playback apparatus; a hub that is connected to the second... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (general) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20110016250 - System and method utilizing distributed byte-wise buffers on a memory module: A memory system and method utilizing one or more memory modules is provided. The memory module includes a plurality of memory devices and a controller configured to receive control information from a system memory controller and to produce module control signals. The memory module further includes a plurality of circuits,... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110016251 - Multi-processor system and dynamic power saving method thereof: A multi-processor system and a dynamic power saving method thereof are provided. The multi-processor system includes a plurality of processors and a chipset. Each of the processors has a plurality of standard bus request pins and a specific bus request pin, and the standard bus request pins of each processor... Agent: J C Patents
20110016253 - Auto-function usb port: An auto-function port located within a host computing machine or an external peripheral device, wherein the auto-function port is identified by the host computing machine through a unique product and vendor identification associated with an internal USB hub controller, thereby allowing for execution of an automated function by the host... Agent: Lambert & Associates
20110016252 - Multiple minicard interface system and method thereof: A system includes a minicard socket, a controller, a south bridge, and a differential multiplexer. The minicard socket is configured to receive a plurality of types of minicards. The controller is in communication with the minicard socket, and is configured to determine which one of the plurality of types of... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20110016254 - Sharing of host bus adapter context: A system comprises a first host bus adapter (HBA) that uses a first context to facilitate the transmission of packets through a logical connection through the first HBA. The system also comprises a second HBA and memory in which the first context is stored. The memory is accessible by both... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110016255 - Computer ststem: A computer system includes a host computer and a monitor connected to the host computer via an integrated digital video interface (DVI-I) connection, and a signal switching circuit. The DVI-I supports both digital/analog signals and generating a hot plug detection signal to identify an/a analog or digital display mode of... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20110016257 - Disk subsystem: A protocol controller disposed between switches in a fiber channel fabric switch circuit and disk drive units for converting a protocol to enable one-to-one connectivity established between controllers and disk drive units.... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20110016258 - Routing data units between different address domains: Methods for routing data units and PCI Express switches are disclosed. A plurality of devices may be coupled to a corresponding plurality of physical interfaces, each physical interface having a respective configurable status and a respective address domain, wherein in a first status the interface is transparent, and in a... Agent: SocalIPLaw Group LLP
20110016256 - Usb portable device: A USB portable device includes an activating USB peripheral, a storing USB peripheral, and a controlling USB peripheral. If the USB portable device is connected to a host apparatus, the activating USB peripheral is recognized as a readable device and a switching program in the recognized readable device is read... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20110016259 - Information processing device, data transfer circuit, and control method of information processing device: Cross bar control circuits are connected to each other by two buses, which are a broadcast bus for transmitting a broadcast packet from a system board to all system boards other than the system board and a point-to-point bus for transmitting a unicast packet from a system board to another... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP01/13/2011 > 13 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110010470 - Usb autorun device: A portable, application-specific USB autorun device, following connection to a computer terminal, automatically initialises or presents itself as a known type of device and then automatically sends to the terminal a sequence of data complying with a standard protocol, that sequence of data automatically causing content to be accessed or... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk
20110010471 - Recording a communication pattern and replaying messages in a parallel computing system: A parallel computer system includes a plurality of compute nodes. Each of the compute nodes includes at least one processor, at least one memory, and a direct memory address engine coupled to the at least one processor and the at least one memory. The system also includes a network interconnecting... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20110010472 - Graphic accelerator and graphic accelerating method: A graphic accelerator including a frame memory and the same interface as a memory of a processor and a graphic accelerating method are provided. The graphic accelerator includes: a frame memory; an accelerator controller having the same interface as a memory of the processor on an input side and recording... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110010473 - Computer monitor with integral kvm switch: A computer monitor incorporates a KVM switch.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110010474 - Low latency request dispatcher: A first-in-first-out (FIFO) queue optimized to reduce latency in dequeuing data items from the FIFO. In one implementation, a FIFO queue additionally includes buffers connected to the output of the FIFO queue and bypass logic. The buffers act as the final stages of the FIFO queue. The bypass logic causes... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20110010475 - Method and device for logging process variables of a digital field device: A method and an electronic device are provided for logging process variables of a bus-controlled automation system in which process variables which are relevant to evaluation are buffered in at least one digital field device and are subsequently read, for the purpose of evaluation, by a central computer unit which... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20110010476 - Two-wire loop process io transmitter powered from the two-wire loop: A two-wire process input-output (“IO”) transmitter powered by a two-wire process loop and configured as a single transmitter. The transmitter including a gateway module and at least one local IO module. The gateway module including a first circuit configured to wholly power the gateway module from the two-wire process loop,... Agent: Leydig, Voit And Mayer
20110010477 - Universal serial bus control system and method of driving the same: A universal serial bus (USB) control system includes a plurality of antennas configured to transmit and receive a radio frequency (RF) signal, a plurality of wireless USB modules connected to the plurality of antennas, and an application layer connected to the plurality of wireless USB modules. Each wireless USB module... Agent: F. Chau & Associates, LLC
20110010478 - System and method for device resource allocation and re-balance: In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for providing resources from a plurality of on-board device nodes to a hot-plugged device node in a computer is provided. The apparatus comprises a resource manager configured to receive a resource request over a bus system indicative of a set of desired resources... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C. /oracle America/ Sun / Stk
20110010479 - Data processor and control system: Provided are a data processor, and a control system, in which an interrupt controller and an event link controller are adopted. The event link controller responds to a generated event signal to output a start control signal for controlling start of an operation of a circuit module. The circuit module... Agent: Miles & Stockbridge PC
20110010480 - Method for efficient i/o controller processor interconnect coupling supporting push-pull dma read operations: A system for I/O controller-processor interconnect coupling supporting a push-pull DMA read operation, in one aspect, may comprise a processor interconnect comprising a plurality of caches and memory subsystems and an I/O controller coupled with the processor interconnect. The I/O controller may comprise a plurality of DMA read request queues,... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20110010481 - Massive multi-core processor built with serial switching: A multi-processor architecture for a network device that includes a plurality of barrel cards, each including: a plurality of processors, a PCIe switch coupled to each of the plurality of processors, and packet processing logic coupled to the PCIe switch. The PCIe switch on each barrel card provides high speed... Agent: Brocade Communications C/o Bever, Hoffman & Harms, LLP
20110010482 - Self-healing chip-to-chip interface: A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for managing a set of signal paths for a chip. A defective signal path within the set of signal paths for the chip is detected. Signals are re-routed through the set of signal paths such that the defective signal path is removed from the... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC01/06/2011 > 16 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20110004703 - Illegal command handling: A circuit for handling an illegal command embodies a control decode stage, illegal command handling stage and an output stage. The control decode circuit receives a clock signal, receives and decodes an external command, and latches the decoded external command based on the clock signal to generate a first signal.... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20110004704 - Method, apparatus and system for implementing peripheral devices using a high definition multimedia interface: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, apparatus and system for controlling a peripheral device in communication with a content playout device. In various embodiments of the present invention, high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) applications are provided for communication between a control device and a content playout device for... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20110004705 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium: When an application is launched, it is determined whether a launching source is a device management. If it is determined that the launching source is the device management, a peripheral apparatus associated with the device management serving as the launching source is controlled as a default peripheral apparatus.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20110004706 - Data processing system for keeping isolation between logical partitions: When a subject of access of a transaction from an IO device is not any resource allocated to a logical partition to which the device having issued the transaction belongs, a report as an error is sent to a CPU, while the transaction is finished on the IO bus. To... Agent: Stanley P. Fisher Reed Smith LLP
20110004708 - Computer apparatus and path management method: If a first path management unit detects a failure in a virtual HBA, it notifies a second path management unit of the failure; and in response to the failure notice, the second path management unit gives an instruction to the first path management unit corresponding to each virtual computer having... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20110004707 - Load balancing with scsi i/o referrals: A method and/or system may be configured to receive an input/output (I/O) request from an initiator system, add priority information to a multiple path referral for each port on which data can be accessed, selectively omit ports on which data may be accessed, transmit the multiple path referral from the... Agent: Lsi Corporation C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20110004709 - Method for enhancing the memory bandwidth available through a memory module: A method for enhancing the memory bandwidth available through a memory module of a memory system is provided. The memory system includes a memory hub device integrated in a memory module. The memory system includes a first memory device data interface integrated in the memory hub device that communicates with... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20110004710 - System, method, and computer program product for interfacing one or more storage devices with a plurality of bridge chips: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for interfacing one or more storage devices with a plurality of bridge chips. One or more storage devices are provided. Additionally, a plurality of bridge chips are provided. Furthermore, at least one multiplexing device is provided for interfacing the one or... Agent: Sandforce, Inc. Attention: Earl Cohen
20110004711 - Keypad de-bouncing apparatus and method: An apparatus and method for de-bouncing keypad inputs is disclosed including interrupting a processor upon detecting a key press, reading input signals from the key pad to determine an initial port value and starting a timer. A keypad interrupt is disabled and processing resumes until expiration of the timer. The... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20110004712 - Storage system effectively using free ports: A first free port present in a controller or a switch device is physically connected to a second free port present in a switch device (switch device in another storage device unit) other than the controller or switch device comprising the first free port. The possibility of logical connection via... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20110004713 - Information transmission system, information transmission device, information transmission method and a computer readable medium storing a program for information transmission: The present invention provides an information transmission system including: a transmission path that transmits information in serial; a first information transmission device including, a transmitting section that transmits the information in the transmission path at a predetermined transmission speed, and a controller that controls the transmitting section to transmit predetermined... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20110004714 - Method and device for priority generation in multiprocessor apparatus: A device for generating a priority value of a processor in a multiprocessor apparatus, the device comprising a counter, an interface for receiving signals from an arbiter, wherein the signals indicate decision of the arbiter about granting or denying access to a common resource in said multiprocessor apparatus. The counter... Agent: Potomac Patent Group PLLC
20110004715 - Method and system for handling a management interrupt event in a multi-processor computing device: A method and system for handling a management interrupt, such as a system management interrupt (SMI) and/or a platform management interrupt (PMI), includes sequestering two or more processor cores from a plurality of processor cores to form a group of sequestered processor cores for handling the management interrupt. Generated management... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20110004716 - Discrete lateral mosfet power amplifier expansion card: The teachings are directed to a power amplifier expansion card (“amplifier card”) for a computer. The amplifier card receives audio data through an input port and amplifies the audio data to high-level passive speaker power for transmissions through an output port. The amplifier card can comprise a circuit board having... Agent: Brian S. Boyer, Ph.d.
20110004717 - Docking system: First and second portions of a docking system are releasably connected with one another using at least one latch mechanism that can be reusably released either from the first portion of the docking system or from the second portion of the docking system.... Agent: Raggio & Dinnin, P.C.
20110004718 - System, method, and computer program product for ordering a plurality of write commands associated with a storage device: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for ordering a plurality of write commands associated with a storage device. In operation, a plurality of write commands associated with a storage device to be sent to a device are identified. Additionally, an order of the plurality of write commands... Agent: Sandforce, Inc. Attention: Earl CohenPrevious industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: multicomputer data transferring or plural processor synchronization
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