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Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output May archived by USPTO category 05/12

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05/31/2012 > 21 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20120137022 - Electronic device with address programmable through reduced number of terminals: An electronic device includes a set of programming terminals for receiving corresponding programming signals, and assignment circuitry for assigning an address to the electronic device according to the programming signals. The assignment circuitry includes circuitry for providing a set of comparison signals, with at least part of the comparison signals... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20120137023 - Computer device and method for recognizing a removable storage device: A system and a method for recognizing removable devices of a computer device, and displaying a dialog box to prompt whether a removable storage device needs to be renamed and if so to receive input data accordingly from a user, if a USB port has been newly connected to the... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120137024 - Device having multi-functional peripheral and method of operating the same: A device including an attachable multi-functional peripheral device and a method of managing functions according to a connection between the device and the multi-functional peripheral device includes the steps of: checking a connected/disconnected state of the multi-functional peripheral device and an open/closed state of the folding device when a preset... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120137025 - Communication bus with shared pin set: Bus communications are effected. In accordance with one or more example embodiments, a bus circuit is configured for communicating data in accordance with a main protocol (e.g., as a default), and for communicating with an alternate protocol when signals corresponding to the main protocol are not present. In some implementations,... Agent:

20120137026 - Device and method for examining usb port of test apparatus: A device and method for examining a USB port of a test apparatus are characterized in that before a functional test is performed, with the test apparatus, on an electronic product equipped with a USB interface, the device including a USB connector, a connecting unit, and an alerting unit is... Agent: Askey Computer Corp.

20120137028 - Method and system for transferring status information between a media player and an accessory: A method, system, and connector interface for transferring status information between a media player and an accessory. The method includes determining, by the accessory, when a button event occurs; and transmitting, by the accessory, at least one button status command to the media player, where the one or more button... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120137027 - System and method for monitoring input/output port status of peripheral devices: A system and method for monitoring an input/output port status of peripheral devices are used for monitoring an operating status of each peripheral device of a main board. The system includes at least one peripheral device, a complex programmable logic device (CPLD), and an output apparatus. The CPLD is electrically... Agent: Inventec Corporation

20120137029 - Dma (direct memory access) coalescing: In general, in one aspect, a method includes determining a repeated, periodic DMA (Direct Memory Access) coalescing interval based, at least in part, on a power sleep state of a host platform. The method also includes buffering data received at the device in a FIFO (First-In-First-Out) queue during the interval... Agent:

20120137030 - Reduced pin count interface: An arrangement of memory devices and a controller is based on an interface with a reduced pin count relative to a known memory device and controller arrangement. Facilitating the reduced pin count interface are some operations performed by the controller. The controller determines a width for a Data bus while... Agent:

20120137031 - Communication bus with shared pin set: Bus communications are effected. In accordance with one or more example embodiments, a bus circuit is configured for communicating data in accordance with a main protocol (e.g., as a default), and for communicating with an alternate protocol when signals corresponding to the main protocol are not present. In some implementations,... Agent:

20120137032 - Digital device interconnect interface and system: A simple data transfer mechanism may be combined with static state bus signaling to replace a USB with a digital serial interconnect bus (DSIB). This may eliminate various pull-up/pull-down resistors required in USB, and enable the DSIB to operate with little or no leakage current when the bus is in... Agent:

20120137034 - Communication system, master node, and slave node: In a node communicably coupled to alternative nodes through a bus, a transmitting unit receives first designation information from an alternative node. When the first designation information designates the node, the transmitting unit successively transmits, on the bus, the first designation information and data. When a request of an active... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120137033 - Monitor circuit, bus system, and bus bridge: By connecting, to a bus bridge according to a configuration of a bus system, a monitor circuit including an activation control circuit generating a counter activation signal from an input monitor activation signal, a counter circuit, activated by the counter activation signal, counting the transfer number using a signal of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120137035 - Computing device and serial communication method of the computing device: A serial communication method is applied in a computing device to communicate serially with any external serial device. The computing device includes a baseboard management controller (BMC) and an operating system (OS). The BMC includes at least one physical serial port. The method generates a virtual serial port for the... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120137036 - Basic input output system refresh apparatus: A basic input output system (BIOS) refresh apparatus includes a jumper device, which includes a first pin, a second pin connected to a power source through a resistor, a third pin, and a grounded fourth pin. A master BIOS socket includes a voltage pin connected to the power source and... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen), Co, Ltd.

20120137037 - Data acquisition card, expansion control system for data acquisition card and method thereof: A data acquisition card, an extension control system of data acquisition cards and method thereof are disclosed. The method includes: presetting a card address for each data acquisition card, and presetting a channel address for each data channel in the data acquisition card; the data acquisition card generating a corresponding... Agent: Zte Corporation

20120137038 - Electronic systems supporting multiple operation modes and opearation methods thereof: Electronic systems supporting multiple operation modes are provided, wherein the electronic system includes a portable device and a docking system. The portable device at least includes one processing unit and a first operation module, wherein the processing unit includes a plurality of operation frequencies and is operable in a plurality... Agent: Via Technologies, Inc.

20120137039 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes information holding circuits provided respectively for a plurality of transfer source bus control devices, an exclusive bus configured to be capable of mutually connecting the plurality of information holding circuits, and bus selection circuits provided respectively for the plurality of transfer source bus control devices... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120137040 - Multi channel semiconductor memory device and semiconductor device including the same: Disclosed is a semiconductor memory device that includes a plurality of channel memories mounted within a package and is capable of minimizing or reducing the number of through-silicon vias. With the semiconductor memory device, a row command or a row address on two or more channels is applied through a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120137042 - Method and system for taking over devices: A method and system for taking over devices are provided. In a solution, a first control board first performs topology discovery on a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIE) bus, and reserves resources for a Switch (SW) where a NON-Transparent (NT) bridge is located and devices connected to down ports of... Agent: Chengdu Huawei Symantec Technologies Co., Ltd.

20120137041 - Netbook synchronization chip device: The present invention discloses a netbook synchronization chip device for data communication and power line connection between a netbook and an external device, including: a first USB interface, coupled to a USB host of the netbook; a second USB interface, coupled to the external device; a memory unit, used for... Agent: I O Interconnect, Ltd.

05/24/2012 > 30 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.

20120131227 - Serial peripheral interface and method for data transmission: A serial peripheral interface of an integrated circuit including multiple pins is provided. The pins are coupled to the integrated circuit. The integrated circuit receives an instruction through only one of the plurality of pins. The integrated circuit receives an address through the plurality of pins. The integrated circuit sends... Agent: Macronix International Co., Ltd.

20120131229 - Input command: A method for detecting an input command including configuring a sensor to determine whether a user is within a proximity of a computing machine, configuring an input device to detect an input command entered by the user when the user is within the proximity of the computing machine, and transmitting... Agent:

20120131228 - Method and apparatus for executing application of mobile device: An apparatus and method for executing an application within a mobile device is provided. The method includes detecting, by the mobile device, a connection with a host device through a wired interface; receiving, from the host device, a request to execute a specific application installed in the mobile device; and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120131230 - Authenticating, tracking, and using a peripheral: This document describes techniques (300, 600) and apparatuses (102, 106, 700, 800, 900) for peripheral authentication. These techniques (300, 600) and apparatuses (102, 106, 700, 800, 900) may configure data lines for authentication between host device (102) and peripheral (106), use these configured data lines to authenticate the peripheral (106),... Agent: Motorola Mobility, Inc.

20120131231 - Determining addresses of electrical components arranged in a daisy chain: In one aspect, a system includes electrical components arranged in a daisy chain that include a first electrical component disposed at a first end of the daisy chain and a second electrical component disposed at an opposite end of the daisy chain than the first end. Each of the first... Agent: Allegro Microsystems, Inc.

20120131232 - Configuring an input/output adapter: A computer-implemented method includes initializing a driver associated with an input/output adapter in response to receiving an initialize driver request from a client application. The input/output adapter may be initialized to enable adapter capabilities of the input/output adapter to be determined. The computer-implemented method also includes determining the adapter capabilities... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120131233 - Method for assigning device addresses to sensors in a physiological measurement system, a physiological measurement system, and a connector element for a physiological measurement system: A method for assigning addresses to a plurality of physiological sensor units is disclosed. A physiological measurement system and a connector element for a physiological measurement system are also disclosed. To enable identification of identical sensor units in a measurement system, each input port of a connector element, such as... Agent: General Electric Company

20120131234 - Electronic circuit for interconnecting a smartcard chip: The invention relates to an electronic circuit (3) for interconnecting a smartcard chip with a peripheral device, comprising:—a dedicated communication interface (31) adapted to communicate with a smartcard chip;—a configurable communication interface (33,34,35) adapted to communicate with a peripheral device;—a configuration module (32) adapted to receive on said dedicated communication... Agent: Geamlto Sa

20120131235 - Using a table to determine if user buffer is marked copy-on-write: A method, system and computer program product for determining if a buffer is marked copy-on-write. A user applications selects a buffer in user space to store data involved in a write/read operation. The user application searches a table storing addresses of buffers in user space that are marked copy-on-write to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120131236 - Communication between a computer and a data storage device: A method for communicating between a computer and a data storage device comprises receiving, by a data storage device, information indicative of a plurality of commands and information indicative of a memory location in a computer associated with each of the plurality of commands. The method further comprises executing, by... Agent:

20120131237 - Extension device and communication check method: An extension device that extends a communication path between a host device and an input/output (IO) device, the extension device including a determination unit configured to determine whether a first logical path exists between the host device and the IO device, a logical path establishment unit configured to request the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120131238 - Management of redundant physical data paths in a computing system: A redundancy manager manages commands to peripheral devices in a computer system. These peripheral devices have multiple pathways connecting it to the computer system. The redundancy manager determines the number of independent pathways connected to the peripheral device, presents only one logical device to the operating system and any device... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120131239 - Dynamic resource allocation for distributed cluster-storage network: Various embodiments for operating a distributed cluster storage network having a host computer system and a storage subsystem are provided. In one embodiment, by way of example only, at a first of a plurality of storage control nodes a request is received to write data to storage from the host... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120131240 - Sliding write window mechanism for writing data: Various embodiments writing data are provided. In one embodiment, the data arranged in a plurality of write intervals is loaded into a plurality of buffers, the totality of the plurality of buffers configured as a sliding write window mechanism adapted for movement to accommodate the write intervals. The data may... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120131241 - Signal processing system, integrated circuit comprising buffer control logic and method therefor: A signal processing system comprising buffer control logic arranged to allocate a plurality of buffers for the storage of information fetched from at least one memory element. Upon receipt of fetched information to be buffered, the buffer control logic is arranged to categorise the information to be buffered according to... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20120131242 - Method and device for asynchronous communication of data on a single conductor: The invention relates to the asynchronous communication of data in complex integrated systems, be it inside integrated circuit chips or between integrated circuit chips, for example in a compact stack of chips. According to the invention, the transmission is done on a single conductor of exchanges. The data are transmitted... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20120131243 - Multiplexing pin control circuit for computer system: A multiplexing pin control circuit for a computer system with multiple chips is provided, and includes a Southbridge chip having at least one multiplexing pin; at least one control module including a first connecting terminal electrically connected to the multiplexing pin, a second connecting terminal, and a control end receiving... Agent: Inventec Corporation

20120131244 - Encoding data using combined data mask and data bus inversion: A data encoding scheme for transmission of data from one circuit to another circuit combines DBI encoding and non-DBI encoding and uses a data mask signal to indicate the type of encoding used. The data mask signal in a first state indicates that the data transmitted from one circuit to... Agent: Rambus Inc.

20120131245 - Transfer of control bus signaling on packet-switched network: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to transfer of control bus signaling on a packet-switched network. An embodiment of a method includes sending control signals from a first device on a first control bus, the control signals being sent according to an interface protocol, the control signals being intended... Agent: Silicon Image, Inc.

20120131247 - Apparatus for peripheral device connection using spi in portable terminal and method for data transmission using the same: In one embodiment, an apparatus for peripheral device connection using a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) in a portable terminal is provided and a method for data transmission using the same. The apparatus includes an SPI controller for activating each of slaves by independently assigning at least one serial data line... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120131246 - System-on-chip and data arbitration method thereof: An arbitration method of an interconnector transferring a plurality of response data provided from a plurality of slave devices to a master device comprises selecting one of a plurality of arbitration modes based on operation characteristics of the master device; and transferring the response data in the order determined by... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120131248 - Managing compressed memory using tiered interrupts: Systems and methods to manage memory are provided. A particular method may include initiating a memory compression operation. The method may further include initiating a first interrupt configured to affect a first process executing on a processor in response to a first detected memory level. A second initiated interrupt may... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120131249 - Methods and systems for an interposer board: In accordance with at least some embodiments, a system (100) includes an aggregator backplane (124) coupled to a plurality of fans (120A-120N) and power supplies (122A-122N) and configured to consolidate control and monitoring for the plurality of fans (120A-120N) and power supplies (122A-122N). The system (100) also includes a plurality... Agent:

20120131250 - Programming devices and programming methods: A programming device includes communication circuitry for communicating with an electronic device. A first set of one or more electrical contacts connected to the communication circuitry and configured to physically contact a corresponding second set of one or more electrical contacts located on a substrate. One or more guides configured... Agent:

20120131251 - Fast and compact circuit for bus inversion: A processor based system with at least one processor, at least one memory controller and optionally other devices having bussed system with a fast and compact majority voter in the circuitry responsible for the bus inversion decision. The majority voter is implemented in analog circuitry having two branches. One branch... Agent: Round Rock Research, LLC

20120131252 - Intelligent pci-express transaction tagging: Systems and methods of routing data units such as data packets or data frames that provide improved system performance and more efficient use of system resources. The disclosed systems and methods employ memory mapping approaches in conjunction with transaction ID tag fields from the respective data units to assign each... Agent:

20120131253 - Pcie nvram card based on nvdimm: A memory system controller includes one or more sockets for accommodating NVDIMM cards produced by different NVDIMM providers; a PCIe interface for coupling the memory system controller to a host; and a controller coupled to the PCIe interface over a PCIe-compliant connection and to the one or more sockets over... Agent:

20120131254 - Switch apparatus for switching display, keyboard, and mouse: A switch apparatus includes first to third video graphics array (VGA) interfaces, first to sixth universal serial bus (USB) interfaces, a single-pole double-throw (SPDT) switch, and first to eighteenth electronic switches. The first VGA interface is connected to the second and third VGA interfaces through the electronic switches. The first... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20120131255 - Multi-port system and method for routing a data element within an interconnection fabric: A method and structure(s) for providing a data path between and among nodes and processing elements within an interconnection fabric are described. More specifically, a device comprising a first circuit configured to couple between a first bus and a link is described. The circuit may be configured to operate as... Agent: Jinsalas Solutions, LLC

20120131256 - I/o control systems and methods: An input/output (“I/O”) port control system is provided. The system can include an I/O controller (110) comprising a power input (115) and an operably connected I/O interface (120). A power supply (150) and switch (130) can be operably connected to the power input. A detector (140) can be operably connected... Agent:

05/17/2012 > 26 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.

20120124243 - Command queue for peripheral component: In an embodiment, a peripheral component configured to control an external interface of an integrated circuit. For example, the peripheral component may be a memory interface unit such as a flash memory interface unit. The internal interface to the peripheral component may be shared between data transfers to/from the external... Agent:

20120124244 - Mobile computing device with adaptive response based on accessory firmware: Techniques for predicting accessory behavior and techniques for responding based on the predicted behavior are provided. A mobile computing device (MCD) determines firmware being used by an accessory. Based on the determination, the MCD can predict a command most likely to be received next from the accessory. After the MCD... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120124245 - Universal remote control with automated setup: A remote control of the present invention automatically identifies one or more peripheral devices which need to be programmed with the remote control. In some embodiments, the remote control is able to visually identify a peripheral device from an image, obtain the configuration information for the peripheral device, and program... Agent: Flextronics Id, LLC

20120124246 - Selectively hiding an interface controller from an operating system: A method and other embodiments associated with an interface controller (310) are described. One example method (100) includes monitoring an interface device presence signal for an interface port connector (330) associated with an interface controller (310). The example method (100) also includes controlling (120) the interface controller (310) to be... Agent:

20120124247 - Method and apparatus for detecting the type of interface to which a peripheral device is connected: A peripheral device is connectable to a computer having one of a first interface and a second interface. The first interface communicates with the peripheral device over a differential data connection having a first data conductor and a second data conductor. The second interface communicates with the peripheral device over... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120124249 - Method of data communications with reduced latency: Data communications with reduced latency, including: writing, by a producer, a descriptor and message data into at least two descriptor slots of a descriptor buffer, the descriptor buffer comprising allocated computer memory segmented into descriptor slots, each descriptor slot having a fixed size, the descriptor buffer having a header pointer... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120124248 - Processor with tightly coupled smart memory unit: An information processor includes a central processing unit core and a tightly coupled smart memory unit, the central processing unit core having a direct memory access unit. The tightly coupled smart memory unit having a memory unit coupled to the central processing unit core and a control register, and status... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20120124250 - Information processing apparatus and method of controlling same: Provided is an information processing apparatus and method of controlling same in which, when data transfer is performed among a plurality of control circuits, which control circuit is used to execute data transfer is controlled appropriately based on the transfer conditions of data transfer. To accomplish this, the apparatus has... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120124251 - Hierarchical buffer system enabling precise data delivery through an asynchronous boundary: The present invention provides a system and method for controlling data entries in a hierarchical buffer system. The system includes an integrated circuit device with a memory core, a high speed upstream data bus, and a plurality of 1st tier buffers that receive data from the memory. The system further... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120124252 - Data transferring apparatus and control method thereof: A data transferring apparatus, that is capable of connecting to at least one device and that transfers a request from a host to the device, obtains, in response to receiving a suspend request for suspending at least one of the devices from the host, configuration data of the target device... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120124253 - Switch circuit and method for switching input/output port and electronic device using the same: A switch circuit for switching input/output port includes a control unit, a built-in input/output (I/O) port, an external I/O port and a switch unit. The switch unit is electrically connected to the control unit, the built-in I/O port and the external I/O port. The switch unit receives a control signal... Agent:

20120124254 - Estimating processor load using peripheral adapter queue behavior: Techniques for estimating processor load by using queue depth information of a peripheral adapter provides processor loading information that can be used to adapt interrupt latency to improve performance in a processing system. A mathematical function of the depth of one or more queues of the adapter is compared to... Agent:

20120124255 - Priority logic module: In a nuclear process control system, a priority logic module (PLM) is provided. The priority logic module comprises a plurality of input ports, each input port associated with one of a plurality of priorities, a plurality of output ports, and a test mode select port associated with a test mode... Agent: Invensys Systems Inc.

20120124256 - Method for deterministic sas discovery and configuration: The present invention is directed to a method for deterministic Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface (SAS) discovery and configuration. The method includes transmitting a Serial Management Protocol (SMP) DISCOVER Request from a node of a SAS domain to each expander of the SAS domain. The method further includes receiving... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20120124258 - Conversion of a single-wire bus communication protocol: A method of transmission-reception over a serial bus placed, when idle, in a first state at a first voltage, including: a transmit circuit capable of coding a transmission according to a first protocol in which the respective states of the bits are conditioned by time periods of fixed levels, indifferently... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (rousset) Sas

20120124259 - Method and system for hardware based implementation of usb 1.1 over a high speed link: Certain aspects of a method and system for a hardware-based implementation of USB 1.1 over a high-speed link may comprise translating at a client side of a client server communication system, USB protocol messages comprising a first USB standard to corresponding encapsulated USB protocol messages, wherein the USB protocol messages... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20120124257 - Multichip module for communications: An embodiment of a multichip module is disclosed. For this embodiment of the multichip module, a transceiver die has transceivers. A crossbar switch die has at least one crossbar switch. A protocol logic blocks die has protocol logic blocks. The transceiver die, the crossbar switch die, and the protocol logic... Agent: Xilinx, Inc.

20120124262 - Apparatus and method for arbitrating bus: A bus arbitration apparatus and method are provided. A plurality of masters may be classified into master types based on master characteristics, and bus arbitration may be performed. Thus, it is possible to prevent a bus from being distributed to a predetermined master, and it is possible to improve overall... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120124260 - Closed loop dynamic interconnect bus allocation method and architecture for a multi layer soc: A closed loop dynamic interconnect bus allocation method and architecture for a multi layer SoC is disclosed. In one embodiment, a system on chip (SoC) includes multiple masters, multiple slaves, multiple buses, and an interconnect module coupled to multiple masters and multiple slaves via multiple buses. The interconnect module includes... Agent:

20120124261 - Microcontroller including flexible connections between modules: A microcontroller includes a system bus matrix to connect various modules. The microcontroller also includes direct connections between modules. For example, the microcontroller may include a direct connection between a data processing module and a memory controller module to improve the transfer rate for data that is processed by the... Agent: Atmel Rousset S.a.s.

20120124263 - Allocating grant channel resources: Grant channel resources are allocated based on the number of access terminals that use different types of transmission time intervals (TTIs) for data transmissions. For example, if the number of access terminals using a first type of TTI exceeds the number of access terminals using a second type of TTI,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20120124264 - Technique for communicating interrupts in a computer system: A technique to enable efficient interrupt communication within a computer system. In one embodiment, an advanced programmable interrupt controller (APlC) is interfaced via a set of bits within an APIC interface register using various interface instructions or operations, without using memory-mapped input/output (MMIO).... Agent:

20120124265 - Method for executing system management interrupt: A method for executing a system management interrupt (SMI) is provided. When a power on self test (POST) is executed, a first identifier is generated and stored into a system management mode block of a memory. During a process for starting an operating system (OS), the first identifier is read... Agent: Inventec Corporation

20120124266 - Hybrid storage device and electronic system using the same: A hybrid storage device is provided. The hybrid storage device includes a first storage part that comprises an interface device based on a first standard, a second storage part that comprises an interface device based on a second standard, and a connector for interface devices that is shared by the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120124268 - Control apparatus for process input-output device: A control apparatus for an input-output device includes a hardware part and a software part, in which a controller in the hardware part carries out a control operation in accordance with a signal from the input-output device, outputs a result of the control operation to a process, and has a... Agent: Hitachi Information & Control Solutions, Ltd.

20120124267 - Video graphics array interface switch apparatus: A video graphics array (VGA) interface switch apparatus includes first to third VGA interfaces, a single-pole double-throw (SPDT) switch, a switch control chip, and first to sixth electronic switches. The first VGA interface is connected to the second and third VGA interfaces through the switch control chip and the electronic... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

05/10/2012 > 22 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20120117274 - Communication protocol for use with portable electronic devices: Improved techniques for communicating between a portable electronic device and an accessory (or auxiliary) device are disclosed. The accessory device can augment or supplement the functionality or capabilities of the portable electronic device. For example, in one embodiment, the accessory device can provide wireless communication capabilities to the portable electronic... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120117275 - Providing indirect data addressing for a control block at a channel subsystem of an i/o processing system: An computer program product, apparatus, and method for facilitating input/output (I/O) processing for an I/O operation at a host computer system configured for communication with a control unit. The computer program product includes a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120117278 - Method and system for partial usb enumeration and edge initiation: Initiating USB-over-network connections based on partial USB enumeration, including the steps of: Discovering USB hosts by respective USB host adaptors (USBHs). Reading USB device descriptors of USB devices by respective USB device adaptors (USBDs) performing partial USB enumeration that stops prior to the configuration state of the USB devices. Forwarding... Agent: Valens Semiconductor Ltd.

20120117277 - Method and system for usb addressing by a network adaptor: Addressing, by USB host adaptors, packets conveying USB data over a non-USB network, including the steps of: Connecting USB hosts with respective USB host adaptors (USBHs). Connecting USB devices with respective USB device adaptors (USBDs). Enabling, by the non-USB network, each USBHs to discover the presence and capabilities of each... Agent: Valens Semiconductor Ltd.

20120117279 - Method for announcing a memory configuration: The invention creates a method for enabling a terminal to determine an activated memory configuration of a storage medium that can be operated in the terminal. For this purpose an interruption and subsequent restoration of the contact existing at an interface of the storage medium between the storage medium and... Agent:

20120117276 - Usb device adaptor for initiating a usb connection over a non-usb network: Initiating, by USB device adaptors, USB connections over a non-USB network, including the steps of: Connecting non-collocated USB hosts with respective non-collocated USB host adaptors (USBHs), according to USB specification timings. Connecting non-collocated USB devices with respective non-collocated USB device adaptors (USBDs). Enabling the USBDs and the USBHs to communicate... Agent: Valens Semiconductor Ltd.

20120117280 - Detection of usb attachment: A change is managed in the attachment state between a first device and a second device which are connected via an interface. The first device comprises a high frequency clock. The first device is in a sleep state in which the high frequency clock is deactivated. A detection of a... Agent: St-ericsson Sa

20120117282 - Data filtering using central dma mechanism: A method and system is disclosed for passing data processed by a DMA controller through a transmission filter. The method includes the DMA controller accessing data for transfer between an origination location in the system and a destination location in the system. The accessed data is passed through the DMA... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120117281 - Fencing direct memory access data transfers in a parallel active messaging interface of a parallel computer: Fencing direct memory access (‘DMA’) data transfers in a parallel active messaging interface (‘PAMI’) of a parallel computer, the PAMI including data communications endpoints, each endpoint including specifications of a client, a context, and a task, the endpoints coupled for data communications through the PAMI and through DMA controllers operatively... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120117283 - Arrangement comprising a first semiconductor chip and a second semiconductor chip connected thereto: A data communication method for semiconductor chips including transmitting load control data, pilot data and a transmission clock signal from a first semiconductor chip to one or more second semiconductor chips that are each coupled to one or more electrical loads, driving the electrical loads based on a timing defined... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20120117284 - Configurable 2-wire/3-wire serial communications interface: A configurable 2-wire/3-wire serial communications interface (C23SCI), which includes start-of-sequence (SOS) detection circuitry and sequence processing circuitry, is disclosed. When the SOS detection circuitry is coupled to a 2-wire serial communications bus, the SOS detection circuitry detects an SOS of a received sequence based on a serial data signal and... Agent: Rf Micro Devices, Inc.

20120117285 - Protocol extensions in a display port compatible interface: A computer can control a target device using a packet format described herein. In one example, an extension packet controls the target device in at least one of power consumption, image rendering, and register updating.... Agent:

20120117287 - Communication system, master node, and slave node: In a communication system, a bus allows information to be communicated thereon as signals. Each of the signals has an electrical dominant level thereon and an electrical recessive level thereon. The electrical dominant level is asserted on the bus in priority to the electrical recessive level. Each of a master... Agent: Denso Corporation

20120117286 - Interface devices and systems including the same: An interface device includes a transaction management unit, a buffer unit and a selection circuit. The transaction management unit selectively splits a transaction of a master device into a first sub-transaction and at least one remaining sub-transaction based on a size of the transaction. The buffer unit stores the remaining... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120117288 - Arbitration circuit and control method thereof: An arbitration circuit includes a use frequency setting block that sets a setting value for limiting a bus use frequency for each of a plurality of masters. A use request management section holds the bus use request from each of the plurality of masters and selects a use request that... Agent: Sony Corporation

20120117289 - Adaptable storage cartridge system: A data storage system and method comprises a storage device located inside a cartridge housing and an adapter module removable from the storage device. A first interface directly connects the storage device to the adapter module through an opening in the cartridge housing and a second interface different than the... Agent:

20120117290 - Systems and methods relating to user interfaces for docking portable electronic: Systems and methods related to the user interface of docking portable electronic devices. A master device may be docked with a slave device to control operation of the slave device. The master device may be operable to display a user interface. The user interface of the master device may be... Agent: Imerj, LLC

20120117291 - Computationally-networked unified data bus: Embodiments of the present invention provide a computationally-networked unified data bus for a multi-processing domain architecture. Specifically, in a typical embodiment, a unified data bus is provided. A first data bus adapter (e.g., a node) is coupled to the unified data bus (e.g., a link), and a first processing domain... Agent:

20120117292 - Method and system for initiating distinct usb connections over a network: Connecting USB devices with USB hosts over distinct network paths, including the following steps: Connecting USB hosts with respective USB host adaptors (USBHs), essentially according to USB specification timings. Connecting USB devices with respective USB device adaptors (USBDs). Enabling the USBDs and the USBHs to communicate over a network that... Agent: Valens Semiconductor Ltd.

20120117293 - Usb host adaptor for initiating a usb connection over a non-usb network: Initiating, by USB host adaptors, USB connections over a non-USB network, including the steps of: Connecting non-collocated USB hosts with respective non-collocated USB host adaptors (USBHs), according to USB specification timings. Connecting non-collocated USB devices with respective non-collocated USB device adaptors (USBDs). Enabling the USBHs and the USBDs to communicate... Agent: Valens Semiconductor Ltd.

20120117294 - Method and system for detecting and asserting bus speed condition in a usb isolating device: An apparatus and method for a Universal Serial Bus (USB) isolating device. An USB isolating device includes a downstream facing circuit and a upstream facing circuit. The downstream facing circuit is coupled to a peripheral device via a first pair of signals and is configured for detecting a speed at... Agent: Linear Technology Corporation

20120117295 - Multi-stage interconnection networks having fixed mappings: In one embodiment, a multistage interconnection network (MIN) has two or more configurable stages, each stage having a plurality of switches. The network has one or more unused input terminals, each mapped using fixed switch connections to an unused output terminal. The network also has a set of used input... Agent: Lsi Corporation

05/03/2012 > 25 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.

20120110211 - Management of detected devices coupled to a host machine: In one embodiment, a method includes detecting a coupling of a device to an interface of the host machine. The method also includes determining, through an operating system of the host machine whether the device coupled to the interface of the host machine is same as another device that is... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20120110212 - Scalable embedded memory programming: The present disclosure describes techniques for scalable embedded memory programming. In some aspects data is received at a first communication interface from a host device, at least a portion of the data is stored to a memory device supported by a printed circuit board, and the data is transmitted to... Agent:

20120110213 - Information processing apparatus, display method, and storage medium: A peripheral apparatus management unit of an information processing apparatus includes an acquisition function for acquiring version information of an operating system. The unit further includes a selection function for selecting peripheral apparatus management function control information that defines information required to construct a view content of a peripheral apparatus... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120110214 - Routing commands within a multifunctional device: A device comprising a router, a controller and an application processor, the controller configured to interoperate at any given time either with the controller or the application processor. When the device is coupled to a host device and the router is set for interoperating with the controller in which it... Agent:

20120110215 - Computer system: A computer system including a data processing device for producing an image signal, an input device for producing a control signal and a display device is provided. The display device includes a memory unit, a controller, a source driver, a gate driver and a display panel. The controller is coupled... Agent: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.

20120110216 - Industrial controller interface for plug-in i/o modules: An interface for an industrial controller is provided that enables connection of different types of plug-in I/O modules to the industrial controller. The interface includes several mechanisms, which can be implemented through control logic, circuitry, and/or software, that enable the control/monitoring device to operate in conjunction with different types of... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20120110217 - High speed interchip hsic usb monitoring: Disclosed herein is a system for monitoring high speed interchip (HSIC) universal serial bus (USB) signals in a device comprising a USB controller configured to output first USB transceiver macro-cell (UTMI+) signals, an HSIC PHY transceiver configured to receive first UTMI+ signals from the USB controller and to convert and... Agent: St-ericsson Sa

20120110218 - Auto-detection and mode switching for digital interface: A method of operating a microphone system includes the steps of monitoring an I/O terminal to detect whether a signal on that terminal achieves a pre-defined logic level during a monitoring period. The I/O terminal and a second I/O terminal are configured to one of a hardware mode or a... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.

20120110219 - Data processing circuit and data processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, a data processing circuit included in a data processing apparatus together with plural peripheral circuits including a peripheral circuit configured to output first data includes a processing unit and a stop unit. The processing unit subjects the first data to data processing according to a specified... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120110220 - Communication speed control apparatus and communication speed control method: A communication speed control apparatus for controlling communication between a host device and an external device in accordance with a high-speed communication mode or a low-speed communication mode includes a list storage unit configured to store a list of specification information of external devices that are incompatible with the host... Agent:

20120110221 - Apparatus for processing key input using interrupt: Provided is an apparatus for processing a key input using an interrupt. When a key is pressed, a key input signal and a key interrupt signal may be generated and transmitted to a control unit which may process the pressed input key. When the control unit receives the key interrupt... Agent:

20120110222 - Apparatus and method for dynamically enabling and disabling write xfr_rdy: A method for dynamically enabling and disabling use of XFR_RDY is disclosed herein. In one embodiment of the invention, such a method includes receiving a write command at a target and determining whether XFR_RDY is enabled or disabled for the write command. In the event XFR_RDY is disabled, the method... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20120110223 - Lock-less buffer management scheme for telecommunication network applications: A buffer management mechanism in a multi-core processor for use on a modem in a telecommunications network is described herein. The buffer management mechanism includes a buffer module that provides buffer management services for one or more Layer 2 applications, wherein the buffer module at least provides a user space... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20120110224 - Data processing apparatus and image processing apparatus: A data processing apparatus may include a buffer unit, a data write control unit, a data read control unit, and a buffer area determination unit. The data write control unit may write the input data to the storage area determined by the buffer area determination unit, and output a data... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20120110225 - Method and communication system for determining the time of an event in an io device: A method and communication system that provide an inexpensive approach that enables the times of events that are detected in IO device to be determined in a higher-level controller. The higher-level controller has a system clock and is connected to an IO link device to which multiple first IO devices... Agent: Phoenix Contact Gmbh & Co. Kg

20120110226 - Medical data collection apparatus: A data collection unit obtains physiological data from a subject interface on a subject. The subject interface can be connected to the data collection unit. When the subject interface is connected to the data collection unit, subject interface contacts on the subject interface make contact with data collection unit contacts... Agent: Cardionet, Inc.

20120110227 - Device for transmitting data between a serial data bus and working modules such as actuator modules and/or i/o modules: The invention concerns a device for transmitting data between a serial data bus and working modules, wherein the data bus is connected to a bus node in a bus module having at least two serial communication ports which are connected to ports of a hub connected to or integrated with... Agent: Festo Ag & Co. Kg

20120110228 - Medical data collection apparatus: A physiological data collection device obtains physiological data from a subject interface on a subject. The physiological data collection device includes a data connector such as a USB connector for connecting directly to a computer. When the physiological data collection device is connected to the computer, the physiological data is... Agent: Cardionet, Inc.

20120110229 - Selective switching of a memory bus: A memory bus with a first bus segment coupled to a memory controller that includes control logic and a first memory device, a second bus segment coupled to a second memory device, and a switch between the first bus segment and the second bus segment. The control logic outputs control... Agent: Rambus Inc.

20120110230 - Device for arbitrating bus accesses and method for controlling same: In an information-processing apparatus including a plurality of modules and a first arbiter which arbitrates bus-access requests of the plurality of modules, at least one of the plurality of modules includes a plurality of submodules and a second arbiter which arbitrates bus-access requests of the plurality of submodules and transmits... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20120110231 - Home storage system: In general, embodiments of the present invention provide a home storage system and method of production. Specifically, in a typical embodiment, the home storage system includes a main controller that is coupled to a display controller, an external memory controller, an external interface, and a PCI-Express-based hybrid RAID controller. Further,... Agent:

20120110232 - Multi-destination direct memory access transfer: An apparatus generally including an internal memory and a direct memory access controller is disclosed. The direct memory access controller may be configured to (i) read first information from an external memory across an external bus, (ii) generate second information by processing the first information, (iii) write the first information... Agent:

20120110233 - I/o system, downstream pci express bridge, interface sharing method, and program: Fault tolerance is improved, a functional limitation at the time of start-up of an I/O system is avoided, and a start-up time is shortened. A downstream PCI Express bridge sets a PCI Express device connected to the downstream PCI Express bridge itself, among a plurality of single root-compatible PCI Express... Agent:

20120110234 - Multi-protocol bus interface device: A bus interface device is configured to receive data from one or more devices via a bus. The bus interface device is also configured to process first data received via the bus according to a transport protocol of the bus. The bus interface device is further configured to process second... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20120110235 - Wire control device and electronic device using the same: A wire control device for wired remotely controlling an electronic device. The wire control device includes a USB connector and a control switch, and the control switch generates control signals. The electronic device includes a USB port and a process unit. When the USB port is connected to the USB... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

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