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Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output

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10/02/2014 > 25 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140297891 - 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 is provided for performing a method including: sending a transport command word (TCW) to an I/O subsystem, the... Agent:

20140297892 - Function executing apparatus, non-transitory storage medium storing instructions executable by the function executing apparatus, and method of controlling the function executing apparatus: A function executing apparatus includes: a communication device which communicates with an external device; a function executing device which executes at least one preset function; and a controller. The controller determines whether the communication device can communicate with the external device. When the communication device can communicate with the external... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140297893 - Emulating multiple universal serial bus (usb) keys so as to efficiently configure different types of hardware: A method, system and computer program product for efficiently configuring different types of hardware components. A computing device is connected to a hardware component to be configured. The computing device detects the type of the hardware component upon being connected to the hardware component. The computing device then identifies a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140297894 - Universal serial bus (usb) key functioning as multiple usb keys so as to efficiently configure different types of hardware: A method, data storage device and computer program product for efficiently configuring different types of hardware components. A Universal Serial Bus (USB) key is preloaded with multiple profiles, where each profile contains a configuration file(s) associated with a particular type of hardware component. Upon plugging the USB key into a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140297895 - Universal serial bus (usb) key functioning as multiple usb keys so as to efficiently configure different types of hardware: A method, data storage device and computer program product for efficiently configuring different types of hardware components. A Universal Serial Bus (USB) key is preloaded with multiple profiles, where each profile contains a configuration file(s) associated with a particular type of hardware component. Upon plugging the USB key into a... Agent:

20140297896 - Input system and method for computers: An input system includes a number of computers, a keyboard, and a mouse. Each computer includes an adapter. The keyboard includes a sender and a receiver. The mouse includes a sending device. The sender of the keyboard selectively communicates with at least one of the computer through corresponding adapter. The... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140297897 - Dual-mode tablet input system: Examples of the present invention disclose a dual-mode tablet input system. According to one implementation, the system includes a portable electronic device configured to communicate with a primary computer. When a connection between the primary computer and portable electronic device is established, a mode change controller affiliated with portable electronic... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140297898 - Multi-channel peripheral interconnect supporting simultaneous video and bus protocols: A method includes generating, by a control unit of a first device, a handshaking signal to be transmitted to a second device via a second channel. The method further includes based on the handshaking signal being acknowledged by the second device, configuring, by the control unit, the second channel to... Agent:

20140297899 - Universal serial bus network interface controller and operation mode switching method: A universal serial bus (USB) network interface controller and an operation mode switching method thereof are provided. The USB network interface controller determines an access point network band of a wireless network access point with which the USB network interface controller intends to connect, and switches from a first USB... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corporation

20140297901 - Method and system for automatically recognizing operating system by usb device: Disclosed are a method and system for automatically recognizing an operating system by a USB device. The method includes: determining whether an operating system string descriptor request sent by a host is received; if yes, determining that the operating system of the host is a WINDOWS operating system; if not,... Agent:

20140297900 - Method for tracking wired and wireless audio peripherals using unique volume key identifiers on a host device: A method of an application to identify wireless peripherals in an iOS environment or other environment when peripheral identification information such as address is limited or not available. The application assigns a unique identifier to each peripheral as it connects to a wireless network such as Bluetooth. The unique identifier... Agent: Phone Halo LLC

20140297902 - Techniques for rate governing of a display data stream: Techniques for rate governing of a display data stream are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a processor circuit and a graphics management module comprising a differential analyzer. In some embodiments, the graphics management module may be operative on the processor circuit to determine a target... Agent:

20140297903 - Reliable socket transfer: Various embodiments initialize a communication link associated with data transfer to a connected state between participants in the communication link. In some cases, the communication link is paired with a first Input/Output (I/O) completion port effective to enable the data transfer. Some embodiments disassociate the communication link with the first... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140297904 - Device for providing wireless communication-based universal serial bus service and associated connection management method: Disclosed is a method of managing a connection with a device for a wireless communication-based Wireless universal Serial Bus (WSB) service in a host, including controlling to create an initial channel to connect to a target device for a WSB service, considering a device class of the target device, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140297905 - Improving serial peripheral performance over wireless communication links: A host device receives a Universal Serial Bus (USB) transfer request from a USB host driver, modifies the USB transfer request, encapsulates the modified USB transfer request for transmission via a wireless communication link, transmits the encapsulated modified USB transfer request to a wireless peripheral device via the wireless communication... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140297906 - Buffer circuit and semiconductor integrated circuit: A buffer circuit includes: a register array including registers in a plurality of stages; and a control circuit configured to rearrange a plurality of pieces of received data in the register in a determined transfer order and to control the register array to sequentially output the plurality of pieces of... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited

20140297907 - Data processing apparatus and data processing method: A data processing apparatus includes a shared buffer; an issuing unit that issues a write address for writing incoming data to the shared buffer; a receiving unit that receives a returned read address for the data read from the shared buffer; a monitoring buffer that saves information indicating use status... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140297908 - Extensible communications network providing independent or remote operation or control of electronic systems: An extensible system and method for providing a communication network including a central controller, a remote controlling device and a peripheral device, the central controller enabling communication between the remote controlling device and the peripheral device, the central controlling device and/or the remote controlling device having an extensible computer program,... Agent:

20140297909 - Storage apparatus and hierarchy control method: An access frequency of each of a plurality of measurement cycles for each unit area in a virtual volume is measured in a storage apparatus loaded with a hierarchy control function, the storage hierarchy which is proper as a placement destination of data written in each of the unit areas... Agent:

20140297910 - Sas expander: A SAS expander that includes a storage management module to cause the SAS expander to configure zoning of targets coupled to the SAS expander based on zone configuration rules. The storage management to cause, in response to receipt of a command to enter an expander reduced functionality mode of operation,... Agent:

20140297911 - Method and device for coupling a first sensor to at least one second sensor: A method for coupling a first sensor to at least one second sensor is provided, the method including a step of transmitting a first signal from the first sensor to the at least one second sensor. Furthermore, the method includes a step of providing a second signal by way of... Agent:

20140297913 - Slave control device and method for programming a slave control device: A slave control device for use in a master/slave bus system having at least two programs that are stored in the slave control device, wherein the programs are matched to different masters that differ in schedule tables, at least one distinguishing feature of the schedule tables is stored in the... Agent: Volkswagen Ag

20140297912 - Status switching method: The present invention provides a status switching method applied to a slave device. The status switching method includes: receiving a command wrapper from a host device; receiving a status query command corresponding to the command wrapper from the host device; transmitting a status wrapper to the host device in response... Agent: Silicon Motion, Inc.

20140297914 - Chip including memory element storing higher level memory data on a page by page basis: A bus system for transferring data between parts of a multiprocessor system. The bus system is divided into a plurality of segments. Each segment is controlled by a table providing routing information. The bus system establishes communication between a sender and a receiver according to data where the data includes... Agent: Pact Xpp Technologies Ag

20140297915 - Peripheral component interconnect device and electronic device with peripheral component interconnect port: An electronic device includes a peripheral component interface (PCI) port, a first storage unit storing a basic input/output system (BIOS), a second storage unit storing a relationship table defining a number of register values and PCI setting information, and a processing unit. The PCI port is used to connect to... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

  
09/25/2014 > 17 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories.

20140289429 - Automatic attachment and detachment for hub and peripheral devices: A device comprises circuitry configured for being communicatively coupled to a transceiver. In operation, the device is configured to receive a first message from another device to support at least one aspect of attachment of the device and the another device and to send, to the another device, a second... Agent: Tri-county Excelsior Foundation

20140289430 - Method of monitoring the status of a peripheral device, and a computer and network system: A network system enables monitoring the status of peripheral devices from computers without concentrating a load on the network. A specific device driver that runs on a specific computer connected to the network has an initialization command transmission unit that sends a first initialization command to the specific printer when... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140289431 - Interface apparatus connected with electronic device: An interface apparatus is capable of connecting with a plurality of external devices and an electronic device. The electronic device generates control signals and a selecting signal. The interface apparatus comprises a plurality of interface ports, an interface, a selection unit, and a switch. The interface ports connect with the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140289432 - Connecting device of the transport screen: The present invention relates to a connecting device of the transport screen, comprising: A connecting unit, with one or more electrical sockets for the I/O of the portable device to be connected; and a data transferring and controlling unit, one side of the unit could be connected to said connecting... Agent:

20140289433 - Isolated multi-network computer system and apparatus: The present invention presents apparatuses and systems for operating multiple computers from a single keyboard and a single mouse and view composite videos generated from video output of the multiple computers on a single display, while preventing any possible information leakage between the computers. Keyboard and mouse commands detected by... Agent:

20140289434 - Leveraging an enumeration and/or configuration mechanism of one interconnect protocol for a different interconnect protocol: An interconnect architecture device of an aspect includes a processor to generate a transaction that is of a different interconnect protocol than LLI. The interconnect architecture device also includes conversion logic coupled with the processor. The conversion logic is to convert the transaction, which is of the different interconnect protocol... Agent:

20140289435 - Issuing requests to a fabric: In one embodiment, a method includes determining whether producer-consumer ordering rules have been met for a first transaction to be sent from a source agent to a target agent via a fabric, and if so a first request for the first transaction is sent from the source agent to the... Agent:

20140289436 - Network controller sharing between smm firmware and os drivers: A mechanism for reducing the cost of providing network-based remote platform management by allowing system firmware to communicate with a remote platform administrator or process by sharing a NIC that is also used for normal network traffic is discussed. The dual use of the NIC reduces the cost of remote... Agent: Insyde Software Corp.

20140289437 - Expander interrupt processing: In one example in accordance with aspects of the present disclosure, an expander is provided. The expander comprises a workload scheduling module to cause the expander to enter a first mode of operation where the expander processes interrupts, and further to enter a second mode of operation where the expander... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140289438 - Human-machine dialog system:

20140289439 - Method of handling transactions, corresponding system and computer program product: A system, such as a System-on-Chip includes an interface component or PLUG which generates transactions over an IP block, such as an interconnect serving one or more clients via virtual channels. The client or clients are mapped onto the virtual channels via client/virtual channel mappings. The virtual channels are provided... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (grenoble 2) Sas

20140289440 - Systems and methods involving data bus inversion memory circuitry, configuration and/or operation: Systems, methods and fabrication processes relating to memory devices involving data bus inversion are disclosed. According to one illustrative implementation, a memory device may comprise a memory core, circuitry that receives a data bus inversion (DBI) bit associated with a data signal as input directly, without transmission through DBI logic... Agent: Gsi Technology, Inc.

20140289441 - Multilevel memory bus system: The present invention relates to a multilevel memory bus system for transferring information between at least one DMA controller and at least one solid-state semiconductor memory device, such as NAND flash memory devices or the like. This multilevel memory bus system includes at least one DMA controller coupled to an... Agent:

20140289442 - Button signaling for apparatus state control: A keypad circuit provides a signal corresponding to an actuation of a button. A query is presented to confirm intent to place an apparatus in a low-power state in response to the signal. The apparatus assumes a low-power state in response to a confirmation. The apparatus is also configured to... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140289443 - Inter-bus communication interface device: There is provided an inter-bus communication interface device capable of efficiently performing transfer of data between a plurality of devices connected to different buses, respectively. When communication data is transmitted, a first device writes the communication data into a buffer, whereas when communication control information is transmitted, the first device... Agent: Spansion LLC

20140289444 - Information processing apparatus and method of controlling: The presence of first storing unit that stores therein virtual bus data representing a virtual bus tree configuration in which some of the routes in the I/O bus system are virtually short-circuited; and a notifier that notifies the virtual bus data to a processing device disposed upstream of the I/O... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140289445 - Hardware accelerator system and method: There is provided a hardware accelerator system and method. The system and method relate to a low power scalable stream compute accelerator for general matrix multiply (GEMM). There is provided a systolic compute accelerator architecture for matrix operations. Further, the system may include an application specific engine.... Agent:

  
09/18/2014 > 76 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.

20140281039 - Devices and methods for enabling usb communication over extension media: USB extension devices that transmit USB 3.0 differential signaling over an extension medium that supports serial communication are provided. In some embodiments, an electrical idle or suspend is detected from a transmit conductor of a USB host or device, and a corresponding USB extension device is reconfigured to couple a... Agent: Icron Technologies Corporation

20140281040 - Namespace access control in nvm express pcie nvm with sr-iov: A method implemented by a non-volatile memory (NVM) controller comprising obtaining a NVM express (NVMe) command comprising a namespace identifier (NSID) from a host memory via a peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) function, determining a mapping between the PCIe function and a namespace identified by the NSID based on a... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20140281041 - Facilitating transport mode data transfer between a channel subsystem and input/output devices: A computer program product is provided for performing an input/output (I/O) operation initiated by an I/O operation instruction 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... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140281042 - First-in-first-out queue-based command spreading: Embodiments relate to first-in-first-out (FIFO) queue based command spreading. An aspect includes receiving a plurality of commands by a first level priority stage of a memory control unit (MCU), wherein each of the plurality of commands is associated with one of a plurality of ports located on a buffer chip.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140281044 - Performance optimization of data transfer for soft information generation: A single command initiates a first read operation and sequence of one or more additional read operations from the same portion of memory. The one or more additional read operations are terminable after the first read operation provides a first plurality of data values that is made available to a... Agent: Sandisk EnterpriseIPLLC

20140281043 - System and method for transferring data between components of a data processor: A data processing device includes a plurality of devices, a processor core, a memory, and a queue manager. The processor core stores one or more commands in a command queue of the memory to be executed by the plurality of devices to implement a data transfer path. The queue manager... Agent:

20140281045 - System and method for prioritizing iscsi data transmission using data center bridging enabled switches: A method of prioritizing data transmissions between a SCSI initiator and a SCSI target in a network system with DCB enabled switches. The method includes a switch controller detecting a SCSI set priority response transmitted via a first pair of switch ports from a SCSI target to a SCSI initiator,... Agent: Dell Products L.p.

20140281046 - Block device management: Embodiments of the present invention perform a method for reading data from, writing data to, powering on, or configuring a block device without the kernel translating a file system operation into a block device operation. This is implemented by a using a core module to couple applications running in user... Agent: Silicon Graphics International Corp.

20140281047 - System and method for distributing user interface device configurations: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to collect a plurality of User Interface (UI) device configurations, receive a request from a computing device to download one or more of the plurality of UI device configurations, and transmit to... Agent: Steelseries Aps

20140281048 - Programmable universal io interface: A system is provided that includes a controller that is configured to enable communication between one or more sensors and a processor. The controller includes a plurality of input-output (IO) ports each configured to couple to the one or more sensors. Moreover, each of the IO ports is configured to... Agent: General Electric Company

20140281049 - Combined power and input/output line: An electronic device including a host system including a source; and a target system operably coupled to the host system via a combined power I/O line; wherein the target system includes a pass transistor and a switching system cooperative to allow the source to charge a power supply capacitor on... Agent: Microchip Technology Incorporated

20140281050 - Managing i/o priorities: In one embodiment, a memory system for managing priority based Input Output (I/O) command queuing for nonvolatile electrically erasable semiconductor memory comprises one or more banks of electrically erasable semiconductor memory coupled to a storage processor. The storage processor can processes access requests for the memory, and has components including:... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140281051 - Sensor terminal capable of personalizing external physical device and method thereof: A sensor terminal capable of personalizing an external physical device. The sensor terminal includes a control unit that recognizes and uses the external physical device as an internal device. The control unit may include a device object driver to manage a device object of one or more physical device and... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140281052 - Completion combining to improve effective link bandwidth: An apparatus and method are disclosed in which unrelated completion operations intended for a single destination (requestor) are coalesced to improve achievable data bandwidth. During transmission, the completion operations are collected and compressed into a single packet and transmitted along the link. At a receiving end of the link, the... Agent:

20140281053 - I/o device control system and method for controlling i/o device: A plurality of bridge units which connect a computer, a data movement source I/O device, and a data movement destination I/O device to a network, a memory unit which relays movement of data between the data movement source I/O device and the data movement destination I/O device outside the computer,... Agent:

20140281054 - Interfaces for digital media processing: APIs discussed herein promote efficient and timely interoperability between hardware and software components within the media processing pipelines of media content players. A PhysMemDataStructure API facilitates a hardware component's direct access to information within a memory used by a software component, to enable the hardware component to use direct memory... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140281055 - Latency reduction for direct memory access operations involving address translation: Latency reduction for direct memory access operations involving address translation is disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein to perform direct memory access (DMA) operations include initializing a ring of descriptors, the descriptors to index respective buffers for storing received data in a first memory. Such example methods also include causing prefetching... Agent:

20140281056 - Latency reduction for direct memory access operations involving address translation: Latency reduction for direct memory access operations involving address translation is disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein to perform direct memory access (DMA) operations include initializing a ring of descriptors, the descriptors to index respective buffers for storing, in a first memory, data to be transmitted. Such example methods also include... Agent:

20140281058 - Accelerator buffer access: Technologies are generally described for methods and systems effective to provide accelerator buffer access. An operating system may allocate a range of addresses in virtual address spaces and a range of addresses in a buffer mapped region of a physical (or main) memory. A request to read from, or write... Agent: Empire T Echnology Development, LLC

20140281057 - Unified message-based communications: A system includes a plurality of processors, a message fabric, and a plurality of hardware units. Each of the plurality of processors comprises a plurality of communication FIFOs and has an instruction set including at least one instruction to send a message via at least one of the plurality of... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140281059 - Arithmetic processing apparatus and control method of arithmetic processing apparatus: In a multicore system in which a plurality of CPUs each including a cache memory share one main memory, a write buffer having a plurality of stages of buffers each holding data to be written to the main memory and an address of a write destination is provided between the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140281060 - Low-contention update buffer queuing for large systems: A method for queuing thread update buffers to enhance garbage collection. The method includes providing a global update buffer queue and a global array with slots for storing pointers to filled update buffers. The method includes with an application thread writing to the update buffer and, when filled, attempting to... Agent: Oracle America

20140281061 - Data access formatter: The defined architecture allows for format-efficient data storage on bit-patterned media, while allowing for typical variations in the drive, such as reader to writer gap variations. The defined BPM architecture relaxes some timing requirements on real-time signaling from the formatter to the channel, while enabling bit-accurate alignment between data accesses... Agent:

20140281062 - Apparatus, system and method for providing access to a device function: Techniques and mechanisms for providing access to a function with an input/output (I/O) device. In an embodiment, a main memory of a computer system including the I/O device stores a function-context data structure associating a function with a context for an access to the function. The I/O device stores a... Agent:

20140281063 - Wireless adapter for a measurement device: A wireless adapter for a measurement device is provided. The wireless adapter includes a first universal serial bus (USB) port to couplably receive data from the measurement device. The wireless adapter includes a battery to power the measurement device via the first USB port. the wireless adapter includes a wireless... Agent: Service Solutions U.s. LLC

20140281064 - Compound storage system and storage control method: A shared device unit, which comprises a storage device, is coupled to a plurality of storage systems. The shared device unit provides a plurality of storage areas, which are based on the storage device, to the plurality of storage systems. Each storage system stores allocation management information which comprises an... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140281065 - Consistent distributed storage communication protocol semantics in a clustered storage system: Consistent distributed storage communication protocol semantics, such as SCSI target semantics, in a clustered storage system are disclosed. The system includes a mechanism for presenting a single distributed logical unit, comprising one or more logical sub-units, as a single logical unit of storage to a host system by associating each... Agent: Netapp, Inc.

20140281066 - Highly autonomous dispersed storage system retrieval method: A method for accessing data in a directory-less dispersed storage (DS) network. In various embodiments, the method begins when a DS processing unit receives a read request for data stored in accordance with a dispersed storage error encoding function. Estimated storage metadata is determined based on the identity of the... Agent: Cleversafe, Inc.

20140281068 - Apparatus, system, and method for improving equalization with a hardware driven algorithm: A system and method comprising, in response to a first component and a link partner of the first component, undergoing equalization, the first component is to communicate a first set of data to the link partner component. The first component may comprise at least one receiver to receive a first... Agent:

20140281067 - Apparatus, system, and method for performing link training and equalization: A system and method comprising, in response to a first component and a second component undergoing a link training and equalization procedure, a second component is to communicate a first set of data to the first component via a first transmission logic along at least one channel of a communications... Agent:

20140281069 - Multi root shared peripheral component interconnect express (pcie) end point: A method of accessing a server address space of a shared PCIe end point system includes programming a primary address translation table with a server address of a server address space, setting up a direct memory access (DMA) to access a primary port memory map, the primary port memory map... Agent: Avalanche Technology, Inc.

20140281070 - Method and system for platform management messages across peripheral component interconnect express (pcie) segments: A method is disclosed to manage platform management messages through multiple peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) segments implemented on a root complex of a computing system.... Agent:

20140281071 - Optical memory extension architecture: An optical memory extension architecture. A first electrical logic circuit on a first die communicates data according to a packetized, point-to-point interconnect protocol at a full data rate. A first gasket circuit is coupled to receive the data from the first electrical logic circuit. The first gasket circuit causes the... Agent:

20140281074 - Apparatus for rs-232c and rs-485 serial communication using common communication port: Proposed is an apparatus for RS-232C and RS-485 serial communication using common communication port configured to selectively use a communication by RS-232C and RS-485 communication methods without change in external wirings by performing the RS-232C and RS-485 communications using a common communication port, the apparatus including a communication converter configured... Agent: Lsis Co., Ltd.

20140281075 - Data bus inversion (dbi) encoding based on the speed of operation: A method for data transmission is described. A signaling speed of operation of an electronic device is determined. A data bus inversion algorithm is selected based on the signaling speed of operation. The selected data bus inversion algorithm is used to encode data. The encoded data and a data bus... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140281072 - Link layer virtualization in sata controller: A SATA-compatible storage controller that can be configured to allow computers assigned to multiple different computer domains connected by at least one switch fabric to share resources of a common set of storage devices. The storage controller includes a plurality of virtual storage controllers, each providing an interface to a... Agent:

20140281076 - Methods and apparatus for multi-drop digital bus: Apparatus and methods for digital bus operation. In one embodiment, the digital bus is a bidirectional, time-division multiplexing (TDM) audio bus operation, and a bus technology is described that enables multi-drop (e.g., multiple device, multiple node, etc.) connectivity for real-time audio over a small form factor interface (e.g., as few... Agent:

20140281073 - Split transaction protocol for a bus system: A method of and apparatus for communicating between a host and an agent. The method includes the step of performing a first transaction between a host controller and a hub. The hub is operable to perform a single transaction with an agent based on the first transaction. The method then... Agent:

20140281080 - Address translation in 12c data communications system: A novel readdressing circuit is provided for supporting data communications over a data line and a clock line between at least one master device and multiple slave devices. For example, the master device and the multiple slave devices may be configured to communicate over an I2C bus including the data... Agent: Linear Technology Corporation

20140281078 - Configuration switch for a broadcast bus: A bidirectional bus system is provided. The bidirectional bus system includes a plurality of bus slaves configured to couple to a bidirectional bus. Each bus slave of the plurality of bus slaves has a switch operated by a switch control to selectably couple and decouple an upstream portion and a... Agent: Atieva, Inc.

20140281077 - Dual voltage communication bus: A bidirectional bus system that includes a bus master having a first transmitter coupled to a bidirectional bus. The first transmitter transmits a signal in a first voltage range onto the bus. The bus master has a first receiver coupled to the bus. A bus slave having a second transmitter... Agent: Atieva, Inc.

20140281079 - Fault-tolerant loop for a communication bus: A communication bus system is provided. The communication bus system includes a communication bus having a plurality of isolatable segments and a bus master coupled to a first end of the communication bus. The bus master is configured to couple to a second end of the communication bus and to... Agent: Atieva, Inc.

20140281082 - Method, apparatus, and system for improving inter-chip and single-wire communication for a serial interface: A system and method consistent with the present disclosure includes a master device, bus interface link, and slave device. The master device includes a power supply and a detection unit to detect an impedance of the power supply. The inverter provides a first path to the power supply on a... Agent:

20140281081 - Proactive quality of service in multi-matrix system bus: A multi-matrix bus system is disclosed that provides proactive quality of service (QoS) by propagating, as soon as possible through an arbitration node in a network transfer request path, a highest priority value coming from an upstream arbitration node or master that has a current bus request pending at the... Agent:

20140281083 - Enhanced queue management: A paired queue apparatus and method comprising request and response queues wherein queue head and tail pointer update values are communicated through an enhanced pointer word data format providing pointer indicator information and optional auxiliary information in a single transfer, wherein auxiliary information provides additional system communication without consuming additional... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140281084 - Local bypass for in memory computing: Embodiments include a method for bypassing data in an active memory device. The method includes a requestor determining a number of transfers to a grantor that have not been communicated to the grantor, requesting to the interconnect network that the bypass path be used for the transfers based on the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140281085 - Method, apparatus, system for hybrid lane stalling or no-lock bus architectures: A method, apparatus, and system to recover a clock for a bus comprising: to assign a master lane, to lock non-master lanes to the master lane, to fill the master lane during data inactivity, to idle the non-master lanes during data inactivity, to maintain clock for the master lane, and... Agent:

20140281086 - Arbiter for asynchronous state machines: An arbiter can be used for processing a plurality of asynchronous data signals. Each data signal is associated with a request signal and a respective acknowledge signal. The arbiter includes a latch array with an input coupled to receive the data signals and request signals and an output coupled to... Agent:

20140281087 - Moderated completion signaling: The moderation of event notifications from a network interface card. The network interface card has multiple completion queues that queue of completed work. The moderation batches up this completed work such that potentially multiple work requests are aggregated into a single event notification. This moderation reduces processing overhead since it... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140281088 - System and method for deterministic time partitioning of asynchronous tasks in a computing environment: A method of scheduling and controlling asynchronous tasks to provide deterministic behavior in time-partitioned operating systems, such as an ARINC 653 partitioned operating environment. The asynchronous tasks are allocated CPU time in a deterministic but dynamically decreasing manner. In one embodiment, the asynchronous tasks may occur in any order within... Agent: Dornerworks, Ltd.

20140281091 - Method and apparatus for identifying cause of interrupt: A method of identifying a cause of an interrupt related to an interrupt indication received from an interrupt indicating circuit in a processor, includes the steps of having the interrupt indicating circuit provided with a plurality of lowest-layer registers having a plurality of bits, each of the plurality of bits... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140281089 - Servicing a globally broadcast interrupt signal in a multi-threaded computer: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for servicing a globally broadcast interrupt signal in a multi-threaded computer comprising a plurality of processor threads. Embodiments include an interrupt controller indicating in a plurality of local interrupt status locations that a globally broadcast interrupt signal has been received by the interrupt controller.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140281090 - Servicing a globally broadcast interrupt signal in a multi-threaded computer: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for servicing a globally broadcast interrupt signal in a multi-threaded computer comprising a plurality of processor threads. Embodiments include an interrupt controller indicating in a plurality of local interrupt status locations that a globally broadcast interrupt signal has been received by the interrupt controller.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140281092 - System management interrupt handling for multi-core processors: Technologies for system management interrupt (“SMI”) handling include a number of processor cores configured to enter a system management mode (“SMM”) in response to detecting an SMI. The first processor core to enter SMM and acquire a master thread lock sets an in-progress flag and executes a master SMI handler... Agent:

20140281093 - Peripheral device and connection techniques: New techniques for establishing communications connections for computer peripheral devices are provided. In some aspects, new forms of audio-jack-connecting peripheral devices are disclosed, which permit the continued use of the phone jack of a PDA for purposes other than communication with the peripheral device. In other aspects, a new technique... Agent:

20140281095 - Computing device and method for integrating thunderbolt chip on motherboard: In a method for integrating a thunderbolt (TBT) chip on a motherboard of a computing device, the motherboard includes a PCIe slot, and a platform controller hub (PCH) chip. The computing device includes a PCIe card plugged into the PCIe slot. The PCIe card includes a micro controller unit (MCU),... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140281094 - External access of internal sas topology in storage server: The SAS expander PCBA is partitioned to allow SAS lanes to be externalized, allowing for a x4 wide port external access into each of the two primary SAS expander modules and each of the two secondary SAS expander modules. This configuration allows for a single host x8 external HBA connection... Agent:

20140281096 - Broadcasting device with communication mechanism: A broadcasting device with communication mechanism applied to a handheld device includes a body, a control module, a sound broadcasting module, and a communication module; an upper portion of the body has an interchangeable connecting member electrically connecting with the handheld device; the control module is in the body and... Agent: G-tek Electronics Corporation

20140281097 - Semiconductor device and memory system: A semiconductor device capable of communicating with a host apparatus includes a symbol generation unit, a coding unit, and a transmission unit. The symbol generation unit includes a random number generation circuit and generates a symbol according to a random number generated by the random number generation circuit. The coding... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140281098 - Conditional links for direct memory access controllers: Some embodiments relate to a Direct Memory Access (DMA) controller. The DMA controller includes a bus controller having a system bus interface and configured to read a pattern from a memory location via the system bus interface. Pattern comparison logic compares the read pattern to at least one predetermined pattern.... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140281101 - Incoming bus traffic storage system: In managing incoming bus traffic storage for store cell memory (SCM) in a sequential-write, random-read system, a priority encoder system can be used to find a next empty cell in the sequential-write step. Each cell in the SCM has a bit that indicates whether the cell is full or empty.... Agent: Stmicroelectronics International N.v.

20140281100 - Local bypass for in memory computing: Embodiments include a method for bypassing data in an active memory device. The method includes a requestor determining a number of transfers to a grantor that have not been communicated to the grantor, requesting to the interconnect network that the bypass path be used for the transfers based on the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140281099 - Method, system, and computer program product for controlling flow of pcie transport layer packets: This application relates to systems and methods for controlling the flow of transport layer packets (TLP) in a peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe)-based environment. In an exemplary embodiment, an arbiter in a PCIe device determines the amount of data, if any, that should be expected in response to transmission of... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20140281103 - Information processing apparatus and method for generating coupling information: A processing apparatus includes a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to acquire first data that indicates correspondence relationship between a first address given to a first adapter of a first device and a first bus number given to a first bus coupled to the first... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140281102 - Pattern-based service bus architecture using activity-oriented services: A pattern-based service bus includes a plurality of bus endpoints, a bus-hosted service, and a bus storage component. The plurality of bus endpoints interact with bus participants external to the pattern-based service bus, wherein each of the plurality of bus endpoints are identified by a unique address, and type of... Agent: Savigent Software, Inc.

20140281104 - System and method of sending pci express data over ethernet connection: According to certain aspects, the present invention relates to a system and method of sending PCI Express video data over a lower speed Ethernet connection. In embodiments, a system according to the invention includes bridges at either end of an Ethernet connection that is disposed between a PCIe host and... Agent:

20140281105 - High speed disk array spider cable: Embodiments of the invention includes a plurality of connectors configured to connect a plurality of data storage host bus adaptors to a plurality of data storage device subassemblies such that at least one lane of low voltage differential signal pairs from each of the plurality of host bus adaptors is... Agent:

20140281109 - Bus independent platform for sensor hub peripherals: A microcontroller for a peripheral hub includes a plurality of host bus interface microdrivers and a corresponding plurality of host transports. A first manager client, associated with a supported peripheral device, processes messages from a first host. A host manager module routes asynchronous communications, including but not limited to HID... Agent: Intel Corporation

20140281108 - Device, system and method for communication with heterogenous physical layers: A device to process data packets for communication across PHY layers which are of different respective communication protocols. In an embodiment, the device includes a first protocol stack and a second protocol stack which are each for a PCIe™ communication protocol. The first protocol stack and a second protocol stack... Agent:

20140281106 - Direct routing between address spaces through a nontransparent peripheral component interconnect express bridge: A system includes a PCIe controller coupled to a device through a nontransparent PCIe bridge. The controller is operable to direct I/O operations to the device on behalf of a host system. The system also includes a PCIe driver operable within the host system to generate I/O request descriptors that... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140281107 - Efficient input/output (i/o) operations: A system includes a bus, a processor operably coupled to the bus, a memory operably coupled to the bus, a plurality of input/output (I/O) devices operably coupled to the bus, where each of the I/O devices has a set of control registers, and a first shared I/O unit operably coupled... Agent:

20140281110 - Pcie traffic tracking hardware in a unified virtual memory system: Techniques are disclosed for tracking memory page accesses in a unified virtual memory system. An access tracking unit detects a memory page access generated by a first processor for accessing a memory page in a memory system of a second processor. The access tracking unit determines whether a cache memory... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140281111 - Input/output swtiching module interface identification in a multi-server chassis: An interface identification system includes an IHS enclosure including a plurality of IHS slots and a plurality of input/output (I/O) switching module slots. A connection plane provides interconnects between the plurality of IHS slots and the plurality of I/O switching module slots. An I/O switching module includes a plurality of... Agent:

20140281113 - Host interface crossbar for sensor hub: A microcontroller for a peripheral hub includes a plurality of host bus interface microdrivers and a corresponding plurality of host transports. A first manager client, associated with a supported peripheral device, processes messages from a first host. A host manager module routes asynchronous communications, including but not limited to HID... Agent: Intel Corporation

20140281114 - Memory interface and method of interfacing between functional entities: A data and signal interface for controlling the transfer of data and signals between a memory array and macro function such as that of a digital signal processor (DSP) core. In one embodiment, the interface comprises a plurality of memory ports which interface with X/Y memory banks, a plurality of... Agent: Synopsys, Inc.

20140281112 - Method and apparatus for dynamic power saving with flexible gating in a cross-bar architecture: Various aspects of dynamic power reduction in a bus communication architecture are described herein as embodied in an XBAR architecture that provides flexible gating of multiple paths and repeater circuitry to allow any of a number of selected clients to communicate with any of the other interconnected clients while reducing... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

  
09/11/2014 > 50 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories.

20140258561 - Facilitating processing of out-of-order data transfers: Processing of out-of-order data transfers is facilitated in computing environments that enable data to be directly transferred between a host bus adapter (or other adapter) and a system without first staging the data in hardware disposed between the host bus adapter and the system. An address to be used in... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140258562 - Communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory device using a reconfigurable accessory communication protocol: In a method of controlling an accessory device by a mobile computing device, upon being communicatively coupled with the accessory device, the mobile computing device communicates with the accessory device using an accessory communication protocol to receive accessory information, and protocol configuration data associated with a specific application executable on... Agent:

20140258563 - Memory card controller and host device including the same: An interface selection unit physically determines whether or not a memory card is compatible with a first transfer mode, based on the result of signal exchange with the memory card via a first interface unit, to select a first interface unit or a second interface unit. If the second interface... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140258564 - Methodology for detecting problematic connections with peripheral devices: Implementations of the present disclosure provide methods and systems for identifying peripheral devices with which problematic connections have been established. According to one embodiment, a method for detecting a model of peripheral device for which problematic connections with a computerized unit are common is disclosed. The method involves receiving values... Agent: Google Inc.

20140258565 - Smart discovery model in a serial attached small computer system topology: Methods, systems and processor-readable media are disclosed for implementing a “smart” discovery process in a data transfer regime having one or more expanders and one or more initiators. Data traffic associated with such a discovery process can be reduced and one or more of the initiators can be prevented from... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140258566 - Dynamic pause period calculation for serial data transmission: A serial transmission peripheral device for transmitting serial transmission data with a variable data length includes a pulse forming unit; and a register programmable to set a desired transmission length. The peripheral device is operable to determine an actual transmission length and calculate a length of a pause pulse and... Agent:

20140258567 - Data transmission circuit and data transmission method using configurable threshold and related universal serial bus system: A data transmission circuit applied to a universal serial bus (USB) system includes a memory, a direct memory access (DMA) engine and a USB controller. The memory is arranged for receiving and storing external data. The DMA engine is coupled to the memory, and arranged for controlling data retrieved from... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

20140258568 - Method and apparatus for minimizing within-die variations in performance parameters of a processor: Described herein are a method and an apparatus for minimizing within-die variations in performance parameters of a processor. The apparatus comprising: a reference generator to generate an adjustable compensated reference signal; a bias generator to generate a bias signal based on the adjustable compensated reference signal; a transmitter coupled with... Agent:

20140258569 - Signal processing system and associated method: The present invention provides a signal processing system and associated method. The signal processing system includes converter(s) for conversion between digital and analog, each converter includes multiple serially coupled units forming multiple frequency interfaces respectively associating with different frequencies, and each converter is partitioned, at a selected frequency interface, to... Agent: Mediatek Inc.

20140258570 - Implementing configuration preserving relocation of sriov adapter: A method, system and computer program product are provided for implementing configuration preserving relocation of a Single Root Input/Output Virtualization (SRIOV) adapter in a computer system. At system power on an SRIOV adapter having been relocated to a different slot while the system was powered off is automatically detected, and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140258571 - Method and device for serial data transmission having a flexible message size and a variable bit length: A method for serial data transfer in a bus system having at least two bus subscribers that exchange messages via the bus, the transmitted messages having a logical structure according to CAN standard ISO 11898-1, the logical structure encompassing a start of frame bit, arbitration field, control field, data field,... Agent:

20140258572 - Preemptive connection switching for serial attached small computer system interface systems: Methods and structure for preemptively terminating Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface connections are provided. One exemplary embodiment includes an expander comprising multiple physical links, switching circuitry able to establish connections between end devices coupled with the expander through the physical links, and a connection manager. The connection manager is... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140258576 - Communication device, communication method, and communication system: A slave device (20), which is a communication device, receives and analyzes commands, and returns the results to a master device (10). During the command analysis period, an IIC control unit (205) and a CPU (210), which form a control unit, control an SCL control unit (201) so as to... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140258575 - Master-slave detection method and master-slave detection circuit: A master-slave detection method includes: every single time period, utilizing a random manner for determining whether a first device is used to transmit a specific pulse signal to a second device; every single time period, utilizing a random manner for determining whether the second device is used to transmit the... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

20140258573 - Systems and methods for master arbitration: A power system is provided. The power system includes a communications bus and a plurality of modules communicatively coupled to the communications bus. Each of the plurality of modules is configured to continuously monitor the communications bus, transmit a modulated signal at a predetermined frequency when the module detects an... Agent: General Electric Company

20140258574 - Two-wire serial interface and protocol: In a serial transmission method using a two-wire serial interface, a master device transmits a first synchronous serial signal via the two-wire serial interface to wake-up a slave device followed by an asynchronous data transmission on one of the two-wires of the two-wire serial interface. The asynchronous data signal directly... Agent: Microchip Technology Incorporated

20140258579 - Multiple path load distribution for host communication with a tape storage device: A multiple port host communicates with multiple tape drives by requesting information associated with a particular tape. Information of availability status of a plurality of host ports is provided. Traversing all host initiator ports finds a host port with no or the least traffic load for a tape reservation request.... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20140258578 - Supporting multiple channels of a single interface: In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for receiving a request for a transaction from a first agent in a fabric and obtaining an address, a requester identifier, a tag, and a traffic class of the transaction, and determining a channel of a target agent to receive the... Agent:

20140258577 - Wire level virtualization over pci-express: A network element (NE) comprising a processor configured to receive a resource request via a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Express (PCI-e) network from a first device, wherein the first device is external to the NE, and query an access control list to determine whether the first device has permission to... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20140258580 - Motor control apparatus and motor control method: A motor control apparatus includes: a driving control unit that performs driving control of a motor in accordance with a drive command; an interrupt control unit that starts and executes interrupt processing for performing the driving control at an interrupt cycle; a first processing unit that executes same first processing... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited

20140258581 - Method and device for serial data transmission having a flexible message size and a variable bit length: A method for serial data transfer in a bus system having at least two bus subscribers that exchange messages via the bus, the transmitted messages having a logical structure according to CAN standard ISO 11898-1, the logical structure encompassing a start-of-frame bit, arbitration field, control field, data field, CRC field,... Agent:

20140258582 - Semiconductor device with vias on a bridge connecting two buses: A semiconductor device comprises conductive buses and conductive bridges. A respective conductive bridge is conductively coupled to at least two portions of at least one of the conductive buses. At least N plus one (N+1) vias are coupled between every one of the conductive bridges and a respective feature in... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20140258583 - Providing multiple decode options for a system-on-chip (soc) fabric: In one embodiment, a system-on-chip (SoC) can be configured to receive a request from a master agent in a fabric coupled to the master agent, send a show command grant to the master agent responsive to selection of the request by the fabric, receive a command portion of a transaction... Agent:

20140258584 - Bus relay apparatus, integrated circuit apparatus, cable, connector, electronic appliance, and bus relay method: A bus relay apparatus includes: an upstream port unit to which a USB host is connected; a downstream port unit to which a USB device is connected; an upstream port control unit; a downstream port control unit; and a relay unit configured to relay a packet transferred between the upstream... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140258585 - Data path differentiator for pre-emphasis requirement determination or slot identification: An apparatus and method is disclosed for generating path length information for two (usually redundant) receive paths in a receiving device such as a server blade so that the proper amount of equalization and/or pre-emphasis may be applied to receiver and driver circuits in the server blade. In one embodiment,... Agent: Emulex Corporation

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