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Electrical computers and digital processing systems: memory February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/24/2011 > 34 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110047314 - Fast and efficient detection of breakpoints: A microprocessor breakpoint checks a load/store operation specifying a load/store virtual address of data whose first and second pieces are within first and second cache lines. A queue of entries each include first storage for an address associated with the operation and second storage for an indicator indicating whether there... Agent: Huffman Law Group, P.C.
20110047315 - Virtualization of real-time clock: A system and corresponding method virtualizes a real-time clock in the presence of a time-disrupting event. The real-time clock is used with physical machines and includes a single time source within each of the physical machines. The system is implemented in one or more programmable devices, which may be hardware... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110047324 - Memory device with vertically embedded non-flash non-volatile memory for emulation of nand flash memory: A system and a method for emulating a NAND memory system are disclosed. In the method, a command associated with a NAND memory is received. After receipt of the command, a vertically configured non-volatile memory array is accessed based on the command. In the system, a vertically configured non-volatile memory... Agent: Unity Semiconductor Corporation
20110047319 - Memory devices and systems including write leveling operations and methods of performing write leveling operations in memory devices and systems: A memory device controller having a write leveling mode of operation comprises: a clock generator that generates a periodic clock signal for transmission to a memory device; a data strobe generator that generates a data strobe signal for transmission to the memory device; and a control unit that generates command... Agent: Mills & Onello LLP
20110047323 - Memory system, multi-bit flash memory device, and associated methods: A memory system includes a multi-bit flash memory device and a flash controller configured to control the multi-bit flash memory device. The flash controller is configured to output a series of commands, pointers, and addresses to the multi-bit flash memory device for read/program operations.... Agent: Lee & Morse, P.C.
20110047322 - Methods, systems and devices for increasing data retention on solid-state mass storage devices: Methods, systems and devices for increasing the reliability of solid state drives containing one or more NAND flash memory arrays. The methods, systems and devices take into account usage patterns that can be employed to initiate proactive scrubbing on demand, wherein the demand is automatically generated by a risk index... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.
20110047325 - Nonvolatile semiconductor memory device and signal processing system: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device includes: memory cells regularly arranged in a matrix pattern, and having as a charge storage medium a nonconductive nitride film capable of configuring two physical bits in each memory cell; and bit lines connecting in common a source or drain of one of two memory... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110047318 - Reducing capacitive load in a large memory array: In various embodiments, field-effect transistors (FETs) or other high-resistance electronic switches may be used to take a large group of parallel-connected memory devices and separate them into smaller groups of parallel-connected devices, so that the signal lines in each group may be electrically isolated from the signals lines in the... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20110047316 - Solid state memory device power optimization: Memory device power optimization includes operating a memory device, wherein the memory device includes a plurality of data channels and each of the plurality of data channels includes a plurality of data storage units. A controller receives a command to enable a power saving feature and determines a frequency of... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20110047321 - Storage performance management method: The computer system having a storage subsystem for storing data in a logical storage extent created in a physical storage device constituted of a physical storage medium, a host computer for reading/writing data from/to the logical storage extent via a network, and a management computer for managing the storage subsystem.... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110047320 - System and method for performing program operation on nonvolatile memory device: A data processing system performs a data processing method by receiving and interpreting a command packet corresponding to a program operation, identifying a size of data to be programmed in the program operation, and programming the data using a buffered or un-buffered program operation based on the size of the... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20110047317 - System and method of caching information: A system and method is provided wherein, in one aspect, a currently-requested item of information is stored in a cache based on whether it has been previously requested and, if so, the time of the previous request. If the item has not been previously requested, it may not be stored... Agent: Google Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP
20110047326 - Dram selective self refresh: In some embodiments, an electronic apparatus comprises a communication interface, an input/output interface, a processor, and logic to collect, in the electronic apparatus, a first identifier associated with a first communication device and second identifier associated with a second communication device, logic to establish a communication connection between the electronic... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global
20110047327 - Searching a content addressable memory: A method includes searching a content addressable memory based on a comparand. The comparand includes a collection of bits. A modified comparand is generated by modifying the comparand. The modified comparand is based at least in part on a comparand overlay data value. The content addressable memory is also searched... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20110047328 - Size planning method for storage device, and read and access correcting methods thereof: A size planning method for a storage device, and read and access correcting methods thereof are described. When a computer device is booted, a size of a physical storage device is managed. The management method includes the following steps. A physical storage device connected to a computer device is searched.... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20110047329 - Virtualized storage performance controller: An apparatus for real-time performance management of a virtualized storage system operable in a network having managed physical storage and virtual storage presented by an in-band virtualization controller comprises: a monitoring component operable in communication with the network for acquiring performance data from the managed physical storage and the virtual... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20110047331 - Data processing system having a plurality of storage systems: It is an object of the present invention to conduct data transfer or data copying between a plurality of storage systems, without affecting the host computer of the storage systems. Two or more auxiliary storage systems 100B, 100C are connected to a primary storage system 100A connected to a host... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20110047330 - Database operation-aware striping technique: A method, device, and computer readable medium for striping rows of data across logical units of storage with an affinity for columns is provided. Alternately, a method, device, and computer readable medium for striping columns of data across logical units of storage with an affinity for rows is provided. When... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker/oracle
20110047332 - Storage system, cache control device, and cache control method: A storage system includes a storage device that stores data, a cache memory that caches the data, an information storage unit that stores data configuration information indicating a configuration of the data and state information indicating a cache state of the data in the cache memory, a candidate data selection... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.
20110047333 - Allocating processor cores with cache memory associativity: Techniques are generally described related to a multi-core processor with a plurality of processor cores and a cache memory shared by at least some of the processor cores. The multi-core processor can be configured for separately allocating a respective level of cache memory associativity to each of the processing cores.... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20110047334 - Checkpointing in speculative versioning caches: Mechanisms for generating checkpoints in a speculative versioning cache of a data processing system are provided. The mechanisms execute code within the data processing system, wherein the code accesses cache lines in the speculative versioning cache. The mechanisms further determine whether a first condition occurs indicating a need to generate... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20110047336 - Converting victim writeback to a fill: In one embodiment, a processor may be configured to write ECC granular stores into the data cache, while non-ECC granular stores may be merged with cache data in a memory request buffer. In one embodiment, a processor may be configured to detect that a victim block writeback hits one or... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20110047335 - Multiprocessor, cache synchronization control method and program therefor: There is provided a cache synchronization control method by which contents of a plurality of caches can be synchronized without a programmer explicitly setting a synchronization point, and the contents of the caches can be synchronized without scanning all cache blocks. A cache synchronization control method for a multiprocessor that... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20110047337 - Method and device for detecting a statistical characteristic of a lighting device: The present invention relates to a method for detecting a static index of a lighting device (10; 12), comprising the following steps: a) generating a random number within a predefinable value range (step 120; step 220); b) comparing the random number to a comparison number (step 140; step 260); c)... Agent: Viering, Jentschura & Partner - Osr
20110047338 - Self-learning map on basis on environment sensors: A self-learning map or a device for creating and storing a digital map for a transport unit on the basis of environmental sensors, vehicle-to-X communication and satellite navigation systems. The self-learning map and device create and store the digital map without the use of data from navigation maps. The obtained... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20110047343 - Data storage system for fast reverse restore: Techniques are provided for performing a copy operation. A fast reverse restore command indicating a new source and a new target is received, wherein the new source is an original target and the new target is an original source. A synchronous scan is performed on the new target. A new... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20110047339 - Information processing apparatus and method of backing up memory in said apparatus: Disclosed is an information processing apparatus having a first memory and being capable of installing a second memory. The apparatus moves target data to be backed up stored in the first memory into the second memory, in a case that the second memory is installed in the information processing apparatus,... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20110047340 - Proxy backup of virtual disk image files on nas devices: A system and method for backing up a virtual machine executing on a virtualization server computer are described. A snapshot of a virtual disk image file of the virtual machine may be created on a network-attached storage (NAS) device coupled to the virtualization server computer. The snapshot may be used... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert, Goetzel/symantec
20110047341 - Remote data backup method and remote data backup system using the same: A remote data backup method and a remote data backup system using the same are provided. The remote data backup system includes a data generating device which transmits data based on communication status, a data transmitting device which transmits the received data to outside, and a remote backup device which... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20110047342 - Simultaneous data backup in a computer system: A data processing system using a client-server configuration includes a method and apparatus for simultaneously generating multiple copies of data sets in multiple storage pools. Simultaneous copies of data sets may be made for storage pools having LAN-free paths in addition to storage pools having only access from a LAN... Agent: Konrad Raynes & Victor, LLP. Attn: Ibm37
20110047344 - Storage system for a storage pool and virtual volumes: This invention provides a storage system to store data used by computers. A storage system coupled to a computer and a management apparatus, includes storage devices accessed by the computer and a control unit that controls the storage devices, in which the control unit performs the following operations: setting, in... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20110047345 - Storage area network (san) forecasting in a heterogeneous environment: The present invention provides an approach for SAN forecasting in a heterogeneous environment. Specifically, under the present invention capacity data on the heterogeneous environment is gathered. Capacity management techniques will then be used to analyze the SAN utilization, identify growth trends and patterns. Proactively, plans are made to account for... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20110047346 - Efficient interleaving between a non-power-of-two number of entities: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that maps an address to an entity, wherein the mapping interleaves addresses between a number of entities. During operation, the system receives an address A from a set of X consecutive addresses, wherein the address A is to be mapped to... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle America, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan, Fleming & Dowler LLP
20110047347 - Mapping alignment: In general, this disclosure is directed to techniques for adjusting a mapping between a logical block address (LBA) space and a physical block address (PBA) space based on offset data associated with a plurality of access requests. According to one aspect, a method includes defining a translation map between a... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk02/17/2011 > 28 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110040923 - Data packet access control apparatus and method thereof: A data packet access control apparatus and a data packet access control method are disclosed. RAM resources in a data packet processing chip are used to implement a Bypass FIFO. The Bypass FIFO is used as a first-level cache for small amount of data, and an external RAM of the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20110040924 - Controller and method for detecting a transmission error over a nand interface using error detection code: The embodiments described herein provide a controller and method for detecting a transmission error over a NAND interface using error detection code. In one embodiment, a controller receives a write command, data, and an error detection code associated with the data from a host through a first NAND interface of... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione/sandisk
20110040932 - Efficient reduction of read disturb errors in nand flash memory: Methods and apparatuses for reduction of Read Disturb errors in a NAND FLASH memory system comprise a controller configured to organize FLASH memory devices into blocks, each block having a plurality of pages, and each page defining an individually addressable physical memory location. The controller is further configured to accumulate... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
20110040926 - Flash-based memory system with variable length page stripes including data protection information: Methods and apparatuses for enhanced protection of data stored in a FLASH memory system involve a controller capable of protecting data using different size page stripes. The controller is configured to store data in FLASH memory devices in the form of page stripes, each page stripe comprising a plurality of... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
20110040931 - Memory control method and device, memory access control method, computer program, and recording medium: A flash memory 6 is provided with a real data block 223 having multiple data blocks each having multiple data write cells. A memory control device identifies a data block having a reprogrammable write cell out of the data block, successively adding received new data segments into the reprogrammable write... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20110040925 - Method and apparatus for addressing actual or predicted failures in a flash-based storage system: Methods and apparatuses for enhanced protection of data stored in a FLASH memory system involve a controller capable of adapting to the failure of one or more FLASH memory devices in the memory system. The controller stores data in the form of page stripes, each page stripe composed of data... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
20110040929 - Method and apparatus for modifying data sequences stored in memory device: A method of modifying data sequences in a memory system comprises receiving program data having a first data sequence, and determining whether the received first data sequence matches one of “m” predefined sequences stored in the memory system. The method further comprises replacing the received first data sequence with a... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20110040927 - Method and apparatus for performing enhanced read and write operations in a flash memory system: Methods and apparatus for enhanced READ and WRITE operations in a FLASH-based solid state storage system that includes a logical to physical translation table where the logical to physical translation table can include entries associating a logical block address with one or more data identifiers, where each data identifier is... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
20110040930 - Method for accessing flash memory device and memory system including the same: Provided are a method for accessing a flash memory device and a memory system including the same. In the method, first and second storage regions of a memory block of the flash memory device are set to free blocks, and each of the first and second storage regions are set... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20110040928 - Method for identifying a page of a block of flash memory, and associated memory device: A memory device includes a flash memory and a controller. The flash memory includes a plurality of blocks, and each block includes a plurality of pages. The controller is utilized for reading a plurality of bits from an identification region of a page, and determining whether the page is blank... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20110040933 - Secure zero-touch provisioning of remote management controller: Embodiments enable secure zero-touch remote provisioning/management of a computer system. A computer system is shipped to end customers with its remote management controller enabled but not provisioned. During automatic testing, for example, provisioning authentication data is embedded into the remote management controller. The computer system vendor harvests the provisioning authentication... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20110040934 - Storage apparatus having virtual-to-actual device addressing scheme: A storage apparatus includes a storage unit and a controller, wherein control of inputting/outputting data from/to a device provided in said storage unit is executed in accordance with a request received by said storage apparatus. An actual device of the storage apparatus corresponds to a virtual device which is external... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20110040935 - Management computer for managing storage system capacity and storage system capacity management method: A management system, which manages a plurality of storage systems, in a case where belonging to a storage system having a first function constitutes a condition for allocating a plurality of volumes to a host device, retrieves the storage system having the first function from among the plurality of storage... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20110040936 - Method and system for execution of applications in conjunction with raid: Systems and methods are disclosed which allow various applications which may utilize a RAID system (or other types of applications) to be executed on the same set of computing devices which implement that RAID system. More particularly, in certain embodiments a virtualization layer may be executed on a data bank.... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20110040937 - Hierarchical storage management for database systems: Embodiments for managing data in a hierarchical storage server storing data blocks of a database system comprising primary storage devices being in an active mode and secondary storage devices being in one of an active and passive mode are provided. In response to read and write requests for data blocks... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)
20110040938 - Electronic apparatus and method of controlling the same: Disclosed are an electronic apparatus and a method of controlling the same, the electronic apparatus comprising: a nonvolatile memory unit in which an application is stored; a volatile memory unit in which data based on execution of the application is stored; and a controller which stops supplying power to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110040939 - Microprocessor with integrated high speed memory: The present invention relates to the field of (micro)computer design and architecture, and in particular to microarchitecture associated with moving data values between a (micro)processor and memory components. Particularly, the present invention relates to a computer system with an processor architecture in which register addresses are generated with more than... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20110040940 - Dynamic cache sharing based on power state: The present invention discloses a method comprising: sending cache request; monitoring power state; comparing said power state; allocating cache resources; filling cache; updating said power state; repeating said sending, said monitoring, said comparing, said allocating, said filling, and said updating until workload is completed.... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global
20110040941 - Microprocessor with improved data stream prefetching: A microprocessor coupled to a system memory by a bus includes an instruction decode unit that decodes an instruction that specifies a data stream in the system memory and a stream prefetch priority. The microprocessor also includes a load/store unit that generates load/store requests to transfer data between the system... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20110040942 - Synchronization of replicated sequential access storage components: Various embodiments for synchronization of source and replicated instances of sequential access storage components in a computing environment by a processor device are provided. A replication synchronization table (RST) is configured for the source instance. The RST is adapted for recording compacted information for at least one of a truncate... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)
20110040943 - Data migration method: A storage apparatus for controlling a storage unit includes a cache memory for temporarily storing data to be stored in the storage unit, and a processor for executing a process including receiving unit data which is divided from data to be migrated, calculating first checksum data from the received unit... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.
20110040944 - Information equipment, method for supporting operation thereof, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program: Information equipment having a memory area for which access restrictions are set is provided. The information equipment makes a determination, in response to operation for turning a security mode into a security level enhanced mode, on data in the memory area, whether or not any one of the following conditions... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20110040945 - Securing non-volatile data in an embedded memory device: The various embodiments of the invention relate generally to semiconductors and memory technology. More specifically, the various embodiment and examples of the invention relate to memory devices, systems, and methods that protect data stored in one or more memory devices from unauthorized access. The memory device may include third dimension... Agent: Unity Semiconductor Corporation
20110040946 - Method and apparatus for controlling access to a computing device: A computing device having controlled access and a method for controlling access there to are provided, the computing device comprising a memory device, a display device, and an input device. Data for rendering a map is retrieved from the memory device. The display device is controlled to render the map... Agent: Perry + Currier Inc. (for Rim)
20110040948 - Apparatus and method for efficient memory allocation: Incoming data frames are parsed by a hardware component. Headers are extracted and stored in a first location along with a pointer to the associated payload. Payloads are stored in a single, contiguous memory location.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110040947 - Apparatus and method for memory management and efficient data processing: Multiple memory pools are defined in hardware for operating on data. At least one memory pool has a lower latency that the other memory pools. Hardware components operate directly on data in the lower latency memory pool.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110040949 - Storage router and method for providing virtual local storage: A storage router and method for providing virtual local storage on remote storage devices to devices are provided. Devices are connected to a first transport medium, and a plurality of storage devices are connected to a second transport medium. In one embodiment, the storage router maintains a map to allocate... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20110040950 - Translation look-aside buffer: A translation look-aside buffer (TLB) is described. The TLB may include a memory populated with pointers to collections (e.g., tables) of virtual-to-physical address translations. The memory may be populated by, for example, a page fault logic in response to resolving a page fault. The TLB may also include a signal... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration02/10/2011 > 36 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110035531 - Coherency control system, coherency control apparatus and coherency control method: A coherency control system includes a logical-physical address translation unit which translates a logical address including a first tag and an index address into a physical address including a second tag and the index address, a request output unit which transmits a load request, a corresponding state storage unit which... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20110035532 - Secure recursive virtualization: A mechanism is provided for performing secure recursive virtualization of a computer system. A portion of memory is allocated by a virtual machine monitor (VMM) or an operating system (OS) to a new domain. An initial program for the new domain is loaded into the portion of memory. Secure recursive... Agent: Ibm Corp. (wip) C/o Walder Intellectual Property Law, P.C.
20110035533 - System and method for data-processing: Disclosed is a data processing system and method. The data processing system may include a plurality of servers to process data, and a controller to shut off a power supplied to a server, among the plurality of servers, having data throughput less than a predetermined data throughput.... Agent: Hayes Soloway P.C.
20110035542 - Asic including vertically stacked embedded non-flash re-writable non-volatile memory: A multiple-type memory is disclosed. The multiple-type memory includes memory blocks in communication with control logic blocks. The memory blocks and the control logic blocks are configured to emulate a plurality of memory types. The memory blocks can be configured into a plurality of memory planes that are vertically stacked... Agent: Unity Semiconductor Corporation
20110035534 - Dual-scope directory for a non-volatile memory storage system: A device, system, and method are disclosed. In one embodiment the device includes a non-volatile memory (NVM) storage array to store a plurality of storage elements. The device also includes a dual-scope directory structure having a background space and a foreground space. The structure is capable of storing several entries... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20110035540 - Flash blade system architecture and method: A flash blade and associated methods enable improved areal density of information storage, reduced power consumption, decreased cost, increased IOPS, and/or elimination of unnecessary legacy components. In various embodiments, a flash blade comprises a host blade controller, a switched fabric, and one or more storage elements configured as flash DIMMs.... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (main)
20110035543 - Memory drive that can be operated like optical disk drive and method for virtualizing memory drive as optical disk drive: The present invention relates to a memory drive that can be virtualized as an optical disk drive and a virtualizing method thereof. One embodiment of the present invention discloses a method for virtualizing a memory drive as an optical disk drive, the memory drive comprising a storage memory and a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110035537 - Multiprocessor system having multi-command set operation and priority command operation: A multiprocessor system comprises a multi-port semiconductor memory device, a first processor, and a memory link architecture. The multi-port semiconductor memory device comprises a mailbox area and a shared memory area accessible through a plurality of ports. The first processor is configured to write a multi-command set comprising multiple commands... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20110035536 - Non-volatile memory device generating wear-leveling information and method of operating the same: A non-volatile memory device which includes a non-volatile memory core including a memory cell array and a controller configured to generate wear-leveling information from internal operation information of the memory cell array after a write operation, independent of a request from an external device. The wear-leveling information is selectively provided... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20110035538 - Nonvolatile memory system using data interleaving scheme: A memory system comprises a plurality of nonvolatile memory devices configured for interleaved access. Programming times are measured and recorded for various memory cell regions of the nonvolatile memory devices, and interleaving units are formed by memory cell regions having different programming times.... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20110035541 - Storage device and deduplication method: This storage device performs deduplication of eliminating duplicated data by storing a logical address of one or more corresponding logical unit memory areas in a prescribed management information storage area of a physical unit memory area defined in the storage area provided by the flash memory chip, and executes a... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20110035539 - Storage device, and memory controller: The memory controller of a storage device includes a scramble pattern generator, a scramble processor, a logical and physical address conversion table, a memory interface, and a controller, in which the physical page is managed by dividing to a data section and a management section. For the data section, the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20110035535 - Tracking a lifetime of write operations to a non-volatile memory storage: A method, device, and system are disclosed. In one embodiment method begins by incrementing a count of a total number of write operations to a non-volatile memory storage for each write operation to the non-volatile memory storage. The method then receives a request for the total count of lifetime write... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20110035544 - Multi-path accessible semiconductor memory device having mailbox areas and mailbox access control method thereof: A multipath accessible semiconductor memory device having a mailbox area and a mailbox access control method thereof are provided. The semiconductor memory device includes N number of ports, at least one shared memory area allocated in a memory cell array, and N number of mailbox areas for message communication. The... Agent: Stanzione & Kim, LLP
20110035545 - Fully-buffered dual in-line memory module with fault correction: A memory system comprises first memory that includes memory cells. Content addressable memory (CAM) includes CAM memory cells, stores addresses of selected ones of the memory cells, stores data having the addresses in corresponding ones of the CAM memory cells and retrieves data having the addresses from corresponding ones of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20110035546 - Management device and management method: Timing at which a rotation of a physical disk can stop is taken to more appropriately stop the rotation of the physical disk. A management device for managing a storage device and a server includes a first recording part in which an identification number of a logic volume and a... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20110035549 - Data storage device: A data storage device is provided. The data storage device may include a buffer memory, a storage medium, and a controller. The buffer memory may be configured to sequentially store written data blocks received from a host. The storage medium may be configured to include at least one drive. The... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20110035548 - Hybrid media storage system architecture: A hybrid media storage architecture has a log-structured file system configured to control a plurality of different storage media organized as hybrid storage media that cooperate to provide a total storage space of a storage system. The log-structured file system is configured to perform initial placement and migration of data,... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20110035547 - Method for utilizing mirroring in a data storage system to promote improved data accessibility and improved system efficiency: The present invention is a method for utilizing mirroring in a data storage system to promote improved data accessibility and improved system efficiency. The method includes establishing a first set of drives of the system in active mode and a second set of drives of the system in passive mode... Agent: Lsi Corporation C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20110035550 - Sharing memory resources of wireless portable electronic devices: It is not uncommon for two or more wireless-enabled devices to spend most of their time in close proximity to one another. For example, a person may routinely carry a personal digital assistant (PDA) and a portable digital audio/video player, or a cellphone and a PDA, or a smartphone and... Agent: Integral Intellectual Property Inc./rim
20110035551 - Microprocessor with repeat prefetch indirect instruction: A microprocessor includes an instruction decoder for decoding a repeat prefetch indirect instruction that includes address operands used to calculate an address of a first entry in a prefetch table having a plurality of entries, each including a prefetch address. The repeat prefetch indirect instruction also includes a count specifying... Agent: Huffman Law Group, P.C.
20110035552 - User interface contrast filter: A method of defining a dynamically adjustable user interface (“UI”) of a device is described. The method defines multiple UI elements for the UI, where each UI element includes multiple pixels. The method defines a display adjustment tool for receiving a single display adjustment parameter and in response adjusting the... Agent: Adeli & Tollen, LLP
20110035554 - Memory management methods and systems: A method and an apparatus for determining a usage level of a memory device to notify a running application to perform memory reduction operations selected based on the memory usage level are described. An application calls APIs (Application Programming Interface) integrated with the application codes in the system to perform... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110035553 - Method and system for cache management: Systems and methods for managing cached content are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments disclosed herein may allow cached content to be updated (e.g. regenerated or replaced) in response to a notification. Specifically, embodiments disclosed herein may process a notification pertaining to content stored in a cache. Processing the notification may include... Agent: SprinkleIPLaw Group
20110035555 - Method and apparatus for affinity-guided speculative helper threads in chip multiprocessors: Apparatus, system and methods are provided for performing speculative data prefetching in a chip multiprocessor (CMP). Data is prefetched by a helper thread that runs on one core of the CMP while a main program runs concurrently on another core of the CMP. Data prefetched by the helper thread is... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20110035556 - Reducing remote reads of memory in a hybrid computing environment by maintaining remote memory values locally: Reducing remote reads of memory in a hybrid computing environment by maintaining remote memory values locally, the hybrid computing environment including a host computer and a plurality of accelerators, the host computer and the accelerators each having local memory shared remotely with the other, including writing to the shared memory... Agent: Ibm (roc-blf)
20110035557 - Fragmentation reduction using virtual sectors for static data: A system for facilitating enhanced storage efficiency. Operational scenarios that include, for example, many distinct files that are smaller than a read/write block size in an apparatus may result in large portions of unused memory. Sectors that would have normally fallen within a block occupied by a small file may... Agent: Locke Lord Bissell & LiddellIPDocket Department
20110035559 - Memory controller, memory system, semiconductor integrated circuit, and memory control method: A memory controller (101) according to this invention includes: a command generation unit (102) which generates access commands each including a physical address, based on an access request including a logical address indicating a rectangular area in image data; and a command issuance unit (105) which issues, to a memory... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20110035558 - Method and system to locate a storage device: A method of locating a storage device of a number of storage devices is provided. A request for a data item is received. The request includes a globally unique identifier (GUID) that is associated with a user. A start number is generated based on the GUID, and the storage device... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/ebay
20110035560 - Memory controller with loopback test interface: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises an interconnect; at least one processor coupled to the interconnect; and at least one memory controller coupled to the interconnect. The memory controller is programmable by the processor into a loopback test mode of operation and, in the loopback test mode, the memory controller... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C.
20110035561 - Store queue with token to facilitate efficient thread synchronization: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system for operating a store queue, wherein the store queue buffers stores that are waiting to be committed to a memory system in a processor. During operation, the system examines an entry at the head of the store queue. If the entry... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle America, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan, Fleming & Dowler LLP
20110035563 - Data mirroring system: A system includes a primary storage unit connected to a secondary storage unit such that data written to the primary storage unit is replicated on the secondary storage unit. The primary storage unit in at least one exemplary embodiment includes the capability to intercept input/output instructions for routing to a... Agent: Cahn & Samuels LLP
20110035562 - Providing mirroring write data: An apparatus, method, and system are described. In one embodiment, the system is configured to store, in a non-volatile memory, mirroring data intended for a member of a set of mirroring drives that is in a powered-down state.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110035564 - Technique to perform memory disambiguation: A memory access management technique. More particularly, at least one embodiment of the invention relates to a technique to issue loads to a memory ahead of older store operations corresponding to the same target address.... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20110035565 - Storage system condition indicator and method: A storage system condition indicator and method provides a visual display representing the operating condition of a set of storage devices. Various operating conditions may be defined based on available storage capacity and capacity to store data redundantly. One or more indicators may be used to represent the operating condition... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20110035566 - Hashing and serial decoding techniques: A technique for generating a list of all N-bit unsigned binary numbers by starting with an initial number less than some power of 2, successively multiplying the number by that power of 2 and adding the largest non-negative number less than that power of 2 such that the new number... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP02/03/2011 > 45 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110029711 - Method and apparatus for slice partial rebuilding in a dispersed storage network: A dispersed storage system includes a plurality of storage units that each include a partial rebuild grid module. The partial rebuild grid module includes partial rebuilding functionality to reconstruct one of a plurality of encoded data slices wherein the plurality of encoded data slices are generated from a data segment... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison (cs)
20110029712 - Memory device and method with on-board cache system for facilitating interface with multiple processors, and computer system using same: A memory device includes an on-board cache system that facilitates the ability of the memory device to interface with a plurality of processors operating in a parallel processing manner. The cache system operates in a manner that can be transparent to a memory controller to which the memory device is... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP Intellectual Property Department
20110029713 - Data volume sparseness: Disclosed is a method of operating a data storage system. The method comprises generating first metadata describing storage of a volume of data in a first storage volume, storing the volume of data within a second storage volume, generating second metadata describing storage of the volume of data in the... Agent: Setter Roche LLP
20110029714 - Resistive sense memory array with partial block update capability: Various embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a method and apparatus for carrying out a partial block update operation upon a resistive sense memory (RSM) array, such as formed from STRAM or RRAM cells. The RSM array is arranged into multi-cell blocks (sectors), each block having a... Agent: Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, PC (seagate Technology LLC)
20110029721 - Cascaded combination structure of flash disks to create security function: Disclosed is a cascaded combination structure of flash disks to create security function, comprising of a plurality of data disks and a key disk. Each of the data disks includes a public zone and a private zone matched with the key disk. When the key disk is series-connected with the... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20110029726 - Data updating method, memory system and memory device: A data updating method, a memory system and a memory device in which the memory device is connectable to a host device and has a memory section and a memory controller, the memory section consists of a first memory section which can be divided into partitions having multiple different attributes,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110029719 - Data writing method for flash memory and control circuit and storage system using the same: A data writing method for moving data in a plurality of flash memory modules during a write command of a host system is executed is provided, wherein each of the flash memory modules has a plurality of physical blocks. The present data writing method includes transferring first data received from... Agent: J C Patents
20110029722 - Electronic control apparatus including electrically rewritable non-volatile memory: The electronic control apparatus includes an electrically rewritable non-volatile memory, a writing voltage there of being larger in absolute value than a reading voltage thereof, and a control section configured to access the non-volatile memory to perform data writing or data reading. The non-volatile memory includes a first terminal to... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20110029720 - Flash storage device and operation method thereof: The invention provides a flash storage device. In one embodiment, the flash storage device comprises a flash memory and a controller. The flash memory comprises a plurality of blocks, wherein each of the plurality of blocks comprises a plurality of pages for storing data, and each of the plurality of... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20110029717 - Flash storage device with flexible data format: A flash storage device includes a flash storage for storing data and a controller for receiving a command containing data and selecting a sector size for the data. The controller allocates the data among data sectors having the sector size and writes the data sectors to the flash storage. In... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110029718 - Method and system to improve the performance of a multi-level cell (mlc) nand flash memory: A method and system to improve the performance of a multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash memory. In one embodiment of the invention, the metadata associated with the data stored in a MLC NAND flash memory is stored only in one or more lower pages of the MLC NAND flash memory.... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20110029723 - Non-volatile memory based computer systems: Non-volatile memory based computer systems and methods are described. According to one aspect of the invention, at least one non-volatile memory module is coupled to a computer system as main storage. The non-volatile memory module is controlled by a northbridge controller configured to control the non-volatile memory as main memory.... Agent: Roger H. Chu
20110029724 - Partial block data programming and reading operations in a non-volatile memory: Data in less than all of the pages of a non-volatile memory block are updated by programming the new data in unused pages of either the same or another block. In order to prevent having to copy unchanged pages of data into the new block, or to program flags into... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - Sandisk Corporation
20110029725 - Switching drivers between processors: Systems, methods, and computer software for operating a device can be used to operate the device in multiple modes. The device can be operated in a first operating mode adapted for processing data, in which a first processor executes a driver for a nonvolatile memory and a second processor performs... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20110029716 - System and method of recovering data in a flash storage system: A flash storage system includes a system controller that generates redundant data based on data stored in flash storage devices of the flash storage system. The system controller stores the redundant data in one or more of the flash storage devices. Additionally, the system controller identifies data that has become... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20110029715 - Write-erase endurance lifetime of memory storage devices: A memory management system and method for managing memory blocks of a memory device of a computer. The system includes a free block data structure including free memory blocks for writing, and sorting the free memory blocks in a predetermined order based on block write-erase endurance cycle count and receiving... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Europe
20110029727 - Disk controller configured to perform out of order execution of write operations: A controller for a disk drive includes first memory storing first write operations and second write operations received in a first order. A processor arranges the first write operations and the second write operations in a second order based on respective track sectors associated with the first and the second... Agent: Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20110029730 - Data processing system using cache-aware multipath distribution of storage commands among caching storage controllers: A data processing system includes a storage system and caching storage controllers coupled to the storage system and to a storage network. The storage controllers operate in an active-active fashion to provide access to volumes of the storage system from any of the storage controllers in response to storage commands... Agent: Bainwood Huang And Associates LLC
20110029731 - Dispersed storage write process: A dispersed storage (DS) method begins by issuing a plurality of write commands to a plurality of DS storage units. The method continues by receiving a write acknowledgement from one of the plurality of DS storage units to produce a received write acknowledgement. The method continues by issuing a plurality... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison (cs)
20110029729 - Erasure coded data storage capacity and power management: A set of data is allocated into a plurality of data chunks, wherein the plurality of data chunks is thinly provisioned and erasure coded. A plurality of storage devices is divided into a first and a second set of storage devices, wherein the first set of storage devices is powered... Agent: Lsi Corporation C/o Suiter Swantz PC Llo
20110029728 - Methods and apparatus for reducing input/output operations in a raid storage system: Methods and systems for managing RAID volumes are disclosed. Metadata is associated with storage devices that comprise a RAID volume. The metadata identifies each of a plurality of portions as being either initialized or non-initialized. The number of I/O operations performed by a storage controller coupled with the storage devices... Agent: Duft Bornsen & Fishman LLP
20110029732 - Storage device controller with a plurality of i/o processors requesting data from a plurality of stripe units of a logical volume: Provided is a storage controller capable of improving the access performance to the storage device by preventing an I/O access request to the storage device from being concentrated on certain I/O processors among a plurality of I/O processor, and causing the plurality of I/O processors to issue the I/O access... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20110029733 - Endoscopy device supporting multiple input devices: The present invention provides a remote-head imaging system with a camera control unit capable of supporting multiple input devices. The camera control unit detects an input device to which it is connected and changes the camera control unit's internal functionality accordingly. Such changes include altering clock timing, changing video output... Agent: Ganz Law, P.C.
20110029734 - Controller integration: Roughly described, a data processing system comprises a central processing unit and a split network interface functionality, the split network interface functionality comprising: a first sub-unit collocated with the central processing unit and configured to at least partially form a series of network data packets for transmission to a network... Agent: Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP
20110029735 - Method for managing an embedded system to enhance performance thereof, and associated embedded system: A method for managing an embedded system is provided. The method includes selecting one of a first memory and a second memory according to at least one criterion, where the selected memory is a source from which the embedded system reads commands of a program, and an access speed of... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20110029736 - Storage controller and method of controlling storage controller: The storage controller of the present invention is able to reduce the amount of purge message communication and increase the processing performance of the storage controller. Each microprocessor creates and saves a purge message every time control information in the shared memory is updated. After a series of update processes... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC
20110029737 - Efficiently synchronizing with separated disk caches: In a method of synchronizing with a separated disk cache, the separated cache is configured to transfer cache data to a staging area of a storage device. An atomic commit operation is utilized to instruct the storage device to atomically commit the cache data to a mapping scheme of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110029738 - Low-cost cache coherency for accelerators: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and systems for reducing the consumption of inter-node bandwidth by communications maintaining coherence between accelerators and CPUs. The CPUs and the accelerators may be clustered on separate nodes in a multiprocessing environment. Each node that contains a shared memory device may maintain a directory... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20110029740 - Communicating method applied for storage device: A communicating method between a storage device and an application program includes the following steps: the application program dynamically selects a block address in the storage device as a predetermined block address; and the application program performs a command write-in or state read-out process via the predetermined block address to... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20110029743 - Computing core application access utilizing dispersed storage: A computing core application access method begins by a processing module detecting selection of an application. The method continues with at least one of a memory controller and the processing module addressing a distributed application memory to retrieve a plurality of error coded program data slices and a plurality of... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison (cs)
20110029742 - Computing system utilizing dispersed storage: A computing system comprises at least a processing module, a main memory, a memory controller, and a plurality of memory components. A method begins by the memory controller receiving a memory access request regarding a data segment. The method continues with the memory controller interpreting the memory access request to... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison (cs)
20110029741 - Data management method and memory deivce: The invention provides a data management method for a memory device. In one embodiment, the memory device comprises a plurality of memories for data storage. First, write data and a write logical address is received from a host. The write logical address is then converted to a write physical address.... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.
20110029744 - Dispersed storage network virtual address space: A dispersed storage network utilizes a virtual address space to store data. The dispersed storage network includes a processing unit operable to slice a data segment of a data object into data slices and create a slice name for each of the data slices. The slice name includes an identifier... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison (cs)
20110029745 - Electronic device and control method thereof: An electronic device comprises: a mounting unit in which a first storage medium to be mounted; an acquiring unit configured to acquire attribute information of a mounted storage medium; a first determining unit configured to determine whether or not the mounted storage medium is a storage medium having a function... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20110029746 - Reconfigurable memory module and method: A computer system includes a controller coupled to a plurality of memory modules each of which includes a memory hub and a plurality of memory devices divided into a plurality of ranks. The memory hub is operable to configure the memory module to simultaneously address any number of ranks to... Agent: Round Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik, LLP
20110029739 - Storage system and control method for the same, and program: The present invention provides a criterion for determining whether or not to apply de-duplication processing. That is, by setting a reduction effect threshold to control switching the de-duplication between ON and OFF, the present invention allows operation such that the de-duplication is applied for a volume for which a high... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC
20110029747 - System and method for archiving of data: The invention relates to a method, a system and a computer program for archiving of data. An announcement signal, which identifies the data, which have to be archived, is sent from a source system to a destination system. A feedback signal, which identifies the announcement signal received by the destination... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20110029750 - Method and apparatus for managing data using java application in mobile terminal: A method and apparatus for managing data acquired by means of a Java application in a mobile device having a backup interface to an external interface. At least one location information acquired by execution of a Java application is stored within an internal memory. A backup request signal for storing... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20110029748 - Remote copy system and remote copy control method: Proposed are a remote copy system and a remote copy control method capable of performing the operation of remote copy according to the user's usage status. Resource information representing a resource usage status is collected from a first storage apparatus installed at a primary site and a second storage apparatus... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20110029749 - Semiconductor storage system for decreasing page copy frequency and controlling method thereof: A semiconductor storage system includes a memory controller that classifies a memory block of a memory area into a data block and a buffer block. The buffer block corresponds to the data block. The memory controller compares the number of free pages of both the data block and the buffer... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20110029751 - Enhanced block copy: The present disclosure includes methods and apparatus for an enhanced block copy. One embodiment includes reading data from a source block located in a first portion of the memory device, and programming the data to a target block located in a second portion of the memory device. The first and... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC
20110029752 - Fully-buffered dual in-line memory module with fault correction: A memory module comprises first memory that stores data in memory blocks; second memory that temporarily stores data from at least one of the memory blocks and third memory for storing a relationship between addresses of the at least one of the memory blocks in the first memory and corresponding... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20110029753 - Dispersed storage network virtual address generations: A dispersed storage device within a dispersed storage network includes a processing module for determining whether to add a new generation for a vault, in which the vault identifies at least one user having data to be stored. When the new generation is to be added to the vault, the... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison (cs)
20110029754 - Multi-bit-per-cell flash memory device with non-bijective mapping: To store a plurality of input bits, the bits are mapped to a corresponding programmed state of one or more memory cells and the cell(s) is/are programmed to that corresponding programmed state. The mapping may be many-to-one or may be an “into” generalized Gray mapping. The cell(s) is/are read to... Agent: Mark M. Friedman
20110029755 - Processor and arithmatic operation method: A processor has a first table including an entry that associates a logical address with a physical address of a page that manages a virtual space address. The processor determines, when a target logical address accessed by one of threads is translated to the physical address, whether an entry corresponding... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.Previous industry: Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output
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