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Electrical computers and digital processing systems: memory April category listing, related patent applications 04/11Below 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. 04/28/2011 > 34 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110099319 - Input-output memory management unit (iommu) and method for tracking memory pages during virtual-machine migration: An input-output memory management unit (IOMMU) and method for tracking memory pages during virtual-machine migration are generally described herein. The IOMMU includes an IOMMU manager to service address translation requests associated with memory pages received from a plurality of I/O devices, and a translation request filter to identify translations previously... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20110099318 - Leveraging memory similarity during live migrations: A page scanner may be configured to identify, during a live migration of a virtual machine including a transfer of a plurality of memory pages from source hardware resources to destination hardware resources, a candidate memory page of the plurality of memory pages to include in the transfer while at... Agent: Sap Ag
20110099322 - Data storage device with integrated dna storage media: An integral digital memory storage device having a standard form factor to be received by and communicating with a computing device and having memory capability for storage of digital data. An integral multiwell DNA sample tray is carried in a body of the memory storage device for protection and exposed... Agent:
20110099321 - Enabling spanning for a storage device: A storage device, e.g., an SSD, is configured to enable spanning for a logical block between pages of the device. In one example, a device includes a data storage module to receive data to be stored, wherein the data comprises a plurality of logical blocks, and wherein a size of... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC
20110099324 - Flash memory storage system and flash memory controller and data processing method thereof: A flash memory storage system including a flash memory chip, a connector, and a flash memory controller is provided. The flash memory controller configures a plurality of logical addresses and maps the logical addresses to a part of the physical addresses in the flash memory chip, and a host system... Agent: Phison Electronics Corp.
20110099326 - Flash memory system and defragmentation method: Provided is a flash memory system supporting flash defragmentation. The flash memory system includes a host and a flash storage device. In response to a flash defragmentation command by the host, the flash storage device performs flash defragmentation by grouping fragments stored in fragmented blocks of a flash memory on... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110099323 - Non-volatile semiconductor memory segregating sequential, random, and system data to reduce garbage collection for page based mapping: A non-volatile semiconductor memory is disclosed comprising a memory device having a memory array including a plurality of memory segments. A plurality of sequential access write commands and random access write commands are received from a host, wherein each write command identifies at least one logical block address (LBA). The... Agent: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
20110099320 - Solid state drive with adjustable drive life and capacity: A method for adjusting a drive life and a capacity of a solid state drive (SSD), the SSD comprising a plurality of memory devices includes determining a desired drive life for the SSD; determining a utilization for the SSD; and allocating a portion of the plurality of memory devices as... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110099325 - User device and mapping data management method thereof: In the mapping data management method, data that is being used by a host is stored in response to a power-off command from a user. The host generates a power-off notification signal to a storage device. The storage device stores mapping data of a volatile memory in a nonvolatile memory... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110099327 - System and method for launching an application programming utilizing a hybrid version of demand paging: A system and method for launching a computer application program stored in a nonvolatile medium, wherein by reusing a page load scheme from a standard demand page based launch. The system and method includes launching a computer application program one or more times using demand paging to load memory pages... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Ab
20110099328 - Efficiently restoring data from a sequential-access backup archive: A method for efficiently restoring data from a sequential-access backup archive includes receiving a candidate list identifying data sets that are potentially contained within a sequential-access backup archive. The method further receives a filter list identifying data sets that are desired to be restored from the backup archive. Using the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110099329 - Analysis and timeline visualization of storage channels: The visualization of a storage access on a timeline that represents various disk access events, such as a storage read event, or a storage write event. The storage access timeline may be formulated using event data gathered regarding storage access events, such as storage read requests, or storage write requests.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110099330 - Memory optimization for video processing: Memory storage requirements for digital signal processing operations, for example, motion-compensated video scan rate conversion, that produce intermediate output data, which is then used as an input to the operation, are reduced by reordering operations and organizing memory allocations in a special manner to allow intermediate output at a particular... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110099331 - Storage system: In a computer system including a plurality of data storage apparatuses and a management computer, a given data storage apparatus, upon receipt of a control request for a local data storage apparatus from a management computer, accesses the hierarchical relation information between the storage areas in the local data storage... Agent:
20110099332 - Method and system of optimal cache allocation in iptv networks: In an IPTV network, one or more caches may be provided at the network nodes for storing video content in order to reduce bandwidth requirements. Cache functions such as cache effectiveness and cacheability may be defined and optimized to determine the optimal size and location of cache memory and to... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.
20110099333 - Mechanism for effectively caching streaming and non-streaming data patterns: A method and apparatus for efficiently caching streaming and non-streaming data is described herein. Software, such as a compiler, identifies last use streaming instructions/operations that are the last instruction/operation to access streaming data for a number of instructions or an amount of time. As a result of performing an access... Agent:
20110099334 - Core cluster, energy scalable vector processing apparatus and method of vector processing including the same: A core cluster includes a cache memory, a core, and a cluster cache controller. The cache memory stores and provides instructions and data. The core accesses the cache memory or a cache memory provided in an adjacent core cluster, and performs an operation. The cluster cache controller allows the core... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20110099335 - System and method for hardware acceleration of a software transactional memory: In a transactional memory technique, hardware serves simply to optimize the performance of transactions that are controlled fundamentally by software. The hardware support reduces the overhead of common TM tasks—conflict detection, validation, and data isolation—for common-case bounded transactions. Software control preserves policy flexibility and supports transactions unbounded in space and... Agent: University Of Rochester
20110099336 - Cache memory control circuit and cache memory control method: A cache memory control circuit has a plurality of counters, each of which is provided per set and per memory space and configured to count how many pieces of data of a corresponding memory space is stored in a corresponding set. The cache memory control circuit controls activation of a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110099337 - Processing circuit with cache circuit and detection of runs of updated addresses in cache lines: A circuit that comprises a processor core (100), a background memory (12) and a cache circuit (102) between the processor core (100) and the background memory (12). In operation a sub-range of a plurality of successive addresses is detected within a range of successive addresses associated with a cache line,... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110099338 - Data management system and method: The present invention relates to a data management system and method for storing a plurality of data records (10) including data records of at least two different category types in a non-volatile memory section (12) divided into a plurality of sequentially arranged memory locations. By means of a storage controller... Agent: Life Scan Scotland Ltd.
20110099339 - Information processing apparatus, method for controlling information processing apparatus and storage medium: The information processing apparatus of the present invention comprises a control unit configured to control such that part of a storage region of the second storage unit is used as a virtual storage region for the first storage unit when the information processing apparatus is operating in the first mode,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110099340 - Memory access control device and method thereof: A memory access control device and method is provided with a cache memory having a plurality of cache areas, each for storing image data of one macroblock, and a cache table having a plurality of table areas, corresponding to the plurality of cache areas, each for storing a scheduled access... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20110099341 - System, apparatus, and method for modifying the order of memory accesses: Systems and methods for controlling memory access operations are disclosed. The system may include one or more requestors performing requests to memory devices. Within a memory controller, a request queue receives requests from a requestor, a bank decoder determines a destination bank, and the request is placed in an appropriate... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110099346 - Apparatus and method for controlling storage system: In a storage control apparatus, a first duplication control unit causes a logical volume in a disk array device to be copied to a secondary storage medium. A second duplication control unit causes the logical volume to be copied also to an export storage medium in a library device, in... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110099345 - Computer system and program recording medium: One or a plurality of copy pairs are disposed in a plurality of storage systems. A management server determines the propriety of execution of an operation request for each user for either a local copy pair or a remote copy pair. As operation requests, a pair create, a split, a... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110099342 - Efficient logging for asynchronously replicating volume groups: A system and method for logging for asynchronously replicating volume groups. A write request to write data to a location in a volume may be received. Metadata associated with the write request may be stored. It may be determined if the write request possibly overlaps with one or more earlier... Agent:
20110099344 - Facilitating data compression during replication using a compressible configuration bit: Computer program product, system and method are provided for facilitating data replication in a storage system. A logical volume of a first storage array of a replicated pair is preconfigured with one or more logical volume attributes, which include a compressible configuration bit that indicates whether data blocks to be... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110099343 - Self-adjusting change tracking for fast resynchronization: System and method for tracking changes to a volume. A write request to write data to a first location in the volume may be received. It may be determined if the first location is overlapping with or adjacent to one or more locations of earlier write requests to the volume.... Agent:
20110099348 - Controlling memory visibility: Embodiments are disclosed herein that are related to controlling the visibility of a portion of memory in a hardware device. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a hardware device comprising a communications interface configured to connect to a complementary communications interface on a computing device. The hardware device further comprises... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110099347 - Managing allocation and deallocation of storage for data objects: Various approaches for managing storage for data objects. In one approach, data describing a plurality of allocation control areas are stored. Each allocation control area references a respective set of free pages that are available for allocation for storing data objects. In response to a request to delete a data... Agent:
20110099349 - Memory system: A controller executes first processing for writing a plurality of data in a sector unit in the first storing area; second processing for flushing the data stored in the first storing area to the first input buffer in a first management unit twice or larger natural number times as large... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110099350 - Block boundary resolution for mismatched logical and physical block sizes: The present disclosure describes various techniques resolving block boundary issues and reconstructing logical blocks in a block access storage device when there are resulting mismatches between logical and physical block sizes or alignments, such that logical blocks span multiple physical block boundaries in irregular ways. In one example, a method... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC
20110099351 - Use of similarity hash to route data for improved deduplication in a storage server cluster: A technique for routing data for improved deduplication in a storage server cluster includes computing, for each node in the cluster, a value collectively representative of the data stored on the node, such as a “geometric center” of the node. New or modified data is routed to the node which... Agent: Netapp, Inc.04/21/2011 > 36 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110093645 - Method and apparatus to record data, method and apparatus to reproduce data, and recording medium: A data recording method including, when moving data stored in a cache to a data storage medium, selecting one cache area from an extended cache area group of the data storage medium by using managing information of a translation layer, moving the data stored in the cache to the selected... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110093648 - Achieving a high throughput in a storage cache application using a flash solid state disk: According to one embodiment, a method for using flash memory in a storage cache comprises receiving data to be cached in flash memory of a storage cache, at least some of the received data being received from at least one of a host system and a storage medium, selecting a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110093651 - Data storage apparatus and controlling method of the data storage apparatus: According to one embodiment, a data storage apparatus includes a first nonvolatile storage, a second nonvolatile storage and a controller. The controller is configured to control data writing and data reading for the first and second nonvolatile storage. The controller includes an allocation control module. The allocation control module is... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110093653 - Memory address management systems in a large capacity multi-level cell (mlc) based flash memory device: Methods and systems of managing memory addresses in a large capacity multi-level cell based flash memory device are described. According to one aspect, a flash memory device comprises a processing unit to manage logical-to-physical address correlation using an indexing scheme. The flash memory is partitioned into N sets. Each set... Agent: Super Talent Electronics, Inc.
20110093649 - Method for managing a plurality of blocks of a flash memory, and associated memory device and controller thereof: A method for managing a plurality of blocks of a Flash memory includes: providing at least one logical-to-physical block linking table within the Flash memory, wherein regarding a plurality of logical block addresses, the logical-to-physical block linking table initially stores at least one initial value falling outside a range of... Agent:
20110093652 - Multi-bit-per-cell flash memory device with non-bijective mapping: To store input data in a plurality of memory cells, a mapping function of bit sequences to physical parameter states of the cells is provided. The cells are programmed, in accordance with the mapping function, to store the input data, in a way that would store uniformly distributed data with... Agent: Sandisk Il Ltd.
20110093650 - Nonvolatile memory system and related method of preserving stored data during power interruption: A nonvolatile memory system comprises a temporary power supply that supplies power in the event of an unexpected power interruption. The temporary power supply provides power while metadata stored in one or more buffers is compressed and transferred to a nonvolatile memory device.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110093646 - Processor-bus attached flash main-memory module: A method for processing a read request identifying an address. The method includes receiving, at a module including a flash memory and a memory buffer, the read request from a requesting processor, mapping, using a coherence directory controller within the module, the address to a cache line in a cache... Agent: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
20110093647 - System and method for controlling flash memory: A system and method for controlling flash memory is provided, so that the flash memory controller can, without using the RB signal, use control interface to read the state register of at least a flash memory with received data for operation to detect whether the flash memory has already finishing... Agent:
20110093654 - Memory control: A data processing apparatus 1 comprises data processing circuitry 2, a memory 8 for storing data and a cache memory 5 for storing cached data from the memory 8. The cache memory 5 is partitioned into cache segments 12 which may be individually placed in a power saving state by... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan
20110093655 - Connecting a storage subsystem and an electronic device with a control device that hides details of the storage subsystem: An apparatus includes an external interface port to connect to an external electronic device, where the external interface port is to communicate over a communications path with the external electronic device according to a serial communication protocol. The apparatus has a control device to hide details of the storage subsystem... Agent:
20110093657 - Storage device and data communication system: A storage device includes: an input/output section connected to an electronic apparatus; a memory for storing data; a control section accessing the memory based on an instruction input from the electronic apparatus to the input/output section; and a communication section communicating with an external apparatus separate from the electronic apparatus,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110093656 - Systems, methods, and computer readable media for configuring a rewriteable non-volatile memory for presentation of media by a selected media presentation device model: Systems, methods, and computer readable media for managing digital media in a memory storage device associated with a mobile smart device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for configuring a rewriteable non-volatile memory for presentation of media by a selected media presentation... Agent:
20110093658 - Classifying and segregating branch targets: A system and method for branch prediction in a microprocessor. A branch prediction unit stores an indication of a location of a branch target instruction relative to its corresponding branch instruction. For example, a target instruction may be located within a first region of memory as a branch instruction. Alternatively,... Agent:
20110093659 - Data storage device and data storing method thereof: A data storage device and a data storing method thereof, including first main memories coupled to a plurality of channels, second main memories coupled to the plurality of channels in common, a buffer memory temporarily storing data to be programmed to the first and the second main memories; and a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110093660 - Multi-core processing system: A system has a first plurality of cores in a first coherency group. Each core transfers data in packets. The cores are directly coupled serially to form a serial path. The data packets are transferred along the serial path. The serial path is coupled at one end to a packet... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20110093661 - Multiprocessor system with mixed software hardware controlled cache management: A multiprocessor system has a background memory and a plurality of processing elements (10), each comprising a processor core (100) and a cache circuit (102). The processor cores (100) execute programs of instructions and the cache circuits (102) cache background memory data accessed by the programs. A write back monitor... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110093662 - Memory having internal processors and data communication methods in memory: Memory having internal processors, and methods of data communication within such a memory are provided. In one embodiment, an internal processor may concurrently access one or more banks on a memory array on a memory device via one or more buffers. The internal processor may be coupled to a buffer... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110093663 - Atomic compare and write memory: A microcontroller system may include a microcontroller having a processor and a first memory, a memory bus and a second memory in communication with the microcontroller via the memory bus. The first memory may include instructions for accessing a first data set from a contiguous memory block in the second... Agent: Netronome Systems, Inc.
20110093664 - Data de-duplication by predicting the locations of sub-blocks within the repository: A computer-enabled method of storing an input dataset in a storage medium includes storing a copy for each of a plurality of repeatable blocks of data in an input dataset in a storage medium. The process further includes finding a location in the storage medium of the copy of a... Agent: Quantum Corporation
20110093667 - Information processing apparatus, method and computer program: An information processing apparatus for processing input data using multiple items of reference data in succession is provided. The apparatus includes a secondary storage unit configured to store the reference data; a primary storage unit accessible at a speed higher than that of the secondary storage unit; a read-out unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110093665 - Memory having internal processors and methods of controlling memory access: Memories having internal processors and methods of data communication within such memories are provided. One such memory may include a fetch unit configured to substantially control performing commands on a memory array based on the availability of banks to be accessed. The fetch unit may receive instructions including commands indicating... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110093669 - Memory system and method for two step memory write operations: A method of operating a memory component that includes a memory core includes receiving, from external control lines, a write command that specifies a write operation. The write command is stored for a first time period after receiving the write command. After the first time period, the write operation is... Agent:
20110093666 - Numerical controller capable of dividing and combining memory areas to store machining programs and binary data: A memory other than a non-volatile memory in a numerical controller is divided into a plurality of memory areas in response to a command from a computer connected to the numerical controller. Whether a machining program has been stored in each of the divided memory areas is decided before a... Agent: Fanuc Ltd
20110093668 - Thin film memory system: An electronic system includes at least one reduced-complexity integrated circuit memory coupled to a memory controller. By reducing the complexity of each integrated circuit memory and concentrating the complexity within the memory controller, overall system costs may be greatly reduced and reliability improved.... Agent:
20110093671 - Refresh algorithm for memories: A method and apparatus for refreshing data in a flash memory device is disclosed. A counter is maintained for each memory block. When a memory block is erased, the counter for that erase block is set to zero while the remaining counters are incremented. When a memory block counter reaches... Agent:
20110093670 - System and method for enhanced application performance with tiered storage in an information handling system: An information handling system includes a memory controller coupled to a first and a second storage device. The memory controller stores information on the first storage device based upon an access count related to the information, stores other information on the second storage device based upon a another access count... Agent: Dell Products, Lp
20110093672 - Systems and methods for recovering electronic information from a storage medium: In one embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for retrieving certain electronic information previously stored on certain storage media after a threshold set in the storage retention criteria has been exceeded in an electronic information storage system that stores electronic information on storage media in accordance with a... Agent:
20110093674 - Method and apparatus for automatic solid state drive performance recovery: A method and apparatus are disclosed for automatic solid state drive performance recovery. A detection module detects a first SSD exceeding a fragmentation threshold. A plurality of drives comprises the first SSD and stores a data copy of data stored on the first SSD. An erase module erases a mapping... Agent: Lenovo (singapore) Pte, Ltd.
20110093675 - Method for protecting redundant data: A method for protecting redundant data is provided. In the present invention, when a working data area and a redundant data area are not destroyed, whether global unique identifiers (GUIDs) of both the working data area and the redundant data area are the same is determined when a power on... Agent: Inventec Corporation
20110093673 - Method of managing a memory of a terminal: The invention provides a method of managing a memory of a terminal, wherein a substitute file is substituted in the memory of the terminal for at least one predetermined file, which file is previously backed-up in a member other than the terminal, the substitute file having content that is obtained... Agent: Avanquest Software
20110093676 - System managing a plurality of virtual volumes and a virtual volume management method for the system: This invention provides a control technique of a data processing system, in which functions of a highly-functional high-performance storage system are achieved in an inexpensive storage system so as to effectively use the existing system and reduce the cost of its entire system. This system has a RAID system, an... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110093678 - Onboard system: A control unit (main CPU 10 of a head unit 1) of an onboard system decides as to whether an issuing condition of an initialization command set and stored in a storage unit is satisfied at an initial start after the assembly of a portable storage device (DVD drive 20)... Agent:
20110093677 - System and method for write once read many (worm) storage in an information handling system: A Write-Once Read-Many (WORM) memory controller receives data from a processing system that is addressed to a location in a storage device, stores the data and a tag at the location, receives second data from the processing system that is addressed to the location, determines that the location includes the... Agent: Dell Products, Lp
20110093679 - Identifying dynamically changing virtual storage devices: Mechanisms are provided for detecting changes in virtual storage device configurations. The mechanisms detect an event corresponding to a change in configuration of a virtual storage device. The virtual storage device is comprised of a plurality of portions of a plurality of physical storage devices. The mechanisms further, in response... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110093680 - Flexible memory controller for autonomous mapping of memory: A memory controller implements flexible memory mapping for storage of data units in a memory. The memory controller logically partitions the memory into a plurality of blocks or block segments and manages the storage of data units among the plurality of blocks/block segments. The memory controller can operate in one... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.04/14/2011 > 38 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110087821 - Apparatus to access multi-bank memory: A method of controlling access to a multi-bank memory, and an apparatus to perform the method, is provided. For the access control, a stride register is provided to store stride values determined by a processor during a run time. A memory controller controls access to a logical block in row... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110087822 - Virtualizing physical memory in a virtual machine system: A processor including a virtualization system of the processor with a memory virtualization support system to map a reference to guest-physical memory made by guest software executable on a virtual machine which in turn is executable on a host machine in which the processor is operable to a reference to... Agent:
20110087823 - Apparatus and method for producing ids for interconnected devices of mixed type: A plurality of memory devices of mixed type (e.g., DRAMs, SRAMs, MRAMs, and NAND-, NOR-, AND-type Flash memories) are serially interconnected. Each device has device type information on its device type. A specific device type (DT) and a device identifier (ID) contained in a serial input are fed to one... Agent: Mosaid Technologies Incorporated
20110087829 - Data storage device and data access method: The invention provides a data storage device. In one embodiment, the data storage device comprises a storage medium, a random access memory, and a controller. The storage medium stores a plurality of link tables. The random access memory comprises a plurality of storage units respectively corresponding to a plurality of... Agent: Silicon Motion, Inc.
20110087827 - Data writing method for a flash memory, and controller and storage system using the same: A data writing method for writing data from a host system into a flash memory chip is provided. The method includes configuring a plurality of logical page addresses, grouping the logical page addresses into a plurality of logical blocks, and recording the data dispersion degree of each of the logical... Agent: Phison Electronics Corp.
20110087825 - Electronic device with removable usb flash drive and usb flash drive with added functionality: A USB flash drive for removable connection to another device such as a cell phone, camera, computer, gaming system and photo printer, for example. In one embodiment, a cell phone having a USB port is provided wherein the USB flash drive configured to connect into a slot in the cell... Agent:
20110087826 - Flash memory accessing apparatus and accessing method thereof: A flash memory accessing apparatus is disclosed. The flash memory accessing apparatus includes a memory controller, a first open NAND flash interface (ONFI) and an expanding flash memory module. The first ONFI is used for connecting a main flash memory module. The memory controller obtains a detecting result by, detecting... Agent: Giga-byte Technology Co.,ltd.
20110087824 - Flash memory accessing apparatus and method thereof: A flash memory accessing apparatus is disclosed. The flash memory accessing apparatus includes a controller, a first channel memory set and a second channel memory set. The first channel memory set includes a first flash memory and at least one first memory expanding socket. The second channel memory set includes... Agent: Giga-byte Technology Co.,ltd.
20110087831 - Memory system and method of writing into nonvolatile semiconductor memory: A memory system includes a nonvolatile semiconductor memory which includes a first original block composed of n (n being natural number) write unit areas and a first subblock composed of a plurality of write unit areas. A controller writes data having one of first to p-th (p being natural number... Agent:
20110087828 - Method for enhancing performance of accessing a flash memory, and associated memory device and controller thereof: A method for enhancing performance of accessing a Flash memory, which includes a plurality of blocks and is positioned in a memory device, includes: during writing data into the Flash memory, establishing/updating at least one linking table in a random access memory (RAM) of the memory device, wherein regarding the... Agent:
20110087830 - System, method and apparatus for embedded firmware code update: A wireless module is provided for wirelessly updating code to any appropriate peripheral device and may allow for wireless communication with the desired peripheral device to update an operating software code. The wireless module has the similar size, shape, and form factor as the current Memory Stick™. In one embodiment,... Agent:
20110087832 - Wear leveling in storage devices based on flash memories and related circuit, system, and method: A wear leveling solution is proposed for use in a storage device based on a flash memory. The flash memory includes a plurality of physical blocks, which are adapted to be erased individually. A corresponding method starts with the step for erasing one of the physical blocks. One of the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Pvt. Ltd.
20110087833 - Local nonvolatile write-through cache for a data server having network-based data storage, and related operating methods: A data server, a host adapter system for the data server, and related operating methods facilitate data write and read operations for network-based data storage that is remotely coupled to the data server and for non-network-based data storage in a locally attached cache device. The host adapter system includes a... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
20110087834 - Memory package utilizing at least two types of memories: A memory system and methods for memory manage are presented. The memory system includes a volatile memory electrically connected to a high-density memory; a memory controller that expects data to be written or read to or from the memory system at a bandwidth and a latency associated with the volatile... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110087835 - Semiconductor memory device and data processing system: To include a plurality of core chips to which different pieces of chip information from each other are given in advance. A first refresh command is divided into a plurality of second refresh commands having different timings from each other, and a refresh operation is performed on a core chip... Agent: Elpida Memory, Inc.
20110087836 - Storage unit and memory system: A storage unit includes: a random access memory device and a storage device to be accessed using an address in units of word and sector, respectively; and a storage controller controlling accesses to the random access memory device and the storage device according to the addresses designated via a bus.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110087838 - Memory device and operation method therefor: Provided is a MLC (Multi-level cell) memory device, comprising: a memory array, including a plurality of groups each storing a plurality of bits; and an inverse bit storage section, storing a first inverse bit data including a plurality of inverse bits, the plurality of bits in the same group in... Agent: Macronix International Co., Ltd.
20110087837 - Secondary cache for write accumulation and coalescing: A method for efficiently using a large secondary cache is disclosed herein. In certain embodiments, such a method may include accumulating, in a secondary cache, a plurality of data tracks. These data tracks may include modified data and/or unmodified data. The method may determine if a subset of the plurality... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110087839 - Apparatuses, methods and systems for a smart address parser: The apparatus, methods and systems for a smart address parser (hereinafter, “SAP”) described herein implement a text parser whereby users may enter a text string, such as manually via an input field. The SAP processes the input address string to extract address elements for storage, display, reporting, and/or use in... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20110087840 - Efficient line and page organization for compression status bit caching: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for performing a memory access request to compressed data within a virtually mapped memory system comprising an arbitrary number of partitions. A virtual address is mapped to a linear physical address, specified by a page table entry (PTE). The PTE... Agent:
20110087841 - Processor and control method: A processor includes a first processing unit that has a first memory and performs processing, a second processing unit that performs processing, a second memory that holds status information specifying a status of data held in the first memory, and a control unit that outputs a request for reading out... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110087842 - Pre-fetching content items based on social distance: Retrieving content items based on a social distance between a user and content providers. The social distance is determined based on, for example, user interaction with the content providers. The content providers are ranked, for the user, based on the determined social distance. Prior to a request from the user,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110087843 - Monitoring cache usage in a distributed shared cache: An apparatus, method, and system are disclosed. In one embodiment the apparatus includes a cache memory, which a number of sets. Each of the sets in the cache memory have several cache lines. The apparatus also includes at least one process resource table. The process resource table maintains a cache... Agent:
20110087844 - Content network global replacement policy: This invention is related to content delivery systems and methods. In one aspect of the invention, a content provider controls a replacement process operating at an edge server. The edge server services content providers and has a data store for storing content associated with respective ones of the content providers.... Agent: Edgecast Networks, Inc.
20110087845 - Burst-based cache dead block prediction: The present disclosure generally relates to cache memory systems and/or techniques to identify dead cache blocks in cache memory systems. Example systems may include a cache memory that is accessible by a cache client. The cache memory may include a plurality of storage locations for a first cache block, with... Agent:
20110087846 - Accessing a multi-channel memory system having non-uniform page sizes: A method includes predicting a memory access pattern of each master of a plurality of masters. The plurality of masters can access a multi-channel memory via a crossbar interconnect, where the multi-channel memory has a plurality of banks The method includes identifying a page size associated with each bank of... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110087847 - multiple-port memory systems and methods: Systems and methods for improved multiple-port memory are provided. In one embodiment, a processing system comprises: at least one processing core; a peripheral bus; and a memory for storing digital data, the memory divided into a first and a second partition of memory segments. The memory includes a first port... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110087848 - Methods and systems for implementing a virtual storage network: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for implementing a virtual Storage Area Network (SAN) in software. According to one embodiment, a method for implementing a virtual SAN can comprise defining an application for accessing a computing grid for storing information wherein defining the application for accessing the computing... Agent: Oracle International Corporation
20110087849 - Method and apparatus for implementing interleaving and de-interleaving at second time: A method for second interleaving is disclosed. The method comprises: generating an interleaving address preset in an interleaving matrix for each input data, and writing the data into the interleaving matrix according to the interleaving address; initializing the interleaving address and reading out the data from the interleaving matrix according... Agent: Zte Corporation
20110087850 - Storage apparatus and method for storage apparatus: A storage apparatus includes a storage module, a memory having areas storing data to be copied to the storage device, a saving buffer for temporarily saving the data stored in the areas, a control module for executing receiving a write request including the data to be stored in the storage... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110087851 - Systems and methods for combining data streams in a storage operation: Described herein are systems and methods for multiplexing pipelined data for backup operations. Various data streams are combined such as by multiplexing by a multiplexing module. The multiplexing module combines the data from the various data streams received by receiver module(s) into a single stream of chunks. The multiplexing module... Agent: Commvault Systems, Inc.
20110087852 - Method of and system for controlling the programming of memory devices: In order to further develop a method of and a system (100) for controlling the programming of, in particular the erase/write access to, a memory device (10) comprising multiple memory cells (20, 22), said memory cells (20, 22) being exposed to wear resulting from repeated programming, in such way that... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110087853 - Storage device, substrate, liquid container, system and control method of storage device: A storage device includes a nonvolatile storage section; and a control section that controls the nonvolatile storage section, wherein the control section includes an access control section that outputs a clock for access control for performing access control of a read/write of the nonvolatile storage section, and performs access control... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110087854 - Tiered data management method and system for high performance data monitoring: A method for managing memory in a system for an application, comprising: assigning a first block (i.e., a big block) of the memory to the application when the application is initiated, the first block having a first size, the first block being assigned to the application until the application is... Agent: Inetco Systems Limited
20110087855 - Method and apparatus for protecting data using variable size page stripes 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 using variable size page stripes in the memory system. The controller is configured to store data such that each page stripe comprises a plurality of data pages, with each data page... Agent: Texas Memory Systems, Inc.
20110087856 - Memory device with serial protocol and corresponding method of addressing: The memory device comprises a physical memory plane (PMP) comprising m first physical lines (RGP1i) extending along a first direction and n second physical lines (RGP2j) extending along a second direction, reception means for receiving a logical address (ADR) designating a first logical line (RG1i) and a second logical line... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (rousset) Sas
20110087857 - Automatic page promotion and demotion in multiple page size environments: Functionality can be implemented in a virtual memory manager (VMM) to allow small pages (e.g., 4 KB) to be coalesced into large pages (e.g., 64 KB), so that a single free list can be maintained for the large pages (“maintained pages”). When a process requests a small page, the VMM... Agent: International Busines Machines Corporation
20110087858 - Memory management unit: A data processing apparatus is provided comprising a plurality of master devices configured to issue memory access requests including virtual addresses. A memory management unit is configured to receive memory access requests and to translate a virtual address included in a memory access request from a requesting master device into... Agent: Arm Limited04/07/2011 > 38 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20110082962 - Monitoring a data structure in a virtual machine: A method for monitoring a data structure maintained by guest software within a virtual machine is disclosed. Changes to the contents of the data structure are determined, such as by placing write traces on the memory pages containing the data structure. Also, the method involves determining when memory pages containing... Agent: Vmware, Inc.
20110082969 - Associative data storage devices for authentication of collectable objects: In one embodiment of the present invention, an associative data storage device for authentication of collectable objects is described. A non-volatile electronic data storage device is used in combination with at least one collectable object. The non-volatile electronic data storage device is detached from the collectable object and electronically configured... Agent:
20110082966 - Authentication and securing of write-once, read-many (worm) memory devices: These embodiments relate to authentication and securing of write-once, read-many (WORM) memory devices. In one embodiment, a memory device comprises a controller operable in first and second modes of operation after stored security information is validated, wherein in the first mode of operation, the memory device operates in a read-only... Agent:
20110082967 - Data caching in non-volatile memory: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, can perform data caching. In some implementations, a method and system include receiving information that includes a logical address, allocating a physical page in a non-volatile memory structure, mapping the logical address to a physical address of... Agent:
20110082968 - Nonvolatile memory system, and data read/write method for nonvolatile memory system: A nonvolatile memory system comprises a nonvolatile memory having a plurality of data areas; and a memory controller operative to control read and write operations to the nonvolatile memory. The memory controller successively executes read/write operations to plural sectors within a selected data area in the nonvolatile memory in accordance... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110082964 - Partitioning process to improve memory cell retention: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to improving memory cell retention for non-volatile flash memory.... Agent:
20110082963 - Power interrupt management: The present disclosure includes methods for operating a memory system, and memory systems. One such method includes updating transaction log information in a transaction log using write look ahead information; and updating a logical address (LA) table using the transaction log.... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.
20110082965 - Processor-bus-connected flash storage module: A system includes multiple nodes coupled using a network of processor buses. The multiple nodes include a first processor node, including one or more processing cores and main memory, and a flash memory node coupled to the first processor node via a first processor bus of the network of processor... Agent: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
20110082970 - System for distributing available memory resource: A system for distributing available memory resource comprising at least two random access memory (RAM) elements and RAM routing logic. The RAM routing logic comprises configuration logic to dynamically distribute the available memory resource into a first memory area providing redundant memory storage and a second memory area providing non-redundant... Agent:
20110082971 - Information handling system memory module optimization: A memory system includes a first memory module and a second memory module. A memory controller is coupled to the first and second memory modules and reads configuration information from the first and second memory modules using a memory channel. The controller also configures a switch coupled between the controller... Agent: Dell Products L.p.
20110082972 - Backing up filesystems to a storage device: One embodiment is a method that backups up filesystems to a storage device. Filesystems having a longer previous backup time are backed up before filesystems having a shorter previous backup time.... Agent:
20110082973 - Simultaneously supporting different block sizes on a single hard drive: A method and system where a hardware platform such as a disk drive is formatted to the largest block length it is desired to read from or write to. Using commands, data can be accessed from the drive in any block length that is equal to or less than the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110082974 - System and method for writing data and a time value to an addressable unit of a removable storage medium: A system (and associated method) comprises a storage drive and a central processing unit (“CPU”). The storage drive is adapted to accommodate a removable storage medium. The CPU is configured to cause the CPU to write data and a time value to each of a plurality of addressable units of... Agent: Hewlett- Packard Development Company, L.p.
20110082975 - Disk array system and method for controlling disk array system: The disk array system includes a first controller adapted to transfer/receive data to/from a host computer and to receive/transfer data from/to first type disk drive units via a first type interface of the first controller; a second controller adapted to transfer/receive data to/from the host computer and/or another host computer... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110082977 - Method and apparatus for a unified storage system: A unified storage system for executing a variety of types of storage control software using a single standardized hardware platform includes multiple storage control modules connected to storage devices for storing data related to input/output (I/O) operations. A first type of storage control software is initially installed and executed on... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110082976 - Method and system for object-oriented data storage: In accordance with the present invention, data may be written and read differently in accordance with their attributes, which may include, inter alia, critical vs. non-critical data, streaming vs. non-streaming media, confidential vs. non-confidential, or read or write speed requirements. A data block to be written may be considered an... Agent:
20110082978 - Non-volatile memory: In a non-volatile memory, external bit data whose opposite bit is in the programmed state is stored in a buffer, and is then programmed. A program level is increased in a stepwise manner every pulse. When the program level reaches a threshold voltage, unprogrammed data is stored into the buffer,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110082979 - Removable storage device: Methods and removable storage devices are provided. Some such removable storage devices may include a file specifying a name of a program to be executed automatically by a host, may include settings for a secure storage area, where the settings are user-configurable, may include a secure partition that is not... Agent: Lexar Media, Inc.
20110082980 - High performance unaligned cache access: A cache memory device and method for operating the same. One embodiment of the cache memory device includes an address decoder decoding a memory address and selecting a target cache line. A first cache array is configured to output a first cache entry associated with the target cache line, and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110082981 - Multiprocessing circuit with cache circuits that allow writing to not previously loaded cache lines: Data is processed using a first and second processing circuit (12) coupled to a background memory (10) via a first and second cache circuit (14, 14′) respectively. Each cache circuit (14, 14′) stores cache lines, state information defining states of the stored cache lines, and flag information for respective addressable... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20110082982 - Content delivery network cache grouping: One or more content delivery networks (CDNs) that deliver content objects for others is disclosed. Content is propagated to edge servers through hosting and/or caching. End user computers are directed to an edge server for delivery of a requested content object by a universal resource indicator (URI). When a particular... Agent: Limelight Networks, Inc.
20110082983 - Cpu instruction and data cache corruption prevention system: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a cache corruption prevention system and a related method. A cache memory may contain contents that are susceptible to corruption. A cache controller, with the use of a threshold timer, may employ various operations to flush modified cache contents into a main memory and invalidate... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Canada, Inc.
20110082984 - Shared script files in multi-tab browser: A host device executes a browser application that displays web content to a user in plurality of tabs or windows. The browser application includes an interpreter that determines whether an external file referenced in the web content already exists in a shared memory resource available to a plurality of the... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)
20110082985 - Data management in a data storage system: The present disclosure provides a method in a data storage system. The method includes defining a plurality of jobs for a command received from a host. Each of the plurality of jobs is associated with one or more of a plurality of data storage resources of the data storage system.... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC
20110082986 - Electronic device for providing self-adapting services depending on the platform of the host equipment with which it is connected: The invention relates to an electronic device having one or more services made available to a host equipment with which it is connected. The invention allows the device to automatically adjust the access capability to the services made available depending on the software platform available within the host equipment. The... Agent: Gemalto Sa
20110082988 - Data migration control method for storage device: In recent years reducing the operating cost of storage devices (hereafter, also referred to as storage sub-systems) has been an important task for the management of storage systems. As one method for solving this task, data life cycle management, in which data is relocated from, for example, a new storage... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20110082987 - Systems and methods for power state transitioning in an information handling system: Systems and methods for power state transitioning in an information handling system having a volatile memory and a nonvolatile memory are disclosed. Dirty data in the volatile memory may be identified. The dirty data may include data that has not been stored in the nonvolatile memory. Dirty data may be... Agent: Dell Products L.p.
20110082992 - Communication-link-attached persistent memory system: A system and method is described that accesses a network persistent memory unit (nPMU). One embodiment comprises a primary region corresponding to a predefined portion of a primary network persistent memory unit (nPMU) communicatively coupled to at least one client processor node via a communication system, wherein the primary region... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20110082991 - Remote backup with local buffering: A method and system for performing a backup operation at a local-area network (LAN) including at least one LAN device and a LAN gateway (GW) includes adding backup data to a local backup archive coupled to the LAN. A request to send backup data may be sent to a data... Agent: Softthinks Sas
20110082990 - Simple preconfigured client management failsafe: A system, method and computer-usable medium are disclosed for recovering data from a memory storage device. The operating system (OS) of an IPS comprising a source memory storage device, further comprising stored data, is monitored to detect a defective operating state. If a defective operating state of the OS is... Agent:
20110082989 - Structure and method for making a storage card: A procedure for reproducing a storage card includes providing a preliminary storage card, wherein the preliminarily storage card has been partitioned into at least a first partitioned region and a second partitioned region and content has been written into the first partitioned region; providing a master storage card without being... Agent: Solid State System Co., Ltd.
20110082993 - Hard ware data protection device: A device is connected between an storage device controller and a storage device, providing data storage device protection in a manner transparent to the computing system and to the user of the computing system independent of operating system. The device protects the user from malicious code by preventing its execution... Agent:
20110082994 - Accelerated relocation circuit: A Partial bitstream relocation method to generates source and destination addresses on Field Programmable Gate Arrays. The bitstream from an active source is located and read in a nonintrusive manner, and written to a destination address. The accelerator runs in real time, moving source code on the fly. Code may... Agent: Utah State University
20110082995 - Information processing apparatus: An information processing apparatus includes a storage unit configured to include a plurality of storage areas, a receiving unit configured to receive updating data for updating data stored in the storage unit, and a control unit configured to update the data stored in the storage unit based on the received... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110082996 - Systems and methods for managing databases: Embodiments of systems and methods for managing databases are disclosed. One disclosed embodiment is a system that includes a processor-addressable physical memory and a processor in communication with said processor-addressable physical memory and configured to execute an environment and to allocate an environment memory to said environment. In such an... Agent:
20110082997 - Virtualized storage system and method of operating thereof: There are provided a storage system and a method of operating thereof. The method comprises: a) representing to a plurality of hosts an available logical address space divided into one or more logical groups (e.g. logical volumes, virtual partitions, snapshots, combinations of a given logical volume and its respective snapshot(s),... Agent: Infinidat Ltd.
20110082998 - Reducing occupancy of digital storage devices: A digital data storage device physically stores blocks of identical data only once on its storage medium wherein a second or even further identical blocks are stored only as reference referring to the first block of these identical blocks. By this technique, storage of duplicate data is most effectively avoided... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110082999 - Data processing engine with integrated data endianness control mechanism: A data processing engine is provided, which includes an endian register, an endian control device, and a byte swapper. The endian register stores a plurality of endian control bits. Each endian control bit indicates the default data endianness of a type of address space accessible to the data processing engine.... Agent: Andes Technology CorporationPrevious industry: Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output
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