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Error detection/correction and fault detection/recovery December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100332889 - Management of information technology risk using virtual infrastructures: Information Technology Risk to an organization is associated with a plurality of virtual machines (VMs) each running on a plurality of hosts, each host being a computer system connected to a network and in communication with a risk orchestrator, which receives threat indication messages (TIMs) from threat indicators. Each TIM... Agent: Vmware, Inc.
20100332890 - System and method for virtual machine management: A system and method are provided for virtual machine management. The system comprises a virtual machine manager, a blade server management module, at least one blade server, and a virtual machine manager. The virtual machine manager comprises an abnormal event receiving module for receiving information about a blade server having... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20100332891 - Method and apparatus for dealing with write errors when writing information data into flash memory devices: For writing, flash memory devices are physically accessed in a page-oriented mode, but such devices are not error-free in operation. According to the invention, when writing information data in a bus write cycle in a sequential manner into flash memory devices assigned to a common data bus, at least one... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20100332892 - Hard disk drive with data error recovery using multiple reads and derived reliability information: A hard disk drive with a disk that has a plurality of data bits. The drive includes a circuit that reads each data bit n times and selects a value for the bit based on a reliability factor. The circuit may select a bit based at least in part on... Agent: Irell & Manella LLP
20100332893 - Method for managing a data storage system: A RAID storage system is provided with a plurality of disk drive modules in communication with a processor through a RAID controller. Tools and processes are provided for managing failure of individual modules in the RAID, identifying and managing excess spare modules, and migrating modules among array sites to produce... Agent: Ibm Corporation RochesterIPLaw Dept. 917
20100332894 - Bit error threshold and remapping a memory device: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to remapping a memory device.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP
20100332895 - Non-volatile memory to store memory remap information: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to remapping memory devices.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP
20100332896 - Systems, methods and devices for backup power control in data storage devices: Power-backup capabilities are provided by implementing a variety of different methods, systems and devices. According to one such implementation, a capacitive storage circuit is operated at a threshold voltage that is set to provide sufficient power to operate backup functions of a data storage device, and that is further selectively... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20100332897 - Systems, methods and devices for controlling backup power provided to memory devices and used for storing of sensitive data: Power-backup capabilities are provided by implementing a variety of different methods, systems and devices. According to one such implementation, a solid-state memory device is implemented with a primary power source that provides primary power. A secondary power source provides secondary power. A power controller provides the primary power to an... Agent: Crawford Maunu PLLC
20100332898 - Nonvolatile memory device and copyback program method thereof: A nonvolatile memory device includes a plurality of memory blocks each configured to include a plurality of pages, a plurality of page buffers configured to correspond to the plurality of memory blocks and send copyback data, a controller configured to send the copyback data to a page buffer selected from... Agent: William Park & Associates Ltd.
20100332899 - Quality management in a data-processing environment: A method, system and computer program for quality management of a plurality of documents associated with a data-processing operation of an organization is provided. The documents include several fields, the organization has employees, and the method comprises determination of error rates. Errors are reduced in the plurality of documents by... Agent: Fenwick & West LLP
20100332901 - Advice-based feedback for transactional execution: One embodiment provides a system that facilitates the execution of a transaction for a program in a hardware-supported transactional memory system. During operation, the system records a failure state of the transaction during execution of the transaction using hardware transactional memory mechanisms. Next, the system detects a transaction failure associated... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle America, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20100332900 - Method and apparatus for scrubbing accumulated data errors from a memory system: A data scrubbing apparatus corrects disturb data errors occurring in an array of memory cells such as SMT MRAM cells. The data scrubbing apparatus receives an error indication that an error has occurred during a read operation of a grouping of memory cells within the array of memory cells. The... Agent: Saile Ackerman LLC
20100332902 - Power efficient watchdog service: An electronic device comprises a first processor, a computer readable memory medium and logic instructions stored in the computer readable medium which, when executed by the first processor, configure the first processor to implement a watchdog module which monitors an operating status of one or more critical processes executing on... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Cpa Global
20100332903 - Locating and labeling device in a multi drop configuration: An identification (ID) process comprises in each of a plurality of bit times, a debug test system asserting a control signal at a predefined state to a plurality of target systems, and each target system, having a bit pattern and the bit patterns being different among the target systems, outputting... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100332904 - Testing of distributed systems: In an embodiment, a method is provided for tracking a test. In this method, a test session identifier is transmitted to a test system. The test session identifier identifies a particular test session. A test of a component is triggered at the test system, and this test provides test results,... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/sap
20100332905 - Program execution device and method for controlling the same: Conventionally, when executing a plurality of programs while being synchronized by a plurality of debuggers, an interface has been required for performing a particular coordination between the debuggers. In the present invention, programs are synchronously executed without coordination between the debuggers by performing a control method including a step for... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100332906 - Quality of service management of end user devices in an end user network: Methods and apparatus for managing quality of service of computing resources are presented. For example, a method implemented on a processor for managing quality of service of computing resources includes identifying, by the processor, one or more devices of a user on a network of the user; obtaining, by the... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100332907 - System and method for testing different computer types: A system and method for testing different computer types sets test parameters of each computer type of the computers, and sends a test command to each computer to control each computer to test each test signal of the computer. The system and method further receives test result data collected by... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100332908 - Performing remote loads and stores over networks: A network adaptor which performs CPU loads and stores to remote memory over network fabrics. The network adaptor receives a transfer request from a compute node and converts the request to a remote transfer request, which is transmitted to the network. The network adaptor then monitors the network connection for... Agent: Mhkkg/oracle (sun)
20100332909 - Circuits, systems, apparatus and processes for monitoring activity in multi-processing systems: An electronic circuit includes a first processor (100) operable to perform processing operations, a first trace buffer (230) coupled to the first processor (100), a first triggering circuit (210) coupled to the first processor (100), the first triggering circuit (210) operable to detect a specified sequence of particular processing operations... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100332911 - Method and computer program product for forecasting system behavior: A method is disclosed for forecasting the behavior of an information technology system for executing a plurality of applications. In an embodiment, the method comprises the steps of monitoring (110) the execution of selected applications over a predefined time period, compiling (120) a trace of events indicating unintended behavior of... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100332910 - System and method to reduce trace faults in software mmu virtualization: A system for identifying an exiting process and removing traces and shadow page table pages corresponding to the process' page table pages. An accessed minimum virtual address is maintained corresponding to an address space. In one embodiment, whenever a page table entry corresponding to the accessed minimum virtual address changes... Agent: Vmware, Inc.
20100332913 - System and mehtod for testing network performance: A system can test network performance of an electronic device via transmitting a testing file with a first designated name to a number of computers connected to the electronic device, obtaining comparison files from the number of computers after running the testing file, and replacing the names of the comparison... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100332912 - Visual feedback system for users using multiple partitions on a server: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture are disclosed for conveying which hardware components of a logically partitioned computer system are assigned to a selected logical partition of the computer system. Partition information for the computer system may be received. Further, a request may be received from a user to view... Agent: Ibm Corporation, Intellectual Property Law Dept 917, Bldg. 006-1
20100332914 - Dump output control apparatus and dump output control method: A dump output control apparatus includes a storage unit that stores output device information indicating an output device that is an output destination of dump information, a dump output device control unit that obtains the output device information stored in the storage unit and, determines a device as an output... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100332917 - Control apparatus: A control apparatus controls a device to which the control apparatus is connected. The control apparatus includes a storing unit and a linking unit. The storing unit stores an error message that contains information on a failed component in a storage device upon receiving the error message from the device.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100332915 - Method and apparatus for managing communication services for user endpoint devices: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an edge device having a controller to receive a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message from a user endpoint device (UE) requesting communication services, forward the SIP message to a network element of a Server Office, receive from... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Gmg Attn: Patent Docketing
20100332916 - Portable electronic apparatus, processing apparatus for portable electronic apparatus, and data processing method in portable electronic apparatus: A smart card comprises a storage unit in which various data are stored, a communication unit to perform data communication with an external apparatus, and a processing unit which executes processing corresponding to a command received via the communication unit. The processing unit of the smart card detects data judged... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100332918 - Alarm correlation system: An alarm correlation method with rules and model is disclosed for suppression of alarms which will clear when another alarm clears. The alarm correlation method with rules and model includes a list of objects which alarms may be raised, and a list of correlation rules for each of the objects... Agent: Terry W. Kramer, Esq. Kramer & Amado, P.C.
20100332920 - Embedded device and state display control: Various embodiments for displaying a state of an embedded device using a browser are provided. In one embodiment, the browser is requested to display a text file having a description of a screen structure. The state information on a current state of the embedded device is acquired. An access request... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm)
20100332919 - Program delivery control system and program delivery control method: A program delivery control system includes: a storage section that stores a playlist indicating a play order of items forming a program; an apparatus control section that controls an apparatus on the basis of the playlist stored in the storage section and that causes the storage section to store error... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100332921 - Fast data eye retraining for a memory: A method, device, and system are disclosed. In one embodiment method includes determining a left edge and right edge of a valid data eye for a memory. The method continues by periodically checking the left and right edges for movement during operation of the memory. If movement is detected, the... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20100332922 - Method for managing device and solid state disk drive utilizing the same: A solid state disk drive is provided. The solid state disk drive includes a multiple level cell (MLC) memory device and a controller. The MLC memory device includes memory blocks each comprising memory cells capable of storing more than a single bit of data per cell. The controller transforms at... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100332923 - System and method responsive to a rate of change of a performance parameter of a memory: Systems and methods are disclosed that are responsive to a rate of change of a performance parameter of a memory. In a particular embodiment, a rate of change of a performance parameter of a non-volatile memory is determined. The rate of change is compared to a threshold, and an action... Agent: Toler Law Group
20100332924 - At-speed scan testing of memory arrays: An integrated circuit configured for at-speed scan testing of memory arrays. The integrated circuit includes a scan chain having a plurality of serially coupled scan elements, wherein a subset of the plurality of scan elements are coupled to provide signals to a memory array. Each scan element of the subset... Agent: Mhkkg/oracle (sun)
20100332925 - Semiconductor memory apparatus and method of testing the same: A semiconductor memory apparatus according to the embodiment includes a test mode controller, a first data alignment unit, a decoder, a test executing unit and a second data alignment unit. The test mode controller is configured to generate test enable signals in response to a test mode setting signal and... Agent: Venable LLP
20100332926 - Apparatus for formatting information storage medium: An apparatus according to the present invention is designed to perform formatting processing on an information storage medium. The storage medium has a data storage area including a user data area and a spare area. The user data area is provided to write user data on, while the spare area... Agent: Mark D. Saralino (pan) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100332927 - Generic debug external connection (gdxc) for high integration integrated circuits: A high integration integrated circuit may comprise a plurality of processing cores, a graphics processing unit, and an uncore area coupled to an interface structure such as a ring structure. A generic debug external connection (GDXC) logic may be provisioned proximate to the end point of the ring structure. The... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100332928 - Scalable scan system for system-on-chip design: A method and system to facilitate a scalable scan system in the design of a system-on-chip. In one embodiment of the invention, the system-on-chip includes a controller and one or more clock gating units. The clock gating unit is added to each unique clock domain of each function or logic... Agent: Intel/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100332929 - Scan testable register file: Memory compiler engineers often focus on the efficient implementation of the largest possible memory configurations for each memory type. The overhead of test and control circuitry within memory implementations is usually amortized across a large number of storage bits. Unfortunately, test structures generally do not scale down with decreasing memory... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100332930 - Storage circuit, integrated circuit, and scanning method: A storage circuit, an integrated circuit and a scanning method are provided. The storage circuit includes a first storage element, and a second storage element connected to an output of the first storage element. The storage circuit includes a first setting circuit that is configured to set data of a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100332931 - Method for speeding up serial data tolerance testing: A receive test accelerator retrieves an adjusted jitter amount and an adjusted test time in which to test a device. The adjusted jitter amount and the adjusted test time correspond to an adjusted bit error rate that is extrapolated from a baseline bit error rate, which corresponds to a baseline... Agent: Freescale - Jvl C/o Vanleeuwen & Vanleeuwen
20100332932 - Test method, test control program and semiconductor device: In a method of performing a test on a logic circuit in accordance with an exemplary aspect of the present invention, the test is performed by supplying a clock signal from a clock supply circuit to a plurality of clock domains operating by a clock signal of a same frequency.... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100332933 - Systems, methods, and apparatuses for ciphering error detection and recovery: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for ciphering error detection and recovery. A method may include using a first set of one or more cipher input parameters to decipher ciphered data ciphered using a second set of one or more cipher input parameters. The method may further include comparing a... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100332934 - Method of and transmitting device for transmitting a data block: A method of transmits a data block of a type from a transmitting device (for example a transmitting network node) to a receiving device (for example a receiving network node), in particular during a temporary block flow. A transmitting device is capable of receiving at least two different types of... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100332935 - Packet retransmission: Through the identification of different packet-types, packets can be handled based on an assigned packet handling identifier. This identifier can, for example, enable forwarding of latency-sensitive packets without delay and allow error-sensitive packets to be stored for possible retransmission. In another embodiment, and optionally in conjunction with retransmission protocols including... Agent: Jason H. Vick Sheridan Ross, PC
20100332936 - Technique for advanced arq buffer management in wireless communication system: An Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ) transmitter for use in a wireless communication system and method for its operation are provided. The method includes determining unutilized capacity of an ARQ receiver buffer in an ARQ receiver, determining if the ARQ receiver buffer can support an ARQ block to be transmitted based... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20100332937 - Distributing method for physical hybrid arq indicator channel resources: A method for allocating resources of physical hybrid ARQ indicator channels is disclosed, comprising: a transmitting end dividing evenly all resources of Physical Hybrid ARQ Indicator Channels (PHICHs) to be allocated into a plurality of configured PHICH groups, and then mapping them to sub-carriers of resource groups corresponding to the... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100332940 - Configurable pipeline based on error detection mode in a data processing system: A method includes providing a data processor having an instruction pipeline, where the instruction pipeline has a plurality of instruction pipeline stages, and where the plurality of instruction pipeline stages includes a first instruction pipeline stage and a second instruction pipeline stage. The method further includes providing a data processor... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20100332939 - Decoding apparatus, decoding method, and program: A decoding apparatus includes maximum decoding iteration count controller 52 which determines maximum decoding iteration counts of respective received code words based on modulation schemes and error-correcting coding ratios which are applied to the received code words and average error ratios of the received code words before the code words... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100332938 - Techniques for ldpc decoding: An embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus, including a transceiver operable for communication using LDPC codes for error correction, the transceiver adapted to use an LDPC decoder that acts as a server to serve all LDPC codewords contained in at least one block transmission, and wherein the LDPC... Agent: James S. Finn C/o Cpa Global
20100332941 - Variable interleave data transmission: In cable modem termination systems (CMTS) and other information transmission systems, a method for changing the interleave depth associated with each data stream is provided. This may be done dynamically, and for any subset of downstream devices such as modems. The interleave depth may be set on an individual device... Agent: Banner & Witcoff , Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007412
20100332948 - Disk array apparatus, a disk array apparatus control method and a program for a disk array apparatus: A disk array apparatus includes a plurality of magnetic disks, and a RAID controller that generates redundancy data for host data received from a host apparatus by a primitive polynomial of Galois extension field, generates a redundancy code for the host data and the redundancy data, the redundancy code is... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100332944 - Facilitating error detection and correction after a memory component failure: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that can be reconfigured to provide error detection and correction after a failure of a memory component in a memory system. During operation, the system accesses a block of data from the memory system, wherein each block of data in the... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle America, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20100332945 - Facilitating probabilistic error detection and correction after a memory component failure: Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that provides error detection and correction after a failure of a memory component in a memory system. During operation, the system accesses a block of data from the memory system, wherein the memory system is previously determined to have a specific... Agent: Pvf -- Oracle America, Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20100332942 - Memory controller for nand memory using forward error correction: A memory controller 4 for a NAND memory array 2 includes error detecting circuitry having input circuitry 6, fast zero-error detecting circuitry 10, fast-path error correcting circuitry 16, 24, slow-path error correcting circuitry 18, 22 and fast-bad-block detecting circuitry 28.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.
20100332943 - Method and device for selectively refreshing a region of a non-volatile memory of a data storage device: A method and device for selectively refreshing a region of a non-volatile memory of a data storage device is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes comparing a time stamp received from a host device to a first time stamp retrieved from a data storage device... Agent: Toler Law Group
20100332946 - Method of operating nonvolatile memory device and nonvolatile memory device for implementing the same: A method of operating a nonvolatile memory device including a memory cell array having first and second main cells for storing external input data, first spare cells for storing data for error correction code (ECC) processing on the data stored in the first and second main cells and second spare... Agent: Ip & T Group LLP
20100332947 - Storage control device and storage control method: A storage control apparatus includes a storage unit having a plurality of blocks for storing data, each of the plurality of blocks being detected for data error by an error check code (ECC), a processor to execute a process to at least, modify an ECC stored in one of the... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.
20100332949 - System and method of tracking error data within a storage device: Systems and methods of tracking error data are disclosed. A method includes receiving a first checksum associated with error locations of a first error correction code operation and receiving a second checksum associated with error locations of a second error correction code operation. The first checksum is compared to the... Agent: Toler Law Group
20100332950 - Bit error threshold and content addressable memory to address a remapped memory device: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to remapping memory devices.... Agent: Berkeley Law & Technology Group LLP
20100332952 - Flash memory controller and the method thereof: An embodiment discloses a flash memory controller comprising a flash memory interface controller, a host interface controller, a random-access memory (RAM) interface controller, an ECC encoder, an ECC divider, an ECC constructor and an ECC decoder. The flash memory interface controller is configured to store information data, ECC segments, and... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100332951 - Method for performing copy back operations and flash storage device: The invention provides a method for performing copy back operations. First, a copy back command is sent to a flash memory for reading a first error correction code (ECC) data from a first address. The first ECC data is then received from the flash memory. The first ECC data is... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100332953 - Instrument control system and methods: Methods, systems and computer readable media for controlling an instrument in communication with a host computer are provided. Operations of an instrument that must be completed on schedule are controlled via an embedded controller embedded in the instrument. A complete status packet is sent to a host computer from the... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc. In Care Of: Cpa Global
20100332954 - Systems and methods for out of order y-sample memory management: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for out of order memory management. For example, a method for out of order data processing is disclosed. The method includes providing an out of order codeword memory circuit that includes a number of codeword memory locations in a codeword... Agent: Hamilton,desanctis & Cha (lsi)
20100332955 - Chien search using multiple basis representation: A method for decoding an Error Correction Code (ECC) includes accepting coefficients, including at least first and second coefficients, of an Error Locator Polynomial (ELP) that is defined over a vector space and has at least one root that is indicative of a location of an error in a set... Agent: D. Kligler I.p. Services Ltd
20100332956 - Polynomial division: Systems and methods to perform polynomial division are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes receiving a codeword and storing a portion of the received codeword at a register. The portion of the received codeword has a first number of terms. A divisor having a second number of terms... Agent: Toler Law Group
20100332957 - Arithmetic circuit, arithmetic processing device, and arithmetic processing method: In an arithmetic circuit, every time a numerical value is stored in a register, a partial solution is predicted on the basis of the numerical value, an intermediate value is generated by a predetermined calculation using one or more predicted partial solutions, an extended sign bit is appended to the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP12/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100325470 - Extended messaging platform: A message system, including at least one server configured to receive a message from a originating device for delivery to at least one recipient device via a first delivery channel; and wherein the at least one server is further configured to select an alternate delivery channel in the event that... Agent: Intellectual Property Law Group LLP
20100325472 - Autonomous system state tolerance adjustment for autonomous management systems: In general, the techniques of this invention are directed to determining whether a component failure in a distributed computing system is genuine. In particular, embodiments of this invention analyze monitoring data from other application nodes in a distributed computing system to determine whether the component failure is genuine. If the... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20100325471 - High availability support for virtual machines: A computer implemented method, a tangible computer storage medium, and a data processing system provide high availability support for virtual machines in a logical partitioned platform. A monitoring system detect a failure in the virtual machine. Partition management firmware then restarts the virtual machine in a consistency failover image node... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20100325475 - Digital network quality control system utilizing feedback controlled flexible waveform shape for the carrier signal: A digital network quality control system and method utilizing feedback controlled flexible waveform shape for the carrier signal is provided. The system and method provides self-analysis and feedback to a variable waveform to increase network reliability and speed by modifying the shape of the waveform itself based on a self... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100325473 - Reducing recovery time for business organizations in case of disasters: An aspect of the present invention reduces the recovery time for business organizations in case of disasters. In one embodiment, a disaster recovery system containing a primary site and a backup site (implemented as a cluster) is maintained. Application instances are executed in both the primary site and the backup... Agent: Law Firm Of Naren Thappeta
20100325476 - System and method for a distributed object store: An improved system and method for flexible object placement and soft-state indexing of objects in a distributed object store is provided. A distributed object store may be provided by a large number of system nodes operably coupled to a network. A system node provided may include an access module for... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20100325474 - Systems and methods for failover between multi-core appliances: The present disclosure presents systems and methods for maintaining operation of a first multi-core appliance 200 by a second multi-core appliance upon failover of the first multi-core appliance. A secondary appliance may receive information about configuration settings and operations of a plurality of packet processing engines (PPEs), each of the... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.
20100325477 - I/o device switching method: An I/O device management table that manages the types of I/O devices connected to an I/O switch is provided, and one or plural unallocated I/O devices are defined and registered as standby I/O devices. When a failure occurs in any of I/O devices, the I/O device management table is used... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100325478 - Disk controller and disk control method: A disk controller for controlling disk devices for storing redundant data distributed thereacross, the disk devices providing a logical volume, the disk devices including pool volumes allocatable to one of the logical volume. The disk controller includes a memory for storing information indicating a relationship between the pool volumes and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100325480 - Failover control of dual controllers in a redundant data storage system: A redundant data storage system is provided comprising a first controller with top-level control of a first memory space and a second controller with top-level control of a second memory space different than the first memory space. The system is adapted for asynchronously reflectively writing state information by the first... Agent: Mccarthy Law Group
20100325479 - Program failure recovery: A program failure is detected during programming of a memory device. When the program failure is detected, a transfer of the contents of a register of the memory device to a first location of a memory of the memory device is stopped. First data that remains in the register after... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A. Attn: Thomas W. Leffert
20100325481 - Device having redundant core and a method for providing core redundancy: A device and a method for providing core redundancy, the device includes: multiple cores; a core operability unit adapted to indicate an operability of each core out of the multiple cores; and a core control signal unit adapted to provide mapping signals that comprise virtual core to physical core mapping... Agent: Larson Newman & Abel, LLP
20100325482 - Method and apparatus for booting to debug in portable terminal: A booting method and an apparatus thereof for debugging in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes, when a booting event occurs; stacking a boot loader in a preset boot loader region of a Random Access Memory (RAM), and executing, and stacking an Operating System (OS) in a preset... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20100325483 - Non-faulting and first-faulting instructions for processing vectors: The described embodiments include a processor that handles faults during execution of a vector instruction. The processor starts by receiving a vector instruction that uses at least one vector of values that includes N elements as an input. In addition, the processor optionally receives a predicate vector that includes N... Agent: Pvf -- Apple Inc. C/o Park, Vaughan & Fleming LLP
20100325484 - Storage system that finds occurrence of power source failure: One or more switches are interposed between a controller portion and a storage device. When transmission of a command to a certain storage device fails, a command is transmitted starting from an upstream side to a downstream side of a path between the controller portion and the switch to which... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100325485 - Systems and methods for stateful session failover between multi-core appliances: The present disclosure presents systems and methods for maintaining operation of stateful sessions by a secondary multi-core appliance upon failover of a first multi-core appliance. A stateful session failover module of primary appliance may receive session states from each of the cores of the primary appliance. The stateful session failover... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.
20100325486 - Systems and methods for providing redundancy in communications networks: A system includes a first network device and a second network device. The first network device includes a group of first logical portions and is configured to detect a problem with one of the first logical portions, and transmit a message identifying the one first logical portion. The second network... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20100325489 - Fault analysis apparatus, fault analysis method, and recording medium: The present invention determines the type of each piece of system information including a plurality of index values indicative of abnormality levels of a monitoring target device, as follows. The system information and identification information for the system information are sequentially received from the monitoring target device configured to sequentially... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100325488 - Fuzzy logic approach in temporal fault reasoning and application in air handling units: A system that transforms information into fuzzy observable states. These states may be matched against a mapping table which indicates which observable state admits or excludes particular faults. This information may be processed over time when in each time instant the admitted or excluded faults are used for updating the... Agent: Honeywell/cst Patent Services
20100325487 - Method and system for automatically diagnosing faults in rendering devices: A method and system for automatically determining an optimal re-training interval for a fault diagnoser based on online monitoring of the performance of a classifier. The classifier generates a soft measure of membership in association with a class based on a training data. The output of the classifier can be... Agent: Xerox Corporation C/o Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC
20100325490 - System and method to view crash dump information using a 2-d barcode: In some embodiments, the invention involves a system and method for the generation and use of a compact crash dump that can be viewed and/or captured as a two-dimensional (2-D) high contrast graphical barcode. When an error is detected, machine context and other relevant information is formatted for entry to... Agent: Intel Corporation C/o Cpa Global
20100325492 - Identification of elements of currently-executing component script: An apparatus (100) in an example comprises a test-script generator (704) and selection logic (114). The test-script generator (704) serves to create a test script (116) through identification of currently-available elements (604, 606, 608, 610, 612, 614, 616, 618) of an application (106) under test. The test script (116) is... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100325491 - Mining a use case model by analyzing its description in plain language and analyzing textural use case models to identify modeling errors: A system and method for identifying modeling errors in textual use case description analyze an input text describing a use case and create an application model representing the use case, the application model containing information obtained from analyzing the input text describing the use case. The application model may be... Agent: Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, P.C.
20100325493 - Root cause analysis method, apparatus, and program for it apparatuses from which event information is not obtained: In the system management server, an information processing apparatus that is an event-information acquisition target is registered as a monitored apparatus in configuration information; event information that complies with a rule stored in advance is identified from among a plurality of pieces of event information stored in the system management... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100325494 - Information processing apparatus, process verification support method, and computer product: An information processing apparatus includes a detecting unit configured to detect an abort signal among signals from a kernel that monitors execution of a process by referring to details concerning the execution; an obtaining unit configured to obtain information that concerns the details concerning the execution of the process and... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100325495 - Systems and method for transaction stall detection and propagating the result in a multi-core architecture: The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for determining failure in and controlling access to a shared resource in a multi-core system. In some embodiments of a multi-core system, individual cores may share the same resource. Additionally, the resource may occasionally fail or need to be reset, and... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart / Citrix Systems, Inc.
20100325496 - System and method for automatically deploying a network design: A system and method for automatically deploying a network design is provided. Design deployment may be automated by a system that receives a machine-readable network design as an input, validates design topology requirements, and automatically deploys the design over actual hardware elements without manual intervention. Thus, the system and method... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
20100325497 - Using fractional sectors for mapping defects in disk drives: Herein described is at least a method and system for processing a read or write operation when one or more defects are mapped using one or more fractional sectors. The method comprises using one or more fractional sectors to map defects and to store data symbols. Furthermore, a first algorithm... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100325498 - Memory system: A memory system includes a nonvolatile memory, a control circuit that controls the nonvolatile memory, an MPU that controls the control circuit, and an interface circuit that performs communication with a host according to an aspect of the preset invention, wherein the control circuit includes a reading unit that outputs... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100325499 - Cpu voltage testing system and method thereof: A CPU voltage testing system and method uses a parameter storing unit to store a number of VID codes and a plurality of allowable voltage ranges. A number of VID code control signals corresponding to the number of the VID codes are sent to a VID code coding unit to... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100325501 - Data processing method and data processor: A data processing method includes checking an error on a first header, and determining whether or not to correct the error on the first header based on an error correction count for an first error correction processing block including the first header.... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100325500 - Detecting and recovering from silent data errors in application cloning systems: A method, system, and article for resolving a silent error is disclosed. A primary program copy runs on a primary host, and a secondary program copy runs on a secondary host. The primary and secondary copies communicate to maintain synchronized execution. A third copy of the data is stored on... Agent: Lieberman & Brandsdorfer, Lcc
20100325505 - Communication device, communication system, reception method, and communication method: A communication device used in a communication system requesting a retransmission signal when detecting an error in a received initial transmission signal, the communication device including: a reception unit which receives the initial transmission signal and the retransmission signal; a synthesis unit which synthesizes a signal based on a retransmission... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100325506 - Downlink transmissions for type 2 relay: A method for transmitting data to a user agent. The method includes a relay node receiving information from an access node, the information containing the data that is to be transmitted to the user agent and control information that the access node will use to transmit the data to the... Agent: Research In Motion Corp./cr Attn: J. Robert Brown
20100325504 - Method for transmitting/receiving broadcast or multicast service and terminal thereof: A method for receiving a multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) is provided. The method for receiving a broadcast or multicast service includes: attempting receiving of data via a channel for the broadcast or multicast service; transmitting a negative acknowledgement to a base station if the data is not received via the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100325502 - Next data indicator handling: A method for a base station is disclosed. The method begins by awaiting a scheduling instruction and scheduling of download data. If the outcome from previous media access transmission or transmissions is detected as a discontinuous transmission the next data indicator is set to the value previously used. Otherwise the... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20100325503 - System and method for determination of reserved hybrid automatic repeat request identifiers: A system and method are provided for determining a minimum number of reserved hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process identifiers (IDs). The method includes, determining a minimum number of reserved HARQ Process IDs based upon a maximum transmission time and a period of a semi-persistent resource allocation.... Agent: Research In Motion Attn: Glenda Wolfe
20100325508 - Method and arrangement in a telecommunication system in which an acknowledgment message is fed back for a bundle of frames: A method in a receiving node for sending an acknowledgement/not acknowledgement “ACK/NACK” feedback report of received data units over a radio link is provided. When the receiving node have received (301) data units in a number of subframes over a first radio link from a sending node, it creates (302)... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100325507 - Method for transmitting a data block in radio communication system: A method of transmitting a data block in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes transmitting the data block, receiving hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) not-acknowledgement (NACK) for the data block, receiving an automatic repeat request (ARQ) feedback message indicating a reception state of the data block, and... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100325509 - Data transmission/receiving method in multimedia broadcast multicast service system and apparatus thereof: Provided is a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS); and, more particularly, a data transmission/receiving method in a multimedia broadcast multicast service system, and an apparatus thereof. The data transmitting method in the MBMS system includes the step of checking a terminal receiving data provided from the MBMS and the step... Agent: Lahive & Cockfield, LLP Floor 30, Suite 3000
20100325510 - Transmission device, reception device, communication system, and communication method: A reception device which communicates with a transmission device, the reception device including: a reception unit which receives a signal in which a plurality of data signals are multiplexed, from the transmission device; a data signal detection unit which detects transmission data included in the plurality of data signals from... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100325515 - Controlling point-to-multipoint transmissions of content data over a radio interface: The invention relates to error control for point-to-multipoint (PTM) transmissions of content data over a radio interface. A method embodiment for controlling a PTM transmission in a PTM-enabled network comprises the steps of receiving and storing redundancy data at a dedicated redundancy data storage in a radio access network, wherein... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20100325512 - Data processing apparatus and data processing method: Where one symbol is formed from two or more code bits of an LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) code, a column twist interleaver 24 carries out a re-arrangement process of re-arranging the code bits of the LDPC code such that a plurality of code bits corresponding to the value 1... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100325514 - Decoding method and decoding device: In row calculation, a value which is obtained by subtracting an offset according to a minimum of the absolute values of column LLRs from the minimum of the absolute values of the column LLRs is set as a row LLR corresponding to a column of the column LLRs.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100325513 - Integrated control electronics (ice) for a holographic storage system: Integrated control electronics for a holographic storage system that is adapted for controlling read/write logic in a holographic storage device. The control electronics may control beam steering devices, SLM devices, shutters, optical sensor arrays and lasers.... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20100325511 - Method of generating parity-check matrix, encoding/decoding method for low density parity-check code with variable information length and variable code rate and apparatus using the same: A method of generating a parity-check matrix of a low density parity-check (LDPC) code with a variable information length and a variable code rate, an encoding/decoding method, and an apparatus using the same are provided. The method of generating a parity-check matrix of an LDPC code includes: a first parity-check... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100325516 - Symbol encoding for tolerance to single byte error: The present invention provides a method that protects symbol types by characterizing symbols as one of two types—DATA or NON_DATA, generating a symbol characterization bit, placing the symbol characterization bit at both ends of the symbol, and transmitting the symbol with the symbol characterization bits at both ends. Thus, a... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates, P.C.
20100325517 - Apparatus for processing streams and method thereof: An apparatus for processing streams includes a trellis encoding unit which changes a part of streams with parities, an RS re-encoding unit which corrects at least one of parity part and data part of the streams, and generates new codewords to match the changed part of the streams, and a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100325518 - Method of processing traffic information and digital broadcast system: A digital broadcast transmitting/receiving system and a method for processing data are disclosed. The method for processing data may enhance the receiving performance of the receiving system by performing additional coding and multiplexing processes on the traffic information data and transmitting the processed data. Thus, robustness is provided to the... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100325519 - Crc for error correction: A cyclic redundancy check (CRC) or other function may be used as an error correction mechanism by analyzing CRC results against a table of CRC results for potential flipped bits. From the table, an incorrect bit may be identified and corrected. Two or more bits may be identified and corrected... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100325520 - Radio communication device and repetition method: Provided is a radio communication device which can obtain the maximum improvement effect of the error rate characteristic by repletion when an LDPC code is used as an error correction code. In this device, an LDPC encoding unit (101) performs LDPC encoding on a transmission bit string by using an... Agent: Dickinson Wright PLLC James E. Ledbetter, Esq.
20100325521 - Unequal delay codes for burst-erasure channels: An error correction code includes a separate error code portion for each of two or more separate burst erasure durations (or burst error durations). For each burst erasure duration, the code can be employed to recover from the burst erasure with a different delay time. Each error code portion has... Agent: Leydig, Voit And Mayer
20100325522 - Storage device, storage control device, data transfer intergrated circuit, and storage control method: A storage device is for restoring the data saved in a nonvolatile memory to a cache memory, even if there is not a read response from the nonvolatile memory. In a data saving operation, parity data of to-be-saved data is generated, and the to-be-saved data and the parity data having... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100325524 - Control circuit capable of identifying error data in flash memory and storage system and method thereof: A flash memory control circuit including a microprocessor unit, a first interface unit for connecting a flash memory, a second interface unit for connecting a computer host, an error correcting unit, a memory management unit, and a marking unit is provided. The memory management unit divides each page in the... Agent: J C Patents
20100325523 - Fault-tolerant method and apparatus for updating compressed read-only file systems: A fault-tolerant approach for updating a compressed read-only file system in embedded devices using a two-step approach. In the first phase an update package creates an intermediate memory image where the data blocks are independently compressed so that, if needed, the data therein can be decompressed and read without access... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100325525 - Soft output viterbi decoder architecture: A soft output Viterbi algorithm (SOVA) decoder arranged to decode symbols received over a transmission channel, the symbols indicating a state transition between two states of a plurality of states that determines a decoded data value, the SOVA decoder comprising a reliability memory unit including at least four stages of... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.12/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100318832 - Hang recovery in software applications: Various embodiments provide a guard mechanism that is configured to prevent transmission of synchronous function calls to hung application components. In at least some embodiments, the guard mechanism receives a synchronous function call that is intended for an application component. Before permitting the synchronous function call to be transmitted to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100318833 - Method for the secondary error correction of a multi-port network analyzer: A method for the error correction of a vectorial network analyzer, where a primary system calibration is initially implemented using a calibration kit. Following this, a first, secondary error correction is implemented on at least two one-port networks of the vectorial network analyzer. After this first, secondary error correction of... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100318834 - Method and device for avionic reconfiguration: The invention in particular has as an object a method and a device for reconfiguration of an avionic system comprising at least two computers and a software application, in an aircraft, each of the said computers being adapted for running the software application, the aircraft further comprising a module for... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100318835 - Bisectional fault detection system: An apparatus, program product and method logically divide a group of nodes and causes node pairs comprising a node from each section to communicate. Results from the communications may be analyzed to determine performance characteristics, such as bandwidth and proper connectivity.... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. (ibm)
20100318837 - Failure-model-driven repair and backup: A predictive failure model is used to generate a failure prediction associated with a node. A repair or backup action may also be determined to perform on the node based on the failure prediction.... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100318838 - Method and computer system for failover: In a computer system wherein plural servers are connected with an external disk device via a network, each server incorporates therein a logic partition module for configuring at least one logic partition in the server, and the operating system stored in the logic partition is booted by the boot disk... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100318836 - Monitoring and healing a computing system: A method, system, and media for monitoring and healing a computing system. Monitoring agents are deployed to a computing system to be monitored. The monitoring agents collect performance and non-performance counter data of computing devices in the computing system. The data include any recordable information about the monitored computing system.... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. (microsoft Corporation)
20100318839 - Data recovery in multi-level cell nonvolatile memory: In a nonvolatile memory array, data is stored in multi-level cells (MLC) as upper-page data and lower-page data. Safe copies of both upper-page and lower-page data are stored in on-chip cache during programming. If a write fail occurs, data is recovered from on-chip cache. The controller does not have to... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve Sampson LLP - Sndk
20100318840 - Memory card, nonvolatile memory, controller, and method for managing writing errors for nonvolatile memories: The invention provides a method for managing writing errors for a nonvolatile memory. In one embodiment, the nonvolatile memory is coupled to a controller. First, data received from the controller is stored in a data register of the nonvolatile memory. The data stored in the data register is then written... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.
20100318841 - Method for tuning parameters in memory and computer system using the same: A method for tuning memory parameter values and a computer system using the same are disclosed. In the invention, the computer system provides an embedded controller which may accumulate a counting value and send a reset signal to reboot the computer system. Firstly, the embedded controller reloads a memory parameter... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100318844 - Backup method and disk array apparatus: A backup method makes a backup of cache data to a nonvolatile memory by using a controller, the cache data being stored in the volatile memory. The backup method includes writing the cache data stored in the volatility memory in a selected area of the nonvolatile memory, generating party data... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100318842 - Controller, storage medium, and information control method: According to one embodiment, a controller includes a receiver, an acquisition module, and a writer. The receiver receives information. The acquisition module acquires redundant information for correcting an error in the information. The writer writes the information to a first memory bank from a start address to a predetermined address... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100318843 - Shared fuse wrapper architecture for memory repair: A memory repair mechanism for the memories clustered across the multiple power domains and can be switched on and off independent of each other, thereby enabling low power operation. Enhancements in the shared Fuse Wrapper Architecture enable sharing of a plurality of parallel links connecting the memory blocks of each... Agent: Hogan Lovells US LLP
20100318845 - Memory failure recovery method, information processing apparatus, and program: Upon occurrence of a memory error which is difficult to correct, CPU interrupts a process under execution in response to interrupt signal output from error detection device, and transfers the control to the OS. The OS references attributes of a page stored in a page frame which has suffered the... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100318846 - System and method for incident management enhanced with problem classification for technical support services: A system and method of problem determination and resolution utilizes enhanced problem classification, and effectively categorizes any problem a user experiences by leveraging all available data to recognize the specific problem. Historical problem data is labeled with the cause of that problem and is analyzed to learn problem patterns. The... Agent: Tutunjian & Bitetto, P.C.
20100318847 - Techniques for building an aggregate model for performing diagnostics: Techniques for building a model for performing diagnostics. In one embodiment, a set of models is determined based upon a topological relationship created upon receiving an alert or a request for which diagnostics are to be performed. An aggregate model is then generated based upon the set of models and... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/oracle
20100318848 - Establishing a connection between a testing and/or debugging interface and a connector: This invention relates to automatically establishing a connection between a testing and/or debugging interface to an integrated circuit and a connector of an apparatus, the connector being connectable to a testing and/or debugging apparatus configured to communicate with the testing and/or debugging interface via the connector in a testing and/or... Agent: Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, LLP
20100318849 - Runtime behavior alteration using behavior injection harness: Behavior Request is passed by a behavior injection harness specifying a particular behavior point, component, configuration or machine state, iteration (or sequence) to execute, product-independent atomic operation or to send data to be consumed by product code. Behavior requests can be configured and passed to a product process during runtime... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100318850 - Generation of a stimuli based on a test template: A test template comprising a repetitive block instruction is translated to a stimuli to be used by a target computerized system or a simulator of such a system. The translation comprises reusing translated portion of the repetitive block instruction in order to reduce translation time and to hasten testing phase... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20100318851 - High speed redundant data processing system: A high speed data processing system is described comprising first and second data processing modules and first and second data checking modules. The first and second data processing modules are each arranged to perform substantially the same processing steps on data received at said data input, with each providing an... Agent: Stout, Uxa, Buyan & Mullins LLP
20100318853 - Techniques for gathering evidence for performing diagnostics: Techniques for performing diagnostics for a monitored system. In one embodiment, an aggregate model built using a set of models is used to determine a set of probes or tests to be executed for obtaining information related to the monitored system. The obtained evidence information is then applied to the... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/oracle
20100318852 - Visualization tool for system tracing infrastructure events: A system and method for identifying a root cause of a wait in a computer system are provided. Given the identity of a thread of interest and time window, a longest wait period for the thread of interest within the time window is identified. The longest wait period is used... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20100318854 - System and method for checking firmware definition file: A system and a method for checking a firmware definition file are provided. The system includes a software control side and a plurality of hardware signal sides. The software control side has a firmware definition file, and generates a plurality of simulating signals in accordance with the firmware definition file.... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis
20100318855 - Techniques for determining models for performing diagnostics: Techniques for performing diagnostics are described. In one embodiment, in response to an alert or a request to perform diagnostics, a topological relationship is generated comprising a set of applications and a set of systems determined based upon information in the alert or request. The topological relationship encapsulates relationships between... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP/oracle
20100318857 - Automatic maintenance of a computing system in a steady state using correlation: An autonomic computing system is automatically maintained in a steady state. The system has a number of parameters, each of which has one or more threshold. The system may further have a number of influencers, adjustment of which affects values of the parameters. One or more of the parameters are... Agent: Law Offices (austin)
20100318856 - Recording medium storing monitoring program, monitoring device, and monitoring method: A monitoring device accesses a database storing, for each of a plurality of failure cases that occurred in a monitored device, a group of past monitoring data items each representing respective measured values of monitoring items of the monitored device measured until a time of occurrence of a failure case.... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100318858 - Method and system for auditing transaction data from database operations: A method for validating SRS registry transaction data includes receiving OLTP transaction data from a first database, parsing the OLTP transaction data, and comparing the parsed OLTP transaction data to one or more of a set of profiles. Each of the one or more of the set of profiles includes... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20100318859 - Production control for service level agreements: The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing a batch production system. In an illustrative embodiment, an application forecast is generated for a set of batch jobs in a critical path of a batch application. The application forecast comprises a sum... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100318860 - Information processing apparatus, synchronization correction method and computer program: An information processing apparatus is provided which includes a transmission unit for transmitting a query request for querying another device for a count value held by such other device, a reception unit for receiving a return of the count value from such other device, a correction unit for performing, at... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100318861 - Mode selection for data transmission in wireless communication channels based on statistical parameters: A method and communication system for selecting a mode for encoding data for transmission in a wireless communication channel between a transmit unit and a receive unit. The data is initially transmitted in an initial mode and the selection of the subsequent mode is based on a selection of first-order... Agent: Cool Patent, P.C. C/o Cpa Global
20100318864 - Fault location estimation device, fault location estimation method, and program: A fault location estimation device includes: a faulty scan chain identification unit that identifies a faulty scan chain and its fault type based on result of operation verification test; a faulty scan FF narrowing unit that compares test result of the faulty scan chain with simulation result for determining a... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100318863 - Parallel and serial access to test compression architectures: The disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for accessing test compression architectures (TCA) in a device using either a parallel or serial access technique. The serial access technique may be controlled by a device tester or by a JTAG controller. Further the disclosure provides an approach to access the TCA... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100318862 - Scan test circuit, and method and program for designing same: Flip-flops 201 to 206 constitute a scan path shift register. During shift mode operation, a clock signal CLK is supplied to clock terminals of the flip-flops 201, 203, and 205, a signal obtained by having an inverted clock control circuit 303 reverse the phase of the clock signal CLK is... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100318865 - Signal processing apparatus including built-in self test device and method for testing thereby: A signal processing apparatus according to the present invention includes: a built-in self test device dividing a digital reference clock signal to output an I division signal and a Q division signal, shifting the I division signal and the Q division signal by predetermined angles, converting the shifted I and... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100318866 - Test compression in a jtag daisy-chain environment: The disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for controlling a device's TCA circuit when the device exists in a JTAG daisy-chain arrangement with other devices. The methods and apparatuses allow the TCA test pattern set used during device manufacturing to be reused when the device is placed in a JTAG... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100318867 - Apparatus and method to read information from an information storage medium: A method and apparatus to read information from an information storage medium using a read channel, where that read channel includes a data cache. The invention generates an analog waveform comprising the information, and provides that analog waveform to a read channel, and generates a digital signal from that analog... Agent: Dale F. Regelman Quarles & Brady, LLP
20100318868 - Apparatus and method to read information from an information storage medium: A method and apparatus to read information from an information storage medium using a read channel, where that read channel includes a data cache. The invention generates an analog waveform comprising the information, and provides that analog waveform to a read channel, and generates a digital signal from that analog... Agent: Dale F. Regelman Quarles & Brady, LLP
20100318869 - Method and apparatus for providing error detection in coordination with a radio link layer: An approach includes detecting failure of an error detection scheme relating to transmission of data units of a transport block. A negative acknowledgement message is generated in response to the detection of the failure. The negative acknowledgement message is forwarded to a radio link controller for discarding one or more... Agent: Nokia, Inc.
20100318870 - Transmission apparatus, receiving apparatus, method, and storage medium: In a transmission apparatus for transmitting periodical data transmitted at predetermined intervals and event data transmitted in response to occurrence of an event, an information generation unit generates identification information for a receiving apparatus to identify transmitted event data, and a control unit includes the generated identification information in the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100318871 - Apparatus and method for resource allocation information transmission in mobile communication system: An apparatus and method for resource allocation information transmission is provided. The method includes determining a search space for use in a second frequency band using resource allocation information of a first process detected in a first frequency band, detecting resource allocation information using the search space in the second... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20100318875 - data transmission method and equipment: The present invention discloses a data transmission method and apparatus. The method comprises: segmenting data to be transmitted into information file segments with a length of Tb bits; performing forward error correction (FEC) coding for Tb information bit sequences composed of bits in same positions in a plurality of continuous... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100318872 - decoding method for ldpc code based on bp arithmetic: A decoding method for LDPC codes based on BP algorithm, includes initializing LLR (qmm) with the received LDPC bit stream; updating the check node LLR (rmm) and variable node LLR (qmm): after updating the LLR (rmm) corresponding to nonzero elements in each row in check matrix H in each iteration;... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP
20100318876 - Decoding device, decoding method, decoding program, reception device, and communication system: A decoding device which decodes error correction coded information by iterating a decoding process. The decoding device includes an iteration quantity determination unit which calculates a mutual information indicating a relationship with transmission information of the coded information and determines the number of iterations of the decoding process based on... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100318874 - Electronic memory device and method for error correcting thereof: An electronic memory device includes a controller and a memory unit. The controller includes a micro processor, a host interface, a memory unit interface connected to the memory unit, a data cache area for provisionally storing data, an ECC unit coupled to the memory unit for testing whether there is... Agent: Flash Intellectual Property, Inc. Attn. Cheng-ju Chiang
20100318873 - Tree decoding method for decoding linear block codes: A tree decoding method for decoding a linear block code is provided. According to the tree decoding method, an estimated path metric of node v is f(y)=g(v)+h(v), where g(v) represents a sum of bit metrics of all bits on a path from the root node to the node v, and... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.
20100318878 - Communications channel parallel interleaver and de-interleaver: A parallel interleaver that operates to interleave convolutionally and turbo encoded data packets is described. Packets are divided into subpackets and interleaved in parallel for improved performance. The Pruned Bit Reversal Interleaver (PBRI) function used to generate interleaver addresses is invertible such that its inverse function can be used to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100318877 - Error correcting codes for increased storage capacity in multilevel memory devices: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, systems, and apparatuses related to multilevel encoding with error correction. In some embodiments, data may be programmed and/or read from a matrix of nonvolatile memory cells with concatenated encoding/decoding schemes. In some embodiments, a calculation module may determine an actual bit per cell... Agent: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.
20100318880 - Dtv transmitter and method of coding main and enhanced data in dtv transmitter: A DTV transmitter includes a pre-processor pre-processing enhanced data, a data formatter generating enhanced data packets including the pre-processed enhanced data, and a multiplexer multiplexing the enhanced data packets with main data packets. The transmitter further includes an RS encoder RS-coding the multiplexed packets by adding systematic RS parity data... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100318881 - Flexible node identity for telecom nodes: Features of a node (800) is enabled/disabled under a license between a node vendor and a service provider. A license manager (810) enforces the license to appropriately enable and disable the node features. The license, which includes credentials for authorizing the features and a logical name of the node, is... Agent: Coats & Bennett, PLLC
20100318879 - Storage device with flash memory and data storage method: A method of storing write data in flash memory incorporated in a storage device, the method includes; receiving write data and a logical block address (LBA) for the flash memory, determining whether the LBA exists in the cache memory, if the LBA exists in the cache memory, comparing the write... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20100318882 - Method and module for correcting transmission errors in a datastream: The subject of the present invention is a method for correcting transmission errors in a data stream transmitted by a communications system using a protocol stack. According to the invention, the method consists in utilizing the redundancy of sequences whose content is fixed across several layers in a stack of... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100318883 - Method for enhancing reliability of information transmission: The present invention provides a method for enhancing reliability of information transmission, comprising the steps of: (a) establishing a matrix based on the length of bits of valid information in frame time slots; and creating a new matrix by presetting Error Correction Coding (ECC) for rows and columns of said... Agent: GlobalIPServices
20100318884 - Clock and reset synchronization of high-integrity lockstep self-checking pairs: An apparatus comprises first and second modules configured to operate in a lockstep mode and a reset mode. Each of the first and second modules is configured to asynchronously enter the reset mode when a parent reset signal is asserted at that module. Each of the first and second modules... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services
20100318885 - Method of detecting an attack by fault injection on a memory device, and corresponding memory device: A memory device may include a memory plane including a group of memory cells configured to store a block of bits including data bits and parity bits, and a detector for detecting a fault injection including a reader to read each bit, and a first checker to perform, when reading... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20100318886 - Method and apparatus for processing a downlink shared channel: A method and apparatus is disclosed wherein a user equipment (UE) receives control information on a first channel and uses the control information to process a second channel.... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Icc
20100318887 - Data verification using checksum sidefile: Exemplary method, system, and computer program product embodiments for data verification in a storage system are provided. A read of data is asynchronously submitted to nonvolatile storage media. A read of a first checksum signature is submitted to a solid state, sidefile memory location of a storage controller in the... Agent: Griffiths & Seaton PLLC (ibm2)12/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100313062 - method and apparatus for coordinating the system robustness: The present invention discloses a method for coordinating system robustness. The method comprises: a system robustness detecting and coordinating module receives the state data of a system, and judges the type of the state-related data received; when the type of the state-related data received is determined as a performance-related data,... Agent: Clark & Elbing LLP
20100313061 - Method and system for reliable exception handling in a computer system: A method provides exception handling for a computer system. As an error in the computer system's hardware is detected, an exception vector pertaining to the hardware error is determined, and execution flow is transferred to a dispatcher that corresponds/pertains to the exception vector. A specific instance of a plurality of... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20100313064 - Differentiating connectivity issues from server failures: A status of connectivity between servers of different sites (locations) is used to infer whether a network or a server failure has occurred such that data between the servers can be routed more efficiently reducing unnecessary network traffic due to duplicate messages. Servers may be grouped based on location or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100313063 - Mitigating reduction in availability level during maintenance of nodes in a cluster: An aspect of the present invention mitigates reduction in availability level during maintenance of nodes in a cluster. In one embodiment, on receiving an indication that a maintenance activity is to be performed on the cluster, a scaling out of the cluster is first performed to add some nodes having... Agent: Law Firm Of Naren Thappeta
20100313067 - Failure recovery memory devices and methods: Memory devices and methods are described that include serially chained memory devices. In one or more of the configurations shown, a serial chain of memory devices includes a number of memory devices, and an error recovery device at an end of the chain. In one configuration shown, the serial chain... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/micron
20100313068 - Information system and data transfer method: Availability of an information system including a storage apparatus and a computer is improved. First and second storage apparatuses execute remote copy of copying data written into a first primary volume from the computer to a second primary volume, at least one of the first and second storage apparatuses executes... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100313065 - Object oriented memory in solid state devices: The present disclosure includes methods, devices, and systems for object oriented memory in solid state devices. One embodiment of a method for object oriented memory in solid state devices includes accessing a defined set of data as a single object in an atomic operation manner, where the accessing is from... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch , PLLC
20100313066 - Remote backup storage: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with a backup utility are described. One example system causes a backup utility to identify a remote device as local to a client device. Backup data may then be retained on the remote device identified by the backup utility as being local.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100313069 - Computer system and failure recovery method: A computer system, comprising: a server machine; a storage system, which is coupled to the server machine; and a management computer for managing the server machine and the storage system, wherein the server machine has at least one or more programs running therein, wherein the logical storage area provided by... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100313070 - Broken-spheres methodology for improved failure probability analysis in multi-fail regions: A failure probability for a system having multi-fail regions is computed by generating failure directions in a space whose dimensions are the system parameters under consideration. The failure directions are preferably uniform, forming radial slices. The failure directions may be weighted. The radial slices have fail boundaries defining fail regions... Agent: Ibm Corporation (jvm)
20100313071 - Method for testing in a reconfigurable tester: In some implementations, a method for testing is provided, which includes simulating a functional operational environment for a first type device-under-test with a tester. This includes recognizing a non-deterministic response signal having a predetermined protocol, receiving the non-deterministic response signal from the first type device-under-test, ascertaining an expected stimulus signal... Agent: Teradyne, Inc. C/o Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100313072 - Failure analysis based on time-varying failure rates: Failure analysis method and apparatus using failure rate data in coordination with the power on hours to more efficiently resolve computer system failures without occupying system memory or processor bandwidth. In response to a system failure, a baseboard management controller (BMC) notes the time of failure and the elapsed operating... Agent: Streets & Steele - IBM Corporation
20100313074 - Method for describing a behavior of a technical apparatus: The invention relates to a method for describing a behavior of a technical apparatus, which has a number of units, a system graph (8), which comprises a number of levels, being automatically generated for the technical apparatus, in each case a k+1th level being subordinate to a kth level and... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100313073 - Open error-handling system: The embodiments disclosed herein extend to methods, systems, and computer program products for error resolution in a computing system that includes a health module. The health module monitors components of the system for runtime errors and provides error resolution templates. The error resolution templates include metadata that specifies actions that... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft
20100313075 - Method for supporting a safety-oriented system: At least one embodiment of the present invention relates to supporting a safety-oriented system, with the safety-oriented system including safety-critical software components and non-safety-critical software components. In this method, a possibility of a safety-critical software component and a non-safety-critical software component influencing each other is identified and a set of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100313077 - Error scanning in flash memory: Various embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems to scan at least a portion of a memory device for potential errors when a condition for scanning is met. The condition may be dependent on one or more of a number of read operations, a number of write operations, time, and others.... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/micron
20100313076 - Scanning reassigned data storage locations: An aspect of the present disclosure relates to scanning reassigned data storage locations. In one example, a reassignment table is accessed to identify a deallocated data storage location and scan the deallocated data storage location for media defects.... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC C/o Westman, Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100313081 - Cache memory, processor, and production methods for cache memory and processor: A cache memory built in a processor comprising a plurality of independent memory blocks, pass/fail information memory unit memorizing a presence/absence of a failure occurring in each of the memory blocks, and a screening control function substituting a sound memory block for a failed memory block based on a memory... Agent: Fujitsu Patent Center Fujitsu Management Services Of America, Inc.
20100313080 - Can system: Provided is a CAN system that can generate an error signal without requiring hardware for generating an error signal to be connected to a bus. A protocol processing part within a CAN controller incorporates error data into receive data or send data, based on error data information stored in a... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100313078 - Detecting an inactive client during a communication session: A communication session is established between a first device and a second device. A message is transmitted from the first device to the second device. In response to the second device failing to actively respond to the message, the first device terminates the communication session with the second device.... Agent: Law Office Of Jim Boice
20100313079 - Methods and apparatuses for a compiler server: A method and an apparatus that instructs a compiler server to build or otherwise obtain a compiled code corresponding to a compilation request received from an application are described. The compiler server may be configured to compile source codes for a plurality of independent applications, each running in a separate... Agent: Apple Inc./bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100313082 - Method of exchanging messages and source devices: A method of exchanging messages, which are intended for streaming connection with a source device, in a sink device of a wireless network comprises transmitting a connect request message for data streaming to the source device; receiving a connect response message from the source device, the connect response message including... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100313083 - Channel constrained code aware interleaver: An interleaver is constructed based on the joint constraints imposed in the channel and the code domains. A sequentially optimal algorithm is used for mapping bits in the inter-symbol interference (ISI) domain to the code domain by taking into account the ISI memory depth and the connectivity of the nodes... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20100313084 - Semiconductor storage device: As a semiconductor storage device that can efficiently perform a refresh operation, provided is a semiconductor storage device comprising a non-volatile semiconductor memory storing data in blocks, the block being a unit of data erasing, and a controlling unit monitoring an error count of data stored in a monitored block... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100313085 - Semiconductor memory device, memory test method and computer program for designing program of semiconductor memory device: A semiconductor memory device includes: a plurality of RAM macros; and a test control circuit configured to correlate the plurality of RAM macros with a plurality of memory test execution periods. The test control circuit outputs control signals to the plurality of RAM macros such that one RAM macro of... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100313086 - Test apparatus and test method: A test apparatus is for testing a memory device including a memory cell. The test apparatus includes a storage and a controller. The storage stores a first value. The controller executes, at a given timing, determining a second value which is a threshold limit value to read data of the... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100313087 - Device testing architecture, method and system: A device test architecture and interface is provided to enable efficient testing embedded cores within devices. The test architecture interfaces to standard IEEE 1500 core test wrappers and provides high test data bandwidth to the wrappers from an external tester. The test architecture includes compare circuits that allow for comparison... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100313088 - Using zero-bit scan as a control event: A method comprises performing at least one zero-bit scan across an interface. The at least one zero-bit scan defines a command window. Further, the method implements one of a selectable plurality of control levels in the command window based on the number of the at least one zero-bit scans.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100313089 - Scan test application through high-speed serial input/outputs: Methods and devices for using high-speed serial links for scan testing are disclosed. The methods can work with any scheme of scan data compression or with uncompressed scan testing. The protocol and hardware to support high speed data transfer reside on both the tester and the device under test. Control... Agent: Mentor Graphics Corp. Patent Group
20100313090 - Scanning-capable latch device, scan chain device, and scanning method with latch circuits: In a scanning-capable latch circuit, main latch circuits respectively corresponding to data inputs D1 to D4 are connected in series and, except the last-stage main latch circuit, the scanning output from each main latch circuit becomes the scanning input for the subsequent main latch circuit; while the scanning output from... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100313091 - Apparatus and method for testing semiconductor integrated circuit: A plurality of tester channels is provided. The tester channels are capable of outputting double speed test patterns when a pin-multiplex-mode is designated. Each of the tester channels is provided with a level determination unit to output a level determination signal, a signal multiplexing unit, and an expected value comparison... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20100313092 - Technique for initializing data and instructions for core functional pattern generation in multi-core processor: Techniques have been developed to introduce processor core functional pattern tests into a memory space addressable by at least one processor core of an integrated circuit. In general, such functional pattern tests can include both instruction sequences and data patterns and, in some embodiments in accordance with the present invention,... Agent: Zagorin O'brien Graham LLP (115)
20100313094 - Communication device: A communication device is provided with a partial Fourier transformation circuit that calculates a correction parameter for quadrature errors correction. The partial Fourier transformation circuit is programmed to calculate a single one of frequency bins.... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100313093 - Error-correction data generation apparatus and generation method: An error-correction data generation apparatus for correcting data to be protected in which an error has occurred, the apparatus includes an input unit configured to input data to be protected and a generation unit configured to generate first correction data to be used in correcting first data to be protected.... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100313095 - Systems and methods of information transmission: Systems and methods of information transmission are provided. An endpoint receiving packets with non-voice information transmits negative and positive acknowledgements over a dedicated channel in an uplink subframe. When the endpoint receives packets with voice information, the endpoint transmits negative acknowledgements over a shared channel, but does not transmit positive... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP
20100313096 - Error control in multicast video distribution: An embodiment of the invention includes an efficient error-control system and method for recovering packet losses, especially losses in distributing multicast video over broadband residential networks. Preferably, unlike most existing error-control algorithms designed for Internet multicast, the system and method does not employ substantial feedback suppression. Preferably, the system and... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100313097 - Flash memory organization: A flash-memory system is organized into a plurality of blocks and a plurality of pages in each block, each page having 2N data locations and K spare locations. At least one page in the memory has 2M user data sectors and each sector has 2N-M+L locations therein. Because L is... Agent: Ip Legal Services
20100313098 - Method for transmitting control information in wireless communication system: A method for transmitting control information in a wireless communication system is provided. A codeword is generated by performing forward error correction (FEC) encoding on control information to generate. An interleaved code is generated by interleaving the codeword. A combined code is generated by combining the codeword and the interleaved... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100313099 - Semiconductor storage device, method of controlling the same, and error correction system: A semiconductor storage device, a method of controlling the same, and an error correction system allow reduction in power consumption and circuit scale without detriment to error correction capability. An error correction code (ECC) circuit of a solid state drive (SSD) performs first error correction on read data using a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100313102 - Electronic storage device and control method thereof: An electronic storage device for connecting with a host system includes a flash memory including a number of memory segments, and a controller including an error correction segment capable of generating a first correction code and a second correction code according to a written data received by the controller. The... Agent: Flash Intellectual Property, Inc. Attn. Cheng-ju Chiang
20100313100 - Flash memory organization: A flash-memory system is organized into a plurality of blocks and a plurality of pages in each block, each page having 2N data locations and K spare locations. At least one page in the memory has 2M−1 user data sectors and each sector has 2N−M+L locations therein. Error-correction code (ECC)... Agent: Ip Legal Services
20100313101 - Memory system and computer system: A memory system includes: a memory chip group including n chips of a nonvolatile semiconductor memory dividedly managed for each of unit areas having predetermined sizes, an unit area of one chip among the n chips storing an error correction code for a group including unit areas in the other... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100313103 - Receiver equipped with a trellis viterbi decoder: A receiver of a digital signal equipped with an N-state weighted-decision trellis Viterbi decoder, the signal received including a series of symbols, is provided. The receiver comprises a programmable logic circuit that includes a source memory A and a destination memory B each comprising N rows and M+L columns respectively... Agent: Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100313105 - Method and system for updating a medical device: Embodiments described herein include methods, devices and systems for updating a medical device and recovering from a failure to upgrade the medical device.... Agent: Jackson & Co., LLP
20100313104 - Programmable crc unit: A cyclic redundancy check (CRC) unit has a programmable CRC engine, a variable buffer memory operable to store k words wherein each word comprises n-bits, wherein k and n can be varied, and shift logic operable to shift data from said FIFO memory into said programmable CRC engine.... Agent: King & Spalding LLP12/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20100306571 - Multiple media access control (mac) addresses: A method for providing multiple media access control (MAC) addresses in a device of a master/slave system may include providing a first MAC address in a MAC address storage of the device. The method may also include providing a second MAC address in a multicast table entry of a multicast... Agent: Harrity & Harrity, LLP
20100306572 - Apparatus and method to facilitate high availability in secure network transport: Embodiments described herein are effective to detect, repair and recover automatically IPSec tunnels due to failures of transport gear (L2/L3 switches) as well as the IPsec gateway components. Load balance is also an integral part of the approach. When a failure is repaired, the architecture in various embodiments will re-establish... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc. Docket Administrator
20100306574 - Communication method, communication system, node, and program: The processing load of a path control message on a node due to a link fault is reduced, a normal routing operation is assured, and the stable continuity of a network is realized. The node having received the path control message transmits the path control message to the adjacent node... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100306573 - Fencing management in clusters: Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to detect a failure in a failed one of a plurality of nodes included in a cluster, and to fence a portion of the plurality of nodes, including the failed one. Membership in the portion may be determined according to an aggregated value of... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/novell
20100306575 - Path changeover support device and method: Port management information is prepared for managing information related to the status of each of a plurality of ports possessed by a storage system in a unified manner. Change of the status related to any one of a plurality of ports from “normal” to anomalous is detected. For a subject... Agent: Juan Carlos A. Marquez C/o Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100306576 - Storage system and storage control apparatus: A storage system includes first and second expanders for connecting storage units, each of the first and second expanders being connected cascade each other, a first controller connected one of the first and one of the second expanders and a host, a second controller connected the one of the second... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100306579 - Nonvolatile memory device and method of programming the same: A nonvolatile memory device and its programming method includes a memory block having a number of memory cells, a page buffer unit coupled to the memory block and configured to temporarily store program data, to transmit the program data to the memory block, to perform a program operation for the... Agent: Ip & T Group LLP
20100306578 - Range based rebuilder for use with a dispersed data storage network: A message is generated by a computer operating on a dispersed data storage network indicating the inaccessibility of a plurality of data slices. A rebuilder application operates on the dispersed data storage grid and rebuilds inaccessible data slices, including those identified by the message.... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison (cs)
20100306577 - Systems and methods for managing end of life in a solid state drive: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for managing solid state drives. As an example, a storage system is described that include at least a first flash memory block and a second flash memory block, and a control circuit. The first flash memory block and the second... Agent: Hamilton,desanctis & Cha (lsi)
20100306583 - Memory systems and defective block management methods related thereto: Memory systems and related defective block management methods are provided. Methods for managing a defective block in a memory device include allocating a defective block when a memory block satisfies a defective block condition. The allocated defective block is cancelled when the allocated defective block satisfies a defective block cancellation... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100306582 - Method of operating nonvolatile memory device: A method of operating a nonvolatile memory device includes performing a program operation on memory cells included in a selected page, checking whether a verification operation for the programmed memory cells is passed or failed by performing the verification operation, counting a number of error bits for the selected page,... Agent: Ip & T Group LLP
20100306581 - Solid state storage end of life prediction with correction history: Described embodiments provide for end-of-life (EOL) checking for NAND flash devices. An exemplary implementation of a computing environment comprises at least one NAND data storage device operative to store one or more data elements. In the illustrative implementation, the EOL data processing and storage management paradigm allows for the storage... Agent: Ip Legal Services
20100306580 - Systems and methods for governing the life cycle of a solid state drive: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for data storage. As an example, storage devices are disclosed that include a plurality of memory blocks, an unreliable block identification circuit, and a partial failure indication circuit. Each of the plurality of memory blocks includes a plurality of memory... Agent: Hamilton,desanctis & Cha (lsi)
20100306584 - Controller and control method for a controller: A controller and a control method for a controller can simplify application development and can improve the performance of device control processes. When a request is received from an application 1 and the received process request is an initialization request, whether or not the received request is the first initialization... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100306585 - Method and system to perform time consuming follow-up processes: A computer system may receive an instruction to perform an action on an object. A schedule manager may identify a set of processes associated with the action that need to be performed by the computer system. A subset of primary process and a subset of secondary processes may be identified... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100306586 - Storage apparatus and method of data processing: A storage apparatus includes a backup processing unit that stores data stored in a first memory into a second memory as backup data upon occurrence of a power failure, a restore processing unit that upon recovery from the power failure restores the backup data backed up in the second memory... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100306587 - Computationally efficient tiered inference for multiple fault diagnosis: A computer based method and system for tiered inference multiple fault diagnosis is provided. The method includes using a computer processor to dissect a hypothesis space representing a production system having a plurality of production modules into tiers. Production modules in the current tier are partitioned into a group or... Agent: Fay Sharpe LLP / Xerox - Parc
20100306588 - Intelligent integrated diagnostics: A diagnostic tools and methods are disclosed. The diagnostic tool is configured or operable to nominate a commonly connected component in a target system as being faulty if more than a pre-determined number of active components connected to the commonly connected component appear faulty.... Agent: Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino L.L.P.
20100306589 - Computer chip set having on board wireless interfaces to support test operations: A method and apparatus are provided for an embedded wireless interface that is embedded in, for example, one of an input and output controller device for controlling input and output communications with off-board devices, within a memory controller device and a processor motherboard. The embedded wireless interface may be utilized... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20100306590 - Automated testing platform for event driven systems: A platform for the automated testing of event driven software applications is provided. A source environment is replicated to a target environment. The target environment includes a target system. A test case is defined with a target system, specific attributes and verification information. The attributes of the test case include... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Pk Attn: Patent Docketing
20100306591 - Method and system for performing testing on a database system: There is provided a system and method for performing testing on a database system comprising a query optimizer, the query optimizer having an optimizer plan space comprising a plurality of query plans. An exemplary method comprises generating a plurality of queries programmatically according to a template query by varying at... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100306592 - Computer system on and off test apparatus and method: A computer system on/off test apparatus includes a time control unit receiving a time interval value and a repetition value, a detecting unit detecting signal parameters of the computer system, and a test control unit receiving an external power supply and switching the power connection between the external power supply... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100306593 - Automatic bug reporting tool: An apparatus and a method for detecting and reporting malfunctions in computer programs is described. A malfunction detector detects at least one type of a software malfunction as defined in a configurable malfunction library. A data collector collects data of the software malfunction. A crash reporter reports the crash report... Agent: Red Hat/bstz Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100306594 - Logical entity fault isolation in network systems management: Various embodiments include one or more of systems, methods, and software to provide a status of a logical entity between entity models in network management systems, such as for fault isolation, in an efficient manner. Some embodiments, when receiving requests for a status of a logical entity while already in... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100306595 - Scenario creating apparatus, scenario creating method, and storage medium storing scenario creating program: A scenario creating apparatus which creates a scenario for verifying operation of an information processing system in which a plurality of servers including a database server are connected, includes a collector that collects messages transmitted and received between the plurality of servers, when operation of the information processing system is... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100306596 - Method of ascertaining primary cause of memory consumption in program, and computer system and computer program for the same: A method of holding information for identifying a cause for an object becoming problematic and presenting the information to a user. The method ascertains the cause of memory consumption by a program in a computer system. This method includes: acquiring a first call path related to the creation of an... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20100306597 - Automated identification of performance crisis: Methods for automatically identifying and classifying a crisis state occurring in a system having a plurality of computer resources. Signals are received from a device that collects the signals from each computer resource in the system. For each epoch, an epoch fingerprint is generated. Upon detecting a performance crisis within... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20100306598 - Operating computer memory: Operating computer memory in a computer including dynamically monitoring, by a predictive failure analysis (‘PFA’) module, correctable memory errors and memory temperature and managing cooling resources in the computer in dependence upon the correctable memory errors and memory temperature.... Agent: Ibm (rps-blf) C/o Biggers & Ohanian, LLP
20100306600 - Candidate-patch selecting apparatus, computer product, and method: A candidate-patch selecting apparatus includes a detector configured to detect a failure of a computer; an obtaining unit configured to obtain record information for the computer, recorded at the time when the failure detected by the detector occurred; an extractor configured to extract from the record information obtained by the... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100306599 - Method and system for throttling log messages for multiple entities: A software module capable of simultaneously supporting multiple services provides log message throttling for each service with a separate “per service” log message buffer. When the software module is a device driver, for example, each device controlled by the device driver is allocated a message buffer to store descriptive log... Agent: Vmware, Inc.
20100306601 - Integrated microprocessor system for safety-critical control systems: An integrated microprocessor system for safety-critical control systems, comprising at least two microprocessor system modules each comprising at least one processor core, a read/write memory and a memory protection unit, and a read-only memory which is jointly assigned to the processor cores of the microprocessor system modules. Each of the... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20100306602 - Semiconductor device and abnormality detecting method: A semiconductor device comprises: a task state storage configured to store an executing state of a processing task of software executed by a CPU and to output an executing state signal to show the executing state of the processing task; a task validity judging section configured to acquire an interruption... Agent: Joseph Petryszak
20100306603 - Segmented and overlapped skew tracking method for serdes frame interface level 5: A method and device for performing skew detection on data transmitted over a data channel and a high speed optical communication interface including the device are disclosed, wherein data of a reference frame over a reference channel is composed sequentially of a reference data segment with a length of Umax... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation Dept. 18g
20100306604 - Method and circuit for brownout detection in a memory system: Detecting brown-out in a system having a non-volatile memory (NVM) includes loading data in the NVM, wherein a next step in loading is performed on a location in the NVM that is logically sequential to an immediately preceding loading. A pair of adjacent locations include one with possible data and... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20100306605 - Apparatus and method for manufacturing a multiple-chip memory device: A method for manufacturing a multiple-chip memory device includes making a volatile memory element on a semiconductor substrate, examining the volatile memory element for one or more initial errors, correcting the one or more initial errors on the semiconductor substrate, incorporating the volatile memory element into the multiple-chip memory device,... Agent: Coats & Bennett/qimonda
20100306606 - Compactor independent direct diagnosis of test hardware: Methods, apparatus, and systems for performing fault diagnosis are disclosed herein. In one exemplary embodiment, a failure log is received comprising entries indicative of compressed test responses to chain patterns and compressed test responses to scan patterns. A faulty scan chain in the circuit-under-test is identified based at least in... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman, LLP
20100306607 - Semiconductor integrated circuit and method of testing the same: A semiconductor integrated circuit includes: a plurality of scan flip-flops configured to form a scan chain in a scan test; and a plurality of clock gating circuits connected between a clock input and corresponding portions of the plurality of scan flip-flops, respectively. The plurality of clock gating circuits are connected... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100306608 - Circuit states: Systems and methods for deriving a net equation representing a net state of an analog circuit net, wherein the net equation is derived from at least one other net state, determining a truthfulness of the net equation, reporting the truthfulness.... Agent: Michael Patrick Wiersch
20100306609 - Low power decompression of test cubes: Disclosed below are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems used to generate test patterns for testing integrated circuits. Embodiments of the disclosed technology can be used to provide a low power test scheme and can be integrated with a variety of compression hardware architectures (e.g., an embedded deterministic test... Agent: Mentor Graphics Corp. Patent Group
20100306610 - Concealment processing device, concealment processing method, and concealment processing program: A cipher processing device includes: a MAC loss detecting/estimating section which estimates the radio bearer of the lost protocol data unit and a data amount of the lost protocol data unit out of protocol data units produced by division according to the logical channel information included in a packet combining... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100306611 - Wireless subscriber managing storage of harq packets: Apparatuses of wireless subscribers that manage storage of HARQ packets are disclosed. One embodiment of a wireless subscriber includes receiver circuitry for wirelessly receiving HARQ packets. CRC processing circuitry checks an error status of the received HARQ packets. A HARQ memory controller divides the HARQ packets into HARQ sub-packets for... Agent: Beceem Communications, Inc.
20100306612 - Apparatus for correcting single bit insertion or deletion in a data payload with a checksum corrector: This application discloses a message format including a data payload of N bits and a corrector component encoding a checksum to correct the checksum of single bit slipping noise, where the checksum is the sum of each data payload bit by its position modulo N+1. The corrector component may encode... Agent: Gregory Smith & Associates
20100306617 - Decoder device, decoding method and magnetic disk device: According to one embodiment, a decoder device includes a decoder configured to decode a to-be-decoded sequence by performing an iterative decoding process and to perform a parity check of a decoding result using a check matrix, a detector configured to detect that the to-be-decoded sequence is a non-code word based... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100306614 - Method of error control: A method of error control in a wireless access system is disclosed. More particularly, a method of error control using a random liner coding method is disclosed. A method of error control in a wireless access system comprises receiving code blocks generated as data blocks included in a data block... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100306613 - Method of multiuser precoding and scheduling and base station for implementing the same: The present invention provides a method of multiuser precoding and scheduling, comprising: feeding channel state information (CSI) and statistic properties of CSI error back to a base station (BS) from a user equipment (UE); generating multiuser precoding matrix and scheduling scheme by the BS, according to the feedback CSI and... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20100306615 - Receiving apparatus, receiving method and program, and receiving system: Disclosed herein is a receiving apparatus, including: a decoding section configured to receive and decode an low density parity check code; and a decoding control section configured to control a frequency of the decoding on the basis of conditional information that is an index indicative of a communication condition that... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100306616 - Receiving apparatus, receiving method and program, and receiving system: Disclosed herein is a receiving apparatus, including: a decoding section configured to receive and decode a low density parity check code; and a speed control section configured to control a speed of the decoding on the basis of a reception interval of the low density parity check code.... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100306618 - Transmitting/receiving system and method of processing broadcasting signal in transmitting/receiving system: A transmitting system, a receiving system, and a method of processing broadcast signals are disclosed. Herein, the transmitting system includes an RS frame encoder, a block processor, a group formatter, and a trellis encoding module. The RS frame encoder performs error correction encoding on an RS frame payload including mobile... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100306619 - Controller and data access method for flash memories: The invention provides a controller. In one embodiment, the controller is coupled to a flash memory and a host, and comprises a selective mapper and an error correction code encoder. The selective mapper receives first source data, processes the first source data according to a plurality of pseudo random sequences... Agent: Wang Law Firm, Inc.
20100306620 - Data processing device and a method for error detection and error correction: A data processing device and a method for error detection and error correction. The data processing device includes an error detection arrangement and an error correction arrangement. The error detection arrangement is able to detect correctable error and uncorrectable error in the data stored in a memory cell of the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100306621 - Encoding and decoding data: The invention provides a method, device and system for encoding and decoding data. The method includes receiving information including data units, storing the data units into a memory and encoding the data units by performing a plurality of store and exclusive-or operations on the data units resulting in encoded symbols... Agent: Kenneth L. Sherman, Esq. C/o Myers Andras Sherman & Zarrabian LLP
20100306622 - Memory system and data transfer method: A memory system includes a nonvolatile memory configured to store data, a first buffer configured to temporarily store data from the nonvolatile memory, a correction circuit configured to correct an error of data from the first buffer, a second buffer configured to temporarily store data from the correction circuit, a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100306623 - Error correction devices and correction methods: An error correction device is provided. When an error of an incorrect data group stored in a memory is detected, a memory controller of the error correction device executes a burst read, burst write or burst read-modify-write (RMW) operations to the memory instead of the conventional single read-modify-write (RMW) operation,... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100306624 - Recording and/or reproducing method, recording and/or reproducing apparatus, and computer readable recording medium storing program for performing the method: A recording and/or reproducing method, a recording and/or reproducing apparatus, and a computer readable recording medium storing a program for performing the method. A recording unit block in which invalid data is partially padded is written on an information storage medium along with padding information indicating that the invalid data... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20100306626 - Methods of data handling: Methods of data handling include receiving data having a previously-generated error correction code and generating one or more error correction codes for the data, with each error correction code corresponding to the data having one or more particular bits of the data in differing data states. Such methods further include... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A. Attn: Andrew C. Walseth
20100306627 - Receiving apparatus, receiving method, program, and receiving system: Disclosed herein is a receiving apparatus including a reception device configured to receive a code sequence coded in LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) and punctured at least partially as a target to be decoded; and an LDPC decoding device configured to perform a punctured matrix transform process including a first... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100306628 - Computer readable medium with instructions for resource sharing in a telecommunications environment: A transceiver is designed to share memory and processing power amongst a plurality of transmitter and/or receiver latency paths, in a communications transceiver that carries or supports multiple applications. For example, the transmitter and/or receiver latency paths of the transceiver can share an interleaver/deinterleaver memory. This allocation can be done... Agent: Jason H. Vick Sheridan Ross, PC
20100306629 - Processing of bit errors in a digital audio bit frame: The invention relates to a method of processing bit errors in a bit frame emanating from a digital audio coder, comprising a step of receiving a current bit frame liable to comprise bit errors. According to the invention, the bit frame comprises sensitive bits to be protected which are catalogued... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100306630 - System for sending signals between modules: A system for transmission of signals between modules wherein, for example, it is possible to transmit reliably, between modules, information relating to, for example, the actuation of safety devices. A transmission module for transmitting a pulse signal of a specific period, which indicates the existence of information, generates, in time... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100306631 - Memory controller and memory system including the same: A memory controller includes first and second interface controllers configured to exchange data with external devices, and an internal block connected between the first and second interface controllers. The first and second interface controllers exchange data received from the external devices and at least one parity bit corresponding to the... Agent: Volentine & Whitt PLLC
20100306632 - Error detection using parity compensation in binary coded decimal and densely packed decimal conversions: Error detection using parity compensation in binary coded decimal (BCD) and densely packed decimal (DPD) conversions, including a computer program product having a tangible storage medium readable by a processing circuit and storing instructions for execution by the processing circuit for performing a method. The method includes receiving formatted decimal... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP-ibm Poughkeepsie
20100306633 - Parity data encoder for serial communication: A prepended parity data encoder is loaded with sets of data and constant data, which are used for parity calculation. A shift circuit shifts each of the plural sets of data and the constant data, one bit at a time in parallel. When the constant data is output from the... Agent: Onda Techno Intl. Patent Attys.
20100306634 - Crc protection of data stored in xor buffer: An XOR unit is provided in a hard disk controller for calculating an XOR of two operands stored in a buffer memory. The XOR unit includes an XOR calculator for calculating the XOR of the operands and a CRC of the XOR resulting from the calculation. An XOR buffer is... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain
20100306635 - Method for verifying correct encryption key utilization: A method for sending encrypted data in response to a request for an I/O operation. The method includes the steps of requesting a data encryption key, the request including one or more identifiers unique to the I/O operation; receiving a data encryption key attached with a first key use fingerprint,... Agent: Emulex Design & Manufacturing Corporation C/o Morrison & Foerster LLPPrevious industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: support
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