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Error detection/correction and fault detection/recovery

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04/10/2014 > 44 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.

20140101479 - Implementing storage adapter performance control: A method and controller for implementing storage adapter performance control, and a design structure on which the subject controller circuit resides are provided. The controller includes a performance state machine controlling the use of a performance path and a normal or error recovery path in a storage adapter firmware stack.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140101480 - Common hot spare for multiple raid groups: A storage system assigns one or more large disks in a storage enclosure as a common dedicated hot spare that is used by multiple RAID groups. Storage space equivalent to the smallest physical disk in a RAID group is allocated on the common dedicated hot spare. A mapping of this... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140101481 - Per-rank channel marking in a memory system: Channel marking is provided in a memory system that includes a memory channel with a plurality of memory devices. The memory devices are arranged into a first group of memory devices and a second group of memory devices. The memory system is configured to perform a method that includes determining... Agent: International Business Corporation

20140101482 - Systems and methods for repairing system files: Systems and methods are provided for repairing system files. For example, a list of system files including file information of one or more first repairable system files are updated in real time; file information of a target file sent from a terminal is received; whether the target file is in... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

20140101483 - Systems and methods for modified quality based priority scheduling during iterative data processing: Systems, circuits, devices and/or methods related to systems and methods for data processing, and more particularly to systems and methods for priority based data processing.... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140101484 - Management of a distributed computing system through replication of write ahead logs: Several methods and a system of a replicated service for write ahead logs are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes persisting a state of a distributed system through a write ahead log (WAL) interface. The method also includes maintaining a set of replicas of a WAL through a consensus... Agent: Teradata Corporation

20140101485 - Data compression profiler for configuration of compression: A method and apparatus for determining one or more compression parameters suitable to compress a class of signals, may include inputting a test data set, being representative of a data set to be compressed, characterizing the test data, selecting a compression algorithm, calculating a distortion level to be used in... Agent:

20140101486 - Sicherheitssystem: Multiple safety related participants are arranged along a bus line in such a way that both a forward test signal path and a return test signal path run through the same safety related participants and the safety related participants are adapted in such a way that the occurrence of a... Agent: Sick Ag

20140101487 - Performance and fault management system: A network device is configured to receive information from a plurality of device. The network device is configured to further analyze the information and determine that a performance or fault issue exists relating to operation of a device. The network device is configured to further send first information to a... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20140101488 - System and method for application debugging: A system includes a client system comprising a memory and a processor configured to execute a debugging tool. The debugging tool is communicatively coupled to an OPC Unified Architecture (UA) server. Furthermore, the debugging tool is configured to monitor and control, from the client system, debugging of an application executing... Agent: General Electric Company

20140101489 - Method, apparatus, and system for handling virtual machine internal fault: A method, an apparatus, and a system for handling a virtual machine internal fault. The method includes: monitoring, by a virtual machine internal fault detecting apparatus, a state of a virtual machine operating system; when detecting that the virtual machine operating system encounters an exception, obtaining, by an exception catching... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140101490 - Apparatus and methods for providing data integrity: The present disclosure includes apparatus (e.g., computing systems, memory systems, controllers, etc.) and methods for providing data integrity. One or more methods can include, for example: receiving a number of sectors of data to be written to a number of memory devices; appending first metadata corresponding to the number of... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.

20140101491 - Tracing of a data processing apparatus: A trace unit, diagnostic apparatus and data processing apparatus are provided for tracing of conditional instructions. The data processing apparatus generates instruction observed indicators indicating execution of conditional instructions and result output indicators indicating output by the data processing apparatus of results of executing respective conditional instructions. The instruction observed... Agent: Arm Limited

20140101492 - Adaptive preventive maintenance for computing systems: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with adaptively determining a preventive maintenance schedule based on historical system operation are described. The prognostic parameter values are continuously partitioned into a number of operating states based on observed maintenance costs associated with the prognostic parameter values. The operating states range from absolutely... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20140101493 - Methods and systems for optimizing information technology costs based on outage costs: A method that includes monitoring, by a computing device including a processor, transaction activity level of a plurality of pre-defined IT transactions, and determining, by the computing device, that an IT outage has occurred when the activity level is below a threshold.... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140101494 - Chronic atms (new definition): A method of tracking repeated performance problems in a machine is disclosed. The method comprises storing the faults in a computer memory, and assigning a classification value to the machine based on the frequency and number of the faults. Based on the classification value of the cash handing device it... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation

20140101495 - Enterprise level data element review systems and methodologies: An enterprise level data element review system including a data access event collection subsystem operative to collect data access event notifications relating to ones of a multiplicity of data elements, a data element metadata modification subassembly receiving an output from the data access event collection subsystem and providing a script... Agent: Varonis Systems, Inc.

20140101496 - State machine based parsing algorithm on a data-status fifo with multiple banks: In the L2 FIFO architecture incoming frames are stored in a multi bank FIFO to enable offloading the programmable real-time unit to do other tasks. The L2 FIFO buffers data coming from the L1 FIFO, reducing the polling time for received data. Status is always checked for errors before processing... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140101497 - Event notification system, event information aggregation server, and event notification method: An event notification system 1 includes: an event notifying client 133 for detecting the occurrence of an event(s) in volumes of a storage system 10; a management application server 20 for storing information about the occurred event as setting/failure information 21; and an event information aggregation server 30 for creating... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140101498 - Method for estimating block error rate and communication device: A method for estimating a block error rate and a communication device are applied to the field of communications technologies. The method for estimating a block error rate includes: decoding N received coded code blocks to obtain multiple posterior probabilities APPs, where N is a natural number greater than 1;... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140101499 - Bit error rate based wear leveling for solid state drive memory: According to exemplary embodiments, a system, is provided for bit error rate (BER)-based wear leveling in a solid state drive (SSD). A block-level BER value for a block in the SSD is determined. An adjusted PE cycle count for the block is incremented or decremented based on the block-level BER... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140101500 - Circuits and methods for functional testing of integrated circuit chips: Circuits and methods are provided for debugging an integrated circuit. An integrated circuit includes core circuitry, scan test circuitry, scan control circuitry, and debug control circuitry. The scan test circuitry includes scan chains with scan cells interspersed throughout the core circuitry. The scan control circuitry controls the scan test circuitry... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140101502 - Falling clock edge jtag bus routers: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for allowing a controller to access a bus router using a communication occurring in response to one edge of a clock to select one or more devices for access using a communication occurring on the opposite edge of the clock. Additional embodiments... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140101504 - Jtag bus communication method and apparatus: The present disclosure describes using the JTAG Tap's TMS and/or TCK terminals as general purpose serial Input/Output (I/O) Manchester coded communication terminals. The Tap's TMS and/or TCK terminal can be used as a serial I/O communication channel between; (1) an IC and an external controller, (2) between a first and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140101501 - Scan test circuitry configured to prevent violation of multiplexer select signal constraints during scan testing: An integrated circuit comprises a decoder having a plurality of select signal outputs, a multiplexer having a plurality of select signal inputs subject to a specified select signal constraint, and scan test circuitry. The scan test circuitry comprises at least one scan chain having a plurality of scan cells coupled... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140101503 - Scan topology discovery in target systems: Topology discovery of a target system having a plurality of components coupled with a scan topology may be performed by driving a low logic value on the data input signal and a data output signal of the scan topology. An input data value and an output data value for each... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140101505 - Clock control for reducing timing exceptions in scan testing of an integrated circuit: An integrated circuit comprises scan test circuitry and additional circuitry subject to testing utilizing the scan test circuitry. The scan test circuitry comprises a scan chain having a plurality of scan cells. The integrated circuit further comprises a clock distribution network configured to provide clock signals to respective portions of... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140101506 - Test access mechanism for diagnosis based on partitioning scan chains: Disclosed are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for partitioning-based Test Access Mechanisms (TAM). Test response data are captured by scan cells of a plurality scan chains in a circuit under test and are compared with test response data expected for a good CUT to generate check values. Based... Agent: Mentor Graphics Corporation

20140101507 - High speed data testing without high speed bit clock: System and method for testing a high speed data path without generating a high speed bit clock, includes selecting a first high speed data path from a plurality of data paths for testing. Coherent clock data patterns are driven on one or more of remaining data paths of the plurality... Agent:

20140101508 - Hybrid error-control algorithm: 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: Sony Corporation

20140101509 - Systems and methods for parallel retry processing during iterative data processing: Systems, circuits, devices and/or methods related to systems and methods for data processing, and more particularly to systems and methods for priority based data processing.... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140101512 - Adaptive ldpc-coded multidimensional spatial-mimo multiband generalized ofdm: Systems and methods of transmitting includes one or more low-density parity-check (LDPC) encoders configured to adaptively encode one or more streams of input data by adjusting error correction strength based upon channel conditions. One or more mappers are configured to map one or more encoded data streams to symbols by... Agent:

20140101511 - Algorithm for optimal usage of external memory tuning sequence: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for optimally tuning a memory card in a host device are provided. The apparatus determines at least one tuning parameter associated with the memory card, initiates a reading operation with the memory card, and sends a tuning command to the memory... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140101510 - Low density parity check layer decoder for codes with overlapped circulants: The present inventions are related to systems and methods for decoding data in an LDPC layer decoder for LDPC codes with overlapped circulants.... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140101513 - Method of operating cyclic redundancy check in memory system and memory controller using the same: A method of performing a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) operation in a memory system, and a memory controller that uses the same. The method includes initializing a linear feed-back shift register (LFSR) circuit in a CRC polynomial, generating CRC parity information with respect to input data to be stored in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140101514 - Method of performing write operation or read operation in memory system and system thereof: A method of performing a write operation or a read operation in a memory system includes compressing data of a first size unit, generating a plurality of types of Error Checking and Correction (ECC) information based on the compressed data, combining the compressed data and the plurality of types of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140101515 - Scalable repair block error correction for sequential multiple data blocks in a magnetic data storage device: A technique for recovering of “squeezed” sectors in a set of sequential sectors such as are used in Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) is described. Embodiments of the invention use a programmable erased sector recovery scheme, which is a concatenation of a “Cauchy-type” track erasure correction code, together with a media-error... Agent: Hgst Netherlands B.v.

20140101516 - Encoding and decoding data to accommodate memory cells having stuck-at faults: A data storage system includes a memory circuit that has memory cells and a control circuit that is operable to receive data bits provided for storage in the memory cells. The control circuit is operable to receive a first matrix. Each row of the first matrix corresponds to a unique... Agent: Hgst Netherlands B.v.

20140101517 - Encoding and decoding redundant bits to accommodate memory cells having stuck-at faults: A data storage system has a memory circuit that comprises memory cells and a control circuit that receives data bits provided for storage in the memory cells. The control circuit encodes the data bits to generate a first set of redundant bits and encoded data bits, such that the encoded... Agent: Hgst Netherlands B.v.

20140101518 - Dynamic graduated memory device protection in redundant array of independent memory (raim) systems: Dynamic graduated memory device protection in redundant array of independent memory (RAIM) systems that include a plurality of memory devices is provided. A first severity level of a first failing memory device in the plurality of memory devices is determined. The first failing memory device is associated with an identifier... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140101519 - Non-volatile memory device having adjustable read voltage, memory system comprising same, and method of operating same: A nonvolatile memory device comprises a memory cell array comprising a selected page comprising multiple error correction code (ECC) units, and a voltage generation unit configured to generate a read voltage to read data from the selected page. Read voltage levels are set individually for the respective ECC units according... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140101521 - Method and apparatus for decoding received packets in broadcasting and communication system: A method and apparatus for decoding received packets in a broadcasting and communication system is provided. The method includes reconstructing a source block by arranging source packets received from a sender on a two-dimensional array having a width of a given symbol size, and determining at least one Erased Subdivided... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

20140101520 - Method and system for providing low density parity check (ldpc) encoding and decoding: An approach is provided for encoding a source signal based on a structured parity check matrix of a Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) code. The LDPC code is represented by stored information reflecting a tabular format of rows and columns, wherein each row represents occurrences of one values within a... Agent: Hughes Network Systems, LLC

20140101522 - Method and apparatus for signal detection and decoding: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided herein for enabling the joint detection and decoding of uplink state flag symbols. In this regard, a method is provided that determining one or more residual error terms by jointly detecting and decoding in one or more bursts of a radio... Agent: Renesas Mobile Corporation

04/03/2014 > 43 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.

20140095921 - Information processing apparatus, startup program, and startup method: An information processing apparatus that performs a startup control of redundantly configured modules includes a memory to retain abnormality information regarding an abnormality that occurs at time of startup control of the modules, and a startup controller section executing a startup process by sequentially executing the process, generating the abnormality... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140095924 - End to end multicast: IP multicast enabled devices, systems and methods for use on an end-to-end IP multicast-enabled network are disclosed. An IP multicast system, device and method operable on the network includes an IP multicast-engine, and storage for storing instruction sets to instruct the engine to send messages according to a select multicast... Agent:

20140095925 - Client for controlling automatic failover from a primary to a standby server: A primary server and a standby server operating according as a redundant server pair are connected to a common network, and the operational state of each is monitored by a first and a second client function each of which run on a device connected to the common network. Each of... Agent:

20140095923 - Final faulty core recovery mechanisms for a two-dimensional network on a processor array: Embodiments of the invention relate to faulty recovery mechanisms for a two-dimensional (2-D) network on a processor array. One embodiment comprises a processor array including multiple processors core circuits, and a redundant routing system for routing packets between the core circuits. The redundant routing system comprises multiple switches, wherein each... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140095922 - System and method of failover for an initiated sip session: An initial SIP message is sent to establish a first SIP communication session from a first SIP device. The initial SIP message is sent via a first of a plurality of session managers to a second SIP device. After receiving the initial SIP message at the second SIP device and... Agent: Avaya Inc.

20140095926 - Dynamic cache correction mechanism to allow constant access to addressable index: A technique is provided for a cache. A cache controller accesses a set in a congruence class and determines that the set contains corrupted data based on an error being found. The cache controller determines that a delete parameter for taking the set offline is met and determines that a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140095927 - Achieving ultra-high availability using a single cpu: Techniques for achieving high-availability using a single processor (CPU). In a system comprising a multi-core processor, at least two partitions may be configured with each partition being allocated one or more cores of the multiple cores. The partitions may be configured such that one partition operates in active mode while... Agent:

20140095928 - Storage control apparatus and computer-readable recording medium recorded with control program: A storage control apparatus includes a detection unit that detects a soft error of a memory for setting information included in a programmable logic circuit, when the soft error is detected, a communication control unit that changes a state of a communication path between the communication device and an upper... Agent:

20140095929 - Interface for resolving synchronization conflicts of application states: Technology is disclosed herein for resolving synchronization conflicts when synchronizing application state data between computing devices. According to at least one embodiment, a server detects a first set of application state data at a first computing device conflicting with a second set of application state data at a second computing... Agent: Nextbit Systems Inc.

20140095930 - Enhanced arbitration protocol for nodes in a cluster: Arbitrating node failures. A method includes determining at a first node that communication to a second node has been lost. The method further includes sending an arbitration request to a plurality of arbitrators. The method further includes receiving from the plurality of arbitrators a sufficient number of arbitration reply grant... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140095931 - Method and system for automating the process of testing a device: Device Test Automation framework. This embodiment provides a device test automation framework for automating testing of embedded systems. The device test automation framework—DTAF allows user to test embedded device software using test scripts, which can capture various interfaces of device under test. A Graphical User Interface—GUI tool is created based... Agent:

20140095932 - Debug system, and related integrated circuit and method: A system includes a processor and a plurality of circuits connected through an interconnection network, wherein associated to each circuit is a respective communication interface configured for exchanging data between the respective circuit and the interconnection network. In particular, a debug unit is associated with each communication interface. Each debug... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (grenoble 2) Sas

20140095934 - Test case production utilizing problem reports: Accessing a problem report data store including customer problem reports. Each customer problem report includes configuration and platform data. Calculating a number of instances each platform is stored, and identifying platforms that satisfy a platform threshold. Calculating a number of instances each configuration is stored, and identifying configurations that satisfy... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140095933 - Testing mobile applications: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for identifying test cases. One example process includes operations for identifying a mobile application to perform testing upon. A test environment and at least one risk situation associated with the mobile application are identified. For each of the at least... Agent:

20140095935 - Simulation based fault diagnosis using extended heat flow models: In order to reduce computation time and cost involved with detecting and diagnosing a fault in a system, simplified representations of components of the system are used to estimate valid intervals for state variables at the components. Generic failure rules are configured to compare the estimated valid intervals to related... Agent:

20140095938 - Latent defect identification: A method of determining test data for use in testing software involves identifying software that is known to have one or more bugs and which has a similar structure to software under test before using knowledge of those one or more bugs to create test data for the software under... Agent: Accenture Global Services Limited

20140095937 - Latent defect indication: A method of determining test data for use in testing a software. The method includes determining that at least part of a software structure of the software to be tested is similar to, or the same as, a software structure associated with a defect. The method also includes retrieving information... Agent: Accenture Global Services Limited

20140095936 - System and method for correct execution of software: In an embodiment of the invention an application provider may include “tracing elements” in a target software application. While working with the application the trace elements are detected and provide a “baseline trace” indicating proper application execution. The provider then supplies the application, which still includes the trace elements, and... Agent:

20140095939 - Method for performing condition based data acquisition in a hierarchically distributed condition based maintenance system: A method for accumulating fault condition data from a hierarchical system is presented comprising monitoring an operation of a component with a computing node that includes a processor and a memory. The memory contains a configuration file comprising failure modes (FM), symptoms, tests that identify the symptoms and a corrective... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140095940 - Debug trace stream timestamping using downstream correlation: A method of correlating the timing of multiple interleaved trace data streams. A Time Stamp Trace stream logic monitors the event trace stream for a synchronization point. When a synchronization point is detected a time stamp value is inserted into the trace stream along with any relevant identification markers available... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140095941 - Dynamic hardware trace supporting multiphase operations: A method and system for tracing in a data processing system. The method includes receiving a plurality of signals associated with an operation during execution of the operation. The method also includes, in response to an indication that the operation is a multiphase operation, during execution of the operation, selection... Agent:

20140095942 - Providing service address space for diagnostics collection: A method and system are provided for providing a service address space for diagnostics collection. The method includes: providing a service co-processor attached to a main processor, wherein the service co-processor maintains an independent copy of the main processor's address space in the form of a service address space; and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140095943 - Predictive precaching of data based on context: A device and method for predictively precaching content on a mobile communication device includes monitoring numerous data sources for contextual data on the activities of the user. The mobile communication device predicts network connectivity outages and affected applications using the contextual data. The mobile communication device notifies the affected applications... Agent:

20140095944 - Method and apparatus for optimizing power and latency on a link: An apparatus and method are disclosed to optimize the latency and the power of a link operating inside a processor-based system. The apparatus and method include a latency meter built into a queue that does not rely on a queue-depth threshold. The apparatus and method also include feedback logic that... Agent:

20140095945 - Method and system for preemptive detection of occurrence of faulty conditions based on resource usage: A method and a system have been disclosed for the preemptive detection of occurrence of one or more faulty conditions based on the usage of one or more resources. The faulty conditions are detected during an execution of a program; the program includes at least one function. The method includes... Agent: Infosys Technologies Limited

20140095947 - Functional memory array testing with a transaction-level test engine: A memory subsystem includes a test engine coupled to a memory controller that can provide memory access transactions to the memory controller, bypassing a memory address decoder. The test engine hardware is configurable for different tests. The test engine identifies a range of addresses through which to iterate a test... Agent:

20140095948 - Memory testing in a data processing system: In a method of memory testing in a data processing system, in response to receiving a request for a hardware memory test during boot process of the data processing system, a controller accesses a stored past memory test result. The past memory test result includes at least a first number... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140095946 - Transaction-level testing of memory i/o and memory device: A memory subsystem includes a test engine coupled to a memory controller that can provide memory access transactions to the memory controller, bypassing a memory address decoder. The test engine receives a command to cause it to generate transactions to implement a memory test. The command identifies the test to... Agent:

20140095949 - Memory testing in a data processing system: An area of a memory has a diagnosis area and a non diagnosis area, with the diagnosis area divided into a plurality of Row areas which do not overlap each other, and each of the Row areas is divided into a plurality of Cell areas which do not overlap each... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140095950 - Selectable jtag or trace access with data store and output: An address and command port interface selectively enables JTAG TAP domain operations and Trace domain operations within an IC. The port carries TMS and TDI input and TDO output on a single pin and receives a clock signal on a separate pin. The addressable two pin interface loads and updates... Agent:

20140095952 - Adapting scan architectures for low power operation: Scan architectures are commonly used to test digital circuitry in integrated circuits. The present disclosure describes a method of adapting conventional scan architectures into a low power scan architecture. The low power scan architecture maintains the test time of conventional scan architectures, while requiring significantly less operational power than conventional... Agent:

20140095951 - Path-based crosstalk fault test scanning in built-in self-testing: A path-based crosstalk fault model is used in conjunction with a built-in self-test (BIST) and software capability for automatic test pattern generation. The solution allows for test patterns to be generated that maximize switching activity as well as inductive and capacitive crosstalk. The path based fault model targets the accumulative... Agent: Texas Instruments, Incorporated

20140095953 - Techniques for resilient communication: Techniques for resilient communication. A data path stores data to be transmitted over a link to a receiving node. An output stage is coupled between the data path and the link. The output stage includes double sampling mechanisms to preserve a copy of data transmitted over the link to the... Agent:

20140095955 - Efficient way to construct ldpc code by comparing error events using a voting based method: A method for ordering trapping sets to find one or more dominant trapping sets includes analyzing a trapping set and a random set of codewords to generate a distance value for each trapping set, and ordering the trapping sets by the distance value. Distance values may be determined for each... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140095954 - Modified targeted symbol flipping for non-binary ldpc codes: A LDPC decoder includes a processor for targeted symbol flipping of suspicious bits in a LDPC codeword with unsatisfied checks. All combinations of check indices and variable indices are compiled and correlated into a pool of targeted symbol flipping candidates and returned along with symbol indices to a process that... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140095957 - Data sharing method, transmitter, receiver and data sharing system: According to one embodiment, a transmitter includes a signal dividing unit, a syndrome sending unit, a syndrome receiving unit and a decoding unit. The signal dividing unit divides an original signal into a first signal and a second signal based on a common dividing policy. The syndrome sending unit sends... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140095956 - Endurance aware error-correcting code (ecc) protection for non-volatile memories: Embodiments of the invention relate to endurance-aware ECC protection for memories (e.g., phase change memories). According to one embodiment, a method includes calculating first metadata for data bits and second metadata for ECC bits which protect the data bits and the first metadata. Embodiments can include one or more first... Agent:

20140095959 - Apparatus, system, and method for reconfiguring an array of storage elements: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are disclosed for reconfiguring an array of storage elements. A storage element error module is configured to determine that one or more storage elements in an array of storage elements are in error. An array of storage elements stores a first ECC block and first parity... Agent:

20140095958 - Techniques associated with error correction for encoded data: Examples are disclosed for techniques associated with error correction for encoded data. In some examples, error correction code (ECC) information for the ECC encoded data may be received that indicates the ECC encoded data includes one or more errors. A determination may be made as to whether the ECC encoded... Agent:

20140095960 - Fully parallel encoding method and fully parallel decoding method of memory system: A memory system, a fully parallel encoding method, and a fully parallel decoding method are disclosed. The encoding method utilizes a plurality of minimal polynomials that constitute a generator polynomial to derive a plurality of roots from the minimal polynomials. A first encoding matrix derived according to the roots of... Agent: National Chiao Tung University

20140095961 - Layered decoder enhancement for retained sector reprocessing: A system is described for recovering data from a number of sectors, such as the sectors of a hard disk drive (HDD) disk platter, and so forth. The system receives data from the sectors via a read channel and uses a layered data decoder to recover data from the sectors.... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140095962 - Semiconductor device and operating method thereof: An operating method of a semiconductor device may comprise monitoring error handling information for a data read from a semiconductor memory device; and generating a refresh request for one or more memory cells of the semiconductor memory device according to the error handling information.... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.

20140095963 - Pattern-dependent short media defect detection: Systems and methods for computing sign disagreement between Le and La signals may implement one or more operations including, but not limited to: receiving an extrinsic log likelihood ratio (LLR) value; incrementing a sign-disagreement counter according to a sign disagreement between the extrinsic LLR value and an a priori LLR... Agent: Lsi Corporation

03/27/2014 > 47 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20140089724 - Securing crash dump files: In a computer storage system, crash dump files are secured without power fencing in a cluster of a plurality of nodes connected to a storage system. Upon an occurrence of a panic of a crashing node and prior to receiving a panic message of the crashing node by a surviving... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140089726 - Determining whether a right to use memory modules in a reliability mode has been acquired: Examples disclosed herein relate to determining whether a right to use memory modules in a reliability mode has been acquired. Examples include determining whether the right to use a plurality of memory modules in a reliability mode has been acquired, if a performance mode is selected for operation of the... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140089725 - Physical memory fault mitigation in a computing environment: Effects of a physical memory fault are mitigated. In one example, to facilitate mitigation, memory is allocated to processing entities of a computing environment, such as applications, operating systems, or virtual machines, in a manner that minimizes impact to the computing environment in the event of a memory failure. Allocation... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140089727 - Estimating a performance parameter of a job having map and reduce tasks after a failure: A job profile includes characteristics of a job to be executed, where the characteristics of the job profile relate to map tasks and reduce tasks of the job, and where the map tasks produce intermediate results based on input data, and the reduce tasks produce an output based on the... Agent:

20140089728 - Method and apparatus for synchronizing storage volumes: A disk array redundancy controller ensures integrity of a mirrored or RAID storage array supporting a host system and minimizes recovery time responsive to a storage volume failure by traversing caches of recently written blocks to identify partially flushed stripes of data and recovering the inconsistent stripes on each of... Agent:

20140089729 - Storage system and storage control method: A storage system includes a plurality of nonvolatile memory devices that each includes a plurality of nonvolatile memory chips, and a storage controller configured to perform input and output of data to and from a RAID group comprised by storage areas of the plurality of nonvolatile memory devices. A nonvolatile... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140089730 - Storage control device and method for controlling storages: A processor copies first information stored in a first storage to a backup volume. The processor stores management information when a first piece of the first information is updated to second information after the copy. The processor executes, when a failure occurs in the first storage, first restoration based on... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140089731 - Operating method of software fault-tolerant handling system: An exemplary embodiment provides an operating method of a software fault-tolerant handling system, and more particularly, to an operating method of a fault-tolerant handling system in which a fault recovery is easy in a fault-tolerant technology of copying with various faults which can occur in a computing device.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140089732 - Thread sparing between cores in a multi-threaded processor: Embodiments relate to thread sparing between cores in a processor. An aspect includes determining that a number of recovery attempts made by a first thread on the first core has exceeded a recovery attempt threshold, and sending a request to transfer the first thread. Another aspect includes, selecting a second... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140089733 - File recording apparatus, file system management method, file recovery method, and changer drive: A file recording apparatus includes a drive and a control unit. The drive is configured to use, as a removable recording medium, a cartridge on which a non-volatile memory is mounted and in which one of a disk-shaped recording medium and a tape-shaped recording medium is stored. The control unit... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140089734 - Thread sparing between cores in a multi-threaded processor: Embodiments relate to thread sparing between cores in a processor. An aspect includes determining that a number of recovery attempts made by a first thread on the first core has exceeded a recovery attempt threshold, and sending a request to transfer the first thread. Another aspect includes, selecting a second... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140089735 - Computer system input/output management: The collection of performance data at multiple servers in a SAN and forwarding that data to a centralized server for analysis is disclosed. Remote agents and a central server application collect specific interesting negative event data to enable a picture of the operational health of the SAN to be determined.... Agent: Emulex Design & Manufacturing Corporation

20140089736 - Distributed system, server computer, distributed management server, and failure prevention method: A distributed system according to an exemplary embodiment includes first and second servers capable of executing the same application, wherein when a failure occurs in the application in the first server, the first server generates failure information identifying a cause of the failure in the application, and the second server... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140089737 - Psmi using at-speed scan capture: In accordance with embodiments disclosed herein, there are provided methods, systems, mechanisms, techniques, and apparatuses for implementing and using PSMI using at-speed scan capture. For example, in one embodiment, such a system includes an input signal capture device to capture input signals input to a silicon processor under test; a... Agent:

20140089738 - System and method for identifying source of run-time execution failure: The present disclosure relates to identifying the source of run-time execution failure and performing static analysis on the computer program without changing actual computer program code. In one embodiment, a method for performing static analysis on run-time execution failure is disclosed, comprising: identifying a point of interest in a computer... Agent: Tata Consultancy Services Limited

20140089740 - Computerised storage system comprising replaceable units for managing testing of replacement units: A method for use in a computerized storage system comprising one or more replaceable units, for managing testing of one or more replacement units, where the storage system is automatically placed in a testing mode in response to a given unit being replaced and if testing fails the storage system... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140089739 - Serial advanced technology attachment dual in-line memory module device having testing circuit for capacitor: A serial advanced technology attachment dual in-line memory module device includes a capacitor to be tested, a control chip, a display device, a testing chip, and a selecting chip. Voltage pins of the testing chip and the selecting chip are connected to a power source. A testing pin of the... Agent:

20140089741 - Data transition tracing apparatus, data transition tracing method and storage medium storing data transition tracing program: The apparatus includes an execution unit that sequentially executes sets of information processing (IP), each of which receives a plurality of chunks which are sets of data records and outputs output chunks associated with the input chunk, onto the respective input chunks and chunk division unit that, with respect to... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140089742 - Integration of control software with a medical device and system: A medical device for diagnosis or treatment of tissue is disclosed. The device includes an electronically-controlled tool configured for diagnosis or treatment, an electrical connector, and a computer readable memory. The electrical connector is configured for connection with an electronic control unit and configured to receive control signals, including signals... Agent: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.

20140089743 - Power shutdown prediction for non-volatile storage devices: A method includes, in a host that stores data in a storage device, detecting an event that is indicative, statistically and not deterministically, of an imminent power shutdown in the host. A notification is sent to the storage device responsively to the detected event, so as to cause the storage... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140089744 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium: An information processing apparatus includes: a storage including storage areas individually allocated to processing operations, and is configured to store therein association information in which a content of a failure occurring in one processing operation of the processing operations and at least one storage area of the storage areas are... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140089745 - Electronic data processing system performing read-ahead operation with variable sized data, and related method of operation: A method of reading data in an electronic system comprises detecting whether a trigger signal in the electronic system is enabled, the trigger signal being selectively enabled according to at least one operating condition of the electronic system, as a consequence of detecting that the trigger signal is enabled, changing... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140089746 - Heuristic failure prevention in software as a service (saas) systems: A request is received by a first computer. The first computer delegates the first request to a second computer. The second computer attempts to process the first request and identifies an imminent fault as a result of the attempt. The second computer sends a message to the first computer indicating... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140089747 - Method and system for fixing loopholes: The present invention discloses method and system for debugging, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium that stores instructions of debugging. The method includes when a loophole is detected, determining whether a network is online; if yes, fixing the loophole; otherwise, prompting a user to make the network online, and fixing the... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

20140089748 - Hot-plugging debugger architectures: Systems and techniques for hot-plugging debugger capabilities are described. A described integrated circuit device includes a processor, a first pad interface, a detector configured to detect a clock signal via the first pad interface, one or more second pad interfaces, two or more components including a debug system that is... Agent:

20140089749 - Apparatus for jtag-driven remote scanning: A scan circuit (JTAG 1149 extension) for a microprocessor utilizes transport logic and scan chains which operate at a faster clock speed than the external JTAG clock. The transport logic converts the input serial data stream (TDI) into input data packets which are sent to scan chains, and converts output... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140089750 - Test coverage of integrated circuits with test vector input spreading: An apparatus and method is provided for switching input pins to scan channels to increase test coverage. In one embodiment, a scan system connects a small number of input pins to several scan channels so that the input pins may be selectively switched. The input pins may transmit independent test... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140089751 - Test coverage of integrated circuits with test vector input spreading: An apparatus and method is provided for switching input pins to scan channels to increase test coverage. In one embodiment, a scan system connects a small number of input pins to several scan channels so that the input pins may be selectively switched. The input pins may transmit independent test... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140089752 - Method, system and apparatus for evaluation of input/output buffer circuitry: Techniques and mechanisms for evaluating I/O buffer circuits. In an embodiment, test rounds are performed for a device including the I/O buffer circuits, each of the test rounds comprising a respective loop-back test for each of the I/O buffer circuits. Each of the test rounds corresponds to a different respective... Agent:

20140089753 - Panel driving circuit that generates panel test pattern and panel test method thereof: A panel driving circuit that produces a panel test pattern and a method of testing a panel are provided. The driving circuit includes a pattern generation unit and a selection unit. The pattern generation unit responds to a system clock and produces pattern test data and pattern test signals. The... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140089754 - Soft message-passing decoder with efficient message computation: A method includes, in a decoder of an Error Correction Code (ECC), maintaining only aggregated information regarding a set of messages, a function of which is to be reported from a first node to a second node of the decoder. The function of the set is determined and reported using... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140089756 - Communication apparatus, transmitting method and receiving method: A communication apparatus that performs receiving processing of data transmitted at timings of a predetermined interval, the communication apparatus includes: a transmitting unit configured to transmit a signal indicating that data is successfully received when the data transmitted at Mth timing according to the predetermined interval is successfully received; and... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140089755 - Reliability enhancements for high speed memory - parity protection on command/address and ecc protection on data: Method and apparatus to efficiently detect/correct memory errors. A command and an address associated with a data transaction may be received. Parity information associated with the command/address may be received. In response to detecting a parity error, a data array of a memory device may be locked. An indicator indicating... Agent:

20140089757 - Ldpc decoder with fractional local iterations: The present inventions are related to systems and methods for an LDPC decoder with fractional local iterations that may be used in a data processing system with an LDPC decoder and data detector to better balance processing times in the LDPC decoder and data detector.... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140089758 - Method, apparatus and system for handling data faults: Techniques and mechanisms for handling data faults in a memory system which includes multiple integrated circuit (IC) dies, each die including a respective one of multiple memory arrays. In an embodiment, control logic monitors for a die failure of the multiple dies, and further monitors for a request to perform... Agent:

20140089759 - Error correction circuit for data communication providing parallelizable linear programming decoding: An error detection/correction system provides an electronic circuit detecting and correcting transmission errors using linear programming. Linear programming techniques are made practical for real-time error correction and decoding by dividing the linear programming problem into independent parallelizable problems so that separate independent portions of the electronic circuit may simultaneously address... Agent:

20140089760 - Storage of codeword portions: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe device, methods, computer-readable media and system configurations for dividing error correcting code (“ECC”) codewords into portions and storing the portions among multiple die of non-volatile memory (“NVM”). For example, a device may include memory including a first die and a second die, and a... Agent:

20140089761 - Method, apparatus and system for providing error correction information: A memory controller to detect for an unintentional access to an incorrect location of a memory device and to provide error detection for data retrieved from an intended location of the memory device. In an embodiment, the memory controller services a read request, including retrieving data and an error correction... Agent:

20140089765 - Error estimation module and estimation method thereof for flash memory: The present invention relates to the field of data storage, and more particularly to an estimation technology in an error correction process of a flash memory. The present invention provides an error estimation module and an error estimation method thereof for a flash memory. The estimation module mainly includes a... Agent: Memoright (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140089763 - Flash memory and accessing method thereof: A flash memory and an accessing method thereof are provided. The accessing method includes steps of receiving a plurality of contiguous accessing commands, sequentially selecting a plurality of word lines corresponding to the accessing commands, and accessing a plurality of memory cells on each of the word lines according to... Agent: Asolid Technology Co., Ltd.

20140089764 - Method and apparatus for treatment of state confidence data retrieved from a non-volatile memory array: An apparatus may comprise a controller to retrieve data from a non-volatile memory, and an error correction module operable on the controller to read a memory cell of the non-volatile memory at a first set of sense conditions comprising a multiplicity of sense conditions. The error correction module may be... Agent:

20140089762 - Techniques associated with a read and write window budget for a two level memory system: Examples are disclosed for techniques associated with a read and write window budget for a two level memory (2LM) system. In some examples, a read and write window budget may be established for the 2LM system that includes a first level memory and a second level memory. The established read... Agent:

20140089766 - Apparatus and method for low density parity check (ldpc) encoding: Provided is a low density parity check (LDPC) encoding apparatus and method that may store M registers each including N bits, obtain N×M parity bits by performing a partial parallel operation an N×M number of times with respect to the M registers, and mutually invert subsequent N parity bits periodically,... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140089767 - Method and system for generation of a tie-breaking metric in a low-density parity check data encoding system: The present invention includes generating a tie-breaking metric via a comparative tie-breaking metric training process, monitoring an output of a channel detector in order to identify a tie condition between a first log-likelihood ratio (LLR) value and a second LLR value of a symbol, and upon identifying a tie condition... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140089768 - Error location search circuit, and error check and correction circuit and memory device including the same: Provided is an error check and correction (ECC) circuit which includes a Chien search unit configured to determine whether there is an error in a data string. The Chien search unit includes a circuit configured to calculate a first bit string by multiplying a plurality of elements of Galois Field... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140089769 - Content addressable memory continuous error detection with interleave parity: Aspects of the disclosure pertain to a system and method for promoting improved error detection efficiency in a Content-Addressable Memory (CAM). The system and method provide CAM continuous error detection with interleave parity. The system continuously monitors for changes in cell contents and, when (e.g., as soon as) a soft... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140089770 - Method, apparatus, and access network system for speech signal processing: A method and an apparatus for speech signal processing are provided. The method includes: receiving an encoded speech signal sent by a user equipment, where the encoded speech signal includes a first substream, a second substream, and a third substream, and the first substream is attached with a cyclic redundancy... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

03/20/2014 > 57 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.

20140082406 - Data protection through power loss prediction: A memory system may enact emergency activities, such as preventing a write abort, by identifying when a power loss occurs at the earliest time possible. The prediction of a power loss during the process of programming a page, but before all power is lost may allow for the memory to... Agent: Sandisk Technologies Inc.

20140082408 - Fault tolerant system and method for performing fault tolerant: A primary virtual machine is formed on a primary machine in which a primary hypervisor runs, and inputs virtual interrupt based on an external interrupt from the primary hypervisor to a primary guest OS. A secondary virtual machine is formed on a secondary machine in which a secondary hypervisor runs,... Agent: Yokogawa Electric Corporation

20140082407 - Remediating events using behaviors: Remediating events of components using behaviors via an administrator system and an administrator client. The administrator system receives an event from a component of an information technology (IT) environment. A behavior is determined at least partly from the event. The behavior is determined to be an anomalous behavior at least... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140082409 - Automated node fencing integrated within a quorum service of a cluster infrastructure: A quorum service detects liveness failures of at least two failed nodes in a domain of a cluster infrastructure layer of a cluster environment within a limited time frame and adds the at least two failed nodes to a list of nodes set to pending to be fenced by a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140082412 - Storage control system, recording medium storing recovery program, and method: A storage control system includes: storage units each including a first storage area storing information and a second storage area storing management information that contains attribute information of partition information indicating how information is stored in partitions obtained by partitioning the first storage area; an obtaining unit to obtain the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140082410 - Home agent multi-level nvm memory architecture: Systems and methods to implement a multi-level memory system having a volatile memory and a non-volatile memory are implemented. A home agent may control memory access to both a volatile main memory and a non-volatile second level memory. The second level memory may be inclusive of the main memory. In... Agent:

20140082411 - Memory module that includes a memory module copy engine for copying data from an active memory die to a spare memory die: A memory module includes a memory module copy engine for copying data from an active memory die to a spare memory die. Access is mapped away from the active memory die to the spare memory die.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140082413 - System and method for using redundancy of controller operation: Exemplary embodiments are directed to a system and method for maintaining continuous operation applications in spite of hardware faults, maintenance, or replacement. The system having at least two physically redundant controllers, each controller being configured to achieve at least one of high availability and functional safety and having at least... Agent: Abb Technology Ag

20140082414 - Data re-protection in a distributed replicated data storage system: Data re-protection in a distributed replicated data storage system is disclosed. The method may be implemented on a server or controller. A method includes storing first data in a first zone and storing a replica of the first data in a second zone. The zones are at different, separate locations.... Agent:

20140082415 - Invalidation of metadata buffers: A quick buffer validity check can optionally be performed when a potential invalidity of the content of a buffer is identified. The identifying of the potential invalidity condition can include determining that a most recent lifecycle management event timestamp is more recent than a most recent buffer validity check timestamp... Agent:

20140082416 - Video conference bridge setting, sharing, pushing, and rationalization: A conference system is provided with enhanced settings capabilities. A controller can poll for settings at each endpoint in a conference system and be able via the video stream to selectively display and compare settings among the endpoints. One location can push its settings to one or more locations to... Agent: Avaya Inc.

20140082417 - Systems and methods for using a corrective action as diagnostic evidence: Methods, systems and computing devices are provided for using a completed corrective action as evidence of a fault. The methods, systems and computing devices receive equipment status evidence and determine an equipment fault based on the equipment status evidence. The methods, systems and computing devices also create and rank a... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140082418 - Electronic apparatus and method of controlling the same: An electronic apparatus and a method of controlling the same are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a connector that includes two or more pins to be connected with an external device and transmits and receives a signal to and from the external device, a signal processor that generates a test... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140082419 - Monitoring operation of communication protocol procedure: This document discloses a method, apparatus, and computer program for automatically detecting unallowed continuation of a communication protocol procedure in a communication device. The method comprises in a test tool: marking an invalid input applied to the communication device in a sequence of operations of the communication protocol procedure; marking,... Agent: Codenomicon Oy

20140082420 - Automated program testing to facilitate recreation of test failure: Automated program testing is facilitated. Test results generated based on performance of one or more tests by a program are obtained, where a test passes or fails based on output obtained based on performance of the test by the program. A failure output of the test results is identified, the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140082421 - Controlled toggle rate of non-test signals during modular scan testing of an integrated circuit: A method is provided to test a modular integrated circuit (IC) comprising: testing a module-under-test (MUT) within the IC while causing a controlled toggle rate within a first neighbor module of the MUT; wherein the controlled toggle rate within the first neighbor module is selected so that toggling within the... Agent: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

20140082423 - Method and apparatus for cause analysis involving configuration changes: A technique determines which configuration change(s) caused an application invocation failure of a computer application without the need for a knowledge database. To determine which configuration change is the most likely cause, the cause analysis program checks other computers that have experienced the same configuration changes. The cause analysis program... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140082422 - System and method for displaying test states and marking abnormalities: A method for an electronic device to manage test items of an object by displaying test states and marking abnormalities. The method captures an image of a state table of a finished test item displayed on a display screen of a testing device. The method further obtains a test result... Agent:

20140082424 - Etl debugger: A computer-implemented ETL debugger for a data flow associated with an extract, transform and load (ETL) process that provides a user with a graphical representation of an ETL job. The graphical representation includes individualized representations of one or more data sources, one or more data destinations, and one or more... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140082425 - Methods and articles of manufacture for hosting a safety critical application on an uncontrolled data processing device: Methods and articles of manufacture for hosting a safety critical application on an uncontrolled data processing device are provided. Various combinations of installation, functional, host integrity, coexistence, interoperability, power management, and environment checks are performed at various times to determine if the safety critical application operates properly on the device.... Agent: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.

20140082426 - Detection circuit for flexible printed circuit connection integrity: Provided is a connection detector assembly for detecting a connected state between a keypad and a processor along a flexible circuit. The assembly comprises a keypad with a plurality of buttons, each button including button contacts. A flexible printed circuit having a plurality of electrical traces aligned along a width... Agent: Rockwell Automation Asia Pacific Business Ctr. Pte., Ltd.

20140082427 - Semiconductor integrated circuit device and microcontroller: To have a problem of occurrence of the same failure in failure detection of a microcontroller. A microcontroller has a CPU and a data access control circuit. The data access control circuit performs two types of accesses: an individual access in which a data access of the CPU is performed... Agent: Renesas Electrics Corporation

20140082428 - Dynamic hardware watchpoint: An apparatus for monitoring changes to a block of data is disclosed. A first hardware watchpoint is set to monitor changes to the block of data at a current location of the block of data in memory and a second hardware watchpoint is set to monitor changes at a selected... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140082429 - Method and system for monitoring the state of health of an electronic data carrier: According to an aspect of the invention, a method for monitoring the state of health of an electronic data carrier is conceived, wherein a reader device operable to read data from said electronic data carrier determines the state of health of the electronic data carrier by reading a parameter value... Agent: Nxp B.v.

20140082430 - Reporting product status information using a visual code: A system facilitates reporting product status information using a visual code. The system includes a code generator and a communication device. The code generator reports a product status with aggregate information in a visual code. In order to achieve this functionality, the code generator recognizes a status event trigger for... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140082431 - Terminal device and response signal sending method: Provided is a terminal (200) which notifies a base station (100) of response signals generated by bundling error detection results for the downlink data of a first band and a second band and in which a calculating unit (204) receives the downlink data for each band, a CRC unit (211)... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140082432 - Method, node and system for determining fault indication state: Receiving results of detecting whether each service node in a service node pool is faulty transmitted by service request nodes; and determining fault indication states of a service node itself and other service nodes according to the results of detecting; or expanding an echo request message which carries a result... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140082433 - Scsi reservation status information on a san disk: A method is disclosed for retrieving the reservation status information of a storage area network (SAN) device, a host transmits a persistent reservation in command with service action setting of ‘read reservation’ to a first LUN, wherein the host is connected to a port of the data storage server to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140082434 - Safety system challenge-and-response using modified watchdog timer: Some embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a watchdog timer having an enhanced functionality that enables the watchdog timer to monitor a process flow of the microprocessor on a task-by-task basis that enables a simple output signal to be used to determine if the watchdog timer is malfunctioning. The... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140082436 - Numerical control system having removable filter circuit: In a numerical control system including a plurality of data communication apparatuses and a numerical controller that transmits and receives data to and from the data communication apparatuses, a filter circuit is removably attached to each of a connection unit of the numerical controller and connection units of the data... Agent: Fanuc Corporation

20140082435 - Test system, test method, and test device: To prevent the complete omission of a log due to log information which is destroyed since it cannot be transmitted, when the communication log information of a plurality of layers is transmitted and a log is displayed at a transmission destination. A test device 10 includes a log header generating... Agent:

20140082437 - Block and page level bad bit line and bits screening methods for program algorithm: A programming process evaluates NAND strings of a block to detect a defective NAND string, e.g., a NAND string with a defective storage element. Status bits can be stored which identify the defective NAND string. Original data which is to be written in the NAND string is modified so that... Agent: Sandisk Technologies Inc.

20140082438 - One-time program cell array circuit and memory device including the same: A one-time program cell array circuit includes a cell array configured to include a plurality of one-time program memory cells, and to program an inputted program data and output a stored program data as a read data, a code generation circuit configured to generate an error correction code to be... Agent:

20140082439 - Test device for mobile communication terminal and test method for mobile communication terminal: A test device 50 includes a message processing unit 53 capable of generating a message to be transmitted to a mobile communication terminal 10 that is a test subject, according to a test scenario, a layer processing unit 54 that processes data of the generated message for each layer, a... Agent: Anritsu Corporation

20140082440 - Method and apparatus of measuring error correction data for memory: Multiple measurements are made with one memory sense operation having a first word line sensing voltage on a memory cell. The multiple measurements include a first measurement, of whether the memory cell stores either: (a) data corresponding to a first set of one or more threshold voltage ranges below the... Agent: Macronix International Co., Ltd.

20140082441 - 3d tap and scan port architectures: This disclosure describes die test architectures that can be implemented in a first, middle and last die of a die stack. The die test architectures are mainly the same, but for the exceptions mentioned in this disclosure.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140082443 - Accelerating scan test by re-using response data as stimulus data abstract: Scan testing of plural target electrical circuits, such as circuits 1 through N, becomes accelerated by using the scan test response data output from one circuit, such as circuit 1, as the scan test stimulus data for another circuit, such as circuit 2. After reset, a scan path captures the... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140082442 - Gating tap register control bus and auxiliary/wrapper test bus: In a first embodiment a TAP 318 of IEEE standard 1149.1 is allowed to commandeer control from a WSP 202 of IEEE standard P1500 such that the P1500 architecture, normally controlled by the WSP, is rendered controllable by the TAP. In a second embodiment (1) the TAP and WSP based... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140082444 - Method and apparatus for test connectivity, communication, and control: Functional circuits and cores of circuits are tested on integrated circuits using scan paths. Using parallel scan distributor and collector circuits for these scan paths improves test access of circuits and cores embedded within ICs and reduces the IC's power consumption during scan testing. A controller for the distributor and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140082445 - Probeless testing of pad buffers on wafer: The peripheral circuitry (350, 360, ESD, BH) of an integrated circuit die on a wafer is tested without physically contacting the bond pads of the die.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140082446 - Multiple-capture dft system for detecting or locating crossing clock-domain faults during self-test or scan-test: A method for providing ordered capture clocks to detect or locate faults within N clock domains and faults crossing any two clock domains in an integrated circuit or circuit assembly in scan-test or self-test mode, where N>1, each clock domain having one capture clock and a plurality of scan cells,... Agent: Syntest Technologies, Inc.

20140082447 - Methods and apparatus for enhanced status retransmission: Methods and apparatus of enhanced status retransmission in wireless communication include receiving at least a first portion of a reconfiguration message from a network entity. The methods and apparatus further include detecting an absent second portion of the reconfiguration message. Moreover, the methods and apparatus include sending a retransmission request... Agent:

20140082448 - Ldpc decoder with dynamic graph modification: The present inventions are related to systems and methods for an LDPC decoder with dynamic Tanner graph modification, and in particular, to a non-erasure channel LDPC decoder that implements a probabilistic approach to Tanner graph modification.... Agent:

20140082449 - Ldpc decoder with variable node hardening: The present inventions are related to systems and methods for an LDPC decoder with variable node hardening, and in particular, to an LDPC decoder that temporarily hardens the value of a variable node by using check node to variable node (C2V) messages from a previous iteration that are likely to... Agent:

20140082452 - Data processing device and data processing method: In the case in which an LDPC code having a code length of 16200 bits and an encoding rate of 8/15 is mapped to 16 signal points, if (#i+1)-th bits from most significant bits of sign bits of 4×2 bits and symbol bits of 4×2 bits of two consecutive symbols... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140082451 - Efficient and scalable cyclic redundancy check circuit using galois-field arithmetic: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe methods, apparatus, and system configurations for cyclic redundancy check circuits using Galois-field arithmetic.... Agent:

20140082450 - Systems and methods for efficient transfer in iterative processing: Embodiments of the present inventions are related to systems and methods for data processing, and more particularly to systems and methods for format efficient data processing.... Agent: Lsi Corp.

20140082454 - Advanced bitwise operations and apparatus in a multi-level system with nonvolatile memory: A digital system, components and method are configured with nonvolatile memory for storing digital data using codewords. The data is stored in the memory using multiple bits per memory cell of the memory. A code efficiency, for purposes of write operations and read operations relating to the memory, can be... Agent: Micron Technology, Inc.

20140082455 - Decoding device: A decoding device has a decoding section that has a plurality of decoding cores which decode a received packet (e.g., likelihoods generated as a result of demodulation), which will become data to be decoded, in parallel on a per-likelihood basis and in which a first decoding core and a second... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140082453 - Substitute redundant memory: An integrated circuit (IC) chip for transparent and in-service or production repair of single to multiple memory cell defects in a word during the datapath transit of the word between core memory to the interface of the IC via capturing an accurate bit from a word during a write access... Agent: Mosys, Inc.

20140082456 - Data storage device with intermediate ecc stage: A data storage device includes a non-volatile memory and a controller including a first error correction coding (ECC) engine configured to generate a first codeword corresponding to data to be stored at the non-volatile memory. The data storage device also includes a second ECC engine coupled to the controller and... Agent: Sandisk Technologies Inc.

20140082457 - Error correcting for improving reliability by combination of storage system and flash memory device: According to this invention, a highly reliable memory device that uses up a life of a flash memory can be provided. The memory device is a nonvolatile memory device including a plurality of memory cells, in which: each of the plurality of memory cells is an FET which includes a... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140082458 - Methods of performing error detection/correction in nonvolatile memory devices: Methods of operating nonvolatile memory devices include testing strings of nonvolatile memory cells in the memory device to identify at least one weak string therein having a higher probability of yielding erroneous read data error relative to other strings. An identity of the at least one weak string may be... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140082460 - Dynamic window to improve nand endurance: Methods and apparatus to provide dynamic window to improve NAND (Not And) memory endurance are described. In one embodiment, a program-erase window associated with a NAND memory device is dynamically varied by starting with a higher erase verify (TEV) voltage and lowering the TEV voltage with subsequent cycles over a... Agent:

20140082459 - Measuring cell damage for wear leveling in a non-volatile memory: An NVM controller measures cell damage for wear leveling in an NVM, thus improving performance, reliability, lifetime, and/or cost of a storage sub-system, such as an SSD. In a first aspect, the controller determines that an error reading a page of NVM was caused by cell damage and/or cell leakage.... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140082461 - Systems and methods for detector side trapping set mitigation: Embodiments of the inventions are related to systems and methods for data processing, and more particularly to systems and methods for mitigating trapping sets in a data processing system.... Agent: Lsi Corp.

20140082462 - Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding high speed shared control channel: A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding high speed shared control channel (HS-SCCH) data are disclosed. For part 1 data encoding, a mask may be generated using a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) identity (ID) and a generator matrix with a maximum minimum Hamming distance. For part 2 data encoding,... Agent: Interdigital Technology Corporation

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