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US20120260121 SELECTING AN ALTERNATIVE PATH FOR AN INPUT/OUTPUT REQUEST  
A first path for forwarding an I/O request from a host device to a disk in a disk array is identified. The first path includes two endpoints (a first initiator endpoint on the host device and a...
US20130246671 SAS EXPANDER AND METHOD TO ARBITRATE TRAFFIC IN A REDUNDANT EXPANDER SYSTEM  
A SAS expander configured to operate as a SAS expander hub receives IO requests from connected SAS expanders and relays the IO requests to SAS expanders connected to data storage devices capable of...
US20140297912 STATUS SWITCHING METHOD  
The present invention provides a status switching method applied to a slave device. The status switching method includes: receiving a command wrapper from a host device; receiving a status query...
US20120124256 METHOD FOR DETERMINISTIC SAS DISCOVERY AND CONFIGURATION  
The present invention is directed to a method for deterministic Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface (SAS) discovery and configuration. The method includes transmitting a Serial...
US20140006676 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC ALLOCATION OF INFORMATION HANDLING RESOURCES  
One or more chassis management controllers housed in a modular chassis may be configured to (i) monitor a first information handling resource allocated to one or more modular information handling...
US20130145069 HARDWARE CONTROL INTERFACE FOR IEEE STANDARD 802.11  
A standardized 802.11 hardware control interface may be provided such that a driver may communicate with any one or more of a variety of network adapters.
US20060069823 Parallel-to-serial converter circuit, electric device, and semiconductor device  
To provide a parallel-to-serial converter circuit and electric device capable of saving power consumed even though no parallel data to be transferred is supplied. A parallel-to-serial converter...
US20080077673 Methods and Systems for Message-Alert Display  
Embodiments of the present invention comprise systems and methods for displaying message alerts on shared and private devices according to user preferences.
US20080301333 SYSTEM AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE FOR USING HOST AND STORAGE CONTROLLER PORT INFORMATION TO CONFIGURE PATHS BETWEEN A HOST AND STORAGE CONTROLLER  
Provided are a system and article of manufacture for using host and storage controller port information to configure paths between a host and storage controller. Information is gathered on ports on...
US20110219146 VIRTUAL SOFTWARE APPLICATION DEPLOYMENT CONFIGURATIONS  
Configuration items for a software application can be automatically and/or manually discovered, and the application can be packaged to form a virtual application package. A deployment configuration...
US20120072631 Multilayer Arbitration for Access to Multiple Destinations  
An arbiter is provided for arbitrating for access to a shared resource by a plurality of requesters and by a background requester in a processing system. A priority value is assigned to each of the...
US20090313443 METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR SIMPLIFIED SAS ERROR RECOVERY  
Methods and systems for simplified error recovery in a SAS device. A SAS device (e.g., a SAS/SSP target device such as a storage device) enhanced in accordance with features and aspects hereof NAKs...
US20070038789 Dynamic bus inversion method and system  
A dynamic bus inversion (DBI) method and system are described. In various embodiments, a transmitter transmits data over a multi-bit high-speed bus to a receiver. In an embodiment, the transmitter...
US20120011294 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURE AUTHENTICATION OF A "SMART" BATTERY BY A HOST  
Systems and methods for providing a battery module 110 with secure identity information and authentication of the identity of the battery 110 by a host 120. In one embodiment, the system for...
US20140372778 SERVER BACKPLANE  
A server backplane includes a circuit board, a first connector, a second connector, a power connector, a plurality of hard disk drive interfaces to be coupled to HDDs, a HDD controller interface,...
US20140095742 SERIAL STORAGE PROTOCOL COMPATIBLE FRAME CONVERSION, AT LEAST IN PART  
An embodiment may include circuitry to (a) convert, at least in part, at least one serial storage protocol compatible frame into at least one packet that is compatible, at least in part, with a...
US20090282181 DATA PIPELINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING THE SYSTEM  
The present invention relates to a data pipeline management system and more particularly to a minimum memory solution for unidirectional data pipeline management in a situation where both the...
US20110119445 HEAP/STACK GUARD PAGES USING A WAKEUP UNIT  
A method and system for providing a memory access check on a processor including the steps of detecting accesses to a memory device including level-1 cache using a wakeup unit. The method includes...
US20090138644 Switch architecture independent of media  
A network device for handling data and a method for handling data in a network device are disclosed. The network device includes at least one media port and at least one high speed docking station,...
US20120303851 Establishing Wireless Communication Between a Mobile Computing Device and a Docking System  
In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products. A mobile computing device that is physically contacting a docking system...
US20130268695 COMPUTER SYSTEM AND MANAGEMENT SERVER  
A computer system includes an I/O switch connected to a computer and changing connections between the computer and I/O devices, and a management server for managing configuration of the I/O...
US20130282938 Extensible WSE Hub to Support a Multi-Hop Tree of USB Hubs or Peripherals over a Wireless Link  
An extensible hub is disclosed for providing multi-hop wireless communication among universal serial bus (USB) devices, for example, utilizing a WiGig Serial Extension (WSE) air interface. The...
US20140032807 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE SERVERS TO SHARE A POSTAL SECURITY DEVICE  
Systems and methods that allow a PSD to be physically shared by multiple servers such that if a server fails, another server can be utilized as a backup server for the PSD without any manual...
US20120002675 PROVIDING A BUFFERLESS TRANSPORT METHOD FOR MULTI-DIMENSIONAL MESH TOPOLOGY  
In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for determining whether a packet received in an input/output (I/O) circuit of a node is destined for the node and if so, providing the...
US20120124257 MULTICHIP MODULE FOR COMMUNICATIONS  
An embodiment of a multichip module is disclosed. For this embodiment of the multichip module, a transceiver die has transceivers. A crossbar switch die has at least one crossbar switch. A protocol...
US20060059294 Expandable bus topology for peripheral devices of straddle vehicles  
A straddle vehicle includes an expandable bus topology to operate one or more peripheral devices from a single location on the straddle vehicle, the peripheral devices being physically distributed...
US20140122746 CONFIGURATION BASED ON CHASSIS IDENTIFICATIONS  
Techniques for configuration are provided. A chassis ID identifies a chassis type. A device, such as a circuit board, may receive the chassis ID from the chassis. The device may be configured based...
US20080126632 STIMULATING AND RECEIVING TEST/DEBUG DATA FROM A SYSTEM UNDER TEST VIA A DRONE CARD PCI BUS  
A computer-implementable method, system and computer-usable medium for aiding in debugging operations of a System Under Test (SUT) through the use of an external DRONE card is presented. System...
US20080162747 Multi-media KVM switch  
A multi-media KVM switch is for providing an output signal to drive a user-interface output device. The multi-media KVM switch comprises an embedded multi-media system, an arbiter and a...
US20120159021 STORAGE TOPOLOGY MANAGER  
Defining a storage topology of a distributed computing system including a set of machine nodes. A method includes dynamically receiving from a number of nodes in the distributed computing system...
US20090234990 KVM SWITCH SYSTEM SUPPORTING DVI VIDEO FORMAT  
A KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switch system includes a console module and multiple computer modules connected to the console module in series. Each computer module is connected to its upstream...
US20050080971 Controller-less board swap  
A method of effecting a live extraction/insertion of a board, without using a centralized controller, by empowering the remaining boards with communications capabilities independent of the...
US20120265919 INTERFACE DEVICE AND WIRING BOARD  
In the case of mounting two serial communication interfaces such as PCI-e and USB 3.0 with standards different from each other, it is allowed to flexibly address a design change and the like, and...
US20090132738 PRE-ASSOCIATION FOR CWUSB  
Certified Wireless USB 1.0 defines two different types of association: cable association and numeric association. In order to implementation these two association methods, the CWUSB device needs to...
US20100036992 USB and Ethernet Controller Combination Device  
A USB-to-Ethernet controller with a USB hub may be integrated into a single integrated circuit (IC) USB-Ethernet Combination (UEC) device. The UEC may provide the end user with an Ethernet port,...
US20130024592 DOCKING STATION FOR COMMUNICATION TERMINAL  
A docking station for a communication terminal having an antenna for a radio communication is provided. The docking station includes a docking unit, a fastening unit, and a pattern unit. The...
US20120110233 I/O SYSTEM, DOWNSTREAM PCI EXPRESS BRIDGE, INTERFACE SHARING METHOD, AND PROGRAM  
Fault tolerance is improved, a functional limitation at the time of start-up of an I/O system is avoided, and a start-up time is shortened. A downstream PCI Express bridge sets a PCI Express device...
US20090177431 Combination Weather Station And USB Hub With Heat Sink  
A combination weather station and USB hub having an AC power source and a heat sink. The heat sink serves to dissipate heat generated by the AC power source and the internal components of the hub,...
US20110296060 Apparatus for Monitoring At Least One Gage Device Using USB Virtual COM And Keyboard Emulator  
Embodiments of an intelligent cable and flexible multiplexer to monitor at least one gage device are taught herein. The cables and multiplexers can receive any brand or electronic gages using a...
US20140201415 WIRELESS DOCKING SERVICE WITH DIRECT CONNECTION TO PERIPHERALS  
In one example, a method includes receiving, from a user application and with a wireless docking service of a wireless docking communications stack executing on a computing device, a request to...
US20110015938 PREOPERATIVE SURGICAL TIME OUT PROCEDURE FEATURE INCORPORATED INTO A SURGICAL SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT  
A surgical specialty instrument or equipment has a user interface (e.g., USB port, magnetic card stripe reader, wireless transceiver). A data entry device (e.g., scanner, microphone) may supply...
US20140173141 ROBUST CABLE-TYPE DETECTION FOR USB POWER DELIVERY  
A system and method for detecting a USB cable-type. A USB PD device configured at a near end of a USB cable is configured to (i) receive and process a signal from a device at a far end of the USB...
US20120324135 CUSTOMIZED SETTINGS FOR DOCKING STATION FOR MOBILE DEVICE  
Embodiments disclose a docking station that may include a transmitter to send an identifier associated with the docking station to a mobile device proximate to the docking station, and a receiver...
US20080222311 Management of shared storage I/O resources  
Automated management of shared I/O resources involves use of a policy engine for implementing I/O scheduling group I/O policies. The I/O policies are used for determining whether corresponding I/O...
US20120221764 LOW LATENCY PRECEDENCE ORDERING IN A PCI EXPRESS MULTIPLE ROOT I/O VIRTUALIZATION ENVIRONMENT  
An apparatus and method of low latency precedence ordering check in a PCI Express (PCIe) multiple root I/O virtualization (MR-IOV) environment. The precedence ordering check mechanism aids in...
US20140068119 KEYBOARD-VIDEO-MOUSE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING AND USING THE SAME  
Some embodiments include keyboard-video-mouse systems. Other embodiments of related systems and methods are also disclosed.
US20140059257 KEYBOARD-VIDEO-MOUSE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING AND USING THE SAME  
Some embodiments include keyboard-video-mouse systems. Other embodiments of related systems and methods are also disclosed.
US20050240712 Remote USB security system and method  
A computerized USB security system has at least one remote computerized server having one or more Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports, with at least one USB security device coupled to the at least one...
US20130311694 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING DIRECT PAIRING IN A WIRELESS DOCKING SYSTEM  
Various aspects of the present disclosure enable a docking procedure where a dockee, when docking with a docking host that manages a docking environment, can become directly paired with the...
US20120290762 ROUTE LOOKUP METHOD FOR REDUCING OVERALL CONNECTION LATENCIES IN SAS EXPANDERS  
A system and method for reducing overall connection latencies in a SAS expander is disclosed. The SAS expander includes a plurality of ports and a route lookup table configured for providing a...