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6658493 Microcomputer exchanging data with host computer  
When reception data transmitted from a host computer is held in a transmission/reception buffer of a microcomputer, a reception flag is set to inhibit the holding of new data in the...
6654845 System and method implementing a secondary bus to avoid read data latency  
A system and method that enhances overall computer system performance by implementing a secondary bus infrastructure to avoid data phase transaction latencies during primary bus information...
6654817 Integral peripheral device of USB local network card and USB modem  
An integral USB MODEM/USB LAN card peripheral comprises a first connector connected to a computer; a second connector connected to a telephone line; a third connector connected to LAN; a USB...
6654816 Communication interface systems for locally analyzing computers  
A communication interface system including a computer and a handheld device that communicate with each other via respective communication ports. The computer communication port is a serial port or...
6651121 Method and apparatus for facilitating scalability during automated data processing  
A number of items of data from a data source (12) can be processed and supplied to a data destination (16, 17). The data can include image data, text data, numeric data or other types of data, or...
6651128 Systems and methods for arbitrating between asynchronous and isochronous data for access to data transport resources  
Several different systems and methods are described involving arbitration between asynchronous and isochronous data for access to a data transport resource (e.g., a bus or a memory controller). A...
6643714 Modification and use of configuration memory used during operation of a serial bus  
Information stored in configuration memory of a first device coupled to a communication bus is exposed to other devices allowing the other devices to ascertain the functionality of the first...
6640262 Method and apparatus for automatically configuring a configurable integrated circuit  
A method and apparatus for automatically configuring a configurable integrated circuit. One embodiment comprises a method for automatically loading data including configuration data to a...
6640256 Input apparatus for computers and networks  
An input apparatus or keypad (14) for computers and networks is provided. The keypad (14) has a palm size housing (20) having an extended opening (30) in its top surface (28). An input or key...
6640257 System and method for audio control  
The present invention comprises a system that provides a convenient and easy-to-use means for controlling audio input and output for recording. The system includes a first input adapted to receive...
6636908 I/O system supporting extended functions and method therefor  
A device, system and methods of data management are disclosed, which facilitate the implementation of improved mirroring, back-up, volume remapping, extent relocation, prefetching, caching, data...
6632705 Memory modules and packages using different orientations and terminal assignments  
A memory module and a method of packaging memory devices are provided. The method prepares semiconductor packages of the memory devices, each of which has external pins that include data pins and...
6629166 Methods and systems for efficient connection of I/O devices to a channel-based switched fabric  
Methods and systems for interfacing one or more Input/Output (I/O) controllers to a channel-based switched fabric. One or more channel adapters allow connection of the one or more I/O controllers...
6628257 Display device and casing for containing the display device  
A display device having a memory property capable of maintaining a displayed information even in a state of being separated away from a power source as a result of decreasing the effect of...
6629124 Multimedia data transferring method  
A method of transferring multimedia data from an input device to an output device in a computer system having a plurality of input/output devices. An application program specifies an origination...
6629163 Method and system for demultiplexing a first sequence of packet components to identify specific components wherein subsequent components are processed without re-identifying components  
A method and system for demultiplexing packets of a message is provided. The demultiplexing system receives packets of a message, identifies a sequence of message handlers for processing the...
6625666 Operation-recording type system for a DDC monitor and related method  
An operation-recording type system for controlling a display data channel (DDC) monitor utilizes a control method wherein information of externally inputted signals is recorded in a storage device...
6622186 Buffer associated with multiple data communication channels  
A buffer for adapting data flows from input channels to output channels is provided. The buffer includes a DRAM organized in blocks and a memory controller for managing assignment of the blocks to...
6618162 Apparatus and method to configure a device, such as a printer, over a network  
A device such as a printer, includes non-volatile memory storing a communications kernel. Upon startup, a microprocessor executes the communication kernel to prompt a host to download a setup...
6615284 Method and apparatus for performing input/output operations between a requesting device and responding device  
A method and system for retrieving large contiguous data files is provided. The method divides the data during the storage operation such that it spans two or more logical volumes. The data may be...
6615283 Keyboard system  
A keyboard system includes keyboard having an internal circuit therein, at least one I/O device, and a transceiver module. The transceiver module on the main body of the keyboard receives signals...
6615282 Adaptive messaging  
In an example embodiment, a data transfer method adaptively transfers data from a host device to a target device across a channel-based interconnect. The method includes determining whether or not...
6611879 Data storage system having separate data transfer section and message network with trace buffer  
A system interface includes a plurality of first directors, a plurality of second directors, a data transfer section and a message network. The data transfer section includes a cache memory. The...
6591308 Computer input device  
A portable computer input device includes a housing capable of accommodating a plurality of types of pointing devices. A pointing device partially housed in the housing produces a cursor control...
6587891 Method and apparatus for determining position using a handheld personal computer and a cradle  
A method and apparatus for determining position using a handheld personal computer. A cradle is disclosed that that is adapted to couple to a handheld personal computer. In one embodiment, the...
6584572 Data input-output circuits that selectively invert bits  
A plurality of bits is output if more of the plurality of bits are of a first logical value than a second logical value, and the plurality of bits inverted is output if more of the plurality of...
6581128 Storage system  
A storage system to be connected to a large-scale computer includes a plurality of host adaptors connected to a host device, a plurality of storage device for storing data from the host device, a...
6574696 Methods and arrangements for providing bi-directional control between data storage drives and automation controllers  
An arrangement includes at least one data storage device, an automation controller, and an enhanced interface. The data storage device is connected to a computer and arranged to perform a...
6571085 Portable telephone which can carry out optical communication for saving power consumption and avoiding erroneous operation without complex operation  
A portable telephone apparatus includes a body, a window section, a cover section, an optical communication section, and a control section. The window section is provided in the body. The cover...
6570911 Method and apparatus for controlling modem data pump parameters based on processor loading  
A method and apparatus control modem data pump parameters based on processor loading. A first set of modem data pump parameters is generated based on characteristics of a telephone line to achieve...
6563595 Method of communicating with a SCSI bus device that does not have an assigned SCSI address  
A SCSI device resides and communicates on the SCSI bus without that device being assigned a SCSI address or corresponding SCSI ID. The driver software on the host computer directs the SCSI...
6549959 Detecting modification to computer memory by a DMA device  
A method and computer for executing the method. A CPU is programmed to execute first and second processes, the first process programmed to generate a second representation in a computer memory of...
6535931 Extended keyboard support in a run time environment for keys not recognizable on standard or non-standard keyboards  
A keyboard is programmatically adapted to enable an application in a run time environment to distinguish operator keys (ALT/CTRL), not otherwise recognizable on a standard keyboard and special...
6532502 Command queue control device  
A command queue control device, when there is the command which is not completed in spite of a lapse of prescribed time period, is capable of facilitating the command processing of the disk...
6532499 Method for switching a plurality of key functions allocated to a special key  
A method for switching among a plurality of key functions allocated to a special key, whereby the occurrence of a phenomenon that is contrary to a user's intent can be prevented. When a key event...
6529963 Methods and apparatus for interconnecting independent fibre channel fabrics  
A system for interconnecting a plurality of interdependent fiber channel loops or fabrics. The system preferably comprises a first server which includes a PCI bus and a fibre channel to PCI bus...
6519650 System and method for controlling data transfer between portable medias and a processor to minimize communication hardware requirements  
The present invention relates to a method and system capable of gaining access (data transfer) to portable type mediums whose number is larger than the number of ports on a processing unit side....
6513073 Data output method and apparatus having stored parameters  
A data output apparatus includes: a storage device in which a first storage area is formed in advance; a first receiving device for receiving a parameter set for setting a condition of the output...
6513074 SCSI bus intelligent listening device and method  
An intelligent bus listening device, and a method which may be implemented as a computer program product, listens to SCSI commands on a first SCSI bus of a SCSI system via a listening connection...
6505247 Industrial automation system and method for efficiently transferring time-sensitive and quality-sensitive data  
The system and method of industrial automation provides improved network transfer of data between nodes. The system comprises a plurality of computer systems which are interconnected through a...
6502142 Multiple audio and video signal routing with PC compatibility  
A controller on a card in a personal computer or set top box controls routing of multiple audio or video signals to multiple outputs concurrently. Also provided is the ability for the user to...
6502143 Intelligent interface cable assembly and method of providing the same  
A method and apparatus for interfacing a weighing scale and one or more peripheral devices which includes a single intelligent interface cable assembly connected between a weighing scale and a...
6496908 Remote mirroring  
A system for mirroring source data to two or more mirrors includes first and second processors designated to communicate with first and second remote mirrors, respectively. First and second queues...
6496875 Software product uninstallation system and method  
A system and method update client computers of various end users with software updates for software products installed on the client computers, the software products manufacturered by diverse,...
6487617 Source-destination re-timed cooperative communication bus  
A source module, a destination module, or both modules, that are used in a data transfer, signal over an internal communication bus to a bus master when the addressed storage location in the data...
6466993 Method and apparatus for performing transactions rendering between host processors and I/O devices using concurrent non-blocking queuing techniques and I/O bus write operations  
In a computer system including one or more hosts coupled via a host bus to each other and a cached host memory, an Input/Output processor providing data to peripheral devices and an I/O bus...
6460091 Address decoding circuit and method for identifying individual addresses and selecting a desired one of a plurality of peripheral macros  
There is provided an address decoding circuit including (a) a first address decoder for practical use for decoding an address which is particular to an individual object, (b) a second address...
6460094 Peripheral device configured to detect the type of interface to which it is connected and configuring itself accordingly  
A peripheral device is connectable to a computer having one of a first interface and a second interface. The first interface communicates with the peripheral device over a differential data...
6460092 Integrated circuit for distributed-type input/output control  
A distributed-type input/output control IC is proposed to provide an integrated type improvement to the conventional remote control system. The distributed-type input/output control IC comprises a...
6449660 Object-oriented I/O device interface framework mechanism  
At the most general level, the I/O framework mechanism of the present invention is made up of three interdependent controllers. These controllers are referred to herein as the hardware resource...