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6446140 Data input/output device, data input/output method and storage medium  
A file control part 1 newly opens a file A in a file storage part 11 through a file accessing part 2, and secures a file data area having a certain size. An input/output control part 4 issues a...
6446138 Remote operator interface for a network computer  
A remote operator interface for a network computer is provided by a pocket-sized structural enclosure which remotely mounts input and output interface devices. The input and output devices...
6446139 Multiple chip single image BIOS  
A single BIOS image generating option ROM code, and method for initializing controller chips of a computer system are provided. The method includes the operations of integrating a set of...
6438622 Multiprocessor system including a docking system  
A system includes a docking base unit having a first processor and a portable computing device that is dockable to the docking base unit that includes a second processor. A module identifies the...
6434090 Automated data storage library with control path to shared robotic device via media drive  
A data storage library features a dual purpose data/control path between a host computer and one or more media drives. The dual purpose path conveys data exchange control signals and related data...
6425018 Portable music player  
A portable music player computational device having a digital signal processor, for processing information, and a microcontroller connected to the digital signal processor by an electronic bus,...
6421742 Method and apparatus for emulating an input/output unit when transferring data over a network  
In an example embodiment, a method of transferring data to or from an input/output unit across a network emulates a message passing protocol. A message sent from a host device to the input/output...
6412022 Simultaneous print and scan logical channel network multifunction peripheral  
A network multifunction peripheral server permits simultaneous processing of print and scan jobs from one or more networked clients. The server of the invention connects to a network through a...
6412068 Card management bus and method  
A card management system architecture for managed startup of a system and for monitoring its operation is provided. Both a method and device particularly suited to carrying out the method are...
6397265 Print control apparatus for communicating with a selected external apparatus to control a printer  
An output apparatus for receiving input data from an information processing apparatus through a network and for forming and outputting output data, comprises: a substituting unit for substituting...
6397267 Redirected I/O for scalable performance storage architecture  
A system and a method to transfer data between a host computer and a storage device. The storage controller architecture is organized into its functional modules based on whether a module...
6397285 Image input device employing a personal computercard/interface or generic interface  
An image input device is disclosed that employs a generic interface. Upon connection of the image input device to a host device, an interface control circuit causes the host device to recognize...
6397266 Input/output control device for reducing standby time of the CPU  
An input/output control device used to enhance the efficiency of accesses to input/output devices in a computer system is provided. The input/output control device includes a means for storing a...
6393498 System for reducing processor workloads with memory remapping techniques  
A data-processing system with an enhanced system controller supporting memory-remapping function. The system controller has an access control circuit, a page/remapping management circuit and an...
6389550 High availability protocol computing and method  
A protocol for a high availability (HA) computer cluster. The protocol provides an open standard for various platforms and HA application software and provides such features as automatic message...
6385669 Method and apparatus for the detection of the presence of a device on a high speed digital data bus  
An interface comprises a management entity including a first state machine, a bidirectional serial data bus and a clock line, intended for connection to physical layer devices each of which...
6377860 Networked vehicle implementing plug and play with javabeans  
A vehicle control computer system uses JavaBeans™ to implement device interfaces. A vehicle control center, having a processor and memory, provides user access to devices operating within the...
6378007 Data encoding scheme  
In a tape drive, or other storage device, used for storing computer data, both record data and record structure information such as file marks are encoded with codewords to form an encoded data...
6374309 Communication signal suppressing apparatus and common line signal apparatus capable of reducing workload of firmware  
A communication signal suppressing apparatus capable of reducing a load of a firmware using portion is provided in a communication signal apparatus such as a common line signal apparatus. A common...
6370593 Apparatus for multiplexing bus interfaces on a computer expansion  
A computer system includes a processor/PCI bus bridge that couples a processor bus to a relatively high-speed expansion bus, such as a PCI bus and a PCI extension bus. The PCI extension bus is...
6363444 Slave processor to slave memory data transfer with master processor writing address to slave memory and providing control input to slave processor and slave memory  
A master processor, such as a processor embedded in a network interface card, is coupled to a memory via a memory data bus. The master processor generates addresses for the memory and controls the...
6360281 System and method for communicating with a serial communications device using multiple virtual ports  
A system and method for communicating with a serial communications device using multiple virtual ports. The multiple virtual ports are mapped to device names using a port router. The virtual ports...
6356958 Integrated circuit module has common function known good integrated circuit die with multiple selectable functions  
An integrated circuit module has a common function known good integrated circuit die with selectable functions. The selectable functions are selected during packaging of the known good integrated...
6338098 Processor with internal register for peripheral status  
One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus within a computer system that maintains status information for peripheral devices in a status register, which is located within a...
6336149 Macro recording and playback device independent of operating system or application software and method of using same  
A macro recording and playback device has inputs for coupling to a plurality of computer input devices. The computer input devices provide a sequence of input messages for performing a repetitive...
6336154 Method of operating a computer system by identifying source code computational elements in main memory  
A computer system comprises: a processing system for processing data; a memory for storing data processed by, or to be processed by, the processing system; a memory access controller for...
6336158 Memory based I/O decode arrangement, and system and method using the same  
An input/output (I/O) decode arrangement including an I/O decode map in a form of a memory block and containing, before start of any bus I/O transactions, I/O address decode information useable...
6330620 Arrayed I/O unit close decision method and apparatus, and medium containing an arrayed I/O unit close decision program  
The present invention provides an arrayed I/O unit close decision method comprising: an initialization step for setting an initial value A in a counter; an upgrade step for adding a constant B to...
6321340 Cable manager system and computer therewith  
A computer system provided with a cable manager capable of connecting or disconnecting a variety of peripheral devices to or from a computer of the computer system by a single operation thereof,...
6321343 Semiconductor memory system comprising synchronous DRAM and controller thereof  
A maximum flight time measuring circuit constituted by a first delay circuit for delaying a system clock and controlling its delay time in accordance with a strobe clock from DIMMs and a delayline...
6311257 Method and system for allocating memory for a command queue  
A method and data storage system using the method, provides an efficiently approach for allocating a static amount of buffer space (e.g., records) among a number of logical volumes of a data...
6311165 Transaction processing systems  
A banking, retail or other transaction network can comprise a number of terminals, for example an ATM, where each terminal comprises a plurality of peripheral devices such as a user interface,...
6304919 Fixed frame for a drawout electrical switch  
The fixed frame comprises, on a side wall, a communication module. The communication module acts as interface between an external communication bus and indicating contacts whose state is...
6304920 Switching means for directly controlling operation of data storage devices, data storage/reproducing devices, and data reproducing devices  
A storage device for directly fetching external data and for relaying the transfer of data, wherein a CD-R drive unit 13 is provided, as a data input device, with a computer input/output terminal...
6300972 Video card and video data communication apparatus  
A video card capable of being mounted in an information processing apparatus so as to enable suitable performance of a television conference system etc., wherein video data fetched into a video...
6298395 Charging apparatus and method of charging a battery  
A battery is charged utilizing electric power provided by a power supply line included in a cable that is in accordance with IEEE 1394. A charging apparatus and a personal computer are connected...
6298398 Method to provide checking on data transferred through fibre channel adapter cards  
The present invention provides checking on information units sent and received as packets over fiber channel networks by providing check bits on the header information and separate check bits on...
6292875 Control device for storage device and method of accessing the storage device  
In a control device for a storage device in which data streams are respectively divided into unit data, which are distributed to storage parts and are sequentially read therefrom for every unit...
6289397 Disk drive or like peripheral storage device adapted for firmware upgrading, self-testing, etc.  
A flexible magnetic disk drive is disclosed which is linked to a computer via a universal serial bus interface having firmware held on a read-only memory. In order to facilitate the upgrading of...
6286064 Reduced keyboard and method for simultaneous ambiguous and unambiguous text input  
A reduced keyboard disambiguating system. The keyboard has twelve keys, nine of them labeled with numerous letters and other symbols, and those nine plus one more are labeled each with one of the...
6286055 Error correction apparatus for NC machine tool  
There is here disclosed a movement error compensating device for a movable unit such as a slider in a numerical control machine tool. A laser beam is emitted from a reference position beam...
6282647 Method for flashing a read only memory (ROM) chip of a host adapter with updated option ROM bios code  
A programming method for flashing a read only memory (ROM) chip of a host adapter with an updated BIOS code is provided. The host adapter is connected to a host computer system. The method...
6282505 Multi-port memory and a data processor accessing the same  
In a cache memory of a super-scalar or VLIW processor to concurrently process a plurality of memory accesses, to provide a memory capable of multi-port access operation, there is provided a unit...
6279061 Data processing apparatus for modifying information data between two interfaces and using control data of one interface to control a second interface  
It is intended to make it possible to deal with an electronic apparatus as if it were a different kind of electronic apparatus. An editor outputs a command to be used in controlling a video...
6266722 Multi-value logic device, bus system of multi-value logic devices connected with shared bus, and network system of information processors loaded with multi-value logic devices and connected with shared network  
A multi-value logic device in which a unique bus level is allocated beforehand to each binary logic signal outputted by a function of the multi-value logic device. Upon receipt of the binary logic...
6266710 Serial data transfer device  
A data transfer device for unidirectional serial data transfer from a transmitting device to a receiving device, in particular from a microcontroller to an output stage IC of a motor vehicle...
6266723 Method and system for optimizing of peripheral component interconnect PCI bus transfers  
A method for optimizing bus transactions in a data processing system is provided. A bus transaction optimizer receives an original bus transaction request which includes an original start address...
6263390 Two-port memory to connect a microprocessor bus to multiple peripherals  
The present invention provides a two-port memory to connect a microprocessor bus to multiple peripherals. In one embodiment, an apparatus for an IO gateway subsystem of a microprocessor includes a...
6263384 First and second virtual serial ports utilized to perform virtual transmissions through parallel port via first and second transmission/reception buffer region  
A virtual transmission system comprises a first and second virtual serial ports; a first transmission/reception buffer region set with the first virtual serial port as a write port and the second...
6260086 Controller circuit for transferring a set of peripheral data words  
A controller circuit (100) includes an aliasing circuit (261) for efficiently transferring a set of peripheral data words between a microprocessor (130) and a serial peripheral device (140) that...