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7042735 Fitting substrate for connection and fitting substrate for connection for use in disk array control apparatus  
The invention efficiently mounts substrates to back planes and accomplishes high quality signal transfer. Connectors to which N adaptor substrates are fitted and connectors to which M bus switch...
7042899 Application specific integrated circuit having a programmable logic core and a method of operation thereof  
The present invention provides an application specific integrated circuit and a method of operation thereof. In one advantageous embodiment, the application specific integrated circuit includes a...
7039732 Method and apparatus for providing redundancy between card elements in a chassis  
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for providing redundancy for a card in a chassis includes providing first and second cards in a chassis. Each card has an output node...
7039047 Virtual wire signaling  
A method and apparatus for implementing virtual wire signaling is described. It includes an apparatus including a first component, a bus coupled to the first component, the bus to transmit packets...
7035109 Recording media unit  
A recording media unit is provided that includes a slot through which a recording media is inserted into and ejected out of the recording media unit, a recording media holder, movably attached...
7032044 AV devices and method of controlling the same  
In AV deices connected to a network via a digital interface, a connection request given from the outside via the network is rejected within a preset time after a connection state of the network...
7032043 Keyboard storage device for a computer system  
An electronic apparatus has a main unit, a display unit rotatably attached to the main unit, an input device detachably connected to the main unit and a retaining mechanism retaining the input...
7028114 Universal serial bus hub with wireless communication to remote peripheral device  
A wireless USB hub for connecting a plurality of remote peripheral devices to a computer for communication therewith without the need to physically connect the peripheral devices to the hub via a...
7028105 Apparatus, method and signal set for monoline serial interface  
Circuit, apparatus, method, and signal set for sending and controlling bi-directional data flow between a microprocessor (or other device) and a peripheral device having a standard UART-based,...
7023869 Data storage system with one or more integrated server-like behaviors  
A network adapter is provided that may be used in a network data storage system to facilitate data communication among external data exchanging devices and an input/output (I/O) controller...
7020199 Method and apparatus for processing MPEG data  
A data proccssing device, for example, an MPEG decoder, comprises a bus system [BUS] over which a transmitter circuit, for example a variable length decoder circuit [VLD], can transfer a series of...
7020727 Full-span switched fabric carrier module and method  
A multi-service platform system (100) includes a switched fabric backplane (102), a baseboard (104) coupled to interface with the switched fabric backplane, a full-span switched fabric carrier...
7020759 Device and method for associating information concerning memory cells of a memory with an external memory  
In a device and a method associating information concerning first memory cells and second memory cells of a memory element with an external memory, with each address of the memory element having a...
7016993 I2C MUX with anti-lock device  
An I2C MUX with an anti-lock device comprises an I2C multiplexer (I2C MUX) and a reset unit. The I2C MUX is used to connect with a system, which has a central processing unit (CPU), an I2C main...
7016984 System controller using plural CPU's  
In a system controller in which a plurality of CPUs connected through a shared bus are connected to a plurality of memory units or IO devices through a bus for separate transfer of a read...
7016992 Electronic mail system  
The present invention provides a system capable of individually controlling each of receiving devices while making full use of the advantages of broadcasting. Simultaneous transmission is carried...
7016982 Virtual controller with SCSI extended copy command  
A nested translated extended copy function provides direct storage-to-storage copying with no data passing through the virtual controller. In one embodiment, a method for performing an extended...
7013354 Channel protocol for IEEE 1394 data transmission  
A system for transmitting and receiving data formatted in IEEE 1394 standard between devices using a same IEEE 1394 broadcast channel includes a CPU interfaced to a bus, a first 1394 interface...
7010631 Controller based hardware device and method for setting the same  
A controller based hardware device includes a controller node for each of a plurality of hardware elements, and a control instruction decoder. The control instruction decoder is arranged for...
7010629 Apparatus and method for coupling to a memory module  
Briefly, in accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a system includes two boards coupled by a bus. The bus having a dual-terminated transmission line that communicatively couples a memory...
7009863 Memory module with integrated bus termination  
A memory module includes a memory device, a connector, a plurality of lines coupling the memory device and the connector, and termination circuitry coupled to at least a subset of the lines. A...
7010630 Communicating to system management in a data processing system  
A data processing system in which standard communication resource facilities are used to enable direct communication to a system management facility. In one implementation, the management adapter...
7007110 Nak throttling for USB host controllers  
A method and apparatus for traversing a schedule with a bus master, the schedule having a plurality of elements, each element having information pertaining to one of a plurality of endpoints;...
7007119 System and method for supporting split transactions on a bus  
System and method for supporting split transactions on a bus. The method may comprise processing a periodic frame list of external bus data frame by frame, and traversing each frame node by node....
7007151 System, device, and method for controlling access to a memory  
In a system, device, and method for controlling access to a memory, a memory interface device is used to coordinate access to a memory device by a number of host applications. The memory interface...
7006161 Bus operation with integrated circuits in an unpowered state  
A circuit configuration applicable to systems such as consumer electronics devices enables communication between components such as integrated circuits connected to the bus. According to an...
7002430 Compact non-linear geometry electromagnetic coupler for use with digital transmission systems  
A compact electromagnetic coupler for use with digital transmission system is described. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a first transmission structure, including a portion having a...
7003603 Partitioned backplane slot to couple switch fabric blades to port blades  
A network switch having a plurality of port blades, each port blade having a media port and an input and an output connection. The network switch includes a slot adapted to receive a first switch...
7003660 Pipeline configuration unit protocols and communication  
An example method of controlling a data processing system having a cellular structure. The method includes transmitting a first configuration word to a first processing unit in the cellular...
7003600 Pointing device with a controller used for monitoring a protocol selector signal derived from a computer to select one of a compatibility function and an additional function  
A pointing device has a controllable selector for sending a version compatible signal and a newer functionality signal to a computer terminal. The pointing device has an operating unit which...
7003602 Data bus  
In apparatuses (1, 2, 3) controlled or operated via an I2 C bus, it may be necessary to take measures to suppress interference signals at the data signal input/output of the respective apparatus...
7000040 Apparatus and method for receiving and demodulating data modulated in pseuod-ternary form  
A first comparator makes a comparison between potentials on paired signal lines connected with the secondary winding of a transformer to produce a signal indicating whether data of a first value...
6996649 Decoupling unit for bus systems that blocks abnormal dominant signals from passing between connected bus systems  
A decoupling unit for two bus systems connected with each other includes a connecting circuit between two interface circuits. The first interface circuit has ports for one of the two bus systems...
6993601 Interface card including selectable data transmission route modes including first transmission route mode via memory buffer and second transmission route mode not via memory buffer  
An interface card includes data transmission routes which allow for data transmission in a plurality of data transmission modes and a mode selection switch for selecting a data transmission mode...
6993610 Data storage system having two disk drive controllers each having transmit and receive path connected in common to single port of disk drive via buffer or multiplexer  
A data storage apparatus arranged to provide redundancy in a storage enclosure containing multiple Serial ATA disk drives is disclosed. The apparatus comprises at least one disk drive of a kind...
6990545 Non-disruptive, dynamic hot-plug and hot-remove of server nodes in an SMP  
A data processing system that provides hot-plug add and remove functionality for individual, hot-pluggable components without disrupting current operations of the overall processing system. The...
6988136 Unified management system and method for multi-cabinet data storage complexes  
A multi-cabinet mass storage system with unified management features. The system includes a first reporting group and a second reporting group each having enclosure with processors, such as an...
6987428 Electromagnetic coupler flexible circuit with a curved coupling portion  
An electromagnetic (EM) coupler including a first transmission structure having a first geometry, and a second transmission structure having a second geometry and forming an EM coupler with the...
6985979 Digital data processing device, bus controlling method, bus controlling program and recording medium  
It is an object to restore states of isochronous resources and logic plugs to normal states when failures occur in release of the isochronous resources and disconnection of the logic plugs....
6985978 Method of optimizing topology of IEEE 1394 serial bus  
A method of optimizing the topology of the IEEE 1394 serial bus having a plurality of nodes each with communication ports, comprises the steps of prioritizing the nodes according to the number of...
6983340 Method and system for extending a distance between a personal computer and a keyboard, video display, a mouse, and serial port  
A system and method for extending a separation distance between a PC and its accompanying keyboard, video display, mouse and serial port, which includes an internal expansion card disposed in a PC...
6981076 Mechanism to disable dynamically a computer audio input/output connector  
An apparatus and method are presented for dynamically disabling a first audio input/output (“I/O”) connector when an audio I/O device is coupled to a second audio I/O connector, locating the...
6981079 Critical datapath error handling in a multiprocessor architecture  
A interrupt is generated for all processors in a multiprocessor system when a critical datapath experiences an error. Serialization code in the interrupt handling routine for that interrupt...
6980314 Method and device for improving utilization of a bus  
An embodiment of a bus management device permits scheduling of transactions to allow concurrent execution of the transactions. Data bus usage is scheduled by setting shift register bits. Each...
6981078 Fiber channel architecture  
A fiber channel backplane configuration is capable of modular expansion, e.g., from 64 ports to 128 ports or 256 ports by a simple operation. The backplane includes connectors that provide...
6981077 Global access bus architecture  
Global access bus architecture includes a master request bus and a slave request bus separated from each other and pipelined. The global access bus architecture includes packet input global access...
6976102 Integrated circuit with auto negotiation  
Method and apparatus for auto-negotiation of a programmable logic device for any of a plurality of communication protocols is described. The programmable logic device is programmed for auto...
6972597 Simultaneous bidirectional input/output circuit and method  
Method and apparatus for use with simultaneous bi-directional (SBD) input/output circuits are included among the embodiments. In exemplary systems, the receiver in an SBD circuit compares a bit...
6973523 Code division multiple access modem interface  
A modem interface transfers data between a high data rate interface and a wireless interface. The modem interface has a plurality of parallel data highways. Each data highway has frames with time...
6973516 Method and apparatus for a controller capable of supporting multiple protocols  
The present invention provides a controller system including a common controller, a first interface, a second interface, and an adapter. The first interface is used to receive and to send data...