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7484032 Fault tolerant computer system  
A computing hardware and software device called a Meta Mentor Central Processing Unit. The Meta Mentor purpose is to control memory, input/output interfaces, defining the operating system, the...
7484025 PC card and PC card control method  
A PC card and a method of controlling the PC card is provided which can be used to add multiple capabilities to an information processing apparatus in cooperation with a conventional card only by...
7484086 Data processing apparatus, and method of reconfiguring reconfigurable processing circuit  
Information relating to heat-release value of a processing circuit or amount of input data applied to the processing circuit is detected and the processing circuit is reconfigured in accordance...
7480753 Switching upstream and downstream logic between ports in a universal serial bus hub  
System and method for switching logic in a Universal Serial Bus hub. The USB hub may include upstream logic and downstream logic for sending and receiving information from a host controller and a...
7480758 Method and apparatus for automatically switching between USB host and device  
An apparatus and method for automatically switching between USB host and device is provided. In a device with a USB interface, the present invention automatically switches between a USB host and...
7480742 Method for virtual adapter destruction on a physical adapter that supports virtual adapters  
A method for directly destroying the resources associated with one or more virtual adapters that reside within a physical adapter is provided. A mechanism is provided for directly destroying the...
7480744 Method and apparatus for one time programming  
A programmable system for storage of one-time programmable information comprises an interface translator and a one-time programmable device. The interface translator receives and translates a...
7478032 Method and system for selecting compatible processors to add to a multiprocessor computer  
A method and system for using processor compatibility information to select a compatible processor for addition to a multiprocessor computer. A software program is executed on the multiprocessor...
7475180 Display unit with communication controller and memory for storing identification number for identifying display unit  
A display unit for displaying an image based on video signals and synchronization signals inputted from an externally connected video source, includes a video circuit adapted to display an image...
7475181 Display unit with processor and communication controller which communicates information to the processor  
A display unit having a processor adapted to control display of the display unit and a communication controller capable of bi-directionally communicating with a video source. The communication...
7467236 Control of multiple peripherals  
When setting by means of a UI working conditions for a multiplicity of peripherals connected to a computer to control working of said peripherals, working environment data that identifies the...
7467237 Device driver and recording medium  
A device driver is disclosed which is used in a computer connected to a device. The computer includes an input unit, a display unit, a storage unit and a processing unit. The storage unit stores a...
7466608 Data input/output circuit having data inversion determination function and semiconductor memory device having the same  
A data input/output circuit of a semiconductor memory device has a data inversion determination function. In an input mode, the data input/output circuit inverts an input data group in response to...
7461189 Image recorder, image supplying method and program  
An image recorder for recording image data into a recording medium and supplying the image data recorded into the recording medium to a connected host through a predetermined communication...
7461195 Method and system for dynamically adjusting data transfer rates in PCI-express devices  
Method and system for configuring a PCI-Express device is provided. The method includes determining if a number of lanes supported by the PCI-Express device is equal to or greater than a number X,...
7461247 Method for transitioning control of a peripheral device from a first device driver to a second device driver during operating system initialization  
A system for meeting demanding boot time requirements, such as those timing requirement mandated by vehicle telematics systems, is described. Current computer systems use expensive hardware like...
7457900 Method for discovering and partitioning PCI devices  
Embodiments provide an efficient system of device configuration and detection for a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) system. Each connected device provides a descriptor and is accessed at a...
7454544 Input/output interface and device abstraction  
An electronic Input/Output Interface and device abstraction system used in gaming machines includes: a game central processing unit (game “CPU”); an intelligent input/output controller board...
7450084 System and method for managing computer monitor configurations  
Described is a method and system a system and method for dynamically and intelligently configuring a computer system's video-related settings upon connection of a monitor, and/or reconfiguring...
7451243 System and method for implementing RMII Ethernet reset  
System and method for implementing RMII Ethernet reset of a slave card is described. In one embodiment, the invention comprises a method of resetting a slave card electrically connected to an...
7447994 Setup program, recording medium, and setup method  
A setup program, a recording medium, and a setup method are provided that can readily reduce wrong settings. The setup program includes a plurality of setting modules that are provided to realize...
7447822 Hot-plug control system and method  
A hot-plug control system and method is applied to a computer device, wherein the computer device is provided with a PCI-E (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) bus, at least one PCI-E slot...
7447752 Identification information creating method, information processing apparatus, computer program product, recording device monitoring method, terminal apparatus management method, and communication network system  
A terminal apparatus generates a hash value from a sequence number based on a predetermined hash algorithm, and creates identification information from an IP address and/or a MAC address and the...
7444445 Selectively adjusting signal compensation parameters and data rate for transmission of data through a smart cable  
A data storage domain is provided to determine a set of signal conditioning parameters for data being transmitted over smart cables in a data storage domain between an SAS switch and SAS expanders...
7437494 Systems and methods for assigning an address to a network device added to an existing network  
The present invention provides systems, methods, and bus controllers for establishing communication with various network systems located on a network system. Importantly, the systems, methods, and...
7433992 Command controlling different operations in different chips  
In some embodiments, the invention includes a chip having a register to include an operation type signal. The chip also includes control circuitry to receive a first command and in response to the...
7433983 Method for supporting riser card by basic input/output system  
The present invention discloses a method for supporting a riser card by a basic input/output system (BIOS), which is implemented to the BIOS installed on a motherboard and having a plurality of...
7433988 Port adapter for high-bandwidth bus  
A port adapter for connecting zero or more network interfaces to a host system having a SPI-4 bus is disclosed. The port adapter comprises zero or more network interfaces; a SPI-4 bus coupled to a...
7430620 Change notification in USB devices  
A method of notifying clients of a change in a USB including a first client requesting notification of a first change in the USB, detecting the first change in the USB, and notifying the first...
7430630 Routing mechanism in PCI multi-host topologies using destination ID field  
Method and system for address routing in a distributed computing system, such as a distributed computing system that uses PCI Express protocol to communicate over an I/O fabric. A destination...
7430625 Connection of a memory component to an electronic device via a connection bus utilizing multiple interface protocols  
The present invention relates to a method for connecting a memory component to an electronic device by a connection bus. At least a first interface protocol and a second interface protocol are...
7426591 Information communication device and condition setting method  
A multifunctional device extracts identification information items from received device-cloning file data items and determines whether a data restoration process is a backup process or a cloning...
7426592 Management function setting method for intelligent platform management interface  
A management function setting method for dynamically setting a plurality of management functions of an intelligent platform management interface (IPMI) of a computer system, allows a system...
7424444 Apparatus and method for configuring computers  
A method and apparatus for automatically manufacturing a computer. An order is received from a customer. A manufacturing plant assembles together the hardware and software components from stores...
7421526 Reconfigurable virtual backplane architecture  
A communication network comprises a communication bus and at least two line cards. Each of the line cards are coupled to the communication bus The line cards comprise a processor and a...
7418534 System on a chip for networking  
A system on a chip for network devices. In one implementation, the system on a chip may include (integrated onto a single integrated circuit), a processor and one or more I/O devices for...
7418527 Method and device for identifying devices connected to a communication network  
The invention concerns a device in a communication network, the device comprising a component for obtaining a permanent identifier of the devices connected to the network and a component for...
7415558 Communication steering for use in a multi-master shared resource system  
New approaches for providing communication between multiple masters (12, 14) and one or more shared resources (24, 30, 100) are needed. One example of a resource that may need to be shared is...
7412595 Customization of electronic devices via pre-boot space  
Methods and apparatuses for maintaining customization information for an electronic device in an operating system independent component that may be accessed prior to completion of a boot up...
7409563 Method and apparatus for preventing un-authorized attachment of computer peripherals  
A technique is disclosed for preventing un-authorized attachment of computer peripherals to a computer or computer network. Illustrative embodiments comprise two mating keyed-adapters between...
7409480 Electronic equipment, method of receiving data, method of transmitting data, method of setting channel and method of grouping electronic equipment into channels  
It becomes possible for a user to set a transmission or reception channel arbitrarily and easily. Each of equipment connected to an IEEE 1394 bus may include a register provided within a RAM 113...
7406551 Bus configuration circuit  
A bus configuration circuit includes a first group having a first master module, a first slave module and a first bus module group; a second master module and a second slave module disposed...
7406573 Reconfigurable processor element utilizing both coarse and fine grained reconfigurable elements  
A reconfigurable processor element incorporating both course and fine grained reconfigurable elements. In alternative implementations, the present invention may comprise a reconfigurable processor...
7401126 Transaction switch and network interface adapter incorporating same  
A transaction switch and integrated circuit incorporating said for switching data through a shared memory between a plurality of data interfaces that support different data protocols, namely...
7401171 Methods and structure for SAS expander initiating communication to a SAS initiator to identify changes in the SAS domain  
Methods and structures within a SAS expander for initiating communication with one or more SAS initiators in a SAS domain to inform the initiators of sensed changes in the domain without the need...
7398342 Active termination control  
A method and apparatus are provided for active termination control in a memory by a module register providing an active termination control signal to the memory. The memory turns on active...
7398384 Methods and apparatus for acquiring expansion read only memory size information prior to operating system execution  
Methods and apparatus for acquiring expansion read only memory size information prior to operating system execution are disclosed. The disclosed methods and apparatus access an instance of a data...
7392299 Configuration setting system for network system  
A configuration setting system is provided for a network system including a plurality of electronic devices communicably connected to a network. The configuration setting system sets a...
7392411 Systems and methods for dynamic voltage scaling of communication bus to provide bandwidth based on whether an application is active  
Systems and methods for dynamic power management of electronic devices are disclosed. In one form, a system employing dynamic power management for electronic devices includes a central processing...
7389371 Method and apparatus for loop breaking in a data bus  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for preventing loops in a full-duplex bus The method has the acts of: selecting at least two candidates to join said bus; establishing a dominant candidate from...