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7389370 Communication module  
A computer system comprising a CPU, a data bus, components and a communication module for the administration of the CPU or components. The communication module comprises a data interface coupled...
7386648 PC card controller with reduced number of terminals  
A PC Card subsystem is used for coupling a PC card to a computer system and comprises a PC Card controller and a PC Card power switch. The PC Card controller is coupled to and operates the PC...
7386639 Switch for coupling one bus to another bus  
A communication module includes a switch circuit operable to connect an internal bus to an external bus for, e.g., diagnostics, verification, and fault analysis. The internal bus allows data...
7386711 Method and apparatus for redirecting the boot operations of one or more systems  
The boot operations of one or more systems may be redirected. For example, a master boot processor may configure a slave boot processor to boot over a communication bus existing between the...
7380116 System for real-time adaptation to changes in display configuration  
A hot-plugging capability for video devices is achieved by shifting the responsibility for recognizing changes in the configuration of a display environment from a computer's operating system to a...
7376147 Adaptor supporting different protocols  
Provided are a method, adaptor, system, and program for receiving a transmission at one of multiple connections. Information is maintained on storage interconnect architectures and transmission...
7373522 Smart card with enhanced security features and related system, integrated circuit, and methods  
An integrated circuit (IC) may include at least one smart card memory for storing a set of default requests and at least one alternate request for each default request. The IC may further include...
7373442 Method for using an expander to connect to different storage interconnect architectures  
Provided is a system for interfacing with storage units, including a backplane, at least one slot in the storage enclosure for receiving one storage unit, and two physical interfaces on the...
7373443 Multiple interfaces in a storage enclosure  
Provided is a method for interfacing with storage units, including a backplane, at least one slot in the storage enclosure for receiving one storage unit, and two physical interfaces on the...
7370149 Connection support method for disk array device  
Apparatus to navigate connection among a controller housing and disk device housings which constitute a storage device. The controller housing, the disk device housings, and the like are stored in...
7363394 ID configuration method for advanced programmable interrupt controller  
An advanced programmable interrupt controller (APIC) identification (ID) configuration method is applied to a multiprocessor computer system. The method assigns a postponed ID to each CPU's APIC...
7363405 Communication control apparatus and method  
An initiator has logical devices A, B and C. In the directory structure of the config ROM showing the unit structure, instance directories A, B and C are made; initiator unit directories 1, 2, and...
7356619 Method and apparatus for dynamic management of input/output subsystem addressing  
A method, apparatus, and computer instructions for managing a set of I/O subsystems. Previously stored I/O subsystem information is compared to current I/O subsystem information collected from the...
7356628 Packet switch with multiple addressable components  
An integrated circuit on which are implemented a number of devices that conform to the Rapidio network architecture. Included in the integrated circuit are two addressed RapidIO devices and...
7356629 Conveying data between computing devices  
Techniques are provided for conveying data between computing devices. In certain implementations, a system and method for conveying data between computing devices include the capability to, at a...
7356620 Apparatus and methods for communicating with programmable logic devices  
A circuit arrangement includes a programmable logic device. The programmable logic device includes configuration logic circuitry. The programmable logic device also includes configurable...
7353308 Avoiding oscillation in self-synchronous bi-directional communication system  
In a bi-directional, self-synchronous bus for communication between semiconductor devices, a logic delay is provided as a flag to a state machine control for indicating that the bus is making a...
7350010 Method and an apparatus for switching root cells for a computer system without requiring the computer system to be re-booted  
Embodiments of the present invention pertain to methods and systems are described for switching root cells for a computer system without requiring the computer system to be re-booted. In one...
7346767 Method and apparatus for managing resource access in configuring a plurality of computers  
A method and apparatus for configuring a plurality of computers, each of which requires interaction with at least one resource to advance a configuration state of the computer. A request for...
7346717 Control board, image forming apparatus having the same, control board management method, computer program, and computer-readable storage medium  
A control board includes a main-board and a plurality of sub-boards which control loads. The sub-boards each include a providing unit which provides a board type ID, a read unit which reads an...
7343431 Method, apparatus, and computer-readable medium for disabling BIOS-provided console redirection capabilities in the presence of an incompatible communications device  
Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer-readable media are provided for disabling a BIOS-provided console redirection facility in the presence of an incompatible device. According to the method,...
7343436 Synchronous electronic control system and system control method  
The present invention is carried out to provide a system controller, a control system and a system control method which are inexpensive, highly stable, capable of storing all information and past...
7340598 Method and system for monitoring a computer system for dynamic reconfiguration  
A method of monitoring a computer system for reconfiguration includes defining at least one platform on the computer system, monitoring the platform to gather information related to multiple...
7334075 Managing transmissions between devices  
Provided are a method, system, and program for processing a transmission from a first device to a second device. An identification transmission is received including an interface address from the...
7330897 Methods and apparatus for storage area network component registration  
The invention provides, in one aspect, a digital data processing system having an interconnect that provides for registration of components communicating thereon. One or more host devices, storage...
7328285 Apparatus and method for writing information to a designated information storage medium with an allocated data storage device using a specified information recording format  
A method to write information to a designated information storage medium using an allocated data storage device using a specified information recording format, whereby a previously-determined...
7328290 System and method of automatically switching control of a bus in a processor-based device  
A system and method of automatically switching control of a bus in a processor-based device is provided. In a server, control of a bus is automatically switched from a controller mounted on the...
7325125 Computer system for accessing initialization data and method therefor  
A method and computer system for accessing initialization data stored in a boot memory space. After the power supply starts up, the south bridge starts up and sends an initiating signal to the...
7310695 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...
7307542 System and method for commissioning addressable lighting systems  
A system for commissioning ballasts comprising a wireless device that can be easily transported to any location served by an addressable lighting system. The wireless device allows a user to cycle...
7305588 Testing the interrupt sources of a microprocessor  
A method of testing the interrupt sources of a microprocessor having a number of interrupts which are each operable to execute an interrupt service routine when enabled, each interrupt having a...
7305503 Method and apparatus for controlling an external device using auto-play/auto-pause functions  
An external device such as a digital recording/reproduction device may be controlled via a digital data bus using auto-play and/or auto-pause functions. According to an exemplary embodiment, a...
7305505 Multiple removable non-volatile memory cards serially communicating with a host  
Two or more very small encapsulated electronic circuit cards to which data are read and written are removably inserted into two or more sockets of a host system that is wired to the sockets....
7305504 IEEE 1394-adopted host device and control method thereof  
Disclosed are a host device and a control method thereof. The host device includes an IEEE 1394 interface for connecting the slave devices, an input device for inputting display-device-list...
7302506 Storage system  
The present invention unitarily manages the configuration change of a storage system so as to know the latest configuration, and evaluates the reliability in advance when the configuration is...
7293204 Computer peripheral connecting interface system configuration debugging method and system  
A computer peripheral connecting interface system configuration debugging method and system is proposed, which is designed for use in conjunction with a computer platform that is equipped with a...
7290072 Protocols and standards for USB peripheral communications  
A disclosed gaming machine is coupled to a plurality of “USB gaming peripherals.” The USB gaming peripherals, which may include one or more peripheral devices, communicate with a master gaming...
7284083 Dynamically configuring resources for cycle translation in a computer system  
A method and system that enables customized computer machines to be more readily developed by removing the function of resource translation out of the hardware abstraction layer (HAL). A machine...
7281070 Multiple master inter integrated circuit bus system  
A multiple-master Inter Integrated Circuit (“I2C”) bus system includes a first master device including a first processing device within a first power boundary and a second master device including...
7277966 Method and apparatus for detecting the type of interface to which a peripheral device is connected  
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...
7277971 Method and apparatus for communicating data over a bus according to redefinable configurations  
A data processing apparatus comprising: (1) a plurality of data processing boards; (2) a bus connecting the boards with each other; and wherein each board comprises a communication utility for...
7277973 Interface apparatus  
A memory card (1) is provided with data terminals (DATA0/SDIO, DATA1, DATA2, DATA3) for making two-way communication of 4-bit parallel data with a host apparatus on four data communication lines,...
7272671 Means of control bits protection in a logical partition environment having a first and second distinct operating system  
A method, system, and apparatus for secure programmable addressing is provided by relocating functions within a multifunctional chip to be distributed across multiple logical partitions and...
7269667 Disk array system and method for migrating from one storage system to another  
A method for migrating from a source storage system to a target storage system includes defining a volume defined on a device to be migrated in the source storage system as an external volume to...
7269679 PCI-X error correcting code (ECC) pin sharing configuration  
A method is provided for utilizing four error correcting code (ECC) pin connections of a PCI/PCI-X bus for one of Grant (GNT) and Request (REQ) pin connections. The method determines a mode of the...
7266625 Data communication system  
Apparatus information as to all of communication apparatus which are connected to a USB data communication apparatus 200 selectably switching a master function and a slave function is acquired in...
7266627 Method and apparatus to couple a rear transition module to a carrier board  
A method and apparatus to couple a rear transition module to a carrier board includes detecting a rear transition module (RTM) coupled to an interface resident on a carrier board, the carrier...
7263571 Bus segment decoder  
Disclosed are a system and method of forwarding bus transactions from a source device to a target device in multiple data bus environment. A bridge is coupled between a first data bus and a second...
7260669 Semiconductor integrated circuits  
When a peripheral LSI has a memory space which is other than the memory space of a CPU, access is made without one of the memory spaces being aware of the other memory spaces. A flexible bus...
7257654 PCI bridge device configured for using JTAG scan for writing internal control registers and outputting debug state  
An integrated device (e.g., an integrated PCI bridge device), having configuration registers for storing configuration values, device logic for generating internal state values based on the...