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7257650 Universal graphic adapter for interfacing with hardware and means for determining previous output ranges of other devices and current device intial ranges  
The subject invention relates to a Universal Graphics Adapter (UGA) that is a hardware-independent design that encapsulates and abstracts low-level graphics hardware in a standard manner through...
7254656 Method and service and computer program code for broadcast of interface group bring-up in a multiprocessor computer system having multiple nodes  
A method and hardware design is disclosed for allowing the bring-up of a large scale system of interfaces that need to undergo a sequence of calibration steps. The method involves the use of a...
7254652 Autonomic configuration of port speeds of components connected to an interconnection cable  
The present invention provides a method and computer program product for reading an encoded cable speed/length value contained within an interconnection cable to set the interconnection speed of...
7254703 Methods and apparatus for acquiring and displaying expansion read only memory size information  
Method and apparatus for acquiring and displaying expansion read only memory size information prior to operating system execution are disclosed. The disclosed method and apparatus detect an...
7251221 Automated installation of network service in a telecommunications network  
A communication line is installed in a network by automating a design phase and a configuration phase for the service and by automating failure recovery in either of the phases. In the design...
7249208 System and method for extending the cross-memory descriptor to describe another partition's memory  
A system and method for extending the use of the cross-memory descriptor in a server partition environment such that it may be used to describe another partition's memory, e.g., a client...
7242218 Techniques for combining volatile and non-volatile programmable logic on an integrated circuit  
Techniques for combining volatile and non-volatile programmable logic into one integrated circuit (IC) are provided. An IC is segregated into two portions. A first block of programmable logic is...
7239636 Multiple virtual channels for use in network devices  
A method for establishing a virtual channel between network devices is disclosed. In the case of a local network device establishing a virtual channel with a remote network device, a virtual...
7237049 Multimedia/secure digital cards and adapters for interfacing using voltage levels to determine host types and methods of operating  
A Multimedia (MMC)/Secure Digital (SD) form-factor compliant card apparatus can include a mode determining circuit connected to first and second pins of the card apparatus and configured to...
7234015 PCIXCAP pin input sharing configuration for additional use as PCI hot plug interface pin input  
A method is provided for selectively using a PCIXCAP pin input to detect PCI/PCI-X bus mode or as DC pin input. The method provides a PCI/PCI-X device having PCIXCAP pin input, and a circuit...
7231468 Future activity list for peripheral bus host controller  
One embodiment includes a future activity list (FAL) maintained within a peripheral bus host controller. The FAL includes information indicating for a number of peripheral bus frames whether those...
7228371 Computer workstation automated analysis system and upgrade determination tool  
A configurable computer resource usage system for collecting hardware and software usage from computer systems with various operating systems, aggregating and filtering the data, transferring it...
7225281 Multiprocessor infrastructure for providing flexible bandwidth allocation via multiple instantiations of separate data buses, control buses and support mechanisms  
A bus mechanism to control information exchanges between bus masters and bus targets over a bus structure that includes separate command, push and pull data buses. Commands are generated by bus...
7222200 Method for synchronizing processors in SMI following a memory hot plug event  
A method for synchronizing processors during a system management interrupt caused from a memory hot plug event in multiple processor systems is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for...
7222240 Token for storing installation software and drivers  
A “dual” personal key/token is disclosed. The “dual” personal key is useful for installing drivers and other command interfaces which allow the personal key to be coupled to and used with a host...
7216192 Guided configuration of data storage systems  
The present invention relates to systems and methods for configuring a data storage system. One method adds a Fibre Channel device to the loop by beaconing first and second ports, displaying...
7216189 Single BIOS technique for supporting processors with and without 64-bit extensions  
A technique according to the invention enables a single BIOS to support processors with or without 64-bit extensions efficiently. The BIOS creates a data structure having entries that correspond...
7206885 Variable field bus coupling with long coupling length, particular for mobile operator control and monitoring devices  
The invention relates to a system for coupling a mobile data input unit to a field bus, whereby a coupling unit is connected to the field bus via a spur line and a line driver and the signals at...
7203772 Bluetooth device with user-reconfigurable device name  
A Bluetooth device includes a processing unit and a memory unit. The memory unit has a default device name stored therein, and stores program instructions for configuring the processing unit to...
7203778 Method and system for notifying clients of a specific change in a data processing system  
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...
7200845 System and method for high availability firmware load  
A system and method updating firmware of cells in cellular, high availability, computing systems. One or more cells having missing, obsolete, corrupt, or otherwise errored firmware when compared...
7197626 Plural microcontrollers for managing CPU allocation and device resources including establishing connections without a centralized operating system  
A hardware/firmware layer comprising a Device Manager, an Information Manager, a Memory Manager, and a Process Manager contained in one or more semiconductor chips is disclosed. The...
7194564 Method and apparatus for preventing loops in a full-duplex bus  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for preventing loops in a full-duplex bus. One method has the acts of: selecting at least two candidates to join said bus; establishing a dominant candidate...
7191265 JTAG and boundary scan automatic chain selection  
A printed circuit board (PCB) may be used in a first mode where boundary scan techniques are used to externally program and/or test devices on the PCB, or a second mode where an internal source...
7187661 Gathering of device discovery information  
A method is disclosed for use on a bus that supports broadcast discovery. According to the method, identification information is received from a device on the bus and discovery information is...
7188331 Firmware development within a framework from different design centers depositing component(s) with related contextual and genealogy information in an accessible repository  
Methods and systems for developing firmware are provided. In certain embodiments, a method comprises defining a framework for firmware to be developed by firmware developers at different design...
7185126 Universal serial bus hub with shared transaction translator memory  
Various embodiments of a method and apparatus for implementing multiple transaction translators that share a single memory in a serial hub are disclosed. For example, in one embodiment, a USB...
7185128 System and method for machine specific register addressing in external devices  
There is disclosed a bus interface unit for transferring machine specific register (MSR) requests between a plurality of bus devices. The bus interface unit comprises: 1) a plurality of input...
7185129 Method for configuring and/or operating an automation device having a master unit connected to one or more slave units  
A method and an engineering system that reduce the configuration complexity with regard to a possible expansion of the automation device are provided. The automation device includes slave units...
7181604 Method and apparatus for configuring the boot options of a multi-domain system  
A computing system comprises multiple domains, each having an independent boot process. This boot process involves the selection of one boot option from a list of potentially multiple boot options...
7181554 Controller device to be connected to an IEEE 1394 serial bus network  
A memory in a controller device stores a current function information list, which is a list of function information of each target device currently connected to an IEEE 1394 serial bus network,...
7181550 Highly versatile process control system controller  
A versatile controller that can be used as either a stand-alone controller in a relatively small process plant or as one of numerous controllers in a distributed process control system depending...
7171499 Processor surrogate for use in multiprocessor systems and multiprocessor system using same  
A processor surrogate (320/520) is adapted for use in a processing node (S1) of a multiprocessor data processing system (300/500) having a plurality of processing nodes (P0, S1) coupled together...
7167975 Wireless Universal Serial Bus link for a computer system  
A computer system having transceivers coupled to USB ports so as to provide a wireless USB bus between a computer and one or more peripheral devices is disclosed. The transceivers allows the...
7167929 Integrated-circuit implementation of a storage-shelf router and a path controller card for combined use in high-availability mass-storage-device shelves that may be incorporated within disk arrays, and a storage-shelf-interface tunneling method and system  
An integrated circuit implementing a storage-shelf router, used in combination with path controller cards and optionally with other storage-shelf routers, to interconnect SATA disks within a...
7167941 Multi-port device configuration  
A method and an apparatus to configure a multi-port device are disclosed. The method includes defining a first set of pointers, one for each port of the multi-port device, and storing the first...
7165136 System and method for managing bus numbering  
Bus numbering management for an information handling system, such as a personal computer, is provided by interfacing one or more selectively hidden devices with one or more buses through either a...
7165128 Multifunctional I/O organizer unit for multiprocessor multimedia chips  
An apparatus and method for providing enhanced performance for multi-processor multimedia chips. In one embodiment, the present invention is comprised of a data and communication apparatus coupled...
7162563 Semiconductor integrated circuit having changeable bus width of external data signal  
A data controlling unit activates a predetermined number of data terminals according to a mode signal and changes a bus width of external data signal. According to the mode signal, an address...
7162554 Method and apparatus for configuring a peripheral bus  
A method an apparatus for providing capability information to a shared controller. In one embodiment, a peripheral bus host controller may be shared by a plurality of peripheral devices coupled to...
7162395 Cospas-sarsat beacon tester in a removable expansion card for a handheld computing device  
A remote tester for a radio frequency beacon includes a plug-in module insertable into a cooperating slot in a handheld computing device so as to communicate data between the module and the...
7159046 Method and apparatus for configuring communication between devices in a computer system  
A control hub includes a first interface and a second interface to transfer data. The first interface connects to a first bus. The second interface connects to a peripheral bus. The control hub...
7155547 Integrally embedded backplane data device and method  
A multi-service platform system (100) includes a monolithic backplane (104), a slot (108) coupled to the monolithic backplane, wherein the slot is coupled to receive a payload module (102), and a...
7155546 Multiple physical interfaces in a slot of a storage enclosure to support 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...
7151884 Method and system for re-establishing communication link in a network by using viral communication  
A method and a system for re-establishing the connection of a network device with a network, using viral communication, are provided. According to the various embodiments, a disconnected network...
7152125 Dynamic master/slave configuration for multiple expansion modules  
A computing system having expansion modules. One of the expansion modules is identified as a master module. The other modules act as slaves to the master module. The central processing unit routes...
7143216 System for configuring expandable buses in a multi-device storage container and related method  
A system and method for configuring expandable buses wherein a host supports a plurality of expandable buses are provided. A plurality of devices are arranged to form a plurality of groups. Each...
7143215 Communicating with devices over a bus and negotiating the transfer rate over the same  
A system having a first device and a second device coupled to a single wire bus is described. The second device is operable to receive power from the single wire bus that is due to the first...
7139644 Process and system for transmitting information on an aircraft  
A process and system for transmitting information on an aircraft may employ an avionics-type device having a first determining section that determines a first check code representative of...
7136948 Status notification apparatus status notification method and status notification program  
To provide a status display apparatus or the like which can permit the user of a plurality of nodes connected by a serial bus according to the serial bus standard to recognize whether the...