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7136957 Device bandwidth management using a bus configuration multiplexer  
One embodiment of the invention includes a system for changing a bus configuration of a computing device. The system includes a first bus of the computing device, a second bus, and a third bus....
7136907 Method and system for informing an operating system in a system area network when a new device is connected  
A method and system are provided for dynamically informing an operating system (OS) of a distributed computer system, when a (new) device is added on the network. An OS registers with the subnet...
7133872 Method and system for unifying component metadata  
A method and system for unifying component metadata includes components, such as computers, laptops or flat panel display devices and software entities, connected together by one or more networks....
7133954 Data bus system for micro controller  
Provided is a data bus system for a micro controller which has an input/output (I/O) unit, a central processing unit (CPU), an internal memory unit, and a peripheral circuitry. The data bus system...
7133945 Scalable I/O signaling topology using source-calibrated reference voltages  
An embodiment of the invention is a scalable I/O interface signaling technology for improved communication between semiconductor devices. In one embodiment, a system contains a first semiconductor...
7130724 Aircraft cabin equipment control system  
An aircraft cabin equipment control system has control hardware that includes a data processing apparatus and a plurality of interfaces for connection to items of cabin equipment of an aircraft,...
7124220 Sequencer device with automated active port detection and sequencing  
The technique is disclosed for detecting active ports of an electronic device. The electronic device comprises a plurality of ports, including a first port. A determination is automatically...
7124227 Programmable interface link layer device  
An interface link layer device is connected in-between a first sub network and a long delay link to which at least one second sub network is connected. The interface link layer device comprises at...
7124210 Method and apparatus for updating computer code using an integrated circuit interface  
A method and apparatus for providing computer code updates through an integrated circuit card (smart card) interface. The smart card interface within a computer control device determines whether...
7120789 System and method for portable on-demand central processing unit  
A method and a system for providing a processor to a computer system through a removable CPU module. The processor on the removable CPU module may be shared by multiple computer systems by...
7120711 System and method for communicating over intra-hierarchy and inter-hierarchy links  
A system having an I/O interconnect topology utilizes internal packetized communications. The system includes a host system element, a plurality of switching elements, and a root complex to bridge...
7117589 Method of installing a plug and play device driver  
A method of installing a driver for a plug and play device is provided, wherein the plug and play device includes a main function device and a storage device meeting a standard specification. The...
7117288 USB dynamic service switch for dual processor architecture  
USB bus enumeration and configuration switching in a dual-processor architected device can result in loss of the inter-processor communication link. In order to solve this problem, an apparatus,...
7114012 Computer system and method for migrating from one storage system to another  
The present invention provides a method for migrating from a source storage system to a target storage system. The method comprises the steps of: defining a volume defined on a drive to be...
7114020 Software mechanism for unique identification of SCSI device  
The invention, in its various aspects and embodiments, includes a method for uniquely identifying a device on a SCSI bus. The method first queries the device with a first SCSI command to obtain...
7114021 System and method providing configuration services for communications devices  
A communications system and method is provided for enabling remote user configuration of a communications device. The system includes at least one communications device configurable for a...
7107371 Method and apparatus for providing and embedding control information in a bus system  
A system and method for sending device specific data in a bus transaction. A device configurable field is preallocated in a packet sent by the sending device to a receiving device. The sending...
RE39284 Method and apparatus for reducing power consumption in a system using power management software capable of placing multiple configurable system devices in a reduced power consumption state  
A power management mechanism for use in a computer system having a bus, a memory for storing data and instructions, and a central processing unit (CPU). The CPU runs an operating system having a...
7103712 iSCSI storage management method and management system  
To provide an interface between iSCSI storage devices and a device managing the storage devices for accommodating status changes in the iSCSI storage devices, a table for managing the storage...
7103687 System and method for providing an image file in a computer system  
A computer system comprising a memory including a host and an image file, a processor configured to execute the host, an input/output (I/O) controller coupled to the processor, and a management...
7103682 Apparatus and methods for transmitting data to a device having distributed configuration storage  
Systems and methods, for providing distributed configuration storage are presented. The configuration storage is divided into distributed configuration target modules that are physically located...
7103753 Backplane system having high-density electrical connectors  
A computer system architecture in which functionally compatible electronic components are located on modular printed circuit boards. Thus, a type of processor used by the system can be changed by...
7099967 System and method for storing an image file in a computer system  
A computer system comprising a memory that includes a host and an image file, a processor configured to execute the host, an input/output (I/O) controller coupled to the processor, and a...
7096288 Architecture of reconfigurable radio processor  
A reconfigurable radio processor comprises a task interface and an execution kernel. The processor can be applied to a platform comprising a main processor and on-chip bus, and uses a task-based...
7096287 Automatic address selection method  
A method of transmitting a signal to at least one of a plurality of serially-connected devices. The method includes the step of receiving the signal at a first one of the plurality of...
7093043 Data array having redundancy messaging between array controllers over the host bus  
A data array system, and inter-controller-link messaging method, for controlling redundant access to a storage device and providing inter-controller communication without a dedicated controller...
7085862 Apparatus and method for controlling resource transfers in a logically partitioned computer system by placing a resource in a power on reset state when transferring the resource to a logical partition  
A resource and partition manager includes a power on/power off mechanism that is used to assure a hardware resource is powered down when control of the resource is removed from a logical...
7085863 I2C device including bus switches and programmable address  
An I2C device is disclosed that includes a main I2C section, bus switches, switch logic, and address logic as part of the I2C device. The I2C device is coupled to an I2C bus for communicating with...
7085876 USB controlling apparatus for data transfer between computers and method for the same  
A USB controlling apparatus for data transfer between computers and method for the same are provided. The apparatus comprises a host controller providing a host function of USB interface; a device...
7082529 Method and apparatus for capturing display characteristic information to achieve faster boot and resume of an information handling system  
An information handling system (IHS) stores display characteristics information of the last display coupled to the IHS prior to a boot or suspend/resume operation. Upon receipt of a boot or resume...
7080172 Management of memory, hardware and associated device drivers using stacks  
Managing memory allocations and de-allocations with a stack, and managing hardware initializations and de-initializations with another stack. A stack may store de-allocate information. Another...
7080166 Multifunctional apparatus, information processing apparatus, data processing method, and computer program product executed by the multifunctional apparatus or the information processing apparatus  
A communication apparatus has a communication unit that transmits data to a designated destination, and a management unit that manages ID information determined for each user and address location...
7076571 Efficient method to obtain device addresses from devices on a bus  
A requesting device sends a request, intended to read one or more device addresses on a bus. One or more sets of commands are then sent by the requesting device, where each set of commands is...
7076577 Pipeline SCSI nexus associativity circuit  
An innovative circuit is disclosed that enhances performance on a SCSI bus by pipelining nexuses in order to associate all nexus attributes on a per nexus basis. For example, a pipeline of nexuses...
7076572 Communication memory for receiving control information sequentially and in parallel form for temporary storage and broadcasting on parallel bus  
A design of a flexible communication device capable of reducing time and labor required for changing a communication protocol and positively eliminating an erroneous operation, and interface...
7073000 Communication system and communication control apparatus and method  
An initiator has logical devices (A, B, C). A target to obtain services from the initiator designates the ID of provided services and the directory ID indicating a directory where the information...
7073001 Fault-tolerant digital communications channel having synchronized unidirectional links  
A method of synchronizing or initiating channel lock in a serial loop formed by an initializing transceiver and subject transceivers disclosed. Should a transceiver in the serial loop detect that...
7069376 Flexibility of use of a data processing apparatus  
A data processing apparatus and method of configuration of such an apparatus are provided, the apparatus comprising a plurality of logic elements for processing data, a plurality of storage...
7069360 Method and apparatus for detecting a device's ability to run at a selected frequency in a PCI non-inhibit bus-connect mode  
Embodiments of the present invention detect a device's ability to run at a particular frequency on a PCI bus operating in a non-inhibit bus mode. In one embodiment, expansion slots are powered on,...
7068394 Effects processor for compact printer  
An effects processor for an effects module. The effects processor comprises a RISC processor, a DSP for fast integer multiplication and a small memory. The processor uses VARK language and a...
7062332 Controller to be connected to a network via an IEEE 1394 serial bus  
If it becomes necessary to add, to a past device information list (past list), a record of device information of a target removed from a network, and if the number of records in the past list is...
7062578 Flexible processing hardware architecture  
A flexible, reconfigurable processing system architecture allows for the implementation of a variety of processing system configurations to be implemented on a single device, which is preferably a...
7062579 Data transmission apparatus, system and method, and image processing apparatus  
In a system where a digital still camera 1101 is connected to a printer 1102 on a 1394 serial bus, when the digital still camera 1101 as a data transfer originator node transfers image data to the...
7062581 Interconnection fabric enumeration  
The present invention relates generally to a generic fabric interconnect system and method for providing a data path between and among nodes and processing elements within an interconnection...
7062580 Logic arrangement, system and method for configuration and control in fieldbus applications  
The present invention relates generally to a logic arrangement, system and method which aid in a design of a fieldbus network configuration. In particular, the present invention includes certain...
7058738 Configurable PCI express switch which allows multiple CPUs to be connected to multiple I/O devices  
A configurable switch that enables multiple CPUs to be connected to multiple I/O devices through a single switch. The switches can be cascaded to enable more CPUs and/or more I/O devices in the...
7054977 Method of handling data in a network device  
A network device for handling data and a method for handling data in a network device are disclosed. The network device includes at least one media port and at least one high speed docking...
7050859 Systems and methods to port controller state and context in an open operating system  
The present invention relates to systems and methods to port controller state and context via non-volatile portable memory to controllers employing an open operating system. The present invention...
7051129 Memory device having programmable drive strength setting  
Bus communications are optimized by adjusting signal characteristics in accordance with one or more topography dependent parameters. In a bus transmitter, a transmit signal characteristic is...
7051130 Integrated circuit device that stores a value representative of a drive strength setting  
In an integrated circuit memory device, a transmitter circuit includes an output driver that outputs data synchronously with respect to an external clock. A register stores a value representative...