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8856555 Power state coordination for portable test tools  
A system and method of coordinating power states between two detachable units is disclosed. Only the primary unit has a user-controllable power control. The secondary unit is not directly user...
8856391 Method and apparatus for controlling data transfer between EEPROM and a physical layer device  
An IEEE 802.3 compliant physical layer device provides efficient loading of configuration information of the physical layer device. The configuration information is written into a volatile memory...
8856413 Device and method for addressing a slave unit  
The invention relates to a dynamically addressable slave unit, comprising a bus interface, an enable circuit having a switch and two control ports which are connected via the enable circuit. The...
8856392 Dividing a port into smaller ports  
A given port at a storage controller is used for communication with storage devices. In response to an indication that at least a portion of the given port is to be dedicated to a group of at...
8850079 Dynamic address change optimizations  
A method of setting an address of a component that includes determining a characterization value associated with a consumable, calculating a number of address change operations based upon the...
8843689 Concurrent repair of the PCIe switch units in a tightly-coupled, multi-switch, multi-adapter, multi-host distributed system  
Techniques are disclosed to perform an operation to facilitate concurrent repair of PCIe switch units in processing environments such as a tightly coupled, multi-switch, multi-adapter, multi-host...
8843688 Concurrent repair of PCIE switch units in a tightly-coupled, multi-switch, multi-adapter, multi-host distributed system  
Techniques are disclosed to perform an operation to facilitate concurrent repair of PCIe switch units in processing environments such as a tightly coupled, multi-switch, multi-adapter, multi-host...
8843770 Device charging over USB using a plurality of handshakes  
Charging a device using a plurality of handshakes. A first device may provide a first handshake to a second device. A device of a first device type may be configured to charge its battery without...
8832343 Double density I2C system  
An I2C system comprises an inter-integrated circuit (I2C) master device coupled to an I2C multiplexer via a master I2C bus. A plurality of slave I2C busses emanating from the I2C multiplexer...
8825932 Obtaining vital product data of a non-active component  
A computer system for obtaining vital product data (VPD) of a non-active component installed in the computer system. The computer system includes an active component, wherein the active component...
8819320 Executing an instruction for performing a configuration virtual topology change  
In a logically partitioned host computer system comprising host processors (host CPUs) partitioned into a plurality of guest processors (guest CPUs) of a guest configuration, a perform topology...
8817095 Locally originated IPTV programming  
In an embodiment, a third party video content database is coupled to an IPTV network. The IPTV network includes a plurality of set top boxes (STBs). The third party video content database is...
8819319 Computer system and method for inheriting HBA identifier of PCI card  
A PCI card's HBA identifier table held in an IODC in an IO slot expansion unit is read and recorded on a PCIe switch register of a PCIe switch. After a server blade is powered on so that an EFI is...
8812757 Online calibration method and device for universal serial bus system  
An online calibration method and device for a universal serial bus system is disclosed in the present invention. The method comprises following steps: providing a plurality of chirp JK pairs;...
8812758 Mechanism to flexibly support multiple device numbers on point-to-point interconnect upstream ports  
A method and apparatus for supporting multiple device numbers on point-to-point interconnect upstream ports. In one embodiment, the method includes a downstream component (DC) that performs...
8812763 Expanded electronic bus communication capacity  
In an embodiment, an apparatus comprises a bus network having a set of lines, and a number of communication system devices associated with a number of electronics equipment connected to the bus in...
8806098 Multi root shared peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) end point  
A method of accessing a server address space of a shared PCIe end point system includes programming a primary address translation table with a server address of a server address space, setting up...
8793408 Electronic device and program  
An electronic device provided with a multimedia interface having a cross-device control function and a general-purpose serial bus interface is provided with a control unit that prohibits the use...
8793417 Integration of field devices in a distributed system  
Exemplary embodiments are directed to a system and method for integrating field devices in an automation system having a plurality of field devices connectable via at least one bus system. A...
8788718 Multiple display network supporting HDMI-CEC  
Methods and devices for manipulating HDMI-CEC messages transmitted over a network including at least two HDMI-CEC display devices with their associated at least two HDMI-CEC cluster trees that at...
8782310 Use of mobile devices for user input and output  
A system for connecting the plurality of mobile devices to a computer is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of mobile devices connected to a computer through a network. Each of the...
8781607 System, method and recording medium for driving a programmable logic controller  
A system, a method and a recording medium for driving a programmable logic controller are disclosed. This system includes a server and an adaptive unit electrically connected to the server. When...
8782300 Electronic apparatus  
An electronic apparatus provided with a serial communication circuit achieving a baud rate adjustment with high precision is provided. For example, a bit width of each of a plurality of bits in...
8775691 Detecting firmware version for an input/output adapter  
An indication of a version of a firmware stored in an input/output adapter may be provided by a method that includes detecting whether a first pin is connected to an external circuit, detecting...
8775714 System and method for a bus interface  
In accordance with an embodiment, a method of operating a bus interface circuit includes detecting a start sequence on a plurality of input terminals, determining whether a first input terminal...
8775689 Electronic modules with automatic configuration  
A first slave electronic module and a second slave electronic module are adapted for communicating over the data bus. The first slave electronic module has a first resistor coupled in series with...
8775705 Chip having register to store value that represents adjustment to reference voltage  
An integrated circuit device includes a transmitter circuit including an output driver. The integrated circuit device includes a first register to store a value representative of a drive strength...
8769159 Resource reservation for an external device that is not available at startup of a host computer  
A system and method for reserving resources of a host computer for use by an external device configured to be coupled to an expansion bus of the host computer are described. The host computer may...
8769181 Multi-port system and method for routing a data element within an interconnection fabric  
A fabric interconnect system may provide a data path between nodes and/or processing elements within an interconnection fabric. Identifiers may be assigned to particular components associated with...
8769329 Power management system and method for peripheral devices  
A peripheral power management system includes a power monitor for determining a power consumption characteristic of a computing processor and a controller for generating a reference power signal...
8769164 Methods and apparatus for allocating bandwidth for a network processor  
In a first aspect, a first method is provided for self-adjusting allocation of memory bandwidth in a network processor system. The first method includes the steps of (1) determining an amount of...
8768642 System and method for remotely configuring semiconductor functional circuits  
The present invention systems and methods facilitate configuration of functional components included in a remotely located integrated circuit die. In one exemplary implementation, a die functional...
8762699 System, apparatus, and method for initiating a reboot of a personal computer system by pressing a button on an attached storage device and causing the operating system on the attached storage device to be booted  
The present invention is an apparatus, system, and method for allowing a user to boot to an alternate operating system by pressing a single button on an externally attached storage device with a...
8762704 Customized content for electronic devices  
A method for providing customized content to an electronic device. The method may include activating the electronic device through a packaging that substantially surrounds the electronic device,...
8762695 Computing device and method for registering identification information of network interface card in operating system  
In a method for registering identification information of network interface cards (NICs) in an operating system of a computing device, each of the NICs is respectively and uniquely labeled with a...
8756347 Image display apparatus, monitor apparatus and image processing apparatus  
According to our invention, linked operation between a monitor apparatus for displaying images, and a set-top box for transmitting image signals to the monitor apparatus via a required interface,...
8756355 Methods and structure for configuring a Serial Attached SCSI domain via a Universal Serial Bus interface of a Serial Attached SCSI expander  
Methods and structure are provided for managing a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) domain via Universal Serial Bus (USB) communications. The system comprises a SAS expander. The SAS expander comprises a...
8751713 Executing virtual functions using memory-based data in a PCI express SR-IOV and MR-IOV environment  
A method, including receiving, by an extended virtual function shell positioned on a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) configuration space, a virtual function call comprising a...
8750137 Service management system for 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...
8751649 Port management system  
A method is provided for a port management system in which a switch is automatically provisioned with network resources. A command or set of commands are stored and automatically executed on the...
8738829 Information system for replacing failed I/O board with standby I/O board  
An information system includes a configuration controller board having a capability to set, to each I/O bus bridge device in the alternative I/O board, the logical bus number set in corresponding...
8732366 Method to configure serial communications and device thereof  
In response to a reset condition, the state of a steady-state signal at an I/O pin of the serial communication port of an integrated circuit die is determined. The serial communication port is...
8725919 Device configuration for multiprocessor systems  
Disclosed is an approach for configuring devices for a multiprocessor system, where the devices pertaining to the different processors are viewed as connecting to a standardized common bus....
8719474 Interface for communication between internal and external devices  
An interface, for communication between an internal device and an external device, includes two bus lines of a bus for bidirectional data transfer and at least a first control line, by means of...
8719458 Apparatus and methods for communicating with programmable devices  
A circuit arrangement includes a programmable logic device. The programmable logic device includes configuration logic circuitry. The programmable logic device also includes configurable...
8719413 Method and apparatus for implementing a recovery action in response to a state change in a storage area network  
Methods and apparatus for reconfiguring a fabric associated with a storage area network (SAN) are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method includes undergoing an...
8719470 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...
8713230 Method for adjusting link speed and computer system using the same  
A method for adjusting a link speed and a computer system using the same are provided. The method is used after executing a boot block code and before executing a bus enumeration procedure. A...
8713298 Fast and compact circuit for bus inversion  
A processor based system with at least one processor, at least one memory controller and optionally other devices having bussed system with a fast and compact majority voter in the circuitry...
8713237 X2 10GBASE-T transceiver with 1 Gigabit side-band support  
An apparatus includes a transceiver device mounted on a printed circuit board and configured to selectively transmit and receive signals at a first data rate or signals at a second data rate. An...