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6671749 Peripheral driver installation method and system  
A method for locating and installing peripheral drivers has steps of creating a driver profile, creating a resources profile, and of looking to potential driver sources on a prioritized list for...
6671765 Architecture enabling code overlay using a dedicated endpoint  
A USB function device (14) for coupling to a USB host (12). The USB function device (14), comprises circuitry (32) for providing a capability to the USB host, where the circuitry for the...
6671759 Apparatus and method for mapping IEEE 1394 node IDS to unchanging node unique IDS to maintain continuity across bus resets  
An electronic device is connected to a plurality of other electronic devices through an IEEE 1394 bus, and performs data communication with the other electronic devices through the bus. The...
6665742 SYSTEM FOR RECONFIGURING A FIRST DEVICE AND/OR A SECOND DEVICE TO USE A MAXIMUM COMPATIBLE COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS BASED ON TRANSMITTING A COMMUNICATION TO THE FIRST AND SECOND DEVICES OF A POINT-TO-POINT LINK  
A method for initializing a computing system comprising a plurality of devices which communicate on a communication link comprising a plurality of independent point-to-point links is provided,...
6665756 Bus interface unit for reflecting state information for a transfer request to a requesting device  
A request interface device and method for operating the device and its components are described. The request interface device comprises a bus interface unit (BIU) and a requesting device. The...
6665766 Adaptable configuration interface for a programmable logic device  
An adaptable configuration interface for a programmable logic device (PLD). A PLD includes a plurality of configuration pins and circuitry implementing read and write protocols for reading data...
6662250 Optimized routing strategy for multiple synchronous bus groups  
A bus routing strategy for a printed circuit board is disclosed. The routing strategy ensures that traces coupled to a plurality of synchronous devices are not routed through the center region of...
6662241 Apparatus and method for controlling a peripheral device  
A method and apparatus for controlling a peripheral device is provided. In a server, in a client/server environment, a server application receives a request for execution of a peripheral device...
6654826 Docking system for a portable computer  
In a docking system for a portable computer, the bus sharing structure between the portable computer and a docking station and the structure of the docking station are improved so that the real...
6654368 Apparatus and method for processing frame structured data signals  
An apparatus for processing a frame structured data signal, the data signal comprising at least one data frame comprising a plurality of data elements arranged in accordance with a frame...
6647537 IEEE 1394 cable connector with short circuit switch  
In case of a loss of power supply a short-circuit between the corresponding pins of the two IEEE 1394 connectors of a device is established. Preferably this will be achieved by a relay controlling...
6647434 Multifunction device with register space for individually enabling or disabling a function of plurality of functions in response to function configuration  
A system for individually disabling a function of a multifunction device located on a computer bus of a computer system. In one example, the multifunction device is located on a computer bus...
6643787 Bus system optimization  
A bus system comprising a master connected to one or more slave devices via a bus is disclosed. The bus system is able to effectively communicate control information during a calibration phase and...
6640271 Engine ECM multi-input/output configuration  
A engine controller includes a connector having pins that provide an electrical connection between devices external to the controller and internal electrical components. The programming tool is...
6640272 Automated backplane cable connection identification system and method  
An automated backplane cable connection system (and method) for manually connecting a cluster of processor modules to other modules or I/O boxes uses a programmed server management control console...
6640273 Apparatus for data bus expansion between two instrument chassis  
Apparatus for data bus expansion between two instrument chassis comprises a first interface circuit, a connecting cable, and a second interface circuit. Detection circuitry in each interface...
6640277 Input staging logic for latching source synchronous data  
A circuit arrangement, program product and method in one aspect utilize three stage input staging logic to receive source synchronous data in a source synchronous communications system such as a...
6636929 USB virtual devices  
A management sub-system connects via a USB bus to a server or computer being managed. The management sub-system also couples to a management console, which has a number of conventional...
6633933 Controller for ATAPI mode operation and ATAPI driven universal serial bus mode operation and methods for making the same  
A controller for use in an optical storage device is provided. The controller includes a block decoder/encoder for processing data to and from a media of the optical storage device. An ATAPI...
6633943 Method and system for the simplification of leaf-limited bridges  
A method of address management in a net having a plurality of buses linked by a plurality of bus bridges where the net has only one branch bus with multiple bus bridges. A local identification...
6633578 Transmission interface unit in transmission system  
A transmission interface unit in a transmission system wherein time series data is divided into data groups and a data packet comprising reproduction specification time data specifying the time at...
6633932 Method and apparatus for using a universal serial bus to provide power to a portable electronic device  
A method and apparatus for using a universal serial bus “USB” in a computer as a power source for a portable electronic device. In one embodiment of the invention, a computer (26) having an...
6629172 Multi-chip addressing for the I2C bus  
The present invention is a system for assigning unique addresses to multiple devices attached to an I2C bus. When multiple devices share the same I2C address, the master device is unable to...
6629158 System, apparatus, and method for configuring an array controller  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a procedure to configure the operation of the a device controller. In particular, the procedure operates in a system that includes a controller...
6625708 Method and apparatus for dynamically defining line buffer configurations  
A method and apparatus of defining a line buffer configuration in a memory is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method and apparatus receives input data information and mode information, proceeds...
6625680 System and method for processing circuit card connector and redundancy events  
A system for processing circuit card events includes a circuit board having a first connector and a second connector. The circuit board generates connector information indicating whether a first...
6618773 Receiving a particular identification file among an analog identification file and a digital identification file in response to a request to a dual-interface monitor  
The present invention employs two unique identification files associated with the same dual-interface display monitor. Each identification file identifies one of the display monitor's two...
6618361 Method of resetting bus for network connected by IEEE 1394 bus  
A bus reset method in a network connected by the IEEE 1394 bus is provided. The bus reset method in a network in which a plurality of apparatuses are connected by the IEEE 1394 bus includes the...
6611891 Computer resource configuration mechanism across a multi-pipe communication link  
Computer system configuration resources include first and second control circuits in respective first and second integrated circuits. A communication link, which transfers data over a plurality of...
6609167 Host and device serial communication protocols and communication packet formats  
A method for communicating data and control from a host computer to a device is provided. The method includes generating a packet at the host computer and transmitting the packet to the device....
6606675 Clock synchronization in systems with multi-channel high-speed bus subsystems  
A high-speed bus subsystem includes a plurality of bus channels, wherein each bus channel has an independent channel clock signal generated by an associated channel clock generator. A master...
6606665 Multiple connection architecture for communication with a computer numerical control resident in a workstation and other networked computer numerical controls  
A workstation utilized in machine control. The workstation comprises a computer having an open control interface and a computer numerical control resident on the workstation. Communications...
6601119 Method and apparatus for varying target behavior in a SCSI environment  
A communications layer is provided between a host-based SCSI initiator and a SCSI target device to fully automate the validation process. The communications layer allows the host to direct...
6601165 Apparatus and method for implementing fault resilient booting in a multi-processor system by using a flush command to control resetting of the processors and isolating failed processors  
An apparatus and method for fault resilient booting of a multi-processor system. The apparatus attempts a cold reset of the system, during which each processor performs a built-in self test. The...
6591318 Computer system having reduced number of bus bridge terminals  
A system transfers BIOS instructions from a BIOS ROM to a processor for either execution or storage in a system memory. The BIOS ROM has an address bus coupled to an address bus of the processor...
6591358 Computer system with operating system functions distributed among plural microcontrollers for managing device resources and CPU  
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...
6591320 Method and system for selective disablement of expansion bus slots in a multibus data processing system  
A method and system for eliminating peripheral device conflicts in a multibus data-processing system which includes a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) plus having multiple slots for...
6581117 Device and a method for the automatic control and administration of medical apparatus and installations  
The automatic control and administration of program-controlled endoscopic apparatuses allocated to an operation within an operating theater belonging to a clinic region and connected amongst one...
6578091 Circuit arrangement and method for checking data  
A circuit arrangement and a method for storing configuration data both use a first storage of a processor to store the configuration data. This configuration data for a device unit startup is not...
6578098 Predictive mechanism for ASB slave responses  
The present invention is drawn to a computer implemented method and system for synchronously driving slave responses onto an ASB (advanced system bus) bus. On the one hand, in response to a read...
6578096 Method and system for efficient I/O operation completion in a fibre channel node  
A method and system for more efficient completion of host-initiated FC I/O operations. Rather than returning FCP response frames from an FC port to host memory within an FC node, the FC port...
6574679 Method and apparatus for identifying hardware  
A microprocessor (digital device) with microcode is incorporated in a mechanical device, having analog electrical signaling wires, to send a digital signal containing identifying data of the...
6572384 Method and apparatus for interconnecting circuit cards  
A method and system for interconnecting circuit cards is provided. Pins on a bus of a circuit card are grouped corresponding to each device on the card. Pins on the bus of the motherboard are...
6574680 Device and method to enable interrupt handling and control for mass storage devices interfacing to different controllers  
A device and method to enable a plug and play operating system to load the appropriate device for either a SCSI I/O device or a RAID adapter and direct interrupts from storage devices to the...
6564280 Communication controller configurability for optimal resource usage  
A system and method for dynamically configuring communication components in a computer system. The method may operate in a computer system including a plurality of buffers, a plurality of bus...
6564318 Method and apparatus for execution of an application during computer pre-boot operation and post-boot under normal OS control  
A special BIOS includes a program application manager (PAM) and a file system structure (FSS) that points to addresses on a mass storage device (MSD) for an application and at least one...
6560662 Time-out processing method and apparatus for SCSI system as well as recording medium on which program is recorded  
The invention provides a time-out processing method and apparatus for a SCSI system by which an appropriate time-out time for each initiator can be set in a target without the necessity for...
6556543 Method for determining maximum hop count in bus having tree structure  
A method of determining the maximum hop count in a bus having a tree structure is provided. The method of determining the maximum hop count in a bus having a tree structure includes the steps of...
6557049 Programmable computerize enclosure module for accommodating SCSI devices and associated method of configuring operation features thereof  
An enclosure module for accommodating a plurality of peripheral devices having: a computerized control unit in electrical communication with a user interface, a first and second bus with a bus...
6549966 Data routing device and system  
A serial data routing device for use in routing serial data between a computer and a peripheral device. The data routing device includes a computer data converter which communicates data under the...