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8208153 Image processing apparatus, function offering method and computer program product  
An image forming apparatus includes a user set data storage portion for storing user set data indicating contents of processing that a user lets the image forming apparatus perform, the user using...
8205017 Systems and methods for addressing and synchronizing multiple devices  
This is generally directed to systems and methods for control of two or more devices through a shared control bus. For example, the devices can be coupled to a host system through the control bus....
8200872 Method for deterministic SAS discovery and configuration  
The present invention is directed to a method for deterministic Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface (SAS) discovery and configuration. The method includes transmitting a Serial...
8195840 Method for controlling the active data interface when multiple interfaces are available  
Systems and methods are provided for controlling which of multiple data interfaces in an electronic device is used for communication with another electronic device so as to minimize disruption of...
8195839 Apparatus and method for producing identifiers regardless of mixed device type in a serial interconnection  
A method and apparatus for assigning a device identifier for a plurality of devices of mixed type (e.g., DRAMs, SRAMs, MRAMs, and NAND-, NOR- and AND-type Flash memories) in a serial...
8193635 Integrated circuit having memory and router disposed thereon and method of making thereof  
An integrated circuit having memory disposed thereon and method of making thereof includes a standard dimension carrier substrate and an information router integrated on the carrier substrate....
8195930 Computer system with reduced storage device and associated booting method  
A computer system with integrated storage device for storing both a basic input/output system (BIOS) code and an operating system (OS) code and an associated booting method are provided. The...
8190800 Automatic vending machine with a plurality of modules and serial bus system  
In a configuration where a main control unit and various peripheral modules are bus-connected on a communication line, the communication line includes a control line in addition to signal lines...
8190787 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...
8190785 Plug-and-play device and method for enhancing features and settings in an interactive display system  
A plug-and-play device providing a set of functionality comprises a plug-and-play interface, storage, and software stored in the storage. The software is automatically executed by a computer when...
8185678 Method and apparatus for controlling a data bus  
A method and apparatus for controlling a data bus system is provided. A data bus system may use different hardware to perform transceiver and system control functions. The various embodiments of...
8171176 Method for selective replication of physical devices on a virtual self-configuring zoning expander  
Disclosed is a method and a SAS controller device that abstract access from one or more virtual machines operating on a host system to SAS physical devices connected to the SAS controller without...
8171192 Hardware-assisted device configuration detection  
A method and apparatus for detecting the configuration of a device in a processing system are described. In one embodiment, a page size parameter associated with a memory device is identified....
8161474 Diagnostic information preservation during installations of over the air update of wireless handset software  
A method and system for failsafe preservation of diagnostic information that identifies problems encountered during installation of over the air updates of wireless handset software includes...
8151024 Reconfigurable virtual backplane systems and methods  
Reconfigurable virtual backplane systems and methods are provided. One virtual backplane system includes a bus, and first and second line cards coupled to the bus. Each line card includes a...
8151102 System and methods for booting electronic devices  
The invention provides a boot method capable of reducing boot time even in the case of a change in the configuration of boot files. A boot file is booted from a hard disk drive in a computer...
8145387 Communications network of passenger protection system  
A communications network for a passenger protection system of a vehicle has an electronic control unit and a plurality of sensors, which is bus-connected to the electronic control unit. Each of...
8140716 Method and system for implementing automatic installation of key device  
The invention discloses a method and system for implementing automatic installation of a key device, and relates to the field of smart card. The method includes steps of: establishing, by the key...
8140881 Circuitry and method for detection of network node aging in communication networks  
The network node includes a local crystal oscillator for providing a time reference derived from the clock signal produced by the local crystal oscillator, a reset stage for resetting the network...
8131902 Determining orientation of blade server inserted into a blade chassis  
An apparatus and method is provided for determining the orientation of a blade server with respect to a blade chassis, whenever the blade is inserted into a chassis with either vertical or...
8132184 Complex event processing (CEP) adapters for CEP systems for receiving objects from a source and outputing objects to a sink  
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed for implementing adapters for event processing systems. A particular system includes an input adapter configured to store event objects...
8131899 System control server, storage system, and setting method  
An operation mode acquiring unit compares before-expansion connection device information and after-expansion connection device information that are acquired by a device information acquiring unit,...
8127060 Methods and apparatus for control configuration with control objects that are fieldbus protocol-aware  
The invention provides, in some aspects, improved apparatus for configuring a control system. The apparatus includes a model made up of objects representing devices of such a system, including, at...
8122156 Method and computer for processing an operation command in a computer  
A method is provided for processing operation command in a computer that has a display and a host which includes a first display processing unit for local displaying and a second display...
8122434 Methods and apparatus for control configuration control objects associated with a track attribute for selecting configuration information  
The invention provides improved apparatus for configuring a control system that includes a model that is made up of one or more objects representing one or more devices in the system. The objects...
8120898 Electronic device  
An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a base, a first cover and a second cover. The first cover is rotatably disposed on the base between a first position and a second...
8122171 Bus enumeration in a system with multiple buses  
Enumerating an expanded bus system in a system. The expanded bus system may include a first bus, a bridge coupled to the first bus, and a second bus coupled to the bridge, where the second bus...
8117364 Enhanced protocol and architecture for low bandwidth force feedback game controller  
Haptic features are stored in a haptic device by preloading or otherwise downloading them, e.g., wirelessly, into the haptic device at the time of manufacture, immediately prior to game play,...
8117434 Component configuration mechanism for rebooting  
Aspects of the invention support a component configuration mechanism when rebooting a circuit module (201) of a programmable logic controller (101). A component (application) may be configured...
8117370 IC for handheld computing unit of a computing device  
An IC includes a processing module, on-chip memory, one or more block input/output (I/O) interfaces for coupling to one or more off-chip block I/O devices, one or more character I/O interfaces for...
8117470 Home network client and server including energy-away control element and control method thereof  
Provided are a home network client and server including an energy-away control element (ECE), and a control method thereof. A client advertises an ECE serving as a functional block of each service...
8112556 Method and apparatus for detecting the type of interface to which a peripheral device is connected  
A peripheral device, with first and second communication conductors, is connectable to a computer having one of a first interface and a second interface. The first interface communicates with the...
8112568 Cable presence detection system  
The present invention is a system and method for detecting the presence of a cable in a connector. The system may comprise one or more of the following features: (a) a first circuit contact; (b) a...
8103810 Native and non-native I/O virtualization in a single adapter  
Mechanisms for enabling both native and non-native input/output virtualization (IOV) in a single I/O adapter are provided. The mechanisms allow a system with a large number of logical partitions...
8095713 Smart cables  
A smart cable apparatus includes resources that provide for additional functionality such as cable authentication and cable identification. The cable apparatus can be configured for coupling an...
8090895 Information processing system, information processing device, control method for information processing device, and computer-readable recording medium  
An information processing system including plural information processing devices multi-dimensionally connected with one another, where each of the information processing devices includes first and...
8082438 Systems and methods for booting a codec processor over a high definition audio bus  
Systems and methods for booting a programmable processor such as a DSP that is incorporated into an HDA codec. The codec and a system memory containing boot program instructions are connected to...
8078861 Remote processor reprogramming  
Disclosed are exemplary remote programming systems, software and methods for use in remotely programming field devices, such as engines, power generators, controllers, and data sensors, and the...
8078859 Method of configuring computers with expansion cards  
A method of configuring a computer with an expansion card to process a basic input output system (BIOS) program thereof, includes performing an expansion card detecting program to detect and...
8078298 System for node structure discovery in an audio-related system  
A system for determination of the functionality of an audio-related device that is operable in an audio system includes a performance equipment manager. The performance equipment manager may...
8073982 Method for setting an operating parameter a peripheral IC and device for carrying out said method  
The invention relates to a method for setting an operating parameter in a peripheral IC. In this method, the operating parameter is transmitted from a central IC via a bus connection to the...
8073987 PCI express card type peripheral apparatus and host apparatus for accessing parts of protocol ID information stored in storage unit one part after another  
A card type peripheral apparatus connected to a host apparatus for communication therewith according to a specific protocol. The card type peripheral apparatus includes a plurality of...
8069293 Flexible server network connection upgrade systems and methods  
In some embodiments, a system allowing a flexible upgrade of a computer system (e.g. server) to a high-speed network connection comprises base configuration motherboard or network card including a...
8069288 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...
8069318 High performance data rate system for flash devices  
A Flash memory system includes N flash devices, where N is an integer, each flash device having a flash device interface consisting of a control signal line, a R/B signal line, and a I/O signal...
8069292 Apparatus and method for packet based storage virtualization  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for data processing and virtualization. The method and apparatus are configured to receive communications, separate a command communication...
8065455 Method for data communication of bus users in an open automation system  
A method for data communication of bus users of an open automation system such that any bus user with an individual and interactive communication may be connected provides for a communication...
8065538 Network element power management  
A method and apparatus for power management of a network element. In one embodiment of the invention, a networking card configuration request is received for a type of networking card irrespective...
8065451 Device for tapping USB power  
A device includes a universal serial bus (USB) port comprising a data terminal and a power terminal to receive power from a remote USB port. The device includes a controller coupled to the data...
8060661 Interface circuit and method for programming or communicating with an integrated circuit via a power supply pin  
An interface circuit and method for programming or communicating with an integrated circuit (IC) via a power supply pin is provided herein. In general, the power supply pin may be coupled for...