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7593840 Peripheral bus switch having virtual peripheral bus and configurable host bridge  
A peripheral bus switch includes a virtual peripheral bus, a plurality of bridges, and a configurable host bridge. A first bridge operably couples on a first side to the virtual peripheral bus and...
7587539 Methods of inter-integrated circuit addressing and devices for performing the same  
Inter-integrated circuit-capable devices for use on an inter-integrated circuit bus are disclosed. The inter-integrated circuit-capable devices include integrated, internally-configurable...
7584295 DSL communication apparatus, and download method of DSL communication program  
A host manages a ROM that stores a handshake program for executing a handshake sequence and an initialization program for executing an initialization sequence. During the handshake sequence, the...
7577764 Method, system, and computer program product for virtual adapter destruction on a physical adapter that supports virtual adapters  
A method, computer program product, and distributed data processing system for directly destroying the resources associated with one or more virtual adapters that reside within a physical adapter...
7574543 Method for operating a processor bus  
A method of operating a processor bus, with which a central unit (processor) makes accesses to various peripheral units, is described. The processor bus has the ability to change the order of the...
7568091 Computer platform system control unit data programming control method and system  
A computer platform system control unit data programming control method and system is proposed, which is designed for use in conjunction with a computer platform, such as a network server, to...
7568059 Low-power reconfigurable architecture for simultaneous implementation of distinct communication standards  
A chip architecture for use in processing signals encoded in accordance with any one of a plurality of communication protocols each defined by a series of algorithms is disclosed. The chip...
7565468 Integrated circuit memory device and signaling method for adjusting drive strength based on topography of integrated circuit devices  
An integrated circuit device includes an output driver, a first register to store a value representative of a drive strength setting of the output driver, wherein the value is determined based on...
7565472 Host based automatic detection unit  
There is provided several embodiments of the present invention, the invention being an automatic detection unit allowing for coupling of an external device with a host. The unit may connect to an...
7562161 Universal graphic adapter for interfacing with UGA hardware via UGA virtual machine and means for abstracting details of the UGA hardware  
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...
7558821 Process for assigning addresses in a network, and components for said process  
A process is proposed for the automatic assignment of at least one client device address in a DP network, where the DP network comprises a server device and at least one client device and where the...
7555583 Control system having main controller and peripheral controllers, and bus connection method  
A control system to reduce a load to a system bus by interconnecting a main controller and two or more peripheral controllers in the control system, and a method thereof. Different addresses are...
7549003 Creation and management of destination ID routing structures in multi-host PCI topologies  
System and method for managing routing of data in a distributed computing system, such as a distributed computing system that uses PCI Express protocol to communicate over an I/O fabric. A physical...
7545383 Information processing system, information processor, information processing method, and program  
An information processing system includes a first information processor to process data to be displayed in a first display unit and a second information processor to indicate the data displayed in...
7543099 Digital multimedia device  
A digital multimedia device capable of functioning as both a portable multimedia player (PMP) and a notebook computer is provided. The digital multimedia device includes: a computer unit including...
7543084 Method for destroying virtual resources in a logically partitioned data processing system  
A method for directly destroying one or more virtual resources that reside within a physical adapter and that are associated with a virtual host. Specifically, the present invention is directed to...
7542826 Control apparatus for automobile  
In a control apparatus for an automobile with a microcomputer, the control software stores the type of the terminal pin allocated to each control function in the fixed storage section, in a...
7543091 Self-organized parallel processing system  
Systems and methods for improving the performance of a multimedia processor system by dynamically evaluating the current performance of the system and, if necessary, updating the configurations of...
7539801 Computing device with flexibly configurable expansion slots, and method of operation  
A computing device that allows for a flexible allocation of bandwidth among peripheral devices using a peripheral bus is disclosed. The computing device includes a peripheral bus and at least two...
7538698 Apparatus and method of generating DBI signal in semiconductor integrated circuit  
An apparatus for generating a DBI signal in a semiconductor integrated circuit includes a full adder that includes data input terminals and a carry terminal, each of which receives data, performs...
7539832 Option ROM code acquisition  
Systems, methodologies, media, and other embodiments associated with acquiring processor executable instructions from an option ROM are described. One exemplary method embodiment includes...
7539804 Communication apparatus  
An airbag ECU includes a communication bus connection circuit for connecting communication buses to communication circuits. A central control circuit connects some of the communication buses to the...
7539807 Method, apparatus and system for operating an expansion card according to a signaling voltage  
A method for operating an expansion card of a computer is proposed, said computer having at least one slot for accommodating the expansion card, wherein there is stored in a memory area of the...
7536490 Method for link bandwidth management  
A method for link bandwidth management between two devices in communication through a bandwidth-adjustable bus in a computer system determines which of a speed negotiation priority and a width...
7536493 Method and apparatus for identifying a service processor with current setting information  
The aspects of the present invention provide a computer implemented method, an apparatus, and a computer usable program code for identifying a service processor with current setting information....
7533204 Enumeration of devices on a memory channel  
According to one embodiment, a method is disclosed. The method includes receiving a bit pattern value at a first memory device from a host device via an interface to establish a first sideband...
7533203 Method and system for rapidly starting up an IEEE 1394 network  
According to one embodiment of the invention, a network system for carrying control data between a controller and a device to be controlled is provided. The network system comprises a bus system...
7529952 Processing method and system for resetting system power state after recovering power supply to computer platform  
A computer platform system power state management method and system is proposed, which is designed for use with a computer platform for providing the computer platform with an after-G3 system power...
7526594 USB data transfer method  
A method of Universal Serial Bus (USB) data transfer is provided. In one embodiment, a USB device supports a bulk-only transmission mode to transfer data with a USB host, and the USB device...
7526317 Interface system for an accessory and communication device  
A configurable interface system (100) couples an accessory (102) to a communication device (104). The interface system utilizes a memory device (120) embedded in the accessory (102) that stores...
7523243 Multi-host USB device controller  
A shared USB device may be simultaneously configured and accessed by two or more USB hosts by using a multi-host capable device controller. The multi-host capable device may include separate...
7523337 Power delivery system in which power supply and load exchange power consumption measurements via digital bus  
A system is disclosed. The system includes a load, a voltage regulator circuit coupled to the load a power supply, a load coupled to the power supply to receive one or more voltages from the power...
7522073 Self-adapted bus inversion  
Embodiments of the invention generally provide methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for selecting a data bus inversion (DBI) mode of operation. A comparison circuit of a device may receive...
7516260 Method of communicating with embedded controller  
A method of communicating with an embedded controller is disclosed. The method is adapted for an Advanced Configuration and Power Interface specification (ACPI). According to the method, a busy...
7512731 Computer system and memory bridge for processor socket thereof  
A multi-processor computer system includes a memory bridge configured in a processor socket on a motherboard. The memory bridge module electrically connects a processor bus and a memory bus that...
7509531 Data transmission ports with data-integrity transaction controlling unit and method for performing the same  
The present invention discloses re-configurable data transmission ports with data-integrity transaction controlling unit in a computerized computer and the method for performing the same. The...
7509485 Method for loading a program module in an operating system  
A method for loading a program module in an operating system is provided. An application program is launched and at least one main program module thereof is loaded in an operating system. Executing...
7509399 Programmable communication interface  
A device comprises a programmable communication interface and a processor. The programmable communication interface communicates data via a set of signals. The processor configures the programmable...
7506088 Method and apparatus for supporting and presenting multiple serial bus nodes using distinct configuration ROM images  
A method and apparatus for presenting a plurality of link devices as separate nodes within a single serial bus module by generating individual or a distinct configuration ROM image for each link...
7506086 Electronic network with identification code generation and assignment  
An electronic network is disclosed. One embodiment includes a plurality of network devices, a bus for transferring data between the network devices and a bus master for controlling the transfer of...
7502900 Data processing integrated circuit including a memory transfer controller  
A data processing integrated circuit comprises a CPU, a memory that stores a program for controlling the CPU, a memory transfer controller for sending/receiving data to/from an external memory...
7502880 Apparatus and method for quad-pumped address bus  
A microprocessor interface system including a system bus with a bus clock and a quad-pumped address signal group, and including multiple devices coupled to the system bus. Each device is configured...
7499107 Method and apparatus for controlling an external device by remapping keys on a user input device  
An apparatus such as a television signal receiver controls an external device such as a digital recording/reproduction device via a digital data bus by remapping keys on a user input device....
7496747 Redundant link mezzanine daughter card  
A method and system for increasing flexibility, I/O accessibility, and reliability of multicore, multiprocessor architecture, a first input/output (I/O) controller and a second I/O controller are...
7496742 Method and system of supporting multi-plugging in X8 and X16 PCI express slots  
A card having a first device and a second device is plugged into a root port having a predefined root port width. The first device is trained and the device lane width is determined. If the root...
7496050 Network communication apparatus  
Provided is a network communication apparatus that is capable of, even when each node to be connected is undefined, managing a connection state of the node with ease. The network communication...
7490175 Computer system and method for supporting network-enabled devices  
A computer-implemented method and system are provided for supporting hardware devices that are connected to the computer via a network. The existence of any hardware device connected on the network...
7487319 Resource allocation unit queue  
Provided is a method, system, deployment and program for resource allocation unit queuing in which an allocation unit associated with a task is classified. An allocation unit freed as the task ends...
7487269 Apparatus, system, and method of connection grouping for multipath lock facility connection paths  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for grouping connection paths for lock attention data. A grouping request module is included to receive a request to establish a group of connection...
7484032 Fault tolerant computer system  
A computing hardware and software device called a Meta Mentor Central Processing Unit. The Meta Mentor purpose is to control memory, input/output interfaces, defining the operating system, the...