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RE44342 Bus architecture employing varying width uni-directional command bus  
A processor-memory bus comprises a command portion for transmitting addresses and commands, having a unidirectional input portion for transmitting commands to a central repeater unit, and a...
8473665 Universal serial bus (USB) transaction translator and a universal serial bus (USB) isochronous-in transaction method  
The present invention is directed to a universal serial bus (USB) transaction translator and an associated IN isochronous transaction method. A device interface is coupled to a device via a device...
8458390 Methods and systems for handling inter-process and inter-module communications in servers and server clusters  
Pluggable modules communicate via a switch fabric dataplane accessible via a backplane. Various embodiments are comprised of varying numbers and arrangements of the pluggable modules in accordance...
8456188 Electronic apparatus and cable device  
To discriminate whether a cable in conformity with a conventional standard or a cable in conformity with a new standard is connected. An HPD signal line (902) has, on an expanded HDMI sink...
8447907 Constituting a control system with virtual and physical backplanes and modules as building blocks  
A custom control system created based on combinations of software applications and hardware control and communication modules overlaid in a virtual backplane. The user can select the modules of...
8447909 Register access in distributed virtual bridge environment  
Systems and methods to perform a register access are described. A particular method includes receiving a data frame at a bridge element of a plurality of bridge elements in communication with a...
8443128 High performance extension device  
An extension device for connecting one or more peripheral devices to a computer, comprising a first bus for connecting to the computer; a second bus for connecting to the computer; a hub coupled...
8443117 Connection expansion device, storage system, connection expansion control program, and connection expansion control method  
A connection expansion device connected to devices includes a plurality of ports to which devices are connected, a storage unit configured to record device information obtained from each port, and...
8427826 Computer docking station assembly  
A computer docking station includes a wall having a first surface, a second surface, and an aperture extending through the wall. A securing member has a body portion configured to be positioned...
8429323 Memory mapped input/output bus address range translation  
In an embodiment, a north chip receives a secondary bus identifier that identifies a bus that is immediately downstream from a bridge in a south chip, a subordinate bus identifier that identifies...
8427676 Image transmitting device  
An image transmitting device for transmitting an image from an image source device to an image output device includes a second USB interface, an image receiver, a first memory, a wireless...
8429319 Multi-port memory device with serial input/output interface  
A multi-port memory device includes a plurality of serial I/O data pads for providing a serial input/output (I/O) data communication; a plurality of ports for performing the serial I/O data...
8412875 Switch and network bridge apparatus  
A network system that is part of a main system includes: a first PCI express-network bridge with a first control unit and a first PCI express adapter terminating a first PCI express bus; and a...
8412873 USB bridge  
A bridge circuit 10 is provided between first data port A1, A2 and second data port B1, B2. The bridge circuit comprises a first transceiver stage 40 comprising at least one input buffer 11, 14...
8407389 Atomic operations with page migration in PCIe  
A method and data processing system enables scheduling of atomic operations within a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) architecture during page migration. In at least one...
8402169 Apparatus for time synchronizing a non-PCI component over a PCI bus  
The information processing system includes a plurality of information processing apparatuses connected via a network. Each apparatus includes one or more modules interconnected via a system bus....
8402197 Multi-port system and method for routing a data element within an interconnection fabric  
A method and structure(s) for providing a data path between and among nodes and processing elements within an interconnection fabric are described. More specifically, a device comprising a first...
8402189 Information processing apparatus and data transfer method  
An object is to provide an information processing apparatus capable of improving the availability as a system while improving the reliability of a data transfer path and a data transfer method. An...
8386682 Method, apparatus and system for maintaining transaction coherecy in a multiple data bus platform  
Techniques for maintaining an order of transactions in a multi-bus computer architecture. In an embodiment, an arbitrator receives access requests from a plurality of requestors, each access...
8386727 Supporting interleaved read/write operations from/to multiple target devices  
Bus transactions in a computer network are improved by utilizing a multicast transaction from a single initiator to multiple targets. The multiple targets simultaneously execute the transaction...
8386692 Method for communicating between nodes and server apparatus  
According to an aspect of the embodiment, an input/output device transmits a message to a first node controller of a parent node which is set in advance via a cross bar. At this point, the cross...
8379374 Bus to bus power interconnect  
A bus interconnect in accordance with present embodiments includes a via block having first and second interfaces separated by a conductive body, wherein the via block is configured to...
8380905 Isolated communication bus and related protocol  
A system includes a master device and multiple slave devices. The system also includes multiple bus interfaces forming a communication bus that couples the master and slave devices. Each bus...
8380904 Interconnect coupled to master device via at least two different bidirectional connections  
An interconnect coupled to a master device via at least two different connections is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a system is disclosed that includes a first interconnect and a second...
8375235 Storage system  
A storage system including: a storage apparatus including a plurality of storage devices on which a plurality of logical units is configured and a first controller that controls accesses to the...
8364879 Hierarchical to physical memory mapped input/output translation  
In an embodiment, a translation of a hierarchical MMIO address range to a physical MMIO address range and an identifier of a bridge in a south chip are written to a north chip. A transaction is...
8359419 System LSI having plural buses  
A system LSI includes first and second memories, first and second buses, a bus bridge that performs signal transfer between the first and second buses, a first bus system connecting to the first...
8359420 External memory based FIFO apparatus  
An external memory based FIFO (xFIFO) apparatus coupled to an external memory and a register bus is disclosed. The xFIFO apparatus includes an xFIFO engine, a wDMA engine, an rDMA engine, a first...
8356132 Position sensing system for a KVM switch  
A position sensing system controls selection of channels in a KVM switch having a plurality of channels. The system has a sensor interface for receiving a sensor reading indicating a current...
8352080 Communication protocol system and method for a distributed-architecture heating, ventilation and air conditioning network  
An HVAC data processing and communication network includes a subnet controller and at least one demand unit. A bus interface device associated with the demand unit is configured to receive a...
8352665 Computer system and bus assignment method  
To make it possible to take over an IO configuration that is assigned to logical partitions in reallocation of the logical partitions, and to make an IO access work normally. A computer system has...
8352663 Data storage apparatus and method of data transfer  
A data storage apparatus having improved data transfer performance. The storage apparatus has: plural controllers connected to each other by first data transfer paths; plural processors...
8332675 Latency based platform coordination  
In some embodiments, an electronic apparatus comprises at least one processor, a plurality of components, and a policy engine comprising logic to receive latency data from one or more components...
8332566 Methods and apparatuses for serial bus sideband communications  
Methods and apparatuses that utilize a serial bus, such as a universal serial bus (USB), for communications between a communications network, a computing device, and an auxiliary device are...
8332558 Compact trace trees for dynamic binary parallelization  
Methods and apparatus relating to compact trace trees for dynamic binary parallelization are described. In one embodiment, a compact trace tree (CTT) is generated to improve the effectiveness of...
8325373 Printing system with multiple data bus segments  
In a printing system or method, two printing units apply printing ink onto a recording material, each printing unit having multiple apparatuses with a respective microprocessor controller. The...
8327053 Bus control system and semiconductor integrated circuit  
A bus control circuit includes a first bus to which a first circuit is connected, a second bus to which a second circuit is connected and a control circuit that transfers data between the first...
8321636 Memory reallocation and sharing in electronic systems  
Memory reallocation and sharing among components of an electronic system is provided. The electronic system includes a first memory area coupled for access by a first processor via a first bus,...
8316377 Sharing legacy devices in a multi-host environment  
Systems and methods of sharing legacy devices in a multi-host environment are disclosed. An exemplary method for sharing legacy devices in a multi-host environment includes receiving device...
8301821 Communication module for connecting a serial bus to a plurality of system buses  
A communication module for connecting a serial bus, which transmits data in packets, to a plurality of system buses of a gateway, which transmit data word by word, the communication module having...
8291142 Method, bus components, and control system for ethernet-based control of an automation system  
A method is disclosed in which data is exchanged via a bus coupler (500) between a network (410) designed for transmitting Ethernet telegrams and a lower-level bus system (420), wherein the bus...
8285913 Storage apparatus and interface expansion authentication method therefor  
Degradation of data transfer performance is restrained during data transfer for mirroring between first and second controllers. The first and second controllers are connected with a first path for...
8285906 Alternate use of computer storage device bays  
A module is provided for installation in a drive bay of a computer and is adapted to accommodate expansion circuitry rather than the electromechanical devices conventionally installed in drive...
8285907 Packet processing in switched fabric networks  
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing techniques for forming an Advanced Switching (AS) packet by applying AS path binding information to a packet received over...
8285908 Bus bridge and method for interfacing out-of-order bus and multiple ordered buses  
A method for interfacing an out-of-order bus and multiple ordered buses and a bus bridge. The bus bridge includes multiple ordered bus interfaces, where each ordered bus interface is coupled to an...
8275925 Methods and apparatus for improved serial advanced technology attachment performance  
Methods and apparatus for improved performance in communications with a SATA target device. Features and aspects hereof provide for continuing DMA transfers from a storage controller (e.g., a SATA...
8271673 Streaming method and system for fibre channel network devices  
A system and method are disclosed for processing commands to network target devices through a SCSI router in a Fiber Channel network having a plurality of Fiber Channel hosts. The system and...
8266361 Access methods and circuits for devices having multiple buffers  
An integrated circuit device may include a mask register that stores mask values writable from a processor interface; and mask logic that selectively masks status indications from each of a...
8261128 Selection of a domain of a configuration access  
A data processing system includes an input/output (I/O) host bridge to which at least one I/O adapter is coupled by an I/O link. In a register of the I/O host bridge, a configuration partitionable...
8260994 Interface for prototyping integrated systems  
An interface is described which has at least one chip side port with a first plurality of pins for conveying fields of a packet and first and second circuit side ports each port having a set of...