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7225278 Method and apparatus for controlling direct access to memory circuitry  
Method and apparatus for controlling direct access to memory circuitry by a device is described. In one example, a streaming interface is configured to transmit and receive a communication sequence...
7222198 System for transferring data between devices by making brief connection with external contacts that extend outwardly from device exterior  
Disclosed are systems and methods for transferring data. In one embodiment, a system and method pertain to configuring a first device to send data, touching an external contact of the first device...
7216182 Shared storage arbitration  
The invention provides an arbitration unit adapted for controlling accesses to a shared storage. The arbitration unit comprises a set of interfaces adapted for connecting a plurality of units with...
7213084 System and method for allocating memory allocation bandwidth by assigning fixed priority of access to DMA machines and programmable priority to processing unit  
In a first aspect, a first method is provided for allocating memory bandwidth. The first method includes the steps of (1) assigning a fixed priority of access to the memory bandwidth to one or more...
7206233 Memory system with parallel data transfer between host, buffer and flash memory  
A memory system is provided which contributes to improvement in efficiency of a data process accompanying a memory access. A memory system has a rewritable nonvolatile memory, a buffer memory, and...
7206872 System and method for insertion of markers into a data stream  
A system and method are provided for inserting Interval Markers in a data stream comprising data blocks. Included is a Buffer having a predetermined number of registers for temporarily and storing...
7206866 Continuous media priority aware storage scheduler  
The present invention relates to a system and methodology to facilitate I/O access to a computer storage medium in a predictable and efficient manner. A scheduling system is provided that mitigates...
7203771 Apparatus, method and computer-readable medium for supplying a signal based on a user input to either a touch pad or an optical device  
A portable computer provided with a power switch, a drive for an optical device, an audio signal processing unit processing the audio data of a disk inserted into the optical device drive, and an...
7200451 Method for consistent on/off object to control radios and other interfaces  
In a method and system for controlling a device coupled to an information handling system, an object is defined to include a hardware and software component having a corresponding hardware...
7200691 System and method for efficient DMA transfer and buffering of captured data events from a nondeterministic data bus  
A system and method for efficient transfer and buffering of captured data events. The system includes data capture logic configured to capture data events from a nondeterministic data bus; a system...
7200690 Memory access system providing increased throughput rates when accessing large volumes of data by determining worse case throughput rate delays  
Enhancing the throughput rate of a memory access system by using store and forward buffers (SFB) in combination with a DMA engine. According to an aspect of the present invention, the worst case...
7196805 Consumer level device for automatically transferring digital images to an internet-based service provider  
An apparatus and method are provided for processing digital imagery. A reference platform device is provided with network and telephone connectivity that enable it to establish a connection with a...
7191259 Method and apparatus for fast integer within-range compare  
A fast with-in range comparator is implemented in digital logic. A packet arrives at a device for processing. Initial packet data that is available in a first read cycle, is used to compute data...
7191162 FIFO interface for flag-initiated DMA frame synchro-burst operation  
The invention describes a modification of FIFO hardware to allow improved use of FIFOs for burst reading from or writing to a processor direct memory access unit via either an expansion bus or an...
7191257 System and method for real-time processing of nondeterministic captured data events  
A system and method for real-time processing of nondeterministic captured data events. The system includes data capture logic configured to capture data events from a nondeterministic data bus; a...
7188196 Method and apparatus for playing analog audio to multiple codec outputs  
Method and apparatus for playing analog audio in an electronic audio system having multiple audio codecs, only one of which has a direct hardware connection to the analog audio source. First analog...
7188292 Data mirroring system  
Hitless Switching provides a method of delivering data to a remote point in a reliable fashion. However, no guarantee or acknowledgement is provided that data has been written to a remote storage...
7188197 Data transferring apparatus for transferring liquid ejection data and a liquid ejecting apparatus  
A data transferring apparatus for transferring liquid ejection data has a decoding unit having a decode circuit, which can perform hardware development on liquid ejection data, a line buffer for...
7185122 Device and method for controlling data transfer  
A data transfer control device and method is devoted to control data transfer (i.e., DMA transfer) between a main memory whose storage capacity is arbitrarily set and a buffer memory (e.g., a FIFO...
7181553 Method and apparatus for identifying multiple paths to discovered SCSI devices and specific to set of physical path information  
A method, by which a user mode application obtains all physical paths that point to a logical unit on a newly-discovered small computer system interface (SCSI) device, may include: sending an input...
7177962 Multifunctional apparatus having facsimile and copying functions wherein both functions share the same conveying path when reading and printing data  
There is provide a reading/recording apparatus capable of ensuring that a reading device and a recording device do not collide when the apparatus is miniaturized to thereby protect the reading unit...
7174395 Communication interface method and device utilizing direct memory access data transfer  
In asynchronous communication, an efficient data transfer can be performed between an external bus and an internal bus. A packet obtained from the external bus by the asynchronous communication is...
7165126 Direct memory access device  
A direct memory access device is provided which includes: a designation unit for designating transfer modes, when receiving an instruction to transfer data, to perform byte transfers or word...
7162546 Reordering unrelated transactions from an ordered interface  
A computer chipset having an identifier module and a router. The identifier module is configured to add sequence identifiers to each transaction in independent ordered sequences of transactions....
7159061 Link layer device with configurable address pin allocation  
Techniques are disclosed for flexible allocation of address pins of an interface bus to particular sub-buses of the interface bus. The interface bus is between at least one physical layer device...
7155541 Tables with direct memory access descriptor lists for distributed direct memory access  
A direct memory access (DMA) descriptor table to control DMA of information in a memory is disclosed. The DMA descriptor table includes one or more DMA descriptor lists stored in the memory. Each...
7149825 System and method for sending data at sampling rate based on bit transfer period  
A method and apparatus for sending data. One exemplary embodiment may be a method comprising sending a data rate synchronization pulse from drive controller in a computer system to a storage device...
7143211 Memory configuration with I/O support  
The invention relates to a method for configuring a memory with I/O support. The aim of the invention is to guarantee the processor and I/O functional units that function in time-critical...
7143207 Data accumulation between data path having redrive circuit and memory device  
Memory apparatus and methods accumulate data between a data path and a memory device. A memory agent may have a data accumulator between a redrive circuit and a memory device or interface. The data...
7143208 Communication device, host apparatus, and communication method  
A method and apparatus for communicating data between a device and a host apparatus through a USB interface detects and corrects USB transaction phase deviation due to erroneous recognition of...
7143206 Method for controlling data transfer unit having channel control unit, storage device control unit, and DMA processor  
Embodiments of the invention relate to systems and methods for controlling data transfer. In one embodiment, a method for controlling data transfer comprises receiving a data transfer request from...
7130993 Firmware interface integrated system reporting and diagnostic tool  
An embodiment of the present invention is a technique to obtain system information on a platform. Information on system configuration of a platform is read using a firmware interface. The platform...
7127556 Method and apparatus for initializing logical objects in a data storage system  
A method and apparatus for manipulating data in a storage device that is coupled to a host computer. Manipulations that can be performed by the storage device include moving non-contiguous blocks...
7127529 Smart card system having asynchronous communication with the smart card operating either as master or slave  
A smart card comprises a microcontroller, a memory unit, a storage unit, and a communications unit. The smart card may be connected to a terminal, which is in turn may be connected to a host...
7124219 External connection device, host device, and data communication system  
An external connection device is connectable to a host device. The host device includes transmission means for transmitting, to the external connection device, a parameter and an operation control...
7117275 Data storage system having separate data transfer section and message network  
A system interface includes a plurality of first directors, a plurality of second directors, a data transfer section and a message network. The data transfer section includes a cache memory. The...
7114015 Memory card having first modular component with host interface wherein the first modular is replaceable with a second modular component having second host interface  
A memory card comprising a first modular component that comprises a first host interface and a first host interface module and a device interface module configured to operate a device interface...
7111086 High-speed packet transfer in computer systems with multiple interfaces  
An initiating subsystem transfers a data set either in or out in subsets such as packets. Packet transfer is sequential, and transfer of a packet is contingent upon successful transfer of a...
7111092 Buffer management technique for a hypertransport data path protocol  
A buffer-management technique efficiently manages a set of data buffers accessible to first and second devices interconnected by a split transaction bus, such as a Hyper-Transport (HPT) bus. To...
7107479 Apparatus and method for bidirectional transfer of data by a base station  
A hybrid serial/parallel bus interface method and apparatus for a base station has a data block demultiplexing device. The data block demultiplexing device has an input configured to receive a data...
7107370 Wireless communication portfolio system and device  
The present invention achieves technical advantages as a system (700) and device (200) that integrate the advantages of a paperless day planner portfolio with a paper-bound day planner portfolio to...
7107364 Control chip for optical disk drive and method for updating firmware in the control chip  
A control chip for updating firmware in an optical disk drive by hardware. The control chip includes a microprocessor for controlling actions of the optical disk drive, a decoder controlled by the...
7102779 Collective document processing by multiple printing devices  
Documents are processed collectively by multiple printing devices. A printing device receives a request to print a document, and partitions the document into one or more blocks. The printing device...
7093031 Specifying extended configuration descriptor information in a USB device  
Systems and methods for specifying extended configuration descriptor information in a Universal Serial Bus (USB) device are described. In one aspect, an extended configuration descriptor is...
7089257 Method and system for providing a unified data exchange and storage format  
A method and system is presented that provides for a unified format for both data exchange and data storage protocols in a network. The unified data format provides for an efficient protocol for...
7085861 Serial ATA control circuit for automatically switching connection path  
A serial ATA control circuit is provided. The control circuit includes a plurality of serial ATA controllers, a plurality of port controlling circuits, a plurality of switch devices, and a switch...
7079293 Digital album and methods of use  
The present invention relates to a digital album having a hard drive and built-in scanner configured to scan photographic prints or documents. The digital album allows a user to save the...
7080169 Receiving data from interleaved multiple concurrent transactions in a FIFO memory having programmable buffer zones  
A FIFO memory receives data transfer requests before data is stored in the FIFO memory. Multiple concurrent data transfers, delivered to the FIFO memory as interleaved multiple concurrent...
7076570 Method and apparatus for managing service indicator lights in a logically partitioned computer system  
A low-level function which enforces logical partitioning establishes a set of virtual indicator lights for certain physical components, the virtual indicator lights being only data in memory, a...
7076576 Data transfer in multi-node computer system  
A method and system transfers data between intra-node firmware and inter-nodes firmware in a multi-node computer system using reduced hardware resources. A set of control codes and data transfer...