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9043511 Semiconductor memory device and operation method thereof  
A semiconductor memory device includes a selection signal generation unit configured to generate a plurality of selection signals that are sequentially activated, a path selection unit configured...
9037698 Method and system for collecting and analyzing time-series data  
A computer-implemented data processing method comprises receiving information from a user computer concerning a desired output to be generated, adding the information concerning the desired output...
9032118 Administration device, information processing device, and data transfer method  
An administration device includes a reception unit, a specifying unit, and a transmission unit. The reception unit receives a transfer request for requesting data transfer to an input-output...
9026694 Techniques for workload redistibution  
Described are techniques for redistributing workload. A first port, from which a first workload is to be redistributed, is selected. A second port, having available capacity to perform additional...
9026775 Apparatus and method to drive devices in order to enable rapid booting  
A device driving apparatus includes a storage unit to store a plurality of device driving programs, a plurality of devices to receive the plurality of device driving programs, and a switching unit...
9025191 Display operation device, non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing display operation program, and display operation method and image forming apparatus  
A display operation device is included in an image forming apparatus. The display operation device includes an apparatus-image display unit and a paper feed/output specifying unit. The...
RE45492 Systems and methods for determining the configuration of electronic connections  
Systems and methods for determining the configuration of a connection between two devices by measuring an electrical characteristic are provided. Using the measured electrical characteristic, a...
9015372 Managing data paths between computer applications and data storage devices  
Provided is a computer-implemented method of managing data paths between a computer application and a storage device. The I/O (input/output) load data of a computer application is obtained. If the...
9015370 Information processing system  
A terminal 50a functions as a signal terminal when a first PC 30 and a first port replicator 50 are connected to each other. A terminal 60a functions as a power terminal when a second PC 40 and a...
9015371 Method to discover multiple paths to disk devices cluster wide  
A system and method for discovering multiple paths to a disk device are disclosed. For example, the method can include discovering a plurality of paths that exist from a first host computer to a...
9009375 Sharing of bypassed I/O transaction information  
A first I/O transaction request is sent to a storage controller for processing by firmware running on the storage controller. A second I/O transaction request is sent to storage hardware without...
8996700 Automated workload performance and availability optimization based on hardware affinity  
A method, apparatus, and program product deploy a workload on a host within a computer system having a plurality of hosts. Different hosts may be physically located in proximity to different...
8996758 Non-disruptive configuration of a virtualization controller in a data storage system  
Embodiments of the invention relate to configuring a virtualization controller in SAN data storage system without disrupting I/O operations. One aspect of the invention concerns a method that...
8990442 Configuring signals based on device conditions  
A method, of configuring contacts of a receptacle based on determined conditions is disclosed. The method may include receiving, via contacts of a receptacle, a plug communicatively coupled to a...
8982402 Image forming system and image forming system communication control method  
An image forming system includes an upstream apparatus for forming an image on a sheet, a downstream apparatus for applying sheet processing to the sheet on which the image is formed by the...
8984184 System and method for managing input/output data of peripheral devices  
A method for communicating data between peripheral devices and an embedded processor that includes receiving, at a data buffer unit of the embedded processor, the data from a peripheral device....
8977787 Management of path operating mode transitions in multipathing host computer  
A host computer accesses a storage volume via multiple paths and maintains path mode information identifying either an active or standby operating mode. An active-mode path is generally usable,...
8977782 Electronic device and control method thereof  
An electronic device is connectable to an external device. An interface substrate is detachably connected to a main substrate. A first interface is installed on the interface substrate, and the...
8972626 Content reproducing device and content reproduction control method  
A content reproducing device includes: an input unit connected to a source side via a content transmission channel for transmitting a content and a control signal transmission channel for...
8972613 System and method for increasing input/output throughput in a data storage system  
There is provided a system and a method for increasing input/output (“I/O”) throughput in a data storage system. More specifically, in one embodiment, there is provided a method comprising...
8964918 IC first, second communication circuits each with three communication states  
Data is communicated through two separate circuits or circuit groups, each having clock and mode inputs, by sequentially reversing the role of the clock and mode inputs. The data communication...
8966215 Information processing system  
An information processing system includes: CPUs; storage devices; switches; dummy storage devices which are with respective storage devices and each of which sends, when receiving an identifying...
8966138 Communication between a host device and an accessory using multiple-endpoint identification  
Techniques for facilitating communication between a portable media device (PMD) and an accessory via multiple communication paths. The accessory has a unique accessory identifier that it can send...
8959257 Information processing apparatus and information processing method  
According to one embodiment, a first controller is connected to one of a plurality of terminals. A detector is configured to detect a connection between each of the plurality of terminals and an...
8949493 Configurable multi-lane scrambler for flexible protocol support  
Various structures and methods are disclosed related to configurable scrambling circuitry. Embodiments can be configured to support one of a plurality of protocols. Some embodiments relate to a...
8949503 Disk subsystem  
A protocol controller disposed between switches in a fiber channel fabric switch circuit and disk drive units for converting a protocol to enable one-to-one connectivity established between...
8938560 Interface device for cabin monuments  
An interface device for a cabin monument, in particular for assembly in an aircraft or spacecraft, including a routing device, a first plurality of interface connection sockets, which are...
8930595 Memory switch for interconnecting server nodes  
Described is a data switching device comprising a plurality of input ports, a plurality of output ports, a plurality of first conductive connectors, a plurality of second conductive connectors, a...
8928911 Fulfillment utilizing selected negotiation attributes  
In one embodiment, a fulfillment request is received. A solution set comprising a plurality of fulfillment solutions is determined. The solution set, including values for fulfillment solutions...
8930593 Method for setting parameters and determining latency in a chained device system  
A storage system and method for setting parameters and determining latency in a chained device system. Storage nodes store information and the storage nodes are organized in a daisy chained...
8930592 Multipath load balancing optimizations for alua storage systems  
Techniques for performing I/O load balancing are provided. In one embodiment, a computer system can receive an I/O request destined for a storage array, where the computer system is...
8930594 Integrated circuit with a pinmux crossbar and virtual pins for peripheral connectivity  
Described is an integrated circuit (IC) that allows for communication between any input/output (I/O) pin and onboard peripherals. Accordingly, the resultant IC can be easily documented and...
8924680 Memory controllers, systems, and methods supporting multiple request modes  
A memory system includes a memory controller with a plurality N of memory-controller blocks, each of which conveys independent transaction requests over external request ports. The request ports...
8924561 Dynamically resizing a networked computing environment to process a workload  
Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for a networked computing environment (e.g., a cloud computing environment) to be dynamic in nature in that it may automatically be resized...
8918551 Storage system  
A host I/F unit has a management table for managing an MPPK which is in-charge of the control of input/output processing for a storage area of an LDEV, and if a host computer transmits an...
8918557 SAS expander and method to arbitrate traffic in a redundant expander system  
A SAS expander configured to operate as a SAS expander hub receives IO requests from a plurality of connected SAS expanders. Each SAS expander determines if it is capable of servicing a received...
8914561 Semiconductor integrated circuit  
A power consumption of a semiconductor integrated circuit is reduced. A semiconductor integrated circuit comprises a first path P1 for performing data processing in a data processing circuit and a...
8914560 Communication control device for selecting a path under different loads—high, middle, or low loads—based on whether a prohibition period has passed  
An IOP 14 includes a path-state determining unit 54 and a path selecting unit 55. The path-state determining unit 54 determines whether there is any path which is neither in process of data...
8914550 System and method for transferring data between components of a data processor  
A data processing device includes a plurality of devices, a processor core, a memory, and a queue manager. The processor core stores one or more commands in a command queue of the memory to be...
8909820 Data transmission methods and hub devices utilizing the same  
A hub device includes an upstream port, multiple downstream ports, a first and a second sub-hub module, a data-format detector, a transaction translator, and a controller. The upstream port is...
8909827 Method to allow a host to replace logical path resources it owns  
A method for replacing logical path resources, a host is able to replace a logical path it owns with a new logical path. Such a system is especially applicable when the condition of “out of...
8904077 Power management for host bus adapters  
Methods and apparatus for reducing power consumption in a host bus adapter (HBA) are provided. The methods include reducing a number of active lanes in an HBA link when link traffic is low, and...
8904051 Controlling multiple external device coupled to user equipment  
Described embodiments provide a method and user equipment for controlling a plurality of coupled external devices. The method may include determining whether one of applications installed in user...
8886872 Memory command dispatch in a data storage device  
Methods and apparatus for dispatching memory operations are disclosed. An example memory controller for controlling operation of a data storage device includes a command dispatcher that dispatches...
8880741 Electronic systems and management methods  
A management method is provided, suitable for an electronic system having electronic devices connected in a daisy-chain configuration. The management method comprises the steps of: the electronic...
8874806 Methods and apparatus for managing multipathing software  
An embodiment of a method of managing multipathing in a computer system including the steps of establishing a plurality of concurrent multipathing processes on the computer system; disassociating...
8862739 Allocating resources to virtual functions  
A method of assigning resources to an input/output adapter having multiple ports may include determining a first port of the input/output adapter that includes a first bandwidth availability. A...
8856403 Communication module, communication system and air conditioner  
First and third current paths are connected at mutual one end, and second and fourth current paths are connected at mutual one end. A transmitter sends signals utilizing the change of a current by...
8856404 Primitive group data encoding in a data storage fabric  
A method of extending a standard primitive in a data storage fabric is disclosed. A group of primitives are combined into a sequence including the standard primitive and a variable information...
8856392 Dividing a port into smaller ports  
A given port at a storage controller is used for communication with storage devices. In response to an indication that at least a portion of the given port is to be dedicated to a group of at...