Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Suiter & Associates
  • Patent number: 6957279
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a configurable input/output interface and method for data transfer between a host and a target in a network environment. A method for providing data transfer between a host and a target in a network environment by a configurable input/output interface includes providing a logical identifier. The logical identifier is configurable for operation in at least two modes, the at least two modes including at least two of referencing multiple data transfer routes between the target and the input/output device utilizing a single logical identifier, referencing a single route between the target and the input/output device utilizing a logical identifier, and referencing a physical address of the target utilizing a logical identifier. Communications between the host and the target are managed by selecting a mode of the at least two modes operable by the input/output interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: LSI Logic Corporation
    Inventors: Louis H. Odenwald, Roger T. Clegg, Steven R. Schremmer
  • Patent number: 6688523
    Abstract: A portable hand-held reader unit includes a photosensor array, optics for focusing optical indicia on the array, a decoder for remotely decoding optical indicia, and a communication link between the hand-held reader and the decoder for communication between the reader and the decoder. In an additional embodiment, the portable hand-held reader unit includes a marker source disposed adjacent the optical reader unit for projecting marker onto a surface region exterior of the predetermined area so as to delineate the predetermined area and the information contained therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp.
    Inventor: Steven E. Koenck
  • Patent number: 6626686
    Abstract: An integrated docking tray assembly capable of docking a portable computer, in particular a laptop or notebook computer, comprising a tray having a docking station integrated therein for docking the portable computer. The tray is mounted underneath a work surface such as a desktop, tabletop, cabinet, shelf, or the like so that it may move between a closed position substantially retracted beneath the surface and an open position at least partially extended from the surface. Thus, when the portable computer is received in the tray and docked to the docking station, its keyboard and display may be accessed for use when the tray is in the open position and stored in the tray underneath the desktop when the tray is in the closed position. The tray may further include a support for providing support to a user's wrists while the user is typing on the keyboard of the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Gateway, Inc.
    Inventors: Melroy E. D'Souza, Anton R. Poole
  • Patent number: 6606629
    Abstract: A data structure contains sequence number metadata which identifies an input/output (I/O) operation such as a full stripe write on a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) mass storage system, and also contains revision number metadata which identifies a subsequent I/O operation such as a read modify write on only a fractional component of the entire user data. The sequence number and revision number metadata are used in an error detection and correction technique, along with parity metadata, to detect and correct silent errors arising from inadvertent data path and drive data corruption. An error to a portion of the stripe is detected by a difference in sequence numbers for all of the components of data. An error arising after an I/O operation is detected by a revision number which is different from the correct revision number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2003
    Assignee: LSI Logic Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney A. DeKoning, Scott E. Greenfield, Thomas L. Langford, II
  • Patent number: 6584499
    Abstract: A method of configuring a plurality of managed devices. The method preferably includes selecting a source managed device, obtaining a source configuration description from the source managed device, selecting one or more destination managed devices to be configured, issuing a configuration change command to each of the selected destination managed devices and applying the source configuration description selected from the source managed device to each of the selected destination managed devices. In addition, the method may further include the step of editing the source configuration description before issuing the configuration change commands to the one or more destination managed devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: LSI Logic Corporation
    Inventors: Ray M. Jantz, Rodney A. DeKoning, William V. Courtright, II, Matthew A. Markus
  • Patent number: 6584551
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically expanding a snapshot repository based on predefined parameters is disclosed. The snapshot repository is monitored for determining if the amount of information stored in the snapshot repository has reached a predetermined volume increase threshold. If a determination is made that the volume increase threshold has been reached, the volume of the snapshot repository is automatically increased. The snapshot repository may also be monitored for determining if the amount of information stored in the snapshot repository has reached a predetermined maximum snapshot repository volume whereupon a warning may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: LSI Logic Corporation
    Inventor: Robin Huber
  • Patent number: 6573767
    Abstract: A power ground short circuit with adjustable activation delay and activation time period eliminates latent voltages in the power down/ off discharging circuitry. The circuit uses an internal back up power storage device to supply power on power down. A comparator determines when the power down condition occurs. Two timers are used to generate an activation signal for a charge pump. The charge pump is responsible for turning on a pair of transistors which bring the power bus voltage down to a zero level. A slew rate detector enables the comparator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: LSI Logic Corporation
    Inventor: Barry Caldwell
  • Patent number: 6567101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for manipulating a display of data by utilizing motion input. In an exemplary embodiment, a digital information appliance suitable for utilization of motion input and for display of data includes a detector for detecting rotation of the digital information appliance about an axis and a display device for displaying data. Wherein, a display of data is manipulated in response to the detected rotation. In an additional exemplary embodiment, a digital information appliance suitable for utilization of motion input and for display of data includes a detector for detecting translation of a digital information appliance along an axis and a display device for displaying data. Wherein, a display of data is at least one of enlarged and reduced in response to the detected translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Gateway, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith C. Thomas
  • Patent number: 6562615
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved chlortetracycline-containing animal feed compositions and processes and apparatuses for their preparation. In certain embodiments, raw fermentation broth comprising chlortetracycline is divided into two portions. The first portion is mixed with a compound that complexes chlortetracycline. The second portion is acidified and the solids are removed. The acidified liquid is treated with a complexing agent to produced a chlortetracycline complex. The first and second portions thus treated are then mixed and the mixture is passed on to a filter press or other means for separation of the solids to produce a wet cake comprising complexed chlortetracycline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Pennfield Oil Company
    Inventor: Willis L. Winstrom
  • Patent number: 6563198
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to the present invention is directed to an adhesive pad with electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) characteristics. An adhesive pad suitable for bonding electrical components may include a thermal bonding adhesive material and a lattice interlayer. The adhesive material is suitable for being disposed between the first electrical component and the second component, the thermal bonding adhesive bonding the first electrical component to the second component. The lattice interlayer is included within said thermal bonding adhesive material, the lattice interlayer having electromagnetic capability (EMC) shielding characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: LSI Logic Corporation
    Inventor: Barry Caldwell
  • Patent number: 6559827
    Abstract: A display assembly is provided with individually actuateable shutter row elements. Selected ones of the shutter row elements are actuated in a predetermined sequence, blocking and allowing pulsed of light transmitted via a light guide assembly. The shutter row elements sequentially illuminate selected groups of display elements so that the display elements provide a true color instead of separate red, green and blue components of that color. In this manner, the display assembly of the present invention is capable of providing a higher fidelity image than is possible using existing display technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Gateway, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark M. Mangerson
  • Patent number: 6558135
    Abstract: A two stage reciprocating piston oil free air compressor having an improved service interval. In a first stage, a first wobble piston is reciprocated in a first cylinder to compress ambient air to an intermediate pressure. In a second stage a second wobble piston is reciprocated in a second cylinder to compress the intermediate pressure air to a desired high pressure. Each wobble piston is provided with a seal which seals to the adjacent cylinder walls as the piston reciprocates and rocks. The stroke of the higher pressure second stage piston is less than the stroke of the lower pressure first stage piston to increase the operating life of the second seal, preferably to substantially the same operating life as the first seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: DeVilbiss Air Power Company
    Inventor: Mark W. Wood
  • Patent number: 6553166
    Abstract: A concentric optical cable and connector capable of full duplex transmission of optically encoded information is disclosed. The concentric optical cable comprises at least a core optical conductor suitable for conducting a light beam encoded with a first set of optically encoded information concentrically disposed about a concentric optical conductor suitable for conducting a light beam encoded with a second set of optically encoded information. The connector includes a first connector portion suitable for connection of the core optical conductor of the optical cable. The first connector portion is substantially concentrically disposed about a second connector portion suitable for connection of the concentric optical conductor of the optical cable thereby providing full duplex transmission of information. In this manner, the optical cable and connectors are capable of full duplex transmission of the first and second sets of optically encoded information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: LSI Logic Corporation
    Inventor: Barry Caldwell
  • Patent number: 6552907
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a heat dissipation structure for an integrated circuit package, comprising a thermally conductive solid layers, one of which has receptacles for holding a thermally conductive flowable material, the heat dissipation structure being placed between the electronic component and the printed circuit board. The present invention is used advantageously with a primary heat sink placed on the top side of the integrated circuit package away from the printed circuit board. The heat dissipation structure preferably hemispherical balls on the package side of a high heat conductive plate to improve heat transfer from the die to the integrated circuit, especially, BGA, substrate to PCB power planes for heat dissipation and leads to improved secondary heat transfer from IC die in BGA packages to the heat spreader power planes in the system PCB. The heat dissipation device allows retro-fit of the heat transfer/transfer mechanism or primary attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: LSI Logic Corporation
    Inventor: Barry Caldwell
  • Patent number: 6552909
    Abstract: A computer system having a housing including an option bay into which a modular option device may be removably inserted is disclosed. The option bay includes a secondary access port providing access to the modular option device for uncluttered connection of lines and easy access to control functions. The secondary access port may be covered by a sliding door that opens automatically upon insertion of selected modular option devices into the option bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Gateway, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Liebenow
  • Patent number: 6549129
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system and method for protecting a digital information appliance from an environmental influence. The digital information appliance is capable of detecting an environmental influence, such as motion, and determining if the detected environmental influence is potentially harmful. If the detected environmental influence is potentially harmful, the digital information appliance is capable of protecting the digital information appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: Gateway, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Anthony M. Grasso
  • Patent number: 6549062
    Abstract: A deice maximizes the allowable granularity of adjustment of a bus driver line characteristics by compensating for temperature variations by selecting components that have an opposite and approximately equal thermal coefficient. In the first aspect, component parts may be made smaller because their tolerances need not be made so precise. In the second aspect, duplicating the circuitry with matching characteristics allows one circuit to be operational while the other circuit is tested or dormant. Switching between the two circuits is performed seamlessly with no interruption of device operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2003
    Assignee: LSI Logic Corporation
    Inventors: Clyde Washburn, Robert Bowman
  • Patent number: 6542004
    Abstract: A pre-buffer circuit configured to generate one or more output control signals in response to a bandgap reference based control circuit. The one or more output control signals control output ON resistance and slew rate so as to limit variations in ringing and skew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventor: Anthony Dunne
  • Patent number: 6541718
    Abstract: A full power switch assembly for a portable generator that is capable of instantly communicating the presence and operation of a full power switch to the user is disclosed. The full power switch assembly includes a first outlet for supplying electrical power having a first voltage (e.g., 120 VAC), a second outlet for supplying electrical power having a second voltage (e.g., 240 VAC), and a switch including a selector. The selector is movable from a first position to a second position for causing the first outlet to be capable of supplying electrical power up to a maximum power level. Movement of the selector between the first position and the second position further causes indicia to be displayed for indicating whether the first outlet is capable of supplying electrical power up to the maximum power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: DeVilbiss Air Power Company
    Inventors: Robert F. Burkholder, P. Brent Boyd, Dalton McFarland
  • Patent number: D472440
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: DeVilbiss Air Power Company
    Inventor: Fred M. Morgan