Details Of Circuit Or Interface For Connecting User To The Network Patents (Class 370/463)
  • Patent number: 10346156
    Abstract: An apparatus for compute module management is described herein. The apparatus includes a host system and a logic solution. The host system includes a central processing unit and a plurality of sensors that collect system management data from multiple interfaces. The logic solution consolidates the system management data to a single format for a single interface and transmits the system management data to a central authority. The central authority includes system management firmware for managing each compute module using the consolidated system management data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Neil Bradley, Terrence Trausch
  • Patent number: 10342025
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dynamic delay scheduling method and base station for voice data. The dynamic delay scheduling method includes the following steps: judging whether semi-persistent scheduling manner is started, and whether the UE supports semi-persistent scheduling manner; if semi-persistent scheduling manner is started, and the UE supports semi-persistent scheduling manner, implementing scheduling in semi-persistent scheduling manner; else if semi-persistent scheduling manner is not started, or the UE does not support semi-persistent scheduling manner, judging whether dynamic delay scheduling manner is started, if yes, implementing scheduling by binding two consecutive voice data packets in dynamic delay scheduling manner; else if not, implementing scheduling in dynamic scheduling manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guiying Wang, Simeng Cao
  • Patent number: 10339999
    Abstract: Described are memory modules that support different error detection and correction (EDC) schemes in both single- and multiple-module memory systems. The memory modules are width configurable and support the different EDC schemes for relatively wide and narrow module data widths. Data buffers on the modules support the half-width and full-width modes, and also support time-division-multiplexing to access additional memory components on each module in support of enhanced EDC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Ware, John Eric Linstadt, Kenneth L. Wright
  • Patent number: 10255024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method for displaying and transmitting a sequence of images to listeners. The method comprises the following steps: transferring a sequence of images displayed to a transmitting device; transmitting by the transmitting device the images displayed in real time over a multicast wireless communication network, preferably WI-FI; receiving and displaying the images transmitted by a receiving device of the listener; optionally processing and/or annotating the images received by the listener on his device. The invention also relates to a system for the implementation of this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Roryco N.V.
    Inventors: Hans Romaen, Peter Ryckaert
  • Patent number: 10237153
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a packet retransmission method and apparatus, where the method includes: sending, by a transmit end, a first packet to a receive end by using a first path, where the first path is a path on a Transmission Control Protocol TCP data connection; receiving a response message by using a second path, where the response message is used to indicate that the receive end does not receive the first packet, and the response message includes an indication field, where the indication field is used to indicate that a packet is transmitted on the second path; and resending the first packet to the receive end by using the second path, where the resent first packet includes the indication field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chengyong Yang
  • Patent number: 10216665
    Abstract: A control method includes detecting an operational command to a first memory unit, interrupting an operational status of a second memory unit, asserting the operational command corresponding to the first memory unit, and recovering the operational status of the second memory unit. The first memory unit and the second memory unit correspond to the same channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yen-Chung Chen, Li-Chun Huang, Wang-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10205683
    Abstract: Communication apparatus includes a memory, which is configured to hold data packets, having respective packet sizes, for transmission over a data link, and a transmitter, which is configured to transmit the data packets over the data link at a bit rate determined by a wire speed of the data link. A shaper is coupled to throttle transmission of the data packets by the transmitter responsively to the respective packet sizes, whereby some of the data packets are transmitted over the data link at a transmission rate that is less than the bit rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES TLV LTD.
    Inventors: George Elias, Barak Gafni, Ran Ravid, Ido Bukspan, Zachy Haramaty
  • Patent number: 10205550
    Abstract: An optically switched network system includes an optical switch with N inputs and N outputs that connects N end-nodes and is structured to transmit N wavelengths from each of the N inputs to each of the N outputs. The system includes a virtual data plane and a virtual control plane, which both communicate through the optical switch. The virtual data plane provides any-to-all parallel connectivity for data transmissions among the N end-nodes. The N end-nodes are partitioned into two or more subsets, wherein end-nodes in a given source subset transmit data to a given destination subset using wavelengths, which are not used by end-nodes outside of the given source subset to transmit data to the same given destination subset. The virtual control plane includes two or more rings associated with the two or more subsets of end-nodes. Each ring passes through a subset of end-nodes, and is used to communicate arbitration information among arbitration logic located at each end-node in the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Shimon Muller, Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, Leick D. Robinson, Xuezhe Zheng
  • Patent number: 10181975
    Abstract: An override subsystem on the host side of a serial data link between the host and a peripheral detects and diagnoses link errors by comparing the states of the port's link-layer component and physical layer. An override controller accesses a data-store containing stored policies for responding to particular errors. After selecting the appropriate policy, the override controller takes control of the physical layer, the link-layer component, or both, reconfigures them according to the policy to correct the errors, and returns control of the physical layer to the host controller and link-layer component. As well as error recovery, the override subsystem may be used by applications or drivers to asynchronously manage power consumed by the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Satheesh Chellappan
  • Patent number: 10176142
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be an embedded-system device. The embedded-system device obtains, through a first serial port, first input from a source and directed to a serial port. The embedded-system device attempts to detect in the first input a request for accessing the embedded-system device. The embedded-system device processes second input from the source received through the first serial port when the request is detected in the first input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRTENDS, INC.
    Inventors: Venkatesan Balakrishnan, Varadachari Sudan Ayanam, Senguttuvan Marimuthu, Maheswari Alagarsamy
  • Patent number: 10164905
    Abstract: A Network Interface Controller (NIC) includes a network interface, a peer interface and steering logic. The network interface is configured to receive incoming packets from a communication network. The peer interface is configured to communicate with a peer NIC not via the communication network. The steering logic is configured to classify the packets received over the network interface into first incoming packets that are destined to a local Central Processing Unit (CPU) served by the NIC, and second incoming packets that are destined to a remote CPU served by the peer NIC, to forward the first incoming packets to the local CPU, and to forward the second incoming packets to the peer NIC over the peer interface not via the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ofer Hayut, Noam Bloch, Shlomo Raikin, Liran Liss
  • Patent number: 10163182
    Abstract: A command input method includes: converting an original pixel data into command embedded pixel data based on a command to control a device, the command being embedded in the command embedded pixel data; transmitting the command embedded pixel data from a host to the device; extracting the command from the command embedded pixel data; and controlling the device according to the extracted command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Innovation Counsel LLP
    Inventors: Gyeong-ub Moon, Ga-na Kim, Sangho Park, Jae-won Jeong, Ji-woong Jeong, Kyung-uk Choi
  • Patent number: 10141653
    Abstract: A method and system comprises in a data center including a first server rack housing a first spatial crossbar, a second server rack housing a second spatial crossbar, performing by the first spatial crossbar: transmitting data to the second spatial crossbar via a first millimeter wave beam between the first spatial crossbar and the second spatial crossbar. The first millimeter wave beam may emanate from the first spatial crossbar at a first angle and be redirected toward the second spatial crossbar by a reflective surface in the data center. The first server rack may house a first server; and the data may be received from the first server via a wired or fiber link. The first server rack may house a top-of-rack switch, and the data may be received from the top-of-rack switch via a wired or fiber link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Ling
  • Patent number: 10139107
    Abstract: A combustion controlling system according to the present invention provides a signal path for transmitting an ignition preparation signal SA output from a master device to a transmission line through cascade-connected slave devices. Then, each of the slave devices determines whether each of the slave devices outputs the ignition preparation signal to a subsequent device, or not, based on whether there is a flame of the corresponding burner, or not, at the time of igniting the burners, and the master device opens a safety shutoff valve on the condition that an ignition preparation signal SAo has been input from the transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Azbil Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoya Nakata, Yuichi Kumazawa, Katsumi Morikawa
  • Patent number: 10127175
    Abstract: An aircraft avionics system comprising rack mounted line replaceable units that exchange messages between them via a bus. The avionics system comprises a monitoring device arranged in the rack comprising a connector electrically linked to the bus and into which a rack mounted line replaceable unit is plugged, to be electrically linked to the bus. The monitoring device also monitors the messages exchanged, via the bus, between the line replaceable unit plugged into its connector and other units of the avionics system. The monitoring device comprises an acquisition unit to acquire signals transmitted or received by the line replaceable unit plugged into the connector during the exchange of messages with at least one other unit of the avionics system, for converting the signals into storable digital data and for assigning clock data to the data, and a storage unit for storing the storable digital data and the clock data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Dominique Pronto, Lionel Deramond
  • Patent number: 10079917
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for synthesized address prefix detection is provided. One example method includes generating a request for a first protocol address record of a name that has been assigned an address in accordance with a second protocol, causing the request to be sent to a domain name system server, and analyzing a response to the request for the first protocol address record to determine whether the domain name system server generated a synthesized address for the name in accordance with the first protocol. Similar and related example methods and example apparatuses are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Teemu Ilmari Savolainen, Jouni Korhonen
  • Patent number: 10075397
    Abstract: The present invention provides a facility management platform to monitor and view the status of a plurality of individually addressable downstream devices including, but not limited to, addressable terminals, IRG's, settops, cable modems, taps, nodes, and/or hubs at a network control center. The FMP may display problems at these downstream devices, for example, power loss, and/or may automatically notify the appropriate companies and/or personnel to correct the problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S. Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip A. Treventi, Hopeton S. Walker
  • Patent number: 10069604
    Abstract: A data transmission method and apparatus, where the method comprises checking full-bandwidth transmission paths of a bus, and When a fault occurs in the full-bandwidth transmission paths and a quantity of faulty full-bandwidth transmission paths is less than or equal to M, selecting N full-bandwidth transmission paths from full-bandwidth transmission paths that are not faulty to transmit a data unit, and when a fault occurs in the full-bandwidth transmission paths and a quantity of faulty full-bandwidth transmission paths is greater than M, reconfiguring a size of a data unit according to a quantity of full-bandwidth transmission paths that are not faulty and a target burst quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xing Hu, Yu Hu, Shuchang Shan, Xiaowei Li
  • Patent number: 10002106
    Abstract: A handshaking method adopted by a hybrid HDD has a bridge unit and multiple storages is disclosed. The bridge unit pre-sends X_RDYp signal of a first packet of a command to one of the storages when a bus is in an idle state, and receives R_RDYp signal from the storage. After receiving X_RDYp signal from a host, the bridge unit immediately sends the R_RDYp signal to the host. The bridge unit then receives other signals from the host continually and sends them to the storage. After the first packet is completely transmitted, the bridge unit pre-sends X_RDYp signal of next packet, without waiting for the host or the storage to initiate transmitting the next packet, so as to reduce the handshaking time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ALLONE SOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shu-Min Liu, Ssu-Wen Hung
  • Patent number: 10003368
    Abstract: In some aspects, a cellular telephone includes (1) a user interface portion having a communications circuit; and (2) a cellular portion having a first communications circuit adapted to communicate with the communications circuit of the user interface portion and a second communications circuit adapted to communicate with a cellular network. The cellular portion is removably coupled to the user interface portion so as to allow a user of the cellular telephone to communicate over a cellular network by using the user interface portion while the cellular portion is separated from the user interface portion. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Brian M. Dugan
  • Patent number: 9979928
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an internet interface circuit, which includes an ethernet interface, a first isolating transformer, a second isolating transformer, a network signal processing chip and a first interference defending circuit; the ethernet interface is used for receiving and sending a network signal; the first isolating transformer is used for separating a receiving data end of the ethernet interface from the network signal receiving chip; the second isolating transformer is used for separating a sending data end of the ethernet interface from the network signal receiving chip; the first interference defending circuit is used for defending common-mode interference and differential-mode interference of the receiving data end of the ethernet interface; the network signal processing chip is used for processing the network signal. The present disclosure also provides a television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN TCL DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventor: Shunliang He
  • Patent number: 9967738
    Abstract: A solution for simplifying data transmission between a mobile device (MD) and a destination address (DA). In some embodiments, the solution includes a connector, associated with a gateway, that has access to a first mapping between a subscriber identity (SI) associated with the MD and a DA to which the data from the MD should be sent. The gateway is configured to send a second mapping between a temporary IP address of the MD and the SI associated with the MD to the connector. When the gateway receives data from the temporary IP address of the MD, the gateway requests information of the address to which the GGSN should route that data. Since, the connector can identify from which IP address the data is received, the connector can then retrieve the address by using the first mapping and the second mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Robert Skog
  • Patent number: 9967340
    Abstract: A network-displaced direct storage architecture transports storage commands over a network interface. In one implementation, the architecture maps, at hosts, block storage commands to remote direct memory access operations (e.g., over converged Ethernet). The mapped operations are communicated across the network to a network storage appliance. At the network storage appliance, network termination receives the mapped commands, extracts the operation and data, and passes the operation and data to a storage device that implements the operation on a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ariel Hendel, Karagada Ramarao Kishore
  • Patent number: 9954776
    Abstract: A system comprises: a first network node (3); a second network node (4); at least one communication path (702, 703) connecting the first network node to the second network node; a first cache (706) forming part of the first network node; and a second cache (705) forming part of the second network node, wherein: the first cache is configured to cache data received from a host; the first network node is configured to transmit the data from the first cache to the second network node over the at least one communication path; the second network node is configured to receive the data transmitted by the first network node and to store the received data in the second cache prior to providing the data from the second cache to a connected device; the second network node is configured to use operating parameters of the second cache to calculate a hunger parameter representative of the capability of the second cache to receive more data; the second network node is configured to communicate the hunger parameter to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Bridgeworks Limited
    Inventors: Paul Burgess, David Trossell
  • Patent number: 9934183
    Abstract: A server (100) having a plurality of modules (1-8), each module including a communication element (16, 26), a plurality of processors (CPU) (10, 11, 20, 21), a system on a chip (SOC) (12, 22) executing firmware, and a network of programmable ports (FPGA) (13, 23). The modules interconnected by an interconnection (27) between each communication element, an interconnection (28) between each system on a chip (SOC). The executed firmware produces two software components: a satellite management controller (SMC) component of the system (15, 25) and a baseboard management controller (BMC) component (14, 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Claude Brassac, Georges Lecourtier
  • Patent number: 9935901
    Abstract: A multi-chassis server system has several chassis, each including a chassis management controller (CMC) and a blade server with a blade management controller (BMC) and a virtual switch (VS). The first CMC establishes management sessions with the second CMC and the first BMC. The second CMC establishes a management session with the second BMC. A switch path on a virtual switch is provided via a management session to the first CMC and another switch path on another virtual switch is provided via a management session to the second chassis management controller and by another management session to the first CMC. The switch paths are aggregated into a chassis management controller virtual switch on the first chassis management controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventor: Narayanan Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 9936233
    Abstract: A broadcast transmission apparatus is disclosed. The broadcast transmission apparatus includes a delivery object generator configured to generate at least one Delivery Object which is included in a content component of a service and recovered individually, a signaling information generator configured to generate signaling information providing discovery and acquisition of the service and the content component, and a transmitter configured to transmit the at least one Delivery Object and the signaling information through a unidirectional channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sejin Oh, Woosuk Kwon, Jangwon Lee
  • Patent number: 9912429
    Abstract: A transmission device includes: a signal receiving part configured to receive a time division multiplexing signal in which a plurality of packets are stored; a separating part configured to separate the plurality of packets from the time division multiplexing signal; an assigning part configured to assign an identifier corresponding to a stored position in the time division multiplexing signal to each of the plurality of packets; and a packet transmitting part configured to transmit at least two packets having different identifiers out of the plurality of packets through a common transmission path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masayuki Ono, Yasuyuki Mitsumori, Kanta Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9913118
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for presenting multimedia content to a caller and/or a called party in association with a telephone call. Content may be presented pre-ring (before the called party's telephone rings), in-call, and/or post-call. Content presented to a party may be related to or selected by another party participating in the call, or may be related to or selected by a third party (e.g., an advertiser that paid for the ability to have its content presented). Presented content may be actuable, and allow a caller to change the destination of a call, take advantage of an offer presented to him, redeem a coupon, schedule or queue a subsequent call, etc. To find a desired destination party, a caller may initiate a manual or automatic search of his local contacts (on his telephone) and/or a central or global directory or contact list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Wendell D. Brown
  • Patent number: 9910800
    Abstract: Emulating a remote direct memory access (‘RDMA’) link between controllers in a storage array, including: inserting, into a buffer utilized by a direct memory access (‘DMA’) engine of a first storage array controller, a data transfer descriptor describing data stored in memory of the first storage array controller and a location to write the data to memory of the second storage array controller; retrieving, in dependence upon the data transfer descriptor, the data stored in memory of the first storage array controller; and writing the data into the memory of the second storage array controller in dependence upon the data transfer descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Dreier, Yan Liu, Sandeep Mann
  • Patent number: 9892071
    Abstract: Emulating a remote direct memory access (‘RDMA’) link between controllers in a storage array, including: inserting, into a buffer utilized by a direct memory access (‘DMA’) engine of a first storage array controller, a data transfer descriptor describing data stored in memory of the first storage array controller and a location to write the data to memory of the second storage array controller; retrieving, in dependence upon the data transfer descriptor, the data stored in memory of the first storage array controller; and writing the data into the memory of the second storage array controller in dependence upon the data transfer descriptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Dreier, Yan Liu, Sandeep Mann
  • Patent number: 9870220
    Abstract: An electronic device includes routing logic operatively coupled to a communication port that is externally accessible so that there is no need to disassemble the electronic device to gain access. The port may be a USB (universal serial bus) port and provides access to an internal bus. The routing logic is also operatively coupled to a memory subsystem such that it may route data from an external device, connected at the port, to the memory subsystem to modify or replace a boot code, including a BIOS code. A memory interface device includes an interface module, a memory interface module for communicating with a memory subsystem including a boot PROM (programmable read only memory), and a routing logic coupled to the interface module and the memory interface module. The routing logic routes data from the external device to the boot PROM, so that a boot code, including a BIOS (basic input/output system), may be modified or replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Mikhael Lerman
  • Patent number: 9857975
    Abstract: A method for managing data on a microcontroller. The method includes a computer processor receiving data to write to the memory of a microcontroller of a field-replaceable unit (FRU). The method further includes a computer processor determining that the received data is a type of data that is stored in a first logical partition, wherein the first logical partition is a logical partition of non-volatile memory of the microcontroller. The method further includes a computer processor determining whether the first logical partition includes sufficient space to store the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas C. Long
  • Patent number: 9847885
    Abstract: The invention relates a method and apparatus for distributing power in DC-grid systems, wherein power negotiations are done in a daisy chained system. Multiple mechanisms are presented mitigating the issue of stepwise exploring the power requests along a chain and still keeping the negotiation quick and without many cycles required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Lennart Yseboodt, Bozena Erdmann, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer
  • Patent number: 9832596
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes performing, by a wireless dockee (WD), a plurality of operations to wirelessly dock with a wireless docking center (WDC) such that the WD may access one or more peripheral functions (PFs) associated with the WDC. In this example, the WD includes a docking service, an application service platform (ASP), and one or more peripheral services that each correspond to at least one PF of the one or more PFs associated with the WDC. In this example, the method also includes interfacing, by the docking service and with the ASP, to perform a first subset of the plurality of operations, and interfacing, by the docking service and with the one or more peripheral services, to perform a second subset of the plurality of operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaolong Huang, Rolf De Vegt, Andrew Mackinnon Davidson, Vijayalakshmi Rajasundaram Raveendran
  • Patent number: 9811496
    Abstract: A method for detecting an interface connection between devices is disclosed, including setting a recommended working parameter of a first interface as a first working parameter; obtaining, by using an auto negotiation operation, a second working parameter of a second interface; determining whether the second working parameter is equal to the first working parameter, and if the second working parameter is not equal to the first working parameter, sending an alarm to indicate that a connection is unmatched; if the second working parameter is equal to the first working parameter, setting the recommended working parameter of the first interface as a third working parameter, sending, by using the auto negotiation operation, the third working parameter to the second interface, and receiving the third working parameter sent by a second device through the second interface, so that the first interface communicates with the second interface by using the third working parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yansong Li, Zhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 9794120
    Abstract: A controller in a server system can determine whether to share a network connection of the server system. In response to determining to share the network connection, the controller can disable a dedicated network connection between the controller and a network interface controller (NIC) in the server system, enable a first shared network connection between the controller and a computing module in the server system, and enable a second shared network connection between the computing module and the NIC. In response to determining not to share the network connection, the controller can enable the dedicated network connection between the controller and the NIC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER, INC.
    Inventors: Le-Sheng Chou, Sz-Chin Shih
  • Patent number: 9772826
    Abstract: Build-time resolution and type-enforcing of corresponding references in different code that references the same value. In response to detecting a directive within the code itself that a first reference in first code is to be correlated with a second reference in second code, and in response to detection that the types of the references are the same, a code generation tool generates correlation code that is interpretable to a compiler as allowing a value of a type of the first reference of a compiled-form of the first code to be passed as the same value of the same type of the second reference of a compiled-form of the second code. The first code, the second code, and the generated correlation code may then be compiled. If compilation is successful, this means that the first and second references are already properly resolved as referring to the same value and type-enforced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Wen-Ke Chen, Jinsong Yu, Alexander P. Riemann
  • Patent number: 9772912
    Abstract: Systems and methods utilize a configurable and fault-tolerant baseboard management controller (BMC) arrangement in a multi-node system. In one example, the method may include designating a first BMC of the plurality of BMCs in a role of master BMC, determining that the first BMC can no longer serve the role of master BMC, and designating the BMC other than the first BMC to serve the role of the master BMC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David Richardson, Barry Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9767046
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods for a reconfigurable integrated system integrated onto a single circuit board are described herein. An embodiment includes a CPU host and microprocessor which attach and manage internal and external peripheral devices. Data received from sensors may include video data. Any data input may be routed by the system so as to be output at any display connected to the system. The enclosure of the integrated system may be a conformal heat sink design that enables a passively cooled system. The data may be in analog or digital format for output by the reconfigurable integrated system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Synexxus, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Emil Glaros, John T. Reep, James M. Wimbrow
  • Patent number: 9760144
    Abstract: Circuits and methods for providing power from power sourcing equipment to a powered device using an ethernet cable are disclosed herein. An embodiment of the method includes detecting a resistance value in the powered device, wherein the resistance value determines whether the powered device can receive power. A first class event is performed to determine the class of the powered device. A second class event is then performed to determine the class of the powered device. Power is transmitted on all four pairs of the ethernet cable simultaneously when the first and second class events indicate that the class of the powered device conforms to a class that can receive power from the power sourcing equipment on all four pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Jean Picard
  • Patent number: 9749058
    Abstract: Techniques for transmitting a data signal through an optical communications system. An encoder is configured to encode the data signal to generate symbols to be modulated onto an optical carrier. Each symbol encodes multiple bits of data and includes a first portion selected from a first constellation and a second portion selected from a second constellation. The first and second constellations have respective different average amplitudes. Each of the first and second constellations have a cardinality of at least two and the cardinality of the first constellation is greater than the cardinality of the second constellation. A modulator is configured to modulate a first frame of the optical signal using the first portion and modulate a second frame of the optical signal using the second portion. A selection of one frame of the optical signal to be used as the first frame encodes at least 1 bit of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: CIENA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Andrew Reimer, Shahab Oveis Gharan, Andrew D. Shiner, Maurice O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9723384
    Abstract: A UART device includes a glue logic configured to receive data from either a computer processing unit (CPU) interface of the UART device or from a receiver interface of the UART device; determine whether the data was received from the CPU interface or the receiver interface; and add a most significant bit (MSB) to the data. A value of the MSB is based on whether the data was received from the CPU interface or the receiver interface. The UART device may write the data with the added MSB to a data buffering and storage component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Abdulfattah Mohammad Obeid, Mohammed Sulaiman BenSaleh, Abdullah Alawi AlJuffri, Syed Manzoor Qasim
  • Patent number: 9697114
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system are provided as a solution for computer operation. An embodiment of the apparatus includes a device that interconnects the core of the computer through the memory interface. The apparatus provides a communication path from the computer core to the world wide network. Computing communication and storage functions of the conventional computer are incorporated in the apparatus. The purpose of the apparatus is to enable the computer data and program to flow into and out of the computer core without being stored on a peripheral device such a disk or other media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Mikhael Lerman
  • Patent number: 9697065
    Abstract: A method for managing a reset process in a processing system is provided. The method includes enabling a watch dog unit based on a power-on reset (POR) event. A stuck in reset condition indication is received at the watch dog unit and used to determine whether the received reset condition indication corresponds to an unintentional reset condition. If the received reset condition indication is an indication of an unintentional reset condition, a watch dog POR trigger signal is generated and a reset state machine is repeated for system recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kumar Abhishek, Steven K. Watkins, Garima Sharda, James M. Giandelone, Stefano Pietri, Thomas H. Luedeke
  • Patent number: 9692731
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of obfuscating communication traffic patterns may include detecting, at a first communications device, data communication sessions with a second communications device via the computer server using a network protocol. At the first device, a first traffic pattern is accessed based on the data communication sessions over a first predefined time period. At the first communications device, a second traffic pattern is accessed based on the data communication sessions over a second predefined time period that occurs after the first predefined time period. At the first communications device, based on a randomization process, a dummy data communication pattern is generated for transmission to the second communication devices, whereby the dummy data communication pattern is appended to the second traffic pattern for obfuscating a traffic pattern change between the first and the second traffic pattern at the computer server used to establish the communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arup Acharya, Ashish Kundu
  • Patent number: 9674288
    Abstract: A controller (node) divides all nodes connected to a network into several network groups, and gives the division network groups network identification numbers for identifying them. A token frame contains a network identification number. This network identification number enables data to be shared among all the nodes connected to the network while a token for each network group is circulated only in the network group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: FANUC Corporation
    Inventors: Arito Hashimoto, Shogo Inoue
  • Patent number: 9628386
    Abstract: A method for dispatching a plurality of messages incoming into a dispatching server, each incoming message being issued by a source application and targeted to at least a destination application, the source application, the destination application and the dispatching server residing within a server-client network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Luca Antonio Bortoloso, Guido Giuffrida, Isabella Roncagliolo
  • Patent number: 9626153
    Abstract: A control device includes a first processor, a relay device, a second processor, and a third processor. The first processor is configured to perform data communications with an electronic device. The relay device is configured to relay the data communications. The relay device includes a buffer for storing data to be transmitted or received in the data communications. The second processor is configured to check a state of the buffer to detect a buffer full state in which the buffer is full. The third processor is configured to check a state of the first processor to detect a halt state in which the first processor has halted. The third processor is configured to reset the relay device upon detecting the halt state and upon the second processor detecting the buffer full state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hideki Matsui, Kuniaki Fujii
  • Patent number: 9614776
    Abstract: A transceiver of a first network device including an autonegotiation circuit and a first serializer interface. The auto-negotiation circuit is to negotiate a first data rate for transmission of data between the first network device and a second network device. The first serializer interface to receive the negotiated first data rate from the auto-negotiation circuit, receive first data from the second network device at the negotiated first data rate, replicate portions of the first data received from the second network device in accordance with the negotiated first data rate, and transmit, at a second data rate different from the first data rate, the first data including the replicated portions from the first serializer interface to a second serializer interface of the first network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Sehat Sutardja, William Lo