Configuration Initialization Patents (Class 710/10)
  • Patent number: 10394570
    Abstract: A method of generating a boot image for fast booting an image forming apparatus. In the method, a boot image is generated to contain information regarding a system state after processes that are not used to execute an operating system and at least one application are terminated. Then, the image forming apparatus is fast booted using the boot image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kun-hoon Baik, Ji-sub Park, Joung-hoon Choo, Hyun-suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10394990
    Abstract: Devices and methods for initializing one or more registers of a programmable integrated circuit (IC) to store an initial condition value are provided. A first bitstream that programs the region of the IC to supply the initial condition value to the one or more registers is first programmed on the IC. Then, once the registers are initialized with the initial condition value, a second bitstream is subsequently programmed to the region of the IC to supply values associated with a function of the design to the one or more registers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Kalen Brunham, Kevin Nealis, Yi Peng, Scott Weber
  • Patent number: 10366029
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a connector, a first communication circuit connected with the connector, a second communication circuit connected with the connector, and a processor. The processor is configured to verify identification information corresponding to an external electronic device connected with the electronic device through the connector, to receive or transmit, if the external electronic device is an electronic device of a first type, data from or to the external electronic device through the first communication circuit and the second communication circuit based on the identification information, and to receive or transmit, if the external electronic device is the electronic device of a second type, data from or to the external electronic device through the first communication circuit based on the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo Kwang Lee, Hyuk Kang, Kyoung Hoon Kim, Min Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 10360168
    Abstract: A computing system comprises one or more cores. Each core comprises a processor. In some implementations, each processor is coupled to a communication network among the cores. In some implementations, a switch in each core includes switching circuitry to forward data received over data paths from other cores to the processor and to switches of other cores, and to forward data received from the processor to switches of other cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Patrick Robert Griffin, Carl G. Ramey
  • Patent number: 10346345
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is generally directed to peripheral access. In one example of the technology, stored configuration information is read. The stored configuration information is associated with mapping a plurality of independent execution environments to a plurality of peripherals such that the peripherals of the plurality of peripherals have corresponding independent execution environments of the plurality of independent execution environments. A configurable interrupt routing table is programmed based on the configuration information. An interrupt is received from a peripheral. The interrupt is routed to the corresponding independent execution environment based on the configurable interrupt routing table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: George Thomas Letey, Douglas L. Stiles, Edmund B. Nightingale
  • Patent number: 10345850
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided comprising a memory and a processor configured to: execute a device driver for operating a device; detect a data throughput associated with the device driver; identify a configuration setting based on the data throughput; and re-configure the apparatus based on the configuration setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyoungdon Jang, Dohyoung Kim, Joohwan Kim, Hyunjin Park
  • Patent number: 10331557
    Abstract: A firmware attempts to allocate memory address resources, such as memory addresses in a PCI I/O and a PCI memory address space, to bus devices in a multi-processor computing system. If an out-of-resource (OOR) condition occurs during allocation of the memory address resources, memory address resources can be re-allocated from stacks that were successfully allocated requested resources to stacks that were not successfully allocated requested resources. Memory address resources can also, or alternately, be re-allocated from sockets that were successfully allocated requested resources to sockets that were not successfully allocated requested resources. If stack-level or socket-level readjustment of the memory address resource allocation fails, a base memory address of a configuration memory address space can be lowered, and the allocation can be retried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: American Megatrends International, LLC
    Inventors: Manickavasakam Karpagavinayagam, Harikrishna Doppalapudi, Altaf Hussain, Purandhar Nallagatla
  • Patent number: 10331605
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method determines that a link operation associated with a first link, among the set of interface links in a computing system, has resulted in a first set of signal lanes, included in the first link, becoming unused. The method further includes determining a link configuration and selecting, based on the link configuration, a second link from among the interface links, and determining a second set of signal lanes, from among the unused signal lanes included in the first link, to include in the second link. The signal lanes to include in the second link are based on an attribute associated with the second link. The method further includes dynamically reconfiguring the signal lanes included in the second to set to be included in the lanes in the second link. Some computing systems include a lane routing device connected to signal lanes of links among the interface links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Victor A. Garibay, Daniel E. Hurlimann, Chetan Mehta, Fernando Pizzano, Thomas R. Sand
  • Patent number: 10320191
    Abstract: A communication system comprising a central bus module for providing AC supply voltage, a bus line system connected thereto, and a number of subscriber devices connected to the bus line system, wherein power supply of the electronic part of the subscriber devices is achieved by means of an AC/DC rectifier circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Kalhoff, Peter Scholz, Lars-Peter Wimmer
  • Patent number: 10310740
    Abstract: Aligning memory access operations to a geometry of a storage device, including: receiving, by a storage array controller, information describing the layout of memory in the storage device; determining, by the storage array controller, a write size in dependence upon the layout of memory in the storage device; and sending, by the storage array controller, a write request addressed to a location within the memory unit in dependence upon the layout of memory in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Pure Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: John Colgrove, Peter E. Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 10313139
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a master device has a first port and a second port and initially applies a DC voltage only to the first port. A plurality of slave devices, each have a third port and a fourth port, are serially connected to the master device in a ring, via conductors, starting at the first port and ending at the second port. The conductors simultaneously carry the DC voltage and differential data. Each slave device, after performing a detection routine, then sequentially applies the DC voltage to the adjacent downstream slave device in a first direction around the ring. If the master does not detect the presence of the DC voltage at its second port, the master device applies the DC voltage to both the first port and the second port to sequentially power up the slave devices in both directions around the ring of slave devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Linear Technology Corporation
    Inventors: David M. Dwelley, Andrew J. Gardner
  • Patent number: 10275259
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for booting an integrated circuit (IC). In an example implementation, boot read only memory (ROM) code is loaded for execution by a processor circuit of the IC. Via execution of the boot ROM code on the processor circuit, a first boot image is retrieved. A memory address is communicated from a host device to the processor circuit of the IC via an external data bus coupled to a bus interface circuit in the IC. The bus interface circuit is configured by execution of the first boot image to map a first block of addresses on the internal data bus to a second block of addresses on the host device starting at the memory address. When bus mastering is enabled, the processor retrieves a second boot image from the host device by issuing read requests to the first block of addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventor: Sunita Jain
  • Patent number: 10263790
    Abstract: A secure programming system can receive a job control package having a security kernel and a target payload of content for programming into a pre-defined set of trusted devices. A device programmer can install a security kernel on the trusted devices and reboot the trusted devices using the security kernel to validate the proper operation of the security kernel. The target payload can then be securely installed on the trusted devices and validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Data I/O Corporation
    Inventors: Rajeev Gulati, David R. Christie, Edwin R. Musch, Benjamin M. Deagen
  • Patent number: 10254679
    Abstract: A memory control device includes a memory control part that controls memory through an interface part in accordance with a predetermined communication regulation, an illegal access detection part that detects an illegal access to the memory according to an access state from the memory control part to the memory and a signal state of the interface part, and a signal control part that switches the signal state of the interface part from a write-allowed state, in which the interface part is able to be written, to a write-inhibited state, in which the interface part is protected from being rewritten, when the illegal access is detected by the illegal access detection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Data Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Yamamoto, Keisuke Iwahashi, Keisuke Watanabe, Takashi Kobayashi, Keitaro Ishida, Yasushi Yamawaki
  • Patent number: 10248431
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for enabling implementation of a secondary function of a universal serial bus (USB) device on a computer that the USB device is communicating with, wherein an operating system of the computer does not have a required driver which needs to be mapped to the USB device to enable implementation of the secondary function. The system involves a USB device which has the required driver for implementing the secondary function stored therein. The required driver can be supplied to the computer from the USB device using a control which selects the secondary function of the USB device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: VERTIV IT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Mataya, Christopher R. Hinshaw, Karl S. Mills
  • Patent number: 10235156
    Abstract: In some examples, version data in an extension point of a graphical user interface of a version of a software application may be identified. In some examples, based on the identified version data, a version of a user interface module available to integrate with the user interface of the version of the software application may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Johnson, Peter Choi, Jason Miller
  • Patent number: 10223315
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and software for data storage systems are provided herein. In one example, a data storage system is provided that includes storage drives each comprising a PCIe interface, and configured to store data and retrieve the data stored on associated storage media responsive to data transactions received over a switched PCIe fabric. The data storage system includes processors configured to each manage only an associated subset of the storage drives over the switched PCIe fabric. A first processor is configured to identify first data packets received over a network interface associated with the first processor within a network buffer of the first processor as comprising a storage operation associated with at least one of the plurality of storage drives managed by a second processor, and responsively transfer the first data packets into a network buffer of the second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Liqid Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Breakstone, Christopher R. Long, James Scott Cannata
  • Patent number: 10210126
    Abstract: A device includes a first interface to receive a signal from a first communication link, wherein the receive signal includes out-of-band (OOB) information. A detector coupled to the first interface detects the OOB information. An encoder coupled to the detector encodes the OOB information into one or more symbols (e.g., control characters). A second interface is coupled to the encoder and a second communication link (e.g., a serial transport path). The second interface transmits the symbols on the second communication link. The device also includes mechanisms for preventing false presence detection of terminating devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: RAMBUS INC.
    Inventor: Michael J. Sobelman
  • Patent number: 10210084
    Abstract: A hybrid storage system is described having a mixture of different types of storage devices comprising rotational drives, flash devices, SDRAM, and SRAM. The rotational drives are used as the main storage, providing lowest cost per unit of storage memory. Flash memory is used as a higher-level cache for rotational drives. Methods for managing multiple levels of cache for this storage system is provided having a very fast Level 1 cache which consists of volatile memory (SRAM or SDRAM), and a non-volatile Level 2 cache using an array of flash devices. It describes a method of distributing the data across the rotational drives to make caching more efficient. It also describes efficient techniques for flushing data from L1 cache and L2 cache to the rotational drives, taking advantage of concurrent flash devices operations, concurrent rotational drive operations, and maximizing sequential access types in the rotational drives rather than random accesses which are relatively slower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BiTMICRO LLC
    Inventors: Rolando H. Bruce, Elmer Paule Dela Cruz, Mark Ian Alcid Arcedera
  • Patent number: 10205841
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus having a plurality of storage units, capable of starting in any of a plurality of activation modes including a first activation mode and a second activation mode operable with a faster activation time than the first activation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keisuke Aizono
  • Patent number: 10198396
    Abstract: A commissioning method, a master control board, and a service board are provided. The method comprises: a master control board switching a transmission channel to a commissioning serial port and transmitting a commissioning enabling signal to a selected service board; and after the service board receives the commissioning enabling signal, the service board switching the transmission channel to a local commissioning serial port and performing commissioning processing with the master control board. The embodiments of the invention preserve the commissioning serial ports inside single boards (i.e., service boards) for commissioning single boards respectively as well as enable the serial ports of the master control board of a core switch system to perform serial communication conveniently with CPU of any single board of the core switch system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Zhang, Juan Li
  • Patent number: 10198272
    Abstract: A firmware-based technique for retrieving and displaying status information from a paired Bluetooth™ device during a boot sequence for a computing platform is discussed. The retrieved status information for the paired device may be displayed in a text or graphical format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Insyde Software Corp.
    Inventor: Timothy A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10191525
    Abstract: A method and a device are provided. In an example, the method includes detecting a presence of a module in a socket. Based on detecting the presence of the module, a power configuration parameter stored in a memory of the module is read, and power is applied to an integrated circuit of the module according to the power configuration parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Kevin B. Leigh, Peter Lieber
  • Patent number: 10180889
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and software for data storage systems are provided herein. In one example, a data storage system is provided that includes a first processor configured to establish a network connection with an external system, and receive first storage operations transferred by the external system over the network connection, the first storage operations related to storage and retrieval of data on at least one storage drive. The first processor is configured to transfer information describing the network connection for delivery to at least a second processor. The second processor is configured to identify when the first processor has failed, responsively establish the network connection with the external system based at least on the information describing the network connection, and receive second storage operations transferred by the external system over the network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Liqid Inc.
    Inventors: James Scott Cannata, Jason Breakstone, Christopher R. Long
  • Patent number: 10177934
    Abstract: When providing a user with native access to at least a portion of device hardware, the user can be prevented from modifying firmware and other configuration information by controlling the mechanisms used to update that information. In some embodiments, an asymmetric keying approach can be used to encrypt or sign the firmware. In other cases access can be controlled by enabling firmware updates only through a channel or port that is not exposed to the customer, or by mapping only those portions of the hardware that are to be accessible to the user. In other embodiments, the user can be prevented from modifying firmware by only provisioning the user on a machine after an initial mutability period wherein firmware can be modified, such that the user never has access to a device when firmware can be updated. Combinations and variations of the above also can be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael David Marr, Pradeep Vincent, James R. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10171471
    Abstract: Methods, computing systems and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that include assigning, to multiple users, respective sets of original roles for accessing data stored on a computer system, and performing, in response to requests from the users, multiple operations on the data. While performing the multiple operations on the data, a transaction log is generated that includes a plurality of entries, each of the entries storing attributes of a given operation. Based on the entries in the log file, a respective set of learned roles for respective users is identified, and the respective sets of the learned roles are assigned to the respective users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ofer Biller, Oded Sofer, Boris Rozenberg, David Rozenblat
  • Patent number: 10162549
    Abstract: In an apparatus including a plurality of integrated circuit chips, it makes it possible not to connect a ROM to all integrated circuit chips. Each chip incorporates a processor, and has terminal for connecting with a ROM and a RAM. The chip includes a communication unit communicating with another integrated circuit chip, and a reset controller which includes a register storing initial data setting for the processor in a reset state, and selects, based on a logical level of an external terminal, between whether to provide the data of the register to a reset terminal of the processor and whether to provide an external signal to the reset terminal of the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Kuga
  • Patent number: 10162648
    Abstract: The invention introduces a method for dynamically selecting a booting OS (Operating System), executed by a micro-controller of an apparatus, which contains at least the following steps. The micro-controller detects a selection signal output from a selection unit, and determines which one of two ROMs (Read-Only Memories) is to be activated accordingly. After a CS (Chip Select) signal of the determined ROM is asserted, a firmware stored in the determined ROM is loaded and executed, and an OS corresponding to the firmware, which is stored in a storage device, is loaded and executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corp.
    Inventor: Shu-Lin Chao
  • Patent number: 10152697
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus comprises: a processing unit that determines, if received type information of one or more other monitoring apparatuses does not match type information of the monitoring apparatus, one or more apparatuses that serve as monitoring targets of the monitoring apparatus from among a plurality of apparatuses that were being monitored by the one or more other monitoring apparatuses; a notification unit that notifies a management server of information on the one or more other monitoring apparatuses whose monitoring target was changed and of the type information of the monitoring apparatus; and a transmission unit that collects, after the notification unit made notification, operation information on the one or more apparatuses that were determined by the processing unit as monitoring targets of the monitoring apparatus, and transmits the collected operation information to the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akiko Hirahara
  • Patent number: 10146646
    Abstract: A technique for maintaining RAID (redundant array of independent disks) configuration metadata across multiple SPs (storage processors) includes receiving a change request by a controller within a first SP, writing, by the first SP, a RAID configuration change described by the change request to a persistent intent log, and informing a second SP that the intent log has been written. The second SP, upon being informed of the write to the intent log, reads the RAID configuration change from the intent log and writes the RAID configuration change to a persistent configuration database. In this manner, the first SP and the second SP both receive the RAID configuration change and thus are both equipped to service reads and writes directed to a affected RAID storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Robert P. Foley, Peter Puhov, Socheavy Heng
  • Patent number: 10140063
    Abstract: Embodiments of the inventive concept include solid state drive (SSD) multi-card adapters that can include multiple solid state drive cards, which can be incorporated into existing enterprise servers without major architectural changes, thereby enabling the server industry ecosystem to easily integrate evolving solid state drive technologies into servers. The SSD multi-card adapters can include an interface section between various solid state drive cards and drive connector types. The interface section can perform protocol translation, packet switching and routing, data encryption, data compression, management information aggregation, virtualization, and other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fred Worley, Harry Rogers, Gunneswara Marripudi, Zhan Ping, Vikas Sinha
  • Patent number: 10120823
    Abstract: A method and a computer readable medium comprising instructions for upgrading a firmware of a peripheral device connected to a host device via a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) bus from the operating system (OS) of the host device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method and computer readable medium instructions includes halting host device access to the peripheral device after detecting the peripheral device has completed a shutdown sequence, and resetting the peripheral device after a predetermined time period after completion of the shutdown sequence. The method and computer readable medium instructions further includes initializing the firmware stored in a persistent storage location of the peripheral device, and re-establishing a connection between the peripheral device and the host device. In one embodiment, the predetermined time period is greater than a time it takes for the host device to detect the peripheral device has completed the shutdown sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon W. Waidhofer, Ali Aiouaz, Christopher Delaney, Leland Thompson
  • Patent number: 10115480
    Abstract: In calibrating the phase skew between an SDRAM data strobe (“DQS”) signal and data (“DQ”) signal in a device, the data signal driver circuit impedance is adjusted to impair impedance matching on the DQ signal channel while system-level memory tests are performed. The phase skew is stepped through a range during the memory tests, and an error count is determined for each test. The memory tests may emulate mission-mode operation of the device. Following the memory tests, an optimal phase skew corresponding to a lowest error count is determined. The DQS signal may be delayed with respect to the DQ signals by a value corresponding to the optimal phase skew in subsequent mission-mode operation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lakshmi Neeharika Gamini, Sanku Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10116753
    Abstract: System and method can support data communication in a heterogeneous environment. The system can establish a connection between a first device and a second device, wherein the connection is based on a protocol, which associates a host mode or an accessory mode with one or more connected devices. Furthermore, a controller on the first device can determine a device type associated with the second device, and can configure the first device to be in either the host mode or the accessory mode, based on the determined device type associated with the second device, to handle data communication between the first device and the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bing Xue, Zhongqian You
  • Patent number: 10110031
    Abstract: A charging method and a charging apparatus for an electronic device are provided. The method for charging a battery of a first electronic device, includes determining whether a current supply device is connected to a second electronic device connected to the first electronic device, recognizing at least one external device connected to the second electronic device when the current supply device is connected to the second electronic device, setting a charging current based on the recognized at least one external device, and receiving the set charging current from the current supply device connected to the second electronic device and charging the battery of the first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woo-Kwang Lee
  • Patent number: 10102125
    Abstract: A peripheral component interconnect (PCI) device includes a first memory which includes a plurality of page buffers, a base address register which includes a plurality of base addresses, and a first address translation unit which translates each of the plurality of base addresses to a corresponding one of a plurality of virtual addresses. A map table includes a plurality of map table entries each accessed in correspondence to each of the plurality of virtual addresses, and maps each of the plurality of virtual addresses onto a physical address of physical addresses of the plurality of page buffers. The first address translation unit translates each of the plurality of virtual addresses to a corresponding one of the physical addresses using the map table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Seok Cha, Ki Jo Jung, Ki Chul Noh, Yeong Kyun Lee, Yong Tae Jeon, Han Chan Jo
  • Patent number: 10102177
    Abstract: To provide a serial communication system that can flexibly or easily change a system configuration. For example, when coupled to first and second serial buses, a motor module transmits a first signal to the second serial bus. Subsequently, the motor module transmits a first command containing a candidate address to the first serial bus; meanwhile, the motor module searches for an address where an acknowledgement is not received in response to the first command. The motor module transmits the search result address to the second serial bus. A control unit at the reception of the first signal changes to a sleep state that stops communications with the first serial bus and receives an address as a search result from the second serial bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Yoichi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10089252
    Abstract: A USB communication control method, in which a USB host and a USB accessory executing an Android operating system are connected to each other through a USB cable, includes: when an application is executed on the USB accessory, acquiring USB connection information between the USB host and the USB accessory by the application; when the application being executed on the USB accessory is completed, initializing an Android Open Accessory Protocol (AOAP) of the USB accessory by the application by assigning USB control authority to the application; changing the USB connection information between the USB host and the USB accessory to information of a state before the completion of the application; and resuming USB communication between the USB accessory and the USB host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Hyewon You
  • Patent number: 10091059
    Abstract: Techniques for handling connections between network devices that support multiple port communication modes are provided. In one embodiment, a first network device can detect a communication problem between a local port of the first network device and a peer port of a second network device, where the local port supports a plurality of communication modes including a default mode and one or more non-default modes. The first network device can further set the local port to operate in the default mode, receive on the local port a user-configured mode of the peer port from the second network device, and determine a communication mode for the local port from the plurality of communication modes, where the determining is based on the user-configured mode of the peer port and a user-configured mode of the local port. The first network device can then set the local port to operate in the determined communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Bipin Agarwal, Kwun-Nan Kevin Lin
  • Patent number: 10055160
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a processor and a basic input/output system comprising a program of instructions executable by the processor and configured to cause the processor to initialize one or more information handling resources of the information handling system. The basic input/output system may be further configured to, prior to boot of an operating system of the information handling system, initialize a virtual device controller emulating a hardware controller for controlling peripheral devices communicatively coupled to the processor, and cause the virtual device controller to interact with a driver executing on the operating system to control the peripheral devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Austin P. Bolen, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10057624
    Abstract: A method for controlling a rendering time of a second video content stream on a second device to be synchronized with a rendering time of a first video content stream on a first device, said second video content stream being organized in chunks, includes receiving by a control device a request of a chunk of the second video content stream from the second device, receiving by the control device, the packets of the requested chunk, and delivering by the control device the requested chunk to the second device at a delivery time at which said requested chunk should be delivered to the second device so that the rendering time of the second video content stream on the second device is synchronized with the rendering time of the first video content stream on the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: THOMSON Licensing
    Inventors: Yvon Legallais, Christopher Howson, Anthony Laurent
  • Patent number: 10050645
    Abstract: A technique includes jointly encrypting and error encoding plain text data. The joint encryption and error encoding includes processing plain text data in an encryption cipher comprising a plurality of successive rounds to generate cipher text data; and embedding error correction encoding in the encryption cipher to error correction encode the cipher text data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Han Wang, Joseph E. Foster, Raghavan V. Venugopal, Patrick A. Raymond
  • Patent number: 10042723
    Abstract: Failover of a virtual function exposed by an SR-IOV adapter of a computing system, including: instantiating, by a hypervisor, a standby virtual function in the computing system; detecting a loss of communication between a logical partition and an active virtual function mapped to the logical partition; placing the active virtual function and the standby virtual function in an error state; remapping the logical partition to the standby virtual function; and placing the standby virtual function in an error recovery state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse P. Arroyo, Charles S. Graham, Prathima Kommineni, Timothy J. Schimke
  • Patent number: 10042650
    Abstract: A computer startup method, a startup apparatus, a state transition method, and a state transition apparatus are described. When the computer is in a suspend-to-RAM (STR) state, the power consumption is a first power consumption. When the computer transitions from the suspend-to-disk (STD) state to the startup state, the time consumption is a first time consumption. The state transition method includes, when the computer is in the startup state, obtaining a first power state transition command to instruct the computer to transition from the startup state to a specific state; and to respond to the first power state transition command, making the computer to be in the specific state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD., BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD.
    Inventors: Binqiang Ma, Xiaoyi Feng, Huijun Wu, Jingang Peng, Xuguo Liu
  • Patent number: 10034047
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for outputting a supplementary content from a WFD is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Giwon Park, Byungjoo Lee, Dongcheol Kim, Hyunhee Park, Taesung Lim
  • Patent number: 10024913
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a novel method and apparatus for improving the operation of a TAP architecture in a device through the use of Command signal inputs to the TAP architecture. In response to a Command signal input, the TAP architecture can perform streamlined and uninterrupted Update, Capture and Shift operation cycles to a target circuit in the device or streamlined and uninterrupted capture and shift operation cycles to a target circuit in the device. The Command signals can be input to the TAP architecture via the devices dedicated TMS or TDI inputs or via a separate CMD input to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Lee D. Whetsel
  • Patent number: 10025740
    Abstract: A new approach is proposed to offload of link aggregation from a host to a HBA in SRIOV mode. The HBA first creates one or more link aggregation offload engines each having one or more physical ports and to establish a first link between a VM running on the host and one of the link aggregation offload engines for network data transmission with the VM. Once a data packet is received from the VM over the first link, the link aggregation offload engine chooses a first physical port based on its link aggregation method and establish a second link with the chosen first physical port to transmit the packet out of the HBA. If the second link fails, the link aggregation offload engine then chooses a second physical ports and establish a third link with the chosen second physical port to transmit the packet out of the HBA device instead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cavium, Inc.
    Inventor: Ramarao Kopparthi
  • Patent number: 10019253
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for updating hot-pluggable devices of an information handling system using dynamic EFI System Resource Table (ESRT) entries to implement an ESRT entry update procedure for hot-pluggable devices. Extended configuration space (e.g., such as PCIe Extended Config Space) of a hot-pluggable device may be utilized to store firmware update version information such as firmware version details, which is used in the OS space to update the ESRT table, and the system OS may read and apply the updated firmware version information and apply the firmware update immediately without additional OS reboots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Sumanth Vidyadhara, Parmeshwr Prasad, Srinivas G. Gowda, Raghavendra Venkataramudu
  • Patent number: 9996343
    Abstract: A system and method that include collecting device version profiles from a plurality of device sources; classifying the device version profiles into a device profile repository; receiving a component version query request; querying the device profile repository according to the version query request; and responding to the query request with results of the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Duo Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Oberheide, Douglas Song
  • Patent number: RE47290
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a device. The device includes a decoder, a generation circuit, a register, and a modifier. The decoder analyzes a command of a received packet. The generation circuit generates a unique device number in accordance with information in the packet. The register holds the generated unique device number. The modifier updates and outputs the packet. When a packet issued by a host is a command packet, among broadcast packets which return to the host through one or more devices, for determining the unique device number, the command packet includes parameters of an initial value and final value of device number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihisa Fujimoto