Status Updating Patents (Class 710/19)
  • Patent number: 11309053
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor memory device includes a memory cell array, a processing circuit, a timer, a command decoder, and a training circuit. The memory cell array includes a plurality of memory cells. The processing circuit writes data into the memory cell array. The timer sets a waiting time. The command decoder receives a command output from a memory controller. The training circuit waits until the waiting time has passed since a predetermined command is received by the command decoder and performs a process relating to determination of a correction value for a signal sent from the memory controller to the processing circuit based on reference data output from the memory controller after the waiting time has passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventors: Takehisa Kurosawa, Koichi Shinohara, Yusuke Tanefusa
  • Patent number: 11294825
    Abstract: A memory system includes a memory device configured to store a piece of data in a location which is distinguished by a physical address and a controller configured to generate a piece of map data associating a logical address, inputted along with a request from an external device, with the physical address and to determine a timing of transferring the piece of map data into the external device to avoid decreasing an input/output throughput of the memory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Eu-Joon Byun, Hye-Mi Kang, Jong-Hwan Lee, Young-Ick Cho
  • Patent number: 11226606
    Abstract: The program generation apparatus includes a terminal detection unit for detecting position information including a position of a first terminal of an input/output apparatus to which an electrical wiring is connected. A display control unit displays, on a display part, a control program and position information of the first terminal detected by the terminal detection unit. The operation detection unit detects a symbol indicating the device specified by the operator. The setting unit allocates the position of the first terminal which is included in the position information of the first terminal to the symbol which is indicative of the device which has been detected by the operation detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kurihara, Shinichi Kuwahata
  • Patent number: 11163892
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for loading data into a secure storage volume may be provided. The method comprises receiving data to be stored on the secure storage volume, storing the received data in a buffer, and upon determining that the secure storage volume is unlocked, transferring the received data from the buffer to the secure storage volume in encrypted form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tymoteusz Gedliczka, Szymon M. Brandys, Piotr Grzywna, Tomasz Kania, Maciej F. Madej, Krzysztof B. Pitula
  • Patent number: 11074084
    Abstract: A method for operating a media agnostic universal serial bus (MAUSB) device includes a compute device having a link connection manager, a USB manager, and a state manager. The compute device establishes a link with a MAUSB device and a session with the MAUSB device. Subsequently to receipt of a sleep command for the compute device, the compute device transitions to a sleep state and terminates the link with the MAUSB device while keeping intact the session with the MAUSB device. The compute device transitions back to an active state in response to receipt of a wake command for the compute device. The compute device sends a wake request to the MAUSB device. If the MAUSB device responds to the wake request with an acceptance, then the compute device reestablishes the previous session with the MAUSB device. If instead an error is received, the compute device terminates the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Elad Levy, Rafal Wielicki, Michael Glik, Tal Davidson, Miron Maevsky
  • Patent number: 11010083
    Abstract: Various techniques manage a storage system. Such techniques involve: in response to detecting that a first request of a plurality of requests initiated for a bulk request is completed, determining a response time length for the first request, the bulk request being used to migrate data from a first storage device to a second storage device, each request of the plurality of requests being used to read data from the first storage device and write data to the second storage device; determining an average response time length of the completed requests of the plurality of requests based at least in part on the response time length for the first request; and updating the number of the plurality of requests initiated for the bulk request based on the average response time length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Changyu Feng, Jian Gao, Xinlei Xu, Lifeng Yang, Xiongcheng Li
  • Patent number: 10965478
    Abstract: A system and method for efficiently disconnecting links in a communication fabric. A computing system includes a fabric for routing traffic among one or more agents and a memory controller for system memory. The fabric includes multiple hierarchical clusters with a split topology where the data links are physically separated from the control links. When the controller in an intermediate cluster or agent determines local resources are idle, the controller sends separate requests for link disconnect on each of the upstream control and data links. When a single acknowledgment of link disconnect is received, the controller does not proceed with any link disconnect. Rather, the controller waits until an acknowledgment of link disconnect is received for each of the upstream control and data links. If local resources remain idle, the controller sends confirmation upstream and performs a link disconnect for each of the upstream control and data links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Munetoshi Fukami, Hengsheng Geng
  • Patent number: 10942898
    Abstract: Methods for performing work operations and management of hierarchical datasets are performed by systems and devices. Changes to portions of information in datasets are made via client devices, and such changes are intercepted by an independently-operating tracker. The tracker flags portions being changed as work needed, along with any other dataset portions from which the portion to be changed depends. A work service independently discovers portion(s) designated as work needed to perform work thereon, while dataset branches/leaves not flagged are ignored in discovery. Upon work completion, any changes made to the portion(s) that underwent the work, or to any depending portions, while the work was performed are identified. Such changes result in aborting the performed work and setting work needed indications for any changed dependents. Work is re-performed for the portion when all portion and dependent portion work completes. Work is then performed for higher-level portions that are flagged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Paul Testardi
  • Patent number: 10887285
    Abstract: A printer capable of performing communication with a server via a firewall over a printer network includes a roll paper printing mechanism configured to perform printing on roll paper, a cut-form paper printing mechanism configured to perform printing on cut-form paper, and a processor configured to transmit, to the server, at least pairs of address information for the printer and status information for the printer, receive instruction information having been transmitted by the server, and execute processing based on the instruction information, and the processor causes transmission timing points for the transmission of the pairs to the server to differ for each of kinds of the status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasufumi Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 10769074
    Abstract: In some examples, computer memory content movement may include ascertaining a request associated with content of computer memory. Based on a determination that the request is directed to the content that is to be moved from a source of the computer memory to a destination of the computer memory, a determination may be made as to whether the content is at the source, is in a process of being moved from the source to the destination, or has been moved from the source to the destination. Based on a determination that the content is at the source, the request may be performed using the source. Based on a determination that the content is in the process of being moved, the request may be performed using the source. Further, based on a determination that the content has been moved, the request may be performed using the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: John G. Bennett, Marc Tremblay
  • Patent number: 10740002
    Abstract: An apparatus for recording data received in serial form is provided. The apparatus includes a data logging port, an external access port, a first memory, and a command memory and a state machine executing on a processor internal to the apparatus, that writes the data, received in serial form through the data logging port, to the first memory while locking out access to the first memory via the bus interface and the command memory. The bus interface and the command memory are configured to read the first memory, when not locked out, in accordance with a command placed in the command memory through the bus interface. A method performed by the apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Melvin Aden, Robert J. Marinelli
  • Patent number: 10652417
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing apparatus that transmits data relating to an internal component to a server, and the image processing apparatus includes a hardware processor that: acquires from the server a failure prediction list in which a plurality of image processing apparatuses is ranked; detects that the internal component has reached a warning state; specifies a data transmission stop apparatus that is to be caused to stop data transmission to the server from among other image processing apparatuses by referring the failure prediction list in a case where it is detected that the internal component has reached the warning state; transmits a stop command for causing the data transmission to the server to be stopped to the data transmission stop apparatus specified; and transmits, to the server, data relating to the internal component detected as being in the warning state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Sonoda, Akito Ota, Eisaku Owada
  • Patent number: 10642775
    Abstract: A computer peripheral device includes a host interface, which is configured to communicate over a bus with a host processor and with a system memory of the host processor. Processing circuitry in the peripheral device is configured to receive and execute work items submitted to the peripheral device by client processes running on the host processor, and responsively to completing execution of the work items, to write completion reports to the system memory, including first completion reports of a first data size and second completion reports of a second data size, which is smaller than the first data size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Igor Voks, Dror Bohrer, Lior Narkis, Ariel Shahar
  • Patent number: 10636453
    Abstract: An electronic device providing visible indications as to the status of each hard disk in an internal hard disk module includes a housing, a display board, and hard disk controller. The display board displays the operating status of each disk of a plurality of hard disks. The housing defines a first mounting area and a second mounting area. The first mounting area and the second mounting area are spaced apart to form a slot, and the viewable display board is slidably mounted to the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen Fugui Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Yun Hao, Duo Qiu
  • Patent number: 10606772
    Abstract: In one example a Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller comprises at least one memory register to store one or more enumeration parameters for a USB connection with the USB controller and logic, at least partially including hardware logic, to detect a USB connection with a remote device via the USB connection, retrieve one or more connection enumeration parameters for the USB connection from the at least one memory register on the USB host controller, and implement a connection enumeration process using the one or more connection enumeration parameters retrieved from the memory register on the USB controller. Other examples may be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satheesh Chellappan, Kishore Kasichainula, Lay Cheng Ong, Chee Lim Poon, Harish G. Kamat
  • Patent number: 10606579
    Abstract: A system updating method for a multi-system terminal, a system updating device for a multi-system device, and a terminal include: during a process of creating a system updating file of the multi-system terminal, detecting whether data of a plurality of file partitions specified in the system updating file has changed; upon detecting that the data of at least one file partition of the plurality of file partitions has changed, establishing an identification file for updating a system corresponding to the at least one file partition in the system updating file; and upon receiving an instruction for updating a system of the multi-system terminal, updating a corresponding system of the multi-system terminal according to the identification file of the system updating file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rui Zhu, Long Chen
  • Patent number: 10528269
    Abstract: A controller of a storage system may poll a non-volatile memory component to determine an operational status of the memory component after a memory operation has been initiated in the memory component. The controller may, in response to determining the operational status of the memory component is busy, update a polling interval based on a polling factor. The controller may re-poll the memory component to determine the operational status of the memory component after expiration of the updated polling interval. The controller may repeat the updating of the polling interval and the re-polling of the memory component until the operational status of the memory component is determined to be ready or until a predetermined number of iterations of the updating and re-polling have been performed if, in response to the re-polling, the operational status is determined to be busy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Elliott
  • Patent number: 10445019
    Abstract: A memory system includes: a memory device comprising a plurality of memory dies in which command operations corresponding to a plurality of commands received from a host are performed; and a controller suitable for issuing RS (Read Status) commands to memory dies included in a first memory die group among the memory dies, issuing the RS commands to memory dies included in a second memory die group, checking whether the command operations are performed in the memory dies, through responses to the RS commands, and resetting an issue period of the RS commands in response to a change of the memory dies to which the RS commands are issued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Ho-Jung Yun, Dong-Yeob Chun
  • Patent number: 10394196
    Abstract: A numerical control system includes a computer aided design (CAD) data storage means for storing CAD data, an input/output (I/O) assignment data storage means for storing I/O assignment data, and a relevant information storage means for recording relevant information between the I/O assignment data and mounting information included in CAD data of each of the I/O units, and displays a defect occurrence region on a shape image of a control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshige Ando
  • Patent number: 10367956
    Abstract: A maintenance support device for supporting maintenance of an apparatus includes a communication interface configured to perform communication with the apparatus through a communication cable and to feed electric power to the apparatus; and an information obtaining portion configured to obtain from the apparatus, while the apparatus is fed with the electric power, pre-replacement individual identification information and post-replacement individual identification information for a target component for replacement work on the apparatus by communication using the communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Masami Yamada
  • Patent number: 10318191
    Abstract: Facilitating parallel migration and transformation of data storage in a replicated environment is provided herein. A method can comprise determining, by a system comprising a processor, that first data of a first storage device and second data of a second storage device are scheduled to be migrated to a third storage device and a fourth storage device in a replicated storage environment. The method can also comprise mapping, by the system, the third storage device to the first storage device, and the fourth storage device to the second storage device. Further, the method can comprise facilitating, by the system, a parallel migration/transformation of the first data to the third storage device and the second data to the fourth storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Danilov, Mark A. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 9971657
    Abstract: Performing data management operations on replicated data in a computer network. Log entries are generated for data management operations of an application executing on a source system. Consistency point entries are used to indicate a time of a known good, or recoverable, state of the application. A destination system is configured to process a copy of the log and consistency point entries to replicate data in a replication volume, the replicated data being a copy of the application data on the source system. When the replicated data represents a known good state of the application, as determined by the consistency point entries, the destination system(s) may perform a storage operation (e.g., snapshot, backup) to copy the replicated data and to logically associate the copied data with a time information (e.g., time stamp) indicative of the source system time when the application was in the known good state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Commvault Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Prahlad, David Ngo
  • Patent number: 9766846
    Abstract: A readily reconfigurable self-contained self-service user input/output including an input/output assembly accessible by a user, the assembly being readily configurable to be used in more than one type of user configuration or application and at least one peripheral device removably secured in a desired position about the periphery of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel Theobald
  • Patent number: 9547619
    Abstract: In one example, a method includes determining, by a wireless dockee (WD), one or more peripheral functions (PFs) associated with a wireless docking center (WDC). In this example, the method further includes establishing a docking session via a direct wireless connection between the WD and the WDC. In this example, the method further includes selecting, by the WD, at least one PF of the one or more PFs associated with the WDC. In this example, the method further includes accessing, by the WD, the at least one PF of the one or more PFs associated with the WDC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaolong Huang, Rolf De Vegt, Andrew Mackinnon Davidson, Vijayalakshmi Rajasundaram Raveendran
  • Patent number: 9535607
    Abstract: A semiconductor system includes a semiconductor device suitable for receiving and performing a plurality of commands and a controller suitable for determining whether the semiconductor device completes an operation for each of the plurality of commands by performing one or more status reads for the semiconductor device whenever each of the plurality of commands is issued to the semiconductor device. The controller issues a first command among the plurality of commands to the semiconductor device, performs the one or more status reads for the semiconductor device to store a time taken to perform the first command as operation time information. The controller issues a second command among the plurality of commands to the semiconductor device, waits for a first wait time determined by the operation time information, and then performs the one or more status reads for the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SK Hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Ho Jung Yun, Se Chun Park
  • Patent number: 9503550
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are example embodiments for multi-modality communication modification. By way of example but not limitation, a communication device may interact with a user for a first portion of a communication in a manner corresponding to a first communication modality in accordance with at least one intimacy setting. A communication device may further discern at least one modification to at least one user interaction communication modality of at least one intimacy setting and interact with a user for a second portion of a communication in a manner corresponding to a second communication modality in accordance with the at least one intimacy setting responsive at least partly to the at least one modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9280195
    Abstract: A method for automatically generating user program code for a programmable logic controller configured to control a machine, includes providing, at a first earlier time, a plurality of selectable program code parts for the programmable logic controller; and automatically generating the user program code at, a second later time, by combining at least two of the plurality of selectable program code parts that have been selected by a user. At least one of the plurality of selectable program code parts is configured to activate at least one energy-saving function of an energy consumer of the machine. The at least one energy-saving function has energy-saving function properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Schultze, Alexander Koehl
  • Patent number: 9274916
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that include a storage device configured to store a logical volume mapped between a host computer and a computer having multiple initiator ports, and a processor configured to detect a unit attention condition for the logical volume. Examples of unit attention conditions for the logical volume include management operations on the logical volume and host requests for the logical volume. Upon detecting a unit attention condition, the processor can to generate a unit attention code and a respective unique serial number in response to detecting the unit attention condition, and upon receiving an input/output (I/O) request for the logical volume from a given initiator port, the processor can convey, to the given initiator port, the unit attention code and the respective unique serial number in response to the I/O request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oren Li-On, Orit Nissan-Messing, Assaf Nitzan, Eyal Perek
  • Patent number: 9064132
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes encrypting a first data, wherein the encrypting the first data set is performed using a first key, and the encrypting the first data set is performed using a dedicated encryption circuit. The first data set is stored on a first storage medium. A second data set is encrypted, wherein the encrypting the second data set is performed using a second key, and the encrypting the second data set is performed using the dedicated encryption circuit. The second data set is stored on the first storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Symantec Operating Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan C. Laird, Carl R. Seibert, Gregg R. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 9047120
    Abstract: A queue control circuit controls the placement and retrieval of a plurality of tasks in a plurality of types of virtual queues. State registers are associated with respective tasks. Each of the state registers stores a task priority order, a queue ID of a virtual queue, and the order of placement in the virtual queue. Upon receipt of a normal placement command ENQ_TL, the queue control circuit establishes, in the state register for the placed task, QID of the virtual queue as the destination of placement and an order value indicating the end of the queue. When a reverse placement command ENQ_TP is received, QID of the destination virtual queue and an order value indicating the start of the queue are established. When a retrieval command DEQ is received, QID is cleared in the destination virtual queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: KERNELON SILICON INC.
    Inventor: Naotaka Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9037813
    Abstract: A data accessing method, and a storage system and a controller using the same are provided. The data accessing method is suitable for a flash memory storage system having a data perturbation module. The data accessing method includes receiving a read command from a host and obtaining a logical block to be read and a page to be read from the read command. The data accessing method also includes determining whether a physical block in a data area corresponding to the logical block to be read is a new block and transmitting a predetermined data to the host when the physical block corresponding to the logical block to be read is a new block. Thereby, the host is prevented from reading garbled code from the flash memory storage system having the data perturbation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chien-Hua Chu, Chih-Kang Yeh
  • Patent number: 9036173
    Abstract: The present specification discloses systems and methods for enabling users to troubleshoot multifunction devices using handheld devices, such as mobile phones. In one embodiment, software executing on the handheld device receives data indicative of an error state in a multifunction device, causes the handheld device to obtain and display an image representative of an area of the multifunction device which would need to be serviced to address the error state, determines instructions for addressing the error state, and causes the handheld device to display the instructions in relation to the image representative of an area of the multifunction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David Andrew Thomas, Martin Richard Walsh
  • Patent number: 9032117
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a cable including conductors to carry data signals and a power voltage from a device when the cable is connected to the device, and at least one active display assembly fixed along a length of the cable. The active display assembly includes a power converter connected to the conductors to convert the power voltage to a supply voltage, and a programmable display and a controller powered by the power converter. The programmable display is configured to display programmed indicia responsive to the supply voltage, and the controller is configured to program the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick G. LeMaistre
  • Patent number: 9032111
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for transmitting event resources in various formats between devices connected with a network, and a storage medium storing the method. The method for transmitting event information includes determining whether a first device connected with the network receives event information from at least one second device connected with the network, and if the event information is received, allowing the first device to output an event resource on the basis of information regarding at least one event resource included in the event information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bong-yen Kim, Jung-yon Cho
  • Patent number: 9021161
    Abstract: A data collection unit obtains physiological data from a subject interface on a subject. The subject interface can be connected to the data collection unit. When the subject interface is connected to the data collection unit, subject interface contacts on the subject interface make contact with data collection unit contacts on the data collection unit. Some of the data collection unit contacts are for communicating physiological data from the subject interface to the data collection unit. Some of the contacts are for powering the data collection unit upon the subject interface being connected to the data collection unit and for powering down the data collection unit upon the subject interface being disconnected from the data collection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Braemar Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Erich Vlach, Charles Gropper
  • Patent number: 9021157
    Abstract: Various embodiments initialize a communication link associated with data transfer to a connected state between participants in the communication link. In some cases, the communication link is paired with a first Input/Output (I/O) completion port effective to enable the data transfer. Some embodiments disassociate the communication link with the first I/O completion port and re-initialize the communication link while retaining the connected state. Alternately or additionally, the communication link is paired with at least a second I/O completion port. In some cases, the second I/O completion port utilizes an I/O model that differs from an I/O model associated with the first I/O completion port. Alternately or additionally, the communication link can be reconfigured to follow a IO model that does not utilize an IO completion port at all.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Cox, Ivan D. Pashov, Jonathan A. Silvera, Paul Sliwowicz
  • Patent number: 9021149
    Abstract: In an electronic conference system, an information display apparatus is provided, that allows to proceed with a conference efficiently even if performing a capturing of electronic data during the conference. The information display apparatus has a display device that is provided with a plurality of display modes and available for an electronic conference system, in which a connection of a data input device is monitored, and a processing method for the inputted data from the data input device whose connection has been detected is made different depending on the current display mode. In the processing method, when the display mode is a mode in which the data is editable and the inputted data is image data, the electronic conference system is caused to directly capture the data therein, and in the case except it, a storage dialog for the inputted data is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akiko Nagata
  • Patent number: 9015398
    Abstract: Methods and structure for determining compatibility between a pair of SAS devices for support of super-standard features of the devices. Features and aspects hereof provide for exchange of information between a first and second SAS device using SAS protocol in non-standard manners. The exchanges are designed to exchange information between compatible, enhanced device without causing protocol violation errors in either the first or second devices. The information exchanged represents super-standard features supported by each device. Mutually supported super-standard features are enabled for further communications between the devices. If no super-standard features are mutually supported or if the second device is non-enhanced, no super-standard features are enabled in further communications between the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: David T. Uddenberg, William W. Voorhees
  • Patent number: 9009363
    Abstract: A method for indicating an overload condition of a data storage system, comprises the steps of: defining one or more load indexes, wherein each of the load indexes has an overload threshold; and if one of the load indexes has met its respective overload threshold, providing an indicator of the overload condition of the storage system, else, monitoring the load indexes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Rasilient Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Yee-Hsiang Sean Chang, Yiqiang Ding, John S. Hoch
  • Patent number: 9003075
    Abstract: A transmission device includes a temporary storage unit that is provided for each port receiving input data, stores the data temporarily, and outputs the temporarily stored data in response to a read enable signal, a storage unit that performs time-division multiplexing on the data output from the temporary storage unit in response to the read enable signal and stores the data, a flow monitoring unit that monitors a data flow for each of the ports, and a control unit that selects a temporary storage unit that is a read enable target from the temporary storage units corresponding to the ports to which the data is input, by a weighted round robin system in accordance with the data flow for each of the ports, and outputs the read enable signal to the selected temporary storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Mitsuru Sutou, Masayuki Tanaka, Yukio Suda
  • Patent number: 8996769
    Abstract: Technology is provided for selecting a master node of a node group in a storage system. The technology can gather data regarding visibility of one or more storage devices of the storage system to one or more active nodes of the node group, determine a maximum visibility value for the node group and selecting an active node with associated visibility value equal to the maximum visibility value as the master node of the node group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: Radek Aster, Mayank Saxena
  • Patent number: 8996754
    Abstract: An input module for an industrial controller is configurable to simplify setup and commissioning. The input module includes input terminals configurable, for example, as a counter input. Still other input terminals may be configured to trigger events as a function of the input signals present at the terminals. Time signals corresponding to transitions in state of the input terminals, triggering of events, or operation of the counters may be recorded. The input module is further configurable to transmit data back to the processor or to transmit data directly to another module in the industrial control network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bret S. Hildebran, Eric D. Decker, DuWayne D. Mulhall, Peter M. Delic, Richard O. Ruggeri, Kenwood H. Hall, Gregory J. Svetina, Andreas P. Frischknecht, Scott A. Pierce, Terence S. Tenorio
  • Patent number: 8990461
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the management of a configuration of a first device. The first device includes a control unit and an interface unit managing a communication interface. The communication interface comprises at least one resistive line having a resistance value. The resistance value allows the interface unit to identify a configuration for at least one second device adapted to be linked to the first device via the communication interface. The interface unit: /a/ detects a change of the resistance value on the resistive line corresponding to a configuration of said second device; /b/ processes said change of the resistance value to adapt the configuration of the first device according to the configuration of said second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: St-Ericsson SA
    Inventors: Nathalie Ballot, Nicholas Florenchie
  • Patent number: 8990449
    Abstract: Systems and methods for out of band notification of a hard drive status change may be provided. In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, an information handling system may include a processor, a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, a hard disk drive communicatively coupled to the processor via an input/output (I/O) bus for communicating I/O data between the processor and the hard disk drive, and an indicator configured to provide a user-detectable indication of I/O activity occurring on the I/O bus. The hard disk drive may include general purpose input/output (GPIO) terminal independent from the I/O bus and communicatively coupled to the processor, and the hard disk drive may be configured to assert the GPIO terminal in response to an occurrence of a status event of the hard disk drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Mundt, Frank Widjaja Yu
  • Patent number: 8990447
    Abstract: One or more out-of-band input signals (GPIO) are handled and efficiently embedded into a USB capture stream. In order to conserve resources, the state of the input signals can be sent only when a change occurs. The signals are accurately time-stamped, and then presented within the context of the captured USB data. In order to provide maximum visibility, if the digital inputs occur during a normally filtered multi-packet sequence, the filter is canceled and the surrounding packets will also be sent to an analysis computer. Furthermore, because digital inputs may happen during a USB packet, the digital inputs are queued in a FIFO buffer until there is an opportunity to send the digital inputs. Even though the state of the inputs may be sent at a later time, the state of the inputs may be time-stamped when the state of the inputs is perceived by the analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Total Phase, Inc.
    Inventors: Kumaran Santhanam, Gopal Santhanam, Etai Bruhis
  • Patent number: 8990448
    Abstract: Methods, systems and processor-readable media are disclosed for implementing a “smart” discovery process in a data transfer regime having one or more expanders and one or more initiators. Data traffic associated with such a discovery process can be reduced and one or more of the initiators can be prevented from blocking input/output to particular components in communication with the data transfer regime, thereby improving and completing the discovery process in an optimal time frame while enhancing the performance of the initiator(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Prashant Prakash Yendigiri, Raghavendra Channagiri Nagendra, Giridhar Danayakanakeri
  • Patent number: 8984177
    Abstract: A connection switching device for an aircraft network includes a switching network and a second identification device. The switching network connects input/output devices, such that applications may be interconnected or such that an application may be connected to a peripheral device. The second identification device detects an input/output device that is connected to the connection switching device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Einig, Claus-Peter Gross
  • Patent number: 8984083
    Abstract: Capability to record relevant aggregated data via a test and measurement instrument interface through a software agent. The agent resides within the test and measurement instrument and gathers the information when activated. The information can be measurement data; measurement setup parameters; test system topology; user notes, brief descriptions, audio recordings or pen input; pictures; or attached documents. The agent can communicate directly to an electronic laboratory notebook server or can store the information on a portable computer readable media (CRM). A user can upload the information from the portable CRM to the server. The user can access the information via a PC workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn R. Engel, William R. Pritchard, Glen L. Purdy, Jr., Jan Schiefer, Jefferson B. Burch
  • Patent number: 8982760
    Abstract: When reproducing AV data transmitted from a source device by multicast wireless transmission, a sink device can check the wireless connection status of other sink device which reproduces AV data from the same source device. The sink device (2a) includes: an AV reception portion which receives AV data through multicast wireless transmission from the source device (1); a reproduction portion which extracts and reproduces AV data transmitted to the sink device (2a) from the received AV data; and a device information receiving portion that wirelessly receives a portion or whole of the sink device information managed in the source device (1). The sink device information correlates identification information for identifying a plurality of sink devices (2a, 2b, . . . ) containing the sink device (2a) with state information indicative of wireless connection status of the sink devices (2a, 2b, . . . ).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yohichi Eguchi, Keisuke Tsuji, Ryosuke Ohmae, Masayuki Etoh, Seiji Imanishi, Shinichi Katoh, Takuya Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8984175
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a multipathing connection to a storage volume, where in one embodiment, the invention prohibits the disk driver from reading the storage parameter information (e.g., table of contents) upon initialization. The method commences with a multipathing disk driver determining at least on active port and at least on passive port for the storage volume. The disk driver then sends a request via the active port to the storage volume for the storage parameter information that is contained in the disk array. After the host computer's operating system disk driver receives the storage parameter information, it copies the information and distributes the information to the port definitions for the passive ports. Consequently, the ports are defined without causing a failover within the storage volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Symantec Operating Corporation
    Inventors: Shiv Rajpal, Ajay P. Salpekar, Margaret Kwong