Via Common Units And Peripheral-specific Units Patents (Class 710/64)
  • Patent number: 9407495
    Abstract: Systems and methods according to these exemplary embodiments provide for methods and systems for allowing a variety of devices desiring Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from potentially different locations to all operate on the same local area network. For example, a node, e.g., a gateway device, can receive a request for an IP address and determine whether that request was issued by a locally addressable device or a wide area network (WAN) addressable device. The node can then selectively locally provide an IP address or request an IP address, e.g., from a WAN, based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ulf Fredrik Jönsson, Henrik Basilier
  • Patent number: 9101306
    Abstract: A medical system is disclosed, which can be useable in particular for monitoring and/or controlling at least one bodily function of a user. The medical system comprises a control device and at least one medical user element embodied separately from the control device. The medical user element and the control device are designed to exchange data wirelessly. The medical system is designed to enable an automatic assignment step, wherein an exchange of personal data between the medical user element and the control device is enabled by the automatic assignment step. The medical system is furthermore designed to automatically initiate the automatic assignment step by means of an assignment coupling between the medical user element and the control device. The medical system is furthermore designed to enable a separation of the assignment coupling for medical operation of the medical system after the assignment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignees: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Nicole Bernini, Harvey B. Buck, Jr., Andreas Eberhart, Sybille Froech, Otto Gaa, Michael Marquant, Juergen Rasch-Menges, Bernd Roesicke, Joerg Scherer
  • Patent number: 9100877
    Abstract: A communication device may be provided. The communication device may include: a protocol stack of a communication protocol layer, the protocol stack including: a receiver configured to receive from a layer higher than the communication protocol layer an input signal; a transmitter configured to transmit to another communication device data based on the received input signal and configured to transmit to the higher layer information indicating a transmission state of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Jerome Parron
  • Patent number: 9072035
    Abstract: A multiple-subscriber identity module (multi-SIM) multi-standby communication device includes a single operating system (OS) and a single radio resource unit that is shared by multiple virtual modems (VMs) within a virtual modem framework (VMF). The OS maps VM tasks of the multiple VM to OS resource spaces according to corresponding VM IDs. which may be embedded in global variables utilized in the single OS to access OS resources. The single OS may run the mapped VM tasks utilizing OS resources in the OS resource spaces. The OS may run VM tasks utilizing OS resources in OS resource spaces identified by corresponding VM IDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Zhijun Gong, Xiaoxin Qiu, Yuan Liu, Yaxin Cao, Yongqian Wang, Stephen Richards
  • Patent number: 9037762
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system for managing replicated copies of data items in a storage system. During operation, the system obtains a current configuration of the storage system, wherein the current configuration specifies locations of replicated copies of data items. Next, the system analyzes the current configuration to identify possible movements of copies of data items among locations in the storage system. The system then assigns utilities to the identified movements, wherein a utility assigned to a movement reflects a change in reliability resulting from the movement. Finally, the system selects a utility-maximizing set of movements and performs the utility-maximizing set of movements to improve the reliability of the storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin P. Modzelewski
  • Patent number: 9037763
    Abstract: Techniques are described for establishing a Wireless Serial Bus (WSB) service to transport data using a Media Agnostic Universal Serial Bus (MAUSB) protocol according to a selected transport mode in a WSB session of the WSB service. The MAUSB protocol may be deployed either over an Internet Protocol (IP) stack or directly over a Media Access Control (MAC) layer. According to the techniques, the wireless service advertiser and the wireless service seeker negotiate the transport mode for the MAUSB protocol in each WSB session of the WSB service. During a service discovery process, the wireless service advertiser identifies one or more supported transport modes for the MAUSB protocol in service information for the WSB service. During a P2P connection setup and a WSB session setup, the wireless service seeker indicates a selected one of the supported transport modes for the MAUSB protocol in session information for the WSB session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaolong Huang, Shivraj Singh Sandhu, Andrew Mackinnon Davidson
  • Patent number: 9026174
    Abstract: In a scanner system comprising a portable terminal and a scanner device, the scanner device has a mounting portion on which the portable terminal is mounted and electrically connected to the scanner device. The scanner device acquires identification information of the portable terminal when the scanner device detects mounting of the portable terminal on the mounting portion, and transmits a connection request to the portable terminal having the identification information. The portable terminal activates an application for establishing communication with the scanner device in response to the connection request from the scanner device when the mounting of the portable terminal on the mounting portion is detected. Thus, the communication between the portable terminal and the scanner device can be established without operation of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: PFU Limited
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Yashiki, Yuki Matsuda, Kayo Iimuro
  • 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: 9009380
    Abstract: A universal serial bus (USB) transaction translator is provided along with a micro-frame synchronization method. A device interface is coupled to a device via a device bus, and a host interface is coupled to a host via a host bus. At least two buffers are configured to store data. A controller stores the data in the buffers alternately. A start-of-frame (SOF) counter is used to count the SOF packets, with the counting value of the SOF counter being compared to a predefined value. Specifically, the controller resets a SOF timer for sending the SOF packet when the counting value achieves or exceeds the predefined value, such that the SOF packet and an isochronous timestamp packet (ITP) from the host are sent at the same time. Further, the controller delays the sending of the SOF packet for a period of time according to the ITP from the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: VIA Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiin Lai, Chin-Sung Hsu, Terrance Shiyang Shih, Jinkuan Tang, Buheng Xu, Hui Jiang
  • Patent number: 9009378
    Abstract: A system for enhancing universal serial bus (USB) applications comprises an upstream processor, a downstream processor and a main controller. The upstream processor accepts standard USB signals from a USB host and independently provides responses required by USB specification within the required time frame. The upstream processor also contains storage for descriptors for a device associated with this upstream processor. The main controller obtains the descriptors by commanding the downstream processor, and passes them to the upstream processor. The downstream processor connectable to USB-compliant devices accepts the USB signals from the USB-compliant devices and provides responses required by USB specification within the required time frame. The main controller interconnects the upstream and downstream processors, and provides timing independence between upstream and downstream timing. The main controller also commands the downstream processor to obtain device descriptors independent of the USB host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Vetra Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Jonas Ulenas
  • Patent number: 9002574
    Abstract: Systems, software and methods are disclosed for using a mobile phone (1640) in conjunction with a head unit (1620) of a vehicle. The user interface of a user application program (1644) executing on the mobile phone is extended to utilize a generic display screen (2104) of the head unit, so that custom or per application development of head unit software can be avoided. Preferably, a handset application proxy (HAP) software application (1642) is installed and executable in the mobile phone; and a head unit proxy (HUP) software component (1630) is executable on the head unit. The HAP and the HUP communicate messages (1814, 1824) between the head unit and the mobile phone. Preferably, the HAP (1700) includes a scripting language component (1710) associated with the user application (Nomadic Appn), and having a template message translator component (1712).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Darren L. Garrett, Leon Hong
  • Patent number: 8996766
    Abstract: A router has multiple channel inputs and multiple channel outputs and a switch core for selectively connecting at least two of the channel outputs to respective channel inputs. Each channel output is connected to an output signal path containing a FIFO register and the router is configured so that first and second channel outputs are connected to a pair of channel inputs respectively. The router configuration is changed so that the first and second channel outputs are connected to first and second channel inputs respectively. The FIFO registers in the output signal paths of the first and second channel outputs are forced to equal fullness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Miranda Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Shuholm, Jeffrey S. Evans, Robert W. Hudelson, Charles S. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8996892
    Abstract: A peripheral device includes a host interface, a power interface, a switch, a control module, and a regulator. The host interface transfers data between the peripheral device and a host. The power interface receives power from a power source. The power source is separate from the peripheral device and the host. The control module monitors the host interface and generates a control signal to transition the switch from a first state to a second state when the host interface does not receive an expected signal from the host. The regulator powers the control module and a circuit of the peripheral device based on the power received from the power source. The control module is separate from the circuit. The switch activates the control module, the regulator and the circuit when in the first state and deactivates the control module, the regulator and the circuit when in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Chee Hoe Chu, Ping Zheng, Wei Zhou, Po-Chien Chang
  • Patent number: 8984185
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computing arrangement (10), said computing arrangement (10) comprising a computer device (11), multiple input- and/or output-devices (14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22) attached to said computer device (11). In order to allow the parallel usage of multiple input- and/or output-devices which are attached to a computer device as peripheral devices, the computing arrangement (10) is characterized by a control device (20) for associating said multiple input- and/or output devices (14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22) to at least two different GUI (Graphical User Interface) instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Vodafone GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Lang, Martin Orehek
  • Patent number: 8984176
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer system comprises one or more processors, a circuit board assembly having at least one SATA port, a general purpose input/output port proximate the SATA port, signal generating logic to generate a signal when the general purpose input/output port is coupled to a connector, and a memory module communicatively connected to the one or more processors and comprising logic instructions stored in a computer readable medium which, when executed on the one or more processors, configure the one or more processors to configure the SATA port according to the signal generated by the signal generating circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Rijken, Juan Martinez, Shan Chen, Peter W. Austin, Chi W. So
  • Patent number: 8977789
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting Input/Output (I/O) device connection are described herein. The method includes physically coupling an I/O device to a host port through a first signal line and a second signal line. The method also includes driving the first signal line or the second signal line high via an active buffer of the I/O device. The method also includes providing an acknowledgement signal from the host to the device through the other signal line that is not being driven high by the active buffer of the I/O device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kok Hong Chan, Huimin Chen
  • Patent number: 8977790
    Abstract: An embodiment of an electronic system includes a processing element, a bus controller, and a peripheral module. The processing element executes machine readable code for performing a data transfer of an x-bit wide data value between the processing element and the peripheral module. Performing the data transfer includes providing a processing element-provided address corresponding to a y-bit wide data register of the peripheral module, where y is less than x. The bus controller receives the processing element-provided address, and in response, performs a series of multiple data transfers with the peripheral module. This includes providing a first peripheral address for a first data transfer of the series, and providing at least one different peripheral address for at least one other data transfer of the series. The peripheral module maps the first peripheral address and the at least one different peripheral address to the y-bit wide data register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph C. Circello
  • Patent number: 8964213
    Abstract: In a communication environment in which multiple virtual port drivers use a single communication port, a communication control method enables a first virtual port driver and a second virtual port driver that is occupying the communication port to communicate through the same communication port. The communication control method includes executing a communication process in which the first virtual port driver emulates a specific communication port in communication with a first device driver to which the first virtual port driver corresponds. At least when the second virtual port driver occupies the communication port, the communication control method executes a communication process in which the first virtual port driver emulates, for the second virtual port driver, the second device driver to which the second virtual port driver corresponds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kumi Nishimura, Masatoshi Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 8954622
    Abstract: A system includes a programmable interface module located on an integrated circuit (IC), the programmable interface module configured to be programmed to operate in a plurality of modes, and communicate with at least one device external to the IC based on a selected one of the plurality of modes. Each of the plurality of modes corresponds to at least one of a type of peripheral feature, a type of communication interface, and a protocol type. An interface configuration module is configured to receive an indication of the selected one of the plurality of modes and program the programmable interface module to operate in the selected one of the plurality of modes in response to the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventor: Yongjiang Wang
  • Patent number: 8949490
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a data reception circuit including a clock generation block configured to divide a first clock based on clock information, the first clock being the clock of a transmission stream targeted to transmit video data between apparatuses, the clock information indicating a cyclical relationship between the first clock and a second clock serving as the clock of predetermined data, the clock generation block further outputting the divided clock as the second clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Atsuhiro Naka
  • Patent number: 8949478
    Abstract: An intelligent serial interface circuit in accordance with one embodiment of the invention can include a first communication interface circuit for enabling a first communication protocol. The intelligent serial interface circuit can also include a second communication interface circuit for enabling a second communication protocol. Furthermore, the intelligent serial interface circuit can include a detector circuit coupled to the first communication interface circuit and the second communication interface circuit. The detector circuit can be for automatically detecting a factor that indicates automatically enabling the first communication interface circuit and automatically disabling the second communication interface circuit. The detector circuit can be for detecting a coupling of a pin of the first communication interface circuit that is not used by the second communication interface circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: David G. Wright
  • Patent number: 8949502
    Abstract: A memory system controller includes one or more sockets for accommodating NVDIMM cards produced by different NVDIMM providers; a PCIe interface for coupling the memory system controller to a host; and a controller coupled to the PCIe interface over a PCIe-compliant connection and to the one or more sockets over respective DDR2 connections. The controller is configured to manage data transfers between the host and a specified one of the NVDIMM sockets in which an NVDIMM card is accommodated as DMA reads and writes, format data received from the PCIe interface for transmission to the specified NVDIMM socket over the corresponding one or more DDR2 interfaces, and initiate save and restore operations on the NVDIMM card accommodated within the specified NVDIMM socket in response to power failure and power restoration indications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Nimble Storage, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas P. McKnight, Xiaoshan Zuo, Umesh Maheshwari
  • Patent number: 8942888
    Abstract: In an example, a processing device sends, to a remote network device, a request for an application of a mobile device to utilize a resource of a vehicle head unit, the request including a first profile of the vehicle head unit and a second profile of the mobile device. Responsive to sending the request, the processing device receives an instruction from the remote network device, the instruction to be executed by embedded software of the vehicle head unit so as to enable the application to utilize a resource of the vehicle head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Airbiquity Inc.
    Inventors: Darren L. Garrett, Leon Hong
  • Patent number: 8943256
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) device can include a serial communication first interface (I/F) circuit electrically coupled to first physical connections of the IC device, and configured to respond to communication signals received at the first physical connections; at least one serial communication second interface (I/F) circuit electrically coupled to second physical connections of the IC device, and configured to enable data transactions over the second physical connections; and a repeater circuit configured to bypass the first I/F circuit and enable serial communication signals to be transmitted from the first physical connections to the second physical connections. Systems including such an IC device and related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Landry, Edward L. Grivna
  • Patent number: 8904121
    Abstract: A storage tiered that satisfies desired performance is configured by recognizing the type and capacity of storage media of a storage apparatus, which are held by a user, and using the storage media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Anna Naito, Wataru Okada, Hirokazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20140325099
    Abstract: Provided is a technology whereby linking operations and user convenience in operations after cable connection between electronic devices are improved. A main device and an external device are connected by a cable. The main device includes a control circuit, a display circuit, a display unit, a communication circuit, a storage device, and a connector with an insertion detection terminal attached thereto. The control circuit, in addition to handling overall control of each of the constituent elements, executes content reproduction control and the like, or acquires user instructions from user interfaces such as buttons and performs the desired operation. The control circuit also acquires connection detection information relating to the cable from an insertion detection circuit, and performs an operation (operation A or operation B) matching the sequence in which the cable is connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Nakatsuru, Toshihiko Sajima
  • Patent number: 8874167
    Abstract: A communication device comprises a single radio resource unit that is shared by a plurality of virtual modems (VMs), each uniquely associated with a single one of a plurality of SIM cards. Traffic related to the SIM cards are concurrently handled utilizing corresponding VMs. Available radio resource in the single radio resource unit are shared by the VMs based on corresponding VM states, namely, an active state, an idle state and a suspended state. VMs in an idle state concurrently monitor paging events and concurrently perform idle mode procedures such as location updating. VMs not related to an intended traffic are suspended. A VM related to the intended traffic is transitioned from an idle state to an active state to enable the communication for the intended traffic. Once the communication is complete, the suspended VMs are resumed to continue idle mode activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaoxin Qiu, Yuan Liu, Yaxin Cao, Zhijun Gong, Yongqian Wang, Stephen Richards
  • Patent number: 8856555
    Abstract: A system and method of coordinating power states between two detachable units is disclosed. Only the primary unit has a user-controllable power control. The secondary unit is not directly user controllable. The power states of the two units are coordinated using an actuator mechanism when the units are attached. When the two units are detached, the state of the secondary unit is dependent upon the state of the primary unit and any subsequent commands transmitted by the primary unit to the secondary unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Paul H. Heydron, Christopher Rayburn, Jeffrey C. Hudson
  • Patent number: 8819313
    Abstract: A real-time traffic management system comprising a main light controller module configured to monitor and control functionality of one or more traffic lights, a master control unit server software application, a network operations control module, and a network watcher application program. The main light controller module communicates with one or more coordinating light controller modules, onsite personnel, and a network operations center. The main light controller uses a camera that detects instances of vehicle demand and provides live images for situational awareness. The main light controller module comprises a global positioning satellite receiver and a light sensor for monitoring ambient lighting conditions. The network watcher application program continuously scans incoming data, monitors performance of all components in the system, and issues alerts and alarms to notify personnel of events or conditions outside of established tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Superior Traffic Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Y. Walther, Jeffery M. Hollenback
  • Patent number: 8806086
    Abstract: A server includes a baseboard management controller (BMC), an input/output (I/O) chip, a serial port, and a serial port connection circuit. The serial port connection circuit is connected to the BMC, the I/O chip, and the serial port, and selectively connects either the BMC or the I/O chip to the serial port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng-Fei Weng, Jie Li
  • Patent number: 8806094
    Abstract: A system and corresponding method for transferring data via an interface assembly is provided. The data is transferred between a USB port of a first device and a media port of a second device. Uncompressed high definition media data may be received from the USB port. The received uncompressed high definition media data may be supplied to a media connector in accordance with a first media standard, such that the supplied data can be transmitted in accordance with the first media standard via the media connector to the media port of the second device. The uncompressed high definition media data may include multimedia data and side-band communication data. A single signal may be encoded and decoded in accordance with a protocol that enables the single signal to communicate all side-band communications to and from the source device via a single pin of a USB connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Analogix Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Soumendra Mohanty, Ning Zhu
  • Patent number: 8806071
    Abstract: A memory device includes a memory array, an output buffer, an initial latency register, and an output signal. Often times a host device that interfaces with the memory device is clocked at high rate such that data extraction rates of the memory device are not adequate to support a gapless data transfer. The output signal is operable to stall a transmission between the memory device and the host device when data extraction rates from the memory array are not adequate to support output rates of the output buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Spansion LLC
    Inventor: Clifford Alan Zitlaw
  • Patent number: 8806093
    Abstract: To address the need for efficient and reliable testing of integrated devices, system on chips, and computers, deterministic behavior for an interface is accomplished by fixing variation in latency associated with receiver and transmitter data stream. The interface may be a serial interface that is PCIe compliant and corrects latency variations in the receiver that consequently results in deterministic transmit data. Consequently, the data received and/or transmitted is predictable with respect to time and facilitates testing and validation of the devices and logic associated with the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Bibbin Chacko, Guadalupe J. Garcia, Saurabh Upadhyay
  • Patent number: 8799606
    Abstract: Computer memory subsystems are disclosed for enhancing signal quality that include: one or more memory modules; a memory bus; and a memory controller connected to the memory modules through the memory bus, the memory controller including a reception buffer connected to the memory bus, the reception buffer capable of receiving an input signal from one of the memory modules, the memory controller including a reception characteristics table capable of storing reception characteristics for each of the memory modules connected to the memory controller, the memory controller including an equalizer connected to the reception buffer and the reception characteristics table, the equalizer capable of equalizing the received input signal in dependence upon the reception characteristics for the memory module from which the input signal was received, and the memory controller including memory controller logic connected to the equalizer, the memory controller logic capable of processing the equalized input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Justin P. Bandholz, Jonathan R. Hinkle, Devarshi S. Patel, Pravin S. Patel, Kevin M. Reinberg
  • Patent number: 8782302
    Abstract: A node having a node input is configured to receive a plurality of transactions intended for a plurality of different targets. The node has multiple node outputs. At least one target is provided, that target including an input configured to receive a respective output of the node. The node is configured to direct transactions to the at least one target or an output (for passing to a different partition) depending on whether the transactions are intended for the target or a different target. This determination is made in response to a conversion operation which converts a target address of the transaction to an identification associated with the target or the output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS, STMicroelectronics Srl
    Inventors: Ignazio Antonino Urzi, Philippe D'Audigier, Daniele Mangano
  • Patent number: 8769172
    Abstract: The present invention presents apparatuses and systems for operating multiple computers from a single console using a secured KVM device, while preventing information leakage between the computers. The system comprises several hosts connected through a secured KVM device to keyboard and mouse and one or more user displays. Secured KVM enables standard bi-directional communication between Secured KVM and user keyboard and mouse and between hosts peripheral ports and Secured KVM. Secured KVM physically enforces unidirectional data flow from attached keyboard and mouse to attached hosts peripheral ports to avoid potential leakages between hosts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: High Sec Labs Ltd.
    Inventors: Aviv Soffer, Oleg Vaisband
  • Patent number: 8762607
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating dynamic multi-mode memory packages in memory systems according to one embodiment of the invention. A method of embodiments of the invention includes maintaining a plurality of memory modes on a single memory package at a motherboard of a computing system. The plurality of memory modes is associated with a plurality of physical organizations of memory devices. The method may further include receiving a request to switch from a first memory mode to a second memory mode of the plurality of memory mode, and dynamically switching from the first memory mode to the second memory mode, in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher E. Cox, Christopher P. Mozak, Rebecca Z. Loop
  • Patent number: 8762606
    Abstract: A signal processing apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The signal processing apparatus includes a signal processor which processes a video signal and/or an audio signal; a power supply which generates a power signal; a first connector configured to be connected with an external second connector; and a control circuit which outputs the video signal and/or audio signal and the power signal if the external second connector is connected to the first connector, and performs a shutoff operation to not output the power signal if the first connector is not connected to the external second connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Byeong-woon Ha
  • Patent number: 8719471
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for alleviating processing requirements of a central computer in a vessel. Each apparatus is placed in close proximity to one or more pieces of electronic equipment implementing a legacy interface. The apparatus processes data to and from the electronic equipment, including converting data to formats consistent with the formats used by the intended recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Fusion Technologies
    Inventors: James Fleming, David McKean
  • Patent number: 8719472
    Abstract: A wireless network system includes a platform device transmitting a first message including display capability information to at least one device and at least one device transmitting a second message to the platform device in response to the first message. The display capability information includes information on a display space and a display format supportable by the platform device. The second message includes display output information of the at least one device. The display output information includes: information on a display space, a display format, and display contents selected by the at least one device based upon the display capability information; and field type information that indicates characteristics of a field in which the display contents are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Beom Jin Jeon, Hyeon Cheol Cho, Taek Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 8719470
    Abstract: An electronic Input/Output Interface and device abstraction system used in gaming machines includes: a game central processing unit (game “CPU”); an intelligent input/output controller board (“IOCB”); an Industry Standard Architecture PC bus (“ISA” bus); and a framed message transport protocol. The IOCB facilitates communications between the game CPU and virtual device services, which are peripheral devices associated with the gaming system. The game CPU communicates to gaming peripherals by sending virtual device messages across the ISA bus to the IOCB. The IOCB routes virtual device messages to appropriate virtual device services. Virtual device services are responsible for handling specific hardware, and include virtual device drivers on the game CPU that communicate with virtual devices on the IOCB. Use of the IOCB and the high speed interface enables the game CPU to use more of its available functions for controlling gaming functions rather than one operation of its associated peripheral devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited
    Inventors: Anthony Wayne Bond, Ronald Edward Mach
  • Patent number: 8713212
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a connection unit that enables a USB connection to a smartphone, a normal communication mode in which communication is performed by using a device class prepared in advance in the smartphone, a request unit that makes a request for switching to a unique communication mode, a search unit that searches for a device class usable in the normal communication mode after the request for switching to the unique communication mode has been made, a determination unit that determines, on the basis of a search result, whether or not a disadvantageous change has occurred in the normal communication mode, and a reset unit that resets the USB connection when it is determined that a disadvantageous change has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 8706930
    Abstract: A KVM switch includes: a first input portion and a second input portion that inputs a plurality of video signals from the first and the second information processing apparatus, respectively; a converting portion that converts the video signals input from the first or second input portion into a plurality of pieces of image data which are capable of being displayed on a remote terminal; a transmitting and receiving portion that transmits the pieces of converted image data to the remote terminal, and receives various requests from the remote terminal; and a switching portion that switches the video signals input from the first input portion to the video signals input from the second input portion when the transmitting and receiving portion receives a switching request for switching from a first information processing apparatus to a second information processing apparatus from the remote terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Kenichi Fujita, Yu Sato, Naoyuki Nagao
  • Patent number: 8706934
    Abstract: Disclosed is a memory device in which the state of the memory may be set by a mechanical action, with or without mains power present. The memory state may be detected by a microcontroller. The state for the memory device may be reset by a microcontroller. The microcontroller may be external to an apparatus containing the memory device, adjacent to or within the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Sleator
  • Patent number: 8694702
    Abstract: A method for detecting an input command including configuring a sensor to determine whether a user is within a proximity of a computing machine, configuring an input device to detect an input command entered by the user when the user is within the proximity of the computing machine, and transmitting the input command for the computing machine to process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John McCarthy, John Briden
  • Patent number: 8626970
    Abstract: Access to an input/output adapter by a configuration is controlled. For each requested access to an adapter, checks are made to determine whether the configuration is authorized to access the adapter. If it is not authorized, then access is denied. If it is authorized, but access should be temporarily blocked, then instruction execution is altered to indicate such. If access is permitted, but should be blocked for another reason (other than temporarily), then access is denied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Craddock, Mark S. Farrell, Beth A. Glendening, Thomas A. Gregg, Dan F. Greiner
  • Patent number: 8611465
    Abstract: A digital receiver is disclosed. In one aspect, the receiver includes a receiving module for receiving packetized data. The receive may further include a first processing module for packet detection having a first programmable processor. The receiver may further include a second processing module for demodulation and packet decoding having a second programmable processor. The receiver may further include a first digital receive controller having a third processor arranged for being notified of detection of data by the first processing module and for activating the second processing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: IMEC, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bruno Bougard
  • Patent number: 8612646
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for multiplexing one or more services are disclosed. Such systems and devices may have an architecture that includes communication interfaces, processors, storage devices, and software applications that generate virtual machines. Each of the virtual machines may receive a first set of service data for a service of the one or more services; process the first set of service data using the one or more software applications to generate a second set of service data and data instructions associated with the second set of service data; provides a service security function for the service; provide a service operating system; mine the first set of service data, including analytical information; and transmit the second set of service data and data instructions associated with the second set of service data to a display interface that may be a communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: William G. Bartholomay, Sin-Min Chang, Santanu Das, Arun Sengupta
  • Patent number: 8601187
    Abstract: A serial interface circuit which can adapt to various frame formats to reduce the load on a CPU. The interface circuit includes a rewritable control register used for programmably specifying a field structure to be targeted for processing out of structures of fields preceding a data field of a frame as defined by a communication protocol. The interface circuit analyzes the field structure preceding the data field according to a setting of the control register. When a destination of a received frame is determined to match an expected value, the interface circuit issues a request for the CPU to process the data field information. After a setting is made on the control register, the serial interface circuit can adapt to various formats of frames as defined by a communication protocol according to the information held there, and can also analyze a destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Otashiro, Takuya Ikeguchi
  • Patent number: 8589597
    Abstract: A computer is disclosed that includes a switching part configured to detect connection of an external computer to the computer upon the connection, and to determine, in response to the detection of the connection of the external computer, that the output signal of the external computer be received and output to the output part of the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaharu Adachi