Application-specific Peripheral Adapting Patents (Class 710/72)
  • Patent number: 11314683
    Abstract: A circuitry applied to an electronic device having a Universal Serial Bus (USB) type-C connector is provided. The circuitry includes a transceiver circuit, a physical layer circuit and a processing circuit. In operations of the circuitry, the transceiver circuit is coupled to the USB type-C connector. The physical layer circuit is configured to directly utilize a plurality of first signals from the USB type-C connector as at least one portion of Ethernet signals, and process the first signals to generate a plurality of processed first signals. The processing circuit is configured to process the processed first signals to generate an output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Chao-Min Lai, Ming-Tsung Tsai, Yu-Jen Lin, Shih-An Yang
  • Patent number: 11309665
    Abstract: A customized active dongle plus cable arrangement is used to show combined and time synchronized data from different medical devices in realtime or from a specified point in time on a connected medical grade standard display monitor. The active cable arrangement of the invention is capable of communicating with a plurality of legacy and third-party medical devices via their designed physical and proprietary semantic protocols. Using the active cable arrangement, the user has the sensation of “plug and play”, by simply connecting the medical device to the monitor USB port (or to the USB hub extending the monitor USB port). The active cable arrangement of the invention transforms the proprietary protocol of the medical device, providing the monitor with standardized output for data, waveforms, alarms, setting, notifications, values and other useful information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: OSSI
    Inventor: Vedran Jukic
  • Patent number: 11218374
    Abstract: One disclosed example provides, enacted on a computing system, a method of resolving a device capability model (DCM) for a network connected device, the method comprising receiving, from the network connected device, an identifier of the DCM, based on the identifier received, determining whether the DCM is stored on the computing system, when the DCM is stored on the computing system, then retrieving the DCM from the computing system, when the DCM is not stored on the computing system, then retrieving the DCM from one or more of the network connected device and a DCM repository and storing the DCM on the computing system, receiving, from a software solution, an application programming interface (API) call to retrieve the DCM from the computing system, and in response to receiving the API call, returning the DCM to the software solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Madhavan Kesavan, Zhenyu Guo, Kun Cong, Tanmay Dileep Bhagwat, Ravi Kumar Reddy Yellasiri, Harini Avula
  • Patent number: 11206230
    Abstract: A method, system and a computer program product for managing exchange of instant messages (IM), comprising: receiving a request from an initiator to generate an IM code (IM code), the IM code is used as an identifier of the initiator, the request includes at least one IM code property that facilitates regulation of IMs originated by any one of at least one participant in an exchange of IMs with the initiator, or received by anyone of the at least one participant in an exchange of IMs with the initiator; generating the IM code according to the at least one IM code property and distributing the IM code, for use by anyone of the at least one participant; identifying that an active participant of the at least one participant inputs the IM code; and selectively regulating IMs originated by or received by the active participant according to the IM code properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Pim Communication Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Yaakov Barki
  • Patent number: 11153401
    Abstract: An information processing system includes one or more intermediary apparatuses communicable with one or more output apparatuses, and an information processing apparatus communicable with the one or more intermediary apparatuses. The information processing apparatus includes circuitry configured to receive, from a terminal, specific information and a process execution request input to the terminal, identify a specific intermediary apparatus associated with a specific output apparatus based on the specific information in accordance with the process execution request, and transmit the process execution request to the identified specific intermediary apparatus. The identified specific intermediary apparatus is configured to perform processing in accordance with the process execution request transmitted from the circuitry of the information processing apparatus to control the specific output apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsuo Ando
  • Patent number: 11120787
    Abstract: A user inputs a speech including a keyword via a speech input device; a first processor searches a job history by the keyword, the job history being stored on a storage, the job history including a job record, the job record including a set of values having ever been used for a job executed by an image processing apparatus. A job record specifying device includes a second processor that conducts an analysis on different values in multiple job records; selects a speech with reference to the different values; transfers the speech to a speech generator; and finds a specific job record from the multiple job records using a keyword extracted from a speech inputted via the speech input device in response to the speech outputted by the speech generator. The image processing apparatus reflects a target set of values in the specific job record, to the setting of a job.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kitaguchi
  • Patent number: 11068446
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, apparatuses and techniques for replicating data between different cloud computing platforms. Examples include storage replicator components operable in different cloud computing platforms. The first storage replicator component may identify the second cloud computing platform as a location to copy a data file in response to an event related to the data file stored in a first cloud computing platform. The first storage replicator component may request a copy of the data file via an application programming interface of the first cloud computing platform. The attributes of the copy of the data file which involve modification to conform to data management conventions of the second cloud computing platform may be determined and modified to comply with conventions of the second cloud computing platform. The modified copy of the data file may be forwarded to the second cloud computing platform for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Haggerty, Steven Long, Deepa Rao, Eric Henry, Yuting Zhou
  • Patent number: 10997338
    Abstract: A system and method for executing a hardware component of a design are disclosed. The system and method execute hardware components that are constructed with a ‘display(s)’ function that permits the hardware component to display values “s” internal to the hardware component while the component is executing on a hardware engine. The values are displayed on a user output interface, such as a user terminal, supported by a runtime system controlling the execution of the hardware engine and thus allows the user to debug the component while it is executing on the hardware engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Schkufza, Michael Wei
  • Patent number: 10988793
    Abstract: A system and method for managing power in virtualized computer systems are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, a request to instantiate a virtual machine is received. A processor determines whether a power state is to be altered to instantiate the virtual machine on a computing system, and in response to the determination, alters the power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paul Dehaan, Scott Jared Henson, John Joseph Eckersberg, II
  • Patent number: 10904714
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and control method to share content with a device and control the device are provide. The mobile terminal includes a communication unit to communicate with a host and the device; a search unit to receive content information and device information; an input unit to receive a content selection signal and a device selection signal; and a control unit to control the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal receives content information from a host and selects content to be outputted to a device selected from device information from the host. The mobile terminal controls the selected device using control commands transmitted to the selected device based on a control mode. If the control mode is not stored in the mobile terminal, the mobile terminal may receive the control mode from the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PANTECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tae Young Lee, Tae Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10893094
    Abstract: A system and method is used to provision an app to a smart device for use in connection with an appliance. A presence of the appliance on a wireless network which includes the smart device is detected and data received from the appliance is used to initiate a retrieval of the app. When the retrieved app is installed on the smart device the app is usable with the smart device to provide at least an interface between the smart device and the appliance. In some circumstance, installation of the app on the smart device may also include causing the app to be synchronized with a corresponding app that was prior installed on another smart device capable of communicating with the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Arsham Hatambeiki
  • Patent number: 10868858
    Abstract: A system and method is used to provision an app to a smart device for use in connection with an appliance. A presence of the appliance on a wireless network which includes the smart device is detected and data received from the appliance is used to initiate a retrieval of the app. When the retrieved app is installed on the smart device the app is usable with the smart device to provide at least an interface between the smart device and the appliance. In some circumstance, installation of the app on the smart device may also include causing the app to be synchronized with a corresponding app that was prior installed on another smart device capable of communicating with the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Arsham Hatambeiki
  • Patent number: 10862800
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example avoiding data copy and task switching by processing protocol headers of network PDUs as a serial tape to be processed in order such as by a single method. Other processing includes reducing stages and simplifying protocol processing and multiplexing during network communications. Address changing in an active network can be implemented by assigning multiple addresses to an entity so that a new address can replace the old address. Peer-to-peer application searching can be performed among networks that can be accessible or non-accessible networks. Utilizing anycast sets that include selected and alternative addresses to enable immediate or near immediate alternative route selection on failure or congestion. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Tria Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Day, Steve Bunch
  • Patent number: 10810865
    Abstract: An apparatus for capturing image data, includes an item of clothing and an image-capturing peripheral device attachable thereto, the item of clothing including electrical conductors connected to a peripheral device connector, the peripheral device including a clothing connector to connect to the peripheral device connector, the image-capturing peripheral device producing still-image data when attached to the item of clothing and generating video data when detached from the item of clothing, the item of clothing including a first power source for supplying power to the image-capturing peripheral device, the image-capturing peripheral device includes a second power source, the image-capturing peripheral device selectively using power from the first power source when operating at a first power level and from the second power source when operating at a second power level, with the second power level higher than the first power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Wearable Technology Limited
    Inventors: Mantas Jurkuvenas, Michael John Lynch
  • Patent number: 10664427
    Abstract: A display device includes a first connector which receives a first image signal and first driving power, a second connector which receives a second image signal and second driving power, a first control unit which processes the first image signal and the first driving power, a second control unit which processes the second image signal and the second driving power, a power management unit which receives the first and second driving powers from the first control unit and the second control unit, measures the first and second driving powers, and provides information about the first driving power and information about the second driving power to the first and second control units, and a display unit which receives one of the first and second image signals from one of the first and second control units and displays one of the first and second image signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Display CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Kyu Park, Kyung Uk Choi, Joon Chul Goh
  • Patent number: 10551897
    Abstract: Provided are devices, systems and methods relating to controller interactions with storage. One embodiment includes an apparatus comprising a controller for communication with a storage device through a signal line, wherein the controller is configured to detect a first signal on the signal line indicating the presence of the storage device on the signal line, and provide a second signal on the signal line to reset the storage device after a detection that the first signal indicates the presence of the storage device. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Myron D. Loewen, Andrew W. Morning-Smith, Anthony M. Constantine
  • Patent number: 10466811
    Abstract: A technique controls operation of a local application running on a user device (e.g., a smart phone, a tablet, a personal digital assistant, etc.). The technique involves receiving, by the user device, mouse input from external electronic equipment communicating with the user device. The user device has a touchscreen that displays a touchscreen image of the local application. The mouse input indicates user operation of a hardware mouse. The technique further involves translating, by the user device, the mouse input into translated touchscreen input. The technique further involves providing, by the user device, the translated touchscreen input to the local application running on the user device to operate the local application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Pavlou, Mukund Ingale, Georgy Momchilov
  • Patent number: 10459545
    Abstract: The present invention provides an all-in-one machine, a method for the all-in-one machine to realize quick touch in all channels, and a computer storage medium. The method includes: detecting which channel is currently connected to the main board, and controlling a USB selecting switch to connect a first data port of a touch frame with a USB port of a device or module to which the currently connected channel belongs, based on the detected channel information; determining whether there is an action to call a touch menu when detecting that the channel connected to the main board is an internal PC module channel or an external device channel; and if so, activating the main board to start a touch menu application program, and making response, by the main board, to touch data within an area of the touch menu transmitted from the touch frame through the second data port, after the touch menu has been called and before an action of leaving the touch menu is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Guangzhou Shirui Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiqing Rao, Songqing Xu, Weigao Liu, Ling Huang, Jianxin Zhang, Wensheng Cai, Guining Pan
  • Patent number: 10379695
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method for displaying content on a gesture-sensitive display surface. The method includes causing an interactive window asset to be displayed on the gesture-sensitive surface with at least one of an adjustable display height, an adjustable display width, and an adjustable display location on the gesture-sensitive display surface, wherein the interactive window asset includes at least one display output generated by a software application and is configured to receive one or more software application inputs via the gesture-sensitive display surface, receiving a mode change input via the gesture-sensitive display surface, and, in response to receiving the mode change input, causing the interactive window asset to be displayed on the gesture-sensitive display surface with a fixed display height, a fixed display width, and a fixed display location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PRYSM, INC.
    Inventors: Dino Carlos, Adam Cuzzort, Brandon Fischer
  • Patent number: 10331599
    Abstract: Session level restrictions can be implemented to limit access to a redirected interface of a composite device. These session level restrictions can be defined within a policy of a directory service, such as Active Directory, to facilitate the dynamic application of the restrictions to the appropriate remote sessions. In this way, access restrictions can be applied to individual interfaces of a redirected composite device so that a particular interface will only be accessible from specified remote sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Gautam Sonar, Azeez Ahmed, Deepthi Chavan
  • Patent number: 10311686
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for automatically generating unique haptic effects. An embodiment of the apparatus comprises a haptic actuator. Memory stores a hash function and a haptic control module programmed to generate a haptic control signal related to a hash value generated by the hash function. A controller is communicatively associated with the haptic actuator and the memory. The controller is configured to receive information, execute the hash function on at least a portion of the information to generate the hash value, generate a haptic signal related to the hash value, and control the haptic actuator to generate a haptic effect, the haptic effect related to the hash value and the haptic signal. A method of automatically generating a unique haptic effect also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Christopher Ullrich
  • Patent number: 10306387
    Abstract: A device (10) for connection to an audio accessory (20) comprising: a jack socket (14) for connection to a jack plug (25) of the audio accessory (20), a ground connection to a first socket contact (428) which is positioned to mate with a ground return pole of the plug (25). The jack socket (14) comprises a second contact (432) also positioned to mate with the ground return pole of the plug (25). Driver amplifiers (416, 418) comprise an input coupled to the second contact (432) and are configured to superimpose a signal present at the second contact (432) onto received speaker signal. It may achieve reducing the crosstalk which could distort or blur the stereo image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Taylor, ChunFeng Gu
  • Patent number: 10182106
    Abstract: A data management system includes an information management apparatus including an acquisition unit, a first transmission unit, and a second transmission unit, and an information processing apparatus including a first reception unit and a second reception unit. The acquisition unit acquires target-user identification information and data made available to a target user. If data-group identification information has not been transmitted to the information processing apparatus of the target user, the first transmission unit transmits the data-group identification information to the information processing apparatus. If the first transmission unit has transmitted the data-group identification information to the information processing apparatus of the target user, the second transmission unit transmits a data provision notification to the information processing apparatus. The first reception unit receives the data-group identification information from the information management apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10174535
    Abstract: A hinge module assembled to a first body and a second body of an electronic device and including a first rotating shaft assembled to the first body and having a first limiting portion, a second rotating shaft movably and rotatably assembled to the second body, a linking member, a switching member, and a transmission couple is provided. The second rotating shaft is fixed to the linking member and has a second limiting portion. The first rotating shaft is rotatably assembled to the linking member. The switching member movably passes through the linking member. The first limiting portion and the second limiting portion are located at two opposite ends of a moving path of the switching member to be interfered therewith. The transmission couple is respectively disposed at the second rotating shaft and the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Patent number: 10169287
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for implementing modal selection of a bimodal coherent accelerator in a computer system. Implementing modal selection of a bimodal coherent accelerator using a PCI-Express standard Vendor Specific Extended Capability (VSEC) structure or CAPI VSEC data in the configuration space of a CAPI-capable PCIE adapter and procedures defined in the Coherent Accelerator Interface Architecture (CAIA) to enable and control a coherent coprocessor adapter over PCIE. A CAPI-capable PCIE adapter is enabled to be bimodal and operate in conventional PCI-Express (PCIE) transaction modes or CAPI modes that utilize CAIA coherence and programming interface capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Charles R. Johns, Andrew T. Koch, Gregory M. Nordstrom
  • Patent number: 10111094
    Abstract: A method of establishing a hardware identity of a coordinating device in a wireless network is provided. A standard PHY preamble is modified to a preamble that can be received by the coordinating device having an expected hardware configuration. The modified PHY preamble is transmitted with an association request by a joining device. In response to not receiving a reply containing an association response from the coordinating device by the joining device, determining the hardware configuration of the coordinating device is not the expected hardware configuration. A further method of characterizing a hardware identity of a device in a wireless network is also provided. A request with a modified PHY preamble is transmitted to a device. If a reply is received from the device, characterizing the device as a first hardware type. And, if a reply is not received, characterizing the device as not the first hardware type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Benjamin W Ramsey, Barry E Mullins
  • Patent number: 10067906
    Abstract: A computing device includes an inter-integrated circuit (I2C) module configured to perform I2C communication with an external device through a system management bus, a packet generator module configured to transmit a packet to the I2C module through the system management bus, and an I2C controller configured to control operations of the I2C module and the packet generator module. When the I2C module transmits a packet receiving signal to the I2C controller and the I2C controller does not receive the packet receiving signal for a set period of time, the I2C controller may reset the I2C module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chul-Woo Lee, Hyunseok Kim, Sungjin Moon, Gyucheol Han
  • Patent number: 10054595
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a blood sugar managing watch and a blood sugar managing method. The blood sugar managing watch comprises: a housing having a wrist watch shape; a blood sugar strip connector installed on a side of the housing such that a blood sugar strip is to be connected thereto; and a blood sugar meter that is embedded in the housing and automatically activates a blood sugar measurement task to measure the blood sugar of blood on the blood sugar strip when the blood sugar strip is connected to the blood sugar strip connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ILBS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soon Ju Kang, Kyung Chun Lee, Sung Hwa Hong
  • Patent number: 9997059
    Abstract: A data collection system includes a plurality of sensor modules each provided with a sensor unit, and a data collecting device. The data collecting device (200) is provided with: a clock output unit (201) which outputs a clock signal; an enable signal output unit (202) which outputs to a prescribed sensor module (100) an enable signal at intervals equal to or greater than the number of clock signals corresponding to the number of sensor modules (100); a counter (203) which counts the number of clock signals; and a sensor signal input unit (205) into which data output by the sensor modules (100) is input via a bus line, and which records said data in association with the count value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tooru Katsurai, Kazunori Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 9979851
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device and a communication device configured to perform data communication with at least one external image forming apparatus. A first mode is a mode in which a speed of image forming is a first speed, and the second mode is a mode in which the speed of the image forming is a second speed less than the first speed. When image forming is to be performed in a second mode, the image forming apparatus determines an image forming apparatus to be used to perform first image forming to at least one first external image forming apparatus. The image forming apparatus transmits image data relating to the first image forming to the at least one first external image forming apparatus and controls the image forming device to form an image relating to second image forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Nishihara
  • Patent number: 9940061
    Abstract: A method for moving files in a hierarchical storage system having a primary storage and a secondary storage including a sequential storage device from the primary storage to the secondary storage includes obtaining a predetermined file size to be written to the secondary storage, extracting, from a plurality of files in the primary storage, a file not stored in the secondary storage and having the oldest last access time, estimating a file size of the file having the oldest last access time on the secondary storage if the file having the oldest last access time is written to the secondary storage, and selecting the file having the oldest last access time as a file to be moved to the secondary storage as long as the estimated file size does not exceed the predetermined file size to be written to the secondary storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Hasegawa, Masayuki Iwanaga, Yutaka Oishi
  • Patent number: 9817459
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to video output instructions to determine whether a pre-boot video signal is to be provided and, in response to determining that the request for the pre-boot video signal has been received, enable power to an auxiliary output and provide the pre-boot video signal to a display device communicatively coupled to the auxiliary output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Daniel Ross Gonzales, Gennadiy Rozenberg, Jhovel Louie L. Lopez, James Jeffery Schulze
  • Patent number: 9740584
    Abstract: A method and a device for testing a computer core in a processor having at least two computer cores is described. The computer cores are connected to each other via an internal connecting system, both computer cores contributing toward the operating sequence of a machine. In the method for testing a computer core, with which a high error detection rate may be achieved in a minimum outlay of time, a test is run in one computer core, while a program for executing the driving operation of the motor vehicle is being processed in the other computer core at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Mueller, Axel Aue
  • Patent number: 9698790
    Abstract: A programmable device comprises one or more programming regions, each comprising a plurality of configurable logic blocks, where each of the plurality of configurable logic blocks is selectively connectable to any other configurable logic block via a programmable interconnect fabric. The programmable device further comprises configuration logic configured to, in response to an instruction in an instruction stream, reconfigure hardware in one or more of the configurable logic blocks in a programming region independently from any of the other programming regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9655167
    Abstract: A wireless peripheral interconnect bus capable of providing a high rate data transfer between peripheral devices and a host bridge of a computing device over a wireless medium comprises a first wireless pair for transferring data between a first peripheral component and a second peripheral component, wherein the first wireless pair implements at least at a layered protocol; and a second wireless pair for transferring data between a second peripheral component and the first peripheral component, wherein the second wireless pair implements at least a layered protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tal Tamir, Daniel Rettig
  • Patent number: 9529766
    Abstract: A method and a system for enabling communications on a signaling link include a first and a second device interconnected by the signaling link. The first device performs the method to acquire information from the second device. Based on the information acquired the first device determines to enable the signaling link for operational communications between the first device and the second device. A computer programming product instructs a computer to perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jesse P. Arroyo, Christopher J. Engel, Kaveh Naderi
  • Patent number: 9514040
    Abstract: A memory storage device and a memory controller and an access method thereof are provided. The memory storage device includes a rewritable non-volatile memory chip having a plurality of physical blocks. The access method includes configuring a plurality of logical blocks to be mapped to a part of the physical blocks and dividing the logical blocks into at least a first partition and a second partition, wherein the first partition records an auto-execute file. The access method also includes determining whether a trigger signal is existent and sending a media ready message to a host system if the trigger signal is existent, so as to allow the host system to automatically run the auto-execute file and receive a first password. The access method further includes determining whether to provide the logical blocks in the second partition to the host system according to the first password received from the host system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chia-Jung Hsu, Shih-Hsien Hsu
  • Patent number: 9471515
    Abstract: Certain examples provide systems, apparatus, and methods for adaptive, dynamic medical device connectivity. In an example, a medical device interface system includes a device interface connecting a medical device to a client system and enabling exchange of data between the medical device and the client system, the device interface includes a plug and play detector detecting a connection of the medical device to the device interface and a serial agent gathering information from the medical device via a connection between the medical device and the device interface and selecting an appropriate device driver to operate and interact with the medical device connected to the device interface regardless of a presence or absence of an existing plug and play capability of the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lan Gao-Saari, Marko Raatikainen, Ilkka Vanhanen, Jyrki Lindroos, Juha Parnanen
  • Patent number: 9429992
    Abstract: A portable computer, system, and method for a wired and wireless docking station are provided. The portable computer may function to connect to a docking station via either a wired or wireless channel of communication depending on the signal strength of a wireless communication as determined by a comparator, or depending on whether it has been physically connected to a docking station. The system may also be modular so that it can be acquired by a computer user as separate modules, and may provide support for charging an additional battery through a power connection that is separate from the docking connector. A process is also provided that allows a portable computer user to automatically commence and switch between wired and wireless docking sessions by either placing the computer either within range of the docking station or by connecting it to the docking station with a docking station connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Motion Computing, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Ashenbrenner, Phillip Bagwell
  • Patent number: 9412415
    Abstract: When long polling is employed under HTTP, a content-synchronization control device can control each content playback device so that content control is synchronized in multiple content playback devices. When receiving an inquiry from a content playback device 90, the response control means 84 waits transmission of an inquiry response in reply to the inquiry for a certain period of time since reception of the inquiry, and when the waiting state of the transmission of an inquiry response is cancelled, the waiting state of transmission of all the inquiry responses are cancelled. After the reception of the request information, the response control means 84 cancels the waiting state of the transmission of each inquiry response when a condition that the transmission of each inquiry response to each content playback device is kept waiting is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Takeo Onishi
  • Patent number: 9383772
    Abstract: A dock for connecting a smartphone to a display and peripherals is disclosed. The dock transfers audio/video data to a display, establishes a wireless link with peripherals and possesses a KVM function. The dock has a controller with a switch, a wireless communication module, a USB hub, a relay, two USB connectors, a, USB switch, an AV converter, an AV switch, and two AV connectors. The relay normally connects AV data from the smartphone to the AV converter. The controller switches the relay while the switch is being operated, the wireless communication module establishes the wireless link with the smartphone. And the USB switch and AV switch can switch one of an external computer and a smartphone to be connected with the display and peripherals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: I/O INTERCONNECT, LTD.
    Inventors: Ping-Shun Zeung, Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 9320965
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a controller port having a plurality of ports to which a plurality of operation signals are input from a plurality of operation devices via a network. The information processing system also includes an execution unit configured to execute a game program in response to each of the plurality of operation signals input from each of the plurality of operation devices to each of the plurality of the ports, and an assignment unit configured to assign each of the plurality of operation devices to each of the plurality of respective ports. The assignment unit changes assignment of each of the plurality of operation devices to each of the plurality of ports in a predetermined case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya Ikenaga, Makoto Ishii
  • Patent number: 9312390
    Abstract: Provided is a remote control system with which leakage current flowing in a switch can be reduced so that power consumption can be reduced. The remote control system includes a portable information terminal, a server, and an electric device. The on/off of the switch included in the electric device is controlled using information transmitted from the portable information terminal to the server. The switch includes a transistor formed using a semiconductor whose band gap is larger than that of single crystal silicon in a channel formation region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9285889
    Abstract: A keyboard assembly includes a transmitter electrode and one or more receiver electrodes that are used to generate an electric field above one or more keys of the assembly. The first electrode is located on a first level of a keyboard assembly and the second electrode is located on a second level of the keyboard assembly. The first level may correspond to a support plate of the assembly and the second level may correspond to a surface of a printed circuit board to which the second electrode is coupled. Alternatively, the first and second levels may correspond to different sides of a frame of the keyboard assembly. Disturbances in the electric field may be detected to perform a control operation of a host device that includes or is coupled to the keyboard assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Steven S. Bateman, James M. Okuley, Ron D. Egger
  • Patent number: 9280358
    Abstract: A method determines mobile devices for connection to a computer that has an operating system for a user session. Then, the method configures device drivers to enable communication between the operating system and the mobile devices. The operating system is configured to use a first mobile device as a first type of input/output (I/O) device and the operating system is configured to use a second mobile device as a second type of input/output (I/O) device. Also, the method processes communications between the mobile devices and the operating system via the device drivers for the user session. A first type of communication is between the first mobile device and the operating system via the first device driver to use the first mobile device as the first type of I/O device and a second type of communication is between the second mobile device and the operating system via the second device driver to use the second mobile device as the second type of I/O device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew David Ginzton, Dustin Michael Byford
  • Patent number: 9257987
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing partial reconfiguration on an integrated circuit (IC) are provided. During runtime, certain configuration changes may be implemented. The embodiments described herein allow for partial reconfiguration updates to be driven via an independent pathway, reducing complex arbitration, freeing additional application memory resources, and enabling customized partial reconfiguration logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventor: Philippe Molson
  • Patent number: 9213664
    Abstract: A configurable computing device comprising a housing, a printed circuit board disposed within the housing, a first microcontroller and a second microcontroller each coupled to the PCB, wherein the first microcontroller and the second microcontroller are in electrical signal communication with each other, a computer-on-module (COM) coupled to the PCB, wherein the COM is in electrical signal communication with the first microcontroller and the second microcontroller, and one or more peripheral modules coupled to the PCB, wherein, the peripheral modules are each in electrical signal communication with the first microcontroller and wherein, the peripheral modules are each in electrical signal communication with the COM via the second microcontroller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Entegra Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Lee Fowler
  • Patent number: 9207950
    Abstract: It is provided a method for distinguishing between cold boot and warm boot of a device, wherein the device comprises a volatile memory containing a flag used for indicating boot type, the method comprises the step of determining boot type by reading the flag; wherein, the method further comprises upon detection of a message indicating occurrence of power outage, setting data of the volatile memory in such a way that make the device fail to determine the boot type as warm boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Hao Xu, Xiao Lin, BenDong Chen
  • Patent number: 9172418
    Abstract: A method for switching a Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) transmission protocol includes: setting an operational mode of the UICC to an ISO 7816-12 USB UICC transmission protocol mode (USB mode); and in response to a user input, enabling the UICC to fallback from the USB mode to an ISO 7816-3 T=0/T=1 transmission protocol mode (ISO mode).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Samatha Sudabattula, Shyam Singh, Jose Alfredo Ruvalcaba, Jayesh Sharma
  • Patent number: 9164919
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inputting and outputting data by using a virtualization technique are provided. The method includes generating a virtual operating system (OS) for the external device, which is connected to a host, based on OS information stored in the external device, setting a partial area of a storage of the host as virtual storage for the external device, and storing the data in the virtual storage or a memory of the external device in response to a request for inputting and outputting the data from the virtual OS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minsung Jang, Seong-yeol Park, Jae-Min Park, Sang-bum Suh, Sung-kwan Heo, Byung-woan Kim