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710 - Electrical computers and digital data processing systems: input/output

710001000 - INPUT/OUTPUT DATA PROCESSING

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
710014000 Mode selection 109
710010000 Configuration initialization 85
710011000 Protocol selection 67
710009000 Address assignment 53
710013000 By detachable memory 49
710012000 As input or output 25
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20130031276Programmable Waveform Technology for Interfacing to Disparate Devices - Various embodiments of a system, method, and memory-medium provide for configuration of a programmable waveform that allows for communication with one of a plurality of different target devices. The programmable waveform comprises one or more waveform parameters and one or more waveform lines. The waveform lines may comprise control lines and/or data lines. One or more of the waveform parameters may be set in response to user input, and corresponding signals based on the waveform lines may be generated in order to communicate with a target device selected from a variety of different possible target devices. Waveform parameters may include one or more of: setup time, hold time, lead time, trail time, idle time, clock frequency, clock duty cycle, number of data bits per transmission, number of data lines, pulse width, polarity, and phase.01-31-2013
20080263230INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM THEREFOR - An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a plurality of image forming apparatuses, application information indicating a type of each application program installed on the plurality of image forming apparatuses, an application selection receiving unit configured to receive selection of an application program corresponding to the acquired application information, a setting information selection receiving unit configured to receive selection of setting information used in the application program whose selection has been received, an apparatus selection receiving unit configured to receive selection of an image forming apparatus as a destination to which to transmit the setting information from among image forming apparatuses installed with the application program whose selection has been received, and a transmission control unit configured to control processing for transmitting, to the image forming apparatus whose selection has been received, the setting information whose selection has been received.10-23-2008
20090193152EXTERNAL DEVICE WITH A DRIVER AUTO-RUN INSTALLATION AND METHOD THEREOF - An external device includes a controller, a connector, a function circuit, and a storage device. The storage device stores firmware and an image file. The image file includes an installation program and a driver. The external device is coupled to a host via the connector. The firmware can drive the controller to generate a virtual optical disc drive in the host and load the image file to the virtual optical disc drive so as to start the installation program. When the host does not have the driver, the installation program can install the driver in the host. When the host has the driver, the host can drive the function circuit to work.07-30-2009
20130086282METHODS AND PHYSICAL COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIA FOR INTIATING RE-ENUMERATION OF USB 3.0 COMPATIBLE DEVICES - Methods, physical computer-readable media, and devices are provided that allow re-enumeration to be initiated on a USB 3.0-compatible device. The method includes establishing a connection with a host, transmitting an indicator from the device to the host to cause a Link Training and Status State Machine (LTSSM) of the host to move from active state (U0) to one of SS.Inactive and RX.Detect, synchronizing the device with the host, and presenting a new configuration of the device to the host.04-04-2013
20090019186DEVICE FOR TAPPING USB POWER - A device includes a universal serial bus (USB) port comprising a data terminal and a power terminal to receive power from a remote USB port. The device includes a controller coupled to the data terminal of the USB port to provide a USB initialization signal.01-15-2009
20130080661Configuring Buffers with Timing Information - Configuring a buffer with timing information. Initially, a buffer for transferring data from a first device to a second device may be configured, e.g., in response to user input. For example, configuring the buffer may include specifying a size of the buffer, specifying timing for delivery of data of the buffer, and/or specifying transfer of the data from a first device to a second device. In response to the configuration of the buffer, code may be automatically generated which implements the transfer of the data from the first device to the second device according to the specified timing for delivery of the data of the buffer. Accordingly, the automatically generated code may be executable to transfer the data according to the specified timing from the first device to the second device.03-28-2013
20090172205METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING A SIDESHOW DEVICE TO RETRIEVE SYSTEM INFORMATION FROM A COMPUTING DEVICE - A method and system for enabling an auxiliary system to retrieve the system information from a computing device are disclosed. Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method, which includes the steps of requesting for the system information from an embedded controller of the computing device through a first bi-directional data bus if the computing device is shut down, requesting for the system information from the computing device through the first bidirectional bus during the boot-up sequence of the computing device, and requesting for the system information from the computing device through a general purpose input/output (GPIO) after the computing device completes the boot-up sequence.07-02-2009
20100042751DATA TRANSFER CONTROL DEVICE, DATA TRANSFER DEVICE, DATA TRANSFER CONTROL METHOD, AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT USING RECONFIGURED CIRCUIT - A semiconductor integrated circuit ensures to reserve a required memory bandwidth at low cost. A memory bandwidth monitoring unit 02-18-2010
20090157908Software Driver Device - An interface device disposed between a host and peripheral device is disclosed. The device stores drivers, utility software and applicative data for the peripheral device. The interface device appears to first be a CD driver for purposes of loading drivers, software and data into the host. Then it switches to directly couple the host and peripheral device.06-18-2009
20090157907Shelf system for rechargeable electronic devices - The invention is a shelf system for rechargeable electronic devices that has an electrical pole with a number of attachment points. Shelves connect to the attachment points and can pivot between a working position and a stored position. The electrical pole has a number of power ports with different features. For instance, one of the power ports is a 12 volt direct current (DC) port, commonly called a cigarette lighter port. Many travelers will have a 12 VDC plug and cable with them to charge their cell phone, MP3 player or computer. The shelf system also includes a standard electrical outlet in the electrical pole. In addition, the electrical port will have a USB port for those devices that are charged through a USB port. A USB hub is provided in the electrical pole to facilitate this feature.06-18-2009
20100106862COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device to access a network device storing content-related information is provided. The content-related information includes a title and location information of information content. The communication device includes a location information storage to store the location information, a content-related information obtaining system to obtain the content-related information from the network device, a content-related information storage to store the obtained content-related information, a multiple-display system having a plurality of display areas, a display control system to control the title to be displayed in a fixed line in each display area, a selection receiver system to receive a selection of the title of the information content displayed in the fixed line in one of the display areas, an identifying system to identify the location information corresponding to the selected title, and a location information output system to output the identified location information to a displayable device.04-29-2010
20090307379ELECTRONIC APPLIANCE, PARTICULARLY AN ETHERNET SWITCH, HAVING MEANS FOR RELIABLE REMOTE MAINTENANCE - The invention relates to an electronic appliance having at least one control unit and at least one memory unit and also to an appropriate method, the appliance having an operating system with a piece of software in a particular configuration for operation of the appliance, where the invention provides for the appliance to have an interface to which means for remote maintenance of the appliance are connected and for the appliance to have a timer, the timer starting to run in the event of a configuration change and stopping only as soon as a changed configuration has been loaded into the memory unit correctly and then the appliance is operated using the changed and correctly stored configuration.12-10-2009
20090106458IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD CAPABLE OF MANAGING FILE TRANSMISSION WITH EXTERNAL DEVICE - An imaging system includes an internal storage unit, a connection unit, a user interface, and a management unit. The internal storage unit is configured for storing a file. The connection unit is configured for connecting the imaging system to an external storage device, and thereby establishing a communication for file transmission therebetween. The user interface is configured for receiving file transmission parameters. The management unit is configured for managing the file transmission, based on the received file transmission parameters.04-23-2009
20130060968SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURING A TARGET DEVICE - In accordance with the present disclosure, a method for dynamically configuring a target device comprises receiving by one or more ports of a target device one or more initiator identifiers from one or more initiators. The method further comprises determining whether a plurality of ports received initiator identifiers from a common initiator. The method further comprises configuring the plurality of the ports to operate as a single, logical port if the plurality of ports received initiator identifiers from a common initiator.03-07-2013
20130060967Discovery And Configuration Of New Devices Added Via Dynamic Reconfiguration - An approach is provided in which a device is detected when it has been added to an operating system partition. The detecting occurs during a dynamic reconfiguration process, and the device is associated with a device type. A parent device is identified that corresponds to the added device. The identifying of the parent device is performed during the dynamic reconfiguration process and the identification of the parent device is based on the device type of the added device with the identified parent device corresponding to a parent device name. A unit address corresponding to the added device is retrieved and this retrieved unit address and the identified parent device name are passed to a configuration manager process. The added device is then configured based on the identified parent device name.03-07-2013
20090282173METHOD OF EDITING MULTI-MEDIA PLAYING SCHEDULE FOR DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - The present invention discloses a method of editing a multi-media playing schedule for a digital photo frame, a system and a computer readable storage medium thereof, which are characterized in that users can edit a multi-media playing schedule on the data processing apparatus when the digital photo frame is electrically connected to the data processing apparatus, and after editing of the multi-media playing schedule is finished, the multi-media playing schedule is transmitted to the digital photo frame and stored in the digital photo frame. Therefore, the problem of being unable to edit complicated multi-media playing schedules due to simple operation interface of digital photo frames can be solved.11-12-2009
20110022738DESIGN METHOD FOR A DMA-COMPATIBLE PERIPHERAL - The invention relates to a method for organizing the registers of a peripheral in memory, the peripheral including at least one control register to be addressed in memory to store configuration data of the peripheral, one transmission register to be addressed in memory to store data to be transmitted from the memory to the peripheral, and one reception register to be addressed in memory to store data to be transmitted from the peripheral to the memory, the method including: duplicating, within a data memory range, the transmission/reception register to different contiguous addresses; and implementing in memory the control registers at contiguous addresses at the level of a memory range adjacent to the memory range where the transmission/reception register has been duplicated.01-27-2011
20130067118APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING DEVICE IDENTIFIERS FOR SERIALLY INTERCONNECTED DEVICES OF MIXED TYPE - A plurality of memory devices of mixed type (e.g., DRAMs, SRAMs, MRAMs, and NAND-, NOR- and AND-type Flash memories) are serially interconnected. Each device has device type information on its device type. A specific device type (DT) and a device identifier (ID) contained in a serial input (SI) as a packet are fed to one device of the serial interconnection. The device determines whether the fed DT matches the DT of the device. In a case of match, a calculator included in the device performs calculation to generate an ID accompanying the fed DT for another device and the fed ID is latched in a register of the device. In a case of no-match, the ID generation is skipped and no ID is generated for another device. The DT is combined with the generated or the received ID depending on the device type match determination. The combined DT and ID is as a packet transferred to a next device. Such a device type match determination and ID generation or skip are performed in all devices of the serial interconnection. With reference to device type provided to the interconnected devices, IDs are sequentially generated. The SI containing the DT, the ID and an ID generation command is transmitted in a packet basis to a next device.03-14-2013
20090248904USB host, control method thereof, computer program, USB hub and USB device - A USB host is provided which is configured to be capable of connecting thereto a USB device via a USB hub, the USB host including, a combination storage unit that stores therein an upgrade allowable combination, for which upgrading of a capability of the USB device is allowed, among a combination of hub identification information for identifying the USB hub and device identification information for identifying the USB device; an identification information acquisition unit that acquires the hub identification information from the USB hub in compliance with the USB standards when the USB hub is connected thereto and that acquires the device identification information from the USB device in compliance with the USB standards when the USB device is connected to the USB hub; and a command transmission unit that transmits an upgrade command to the USB device when a combination of the acquired hub identification information and the acquired device identification information is identical with the combination stored in the combination storage unit.10-01-2009
20090006659Advanced mezzanine card for digital network data inspection - Telecommunications computing apparatus and methods for performing deep packet inspection and other processing of data packets traversing high speed digital networks (01-01-2009
20130166784METHOD OF RESTORING CONFIGURATION OF PROFIBUS AND PROFIBUS NETWORK SYSTEM - A method of restoring a profibus configuration according to an embodiment includes receiving a configuration restoration command by the configuration restoration device of a profibus network system; receiving a binary image from the master device of the profibus network system by the configuration restoration device; creating restoration information including at least one of the configuration information of the profibus network system, the basic information of the slave device associated with the master device, and user configuration information from the binary image by the configuration restoration device; and outputting the created restoration information. The configuration of a profibus network may be restored from the master device by using this.06-27-2013
20110283023METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO DYNAMICALLY MANAGE PERFORMANCE STATES IN A DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM - Data processing systems which operate in different modes, including a mode which supports providing an output of images through a port on the systems. In one embodiment, a data processing system includes a processing system, a cellular telephone transceiver, and a port which is configured to provide, as an output from the handheld data processing system, data representing movie video images. Methods and machine readable media are also described.11-17-2011
20090276545MEMORY MODULE WITH CONFIGURABLE INPUT/OUTPUT PORTS - A memory module has one or more memory devices, a controller in communication with the one or more memory devices, and a plurality of input/output ports. The controller is configured to configure each input/output port as an input, an output, or a bidirectional input/output.11-05-2009
20110289236SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENRICHING MEMORIES AND ENHANCING EMOTIONS AROUND SPECIFIC PERSONAL EVENTS IN THE FORM OF IMAGES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AUDIO, VIDEO AND/OR DATA - A system and method for enriching memories and enhancing emotions about a specific personal event is disclosed. The system allows an easy to use enrichment of memories in terms of emotions and feelings around personal events such as vacations, promotions, sports, celebrations, etc. in form of still images, illustrations, templates, audio, video, and/or data. The invention is a turn-key system that combines broadly available hardware, industrial design, software, proprietary content, user-friendly user interface, distribution, and services tailored towards emotional personal events. The system also provides for the updating of the content on a storage device, usage tracking, remote deletion of content, encryption/decryption of documents and secure access.11-24-2011
20090144456Interface Device for Securely Extending Computer Functionality - A portable interface device for extending the secure functionality of a computing device includes a plurality of ports and a controller, the ports being configured to facilitate communication between the interface device and one or more computing devices and between the interface device and one or more extension devices. The interface device extends the functionality of one or more computing devices by communicating to the computing device the functionality of one or more extension devices. Extension devices can be chained, and the interface device can emulate the combined functionality of the chained extension devices. A method for extending the functionality of a computing device detects an extension device for the computing device, identifies a functionality of the extension device, and communicates the functionality of the extension device to the computing device.06-04-2009
20120191879METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A THIN CLIENT AND BLADE ARCHITECTURE - In a computing system, a method and system for a thin client and blade architecture are provided. A blade may generate video, audio, and peripheral control information that may be transmitted to a thin client (TC) by utilizing a video encoder, an audio bridge, and a peripheral bridge. Communication between the blade and the TC may occur based on a communication protocol that may operate independently of an operating system and/or applications running on the blade. The video encoder may dynamically compress the video information according to network capacity and/or video content and may dynamically select from various compression algorithms. The blade may configure and manage operations that interface with the TC. The TC may comprise a video decoder, a transceiver, a processor, a video display bridge, an audio bridge, and a peripheral bridge and may be adapted to communicate with peripheral devices.07-26-2012
20110219147Method And System For Determining Characteristics Of An Attached Ethernet Connector And/Or Cable - A connector comprising a storage device that stores configuration information, may be coupled to a twisted pair cable and may communicate the configuration information to a host device via a corresponding connector. The configuration information may comprise characteristics, features and/or configurations of the connector and/or the cable, for example, wire gauge, safety information, cable category, verification of testing, inner shielding, outer shielding, no shielding, type of use, and/or country of manufacture. The storage device may comprise an EPROM. The configuration information may be communicated utilizing one or more configured pins. The corresponding connector may sense and/or read the configuration information from the connector. The corresponding connector may be mechanically ganged and/or communicatively coupled to other connectors that are integrated in the host device. A single controller may control acquisition of configuration information. A data rate for communicating via the connector and/or cable may be determined based on the configuration information.09-08-2011
20110219146VIRTUAL SOFTWARE APPLICATION DEPLOYMENT CONFIGURATIONS - Configuration items for a software application can be automatically and/or manually discovered, and the application can be packaged to form a virtual application package. A deployment configuration can include settings for the configuration items. The deployment configuration can be set after packaging the software application. For example, a selected configuration item in the deployment configuration may be changed in response to user input. The virtual application package can be deployed to instantiate the application one or more times, and the deployment configuration can be applied in the instantiated application.09-08-2011
20100169509HOST CONFIGURED FOR INTEROPERATION WITH COUPLED PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYER DEVICE - Methods and system for transferring images between devices is disclosed. For example, differently scaled images by a host device may automatically and/or selectively be transferred to a media player for display. In turn, appropriately scaled images may be transferred automatically and/or selectively to another display device for example a TV, camera or printer. The selectivity may occur either at the host level or at the player level.07-01-2010
20080276010SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING AND/OR OPERATING NETWORK INTERFACE DEVICES TO ACHIEVE NETWORK-BASED COMMUNICATIONS - A computer system, and related components including network interface devices, as well as methods for implementing and/or operating network interface devices to achieve network-based communications, are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the computer system includes a network interface device, and a bus driver in communication with the network interface device. The bus driver has access to a plurality of driver programs, and the bus driver is capable of causing an installation of one such driver program on the network interface device. Also, in at least some embodiments, the bus driver facilitates communications between multiple network interface devices and an operating system of the computer system, and/or between the network interface devices and user mode applications implementing graphical user interfaces. Further, in at least some embodiments, the bus driver governs operation of the network interface devices, for example, in relation to power management and/or interrupt handling.11-06-2008
20090300225Data Serialization In A User Switching Environment - A method for sharing a common computing system among multiple users is disclosed. A user can perform a login process during which an input data, such as a user name or a password can be entered by the user to access a session. The user name and/or the password are then serialized into an object or a set of objects. If the serialized object or objects are authentic, a session is created and the session properties of the session are defined. Any applications that are subsequently executed during the session remain active after the session is switched out.12-03-2009
20100100646APPARATUS SUPPORTING PLURALITY OF INTERFACES AND METHOD OF SETTING UP NETWORK CONNECTION OF THE SAME - A method of setting up a network connection of an image forming device connectable to a network via a first interface and a second interface, the method including setting up a network connection via the second interface, stopping operation of the first interface and initiating operation of the second interface after the setting up of the network connection via the second interface is completed, determining whether the second interface is connected to the network, and, stopping operation of the second interface and initiating operation of the first interface if determined that the second interface is connected to the network.04-22-2010
20090055555METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FLEXIBLE AND NEGOTIABLE EXCHANGE OF LINK LAYER FUNCTIONAL PARAMETERS - A proposal is discussed that facilitates exchanging parameters for a link layer that allows a variable number of parameters without changing a communication protocol. Likewise, the proposal allows for both components connected via the link to negotiate values for the parameters that are exchanged without a need for external agent intervention or redundancy.02-26-2009
20090187675COMPUTER SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT SERVER, AND MISMATCHED CONNECTION CONFIGURATION DETECTION METHOD - The management of computers connected with I/O switch devices is simplified. A computer system S includes one or several computers (server devices), one or several I/O devices, one or several I/O switch devices, and a management server 07-23-2009
20100125679COMPUTER AND METHOD FOR DIRECTLY ACCESSING COMPUTER HARDWARE BY VIRTUAL SYSTEM - A computer and method for directly accessing computer hardware by a virtual system are provided. The computer comprises a hardware platform having a first-type device, a second-type device and a third-type device provided thereon; a virtual machine managing module; a first operating module; a second operating module; wherein the virtual machine managing module comprises a first-type device configuration module for directly configuring the first type device to be used by the main operating system; a second-type device configuration module for directly configuring the second-type device to be used by the guest operating system; and a third-type device configuration module for virtualizing the third-type device on the hardware platform to generate a virtualized third-type device and configuring the virtualized third-type device to be used by the main operating system and the guest operating system, respectively. The present invention considers the distribution and use of the devices as a whole in combination with the use of BIOS in the main board. Therefore, the incompatibility problem between hardware and software of the virtual system can be solved.05-20-2010
20090063719RELAY DEVICE, RELAY METHOD AND RELAY CONTROL PROGRAM - A relay device having a plurality of physical ports connecting with a storage medium and relaying data between a higher level device storing configuration information of a storage device and the storage medium, the relay device including a notification unit for issuing a status change notification reporting that a status of the storage medium connected with said physical port changes to said higher level device when the status change of the storage medium is detected, a monitor of status change notification frequency for monitoring whether the frequency of the status change notification informed via said physical port exceeds a specific threshold, and an invalidation unit for invalidating a function of said physical port when said monitor of status change notification frequency detects that the frequency of the status change notification informed via said physical port exceeds the specific threshold.03-05-2009
20100121987HOST APPARATUS CONNECTED TO IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, REMOTE CONFIGURATION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME AND REMOTE CONFIGURATION METHOD USING HOST APPARATUS - A host apparatus connected to an image forming apparatus, a remote configuration system including the same, and a remote configuration method using the host apparatus. The method of remotely configuring a host apparatus connectable to at least one image forming apparatus includes selecting the at least one image forming apparatus; configuring at least one configuration item of the at least one image forming apparatus; and displaying the at least one configured configuration item on a work list window. With this, a work list window displaying configured configuration item is prepared and it is thus convenient for a user to grasp the configured configuration item at a glance.05-13-2010
20100115144Wireless Switch State Using Controller Powered with System in Various Low-Powered States - A computer system detects a power state change and determines that the power state change puts the computer system in a low power state. In turn, the computer system informs an external slot device to enable an external wireless device included in the external slot device.05-06-2010
20100138564 VIRTUAL PORT NUMBER ASSIGNING METHOD AND A COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM THAT STORES A VIRTUAL PORT NUMBER ASSIGNING PROGRAM - A virtual USB port numbers assigning method, applicable to a client device for generating a virtual port representing an actual port of a remote USB hub. The steps comprise: detecting an electrical device connecting to the actual port; requesting data regarding the actual port and the connected electronic device, such as the MAC address and actual port number of the remote USB hub, and the PID and VID of the electrical device; evaluating the data; and assigning virtual ports according to the evaluation result. By assigning fixed virtual port number to each electrical device, so as to prevent the operating system from repeatedly asking users to install the driver program of the electrical device.06-03-2010
20110173351EXTENSIONS FOR USB DRIVER INTERFACE FUNCTIONS - Extensions for USB driver interface functions are described. In embodiments, input/output of computer instructions and data exchange is managed in a USB core driver stack. A set of USB driver interfaces are exposed by the USB core driver stack, and the USB driver interfaces include USB driver interface functions that interface with USB client function drivers that correspond to client USB devices. Extensions for the USB driver interface functions are also exposed by the USB core driver stack to interface with the USB client function drivers.07-14-2011
20110173350USING A STORAGE CONTROLLER TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEGRADED I/O PERFORMANCE - A method for identifying the cause of degraded I/O performance between a host system and a storage controller includes initially monitoring I/O performance between the host system and the storage controller. The method further detects degraded I/O performance between the host system and the storage controller using any suitable technique. Once degraded I/O performance is detected, the method determines the cause of the degraded I/O performance by analyzing historical configuration records in the storage controller. These historical configuration records enable the storage controller to correlate the degraded I/O performance with configuration changes in the storage controller and/or the connected host systems. The method then notifies one or more host systems of the cause of the degraded I/O performance. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed herein.07-14-2011
20090265482INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD THEREFOR, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus connected with a peripheral apparatus via a communication line includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information about a destination of the peripheral apparatus, and a provision unit configured to provide functions for at least one of managing and controlling the peripheral apparatus according to the destination information acquired by the acquisition unit. The provision unit is configured to refer to information indicating a function to be provided according to the destination of the peripheral apparatus and to provide a function for at least one of managing and controlling the peripheral apparatus.10-22-2009
20100005196SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING USER INTERFACE DEVICE CONFIGURATIONS - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to collect a plurality of User Interface (UI) device configurations, receive a request from a computing device to download one or more of the plurality of UI device configurations, and transmit to the computing device the one or more UI device configurations requested to configure one or more UI devices of the computing device. Other embodiments are disclosed.01-07-2010
20080288665Service Access Method And Apparatus - The invention may be embodied as a method of selecting a service and inputting information to that service. In one such method, an input device having keys is provided. When such a key is pressed and released quickly, the user indicates a desire to enter a symbol on the key in order to enter symbols of an entry string. In addition, one or more of the keys may also be used to identify a service and also supply that service with the entry string. For example, by pressing and holding such a key, the entry string may be delimited and then sent to a service corresponding to the pressed key. In this manner, a single key press may be used to both delimit an entry string and also send the entry string to the service. The service may use the delimited entry string to retrieve information, which is then supplied to the input device.11-20-2008
20080270635Data receiver, data transmitter, and information processing method, and computer program - A data receiver as a sink for receiving a transmission content from a source performing a content transmission process, the data receiver includes a memory for storing device information; and a control unit for changing a setup of a hot plug state in which the source may be detected, as a process of notifying the source whether the data stored in the memory can be obtained or not. The control unit is arranged to set the hot plug state as a setup indicative of being in a state where the data stored in the memory is permitted to be obtained, in a selection state where the source is selected as a contents input device, and control is performed to maintain a setup showing that the hot plug state is in a state where data stored in the memory is permitted to be obtained, in a case where the source is changed to a non-selection state from a selection state in which the source is selected as the contents input device.10-30-2008
20100005197NETWORK DEVICE AND ACTIVE CONTROL CARD DETECTING METHOD - A network device (01-07-2010
20120198099APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING APPLICATION AUTO-INSTALL FUNCTION IN DIGITAL DEVICE - An apparatus and method install an application in a digital device. An apparatus for providing a connection program to a desired peripheral device in a digital device includes a communication unit for receiving system information from a peripheral device and transmitting a connection program list, a program detecting unit for analyzing the received system information and creating the connection program list executable in the peripheral device, and a control unit for transmitting the created connection program list to the peripheral device.08-02-2012
20090144455FIRMWARE UPDATING SYSTEM FOR UPDATING FIRMWARE OF A DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - A firmware updating system includes a computer apparatus including a video output interface and a control unit electrically connected to the video output interface for controlling the video output interface to output data corresponding to a new firmware. The firmware updating system further includes a display device having a video input interface for electrically connecting with the video output interface so as to receive the data corresponding to the new firmware transmitted from the video output interface. The display device further includes a first memory and a micro control unit electrically connected to the video output interface and the first memory for processing the data corresponding to the new firmware received by the video input interface and storing the new firmware in the first memory.06-04-2009
20110225323SELF-TUNING INPUT OUTPUT DEVICE - A method, system, and computer usable program product for a self-tuning I/O device are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A change is detected in an adapter communicating with the I/O device, the I/O device being a consolidator configured to communicate with the adapter in a data network. A type of the adapter is determined. Values for each parameter in a set of parameters corresponding to the type of the adapter are determined. The values of a first subset of the parameters are applied to the consolidator, applying the values of the first subset causing the consolidator to be configured to operate in a preferred configuration with the adapter.09-15-2011
20090198838INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An information processing apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set a set value group; an executing unit configured to execute a function using the set value group; a history storing unit configured to store history information including the set value group having been used in an execution of the function; a displaying unit configured to display the history information and an operation image corresponding to an operating portion; a specifying unit configured to specify history information and operation image designated by the user; and an assigning unit configured to assign a set value group corresponding to the specified history information to the operating portion corresponding to the specified operation image specified. When a predetermined operation is carried out for the operating portion corresponding to the operation image, the setting unit sets the set value group assigned to the operating portion.08-06-2009
20090083448Systems, Methods, and Computer Readable Storage Media for Providing Virtual Media Environments - Virtual media environments are provided. A first set of media components is received and modified to create a first virtual media instance. The first virtual media instance is provided to a user via at least one media output device. Media parameters corresponding to the user are updated based on the first virtual media instance. A second set of media components is also received. The second set is modified based on the updated media parameters to create a second virtual media instance.03-26-2009
20090063720Systems and Methods for Controlling HDA System Capabilities - Systems and methods for controlling the capabilities of an High Definition Audio (HDA) system, wherein the system determines whether an optional component such as a plug-in card is connected to the system and then configures itself in a baseline configuration if the optional component is not connected or configures itself in a different, alternative configuration if the optional component is connected. In one embodiment, a codec of the system includes a programmable processor configured to read configuration authorization information and also read configuration information from the optional component if it is connected to the system. The processor also controls the configuration of the HDA system and the operation of the codec based on the authorization and configuration information. The system can thereby provide different features and functionality using the same hardware.03-05-2009
20120144070DISPLAY APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND PROGRAM - A display apparatus includes a communication unit configured to communicate with an external device, a display unit configured to display an image received from the external device, and a storing unit configured to store information for controlling whether or not to continue the display of the image being displayed by the display unit when the communication is disconnected. In addition, a determination unit determines whether or not to continue the display of the image received from the external device by comparing the type of the external device involving the communication by the communication unit with the information stored in the storing unit, and a control unit controls whether or not to continue the display of the image being displayed by the display unit when the communication is disconnected, in accordance with the determination.06-07-2012
20120079136System and Method for Dynamically Configuring a Target Device - In accordance with the present disclosure, a method for dynamically configuring a target device comprises receiving by one or more ports of a target device one or more initiator identifiers from one or more initiators. The method further comprises determining whether a plurality of ports received initiator identifiers from a common initiator. The method further comprises configuring the plurality of the ports to operate as a single, logical port if the plurality of ports received initiator identifiers from a common initiator.03-29-2012
20080263229APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE, PERIPHERAL DEVICES, COMPUTER MEANS, METHODS OF PROVIDING A USER INTERFACE, AND PROGRAMS - There is provided an apparatus for providing a user interface comprising a peripheral device (10-23-2008
20110231579SELF-CONFIGURING MEDIA DEVICES AND METHODS - Systems and methods for self-configuring portable electronic devices are provided. In one embodiment, the portable device includes carrier circuitry that receives compressed data streams of information and application circuitry that decompresses the received data stream in accordance with a specific CODEC. The device includes the capability for the carrier circuitry to provide the specific CODEC required to decompress the data stream to the application circuitry. The transfer of the specific CODEC can be done as a default action or it can be done based on a queue received from the application circuitry.09-22-2011
20090182901AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURING COMPUTING DEVICES THROUGH INPUT DEVICE - Localization and/or customization of computing devices are accomplished automatically through an add-on input device. Operating system or a separate application in the computing device is arranged to communicate with or recognize the input device such as a keypad and configure parameter of the computing device such as language, user interface arrangement, communication setup, and the like accordingly without user interaction.07-16-2009
20110029692Receiver Configured to Pair to Multiple Wireless Devices - A computer system includes a receiver configured to pair with a set of peripheral devices and have active connections with a first subset of the peripheral devices and inactive connections with a second subset of the peripheral devices. The first and the second subsets of peripheral devices are subsets of the set of peripheral devices. If a select one of the peripheral devices in the inactive set of peripheral devices is operated, the receiver is configured to activate a connection with the select one of the peripheral devices in a latency period that is below human perception levels of the latency period.02-03-2011
20090248905Storage Device and Method of Setting Cofiguration Information of same - Configuration information settings for a storage device are made highly reliable and facilitated. The storage device includes a service processor for setting storage device configuration information, and a terminal device connected to the service processor via a private line to send a command group, received from an operator and related to the storage device configuration information, to the service processor. The service processor also includes a device for determining approval or denial of execution of the command group prior to execution of the command group received from the terminal device.10-01-2009
20090222592AUTOMATIC PERIPHERAL DEVICE SHARING - In accordance with the automatic peripheral device sharing, a peripheral device that has been newly installed on a device is detected and is shared with one or more additional devices coupled to the device. A notification of the peripheral device is automatically published to the one or more additional devices. This notification includes an indication of how the one or more additional devices can access the peripheral device. Each of the one or more additional devices can receive this notification and determine whether the peripheral device can be automatically installed on that device without user input. For each of the one or more additional devices, the peripheral device is installed on that device only if the peripheral device can be automatically installed on that device without user input.09-03-2009
20090006658Deferring peripheral traffic with sideband control - In some embodiments, a system comprises a USB host system comprising a USB function driver, and a USB device coupled to the USB host system via a USB interface, wherein the USB device cooperate to defer one or more data traffic exchanges by passing control messages via a sideband communication link. Other embodiments may be described.01-01-2009
20080276011STRUCTURE FOR OPTION ROM CHARACTERIZATION - A design structure embodied in a machine readable storage medium for designing, manufacturing, and/or testing a design is disclosed for option ROM characterization by establishing an isolating execution environment for an expansion adapter of a computer, the adapter having an option ROM containing initialization code for the adapter, executing the initialization code for the expansion adapter in the isolating execution environment, identifying operating characteristics of the option ROM, including characteristics of the option ROM unavailable prior to execution of the initialization code in the isolating execution environment, and allocating virtual memory address space in a normal execution environment of the computer to the option ROM of the expansion adapter in dependence upon the identified operating characteristics of the option ROM.11-06-2008
20100161836METHOD PORT ARRANGEMENT AND CONFIGURATION METHOD THEREOF FOR ROBOT SOFTWARE COMPONENT - A configuration method of a method port arrangement for robot software component includes: generating a requester method port module and a provider method port module; generating a requester method module and a provider method module depending on application of a method module to be generated in the component; registering the requester method module in the requester method port module and the provider method module in the provider method port module; and registering, in a method port management module, the requester method port module and the provider method port module where the requester method module and the provider method module have been registered. The method further includes establishing the requester method port module to be operated by interconnecting the requester method port module and the provider method port module; and executing input and output operations to/from the requester method port or the provider method port depending on application of the component.06-24-2010
20080307118Management method for use of extended display identification data - The present invention provides a management method for use of extended display identification data (EDID), which is applied to manage a plurality of EDID burning device groups. At least one EDID burning device of each EDID burning device group is electronically connected to an EDID management server via a connection, or the EDID management server is further coupled to a network management server via a network. Therefore, the simple-structure and light-volume EDID burning device of the group could directly update EDID, so as to achieve the purpose of collectively managing EDID.12-11-2008
20100174833Method and Apparatus for Identifying a Device Handle in a Computer System - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for identifying a desired device handle in a computer system such as a personal computer running Linux™. The desired device handle is capable of facilitating or providing for interaction with a desired peripheral device, such as a USB™ device. The invention comprises providing a database containing information associating device handles with peripheral devices. A first portion of the database is scanned for information associated with the desired peripheral device. This information is used in determining a second portion of the database, which is scanned for information indicative of the desired device handle. The desired device handle is then identified.07-08-2010
20100185783APPLICATION SETTING MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, AND METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING SETTING MANAGEMENT APPARATUS - An application setting management apparatus provided therein is capable of managing settings that differ in accordance with the device groups even when a plurality of device groups differing in function and option from each other are included. The management apparatus is connected to a plurality of devices through a communication line, and includes a reception unit configured to receive information in regard to setting for a certain application from each of the plurality of devices through the communication line, a group processing component configured to group the plurality of devices on the basis of the received information in regard to the setting for the certain application, and a transmission unit configured to transmit information used for configuring the common setting in relation to the certain application through the communication line to a plurality of grouped devices.07-22-2010
20100262722Dynamic Assignment of Graphics Processing Unit to a Virtual Machine - In a virtualized computer system in which a plurality of virtual machines run on a platform that includes a hardware graphics processing unit (‘GPU’), provision is made for dynamically assigning the GPU to a selected one of the virtual machines. To this end, each virtual machine comprises, in addition to a guest operating system, a virtual bus with a hot-pluggable slot, and a virtual first configuration-management component responsive to events relevant to the hot-pluggable slot to interact with a second configuration-management component provided as part of the guest operating system of the virtual machine. To assign the GPU to a selected virtual machine, an emulated slot insertion event is generated in respect of the virtual hot-pluggable slot of the selected virtual machine thereby causing the first configuration-management component of that machine to trigger the guest operating system of the first virtual machine to operatively engage with the GPU.10-14-2010
20100191868System and Method for Migrating Data from a Storage Device - According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for migrating data from a storage device includes accessing data on a storage device. The method also includes providing at least one interface that allows for selecting a first operating system stored on the storage device. The interface further allows for selecting one or more settings stored on the storage device. The method further includes initiating a migration of the one or more settings from the storage device. The method further includes storing the one or more settings.07-29-2010
20100191867Systems and Methods for Performing Field Updates of Firmware - Systems and methods for updating firmware in a target device are disclosed. A system may include a source device, a target device, and a standardized bidirectional communication path coupling the source device to the target device. The source device is operable to verify that the target device is capable of receiving a firmware update from the source device via the standardized bidirectional communication path and communicate the firmware update to the verified target device via the standardized bidirectional communication path. The target device is operable to receive the firmware update from the source device via the standardized bidirectional communication path and perform the firmware update in the target device. The source device is further operable to validate the completion of the firmware update in the target device via the standardized bidirectional communication path.07-29-2010
20100161837IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A license issue system includes a user terminal and a license information issue server that are connected to a network. In the case in which there is a transfer source device in which license information issued by the license information issue server has been installed, and there is a transfer destination device that is to take over the license information installed in the transfer source device, the license issue system has the feature that the user terminal transmits, to the license information issue server, information regarding the transfer source device and the transfer destination device, and a license period during which the license can be used simultaneously in the transfer source device and the transfer destination device, and the license information issue server issues time-restricted license information to the transfer source device.06-24-2010
20100223402NETBOOK SYNCHRONIZATION CHIP DEVICE - The present invention discloses a netbook synchronization chip device for data communication and power line connection between a netbook and an external device, comprising: a first USB interface, coupled to a USB host of the netbook; a second USB interface, coupled to the external device; a memory unit, used for buffering transmission data and storing an application software and a firmware, wherein the application software can be downloaded and executed by the netbook and the external device to transform a peripheral device into a USB device with an accessible root directory; and a synchronization chip controller, used for identifying the external device and performing data communication and power line connection between the netbook and the external device according to the firmware.09-02-2010
20100250786Migrating Domains from One Physical Data Processing System to Another - A system and method for migrating domains from one physical data processing system to another are provided. With the system and method, domains may be assigned direct access to physical I/O devices but in the case of migration, the I/O devices may be converted to virtual I/O devices without service interruption. At this point, the domain may be migrated without limitation. Upon completion of the migration process, the domain may be converted back to using direct physical access, if available in the new data processing system to which the domain is migrated. Alternatively, the virtualized access to the I/O devices may continue to be used until the domain is migrated back to the original data processing system. Once migration back to the original data processing system is completed, the access may be converted back to direct access with the original physical I/O devices.09-30-2010
20100241767Migrating Domains from One Physical Data Processing System to Another - A system and method for migrating domains from one physical data processing system to another are provided. With the system and method, domains may be assigned direct access to physical I/O devices but in the case of migration, the I/O devices may be converted to virtual I/O devices without service interruption. At this point, the domain may be migrated without limitation. Upon completion of the migration process, the domain may be converted back to using direct physical access, if available in the new data processing system to which the domain is migrated. Alternatively, the virtualized access to the I/O devices may continue to be used until the domain is migrated back to the original data processing system. Once migration back to the original data processing system is completed, the access may be converted back to direct access with the original physical I/O devices.09-23-2010
20100161835SYSTEM FOR MANAGING A POWER MONITORING SYSTEM CONTAINING A MULTIPLICITY OF INTELLIGENT ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A method of managing a power monitoring and control informational system that encompasses multiple intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) of varying types comprises creating different device types, including tags associated with each of the device types; creating at least one profile for each of the device types; and generating a user interface display that enables a user to create a new profile, the display including options to create a new profile or to create a profile by modifying a copy of data representing an existing profile.06-24-2010
20090319693METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERFACING HOST DEVICE AND SLAVE DEVICE - Provided is a method and an apparatus for interfacing between a host device and a slave device using a simple script. The method of interfacing a slave device communicably linked to a host device includes detecting whether a connection event with the host device is generated; storing current state information in a script file that is recognized by the host device if the connection event with the host device is generated; and transmitting the stored script information to the host device.12-24-2009
20120198098APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BIDIRECTIONAL PAIRING BETWEEN DEVICES - An apparatus and a method support bidirectional pairing between devices. A connectable peripheral device is discovered. A list of discovered connectable peripheral devices is displayed. When a peripheral device is selected from the displayed list of the discovered connectable peripheral devices, an indicator operation request message for operating an indicator of the selected peripheral device is generated and transmitted to the selected device. The selected peripheral device operates the indicator according to the indicator operation request message to indicate a connection request from the device.08-02-2012
20120144071Configuration Space Virtualization - Various aspects are disclosed herein for bounding the behavior of a non-privileged virtual machine that interacts with a device by creating a description of the device which indicates to a privileged authority (1) which operations on the device may have system-wide effects and (2) which operations have effects local to the device. The privileged authority may then permit or deny these actions. The privileged authority may also translate these actions into other actions with benign consequences.06-07-2012
20090106457Sequencing control of functions on interacting devices - A method for controlling the sequence of a plurality of functions which are executable on at least two interacting devices is provided, first of the functions being implemented on a first device and the second of the functions being implemented on a second device. A system for implementing the method is provided, including an administrative unit which controls a sequence of the functions in such a manner that it prevents a first function and a second function which interfere with one another from simultaneously running.04-23-2009
20100306418Methods and System for Configuring a Peripheral Device with an Information Handling System - A method for configuring a peripheral device in communication with an information handling system (IHS) is disclosed, wherein the method includes receiving visual data associated with the peripheral device and mapping configuration data to the peripheral device based on the visual data. The method further includes utilizing the configuration data to configure the peripheral device in communication with the IHS. An information handling system (IHS) in communication with an image capturing device is further disclosed including a storage device operable to store a database, the database configured to store a standard image of a peripheral device, wherein the standard image is associated with configuration data for the peripheral device. The system further includes a memory coupled to the storage device and a processor to receive visual data associated with the peripheral device from the image capturing device. The processor is operable to execute a software application configured to match the visual data with the standard image to configure the peripheral device based on the configuration data.12-02-2010
20100306419COMPUTER SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT SERVER, AND MISMATCHED CONNECTION CONFIGURATION DETECTION METHOD - The management of computers connected with I/O switch devices is simplified. A computer system S includes one or several computers (server devices), one or several I/O devices, one or several I/O switch devices, and a management server 12-02-2010
20100332688ORIENTATION MEASUREMENT TOOL FOR SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION - An apparatus for in-field configuration of a seismic device such as a seismic sensor may include a memory module having data for configuring the seismic device, a location sensor determining a location parameter for the seismic sensor, an alignment member aligning the location sensor with the seismic sensor, and a communication device transmitting the determined location parameter to a selected external device.12-30-2010
20110029691Processing System and Method - Provided in some embodiment is a computer system, including a first peripheral device, having a first external data input, a first peripheral storage device to store the measurement data, a first peripheral device output to couple to a system interconnect of the computer system. The first peripheral device capable of receiving measurement data via the external data input the first peripheral device capable of transferring at least a portion of the measurement data to a second peripheral device of the computer system via the system interconnect, and where the second peripheral device is capable of processing at least a portion of the measurement data transferred to the second peripheral device.02-03-2011
20110029693RESERVING PCI MEMORY SPACE FOR PCI DEVICES - Embodiments include methods, apparatus, and systems for reserving memory space for Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) devices. One embodiment includes a method that determines peripheral devices that are connected to a host computer through a PCI switch or PCI bridge and then presents virtual devices as being connected to the PCI switch or PCI bridge. Bus numbers and memory are reserved for the virtual devices and assigned to PCI devices that are hot plugged to the host computer.02-03-2011
20100161838Host bus adapter with network protocol auto-detection and selection capability - A mechanism for detecting, associating, establishing, and executing an optimal virtualization protocol between a host and a given virtualized device. An Intelligent Host Bus Adapter (IHBA) is claimed that combines storage virtualization with I/O system resource virtualization and incorporates both Dynamic Storage Configuration Protocol (DSCP) and Dynamic I/O Configuration Protocol (DICP) on a common CPU offload platform. The invention enables a comprehensive virtualization solution that includes automatic detection and selection of optimal storage virtualization as well as memory-mapped I/O virtualization protocols on a per resource basis.06-24-2010
20100161834USER INTERFACE BETWEEN A MICROCONTROLLER AND A FLEXRAY COMMUNICATIONS MODULE; FLEXRAY USER; AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING MESSAGES VIA SUCH AN INTERFACE - A user interface between a FlexRay communications module which is connected to a FlexRay communications link over which messages are transmitted and which includes a message memory for buffer storing messages from the FlexRay communications link or for the FlexRay communications link, and a microcontroller which is assigned to the FlexRay communications module and which includes a microprocessor and a direct memory access (DMA) controller for exchanging data with the message memory. In order for the DMA controller of the microcontroller to be connected more effectively to the FlexRay communications module, the user interface has a state machine, which, once configured by the microprocessor of the microcontroller, independently coordinates and controls a data transmission between the message memory of the FlexRay communications module and the DMA controller.06-24-2010
20110035512Device configuration integration information managing device and device configuration information managing device - MW of an FCMDB sequentially registers device configuration information of MDRs 02-10-2011
20110113160DOMAIN MANAGEMENT PROCESSOR - Various embodiments of a method [05-12-2011
20110246676KVM SWITCH HAVING UNIVERSAL INPUT AND PROGRAMMABLE USB HUB AND SWITCHING CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A KVM switch of universal input and programmable USB hub includes a main control unit (MCU) chip and a switching control method are disclosed. The KVM switch has a MCU circuit for controlling functions of the KVM switch, complete reports of console I/O devices, reading and corresponding transmissions of descriptors; a console device interface chip connected to the MCU; a console port, connected to the console device interface chip; a computer interface chip, connected to the MCU; a re-assignment USB hub chip, connected to the computer interface chip; and a computer port, connected to the re-assignment USB hub chip. Console USB I/O interfaces become dynamic and universal, such that the console I/O devices connected to the control port correspond to the computer port to provide full compatibility, and the console ports can be connected to various console I/O devices without any limitation of device types.10-06-2011
20110246675DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, SYSTEM THEREOF, METHOD THEREOF, AND RECORDING MEDIUM IN WHICH THAT PROGRAM HAS BEEN RECORDED - Upon receipt of CEC frame data from a PDP, a first radio unit of an HDMI system refers to the content of a reception-side logical address area and recognizes that the destination of this CEC frame data is a second BDP among a plurality of devices connected to a second radio unit. When the first radio unit recognizes that the second BDP is connected to the second radio unit based on second logical address information of a shared device list, the first radio unit substitutes for the second BDP to give an ACK response for reporting the reception of the CEC frame data by the second BDP, and also sends the CEC frame data to the second BDP.10-06-2011
20100146153FUNCTION MODULE INTEGRATING DEVICE - A function module integrating device is disposed on an upper frame of a display of an electronic apparatus to communicate with a peripheral communication module on a motherboard of the electronic apparatus. In an embodiment, the function module integrating device comprises plural function modules and a connector. The function modules comprise a long-distance wireless communication module, a short-distance wireless communication module, and a video module. The connector is connected to each function modules and also electrically connected to the peripheral communication module on the motherboard of the electronic apparatus. In another embodiment, the function module integrating device is wirelessly connected to the electronic apparatus via wireless communication of a module-end wireless communication module of the device with an apparatus-end wireless communication module of the electronic apparatus. In another embodiment, the function module integrating device is electrically connected via the USB hub module to a motherboard of the electronic apparatus.06-10-2010
20090063718AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING CAPABILITY-BASED COMPUTER PERIPHERAL DEVICE DRIVERS - In an embodiment, a data processing system comprises device driver generation logic that is encoded in one or more computer-readable storage media for execution and which when executed is operable to perform receiving a first capability description from a computer peripheral device, wherein the first capability description describes one or more capabilities of the computer peripheral device; receiving a generic device driver file; receiving configuration data; automatically generating a device driver for the computer peripheral device and for a computer operating system based on the first capability description, the generic device driver file and the configuration data; device job processing logic that is configured to receive a request to use the computer peripheral device, to request and receive current first capability description from the computer peripheral device at the time of the request, to generate based on the current first capability description and send to the computer peripheral device job ticket data that describes a job for the computer peripheral device to perform, and to provide job data formatted in a page description language to the computer peripheral device.03-05-2009
20110213900FIELD COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS - There is provided a field communication management apparatus capable of setting configuration information segments with certainty without causing a burden, and an inexpedience at the time of an operation for setting. A reception unit receives download information. A setting unit sets individual information segments contained in download information received by the reception unit in a corresponding field device and a gateway itself. A communication limiting unit prohibits communication between the field device and host devices for a period before the individual information segments are set in the field device and the gateway itself, respectively, by the setting unit.09-01-2011
20090043915Gesture-Based Character Input - Gesture-based character input is described. A user inputs a character by selecting keys on a keypad device via a gesture representing the shape of the character. The sequence of keys selected by the user is interpreted to represent a specific character.02-12-2009
20090313391Computer system, device sharing method, and device sharing program - The disclosed is a computer system enabling a plurality of LPARs on a plurality of physical computers to share an SR-IOV device that requires an interface between a PF and a VF. In an environment where a PCI SR-IOV device is allocated to virtual machine monitors on a plurality of physical computers through an I/O switch, a PF is allocated to a first virtual machine monitor and a plurality of VFs is allocated to an LPAR on an optional virtual machine monitor. When a second virtual machine monitor detects an event that is generated from a VF to the PF, the second virtual machine monitor communicates the detected event to the first virtual machine monitor to which the PF is allocated, and allows the first virtual machine monitor to execute the PF event. Further, when the first virtual machine monitor detects an event that is generated from the PF to a VF, the first virtual machine monitor communicates the detected event to the second virtual machine monitor to which a target VF is allocated, and allows an LPAR on the second virtual machine monitor to execute the VF event.12-17-2009
20120173764STATE SHARING BETWEEN BASE AND DETACHABLE DEVICE - An apparatus and method are disclosed for state sharing. A change module detects a change of a configuration state for at least one of a base and a detachable device. A connection module detects a connection between the base and the detachable device. The detachable device provides a display and a network connection for the base if the base and detachable device are connected. A synchronize module synchronizes the configuration state of the detachable device with the configuration state of the base in response to detecting the connection and detecting the change of configuration state.07-05-2012
20100241766Min-Repro Framework for Database Systems - The min-repro finding technique described herein is designed to ease and speed-up the task of finding a min-repro, a minimum configuration that reproduces a problem in database-related products. Specifically, in one embodiment the technique simplifies transformations in order to find one or more min-repros. One embodiment provides a high-level script language to automate some sub-tasks and to guide the search for a simpler the configuration that reproduces the problem. Yet another embodiment provides record-and-replay functionality, and provides an intuitive representation of results and the search space. These tools can save hours of time for both customers and testers to isolate the problem and can result in faster fixes and large cost savings to organizations.09-23-2010
20110072165DEVICE-CONFIGURATION-INFORMATION OPTIMUM ARRANGEMENT METHOD AND DEVICE-CONFIGURATION-INFORMATION OPTIMUM ARRANGEMENT SYSTEM - A device-configuration-information integrated management system includes a device-configuration-information managing unit that manages device configuration information containing configuration items of a target device for management and contains relationships between the configuration items; and a device-configuration-information integrated managing unit for integratedly managing the device configuration information obtained from a plurality of the device-configuration-information managing units. The system also includes a device-configuration-information optimum arrangement processing unit that performs optimum management by aggregating device configuration information that contains related configuration items, from among the device configuration information managed by a plurality of the device-configuration-information managing units, in a single device-configuration-information managing unit from among a plurality of the device-configuration-information managing units.03-24-2011
20110153871Substance Communicating Device with Activatable Connector and Cycle Structure - A substance communicating device for use in conjunction with an appliance or a system including an appliance and a substance communicating device. The substance communicating device has a service connector component operably engageable with a service connector component of the appliance to permit the communication of a substance between the appliance and the substance communicating device. Information related to the substance can be communicated to the appliance and used to affect the physical cycle of operation of the appliance.06-23-2011
20080244101APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING STORAGE DEVICE MAINTENANCE - An apparatus and system are disclosed for performing a storage device maintenance operation. A management module receives a command through an interconnection module configured as a non-blocking switch. The management module performs a maintenance operation on a storage device through the interconnection module in response to the command. In addition, the management module may receive queries on the status of the maintenance operation through the interconnection module and report the status of the maintenance operation through the interconnection module.10-02-2008
20110016235SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFORMING PCIE SR-IOV FUNCTIONS TO APPEAR AS LEGACY FUNCTIONS - A system for transforming a single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV) function to appear as a legacy function, and a corresponding method includes a switch platform coupled between a legacy host and a SR-IOV-enabled device. The switch platform includes a processor programmed to discern configuration cycles by type and to process the configuration cycles, and one or more local registers that store data related to the configuration cycles.01-20-2011
20110125930CONFIGURABLE CONNECTOR FOR SYSTEM-LEVEL COMMUNICATION - A host device comprises a controller and a connector. The host connector comprises fixed-function and multi-function pins. A first group of host connector pins comprises one or more of the fixed-function pins and a second group of pins comprises the remainder of the fixed-function pins and the multi-function pins. The host connector can be releasably attached to a connector of an accessory device. The first group of host connector pins can be used to discover the functions of the accessory connector. The host device can select functions to be enabled at the host and accessory connectors from among the functions mutually supported by the two connectors. The host can enable the selected functions at the host connector and can instruct the accessory to enable the selected functions at the accessory connector. The host can reconfigure host connector functions in response to a different accessory being attached to the host.05-26-2011
20110125929DYNAMIC INTERPRETATION OF USER INPUT IN A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - The embodiments describe both the interpreting and modifying the interpretation of an input event to an electronic device having limited user input resources. The input event interpretation can be based in part on a connection state of the device. In some cases, the interpretation of the input event can also be based upon an indication of a current operating state of the device in addition to or exclusive of the connection state. Furthermore, in some embodiments, an operating state of the portable electronic device can be resolved based in part on the connection state of the portable electronic device.05-26-2011
20110138083Configuring Of An Intelligent Electronic Device - An intelligent electronic device and a method for activating a function in an intelligent electronic device; the device includes an inter-module bus, a first interface and a number of hardware modules connected to each other via the inter-module bus. The modules include a process control module including a control unit that senses the types of hardware modules connected to the inter-module bus, that obtains set-up data from an external portable data carrier, where the set-up data includes configuration data and verification data, where the verification data includes hardware type data related to the modules in the device, that compares the obtained verification data with own verification data including data regarding the sensed hardware type, and that activates a protection function only if there is a match between all verification data being compared.06-09-2011
20110138082Host-Based Messaging Framework for PCIe Device Management - A method of routing data in an information handling system can include receiving a notification from a management controller at a basic input/output system (BIOS) that includes a system management interrupt (SMI) handler. The a notification can indicate that the management controller has a data packet bound for a peripheral component interconnect express input/output (PCIe I/O) device coupled to a secondary processor. The method can include generating a system management interrupt at the information handling system via the BIOS SMI handler in response to the notification. The method can also include retrieving the data packet from the management controller via the BIOS SMI handler and sending a payload associated with the data packet from the BIOS SMI handler to the PCIe I/O device.06-09-2011
20110191500DEPLOYING A CONFIGURATION FOR MULTIPLE FIELD DEVICES - A method and system are disclosed for deploying a configuration in a process control system wherein at least a portion of the configuration is deployed to a set of field devices. Initially the set of deployment packages are stored within a configuration storage. Thereafter, deployment is initiated on the set of deployment packages from the configuration storage. In response to the initiating deployment step, an automated cascaded deployment is commenced to the set of connected field devices. The automated cascaded deployment includes first deploying the sets of deployment packages to a set of control module assemblies. The method furthermore includes second deploying the received portions of the set of deployment packages to a set of I/O module assemblies. The set of I/O module assemblies maintain and pass the received sub-portions of the set of deployment packages to sets of field devices.08-04-2011
20100262723DATA EXCHANGE BETWEEN AN ELECTRONIC PAYMENT TERMINAL AND A MAINTENANCE TOOL THROUGH A USB LINK - The invention relates to an electronic payment terminal (10-14-2010
20090063717Rate Adaptation for Support of Full-Speed USB Transactions Over a High-Speed USB Interface - A USB communications interface (USBCI) may enable communication between a high-speed USB device, e.g. a High-Speed-Inter-Chip (HSIC) USB device, and a non high-speed USB host, e.g. a full-speed USB host. The USBCI may receive first data from the USB host via a non high-speed transaction, and buffer the first data. The USBCI may also initiate a high-speed transaction corresponding to the non high-speed transaction to the USB device, and transmit at least a portion of the buffered first data to the USB device via the high-speed transaction. The USBCI may subsequently receive second data from the USB device via the high-speed transaction, and buffer the second data. The USBCI may also transmit at least a portion of the buffered second data to the USB host via the non high-speed transaction, and complete the non high-speed transaction upon the high-speed transaction completing.03-05-2009
20090013093SELF-CONTROLLED FUNCTIONAL MODULE, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR AND SYSTEM USING THE SAME - Provided are a self-controlled functional module, and a control method therefor and a system using the same. The functional module, includes: a data input unit for receiving data; a function process unit for performing a specific function based on input data transmitted through the data input unit; a data output unit for outputting a result processed by the function process unit; and an operation control unit for receiving state information individually from the data input unit and the data output unit and controlling operation start of the function process unit based on state information of the data input unit and the data output unit.01-08-2009
20120047288Input/Output Devices Having Re-Configurable Functionality - Systems and methods provide re-configurable functionality within components of I/O devices without the need of disconnecting the components from each other. For example, in certain embodiments, when certain types of components are connected to each other, certain functionality sets within the components may be activated to provide combined functionality sets between the components. The combined functionality sets may, for example, be preferred functionality sets to be used when the particular types of components are connected to each other. Furthermore, in certain embodiments, functionality activation keys may be physically inserted into (or electronically communicated to) the components of the I/O device to activate certain functionality sets within the component into which the functionality activation key is inserted (or electronically communicated to), as well as within the other components of the I/O device to which the component is connected.02-23-2012
20120047287USING INFORMATION ON INPUT/OUTPUT (I/O) SIZES OF ACCESSES TO AN EXTENT TO DETERMINE A TYPE OF STORAGE DEVICE FOR THE EXTENT - Provided are a method, system, and computer program product for using information on Input/Output (I/O) sizes of accesses to an extent to determine a type of storage device for the extent from a plurality of storage devices comprising at least one of a first storage type and a second storage type. Performance information is processed for a time period for Input/Output (I/O) operations with respect to an extent maintained in at least one of the storage devices of the first storage type, wherein the performance information indicates an I/O size of the I/O operations with respect to the extent. A determination is made as to whether characteristics of the I/O operations other than I/O size indicate that the extent is eligible for migration to at least one of the storage devices of the second storage type. A determination is made as to whether characteristics of the I/O sizes of the I/O operations. A determination is made as to whether the characteristics of the I/O sizes of the I/O operations indicate that the extent should be migrated from the at least one storage device of the first storage type to at least one of the storage devices of the second storage type. The extent is migrated from one of the storage devices of the first type to at least one of the storage devices of the second type in response in response to determining that the extent is eligible for migration and that the characteristics of the I/O sizes indicate that the extent should be migrated.02-23-2012
20120005376METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONNECTION MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCE SHARING - There is provided a method and system for sharing a pre-determined plurality of resources of a limited resource computing device with a plurality of resource dependent devices. The method comprises: determining a plurality of groups based on said pre-determined plurality of resources; classifying each said resource dependent device as a member of one of said groups based on device information associated therewith; associating each said group with a particular one of said pre-determined resources, such that each said group shares said particular resource; and selecting one of said resource dependent devices in each said group for permitting subsequent connection between said selected resource dependent device with said associated particular resource.01-05-2012
20120011284DIRECT PROVISIONING OF STORAGE DEVICES TO VIRTUAL OS PARTITIONS - An OS instance can maintain management responsibility for SAN adapters to ensure separation and isolation of WPARs, while WPARs are given the capability of configuring an adapter (e.g., adding endpoint storage devices to the adapter). An operating system instance allocates an adapter to a first of a plurality of virtual operating system instances. The first virtual operating system instance updates a device data structure with an entry that indicates the adapter. The first virtual operating system instance maintains the device data structure. The first virtual operating system instance modifies the entry in the device data structure to associate a set of one or more endpoint storage devices with the adapter. The set of endpoint storage devices are provisioned to the first virtual operating system instance from a storage area network. The first virtual operating system instance configures the set of endpoint storage devices.01-12-2012
20090083449Synchronization for Wireless Devices - Method for synchronizing configuration files between a primary computer and a wireless device, and then in collaboration with hosted services to obtain access to their remotely located primary computer. In addition, the method provides users of wireless devices, such as wireless displays, keyboards and other peripherals, with the look and feel that they are accustomed to while computing on their own desktop computers. Alternatively, data files are also uploaded to the wireless device, which eliminates the need to remotely access the primary computer. As a result, users are provided with a simple way to transition between multiple different computers without worrying about setting up these computers prior to using them and/or without worrying about erasing or cleaning up files and usage data after each use of the different computers.03-26-2009
20120159004REDUNDANT SOLID STATE DISK SYSTEM VIA INTERCONNECT CARDS - A first interconnect card is configured, wherein a first controller is included in the first interconnect card. A second interconnect card coupled to the first interconnect card is configured, wherein a second controller is included in the second interconnect card. In response to a failure of the first controller included in the first interconnect card, the first interconnect card is controlled via the second controller included in the second interconnect card. In response to a failure of the second controller included in the second interconnect card, the second interconnect card is controlled via the first controller included in the first interconnect card.06-21-2012
20120072615Programmable Management IO Pads for an Integrated Circuit - A method for performing Iddq testing including receiving an Iddq message and executing the Iddq message to measure current leakage.03-22-2012
20110106980SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TESTING PERIPHERAL USB EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A system for testing peripheral USB devices includes a test module and a plurality of USB ports equipped on an electronic device. The plurality of USB ports connects to a plurality of USB device. Each of the USB device includes a VID and a PID. The test module includes a storage module which stores a plurality of VIDs and PIDs. The test module connects to the plurality of USB ports, reads VIDs and PIDs of the plurality of USB device, and compares the VIDs and PIDs of the plurality of USB device with the VIDs and PIDs stored in the storage module.05-05-2011
20110099297METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTELY CONFIGURING A DEVICE ASSOCIATED WITH A LOCAL MACHINE - A system and method of configuring a USB device connected to a client machine includes detecting, by a local low level device insertion detection system of a client machine, a USB device connected to the client machine by a USB port, the client machine in communication with a remote machine via a remoting protocol; establishing, by the low level device insertion detection system of the client machine, a low-level connection by a USB remoting with a low level device insertion detection system executing in the remote machine; executing, by the remote machine, an application to determine whether to use a driver on the client machine or a driver on the remote machine to configure the device.04-28-2011
20090132728AUDIO-VIDEO PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - Provided is an audio-video processing apparatus having significant operability. The first electronic device (05-21-2009
20120124245UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL WITH AUTOMATED SETUP - A remote control of the present invention automatically identifies one or more peripheral devices which need to be programmed with the remote control. In some embodiments, the remote control is able to visually identify a peripheral device from an image, obtain the configuration information for the peripheral device, and program itself in the background according to the configuration information. These tasks are advantageously performed by the remote control, without user input. The remote control can be programmed to support a plurality of peripheral devices. When the remote control is used to control a peripheral device, the remote control will first present a selection list on the display screen. The selection list includes all the peripheral devices that the remote is communicatively coupled with. Upon the user selecting the desired peripheral device to be controlled, the remote control dynamically outputs a customized user interface associated with the selected peripheral device.05-17-2012
20120166680APPLICATION LIMITATIONS FOR A MEDICAL COMMUNICATION MODULE AND HOST DEVICE - System and method for interfacing with a medical device having a host device and a communication module. The host device has a user interface configured to input and display information relating to the interfacing with the medical device. The communication module is locally coupled to the host device and configured to communicate wirelessly with the medical device. The system, implemented by the host device and the communication module, is configured to communicate with the medical device with functions. The system, implemented by at least one of the host device and the communication module, has a security condition. At least one of the functions is disabled, at least in part, from operating on the system based upon the security condition.06-28-2012
20120166679SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACHIEVING CONTINUATION OF EXPERIENCE BETWEEN COMPONENTS IN A HYBRID ENVIRONMENT - Systems and methods described herein provide for a process for managing continuity of experience between operation of a hybrid computer system in the connected state and the slate component independently in the disconnected state. Embodiments further provide for the continuity of experience for devices operating under multiple processors or multiple platforms. According to embodiments, one or more states and conditions of the connected hybrid computer system may be synchronized with the slate component when the slate component is disconnected from the hybrid computer system. Alternatively, embodiments provide for the synchronization of one or more states and conditions of the independent slate component with the hybrid computer system responsive to connecting the slate component to the hybrid computer system. Non-limiting examples of states and conditions according to embodiments are web pages, applications, documents, lists of recently opened files and web pages, and web browser active tabs.06-28-2012
20120317314METHOD FOR SETTING CHARACTERISTIC OF ACCESSORY AND ACCESSORY OPERATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING THE SAME - An accessory operation system for supporting setting of a characteristic of an accessory is provided. The accessory operation system includes the accessory configured to generate at least one input signal to be transmitted to a portable terminal and the portable terminal configured to store an accessory characteristic setting table which defines the at least one input signal transmitted from the accessory and a function to be performed based on the at least one input signal and configured to define at least one function which is associated with an electrical characteristic of a corresponding input signal of the at least one input signal transmitted from the accessory so as to newly set or update the accessory characteristic setting table.12-13-2012
20120131230Authenticating, Tracking, and Using a Peripheral - This document describes techniques (05-24-2012
20120215946DISCOVERY AND CONFIGURATION OF DEVICE CONFIGURATIONS - A computer program product is provided for performing a method comprising: receiving, by the host processor, physical configuration information including identification of a location of each physical endpoint connected to the host processor and a plurality of communication paths associated with each physical endpoint; sending at least one message to each physical endpoint on each of the plurality of communication paths in response to receiving the physical configuration information, the at least one message requesting identification of a logical entity at the endpoint, and receiving logical configuration information identifying the logical entity; and generating a data collection accessible by the host processor, the data collection including the physical configuration information and the logical configuration information for each logical entity, and identification of a location of each physical endpoint connected to the host processor and a plurality of communication paths to each logical entity.08-23-2012
20120215945COMPUTER SYSTEM AND ITS RENEWAL METHOD - A computer system including a management computer for managing the entire system, an integral apparatus, and a high-level connecting device for connecting the management computer and the integral apparatus is designed so that the management computer retains integral apparatus internal configuration information, configuration information about an integral apparatus to be introduced, that indicates the configuration of the integral apparatus that may possibly be introduced to the system, and lifetime information indicating lifetime of the integral apparatus; obtains connectivity guarantee information indicating whether connectivity between the computer and the storage apparatus is guaranteed or not; selects an integral apparatus to be removed from the system by referring to the lifetime information; selects an integral apparatus to be introduced to the system by referring to the integral apparatus internal configuration information, the configuration information about the integral apparatus to be introduced, and the connectivity guarantee information.08-23-2012
20120137023COMPUTER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING A REMOVABLE STORAGE DEVICE - A system and a method for recognizing removable devices of a computer device, and displaying a dialog box to prompt whether a removable storage device needs to be renamed and if so to receive input data accordingly from a user, if a USB port has been newly connected to the removable storage device. The recognition method further includes acquiring a unique port number of the USB port actually connected to the removable storage device, and acquiring a device name of a system disk name of the removable storage device originally allocated by the computer device, if the removable storage device needs to be renamed. The recognition method further may utilize the unique port number of the USB port as the new device name of the removable storage device in renaming it.05-31-2012
20120173766INVERTER SYSTEM AND INVERTER - A copy source inverter includes a parameter-information transmission controller that reads parameters stored in a storage area and causes a USB host controller to transmit the parameters to a copy destination inverter when the inverter is connected to the copy destination inverter. The copy destination inverter includes a parameter-information reception controller that stores the received parameters in a storage area included in the inverter when the parameters transmitted from the copy source inverter are received via a USB slave controller included in the inverter.07-05-2012
20120173765PERIPHERAL DEVICE DETECTION WITH SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATION - In general, embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to techniques for configuring a mobile device according to detection of one or more peripheral devices in an environment using short-range wireless communication. In one example, a method includes, receiving, by a computing device that communicates with a peripheral device using short-range wireless communication, a unique identifier of the peripheral device. If the computing device recognizes the unique identifier of the peripheral device, the computing device may determine a configuration operation based on the unique identifier that changes a current operating state of at least one application executing on the computing device to a different operating state. If the computing device does not recognize the unique identifier of the peripheral device, the computing device may send a lookup request to a network resource external to the computing device that requests data specifying the configuration operation for the computing device.07-05-2012
20120179843Management of a Configuration of a USB Device - The present invention generally relates to the management of a configuration of a first device. The first device includes a control unit and an interface unit managing a communication interface. The communication interface comprises at least one resistive line having a resistance value. The resistance value allows the interface unit to identify a configuration for at least one second device adapted to be linked to the first device via the communication interface. The interface unit: /a/ detects a change of the resistance value on the resistive line corresponding to a configuration of said second device; /b/ processes said change of the resistance value to adapt the configuration of the first device according to the configuration of said second device.07-12-2012
20100274930METHOD FOR GENERICALLY HANDLING CARRIER SPECIFIC PROVISIONING FOR COMPUTER CELLULAR WIRELESS CARDS - Methods and systems enable computers to be equipped and provisioned to access any cellular network without the need for carrier-specific inventory or point-of sale provisioning of the cellular network transceiver. Multiple digitally signed provisioning data images for multiple carriers are stored on the computer's hard disk memory prior to sale. Upon initialization, provisioning data for a selected carrier are downloaded to random access memory of the cellular network data transceiver from the hard disk. A version number within the provisioning data is compared to a version number of provisioning information stored in the transceiver's nonvolatile memory. If the downloaded provisioning data is newer than that stored in nonvolatile memory, the downloaded provisioning data is stored in the nonvolatile memory. The random access memory is cleared of the downloaded provisioning data and initialization of the transceiver is begun. Updated provisioning information can be received and stored to the hard disk.10-28-2010
20120254474Milarrs Systems and Methods - An add-on module provides extrinsic management functionality to legacy and other devices. Contemplated modules include: (a) a state agent that provides at least one of the MILARRS function, and (b) a product agent that communicates with the device using at least one serial interface. Implementations are contemplated for both legacy devices that natively provide less than complete MILARRS functionality, and newly developed devices for which the developer desires a ready-made implementation of MILARRS functionality.10-04-2012
20120226828INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An information processing apparatus provided with a unit that acquires identification information indicating a function of an external device connected to a connector, a holding unit that holds a device driver to control the external device, and a control unit to control an assignment of the device driver to the external device in accordance with control information. The holding unit holds a generic device driver to perform a process not dependent on the function of the external device. If the control information indicates a first value, the control unit assigns the generic device driver to the external device. If the control information indicates a second value, the control unit determines whether the holding unit holds a device driver compatible with the indicated function. If it is determined that the holding unit does not hold the device driver, the control unit assigns the generic device driver to the external device.09-06-2012
20110047298SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTING PARAMETERS USED IN A PORTABLE PATIENT MONITOR - A patient monitoring system includes a patient monitor and a plurality of docking stations. Each docking station is associated with a set of patient monitor configurations. Interfacing the patient monitor with a particular docking station allows a user to select one or more of the set of patient monitor configurations associated with the particular docking station for use in the patient monitor.02-24-2011
20120271967MULTI-CONFIGURATION COMPUTER - A method for configuring computer operational parameters comprising detecting with at least one processor at least one peripheral device in communication with the at least one processor; receiving, with the at least one processor from at least one of a plurality of communication ports constructed and arranged to interface with the at least one peripheral device, data about the at least one peripheral device, the data comprising at least one location of the at least one peripheral device; identifying with the at least one processor at least one profile associated with the peripheral device data; and adjusting at least one operational parameter based on the at least one profile.10-25-2012
20110238867Computer Device Output Setting Indicator - A computer device comprises an output monitor configured to determine an output configuration setting for the computer device and automatically actuate an output setting indicator corresponding to the output configuration setting.09-29-2011
20110276724System and Method for Updating Device Drivers - A host connects to a peripheral device having upgraded firmware. The host also includes a device driver to communicate with the peripheral device. If the device drivers currently installed on the host are not compatible with the upgraded firmware, upgraded device drivers are automatically downloaded to the host from the peripheral device. Once installed on the host, the peripheral device is reset and the upgraded device drivers are used to communicate with the peripheral device.11-10-2011
20120278509UPDATING DEVICE AND METHOD THROUGH A BASEBOARD MANAGEMENT CONTROLLER THEREOF - An updating device connected to a network adapter card ROM, the updating device includes a baseboard management controller. The baseboard management controller is electrically connected to the network adapter card ROM. The baseboard management controller stores an update data for the network adapter card ROM. When the baseboard management controller starts, the baseboard management controller writes the update data into the network adapter card ROM. A method of updating a network adapter card ROM is also provided.11-01-2012
20120331182Software Settings Based on Geophysical Location - A network-connected device may receive specific software configuration settings based on geophysical location information known about the device. The geophysical location information may come from a global positioning system (GPS) receiver or any other mechanism for determining a location for the device. The software settings may be stored in a volatile memory so that when the device is disconnected from a power source, it does not contain the specific settings required for the device to operate. In another embodiment, localization settings to meet regulatory requirements or other local configuration may be downloaded to the device based on the geophysical location information.12-27-2012
20120331181METHODS AND STRUCTURE FOR FIRMWARE UPGRADE OF DEVICES IN A STORAGE NETWORK - Methods and systems for improved update of firmware for components in a storage system/network. A storage network comprising one or more initiator components coupled through one or more switching components to one or more target components may be updated by generating and distributing a package buffer comprising portions where each portion comprises firmware for a corresponding type of component. Switching and/or initiator components in the system locate a portion of the package buffer for each target component directly coupled to it and transmits the located, corresponding portion (comprising firmware) to each target component. Each initiator/switching component then also forwards the entire package buffer to each other switching component coupled with it and the process repeats until all components have received updated firmware.12-27-2012
20120137024DEVICE HAVING MULTI-FUNCTIONAL PERIPHERAL AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME - A device including an attachable multi-functional peripheral device and a method of managing functions according to a connection between the device and the multi-functional peripheral device includes the steps of: checking a connected/disconnected state of the multi-functional peripheral device and an open/closed state of the folding device when a preset interrupt is generated; and controlling a functional operation related the preset interrupt according to the connected or disconnected state of the multi-functional peripheral device and the open or closed state of the folding device.05-31-2012
20080244100METHODS AND STRUCTURES FOR TESTING SAS TRANSCEIVER TRAINING OPTIONS IN SAS-2 TRAINING WINDOWS - Method and structures provide for testing a SAS link in association with participating in training windows to determine success/failure in using a negotiated speed using one or more configured sets of transceiver training options. For each device linked to a master SAS device, each possible set of transceiver training options is configured and one or more SCSI requests are forwarded from the master device to the attached device. The SCSI requests may be non-destructive of data stored on the attached device. Results of the tests may be used to select a preferred set of transceiver training options for communication between the master device and that attached device. The transceiver training options to be varied and tested may include: amplitude, slew rate, de-emphasis, and spread spectrum clocking.10-02-2008
20130179598Supporting Different Event Models using a Single Input Source - In at least some embodiments, input provided by a single source generates events representing multiple source types through a mapping process, e.g. a touch input generates both touch and mouse events. By configuring the system to not recognize certain gestures, messages associated with the events of the different source types are then interleaved and provided to an associated application for processing. Efficiencies are gained by configuring the system to interleave the messages associated with the source types because messages of one source type can be processed sooner than if the messages of the one source type were queued up and sent in a non-interleaved fashion.07-11-2013
20130179599DISPLAY DEVICE, PROJECTOR, DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF SWITCHING DEVICE - A display device is capable of switching a function of an indication body in accordance with the need of the user in the case in which the indication body is made to function as a pointing device. The display device is provided with a function device having a first interface. The configuration information of the first interface is stored in the storage section, and is supplied to a host device by a supply section via the function device. A change section is capable of change the configuration information in accordance with the operation of the user received by a reception section.07-11-2013
20130179600DEVICE MANAGER AND DEVICE MANAGING METHOD - A device manager displaying on a screen, in a tree format, icons corresponding to devices that are managed in a hierarchical structure, including a configuration information table storing, for each device, configuration information pertaining to the configuration of that device; a receiving portion receiving an alert event generated by any of the devices; an evaluating portion evaluating whether or not an address of a device matches any of the addresses stored in the configuration information table when a received alert event is an installation event; a configuration information registering portion generating, and registering into the configuration information table, configuration information based on the received alert event if the address of the device does not match any of the addresses in the configuration information table; and a displaying portion displaying the icons on the screen based on the configuration information stored in the configuration information table.07-11-2013
20130103859ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND HOST DEVICES AND MANAGEMENT METHODS USING THE SAME - Management methods for use in an electronic system having electronic devices and a host device in daisy-chain configuration are provided. The host device has a configuration setting. First, an arrangement sequence among the host device and the electronic devices is detected. Then, the configuration setting of the host device is adjusted according to the detected arrangement sequence of the host device and the electronic devices such that the host device uses the electronic devices to perform a specific operation corresponding to the detected arrangement sequence.04-25-2013
20100287312Apparatus and Method for Intelligent Analysis of Device Compatibility and Adaptive Processing of Multimedia Data - An apparatus and a method for intelligent analysis of device compatibility and adaptive processing of multimedia data are disclosed. By performing a unique intelligent analysis of device compatibility, the present invention provides a full application-level compatibility between the apparatus performing the intelligent analysis and an external device operatively connected to the apparatus even when device driver-level information of the external device is unavailable. Furthermore, a unique intelligent analysis for adaptive processing of multimedia data between the apparatus and the external devices enables an efficient and flexible usage of storage space in the external device for a multimedia data transfer from the apparatus to the external device.11-11-2010
20100318686MANAGING CONFIGURATION DATA - Systems and method embodiments of managing configuration data are disclosed. One method embodiment comprises storing account-specific configuration data at a device included among a group of devices, the account specific-configuration data capable of being shared among the group of devices common to a single account; and storing device-specific configuration data at the device, the device-specific configuration data not shared among the group of devices.12-16-2010
20110320640DISCOVERY AND CONFIGURATION OF DEVICE CONFIGURATIONS - A computer program product for processing communications between a host processor and a plurality of devices includes a tangible storage medium for performing a method comprising: receiving, by the host processor, physical configuration information including identification of a location of each physical endpoint connected to the host processor and a plurality of communication paths associated with each physical endpoint; sending at least one message to each physical endpoint on each of the plurality of communication paths, the at least one message requesting identification of a logical entity at the endpoint, and receiving logical configuration information identifying the logical entity; and generating a data collection accessible by the host processor, the data collection including the physical configuration information and the logical configuration information for each logical entity, and identification of a location of each physical endpoint connected to the host processor and a plurality of communication paths to each logical entity.12-29-2011
20120011285Method and Apparatus for Enabling Enhanced USB Interaction - Systems and methods for configuring a universal serial bus (USB) including for connection by a peripheral device by detecting an attach event at a USB port on the peripheral device; receiving, at the USB port, a first request for device identification; sending, at the USB port, a first identification data; receiving, at the USB port, a query related to the first identification data, the query indicating software associated with the vendor identifier is supported by the sender of the query; simulating a detach and then an attach at the USB port; receiving, at the USB port, a second request for device identification; and sending, at the USB port, a second identification data that includes an indication that the peripheral device supports at least one function from a plurality of functions that are different from the functionality defined by a generic device class code.01-12-2012
20120030379APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSITING TERMINAL FUNCTION BETWEEN PORTABLE TERMINAL AND PERIPHERAL APPARATUS - An apparatus and method support transitioning a terminal function between a portable terminal and a peripheral device. A terminal function transition is requested to one or more peripheral devices. Transition data including information regarding configuration of a terminal function is transmitted to the one or more peripheral devices, such that when the terminal function cannot be performed, at least one of the one or more peripheral devices is to perform the terminal function based on the information regarding configuration of the terminal function.02-02-2012
20130198417ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electronic apparatus capable of operating as an USB function when being connected to a host device via an USB interface is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a storing unit configured to store a descriptor which is information indicating a function of the electronic apparatus, a sending unit configured to send the descriptor to the host device, a detector configured to detect a suspend signal that is output from the host device and indicates suspension, and a controller configured to perform predetermined processing based on the detection result, when the detector detects the suspend signal after the sending unit sends the descriptor to the host device, in enumeration between the electronic apparatus and the host device.08-01-2013

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