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20100017541MEMORY DEVICE AND MEMORY DEVICE CONTROLLING APPARATUS - A memory device controlling apparatus of the present invention includes a device information requesting part that requests device information with respect to a memory device, when recognizing that the memory device is connected to the memory device controlling apparatus, and an extension activating part that activates an extension of the memory device based on the device information acquired in the device information requesting part. The memory device controlling apparatus accesses the memory device using the extension in the memory device. Such a configuration enables the memory device and the memory device controlling apparatus to be operated in an optimum operation mode in accordance with the characteristics of each bus, a host PC, and the memory device.01-21-2010
20090193155System and method for implementing a shared platform or software resource for coupled computing devices - A computing device includes a communication port, memory resources, and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to combine with the memory resources to operate one or more of the plurality of modules. The plurality of modules are operative in order to handle exchange of communications with a primary computer over the communication port. The one or more modules include a first module that is operative in a first communication mode in enabling exchange of communications with the primary computer over the communication port. The exchange of communications causes the primary computer to access and execute one or more autorun files from the computing device. The one or more modules may also include a second module that is operative in a second communication mode to be operative in enabling an alternative function to be performed with or for the primary computer over the communication port.07-30-2009
20090193154Method for Installing an Auxiliary Unit on a Computer - A method is proposed for automatically installing an auxiliary unit (07-30-2009
20110202691System circuit and method for software reload of peripheral devices - Disclosed is a method, circuit and system for facilitating software of firmware reload of a peripheral device. According to embodiments of the present invention, one or more circuit or modules on the peripheral device or on a host device may emulate normal peripheral operation when the peripheral device is engaged in a software/firmware reload operation.08-18-2011
20110202690DATA WRITING METHOD FOR NON-VOLATILE MEMORY, AND CONTROLLER AND STORAGE SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A data writing method for writing data from a host system into a plurality of memory dies of a rewritable non-volatile memory storage apparatus is provided. The data writing method includes determining whether the data transmission interface of the host system complies with a first interface standard or a second interface standard. The data writing method also includes using a general mode to write the data into the memory dies when the data transmission interface of the host system complies with the first interface standard and using a power saving mode to write the data into the memory dies when the data transmission interface of the host system complies with the second interface standard. Accordingly, the data writing method can effectively prevent the stability of the rewritable non-volatile memory storage apparatus from reducing due to insufficient power supplied by the data transmission interface.08-18-2011
20120179844DYNAMICALLY ASSIGNING VIRTUAL FUNCTIONS TO CLIENT APPLICATIONS - A computer-implemented method may include determining a number of virtual functions that each port of a hardware input/output adapter is capable of supporting. The computer-implemented method may include assigning a first portion of internal resources of the hardware input/output adapter to each port of the hardware input/output adapter. The computer-implemented method may also include, for a particular port of the hardware input/output adapter, assigning a second portion of the internal resources to each virtual function that the particular port is capable of supporting. The second portion of the internal resources may be a subset of the first portion of the internal resources. The computer-implemented method may further include configuring a virtual function prior to a runtime to use the assigned second portion of the internal resources.07-12-2012
20090307380COMMUNICATION DEVICE, A METHOD OF PROCESSING SIGNAL IN THE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND A SYSTEM HAVING THE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile terminal including an interface module configured to connect the mobile terminal to a personal computer; a communication unit configured to communicate with the personal computer via a first communication mode, a controller configured to selectively transmit a communication mode change program to the personal computer via the interface module, the communication mode change program instructing the personal computer to communicate with the mobile terminal via a second communication mode that is different than the first communication mode, and a receiving unit configured to receive a mode change instruction from the personal computer instructing the mobile terminal to communicate with the personal computer via the second communication mode.12-10-2009
20130060970CONNECTION SYSTEM AND SIMULATOR USING SUCH A CONNECTION SYSTEM - A system for connecting a plurality of plugs to a computer system, such as a simulator, which includes: a plurality of channels that are each connected to a plug and are selectively configurable in a first mode, for acquiring a signal that is present on the plug, or in a second mode for applying a signal to the plug; and a unit that is connected to the computer system by an information system and configured so as to control, in the channels configured in the second mode, application of a signal on the basis of data received from the computer system and so as to send data, representing signals that are measured by the configured channels in the first mode, to the computer system.03-07-2013
20090193156PERIPHERAL DEVICE, METHOD OF OPERATING PERIPHERAL DEVICE, HOST DEVICE, METHOD OF OPERATING HOST DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE SYSTEM - A peripheral device is connected to a host device by a transmission path according to a predetermined interface standard to be communicable with the host device, and operates with power supply received from the host device through the transmission path. The peripheral device includes a main operation unit and a control unit. The main operation unit uses, in the operation thereof, non-standard current higher than an upper limit current value specified by the interface standard. The control unit operates in a standard power mode, which consumes current not exceeding the upper limit current value specified by the interface standard, to send the host device information indicating the use of the non-standard current, and performs, upon receipt from the host device of permission to use an extended power mode, which consumes the non-standard current, a process of activating the operation of the main operation unit in the extended power mode.07-30-2009
20110283024ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH CARD INTERFACE - When initializing a card-shaped device inserted in a card interface, operation mode acquiring means incorporated in an electronic device acquires operation mode information, stored in a register file incorporated in the card-shaped device, by a predetermined procedure using a predetermined pin. Operation mode setting means incorporated in the electronic device executes signal assignment on a plurality of data pins peculiar to an operation mode indicated by the acquired operation mode information, thereby switching a data transfer width, and allowing the card-shaped device to operate in the operation mode.11-17-2011
20110302330SAFELY SHARING USB DEVICES - Described herein are systems and methods for preventing a user mode USB driver from performing IOCTL operations other than read-safe IOCTLs on a USB device that has been claimed by a kernel mode driver or is in use by another user mode USB driver. In one method, it is determined whether a kernel mode USB driver will claim a device or whether the device will be available to be claimed by user mode USB drivers. In the event the device is claimed by a kernel mode USB driver, user mode USB drivers will be prevented from claiming the device. In the event the device is available for use by user mode USB drivers, but has been opened for write by one user mode USB driver, all other user mode USB drivers will be prevented from claiming the device. All IOCTL operations other than read-safe IOCTLs will be prevented from being performed by a user mode USB driver unless that USB driver has claimed the device.12-08-2011
20110302331Dual Mode DP and HDMI Transmitter - A system and method for dual mode DP and HDMI transmission are provided. Briefly described, one embodiment of a dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter, among others, can be implemented as follows. The dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter comprises a driver circuit controlled by a data signal. The dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter also comprises a control circuit coupled to the driver circuit. The control circuit is configurable to transmit the data signal in a DP mode or a HDMI mode according to a mode signal. One embodiment of a method, among others, comprises: receiving a mode signal; determining whether to configure the dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter for transmitting in a DP mode or an HDMI mode based on the received mode signal; and configuring a dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter in accordance with the determination.12-08-2011
20110302329Embedded Programmable Module for Host Controller Configurability - An apparatus comprises a programmable logic device coupled to an interconnect is presented. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a non-volatile memory to store code for programming the programmable logic device. A controller will program the programmable logic device such that the interconnect is operable in a number of modes associated with a number of input/output devices.12-08-2011
20110296058MEDIA PLAYER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR WAKE-UP THEREOF - A media player device and a method for wake-up thereof are provided. The method includes: when the media player device is in a standby mode, checking whether an external device is connected to the plurality of contact locations; and if the external device is connected to the media player device, waking up the media player device.12-01-2011
20110296057Event Handling In An Integrated Execution Environment - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for handling input received from a common interface of a program and a runtime environment when both the program and the runtime environment are configured to consume the received input. Given that both a browser program and a media player program hosted by the browser program are configured to detect an event of a certain type, there may be a contention of whether the browser program or the media player program may act first on the detected event. The disclosed systems and techniques enable interpretation of a user's intent when the user interacts with a webpage hosting media content and when the user's input occurs over media content rendered by the media player program. Similar advantages may also be realized within the context of another execution environment, or other program, different than a browser program.12-01-2011
20110296059System and method for seamless management of multi-personality mobile devices - A system and method for managing multi-mode mobile devices from a personal computer (PC) in which the two devices are communicating over a point to point connection such as a Universal Serial Bus (USB) or TCP/IP and provides a mechanism to remotely control the personality of the device over the communications link. Furthermore, the system and method allows the user of the PC to control when the personality change occurs and also allows specific system events to control personality changes automatically on the user's behalf. Additionally, the system and method controls the user experience on both the mobile device and PC to ensure that the appropriate application is available to accept a connection to the new personality on both the mobile device and the PC.12-01-2011
20130219086ELECTRONIC DEVICE CAPABLE OF AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHING MODES OF A MEMORY MODULE AND RELATED METHOD - A method of automatically switching modes of a memory module is disclosed in the present invention. The method includes enabling an auto-switch program, reading an actuating value in database, triggering a sensor, comparing the actuating value and an environmental parameter sensed by the sensor, and switching the mode of the memory module when the environmental parameter corresponds to the actuating value.08-22-2013
20090187676METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING AND DISABLING A LOCK MODE ON A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A portable electronic device including a processor provided in a housing, the processor for switching the portable electronic device from a normal operating mode to a device lock mode and a first input device and a second input device provided in the housing. Actuation of the first input device within a maximum delay of actuation of the second input device enables the device lock mode.07-23-2009
20100153587METHOD OF SETTING MODE OF EXTERNAL DEVICE OPERABLE IN PLURALITY OF MODES AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO USE THE SAME - A method of setting a mode of an external device which is operable in a plurality of modes and a communication device using the same. The method of setting a mode controls the external device to be operated in at least one mode of a plurality of modes according to the movement of a terminal of the communication device to which the external device is connected. Accordingly, it is possible to operate the external device in the mode which is desired by a user through the movement of the terminal to which the external device or the plug of the cable is connected.06-17-2010
20110264826SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - A memory card capable of connecting to a host device includes a flash memory, a host interface unit which transfers data between a host device and the memory card, and a transfer mode control unit which changes a data transfer mode based on a command from the host device. The transfer mode control unit outputs status data containing an error code to the host device if a transfer mode change command is inputted from the host device, instructing the memory card to change to a transfer mode not supported by the host interface unit of the memory card.10-27-2011
20100115147APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING USB SWITCHING CIRCUIT IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for automatically switching the operation mode of a Universal Serial Bus (USB) switching circuit in a portable terminal are provided. The automatic switching is performed according to a detected signal transmitted between the portable terminal and the external device, thereby reducing consumption of electrical current. If an external device is connected to a USB interface unit, a signal is detected from the USB interface unit. The type of external device is identified by the detected signal. If the identified external device is a USB communication device, a communication mode is activated and a signal path is established between an internal module and the USB communication device during the communication mode. A determination is made as to whether an internal event occurs in the portable terminal and an external event occurs in the USB communication device, during the communication mode. The mode of the USB switching circuit is switched to a sleep mode if the internal and external events have not occurred.05-06-2010
20110271013INPUT DEVICE - In an input device, a controller for controlling an input portion and acquiring data is connected to a bus. The bus can be connected with an external expansion device via an expansion connector. The connection of the bus from the expansion connector to the controller is switched on and off by a switcher. Data acquired from a sensor having a function equivalent to that of the external expansion device is transmitted to the controller via the bus by a sensor controller which is connected to each of a side of the controller and a side of the expansion connector of the bus without interposing the switcher. The sensor controller switches the connection of the switcher off when an access to itself is made from the controller.11-03-2011
20120110216INDUSTRIAL CONTROLLER INTERFACE FOR PLUG-IN I/O MODULES - An interface for an industrial controller is provided that enables connection of different types of plug-in I/O modules to the industrial controller. The interface includes several mechanisms, which can be implemented through control logic, circuitry, and/or software, that enable the control/monitoring device to operate in conjunction with different types of plug-in I/O modules. According to certain embodiments, the interface includes setup mechanisms that enable initial communications between the plug-in I/O modules and the control/monitoring device. The interface also may include operational mechanisms that facilitate communication between the plug-in I/O modules and the control/monitoring device during operation. The interface further may include registers that store data for the plug-in I/O modules.05-03-2012
20120110215COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system including a data processing device for producing an image signal, an input device for producing a control signal and a display device is provided. The display device includes a memory unit, a controller, a source driver, a gate driver and a display panel. The controller is coupled to the memory unit and the data processing device for receiving the image signal. The source driver and the gate driver are controlled by the controller to respectively output driving voltages and scanning signal to drive the display panel. In a reading model, the controller writes a plurality of frame data transmitted by the image signal to the memory unit, and reads one of the frame data according to the control signal to control the source driver and the gate driver. The data processing device is switched to an idle mode after the frame data is transmitted.05-03-2012
20100082845DISPLAY APPARATUS OPERATED IN MULTIPLE MODES AND MODE CHANGING METHOD THEREOF - A display apparatus operable in plural modes and a mode changing method thereof are disclosed. The display apparatus includes a storage unit which stores information about a final mode, and a controller which changes a mode of the display apparatus to the final mode and displays a corresponding screen if the display apparatus is connected to a host device.04-01-2010
20100082846USB DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING THE USB DEVICE WITH USB HOST - A method for connecting a universal serial bus (USB) device to a USB host is disclosed. The method for connecting the USB device to a USB host includes detecting a connection to the USB host; controlling the USB host not to recognize the connection of the USB device; selecting one of USB modes provided by the USB device; and controlling the connection so as to allow the USB host to recognize the selected USB mode.04-01-2010
20090172209ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH SERIAL ATA INTERFACE AND POWER SAVING METHOD FOR SERIAL ATA BUSES - In an electronic device with a serial ATA interface, upon detection of the issue or reception of a preset command, a confirmation device, such as a CPU, confirms the completion of execution of the command. Upon confirming the completion of execution of the command, a controller, which may also be the CPU, controls shifting of the serial ATA interface to a power saving mode.07-02-2009
20100100647INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION SELECTING METHOD - An information processing apparatus and an information selecting method are disclosed which can easily restore an original state after checking the result of executing predetermined processing based on different information. If an operator of an operation unit is pressed in an already processed state where a processing execution unit is executing predetermined processing using already selected information set in a selected information memory, information assigned to the operator is newly set in the selected information memory to execute the predetermined processing with the processing execution unit. After that, if the pressed operator is released, the processing execution unit is restored to the already processed state. With this operation, after checking a new processing state using different information from already selected information by pressing an operator, the already processed state can be restored simply by releasing the pressed operator.04-22-2010
20080209081Apparatus and method to provide failover protection in an information storage and retrieval system - A method is disclosed for failover protection in an information storage and retrieval system comprising two clusters, two device adapters, and a plurality of data storage devices. The method provides a first device driver for a first device adapter and a second device driver for a second device adapter, and disposes those device drivers in both clusters. The method then places in operation the first device driver disposed in a first cluster, places in operation the second device driver disposed in a second cluster, and places in a standby mode the first device driver disposed in the second cluster. The method detects a failure of the first cluster, followed by a failure of the second device adapter. The method then makes operational the first device driver disposed in the second cluster, and continues to access information stored in the plurality of data storage devices using the first device adapter, and the first device driver disposed in the second cluster.08-28-2008
20080209080COMPUTER SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A computer system include an operation performing unit which performs at least one operation, a manipulation information producing unit which senses user's manipulation to produce direction information and motion amount information corresponding to an amount of motion in a direction corresponding to the direction information, a mode selection unit which inputs user's selection about a manipulation mode, and a controller which controls the operation performing unit based on the direction information which is produced by the manipulation information producing unit, or controls the operation performing unit based on the direction information and the motion amount information, according to the user's selection inputted through the mode selection unit.08-28-2008
20090287851CONTROL OF AN EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE WITH A PLURALITY OF STORAGE UNITS - A control device controls an external storage device with a plurality of storage units which can be driven and stopped independently. The control device comprises: a display control unit; a setting unit; and a control signal output unit. The display control unit displays on a display a selection screen that allows a user to select which storage unit from among the plurality of storage units to operate. The setting unit sets a storage unit selected by the user as an operating storage unit to be operated. The control signal output unit outputs to the external storage device a control signal for having the operating storage unit be operated.11-19-2009
20090055557CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, CONTENT DISTRIBUTION METHOD, CONTROL DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, REPRODUCTION DEVICE, REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The present invention relates to a content distributing system, a content distributing method, a control apparatus, a control method, a playback apparatus, a playback method, and a program that are capable of improving operability of the control apparatus. A renderer 02-26-2009
20120185617PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM - The portable electronic device includes an operation unit, a storage unit, a setting unit, and a control unit. The operation unit inputs characters. The storage unit stores a first conversion table and a second conversion table different from the first conversion table. The second conversion table is different from the first conversion table. The setting unit sets a first mode and a second mode. In a case in which the first mode has been set by the setting unit, the control unit refers to the first conversion table when characters input by way of an operation of the operation unit is converted into another characters. In a case in which the second mode has been set by the setting unit, the control unit refers to the second conversion table when characters input by way of an operation of the operation unit is converted into another characters.07-19-2012
20110208880SINGLE-HOST MULTI-WORKSTATION COMPUTER SYSTEM, ITS CONFIGURATION METHOD AND USB HUB - The present invention discloses a configuration method of “single-host multi-workstation” computer system, a USB Hub, a “single-host multi-workstation” computer system and a workstation card, wherein the configuration method includes the following steps: (08-25-2011
20080276013Semiconductor Integrated Circuit - Enabling and disabling of a plurality of internal buses (11-06-2008
20090063722DEVICE AND FILE TRANSFER SYSTEM - A device is connectable to a computer and recognized by the computer as a USB multi function device capable of functioning as a USB storage device and an additional device. The device includes a mode switching section configured to switch the device to one of a first mode and a second mode in which an access from the computer to a USB storage device is permitted and prohibited, respectively. When the device is in the first mode, the device accesses the physical storage area of the data storage section. When the device is in the second mode, the device transmits a pseudo response to the computer. The pseudo response indicates that no storage medium is mounted to the data storage section. When a particular data string different from the standard data string is received, the device accesses a file through a file system provided in the device.03-05-2009
20090049206Integrated interface apparatus and method of operating an integrated interface apparatus - In an embodiment of the invention, an integrated interface apparatus for providing a serial differential data input for an integrated processor of a mobile radio terminal has a data reception apparatus having a physical layer which can be alternatively operated in a first operating mode according to a first interface standard or in a second operating mode according to a second interface standard, the first interface standard and the second interface standard not being compatible with one another with respect to the physical layer. In another embodiment of the invention, a method for operating an integrated interface apparatus is provided.02-19-2009
20090327530USB DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING USB MODE OF THE SAME - A universal serial bus (USB) device and a method of recognizing a USB mode whereby the USB device automatically recognizes a mass-storage or PictBridge mode according to a type of a connected host such that the USB device configures a communication interface suitable for the recognized host. The USB device includes: a controller to control a USB communication with the host; and an interface unit to automatically determine a mode of the USB communication, from among a plurality of modes, according to a type of the connected host, and to provide a communication interface in the determined mode corresponding to the host. Although the host connected to the USB device does not support several configuration descriptors, a timer of a mass-storage module switches a current mode to the USB mode suitable for a corresponding host, such that the USB device universally supports the USB multi-mode irrespective of host types.12-31-2009
20090144459MODULE-BASED OPERATING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PORTABLE DEVICE - A module-based operating apparatus and method for a portable device is provided. A module-based operating apparatus and method for a portable device, in which various types of personal service contents such as a diary function, a wallet function, and a portable computing function are made into functional modules so as to install and/or detach the functional modules to/from a common bus-based slot.06-04-2009
20090063721DEVICE AND FILE TRANSFER SYSTEM - A device is connectable to a computer through USB interface. The device includes a mode switching section configured to switch the device to one of a first mode and a second mode in which an access from the computer to a USB storage device is permitted and prohibited, respectively. When a standard data string is received and the device is in the first mode, the device accesses the physical storage area of the data storage section. When the standard data string is received and the device is in the second mode, the device transmits a pseudo response to the computer, the pseudo response indicating that no storage medium is mounted to the data storage section. When a particular data string is received, the device accesses a file through a file system provided in the device.03-05-2009
20090240842PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - The present invention provides a portable electronic apparatus. The portable electronic apparatus includes an input unit, a first controller, a second controller, a human interface device (HID), and a switch unit. The input unit generates input signals from a user. The first controller performs a first group of functional applications and generates a first group of functional interfaces. The second controller performs a second group of functional applications and also generates a second group of functional interfaces. The HID receives the input signals generated from the input unit and generates a control instruction. The switch unit receives the control instruction from the HID to switch between the first controller and the second controller. Accordingly, the first controller and the second controller perform corresponding functions.09-24-2009
20110231581DEVICE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, DEVICE MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A device management apparatus is connected to a plurality of devices via a network and includes a processing unit. The processing unit includes a trap setting part that defines a trap setting of each device, a storing part that stores device information of each device, transmitted by a trap processing of each device, in a predetermined storage area of a storage device as device management information of management object devices, and an excepting part which deletes device information of a device from the device management information. When an exception request for excepting exception devices from the management object devices is received, the trap setting part changes a trap setting of each exception device to an OFF state and the excepting part deletes device information of each exception device from the device management information.09-22-2011
20090248908APPARATUS FOR INPUTTING CHARACTERS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING KEYBOARD FUNCTIONS - Disclosed is a method and apparatus for inputting characters as many as possible with a limited number of keys.10-01-2009
20120198102IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, PRINTING APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD IN IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - This invention is directed to reducing power consumption even when there is a great amount of power consumed by a root complex in a printing apparatus that employs a PCI Express architecture. To accomplish this, a printing apparatus that includes a controller capable of switching between a root complex and an endpoint and an accelerator controller serving as a root complex performs the following processing. More specifically, in the power saving mode, the power source of the accelerator controller is turned off and the controller is set as a root complex. Power consumption in the power saving mode can be greatly reduced, and a return sequence from the power saving mode can be executed.08-02-2012
20090259773NETWORK DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SETTING WORKING MODES OF LINE CARDS - A network device includes a plurality of line cards and a management card. Each line card has an individual identifier. The management card includes a cache, a searching module, and a communication module. The cache stores the individual identifier, a working mode, and an associated identifier for each of the plurality of line cards. The searching module is configured for receiving the individual identifier from at least one of the line cards and searching the cache to acquire a corresponding working mode and the associated identifier to the individual identifier. The communication module is configured for sending the corresponding working mode and the associated identifier to the at least one line card with the individual identifier to set a working mode for the at least one line card with the individual identifier. A method for setting working modes of line cards is also provided.10-15-2009
20100262724SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND MODE SETTING METHOD - Disclosed herein is a semiconductor storage device operable in a plurality of operation modes each having a separate maximum current consumption. The device includes: a data communication section configured to be capable of performing data communication in a plurality of communication modes; an attribute information storage section configured to store attribute information indicating the operation and communication modes; and a mode setting section configured to set the device to one of the operation modes and one of the communication modes. The data communication section transmits, to an electronic apparatus to which the device is attached, the information and receives from the apparatus a mode setting command for directing that the device be set to a combination of an operation mode and a communication mode selected from among the information. In accordance therewith, the mode setting section sets the device to the selected combination of modes.10-14-2010
20100191873ENABLING AND DISABLING DEVICE IMAGES ON A PLATFORM WITHOUT DISRUPTING BIOS OR OS - Device images, for example IDE mass storage device images, may be enabled and disabled without disrupting a host system. In one embodiment, the invention includes a memory device register to indicate the presence of a memory device to a computer system, a switch coupled to the memory device register to set the memory device register to indicate the presence of a memory device, and an external interface coupled to the switch to operate the switch.07-29-2010
20100223403INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD INTERFACE DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE MODES OF OPERATION - An integrated circuit (IC) card interface device with multiple modes of operation allows communications with numerous IC cards, including smart cards. An interface device according to the present invention can be used several different ways, including: connected to a host device (such as a person computer); in a standalone configuration; and as a flexible platform upon which future applications can be based, since it can be easily reprogrammed and upgraded. The interface device can contain an application engine and an I/O module, providing a flexible architecture and allowing several different operating modes. In connected mode, the interface device can, for example, be connected to a PC to enable the use of smart cards in secure applications. In standalone mode, the interface device can provide information about smart cards with which it interfaces. Programming mode enables the host device or the smart card itself to update or upgrade the programs available within the interface device. When being updated or upgraded, the source of the programming can be from a host device or from the smart card, adding further flexibility to the use of such an interface device.09-02-2010
20100211700METHODS 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.08-19-2010
20090319696METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING AND CONTROLLING CLIENT DEVICE - Provided is a method of allowing a host apparatus such as a personal computer (PC) to control a client apparatus such as a printer by using a virtual storage device and a virtual folder. In the method, if a mode of the client apparatus is set as a virtual storage device, the client apparatus is connected to the host apparatus via a network. Then, when the host apparatus recognizes the client apparatus as a virtual storage device, a file received in a virtual folder by a user performing an operation of copying the file into the virtual folder is processed by performing a function linked to the virtual folder. Accordingly, it is possible to use the client apparatus by easily connecting it to the host apparatus.12-24-2009
20120198103EMBEDDED SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM - A modular development platform is described which enables creation of reliable, compact, physically robust and power efficient embedded device prototypes. The platform consists of a base module which holds a processor and one or more peripheral modules each having an interface element. The base module and the peripheral modules may be electrically and/or physically connected together. The base module communicates with peripheral modules using packets of data with an addressing portion which identifies the peripheral module that is the intended recipient of the data packet.08-02-2012
20100312919MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE MOBILE TERMINAL TO BE USED THROUGH HOST - A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the mobile terminal to be used through a host device are disclosed. The method for controlling the mobile terminal to be used through the host device includes transmitting a virtualization engine and driver programs of user modes of the mobile terminal to the host device; selecting one of the user modes; and transmitting information of the selected one user mode to the host device, wherein the transmitted virtualization engine is recognized as a part of an operating system (OS) of the host device, and is programmed to drive a driver program corresponding to each of the user modes within the host device.12-09-2010
20130138838APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING USB SWITCHING CIRCUIT IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for automatically switching the operation mode of a switching circuit in a portable terminal are provided. If an external device is connected to a connector interface unit, a signal is detected from the connector interface unit. The type of external device is identified by the detected signal. If the identified external device is a communication device, a communication mode is activated and a signal path is established between an internal module and the external device during the communication mode. A determination is made as to whether an internal event occurs in the portable terminal and an external event occurs in the external device, during the communication mode. The mode of the connector switching circuit is switched to a sleep mode if the internal and external events have not occurred.05-30-2013
20100228891MEMORY CONTROLLER INCLUDING A DUAL-MODE MEMORY INTERCONNECT - A memory controller including a dual-mode memory interconnect includes an input/output (I/O) circuit including a plurality of input buffers and a plurality of output drivers. The I/O circuit may be configured to operate in one of a first mode and a second mode dependent upon a state of a mode selection signal. During operation in the first mode, the I/O circuit may be configured to provide a parallel interconnect for connection to one or more memory modules. During operation in the second mode, the I/O circuit may be configured to provide a respective serial interconnect for connection to each of one or more buffer units, each configured to buffer memory data that is being read from or written to the one or more memory modules.09-09-2010
20110029697MEMORY DEVICES IMPLEMENTING CLOCK MIRRORING SCHEME AND RELATED MEMORY SYSTEMS AND CLOCK MIRRORING METHODS - A memory device is configured to operate in first and second data input/output modes. The memory device includes a first electrode pad, a second electrode pad, a clock signal line, a first switching unit, and a second switching unit. The clock signal line is configured to transmit a clock to an integrated circuit inside the memory device. The first switching unit switches to electrically connect the first electrode pad and the clock signal line in response to a control signal occurring for the first data input/output mode. The second switching unit switches to electrically connect the second electrode pad and the clock signal line in response to an inverse signal of the control signal occurring for the second data input/output mode.02-03-2011
20110078339IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE HAVING A PLURALITY OF CONTROL UNITS - An image processing device includes a memory unit that stores plural sets of user information and a plurality of modes in correspondence with each other so as to specify correspondence between a plurality of users and the plurality of modes, and a plurality of control units that execute a function on image data in one of the plurality of modes corresponding to one of the plurality of users having a predetermined relationship with a current user.03-31-2011
20110087805Multi-mode dongle for peripheral devices and associated methods - Methods and systems are described for utilizing multi-mode dongles with peripheral devices. The multi-mode dongles are configured to provide standard mode signals for a standard mode of operation and alternate mode signals for an alternate mode of operation, for example, where a host information handling system is unable to provide the alternate mode signals to the peripheral device. The multi-mode dongle receives mode control signals from a host information handling system and automatically switches from a standard mode of operation to an alternate mode of operation, where the alternate mode signals are provided to the peripheral device, based upon the mode control signals. In one embodiment, the multi-mode dongle can be configured for a universal serial bus (USB) port, and the alternate mode signals can be associated with charging a consumer electronics (CE) device.04-14-2011
20090307381Communication interface for an electronic device - A mobile telephone handset is provided with a connector (12-10-2009
20100070659METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING AND/OR CHARGING A BATTERY POWERED USB DEVICE BASED ON A USB PORT TYPE - Aspects of a method and system for operating and/or charging a battery powered USB device based on a USB port type are provided. In this regard, in a USB device comprising a power management IC and a multi-function IC, a port type detection module in the multi-function IC may determine whether the USB device is attached to a standard host port or a charging port. Additionally, a power source in the power management IC, which may supply power to the port type detection module, may be enabled upon attachment of the USB device to a USB port and disabled subsequent to determination of port type. Also, one or more portions and/or functions of the power management IC may be configured based on the determined port type. Similarly, one or more portions and/or functions of the multi-function IC may be enabled or disabled based on the determined port type.03-18-2010
20100064065Connection Device for Connecting a Plurality of Peripheral Devices and Operating Method - A connection device can be used for the connection of a plurality of peripheral devices to at least one host adapter. Each of the plurality of peripheral devices, as well as the host adapter, complies with a first and/or second data transmission protocol. A first or a second operating mode of the connection device is selected during an initialization phase.03-11-2010
20120173768Switching Device and Method For Input Unit - A input device and switching method thereof is provided. After a first input unit produces the input signals, a control unit turns off the a switch interface to disconnect signal path between a second input unit and the computer system. When a counting time is greater than a predefined time, the control unit activates the switch interface to reconnect signal path between the second input unit and the computer system. Thus, it can prevent unintentional input from touching a plurality of input units by the users.07-05-2012
20100125681INTELLIGENT MEMORY BUFFER - A technique reduces cost, complexity and/or power consumption of a memory system by including intelligence in a memory buffer circuit of the memory system. An apparatus includes a memory buffer circuit configured to selectively operate in one of a plurality of modes. In a first mode, the memory buffer circuit is configured to interface to a first type of memory device, is configured to enable an input circuit of the memory buffer circuit, and is configured to drive on a terminal of a memory interface of the memory buffer circuit a version of a signal received by the input circuit during a memory operation. In a second mode, the memory buffer circuit is configured to interface to the first type of memory device, is configured to disable the input circuit, and is configured to drive a signal on the terminal during the memory operation.05-20-2010
20110258349INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, PERIPHERAL DEVICE CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - The view language of a specific application can be adaptively switched in response to a language switching request from a user. If the user selects the specific application via a user interface on a peripheral device management screen, it is determined whether view language information having been set matches view language information designated and received as an argument when the specific application is selected. If it is determined that the view language information having been set does not match the view language information designated and received as the argument, view language information set beforehand in a storage unit is replaced by the view language information designated and received as the argument.10-20-2011
20110258348Electronic device having physical switch to select functionality exposed to host computing device - An electronic device has primary and secondary functionalities. The electronic device includes a physical switch to switch between a first mode and a second mode. The electronic device includes logic to, when the electronic device is connected to a host computing device, expose the primary functionality to the host computing device when in the first mode, and expose the secondary functionality to the host computing device when in the second mode. The host computing device typically requires a driver particular to the electronic device when the primary functionality is exposed, and does not typically require a driver particular to the electronic device when the secondary functionality is exposed. The secondary functionality may include acting as a removable storage device storing a text file. The text file may contain information regarding the electronic device, and a user may modify the text file to cause a corresponding action to be performed.10-20-2011
20090187677System and Method of Switching Between Multiple Viewing Modes in Multi-Head Computer System - The present technique provides a system and method for automatically switching a computer system between multiple display profiles in response to a system event, such as a hardware event. The present technique detects the system event, identifies the hardware configuration of the computer system, and automatically reconfigures the computer system to accommodate the hardware configuration in real-time. The system event may be a physical rotation of a display between landscape and portrait orientations or between viewing and writing orientations. The system event also may be a physical docking or undocking of a first computing device with a second device in a variety of mounting positions. Any suitable sensor, switch, or hardware/software detection mechanism may be used for the foregoing event detection.07-23-2009
20090138623Method and Apparatus for Delegation of Secure Operating Mode Access Privilege from Processor to Peripheral - In a processing system comprising a processor and a plurality of peripherals coupled to the processor, access privileges of a secure operating mode of the processor are delegated to at least a given one of the peripherals. The given peripheral is configured to store, in a secure portion of that peripheral, state information indicative of the processor being in a secure operating mode. The given peripheral is further configured to utilize the stored state information to allow the given peripheral to access at least one resource that is accessible to the processor in the secure operating mode but is not otherwise accessible to the given peripheral. The processing system may comprise, for example, a system on a chip, wherein the processor and peripherals are combined into a single integrated circuit.05-28-2009
20080313357MULTIPLE CHANNEL DATA BUS CONTROL FOR VIDEO PROCESSING - A method, apparatus, computer medium, and other embodiments for selectably enabling a plurality of data transfer modes along one or more channels are described. In one embodiment, data transfer between a first device and a second device is controlled based on selecting a combination of access and operation modes. In another embodiment, a video processing system capable of selectably enabling a plurality of data transfer modes along one or more channels is described.12-18-2008
20090113080SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEAMLESS MANAGEMENT OF MULTI-PERSONALITY MOBILE DEVICES - A system and method for managing multi-mode mobile devices from a personal computer (PC) in which the two devices are communicating over a point to point connection such as a Universal Serial Bus (USB) or TCP/IP and provides a mechanism to remotely control the personality of the device over the communications link. Furthermore, the system and method allows the user of the PC to control when the personality change occurs and also allows specific system events to control personality changes automatically on the user's behalf. Additionally, the system and method controls the user experience on both the mobile device and PC to ensure that the appropriate application is available to accept a connection to the new personality on both the mobile device and the PC.04-30-2009
20110161531USB DEVICE APPARATUS - A USB device apparatus, which is capable of performing communication with a USB host apparatus through a USB connection supporting a high-speed USB mode, includes a communication section configured to be capable of performing communication with the USB host apparatus, and a connection section configured to, while the USB device apparatus is being connected to the USB host apparatus by the communication section through a USB connection in the high-speed USB mode, when a predetermined condition for movement to a sleep status is satisfied, perform switching of a connection mode of the USB connection to the USB apparatus from the high-speed USB mode to a full-speed USB mode.06-30-2011
20110161530USB 3.0 SUPPORT IN MOBILE PLATFORM WITH USB 2.0 INTERFACE - Memory associated with a mobile communication device, such as memory removably inserted into a memory card slot, may be accessed, in the alternative, by a mobile communication platform or by a remote USB host. A memory access module connected to the memory card slots is operative in one of two modes: a pass-through mode and a USB mode. In the pass-through mode, the memory card slots are directly connected, via switching circuits, to memory interfaces on the mobile communication platform. A USB interface on the mobile communication platform may additionally be connected, in pass-through mode, via a USB hub to a remote USB host. In the USB mode, the memory card slots are connected, via switching circuits, second memory interfaces, and a controller, to a USB hub supporting USB 3.0 transfer protocols, and accessible by a remote host.06-30-2011
20110055434METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPERATING A COMPUTER VIA A LOW POWER ADJUNCT PROCESSOR - A computing device includes a low power auxiliary processor, such as a processor on a wireless card or sub-system, which is able to takeover processing in place of the computing device's central processing unit (CPU). Operating the computing device on the auxiliary processor draws less power from the computing device battery, enabling extended operation in an auxiliary processor mode. When in this mode, the auxiliary processor controls peripherals and provides the system functionality while the CPU is deactivated, such as in “off,” “standby” or “sleep” modes. In the auxiliary processor mode, the computing device can accomplish useful tasks, such as sending/receiving electronic mail, displaying electronic documents and accessing a network while drawing minimal power from the battery. Transitions between the normal operating mode and auxiliary processor mode may be transparent to users. Such a computer may display instant on, always on and always connected operating features.03-03-2011
20120173769Method And System For Communicating Display Port and Single-Link DVI/HDMI Information For Dual-Mode Devices - A system and method for communicating DVI (digital visual interface) and HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) information is provided. The system includes a local unit operable to produce a downstream request packet in reaction to received DVI or HDMI information from a video source device and to transmit the request packet to a remote unit via a first simplex channel of a communications link. The remote unit operates to produce an upstream reply packet in reaction to received DVI or HDMI information by the remote unit from a video sink device and to transmit the reply packet to the local unit via a communications link. The system allows greater distances and allows various communications mediums to be used between the source and sink, and can communicate DVI and HDMI information and other information via a variety of different communications links.07-05-2012
20110072168DATA TRANSFER SYSTEM WITH DIFFERENT OPERATING MODES - An electronic system includes an input/output (I/O) interface and a controller coupled to the I/O interface and a storage medium. The controller can select an operating mode from multiple operating modes based on a type of the storage medium. At least two of the operating modes have different data transfer rates. The controller can operate in the selected operating mode to transfer data between the I/O interface and the storage medium according to a data transfer rate of the selected operating mode.03-24-2011
20120311195METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR SWITCHING ACCESS MODE OF HARD DRIVE - A method for switching access mode of a hard drive is provided. The method includes the following steps: detecting and writing digitally current access mode as a current registry code of a system registration information by a processing unit, then overwriting the current registry code with a new registry code that corresponds to a new access mode other than the current access mode by the processing unit, and then reloading the system registration information by the processing unit, and then changing the current access mode to the new access mode correspondingly by a Basic Input/Output System (BIOS). In addition, a system executing the method and a computer-readable medium encoded with processing instructions for implementing the method are also provided.12-06-2012
20100180051SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR FAST STARTUP OF USB DEVICES - Exemplary embodiments are directed to fast enumeration of a device in a USB system including a USB device and a USB host. The USB device includes two device descriptors, a memory for holding firmware for operation of the USB device, and a controller for executing the firmware. A first device descriptor is for enumerating the USB device in a firmware-loading mode and a second device descriptor is for enumerating the USB device in an operational mode. The USB host controls a first enumeration of the USB device using the first device descriptor. After the first enumeration, the USB host receives a re-enumerate indicator from the USB device and controls a second enumeration of the USB device using the second device descriptor.07-15-2010
20120079137SYSTEMS CONFIGURED TO IDENTIFY AN OPERATING MODE - Systems having a host computer system, a memory device coupled to the host computer system, and identification circuitry. The identification circuitry is configured to identify an operating mode of the host computer system from comparing applied signals to sensed signals.03-29-2012
20100174834Software Install Automation - Method and peripheral device to facilitate the installation of software on a host device to allow communication between that host device and a peripheral device. On connection to a host device a peripheral device presents in a first mode. In the first mode the device identifies itself as a Human Interaction Device and transmits information to the host device to facilitate the installation of the software. Subsequently the peripheral device operates in a second mode in which it identifies itself according to its real function.07-08-2010
20100030924HIGH SIGNAL LEVEL COMPLIANT INPUT/OUTPUT CIRCUITS - A signal interface circuit has a signal path for communicatively coupling host circuitry to peripheral circuitry of multiple peripherals. Communication signals in the signal path are of a peripheral signal level. The signal path has electronic components adapted for use in communicating signals between the host circuitry and the peripheral circuitry. The electronic components in the signal path have reliability limits less than the peripheral signal level. The configuration of the electronic components in the signal path allow communication of signals at the peripheral signal level.02-04-2010
20100023649CHANGING CLASS OF DEVICE - A class changing apparatus includes a link unit configured to be linked with a client device to transmit and receive data. The class change apparatus also includes a storage unit configured to store apparatus information including class information of the client device. The class changing apparatus further includes a control unit coupled to the link unit and the storage unit and controlling operations of the class changing apparatus including a class changing operation, wherein the class change operation includes transmitting at least one command including a command for rebranching into the selected class to the client device through the link unit and registering class information as changed class information in the storage unit in response to detecting a class change request.01-28-2010
20100017540SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - A USB memory includes: a USB terminal unit, a main unit which incorporates therein a NAND memory and a processor module; and a rotation portion which changes a relative position between the main unit and the USB terminal unit. The processor module switches an access management mode to a first access management mode or a second access management mode depending on the relative position between the main unit and the USB terminal unit. The processor module manages data stored in the NAND memory such that data having been stored under the first access management mode is rendered inaccessible to the host device with the second access management mode and that data having been stored under the second access management mode is rendered inaccessible to the host device with the first access management mode.01-21-2010
20120047291System and method for integrating devices for servicing a device-under-service - A system comprising multiple devices that are operable when servicing a device-under service is described. A data acquisition (DAQ) device and a scanner device of the system are operable to acquire data from the device-under-service and to transmit the acquired data to a display device of the system. The DAQ device can operate in a local-control mode in which selection of DAQ mode for the DAQ device is carried out at the DAQ device. The DAQ device can operate in a remote-control mode in which selection of a DAQ mode for the DAQ device is carried out at the display device. The multiple devices may communicate with each other via one or more wireless network via one or more air interface protocols. Each device of the system may operate as a stand-alone device or in combination with multiple devices of the system.02-23-2012
20090031050System for Dual Use of an I/O Circuit - A system provides dual use of a general purpose input/output (I/O) line. In an embodiment, the system comprises a controlling circuit having a dual purpose I/O line that is selectively operable in a serial transmit mode or an I/O mode. A first circuit that receives a serial data stream when the controlling circuit operates in the serial transmit mode is coupled to the I/O line. A second circuit that generates and transmits a signal when the controlling circuit operates in the I/O mode is also coupled to the I/O line. Finally, a third circuit is disposed between the second circuit and the I/O line. In an embodiment, when the controlling circuit operates in the serial transmit mode, the third circuit maintains the second circuit in an idle state, and when the controlling circuit operates in the I/O mode, the third circuit permits the second circuit to transmit the signal to the controlling circuit.01-29-2009
20120011286Optical communication module, universal serial bus cable with the same and processing method of data transfer thereof - The present invention discloses an optical communication module comprising a second mode supporting a data transfer of USB 3.0 standard and a third mode supporting a data transfer of USB 2.0 standard, and the second mode comprises A mode and B mode with a different power consumption and supported data rate, and a detect unit operative to detect idle state of the data traffic on the data path of USB 3.0 standard to determine to stay on the A mode or enter to the B mode automatically during operation in the second mode. The control circuitry can work in different modes to support different status of devices attachment and removal, different data rate of USB 2.0 and 3.0 standards; and it can real time monitor the data traffic to switch different modes to save power consumption. The present invention also discloses a USB cable and a processing method of data transfer for an optical communication module.01-12-2012
20120023267REPEATER DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD - A repeater device connected to source and sink devices includes: an input terminal receiving transmission data supplied from the source device; relay means for relaying the transmission data; an output terminal outputting the transmission data relayed by the relay means to the sink device; control means for setting an operating mode of a limited state where a dynamic function of causing a superficial dynamic change and allowing a user to visually confirm the superficial dynamic change is deactivated and only a static function of not causing the superficial dynamic change is activated in response to a user's predetermined operation even when the source and sink device are connected to each other in a controllable state; and switch means for switching activated and deactivated states of a connecting line to the sink device by controlling the ON and OFF states.01-26-2012
20120159005COORDINATION OF DIRECT I/O WITH A FILTER - Coordinating methods of I/O access to a shared data store. A method includes at a node, in a distributed system, performing one or more I/O operations on the shared data store using direct I/O access on a virtual data container. Direct I/O access includes performing I/O operations directly from the node to the shared data store including not having an owner node perform the I/O operation on the shared data store on the node's behalf. The owner node is a different node than the node doing the direct I/O operation. The owner node accesses the shared data store through a local data container. The method further includes determining that one or more subsequent I/O operations should be performed using redirected I/O access, where I/O operations are directed through a centralized node. The method further includes indicating to nodes in the distributed system to switch to redirected I/O access method.06-21-2012
20120072616Media Processing Device, Control Method For A Media Processing Device, And Recording Medium Storing A Program Executed By A Control Unit That Controls A Media Processing Device - Media processing devices, media processing device control methods, and computer-readable recording mediums storing programs that can be executed by control units that control media processing devices are provided. In one embodiment, a media processing device has a plurality of operation units that process roll paper and checks as a plurality of recording media, and a central processing unit (CPU) that controls the operation units by executing commands received from a host computer. When the CPU detects during a normal operating mode that commands for any of the operation units cannot be executed, the CPU switches to a limited operation mode in which commands for that operation unit cannot be executed, but commands from the host computer can be received and commands for other operation units can be executed.03-22-2012
20110093623Docking Station with Video Control System - A docking station with video control system includes a housing, a USB hub, a VGA to USB video conversion unit, a USB interface controller and a button. The USB hub includes an upstream port and a downstream port. The upstream port is adapted to connect with a USB connector. The USB connector is adapted to connect with a host. The host has a VGA to USB driver including a predetermined video view mode. The VGA to USB video conversion unit has an input port and an output port. The input port couples with the downstream port. The output port couples with a VGA connector. The USB interface controller couples with the USB hub. The button couples with the USB interface controller. If the button is pressed, the VGA to USB driver can be started, so that the predetermined video view mode is selected.04-21-2011
20110066765MEMORY CONTROLLER AND DATA SAVING CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - A memory controller that controls data transfer between a volatile memory and a non-volatile memory, wherein data being held in a plurality of volatile memories each having a refresh operation mode and a self-refresh operation mode is transferred to the non-volatile memory. When readout of data from at least one volatile memory has been finished, the volatile memory is shifted from the refresh operation mode to the self-refresh operation mode. Then, control is performed so as to return the volatile memory from the self-refresh operation mode depending on the progress of writing of data to the non-volatile memory.03-17-2011
20110066764SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING HIGH SPEED SERIAL SIGNALS - A system for selecting high speed serial signals includes a loading module, a layout selecting module, a data processing module, and an output module. The loading module reads a chip package length file; a layout selecting module reads a layout file and selects high speed serial signals preset by a user; the data processing module selects pins information of a start chip and a terminal chip transmit the selected high speed serial signals and finds the chip package length information, and analyzes interrupt points of the layout character from the start chip and outputs the chip package length information of the start chip, the layout length information, and the chip package length information of the terminal chip in sequence to the output module, to convert into a table and displays the table via a display device.03-17-2011
20110099299Mode Switching - Mode switching may be provided. A selection of a non-native mode for a first input device may be received having a native mode. Then the use of the first input device may be enabled in the selected non-native mode. Next, a switch may be detected from the first input device to a second input device and then a switch back to the first input device may be detected. The use of the first input device may be enabled in the native mode in response to detecting the switch back to the first input device.04-28-2011
20110119409DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD TO COUPLE A PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT WITH A CAMERA - A device system and method is disclosed. The device includes a first USB port configured to couple with a USB port on a camera, and circuitry configured to send USB signals to the camera and/or to receive USB signals from the camera, and to operate in USB Host mode, and/or USB OTG (on the go) mode, as the camera operates in Device mode. The device may also include a second USB port configured to couple with a PDA. The circuitry may be further configured to send USB signals to the PDA and/or to receive USB signals from the PDA, and to operate in USB Host mode, and/or USB OTG mode, as the PDA operates in Device mode.05-19-2011
20110185087Data Transfer Between Devices Maintaining State Data - Transferring data between devices utilizing state data. The devices may include a writer device and a reader device, each coupled to a common bus. A host device may create a transfer session between the devices. Each of the host device, the writer device, and the reader device may maintain state data of the transfer session. The host device may notify at least one of the reader device or the writer device of a state change from a disabled state to an enabled state. After enabling, data may be transferred directly between the writer device and the reader device without involving the host device. Finally, the host device may notify at least one of the reader device or the writer device of a state change from the enabled state to the disabled state. After disabling, the direct transfer of data between the writer device and the reader device may be stopped.07-28-2011
20100049879Method for Developing and Implementing Efficient Workflow Oriented User Interfaces and Controls - A method for developing user interfaces to support efficient workflow implementation in an organization or in daily tasks of a typical consumer is disclosed. The method accounts for limitations in ability of a typical user of such interfaces to deal with more than about six elements of information or choices at any given step of a workflow. The method may include use of customized tools and other components developed to support implementation of user interfaces and data structures needed to implement user interfaces and associated data exchanges between client devices and applications on servers. The user interfaces, methods, tools, and other components may also be used to support user interfaces used to control software applications, information appliances, and other devices.02-25-2010
20120179845METHOD FOR SWITCHING WORKING MODE, USB DEVICE, AND HOST DEVICE - The embodiments of the present invention provide a method for switching a working mode, a USB device, and a host device. The method for switching a working mode includes: determining, according to the osvc key value in the registry of a host device, that a driver for a second working mode is installed on the host device, after the USB device is connected to the host device; and switching the current working state of the USB device from a first working mode to the second working mode. In the embodiments of the present invention, neither special auxiliary program nor additional driver needs to be developed. Therefore, the solution is easy to implement and a problem of incompatibility will not occur.07-12-2012
20100011134LOADING AND EXECUTING FIRMWARE MODULE WITHOUT RESETTING OPERATION - A host communicates a firmware module to an electronic device utilizing a data communication interface (e.g., I01-14-2010
20110119408METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING A HOST AND MULTIPLE STORAGE DEVICES FORMED BY OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS AND OPTICAL LINK CREATION METHOD - A connection scheme for connection from a host or the like to multiple storage devices via an optical link, and in particular to an optical connection scheme or an optical wiring scheme for realizing multiplexing/redundancy by utilizing branches of an optical link and the unidirectionality of the optical link. When a host or the like and multiple storage devices such as memories are optically connected via two or more optical couplers, a configuration is made in which a loop is provided between the two optical couplers by utilizing branches of the optical couplers and the unidirectionality of light. Accordingly, a configuration is adopted in which an IO controller makes a selection from among multiple operation modes.05-19-2011
20120265905DATA WRITING METHOD FOR NON-VOLATILE MEMORY, AND CONTROLLER AND STORAGE SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A data writing method for writing data from a host system into a plurality of memory dies of a rewritable non-volatile memory storage apparatus is provided. The data writing method includes determining whether the data transmission interface of the host system complies with a first interface standard or a second interface standard. The data writing method also includes using a general mode to write the data into the memory dies when the data transmission interface of the host system complies with the first interface standard and using a power saving mode to write the data into the memory dies when the data transmission interface of the host system complies with the second interface standard. Accordingly, the data writing method can effectively prevent the stability of the rewritable non-volatile memory storage apparatus from reducing due to insufficient power supplied by the data transmission interface.10-18-2012
20120271969MULTIFUNCTIONAL TOUCH-ENABLED DEVICES - Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to multifunctional touch-enabled devices. A device includes a touch-enabled display. The device further includes an external connection to connect to a graphics bus of a computing device or an input bus of the computing device. The device also includes a selection module to determine a mode of the peripheral device from a plurality of modes. The modes include a display mode in which the device identifies itself to the computing device as a display. The modes also include an input mode in which the peripheral device identifies itself to the computing device as a dedicated input device.10-25-2012
20120102239Method and Arrangement Handling Pluggable Modules and Operating Modes in a Media Converter System - A method handling a pluggable module selectable from a plurality of pluggable modules is executable at a media converter system of a network configuration. The method provides for automatically enabling of a disabled channel or disabling of an enabled channel of the media converter system when the pluggable module is attached to the media converter system, wherein the suggested channel enabling/disabling feature is executed on the basis of a correlation between module specific information extracted from the respective pluggable module and corresponding information extracted via the media converter system. An arrangement for executing the suggested method is also provided.04-26-2012
20130013818METHOD FOR SWITCHING WORKING MODE, USB DEVICE, AND HOST DEVICE - The embodiments of the present invention provide a method for switching a working mode, a USB device, and a host device. The method for switching a working mode includes: determining, according to the osvc key value in the registry of a host device, that a driver for a second working mode is installed on the host device, after the USB device is connected to the host device; and switching the current working state of the USB device from a first working mode to the second working mode. In the embodiments of the present invention, neither special auxiliary program nor additional driver needs to be developed. Therefore, the solution is easy to implement and a problem of incompatibility will not occur.01-10-2013
20120151099Dual Mode DP and HDMI Transmitter - A system and method for dual mode DP and HDMI transmission are provided. Briefly described, one embodiment of a dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter, among others, can be implemented as follows. The dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter comprises a driver circuit controlled by a data signal. The dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter also comprises a control circuit coupled to the driver circuit. The control circuit is configurable to transmit the data signal in a DP mode or a HDMI mode according to a mode signal. One embodiment of a method, among others, comprises: receiving a mode signal; determining whether to configure the dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter for transmitting in a DP mode or an HDMI mode based on the received mode signal; and configuring a dual mode DP and HDMI transmitter in accordance with the determination.06-14-2012
20080222315PROXY ASSOCIATION FOR DEVICES - A first connection is established between a first device and a host, wherein the first device is host-capable. A second connection is established between a second device and the host. Proxy association is performed between the first device and the second device by the host to associate the first and second devices, wherein the first and second devices are unable to directly associate, wherein the host passes association information between the first and second devices.09-11-2008
20130179602PROCESSING SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND PROCESSING APPARATUS - In a processing system including a processing apparatus, an input/output apparatus and communication apparatuses, the communication apparatus includes: a first instructing unit that issues a configuration change instruction in accordance with set configuration information to the processing apparatus and the input/output apparatus; and a first setting unit that, when an operation change completion notification corresponding to the configuration change instruction is received, sets the configuration information in accordance with a state established after a configuration change, and each of the processing apparatus and the input/output apparatus includes: a second setting unit that sets the configuration information in accordance with the configuration change instruction received from the communication apparatus; a second instructing unit that issues an operation change instruction in accordance with the set configuration information; and a notifying unit that, when the operation change is completed, issues an operation change completion notification to the communication apparatus.07-11-2013
20120254477MANAGING DATA STORAGE IN A DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SPACE - A method and apparatus are provided for selecting at least one device for manipulating data. The at least one device is selected from a plurality of devices forming a distributed storage space. Selection of a device includes taking account of at least one item of technical information associated with the device.10-04-2012
20130103861WAKE UP STATE SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD BETWEEN DOCKED TERMINALS AND DOCKING SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A state synchronization method between docked terminals and docking system using the same is disclosed. The state synchronization method includes entering by the first terminal into sleep mode operating as a USB host, and entering by the second terminal into sleep mode operating as a USB client; providing by the first terminal a wake up event to the second terminal through a USB interface, when the wake up even occurs by the first terminal; providing by the first terminal a signal through the HDMI interface, and then waiting to be re-connected; and attempting by the second terminal to be re-connected to the first terminal based on the wake up event provided from the first terminal. By this method, it is possible to transmit the wake up event to the other terminal even when a portion of the docked terminals is woken up, enabling both terminals to perform interlocked operations.04-25-2013
20100281185COMMUNICATION DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A communication device includes a connecting unit that connects another device; a communicating unit that performs communication with the other device via the connecting unit by using a signal in accordance with a communication request; and a controlling unit that controls a state of the connecting unit to be in either one of a first state in which the communication can be performed by the communicating unit and a second state in which the communication is not performed by the communicating unit and electrical power consumption of the connecting unit is reduced, wherein the controlling unit shifts the state of the connecting unit from the first state to the second state, when the connecting unit to which the other device is connected is in the first state, and if the communication request to the communicating unit is not received for a predetermined period of time.11-04-2010
20100312920CONSUMER ABUSE DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments disclosed herein provide systems, devices, and methods for detecting the occurrence of consumer abuse events in electronic devices. In one embodiment, a system includes one or more sensors coupled to an abuse detection sub-system for detecting the occurrence of an abuse event, wherein upon detecting an abuse event, a record of the abuse event is stored by the abuse detection sub-system. The system further provides a communication interface configured to provide a first mode of diagnostic communication and a second mode of non-diagnostic communication through a common input/output port. When using a diagnostic device, the diagnostic mode of communication may be enabled, thus allowing the diagnostic device to access consumer abuse event data stored by the abuse detection sub-system.12-09-2010
20130159559CUSTOMIZING AND/OR MULTIPLEXING UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS PINS - A method performed in an electronic device that connects via a USB connector to an accessory that supports multiple different operating modes. The method comprises: in response to successful authentication of the accessory after an initial connection, configuring an accessory usage setting of the electronic device to correspond to the accessory's default operational mode. In response to a request to change the operational mode of the accessory to a second operational mode: communicating to the accessory, over the signal/communication lines of the USB, mode identifying information corresponding to the second operational mode; generating a voltage level change on an ID line of the USB connector to communicate to the accessory that a change in the accessory's present operational mode is being triggered, where the accessory is designed to change to the second operational mode when a pulse or voltage level change is detected on the ID line.06-20-2013
20120290743DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM AND DATA PROCESSOR - One data processor is provided with an interface for realizing connection with the other data processor. This interface is provided with a function for connecting the other data processor as a bus master to an internal bus of the one data processor, and the relevant other data processor is capable of directly operating peripheral functions that are memory mapped to the internal bus from an external side via the interface. Accordingly, the data processor can utilize the peripheral functions of the other data processor without interruption of the program being executed. In short, one data processor can use in common the peripheral resources of the other data processor.11-15-2012

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