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Application-specific peripheral adapting

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

710001000 - INPUT/OUTPUT DATA PROCESSING

710062000 - Peripheral adapting

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710074000 For data storage device 85
710073000 For user input device 25
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20090077283WIRELESS HUMAN INTERFACE DEVICE (HID) COORDINATION - A method relating to wireless human interface device (HID) coordination is disclosed. A first human interface device (HID) is wirelessly coupled to two or more computing devices, wherein the first HID is configured to toggle between interactions with each of the two or more computing devices. An inquiry or paging message is broadcast to one or more HIDs, including a second HID wirelessly coupled to the two or more computing devices, wherein the second HID is configured to receive and provide a response to the inquiry or paging message. The second HID is located based on the response to the inquiry or paging message. A wireless link is established between the first HID and the second HID based on the locating, wherein the first HID is configured to coordinate, via the wireless link, interactions with the two or more computing devices by both the first HID and the second HID based on the toggle.03-19-2009
20090157921KVM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A KVM management system is provided. The KVM management system comprises at least one KVM switch and a KVM recorder. The KVM switch comprises a plurality of ports for connecting to a plurality of computers, respectively. The KVM recorder comprises a storage device, and couples to the KVM switch. The KVM recorder receives and records operations on the KVM switch to the storage device.06-18-2009
20090157922MULTIMEDIA KVM SYSTEM - Multimedia KVM systems are provided. A multimedia KVM system comprises a KVM switch and a local console coupled to the KVM switch. The KVM switch comprises a plurality of first connectors for connecting to a plurality of first multimedia components, respectively. The local console comprises a plurality of second connectors for connecting to a plurality of second multimedia components, respectively. A first user utilizes the first multimedia components, via the local console and the KVM switch, to communicate with a second user utilizing the second multimedia components.06-18-2009
20100106871Native I/O system architecture virtualization solutions for blade servers - A solution for blade server I/O expansion, where the chassis backplane does not route the blade's native I/O standard—typically PCI or PCI Express—to the I/O bays. The invention is a flexible expansion architecture that provides virtualization of the I/O system of the individual bade servers, via Gps or greater Ethernet routing via the backplane high-speed fabric of a blade server chassis. The invention leverages a proprietary i-PCI protocol.04-29-2010
20090150580METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPUTER MANAGEMENT - A method and a system for computer management are provided. An embodiment of a computer management system controls a plurality of computers. A Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) switch controls at least one computer by a control signal and receives video data output therefrom. A console is coupled to the KVM switch through a first network, comprising a user interface to provide the control signal and to display the video data. The console is capable of converting the video data into a video file, and the converted video file is then stored in a storage medium. The first network may be Internet, Ethernet, Intranet, Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) or wireless network or combinations thereof.06-11-2009
20090125653ASSOCIATION USING USB VIDEO ADAPTER - Certified Wireless USB 1.0 (CWUSB) defines two different types of association: cable association and numeric association. In the numeric association, the CWUSB host and device use a specific protocol to exchange the security information. At final stage of this information exchange, both host and device need to display a number asking user's feedback. Once this is done, both host and device will be able to generate the connection key as the shared secret for the following secured communication. One problem of this numeric association method is that device needs to be able to display the numbers. For certain class of device that has capability to display an image, there is a natural way to add this function to them. A method for this class of devices is described. Another kind of association, which is not defined in the CWUSB 1.0, is manual association. User needs only to manually type in the Connection Key coming from the CWUSB device. There are many ways to delivery the key, but it is very easy for device that can display an image.05-14-2009
20090094394TRANSMISSION CABLE CAPABLE OF TRANSMITTING E-SATA SIGNALS AND ELECTRICITY - A transmission cable includes a first plug including a housing. A slot is formed inside the housing. The first plug further includes an E-SATA terminal set disposed on a side of the slot for transmitting E-SATA signals, and a power terminal set disposed on the other side of the slot for receiving electricity. The transmission cable further includes an E-SATA signal line electrically connected to the E-SATA terminal set for transmitting the E-SATA signals, a second plug connected to the E-SATA signal line for inserting into a signal receptacle of a E-SATA peripheral device, a power line electrically connected to the power terminal set for transmitting the electricity, and a third plug connected to the power line for inserting into a power receptacle of the E-SATA peripheral device so as to transmit the electricity to the E-SATA peripheral device.04-09-2009
20090234993INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, HOST BUS ADAPTOR AND CONTROL METHOD - An information processing apparatus includes a first host bus adaptor that has a first storage section and expands the function of the information processing apparatus. Multiple first input/output devices are connected to the first host bus adaptor. A first firmware issues a first inquiry to each of the first multiple input/output devices and stores a first response to the first inquiry obtained from each of the first multiple input/output devices in the first storage section. A second host bus adaptor has a second storage section and expands the function of the information processing apparatus. Multiple second input/output devices are connected to the second host bus adaptor. A second firmware issues a second inquiry to each of the second multiple input/output devices independently from the first inquiry and holds a second response to the second inquiry obtained from each of the second multiple input/output devices in the second storage section.09-17-2009
20090234992Geiser Device- A no hassle link - Many peripherals communicate with computers through Universal Serial Bus, which is the natural candidate for mobile point-to-point connectivity. The major issue associated with this connectivity is that USB employs a master-slave protocol, which relies on the intelligence of the host. Since all USB logical devices presents the same basic interface to the host. This allows the host to manage the relevant aspects of different the device in the same manner. The management assists the host in identifying and configuring the USB device interface while it carries and reports configuration related information. Some information reported is common among all logical devices. Other information is specific to the functionality provided by the device.09-17-2009
20090234991ENHANCED THROUGHPUT COMMUNICATION WITH A PERIPHERAL DEVICE - Method, computer program product and system for communicating data between an operating system and a single peripheral device over a bus having a plurality of hubs. Portions of the data are sequentially directed through the plurality of hubs. Preferably, the portions of the data are substantially equally sized blocks of the data. Effective data transfer rates can be increased by connecting the peripheral to two root hubs instead of just one. The data storage system comprises a host computer including an operating system and a bus having a plurality of hubs, a single peripheral device coupled to the hubs, and a processor for communication with the peripheral device.09-17-2009
20090013109KEYBOARD, VIDEO AND MOUSE SESSION CAPTURE - Keyboard, mouse and video (KVM) capture session architecture that includes command center forensics. That is, redirector hardware (HW) and a command center forensics (CCF) appliance. The redirector HW includes a computer interface module (CIM) with a computer readable encoded media. The CIM is configured to record at least one KVM session. The computer readable encoded media is configured to instruct sending an identical copy of the recorded at least one KVM session to the CCF appliance. The CCF appliance being configured to store and playback the identical copy.01-08-2009
20090006680KVM SWITCH FOR CONTROLLING COMPUTERS AND METHOD THEREOF - A system for connecting a console device to computers comprising a graphic user interface menu apparatus for controlling the computers. The system comprises a user-side circuit, a central crosspoint switch, a plurality of computer-side circuits, a menu generating unit and a first switching device. The user-side circuit coupled to the console device receives electronic signals produced by the keyboard and cursor control device and creates a data packet. The central crosspoint switch is coupled to the user-side circuits, receives the data packets and routes the data packets. The computer-side circuits coupled to the central crosspoint switch and the computers receive the data packets from the central crosspoint switch for supplying the data packets to the computers. The menu generating unit generates a menu to be displayed. The first switching device alternately outputs a video signal of the menu data and a video signal from the computers to the video monitor according to a vertical synchronization signal.01-01-2009
20110283026METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HBA MIGRATION - In one implementation, a system includes multiple SCSI nodes configured to perform a SCSI target function. Each of the multiple SCSI nodes includes a host bus adaptor configured to connect the SCSI node with a Fibre Channel fabric. The host bus adaptor being assigned a world wide name and a network address. The system further includes a host configured to perform a SCSI initiator function. The world wide name assigned to a source host bus adaptor associated with one SCSI node is relocated to a target host bus adaptor associated with another SCSI node. After that, the network address associated with the source host bus adaptor is relocated to the target host bus adaptor. In one implementation, the system determines whether or not a network address assigned to a source host bus adaptor associated with one of the multiple SCSI nodes is shared with at least one other service. If so, the system determined whether the shared network address can be relocated to a target host bus adaptor associated with another one of the multiple of SCSI nodes. If the latter determination is in affirmative, the world wide name and network address are relocated.11-17-2011
20090187686Methods and Appartus for Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) Switching - A method for providing communication between a plurality of input/output (I/O) devices and a plurality of information handling systems (IHSs). The method includes providing a first port coupled to the plurality of I/O devices and providing a first channel of the first port for video data. The method also includes providing a second channel of the first port utilized for I/O data and providing a second port coupled to a first IHS of the plurality of IHSs, wherein the first IHS provides video data via the first channel, and the first IHS transmits and receives the I/O data via the second channel.07-23-2009
20090177816METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATION WITH SD MEMORY AND SDIO DEVICES - The disclosed systems and methods relate to a reduction of system complexity by incorporating a clock cut-off signal in an SDIO device in order to support a multi-drop architecture. Aspects of the present invention enable a multi-drop architecture with an SDIO device and multiple SD memory devices sharing the same SD bus. Aspects of the present invention may also reduce host complexity by enabling a single host to control an SD device and multiple SD memory cards.07-09-2009
20100281194Modular application computing apparatus, system and method - An apparatus, system and method of open platform computing. The present invention may include at least one microprocessor, a computer case that encases the at least one microprocessor, at least one operating system resident on the at least one microprocessor, wherein the at least one operating system includes an open platform for accepting a plurality of applications and hardware not presented as forming a portion of, and absent the plurality of applications not being operable by, the at least one operating system, at least three ports in the computer case, wherein the ports are communicatively electrically connected to the at least one microprocessor, and wherein at least one of the plurality of applications is applied at least one of the ports for presentation by the at least one microprocessor via the at least one operating system.11-04-2010
20090265491KVM extender system and local, remote modules thereof - Disclosed is a KVM extender system, which includes a first module, comprising a first processor, a first interface, a first Ethernet transceiver and includes a second module, comprising a second processor, a second interface, a second Ethernet transceiver. The KVM extender system transceives first data packet and second data packet transformed from first mass data of a first mass storage, second mass data of a second mass storage, keyboard/mouse data, audio/sound data with a cable therebetween. The first data packet and the second data packet transceived between the first and second Ethernet transceivers are controlled by a half duplex communication executed by two wires of the cable. Moreover, the first module further comprises a third interface to transceive third mass data from the computer coupled therewith. The third mass data is also transformed into third data packet to be transceived with the first and second data packets.10-22-2009
20080282002APPARATUS AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING IMAGE - An apparatus of displaying an image connects an external devise by using universal serial bus (USB) connection. The apparatus contains a display unit and a control unit that reads device information out of the connected external device and performs display control on the display unit based on the read device information. Under control of the control unit, the display unit displays a message that is used for changing a class of the external device to a class previously specified in the apparatus of displaying the image when the class of the external device is changeable and it is determined based on the device information that the set class of the external device is different from the class previously specified in the apparatus of displaying the image.11-13-2008
20080282003Local Port Browser Interface - The present invention relates to KVM switches that contain both remote and local ports and provide a user of the local port with a similar WEB based interface experience as that experienced by the remote user.11-13-2008
20090198848KVM SWITCH WITH INTERNAL USB HUB - An improved KVM switch is provided which enables computers to be connected to the KVM switch by reduced numbers of cables. It also supports transmission of digital audio signals between the computers and the KVM switch. A single USB port is provided to transmit keyboard, mouse, speaker and microphone signals between the KVM switch and each computer. The improved KVM switch is provided with one or more USB hubs to separate the keyboard/mouse signals and the digital audio signals, and one or more audio codecs to convert the audio signals from a digital form to an analog form and vice versa.08-06-2009
20090204735SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVELY ACTIVATING FUNCTIONS PROVIDED BY A MOBILE PHONE - Methods for selectively activating one of multiple functions provided by a mobile phone are provided. An embodiment of a method for selectively activating one of multiple functions comprises the following steps. That the mobile phone has been coupled to a computer system is detected. A first interface is displayed to facilitate selection of a first function from the functions. That the first function is selected is detected by the first interface. At least one software module is configured to activate the first function, thereby the computer system is directed to employ the mobile phone as a first external electronic device corresponding to the first function.08-13-2009
20090182913Data store and enhanced features for headset of portable media device - A media headset for exchanging data with a media device includes at least one audio speaker that provides an audio output, a data store that stores media device data, a communications interface for exchanging the media device data with the media device, and a connector for detachably connecting the communications interface to the media device.07-16-2009
20100274936OSD IMAGE GENERATING METHOD IN KVM SWITCHES - A method for generating on-screen display (OSD) image in a keyboard, video, mouse (KVM) system that includes a KVM switch, a plurality of computers and one or more console systems connected to the KVM switch. The console system includes a console side processor. The KVM switch generates drawing commands (including various data) descriptive of OSD images, and transmits the drawing commands to the console side. The various data may include vector graphic data, text data, and bitmap image data, but it does not include a bitmap representing the entire OSD image. The console side processor processes the received drawing commands and generates images representative of the OSD images based on the drawing commands, and displays the OSD images on the monitor of the console system.10-28-2010
20100217900Protocol adapter for passing diagnostic messages between vehicle networks and a host computer - A protocol adapter for transferring diagnostic messages between networks within a vehicle and a host computer. The protocol adapter operates as a voltage translator to support J1708 software. The protocol adapter also recognizes when the protocol adapter is connected to a host computer running the J1939 and/or J1708 protocols and automatically switches to that protocol.08-26-2010
20100146165REMOTE CONTROL APPARATUS FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONIC APPLIANCES - An apparatus for the remote wireless control of a consumer electronic audio visual appliance such as a TV set, and/or for internet uploading, includes a remote control handset and a wireless receiver for connection to the appliance. The remote control unit is adapted to transmit audio and/or visual data (A/V data) and control codes to the receiver. The receiver is responsive to the A/V data and control codes to control the appliance to play and/or display the A/V data. The remote control unit includes a reader for a storage medium for A/V data, or a cable or wireless interface to an A/V acquisition device such as digital video or digital still camera or digital music player or recorder.06-10-2010
20100235551VIRTUAL KVM FUNCTIONALITY FOR COMPUTER SYSTEMS - A method, system, and computer program product for implementing virtual keyboard video mouse (KVM) switching functionality using a processing device in communication with a memory device is provided. Keyboard, video, and mouse signals for a first computer are redirected to be carried over a standardized serial bus connecting the first computer to a second computer. Each of the keyboard, video, and mouse signals are carried at predetermined frequencies. The keyboard, video, and mouse signals on the second computer are identified and separated. The keyboard, video, and mouse signals are passed to an operating system on the second computer. The keyboard, video, and mouse signals are used by the operating system to manage the first computer.09-16-2010
20100235552ACCESSORY INTERFACE TO PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE USING SESSIONS - Embodiments of the present invention provide various communication techniques for communication between a mobile computing device and an accessory. An accessory protocol that is generic to the mobile computing device can be used for some communication. An application executing at the mobile computing device can communicate with the accessory using an application communication protocol. In some embodiments, the application communication protocol can be different from the accessory communication protocol. In other embodiments the application protocol may only be recognized by the application and the accessory. In some embodiments, messages conforming to an application protocol can be communicated between the application and the accessory by packaging the messages inside a message conforming to the accessory communication protocol.09-16-2010
20090276551Native and Non-Native I/O Virtualization in a Single Adapter - Mechanisms for enabling both native and non-native input/output virtualization (IOV) in a single I/O adapter are provided. The mechanisms allow a system with a large number of logical partitions (LPARs) and system images to use IOV to share a native IOV enabled I/O adapter or endpoint that does not implement the necessary number of virtual functions (VFs) for each LPAR and system image. A number of VFs supported by the I/O adapter, less one, are assigned to LPARs and system images so that they may make use of native IOV using these VFs. The remaining VF is associated with a virtual intermediary (VI) which handles non-native IOV of the I/O adapter. Any remaining LPARs and system images share the I/O adapter using the non-native IOV via the VI. Thus, any number of LPARs and system images may share the same I/O adapter or endpoint.11-05-2009
20090177817METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED READ PERFORMANCE IN SERIAL PERIPHERAL INTERFACE - A method for reading data in an integrated circuit includes receiving a read command, which is associated with an enhanced data read, and receiving a first address from a plurality of input/output pins. The method includes receiving a first performance enhancement indicator and determining whether an enhanced read operation is to be performed based on at least information associated with the first performance enhancement indicator. The method includes waiting n clock cycles, where n is an integer, then outputting data from a memory array in the integrated circuit using the plurality of input/output pins concurrently. The method also includes performing an enhanced read operation, if it is determined that the enhanced read operation is to be performed. In an embodiment of the method, performing an enhanced read operation includes receiving a second address and a second performance enhance indicator without receiving a read command.07-09-2009
20100306428Consumer Media Player - A consumer media player is configured to be electronically coupled to various different types of media source devices, extract media files from those media source devices, and play the extracted media files to a consumer. The consumer media player is also configured to physically hold all or part of one or more media source devices in a manner that facilitates electronic coupling of the media source device to the consumer media player and that provides an aesthetically pleasing appearance to the consumer. In particular, the consumer media player includes a cavity that can hold at least a portion of the media source device. In one of the embodiments described herein, at least some types of media source devices can be entirely physically stored within the cavity in the consumer media player.12-02-2010
20090037624Cache coherent switch device - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a switch device to be coupled between a first semiconductor component and a processor node by interconnects of a communication protocol that provides for cache coherent transactions and non-cache coherent transactions. The switch device includes logic to handle cache coherent transactions from the first semiconductor component to the processor node, while the first semiconductor component does not include such logic. Other embodiments are described and claimed.02-05-2009
20110078348Remote Control Apparatus for Consumer Electronic Appliances - An apparatus for the remote wireless control of a consumer electronic audio visual appliance such as a TV set, and/or for internet uploading, includes a remote control handset and a wireless receiver for connection to the appliance. The remote control unit is adapted to transmit audio and/or visual data (A/V data) and control codes to the receiver. The receiver is responsive to the A/V data and control codes to control the appliance to play and/or display the A/V data. The remote control unit includes a reader for a storage medium for A/V data, or a cable or wireless interface to an A/V acquisition device such as digital video or digital still camera or digital music player or recorder.03-31-2011
20090228623COMMUNICATION CONVERTER AND COMMUNICATION CONVERSION SYSTEM - A communication converter includes: a first communication interface making capable of communicating with a medical control device through a predetermined communication cable; a second communication interface making capable of making a connection to a signal distribution unit which is provided in a housing device capable of housing one or more communication converters, and distributes a signal from the medical control device to each of the communication converters; a switch unit for switching communication lines to either a communication line through the first communication interface or a communication line through the second communication interface; a detection unit for detecting whether or not the signal distribution unit is connected to the second communication interface; a switch control unit for controlling the switch unit based on a detection result; and a third communication interface making capable of performing communications with a medical device.09-10-2009
20090172222KVM switch and remote system - A KVM switch which is connected between a plurality of servers, and a client to which a keyboard, a mouse, a display, and a speaker are connected, and switches a server connected to the client, the KVM switch including: a sound input portion that inputs sound data emitted from each server; an abnormal sound determination portion that determines whether the input sound data is an abnormal sound; and a notification portion that notifies the client of abnormality detection when it is determined that the input sound data is the abnormal sound.07-02-2009
20100205335DIRECT SECONDARY DEVICE INTERFACE BY A HOST - A device has a controller and a function module configured to be in communication with the controller as a result of the controller receiving a pass-through vendor specific command. In some embodiments the controller may configured to strip data intended for the function module from the vendor specific command and send the stripped data to the function module.08-12-2010
20120233365INPUT INTERFACE PROVIDING USB APPARATUS AND INTERFACE PROVIDING METHOD - The present invention relates to an input interface providing USB apparatus which is capable of providing an input interface for a variety of external devices in Bluetooth communication with the USB apparatus without a separate input means by connecting the USB apparatus to USB ports of a terminal and sharing an input means of the terminal with the external devices, and an interface providing method. The input interface providing USB apparatus and method in accordance with the present invention is capable of providing an input interface for a variety of external devices in Bluetooth communication with the USB apparatus without a separate input means by connecting the USB apparatus to USB ports of a terminal and sharing an input means of the terminal with the external devices, thereby providing excellent user convenience.09-13-2012
20110161533Broadcast by KVM System and Method Thereof - A system and method for override broadcast in a KVM (Keyboard, video monitor, mouse) system is provided. The KVM system includes a plurality of computers, a plurality of console devices and a KVM switch that connects those computers and console devices with or without network. With a firmware build in the KVM device, the administer of the KVM system can select one of the computers as the broadcaster computer and several of the console devices as the broadcastee console devices through the broadcaster console device. After receiving the broadcast command, the KVM disconnects the signal connections between the broadcastee console devices and the computers that the broadcastee console devices originally connected. The KVM then broadcasts the output signals of the broadcaster computer to the broadcastee console devices.06-30-2011
20110289244TELEVISION WITH INTEGRATED ASYNCHRONOUS/SYNCHRONOUS KVMP SIGNAL SWITCH FOR CONSOLE AND PERIPHERAL DEVICES - A television with integrated signal switch (11-24-2011
20120102245UNIFIED I/O ADAPTER - Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with a unified hybrid input/output adapter are described. According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes an Input/Output (I/O) interconnect configured to connect with a host device and to provide communications with the host device. The apparatus also includes a network adapter connected to the I/O interconnect and configured to communicate with a network storage. The apparatus includes a host adapter connected to the I/O interconnect and configured to communicate with a first storage device and a second storage device. The first storage device has a higher latency than the second storage device. The apparatus further includes a storage logic configured to control the I/O interconnect to cause storage access requests from the host device to be cached in the second storage device via the host adapter.04-26-2012
20100318699SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR MEDICAL DEVICE INTERFACE CONNECTIVITY - Certain examples provide systems, apparatus, and methods for adaptive, dynamic medical device connectivity. In an example, a medical device interface system includes a device interface connecting a medical device to a client system and enabling exchange of data between the medical device and the client system, the device interface includes a plug and play detector detecting a connection of the medical device to the device interface and a serial agent gathering information from the medical device via a connection between the medical device and the device interface and selecting an appropriate device driver to operate and interact with the medical device connected to the device interface regardless of a presence or absence of an existing plug and play capability of the medical device.12-16-2010
20130212306HOST DEVICE DISPLAY DEVICE AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD THEREOF - A host device includes a processing core, a switch, and a host-end universal serial bus (USB) connector. The processing core provides a display signal and a USB signal to the switch. The host-end USB connector is selectively connected to a video USB (VUSB) display device and a USB peripheral device. The processing core has the switch controlled to output the display signal via the host-end USB connector, when the host-end USB connector is connected to a VUSB display device. The processing core has the switch controlled to output the USB signal via the host-end USB connector, when the host-end USB connector is connected to a USB peripheral device.08-15-2013

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