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Robust communications connection system and method for shared memory
A communications arrangement is described for facilitating transfer of messages among a plurality of processes in a computer system. The communications...
Reallocating address spaces of a plurality of servers using a load
balancing policy and a multicast channel
A method for load balancing including creating a network, having a plurality of servers, to service a single multicast address using a source specific join,...
High availability networking with virtual IP address failover
A method and mechanism, operating within an application layer of the architectural model of a communications protocol, for maintaining high availability in a...
Method and apparatus for expedited file downloads in an applet environment
Methods and apparatus for executing an applet are disclosed. A virtual machine that includes a class loader generates a file download request in the form of an...
Signal interpolation and decimation exploiting filter symmetry
Symmetry in a filter is used to reduce the complexity of an interpolator or a decimator and to simplify derivation of resulting discrete samples. In particular,...
Approximate string matcher for delimited strings
A method for comparing two delimited strings, each of which has a plurality of substrings, includes pairing each substring in one of the delimited string with a...
Computer-based list editor
Disclosed is a list editor component for allowing a computer user to arrange a collection of information items. The list editor component displays an editor...
Graphics system with a variable-resolution sample buffer
A method and computer graphics system capable of super-sampling and performing real-time convolution are disclosed. In one embodiment, the computer graphics...
Clocked half-rail differential logic with single-rail logic
Clocked half-rail differential logic circuits with single-rail logic of the invention do not include complementary logic elements. According to the invention,...
Electric hair dryer
There is disclosed an electric hair dryer (10) including a body (12) with a rear end (16) allowing entry of air into the body (12), a front end (18) allowing...
Method and apparatus to facilitate generating simulation modules for
testing system designs
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates generating a simulation module for testing a system design. The system operates by...
System and method for arranging bits of a data word in accordance with a
A system is described for rearranging data units of a data word in accordance with a mask word, the mask word having a plurality of mask bits each associated...
Method and apparatus for implementing fast subclass and subtype checks
Methods and apparatus for performing fast subtype checks during program execution are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for...
Method and device for synchronization of phase mismatch in communication
systems employing a common clock period
An apparatus to overcome a metastable state in a communication system employing a common clock period includes a first latch and a second latch, the first latch...
Memory module with equal driver loading
A memory module comprising a printed circuit board having mounting locations for a plurality of memory chips. A line driver having a plurality of outputs for...
High-speed domino logic circuit
An improved high-speed domino logic circuit uses two delayed clock signals, CLKD and CLKDBAR, and three transistors to introduce a transition delay time....
Integrated time domain reflectometry (TDR) tester
An integrated TDR for locating transmission line faults. An integrated circuit comprises a transmitter, a path coupled to the transmitter, and a TDR receiver...
Cable management system for electronic devices such as flat panel monitors
A system for managing cables is disclosed herein. A preferred aspect of the system comprises a flat panel monitor having a front surface, a rear surface, a left...
A skin cleaner includes a lower container, and an upper bowl having a rim defining an opening for receiving the face of users. The container has a chamber for...
System and method for handling threads of execution
A mechanism for controlling threads in a Java application while avoiding the unsafe conditions inherent in the use of existing java.lang.Thread methods. In one...
Cryptographic authorization with prioritized authentication
A system and associated method for authorizing, or withholding authorization of, user access to a selected computer application or other resource, based on the...
Method and system for decoding a row address to assert multiple adjacent
rows in a memory structure
A memory array or structure and method for decoding a read address to facilitate simultaneous reading of successive rows. The memory includes row decoders in the...
Dual mode (registered/unbuffered) memory interface
A dual mode memory interface includes a bus switch and a register/buffer operatively coupled to the bus switch. The dual mode memory interface may include,...
Method and apparatus for implementing compact type signatures in a virtual
Methods and apparatus for creating compacted method signatures from method signature representations in Java.TM. class files are disclosed. The use of compacted...
Integrated information appliance
An integrated information appliance includes a central processing unit for executing an action in response to a user request, a storage for storing information...
Multi-screen session mobility between terminal groups
The present invention is for multi-screen session mobility between terminal groups. The invention uses a set of screen groups and a set of terminal groups to...
Method and apparatus for electrostatically aligning integrated circuits
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that uses electrostatic forces to align semiconductor chips relative to each other. The system operates...
Waterbased heatset offset ink compositions
A waterbased heatset offset lithographic ink comprising water, polyamide resins or fumarated rosin resins, hydroxyethylethylene urea, a modified linseed oil, a...
Snap-in fan tray ejector and handle
A handle for ejecting a fan tray from an electronics enclosure comprises an elongated lever arm and a pair of opposing spring tabs extending from the lever arm...
Apparatus and method relating to a quick attachment and release goggle
System and methods for mounting a goggle to a helmet. The systems comprising a retaining post. The retaining post has a distal portion that has a portion with a...
Clock skew reduction using active shields
A technique that uses active shields to reduce clock skew is provided. The technique uses a shield wire for shielding the signal wire, a driver stage for driving...
Method and system for implementing user-defined codeset conversions in a
A method and system for performing user-defined code conversions in a computer system. A utility accepts a text file from a user program. This text file contains...
Input/output cell with a programmable delay element
An IO cell for providing a transmission path for a binary signal. The IO cell includes an IO buffer for amplifying the binary signal. A programmable delay...
A network proxy is provided that facilitates the integration of orphan services into a network by enabling them to interact with a lookup service that contains...
Low power memory design with asymmetric bit line driver
A register file design having an asymmetric bit line driver is provided. More specifically, the register file design uses a memory element that has a footer...
Method and apparatus for executing and displaying output of an environment
in a host environment
An environment is emulated in a host environment. Output generated in the emulated environment is displayed in a window of the host environment. The emulated...
Clock detect indicator
A clock detect indicator capable of determining the presence of high and low frequency clock signals is provided. The clock detect indicator, which operates...
Method and apparatus for asynchronously controlling domino logic gates
One embodiment of the present invention provides a domino logic circuit that operates asynchronously. This domino logic circuit includes a number of stages,...
Water compatible energy curable compositions containing maleimide
Active water compatible energy curable compositions comprised of maleimide derivatives, water compatible resins and water which are capable of curing at a...
Method of making furniture with synthetic woven material
An article of furniture is made from elongated polymer filaments. The polymer filaments may be monofilaments or plural filaments which are twisted together and...
Static binding of dynamically-dispatched calls in the presence of dynamic
linking and loading
Techniques for performing static binding of dispatched-calls in the presence of dynamic linking and loading are provided. A method for increasing the execution...
System and method for pre-verification of stack usage in bytecode program
The present invention provides a verifier for use in conjunction with programs utilizing data type specific bytecodes for verifying the proper operation of the...
RC netlist reduction for timing and noise analysis
A circuit reduction method that generates a netlist that maintains a topology of an original circuit while preserving an original circuit's functions and...
Microprocessor speed control mechanism using power dissipation estimation
based on the instruction data path
A power dissipation control mechanism for a central processing unit includes a power estimation circuit for estimating the power dissipation of instructions...
Method and apparatus for facilitating exception handling using a
conditional trap instruction
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that supports exception handling through use of a conditional trap instruction. The system supports a...
Method and apparatus for facilitating speculative stores in a
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for facilitating speculative store operations in a multiprocessor system. This system operates by...
Method and apparatus for converting address information between PCI bus
protocol and a message-passing...
PCI load/store operations and DMA operations are implemented via work queue pairs in a message-passing, queue-oriented bus architecture. PCI address space is...
Hot plug interface (HPI) test fixture
A method is provided, the method comprising testing at least one hot-pluggable peripheral hardware device and a computer system by simulating hot-plugging the at...
Arbitration protocol for a shared data cache
A method and computer system for resolving simultaneous requests from multiple processing units to load from or store to the same shared resource. When the...