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US-6,729,166 Combination lock construction
By providing a shackle holding assembly mounted in controlling engagement with the termination end of the long leg of the shackle, movement of the shackle is...
US-6,728,953 Selectively enabling expression folding during program compilation
A system is presented that selectively enables expression folding during compilation of a program, wherein the compilation converts the program from source code...
US-6,728,938 Knowledge-based intelligent full scan dump processing methodology
A systematic methodology to analyze a full scan dump is presented. The methodology is knowledge-based, i.e., the methodology intelligently processes a full scan...
US-6,728,890 Method and apparatus for controlling a bus clock frequency in response to a signal from a requesting component
A method for controlling operation of a bus and components coupled thereto is provided. The method is comprised of receiving a request for a bus transaction from...
US-6,728,852 Method and apparatus for reducing heap size through adaptive object representation
Methods and apparatus for creating compressed versions of regular objects are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method for creating...
US-6,728,780 High availability networking with warm standby interface failover
A method and mechanism operating within the Application layer of the architectural model for maintaining high availability in a two node computer network. A...
US-6,728,769 Method and apparatus for providing a highly interactive transaction environment in a distributed network
In a multithreaded computing environment, a platform independent method for providing a highly interactive transaction session between a browser residing on a...
US-6,728,738 Fast lifetime analysis of objects in a garbage-collected system
The analysis of the lifetime of objects in a garbage-collected system may be accomplished quickly and effectively using reference counts and cyclic garbage...
US-6,728,737 Method and system for leasing storage
A method and system for leasing storage locations in a distributed processing system is provided. Consistent with this method and system, a client requests...
US-6,728,722 General data structure for describing logical data spaces
A data structure is disclosed. The data structure includes a data descriptor record. In turn, the data descriptor record includes a type field, a base address...
US-6,728,422 Method and apparatus for producing a 3-D image from a 2-D image
A two-dimensional image contains a number of objects, which are represented in layers from front to rear, perpendicularly with respect to the two-dimensional...
US-6,727,824 Method and apparatus for thermal management of a display
Apparatus and method are disclosed for thermally managing a display. A display may be tiltably coupled to a base, and the display may have a tilt sensor disposed...
US-6,727,780 Adding electrical resistance in series with bypass capacitors using annular resistors
A method for achieving a desired value of electrical impedance between conductors of an electrical power distribution structure by electrically coupling multiple...
US-6,727,774 BYPASS CAPACITOR METHODS FOR ACHIEVING A DESIRED VALUE OF ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE BETWEEN PARALLEL PLANAR...
Several methods are presented for achieving a desired value of electrical impedance between parallel planar conductors of an electrical power distribution...
US-6,727,737 Delay locked loop design with diode for loop filter capacitance leakage current control
A delay locked loop design uses a diode operatively connected to a loop filter capacitor to control a leakage current of the loop filter capacitor. By...
US-6,727,717 Integrated circuit chip test adapter
An apparatus for testing an integrated circuit chip includes a printed circuit device having connector pads, contacts, and traces extending between at least some...
US-6,727,295 Energy curable gravure inks incorporating grafted pigments
Solvent-free, energy curable low viscosity gravure and non-conductive ink jet inks which contain a pigment; a rheological additive having the structure...
US-6,727,193 Apparatus and methods for enhancing thermal performance of integrated circuit packages
Novel methods and apparatus to enhance thermal performance of IC packages are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method of enhancing thermal uniformity across a...
US-6,725,640 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...
US-6,725,363 Method for filtering instructions to get more precise event counts
This invention provides for filtering instructions to obtain more precise event counts with a plurality of instructions having a counter enable bit, executing...
US-6,725,347 Spin-wheel SDRAM access scheduler for high performance microprocessors
A memory control unit has been developed. The control unit includes a command "spin wheel" which schedules the order of read and write commands to the memory. It...
US-6,725,338 Method and apparatus for preventing cache pollution in microprocessors with speculative address loads
A method of optimizing speculative address load processing by a microprocessor includes identifying a speculative load, marking the speculative load, determining...
US-6,725,336 Dynamically allocated cache memory for a multi-processor unit
The resources of a partitioned cache memory are dynamically allocated between two or more processors on a multi-processor unit (MPU). In one embodiment, the MPU...
US-6,725,314 Multi-bank memory subsystem employing an arrangement of multiple memory modules
A multi-bank memory subsystem employing multiple memory modules. A memory subsystem includes a memory controller coupled to a memory bus. The memory bus includes...
US-6,725,308 Locking of computer resources
A computer processor includes a number of register pairs LOCKADD/LOCKCOUNT to hold values identifying when a computer resource is locked. The LOCKCOUNT register...
US-6,725,280 Method and apparatus for constructing dispatch tables which enable transitive method override
A mechanism is disclosed for constructing dispatch tables which enable transitive method override. A dispatch table for a class C (wherein C is within a package...
US-6,725,244 Method and system for allocation of file descriptors
Improved techniques for allocating file descriptors are disclosed. According to one aspect, the file descriptors are stored in a tree-like data structure. The...
US-6,725,015 Wireless network access facility
A wireless network access facility includes one or more IEEE frequency devices, one or more multi-function actuating devices, and a processor device which...
US-6,724,896 Event-driven servers for data extraction and merge for EDI transaction processing using the internet
A method and apparatus for performing event-driven data transfer operations over a global computer network. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) format data is...
US-6,724,733 Method and apparatus for determining approximate network distances using reference locations
The invention is a method and apparatus for determining an approximate network distance using one or more reference points. In accordance with an embodiment of...
US-6,724,152 Lighting control system with variable arc control including start-up circuit for providing a bias voltage supply
A lighting control system provides variable arc current to one or more fluorescent gas discharge lamps and provides a heating voltage to the lamp electrodes. The...
US-6,723,962 Double deck toaster oven
An oven having a cooking chamber which has a pair of opposing sidewalls and a rear wall member having a pair of end portions and a protruding portion between the...
US-6,723,915 Emi-shielding riser card for a computer chassis
An EMI-shielding riser card for reducing electromagnetic radiation from a computer enclosure is disclosed. The EMI-shielding riser card is a six-layer riser card...
US-6,723,820 Solvent soluble poly(urethane/urea) resins
Solvent based poly(urethane/urea) resins suitable for formulating flexographic and gravure laminating printing ink and coating compositions formed from a...
US-6,723,157 Material for capturing chemical substance, method for producing the same, and chemical substance-capturing tube
A material is provided for capturing a chemical substance comprising fibers which carry metal alkoxide particles on the surfaces thereof. The metal alkoxide...
US-6,722,971 Fan carrier, computer system and method of installing and removing a fan in a computer system
A fan carrier defines one or more enclosures with each enclosure receiving a fan unit. A first wall of the carrier includes at least one air vent that can be...
US-D488,898 Window scraper
US-6,721,944 Marking memory elements based upon usage of accessed information during speculative execution
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that marks memory elements based upon how information retrieved from the memory elements affects...
US-6,721,936 Shield assignment using preferential shields
A method for preferentially shielding a signal to increase implicit decoupling capacitance is provided. The signal is preferentially shielded by using a...
US-6,721,888 Mechanism for merging multiple policies
A mechanism for merging multiple source policies to derive a resultant policy is disclosed. The source policies, which may represent sets of laws/regulations,...
US-6,721,864 Programmable memory controller
A synchronous dynamic random access memory controller has a high speed interface and a low speed interface. The high speed interface has a buffer with entries...
US-6,721,855 Using an L2 directory to facilitate speculative loads in a multiprocessor system
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates speculative load operations in a multiprocessor system. This system operates by...
US-6,721,852 Computer system employing multiple board sets and coherence schemes
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for updating a directory cache. The method comprises detecting a memory access transaction, determining a...
US-6,721,789 Scheduling storage accesses for rate-guaranteed and non-rate-guaranteed requests
A system for managing storage accesses for rate guaranteed continuous multimedia data streams and non-rate-guaranteed storage requests may include a plurality of...
US-6,721,777 Modular and portable deployment of a resource adapter in an application server
A system by which resource adapters may be utilized in client server computer configurations utilizing enterprise information systems is disclosed. A connector...
US-6,721,771 Method for efficient modular polynomial division in finite fields f(2 m)
The present invention provides a method for performing an inversion and multiply in a single operation as a polynomial divide operation. As a result, the...
US-6,721,740 Method and apparatus of performing active update notification
A method and apparatus of performing active update notification. Components of an application are able to specify interest in a data object or set of data...
US-6,721,317 Switch-based scalable performance computer memory architecture
Several embodiments of a computer system are described which achieve separation of control and data paths during data transfer operations, thus allowing...
US-6,721,185 Memory module having balanced data I/O contacts pads
A memory module having balanced data input/output contacts. A memory module includes a printed circuit board having an edge connector and a plurality of memory...
US-6,720,969 Dirty tag bits for 3D-RAM SRAM
An external cache management unit for use with a 3D-RAM frame buffer and suitable for use in a computer graphics system is described. The unit may reduce power...
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