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Direct plane attachment for capacitors
A method of direct plane attachment of capacitors is disclosed. In one embodiment, a printed circuit board (PCB) having a signal layer, a first conductive plane,...
Apparatus and method for removing a soldered device from a printed circuit
A rework nozzle includes a gripping device that is used to remove a soldered device from a circuit board. The rework nozzle attaches to a module that generates...
Mobile telephone accessory
Transforming transient contents of object-oriented database into persistent
textual form according to grammar...
A method and system for serializing a transient object-oriented database into a persistent form. The persistent form is a grammatical form, an expression of an...
Method and apparatus for early random discard of packets
A high performance network interface receives network traffic in the form of packets. Prior to being transferred to a host computer, a packet is stored in a...
Circuit board having a stable L-shaped antenna
A circuit board includes an antenna having an extension extended from one end and secured to the circuit board and having a free end. A supporting member may be...
Hierarchical model for expressing focus traversal
A method is described for establishing a focus traversal protocol in a graphical user interface having a plurality of components within at least one top-level...
Wideband bypass capacitor methods for achieving a desired value of
electrical impedance between parallel planar...
A method for determining the bypass capacitors in order to achieve a target impedance over a wide frequency range. In one embodiment, a power distribution system...
Low voltage temperature-independent and temperature-dependent voltage
A method for using a low voltage power supply to generate a temperature-independent voltage and temperature-dependent voltage is provided. Further, an apparatus...
Low voltage latch
Low voltage latches are designed such that the latch components are comprised of low threshold transistors. To overcome the effects of leakage current and ensure...
Energy curable inks and methods of preparing same
An energy curable printing ink composition containing a branched polyester comprising monofunctional and difunctional components having an excess functionality...
Verifying on-chip decoupling capacitance using transistor and capacitor
surface area information
A technique for verifying on-chip decoupling capacitance using transistor and capacitor surface area information is provided. The technique broadly includes...
Distributed component testing in an enterprise computer system
A method of automatically performing a component test at any number of locations in a distributed environment is disclosed. In general, in order to assure...
Storage architecture employing a transfer node to achieve scalable
One embodiment of a transfer node is described, including a first channel port adapted for coupling to a host computer, a second channel port adapted for...
Scalable proxy servers with plug-in filters
A proxy server operative to accept plug-in filters to perform forward and reverse filtering between a client process and a server process. In accordance with one...
Mechanism for enabling a thread unaware or non thread safe application to
be executed safely in a...
Executing a thread unaware or non-thread-safe application in a multi-threaded environment is potentially hazardous. If multiple instances of the thread unaware...
In accordance with methods and systems consistent with the present invention, an improved technique for reconfiguring networks is provided. By using this...
Capture device for boards having variable thickness
A capture device for use with circuit boards of varying thicknesses prevents the spacing between the boards from increasing and has a unitary body including a...
Computer cooling system
A computer cooling system including a cooling fluid source, and a cooling duct array adapted to distribute cooling fluid from the cooling fluid source over a...
Visualization system including data navigator for use with digital computer
A data visualization arrangement for facilitating the display of data items comprising a selected region of an object in a selected one of a plurality of display...
Compression of surface normals in three-dimensional graphics data
A system and method for compression of surface normals in three-dimensional graphics data. The method comprises compressing a normal by identifying the location...
Method for the preparation of piperazine and its derivatives
A novel method for the synthesis of piperazine and its derivatives of formula 1, ##STR1## wherein R is selected from hydrogen, or a lower alkyl group having 1 to...
Wet towel dispensing apparatus
The present invention is to make a towel material for forming a wet towel, that is made by a drying, compressing or evacuating manner into compact units having a...
Method and apparatus for dynamically deoptimizing compiled activations
Methods and apparatus for dynamically deoptimizing a frame in a control stack during the execution of a computer program are disclosed. The described methods are...
System and method for error correction in an electronic communication
A system and method are provided for performing error correction for all or part of an electronic communication, such as a routing header of a packet. At a...
Apparatus and method for handling memory access requests in a data
A memory access request handling unit is arranged between a source of memory access requests and a data storage element that is the target of the memory access...
Fully lazy linking with module-by-module verification
A method, computer program, signal transmission and apparatus verify instructions in a module of a computer program during linking using pre-verification...
System and method for translating file-level operations in a non-door-based
operating system to door...
The present invention provides a system for using door translation to perform inter-process communication. The system enables a legacy application program to...
System and method for allocating buffers for message passing in a
shared-memory computer system
A communication arrangement facilitates transfer of messages among a plurality of processes in with a computer, the computer having a memory shared by the...
Method and apparatus for context maintenance in windows
A computer system includes a global machine for providing a virtual machine for a plurality of applications programs, including a calling applications program...
Hybrid representation scheme for factor L in sparse direct matrix
A system that efficiently performs a CMOD operation in solving a system of equations involving a sparse coefficient matrix by identifying supernodes in the...
Recording media having separate read only and read/write areas
A hybrid optical recording medium is arranged to allow original information that is pre-recorded in a mass manufacturing process to be supplemented by additional...
System structure for fast service access in a rack/cabinet
A mountable computer system includes a primary system structure and a cover. The cover is mountable to a support structure and supports the primary system...
Interactive graphical user interface for television set-top box
A graphical user interface (GUI) for a television set-top box which includes a web browser. The set-top box has an Internet data connection and is controlled...
Input/output device having dynamic delay
Disclosed is an input/output (IO) device for transmitting a data bit signal. In one embodiment, the IO device includes an IO device input node for receiving an...
Method and apparatus for probing an integrated circuit through capacitive
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for capacitively probing electrical signals within an integrated circuit. This system operates by...
Computer input device having massaging elements
A computer input device configured to provide massage stimuli to a user is disclosed. The massage stimuli may include stroking, compression, kneading, squeezing...
Variably positionable electrical connector
A variably positionable electrical connector provides a direct interface for a disk drive or other electrical device to a printed circuit board (PCB), backplane...
Water color painting apparatus
Microprocessor in which logic changes during execution
A CPU is provided with an ability to modify its operation in accordance with an encryption key which is used to compile software to be executed on the CPU. When...
System and method for identifying streaming-data
A system and method are provided for efficient handling of streaming-data in a cache memory system having a cache controller and at least one cache with a number...
Method and apparatus for determining status of remote objects in a
Systems consistent with the present invention a method and apparatus is provided for selectively supplying a state change associated with remote objects in a...
Method and apparatus for a core application programming interface
Methods and apparatus for implementing a core application programming interface which is a part of more than one application programming interface are disclosed....
Method and apparatus for automatically managing concurrent access to a
shared resource in a multi-threaded...
A method and apparatus for managing how threads of a multi-threaded computer program share a resource is provided One thread of the program is given priority...
Fast carry-out generation
A carry-out bit generator determines if a bit pattern from two positive numbers matches one of the patterns for which a carry-out bit would be generated in...
Method and system for transforming a textual form of object-oriented
database entries into an intermediate form...
A method and system for compiling a grammatical form of an object-oriented database into an intermediate form of that database. The grammatical form is a...
System for dynamic ordering support in a ringlet serial interconnect
A system for maintaining reliable packet distribution in a ring network with support for strongly ordered, nonidempotent commands. Each consumer node on the...
Memory read circuitry
A circuit on a semiconductor for precharging a local bitline and a global bitline. The circuit includes: a precharge input; a first switch, the gate of the first...
Powering IC chips using AC signals
A power converter within an integrated circuit ("IC") for providing DC power to one or more function circuit, where the power converter has a transformer circuit...