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Heatsink with embedded heat pipe for thermal management of CPU
A heatsink for dissipating thermal energy generated by a microprocessor and neighboring peripheral components. The heatsink is affixed to a printed circuit board...
Method and apparatus for representing print jobs using a compact format
A method and apparatus for sending and receiving a print job as an HTTP request version of the MIME protocol, using an entity-body having content-types of...
Graphics system with programmable real-time sample filtering
A method and computer graphics system capable of super-sampling and performing programmable real-time filtering or convolution are disclosed. In one embodiment,...
Computer data entry and manipulation apparatus and method
Apparatus is disclosed for generating control signals for the manipulation of virtual objects in a computer system according to the gestures and positions of an...
Dynamic flop with power down mode
A dynamic flip-flop includes a first input latch coupled to receive a data input signal and a second input latch coupled to receive the complement of the data...
Compact endothermic catalytic reaction apparatus
A compact endothermic catalytic reaction apparatus for converting hydrocarbon feedstock and methanol to useful gases, such as hydrogen and carbon monoxide,...
Remote air-oil separator
Air-oil separators of this invention comprise a housing having an internal chamber defined by a housing sidewall surface that extends axially from a housing base...
Hard shell backpack design
Method and apparatus for performing prefetching at the function level
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for compiling source code into executable code that performs prefetching for memory operations within...
Method and apparatus for producing a sparse interference graph
Methods and apparatus for reducing the number of edges described by an interference graph are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a...
Highly available cluster message passing facility
A cluster implements a virtual disk system that provides each node of the cluster access to each storage device of the cluster. The virtual disk system provides...
Method, apparatus, and product for leasing of group membership in a
A system for leasing a group membership in a distributed processing system is provided. In accordance with this system, a remote object requests from an...
Interface independent test system
A system and method for circuitry design verification testing using a structure of interface independent classes to provide for rapid prototyping and design...
Output circuit for alternating multiple bit line per column memory
A memory has memory cells arranged in rows and columns. The memory cells of each row are coupled to a word line that is separate from word lines connecting to...
Power overload protection for a system unit
A power distribution sub-system distributed power from n+m (e.g. 3) power supply units within a system unit, where n and m are integers and n power supply units...
Dynamic termination logic driver with improved impedance control
A driver capable of launching signals into a transmission line and of terminating signals at a receiver end of the transmission line includes within the driver a...
Method and apparatus for asynchronously controlling state information
within a circuit
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for asynchronously controlling state information within a circuit. This system includes a first...
High speed multiple-bit flip-flop
A vertical multi-threading processor includes one or more execution pipelines that are formed from a plurality of multiple-bit pipeline register flip-flops. The...
Method and apparatus for glove-based chording
The invention is a method and apparatus for chording. One embodiment of an apparatus comprises a user-wearable support element, in the form of a glove having...
Critical signal thread
A system, method, and computer-readable medium containing computer programming instructions are disclosed for allowing threads in a multi-threaded process to...
Method of remotely executing computer processes
A method of remotely executing a computer process between a parent computer initiating the process and a child computer executing the process. In one embodiment...
Method and apparatus for selective excution of a computer program
A method and apparatus for ensuring that code being executed by a data processing system conforms to a platform standard. As an example, one embodiment of the...
Method and apparatus for providing thread-specific computer system
The present invention provides a system that looks up thread-specific computer system parameters from a centralized repository. These thread-specific computer...
Distributed budgeting and accounting system with secure token device access
A distributed budgeting and accounting system is designed to operate with secure token devices. The secure token devices serve both as electronic currency purses...
Steering wheel interface for vehicles
A method and apparatus for enabling a user/driver of a vehicle to interact with and manipulate a pointer on a display screen of a computer is presented. The...
Bus rack for accommodating plural stand-alone computers
The present invention includes a computer bus rack having a circuit board for accommodating a plurality of stand-alone computers. The circuit board has a front...
Graphics system with programmable sample positions
A method and computer graphics system for rendering images using programmable sample positions is disclosed. In one embodiment, the computer graphics system may...
Sorber having a cooling mechanism
The present invention is directed to a sorber cooling device suitable for use in an electromagnetic wave activated sorption system. One embodiment of the sorber...
Sorber having flexible housing
The present invention is directed to a sorber which is suitable for use in an electromagnetic wave activated sorption system and which is easily adaptable to...
Goggle and lens film advance system
A motorcycle goggle includes a supply magazine and a take-up magazine mounted to opposite sides of a goggle frame and contain a transparent film which moves...
Mixed execution stack and exception handling
Systems and methods for implementing an execution stack which stores frames for functions written in multiple programming languages are provided. The frames for...
Method and apparatus for using an assist processor to pre-fetch data values
for a primary processor
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that prefetches from memory by using an assist processor that executes in advance of a primary...
Intelligent network browser using incremental conceptual indexer
Network browsing is facilitated by receiving a document from the network containing content; extracting conceptual information from the content of the document;...
Train-algorithm-based garbage collector employing farthest-forward-car
A garbage collector collects a generation of a collected heap in accordance with the train algorithm. It employs remembered sets associated with respective car...
Optimal encoding of motion compensated video
The present invention involves a system and method for optimizing video encoding. For each candidate motion vector, encoding distortion is determined between a...
Memory expansion module including multiple memory banks and a bank control
A memory expansion module including multiple memory banks and a bank control circuit is disclosed. In one embodiment, a memory module includes a printed circuit...
Low cost virtual reality system
Apparatus is disclosed for viewing computer generated images and for tracking the positions of the user's head and hand. One alternative of the apparatus...
Message box facility for graphical user interface for computer system video
A computer system includes a visual display device for displaying information to an operator, a common buffer such as the Microsoft Window.TM. clipboard, and a...
Circuit to reduce AC component of bias currents in high speed transistor
A low-pass filter to filter the internal bias voltages. It is connected locally at the bias voltage input of each bias current source the low-pass filter reduces...
Method for optimizing java bytecodes in the presence of try-catch blocks
A method for optimizing bytecode in the presence of try-catch blocks comprises generating an Intermediate Representation of the bytecode, scanning each basic...
Method and apparatus for performing user notification
A method and apparatus for performing user notification. In a desktop environment in which multiple applications, or applets may be simultaneously resident in...
Method and mechanism for invocation on objects with interface inheritance
Methods and apparatus in an object oriented programming environment for invocation of objects with interface inheritance. An object reference using mtables...
Network link bypass device
For bypassing a computer system coupled between first and second network links, the computer system executes a software which provides a predetermined control...
Method to monitor and control server applications using low cost covert
A covert channel is established between a network service and one or more service monitors in a service group. The covert channel minimizes overhead by providing...
Method and apparatus maintaining a to-be-visited site bookmark file
A method and apparatus for creating and utilizing To-Be-Visited sites in a web enabled application accessible list is provided. The apparatus includes an access...
Method for distributed transaction support using JDBC 1.0 drivers
A method is disclosed for providing distributed transaction support functionality using JDBC 1.0 drivers. Instead of creating a new physical database connection...
Method for differentiating a differential voltage signal using current
A receiver is provided which quickly and efficiently recognizes signals by including with the receiver a resolving circuit which is coupled to a signal...
Combined luggage tag and locking system
By providing a housing having an enlarged indicia receiving zone formed thereon along with combination defining rotatable dials associated therewith which...
Shock-absorbent snowplow mount
A snowplow mount is provided wherein a vehicle mount extending from the plowing vehicle is affixed to a reversing table, which is in turn rotatably connected to...
Method and apparatus for building calling convention prolog and epilog code
using a register allocator
Methods and apparatus for enabling a register allocator to build a calling convention are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a...