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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...
Method and apparatus for correcting soft errors in digital data
On data writes to a cache memory in a digital data processing system, the existing data currently stored on the desired cache storage line is read out and parity...
Method and apparatus for ring buffer flow error detection
A system for detecting underflow and overflow errors arising within a ring buffer. When the system receives a data word to be transferred through the ring...
Array access boundary check by executing BNDCHK instruction with comparison
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for executing a boundary check instruction that provides accelerated bound checking. The instruction can be...
Operating system page placement to maximize cache data reuse
A software methodology to control replacement of one or more selected pages within a cache memory in a computer system. The operating system designates one or...
Context switching technique for processors with large register files
A computer system and a method for operating a processor including the steps of establishing a first register save area and a second register save area in a...
Method and apparatus for determining the behavior of a communications
device based upon environmental conditions
A method and apparatus are disclosed for automatically determining the behavior of a communications device based upon the likelihood that a user is within...
Method and apparatus for modal dialog box management in applets on
A method and apparatus that allows the user to escape from unwanted Java modal dialog boxes displayed by an applet, even though the Java modal dialog box does...
Addressable output buffer architecture
Incoming geometry data are buffered in one or more buffers. The data are written to the buffers in an order which is not necessarily the order in which a...
Combining results of selectively executed remaining sub-instructions with
that of emulated sub-instruction...
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that efficiently emulates sub-instructions in a very long instruction word (VLIW) processor. The system...
Marshaling and unmarshaling framework for supporting filters in a
distributed object system
In order to support filtering operations in a CORBA system, the marshaling and unmarshaling process is encapsulated in a server invocation object created from a...
Mixing and splitting multiple independent audio data streams in kernel
A method and an apparatus for securely mixing and splitting multiple audio data streams and determining the order of processing the audio streams. A audio server...
Method and system for updating email addresses
Embodiments of the present invention provide a network-based method and system for forwarding an email message to an updated email address. After a user changes...
Dynamic generation of information using servlet object
A method and apparatus for operating a local server computer of a client-server network includes a technique to receive a request from a client computer of the...
Method and apparatus for an efficient data transfer mechanism
A method and apparatus are described that permit an application to control data transfer from a memory object of a source device to a sink device. The...
Method and apparatus for creating the appearance of multiple embedded pages
of information in a single web...
A method of and apparatus for displaying multiple, user preferentially linked pages of at least one document on a display screen adapted for Web or network...
Method and apparatus for reducing network traffic for remote file append
One embodiment of this mechanism provides a system that reduces network traffic and other system overhead for remote file append operations. This system...
Area efficient two-stage correction log look-up
A memory look up table receives a first portion of an input data signal via an address input, and in response provides an output data signal corresponding to one...
Selectable clock divider circuit with a 50% duty cycle clock
A clock divider circuit having a fifty per cent duty cycle and multiple integer ratios for dividing an input clock signal. In one embodiment, a clock divider...
Method and apparatus for using a non-periodic signal to perform clock
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that uses a non-periodic signal to modulate the period of a clock signal. The system includes a latch...
Process for preparing a substantially pure gamma phase quinacridone pigment
of large particle size
An improved process for producing a substantially pure gamma phase a quinacridone pigment or pigment derivative involving preparing an aqueous slurry of a crude...
Cargo trailer anti-theft system
In a theft deterrent security device for trailers and like equipment having a dual chamber brake system that operates with compressed air an electro mechanical...
Class archive software packages
SYSTEM V utilities enable software developers to provide delivery of complex packages onto a UNIX operating system. An enhancement to the UNIX System V ABI...
Shared write buffer for use by multiple processor units
A shared write back buffer for storing data from a data cache to be written back to memory. The shared write back buffer includes a plurality of ports, each port...
Multiprocessing computer system employing a cluster communication error
In one embodiment, a multiprocessing computer system includes a plurality of nodes. The plurality of nodes may be interconnected through a global interconnect...
Method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for processing a virtual call
in a multi-threaded program
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention process a virtual call during execution of a multi-threaded program by...
Translator object for testing an interface to a server object
Systems and methods for testing interfaces to a server object are provided. A translator object is placed between a client object and the server object for which...
Detachable java applets
A method and system is disclosed for detaching Java applets from the constraints of the application such as a browser which provides the Java engine for...
Method and apparatus for locating buried objects
A method and apparatus are provided for locating buried objects prior to digging at a current location. According to the invention, a positioning device is taken...
Sub-package bypass capacitor mounting for an array packaged integrated
Switching noise within an LGA-packaged or PGA-packaged IC Vdd and IC Vss nodes is reduced by spreading the electrical current in the bypass path to reduce the...
Method and apparatus for cooling electronic components
The present invention discloses improved cooling designs and methods for the cooling of heat sources. One embodiment of the present invention is a cooling system...
Auditory cues for notification of device activity
A method for providing network device status notification includes providing at least one auditory cue to indicate at least one device status. According to one...
Method and apparatus for generating and distributing a clock signal
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that generates a clock signal within an integrated circuit. This system includes four clocking elements...
Structure of a bearing
The bearing mainly includes an inner groove and at least a passage. The groove is arranged on an inner surface of the bearing and connected with a reservoir on...
In order to offer a cup dispenser which does not require to change cylinders to meet with different cup sizes and allows to change cup sizes easily by adjusting...