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Method and apparatus for assessing compatibility between platforms and
Embodiments of the invention can be used to assess whether a software application is compatible with an operating platform. A specification that describes the...
Generating three-dimensional bar charts with unobscured blocks
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for generating three-dimensional bar charts by interspersing non-rectangular shapes amongst rectangular...
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...
Method for an output driver with improved impedance control
A method may be provided which controls the output impedance of a driver which includes within the driver an impedance circuit and a slew rate control....
Flexible solar-control laminates
Disclosed are compositions of matter which include a thin metallic and/or metallic oxide, nitride, carbide, silicide, boride, or sulfide coating disposed...
Data storage device
Optimization of N-base typed arithmetic expressions
A method for arithmetic expression optimization includes receiving a first instruction defined for a first processor having a first base, the first instruction...
Method and apparatus for handling exceptions as normal control flow
Methods and apparatus for handling exceptions as a part of normal program control flow are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method...
Method and apparatus for automatically reintegrating a module into a
A system that automatically integrates a module into a computer system to replace a module that has failed. The system operates by detecting an insertion of the...
A system and method for a user to encrypt data in a way that ensures the data cannot be decrypted after a finite period. A number of ephemeral encryption keys...
System and method for allocating memory by partitioning a memory
Systems and methods consistent with the present invention allocate memory of a memory array by partitioning the memory array into subheaps dedicated to...
Method and apparatus for adding and removing components without powering
down computer system
A hot plugging system has a first mechanism for selectively connecting, responsive to a first control signal, each of a plurality of slots with a primary bus,...
Method of controlling DMA command buffer for holding sequence of DMA
commands with head and tail pointers
A direct memory access (DMA) controller is provided for a computer system having a processor and a command buffer. The command buffer can be defined, for...
Computer system motherboard stiffener
A stiffener for a printed circuit board where the stiffener is placed between the printed circuit board and a wall of the metal chassis in a computer system...
Play to air control workstation system in a distributed object television
A play to air controller station system in a distributed object television broadcast studio. In one embodiment, a play to air control workstation is used to...
System and method for collecting vehicle information
A system and method for collecting information from a vehicle wherein the vehicle incorporates an internal network having a device coupled thereto for collecting...
Circuit for reducing rise/fall times for high speed transistor logic
An improved output driver for HSTL includes a bias control transistor to absorb current leaking through the base-collector capacitance of the drive transistor...
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...
Method and apparatus for reducing overhead associated with content playback
on a multiple channel digital media...
A method and apparatus for delivering analog data on demand from a multiple channel digital media server are provided. A digital data stream is admitted to a...
System and method to perform histogrammic counting for performance
A performance counter to monitor a plurality of events that may occur in a component within a computer system during a monitoring period or testing period. The...
Method and modules for control of pipelines carrying data using pipelines
carrying control signals
A computer system is described in which control of the flow of data items in one pipeline is achieved using the values of control elements in another pipeline....
Method and apparatus for maintaining connectivity of nodes in a wireless
local area network
Methods and apparatus for maintaining connectivity of nodes in a wireless LAN. Accordingly, the present invention provides a method and apparatus for maintaining...
Name service for a redundant array of internet servers
A self-reconfiguring name service that distributes workload among the available servers in a system. A Service Monitor for each host system of a site...
Rule-based approach to object-relational mapping strategies
Mapping rules for use in mapping data between a relational model and an object model. A user interface permits a programmer or other person to enter the mapping...
A system and method for circuitry design verification testing which provides for maximized code re-use without unnecessary allocation of system resources. A...
Phase locked loop and method that provide fail-over redundant clocking
A system and method for switching between input clock signals from different clock sources without losing lock by providing a supplemental correction signal to...
Graphics system using clip bits to decide acceptance, rejection, clipping
A method and computer graphics system for clip testing using clip bits stored in a general-purpose register for each vertex of a geometric primitive. In one...
Modular and expandable enclosure for electronic equipment
A modular enclosure for electronic equipment of selectable height is achieved via the use of intermediate stackable frame members. The enclosure consists of a...
Network for implanted computer devices
A network device that can be implanted in a subject is described. The device is configured to communicate over a computer network. In one embodiment, the device...
Digital data processing system having a data bus and a control bus
A digital data processing system comprises at least one subsystem comprising a plurality of resources, such as a storage subsystem comprising a plurality of...
System for parsing a packet for conformity with a predetermined protocol
using mask and comparison values...
A high performance network interface receives network traffic in the form of packets. The network interface parses one or more headers of a received packet in...
Method and system for remotely browsing objects
Remote access to objects such as beans is provided by mapping objects onto an HTML page at the network station at which the objects are located. An HTML...
System and method for floating-point computation
A system is disclosed for performing floating point computation in connection with numbers in a base floating point representation (such as the representation...
Field programmable gate arrays
A volatile field programmable gate array (FPGA) having a configurable logical structure portion that is configurable with encrypted configuration data stored...
Circuit card support mechanism and method
A support mechanism for a part of a circuit card includes a support member (slide) which forms a fixed part. The support member defines a guide. It also includes...
Alarm manager system for distributed network management system
The alarm manager display in a distributed network management system is arranged to have two modes of operation. In one mode of operation, the alarm manager...
Asynchronously controlling data transfers within a circuit
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for controlling asynchronous data transfers within a circuit. This system operates by monitoring a...
Apparatus and method for low skew clock buffer circuit
A clock buffer circuit is disclosed. The clock buffer circuit is included in each sub-block of a clock distribution structure in an integrated circuit. Each...
Supporting space-time dimensional program execution by selectively
versioning memory updates
A system is provided that facilitates space and time dimensional execution of computer programs through selective versioning of memory elements located in a...
Methods and apparatus for managing collections of objects
A variety of methods, apparatus and data structures for managing collections of objects are described. In one aspect of the invention, an object that is intended...
Method and apparatus that processes a video signal to generate a random
number generator seed
A method and apparatus processes a video image signal to generate one or more random number generator seeds. Preferably, the video image signal represents a...
Graphical user interface
A computer system provides an improved graphical user interface by defining a view space in which graphical user interface windows from separate computer...
Modified domino logic circuit with high input noise rejection
A transistor is added to prior art domino logic circuits to create a modified domino logic circuit with a resistor divider connected between a first internal...
Bezel for media device
Unitary data structure systems, methods, and computer program products, for
global conflict determination
A system, method and computer program product for compiling a source file and to generate a unitary data structure (UDS) containing information relating to...
Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture for analyzing memory use
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention assist a programmer in the optimization of an application program by...
System and method for securing a program's execution in a network
A system and method is provided for managing security on a server that receives code for execution. A security manager resides on a server and determines whether...
Self-contained and secured access to remote servers
A method and apparatus for remote access to a network server, using a secured and self-contained environment is described. In one or more embodiments of the...
Vertically and horizontally threaded processor with multidimensional
storage for storing thread data
A processor includes a "four-dimensional" register structure in which register file structures are replicated by N for vertical threading in combination with a...