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US-6,349,327 System and method enabling awareness of others working on similar tasks in a computer work environment
A computer system and method provide networked computer users with information about which other users are task proximate to the user, thereby facilitating...
US-6,349,322 Fast synchronization for programs written in the JAVA programming language
A method, system, and computer program product for synchronized thread execution in a multithreaded processor are described. Each synchronized thread refers to...
US-6,349,319 Floating point square root and reciprocal square root computation unit in a processor
A method of computing a square root or a reciprocal square root of a number in a computing device uses a piece-wise quadratic approximation of the number. The...
US-6,349,312 Method and apparatus for performing pre-allocation of memory to avoid triggering garbage collection operations
The present invention provides a mechanism for enabling memory allocation operations to be deterministic. According to the invention, determinism is achieved by...
US-6,349,049 High speed low power content addressable memory
One or more boost circuits are included within each row of CAM cells to increase the charging rate of its match line during match conditions. The CAM cells in...
US-6,348,936 Method and apparatus for graphical selection of data
The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for selecting data using a graphic object such as a slider that incorporates a display area for displaying...
US-6,348,629 Free radical inhibitors for quenching aqueous phase polymer growth and related methods
An aqueous phase inhibitor for quenching free radical polymerization comprising a free radical quenching agent having a hydrophilic tail is disclosed, as well as...
US-6,348,372 Method for reducing PN junction leakage
To reduce p-n junction leakage at the boundary between lightly doped wells formed in lightly doped bulk materials, a high concentration region is implanted at...
US-6,348,167 Method of making a surfboard
A method for making a surfboard includes six steps of processes. The first step is to prepare and cut plastic plate material into a panel. The second step is to...
US-6,347,360 Apparatus and method for preventing cache data eviction during an atomic operation
Apparatus and method for protecting cache data from eviction during an atomic operation. The apparatus includes a first request queue, a second request queue,...
US-6,347,348 Buffer management system having an output control configured to retrieve data in response to a retrieval...
A buffer management subsystem receives data from one or more source processes for transfer to one or more destination processes. The buffer management subsystem...
US-6,347,043 Power supply including circuit board with a conductive bracket for electrical ground
A system (e.g., a power supply) is presented which allows a user to electrically couple a common ground electrical potential of a circuit (e.g., a power supply...
US-6,346,948 Method and apparatus for pixel composition
The present invention provides a method and apparatus that permits the introduction of customized compositing techniques into an application by a developer. A...
US-6,346,120 Auxiliary artificial heart of an embedded type
An artificial heart has a driving section, a nozzle section, a pump section for insertion into a ventricle of a human heart, and a sealing section forming a seal...
US-6,346,068 Box making machines
An existing box-making machine is retrofitted by first removing the pull rolls and impression cylinder and other associated parts and cross-ties. However, the...
US-6,345,313 Recovery of synchronization constructs
A method and apparatus for managing the association of objects with synchronization constructs used to synchronize those objects with threads is described. A...
US-6,345,242 Synchronization mechanism for distributed hardware simulation
The synchronization state of each of a number of concurrently executing tests which interacts with a particular circuit simulation of one or more circuit...
US-6,344,861 Graphical user interface for displaying and manipulating objects
An intuitive graphical user interface is based upon a geographic map structure, and includes a system for controlling remote external electronic devices. In the...
US-6,343,643 Cabinet assisted heat sink
A heat sink structure includes a lower heat sink in thermal contact with a heat emitting component. The heat sink structure further includes an upper heat sink...
US-D453,395 Hair dryer
US-6,343,348 Apparatus and method for optimizing die utilization and speed performance by register file splitting
A multi-ported register file is typically metal limited to the area consumed by the circuit proportional with the square of the number of ports. A processor...
US-6,343,339 Method and apparatus that utilizes state locks to lock resources
Method and apparatus for locking by sharing lock states. Each resource is associated with a lock state that represents its lock. Lock states are made of one set...
US-6,343,321 Method and apparatus for network transport independence
Embodiments of the invention make the underlying transport mechanism transparent to the sender and/or receiver. Using embodiments of the invention, it is not...
US-6,343,306 High speed one's complement adder
A one's complement adder uses two two's complement adders, both of which are coupled to receive first and second addends at their addend inputs, however the...
US-6,343,287 External data store link for a profile service
A profile service, instance is linked to a plurality of external data stores. Each external data store is associated with a predefined data store connector class...
US-6,343,260 Universal serial bus test system
A system and method for testing the conformance of a universal serial bus (USB) system to a set of predefined USB Specifications. One embodiment of the system...
US-6,341,370 Integration of data prefetching and modulo scheduling using postpass prefetch insertion
The present invention integrates data prefetching into a modulo scheduling technique to provide for the generation of assembly code having improved performance....
US-6,341,357 Apparatus and method for processor performance monitoring
The technology of the present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for implementing a hardware-based performance monitoring mechanism for use in...
US-6,341,348 Software branch prediction filtering for a microprocessor
The present invention provides software branch prediction filtering for a microprocessor. In one embodiment, a method for a software branch prediction filtering...
US-6,341,347 Thread switch logic in a multiple-thread processor
A processor includes a thread switching control logic that performs a fast thread-switching operation in response to an L1 cache miss stall. The fast ...
US-6,341,338 Protocol for coordinating the distribution of shared memory
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention coordinate distribution of shared memory to threads of control executing in a...
US-6,341,337 Apparatus and method for implementing a snoop bus protocol without snoop-in and snoop-out logic
The present invention is a method and apparatus that implements a snoop protocol in a multiprocessor system without the use of snoop-in and snoop-out logic...
US-6,341,300 Parallel fixed point square root and reciprocal square root computation unit in a processor
A parallel fixed-point square root and reciprocal square root computation uses the same coefficient tables as the floating point square root and reciprocal...
US-6,340,981 Method and apparatus for stroke substitution
The invention provides a method and apparatus for customizing and substituting strokes provided by a standard API. In a preferred embodiment, a stroke interface...
US-6,340,901 Measurement of signal propagation delay using arbiters
Arbiter circuits placed between two signal path segments on a semiconductor chip to measure the difference in propagation delay between those paths at their...
US-6,339,542 Static random access memory (RAM) systems and storage cell for same
A method of continuously replenishing a four-transistor static RAM storage cell is described. Such method comprises biasing both the back gate terminals and the...
US-6,339,437 Relevance-enhanced scrolling
A graphical user interface enhances user information when scrolling through a document by determining the amount of relevant information at a particular...
US-6,339,351 Output driver with improved impedance control
A driver may be provided which controls output impedance of a driver which includes within the driver an impedance circuit and slew rate control. Accordingly, a...
US-6,338,575 Self-lubricating bearings and assemblies thereof
A self-lubricating bearing includes an axle hole having a first section and a second section. The first section includes a first inner transverse length and the...
US-6,338,144 Computer system providing low skew clock signals to a synchronous memory unit
A computer system is described including a processor for executing instructions, a memory module for storing instructions and data, and a memory controller...
US-6,338,138 Network-based authentication of computer user
A network-based authentication scheme is provided that performs authentication in a centralized manner for the stand-alone computers of a particular...
US-6,338,110 Partitioning of storage channels using programmable switches
A data storage system having a first storage channel, a first controller coupled to the first storage channel, a first storage device coupled to the first...
US-6,337,699 Visualizing degrees of information object attributes
Display of an icon is modified to permit information about at least four independent multiple valued variables to be readily received by a viewer. Frequency of...
US-6,336,939 Auxiliary artificial heart of an embedded type
An artificial heart has a driving section, a nozzle section, a pump section for insertion into a ventricle of a human heart, and a sealing section forming a seal...
US-6,336,148 Automatic checking of public contracts and private constraints on distributed objects
In a distributed system, a method and apparatus for automatically checking objects according to a specification which includes public contracts and private...
US-6,336,147 Method and apparatus for managing connections for communication among objects in a distributed object system
A method and apparatus for managing connections between objects in a distributed object system includes a method and apparatus for terminating connections...
US-6,336,146 Method and apparatus for docking, launching and running applications in a foreign environment
The same "look and feel" of environment applications is given to non-environment, or foreign, applications. Like environment applications, a non-environment...
US-6,335,736 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...
US-6,335,639 Non-monotonic dynamic exclusive-OR/NOR gate circuit
A logic gate for producing an output signal representing a logical operation of a first logic signal and a second logic signal includes a first input terminal...
US-6,334,222 Sock for athlete's foot
A sock for preventing athlete's foot includes sheaths at the toe portion of the foot that can reach, cover, and fit into areas between toes. The sheaths can...
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