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Method and apparatus for navigating displayed elements
The invention is a method and apparatus for navigating displayed screen elements. In accordance an embodiment of the invention, the method comprises the steps of...
Method for a dynamic termination logic driver with improved impedance
A method of controlling impedance of a driver capable of launching signals at a driving end of a transmission line and capable of terminating signals at the...
Method for sizing PMOS pull-up devices
In a logic circuit having PMOS pull-up devices and NMOS pull-down devices, the PMOS pull-up devices are sized relative to the NMOS pull-down devices according to...
Memory module with offset notches for improved insertion and stability and
memory module connector
A memory module with offset notches for improved insertion and a memory module connector for mating thereto. The connector housing includes an accommodating...
A torque wrench having an indicator may be used to apply a desired amount of torque to a fastener to secure together two printed circuit boards within an...
Expedited object locking and unlocking
An object structure's header (40) allocates a two-bit synchronization-state field (42) solely to monitor data for implementing synchronization on that object....
Microprocessor with reduced context switching overhead and corresponding
A microprocessor with reduced context switching overhead and a corresponding method is disclosed. The microprocessor comprises a working register file that...
Efficient method for fetching instructions having a non-power of two size
The present invention provides an efficient method for fetching instructions having a non-power of two size. In one embodiment, a method for fetching...
Data transfer with JTAG controller using index register to specipy one of
several control/status registers for...
A system for accessing control and status registers for a device within a computer system. These control and status registers are used to control and configure...
Methods, apparatus, and product for distributed garbage collection
In accordance with the present invention a process is provided for allocating and deallocating resources in a distributed processing system having a requester...
Extended surface area heat sink
A heat sink for cooling a high power consumption device, such as a central processing unit (device), has extended heat transfer areas. In an embodiment, the...
Estimating graphics system performance for polygons
A method for estimating rendering times for three-dimensional graphics objects and scenes is disclosed. The rendering times may be estimated in real-time, thus...
Controlled impedance CMOS receiver for integrated circuit communication
A CMOS impedance matching circuit includes an amplifier and a feedback circuit. The amplifier allows control of the impedance by controlling the V/I...
Thermal protector housing
Method and apparatus for element selection exhausting an entire array
Methods and apparatus for element selection exhausting an entire array are disclosed. A method for processing an array having a plurality of elements includes...
Propogating updates efficiently in hierarchically structured data under a
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that efficiently propagates changes in hierarchically organized data to remotely cached copies of the...
Method for determining static flip-flop setup and hold times
A method for determining the setup and hold times of static flip-flops during the design and development of integrated circuits. The method utilizes simulations...
Method to reduce wire-or glitch in high performance bus design to improve
A system and method of reducing wire-or glitch to improve bus speeds. In a system that supports wire-or functions, the rise time of the wave created by the...
Shaft supporting structure for an axial fan
A shaft supporting structure for an axial fan includes a base and a casing. Electronic control elements are provided for driving the fan wheel under byvirtue of...
Thread suspension system and method using trapping instructions in delay
By encoding an exception triggering value in storage referenced by an instruction in the delay slot of a delayed control transfer instruction coinciding with a...
System and method for automatically and selectively promoting object
variables to method fields and variables...
A code generating system generates, from code in a program, native code that is executable by a computer system. The computer system includes a memory subsystem...
Method and apparatus for verifying memory addresses
An integrated solid state memory device includes addressable memory locations. In use, an address port receives an address identifying at least one memory...
Secure execution of program instructions provided by network interactions
A CPU is provided with an ability to modify its operation in accordance with an encryption key. When a program is compiled, the program is modified in order that...
Skewed finite hashing function
A portion of the global memory of a multiprocessing computer system is allocated to each node, called local memory space. Data from a remote node may be copies...
Method and apparatus for dynamically adding functionality to a set of
instructions for processing a web...
A method for dynamically adding new functionality to a first set of instructions that processes Web documents. The invention includes the first step of the first...
Methods and apparatus for generational dynamic management of computer
The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for performing generational garbage collection within computer memory. According to one aspect of the...
Graphical interface with event horizon
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for viewing a plurality of objects on a graphical display. The graphical display includes space for...
Decompression of three-dimensional graphics data including quantization,
delta-encoding, and variable-length...
Three-dimensional compressed geometry is decompressed with a unit having an input FIFO receiving compressed data bits and outputting to an input block state...
Tip technology and its application to sparcompiler pascal
A method and apparatus for mandating a hierarchy of TIPs (Technological Instrumental Packages), each defining an interface for handling a related data structure,...
Technique for correcting single-bit errors in caches with sub-block parity
A data block includes a plurality of sub-blocks. Each sub-block includes a sub-block check bit that may be used to detect the presence of a bit error within the...
Computer system and method for fetching a next instruction
The invention relates to a computer system and method for fetching a next instruction. In one embodiment, a computer system includes an instruction cache, a next...
Mechanism for delivering a message based upon a source address
A method for delivering a message unit to a destination network resource within a transport communications layer includes the steps of configuring a mapping to...
Object-oriented system, method and article of manufacture for a
client-server event driven message framework in...
An interprise computing manager in which an application is composed of a client (front end) program which communicates utilizing a network with a server (back...
Fan heat sink and method
A heat sink structure includes a fan, a heat sink and a fan mounting bracket. The heat sink includes a base section having a lower surface and an upper surface....
Power supply attachment for tower computer enclosure
A tower-type computer power supply is supported from the top of the chassis by tracks so that it may be slid horizontally outward of the back of the chassis. A...
Method for generating and distribution of polyphase clock signals
A method of generating and distributing clock signals is described. The method provides synchronous clock signals in as many phases as a designer of a given...
Method and apparatus for reducing noise in communication channels having a
shared reference signal
Method and circuitry for improving noise immunity of differential data channels that use a shared reference channel by substantially matching their respective...
Process for the production of water soluble modified rosin ester vehicles
for laminating inks
A method for the production of an improved water soluble resin binder for laminating printing inks has been discovered. The method comprises esterifying the...
Method for introducing an equivalent RC circuit in a MOS device using
A method for providing low power MOS devices that include buried wells specifically designed to provide a resistive path between the bulk material of the device...
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...
Technique for correcting single-bit errors and detecting paired double-bit
A technique to detect and correct single bit errors and to detect paired bit errors in a data block. Two bits of the data block are paired and transferred on the...
Robust and recoverable interprocess locks
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that supports recovery in the event a previous process holding a lock used for mutual exclusion...
System for dynamic configuration of an input device by downloading an input
device layout from server if the...
A system and method is provided that displays different symbols on an input device corresponding to different input device layouts. On a keyboard type input...
Methods systems and software for alleviating event overload conditions for
A method for processing events generated by software and hardware entities installed on a computer network that avoids overload conditions at large event...
Cluster performance monitoring utility
A system and method for monitoring the performance of one or more computers on a network. The system and method utilize the standard output of preexisting...
Method and apparatus for high-speed exponent adjustment and exception
generation for normalization of...
A method and circuit for adjusting an exponent of an unnormalized floating-point number to generate an exponent of a normalized floating-point number. The method...
Redundancy elimination in the persistence of object graphs
A method and system for incrementally serializing an object graph to a persistent form. An object graph is a set of nested objects, each with one or more...
Method and apparatus for providing feedback while scrolling
The present invention comprises a method for providing feedback to the user of a graphical user interface using visual and operational clues. In an embodiment of...
Visible-object determination for interactive visualization
A system and method for performing visible object determination based upon a dual search of a cone hierarchy and a bounding (e.g. hull) hierarchy. Visualization...
Electronic assembly having improved power supply bus voltage integrity
An electronic assembly is described herein having a first semiconductor integrated circuit substrate with circuitry disposed thereon. This semiconductor...