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Pushbutton combination padlock and key system
Dual in-line buffers for an instruction fetch unit
The present invention provides dual in-line buffers for an instruction fetch unit. In one embodiment, an apparatus for a microprocessor includes an instruction...
System and method for executing platform-independent code on a co-processor
A system and method for executing platform-independent code on a co-processor is described. The system includes a processor, a main memory and the co-processor,...
Re-linking technology for a moving web site
Techniques are discussed whereby hyperlinks that exist in an on-line document can be automatically updated (re-linked) when the location of the document to which...
Decoding of a register file
Decoding of addresses in a register file is simplified by reducing the number of bits used for addressing by one. Bits are read from even/odd cell combinations...
Method and apparatus for separating image data from a color system in image
Raw image data is separated from color image data such that image data can be operated on independent of a color model. Alternatively, image data can be...
Draining device adapted to be disposed within a drain port
A draining device is disposed within a drain port, which is defined by an upper end of a drain pipe embedded in the ground at an elevation below the ground...
Microprocessor having a prefetch cache
A central processing unit of a computer includes a single-ported data cache and a dual-ported prefetch cache. The data cache accommodates a first pipeline and...
Inline database for receiver types in object-oriented systems
Systems and methods for implementing message dispatch for an object-oriented program are provided. Receiver type information is collected at a site of a method...
System for retrieving compiling and loading management information in a
digital data network
A management information loader is used in connection with a management information server, the management information server using management information in...
Method and apparatus for controlling software access to system resources
Methods, systems, and software for installing and operating selected software applications on a client computer that is in communication with a server computer...
Remote terminal emulator with improved time accounting
A remote terminal emulator (RTE) is provided in which substantially all of the time elapsing during an emulated use of a computer system under test is...
Infrared ray irradiation apparatus and infrared ray irradiation used source
An far infrared ray irradiation apparatus having a human body mounting portion, an operable cover portion, and a plurality of infrared ray irradiation sources...
Low thermal skew fiber optic cable
A fiber optic cable is provided with a thermal shield which consists (proceeding outward from the cable) of a temperature insulating layer of a foam plastic such...
Integrated circuit device package and heat dissipation device
An integrated circuit device package is integrated with a heat dissipation member to reduce the number of junctions in a packaged integrated circuit device. For...
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....