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Rotatable socket for a halogen lamp
A rotatable socket for a halogen-lamp. The socket includes a porcelain base having two insert grooves at its bottom and an H-shaped upright post standing on the...
Shade structure and methodology having swiveling perimeter beam
A structural system and methodology for erecting a shading structure. The system and methodology provides for a rapid and fool proof installation of the shading...
Instruction selection in a multi-platform environment
Systems and methods for building a platform specific compiler having an embedded instruction selector in a multi-platform environment are provided. A set of user...
Apparatus and method to prevent overwriting of modified cache entries prior
to write back
A hazard control circuit for a cache controller that prevents overwriting of modified cache data without write back. The cache controller controls a ...
High speed memory-based buffer and system and method for use thereof
A buffer configured to store a plurality of data entries comprises a memory, one or more registers coupled between an output of the memory and an output of the...
Method and apparatus for providing modular I/O expansion of computing
A method and apparatus for providing modular I/O expansion. Apparatus are provided on a host computing device and an expansion unit to support multiple port...
Incremental heap expansion in a real-time garbage collector
A system that performs real-time garbage collection by dynamically expanding and contracting the heap is provided. This system performs real-time garbage...
Hierarchy navigation system
A navigation system for a hierarchy of objects displayed by a computing system are rapidly navigated first by an automatic explosion module for exploding a...
Energy curable flexographic inks incorporating grafted pigments
Solvent-free, energy curable flexographic printing inks which contain a pigment; a rheological additive having the structure P-(U-Y).sub.s, wherein P is the...
Front portion of a disk drive bracket
Method and apparatus of translating and executing native code in a virtual
A method and apparatus of translating and executing native code in a virtual machine environment. Debugging of a virtual machine implementation is made easier...
Technique for sharing parity over multiple single-error correcting code
The bits of a data block are assigned to a plurality of logical groups such that at most one bit corresponding to a component is assigned to a logical group....
System for separately designating security requirements for methods invoked
on a computer
A system separately designates security requirements for each of a plurality of methods invoked on a server. The system includes a security class library and an...
Partially executing a pending atomic instruction to unlock resources when
cancellation of the instruction occurs
When an atomic instruction executed by a computer processor locks a memory location, the locking is performed before the processor has determined whether the...
Multiple variable cache replacement policy
A method for selecting a candidate to mark as overwritable in the event of a cache miss while attempting to avoid a write back operation. The method includes...
Bridge providing communication between different implementations of object
Systems and methods for providing communication between different implementations of object request brokers are provided. A bridge including a proxy object...
Platform independent distributed management system for manipulating managed
objects in a network
The client portion of a distributed client-server network management system uses an interface designed with, and written in, a platform independent language,...
Method and apparatus for generating query responses in a computer-based
document retrieval system
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for generating responses to queries to a document retrieval system. The system responds to a specific...
Graphical user interface for a portable telephone
A portable telephone provides a graphical user interface (GUI) using a high-resolution display. The GUI provides a Universal Mailbox for storing both electronic...
Method and apparatus for providing an object oriented approach to a device
independent graphics control system
A method and apparatus for exploiting the power of existing device independent graphics and text manipulations, while providing a high level of client-side...
Thermally isolating transformer
Heat emitting electrical components are encased in a refrigerated package within a housing which may be under vacuum. Power for the components is supplied...
Method and circuitry for soft fuse row redundancy with simple fuse
The present invention relates to the use of a programmable soft fuse for disabling a signal line using an electronic switching circuit, a latch, a control...
Output driver with improved slew rate control
A driver may be provided which controls the output slew rate a driver which includes within the driver a slew rate control circuit. Accordingly, a desired output...
A receiver is provided which quickly and efficiently recognizes signals by including with the receiver a resolving circuit which is coupled to a signal...
Two-stage Muller C-element
A Muller C-element comprises two stages. The first stage consists of a NAND and a NOR gate, each driven by all of the inputs to the Muller C-element. In the...
Newspaper dispensing apparatus and method
A newspaper dispensing apparatus includes a housing having a cavity for storing newspapers. A door is pivotally attached to the housing via a pair of hinges. A...
Refrigeration system for electronic components having environmental
To cool heat-emitting electronic components, a compact, non-moving-parts compressor, an evaporator in juxtaposition to the electronic components and a condenser...
Method and apparatus for supporting efficient programming in dynamic
One embodiment of the present invention facilitates low-level systems programming in dynamic, "pointer-safe" programming languages, which disallow arbitrary...
Local stall control method and structure in a microprocessor
A processor implements a local stall functionality in which small, independent circuit units are stalled locally with the condition causing a stall being first...
Central processing unit with integrated graphics functions
An optimized, superscalar microprocessor architecture for supporting graphics operations in addition to the standard microprocessor integer floating point...
Integrated graphical user interface method and apparatus for mapping
between objects and databases
A graphical user interface on a computer system is provided for displaying objects in an object-oriented application and data stored in tables of a database. The...
Efficient hardware implementation of virtual circuit bunching
The invention is directed to a flexible method of allocating groups of virtual circuits in a network as a virtual circuit bunch. A virtual circuit bunch of...
Techniques are disclosed for automatically updating timepieces as time zone boundaries are crossed. Time zone boundaries are identified on mapping software and...
Adaptive font sizes for network browsing
When retrieving documents over a network, such as the Internet, the font size imposed by default or by a style sheet is sometimes not the right size for...
Method for an output driver with improved slew rate control
A method for a driver may be provided which controls the output slew rate of a driver which includes within the driver an impedance control and a slew rate...
Sorption refrigeration appliance
A combination heating and cooling apparatus which comprises a compartment into which an item to be heated or cooled may be placed; an electromagnetic wave...
Eye shield assembly
An eye shield assembly is provided for use in conjunction with a hat having a brim. The eye shield assembly includes a frame and a lens mounted to the frame. The...
Method and apparatus for developing an application that implements garbage
collection efficiently by combining...
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates developing an application that implements garbage collection (such as a virtual...
Method and apparatus for analyzing data
The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for receiving data analysis instructions from a user and for displaying results of the data analysis to...
Stack cache miss handling
An instruction pipeline is provided which can handle stack cache misses without stalling. The instruction pipeline includes a stack cache fetch stage configured...
Tree-based reliable multicast system where sessions are established by
repair nodes that authenticate receiver...
To authenticate and authorize prospective members in a reliable multicast data distribution setup, the prospective members contact a central authority to obtain...
Add-on heat sink and method
A heat sink structure includes first and second add-on heat sinks mounted to a primary heat sink. The add-on heat sinks are thermally connected to the primary...
Method, apparatus, system and computer program product for a
user-configurable graphical user interface
Apparatus, methods and computer program products are disclosed that allow the user of an application to customize the graphical user interface (GUI) for the...
Method and apparatus for programmable adjustment of bus driver propagation
A bus driver introduces a propagation delay of programmable duration prior to transmission of data over a bus. The bus driver has an input stage for acquiring...
Termination of transmission lines using simultaneously enabled pull-up and
An information handling system includes a plurality of transmission lines coupled together at one end and having a characteristic impedance, a driver circuit...
Mounting system for a switch having a snap lock mechanism
An electronic system may include a mounting structure that allows a switch to be firmly attached to the electronic system. The switch may have one or more snap...
Method for purifying a fluid
A photocatalytic oxidation purification system includes an ultra violet light source and a filter that comprises a pleated wire mesh substrate with a nanophase...
Liquid crystal display
Methods and apparatus for branch prediction using hybrid history with index
A branch prediction scheme predicts whether a computer instruction will cause a branch to a non-sequential instruction. A prediction counter is selected by...
Multiprocessing system employing pending tags to maintain cache coherence
A pending tag system and method to maintain data coherence in a processing node during pending transactions in a transaction pipeline. A pending tag storage unit...