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User interface for the specification of lock groups
A user interface permits a programmer or other person to manage lock groups for classes. The programmer enters information through the user interface to define...
Fan control module for a system unit
A fan control module is provided for a system unit. The fan control module includes power outputs for supplying power to a plurality of fan. It also includes a...
Water resistant pesticide composition
An improved long acting pesticide formulation is described. A water swellable polycarboxylated polymer is dissolved in a solution/suspension of a pesticide...
Decoder for a software-implemented end-to-end scalable video delivery
A decoder is used in an end-to-end scalable video delivery system operable over heterogeneous networks. The decoder may software-based and computationally low...
Object-oriented system, method and article of manufacture for a
client-server failure reporting process
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...
Microphone output limiter
A microphone output limiter which detects the amplitude of a microphone and produces a control signal which lowers the microphone's impedance when the amplitude...
Method and apparatus for dynamic allocation of bandwidth to data with
varying bit rates
A method and apparatus for dynamic allocation of bandwidth to data with varying bit rates are disclosed in which a plurality of virtual channels to transmit a...
Display widget interaction in embedded systems using child graphics
A method and apparatus implementing a separate child context for each applet (or similar element) of a browser. A described embodiment of the present invention...
Dual rail dynamic flip-flop with single evaluation path
A dynamic flip-flop circuit that operates in a pre-charge phase and an evaluation phase allows for implementation of multiple-input logic functions without...
Power/area efficient method for high-frequency pre-emphasis for intra-chip
A method and circuit which allow for pre-emphasis of a high frequency on-chip signal have been developed. The circuit is configured to receive a digital signal...
Rolling up device for wet paper towels
A rolling up device for rolling up wet paper towels includes a main body with two side plates. Two spaced rollers are rotatably mounted between the side plates...
Sorber having flexible housing
The present invention is directed to a sorber which is suitable for use in an electromagnetic wave activated sorption system and which is easily adaptable to...
System and method for securing a program's execution in a network
A system and method for securing a program's execution in a network environment is presented. A first server is configured to permit execution of a program from...
Signed group criteria
A method and apparatus for identifying an applicant as a member of a group without explicitly listing all possible applicants. A test is defined which specifies...
Method for reducing number of register file ports in a wide instruction
In a superscalar processor, multiple instructions are executed in parallel to obtain multiple execution results, and the multiple execution results are stored in...
Microprocessor to NAND flash interface
A data processing apparatus is described which comprises a microprocessor having data lines, address lines and control lines, a memory interface having input...
System and method for rapid development of bootstrap device detection
A bootstrap system for a computer with peripheral devices has a first level boot firmware program and a second level boot program loaded from disk by the first...
Network load balancing for multi-computer server by counting message
packets to/from multi-computer server
A message dispatch system is provided for a multi-computer server having a number of server computers connected via respective server network links. The message...
Method and system for leasing storage
A method and system for leasing storage locations in a distributed processing system is provided. Consistent with this method and system, a client requests...
Delayed decision recording device
Apparatus, methods and computer program products permit a decision to record time sequential information, beginning at a particular point in time, to be made...
Frame buffer memory with on-chip AIU and pixel cache
A frame buffer dynamic random access memory (FBRAM) is disclosed that enables accelerated rendering of Z-buffered graphics primitives. The FBRAM converts...
Techniques for displaying complex characters
Systems and methods for rendering a complex character suitable for display on a monitor are provided. A raw character bitmap representing the complex character...
Providing standby power to field replaceable units for electronic systems
A power sub-system controls the supply of power to a field replaceable unit. The power sub-system includes a main power controller that supplies main power to at...
Method and apparatus for glove-based chording
The invention is a method and apparatus for chording. One embodiment of an apparatus comprises a user-wearable support element, in the form of a glove having...
Method and apparatus for fast-forwarding slave requests in a
packet-switched computer system
A method and system for packet-switched flow control of transaction requests that maximizes resource utilization and throughput, and minimizes latency. A system...
Tracking memory page modification in a bridge for a multi-processor system
A bridge for a multi-processor system includes bus interfaces for connection to an I/O bus of a first processing set, an I/O bus of a second processing set and a...
Method and apparatus for branch instruction processing in a processor
In processor with multiple execution units and at least one instruction buffer the dispatch of instructions to available units is prioritised for multiple paths...
Using a distributed object system to find and download java-based
A client enabled to load and run Java applets in a distributed object computing system retrieves needed Java classes in a location-independent manner from...
Method, apparatus and program product for interfacing a multi-threaded,
client-based API to a single-threaded,...
Apparatus, methods and computer program products are disclosed for interfacing a client based, multi-threaded API that is written in a first programming language...
Method and apparatus for passing generic objects in a distributed system
A method and apparatus for passing generic objects in a distributed system is disclosed. At the receiving process, the generic object is unmarshaled. However,...
Apparatus and method for high performance implementation of system calls
A method and apparatus for bypassing multiple pre-tests and post-tests during a system call when those tests are known to be inapplicable. One or more slow path...
Methods, systems, and computer program products for storing, loading,
analyzing, and sharing references to...
Methods, systems, and computer program products centrally manage references to objects recently employed by a user operating in a software development ...
Bus error handling in a computer system
An I/O monitor includes an interface mechanism for connection between a processor and an I/O bus and an error signal modifier. The error signal modifier responds...
Method and apparatus for resolving multiple branches
A method for repairing a pipeline in response to a branch instruction having a branch, includes the steps of providing a branch repair table having a plurality...
Data processing system including a shared memory resource circuit
A data processing system comprises a plurality of nodes and a serial data bus interconnecting the nodes in series in a closed loop, for passing address and data...
Apparatus, system and method for reducing bus contention during consecutive
An apparatus, system, and method for speeding up data transfers while reducing bus contention during repeated consecutive read-write operations. By reducing the...
Method for purging unused data from a cache memory
An efficient method for purging cache memory sub-blocks within a cache memory block is disclosed. The method is particularly applicable to cache memories...
Method for storing data in two-way set associative odd and even banks of a
Two-way set associative data is stored in a cache memory array. An odd set data bank stores odd number sets of the two-way set associative data, where the two...
Cross-domain data transfer using deferred page remapping
A cross-domain data transfer technique is disclosed in which page remapping operations are eliminated in situations where physical memory addresses can be passed...
Signal interpolation and decimation exploiting filter symmetry
Symmetry in a filter is used to reduce the complexity of an interpolator or a decimator and to simplify derivation of resulting discrete samples. In particular,...
Wireless communication device with automatic destination telephone number
A portable telephone provides a graphical user interface (GUI) using a high-resolution display. The GUI provides a Universal Mailbox for storing both electronic...
Decompression of three-dimensional geometry data representing a regularly
tiled surface portion of a graphical...
Methods and systems for compressing and decompressing 3-D geometry data which includes regularly tiled surface portions. One compression method includes...
Revised structure for on-line switch
A revised structure of a distribution box of an on-line switch essentially comprised of a distribution box base, wherein four separated wire slots are formed and...
Display panel with a computer icon
Apparatus for generating shifted down clock signals
An apparatus for reducing the magnitude of an external clock signal is provided wherein the external clock signal is provided on the motherboard of a computer,...
Method and apparatus for providing and handling traps
A computer program or a computer process is provided by replacing a native computer instruction with a trapping computer instruction which is the size of the...
Method and apparatus for relaxing the FIFO ordering constraint for memory
accesses in a multi-processor...
According to the present invention, each processor in a multi-processor system separates locally generated processor requests and remote processor requests from...
Object-oriented system, method and article of manufacture for a
client-server with a client program cache
An enterprise computing manager in which an application is composed of a client (front end) program which communicates utilizing a network with a server (back...
Deferred reconstruction of objects and remote loading in a distributed
A method and system for transmitting objects in an object-oriented distributed system allows the reconstruction of objects and downloading of code associated...
Automated trap control for a distributed network management system
An SNMP trap daemon in a distributed network management system is enhanced by improving the flexibility of the filtering functions to allow more generality in...