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Computer subsystem enclosure in a tower orientation
System and method for automatically modifying database access methods to
insert database object handling...
A system and method for automatically converting a compiled program that accesses objects stored in main memory into a program that accesses and updates...
Temporary pipeline register file for a superpipelined superscalar
A processor method and apparatus. The processor has an execution pipeline, a register file and a controller. The execution pipeline is for executing an...
Integrated processor/memory device with victim data cache
An integrated processor/memory device comprising a main memory, a CPU, a victim cache, and a primary cache. The main memory comprises main memory banks. The...
Distributed VLAN mechanism for packet field replacement in a
multi-layered switched network element using a...
A system and method for updating packet headers using hardware that maintains the high performance of the network element. In one embodiment, the system includes...
Method and apparatus for user-level support for multiple event
A system and method for emulating complete operating system support for synchronization of the execution of a process on multiple independent events. The...
Method for interfacing floating point and integer processes in a
According to a presently preferred embodiment of the present invention, a method for interfacing a floating point-based process with an integer-based process is...
Reclaimed poly (ethylene terephthalate) coating
An organic oligomer binder produced by depolymerizing virgin, scrap, recycled or reclaimed polyethylene terephthalate via an alcoholysis reaction with branched...
Sorber having a cooling mechanism
The present invention is directed to a sorber cooling device suitable for use in an electromagnetic wave activated sorption system. One embodiment of the sorber...
Flat panel monitor
Protection domains to provide security in a computer system
A method and apparatus are provided for maintaining and enforcing security rules using protection domains. As new code arrives at a computer, a determination is...
Process of executing a method on a stack-based processor
In executing a new method, a hardware processor loads the execution environment on a stack in the background and indicates what portion of the execution...
Method for implementing a non-volatile caching product for networks and
A network and CD-ROM caching product that runs under both Windows 3.X and Windows 95, is completely transparent to end-users, and works with a wide variety of...
Method and system for executing one of several forms of a multi-purpose
Methods, systems, and software for executing a particular form of a multi-purpose program in a distributed computing environment are disclosed. In one...
Wide field calibration of a multi-sensor array
A method has been developed to calibrate the relative radiation response of sensors in an array by substitutional analysis of the sensor outputs caused by a...
Self-locking heat sink assembly and method
A heat sink assembly includes a heat sink having torque bars, the torque bars including lips and guides extending from the lips. A package is located between the...
Hood-shaped support frame for a low cost virtual reality system
Apparatus is disclosed for viewing computer generated images and for tracking the positions of the user's head and hand. One alternative of the apparatus...
Magnetic component assembly
A magnetic component assembly includes a circuit board having at least one layer. A first winding is provided on at least one surface of a layer of the circuit...
Portable drive system for artificial heart
A portable drive system for an artificial heart can be provided that includes a blood pump 1 having a blood seal for sealing a rotation shaft 13, a system drive...
Computer subsystem enclosure
Method and apparatus for managing power consumption in data processing
A method and apparatus for performing power management in a Java operating system environment is disclosed in which a state change request having a value and a...
Cache with reduced tag information storage
A cache memory system including a cache memory having a plurality of cache lines. An index portion of a tag array includes an n-bit pointer entry for every cache...
Apparatus and method for comparing digital words using a last bit
A circuit for comparing two digital words has a set of bit compare circuits that generate a set of compare signals. Each bit compare circuit receives a first bit...
Single phase edge-triggered dual-rail dynamic flip-flop
A single phase edge-triggered dual-rail dynamic flip-flop circuit for use with dynamic logic gates includes an input stage, precharge stage and buffer. The input...
Split gate oxide asymmetric MOS devices
A method for making an asymmetric MOS device having a notched gate oxide is disclosed herein. Such MOS devices have a region of a gate oxide adjacent to either...
Pilot operated pressure valve
A pilot operated pressure valve which limits the rate of pressure rise and substantially eliminates excessive system pressure spikes, the valve including an...
Method and apparatus for client-host communication over a computer
A method and apparatus are provided for dynamically configuring authorized clients with the address of a protected host and the key and address of an ...
Flexible mounting and unmounting of user removable media
A computer implemented method and apparatus for mounting a user removable media in a computer system includes acquiring a media identifier input and a function...
Design of tags for lookup of non-volatile registers
Stack tracebacks are performed in debugging and exception handling routines, and involve providing the values of non-volatile registers at the time of entry into...
Speculative cache line write backs to avoid hotspots
A cache system including a data cache memory comprising a plurality of cache lines. A tag store has an entry representing each line in the cache memory where...
System having multiple arbitrating levels for arbitrating access to a
shared memory by network ports operating...
A method and apparatus for managing a buffer memory in a packet switch that is shared between multiple ports in a network system. The apparatus comprises a...
Protocol for exchanging configuration data in a computer network
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for providing a data framework and associated client/server protocol for storing and exchanging data among computers in a...
Multi-threaded journaling in a configuration database
A method and system for creating and maintaining a journal of transactions directed to a configuration database is disclosed. A multi-threaded journaling method...
Management of entries in a network element forwarding memory
The invention generally provides for a network element and methods in the network element for allowing a matching entry in a forwarding memory to be found in a...
Method and apparatus for seamless connectivity of wide-band networks and
An apparatus for seamless connectivity between a narrow-band network like the Internet and an interactive TV wide-band network and methods of operating the same...
Aircraft ground collision avoidance system and method
A system and method for avoiding collision between objects and wingtips of an aircraft when the aircraft is on the ground includes mounting detecting devices...
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...
Cooling apparatus having integrated sorber-evaporator structure
An apparatus for cooling an electrical component is disclosed which comprises a sorber containing a sorbent; a condenser in fluid communication with the sorber;...
Digital data process system including efficient arrangement to support
branching within trap shadows
A digital computer includes an efficient mechanism by which an exception handler can traverse the instruction stream in a reverse direction to identify the...
Bi-level branch target prediction scheme with mux select prediction
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for predicting an address of an instruction following a branch instruction in a computer instruction...
Efficient hash table for use in multi-threaded environments
A lockless-lookup hash table for use in a multi-threaded processing system has a memory whose storage locations hold elements. Each memory location is uniquely...
Method and apparatus for locating nodes in a carded heap using a card
marking structure and a node advance value
Apparatus, methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed that locate a modified pointer value in a carded heap memory. A plurality of nodes is...
Electro-optically connected multiprocessor and multiring configuration
for dynamically allocating time
A computer system employs a hierarchical ring structure for communication. Computer system elements are configured into modules with ring interface hardware, and...
System and method for server selection for mirrored sites
The present invention is a system and method for providing server selection for mirrored sites. In one embodiment, a user requests an address via a local name...
Transaction management in a configuration database
A method and system are disclosed for updating and managing a configuration database used to store configuration and user data in a computer network having...
Multi-layer distributed network element
A distributed multi-layer network element delivering Layer 2 (data link layer) wire-speed performance within and across subnetworks, allowing queuing decisions...
Method and apparatus for implementing efficient floating point
A method for handling Z-values in accordance with the present invention. The Z-values correspond to vertices of a given primitive being processed within a...
Apparatus for atomic locking-accessing-unlocking of a shared resource
An atomic instruction is executed without the use of a dedicated atomic unit. A store instruction is transmitted from a front-end of one of a plurality of...
System and method for dynamic program linking
In a system for dynamically linking a compiled procedure to referenced object components during execution of the compiled procedure, a native code loader loads...
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...