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Method and apparatus providing short latency round-robin arbitration for
access to a shared resource
Low-latency distributed round-robin arbitration is used to grant requests for access to a shared resource such as a computer system bus. A plurality of circuit...
System and method for advanced event request management for networks
A network manager automatically sends certain requests in response to selected events generated by network devices. When a device generates an event, the network...
Method and apparatus for access to remote gateway servers
The invention is a method and apparatus for dynamically loading a gateway server into a client machine if one is needed for the client machine to communicate...
Method and apparatus for processor sharing
A method and apparatus for implementing proportional sharing in a single processor system and/or in a multi-processor system. The invention can also implement...
Computer-based fee processing for electronic commerce
Fees due from transactions in electronic commerce are processed by building a transaction information database with transaction event objects based on events in...
Functional unit switching for the allocation of registers
A method and apparatus for allocating registers when compiling code is provided. In response to determining there are insufficient registers associated with a...
Object-oriented system, method and article of manufacture (#12) for a
client-server state machine framework
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...
Secure file system
A method and apparatus that allows a computer system to trust both program and data files without the intervention of the user and without the possibility of...
Method and apparatus for a testable high frequency synchronizer
A synchronizer comprised in part of a series of flip-flops is used to deterministically transfer data between clock domains during system test. Flip-flops in the...
Tactile feedback mechanism for a data processing system
An apparatus for providing a tactile stimulus to a part of the body of a physical operator when a virtual operator, created by movements of the physical...
Apparatus and method for resetting a dynamic logic circuit
An apparatus and method for resetting a dynamic logic circuit is disclosed. The apparatus includes an input circuit coupled to a plurality of input nodes wherein...
Formaldehyde free guanamine resin for lithographic energy curable inks
A composition comprising a condensation resin of the formula: wherein each A has the structure: ##STR1## and Y is a phenyl group or a methyl group; X is an...
Method for forming MOS devices with retrograde pocket regions and
counter dopant regions buried in the...
Disclosed is a low threshold asymmetric MOS device having a pocket region with a graded concentration profile. The pocket region includes a relatively high...
Method and apparatus for mounting an integrated circuit to a printed
An apparatus for mounting an integrated circuit chip to a main printed circuit board is disclosed. The mounting apparatus is particularly suitable for situations...
Automated scan insertion flow for control block design
In a control block design methodology, control block design proceeds without the inclusion of scan functionality until the functional design specifications are...
Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) segmentation and reassembly unit
virtual address translation unit architecture
An apparatus and method for translating a virtual address to a physical address utilizing an address translation unit implemented within a network interface card...
Caching virtual memory locks
A virtual memory lock is placed upon a region of physical memory within a computer system in response to an I/O request through the use of a range lock. Each...
Multiprocessing system including an enhanced blocking mechanism for
read-to-share-transactions in a NUMA mode
A multiprocessing system having a plurality of processing nodes interconnected by an interconnect network. A home agent is configured to service multiple...
Storage manager independent configuration interface translator and method
A system, method and computer program product comprising a storage manager independent configuration interface translator which requests an opaque listing of the...
Acknowledgement tracking and automatic faxing system of EDI transactions
on the internet
A method and apparatus for performing reliable data transfer operations over a global computer network are provided. This is accomplished by transmitting data...
Dynamically switching statically bound function calls to dynamically
bound function calls without recompilation
An improved hybrid dynamic-binding system for switching between static binding and dynamic binding of function calls provides static binding for function calls...
Method for generating non-blocking delayed clocking signals for domino
A method for generating non-blocking multiple-phase clocking system for use with domino-type dynamic logic includes receiving a primary clock signal and...
Method and system for facilitating the automatic creation of test scripts
The present invention provides a method and system for creating a test script. The invention begins processing when a user requests the automatic creation of a...
Clock recovery system for high speed small amplitude data stream
A clock recovery system that allows recovery of a clock signal from a high speed, potentially small amplitude data stream. The invention uses a normally avoided...
Cell interface block partitioning for segmentation and re-assembly engine
A method and apparatus for interfacing between a Segmentation and Reassembly (SAR) circuit and an ATM Cell Interface is disclosed. The interface circuit...
Floating point processor for a three-dimensional graphics accelerator
which includes single-pass stereo capability
A computer system which exhibits increased performance for stereo viewing. The computer system includes a display screen, a bus for transferring data, a memory...
Method and apparatus for executing and displaying output of an
environment in a host environment
An environment is emulated in a host environment. Output generated in the emulated environment is displayed in a window of the host environment. The emulated...
PLL system clock generator with instantaneous clock frequency shifting
The present invention provides a phase locked loop (PLL) clock generator for a digital system. The PLL clock generator is capable of an instantaneous transition...
Broadly distributed termination for buses using switched terminator logic
A bus line is provided with broadly distributed signal termination by using switched termination logic where the pull up resistance of a driver corresponds to...
Vertical extraction tool for semiconductor packaged devices
An extraction tool for extracting a module that is detachably connected to a mounting substrate includes a fixed plate that is vertically supported over the...
Plant growing system
A plurality of plant flats are supported on a movable plant flat support rack positioned adjacent an irrigation trough for movement between an upper position and...
Implementing snooping on a split-transaction computer system bus
Snooping is implemented on a split transaction snooping bus for a computer system having one or many such buses. Circuit boards including CPU or other devices...
Method for thermal overload detection and prevention for an intergrated
A system and method for thermal overload detection and protection for a processor which allows the processor to run at near maximum potential for the vast...
Network management relay mechanism
A relay mechanism for a network management system permits ready extension and/or modification to an existing system through the use of standard network protocol...
Method and apparatus for engine analysis by waveform comparison
A method and apparatus for analysis of engines analyzes digitized input signals from, for example, engine injectors and compares this digital data with the...
Method and apparatus for profile-based code placement using a minimum
cut set of the control flow graph
A method and apparatus placing blocks of object code by a compiler. The code placement is done optimally, using a "cut set technique" that uses the...
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...
Transmitter and receiver circuits for high-speed parallel digital data
An information transfer system includes a transmitter and a receiver for transferring information over a differential communication link. The transmitter circuit...
Frame buffer system with non-overlapping pixel buffer access variable
interleaving, nibble replication
A frame buffer system is disclosed that employs non overlapping serial enable signals to access pixel data values from sets of pixel buffers contained in each...
Method and apparatus for amplitude band enabled addressing arrayed
Arrayed display pixels are coupled such that all row pixels are coupled together by a row conductive element and all column pixels are coupled together by a...
Combined whistle and environmental instruments
A whistle designed particularly for outdoor use, such as in hiking or camping, wherein opposite sidewalls of the whistle are provided with openings having...
On-line memory monitoring system and methods
On-line memory monitoring system and methods wherein memory subsystem performance is tracked to detect substandard performance and alert a system administrator...
Cache subsystem with pseudo-packet switch
A host includes a bus cache, a L1 cache and an enhanced snoop logic circuit to increase bandwidth of peripheral bus during a memory access transaction. When a...
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...
Computer bus expansion
An arrangement is provided whereby an expansion card can be inserted in a multi-contact computer backplane connector and then gates provided between bus lines...
Database network connectivity product
A method and apparatus for publishing and receiving events to a network. A plurality of "publisher" entities publish information and a plurality of "subscriber"...
Deterministic exchange of data between synchronised systems separated by
A method and apparatus provides data transmission between synchronous systems. One system has a phase locked loop to provide its local clock. The other system...
Single in-line memory module
A single in-line memory module (SIMM) for memory expansion in a computer system. The SIMM includes a plurality of memory chips surface-mounted on a printed...
Graphical distributed make tool methods apparatus and computer program
A make system includes an overlay make tool for graphical presentation of user-friendly data regarding build operations updating multi-file software ...