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Self-biasing, offset-nulling power supply monitor circuit
An active digital voltage regulator circuit is a two terminal device that is connected in shunt to first and second power supply input lines. The active digital...
Parametric tuning of an integrated circuit after fabrication
The present invention provides an apparatus and method for repairing or improving the behavior of a tunable circuit of an integrated circuit (IC) when a target...
Dynamic bias circuit for driving low voltage I/O transistors
A bias circuit that generates a dynamic bias voltage for driving low-voltage transistors in an output buffer that interfaces with high-voltage signals is...
Method for generating a pulse output in a dynamic register
A dynamic pulse register which uses a standard clock signal and exhibits reduced propagation delay. The dynamic pulse register includes a precharge logic block...
Integrated circuit package and method
An integrated circuit package with heat slug is disclosed. The heat slug is thermally coupled to one or more semiconductor die using a single layer of high...
Water-based gravure printing ink
A single fluid water-based gravure printing ink comprising water; a macromolecular resin binder comprised of resins soluble in water regardless of the pH of the...
A skin button comprising a cylindrical core component secured in the subcutaneous tissue of the living body as passing through the tissue, the core component has...
Linking related data in a document set including a plurality of books
written by different groups of authors in...
Particularly, a system and method are disclosed that enable an author of a subsection of a document quickly to locate referenced information in other parts of...
Internet-based spelling checker dictionary system with automatic updating
A dictionary system has a vendor computer and a plurality of client computers that communicate through the Internet. Each client computer has a word processor...
Method and apparatus for performing byte-code optimization during pauses
Methods and apparatus for dynamically compiling byte codes associated with methods during idle periods in the execution of a computer program are disclosed. The...
Replicating code to eliminate a level of indirection during execution of
an object oriented computer program
A method and apparatus for accelerating the execution of an object oriented computer program having a plurality of objects. In one embodiment, each of the...
System and method for protecting use of dynamically linked executable
A computer system has a program module verifier and at least first and second program modules. Each program module includes a digital signature and an executable...
Communication controllers and methods therefor
A method, in a host adapter circuit configured for coupling a host electronic device with one of a fiber channel loop and a point-to-point communication channel,...
Methods and apparatus for conspiracy between objects
A number of methods and apparatus are disclosed for providing a service in a distributed object operating environment. According to some embodiments of the...
Enhanced heat sink attachment
A slug or plate of copper or some other material having high heat conductivity is attached by an adhesive such as epoxy to a heat-emitting electrical component...
Interfitting heat sink and heat spreader slug
A heat transmitting slug is attached to a chip or other heat emitting electronic component by an adhesive. A heat sink is mounted on the slug by one or more...
Standard interface system between different LCD panels and a common
frame buffer output
The present invention provides an interface for a computer system that can drive several different display systems. The interface of the present invention...
Quaternary signal encoding
An apparatus and method enables inputs based on a quaternary encoding having high, pulled-up, pulled down and low signal values. The high and low values can be...
Locking of computer resources
A computer processor includes a number of register pairs LOCKADDR/LOCKCOUNT. In each pair, the LOCKADDR/LOCKCOUNT register is to hold a value that identifies a...
Digital gate computer bus
A computer bus includes a set of computer bus input nodes to receive a set of computer bus input signals generated by system cards attached to the computer bus....
Apparatus and method for secure device addressing
A method for securely accessing a peripheral device at an absolute address is disclosed. A computer program is executed to request from an operating system a...
Snoop filter for use in multiprocessor computer systems
An improved method and apparatus for distributing transactions among a plurality of groups of processors in a multiprocessor computer system are disclosed. An...
Method and apparatus for pre-processing and packaging class files
A method and apparatus for pre-processing and packaging class files. Embodiments remove duplicate information elements from a set of class files to reduce the...
Method and system for loading classes in read-only memory
A method and system for providing an executable module having an address space for storing program data that is to reside in a read-only storage medium and an...
Method and apparatus for dynamically optimizing an executable computer
program using input data
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for using input data to optimize a computer program. Initially, the computer program is divided into one or...
Method and apparatus for generating an optimized target executable
computer program using an optimized source...
A method and apparatus for transforming a source executable code optimized for a source processor into a target executable code optimized for execution on a...
Method and apparatus for explicit rate flow control in ATM networks
An efficient, cost effective method and apparatus for performing resource allocation of available bit rate (ABR) virtual circuit (VC) in an asynchronous transfer...
Process for the production of water soluble modified rosin ester
vehicles for laminating inks
A method for the production of an improved water soluble resin binder for laminating printing inks has been discovered. The method comprises esterifying the...
Highly available cluster virtual disk system
A cluster implements a virtual disk system that provides each node of the cluster access to each storage device of the cluster. The virtual disk system provides...
Instruction fetch mechanism with simultaneous prediction of control-flow
A microprocessor is provided with an instruction fetch mechanism that simultaneously predicts multiple control-flow instructions. The instruction fetch unit...
Execution unit and method for using architectural and working register
files to reduce operand bypasses
A CPU (central processing unit) of a computer. The CPU comprises a dispatch controller, a pipeline, a working register file, and an architectural register file....
Icon for a computer screen
Method, apparatus and program product for updating visual bookmarks
Methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for creating, displaying, selecting, updating, and using visual bookmarks. A visual bookmark is a...
Method and system for facilitating access to selectable elements on a
graphical user interface
In one embodiment the present invention provides a method of selecting a selectable element with a character input device from a list of exically unordered...
Method for automated electromigration verification
An automated method detects electromigration violations in an integrated circuit design. Starting from the lowest hierarchy of the design so far completed, the...
Phase error cancellation method and apparatus for high performance data
A phase error cancellation apparatus captures data bits of a serialized data stream with reduced phase error by aligning a generated clock signal to the data...
Multiplication apparatus and methods which generate a shift amount by
which the product of the significands is...
A computer instruction execution unit includes different execution paths for different categories of instructions. Different execution paths share circuitry. The...
Multi-chip module with flexible circuit board
An improved memory module for mounting chips. The memory module has a circuit board which is at least partially flexible between a first part and a second part....
Pulsar desk top system that will produce 500 watts of heat
A computer housing which includes a chassis that has a first compartment and a second compartment. The first compartment includes a first electronic assembly and...
Video frame synchronization of independent timing generators for frame
buffers in a master-slave configuration
A method and apparatus for synchronizing the vertical blanking of multiple frame buffers which may exist on the same computer or separate computers for certain...
Leached alumina vanadyl catalysts for hydroxylation of aromatics using
molecular oxygen as the terminal oxidant...
A process is disclosed for the catalytic hydroxylation of aromatic hydrocarbons which comprises contacting aromatic feedstock with oxidant comprising molecular...
Method and apparatus for testing memory devices under load
A method for verifying a desired operation of an untrusted memory device is performed under load and includes shadowing read and write operations to the...
Event notification in a computing system having a plurality of storage
In a computing system having a plurality of storage devices, notification of an application program of a change of state in a storage device so that corrective...
Extensible test method and apparatus useful for rendered controls
Information is extracted in text form from a graphically oriented application program by commands originating in a test program module. The application module is...
System and method for remote buffer allocation in exported memory
segments and message passing between network...
In a distributed computer system, a sending node prompts a receiving node to allocate and export to the sending node one or more memory "segments". Each...
Lid dispenser with dial adjustment and pivoting access door
The lid dispenser of the present invention has four rods which extend from the front to the rear and which support and guide the lids. The rods are connected at...
Multiprocessor digital data processing system/shared memory
multiprocessor system and method of operation
A multiprocessor digital data processing system comprises a plurality of processing cells arranged in a hierarchy of rings. The system selectively allocates...
Software tool for indexing document made from plurality of smaller
documents created using different versions...
A software tool that allows a user to combine a number of smaller documents and then to index the combined documents. A bookfile contains one or more documents,...
Compiler dispatch function for object-oriented C
A compiler is described that generates instructions to execute object-oriented method call invocations in an efficient manner. Specifically, a method dispatch...