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US-5,949,646 Compact computer having a redundant air moving system and method thereof
A computer having a compact enclosure separated into two cooperative compartments, each having a pair of air fans for cooling electrical heat generating elements...
US-5,948,109 Quorum mechanism in a two-node distributed computer system
Each node of a failing distributed computer system, e.g., as a result of a split-brain failure, races to achieve a quorum by successfully reserving two shared...
US-5,948,106 System for thermal overload detection and prevention for an integrated circuit processor
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...
US-5,948,098 Execution unit and method for executing performance critical and non-performance critical arithmetic...
A CPU (central processing unit) of a computer that comprises an issue unit and an execution unit. The issue unit selectively issues arithmetic instructions of a...
US-5,948,054 Method and system for facilitating the exchange of information between human users in a networked computer system
In a networked computer system including a customer computer associated with a human customer, one or more consultant computers associated with one or more human...
US-5,946,880 Filament wound tubular column
A one-piece unitary composite tubular support column. The tubular column includes relatively thin and strong sidewalls, capable of withstanding axial load...
US-5,946,869 Garage door assembly
A garage door decorative cover assembly for use on an exterior surface of a garage door made of a plurality of door panels permitted to rotate relative to each...
US-5,946,685 Global mount mechanism used in maintaining a global name space utilizing a distributed locking mechanism
A global mount mechanism capable of maintaining a consistent global name space in a distributed computing system including a plurality of nodes interconnected by...
US-5,946,489 Apparatus and method for cross-compiling source code
A method of cross-compiling computer programs includes the step of extracting constants from an inheriting computer program written in a first computer language....
US-5,945,668 Fiber optic system with open fiber safety interlock
An open fiber safety interlock that disables the light transmitter whenever the cable is disconnected or broken. In one embodiment, a cable containing an optical...
US-5,944,810 Superscalar processor for retiring multiple instructions in working register file by changing the status bits...
In a superscalar processor, multiple instructions are executed in parallel to obtain multiple execution results, and the multiple execution results are stored in...
US-5,944,808 Partial parity correction logic
A PCI-to-PCI bridge circuit configurable to pass a parity error from one bus to the other bus during a prefetch includes a first interface for interfacing with a...
US-5,944,781 Persistent executable object system and method
Method and apparatus for making applets persistent are provided. A persistent applet operating on a client system may be saved along with its complete state to a...
US-5,944,776 Fast carry-sum form booth encoder
A fast carry-sum form Booth encoder is used in a multiplicative divider to iteratively multiply one number by a series of numbers to produce the result of a...
US-5,944,773 Floating-point multiplier circuit for generating the sticky-bit from the input operands
A circuit for generating the sticky-bit includes a first encoder, a second encoder and an adder circuit. The first and second encoders respectively provide...
US-5,943,803 Garage door decorative cover
A garage door cover assembly for use on an exterior surface of a garage door of the type having a plurality of door panels permitted to rotate relative to each...
US-5,943,691 Determination of array padding using collision vectors
A method and apparatus is provided for determining and resolving cache conflicts among data arrays that are stored in the main memory of a computer system in...
US-5,943,491 Control circuit of mutual exclusion elements
In certain systems where a series of stages are employed, it is desirable to control the action of a stage without possibility of interference form adjacent...
US-5,943,215 PCI riser card support
PCI cards are plugged into vertical risers, the lower edges of which have been plugged into a motherboard. This involves a considerable force being applied to...
US-5,943,053 Method and apparatus for expanding and contracting a window panel
A method for expanding and contracting a window panel to uncover the panel's content to the user without resize other panels and without reformatting their...
US-5,943,040 Graphical image reformatting
A number of multiple-band pixels are stored in a number of data words and the multiple-band pixels are merged and sorted such that all components of each band of...
US-5,942,947 Current-regulated, voltage-controlled oscillator with duty cycle correction
A voltage controlled current source provides controlled current to a current controlled oscillator in a high frequency phase-locked loop clock generator. The...
US-5,942,919 Differential receiver including an enable circuit
A receiver is provided which quickly and efficiently recognizes signals by including with the receiver a resolving circuit which is coupled to a node control...
US-5,942,918 Method for resolving differential signals
A method for resolving differential signals is provided which quickly and efficiently recognizes signals by resolving differences between the signals using a...
US-5,942,781 Tunable threshold SOI device using back gate well
A fully depleted SOI device includes a semiconductor substrate and a conductive well of a first conductivity type formed in a principal surface of the...
US-5,942,777 Memory device including a memory array having a combination of trench capacitor DRAM cells and stacked...
A memory device is presented including a memory array having both trench capacitor and stacked capacitor DRAM cells. The trench and stacked capacitor DRAM cells...
US-5,942,467 Drilling fluid system containing a combination of hydrophilic carbon black/asphaltite and a refined fish...
A drilling fluid system that combines a carbon black/asphaltite/lignite mixture with a fish oil/glycol mixture; and a method for manufacturing a drilling fluid...
US-5,941,999 Method and system for achieving high availability in networked computer systems
The present invention provides a method and system for achieving high availability in networked computer systems. The computer system includes a client node, two...
US-5,941,985 Branch instruction prediction method
The outcome of a given branch instruction is predicted using early and late branch history addressing modes. In an early addressing process, a first subset of...
US-5,941,977 Apparatus for handling register windows in an out-of-order processor
In a processor speculatively executing instructions which specify logical addresses, a method and apparatus for speculatively converting logical addresses to...
US-5,941,954 Network message redirection
A method for redirecting communication on a network between a client and a network resource includes executing a software program, the software program...
US-5,940,860 Methods and apparatus for substantially memory-less coherence transformer for connecting computer node...
An apparatus and method for facilitating the sharing of memory blocks between a computer node and an external device irrespective whether the external device and...
US-5,940,855 System and method for determining relative cache performance in a computer system
A system, method and computer program product which determines the relative performance of a local cache and renders the resultant performance increase (or in...
US-5,940,827 Methods and apparatus for managing a database in a distributed operating environment
A variety of methods and apparatus for managing a database in a object oriented environment are disclosed. According to the present invention, a database is...
US-5,940,613 Method for creating a single binary virtual device driver for a windowing operating system
A method for creating a virtual device driver that runs under both Windows 3.x and Windows 95 operating systems is disclosed. There are two basic obstacles to be...
US-5,940,601 Control circuit and method for a first-in first-out data pipeline
Several designs of a stage for use in a FIFO pipeline are disclosed. Each stage includes a latch that is capable of latching a data element and capable of...
US-5,940,401 Carrier extension for gigabit/second ethernet networks operable up to at least 200 m distances
Transmission rates of 1 Gb/sec. at up to at least 200 m diameter distances are achieved in an Ethernet environment by functionally decoupling frame size to...
US-5,940,078 Method and apparatus for changing the appearance of icon images on a computer display monitor
Methods and apparatuses for altering the appearance of an icon box when an event effecting the icon box occurs are disclosed. In one embodiment, a pointer...
US-5,939,782 Package construction for integrated circuit chip with bypass capacitor
An integrated circuit assembly includes an integrated circuit die having a first face, a second face and a perimeter. The second face bears a plurality of...
US-5,938,761 Method and apparatus for branch target prediction
One embodiment of the present invention provides a method and an apparatus for predicting the target of a branch instruction. This method and apparatus operate...
US-5,938,756 Central processing unit with integrated graphics functions
The integer execution unit (IEU) of a central processing unit (CPU) is provided with a graphics status register (GSR) for storing a graphics data scaling factor...
US-5,938,736 Search engine architecture for a high performance multi-layer switch element
A multi-layer switch search engine architecture is provided. According to one aspect of the present invention, a switch fabric includes a search engine, and a...
US-5,938,732 Load balancing and failover of network services
A system and method for many-to-many failover and load balancing establishes a plurality of service groups for providing desired computing services. Each service...
US-5,937,587 Garage door decorative cover assembly
A garage door decorative cover assembly for use on an exterior surface of a garage door made of a plurality of door panels permitted to rotate relative to each...
US-5,937,436 Network interface circuit including an address translation unit and flush control circuit and method for...
A network interface circuit including an address translation unit and a flush check circuit, and a method for checking for an invalid address translation within...
US-5,937,417 Tooltips on webpages
A method and apparatus that allows a Web page designer to specify tooltips for his Web page. Tooltips are text areas that display automatically when the user...
US-5,937,187 Method and apparatus for execution and preemption control of computer process entities
In a multiprocessing computer system, a schedulable process entity (such as a UNIX process, a Solaris lightweight process, or a Windows NT thread) sets a memory...
US-5,937,177 Control structure for a high-speed asynchronous pipeline
Apparatus is disclosed for asynchronously controlling a pipeline. The control circuitry includes an alternating chain of control circuits and detection circuits....
US-5,936,873 Single ended match sense amplifier
A single-ended match sense amplifier is provided for use in a translation lookaside buffer. The translation lookaside buffer includes a CAM array for storing x...
US-5,936,636 Encoding schemes
Translation between a character encoding scheme used by an application and a font encoding scheme used by a character drawing routine may be controlled...
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