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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...
US-5,935,249 Mechanism for embedding network based control systems in a local network interface device
A secure, trusted network management function embedded within a network interface device is provided. The network interface device connects a host computer to a...
US-5,935,242 Method and apparatus for initializing a device
A system is provided for rebooting a computer having a volatile memory device capable of storing operating information. The system reboots the computer using the...
US-5,935,238 Selection from multiple fetch addresses generated concurrently including predicted and actual target by...
A microprocessor is provided with an instruction fetch mechanism that simultaneously predicts multiple control-flow instructions. The instruction fetch unit...
US-5,934,018 Molded plant tray
A molded plant tray is provided in the form of a unitary molded plastic member formed of relatively light foamed plastic and having downwardly extending tapered...
US-5,933,844 Write through virtual cache memory, alias addressing, and cache flushes
In a computer system comprising a CPU, a cache memory and a main memory wherein the cache memory is virtually addressed, and some of the virtual addresses are...
US-5,933,644 Method and apparatus for conflict-based block reordering
A method and apparatus for ordering blocks of code by a compiler. The compiler generates a conflict graph in accordance with the blocks of a computer program...
US-5,933,635 Method and apparatus for dynamically deoptimizing compiled activations
Methods and apparatus for dynamically deoptimizing a frame in a control stack during the execution of a computer program are disclosed. The described methods are...
US-5,933,627 Thread switch on blocked load or store using instruction thread field
A method and apparatus for switching between threads of a program in response to a long-latency event. In one embodiment, the long-latency events are load or...
US-5,933,160 High-performance band combine function
A high-performance band combine function to transform a source image of n bands to a destination image of m bands. A source image vector is multiplied with a...
US-5,933,157 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-5,933,153 Mesh buffer for decompression of compressed three-dimensional graphics data
Three-dimensional compressed geometry is decompressed with a unit having an input FIFO receiving compressed data bits and outputting to an input block state...
US-5,933,142 User-controllable persistent browser display pages
The present invention provides a user control mechanism for selectively retaining for display a document obtained from a network. The user control is located as...
US-5,933,140 Child window containing context-based help and a miniaturized web page
A non-interruptive, context-based help system and method for use in a WorldWideWeb based environment includes links to help software that, when activated, tracks...
US-5,933,038 Flip-flop with logic function incorporated therein with minimal time penalty
A flip-flop circuit for use with logic gates includes a dynamic input stage and a static output stage. The flip-flop receives a single phase which defines a...
US-5,933,021 Noise suppression method and circuits for sensitive circuits
Circuits and methods of suppressing noise on a signal line are disclosed. A noise suppression pull-down circuit is coupled to a signal line which couples the...
US-5,932,061 Board Level Decapsulator
A system that decapsulates an integrated circuit package while the package is mounted to a printed circuit board. The system includes a tray that supports a...
US-5,931,945 Graphic system for masking multiple non-contiguous bytes having decode logic to selectively activate each of...
A partial store instruction and associated logic for storing selected bytes of a group of bytes in a register to a designated memory location. A mask in a...
US-5,931,938 Multiprocessor computer having configurable hardware system domains
Global address and data routers interconnect individual system units each having its own processors, memory, and I/O. A domain filter coupled to the routers...
US-5,931,926 Method and apparatus for dynamically calculating degrees of fullness of a synchronous FIFO
An interface circuit, coupled between a first circuitry that is synchronous to a first clock (sclk) and a second circuitry that is synchronous to a second clock...
US-5,931,922 Media server system for preventing FIFO buffer underflow during multiple channel startup by waiting until...
A media server system and method for reducing the probability of data starvation or underflow in a media server system. The media server system preferably...
US-5,931,909 System for multiple-client software installation and upgrade
A software package is installed to multiple target systems in a client/server distributed processing system. The software package is installed on program files...
US-5,930,819 Method for performing in-line bank conflict detection and resolution in a multi-ported non-blocking cache
A data cache unit associated with a processor, the data cache unit including a multi-ported non-blocking cache receiving a data access request from a lower level...
US-5,930,807 Apparatus and method for fast filtering read and write barrier operations in garbage collection system
In a computer system that utilizes write or read barriers to perform a garbage collection function, instruction execution logic avoids unnecessary calls to the...
US-5,930,513 Reference based software installation
A file system for use in a network computer system has a server file system in the server, which contains at least some file elements to be selectively accessed...
US-5,930,510 Method and apparatus for an improved code optimizer for pipelined computers
Apparatus, methods, systems and computer program products are disclosed to provide improved optimizations of single-basic-block-loops. These optimizations...
US-5,930,476 Apparatus and method for generating automatic customized event requests
A network management system allows a user to generate a customized event request for network accessible devices. In response to a user request the system...
US-5,930,374 Phase coherent crossover
The present invention phase coherent crossover incorporates a method and apparatus for providing phase coherent crossover (PCC) signals. The PCC method and...
US-5,929,850 Interactive television system and method having on-demand web-like navigational capabilities for displaying...
A system and method for displaying still video images related to video content in an interactive broadcast television system. The system and method of the...
US-5,929,792 Method and apparatus for encoding multiple character sets
Each character in a message is segregated into a range depending on the value of the character and encoded based on the range of the character. The encoding...
US-5,928,476 Nonrecovery coke oven door
A coke oven door for closing the open end of an elongated coking chamber of a nonrecovery coke oven, including process air vents extending through the door at a...
US-5,928,355 Apparatus for reducing instruction issue stage stalls through use of a staging register
The present invention solves the problems associated with the prior art by decoupling the issuing of instructions from their dispatch into their respective...
US-5,928,323 Apparatus and method for dynamically generating information with server-side software objects
A method and apparatus for operating a local server computer of a client-server network includes a technique to receive a request from a client computer of the...
US-5,927,389 Fan tray guide and isolation mount and method
A computer housing or electronic apparatus frame (10) includes a compartment (12) that provides space for mounting a fan assembly (14) or similar component. The...
US-5,926,829 Hybrid NUMA COMA caching system and methods for selecting between the caching modes
The present invention provides a hybrid Non-Uniform Memory Architecture (NUMA) and Cache-Only Memory Architecture (COMA) caching architecture together with a...
US-5,926,639 Embedded flow information for binary manipulation
A method and apparatus for making flow information available for binary manipulation tasks are disclosed. Flow information is generated and saved either by a...
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