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Lighting unit for a three-dimensional graphics accelerator with improved
handling of incoming color values
A lighting unit which exhibits improved handling of incoming color values corresponding to a polygon. The lighting unit includes an input buffer for storing a...
Method and system for converting images in computer systems
The present invention provides a method and system in computer systems for converting an original image into another image having fewer colors than the original...
Emergency locator device transmitting location data by wireless
A portable emergency locator device includes a global positioning system (GPS) receiver generating location data and a wireless telephone transceiver for...
System and method for retrieving and updating configuration parameter
values for application programs in a...
A configuration parameter value access system used in connection with a computer system performs an access operation in connection with a configuration parameter...
System, method and article of manufacture for creating hierarchical
folder components for use in a java...
Method, system and article of manufacture for creating hierarchical folder components for use with in holding other object oriented based components, including...
Method for generating instructions for an object-oriented processor
A method for generating code for an object-oriented processor is disclosed. An instruction table is initialized to include a plurality of instructions for an...
Method and apparatus for rotating or transposing a binary image
A method which may be implemented in a library routine for performing an image transformation. First, a plurality of groups of bits are selected, with each group...
Method and apparatus for recovering from correctable ECC errors
On-chip delivery of data from an on-chip or off-chip cache is separated into two buses. A fast fill bus provides data to latency critical caches without ECC...
Multiple disk drive storage enclosure with ventilation
An enclosure is assembled from metal-plated rigid structural foam plastic components to house in minimal space in many hard disk drives. Major components,...
Method for forming a sum in a signal processing system
According to a presently preferred embodiment of the present invention, a method for processing a incoming signal comprising the steps of selecting a first set...
Graphical image convolution using multiple pipelines
A parallel processor which is capable of partitioned multiplication and partitioned addition operations convolves multiple pixels in parallel. The parallel...
Dual loop PLL with secondary loop to achieve 50% duty cycle
A phased lock loop (PLL) clock circuit generates a clock signal at 1x the desired clock frequency while maintaining substantially a 50% duty cycle. A first loop...
Dual differential comparator with weak equalization and narrow
In a sample-and-hold circuit, an input is tracked at an output during a tracking period and the input is held during an holding period, the tracking period and...
Trinary signal apparatus and method
Extended trinary signal apparatus includes window comparator logic having first and second inputs for first and second trinary input signals, wherein each the...
Processing system security
For controlling access to a system resource in a processing system, reprogrammable logic located between a bus and the resource is programmed in a first mode to...
Strain relief apparatus and methods therefor
An apparatus for securing a conductor to a circuit board. The conductor is configured for being soldered to the circuit board through a first aperture in the...
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Method and apparatus for optimizing the assignment of hash values to
nodes residing in a garbage collected heap
Apparatus, methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed that generate a hash value for a node allocated from a generational garbage collected...
Method and apparatus for selectively inhibiting power shutdowns based
upon the number of power shutdowns that...
Disclosed is a process and apparatus for controlling a power shutdown of an electrical device. The operations for controlling a power shutdown include ...
Persistent programming system and method for deploying self-containing
The invention creates a self-contained executable application. A compiler compiles an application including main source code and initialization code to generate...
Split transaction snooping bus protocol
A split transaction snooping bus protocol and architecture is provided for use in a system having one or many such buses. Circuit boards including CPU or other...
Method for generalized windows application install testing for use with
an automated test tool
A computer implemented method and computer system for testing a target software product is presented. The method includes constructing a finite state machine in...
Circuit and method for rapid calculation of quotients and square roots
A circuit and method for accelerating the division algorithm and square root operations relating to integers or floating-point numbers. Minimization of the...
Reducing cache misses by snarfing writebacks in non-inclusive memory
A non-inclusive multi-level cache memory system is optimized by removing a first cache content from a first cache, so as to provide cache space in the first...
Maximal concurrent lookup cache for computing systems having a
A multi-threaded processing system has a cache that is commonly accessible to each thread. The cache has a plurality of entries for storing items, each entry...
Hardware-assisted central processing unit access to a forwarding database
A method and apparatus for providing hardware-assisted CPU access to a forwarding database is described. According to one aspect of the present invention, a...
Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding delta encoded information
to locate live pointers in program...
Live pointer information for a stream of bytecodes is precomputed for each bytecode. The precomputed full live pointer information is stored only for bytecodes...
System and method for providing scan chain for digital electronic device
having multiple clock domains
A digital electronic circuit device comprises a plurality of circuit elements, a scan chain establishment element, and a unitary clock domain establishment...
Diagnostic arrangement for digital computer system
A diagnostic subsystem is used in a digital device in a digital computer system includes a diagnostic register, a device output control circuit and a diagnostic...
Method and apparatus for coupling object state and behavior in a
database management system
A method and apparatus for coupling object state and behavior in a DBMS is provided such that an object's class definition, behavior information, and state...
System and method for facilitating avoidance of an exception of a
predetermined type in a digital computer...
A system for avoiding exceptional conditions during execution of a program comprises an execution environment for executing the program and a fix-up code...
Computer implemented request to integrate (RTI) system for managing
change control in software release stream
Change control in a software release stream is managed by a computer implemented Request To Integrate (RTI) system, including at least one user unit having an...
Deadlock avoidance mechanism for virtual bus distributed hardware
To simulate a bus of a circuit, a number of virtual bus stubs ("VBSs") each post simulated bus signals as a single step and execution of the simulation system...
Client-side, server-side and collaborative spell check of URL's
Spell checking of network addresses such as Uniform Resource Locator (URL) addresses is provided at three levels. Each is invoked when a connection to the...
Methods and apparatus for managing deactivation and shutdown of a server
A number of methods and apparatus for managing clients of a computer server. In particular, the usher implements an orderly and predictable server deactivation...
Method and apparatus for flow control in packet-switched computer system
This invention describes a link-by-link flow control method for packet-switched uniprocessor and multiprocessor computer systems that maximizes system resource...
System for displaying the characteristics, position, velocity and
acceleration of nearby vehicles on a moving-map
Proximity radar mounted in a vehicle determines the location of other vehicles. Other vehicles detect their own positions and broadcast those positions to all...
System using position detector to determine location and orientation
between computers to select information to...
A handheld computing device is used to copy files from the screen of a fixed computer. The display of the handheld device is linked to that of the underlying...
Watchdog timer for controlling a cooling system
A system and method for preventing a computer system from overheating when a processor or software controlling the processor which controls the cooling system...
Transaction activation processor for controlling memory transaction
processing in a packet switched cache...
A multiprocessor computer system has a multiplicity of sub-systems and a main memory coupled to a system controller. Some of the sub-systems are data processors,...
Error correcting compiler
A software conversion tool that facilitates automated conversion of a software program from one operating environment to another. More particularly, a computer...
Verification system for circuit simulator
An electronic circuit verification system and method includes an HDL circuit simulator and a circuit simulation verifier that pass control back and forth between...
Method for handling an overflow condition in a processor
A method for handling an overflow condition in a processor is disclosed. A first plurality of signal data is packed into a first memory location so as to form a...
Compression of three-dimensional graphics data using a generalized
triangle mesh format utilizing a mesh buffer
A system and method for efficiently specifying vertex information for a three-dimensional graphical object which includes a plurality of geometric primitives....
Workflow product navigation system
A workflow or product navigation system includes a single top-level screen which allows access to all aspects of the product information through selection of a...
CMOS integrated circuit regulator for reducing power supply noise
A CMOS integrated circuit regulator for mixed mode integrated circuits reduces digital switching noise through use of a clamped dual source follower circuit and...
Fluorescent orange azo pigments
Orange azo fluorescent pigments and a process for a preparing same. Orange azo fluorescent pigments as a component of printing ink, coating, plastic compositions...
Dynamic priority switching of load and store buffers in superscalar
A method and apparatus for dynamically switching the relative priorities of the load buffer and store buffer with respect to external memory resources in a...
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