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Rugged computer housing
A composite computer housing protects electronic components against shock and vibration. The housing has a midplane which divides the housing into a chassis...
Encoding system and method for scrolling encoded MPEG stills in an
interactive television application
A system and method for scrolling in a picture which is larger than MPEG standard in length or width or both in a video system, such as an interactive television...
Compression of three-dimensional graphics data including quantization,
delta-encoding, and variable-length encoding
In a compression system, three-dimensional geometry is first represented as a generalized triangle mesh, a data structure that allows each instance of a vertex...
Methods, systems, and computer program products for controlling picklists
Methods, and systems, and computer program products for displaying and editing picklists in a drop-down menu of a graphical user interface (GUI) of a computer....
Graphical image recasting
A merge computer instruction is capable of interleaving respective bytes of two four-byte words and is used once to group most significant bytes and least...
Zero setup time flip flop
Circuits and methods for a zero setup time storage element are disclosed. A storage element having a data input terminal, a clock input terminal and a data...
Dental or surgical adhesive and polymerization initiator composition for
A polymerization initiator composition comprising 100 parts by weight of an organic boron compound (A) and 10 to 150 parts by weight of an aprotic solvent (B)...
Shape-adaptable topical hyperbaric oxygen chamber
A disposable hyperbaric oxygen chamber which is constructed of a flexible, thin-walled, polyethylene plastic bag which is of sufficient size to permit the entry...
Air gap adapter
An air gap adapter for use with a water faucet. The air gap adapter has an adapter body with a base portion and an integral riser portion which extends generally...
Method and apparatus for providing transparent persistent data support
to foreign data types
The present invention teaches a variety of methods, data structures, and apparatus. In a first embodiment of the present invention, an instance of a data type...
Method and apparatus for managing subscriptions to distribution lists
Apparatus, methods, systems and computer program products are disclosed to simplify a computer user's handling of distribution lists for electronic mail...
System for preserving sequential ordering and supporting nonidempotent
commands in a ring network with busy nodes
A system for resolving packet errors and busy acknowledgments for packets in a ring network, to maintain continued packet distribution on the network with...
Hybrid memory access protocol for servicing memory access request by
ascertaining whether the memory block is...
A method, in a computer network having a first plurality of nodes coupled to a common network infrastructure and a distributed shared memory distributed among...
Oscillator runaway detect and reset circuit for PLL clock generator
An oscillator runaway detection circuit is provided with a synchronous delay line such that energy saving or sleep modes of operation are not mischaracterized as...
Control circuit for deterministic stopping of an integrated circuit
A control circuit to stop an integrated circuit internal clock includes a signal distribution trace connected to a clock stop pipeline. The signal distribution...
Method and apparatus for generating three dimensional effects in a two
dimensional graphical user interface
The graphics applications of a 2-D graphics computer system provide each object to be rendered on a 2-D raster display with a pair of rendering reference...
Fluorescent yellow azo pigments
Yellow azo fluorescent pigments and a process for a preparing same. Yellow azo fluorescent pigments as a component of printing ink, coating, plastic compositions...
Computer icon for a computer monitor
Method and apparatus for delivering simultaneous constant bit rate
compressed video streams at arbitrary bit...
A video server is taught which is capable of outputting a plurality of video streams simultaneously. Each video stream is synchronized at two levels of...
System and method for space and time efficient object locking
In a system and method for managing repeated lock requests to synchronize an object with a particular thread, each lockable object has a lock datum and each...
Hierarchical SMP computer system
A symmetrical multiprocessing system includes a plurality of nodes interconnected by a hierarchical bus. To allow for the transfer of data between nodes and to...
Pipelined distributed bus arbitration system
The present invention provides a scalable, modular and pipelined distributed bus arbitration system for efficiently resolving bus contention between sub-systems,...
Name service system and method for automatic updating on interconnected
A name service system in a computer network has a program on a master host which includes a name service map containing the names and corresponding network...
Multiprocessing system having coherency-related error logging
Protocol agents involved in the performance of global coherency activity detect errors with respect to the activity being performed. The errors are logged by a...
Video frame signature capture
A method and apparatus for performing signature analysis of video data being output by a RAMDAC so that starting and stopping the sampling of data is made...
Apparatus and method for differential comparison of digital words
A circuit for comparing a first digital word to a second digital word includes a precharge circuit to generate an initial match signal, an initial inverse match...
Inverse toggle XOR and XNOR circuit
A four transistor XOR or XNOR gate includes an inverting stage and a non-inverting stage. The transistors in each stage are coupled so as to enable changing...
Oxidative ammination of benzene to aniline using molecular oxygen as the
The present invention comprises a process for catalytic oxidative ammination of aromatic hydrocarbons which comprising contacting aromatic feedstock with...
Multiprocessing system including an apparatus for optimizing spin--lock
A multiprocessing system having a plurality of processing nodes interconnected by an interconnect network. To optimize performance during spin-lock operations, a...
Memory efficient directory coherency maintenance
A bit map is maintained by a provider object of a name server to keep track of names cached by a cache object of the client. The bit map is indexed by performing...
Auxiliary translation lookaside buffer for assisting in accessing data
in remote address spaces
A computer system includes a data processor, a primary translation lookaside buffer for storing page table entries and translating virtual addresses into...
Apparatus and method to improve primary memory latencies using an
eviction buffer to store write requests
A central processing unit of a computer includes an external cache controller and a primary memory controller. The external cache controller generates a primary...
Methods and apparatus for a coherence transformer for connecting
computer system coherence domains
An apparatus for facilitating the sharing of memory blocks, which has local physical addresses at a computer node, between the computer node and an external...
Device for getting sophisticated data and voice information from audience
A polling and communications device permits a speaker to interact with an audience in data or voice modes. Questions can be transmitted to the speaker in data...
Method for tracking pipeline resources in a superscalar processor
A method and apparatus for tracking pipeline resources of a processor involves fetching selected ones of the coded instructions and marking the fetched...
Code generator for applications in distributed object systems
A technique for automating the assembly of networked, language independent objects into a network application for use in a distributed object computing system...
Non-hypercube interconnection subsystem having a subset of nodes
interconnected using polygonal topology and...
Interconnection subsystems having diverse topologies are disclosed for interconnecting small numbers of nodes having a predetermined maximum degree in a...
Computer system and method for executing methods of downloaded programs
with reduced run-time memory space...
A client computer system and associated method in a computer network over which are provided programs with methods. The client computer is capable of executing...
Method and apparatus for maintaining data consistency in raid
A method and apparatus for storing associated data in a computing system having two or more storage devices arranged in a RAID configuration. The storage devices...
Method and apparatus for routing interleaved incoming ATM cells with
reduced channel switching
A number of storage units and a number of state machines are provided to reorder interleaved ATM data cells for a number of channels incoming to a networked host...
Linear touch input device
A keyboard contains an input device comprising a linear strip of sensitive material the approximate width of the human finger integrated into the left or right...
Alternative silicon chip geometries for integrated circuits
A method for providing a triangularly shaped I/O region on the periphery of an integrated circuit in order to reduce the amount of unused surface area on the...
Process for producing a composite garlic-egg yolk food
A process for producing a garlic-egg yolk composite food include the step and stirring raw garlic to prepare a garlic paste, admixing the garlic paste with egg...
System and method for horizontal alignment of tokens in a structural
representation program editor
An editor for structurally represented computer programs transforms user-entered text on-the-fly into a stream of tokens that constitute words of the program...
Bounded-pause time garbage collection system and method including read
and write barriers associated with an...
A partially relocated object identifier store including "copy from" and "copy to" identifier storage accessible to write and read barrier logic allows the write...
Method and apparatus for addressing extended registers on a processor in
a computer system
In its various embodiments, the present invention provides a method and apparatus for creating a target executable program from the source code of a target...
System and method for determining and manipulating configuration
information of servers in a distributed object...
A computer system in a distributed object programming environment includes a number of host computers providing services to clients on a network through...
Logic speed-up by selecting true/false combinations with the slowest
A "slow" signal is not sent across chip to be combined with combinatorial logic, but rather, the logic with which it would be combined is partitioned such that...
Absorbent pair refrigeration system
An absorbent pair refrigeration system comprising a source of liquid refrigerant; an evaporator for transforming the liquid refrigerant into vapor refrigerant at...