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Method and apparatus for machine diagnosis
A method and apparatus for analysis of brakes in automotive vehicles, and related aspects of engine performance and like applications, senses heat energy which...
System for fast trap generation by creation of possible trap masks from
early trap indicators and selecting one...
An improved method and apparatus for ordering traps in a multiscalar design to avoid pipeline delays. Execution units which generate their traps earlier in the...
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...
Virtual input/output processor utilizing an interrupt handler
A virtual I/O processor (VIOP) is implemented using a programmed I/O (PIO) unit. The PIO unit is complemented by a VIOP interrupt, a VIOP interrupt handler, and...
Methods and apparatus for managing a database in a distributed object
operating environment using persistent...
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...
System and method for resolving symbolic references to externally
located program files
When an interpreter on a client computer encounters a symbolic reference to a remotely stored method while interpreting a locally stored method, and the object...
Mechanism for locating objects in a secure fashion
In a distributed object computing system, a client makes a call to a daemon process of a host computer in order to communicate with a target object in an object...
Water-based offset lithographic printing ink
A water-based offset lithographic printing ink comprising 10-70 wt. % macromolecular binders comprising macromolecular binders soluble in water regardless of the...
Simple method for creating hypertext links
An improved method and system for creating a link in an original hypertext document to a target hypertext document when a link creating icon is dragged from the...
Method and apparatus for generating query responses in a computer-based
document retrieval system
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for generating responses to queries to a document retrieval system. The system responds to a specific...
Method and apparatus for interpreting exceptions in a distributed object
A computer system and a computer-implemented method are described which may be used in a distributed client/server computing environment to convert an exception...
Method and apparatus for enhancing software security and distributing
Source code to be protected, a software application writer's private key, along with an application writer's license provided to the first computer. The...
Multiport register file memory using small voltage swing for write
A multiport register file memory includes a cross-coupled sense amplifier as a storage element. A buffered switching circuit provides a voltage potential to the...
Support for electronic cards and boards of varying lengths
Motherboards and cards (herein "boards") mounted in computer enclosures must be supported on X, Y and Z axes to resist shock and vibration. This requires that...
Electrochromic devices and methods
Electrochromic devices are disclosed which may be used for large surface area applications. The devices utilize optical tuning to minimize optical interference...
Catalytic oxidation of light alkanes in presence of a base
The presence of a base in the reaction mixture in a metal-ligand catalyzed partial oxidation of alkanes results in sustained catalyst activity, and in greater...
Method for hydroperoxide decomposition using novel porphyrins
synthesized from dipyrromethanes and aldehydes
The invention comprises a method for the oxidation of alkanes to alcohols and for decomposition of hydroperoxides to alcohols utilizing new compositions of...
Heatset intaglio printing ink
The invention relates to a heatset intaglio printing ink especially suited for the intaglio printing of security documents such as currency, postage stamps,...
Computer enclosure having side opening for removable media
A cover for a rectangular enclosure is pivoted to the rectangular base at the front, swings rearwardly-downwardly and engages the back of the base. A CD drive...
Multi-point door lock
A door lock has a latch which is rotatable from a retracted position to an extended position by means of a linkage. A safety button extends from the latch when...
System for creating mount command from verified programmable options
compatible with file system types to...
Programmable options for a mount command are checked for compatibility with file system types when attaching a media file system to a existing file system in a...
Method and apparatus for reducing power consumption in a computer system
by placing the CPU in a low power mode
A computer system including a central processing unit (CPU) and a power management circuit (PMC). The CPU has an active mode where it is responsive to interrupt...
Rapid register file access by limiting access to a selectable register
A register window file method and apparatus is disclosed. A register file is formed from a plurality of registers. The registers are grouped into a plurality of...
Multiple-package installation with package dependencies
Installation of a multi-package distribution software pack is split into installation of each dominant, or primary, package and installation of the dependent, or...
Cold termination for a bus
Cold termination is provided at the bus output port of a last device coupled to a bus. Each device includes a termination integrated circuit ("TIC") that...
Three-dimensional real-time monitoring of attributes of computer
An improved technique for monitoring computer processes and their attributes using a three-dimensional graphical image. The three dimensional graphical image is...
Low threshold voltage, high performance junction transistor
Low threshold voltage MOS devices having buried electrodes are disclosed herein. Such devices have source and drain regions which include tip regions and plug...
Method and apparatus for performing pipeline store instructions using a
single cache access pipestage
A mechanism for implementing a store instruction so that a single cache access stage is required. Since a load instruction requires a single cache access stage,...
Storage box adapted to be assembled easily for storing substantially
flat articles therein
A storage box includes a casing and a one-piece frame unit. The casing includes a pair of first upright lateral inner walls opposite to each other, and a...
Apparatus and method for prefetching data into an external cache
A central processing unit is connected to an external memory including system memory and an external cache. The central processing unit includes a...
Method and apparatus for handling multiplexer contention during scan
A method and apparatus for handling multiplexer contention during scan. During a test scan of a multiplexer circuit, it is possible for multiple inputs of a...
High speed serial link for fully duplexed data communication
A system for converting between parallel data and serial data is described. In the system (10), individual bits of the parallel data (12) are latched into...
Christman tree ornament assemblies
A decorative Christmas tree ornament assembly includes a plastic sleeve with an open top end and an opposed bottom end, at least one closure apparatus, and a...
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Asynchronous arbiter using multiple arbiter elements to enhance speed
An arbiter circuit is described that is capable of granting a first user access to a shared resource while concurrently arbitrating subsequent requests from the...
System and method for providing safe SQL-level access to a database
A distributed computer system has an information server and a plurality of client computers coupled by one or more communication paths to the information server....
Determination of working sets by logging and simulating filesystem
A method and apparatus for determining the size of a file cache for storing data is described. The method includes activating a filesystem logging mechanism to...
System and method for processing load instruction in accordance with
"no-fault " processing facility including...
A microprocessor in a computer system processes an instruction stream comprising instructions of a plurality of instruction types including an information...
Method and apparatus for designing a circuit by analyzing selected
artificial hardware dependencies inserted...
The disclosed method of designing a circuit includes the step of building a dependency graph for a set of computer program instructions. A set of artificial...
Sysem for distributing clock signals
A system for convening between parallel data and serial data is described. In the system (b 10), individual bits of the parallel data (12) are latched into...
Combustion wicker and wrought iron chair
Hybrid NUMA COMA caching system and methods for selecting between the
The present invention provides a hybrid Non-Uniform Memory Architecture (NUMA) and Cache-Only Memory Architecture (COMA) caching architecture together with a...
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,...
Method for improving the alignment of holes with other elements on a
printed circuit board
A method of locating a socket on a printed circuit board which includes the steps of fabricating a plurality of pads and one or more fiducials on the upper...
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Method and apparatus for a coherent copy-back buffer in a multipressor
A method and apparatus for maintaining cache coherency in a multiprocessor system having a plurality of processors and a shared main memory. Each of the...
Automatic configuration of protocol parameters in protocol layers for
public area networks
A system and method automatically configures protocol layer parameters in terminal and carrier equipment. The system includes a terminal equipment having an...
System and method for managing try-and-buy usage of application programs
A system and method for managing the distribution of licensed application programs stored on a server over a distributed computer system maintains control over...