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US-5,721,937 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...
US-5,721,868 Rapid register file access by limiting access to a selectable register subset
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...
US-5,721,824 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...
US-5,721,497 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...
US-D391,240 Computer monitor
US-D391,090 Wicker chair
US-5,720,018 Three-dimensional real-time monitoring of attributes of computer software processes
An improved technique for monitoring computer processes and their attributes using a three-dimensional graphical image. The three dimensional graphical image is...
US-5,719,422 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...
US-5,717,896 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,...
US-5,716,117 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...
US-5,715,425 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...
US-5,715,256 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...
US-5,714,904 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...
US-5,714,211 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...
US-D390,212 Icon for a computer screen
US-5,713,025 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...
US-5,713,018 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....
US-5,713,008 Determination of working sets by logging and simulating filesystem operations
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...
US-5,712,997 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...
US-5,712,791 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...
US-5,712,585 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...
US-D389,662 Combustion wicker and wrought iron chair
US-5,710,907 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-5,710,891 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,...
US-5,710,063 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...
US-D389,471 Icon for a computer screen
US-5,708,792 Method and apparatus for a coherent copy-back buffer in a multipressor computer system
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...
US-5,708,778 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...
US-5,708,709 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...
US-5,708,478 Computer system for enabling radio listeners/television watchers to obtain advertising information
A computer implemented method captures advertiser information received from an audio or video signal. The method includes the steps of receiving an incoming...
US-D389,134 Agent icon for a display screen of a programmed computer system
US-5,706,515 System and method for implementing an atomic wait for notification operation
In a computer system having a data processing unit, memory, and a multitasking operating system that supports multiple threads of execution in a shared address...
US-5,706,502 Internet-enabled portfolio manager system and method
A portfolio management system (PMS) is disclosed that allows users to manage, create, edit, debug and compile software portfolios that can include several...
US-5,706,463 Cache coherent computer system that minimizes invalidation and copyback operations
A multi-processor computer system is disclosed that reduces the occurrences of invalidate and copyback operations through a memory interconnect by disabling a...
US-5,706,173 Support for long PCI card in computer enclosure
An edge of a long PCI card plugs into a connector at one end of a computer enclosure. The opposite end extends into the enclosure and may be superimposed over a...
US-5,705,947 Clock generator
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...
US-5,705,685 Conversion of alkanes to unsaturated carboxylic acids
Alkanes are converted to unsaturated carboxylic acids by contacting an alkane with an oxidizing agent and a heteropolyacid or polyoxoanion comprising (1) at...
US-5,704,699 Modular cabinet system
A modular easily assembled cabinet system includes components in kit form including generally rectangular base, top, side and back members, and four elongated...
US-5,704,690 Yarn having wicker appearance and articles made therefrom
A polymer wicker-like yarn used in the fabrication of furniture and other items has a groove on the outer surface extending in an axial direction along the yarn....
US-D388,777 Icon for a computer screen
US-5,703,591 Aircraft N-number control system
An aircraft N-number control system includes a receiver for receiving aircraft identification information signals representing alphanumeric characters...
US-5,703,502 Circuitry that detects a phase difference between a first, base, clock and a second, derivative, clock derived...
A phase detection circuit detects a phase relationship between a first clock signal, characterized by transitions of a given polarity (e.g., rising edges) at a...
US-5,702,864 Reduced scratch sensitization in nucleated photographic film
A hybrid lith photographic film substantially resistant to the formation of scratch-related defects that occur during the manufacturing and handling process...
US-D388,425 Set of icons for a computer screen
US-5,701,490 Method and apparatus for compiler symbol table organization with no lookup in semantic analysis
A method and apparatus for compiling a source program to yield an object program. A syntactical analyzer stores pointers into an ID table into a parse tree...
US-5,701,487 Method and apparatus for displaying locations of errors detected inside software macro calls
A method and apparatus for generating more helpful error messages during compilation of a software program. The software program contains a macro definition and...
US-5,701,483 Data acess implementation of device driver interface
A device driver interface for achieving portability of device drivers for operating with full source level compatibility across multiple instruction set...
US-5,701,474 Converting handle-based find first/find next/find closed to non-handle based find first/find next
Handle-based finding operations for search operations in an operating system in a computing system are converted into non-handle-based finding operations. The...
US-5,701,471 System and method for testing multiple database management systems
A database management system (DBMS) benchmark testing system for testing performance of a plurality of DBMS's stores both DBMS independent and DBMS specific...
US-5,701,470 System and method for space efficient object locking using a data subarray and pointers
In summary, the present invention is a multithreaded computer system having a memory that stores a plurality of objects and a plurality of procedures. Each...
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