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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...
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System and method for implementing an atomic wait for notification
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...
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...
Cache coherent computer system that minimizes invalidation and copyback
A multi-processor computer system is disclosed that reduces the occurrences of invalidate and copyback operations through a memory interconnect by disabling a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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Aircraft N-number control system
An aircraft N-number control system includes a receiver for receiving aircraft identification information signals representing alphanumeric characters...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Multi-threaded processing system having a cache that is commonly
accessible to each thread
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...
Apparatus for testing flip chip or wire bond integrated circuits
An apparatus for use in testing wire bond or flip chip connected integrated circuits includes a housing with a top side, a bottom side, and a perimeter region...
Adhesive composition for dental treatment
An adhesive composition comprising (A) 98 to 60 parts by weight of a polymerizable monomer mixture containing 2 to 25% by weight of a monomer having acidic...
Acetal polymers and use thereof in photosensitive compositions and
lithographic printing plates
This invention relates to a binder containing the units A, B, C, D and E, wherein A is present in an amount of 10 to 60 mole % and is of the formula ##STR1## ...
Electrochromic structures and methods
Electrochromic devices applied to a substrate are disclosed, including an electrochromic electrode layer, a counterelectrode layer, and an ion-conducting layer...
Sulfonamido substituted acetal polymers and use thereof in
photo-sensitive compositions and lithographic...
The present invention relates to binders and photosensitive compositions comprising said binders. The binder comprises units A, B, C and D, wherein A is present...
Method and apparatus for separating clumps of dried fruit
Clumps of dried fruit are separated into individual fruit pieces with reduced damage to the fruit itself by passing the clumps through an apparatus containing a...
Device having a reduced parasitic thermal load for terminating thermal
A device for receiving thermal conduit comprising a thermally conductive material for coupling between an end of a conducting element of the thermal conduit and...
Cycle-based event-driven simulator for hardware designs
A method and apparatus for simulation of a hardware design using a cycle-based event-driven simulation. The present invention also provides for a measuring...
Method and apparatus for a multi-layer system quiescent suspend and
The state of a functioning computer operating system is quickly stored onto a nonvolatile storage device such that the computer system may be suspended quickly....
Three overlapped stages of radix-2 square root/division with speculative
In hardware SRT division and square root mantissa units maximal quotient selection overlapping for three quotient digits per cycle are used. An effective radix-8...
Prism to provide visibility of a signal light in two directions
An insert is installed at a corner and two adjacent edges of an enclosure for electronic equipment so that a signal light, such as an LED, may be observed from...
Time multiplexing pixel frame buffer video output
A method and for multiplexing pixel data from a frame buffer to a RAMDAC to reduce the number of pins required. For many graphics operations optimal performance...
Photosensitive compositions and lithographic printing plates utilizing
oxazoline modified acid polymers
A photosensitive composition having a photoreactive component, selected from a diazonium polycondensation product or a free radical polymerizable system of...
Utilizing a rotating randomly accessible mass storage medium as a
caching device for another rotating mass...
A computer memory system and method utilizes a disk drive as a caching device to overcome the size and cost limitations of conventional semiconductor cache...
System and method for a simultaneous multi-band block-stop filter
A system and method for a simultaneous multi-band block-stop filter is disclosed. The block-stop filter provides rapid filtering of an input data stream by...
Method for producing raisins
A method for producing natural, sun-dried raisins from the Thompson seedless grape variety in vineyards located in the Central Valley of California, or similarly...
Method and apparatus for reducing power consumption in a computer
network without sacrificing performance
A method and apparatus for actively managing the overall power consumption of a computer network which includes a plurality of computer systems interconnected to...
Methods and apparatus for providing transparent persistence in a
distributed object operating environment
A number of methods and apparatus are disclosed for providing transparent persistence in a distributed object operating environment are disclosed. In general,...
System and method for executing verifiable programs with facility for
using non-verifiable programs from...
A computer system includes a program executer that executes verifiable architecture neutral programs and a class loader that prohibits the loading and execution...
Meat steak product
One or more portions of whole muscle meat are injected with a suitable liquid afforded by an emulsion of butter oil and water, conveniently also containing...
Method and apparatus for interrupt communication in a packet-switched
An apparatus and method for handling interrupt requests from any of a plurality of interrupters to any of a plurality of interrupt handlers. Each interrupt...
Apparatus and method for packetizing and segmenting MPEG packets
A circuit and method for optimizing efficiency in transferring a block of data having a plurality of frames of limited size from a memory element. The circuit...
Memory access system with overwrite prevention for overlapping write
The present invention operates within a data processing system including a processor coupled to a memory controller unit which is coupled to memory used for...
Method and apparatus for improved control of computer cooling fan speed
A computer has an AC power outlet, preferably a standard AC outlet, into which periperhal devices, such as video monitors, can be plugged. It can turn this...
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Writeback cancellation processing system for use in a packet switched
cache coherent multiprocessor system
A multiprocessor computer system is provided having a multiplicity of sub-systems and a main memory coupled to a system controller. An interconnect module,...
System for defining multicast message distribution paths having
overlapping virtual connections in ATM networks...
In a communication network having a set of hosts and switch based label swapping communication nodes, each node has a control processor that is also a host that...