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US-5,651,279 Key restricting device
A voluntary key restricting device attached to the interior side of an entry door to prevent the unlocking of a cylinder locking dead bolt mechanism by any...
US-5,651,131 Refreshing a dynamic random access memory utilizing a mandatory or optional refresh
A data processing system which utilizes dynamic memory that requires periodic refreshment includes a processor coupled to a memory controller which is in turn...
US-5,651,107 Method and apparatus for presenting information in a display system using transparent windows
A central processing unit (CPU) is provided and is coupled to a display for displaying graphic and other data in multiple overlapping windows. The CPU is further...
US-5,650,910 Backbone substrate for a computer
An electrical assembly which secures a detached cable/connector assembly to a substrate of a printed circuit board. The assembly has a printed circuit board that...
US-5,650,340 Method of making asymmetric low power MOS devices
Low threshold voltage MOS devices having asymmetric halo implants are disclosed herein. An asymmetric halo implant provides a pocket region located under a...
US-5,649,213 Method and apparatus for reducing power consumption in a computer system
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-5,649,143 Apparatus and method for providing a cache indexing scheme less susceptible to cache collisions
Logic circuitry and a corresponding method for computing an indexed set address utilized by a cache to mitigate the probability of a conflict miss occurring for...
US-5,649,126 Parallel signal bus with reduced miller effect capacitance
A parallel signal bus for conveying a plurality of logic signals with reduced Miller effect capacitance includes adjacent, parallel signal lines with inverting...
US-5,649,093 Server disk error recovery system
The present invention provides a mass storage system suitable for incorporation in a video-on-demand server that is capable of detecting and correct errors...
US-5,648,965 Method and apparatus for dynamic distributed packet tracing and analysis
A packet filter can be programmed by a remote controller to detect packets meeting a particular criterion and to report detection of these packets to the...
US-5,648,893 Upgradable multi-chip module
A substrate, an alignment plate, a heat sink, a back plate, a plurality of spacers, and a plurality of nuts are used to removably package one or more ...
US-5,648,890 Upgradable multi-chip module
A substrate, an alignment plate, a heat sink, a back plate, a plurality of spacers, and a plurality of nuts are used to removably package one or more ...
US-5,648,590 Liquid phase isomerization of alkanes
Acyclic hydrocarbons having 4 to 7 carbon atoms per molecule are isomerized in the liquid phase by contact with a solid superacid catalyst comprising sulfated...
US-5,646,905 Self-clocking sense amplifier optimized for input signals close to VDD
A self-clocking sense amplifier includes first and second input nodes and first and second output nodes. A first N-Channel transistor has its drain connected to...
US-5,646,340 Analytical tachometers
Method and apparatus for engine and rotary machine analysis provides a vibration sensor adapted to produce a plurality of superimposed waveforms corresponding to...
US-5,644,999 Apparatus and method for transferring seedlings from plant trays
A transplanter for transferring seedlings from plant trays to a planting position includes a special plant tray having a series of longitudinal indexing grooves...
US-5,644,753 Fast, dual ported cache controller for data processors in a packet switched cache coherent multiprocessor system
A multiprocessor computer system has data processors and a main memory coupled to a system controller. Each data processor has a cache memory. Each cache memory...
US-5,644,732 Method and apparatus for assigning addresses to a computer system's three dimensional packing arrangement
A method and apparatus for providing address designations for a three dimensional computer system arranged in a plurality of planar layers is disclosed. Each...
US-5,644,731 Method and apparatus for hot plugging/unplugging a sub-system to an electrically powered system
The present invention provides an "alert" interface for a component which can be safely "hot-plugged/unplugged" to an "alert" interconnect of an electrically...
US-5,644,685 Laser printer output director
In the present invention, a microprocessor controls a moveable output hopper with multiple paper slots attached to a laser printer. Print jobs of different users...
US-5,644,547 Multiport memory cell
A multiport memory cell has a pair of switched reference ports; a pair of banks having at least one switched read/write port; a storage element for storing a...
US-5,644,174 Universal AC sequencer for a server
An AC sequencer receives source AC voltage via a sequencer-mounted universally accepted connector, such as an IEC 309 compatible connector. Source AC is coupled...
US-5,642,519 Speech interpreter with a unified grammer compiler
The present invention provides a unified grammar for a speech interpreter capable of real-time speech understanding for user applications running on a general...
US-5,640,569 Diverse goods arbitration system and method for allocating resources in a distributed computer system
A diverse goods arbitration system and method allocates computer resources among bidding requesters. Bid slates are transmitted to an arbiter by users...
US-5,640,567 Apparatus and method for software system management using second-order logic
A software system manager to achieve second-order logical management of a software system model is described. The system relies upon a second-order logic system...
US-5,640,564 Method and apparatus for generating and using short operation identifiers in object oriented systems
A distributed computer system in which a server application performs operations responsive to operation requests from a client application. The client...
US-5,640,562 Layering hardware support code on top of an existing operating system
An embodiment of the present invention provides an efficient and robust way to incorporate new installation scripts into an existing operating system in order to...
US-5,640,309 PCI expansion card retainer clip
Computers are manufactured with connectors in which are inserted at least one PCI expansion card to increase the capacity of the computer. A computer enclosure...
US-5,640,115 Self-enabling latch
A self-enabling latch includes a pair of pass transistors, a pair of cross-coupled inverters, an EXCLUSIVE-NOR logic gate and a differential amplifier. The pass...
US-5,640,086 Tachometer based on electrical ripple and calibrated by mechanical engine signals
The tachometer includes a microphone for disposition next to the exhaust of the vehicle and an accelerometer for disposition adjacent to its engine. A selected...
US-5,640,048 Ball grid array package for a integrated circuit
A three-layer BGA package includes a BGA Vss plane disposed between upper and lower BGA package traces, and also includes upper and lower BGA package Vss traces...
US-5,639,006 Tag pin attacher
A tag pin attacher has a casing including a space which is defined by a vertical wall and has a protrusion at a central part thereof, two horizontal walls formed...
US-D379,974 Computer system enclosure
US-5,638,523 Method and apparatus for browsing information in a computer database
A method and apparatus for browsing through a computer database on a computer system with a graphical user interface. The information to be browsed is displayed...
US-5,638,505 Apparatus and methods for moving/copying objects using destination and/or source bins
Three modes of moving and copying an object within an application or between applications are provided to a computer system having a graphical user interface....
US-5,638,500 Apparatus and method for direct calculation of clip region
An apparatus and method calculate outcodes directly from an integral representation of a floating point number defining a certain coordinate of a point of an...
US-5,638,367 Apparatus and method for data packing through addition
A scalable packing circuit used to byte pack data transferred from a first storage element to a second storage element. The packing circuitry comprises a word...
US-5,638,009 Three conductor asynchronous signaling
A technique is described for transmitting events over three or more conductors in which a sequence of activity of the conductors for information transfer is...
US-5,637,921 Sub-ambient temperature electronic package
An integrated circuit package having an internal cooling device. The integrated circuit package includes a thermoelectric device that operates according to the...
US-5,636,130 Method of determining signal propagation delay through circuit elements
A method is provided for accurately determining the propagation delay of a gate under consideration in a static timing analyzer. This is accomplished by...
US-5,635,957 Cursor control apparatus having foot operated pedal and method for same
An apparatus for use with a computer having a display. The computer is programmed to provide an indicia on the display. The apparatus includes a control device...
US-5,634,098 Method and apparatus for environment-variable driven software testing
An apparatus and method for testing software is disclosed. A test base is constructed on a storage device by creating a plurality of directories connected to...
US-5,634,068 Packet switched cache coherent multiprocessor system
A multiprocessor computer system has a multiplicity of sub-systems and a main memory coupled to a system controller. An interconnect module, interconnects the...
US-5,634,058 Dynamically configurable kernel
A dynamically configurable operating system is achieved by providing a module sub-system which intercepts requests by processes to access a module in the...
US-5,634,002 Method and system for testing graphical user interface programs
In a preferred embodiment, the present invention provides an improved method and system for testing a graphical user interface program. The preferred embodiment...
US-5,633,933 Method and apparatus for a key-management scheme for internet protocols
A first data processing device (node I) is coupled to a private network which is in turn coupled to the Internet. A second data processing device (node J) is...
US-5,633,870 Method and apparatus for controlling data flow through an ATM interface
A method and network interface for controlling the flow of data between a and an ATM network is provided. The network interface resides on an ATM interface and...
US-5,633,810 Method and apparatus for distributing network bandwidth on a media server
A novel video server is taught which allows for additional output bandwidth from the server by using multiple physical network interfaces over a single IP...
US-5,631,035 Method for preparing sliced meat portions
One or more portions of whole muscle meat are injected with a liquid comprising oil and water, conveniently also containing flavoring materials and/or flavor...
US-D379,351 Housing for hard disk drives
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