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A tool for refinishing a workpiece such as a brake drum includes an arm for a user to grasp the refinishing tool during operation. A pivotal swivel member is...
Methods and apparatus of an architecture supporting execution of
instructions in parallel
A processing architecture supports executing instructions in parallel after identifying at least one level of dependency associated with a set of traces within a...
Method and system for efficient implementation of very large store buffer
A method and system for efficient implementation of a large store buffer within a processor includes a store buffer within a processor having a first component...
Detecting raw hazards in an object-addressed memory hierarchy by comparing
an object identifier and offset for...
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that processes memory-access instructions in an object-addressed memory hierarchy. During operation,...
Method and apparatus for provisioning heterogeneous operating systems onto
heterogeneous hardware systems
A method for provisioning a plurality of heterogeneous operating systems on a plurality of target hosts that includes for each of the plurality of target hosts,...
Efficient hardware divide operation
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that uses the Newton-Raphson technique to perform a division operation. During operation, the system...
Efficient hardware square-root operation
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that uses the Newton-Raphson technique to compute a square-root. During operation, the system receives...
Method and apparatus for decreasing object copying by a generational,
copying garbage collector
In a generational, copying garbage collector, young generation collection may be made more efficient by dynamically measuring object survival rates as a function...
Accelerating cryptographic hash computations
Provided is an apparatus and method for accelerating cryptographic hash computations. For example, in a cryptographic hash computation such as SHA-1, multiple...
Air baffle with integrated tool-less expansion card attachment
An air baffle with an integrated expansion card attachment is disposed in a computer for receiving an expansion card having a handle attached thereto. The air...
Vibration-free fan mounting device
A computer server system having a cooling mechanism, including a fan configured to cool the computer server system, wherein the computer server system includes a...
Multifunctional cationic photoinitiators, their preparation and use
Compounds of formula (I): ##STR00001## [where: R.sup.1 is a direct bond, oxygen, a group >CH.sub.2, sulphur, a group >C.dbd.O, a group ...
Programmable hardware finite state machine for facilitating tokenization
of an XML document
A hardware finite state machine for facilitating the processing of an XML (Extensible Markup Language) document or other structured data stream. An accelerator...
Method and system for data replication
A method for writing data to a storage pool includes receiving a write operation to write a logical block of data to the storage pool, determining a number (n-1)...
Method and apparatus for classifying memory errors
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that determines the cause of a correctable memory error. First, the system detects a correctable error...
System and method for efficient power throttling in multiprocessor chip
A method for limiting power consumption in a multiprocessor chip is provided. In this method, a read or write request is received by the memory controller, which...
Efficiently managing keys to make data permanently unreadable
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates making the files permanently unreadable. During operation, the system encrypts a file...
Method and apparatus for byte allocation accounting in a system having a
multi-threaded application and a...
In a computer system having a multithreaded application and a generational garbage collector that dynamically pre-tenures objects from a predetermined number of...
Method and apparatus for protecting against side channel attacks against
personal identification numbers
A method for private personal identification number (PIN) management includes receiving a first PIN, receiving a first key used to scramble a second PIN that has...
Support tray with fold-away handles
A support tray with fold-away handles is disclosed. When the support tray (which may be used to support a printed circuit board) is installed into a computer...
Low airflow impedance PCBA handling device
A computer server includes a printed circuit board and a fan. The printed circuit board includes electronic components and a handling device mounted thereon. The...
Compact DTV receiving antenna
A digital television receiving antenna includes a first radiating element and a second radiating element electrically connected to the first radiating element....
LED lamp with replaceable power supply
An LED lamp with replaceable power supply includes a tubular body, a light module, a power supply, and two power connectors. The light module is disposed within...
Remote interface for policy decisions governing access control
Methods and systems thereof for controlling access to resources are described. When a user attempts to access a resource via a remote interface such as a Web...
Adaptive spin-then-block mutual exclusion in multi-threaded processing
Adaptive modifications of spinning and blocking behavior in spin-then-block mutual exclusion include limiting spinning time to no more than the duration of a...
Efficient store queue architecture
One embodiment of the present invention provides a store queue that applies the stores to a memory subsystem in program order. This store queue includes a...
Data buffer allocation in a non-blocking data services platform using
input/output switching fabric
Data buffering allocation in a microprocessor complex for a request of memory allocation is supported through a remote buffer batch allocation protocol. The...
Dynamic hardware classification engine updating for a network interface
Incoming network data is processed according to a current hardware classification "engine" configuration. As data is propagated from a network interface to a...
Method and apparatus for facilitating proximity communication and power
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates precise inter-chip alignment for proximity communication and power delivery. The...
Rack mountable display apparatus
Rack mountable display apparatus is provided for an electronic equipment rack. The apparatus includes a support for the display whereby the display is moveable...
Method and apparatus for powering-on a computer-based system via a network
A network interface card in a networked client computer includes a network interface circuit that decodes and then compares incoming network packet addresses to...
Assigning higher priority to transactions based on subscription level
A computing system is configured to receive incoming packets at a first priority designated for use when receiving packets that are not associated with specific...
Methods and apparatus supporting access to multiple devices via a pseudo
A method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a device includes incorporating a session ID into the device name. Communication between an...
Mechanism for translation of data in an execution framework
A method of translating data including obtaining a value of an implementation data structure from an instrumented program, accessing a translator associated with...
Method and structure for concurrent branch prediction in a processor
Concurrently branch predicting for multiple branch-type instructions demands of high performance environments. Concurrently branch predicting for multiple...
Method for serializer maintenance and coalescing
A method for serializer maintenance and coalescing in a distributed object store (DOS) including a first partition and a second partition, involving requesting...
Air duct flow optimization device
A device adapted to optimize air duct flow in an electronic system including a printed circuit board configured to support one or more electronic components...
Low-cost, self-aligning, blind mating, tool-less fan module
A fan module, including a housing for receiving a fan, a connector configured to mate with a connector housing, and a vibration pad configured to isolate...
Compositions for use in energy curable compositions
A composition comprised of a fatty acid metal salt and a fatty compound for use in an energy-curable coating having improved gloss and low coefficient of friction.
ECC encoding for uncorrectable errors
An error detecting and correcting method and mechanism. An error correcting code for data is utilized wherein a special syndrome pattern is used to indicate...
Flag management in processors enabled for speculative execution of
Managing speculative execution via groups of one or more actions corresponding to atomic traces enables efficient processing of flag-related actions, as atomic...
Method and apparatus for parallel arithmetic operations
A method and apparatus for efficiently performing graphic operations are provided. This is accomplished by providing a processor that supports any combination of...
Multiple-thread processor with in-pipeline, thread selectable storage
A processor reduces wasted cycle time resulting from stalling and idling, and increases the proportion of execution time, by supporting and implementing both...
Method and system for managing process memory configured in resizable
uncompressed and compressed regions
A method for managing a computer system process memory allocated to execution of a process configured to use data stored to storage is provided. The process...
Detection of anti aliasing in two-color images for improved compression
A method for identifying anti aliased images of two or three colors makes use of the fact that in most anti-aliasing techniques, the color values of the source...
Control of transducer to tape spacing
A tape drive apparatus for reading and writing data on a magnetic tape includes at least one transducer that interacts with the magnetic tape. A temperature...
Tape drive for avoiding tape stiction
A method for avoiding tape stiction is provided with a tape drive with a pair of motors for driving a pair of tape reels for conveying data tape across one or...
A broadband antenna includes a dielectric substrate, a radiation conductor and a feeding gap. The radiation conductor is disposed on the dielectric substrate and...
Framework for lengthy Java Swing interacting tasks
Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for sending data from a process to an event dispatch thread for output, where the event dispatch thread handling events may...