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US-7,178,005 Efficient implementation of timers in a multithreaded processor
A method and mechanism for managing timers in a multithreaded processing system. A storage device stores a plurality of count values corresponding to a plurality...
US-7,178,002 Methods and systems for dynamically growing multiple stacks
An allocation instructions and an extension instructions allow a program to continue to execute even when the program requires more stack space than has been...
US-7,177,934 Method and apparatus for providing application specific strategies to a JAVA platform including start and stop...
An invention is disclosed for a control module, executed as part of an application, that includes application-specific strategies for the application, yet can be...
US-7,177,858 Apparatus and method for interfacing with a metrics database
An apparatus and method for interfacing with a metrics database is provided for getting metrics data and grouping metrics data in response to a query. The...
US-7,177,201 Negative bias temperature instability (NBTI) preconditioning of matched devices
An accumulated data-dependent post-manufacture shift in a characteristic of one or more of a pair of matched devices within an integrated circuit may cause a...
US-7,175,358 Cosmetic applicator
The present invention is an improved cosmetic applicator which contains a new and novel apparatus to expose and retract a cosmetic stick contained within the...
US-D536,625 Clock with pendulum
US-7,174,542 System and method Xlet and applet manager testing
An invention is provided for an application manager testing interface that provides a public API usable by testing software. The application manager testing...
US-7,174,533 Method, system, and program for translating a class schema in a source language to a target language
Provided are a computer implemented method, system, and program for translating a class schema in a source language to a target language. Class element...
US-7,174,430 Bandwidth reduction technique using cache-to-cache transfer prediction in a snooping-based cache-coherent...
A multiprocessing node in a snooping-based cache-coherent cluster of processing nodes maintains a cache-to-cache transfer prediction directory of addresses of...
US-7,174,375 Modular computer system management
A modular computer system (e.g., a server blade system) includes a carrier (e.g., a rack mountable shelf) carrying a plurality of removably mountable information...
US-7,172,645 Gas filtration and storage using activated carbon/graphite foam monoliths
An apparatus for separating a first gas from a mixture of the first gas and at least one second gas comprises a housing having an inlet port and an outlet port...
US-D536,261 Eyeglass display
US-D536,221 Foldable combined spoon and fork
US-7,171,659 System and method for configurable software provisioning
A system and method for the automated provisioning of software applications onto one or more computers. The provisioning system uses a model of the application,...
US-7,171,657 Method and apparatus for importing static members of a class
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates importing static members of a class. During operation, the system examines code...
US-7,171,649 Optimizing safe downcasting in an object-oriented programming language
A system is presented for optimizing safe downcasting and similar programming idioms in an object-oriented programming language. The system operates by receiving...
US-7,171,619 Methods and apparatus for accessing document content
Mechanisms and techniques provide a system for accessing documents using a graphical user interface. The system can be employed in a web browser like software...
US-7,171,589 Method and apparatus for determining the effects of temperature variations within a computer system
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates determining the effects of a temperature variation in a computer system. The system...
US-7,171,586 Method and apparatus for identifying mechanisms responsible for "no-trouble-found" (NTF) events in computer systems
One embodiment of the present invention provides a technique for detecting anomalies during operation of a test computer system. Initially, a golden system and...
US-7,171,566 Data encryption and decryption
In a computer processing apparatus, when writing data to, and/or reading data from, memory, one or more instruction bits are associated with the memory address...
US-7,171,540 Object-addressed memory hierarchy that facilitates accessing objects stored outside of main memory
One embodiment of the present invention provides an object-addressed memory hierarchy that is able to access objects stored outside of main memory. During...
US-7,171,537 Non-blocking growable arrays
A computer system stores a dynamically sized array as a base array that contains references to subarrays in which the (composite) array's data elements reside....
US-7,171,527 Method and apparatus for keeping track of memory usage for tasks in a shared heap
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates keeping track of memory usage of tasks in a shared heap without performing a full...
US-7,171,501 System and method for asynchronous transfer of control
An invention is provided for a synchronous transfer of control. An asynchronous interrupt exception is received, and in response, the value of a reference...
US-7,171,474 Persistent repository for on-demand node creation for fabric devices
An application may query a fabric driver to obtain a list of devices visible through a fabric host adapter port(s). The fabric driver may obtain the list of...
US-7,171,446 Apparatus and method for processing servlets
A method and apparatus for operating a local server computer of a client-server network includes a technique to receive a request from a client computer of the...
US-7,171,415 Distributed information discovery through searching selected registered information providers
A distributed network search mechanism may be provided for consumers coupled to a network to search information providers coupled to the network. Consumers may...
US-7,171,412 Restricted access model for hierarchical data structures
A method for protecting data of a hierarchical operation includes obtaining a restricted access model data structure representing the hierarchical operation,...
US-7,171,400 Inheritance and relationship to directory information in an e-commerce application
A system and method for dynamically determining a set of relevant rule instances based on a set of context attribute values comprising a directory server, an...
US-7,171,345 System and method for simulating an input to a telematics system
A system and method for simulating a component in a telematics system is described. The system and method includes a simulating a component and a establishing a...
US-7,171,343 Computing interval parameter bounds from fallible measurements using systems of nonlinear equations
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that computes interval parameter bounds from fallible measurements. During operation, the system...
US-7,170,526 Method and apparatus for redirecting the output of direct rendering graphics calls
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates redirecting the output of direct rendering graphics calls in a 3D window system. The...
US-7,170,511 Creating a parallel structure for scene-based rendering
A system and method for rapid processing of scene-graph-based data and/or programs is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system may be configured to utilize a...
US-7,170,510 Method and apparatus for indicating a usage context of a computational resource through visual effects
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates using visual effects within a three-dimensional (3D) display environment to indicate a...
US-7,170,121 Computer system architecture using a proximity I/O switch
One embodiment of the present invention provides a proximity I/O switch, which is configured to transfer data between the components in a computer system. This...
US-7,168,092 Configuring processing units
A portable storage device, for example a secure smart card, contains network identification information and configuration information for a processing unit that...
US-7,168,088 Method and apparatus for reliable disk fencing in a multicomputer system
A method and apparatus for fast and reliable fencing of resources such as shared disks on a networked system. For each new configuration of nodes and resources...
US-7,168,076 Facilitating efficient join operations between a head thread and a speculative thread
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates efficient join operations between a head thread and a speculative thread during...
US-7,168,007 Field replaceable unit (FRU) identification system tool
A method includes interfacing with a field replaceable unit (FRU) having a memory device configured to store a FRUID image including at least status data. The...
US-7,167,970 Translating loads for accelerating virtualized partition
A system, which includes a processor that includes a plurality of cores, generates an address translation when there is a miss in a translation lookaside buffer...
US-7,167,956 Avoiding inconsistencies between multiple translators in an object-addressed memory hierarchy
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that avoids inconsistencies between multiple translators in an object-addressed memory hierarchy. This...
US-7,167,920 Peer-to-peer communication pipes
A system and method for establishing communications channels between and among peers in a peer-to-peer networking environment. Pipes may be used as communication...
US-7,167,918 Macro-based access control
Various embodiments of systems and methods for using condition defining data (e.g., access control instructions) attached to nodes in a tree to implement...
US-7,167,894 Self-contained tasks
A distributed processing system includes a first computer, and a second computer that is coupled to the first computer by a computer network. The first computer...
US-7,167,870 Software development test case maintenance
A method for automatically maintaining a database that stores coverage data for testing software code under development is provided. The method includes...
US-7,167,843 Apparatus for private personal identification number management
An apparatus for private personal identification number (PIN) management comprises a memory and a PIN comparator in communication with the memory. The PIN...
US-7,167,812 Method and apparatus for high-sensitivity detection of anomalous signals in systems with low-resolution sensors
A system that facilitates high-sensitivity detection of anomalous signals in systems with low-resolution sensors. During system operation, a low-resolution...
US-7,167,728 Graphical user interface for a portable telephone
A portable telephone provides a graphical user interface (GUI) using a high-resolution display. The GUI provides a Universal Mailbox for storing both electronic...
US-7,167,448 Prioritization of remote services messages within a low bandwidth environment
The system for prioritizing data flow in a low bandwidth environment provides an infrastructure for ensuring that urgent data, such as messages, can be rapidly...
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