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System and method for determining relevancy of query responses in a
distributed network search mechanism
A system and method for selecting or ordering search results received from members of a distributing search network in response to a search request. Network...
Interactive self-storage rental system and method
A method and system for facilitating rental of self-storage rental units is operative to establish interactive communication between a potential customer located...
Method for recording an audio broadcast by user preference
A method for recording an audio broadcast by user preference has been developed. The method includes recording an audio broadcast and then converting the...
Method and apparatus for adaptive local image quantification verification
A method and apparatus are disclosed for testing the accuracy of digital images generated by a computer graphics program executed on a computer graphics system....
Single rank memory module for use in a two-rank memory module system
A memory module for use in a two rank memory module system includes a plurality of memory devices and a control circuit. In one embodiment, the control circuit...
A chassis for an electronics assembly comprises: (i) a frame (1); and (ii) a panel (31) located on a face of the frame, the panel comprising a plurality of...
Power grid and bump pattern with reduced inductance and resistance
Disclosed are novel methods and apparatus for efficiently providing power buses and bump patterns with reduced inductance and/or resistance. In an embodiment, an...
Displaying information on keys of a keyboard
The present invention provides an apparatus and method for displaying information on the keys of a keyboard. The method includes receiving a request to change...
Drawing tool for using multiple markers
A drawing tool for creating stripped patterns or multi-colored lines, such as rainbows. The drawing tool includes a set of removable cartridges of varying sizes,...
Specialized heaps for creation of objects in object-oriented environments
The present invention pertains to techniques for creating and maintaining objects in object-oriented environments. The techniques are especially well suited for...
System and method for managing a scalable list of items for display
A system and method for managing a scalable list of items for display in a display device of a small footprint device. A client program running in a small...
Question and answer generator
The present invention provides an automated solution for generating a question document and an answer document from a database of questions and answers. The...
Method and system for managing registers
A system and method for memory structures for efficient tracking and recycling of physical register assignments are disclosed. The method and system provide the...
System including a memory controller configured to perform pre-fetch
operations including dynamic pre-fetch control
A system including a memory controller conf figured to perform pre-fetch operations including dynamic pre-fetch control. The system includes a memory coupled to...
Distributed caching mechanism for pending memory operations within a memory
One embodiment of the present invention provides a memory controller that contains a distributed cache that stores cache lines for pending memory operations....
Platform independent business to business messenger in an enterprise
A platform independent B2B messenger is described. The B2B messenger includes a subscribing portion coupling a first partner and a second partner. The...
System and method for operating a client network computer in a disconnected
mode by establishing a connection...
A system and method of operating a client network computer in a disconnected mode. A client computer system includes a client storage device, a processor, a...
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...
Self righting clock
Enhanced virtual machine instructions
Techniques for implementing virtual machine instructions suitable for execution in virtual machines are disclosed. The operations performed by conventional...
Remote object activation in a distributed system
A distributed computer system uses a single interface at the client site to handle calls to call both active and passive remote objects. Accordingly, the calling...
Controlling the propagation of a digital signal by means of variable I/O
delay compensation using delay-tracking
The propagation of a feedback signal, such as a DQS signal generated in response to a read request in a Double Data Rate (DDR) memory system, into a digital host...
Method and apparatus for using acoustic signals to identify disk drives
that are likely to fail
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates determining whether a disk drive is likely to fail. The system monitors a first...
Method and system for dynamically adjusting storage system write cache
based on the backup battery level
A method and system for managing cache levels based on battery backup level are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises measuring the level of charge...
Method and apparatus for controlling a massively parallel processing
A method for controlling a processor array by a host computer involves creating a graph of a plurality of nodes using a data connection component, configuring a...
Method and apparatus for reaching agreement between nodes in a distributed
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for selecting a node to host a primary server for a service from a plurality of nodes in a distributed...
A carry look-ahead adder capable of adding or subtracting two input signals includes first stage logic having a plurality of carry-create and carry-transmit...
Database store for a virtual heap
A database store method and system for a virtual persistent heap may include an Application Programming Interface (API) that provides a mechanism to cache...
Method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for performance analysis
using semantic knowledge
Methods and systems consistent with this invention analyze the performance of a program executed in a data processing system. Such methods and systems assign a...
Method and apparatus for dynamic class-based packet scheduling
A method and apparatus are provided for scheduling data for transmission over a communication link shared by multiple applications operating on a host computer....
Computer chassis drawer guide
In a chassis for holding drawers containing computer components or the like, accurate alignment of each drawer in its corresponding slot is provided by a...
Graphics system using sample masks for motion blur, depth of field, and
A method and apparatus for creating motion blur, depth of field, and screen door effects when rendering three-dimensional graphics data are disclosed. A graphics...
EMI grounding pins for CPU/ASIC chips
An integrated circuit package includes EMI containment features. The EMI containment features may include a plurality of pins on a substrate of the integrated...
Monofunctional polyethylene glycol aldehydes
The present invention provides novel monofunctional polyethylene glycol aldehydes for the pegylation of therapeutically active proteins. The pegylated protein...
Method apparatus and article of manufacture for time profiling
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention time profile program threads using data corresponding to states of the...
Method and apparatus for signal electromigration analysis
The present application describes various embodiments of a method and an apparatus for determining electromigration risks for signal nets in integrated circuits....
System and method for in-situ signal delay measurement for a microprocessor
A system and method of determining an in-situ signal path delay on an integrated circuit. The system and method includes inputting a first signal to a first...
Reduced verification complexity and power saving features in a pipelined
An integrated circuit that uses a functional unit that outputs one set of values when in a power saving mode is provided. The functional unit, generally...
MICROPROCESSOR AND METHOD FOR GIVING EACH THREAD EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO ONE
REGISTER FILE IN A MULTI-THREADING...
A microprocessor includes multiple register files. In a single thread mode, the microprocessor allows a single thread to have access to multiple ones of the...
Pluggable authentication and access control for a messaging system
A system and method for providing pluggable authentication and access control in computer systems and services are described. The authentication and access...
Method and apparatus for performing modular division
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that performs modular division. This system contains a number of registers, including: a register A...
A computer system comprises a host processor, and a service processor for providing system management functions within the computer system. One or more external...
Vehicle light assembly
A vehicle light assembly includes a reflector having a plurality of depressions, each depression having interruptions on a reflective surface thereof to maximize...
High-power multi-device liquid cooling
A cooling system is presented. The system includes a cooling circuit and at least one electronic component coupled to a surface. One or more heat dissipation...
Method and apparatus for establishment of a die connection bump layout
A method and apparatus is provided by which a die designer can efficiently evaluate package routings associated with a die connection bump layout of a die. The...
Coding speed and correctness of hardware description language (HDL)
descriptions of hardware
A method is provided, the method comprising collecting related signals capable of having unrelated names into a Krutibus, defining a bus capable of connecting...
User controllable document converter and methods thereof
A method, apparatus and computer program product for a non-atomic (i.e., user controllable) format converter that affords a user the ability to control the...
Methods and systems for memory allocation
Methods and systems consistent with the present invention allocate memory for program data during fast Fourier transform computation in a way that is favorable...
Device driver with improved timeout performance
A computer system may include a host computer system and a storage device such as a tape device that includes one or more tape drives. The host computer system...