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Computer system and method for reading a network address of a data carrier
for accessing a communication network
A processing unit connectable to a data communications network has a data carrier reader operable to read a network address from a hand insertable data carrier,...
Method and apparatus for performing generational garbage collection in a
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates performing generational garbage collection on a heap. The system operates by dividing...
Mechanism for facilitating backtracking
In processing a source entity with a transformation entity, an action set forth in a portion of the transformation entity is executed. A portion of the source...
Stress testing at low cost through parallel execution of unit tests
Methods and systems of testing an operating system are described. The operating system is invoked to create a process, the process having a first thread. A test...
Vehicle mode manager
A vehicle mode manager that manages vehicle state information is provided. The vehicle mode manager includes a code module that registers an application program...
Security mechanism for a network device
An enclosure to control access to a selected portion of an enclosed electronic device is provided. The enclosure includes a plurality of access panels that are...
Parallel box filtering through reuse of existing circular filter
A sample filtering system and method for concurrently filtering sample data for two or more sequential pixels (in a scan-line) are disclosed. The system may...
Treatment of high performance pigments
A pigment's etheramine sulfonic acid salt is described. Also described is a method for enhancing the performance of a pigment composition containing an organic...
Rack security mechanism
A method and apparatus for securing a tray within a computer component rack is disclosed. The tray slidably mounted within the component rack. The tray is...
Method, apparatus, and product for leasing of group membership in a
A system for leasing a group membership in a distributed processing system is provided. In accordance with this system, a remote object requests from an...
Method and apparatus for extending a program element in a dynamically typed
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method and apparatus for extending a program element in a dynamically typed programming language. In one...
Method and apparatus for grouping flip-flops by timing
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates placing flip-flops in an integrated circuit based on timing requirements. The system...
Method and apparatus for generating test pattern for integrated circuit
A method generates a test pattern for an integrated circuit (IC) design using a functional verification program. The functional verification program includes a...
Method to test power distribution system
A method for testing a core power distribution system for an integrated circuit chip which includes arranging a plurality of experiments for an integrated...
Self-optimizing crossbar switch
A crossbar switch is disclosed. The crossbar switch comprises a plurality of input sorting units and a plurality of merge and interleave units. Each input...
Method and apparatus for automatic configuration of a cluster of computers
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates configuring the network interfaces coupling together a group of computers. The system...
Proxy cache preloader
The present invention is directed to a proxy cache preloader. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client...
Tree structure to pass data values to prepared statement object
A method of processing a query in a system in an object oriented programming environment, includes using a code to create a condition filter in a standard query...
Asynchronous protocol framework
An invention is disclosed for providing an asynchronous protocol framework. A registry is provided having a plurality of proxies, wherein each proxy implements a...
Method and apparatus for aligning semiconductor chips using an actively
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates measuring an alignment between a first semiconductor die and a second semiconductor...
System and method for implementing a routing scheme using intention packets
in a computer network
A routing scheme using intention packets is contemplated. At times, one or more switching devices within a network may become overloaded with traffic or may...
Computer system cooling
A housing is provided for a modular computer system. The housing comprises a face through which a first removable computer system module is receivable at a...
Over-evaluating samples during rasterization for improved datapath
A system and method for rasterizing and rendering graphics data is disclosed. Vertices may be grouped to form primitives such as triangles, which are rasterized...
Compensating for the chromatic distortion of displayed images
A graphics system comprises pixel calculation units and a sample buffer which stores a two-dimensional field of samples. Each pixel calculation unit selects...
Area pattern processing of pixels
A circuit for outputting area pattern bits from an area pattern array. The circuit includes a first stage, second stage and third stage. The first stage is...
Land grid array socket with diverse contacts
A socket, such as a Land Grid Array (LGA) socket, for forming electrical connections between a first surface having a first contact array and a second surface...
Cargo trailer anti-terrorist and anti-theft system
A remotely activated electro mechanical device is mounted in the dual chamber brake system of a vehicle or trailer. The device includes a solenoid valve and a...
An electro-desorption actuator comprises a fixed member, a movable member which is coupled to the fixed member, a pressure chamber which is disposed between the...
Techniques for permitting access across a context barrier on a small
footprint device using run time...
A small footprint device can securely run multiple programs from unrelated vendors by the inclusion of a context barrier isolating the execution of the programs....
Software tool for creating an interactive image drag drop
An interactive software tool for testing a user in a web-based learning environment. The interactive software tool is embedded in a course page of a web-based...
Method and apparatus for performing failure recovery in a Java platform
An invention is disclosed for performing failure recovery in a Java platform. An application is executed that includes a service module and a control module. The...
Method and apparatus for solving an unconstrained global optimization
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that receives a representation of the function .function. and stores the representation in a memory....
Lock delegation with space-efficient lock management
Techniques have been developed whereby lock state sharing can be extended to provide a low-space overhead lock management facility with comprehensive support for...
Computer system employing redundant power distribution
A computer system employing redundant power distribution. A computer system includes power distribution boards arranged to distribute power such that the...
Method and apparatus for generating an input switching reference
A method and apparatus for generating a reference voltage potential, also known as an input switching reference, using differential clock signals or other...
Snap-together modular fan tray assembly for an electronics enclosure
A fan tray assembly for an electronics enclosure includes two opposing, spaced apart shells made of a sheet material. The opposing shells are attached to each...
Method and apparatus for concurrent propagation of data between software
Improved techniques for managing propagation of data through software modules used by computer systems are disclosed. The improved techniques allow a plurality...
Skewed latch flip-flop with embedded scan function
A flip-flop circuit with embedded scan capabilities uses a skewed latch to pull one end of the flip-flop either up or down while another end of the flip-flop is...
System design verification using selected states of a processor-based
system to reveal deficiencies
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for design verification. The method comprises operating a device in the system in a first state, modifying...
Scheme for reordering instructions via an instruction caching mechanism
A method and system for storing instructions retrieved from memory in a memory cache to provide said instructions to a processor. First a new instruction is...
Fabric device configuration interface for onlining fabric devices for use
from a host system
A fabric configuration interface may provide for storing multiple configuration repositories identifying different configurations of fabric devices for a host...
Termination criteria for the interval version of Newton's method for
solving systems of non-linear equations
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for finding the roots of a system of nonlinear equations within an interval vector X=(X.sub.1, . . . ,...
Mechanism and method for managing service-specified data in a profile
A profiling service for accessing user data. The profiling service includes a hierarchical structure of profile objects. Each profile object contains true-data...
Accessing relational database using an object-oriented language
The present invention provides for a proxy object that aids in returning a set of column names in a relational database. A predetermined method may be called...
Apparatus and method for the use of position information in wireless
Embodiments of the present invention are directed at gathering position information of mobile and stationary entities and using the position information in a...
Techniques for improving virtual channel management and maintenance in a
The invention is directed to a flexible method of allocating groups of virtual circuits in a network as a virtual circuit bunch. A virtual circuit bunch of...
Systems and methods for efficient and compact encoding
Systems and methods consistent with embodiments of the present invention provide for efficient and compact encoding. In an exemplary method for associating a...