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Method and apparatus for authentication and payment for devices
participating in Jini communities
Architectures that enable different types of security devices to operate interchangeably in very large network environments for authentication and metered access...
Methods and apparatus for controlling speculative execution of instructions
based on a multiaccess memory condition
Mechanisms and techniques operate in a computerized device to enable or disable speculative execution of instructions such as reordering of load and store...
Memory controller and method using read and write queues and an ordering
queue for dispatching read and write...
In one of the many embodiments disclosed herein, a method for dispatching read and write requests to a memory is disclosed which includes queuing at least one...
System with arbitration scheme supporting virtual address networks and
having split ownership and access right...
A computer system may include several client devices, a data network configured to transmit data packets between the client devices, a coherency mode storage...
Method and apparatus for efficiently broadcasting transactions between a
first address repeater and a second...
A computer system including a first repeater and a second repeater that is coupled to the first repeater. The computer system also includes a third repeater that...
Bulk import in a directory server
A method of bulk import in a directory server, including defining an extended operation on a server and a client, sending an extended operation request from the...
System and method for host based storage virtualization
The illustrative embodiment of the present invention provides a method of inserting a software created virtual interface between the user of a host electronic...
Method and apparatus for using a shared library mechanism to facilitate
sharing of metadata
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that uses a shared library to facilitate sharing objects containing metadata. During operation, the...
Synchronous clocked full-rail differential logic with single-rail logic and
In a synchronous clocked full-rail differential logic circuit with single-rail logic and shut-off the complementary logic function of the prior art is replaced...
Method and layout for MOS capacitors with phase shifted layers
A layout and a method for generating a mask for a capacitor are provided. The layout and the mask allow for the formation of the capacitor or an array of...
Methods and apparatus for implementing an application lifecycle design for
Methods and apparatus for managing execution of an application according to an application lifecycle. The application lifecycle is managed by an application...
Caching mechanism for a virtual heap
A caching mechanism for a virtual persistent heap. A feature of a virtual persistent heap is the method used to cache portions of the virtual persistent heap...
System and method for a display device using a priority messaging protocol
A display device executing a network messaging protocol and capable of receiving display requests from multiple network devices communicating with the display...
System for interfacing an application program with diverse databases
A system for querying a database. Query strings comprising queries from application program are loaded from a text file into a query lookups table. The...
Method and apparatus for a multi-gigabit ethernet architecture
An Ethernet architecture is provided for connecting a computer system or other network entity to a dedicated Ethernet network medium. The network interface...
SSTL pull-up pre-driver design using regulated power supply
A SSTL memory interface pre-driver stage that uses a voltage regulator to generate a `virtual` ground reference voltage is provided. The `virtual` ground voltage...
Image transferring apparatus
An image transferring device is disclosed having a support plate, a reflective plate and a core member adapted to support the support plate and reflective plate...
System and method for performing predictable signature analysis
In one embodiment, a computer system includes a first component configured to output data on a bus in response to a request for data from a second component. The...
Solid-state imaging device, method for producing same, and mask
The present invention provides a solid-state imaging device comprising: a transparent substrate transmitting light therethrough; a first chip including a...
Structure and method for separating geometries in a design layout into
multi-wide object classes
Manipulation of a multi-wide object class design layout to facilitate design rule checking or automatic correction of design rule errors is improved by deriving...
Method and apparatus for extending coverage of GUI tests
A method of testing a graphical user interface includes selecting a widget of the graphical user interface, associating an access mode with the widget,...
Interactive graphical user interface for television set-top box
A graphical user interface (GUI) for a television set-top box which includes a web browser. The set-top box has an Internet data connection and is controlled...
Dynamically reconfigurable interconnection
A method and apparatus for dynamically reconfiguring a computing system are disclosed. The method comprises detecting a predetermined condition triggering a...
Method for reducing a magnitude of a rate of current change of an
A method for reducing a magnitude of a rate of current change of an integrated circuit is provided. The method uses a plurality of transistors controlled by a...
Dynamic memory placement policies for NUMA architecture
A distributed shared memory multiprocessor computer system utilizes page placement policies to reduce data access latencies. Pages of memory are allocated to...
Using multicasting to provide ethernet-like communication behavior to
selected peers on a network
Methods and systems consistent with the present invention provide a Supernet, a private network constructed out of components from a public-network...
Modified retirement payload array
In the Retirement Payload Array (RPA) of a microprocessor, the pointer advance signal "ADVANCE POINTER" from the Instruction Retirement Logic (IRL) of the...
Semiconductor device verification system and method
A semiconductor device verification system and method isolates errors detected during verification by comparing a predetermined stimulus applied to the...
System and method for small read only data
A system and method is provided for minimizing read-only data retrieval time and/or area through the use of combinatorial logic. In one embodiment of the present...
Bidirectional input/output cells
A bi-directional input/output (IO) cell for transmitting and receiving data signals simultaneously over a single line. The bidirectional IO cell having an IO...
Integrated circuit assembly module that supports capacitive communication
between semiconductor dies
One embodiment of the present invention provides an integrated circuit assembly module, including a first semiconductor die and a second semiconductor die, each...
Chip packaging and connection for reduced EMI
A chip package for reduced EMI. In one embodiment, a chip package includes a semiconductor chip mounted on a substrate. First and second horizontal conductors...
In a modular computer system comprising at least one information processing module removably received at a first face of a housing, at least one computer support...
Method and apparatus for password re-entry
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for password re-entry. In one or more embodiments, the invention is in an environment wherein a password...
Binned remembered sets
A garbage collector that performs collection incrementally in accordance with the train algorithm employs remembered sets to keep track of locations where...
A computing environment includes an application server code resident on a remote application server that can be distributed by a local server. A request for...
Mechanism and apparatus for returning results of services in a distributed
Systems and methods for returning results of services within a distributed computing environment are provided. After a client invokes one or more functions of a...
System and method for testing server latencies using multiple concurrent
users in a computer system
A system and method for testing server latencies using multiple concurrent users in a computer system is provided. A computer system may include a server and one...
Distributed intraframe transmission in digital video compression
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for distributed intraframe transmission. In one embodiment of the present invention, digital images are...
Cable management system
A rack for an electronics assembly comprises: (i) a supporting frame (22, 24); (ii) a slider mechanism (4) having a first part (6) that is supported by the...
End point value correction when traversing an edge using a quantized slope
A system and method for rendering a polygon, such as a triangle. The method may comprise receiving geometry data (or vertex data) defining vertices of the...
Integrated circuit and method of adjusting capacitance of a node of an
The present invention relates to an integrated circuit device and method of adjusting capacitance of a node of an integrated circuit In one embodiment, the...
Mounting cooling units
There is described a mounting assembly for attaching cooling units such as fans to a housing for electrical circuitry to provide a cooling inflow of air into the...
Filtration method and filter consisting of nitrogen-containing cycles or
heterocycles such as DNA or RNA
The methods concerns a method for general use and more particularly used for tobacco products. The method uses in particular nitrogen-containing heterocycles...
Method and apparatus for managing independent asynchronous I/O operations
within a virtual machine
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates performing independent asynchronous I/O operations within a platform-independent...
Method and apparatus for performing byte-code optimization during pauses
Methods and apparatus for dynamically compiling byte codes associated with methods during idle periods in the execution of a computer program are disclosed. The...
Method and apparatus for fault isolation on network loops using low level
Methods, systems and programs for isolating faults in a network loop are described. A single write and multiple read test is performed on the last device in a...
Using short references to access program elements in a large address space
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that accesses a desired element during execution of a program. During operation, the system receives a...