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A vaporizer includes a case covered with a cover, and a vibrator. The case is divided into a liquid room and an air room. The liquid room has a protruding round...
Cable management system
A rack for an electronics assembly may have a supporting frame and a slider mechanism with a first part that is supported by the frame and a second part that...
Process persistence in a virtual machine
A system and method for providing process persistence in a virtual machine are described. A virtual persistent heap may be provided. The virtual persistent heap...
Partitioned random access memory
A random access memory includes a first memory bank, a second memory bank, an error checking circuit operatively connected to receive data read from the first...
Method and system for achieving high availability in a networked computer
The present invention describes a method and system for achieving high availability in a networked computer system. In particular, the method for achieving...
Speculative execution control with programmable indicator and deactivation
of multiaccess recovery mechanism
Mechanisms and techniques operate in a computerized device to enable or disable speculative execution of instructions such as load instructions on one or more...
System for accessing a region of memory using remote address translation
and using a memory window table and a...
A system for permitting remote user access to regions of memory that have been exported for remote direct memory access purposes. The system supports dynamically...
Cross-platform audio feedback for GUI components
Apparatus, methods and computer program products are disclosed for providing audio output in conjunction with a platform independent computer service. A software...
Point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communications are established based on a database query broadcast to all stations. Stations satisfying the query respond...
Protocol for a remote control device to enable control of network attached
The present invention addresses the difficulties of controlling new devices which have been added to a network. A network protocol, the NetCTL protocol, enables...
Double data rate (DDR) data strobe receiver
A data strobe receiver that includes a first comparator. The first comparator has a first input that is coupled to a first reference voltage. The first...
A portable programmable data carrier comprises a processor, a program memory for storing operating commands for the processor and a data memory for storing...
Remote object access
Remote access to a target object, in particular a target bean object, is provided by generating a client object or objects forming a representation of a target...
Supplanting motif dialog boxes via modifying intercepted function calls
from an application
A technique for supplanting the display of a Motif dialog box is disclosed. In a first aspect, the invention includes a method for supplanting a Motif dialog...
Method for improving the performance of safe language multitasking
A system and method are provided for isolating the execution of a plurality of applications which access shared data. A limited number of special classes...
System for remotely controlling power cycling of a peripheral expansion
subsystem by a host
A system and method for remotely power cycling a peripheral subsystem. A host system to remotely control the power cycling of a peripheral subsystem, without the...
Message gates in a distributed computing environment
Embodiments of message gates are described. A message gate is the message endpoint for a client or service in a distributed computing environment. A message gate...
Creating multiple sets of data by spawning a secondary virtual machine
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are disclosed for having a primary process spawn a secondary process to create multiple data sets, thereby allowing...
System and method for determining the required decoupling capacitors for a
power distribution system using an...
A system and method for determining the required decoupling capacitors for a power distribution system using an improved capacitor model. In one embodiment, a...
I/O receiver thermal correction scheme
A system and method of adjusting an I/O receiver includes providing an amplification control parameter to the I/O receiver. A temperature of the I/O receiver is...
Method and apparatus for facilitating efficient flow control for multicast
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates efficient flow control for data transmissions between a sender and a plurality of...
Dynamically adjusting a sample-to-pixel filter in response to user input
and/or sensor input
A graphics system capable of super-sampling and performing real-time convolution. The graphics system may comprise a graphics processor, a sample buffer, and a...
Organo-silicon compounds and their use as photoinitiators
A multi-functional photoinitiator of formula (I) wherein Q is a heteroatom selected from Si, Ti, Zr and Sn or any two independently selected such heteroatoms linked...
Rapidly expanding metallic mixture treated to prevent oxidation thereof at
Disclosed is a rapidly expanding metallic mixture treated for oxidation prevention thereof at room temperature, comprising a metal salt and a metal powder, which...
Method of making furniture with synthetic woven material
An article of furniture is made from elongated polymer filaments. The polymer filaments may be monofilaments or plural filaments which are twisted together and...
Zero overhead exception handling
Apparatus and processes, including computer implemented processes, for managing exceptions throwable during execution of methods in one or more classes by a...
Method and apparatus for updating an error-correcting code during a partial
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that updates an error-correcting code for a line when only a portion of the line is updated during a...
Microprocessor having a page prefetch cache for database applications
A microprocessor cache configuration for reducing database cache misses and improving the processing speed, comprising a level-1 data cache, and a page prefetch...
System and method for performing scale and bias operations by preclamping
input image data
In one embodiment, a scale and bias unit for use in a graphics system includes a preclamping unit configured to receive an input and to responsively generate an...
Magnified texture-mapped pixel performance in a single-pixel pipeline
A system and a method for improving magnified texture-mapped pixel performance in a single-pixel pipeline. Two textured pixel addresses corresponding to two...
Optimized packing of loose data in a graphics queue
A data queue optimized for receiving loosely packed graphics data and suitable for use in a computer graphics system is described. The data queue operates on...
Graphics system with a buddy / quad mode for faster writes
A system and method are disclosed for rendering polygons. In some embodiments, parameter values may be rendered for only one sample position of multiple...
Jittery polyphase clock
A plurality of clock signal phases are distributed to a circuit and at least one jitter source is coupled between at least two selected clock phases of the...
System and method for enabling atomic class loading in an application
Disclosed is a system and method for enabling dynamic class reloading in the application server environment. Users may specify class versionability by specifying...
Method and system for leveraging spares in a data storage system including
a plurality of disk drives
A method and apparatus for leveraging spare disks in a data storage system. Specifically the present invention describes a method for data recovery and...
Method and apparatus for controlling transitions between a first and a
second clock frequency
A method is provided for controlling transitions between a first and second clock frequency signal in first and second components electrically coupled together...
Data exchange methods for a switch which selectively forms a communication
channel between a processing unit...
A switch is presented including a host input/output (I/O) port adapted for coupling to a controller, multiple device I/O ports each adapted for coupling to at...
Software delivery method with enhanced batch redistribution for use in a
distributed computer network
A method, and associated computer system, for redistributing software packages in a distributed computer network after a failed distribution attempt is made in a...
Lookup discovery service in a distributed system having a plurality of
lookup services each with associated...
A lookup discovery service is provided that continuously monitors associated lookup services and provides information on lookup services of interest to...
System and method for providing dynamic references between services in a
A system and method for providing dynamic references between services in a computer system which allows a first service (e.g. an application program running on a...
Robust device driver token management for upgraded computers using legacy
In one aspect of the invention is a method for robust device token management. In x+ bit computers using x bit device cards, tokens are used for managing...
Automatic generation of an optimized API
An API optimizer generates an API (application program interface) customized to a particular process. The resulting optimized API includes API services that...
Dynamic attributes for distributed test framework
An invention is provided for customizing attributes of a distributed processing system. An embodiment includes a lookup service capable of advertising attributes...
Thread suspension system and method
In processor architectures that support allocation of register windows to called procedures, functions or methods, register windowing mechanisms can be used to...
Reading a selected register in a series of computational units forming a
processing pipeline upon expiration of...
A system and method for reading register contents from a computational pipeline having a plurality of computational units. The system includes a readback bus and...
Preemptive memory-block splitting
A computer system (10) implements a memory allocator that employs a data structure (FIG. 3) to maintain an inventory of dynamically allocated memory available to...
Automatic corner case search in multi-agent bus interface verification
A method for automatically creating a corner case situation on a bus is provided. The method uses a multi-agent bus interface verification tool to create the...
Method for generating configuration tables and for forwarding packets
through a network
A method performed by a computer system that includes a host processor coupled to a first bus, a first switch coupled to the first bus and a second bus, a second...