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Anti-aliasing interlaced video formats for large kernel convolution
A system and method are disclosed for management of sample data to enable video rate anti-aliasing convolution for interlaced video frames. Sample data may be...
Method and apparatus for determining display element attribute values
A method for determining display element attribute values from an object represented by the display element includes defining a display element view including at...
Graphics pixel packing for improved fill rate performance
A system and method for packing pixels together to provide a increased fill rate in a frame buffer hardware in the graphics system. The graphics system may be...
System and method for performing font operations when background color is
One embodiment of a method of performing a font operation involves receiving a set of font data identifying a font operation to be performed. If a first font...
Pattern based dynamic drive current balancing for data transmission
A driver stage uses a primary driver and a secondary driver to balance drive current when transmitting a new data bit different than bits consecutively...
Apparatus and methods for communicating between resource domains
Disclosed is a method for executing a remote method. Each argument of the remote method is wrapped when the argument is a remote object (e.g. the argument's...
Method for monitoring the condition of a battery in a high temperature high
A method for battery condition testing. In one embodiment, the method is comprised of interrupting AC power service to a data storage system. The interruption...
Method and apparatus for bag-to-set, buffering remembered set
A method for providing a remembered set involves maintaining the remembered set as a bag, identifying when an event occurs, and transforming the remembered set...
Method for employing a page prefetch cache for database applications
A method for increasing the processing speed of database instructions using a page prefetch cache. More particularly, the method is executed on a microprocessor...
DLL static phase error measurement technique
An apparatus for measuring static phase error in a delay locked loop includes a first test stage and a second test stage. The first test stage receives a...
Methods and apparatus for associating character codes with optimized
A system identifies a character code. This character code may be received from keyboard entry, read from memory, or acquired from an external network, for...
Method and apparatus for prevention of read corruption in rotated-read
register files and content addressable...
Rotated-read register file and CAM array memory structures include corruption prevention circuits that are used to force a read bit line to a known digital value...
Cooling power supplies
There is provided a cooling fan drive circuit for driving a pair of cooling fans. The circuit comprises a first power supply line for providing a power...
Method and apparatus for hardware acceleration of graphical fill in display
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method and apparatus for hardware acceleration of graphical fill in display systems. In one embodiment, a...
Active pulsed scheme for driving long interconnects
An interconnect structure includes a signal wire and an active shield line adjacent to, but removed from, the signal wire. The interconnect structure also...
Method for clock control of half-rail differential logic
Clocked half-rail differential logic circuits are activated by a delayed clock. According to the invention, when clocked half-rail differential logic circuits of...
Concrete fencing system
A concrete fencing system uses a pair of end posts to support a pair of rails, which support a plurality of panels. The end posts and rails have rectangular...
Combined hands free phone device and ear piece
Method and apparatus for discovering and activating software components
Methods, software, and apparatus for transparently pairing data with a command object, with respect to the application which wishes to present the data, are...
Lock-free implementation of concurrent shared object with dynamic node
allocation and distinguishing pointer value
A novel linked-list-based concurrent shared object implementation has been developed that provides non-blocking and linearizable access to the concurrent shared...
Method and device for a context-based memory management system
A method and device for virtual memory support in a computer system using a mapping structure for address translation. Mapping indicators are associated with...
Hierarchical SMP computer system
A symmetrical multiprocessing system includes a plurality of nodes interconnected by a hierarchical bus. To allow for the transfer of data between nodes and to...
Method of synchronizing arbiters within a hierarchical computer system
A method of synchronizing arbiters. The method is performed by a computer system that has a first repeater, a second repeater that is coupled to the first...
Extended message block for network device drivers
The present invention manages memory buffers in network device drivers in a flexible operating system (e.g., the Solaris operating system) that increase...
Method for efficient computation of point doubling operation of elliptic
curve point scalar multiplication over...
The present invention provides a method for performing a point doubling operation with only one modular division and no multiply per operation. As a result, the...
Local allocation buffers for parallel garbage collection
A multiprocessor, multiprogram, stop-the-world garbage collection program is described. The system initially over partitions the root sources, and then...
System and method for implementing a routing scheme in a computer network
using intention packets when fault...
An apparatus and method for implementing a transmission scheme employing intention is contemplated. At times, a switching device within a network may detect a...
Ring oscillator with a digitally programmable frequency
One embodiment of the present invention provides a ring oscillator with a digitally programmable frequency. This ring oscillator includes an odd number of...
Apparatus and method for an offset-correcting sense amplifier
An apparatus and method for a sensing circuit for cancelling an offset voltage. Specifically, in one embodiment, a CMOS inverter amplifier amplifies an input...
Integrated electromigration length effect testing method and apparatus
Apparatus and methods are disclosed for determining the critical length of a conductor. In one aspect, a system may include at least one device under test (DUT)...
Method and apparatus for feeding sheets
Paperboard sheets are fed by a feeder including driven wheels which engage the lowermost sheet of a stack and drive it through the nip rolls of a box-finishing...
Triangular drinking container
Techniques for implementing security on a small footprint device using a
A small footprint device, such as a smart card, can securely run multiple programs from unrelated vendors by the inclusion of a context barrier isolating the...
of host objects implemented in java
Method and apparatus for creating an index for a structured document based
on a stylesheet
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that generates an index to facilitate searching through text within a document based upon an index...
Mechanism to improve fault isolation and diagnosis in computers
A system and method for improving the isolation and diagnosis of hardware faults in a computing system wherein means are provided for indicating whether unusable...
Method and system for providing cluster replicated checkpoint services
The present invention describes a method and system for providing cluster replicated checkpoint services. In particular, the method provides cluster replicated...
Method and apparatus for arbitrary resolution interval timeouts
Methods and apparatus for enabling timeouts with arbitrary resolutions to be implemented are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present invention, a...
Directory structure-based reading of configuration ROM
A method of reading configuration ROM in a serial bus device reads only portions of the ROM that are organized in a directory structure. Typically, the...
Solving a nonlinear equation through interval arithmetic and term
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for solving a nonlinear equation through interval arithmetic. During operation, the system receives a...
Work-stealing queues for parallel garbage collection
A multiprocessor, multi-program, stop-the-world garbage collection program is described. The system initially over partitions the root sources, and then...
Optical computer bus with dynamic bandwidth allocation
A signal communication device for use within a computer includes a set of optical fibers configured to form an optical computer bus between a set of computer...
Method and apparatus for detecting facsimile transmissions over a network
To detect facsimile calls that are initiated manually by a user, a method is used that utilizes the detection of a called (CED) tone generated by a receiving...
Chip/package resonance damping using controlled package series resistance
A method and apparatus for reducing an impedance of a power supply path of an integrated circuit is provided. The power supply path includes a first power supply...
Pen and pencil holder
Inheritable thread-local storage
In a threading mechanism, a system and method for providing automatic value inheritance when a parent thread creates a child thread. Upon thread creation, the...
System and method for building packets
Memory requests and responses thereto include a tag that has a shift value indicating the misalignment between the first byte of required packet data and the...