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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...
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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...
A method and apparatus for managing bandwidth in a network is described. In one embodiment, the method determines whether a request being transferred from a...
Methods and apparatus for optimizing garbage collection using separate
heaps of memory for storing local...
Methods and apparatus for executing a method to enable memory associated with objects not referenced external to the executed method to be reclaimed upon...
Protection element for an EMI reduction element
An EMI reduction element and a protection element are provided with an electrical component. The electrical component has a distal end, and the EMI reduction...
Initializing a series of video routers that employ source-synchronous
A video routing system including video routers VR(0), VR(1), . . . , VR(N.sub.R -1) coupled in a linear series. Each video router in the linear series...
Tooltips on webpages
A method and apparatus that allows a Web page designer to specify tooltips for his Web page. Tooltips are text areas that display automatically when the user...
Signature analysis registers for testing a computer graphics system
A signature capture and analysis system suitable for use in a high performance computer graphics system is described. The system employs a distributed network of...
Memory interleaving technique for texture mapping in a graphics system
A graphics system and method for storing and accessing texture maps comprising texels. The graphics system may include a graphics processor and a texture memory...
Reading or writing a non-super sampled image into a super sampled buffer
A graphics system and method for storing pixel values into or reading pixel values from a sample buffer, wherein the sample buffer is configured to store a...
Jitter estimation for a phase locked loop
A method for estimating jitter in a phase locked loop is provided. The estimation is determined from a simulation that uses a representative power supply...
Dividing and distributing the drive strength of a single clock buffer
Devices, methods, and networks that divide and proportionally distribute the drive strength of a clock buffer such that the output drive strength of the clock...
Centrifugal blower with eddy blade
A centrifugal blower with an eddy blade is disclosed. The centrifugal blower includes a multiblade impeller with a plurality of blades, and a scroll casing...
Correction of spacing violations between dummy geometries and wide class
objects of design geometries
Automated techniques to correct certain rule violations with respect to non-design geometries are used, simplifying and automating the design layout of an...
Built-in self-testing for double data rate input/output
Macro cells for a Double Data Rate (DDR) I/O interface are provided. The macro cells feature built-in self-test (BIST) functionality for testing the I/O...
Method and apparatus for detecting corrupt software code
A method for detecting corrupt software code includes defining a correlation rule for a program, writing the program to a memory device and reading two or more...
Techniques for securing data flow in internet multicasting
Multicast communications are expanded to include the concept of private multicasts. An address space dedicated to multicast is partitioned into a subspace for...
Processing architecture having field swapping capability
According to the invention, a processing core that includes a first source register, a second source register, a multiplexer, a destination register, and an...
Hot swappable electronic module with non-staggered connectors
A hot swappable electronic component or module is provided that has non-staggered connectors (i.e., of equal length or depth), but which is configured to ensure...
Method and apparatus for database query decomposition
An improved system for database query processing by means of "query decomposition" intercepts database queries prior to processing by a database management...
Spanning tree support in a high performance network device
A method and apparatus for providing spanning tree support are provided. According to one aspect of the present invention, a network device includes two or more...
Data management to enable video rate anti-aliasing convolution
A system and method is disclosed for management of sample data to enable video rate anti-aliasing convolution. Sample data may be moved simultaneously from a...
Vertex assembly buffer and primitive launch buffer
A graphics system and method for processing geometry compressed, three-dimensional graphics data are disclosed. After transforming and lighting each vertex, a...
Clock frequency multiplier
A clock frequency multiplier design is provided. The clock frequency multiplier includes an input stage arranged to receive an input clock signal, a first clock...
Design-for-test technique for a delay locked loop
A delay locked loop implementing design-for-test features to test for, among other, stuck-at-faults is provided. The delay locked loop uses multiplexers as...
Water-based intaglio printing ink
The invention relates to a water-based intaglio printing ink especially suited for the intaglio printing of security documents, such as postage stamps, stock...
On-die thermal monitoring technique
A method and apparatus for monitoring a temperature on an integrated circuit that includes a thin gate oxide transistor. A temperature monitoring system that...
Filler gauge with flexible measurement
A filler gauge with flexible measurement is disclosed in the invention. The invention provides a filler gauge that is easy to be manufactured and able to lower...
Combination padlock with horizontal locking bar
System for performing deadlock free message transfer in cyclic multi-hop
digital computer network using a...
In brief summary, the invention provides a new message packet transfer system, which may be used in, for example, a multiprocessor computer system. The message...
Abstract syntax notation to interface definition language converter
framework for network management
A system and method for managing network devices. The framework may provide a suitable system for managed object data type conversions between various data...
Active region management techniques and associated methods of designing and
manufacturing VLSI circuits
Disclosed herein is a method of determining an active region for a routing area having a plurality of component tiles positioned thereon. A set of stop points,...
System and method for efficient data mirroring in a pair of storage devices
A system may include mirroring logic, a controller, and first and second devices (e.g., data storage devices). The first and second devices may include multiple...
Method and apparatus for implementing PCI DMA speculative prefetching in a
message passing queue oriented bus...
Speculative prefetching during DMA reads in a message-passing, queue-oriented bus system is controlled by creating a special data structure, called a "DMA...