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Method and apparatus for listening for incoming calls on multiple
In one embodiment, the invention provides a method comprising loading a set of transport components into a memory; initializing each transport component of the...
Apparatus and method for handling special windows in a display
An apparatus and method for handling special windows in a display comprises a window manager in an operating system that is called by application programs to...
Adaptive motion estimation
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method of performing motion estimation for an array of image values obtained from a current image. The method starts...
Multimedia file format
An automatically readable medium encoded with a time-based media file which comprises a factory object which uniquely identifies the instantiation of an object...
Hybrid ground grid for printed circuit board
Electrical mounting boards and methods for their fabrication and use are disclosed herein. In particular, such mounting boards embodiments utilize hybrid ground...
System and method for using a correspondence table to compress a
Parsing routines extract from a conventional pronunciation dictionary an entry, which includes a dictionary word and dictionary phonemes representing the...
Data-driven global boundary optimization
Portions from segment boundary regions of a plurality of speech segments are extracted. Each segment boundary region is based on a corresponding initial unit...
Circuits and methods for amplifying signals
The present invention discloses a bus pumping compensation for a pulse modulation circuit such as class D modulators. The compensation according to the present...
Method and apparatus for backlighting a device
A light guide panel is disclosed. The panel comprises a plate for dispersing light and at least one light-emitting diode (LED) coupled to the plate for providing...
Electronic device holder
Method and apparatus for dynamic performance evaluation of data storage
Improved approaches for evaluating performance of data storage systems used with computers are disclosed. The performance evaluation of the data storage systems...
Updating a data structure
An implementation repeatedly updates data in a data structure, the data structure having a size larger than an atomic size. The implementation avoids locking the...
Pre-processing method and system for data reduction of video sequences and
bit rate reduction of compressed...
Methods for pre-processing video sequences prior to compression to provide data reduction of the video sequence. In addition, after compression of the...
Method and apparatus for automatic detection and healing of signal pair
crossover on a high performance serial bus
An automatic crossover and healing process is disclosed for the P1394b standard. In particular, a crossover process is disclosed which comprises coupling the...
Gaussian blur approximation suitable for GPU
A Gaussian blur approximation is applied to an image by repeated down-sampling operations followed by an up-sample operation. By using a truncated Gaussian...
Parts manipulation and inspection system and method
Manufacturing lines include inspection systems for monitoring the quality of parts produced. Manufacturing lines for making semiconductor devices generally...
Video conferencing apparatus and method
A video conferencing system having video and/or audio capture device for video and audio communications is disclosed. The video and audio capture device may...
Substantially noiseless cooling device for electronic devices
A cooling device of an electronic component. The cooling device comprises a carrier having one or more openings, a piezoelectric member moveably disposed in one...
Macroscalar processor architecture
A macroscalar processor architecture is described herein. In one embodiment, an exemplary processor includes one or more execution units to execute instructions...
Circuit board cam-action standoff connector
A cam-action expanding standoff connector and related method are disclosed for mounting a circuit board. The standoff connector includes a body and a plurality...
Low EMI capacitive trackpad
A printed circuit board (PCB) assembly provides a two layer capacitive trackpad sensor in which an EMI ground grid is interposed among the sensor's capacitive...
Method and apparatus for constant light output pulsed L.E.D. illumination
An illumination source includes a plurality of LEDs, and an electrical circuit that selectively applies power from the DC voltage source to the LED units,...
Accessories for teleconference component
A system and method providing capability expansion in a teleconferencing environment. One or more accessories are invoked and arranged in an accessory stack...
Adaptively post filtering encoded video
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method of decoding an encoded video signal that includes a plurality of successive encoded images. The method...
Apparatus for providing capacitive decoupling between on-die power and
One embodiment of the present invention provides capacitive decoupling on the surface of a semiconductor die, instead of providing the decoupling on a package or...
Method and apparatus for loop breaking in a data bus
A method and apparatus is disclosed for preventing loops in a full-duplex bus The method has the acts of: selecting at least two candidates to join said bus;...
Cooling method for ICS
The present invention is a cooling device for removing heat from an integrated circuit. In one embodiment, the cooling device includes a conduit and a flexible...
Universal serial bus connector and socket coupling arrangements
A Universal Serial Bus socket-equipped arrangement (USB-SEA) configured for mating with a Universal Serial Bus (USB) plug having a plug metal housing and an...
Adaptive power-reduction mode
A method, apparatus, and system comprises monitoring an idle time period associated with a device and providing an adaptive power-save mode based upon a...
Conserving power by reducing voltage supplied to an instruction-processing
portion of a processor
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates reducing static power consumption of a processor. During operation, the system...
Method and apparatus for evaluating and improving disk access time in a
Techniques for improving access time in data storage systems are disclosed. These techniques can be used to prevent undesirable access delays that are often...
Method for sharing groups of objects
A method of sharing a group of one or more objects between a plurality of users, in which one or more of said plurality of users is able to change parameter data...
Simulation of string vibration
A method of simulating a string using a wave equation relates movement of the string in time to force acting on the string, wherein the force acting on the...
System for real-time adaptation to changes in display configuration
A hot-plugging capability for video devices is achieved by shifting the responsibility for recognizing changes in the configuration of a display environment from...
Reliable real-time transport protocol
Reliability is added to RTP by having a client acknowledge to the server each of the RTP packets received by the client, and retransmitting from the server to...