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Conversion of output device color values to minimize image quality
Undesirable artifacts appearing in color images, such as blooming or smudging around the edges of text, are avoided through selective reduction of the color...
Composite graphics rendered using multiple frame buffers
A secondary frame buffer is provided for use by classic applications designed to paint directly to a frame buffer. Classic applications paint their windows to...
A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium that in an embodiment determine a degree of correlation between a speaker output signal and a microphone...
System and method for displaying text
A system and method for displaying text are described. According to embodiments of the invention, the system and methods describe operations for displaying text,...
Electronic device holder
Interposer containing bypass capacitors for reducing voltage noise in an
One embodiment of the present invention provides an apparatus that reduces voltage noise for an integrated circuit (IC) device. This apparatus includes an...
Method and apparatus for border node behavior on a full-duplex bus
A method for determining and communicating the existence of a hybrid bus is disclosed. The method determines whether a connected node is a border node and...
Method and apparatus for linear insertion and removal of a memory module
in a computer system
Methods and systems for insertion of a memory module into a computer system are provided. The method includes removing an access door of the computer system to...
Method and apparatus for uploading mass-distributed content to a server
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates uploading content from a client to a server. Upon receiving content, the client...
Quiet fan speed control
A novel a circuit for driving a fan includes an output terminal for supplying the fan with drive power, a pulse width modulation driver, and a limiter. A first...
Isochronous channel having a linked list of buffers
A computer system consists of a plurality of nodes, each with an associated local host, coupled together with a plurality of point-to-point links. An isochronous...
Evaluating and correcting rhythm in audio data
The invention is directed to a method and apparatus for evaluating and correcting rhythm of audio data. Embodiments of the invention are capable of obtaining...
Method and apparatus for automated remote volume mounting using a plug-in
installed on a client
A method and apparatus for remotely and automatically mounting volumes over a network. The invention uses an interface, such as a web browser, to authenticate a...
Apparatus for air cooling of an electronic device
An apparatus for air-cooling an electronic device is disclosed. A contoured panel channels a flow of air within the housing of an electronic device so as to...
System and method for processing graphics operations with graphics
Disclosed is a system and method for processing graphic operations on a plurality of data structures of an image with a graphics processing unit and memory. The...
Method and apparatus rendering user accounts portable
Improved approaches for enabling user accounts to be portable across different multi-user computer systems are disclosed. A user account created at a multi-user...
Method and apparatus for implementing a sleep proxy for services on a
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for implementing a sleep proxy. The system starts by receiving a request at the sleep proxy for...
Oxygen-scavenging resin compositions having low haze
A resin composition provides good optical properties when stretched and efficient oxygen-scavenging, the resin composition comprising a film-forming polyester...
A connection system. The connection system includes a connection receptacle comprising a first component coupled to a chassis and a second component coupled to...
Quick release structures for a computer
Quick release couplings for releasably coupling components of a computer to the computer are disclosed. The quick release coupling mechanisms are generally...
Adjustment of color values for optimized image processing
A method for processing an image of a given file type is disclosed. The method involves converting the image into data formatted for a new pixel type, the new...
Method and apparatus for voltage compensation for parasitic impedance
An apparatus and method for regulating a voltage to a load to compensate for one or more parasitic impedances. A first amplifier measures the voltage drop due to...
Method and apparatus for dynamic power management in a processor system
A dynamic power management system includes an operating system (OS) that causes a processor to operate in one of multiple run states that have different...
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...
Cyclemaster synchronization in a distributed bridge
A method of synchronizing cyclemasters over a distributed bridge is disclosed. The method comprises: a local portal sending a synchronization signal to a peer...
System and method for processing time-based media
System and method for processing time-based media such as sequences of images, audio sequences, and the like on a computing device such as a personal computer. A...
Computer light adjustment
A computing device is disclosed. The computing device includes a light source configured to output light. The computing device also includes a light sensor...
Autonomous thermal management
The present invention provides both a peripheral device that regulates its own temperature by adjusting its power consumption, and a method to accomplish the...
Media player with instant play capability
A media player and a method for operating a media player are disclosed. A media program is able to substantially immediately begin playing after a media play...
Providing a reliable operating system for clients of a net-booted
A method and apparatus are provided for supplying a reliable and maintainable operating system in a net-booted environment. According to one embodiment, a...
Method and apparatus for coordination of client/server processes
The invention provides for the coordination of client/server processes. One or more embodiments provide a completion object comprised of various states of...
Method and apparatus for expanding audio data
Systems implementing the invention allow a user to time stretch an audio track without changing the pitch of the sound, and to produce optimal audible qualities...
A mouse with multi button functionality is disclosed. The mouse includes a housing that surrounds the internal components of the mouse. The housing includes at...
System for reducing the number of programs necessary to render an image
A system for reducing memory and computational requirements of graphics operations. The system provides techniques for combining otherwise individual operations...
Method and apparatus for image blending
Methods and apparatuses for blending two images using vector table look up operations. In one aspect of the invention, a method to blend two images includes:...
Apparatus and method to facilitate universal remote control
One embodiment of the present invention provides a universal remote control, which includes a display screen and a user input mechanism. The universal remote...
Socket connector having a flexible internal barrier to prevent incorrect
insertion of smaller sized plugs
An improved socket connector has flexible interior barriers to prevent incorrect insertion of smaller sized plugs, where a flexible internal barrier is formed on...
Manipulating text and graphic appearance
A method, device and computer system for creating a smooth, continuous height (scalar or vector) field are described. The described techniques permit arbitrary...
Graphical user interface(GUI), a synthesiser and a computer system
including a GUI
The present invention relates to a graphical user interface (GUI), a synthesizer and a computer system including such a graphical user interface. In the prior...
Heat dissipating device for an integrated circuit chip
An electronic assembly comprises a support board, an integrated circuit chip interconnected and coupled to the support board, and a thermal-gap-filler pad placed...