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Method and apparatus for saving power in pipelined processors
Techniques for reducing power consumption in pipelined processors are described. As a method, one embodiment of the present invention reduces power requirements...
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...
Single-channel convolution in a vector processing computer system
A system and method for performing convolution in a single channel of a vector processing computer system takes advantage of the parallel computing capability of...
Modular logic board chassis for a desktop computer
A computer (10) having a monitor housing (12) within which is affixed a logic module (24) having thereon a processor (36), a memory module (38), an internal...
Mechanism for color-space neutral (video) effects scripting engine
A first command is retrieved from a script containing one or more commands written for a first color space. The first command is associated with zero or more...
Rendering translucent layers in a display system
A system and method of rendering overlapping layers in a computer display, such as a windowing system, employs front-to-back assembly of the displayed image. An...
Method and apparatus for incremental code signing
The present invention discloses a method for quickly and easily authenticating large computer program. The system operates by first sealing the computer program...
Apparatus and method for storing a movie within a movie
A hierarchical movie is provided. A hierarchical movie is a movie that contains one or more embedded movies. Embedded movies may themselves contain embedded...
Systems and methods for using media upon insertion into a data processing
Methods and apparatuses for operating with writeable media. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method includes inserting a writeable media into a drive...
Method and apparatus for managing file extensions in a digital processing
Methods and apparatuses for managing file extensions in a processing system. An exemplary method of managing file extensions in a digital processing system...
Electronic device holder
An apparatus that can secure an electronic device and be inserted into a conventional cup holder is described. The cup holder, for example, is inside of an...
Methods and apparatus for constant-weight encoding and decoding
Methods and apparatus for spreading and concentrating information to constant-weight encode data words on a parallel data line bus while allowing communication...
Method and apparatus for accelerating detection of serial bus device speed
A method and apparatus for accelerating detection of speed code signals, and in particular S400 signals, for IEEE Standard 1394-1995 serial bus devices. The...
Self aligning foot assembly
A foot assembly includes a foot including a snap and a first alignment feature, the snap and the alignment feature are coupled to a base, and the first alignment...
DC connector assembly
A DC connector arrangement is disclosed. The DC connector arrangement includes a DC plug and a DC receptacle that are configured to engage one another at more...
Electronic device holder
System and method using edge processing to remove blocking artifacts from
A system and method using edge processing to remove blocking artifacts comprises an edge processor having an image converter for building an edge representation...
Cooling system for electronic devices utilizing fluid flow and agitation
A cooling system, the system comprises a housing having an inlet and an outlet, a liquid to be flown from the inlet into the housing and out of outlet to exit...
Method and apparatus for administering the operating system of a
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 variable accuracy inter-picture timing
specification for digital video encoding
A method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention...
Multiple personas for mobile devices
A computer system is disclosed which may adopt one of many personas, depending upon the role that its owner is currently playing. The computer system includes a...
Method and apparatus for improved color correction
Methods and apparatuses for color correction that includes gamma correction. One embodiment of the present invention pre-processes the native device information...
Mouse having a rotary dial
A user operated input device is disclosed. The user operated input device includes a housing and a rotary dial positioned relative to an external surface of the...
Apparatus and method for increasing a digital camera image capture rate by
delaying image processing
An apparatus for increasing a digital camera image capture rate comprises an imaging device for capturing raw image data, a frame buffer for receiving the image...
Presentation during network address acquisition
A method and apparatus for instructing a processing system to present information. In one embodiment of the invention a server processing system on a network...
Digital image coding system having self-adjusting selection criteria for
selecting a transform function
In a digital signal processing system, a method for selecting a transform function to apply to an input signal based on characteristics of the signal, and for...
Power on sequence and ground fault interruptor for hot plug device
A protection circuit for use with a 1394-compliant network of devices is disclosed. The protection circuit comprises a power source, a switch connecting the...
Two stage power supply circuit for independently supplying power to first
and second components of a digital...
A power supply circuit for a digital processing system. A first stage of the power supply circuit is used to generate power for a first component of the digital...
Method and apparatus for filtering email
A method and apparatus for filtering messages comprising determining a first semantic anchor corresponding to a first group of messages, for example, legitimate...
16:9 Aspect ratio and anamorphic image processing
A method and apparatus is described for receiving a first data stream comprising a graphic image having an aspect ratio of 16:9 into a computer system, capturing...
Method and apparatus for automatically normalizing a perceived volume
level in a digitally encoded file
Automatically normalizing a perceived loudness for a digitally encoded audio track formed of a number of channels during playback on a multimedia asset player is...
Keyed antenna adapter
A keyed antenna apparatus (10, 10, 10b) for adapting a wireless access point (12, 12a, 12b) to an external antenna (52, 54) or an external antenna group (22). A...
System and method for deactivating a first device from a second device
A signaling circuit may be implemented with a connection comprised of signal lines having predefined signals and/or functions. The predefined signals and/or...
Method and apparatus for configuring a computer
A method and apparatus for configuring a computer. One embodiment of the invention combines all of the prior art control panels related to networking into a...
Methods and apparatus for displaying a frame with contrasting text
An area within a frame is defined in which text or an image is to be generated. The text or image may also include an optional border surrounding and adjacent to...
Automatic synthesis of font tables for character layout
Data tables that are required for the proper processing of font glyphs are automatically synthesized if they do not form part of an original font definition. The...
Icon for a portion of a display screen
Method and apparatus for allocating bandwidth in teleconferencing
applications using bandwidth control
In the present invention, in some embodiments, an administrator assigns a total bandwidth allocation to at least one other computer system, and the computer...
Method and apparatus for generating jitter test patterns on a high
performance serial bus
The present invention provides a computer readable medium containing instructions for generating random jitter test patterns by generating a sequence of...
In one exemplary embodiment, a hinge assembly having a counterbalance spring, a friction mechanism, and an independent pop-up element attached to a shaft. In one...
Bezel door for computer enclosure
A computer is disclosed. The computer includes a housing having an opening. The computer also includes a door that is movably coupled to the housing via a...
Apparatus for parallel vector table look-up
Methods and apparatuses for performing simultaneous table look-up using multiple look-up tables. In one aspect of the invention, an execution unit in a...
Methods and apparatus for providing automatic high speed data connection
in portable device
In a portable FireWire compatible device, a direct memory access (DMA) bus switch coupled by way of a DMA bus to a central processing unit (CPU), a local hard...
Single-ended balance-coded interface with embedded-timing
An interface includes an encoder to receive a stream of input symbols and, in response, to output a corresponding stream of output symbols of substantially equal...