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Computer controlled display device
The present invention is a computer controlled display device. In one embodiment, the display device includes a flat panel display having an input for receiving...
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...
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...
Method and apparatus for mapping objects to multiple tables of a database
The present invention creates a model that maps object classes in an object-oriented environment to a data source. The model maps the relationship between...
Assigning meanings to utterances in a speech recognition system
Assigning meanings to spoken utterances in a speech recognition system. A plurality of speech rules is generated, each of the of speech rules comprising a...
A portable computer is disclosed. The portable computer includes a base. The portable computer also includes a lid that pivots relative to the base. The portable...
Method and apparatus for speech recognition using latent semantic
A method and apparatus for speech recognition using latent semantic adaptation is described herein. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method...
Speaker equalization tool
A computer readable medium containing program instructions for controlling a parametric equalizer is provided. Generally, a computer readable code is provided...
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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...
Cursor control device having an integral top member
The present invention provides an improved computer mouse that has a mouse housing having a base member and a top member. The base member is configured primarily...
Method and apparatus for determining font attributes
A method to determine a font attribute includes: determining a first number and a second number; receiving input resulting from repositioning of a thumb of a...
Method and apparatus for archiving and unarchiving objects
The invention is directed towards methods and apparatuses for archiving and unarchiving objects. Some embodiments of the invention archive and unarchive objects...
Method and apparatus for forming and dispatching instruction groups based
on priority comparisons
Methods and apparatuses for dispatching instructions executed by at least one functional unit of a data processor, each one of the instructions having a...
Computing device with dynamic ornamental appearance
The invention pertains to electronic devices capable of dynamically changing their ornamental or decorative appearance, i.e., the outer appearance as seen by a...
Depopulation of a ball grid array to allow via placement
The present invention provides an apparatus and methods for the functionality of an integrated circuit. An exemplary embodiment according to an aspect of the...
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User interface for presenting media information
A user interface and methods for using a user interface for controlling processing of time-based media files. In one exemplary method, a graphical representation...
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...