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US-6,711,245 Method and apparatus for processing call progress of a serial communication device
The present invention includes a method and system to provide the capability of a serial based analog modem to play its connection call progress in a digital...
US-6,711,173 Fly-by serial bus arbitration
In a first embodiment, multi-speed concatenated packet strings are transmitted by a first node on a serial bus. To accommodate multi-speed packets, a speed...
US-6,710,782 Data driven layout engine
A method and system are described for creating and editing a theme associated with a graphical user interface (GUI). In accordance with exemplary embodiments of...
US-RE38,471 Method and apparatus for display image rotation
A method and an apparatus for rotating images on a computer system is disclosed. The system includes a processor for accessing an image frame buffer using a set...
US-6,708,332 Run-time modules for dynamically adjusting computer operation
Code module interfaces are provided which allow a user to adjust the functionality of a program at run-time. The code module interfaces (CMIs) can be selectively...
US-6,708,278 Apparatus and method for awakening bus circuitry from a low power state
Apparatus and techniques for awakening bus circuitry from an inactive state as needed are described. The bus circuitry forms part of a computer system and is...
US-6,707,459 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...
US-6,707,398 Methods and apparatuses for packing bitstreams
Methods and apparatuses for concatenating codewords of variable lengths using a vector processing unit. In one aspect of the invention, a method for execution by...
US-6,707,397 Methods and apparatus for variable length codeword concatenation
Methods and apparatuses for concatenating codewords of variable lengths using a vector processing unit. In one aspect of the invention, a method for execution by...
US-6,704,710 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...
US-6,701,428 Retrieval of services by attribute
An automatic method and apparatus for providing services on a computer system. A set of services is established providing different functionality for the...
US-D487,275 User interface for computer display
US-6,697,779 Combined dual spectral and temporal alignment method for user authentication by voice
A method and system for training a user authentication by voice signal are described. In one embodiment, during training, a set of all spectral feature vectors...
US-6,697,079 Color palette providing cross-platform consistency
A method and system to provide a color palette which facilitates user selection of web-safe colors. In laying out the color palette, the extent of achromatic...
US-6,697,076 Method and apparatus for address re-mapping
Methods and apparatuses for mapping a logical address to a physical address, in a data processing system having at least one host processor with host processor...
US-6,694,435 Method of obfuscating computer instruction streams
Methods and apparatuses for obfuscating computer instruction streams. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method includes breaking each of at least two...
US-6,693,643 Method and apparatus for color space conversion
Methods and apparatuses for converting color components in one space to those in another space. In one aspect of the invention, a method for vector conversion...
US-6,693,639 Graphics processor with pipeline state storage and retrieval
A deferred graphics pipeline processor comprised of a mode extraction unit and a Polygon Memory associated with the polygon unit. The mode extraction unit...
US-6,691,096 General purpose data container method and apparatus for implementing AV/C descriptors
Disclosed herein is a data management system for AV/C descriptor data. The system includes a data container hierarchical structure. The system also includes a...
US-6,690,356 Method and apparatus for providing visual feedback during manipulation of text on a computer screen
A method and apparatus providing visual feedback to a computer user while dragging selected text is described. As its first step, the processing logic creates a...
US-D486,486 Display device with a moveable assembly
US-RE38,428 Bus transaction reordering in a computer system having unordered slaves
A mechanism is provided for reordering bus transactions to increase bus utilization in a computer system in which a split-transaction bus is bridged to a...
US-6,687,776 Centralized queue in network printing systems
A centralized queue for a network printing system is provided for allowing clients of a network printer to make job requests and enter a spot in a job queue...
US-6,686,938 Method and system for providing an embedded application toolbar
A method and system for providing menu tools directly from an operating system includes a computer system having a user interface including a display, a cursor,...
US-6,686,927 Intelligent scrolling
A method and apparatus for intelligent scrolling. In a computer system that has a user interface which allows for the movement of items from a first open window...
US-6,686,925 System and method for generating high-luminance windows on a computer display device
A system and method for generating high-luminance windows on a computer display device includes a video amplifier which provides video signals to a cathode ray...
US-6,684,392 Method and apparatus for distinguishing reference values from non-reference values in a runtime environment
A method and apparatus for distinguishing reference values from non-reference values in a runtime environment is described. A set of volatile registers and a set...
US-6,684,315 Method and system for supporting multiprocessor TLB-purge instructions using directed write transactions
A method and system for purging translation lookaside buffers (TLB) of a computer system are described. Directed write transactions can be used to avoid deadlock...
US-6,678,880 System for iteratively designing an object heterarchy in an object-oriented computing environment
An object-oriented computing environment stores information relating to objects in a data file, and manipulates the information in the data file through a...
US-6,675,511 Acoustic card
An acoustic card having a permanent magnet and a reed switch. The acoustic card includes a first flap, a second flap, and a sound generator attached to said...
US-D485,268 Computer
US-6,671,768 System and method for providing dynamic configuration ROM using double image buffers for use with serial bus...
A system and method for providing dynamic configuration Read Only Memory (ROM) using double image buffers for use with serial bus devices. The dynamic...
US-6,671,747 System, apparatus, method, and computer program for execution-order preserving uncached write combine operation
A mechanism that allows an application program running on a processor, to send data to a device using a medium that temporarily stores data and changes the order...
US-6,670,970 Graduated visual and manipulative translucency for windows
Methods and systems for providing graphical user interfaces are described. overlaid, Information-bearing windows whose contents remain unchanged for a...
US-6,665,729 Data transmission utilizing pre-emptive acknowledgements with transaction-oriented protocols
A modified stream-based protocol implementation is employed within a network environment to compensate for inefficiencies associated with conventional stream...
US-6,664,981 Graphical user interface with hierarchical structure for customizable menus and control objects
The program code for control objects in a graphical user interface is organized in a multi-level hierarchial structure. At one level of the structure, each...
US-6,664,959 Method and apparatus for culling in a graphics processor with deferred shading
Structure, apparatus, and method for performing conservative hidden surface removal in a graphics processor. Culling is divided into two steps, a magnitude...
US-6,661,355 Methods and apparatus for constant-weight encoding & decoding
Methods and apparatus for spreading and concentrating information to constant-weight encode data words on a parallel data line bus while allowing communication...
US-6,660,792 Process for fast heat-up polyesters
A thermoplastic composition, such as PET, contains an inert iron compound such as FeP, FeSi, or combinations thereof, having no chemical activity in the PET,...
US-6,659,516 Locking system for a portable computer
The invention generally pertains to a portable computer having a base and a lid. More particularly, the invention pertains to an improved locking system for...
US-6,658,577 Breathing status LED indicator
A new and improved status LED indicator provides a pleasing visual appeal. An embodiment of the present invention includes a sleep-mode indicator for laptop...
US-6,654,898 Stable clock generation internal to a functional integrated circuit chip
Methods and apparatus that provide stable clock generation within a functional integrated circuit are disclosed. The functional integrated circuit provides a...
US-6,654,717 Multi-language document search and retrieval system
A multi-lingual indexing and search system performs tokenization and stemming in a manner which is independent of whether index entries and search terms appear...
US-6,644,999 Connector having a cable that is relatively moveable about an axis
The invention includes a cable assembly housing. The cable assembly housing may include a main shell that defines a first cavity. The main shell may have a...
US-6,642,947 Method and apparatus for dynamic cursor configuration
A cursor image on a display is altered in size as a function of the speed (or distance) the cursor is moved across the display to aid a user in locating the...
US-6,642,944 Computer system with graphical user interface including drawer-like windows
A window management mechanism allows a user to open a window as a drawer or, perhaps more appropriately named, a pop-up window. The drawer is an opened window...
US-6,639,918 Method and apparatus for border node behavior on a full-duplex bus
A method and apparatus relating to the behavior of border nodes within a high performance serial bus system is disclosed. A method for determining and communicating...
US-6,636,914 Method and apparatus for arbitration and fairness on a full-duplex bus using dual phases
A method and apparatus for arbitrating on a high performance serial bus is disclosed. The invention provides for a plurality of arbitration phases and an...
US-6,633,313 Event routing mechanism in a computer system
A method and apparatus for routing an event to a human interface object in a computer system. A routing type is assigned to each event type which may be...
US-6,631,426 Automatic ID allocation for AV/C entities
Disclosed herein is an automatic ID allocation technique for use in AV/C device applications. The method allows ID assignment without manual user intervention....
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