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US-6,571,011 Conversion of output device color values to minimize image quality artifacts
Undesirable artifacts appearing in color images, such as blooming or smudging around the edges of text, are avoided through selective reduction of the color...
US-6,570,757 Computer housing for a portable computer
Improved housings for computing devices are disclosed. One improvement pertains to a multi-axis ventilation system. Another improvement pertains to a push button...
US-6,567,919 Authenticated communication procedure for network computers
Authentication of a request by a computer for access to a resource is accomplished by means of a randomly generated password that can only be used a limited...
US-6,567,896 System and method for deleting read-only head entries in multi-processor computer systems supporting cache...
A method and system for deleting a head entry of a read-only list in a multi-processor computer system supporting mixed cache-coherence protocols involving both...
US-6,565,167 Removable computer core with retractable handle mechanism
A computer system comprising a casing enclosing a computer core unit and a latching system including a handle mechanism for removably securing the computer core...
US-D474,201 User interface for computer display
US-D474,189 Computer stand
US-6,557,055 Adaptive throughput optimization
Computer system performance may be significantly enhanced by optimizing data throughput during input/output (I/O) operations. In turn, data throughput, during an...
US-6,556,712 Methods and apparatus for handwriting recognition
Method and apparatus for handwriting recognition system for ideographies characters and other characters based on subcharacter hidden Markov models. The...
US-6,553,373 METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY DELIVERING CONTENTS ENCAPSULATED WITH CAPSULE OVERVIEWS CORRESONDING TO THE PLURALITY OF...
A method for the dynamic presentation of the contents of a plurality of documents on a display is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a plurality of...
US-6,553,344 Method and apparatus for improved duration modeling of phonemes
A method and an apparatus for improved duration modeling of phonemes in a speech synthesis system are provided. According to one aspect, text is received into a...
US-6,552,723 System, apparatus and method for spatially sorting image data in a three-dimensional graphics pipeline
The present invention is a mid-pipeline sorting unit that sorts image data mid-pipeline in a tiled 3-D graphics pipeline architecture. The image data includes...
US-6,549,651 Aligning rectilinear images in 3D through projective registration and calibration
An improved apparatus and method for creating high quality virtual reality panoramas is disclosed that yields dramatic improvements during the authoring and...
US-D473,236 User interface for computer display
US-RE38,078 Graphical rendering system using simultaneous parallel query Z-buffer and method therefor
Apparatus and method for a Parallel Query Z-coordinate Buffer .[.are described. The apparatus and method.]. perform a keep/discard decision on screen coordinate...
US-6,545,874 Ultra compact computer arrangement
A cubical computer housing assembly comprises first and second ends and four sides, which define an interior compartment for housing the various computer...
US-6,539,373 Contextual searching by determining intersections of search results
A system and method for rapidly identifying the existence and location of an item in a file using an improved hash table architecture. A hash table is...
US-6,539,110 Method and system for color matching between digital display devices
A method and system for matching color displayed by source and destination display devices and particularly for providing color matching between a computer...
US-6,538,665 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...
US-D472,245 Media player
US-D472,244 User interface for computer display
US-6,535,930 Method and apparatus for improved interaction with an application program according to data types and actions...
A method and apparatus for performing actions while selecting objects on a user interface display. A user may select a first item in an area of a display...
US-6,535,230 Graphical user interface providing consistent behavior for the dragging and dropping of content objects
A drag-and-drop operation in a graphical user interface is controlled dependence upon whether the destination for the operation is a content object or a service...
US-D471,916 User interface for computer display
US-6,532,472 Persistent state database for operating system services
A database is used to store user interface state information. The database is accessed by a key having a service ID field, a caller ID field, and a caller...
US-6,525,737 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-D470,860 User interface for computer display
US-6,523,113 Method and apparatus for copy protection
Copy protection techniques that utilize a watermark and a permission key are disclosed. The copy protection techniques can provide single-copy copy protection in...
US-6,520,013 Method and apparatus for detecting free fall
A data processing system including a data storage device having data stored on a data storage medium. Within said data processing system, a system electronics is...
US-6,519,914 Perforation forming module for a packaging machine
A perforation forming module for a packaging machine of the type converting strip material into a strip of interconnected packets, the module comprising first...
US-6,519,138 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), a fixed disk...
US-6,518,984 Record range control for browsing published databases
Improved graphical user interfaces and techniques for requesting records from a shared database over a network are disclosed. One aspect pertains to a record...
US-D469,753 Ear phone
US-6,512,778 Method and apparatus for media data transmission
Methods and apparatuses for processing media data for transmission in a data communication medium. A set of data indicates how to transmit a time related...
US-6,512,525 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...
US-D469,444 User interface for computer display
US-6,510,048 Keyboard arrangement
The invention generally pertains to a computing device. More particularly, the invention pertains to an improved keyboard arrangement for use in the computing...
US-D469,109 Media player
US-6,507,485 Spring loaded hinge apparatus
An improved hinge mechanism for use with a portable computing device is disclosed. The present invention relates to a hinge mechanism that is suitable for use in...
US-6,505,382 Hinge apparatus with cam mechanism
An improved hinge mechanism for use with a portable computing device is disclosed. According to one aspect, a hinge mechanism includes a first assembly with a...
US-6,505,234 Method and apparatus for listening for incoming calls on multiple port/socket combinations
In a computer system having a memory, a processor, and a network interface, a method for listening on multiple conferencing interfaces having the steps of...
US-6,502,147 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-D467,935 Composite desktop on a computer display screen
US-6,496,907 System and method for updating from a read-only to a read-write entry and concurrently invalidating stale cache...
Cache-coherence computer systems represent cache-lines associated with their processors by linked and shared lists, which can be read-only or read-write. In...
US-6,496,872 Computer system for automatically instantiating tasks designated by a user
A computer-user interface facilitates interaction between the user and the computer in a manner which enables the computer to assist the user in accomplishing...
US-6,496,149 Recessed aperture-coupled patch antenna with multiple dielectrics for wireless applications
The present invention provides an aperture-fed patch antenna assembly that is recessed into a conductive surface of an external shell of an electronic device. In...
US-6,494,824 Medical, radiotherapy source vial
A catheter apparatus and radiation dosimetry unit indicator for delivery of a prescribed radiation dose to a patient. A radiotherapy source vial (700) includes a...
US-6,493,222 Computer housing for a portable computer
Improved housings for computing devices are disclosed. One improvement pertains to a multi-axis ventilation system. Another improvement pertains to a push button...
US-6,493,045 Enclosure assembly
A computer monitor case (10) having a subframe (28) with an intermediate bucket (12) affixed thereto to form a front assembly (56). A top bucket (14) is affixed...
US-6,493,006 Graphical user interface having contextual menus
A contextual pop-up menu of frequently used commands is displayed by an application whenever a user carries out a particular action. The contextual menu appears...
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