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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...
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...
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...
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...
Data transmission utilizing pre-emptive acknowledgements with
A modified stream-based protocol implementation is employed within a network environment to compensate for inefficiencies associated with conventional stream...
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...
Method and apparatus for culling in a graphics processor with deferred
Structure, apparatus, and method for performing conservative hidden surface removal in a graphics processor. Culling is divided into two steps, a magnitude...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Need based synchronization of computer system time clock to reduce loading
on network server
A method and apparatus are provided for performing need based synchronization of a time clock maintained by a computer system. A number of computer systems are...
Method and apparatus for loop breaking on a serial bus
A method for loop breaking includes selecting a first port of a node, transmitting a first packet containing a first identifier from the first port of the node,...
Method and apparatus for Improving the Accuracy of Data Transmissions in a
Serial Bus Network
A cycle master in a digital network having a bus architecture that complies with the IEEE-1394 Standard for a High Performance Serial Bus is calibrated by first...
A method and apparatus is described that is related to split editing. An indicia of a first time based stream of information is displayed at a source media. An...
Method and apparatus for automatic detection and healing of signal pair
crossover on a high performance serial bus
An automatic crossover and healing process is disclosed for the P1394b standard. In particular, a crossover process is disclosed which comprises coupling the...
Method and apparatus for determining communication paths
Disclosed herein is a system for determining communication paths, especially for AV/C devices. The system includes gathering pertinent information about drivers...
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...
Apparatus and method for fragment operations in a 3D-graphics pipeline
Apparatus and methods for rendering 3D graphics images. The apparatus include a port for receiving commands from a graphics application, an output for sending a...
Apparatus and methods to contain radio frequency energy within a housing of
an electronic device
An apparatus and methods to contain radio frequency energy within the housing of an electronic device are provided. The apparatus includes a flexible covering...
Method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer system
A method and apparatus for organizing information in a computer filing system. The method and apparatus include the creation of a pile comprising a collection of...
Process and system for providing a table view of a form layout for a
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for displaying data associated with a plurality of records in a database, including obtaining a first layout...
Computer system integrating different data types into a single environment
A system for viewing and manipulating information of various data types within a single document in an integrated computer system environment is disclosed. Each...
User interface for computer display
Computer assembly having a common housing for a cathode ray tube and a
A computer system is provided comprising a support frame, a logic board mounted to the support frame, a processor on the logic board, a cathode ray tube mounted...
Cable protector and manager
Techniques for protecting and managing cables during storage and use are described. The apparatus of the invention is an integration of two functional components...
Graphics processor with deferred shading
Graphics processors and methods are described that encompass numerous substructures including specialized subsystems, subprocessors, devices, architectures, and...
Thermal management system
An apparatus for removing heat from heat generating elements is disclosed. The apparatus is a thermal management system having a thermal distribution assembly in...
Method and system for image rendering including polymorphic image data in a
graphical user interface
A system for providing polymorphic image data for images in a graphical user interface on a computer system includes an operating system, and an imaging object...
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 second...
System and method for interfacing index based and iterator based
application programming interfaces
A system and method for interfacing index based and iterator based file management routines. In general, the disclosed system maintains an iterator cache having...
Method and apparatus for preventing loops in a full-duplex bus
A method and apparatus is disclosed for preventing loops in a full-duplex bus. One method has the acts of: selecting at least two candidates to join said bus;...
Cryptographic system using chaotic dynamics
The invention is a cryptographic system using chaotic dynamics. A set of initial conditions is generated from the private key and becomes input to the chaotic...