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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....
US-6,630,934 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...
US-6,629,249 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...
US-6,628,607 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,...
US-D479,823 Adapter
US-6,621,832 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...
US-6,621,503 Split edits
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...
US-6,618,785 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...
US-6,618,750 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...
US-6,618,509 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...
US-6,614,444 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...
US-6,613,977 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...
US-6,613,101 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...
US-6,613,099 Process and system for providing a table view of a form layout for a database
The present invention provides methods and apparatus for displaying data associated with a plurality of records in a database, including obtaining a first layout...
US-D478,999 Staircase
US-D478,546 Power adapter
US-6,605,122 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...
US-D478,334 User interface for computer display
US-D478,310 Power adapter
US-D478,053 Remote control
US-6,600,647 Computer assembly having a common housing for a cathode ray tube and a logic board
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...
US-6,600,109 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...
US-6,597,363 Graphics processor with deferred shading
Graphics processors and methods are described that encompass numerous substructures including specialized subsystems, subprocessors, devices, architectures, and...
US-6,594,147 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...
US-6,593,947 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...
US-6,591,523 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 second...
US-6,591,268 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...
US-D476,986 Server
US-6,587,904 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;...
US-6,587,563 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...
US-6,587,116 Method and system for maintaining fidelity of color correction information with displays
Aspects for maintaining and providing a calibrated color environment for display devices of a computer system. In an aspect of an exemplary method, the method...
US-6,586,954 Probe tile for probing semiconductor wafer
A tile used to hold one or more probes for testing a semiconductor wafer. The tile has one or more sites for inserting one or more probes to test the...
US-6,584,550 System and method for updating a head entry from read-only to read-write and allowing a list to expand in a...
In a multi-processor system having cache-coherent sharing list, initiating a request to obtain a read-write copy updates a head of a cache sharing list from...
US-6,583,676 Proximity/touch detector and calibration circuit
A calibration circuit and method for a proximity/touch detector allow automatic calibration to the proximity/touch detector components, chassis affects, and...
US-D476,149 Electronic device holder
US-6,578,972 Computer monitor bezel
The invention provides a computer monitor bezel including a bezel mount, and opaque planar member, and a bezel face. The bezel mount includes a frame and a...
US-D475,850 Electronic device holder
US-6,578,042 Method and apparatus for configuring a computer using scripting plug-in
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...
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