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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....
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...
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