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Method and apparatus for searching for information in a data processing
system and for providing scheduled...
A method and apparatus for processing information in a data processing system which is coupled to an information storage device having information stored...
Error diffusion with homogeneous distribution in highlight and shadow
To eliminate artifacts resulting from the quantization of images by means of an error diffusion process, a determination is made whether a current pixel being...
Flexible digital image processing via an image processing chain with
modular image processors
A method for altering a linked series of image processors capable of manipulation digital image data includes providing a digital image capture device with an...
Methods and apparatus for displaying data
A method for displaying data items of a data record on a computer display screen of a computer. The method includes the step of displaying, in accordance with a...
Visual display monitor
System and method for utilizing the memory of a portable computer as a
disk cache while in SCSI target mode
A system and method for increasing the speed and resource utilization of a computer system in which a personal computer uses a portable computer as an extra hard...
Text conversion method for computer systems
A method is provided for converting displayed text from one format to another. Text is input as handwriting in a pen-based computer and then automatically...
Computer system integrating different data types into a single
A system for viewing and manipulating information of various data types within a single document in an integrated computer system environment is disclosed. Each...
Method and apparatus for a speech recognition system language model that
integrates a finite state grammar...
A method and an apparatus for a speech recognition system that uses a language model based on an integrated finite state grammar probability and an n-gram...
Method and apparatus for simultaneously encrypting and compressing data
A method and apparatus for simultaneously encrypting and compressing data identifies an encryption key and uses the encryption key to identify one compression...
Method and apparatus for maintaining configuration information of a
teleconference and identification of...
A method and apparatus for initiating a teleconference between two or more digital processing systems. A method according to one aspect of the invention...
Method and apparatus for an improved stack arrangement and operations
An apparatus and method for an improved stack comprises an advantageous indexing scheme and stack arrangement allowing more efficient performance of stack...
Method of entering and using handwriting to identify locations within an
A method for controlling a screen display of an electronic book. The contents of the book are displayed on a screen of the computer system as pages with which...
Window for a computer display screen
Method and system for assigning threads to active sessions
A method and system for processing active AFP sessions by a multithreaded file system process. The file server is coupled to entities on a network, wherein an...
Method and apparatus for connecting peripherals having various size
plugs and functions
A multiple function peripheral connecting device that allows more functionality in the limited port space of a computer is disclosed. The connecting device...
Method and apparatus for color halftoning
A method and apparatus for halftoning where at most one halftoned gray, or multi-level, pixel will occur in those halftone cells having a constant area of ink....
Method and system for coherent image group maintenance in memory
A method and system for maintaining coherent image relationships within identified image groups in a memory system of a digital image capture device includes...
Method and apparatus for identifying user-selectable regions within
multiple display frames
The method and apparatus determine a specific position of a user-selectable region at a particular point in time within a sequence of display frames. The method...
Composite desktop for a computer display screen
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...
Computer system with graphical user interface including drawer-like
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...
Desk drawer user interface
A display oriented software user interface for the generation and display of a secondary display region within a primary display region of a computer controlled...
Supervisory control system for networked multimedia workstations that
provides simultaneous observation of...
A supervisory control system for a networked multimedia computing system includes an observation feature which enables a teacher, or other supervisory person, to...
Methods for applying rubi annotation characters over base text characters
Improved techniques for formatting annotated text are disclosed. Among other things, the techniques can be implemented to avoid overlapping of rubi characters to...
Reconfigurable enclosure panel for a mobile computer
Enclosure panel for a mobile computer, the enclosure panel including a panel housing coupled to a portion of the mobile computer. The enclosure panel can have...
Replaceable and extensible log component of a network component system
A log component of an extensible and replaceable network-oriented component system maintains a list of locations explored by a user when navigating a computer...
Method and apparatus for diphone aliasing
The present invention improves upon electronic speech synthesis using pre-recorded segments of speech to fill in for other missing segments of speech. The...
Method and apparatus for storing high and low resolution images in an
A method and apparatus for automatically switching the resolution of an image stored in a memory when the memory can no longer store another image with the...
Method and apparatus for controlling media bays in a computer system
Improved techniques for controlling multiple media bays (expansion bays) of a computer system are disclosed. Status information (and possibly one or more control...
Navigable viewing system
A method, system and program for creating an overview image display of an environment or series of images and a detail window into the overview image display....
Window for a computer display screen
Method for allocation of address space in a virtual memory system
A memory manager for a virtual memory system maintains three lists of virtual addresses: those which are free to be mapped to a program, those which are...
Method and system for extending file system metadata
In a computer, a system and a method handle requests from a client for accessing metadata attributes from at least one file system having an associated format...
Methods and apparatus for compressing and decompressing multiple data
sets and for managing memory storage of...
Methods and apparatus for compressing and decompressing multiple data sets (e.g., multiple color planes in a color image) in which interdependencies between the...
Composite desktop for a computer display screen
Method and apparatus for displaying a double-sided graphic image
Electronic paper which has two sides, reverse of one another, which can be flipped over in response to user generated flip commands is described. When a piece of...
Method and apparatus for accelerating image data compression
The present invention is directed to systems and methods for compressing image data while at the same time, the speed of compression, the compression ratio (that...
Method and apparatus for high performance antialiasing which minimizes
per pixel storage and object data bandwidth
The present invention is an improved system and method of antialiasing which generates a coverage mask which is retained long enough to achieve geometric...
Composite desktop on a computer display screen
Method and system for avoiding starvation and deadlocks in a
split-response interconnect of a computer system
A system and method for avoiding starvation and deadlocks in a split-response-bus multiprocessor computer system. The multiprocessor computer system includes a...
Enhanced file transfer operations in a computer system
In a general computer system or computer network, the ability to transfer (i.e., copy and/or move) files from a source location to a destination location within...
Method and apparatus for power management of an external cache of a
Power management techniques for external cache memories of computers are disclosed. The power management techniques operate to reduce power consumption of an...
System and method for customizing appearance and behavior of graphical
Systems and methods for providing a user with increased flexibility and control over the appearance and behavior of objects on a user interface are disclosed....
Anti-aliasing apparatus and method with automatic snap fit of horizontal
and vertical edges to target grid
The invention provides a method and apparatus for creating anti-aliasing effects in slanted or curved edge portions of a bit-mapped image while avoiding such...
Method and apparatus for transmitting documents over a network
An object comprising a Web document is transferred by a server to a client over a client-server data communications network. Alternatively, the object comprising...
Method and system for displaying related information from a database
A technique for displaying information from related tables of a database in different display windows on a display screen associated with a computer system is...
Icon override apparatus and method
A method and apparatus for generating composite icon images for a foreground icon and background icon is disclosed. An icon reference tag is used to retrieve...
Method and apparatus for synchronization of data retrieval and
An apparatus for synchronizing data retrieval is described. The apparatus comprises a storage media storing data, a storage control device coupled to the storage...