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US-6,731,310 Switching between appearance/behavior themes in graphical user interfaces
Systems and methods for providing a user with increased flexibility and control over the appearance and behavior of objects on a user interface. Sets of objects...
US-D489,370 Display device with a moveable assembly
US-6,728,729 Accessing media across networks
Method and apparatus for accessing media across networks. The present invention generally allows for media to be provided across a network. A client requests...
US-6,728,315 Method and apparatus for variable accuracy inter-picture timing specification for digital video encoding with...
A method and apparatus for performing motion estimation in a digital video system is disclosed. Specifically, the present invention discloses a system that...
US-6,727,997 System and method for additional font availability
Unused space in a storage medium such as a read only memory is used to store additional fonts, thereby increasing the total number of fonts stored in an...
US-6,727,923 Creation and manipulation of internet location objects in a graphical user interface environment
Internet location objects are created and displayed as icons in a graphical user interface (GUI) environment. Internet location objects may be manipulated by the...
US-6,726,440 Wind energy converter
A wind energy converter includes a support arm or post rotatably mounted on a base and having an upper free end; a pivot arm is pivotally mounted on the free end...
US-6,725,278 Smart synchronization of computer system time clock based on network connection modes
A method and apparatus are provided for performing synchronization of a time clock maintained by a computer system based on the network connection modes of the...
US-6,723,044 Abdominal retractor
An adjustable retractor is disclosed comprising an inner ring, an outer ring spaced from the inner ring, and an elongate sleeve open at opposite ends. The sleeve...
US-6,721,455 Method and apparatus for icon compression and decompression
A method and apparatus for compressing and decompressing small amounts of image data, such as icon image data, is disclosed. The image data is transformed from...
US-6,721,330 Fly-by serial bus arbitration
In a first embodiment, multi-speed concatenated packet strings are transmitted by a first node on a serial bus. To accommodate multi-speed packets, a speed...
US-6,718,497 Method and apparatus for generating jitter test patterns on a high performance serial bus
The present invention provides a method for generating random jitter test patterns by generating a sequence of maximum-size asynchronous packets according to the...
US-6,717,952 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-6,717,576 Deferred shading graphics pipeline processor having advanced features
A deferred shading graphics pipeline processor and method are provided encompassing numerous substructures. Embodiments of the processor and method may include...
US-6,714,984 Method and apparatus for media data transmission
Methods and apparatuses for processing media data transmitted in a data communication medium. A digital processing system is provided with a time related...
US-6,714,221 Depicting and setting scroll amount
A user interface and methods for controlling and presenting information concerning scrolling of an on-screen document are described. In one aspect of the...
US-6,714,199 Method and apparatus for typographic glyph construction including a glyph server
A system for typographic glyph construction includes a graphics system, a glyph server coupled to the graphics system, and an operating system coupled to the...
US-D487,893 Display device with a moveable assembly
US-6,711,691 Power management for computer systems
Power management approaches for computer systems having one or more processors are disclosed. One power management approach provides hierarchical power...
US-6,711,245 Method and apparatus for processing call progress of a serial communication device
The present invention includes a method and system to provide the capability of a serial based analog modem to play its connection call progress in a digital...
US-6,711,173 Fly-by serial bus arbitration
In a first embodiment, multi-speed concatenated packet strings are transmitted by a first node on a serial bus. To accommodate multi-speed packets, a speed...
US-6,710,782 Data driven layout engine
A method and system are described for creating and editing a theme associated with a graphical user interface (GUI). In accordance with exemplary embodiments of...
US-RE38,471 Method and apparatus for display image rotation
A method and an apparatus for rotating images on a computer system is disclosed. The system includes a processor for accessing an image frame buffer using a set...
US-6,708,332 Run-time modules for dynamically adjusting computer operation
Code module interfaces are provided which allow a user to adjust the functionality of a program at run-time. The code module interfaces (CMIs) can be selectively...
US-6,708,278 Apparatus and method for awakening bus circuitry from a low power state
Apparatus and techniques for awakening bus circuitry from an inactive state as needed are described. The bus circuitry forms part of a computer system and is...
US-6,707,459 Adjustment of color values for optimized image processing
A method for processing an image of a given file type is disclosed. The method involves converting the image into data formatted for a new pixel type, the new...
US-6,707,398 Methods and apparatuses for packing bitstreams
Methods and apparatuses for concatenating codewords of variable lengths using a vector processing unit. In one aspect of the invention, a method for execution by...
US-6,707,397 Methods and apparatus for variable length codeword concatenation
Methods and apparatuses for concatenating codewords of variable lengths using a vector processing unit. In one aspect of the invention, a method for execution by...
US-6,704,710 Assigning meanings to utterances in a speech recognition system
Assigning meanings to spoken utterances in a speech recognition system. A plurality of speech rules is generated, each of the of speech rules comprising a...
US-6,701,428 Retrieval of services by attribute
An automatic method and apparatus for providing services on a computer system. A set of services is established providing different functionality for the...
US-D487,275 User interface for computer display
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
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