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Unclogging printer nozzles
In one embodiment, a method for printing includes selecting a nozzle for printing a pixel, determining a time since the nozzle was last actuated, and, if the...
System and method for securely positioning apparatus within a housing
In one embodiment, a device is attached to a support by positioning fasteners into the device at the leading and trailing edges of the device and then...
Arrangements and methods for invoking an upcall in a computer system
A computer-implemented method for executing an application system call that involves invoking a kernel thread from a system call stub in a user space of an...
Systems and methods for facilitating fair and efficient scheduling of
processes among multiple resources in a...
A computer-implemented method for distributing processes among a plurality of resources is disclosed. The processes are associated with a plurality of priority...
Method and system to analyze inlined functions
A method and a system for examining an inlined function using a performance analysis tool are described. An inlined function is identified in computer code. Upon...
Redundant voltage distribution system and method for a memory module
having multiple external voltages
A memory assembly module including an on-board voltage regulator for converting an externally supplied voltage into appropriate local voltage levels for powering...
Systems and methods for executing across at least one memory barrier
employing speculative fills
Multi-processor systems and methods are provided. One embodiment relates to a multi-processor system that may comprise a processor having a processor pipeline...
Method and apparatus for direct conveyance of physical addresses from user
level code to peripheral devices in...
A memory system and a set of user-level instructions that are callable from user-level code for converting virtual addresses to physical addresses and conveying...
Storage system with primary mirror shadow
A storage system with primary mirror shadow comprises a storage array, and a controller. The controller is capable of predefining storage array volumes as a...
Powering a notebook across a USB interface
A laptop computer and mating docking station where the docking station provides power to the laptop computer over power rails of the Universal Serial Bus (USB)...
Providing secure access through network firewalls
To enable controlled, secure connections using a versatile protocol such as TCP/IP to be established through a firewall and proxy server, the versatile protocol...
Molecular-junction-nanowire-crossbar-based neural network
A method for configuring nanoscale neural network circuits using molecular-junction-nanowire crossbars, and nanoscale neural networks produced by this method....
Photonic interconnections that include optical transmission paths for
transmitting optical signals
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to photonic interconnection architectures that provide high-speed interconnections of microscale or...
Method and apparatus for bridging between networks
A network layer bridge for connection between network segments with different data link layer addressing. The bridge has includes: plurality of ports, each for...
Load balancing with mesh tagging
One embodiment disclosed relates to a method of load balancing traffic in a switching mesh. A packet is received at a switch of the mesh. A MAC destination...
Parallel hardware arrangement for correlating an external transport
address pair with a local endpoint association
An arrangement of data storage cells are accessed in parallel for correlating a transport address pair with a respective local association. In one embodiment,...
Interface for expansion module and expansion module bay
An expansion module including a housing having an interior, an end cap connected to the housing at one end, and an interface device positioned in the housing...
Equalization preamble region in digital data storage (DDS) format
A magnetic tape includes plural diagonal tracks, each storing a preamble sequence close to user data such that a transducer for reading the track reads the...
A prism assembly includes a first prism having a first front face, a first side face, and a first rear face, a second prism having a second front face parallel...
Optical steering device and method
An optical device for steering radiation comprises a superprism structure a negative index of refraction for electromagnetic radiation having a frequency of...
Raman signal-enhancing structures and devices
Raman systems include a radiation source, a radiation detector, and a Raman device or signal-enhancing structure. Raman devices include a tunable resonant cavity...
Imaging device and methods
In an embodiment, a region of a photoconductor is exposed to light having an intensity below a threshold sufficient to produce a marking-material-free region or...
Selective update of micro-electromechanical device
The present invention provides a data controller for controlling an electrostatically-controlled micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) device having a variable...
Display system with scrolling color and wobble device
A display system for displaying an image based upon image data includes an image processing unit configured to define a plurality of sub-frame images including a...
An apparatus includes a motor including a rotor and a coil system comprising a first set of coils, a second set of coils, and a third set of coils; and a...
A lamp assembly includes a reflector body having an integral crimping portion that extends inwardly over a channel formed in the reflector body, a seal feature...
Antisymmetric nanowire crossbars
Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to antisymmetric nanowire-crossbar-circuit designs. Antisymmetric nanowire crossbars are composed, in...
Power distribution system
A power distribution system comprises a flexible power connector, a printed circuit board, a power supply, and a processor mounted on the printed circuit board....
Latex particles having incorporated image stabilizers
A composition and method of associating stabilizer functionalities with latex particulates is provided. The composition can comprise a latex particulate...
A method is provided for depositing a patterning material onto an optically transparent substrate by the use of a laser beam. A solid layer of a patterning...
Identifiable structures and systems and methods for forming the same in a
solid freeform fabrication system
Method and systems for producing three-dimensional objects. One exemplary method, among others, includes: forming an identifiable structure within the...
Card retention mechanism
A card retention mechanism comprises a first and second brackets. The first and second brackets are mountable to a circuit board. Further, the first and second...
Method of laser machining a fluid slot
A method of laser machining a fluid slot includes directing a UV laser beam towards a substrate with microelectronics to form a slot through the substrate.
Aerosol extraction during printing by and servicing of fluid
An aerosol extraction system for a fluid-ejection device is disclosed that includes a print zone, a servicing zone, a vacuum, and a switching mechanism. The...
System and method for optimizing a program
Disclosed are systems and methods for optimizing a program.
Real-time slide presentation multimedia data object and system and method
of recording and browsing a...
A system for recording a real-time slide presentation to generate a low bit-rate multimedia data object including a plurality of synchronized overlayed...
Electronic apparatus having improved diagnostic interface
Electronic apparatus, such as a personal computer, is described comprising main operative functionality and a power provisioning system for powering the...
System and method for system firmware causing an operating system to idle
According to one embodiment, a method comprises system firmware instructing a system's operating system to idle a processor, and responsive to the instructing,...
Electronic device employing efficient fault tolerance
Disclosed herein is an electronic device capable of providing efficient fault-tolerance update processes by employing a backup memory block used in conjunction...
Security measures in a partitionable computing system
Methods and apparatus in a partitionable computing system. The system can include a computer readable medium comprising instructions configured to move an...
Method and apparatus for fetching instructions from the memory subsystem
of a mixed architecture processor into...
A method of, and apparatus for, interfacing the hardware of a processor capable of processing instructions from more than one type of instruction set. More...
Apparatus and method for providing very large virtual storage volumes
using redundant arrays of disks
A very large virtual volume (e.g., in excess of 500 GB) is formed by distributing the disks in eleven, six-disk RAID-5 sets across the six busses of a primary...
Method, apparatus, and computer readable medium for providing network
Network storage assignments are provided by comparing identification information received from a networked computer to identification information stored in...
Apparatus and method for providing dynamic and automated assignment of
data logical unit numbers
A method and corresponding apparatus for providing dynamic and automated assignment of data logical unit numbers (LUNs) use an interface on a management server...
Ink developer foil
In one implementation, an apparatus includes a foil that is adjacent to a portion of an ink developer electrode. The foil at least partially limits an...
Methods and apparatus for selectively coupling optical paths
An optical cross connect includes first and second planar layers having m and n optical path(s), respectively. An optical switch array comprising a plurality of...