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External device charging while notebook is off
A computer comprises a power supply that provides operating power for the computer and a connector on the computer through which an external device can be...
Using an inverted index to produce an answer to a query
In response to a query having a search term, an inverted index that is defined on a set of attributes of a database structure is accessed, where the inverted...
Electronic publishing and delivery
A method and system for distributing an electronic publication allows the distribution of customized publications, including customized advertising, customized...
Generating a deblocked version of video frames using motion estimation
Compressed frames of a video with associated reduced information about an object are received. The video has unreduced information about an object moving with...
Access point configuration propagation
A method of access point configuration propagation includes receiving, at a controller, a connectivity request from a number of access points; with a master...
Multiplexer/de-multiplexer memristive device
A multiplexing/de-multiplexing memristive device includes a memristive matrix containing mobile dopants; and programming electrodes which apply programming...
Drive carrier with pivoting handle
A drive carrier comprises a base adapted to receive a drive, two opposing sides extending from the base with each side having first and second stand-off...
Individually adjusting a position of an access head element on a head
A tape storage device includes a head assembly having plural access head elements to access data on respective data tracks on a storage tape. A controller,...
Methods, systems, and arrangements enable the maintenance of driver settings when upgrading from an old driver having a first name to a new driver having a...
Variable support structure and media sheet separator
In one embodiment, a structure comprises a pliable sheet and first and second stationary supports extending along and supporting the sheet. The supports are...
Phase detection of Raman scattered light
An apparatus for phase detection of Raman scattered light emitted from a sample includes a first polarizer positioned along a first optical path containing a...
Methods and systems for establishing video conferences using portable
Methods and systems for using portable electronic devices in video conferences are disclosed. In one aspect, a method receives each remote participant's audio...
Methods and systems for communicating focus of attention in a video
Methods and systems for communicating each participant's focus of attention in a video conference are described. In one aspect, a method for communicating where...
Electrical connectivity test apparatus and methods
Methods and apparatus are provided related to testing electrical connectivity. A sequence of distinct test data signal patterns is issued. The test data signals...
Integrated print head end-of-life detection
A method of detecting low ink levels in an integrated print head includes calibrating the integrated print head and producing a baseline temperature rise,...
Transformer tablet computer
Enforcing network security policies with packet labels
A secured network is disclosed configured to carry data, comprising a plurality of network bubbles and a plurality of network control points, wherein each...
System and method for supporting a remote isochronous device
A system and method are provided for supporting remote isochronous devices effectively. In one embodiment, first and second computer hosts include first and...
Graphic assembly layout with maximum page coverage and minimum content
A method for arranging a plurality of graphic elements on a page into a final page layout is described. The method includes identifying a maximum cropping...
Method and system for gathering data using automatic appliance failover
A method for configuring data communication paths between a central controller and a plurality of devices is provided. The method ensures a first appliance is...
Method and apparatus for preparing and verifying documents
A method for preparing and verifying a document, comprising the steps of: presenting the document to a document-registering office in a machine-readable format;...
Backup optimization policy table for controlling buffered/un-buffered
A device includes a data collector module, a policy module, and an optimizer module. The data collector module is to collect values for a plurality of device...
Providing data redundancy using an internal mass storage device and an
external mass storage device
A computer includes an enclosure, an internal mass storage device within the enclosure, and a redundancy controller within the enclosure. At least one port...
Supply status indicator
A device has a consumable device component. A supply status indicator indicates a status of the consumable device component to at least one of a first host...
Computer resource utilization modeling for multiple workloads
Computer resource utilization modeling for multiple workloads includes a computer obtaining resource utilization data, the resource utilization data having...
Content grouping systems and methods
A method of grouping a plurality of media content is provided. The method includes converting at least a portion of the media content into at least one document...
Extracting information from unstructured data and mapping the information
to a structured schema using the...
An "unstructured event parser" analyzes an event that is in unstructured form and generates an event that is in structured form. A mapping phase determines, for...
Systems, methods, and apparatus, including software tangibly stored on a computer readable medium, involve a future deadline for completion of a project...
Automatic discharge of a failed battery
A system comprises a battery cell, control logic, and a battery drain latch circuit. The control logic is coupled to the battery cell and determines whether a...
System and method for selecting color tables for a color printer
A method for color printing includes the steps of determining a voltage level of electrical power supplied to an electrophotographic printing device having...
Image forming apparatus and method thereof
An initialization method of an electrophotographic image forming apparatus includes rotating a photosensitive member to receive toner along a width of the...
Method and apparatus for automatic and secure distribution of an
asymmetric key security credential in a...
Embodiments of the invention provide a method and an apparatus for automatic, secure, and confidential distribution of an asymmetric key security credential in...
Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser
A VCSEL includes a grating layer configured with a non-periodic, sub-wavelength grating, in which the non-periodic, sub-wavelength grating includes at least one...
Systems and method of a carrier device for placement of thermal interface
Carrier device for placement of thermal interface materials. At least some embodiments are systems including a first electrical component that defines a first...
Power supply containment device
Embodiments of the present invention disclose a power supply containment device for a computing system. According to one embodiment, the power supply...
Tape drive apparatus and method
Disclosed is a method of storing data on a tape medium in at least one data recording session employing a tape drive apparatus operable to record the data in...
A method of calibrating a printing device includes storing current calibration data in the printing device; and modifying each incoming print job using the...
Replacing a defective colorant
A system and methods for modifying the values of halftoned image pixels to replace a defective colorant with at least one non-defective colorant.
Clustered halftone generation
A method for generating a clustered halftone representation of a continuous-tone image for printing includes applying a search technique. In the search...
Error diffusion halftoning with bandpass noise shaping
Error diffusion halftoning includes using a quantizer having an input and an output; and using a system having a bandpass characteristic to modify the quantizer...
Registration device for mail processing system having wide print nozzle
A registration device for a mail processing system having wide print nozzle arrays that reduces problems associated with printing on variable thickness media. A...
Display-color function image conversion
A display system includes a display-color function image generator and a DCF image converter. The DCF image generator generates a DCF image from a source image....
A memristive device includes a first electrode, a second electrode crossing the first electrode at a non-zero angle, and an active region disposed between the...
Templated circuitry fabrication
A method of making templated circuitry employs a template system that includes a template of an insulator material on a carrier having a conductive surface. The...
Various methods and apparatus relating to a multi-level layer are disclosed.
Electronic device housing assembly
An electronic device comprising a housing assembly having at least one fiber composite layer molded into a portion of the housing assembly, the at least one...
Systems and methods for using multi-part curable materials
Solid freeform fabrication (SFF) systems for producing a three-dimensional object and methods of producing three-dimensional objects are disclosed. The SFF...
Separation of electromagnetic radiation of electromagnetic spectrum to
An image forming apparatus includes an ink applicator unit to selectively apply ultraviolet (UV) curable ink on a media, a media support unit to support the...
Multi level printing device and method
A method of printing an image onto a substrate in a plurality of passes is presented. The method comprises the steps of separating the image into image...