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Network switching apparatus and method
A network switching apparatus and method which does not necessitate booting a computer system when switching networks by directly changing an Internet protocol...
Systems and methods for modifying ice adhesion strength
The invention includes system for modifying ice adhesion strength of ice adhered to an object. The system includes an electrode that is electrically insulated...
In-line skating device of roller skate
An in-line skating device of a roller skate has a base which is fastened to the sole of a boot of the roller skate is fastened pivotally with a wheel carrier....
Door boot with reduced opening force
A door boot for an appliance is positioned within the access opening of the appliance. A door is movable to a closed position cooperating with the door boot to...
Boot for livestock
A flexible boot (10) for use with livestock comprising a flat sole (13) made of a relatively harder material and a relatively resilient and extensible wall (11)...
A boot-band, of which the ear portion is highly rigid, that lowers the prominence of the ear portion. An outer overlap portion and an inner overlap portion are...
Carpet cleaning wand boot
A molded component or boot is removably fitted to the narrow edges of a commercial carpet cleaning wand otherwise in contact with carpet to be cleaned. Wider...
Method and system for automated technical support for computers
A method and system for integrated support for solving problems with personal computer systems comprises monitoring operating system functionality to determine...
Interface for ensuring system boot image integrity and authenticity
A method and apparatus for ensuring system boot image integrity and authenticity is described. In one embodiment, the invention provides security from the end of...
Redundant updatable self-booting firmware
A computer implemented method and a system for providing a redundant, updatable, self-booting firmware program. A sectored, non-volatile memory, having...
Method and apparatus for execution of an application during computer
A special BIOS includes a program application manager (PAM) and a file system structure (FSS) that points to addresses on a mass storage device (MSD) for an...
Alternate boot record
An alternate boot record is stored on a hard disk drive in a data processing system at the opposite end of the hard disk from a master boot record. Extended boot...
System and method to improve speed and reduce memory allocation for set top
A system and corresponding method for improving set-top box boots up efficiency while, at the same time, reducing the memory allocation required for set-top box...
Directory services network management locator
A complete management system for specialized routers such as, for example, DLSw routers is provided. The management system uses a server to maintain a DLSw...
Programmable dual drive strength output buffer with a shared boot circuit
An integrated circuit device is discussed that includes an data output driver having two modes of operation for driving a data bus. The output driver includes a...
Boot for slip yoke assembly in a vehicle driveshaft
A slip yoke assembly for a vehicle drive train assembly includes a yoke shaft having an externally splined shaft portion and a slip shaft having a hollow...
Active engagement system for engaging a snowboard boot to a binding
A system for mounting a rider to a snowboard. The system comprises a snowboard boot; a snowboard binding; a first engagement member; and a second engagement...
A snowboard binding for use with a snowboard and boots. The snowboard binding includes a top plate for affixation to a sole of a boot and a bottom plate for...
In-line roller skate with detachable boot
An in-line roller skate is described, which consists of a chassis (2) equipped with at least two rollers (3) and which has two platforms (4, 5) and a boot (1)...
Skates to roll on the road or sliding on the ice
Four wheel in-line skate, having a half-boot type inner footwear portion and an outer rigid portion made up of a first tip front portion and a second rear...
Method of converting a truck sleeper cab to a day cab
A method of converting a truck sleeper cab to a day cab comprising the steps of: providing a frame-mounted truck cab having a frame-mounted sleeper cab secured...
Method and apparatus for secure processing of cryptographic keys
A method and apparatus for secure processing of cryptographic keys, wherein a cryptographic key stored on a token is processed in a secure processor mode using a...
Strapless toelock binding for snowboards
A binding system for securing a boot (10) having an instep portion and a toe portion to a snowboard (28) includes an attachment member (12) provided on the toe...
Footrest used to tie up or undo the shoes or boots
Method and system for selecting IDE devices
A method which includes selecting a boot device priority sequence, and configuring--in response to the boot device priority sequence--an I/O controller such that...
Floating connector subassembly and connector including same
A connector subassembly and related connector that are configured to floatingly align and tune mated ferrules are disclosed. The connector subassembly includes a...
Retaining device of a ski boot on a ski
A retaining device is disclosed for retaining the front end of an associated boot (50) on an associated ski (3). A movable jaw (4) pivots on a base (6) around a...
Collapsible, disposable MDI spacer and method
A disposable, expandable/collapsible medication inhalation apparatus for use with an MDI inhaler includes an elongated housing for receiving a plume of...
Heated clothing for use in cold weather and cold climate regions
The claimed invention relates to an heated clothing with autonomous heating source and comprise (a) thermally insulated suit adapted to cover the human body, (b)...
Boot for a rack and pinion steering gear assembly
An apparatus (10) includes a tie rod (151) for a vehicle steering system. The tie rod (151) has an axis (159), a first cylindrical portion (251) with a first...
Skate having dynamic range of motion
A skate boot is disclosed which comprises a foot element adapted to be mounted to a ground engaging skating implement and for receiving at least partially the...
BIOS-level floppy boot-sector virus prevention
A method and apparatus for implementing a BIOS-level floppy boot-sector virus prevention system. A floppy boot protection system installed on a computer system...
Method and apparatus to perform a remote boot
A method comprises reading a remote boot signal and a program type signal from a memory of a computer system. The remote boot signal and program type signal are...
Sealed electric switch
A one piece seal for an electric switch for sealing the spaces between a pivotal switch actuator and its supporting frame and between such frame and the switch...
A dog boot comprising a planar flexible sheet of material, having a high friction surface on one side thereof, is formed having a leg engaging section and a foot...
Sport boot, such as for skating
Knot easy shoe or boot accessory
Method and system for an automated net booting tool
The present invention provides a system and method of using highly structured net boot testing through an automated process that produces a highly efficient...
Disk drive which provides a secure boot of a host computer system from a
protected area of a disk
A computer system comprises a host computer having a memory array and a host microprocessor, and a disk drive having a drive microprocessor. The disk drive...
Method and apparatus for configuring a device assigned to a fixed address
A device configuration method and apparatus initializes a device such as at least one graphics processor, by detecting whether the at least one graphics...
Shaft leakage containment system for a gas control valve
A system for containing leakage along a pintle shaft in a pintle-type gas control valve, such as an exhaust gas recirculation valve for an internal combustion...
Snowboard boot and binding strap
One aspect of the invention is a removable strap for a snowboard boot to preventing the rider's foot from lifting in the boot. The ankle strap enables a soft...
Computer system and program rewriting method
A computer system in which an EEPROM incorporated in a power supply control microcomputer can be compulsorily rewritten even in case contents of the EEPROM are...
Hidden disk partition
A hidden disk partition is accessed using a supplemental driver that is stored outside the master boot record of a disk drive. The boot loader used is standard,...
Boot for antenna assembly
A boot for an antenna assembly is disclosed. The antenna assembly includes an antenna mast having an antenna mast nut attached thereto, a tubular housing...
Snowboard boot and binding apparatus
A binding assembly for attaching a boot to a snowboard, designed in a manner to avoid cavities that can accumulate ice and snow and defeat its operation. The...
Boot for sport involving sliding motion
A boot is constituted, on the one hand, of a shell (1), a cuff (2) joined to the shell, the shell and the cuff presenting zones of differing rigidity (18, 19a,...
An improved safety shoe for protecting a person's foot from harmful injury including a high impact resistant outer shell, an inner dense foam insert, a solid toe...
Secure transfer of trust in a computing system
A computing system having a security module to validate requests to reconfigure a computing system. The computing system includes a persistent store for holding...