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Interface device between a ski and the elements for retaining a boot on the
An interface device adapted to be positioned between a ski and an assembly for retaining a boot on the ski, the device including front and rear platforms that...
Snowboard binding system and a snowboard step-in boot system with gradually
One or more energy transfer or resistance elements are attached to a snowboard binding in order to provide gradually increasing resistance and improve...
A bootjack having first and second elongate arms hingedly connected along their long dimension is disclosed, the bootjack being rotatable about an axis defined...
Insole for footwear
An insole for a shoe or boot produced by molding together a stiff outer plastic shell, a dual foam inner layer of rubber-like material and a fabric upper layer...
Boots with surface ornamentation
Fault-tolerant architecture for in-circuit programming
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for providing fault-tolerance for in-circuit programming systems. The invention operates by storing a...
System for presetting a first or second remote boot protocol by a computer
remotely receiving and storing a...
Described is a computer system which can be pre-set over a network to boot to a first or second remote boot protocol prior to being powered on over the network....
System for reconfiguring a boot device by swapping the logical device
number of a user selected boot drive to a...
The present invention is an apparatus and method for specifying operation of a boot device in a processor-based system. The apparatus comprises a memory for...
GART and PTES defined by configuration registers
A modular architecture for storing, addressing and retrieving graphics data from main memory instead of expensive local frame buffer memory. A graphic address...
Method and apparatus for reclaiming memory
A method and apparatus for automatically reclaiming and restoring memory occupied by redundant software components. In a computing environment which permits...
Snowboard safety release binding
A binding apparatus for a snowboard with which the boots of a snowboarder can be securely attached to the board while permitting release thereof upon application...
Full coverage vent pipe flashing
A vent pipe flashing system includes a lower flange, a resilient boot portion and a matching sleeve portion. According to a first embodiment, the lower flange is...
Computing system and operating method for booting and running a graphical
user interface (GUI) with r/w hard...
A computing system and operating method are executable on a target processor and bootstrap loads and run an application program or interface from an alternative...
Dynamic memory word line driver scheme
A circuit which accurately controls the word line (pass transistor gate) driving voltage to a voltage which is both controlled and is not significantly greater...
Snowboard boot and binding assembly
A contact configuration between boot and binding for snowboarding. Contact pins are provided on opposing sides of the boot at both the heel area and the toe...
Adjustable roller skate
The roller skate has a cover having a toe cup and a separate heel cup. A boot is placed in the cover and made up of a toe portion and a heel portion connected...
Device for fixing and removing stud seats for boots
A device for fixing and removing stud seats for boots. The seats are designed to be fitted from above the boot sole and receive the studs screwed from underneath...
Security system for a computerized apparatus
In order to boot a portable computer, a smart key is required to be inserted into a PCMCIA card of the portable computer. Firmware in the PCMCIA card verifies...
Method and apparatus for upgrading firmware boot and main codes in a
A system for loading upgraded, that is, new boot code and/or main firm ware has a programmable memory that has two boot code regions. One of the regions holds...
Method, computer, and article of manufacturing for fault tolerant booting
A method and article of manufacture, such as a magnetic disk containing computer instructions, for preventing a device driver from disabling an operating system...
System and method for maintaining ownership of a processor bus while
sending a programmed number of snoop...
A computer is provided having a bus interface unit coupled between a CPU bus, a peripheral bus (i.e., PCI bus and/or graphics bus), and a memory bus. The bus...
Data processing system and method for remotely controlling modification of
a client's initialization settings
A data processing system and method are described for permitting a server computer system to remotely control modifications of initialization settings included...
Pressure-compensated acceleration-insensitive hydrophone
A generally cylindrical hydrophone configuration provides compensation for longitudinal accelerations by placing four identical solid piezoelectric transducer...
Retention device for a boot on a glide board with a dorsal support element
A retention device for a boot on a glide board adapted to be used for snowboarding. The device includes a base adapted to receive the sole of the boot, and a...
Seal structure of tie rod mounting portion in center take-off type power
A seal structure of a tie rod mounting portion in a center take-off type power steering apparatus structured such that respective inner ends of a pair of right...
Boot for snowboarding and the like
An improved boot for snowboarding. In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a generally resilient upper boot portion mounted to...
Method and apparatus for establishing network connection for a processor
without an operating system boot
A method and apparatus are provided to establish a network connection for a processor in an operating system-absent environment (i.e., without or prior to an...
Boot code verification and recovery
A boot code storage device configured with computer instructions for executing a boot code validity check in response to a boot event to facilitate local...
Method and apparatus for booting up a computing system with enhanced
A method and apparatus for booting up a computing system having enhanced graphics and increased boot up speed begins by obtaining header information from a...
System for setting a flag indicating a boot failure of loading a procedure
and aborting additional loading...
A system and method for boot failure recovery in a digital computer as a result of an attempt to load a procedure in which a flag is associated with the...
Apparatus and method for dynamically elevating a lower level bus master to
an upper level bus master within a...
A computer system, bus interface unit, and method are provided to allocate requests to a shared bus within the computer system. The bus interface unit includes...
Step-in snowboard binding
A snowboard binding for securing a snowboard boot to a snowboard. According to one aspect of the invention, the binding comprises a base, a first engagement...
A boot for use with a snowboard having a binding for attachment to the boot. The boot includes a base, a highback and an upper. The base includes a...
Roller skate with removable boot
Roller skate comprising a chassis (2) equipped with rollers (3) and a boot (1) attached removably to the chassis at four points by catching and locking. Catching...
System for rapidly linking a boot to a sport article and a skate
incorporating such system
A boot/sport article assembly wherein the boot has at least one locking member, the sport article has at least one associated locking device complementary to the...
Skate with pivoting front wheels
An in-line skate with a main skate frame, a skate boot coupled to the skate frame, a carriage frame pivotally coupled adjacent to an anterior end of the main...
Gage assembly and method
A gage assembly is provided that is capable of simulating the functional environment of a molded component, such as a dust boot. The assembly includes a gage...
Information recording/reproducing apparatus reducing disk access frequency
to file management area and sharply...
An information recording/reproducing apparatus that is an magneto-optical disk drive apparatus includes a disk controller that is connected to a SCSI controller...
Snowboard boot binding mechanism
A snowboard boot binding mechanism includes a base member having a recessed channel. The first plate is slidably attached to the base member. A first pair of...
Strap for a snowboard boot, binding or interface
An apparatus comprising a snowboard boot and a strap to hold down a rider's foot in the snowboard boot. The strap includes a tightening element attached to the...
Skate with tiltable foot support
A skate particularly adapted for speed contests has a foot-receiving boot hinged about a fore-foot section of the sole to a in-line wheel-mounting or...
A sports boot that includes an upper, an outer sole and at least one fastening member adapted to cooperate with an associated fastening member of a sports...
Methods, systems and computer program products for secure firmware updates
Methods, systems and computer program products are provided which update firmware in a network computer by replacing the standard operating system to be loaded...
Method for autonomous configuration of peer devices
A method of autonomously configuring peer devices without unnecessary delay in boot up time using a compatibility bridge. Upon initiating a configuration cycle,...
Boot arrangement for a constant velocity joint
A boot arrangement is provided for use with a constant velocity joint and shaft assembly including a shaft, a first joint part slidably engageable with the...
Sport boot having a partially covered rigid frame
A boot adapted to the practice of skating and a method of manufacturing such boot, the boot including a shell base equipped with a rigid sole adapted to be...
Size-adjustable concealed carry holster
A size-adjustable holster for carrying a wide variety of handguns in a wide variety of carry positions. The holster's body has a flat sheet with corresponding...