Abstract: In a networked computer system including a customer computer associated with a human customer, one or more consultant computers associated with one or more human consultants, and a server computer, the human customer sends an information request to the server via the customer computer. The request, which includes a question that the customer wishes to have answered, does not specify a consultant from which the answer may be obtained. In response, the server determines which one or ones of the consultants is qualified to provide the requested information. The server then solicits the requested information from one or more of the qualified consultants. If at least one of the qualified consultants decides to provide the requested information, then the server receives the information from the consultant via one of the consultant computers. Thereafter, the server sends the information to the customer via the customer computer.
Abstract: A digital phase detector and charge pump circuit system reset circuit and method resets a digital phase detector according to the charge outputs between the charge pump circuits and a following loop filter. The sensing circuitry emulates portions of the circuitry of the digital phase detector and charge pump circuit system and minimizes deadband time. Current mirror portions of the charge pump circuit alternate between p-channel and n-channel devices to regularize output voltage levels produced by the charge pump circuit system.
Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for integrating third party tools of an integrated software environment with an integrated environment manager. The graphical user interface of the integrated environment manager is augmented with an icon representing a selected third-party tool. Pulldown and pullright menus are controlled to show objects and files which have been used recently and by which tools. The tools and the integrated environment manager communicate through inter-process messaging to coordinate control of picklists in menus of the integrated environment manager and the tools integrated therewith.