(n.) Also called a service patch, a fix to a program bug. A patch is an actual piece of object code that is inserted into (patched into) an executable program. Patches typically are available as downloads over the Internet.
To copy an object from a buffer (or clipboard) to a file. In word processing, blocks of text are moved from one place to another by cutting and pasting. When you cut a block of text, the word processor removes the block from your file and places it in a temporary holding area (a buffer). […]
- patch cord
Also known as a patch cable, a patch cord is a piece of copper wire or fiber optic cable that connects circuits on a patch panel.
- Patch Panel
A panel of network ports contained together, usually within a telecommunications closet, that connects incoming and outgoing lines of a LAN or other communication, electronic or electrical system. In a LAN, the patch panel connects the network’s computers to each other and to the outside lines that enable the LAN to connect to the Internet […]
- Patent Pending
Patent Pending (abbreviated Pat. Pend.) means a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) statement indicating that a patent has been applied, for but not yet granted. Legal Use of Patent Pending The Patent Pending (or “patent applied for”) statement is used by inventors, manufacturers and sellers to let others know an application has been […]
The exclusive right, granted by the government, to make use of an invention or process for a specific period of time, usually 14 years.