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US-7,206,646 Method and apparatus for performing a function in a plant using process performance monitoring with process...
A process control system uses a data collection and distribution system and an asset utilization suite to collect data or information pertaining to the assets of...
US-7,204,415 Methods and systems for providing secondary address information
Systems and methods maintain a database of recipient names and addresses where the delivery point addresses contain secondary address. Data that is stored in the...
US-7,204,259 Dishwasher operable with supply distribution, dispensing and use system method
An appliance supply distribution and dispensing system and method for distributing appliance supplies to a home or business and which involves a computerized...
US-7,203,953 Method and apparatus for two-way internet access over a CATV network with channel tracking
Internet access is provided over a digital cable television system using Internet protocol (IP) over MPEG digital video. Simultaneous Internet access and TV...
US-7,203,945 Import/export utility and a method of processing data using the same
A method of processing data in a system including an utility, includes the steps of starting a session, selecting a file on a local drive or by URL, wherein the...
US-7,203,864 Method and system for clustering computers into peer groups and comparing individual computers to their peers
A method and system for identifying clusters of similarly-configured computers. The method, for example, comprises gathering system and business configuration...
US-7,203,839 Method for providing secure access to information held in a shared repository
A method for providing secure access to information held in a shared repository, for example to electronic business cards stored on a server. A data owner...
US-7,203,734 Methods and apparatus for selecting an insurance carrier for an online insurance policy purchase
Methods and apparatus for selecting an insurance carrier for an online insurance policy purchase are disclosed. A user at a client device, such as a personal...
US-7,203,670 Method and system for maintaining enhanced file availability
A method and system for enhancing the availability of VSAM files is provided. According to one exemplary method performed by a batch program, a `1` file is...
US-7,203,663 System and method for converting information on paper forms to electronic data
The invention is a system and method for converting paper forms to electronic data. More specifically, a special purpose system and technique are described for...
US-7,203,624 Real-time database performance and availability change root cause analysis method and system
Root cause analysis of changes impacting database performance, availability and continuity to the underlying business may be performed. A system for doing so may...
US-7,203,572 System and method for distributing drink supply containers
A beverage distribution and dispensing system and method for distributing drinks such as soda, juice and punch, to a home or business and which involves a...
US-7,203,485 System and method for deploying application program components having a service sector
A communication system includes a development sector for registering a plurality of wireless devices, a business sector for controlling utilization of an...
US-7,203,477 System and method for deploying application programs
A communication system includes a development sector for registering a plurality of wireless devices, a business sector for controlling utilization of an...
US-7,202,816 Utilization of the approximate location of a device determined from ambient signals
The present invention employs approximate device locations determined from changes in the sensed strength of radio signals at different locations. In one...
US-7,200,720 System and method for efficiently performing memory intensive computations including a bidirectional...
A system and method for efficiently performing memory intensive computations including a bidirectional synchronization mechanism for maintaining consistency of...
US-7,200,693 Memory system and method having unidirectional data buses
A memory system and method includes a unidirectional downstream bus coupling write data from a memory controller to several memory devices, and a unidirectional...
US-7,200,657 Autonomic provisioning of network-accessible service behaviors within a federated grid infrastructure
Methods, systems, computer program products, and a method of doing business are disclosed for autonomically provisioning network-accessible services in a...
US-7,200,632 Method and system for serving software applications to client computers
A method and system for serving software applications to remote clients across the internet, for example, is disclosed that preferably utilizes standard, SMB...
US-7,200,575 Managing access to digital content
Systems and methods of managing access to digital content are described. In one aspect, a novel digital content access management system enables users to...
US-7,200,566 Method and system for local wireless commerce
A system and method of conducting commercial activities such as an auction in a rather localized area (such as a shopping mall). Potential consumers located in...
US-7,200,563 Ontology-driven information system
An ontology-driven information system includes a plurality of models, each of which expresses an aspect of a business domain using concepts and relationships...
US-7,200,413 Methods and system for enhanced directory assistance using wireless messaging protocols
Directory assistance provides telephone number look up services to callers based on the business or caller name as listed in a telephone directory. In the prior...
US-7,200,210 Voice controlled business scheduling system and method
A fully automated, voice controlled business appointment/reservation system is provided. The system has a natural language voice user interface that emulates a...
US-7,199,715 System and method for tracking ID tags using a data structure of tag reads
A system and method of tracking tags at several successive points of a business process. A reader attempts to read each tag at each successive point. A processor...
US-7,197,893 Ice bag cover with apertures
Covers, articles of manufacture, and methods useful in the creation of an ice bag device that is compact, not bulky, preferably washable, optionally disposable,...
US-7,197,592 Method for exchanging data between several stations
In a method for exchanging data between several stations belonging to various data bus systems. The data bus systems are spatially and physically separate from...
US-7,197,569 Federated multiprotocol communication
Methods, apparatus, and business techniques are disclosed for use in distributed communication systems comprising a plurality of communication protocols. In one...
US-7,197,482 Method and apparatus for customer storefront operations
A method and apparatus for managing a decentralized part supply system via a wide area network. A supplier and a customer establish a secure area at the...
US-7,197,480 System and method for front end business logic and validation
A hybird Notes/DB2 environment provides a requisition catalog on the Web. Client browsers are connected to a GWA infrastructure including a first network...
US-7,197,467 Method of providing visitation services between remotely located parties
With the development of a business that will supply a bonded visitation specialist to visit a patient or confined individual and supply personal caring contact...
US-7,197,041 System and method for developing and executing a wireless application gateway
The invention provides a system and method that enables a business developer to develop and execute a Wireless Application Gateway (WAG) without programming or...
US-7,195,490 Behavior modification system
A tool for and a method of communication that teaches children how to ask a person a question when the person is busy. Children learn to use any one of three...
US-7,195,151 Method and system for automated value transfer
This invention provides a system and method for authorizing automated value transfers from an account available to users who do not have a pre-existing trust,...
US-7,194,560 System uses internet electronic mail for communicating status of a printing device to a remote computer
A method and system for monitoring, controlling and diagnosing operation of a machine such as a business office machine including a facsimile machine, a copier,...
US-7,194,457 Method and system for business intelligence over network using XML
A method and system is provided for exchanging information over a computer network. A network server computer system receives a query request from at least one...
US-7,194,420 Method and system for planning supply of commodities
An SFA server stores transaction information representing the contents of each of a plurality of business transactions for providing customers with commodities...
US-7,193,605 High resolution display
Method and apparatus for document content publishing, distribution, and display, including a method of doing business. An electronic display includes at least...
US-7,193,128 Methods for generating or increasing revenues from crops
The present invention provides methods of doing business and providing services. For example, methods of increasing the revenue of crops are provided. To this...
US-7,191,932 Device and method for the automatic handover of goods
An apparatus is provided for receiving ordered products and/or making products available for pickup. The apparatus has a lockable container for the products with...
US-7,191,188 Method and apparatus for creating an adaptive application
An Adaptive Software Application consists of several types of modules, called Adaptive Units, which are highly parameterized such that they can adapt to varying...
US-7,191,157 System, method and computer program product for the optimization of price to satisfy certain business objectives
A computer-implemented method, system and computer program product are provided for determining an optimal price. First, a plurality of parameters is received...
US-7,190,776 System and method for selecting a feature
A system and method in which a feature is selected for a busy terminal from a calling terminal. This results in a method with an improved selection of features...
US-7,190,478 Network printing tracking system
A system of hardware, software and a business method that enables printer and copier vendors to outsource network printing. The method is implemented on a local...
US-7,188,185 Federated multiprotocol communication
Methods, apparatus, and business techniques are disclosed for use in distributed communication systems comprising a plurality of communication protocols. In one...
US-7,188,169 System and method for monitoring key performance indicators in a business
A system for monitoring business performance indicators in a networked environment. The system comprises a data source having a predefined format, an agent...
US-7,188,137 System and method for distributing advertisements to a plurality of users based upon advertisement user...
There is provided a system for selecting advertisement contents which are suitable for ad-user attributes, and for distributing the advertisement contents data...
US-7,187,761 Method and system for providing advertising to telephone callers
A system and method for providing one or more advertisements, services, surveys, offers for goods/services, and/or offers to modify a telephone service plan...
US-7,185,188 Aggressive content pre-fetching during pre-boot runtime to support speedy OS booting
A method and system for content pre-fetching during a processing system pre-boot runtime. First, it is determined when a processor of a processing system is in...
US-7,185,127 Method and an apparatus to efficiently handle read completions that satisfy a read request
A method and an apparatus to efficiently handle read completions that satisfy a read request are presented. The apparatus comprises a first port to receive data...
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