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US-6,978,939 Portable imaging device accessory for a personal data assistant
A method and apparatus for providing a portable imaging device configured to associate information from a business card with a digital picture image. The...
US-6,978,476 Device and method of determining location of signal ingress
The present invention comprises a device which may be attached to a cable ground block (62) such that the level and type for signal emitted through the upstream...
US-6,978,441 Rating apparatus and method for evaluating bugs
A method of rating a bug, including reporting the bug to a business entity by an interested party, entering information regarding the bug into a database,...
US-6,978,423 Context based view design to support client side multi-threading
A computer software system comprising a view sub-system including presentation objects which provide a user interface, a business logic sub-system including...
US-6,978,270 System and method for capturing and storing operational data concerning an internet service provider's (ISP)...
A computer implemented method of and apparatus for collecting and managing detailed data related to an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) operational environment...
US-6,978,253 Systems and methods for transacting business over a global communications network such as the internet
A business model/process is described for conducting business transactions over the Internet, allowing buyers to reduce the price of the selected product/service...
US-6,978,093 Free space optical communication network
The present invention provides a method and network for communicating over free space links. The network includes a plurality of buildings, each housing at least...
US-6,977,999 Reverse charging system, reverse-charging service control apparatus, call agent and reverse charging method
A call agent(CA) connects a IP telephone and a public switching telephone on the basis of a called-destination telephone number which corresponds to received...
US-6,977,740 Method and system for centralized information storage retrieval and searching
A business method for centrally managing documents in a client server system. The business method is operable in a client-server system with a database, a voice...
US-6,977,114 Communication substrates having variably applied ferromagnetic material, ferromagnetic composition and a system...
The present invention relates generally to substrates intended for business and other communications such as marketing, advertising and personal communications...
US-6,976,163 Methods, systems and computer program products for rule based firmware updates utilizing certificate extensions...
Methods, systems, computer program products and business methods are provided which provide or utilize updates of firmware (i.e. data stored in a programmable...
US-6,976,010 Method for syndicating online content
A method and system for making available syndicated content on-line from a variety of content providers while enforcing the exclusivity requirements for each of...
US-6,975,999 Methods and systems for managing business representative distributions
A geographical distribution of business representatives is managed by their assignment to geographical units. The assignments are stored on a storage device and...
US-6,975,720 Method of processing an inbound call in a call center
A method for call center to processing inbound call from a caller during a busy time is disclosed in which the caller will be assigned a place in the queue, an...
US-6,973,513 Method for efficient use of a transmit engine
A method for providing efficient use of a transmit engine in transmitting packet directing information. In one embodiment, two linked lists are used to submit...
US-6,973,448 Method and system for providing service listings in electronic yellow pages
A method and system for allowing a regional service merchant that is outside of a given geographical boundary, but services inside the geographical boundary, to...
US-6,973,440 Method of managing a deposit exchange to offer price reductions
A business method which uses a computer program to establish and maintain a deposit exchange. Customers deposit money with the deposit exchange and register with...
US-6,970,952 System uses internet electronic mail for communicating status of a monitored device to a monitoring device
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-6,970,945 Systems and methods of message queuing
An intelligent queue may be used to facilitate communication among a set business application programs. In one embodiment, the intelligent queue may interact...
US-6,970,871 System and method of sorting information based on a location of a mobile station
A system and method for locating the present location of a mobile station and sending consumer information to the mobile station sorted based on distance between...
US-6,970,847 Business method for secure document folder distribution
A system, method, and computer readable medium for a business to securely distribute potentially large collections of document folders (180) to recipients (140)....
US-6,970,844 Flow designer for establishing and maintaining assignment and strategy process maps
A system, method and carrier medium for modeling a Financial Service Organization (FSO) business in a computer software program and for storing the model of the...
US-6,970,829 Method and system for skills-based planning and scheduling in a workforce contact center environment
A method of forecasting, allocating and scheduling in a single or multi-site skills-based contact or call center environment organized into a hierarchy of zero...
US-6,970,601 Form search apparatus and method
Forms such as business forms used in banks and post offices are automatically classified using a form search apparatus and method. The method of classifying...
US-6,970,579 Orientation invariant feature detection system and method for unstructured low-quality video
A system and method for detecting features in video from business meetings and video teleconferencing systems can use color, motion, morphological (shape)...
US-6,970,544 Method and apparatus for caller ID system
An apparatus and method are disclosed for accessing telephone or cellular originating central office equipment to control the disclosure of a calling party...
US-6,968,535 Service mapping method of enterprise application modeling and development for multi-tier service environments
A method for modeling an enterprise application to be performed over multiple tiers in a distributed computer system. The method includes generating a model,...
US-6,968,513 On-line localized business referral system and revenue generation system
An online interactive system comprising a business referral and income generation system linked to one or more listed web sites of businesses in a particular...
US-6,968,453 Secure integrated device with secure, dynamically-selectable capabilities
A method, system, computer program product, and method of doing business by providing a secure integrated device (such as a pervasive computing device) for which...
US-6,968,343 Methods and systems for integrating process modeling and project planning
Methods and system consistent with the present invention provide a workflow modeling and project planning integration tool that allows a user to model a business...
US-6,968,336 Method for generating, organizing table codes either code is highest code level or code is linked to parent...
A business method for converting and storing classification data of existing codes having different number of levels and different number of digits in each level...
US-6,968,334 Method and business process to maintain privacy in distributed recommendation systems
A distributed recommendation system and method are disclosed that provides greater privacy for the user's private data. The method distributes the tasks of a...
US-6,968,325 System and method for automatically adjusting merchandise pricing at a service-oriented interface terminal...
A business method prompts users of electronic payment cards and automatically adjusts automobile fuel pricing based upon the number of passengers in a vehicle at...
US-6,968,316 Systems, methods and computer program products for producing narrative financial analysis reports
Systems, methods, and computer program products for generating a narrative financial analysis of a financial statement of a business entity are provided....
US-6,968,314 Enhanced security features for an automated order fulfillment system
A method is described for facilitating implementation of an automated system for transacting business, where the system users are subject to predetermined rules...
US-6,968,312 System and method for measuring and managing performance in an information technology organization
An IT measurement system is aligned with the IT organization's business goals by examining the IT organization's current state-of-affairs with respect to...
US-6,967,580 Emergency and disabled persons communication business model algorithm and method and apparatus
This invention is an algorithm and method and apparatus for communication in emergency situations and for persons who are disabled. The invention features unique...
US-6,967,277 Audio tone controller system, method, and apparatus
Embodiments of the invention comprise a new device and technique to realize a utilization for providing a system, method, and apparatus for providing an improved...
US-6,965,957 Automatic cluster join protocol
A method for new nodes to join a cluster in a serial sequence includes (a) a new node transmitting a first type of request to join the cluster and (b) the new...
US-6,965,938 System and method for clustering servers for performance and load balancing
A hybrid Notes/DB2 environment provides a requisition catalog on the Web. Client browsers are connected to a GWA infrastructure including a first network...
US-6,965,914 Negotiated wireless peripheral systems
Methods, apparatus, and business techniques are disclosed for use in mobile network communication systems. A mobile unit such as a smart phone is preferably...
US-6,965,902 Method and apparatus for managing functions
A method and apparatus for managing functions (e.g., that express business rules) to allow calling functions, maintaining functions, and providing of an...
US-6,965,886 System and method for analyzing and utilizing data, by executing complex analytical models in real time
A system and method for collecting, filtering, analyzing, distributing and effectively utilizing highly relevant events (such as key business events) in real...
US-6,965,872 Systems, methods and computer program products for facilitating the sale of commodity-like goods/services
The invention provides systems and methods for facilitating the sale of commodity-like goods/services. The commodity-like goods/services at which the invention...
US-6,963,845 Business card as electronic mail authorization token
The present invention provides a method of enabling a first user to obtain, using a business card of a second user, authority to transmit electronic mail to the...
US-6,963,826 Performance optimizer system and method
Information is received from a plurality of CRM/SFA sources within an operating environment and is mapped to specific business processes. Transactional data,...
US-6,961,940 Dynamically adapting events to capabilities of a management system
Methods, systems, computer program products, and methods of doing business by automatically and dynamically annotating events in an event management system...
US-6,961,760 Transforming data automatically between communications parties in a computing network
Methods, systems, and computer program products for automatically transforming data or business messages to enable communication between parties in a distributed...
US-6,961,714 Method of quantifying royalty owner rights
The invention is a business method for calculating royalty owner rights--specifically, calculating a metric of use corresponding to an aspect of royalty owner...
US-6,961,562 Method and apparatus for acquiring, processing, using and brokering location information associated with mobile...
An information broker operates a location server coupled to a wireless network and a wireline network, which acquires and processes information indicating...
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