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US-6,510,420 Framework for dynamic hierarchical grouping and calculation based on multidimensional member characteristics
A system and method for dynamically building hierarchical groupings of business information based on member characteristics. The system includes a computer...
US-6,505,039 Call security system which detects fraud by examination of call history
A method and apparatus for reducing the vulnerability of the telecommunications system to unauthorized use that is easy to implement and that can reduce the...
US-6,501,389 Audio, video, or multimedia system keypad controller having multiple vector control paths and associated methods
An audio, video, or multimedia control system and associated method are provided. The audio, video or multimedia control system preferably includes at least one...
US-6,499,843 Customized vision correction method and business
A method and business architecture for providing vision correction to a patient involves obtaining wavefront aberration measurement information and, optionally,...
US-6,499,064 Method of using decoupled chain of responsibility
A method of developing a software system using Object Oriented Technology. The present invention addresses the problem of providing a technical foundation for...
US-6,497,410 Trading cards for an investment game, and game and method thereof
A collectible trading card, investment game using a set of trading cards, and a method of playing the investment game designed to raise awareness in the concepts...
US-6,496,946 Electronic control apparatus with memory validation and method
A method and apparatus for confirming the operation of memory (212) operates during periods when the memory is not operating in a standard execution mode. This...
US-6,496,804 Business system and method of compiling mailing list of interested customers
A system and method for using a mailing label to be applied to magazines, newspapers, circulars or other mass mailing items, which has a subscriber's name and...
US-6,496,579 Method of and system for efficient use of telecommunication networks
A system for use of a telecommunications voice network includes a communication node local to a calling location for acquiring calling and called party...
US-6,493,722 Billing system for distributing third party messages to form a community of subscribers to negotiate a group...
A system, a method and a computer readable medium for distributing messages from a third-party to a group of subscribers by using subscriber information and...
US-6,493,445 Providing alerting/call waiting/call holding services to on-line internet users
This invention relates to methods and apparatus for handling incoming or intra-office calls when a telephone subscriber having a POTS, (Plain Old Telephone...
US-6,493,335 Method and system for providing low-cost high-speed data services
A communication network uses intermediate nodes to resolve local traffic contention. Intermediate nodes receive upstream signals from end users, derive traffic...
US-6,490,655 Data processing apparatus and method for cache line replacement responsive to the operational state of memory
A data processing system 2 is described including a cache memory 8 and a plurality of DRAM banks 16, 18, 20, 22. A victim select circuit 32 within a cache...
US-6,490,590 Method of generating a logical data model, physical data model, extraction routines and load routines
A logical data model is generated based on business rule metadata, data source characteristics, and cleansing, transformation, and householding metadata. A...
US-6,490,346 Apparatus and method for providing music-on-hold service in key telephone system
An apparatus and method for providing a music-on-hold service to an originating subscriber requesting a call connection to a busy terminating subscriber in a key...
US-6,487,239 Method and apparatus for message communication
A method and an apparatus for performing message communication accurately at high rate even when the communication line is busy. When the communication line...
US-6,487,196 System and method for simulating telephone use in a network telephone system
A system and method in a network-based telephone system for simulating a typical plain old telephone system (POTS) connection by generating sounds in response to...
US-6,484,244 Method and system for storing and processing multiple memory commands
A packetized dynamic random access memory ("DRAM") receives command packets each of which contain a plurality of packet words. The packet words in each command...
US-6,484,161 Method and system for performing online data queries in a distributed computer system
Disclosed is a system for performing online data queries. The system for performing online data queries in a distributed computer system with a plurality of...
US-6,481,226 Method for manufacturing a vending machine for serving extremely cold frozen product and method for...
The present invention is generally directed to a method for modifying a vending machine to provide a vending machine for storing product at a temperature no...
US-6,477,436 System and method for creation of a network computing environment
A system and method for organizing the computer network components, including hardware, software, peripherals and services (i.e. internet and online backup)....
US-6,477,364 Automatic redialing method for a mobile communication network and a mobile communication system
An automatic redialing method for amiable communication network and a mobile communication system are disclosed. When a call meant for a telephone terminal...
US-6,477,246 Method and apparatus for providing expanded telecommunications service
System and method for putting control of incoming telephone calls in the hands of subscribers with the aid of computer software and the Internet. In effect, a...
US-6,474,927 Freight container, system, and method for shipping freight
A freight transportation container can accept standardized pallets and is suitable for the transportation by land, sea, or air. The size and construction of the...
US-6,473,812 System using internet email for communicating status information from business office printing device when it...
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-6,473,748 System for implementing rules
A method, system and computer program product for implementing rules. More specifically, a method, system and computer program product for implementing rules is...
US-6,473,612 Method for providing directory assistance services via an alphanumeric page
A mobile telephone, or personal communication services subscriber who wishes directory assistance services is connected in the conventional manner to an operator...
US-6,471,068 Method and apparatus for accessing an object, and storage medium storing a program for controlling access to an...
An object of the invention is to provide an information processing system that enables a user to always use a business object in the assurance of its...
US-6,470,455 Data processing system and method for prohibiting access to a SCSI bus
A data processing system and method are disclosed for prohibiting access to a SCSI bus prior to a correct entry of an access password. The system includes a...
US-6,470,406 Managing isochronous processes in a heterogenous work environment
In a heterogeneuos work environment a method and apparatus for managing isochronous streaming servers is disclosed. This includes a mechanism for allocating...
US-6,470,321 System, method, and computer program product for providing financial protection of equity investments
A system and method for determining an equity protection insurance policy (EPIC) for investors or shareholders to protect their equity investment in a business...
US-6,470,020 Integration of stimulus signalling protocol communication systems and message protocol communication systems
Stimulus signalling protocols and message protocols are methods for transferring information over a communications network. Stimulus signalling protocols (e.g....
US-6,466,928 Method and apparatus for idea development and evaluation
Disclosed are apparatus and methods for evaluating a business proposal in which a computer is used to perform the steps of presenting questions regarding the...
US-6,466,782 Mobile paging telephone with an automatic call back function
A system with a mobile phone capable of receiving a paging message. A method and apparatus automatically transmits a callback message to a callback number...
US-6,466,664 Time slot based call pacing method and apparatus
Pacing algorithms and their benefits in predictive dialers in call center activities have been appreciated for a number of years. A predictive dialer...
US-6,463,466 Method and apparatus and business system for online distribution of serial works
The present invention comprises a method for distributing a serial work such as a novel, story, book, or other single-media or multi-media serial work over a...
US-6,463,418 Secure and stateful electronic business transaction system
A method for transacting business electronically includes storing first information in a database management module, reading the first information in the...
US-6,463,144 Internet telephony callback system and method of operation
A system and method to implement callback for unanswered telephone calls in a Distributed Information System (DIS) adapted for telephony. A calling station and a...
US-6,460,764 Card exchanging device, card exchanging method, and recording media
A display of a card exchange device is split by a split line according to the number of card exchange persons and their seating state, and each card data is...
US-6,460,746 Backpack having removable, re-positionable carrying straps
A backpack that has straps which may be repositioned, removed and replaced is designed to reduce muscle strain when the bag is carried by improving the balance...
US-6,459,779 System and method for creating a billing record with a called party's name
A method and system are provided for creating a billing record with a called party's name. Providing the called party's name on the billing record facilitates...
US-6,457,144 System and method for collecting trace data in main storage
A memory controller used to manage the memory interface (main store interface) for processor and input and output (I/O) device access, includes a trace array...
US-6,456,842 System and method for subscriber-controlled call back on busy in a cellular network
A telecommunications system and method is disclosed for allowing a calling mobile subscriber to activate a call back on busy feature and specify the maximum...
US-6,456,709 Method and apparatus for monitoring telephonic members and providing directory assistance
Telephone users desiring directory assistance services are connected via standard telephone procedures to a directory assistance provider, such as an operator....
US-6,456,696 Method and apparatus for temporarily deactivating a call indicator
A call indicator, such as a ringer, is deactivated on a temporary or preset basis while normal call processing continues, so that the subscriber can attain an...
US-6,456,601 Method and system to provide telephony tones and announcements in a packetized network environment
A method and a system of providing call progress tones in a packetized network include storing the call progress tones and pre-programmed audio deliveries at a...
US-6,456,538 Nonvolatile memory, system having nonvolatile memories, and data read method of the system
A plurality of nonvolatile memories are adapted to generate ready/busy signals and internal inverted chip enable signals. A controller outputs to the memories an...
US-6,453,356 Data exchange system and method
A system and method for exchanging data between two or more applications includes a data exchange engine and a number of adapters associated with a corresponding...
US-6,453,323 Resolving long-busy conditions for synchronized data sets
A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for resolving long-busy conditions for synchronized data sets. A long-busy condition is detected in a first one...
US-6,453,306 Internet commerce method and apparatus
A system that permits commercial transactions over a network of computers is described. In one example, the network of computers supports communications between...
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