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US-6,016,477 Method and apparatus for identifying applicable business rules
A method and apparatus for identifying decision points in Business Objects and classifying business rules that are applicable to the decision points. Business...
US-6,015,589 Method of desensitizing a thermally imagable surface
A thermally imagable business record, such as a form, label, tag, or the like is provided which may be activated to form human and/or machine readable images as...
US-6,014,436 Telecommunications answering feature method and apparatus
In a telephone system, if the telephone set of a called party is busy or an incoming call is not answered, the called party is unavailable. In this event an...
US-6,014,434 Method for controlling and processing an incoming call of a line-busy exchange system
A method for controlling and processing a call from one keyphone to a busy keyphone utilizing a keyphone main unit connected to an office line and a plurality of...
US-6,012,925 Method for guaranteeing remuneration received by the owner when selling cattle
This invention is directed toward a method of doing business, wherein a first entity, referred to as the Secondary Guarantor, engages in the business of...
US-6,012,716 Lottery number picker and method
A number picker for placing bets in lotteries and a method for manufacturing the number picker. The number picker is comprised of a platform having an upper...
US-6,012,067 Method and apparatus for storing and manipulating objects in a plurality of relational data managers on the web
The present invention provides a system for the retrieval, construction and manipulation of any kind of objects using Structured Query Language (SQL) over...
US-6,011,834 Apparatus and method for providing automatic telephone response service by using intelligent peripheral system
A method for providing automatic telephone response services by using an intelligent peripheral system (IP) is disclosed. Particularly the invention provides to...
US-6,011,794 Internet based telephone apparatus and method
An internet related telephone accessory connects directly to conventional home and business telephones and enables the establishment of long distance telephone...
US-6,011,677 Personal computer data storage card and adapter and method for transferring information between the data...
A personal computer data storage card includes a substrate layer, a magnetic medium layer, and a protective layer respectively affixed together. The data storage...
US-6,009,525 Multi-tier electronic software distribution
Methods of electronic software distribution are provided in which software products may be wrapped by their publishers in a straightforward, secure manner, but...
US-6,006,215 Method and apparatus for improved contact and activity management and planning
Methods and apparatus for improved contact and activity management and planning where subject data, activity data and topic data are created and functionally...
US-6,003,064 System and method for controlling data transmission between network elements
A system and method for controlling data transmission between two network elements. A first port of a transmitting element is coupled to a second port of a...
US-6,003,021 System, method and article of manufacture for a simulation system for goal based education
A system is disclosed that provides a goal based learning system utilizing a rule based expert training system to provide a cognitive educational experience. The...
US-6,003,015 Order confirmation system and method of using same
A new and improved video order confirmation method and system that is adapted for use with a point-of-sale terminal and an audio order confirmation station to...
US-6,002,939 Apparatus and method for allocating channels in plural communication units
A cordless telephone with no control channels which makes connection possible even when the handset or the base unit is within the area of another cordless...
US-6,002,753 Method and apparatus for interfacing computers to exchange telephone call business information
An apparatus and method is provided for exchanging telephone call information between two computers, one of which is coupled to a computerized branch exchange...
US-5,999,613 Method and system for processing incoming calls during calls-in-progress
A method and system for processing an incoming call during a call-in-progress utilizes a communication station for detecting the incoming call from a new caller...
US-5,999,141 Enclosed dipole antenna and feeder system
A directional antenna for telecomunication base station applications for home or business is provided. A folded dipole, a passive reflector, a balun and...
US-5,997,680 Method of producing printed media
Two pairs of parallel substantial-cut or scored lines extend the length of a card stock sheet and short through-cut lines extend between each of the pairs to...
US-5,997,457 Method of manufacturing a direct mail article
A direct mail article that is produced from an integral web or sheet of card stock that can be transmitted through the mails without an outer wrapper or envelope...
US-5,995,884 Computer peripheral floor cleaning system and navigation method
A computer peripheral system including a mobile vehicle, a two-way wireless link to a host computer and software residing on the host computer for providing...
US-5,995,848 System and method of completing calls to busy mobile subscribers in a radio telecommunications network
A method and system of completing calls to busy mobile subscribers in a radio telecommunications network. The system includes a gateway mobile switching center...
US-5,995,826 Methods for conditional tone responsive reconnection to directory assistance center
A cellular telephone subscriber who wishes directory assistance services is connected in the conventional manner to an operator who identifies a destination...
US-5,995,614 Dynamic requeing to avoid latency in call-routing systems
A method for rerouting calls in a call-routing system having a routing processor storing information about the status of remote telephone stations involves...
US-5,995,590 Method and apparatus for a communication device for use by a hearing impaired/mute or deaf person or in silent...
A method and apparatus is disclosed that allows people to carry on unobtrusive phone conversations in business or other settings where it is either not possible...
US-5,992,888 Advertising device and method for use at point of sale
A device and method for displaying advertising materials to a potential purchaser coincident with the making of a financial transaction by the purchaser. The...
US-5,991,620 Positioning busy indicator and queuing mechanism
A telecommunications system and method is disclosed which avoids unwanted feature interactions while positioning a mobile station that was in idle mode when the...
US-5,991,394 Method and system for establishing voice communications using a computer network
A method and system (100) establishes voice communications between a computer user (102) and an agent (104) of a business over a computer network, such as the...
US-5,991,391 Dynamic re-routing
A method for rerouting calls in a call-routing system having a routing processor storing information about the status of remote telephone stations involves...
US-5,991,387 Monitoring and controlling channels to improve the interface of calls
A method is provided for monitoring channels and controlling calls. Multiple channels provided by at least one digital line are monitored. Based on this...
US-5,991,367 Telephone call screener
A telephone call screener and method of use is disclosed for use with a user's telephone system. It rejects unwanted telephone calls, such as those from...
US-5,991,304 Method and apparatus for minimizing asynchronous transmit FIFO under-run and receive FIFO over-run conditions
A circuit adapted to a first-in/first-out device ("FIFO") is disclosed. The circuit includes a counter and a first end of packet detector that is coupled to the...
US-5,987,497 System and method for managing the configuration of distributed objects
A computer system includes at least one client computer and at least one server computer. An Object Configuration Manager allows a user to distribute and use...
US-5,987,443 System, method and article of manufacture for a goal based educational system
A system is disclosed that provides a goal based learning system utilizing a rule based expert training system to provide a cognitive educational experience. The...
US-5,983,276 Acknowledgement tracking and automatic faxing system of EDI transactions on the internet
A method and apparatus for performing reliable data transfer operations over a global computer network are provided. This is accomplished by transmitting data...
US-5,983,203 Computer implemented method for processing data items from different sources of a common business attribute
A computer implemented method for processing streams of data signals representing different data items of a common business attribute transmitted by a plurality...
US-5,983,110 Method for operating a telecommunications system, and a telecommunications system in which the method can be used
The invention relates to a method for operating a telecommunications system having a switching station (BS) and a plurality of internal subscriber stations (HA1,...
US-5,982,859 Method and telecommunication system for transmitting a facsimile message
A method and system for transmitting a facsimile message uses a public-switched telecommunications network, the public-switched telecommunication network having...
US-5,982,302 Touch-sensitive keyboard/mouse
A combination keyboard/mouse is realized using a touch-sensitive member. The touch-sensitive member (or an area of a larger touch-sensitive member) may be...
US-5,978,780 Integrated bill consolidation, payment aggregation, and settlement system
The present invention is an integrated bill consolidation, payment aggregation, and account-payment application system. The system acts as a settlements exchange...
US-5,978,769 System and method for determining and analyzing building occupancy
A system and method that determines building occupancy at a selected site by using geographically based structures to identify potential clients and to analyze...
US-5,977,967 Object-oriented business object interface framework and method
Interface object classes providing a template class (402) for list boxes (500) and a template class (410) for combo boxes (506) which encapsulates a linkage...
US-5,974,396 Method and system for gathering and analyzing consumer purchasing information based on product and consumer...
A method and system for gathering and analyzing customer and purchasing information permits a retailer or retail chain to process transactional information...
US-5,974,313 System and method for defining an urgency class of a disorder appearing in a communication system station
A system and method for determining an urgency class of a disturbance occurring in a base station of a cellular communication system. A list of possible...
US-5,974,135 Teleservices computer system, method, and manager application for integrated presentation of concurrent...
A teleservices system, workstation configuration, and teleservices manager application provide for integrated concurrent interactions with various host computer...
US-5,974,131 Call forwarding on busy or no answer when call waiting is active
A method and an apparatus for handling incoming calls when call waiting is active. If the called party is not on a call when an incoming call occurs and the...
US-5,974,044 System and method for controlling voice and data communications
This invention appropriately regulates or controls a simultaneous communication between different communication methods. When a request of a voice communication...
US-5,971,691 Forms transfer system and method
Business forms are stacked using a cart having first and second portions pivotally movable with respect to each other from a substantially L-shaped configuration...
US-5,970,466 Graphical computer system and method for appointment scheduling
A computer program stored in a storage medium and a computer-implemented method for scheduling appointments for an office or business includes program code for...
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