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US-5,915,115 Control system and method for direct execution of software application information models without code generation
A model information control system ("MICS") is used in conjunction with a user-defined information model and one or more conventional information system program...
US-5,914,945 Method and system for bandwidth allocation for multimedia services under aggregate traffic conditions
A method and system are provided for calculating the most efficient bandwidth allocation for multimedia traffic under aggregate traffic conditions within a...
US-5,913,176 System for virtual connection to dedicated PSTN lines
A method and apparatus are provided for connecting a telephone subscriber to the public switched telephone network ("PSTN"), where a physical connection is not...
US-5,911,132 Method using central epidemiological database
Patient disease is diagnosed and/or treated using electronic data communications between not only the physician and his/her patient, but via the use of...
US-5,910,949 Packet channel feedback
A method is disclosed for improving the efficiency of the packet data channel by providing means for interrupting tranmsissions so as to allow a communication...
US-5,909,493 Method and system for diagnosis and control of machines using connectionless modes of communication
A method and system of remotely monitoring and controlling machines and business office devices such as copiers, printers, and facsimile machines. Outgoing...
US-5,905,960 Method of handling busy calls in a multiple zone communication system
A method of handling busy calls, performed by a controlling entity (ZC1) in a multiple-zone system, includes the steps of issuing (201) a request to participate...
US-5,898,691 Method and apparatus for congestion distributed adaptive routing
A method for scheduling a connection through a node is disclosed. A resource request message is received from a master. An identity of a trunk where the resource...
US-5,897,620 Method and apparatus for the sale of airline-specified flight tickets
An unspecified-time airline ticket representing a purchased seat on a flight to be selected later, by the airlines, for a traveler-specified itinerary (e.g., NY...
US-5,896,441 Communication state management system and method in an intelligent network
A subscriber A accommodated in an SSP is connected to a terminal to which a telephone number is assigned by a number conversion service. The communication state...
US-5,895,074 Identification card and method of making
A combined business form/identification card includes a sheet of cellulosic stock material having a barrier coating on a first portion of the sheet with an...
US-5,894,511 Validation query based on a supervisory signal
A telephone system and method is provided for delaying authorization validation queries until a dialed phone is answered. This way, authorization validation...
US-5,893,904 System and method for brokering the allocation of an item of business property
In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, a system (10) for confirming authorization for the allocation of an item of business property is...
US-5,893,075 Interactive system and method for surveying and targeting customers
An interactive, customer-accessible data processing system embodied in a programmed personal computer that induces customers of a restaurant, store or other...
US-5,892,755 Transfer layer of the ATM type and method for operating a transfer switch
A transfer layer of an ATM type used between a switch (216) and a number N of communication channels (218). Each communication channel (218) has second storage...
US-5,892,442 Two-way pager alarm system
A two-way pager alarm system for a home or business that reports to a security monitoring center in a wireless fashion. The alarm system, when required,...
US-5,890,139 Answering method and system in online shopping
An online shopping system and method is provided in which a mail-order business is performed between a center and a terminal via an online communication system....
US-5,890,133 Method and apparatus for dynamic optimization of business processes managed by a computer system
The invention relates to a method and a device for the dynamic optimization of business processes, the business process instances of a business process being...
US-5,888,367 Record sheet used in electro-coagulation printing method
The present invention provides a record sheet used in an electro-coagulation printing method for forming characters and images on a cylinder as an electrode with...
US-5,887,216 Method and system to diagnos a business office device based on operating parameters set by a user
A method and system for determining that problems exist in a business office device such as a copier, printer, facsimile machine, or scanner by analyzing the...
US-5,886,984 Method and system for service capacity calculation for multimedia services under aggregate traffic conditions
A method and system are provided for calculating the total service capacity for multimedia traffic under aggregate traffic conditions within a shared ...
US-5,883,951 Method and arrangement for untrapping an unsuccessful call
A method and apparatus for allowing a calling subscriber, who sent a call request including an address in an attempt to place a call to a called subscriber, to...
US-5,883,904 Method for recoverability via redundant cache arrays
A method of correcting an erroneous bit field in a cache used by a processor is disclosed. A first array stores a plurality of bit fields, respectively connected...
US-5,881,238 System for assignment of work requests by identifying servers in a multisystem complex having a minimum...
Apparatus and accompanying methods for use preferably in a multi-system shared data (sysplex) environment (100), wherein each system (110) provides one or more...
US-5,878,416 Automated system and method for matching an item of business property to a recipient
An automated system (10) for matching an item of business property to a recipient includes an inventory database (32) containing inventory data (34) concerning...
US-5,878,204 Disk controlling method and apparatus for transferring a record from a disk to a host via an intermediate buffer
A disk controlling apparatus creates sense data indicating the contents of an error and writes it into an intermediate buffer provided within the disk...
US-5,878,138 System and method for detecting fraudulent expenditure of electronic assets
An electronic asset system includes tamper-resistant electronic wallets that store non-transferable electronic assets. To break such tamper-resistant wallets,...
US-5,876,035 Taxi cab management board game apparatus and method of play
A taxi cab management board game providing a gaming environment and associated apparatus wherein the players experience the daily routine and practical business...
US-5,875,333 Automatically generating source code for relating a dialog interface with a business object in a computing...
A method and a system (10) are provided for generating source code (28) for relating a dialog interface with a business object in a computing application. The...
US-5,875,290 Method and program product for synchronizing operator initiated commands with a failover process in a...
A method and program product for synchronizing operator commands with a failover process in a distributed system having a control workstation and a plurality of...
US-5,873,094 Method and apparatus for automated conformance and enforcement of behavior in application processing systems
A model information control system ("MICS") is used in conjunction with a user-defined information model and one or more conventional information system program...
US-5,873,032 Method and system for providing directory assistance services during attempt to complete customer or after call...
A mobile telephone, or personal communication services subscriber who wishes directory assistance services is connected in the conventional manner to an operator...
US-5,872,844 System and method for detecting fraudulent expenditure of transferable electronic assets
An electronic asset system includes tamper-resistant electronic wallets that store transferable electronic assets. To break such tamper-resistant wallets, the...
US-5,870,733 Automated system and method for providing access data concerning an item of business property
An automated system (10) for providing access data (42) concerning an item of business property includes a master database (34) containing master data (36)...
US-5,870,712 Data processing method and its apparatus
An ordinary person in charge is enabled to easily construct or modify a business processing system only by making a business flow diagram indicating the flow of...
US-5,870,461 On-hold messaging system and method
An on-hold messaging system is provided for use with a business telephone system having an on-hold audio input. The system includes an optical disc having one or...
US-5,870,388 Radio conferencing method and apparatus
A radio conferencing method and apparatus for transmitting packets of data from a plurality of radios over a transmission channel within a series of frames of...
US-5,867,824 Workflow method and system therefor
A workflow system comprising a plurality of workflow subsystems connected to a LAN (Local Area Network), these workflow subsystems being composed of servers and...
US-5,865,925 Method of folding and adhering a sheet using an in-line pressure sealer
An in-line pressure sealer processes folded sheets with pressure sensitive adhesive into finished business forms. The in-line pressure sealer has pairs of infeed...
US-5,864,821 Method and apparatus for transmitting data in correspondence to a progress stage of a series of business...
Even if undecided portion is contained in the data which is necessary for a series of business processings, necessary data is transmitted to the business...
US-5,864,541 Method and system for simultaneous service capacity calculation for multimedia services under aggregate traffic...
A method and system are provided for calculating the simultaneous service capacity for multimedia traffic under aggregate traffic conditions within a shared...
US-5,863,373 Pressure sealing method for business forms
Business forms are sealed by pressure with reduced tenting and pillowing. Each form has a strip of pressure sensitive adhesive of a predetermined width. In an...
US-5,862,350 Method and mechanism for maintaining integrity within SCSI bus with hot insertion
A mechanism and method for quiescing a SCSI bus by asserting the busy signal just prior to the SCSI signal pins making contact or decoupling during a hot...
US-5,862,204 Rare probability connection call registration method using incomplete call causation message for asynchronous...
An improved rare probability connection call registration method using an incomplete call causation message for an asynchronous transfer mode switching system,...
US-5,860,107 Processor and method for store gathering through merged store operations
First and second store instructions that target one or more locations in a cache memory are identified. A determination is made whether the cache memory is busy....
US-5,859,837 Flow control method and apparatus for ethernet packet switched hub
A flow control enabled Ethernet switch that applies backpressure to input ports that attempt to transmit a data packet to a busy destination port. The...
US-5,852,807 Method and apparatus for modeling business card exchanges in a point-to-point or a multi-point personal...
The conference manager and address service of a general purpose personal conference application are enhanced with a plurality of functions for setting up,...
US-5,850,435 Method for audible caller name announcement with call list feature
A method to audibly announce an identified caller name includes one embodiment, the caller name includes determined by making a query to a database with phone...
US-5,850,430 Method to identify clients and method for using a teleterminal device
A method for enabling a customer, residing at a fixed address, to conduct business transactions with a business service provider using a teleterminal connected...
US-5,848,426 Automatic data translation between different business systems
To avoid cost and errors associated with manual data re-entry, methods are provided for transferring data between different business systems (e.g., computer...
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