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US-5,944,787 Method for automatically finding postal addresses from e-mail addresses
An email mapper to identify sender's U.S. postal address by detecting in the sender's email address, email message, or the sender's posting whether the sender's...
US-5,944,769 Interactive network directory service with integrated maps and directions
The present invention provides a network accessible service which integrates both a business directory and a map database. A user can search the business...
US-5,943,417 Method and system for personalized directory assistance services
A mobile telephone, or personal communication services subscriber who wishes directory assistance services is connected in the conventional manner to an operator...
US-5,943,415 Automatic call distributing queuing (ACDQ) call transfer method and telephone system having ACDQ call transfer...
In an ACDQ (Automatic Call Distribution Queuing) call transfer method, when an incoming ACDQ call takes place in a telephone set group for exclusively handling...
US-5,943,335 Method for minimizing call setups in ISDN PBX systems
A method for operating an ISDN PBX[110] for connecting M BRI lines[13-15] connected to a central office[12] to N terminals[21-28, 31-38, 41-48] connected to the...
US-5,938,880 Apparatus and process for perimeter pressure sealing
Method and apparatus for activating longitudinal and transverse pressure sensitive adhesive strips in marginal edge portions of paper business forms are...
US-5,937,342 Wireless local distribution system using standard power lines
A system and method to connect standard telephone subscriber equipment (telephone, facsimile, personal computer) to a fixed wireless terminal via power lines....
US-5,937,048 Program controlled switch provisioning
A method and system for provisioning program controlled switches in a public switched telephone network using a Recent Change Memory Administration Center...
US-5,937,034 Method for testing call waiting, caller ID functionality of telephone line
The control software of a central office-installed ringback test device is augmented to allow a craftsperson to test the operability of a caller identification,...
US-5,936,625 Computerized calendar showing scheduled events which may be edited, magnified, or scrolled within a monthly view
A method of providing a monthly calendar view in a computer system uses either textual information or vertically stacked busy bars. If the textual information is...
US-5,933,256 Method for color correction within a color space using hue shifting of a region therein
The present invention is a method for the improved rendition of business color graphics. The method alters or corrects sensitive colors in documents by employing...
US-5,930,699 Address retrieval system
A method and apparatus for enabling a user to request location information from a mobile station telephone unit is disclosed. A user enters a request for...
US-5,930,515 Apparatus and method for upgrading a computer system operating system
A method for upgrading a computer operating system of a computer system, for example, a communications receiver includes a main processor, a slave processor, a...
US-5,927,987 Interactive modular educational system
An interactive modular educational system. This invention provides for an interactive modular educational system comprised of a deck of visually-enhanced cards...
US-5,927,598 Energy management method and apparatus
An energy management system designed to reduce the costs of electrical energy particularly applicable to service businesses such as restaurants, service...
US-5,926,798 Method and apparatus for performing computer-based on-line commerce using an intelligent agent
A method, computer program product and system, for performing computer-based on-line commerce in which a client computer issues a commercial request and a...
US-5,926,539 Method and apparatus for determining agent availability based on level of uncompleted tasks
A software routine for a multimedia-capable call center checks for active status of the telephone, active communication with clients via a computer station...
US-5,926,533 Computer-based method and apparatus for controlling, monitoring, recording and reporting telephone access
A telephone station interface is provided with apparatus for detecting when a called party has or is attempting to patch or bridge one telephone call with...
US-5,923,873 Method for determining server staffing in management of finite server queueing systems
A method determines the number of servers as a function of time required for a finite server queueing system based on a projected load. The number of servers is...
US-5,923,858 Method and apparatus to interface a peripheral device operating in an internal clock domain to a PCI bus...
The present invention is implemented in a peripheral component coupled to a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bus. The peripheral component includes an...
US-5,923,552 Systems and methods for facilitating the exchange of information between separate business entities
Systems, methods, and computer program products synchronize product fabrication schedules with supplier schedules. A fabrication schedule is obtained from a...
US-5,921,997 Sterile occlusion fasteners and instrument and method for their placement
A clip, clip applier and method for ligating a tissue structure is provided. The applier has a two stage actuation. In the first stage, a tissue structure is...
US-5,920,616 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-5,918,210 Business query tool, using policy objects to provide query responses
A method of modeling an enterprise so that its policy changes as well as its current components and operations are represented in a database (11), and a method...
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...
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