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US-5,712,985 System and method for estimating business demand based on business influences
A demand forecasting and production scheduling system and method creates production schedules for various business items describing a forecasted demand for the...
US-5,712,911 Method and system for automatically activating and deactivating a speakerphone
A novel telephone system and method for activating a speakerphone in response to an incoming call based upon the presence or absence of a subscriber within a...
US-5,712,902 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-5,710,900 System and method for generating reports from a computer database
A system and method for generating a report for a user which allows the user to make decisions, without requiring the user to understand or interpret data...
US-5,710,809 Method of and system for efficient use of telecommunication voice 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-5,708,808 Method and apparatus for concurrency with critical regions
Allows concurrency for user program and device operations for user program's device request (10), by returning immediately to user program (16) when device...
US-5,708,699 Hybrid access architecture for voice messaging systems
An architecturally and cost efficient method and system are disclosed for accessing a voice messaging platform. An exemplary method for accessing the platform...
US-5,707,055 Method and system for producing multiple part business forms
Multi-part business forms having speciality electronically imaged indicia are produced in a low-cost, high speed, low waste, and enhanced flexibility method....
US-5,706,517 Method and apparatus for retrieving distributed objects in a networked system
A method and apparatus for representing the attributes of an object representing a person or entity in an object oriented operating system running on a computer....
US-5,706,500 Selective transaction oriented recovery and restart for message-driven business applications
A method for processing a business request in a transaction system is disclosed. A state indication indicates the current processing state of the business...
US-5,706,452 Method and apparatus for structuring and managing the participatory evaluation of documents by a plurality of...
A method for structuring the process of participatory document evaluation by a plurality of reviewers utilizing a feed-forward synchronization schema defined as...
US-5,706,336 Telephone system circuitry for discriminating between voice and data transmissions
A selective call-waiting system for telephony use samples transmission on a busy line if the line subscribes to the selective call-waiting service, and avoids...
US-5,703,941 Connection control method for personal communications
A switching center 30 comprises a memory part M2, a memory part M3, and a memory part M4. The memory part M2 stores a terminating terminal number corresponding...
US-5,701,412 Telecommunications service control method in intelligent network
A trigger is armed to a predetermined detection point (DP) of a basic call state model controlled for each call by a switching system so that a service control...
US-5,700,149 Method of personal verification for an in-resident system for administrating course material
An in-resident system for administering a course of study using a central data processor having access to a program and using residential/business scale...
US-5,699,527 Method and system for processing loan
A loan processing system to aid a potential loan applicant preparing the necessary financial statement, loan application, and business plan to apply for a...
US-5,696,907 System and method for performing risk and credit analysis of financial service applications
The present invention discloses a method and system for performing risk and credit analysis of financial service applications with a neural network. The neural...
US-5,696,342 Tone waveform generating method and apparatus based on software
A method of generating a tone waveform using a CPU is provided which prevents or minimizes operational delays of other software processing that is executed...
US-5,692,999 Method and apparatus for business forms processing
A system for stacking continuous folded forms or web coming from a folder and separator and moving to a conveyor. A table is positioned adjacent and in line with...
US-5,692,181 System and method for generating reports from a computer database
A system and method for generating a report for a user which allows the user to make decisions, without requiring the user to understand or interpret data...
US-5,692,155 Method and apparatus for suspending multiple duplex pairs during back up processing to insure storage devices...
A data storage system atomically suspends multiple duplex pairs across either a single storage subsystem or multiple storage subsystems. The duplex pairs are...
US-5,687,903 Envelope sheet and method of processing
The present invention is an envelope sheet capable of being automatically printed and formed into a standard business envelope using a high-speed separate sheet...
US-5,684,965 Automated billing consolidation system and method
An automated method and system for consolidating a plurality of individual company charges for a customer with different periodic company billing and payment due...
US-5,683,222 Method for taking up articles
Method and device for taking up articles. The apparatus or device comprises a vehicle running on tracks and mounted to the vehicle are a tilting member, a...
US-5,682,525 System and methods for remotely accessing a selected group of items of interest from a database
A user can access a common database from a remote communications port, at any qualified location, to generate a map or other positional information which locates...
US-5,681,330 Sterile occlusion fasteners and instrument and method for their placement
A 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-5,680,640 System for migrating data by selecting a first or second transfer means based on the status of a data element...
A system and method for providing on-line, real-time, transparent data migration from a first data storage system to a second data storage system. The first data...
US-5,680,305 System and method for evaluating real estate
Systems and methods of the invention provide objective evaluations of a business entity's real estate situation and condition for use by customers including (but...
US-5,677,997 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-5,675,820 Guided outlining method
A guided outlining system to assist the user in developing strategy-specific outlines for business communications. The user is prompted to enter the target...
US-5,675,719 Method and apparatus for parallel processing of a document image
A reproduction apparatus such as a copier/printer includes a plurality of job image buffers (JIBs). Each JIB includes a compressor for compressing rasterized...
US-5,672,104 Business forms using carbonless sheets and non-impact laser printing and related method
A multi-part carbonless business form includes a first upper CB sheet having a first heat and/or pressure sensitive adhesive strip or a lower surface thereof and...
US-5,666,364 Method for prioritizing services provided by different network entities
An apparatus and associated method employ the concept of a central busy list for coordinating the receipt of incoming calls to a subscriber subscribing to the...
US-5,664,115 Interactive computer system to match buyers and sellers of real estate, businesses and other property using the...
A method and apparatus of automatically matching sellers of property with potential buyers through a communications network (preferably the Internet) in which a...
US-5,662,219 Apparatus for carrying a concealed weapon and method
The apparatus for carrying a concealed weapon provides inconspicuous means for carrying a weapon into any social or business setting. It consists of an outer gun...
US-5,659,605 Method and apparatus for providing soft dial tone using office equipment designators
An Advanced Intelligent Network is disclosed which permits even "disconnected" subscriber equipment to complete calls to the business office of the network...
US-5,659,547 Script-based system for testing a multi-user computer system
A testing system and method for defining testing scenarios for a multi-user computer system having a plurality of workstations, and for driving and tracking the...
US-5,656,369 Business form having integral label associated therewith coated with composition capable of receiving toner...
Business forms having labels integral with the sheets thereof (rather than riding piggyback thereon) are produced by applying a strip of transfer tape to only a...
US-5,655,461 Robbery deterrent system for convenience stores
A robbery deterrent apparatus and method is provided for convenience stores or other businesses vulnerable to armed robbery, in which a would-be armed robber is...
US-5,651,677 Wardrobe management system and method for use
A wardrobe management system having a log book in a calendar format with specified areas therein for recording garment identification and alpha-numeric...
US-5,649,231 Storage control method and apparatus having a buffer storage for transferring variable amounts of data to a...
The storage control system reduces the system load on a main storage unit by staggering data transfer to minimize a busy condition on the main memory bus, while...
US-5,649,124 High-speed bus system for simultaneous serial and parallel data transfer and a method of operating the system
A high-speed bus system which combines at least one parallel bus and at least one serial bus for simultaneous parallel and serial data transfer with serial data...
US-5,649,120 Method and apparatus for controlling and communicating with business office devices
A method and apparatus for controlling and communicating with business office devices, such as copiers, facsimiles and/or printers. The present invention...
US-5,644,624 Automatic telephone call origination and retry system and method of operation
A system and method in which the user is provided the option of automatic recall of selected numbers which have been previously called. The computer based system...
US-5,643,389 Stacked pressure seal method
A system and method for pressure sealing business forms provide for maximum utilization of floor space and ease of control by an operator. First and second...
US-5,642,406 Tone recognition method using tone learning operation in an automatic answering system
The present invention provides an automatic answering system that, upon being provided with operating power, uses a tone pattern learning operation to identify...
US-5,640,565 Business card system
A method and apparatus for representing the attributes of an object representing a person or entity in an object oriented operating system running on a computer....
US-5,638,519 Electronic method and system for controlling and tracking information related to business transactions
A computer-implemented method for automatically controlling and tracking information related to business transactions occurring between a provider and a receiver...
US-5,638,374 Enhanced transaction reservation
An method for improved transaction reservation in an Integrated Satellite Business Network. The method includes generating a transaction request message...
US-5,637,369 Business form with removable label and method for producing the same with label stock
A business form includes a card produced by adhering conventional label stock to the back of the form, by die cutting completely through the form and partially...
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