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US-5,636,355 Disk cache management techniques using non-volatile storage
A method, and apparatus for its use, for reducing the number of disk accesses needed to satisfy requests for reading data from and writing data to a hard disk. A...
US-5,636,270 Method of producing signals commonly used with telephones
This invention describes a universal method of producing a plurality of analog telephone signal types, commonly used repeatedly, with telephone peripheral,...
US-5,636,269 Intelligent call waiting
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for using information about a calling party's identity or the importance of a call to control the call waiting signal played...
US-5,636,139 Information service control point which retreives information as blocks of data
Various methods and associated apparatuses are provided for communicating data from a central station to a remote station over some form of communications path....
US-5,634,668 Information indexing method and apparatus
An apparatus for delivering categorized information includes a information storage device designed to retain detailed information divided into categories,...
US-5,634,127 Methods and apparatus for implementing a message driven processor in a client-server environment
A message driven processor operates as middleware between clients and back-end hosts or servers in a large client-server system to reduce the number of...
US-5,632,842 Business form with removable label and method of making same
A method for making a labeled business form comprising a paper web having thereon a full length adhesive band covered by a release liner where the width of the...
US-5,631,906 Medium access control protocol for single bus fair access local area network
A method provides for priority data transmission utilizing medium access control protocol with a fair cell-access scheme having a two-level priority for access...
US-5,630,780 Method and apparatus for business forms
A system for stacking continuous folded forms coming from a folder and moving to a conveyor. A table is position adjacent and in line with the conveyor and in a...
US-5,630,627 Business form with removable label, and method for producing the same
A business form includes a removable laminate card produced by adhering a transparent piece of plastic and a layer of backing material to the imprinted back of...
US-5,630,095 Method for use with a data coherency protocol allowing multiple snoop queries to a single snoop transaction and...
A method for use with a data coherency protocol has the steps of receiving a bus transaction in a data processor from a bus, receiving a first response from a...
US-5,630,073 Personal account tracking system
A system including both apparatus and a method enables individuals and small businesses to use checks and deposit slips for the purpose of tracking specific...
US-5,630,069 Method and apparatus for creating workflow maps of business processes
The invention is a method and system which provides consultants, business process analysts, and application developers with a unified tool with which to conduct...
US-5,627,973 Method and apparatus for facilitating evaluation of business opportunities for supplying goods and/or services...
A method and apparatus for evaluating business opportunities for supplying goods and services (such as business forms and services) to potential customers takes...
US-5,627,875 Method in a telephone system for reaching a subscriber under busy/no answer conditions and ring/no answer...
A method for use in a telephone system, permitting a caller connected to a central platform to further attempt to reach a subscriber after the central platform...
US-5,625,800 SCB array external to a host adapter integrated circuit
The performance of a host adapter integrated circuit is enhanced by storing blocks of information for SCSI I/O target commands, i.e, hardware request blocks, in...
US-5,625,682 Help desk improvement
The present invention relates to a method of informing an agent of a follow-up call to the agent from a telephone subscriber comprised of on receiving the...
US-5,623,585 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-5,620,182 Expected value payment method and system for reducing the expected per unit costs of paying and/or receiving a...
Disclosed is an Expected Value Payment Method for the purpose of reducing the expected per unit costs incurred in paying and/or receiving a given amount of a...
US-5,613,066 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-5,611,035 Relational data base system for conveniently constructing graphical images
Relational data base concepts are employed to establish many-to-many relationships amongst components which are ultimately used to supply position and size...
US-5,608,729 Method and apparatus for providing two-way data communication cover a widely distributed network
An architecture for a distributed CSMA/CD network using IEEE 802.3 protocol that is widely extended between transmitting and receiving nodes by placing some of...
US-5,605,414 Apparatus and method for protecting barrier
Apparatus and method for protecting a barrier with a resilient pad, an objective of which being to reduce damage caused by incidental contact therewith. The...
US-5,604,682 Information service control point which retrieves information as blocks of data and outputs the retrieved data...
Various methods and associated apparatuses are provided for communicating data from a central station to a remote station over some form of communications path....
US-5,604,640 Business card scanner and method of use
A business card scanning system (101) is provided. A hollow body (102) having an exterior surface, an interior surface, a first aperture (104), and a second...
US-5,603,843 Electrical water purification devices and methods
An apparatus for water treatment, and in particular for electrical water purification in combination with a filtering apparatus for providing purified water for...
US-5,603,529 Color brochure with integral return mailer and method of making it
A color brochure with integral return mailer includes a single piece of paper which is folded along three fold lines to define four panels and eight panel sides....
US-5,603,029 System of assigning work requests based on classifying into an eligible class where the criteria is goal...
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-5,601,681 Method of construction of multipurpose cardcarrier or menu
A folder for carrying business cards and the like, and a method for inexpensively producing the card carrier is described herein. A paperboard folder, which can...
US-5,601,573 Sterile occlusion fasteners and instruments 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-5,600,710 Method for providing a recorded message to a telephone caller when called number is busy
A method of playing a recorded message to a caller when a called line is busy without actual connection of the call is disclosed. Utilization of the Advanced...
US-5,598,482 Image rendering system and associated method for minimizing contours in a quantized digital color image
The apparatus and method of the present invention quickly determines the presence of contours in a digital color image by determining the busy and the non-busy...
US-5,596,625 Method for routing emergency calls during busy interface channel conditions
A method for routing enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) calls from a mobile emergency user to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). The method is directed specifically...
US-5,595,403 Card intermediate and method
A card intermediate, as for identification, which includes a business form having one or more cards diecut into it and backed by a laminate of multi-ply film. An...
US-5,592,651 Method and system for limiting multi-user play of video game cartridges
A system for limiting the number of different video game machines on which a cartridge may be played so as to effectively inhibit the conduct of a cartridge...
US-5,592,534 Radio communication system having a base unit control for establishing wire-line connections for calls from...
A radio telephone system which includes a plurality of stationary base units connected to wire lines, a plurality of portable or mobile units to be coupled...
US-5,590,400 Method of searching for a signalling channel in a radio system
A method of searching for a signalling channel in a radio system including a mobile exchange, base stations connected therewith, subscriber stations that are...
US-5,590,379 Method and apparatus for cache memory access with separate fetch and store queues
A two-way set associative cache memory system for a parallel-pipelined computer system uses separate queue structures to hold main memory fetch and store...
US-5,590,196 Secure payment method using facsimile
Electronic funds transfer processes are being put into place to replace the paper based check clearing process. Although ubiquitous in the business environment,...
US-5,590,187 Call transfer with automatic return
A call processing method where a transferring station can be disconnected from a call after the call is transferred to a third station, but where the call is...
US-5,589,025 I D card intermediate and method
An I D card intermediate which includes a business form having one or more I D cards diecut into it and backed by a laminate of multi-ply film.
US-5,588,114 Method and apparatus for passive loopback testing of software-controllable parallel ports
The present invention includes a connector that mates to the software-controllable parallel port output connector on a host device, a passive logic unit, and,...
US-5,581,782 Computer system with distributed bus arbitration scheme for symmetric and priority agents
A system and method for providing a high performance symmetric arbitration protocol that includes support for priority agents. The bus arbitration protocol...
US-5,581,770 Floating interruption handling system and method
A system and method for handling a floating interruption in a time-saving way and for minimizing the number of signal pins in a multiprocessor system. An...
US-5,581,479 Information service control point, which uses different types of storage devices, which retrieves information...
Various methods and associated apparatuses are provided for communicating data from a central station to a remote station over some form of communications path....
US-5,579,372 Flow control method for short message service - busy subscriber
A flow control system and method in a global system for mobile communication (GSM) mobile telephone system for short message service (SMS). The SMS enables short...
US-5,576,702 Method and apparatus for fault-tolerant transmission in multi-channel networks
A method and apparatus are disclosed for transmitting in multi-channel fault-tolerant networks with bus, star, ring or mixed topology and multi-priority medium...
US-5,572,587 Telephone system and method for easing wait time in queue
A telephone system and method for easing an incoming caller's wait time in queue before being connected to a called party is disclosed. A "ready" signal...
US-5,572,584 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-5,570,291 Custom product estimating and order processing system
A system and method for generating estimates and orders for the manufacture of custom items such as business forms is provided which stores estimate data at a...
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