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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...
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...
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