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US-5,528,676 Missed calls accounting and reporting system
A method is disclosed for monitoring the activity of a subscriber line to determine the adequacy of the current service and service options. Central to the...
US-5,525,569 Self-contained transfer tape
A transfer tape having a self-imaging liner includes a first polyethylene coating or film layer on a first face of the self-imaging liner with a first silicone...
US-5,524,187 Worlds-within-worlds nested display and interaction system and method
Nested coordinate systems are used for the display and manipulation of multivariate data in any field including science, engineering, economics, demographics,...
US-5,524,169 Method and system for location-specific speech recognition
A method and system for reducing perplexity in a speech recognition system based upon determined geographic location. In a mobile speech recognition system which...
US-5,521,965 Apparatus and method for handling busy calls in telephone network
A system and method for improving the completion rate of calls encountering a busy condition wherein the customer lines connected to a stored program controlled...
US-5,515,288 Method and control apparatus for generating analog recurrent signal security data feedback
A microprocessor-based apparatus provided as a dedicated control unit, which enables a standard software protocol to provide a digital presentation of security...
US-5,513,379 Apparatus and method for dynamic resource allocation in wireless communication networks utilizing ordered borrowing
A communications system and method of ordered borrowing which facilitates dynamic access to a global channel set that has been partitioned into subsets, with...
US-5,511,115 Apparatus and method for programming a repertory dial button of a station terminal
At a station apparatus, a programmable button is programmed in response to a first button depression occurring during the display of an incoming caller...
US-5,509,070 Method for encouraging purchase of executable and non-executable software
A method and apparatus of encouraging distribution, registration, and purchase of free copyable software and other digital information which is accessed on a...
US-5,507,411 Electronic dispensing heads
A liquid dispensing method and apparatus has a system with new individual dispensing heads connectible one each to a plurality of different liquid bottles, i.e....
US-5,505,349 Electronic dispensing heads
A liquid dispensing method and apparatus has a system with new individual dispensing heads connectible one each to a plurality of different liquid bottles, i.e....
US-5,504,929 Method and apparatus for encoding byte sequence for self-clocked high speed data transfer from a parallel port
The present invention removes restrictions on the maximum data transfer rate provided by the Centronics.RTM. and PC-compatible parallel interface (i.e., standard...
US-5,501,260 Method using a jig for affixing an adaptor to the bottom of a business card
A jig that may be used to temporarily position a thin adaptor so that it can be attached near the bottom edge of a small, generally planar member such as a card...
US-5,500,827 Method and apparatus for improved DRAM refresh operation
The present invention facilitates the Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) refresh function in a less obtrusive manner than in the prior art. The present...
US-5,496,966 Method for controlling indoor electromagnetic signal propagation
A system for the establishment and control of an electromagnetic signal propagation environment containing a particular set of desirable radio frequency...
US-5,493,724 Locking a non-busy device for accessing a data record stored on another device
A method and apparatus for improving storage controller throughput when servicing non-specific read requests. Throughput is increased by enabling the storage...
US-5,491,744 Selective call waiting
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-5,491,121 Environmentally friendly color-coded forms and method for creating same
An array of color-coded papers that can be collected and recycled with white paper without separation. The sheets are individually color-coded with a printing...
US-5,489,213 Method of and system for employee business conduct guidelines education
For improving corporate employee business conduct guidelines education, a system and a method are provided in accordance with which the employee reviews the...
US-5,483,445 Automated billing consolidation system and method
An automated system and method for consolidating a plurality of individual company charges for a customer with different periodic company billing and payment due...
US-5,482,328 Business form with removable label and method for producing the same with label stock
A business form includes a removable label produced by adhering conventional label stock to the back of the form and by die cutting completely through the form...
US-5,481,602 Method and apparatus for alternate destination routing for switching egress customers
Redirection of calls from a busy primary destination to a secondary destination of a switched egress alternate destination redirection (ADR) customer is...
US-5,479,501 Far-end disconnect detector for telephony systems
Method and apparatus for detecting a far-end disconnect signal for use by telephony applications such as voice messaging systems. In a preferred embodiment of...
US-5,479,495 Method and system for automatically accessing and invoking switch-based services in an advanced intelligent network
A method and system is provided for use in an Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) for automatically accessing and invoking existing switch-based services without...
US-5,476,698 Slapper picking ticket
A business form, particularly a label assembly, is provided which is ideally suited for use with packages of merchandise, providing a simple yet effective method...
US-5,475,745 Abandoned call control and indication
A method and apparatus for holding a line busy from which a party has disconnected and providing an indication to the other party that the first party has hung...
US-5,466,013 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.
US-5,463,677 Method and apparatus for facilitating the making of collect calls
When a caller making a collect call encounters a busy called party or one that does not answer after a prescribed time, the telephone network offers the caller...
US-5,463,617 Method for providing caller interrupt in a time division multiplexed wireless communication system
A first communication unit (101) transmits, to a central controller (105), a request for a group call. The central controller allocates a first inbound (11), a...
US-5,463,555 System and method for integrating a business environment with a process control environment
A system and method for integrating a business transaction processing system with a process control system provides a computer integrated manufacturing...
US-5,462,787 Recording medium for business machines, production thereof, and ink-jet recording method employing the same
A recording medium for business machines has an ink-receiving layer provided on a substrate. The ink-receiving layer comprises a highly water-absorbent material...
US-5,462,488 Integrated card and business form assembly and method for fabricating same on label formation equipment
An integrated card and business form assembly and method for fabricating same on a label formation equipment, or the like. The assembly comprises a first layer...
US-5,459,656 Business demand projection system and method
A business demand based control system and method stores past business demand data during past time intervals for use with other data to compute business demands...
US-5,456,571 Apparatus and method for handling business forms
Apparatus and method for handling business forms that are zig-zag folded including a printed forms transport and a printed stack transport, the printed forms...
US-5,455,912 High speed/low overhead bus arbitration apparatus and method for arbitrating a system bus
A high speed/low overhead bus arbitration apparatus for allocating system bus mastership in a system containing two processing devices. The apparatus includes...
US-5,455,890 Method for structuring an expert system utilizing one or more neural networks
Neural networks learn expert system rules, for either business or real-time applications, to improve the robustness and speed of execution of the expert system....
US-5,452,350 Subscriber call routing processing system
A method is described for routing calls outside of a carriers network based on characteristics of the call, the attributes of the caller, the status of...
US-5,450,564 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-5,448,740 Generation of a user interface code from a corresponding declarative language program
A method for automatically generating a computer code of a procedural language program from a corresponding program in a declarative language. The declarative...
US-5,446,895 Measurement analysis software system and method
A measurement analysis software method and apparatus directed by computer hardware in which information is stored at the project level wherein a project...
US-5,444,961 High throughput, low cost, non-impact printing
A method and apparatus are capable of producing sealed mailers from sheets of paper at speeds in excess of 200 documents per minute (e.g. 400 documents per...
US-5,432,864 Identification card verification system
The present invention provides apparatus and method for verifying the identity of a person by comparing that person's face (or selected facial features) with an...
US-5,432,846 Automatic telephone call distribution apparatus and method for electronic switching system
The present invention discloses a switching system including a switch exchange coupled to a plurality of telephone lines and a plurality of telephone sets. When...
US-5,429,574 Shaft member for business machines and the like and its manufacturing method
A hollow shaft tube and shaft member with functional members like a paper feed roller for business machines etc., and its manufacturing method. The shaft tube has a...
US-5,428,679 Automated service assurance method and system
A switched telecommunications system including voice messaging and also including an interactive voice processor (IVP) connectable to subscriber lines, a LAN...
US-5,425,091 Method and system for providing an automatic customer callback service
Automatic Customer Callback (ACC) functionality is implemented directly into service logic of an Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN). The Advanced Intelligent...
US-5,423,909 Slip-resistant composition and method
A slip-resistant composition and method is provided to render a floor or other walkway surface temporarily slip-resistant. The invention consists of a powdered...
US-5,422,944 Attendant console sharing system and method in centrex
A centrex with an attendant console sharing system wherein there is no restriction in an extension line numbering plan so that an attendant console can accept a...
US-5,422,941 Extension of centrex services
A switching office translates a dialed extension number consisting of fewer digits than the minimum number normally required to identify a destination station...
US-5,422,883 Call setup and channel allocation for a multi-media network bus
A method and system for call set-up and channel resource allocation between a plurality of parties in a multi-media conference call that consists of receiving...
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