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US-5,420,917 Automated recovery of telecommunication network elements
A method of automating restoration of service to damaged or destroyed telecommunication network elements. The method automates the restoration process by...
US-5,420,864 Method of effecting random access in a mobile radio system
A method for random access in a time divided mobile radio system, for instance an FDMA/TDMA system, which includes digital traffic channels and control channels...
US-5,418,846 Call waiting indicating method and system
According to a call waiting indicating method and system, a selection number consisting of a terminating subscriber number and a predetermined special number...
US-5,414,847 Design method and apparatus of computer program for business processing
A computer program for object business processing is efficiently developed in a work station independent of a host computer. A data flowchart editing unit, a...
US-5,414,818 Method and apparatus for controlling reselection of a bus by overriding a prioritization protocol
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for dynamically modifying the priority of access to a bus, where the bus has control and arbitration...
US-5,413,449 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-5,412,779 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-5,406,616 Method of completing a telephone call in a telephone system
A method of effecting automatic callback in a mobile telecommunication system. A calling subscriber is permanently connected to a public switched telephone...
US-5,404,136 Method and apparatus for monitoring the consumption of utilities in business premises
The invention is an apparatus and method for monitoring the consumption of utilities in business premises. The premises are divided into notional zones, each...
US-5,402,422 Medium access control (MAC) protocol for single bus multimedia fair access local area network
A method provides for data transmission utilizing medium access control protocol with a fair cell-access scheme in a local area network having a unidirectional...
US-5,399,143 Method and apparatus for business forms processing
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-5,398,211 Structure and method for providing prioritized arbitration in a dual port memory
An integrated circuit dual port memory provides a preferred port which is always granted priority of memory access when memory access requests arrive...
US-5,397,623 Magnetic toner offsetting spot
A method of facilitating marking of a document, and reading the markings on the marked document, utilizes conventional magnetic reading equipment. First indicia...
US-5,396,600 Apparatus and method for interfacing between processing computers in a computer system
In a computer system, a dialog management system (DMS) provides a bridge between a business application, based on a linear processing model, and a human-computer...
US-5,393,964 Telecommunications booth and method of use
A telecommunications booth providing business travelers a variety of services including telephone, facsimile, and various information options which result in...
US-5,390,330 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-5,388,149 Method and apparatus for determining availability of a public base unit for communicating with a cordless...
A public cordless telephone system includes an arrangement for informing a public handset unit when it is within the reception range of a public base unit even...
US-5,386,510 Method of and apparatus for converting outline data to raster data
In an apparatus comprising a central unit and a number of parallel processors (transputers) each provided with a part of page-size bitmap memory, a method to...
US-5,377,193 Trunking system access method
In a communication system, the following describes a method for the communication system to more efficiently process control information when the control channel...
US-5,377,184 Method of controlling TWA link in a communications adapter by monitoring buffer fill levels
A communications adapter interconnects a first device exhibiting a two way alternate (TWA) protocol and a second device exhibiting a two way simultaneous (TWS)...
US-5,373,440 Promotional game method and apparatus therefor
A patron inserts a coded game card into a game machine which reads the code and determines whether the game card has been played within a designated time period....
US-5,369,686 Method and apparatus for secondary-option message delivery through enhanced service message handlers
A system that facilitates the efficient transfer of digitally encoded messages comprising an enhanced service exchange device in combination with an enhanced...
US-5,359,322 Method and apparatus for interconnected electronic locks
A group of cabinets or other units each have a solenoid operated lock controlled by an electronic lock accessible by one or more electronic keys. The locks are...
US-5,354,362 Method for filtering odorant from a gas stream
A method of filtering a natural gas stream, at the end user's home, business or the like, in which at least a single gas appliance is located, is described in...
US-5,347,267 Electronic lock reset system and method
A group of cabinets or other units each have a solenoid operated lock controlled by an electronic lock accessible by one or more electronic keys. The locks are...
US-5,346,430 Non-impact printing of business forms from continuous webs having adhesive coatings
In a method for producing composite carbonless copy business forms using non-impact printers, a CFB web having segmented glue lines across the width of both...
US-5,344,132 Image based document processing and information management system and apparatus
The present invention comprises an image based document processing and information management system and apparatus. It provides a more efficient method and...
US-5,341,412 Apparatus and a method for predictive call dialing
A predictive dialing system automatically initiates a series of live telephone calls for its agents. Each agent's work area includes a telephone set including a...
US-5,341,330 Method for writing to a flash memory array during erase suspend intervals
A method for writing data to an entry in a portion of a flash EEPROM memory array during a period in which that portion of the array is being erased and writing...
US-5,337,663 Combination stencil and label apparatus and method for forming and attaching same
A combination stencil and label apparatus and method for forming and attaching same wherein the apparatus can be applied directly or indirectly to business...
US-5,333,300 Timing circuitry and method for controlling automated programming and erasing of a non-volatile semiconductor...
Circuitry for handshaking between a command state machine and write state machine is described. The handshaking circuitry, the command state machine and the...
US-5,331,543 Business monitoring system and method
A business monitoring system and method having a supervisory work station and a staff work station as well, having a judgment condition storage function having...
US-5,322,496 Method for handling business forms
Apparatus and method for handling compacted business forms including a receiver having a horizontally disposed receiving surface and posts at one end thereof for...
US-5,320,387 Printable coplanar laminates and method of making same
A sheetstock for preparing business forms including printable solid plastic identification cards and labels is formed from a single coplanar sheet. Return...
US-5,319,642 Method of communication using a two-way bus with contention detection
A communication system using a two-way bus capable of detecting contentions from nodes other than nodes concerned in communication to ensure confidentiality of...
US-5,313,591 Computer bus arbitration for N processors requiring only N unidirectional signal leads
A system and method for using N unidirectional lines to implement signals for arbitration, variable length transactions, automatic responses, and efficient burst...
US-5,309,567 Structure and method for an asynchronous communication protocol between master and slave processors
In accordance with the present invention, a structure and a method for asynchronously interfacing a master processor and a slave processor is provided by...
US-5,309,512 Call waiting deluxe feature
A call waiting deluxe method where a switching system forwards calls to a service node that provides specialized call processing, e.g., processing requiring...
US-5,307,509 Method for the transmission of data among mobile bodies or autonomous vehicles
A method which constructs, in each transmitter/receiver of a mobile body or vehicle, information tables recording the changes undergone by a radio channel by...
US-5,305,572 Long span post-tensioned steel/concrete truss and method of making same
A long span truss of substantially conventional steel construction provided with concrete encasement of the top and bottom chords with the concrete encasement...
US-5,301,320 Workflow management and control system
Methods and apparatus for defining, executing, monitoring and controlling the flow of business operations. A designer first defines a workflow by providing a...
US-5,300,177 Method of pressure sealing business forms
Pressure sealing of business forms is effected utilizing first and second sets of (preferably narrow-width) rollers forming first and second nips which provide a...
US-5,299,445 Method of post-tensioning steel/concrete truss before installation
A method of post-tensioning a truss of substantially conventional steel construction provided with concrete encasement or cladding of certain chords while the...
US-5,293,496 Inhibit write apparatus and method for preventing bus lockout
A User bus lockout prevention mechanism for use in a time-shared busy multiple bus User, computer architecture where bus Users include private cache systems...
US-5,293,429 System and method for automatically classifying heterogeneous business forms
Business forms are a special class of documents typically used to collect or distribute data; they represent a vast majority of the paperwork need to conduct...
US-5,291,550 Dynamic network call distributor
This invention relates to a method of distributing calls among a plurality of destinations of a customer. The calls are distributed according to a customer...
US-5,290,225 Method of making a self mailer with return envelope formed from a single cut sheet
A single sheet business form construction printable in an impact or a non-impact printer includes a base sheet of face stock having a front, a back, a top, a...
US-5,289,588 Interlock acquisition for critical code section execution in a shared memory common-bus individually cached...
There is disclosed an interlock variable acquisition system and method for use in a processing system of the type including a plurality of processors coupled by...
US-5,287,552 Method for more efficient service request processing
A communication resource allocator of a trunking communication system may more efficiently handle service requests during extremely busy times in the following...
US-5,287,551 Radio communication apparatus and method for voice channel busy call back
An apparatus and method for issuing busy call-backs (146) on the voice channel to busied communication units (209,211) on a trunked radio communication system...
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