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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...
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...
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