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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...
US-5,568,618 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-5,565,238 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-5,564,053 Method for generating specific program systems and tools to facilitate in generating the specific program systems
The present invention provides a method for generating specific program systems to perform administrative data processing on specially designated businesses with...
US-5,564,023 Method for accessing a sequencer control block by a host adapter integrated circuit
A busy targets table is created in a memory that can be either internal or external to a SCSI host adapter. Each entry in the table initially is set to a...
US-5,563,999 Forms automation system
For large users of business forms having multiple use locations, a system and method are provided for eliminating or minimizing warehousing of pre-printed...
US-5,563,998 Forms automation system implementation
A system and method for the electronic design, storage, and distribution of business forms maximizes all of these functions, utilizing a forms automation...
US-5,559,611 Facsimile store and forward system with local interface
A local router interface couples a conventional facsimile device to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to communicate with a remotely located facsimile...
US-5,555,100 Facsimile store and forward system with local interface translating DTMF signals into store and forward system...
A local router interface couples a conventional facsimile device to the public switched telephone network (PSTN) to communicate with a remotely located facsimile...
US-5,553,311 Customer premise device for controlling data transmissions by storing a limited number of operation algorithms...
Customer Premise Devices (CPDs) and associated methods according to the invention allow subscribers to send diverse subscriber requests and to receive incoming...
US-5,551,699 Horse racing game
A horse racing game for simulating horse purchasing and racing. The inventive method utilizes a game board having a business track and a race track. Players move...
US-5,550,905 Method and apparatus for delivering calls and caller identification information to multi-line users
Telephone calls and corresponding caller identification information are delivered to a multi-line user having a plurality of agent terminals by a plurality of...
US-5,548,993 Gas service testing gauge
The invention is an improvement of the method and apparatus used to test gas service lines at residential or business locations such that the application of air...
US-5,548,590 High performance frame time monitoring system and method for a fiber optic switch for a fiber optic network
A frame time monitoring system tracks the time in which data frames reside within a fiber optic switch for a fiber optic network. The network switch transfers...
US-5,546,447 Displaying caller identification information in a computer system
An apparatus and method for displaying caller identification information in a computer system. The present invention is a caller identification system for...
US-5,544,921 Package verification method
It is possible to determine whether the correct business form parts have been properly provided in an outgoing package (e.g., mailing envelope) containing a...
US-5,544,289 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-5,544,164 Method and cell based wide area network alternative access telephone and data system
The present invention is a Wide Area Network (WAN) Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) compliant cell based communications system that is capable of delivering high...
US-5,539,852 Method for controlling speed in a tape feeding, cutting and ejection apparatus for a mailing machine
A method for controlling the speed of a motor for a tape drive in a mailing machine includes providing an optical sensor for signaling the appearance of slots in...
US-5,539,817 Wide area centrex toll service with novel translation
A method of providing multi-switch business group (MBG) services at each of a plurality of locations is described. The MBG services can be provided for calls...
US-5,539,814 Method and apparatus for informing active subscriber of disconnection of held subscriber in call-waiting service
When a subscriber A provided with a call-waiting service and connected to a subscriber B is called by another subscriber C and when the subscriber A responds to...
US-5,537,554 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-5,537,470 Method and apparatus for handling in-bound telemarketing calls
A method and apparatus for handling incoming calls to a service provider facility having a number of agent terminals. The method includes the steps of routing an...
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