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US-4,969,182 Method of telephone call wherein status data inhibits calls and indicates to the caller the reason the called...
A method of telephone call, in which if a subscriber is unable to answer an expected call to this telephone due to a conference, business trip, vacation or...
US-4,968,993 Printing press
A method and apparatus for the automatic production of business forms, wallpaper, newspapers or the like from a web of continuous printing material comprises a...
US-4,967,462 Method of manufacturing an integrated light-weight solid metal shaft and an integrated light-weight metal pipe...
A method of manufacturing an integrated light-weight solid metal shaft for use in a business machine by the steps of subjecting to acid treatment an inner...
US-4,965,763 Computer method for automatic extraction of commonly specified information from business correspondence
A Parametric Information Extraction (PIE) system has been developed to identify automatically commonly specified information such as author, date, recipient,...
US-4,961,140 Apparatus and method for extending a parallel synchronous data and message bus
An input/output bus for a data processing system which has extended addressing capabilities and a variable length handshake which accommodates the difference...
US-4,959,781 System for assigning interrupts to least busy processor that already loaded same class of interrupt routines
An apparatus and method for processing of interrupts in a computer system includes interrupts which are presented substantially simultaneously to each of a...
US-4,953,201 Additional telephone equipment and method for protecting against nuisance calls
An additional piece of telephone equipment for protecting against nuisance calls as a substitute for a telephone answering device, wherein after the equipment is...
US-4,951,196 Method and apparatus for electronic data interchange
A programmable machine system and method for performing electronic data interchange among a variety of trading partners. The machine is programmed so that it can...
US-4,949,373 Host load balancing
In many business applications, data about a client is created and entered on an agent's data terminal during a teleconference with the client. Often, it is...
US-4,948,709 Production of business cards and the like
A method of producing business cards, name cards and the like in color comprising pictures as well as or instead of text, in which complete artwork, comprising...
US-4,945,218 Mailing device and machine-readable business card
A mailing device and method including a bar coded return label removably mounted to the original communication, but attachable to a return envelope supplied by...
US-4,943,996 Shared access to voice and information
In many business applications, data about a client is created and entered on an agent's data terminal during a teleconference with the client. Often, it is...
US-4,942,602 Coordinated transfer of voice and information through a network of digital switches
In many business applications, data about a client is created and entered on an agent's data terminal during a teleconference with the client. Often, it is...
US-4,939,718 Routing method and packet switching networks having a distance indicator for routing
A first switching network embodying the invention is a subscriber installation having a chain structure. In the network, the switching is distributed over a...
US-4,937,177 Method of preparing and printing custom artwork
Disclosed is a method of preparing and printing custom artwork such as, for example, photo greeting cards, allowing the creation of calendars, business cards,...
US-4,932,684 Unique label construction applied to a business form
A label construction and method are provided wherein a label ply and associated adhesive layer are releasably secured to a multi-ply substrate comprising an...
US-4,931,789 Apparatus and method for a universal electronic locking system
An apparatus and method for providing a universal electronic locking system (UELS) which controls an actuating device for a lock is disclosed. The system is...
US-4,925,213 Multiple part form for non-impact printer and related process
A business forms assembly and method of forming is provided wherein a continuous web defines a plurality of successive form sets and wherein the web is divided...
US-4,918,664 Apparatus and method for preserving data integrity in multiple-port RAMS
The invention relates to a random access memory having more than one port capable of accessing the same storage addresses. It provides a system for protection of...
US-4,910,731 Switching system and method of construction thereof
A switching system is disclosed in which a plurality of incoming highways are multiplexed in time division cells that have arrived are written into a buffer...
US-4,902,020 Investment franchisement game and method of advertisement
A board game and method of playing and designing the game which emulates business property manipulation and retail sales wherein the business properties involved...
US-4,901,260 Bounded lag distributed discrete event simulation method and apparatus
A discrete event simulation system that avoids all blocking and advances the simulation time in an efficient manner by treating the simulated system as a set of...
US-4,899,374 Method for a program-controlled telephone switching system in which performance features relating to the setup...
A method for automatically connecting an indicating telephone conditions in which when a subscriber calls another subscriber and when the called subscriber's...
US-4,899,299 Method for managing the retention of electronic documents in an interactive information handling system
A method of managing the retention and deletion of electronic documents in which the respective document retention needs of the document owners and the document...
US-4,885,780 Method for call routing in a network
A method for setting up calls in a telecommunications network is disclosed. A call arrives at originating switch A for destination switch B. An attempt is made...
US-4,879,739 Wiring test device and method
A battery powered, hand-held signal generator adapted to be connected to home or business telephone line at the interface between the telephone company wiring or...
US-4,873,719 Enhanced calling number delivery service system
A process for a telephone system is disclosed which is associated with customer premises equipment, such as a telephone set or other receiving equipment which...
US-4,866,611 Method for automatically reconciling entries on two copies of independently maintained electronic calendars
An electronic calendaring method for use in a data processing system in which calendar entries that have been made for the same time span independently on two...
US-4,865,669 Method of making business forms with removable labels
The invention consists of a method which provides a business form with removable labels. The method produces a business form which maintains its integrity and...
US-4,862,496 Routing of network traffic
A method and apparatus for routing traffic in a circuit switched network. A call between two nodes interconnected by a direct link is first offered to the direct...
US-4,858,173 Apparatus and method for responding to an aborted signal exchange between subsystems in a data processing system
In a data processing system in which access to a second unit by a first unit through a system bus is determined by an arbitration unit, when a requesting unit...
US-4,858,120 System for regulating arrivals of customers to servers
A method for controlling arrivals to servers, comprising: regulating arrivals, by initiating a processor generating arrivals or by re-routing or turning away...
US-4,852,000 Method for expense report storage and calculation
A system for maintaining a business record includes a main menu having a plurality of modular expense routines and a plurality of modular operational assistance...
US-4,833,607 Apparatus and method to control economical systems
The incentive and feedback apparatus includes a plurality of business stations, each having an incentive module and a transaction mechanism for conducting...
US-4,831,649 Method of routing calls for a network of digital time-switched exchanges
A method of routing calls for a network of digital time-switched exchanges (A, B, C, D, E, F, D) interconnected by groups (18 to 28) of PCM time multiplex...
US-4,831,518 Multiprocessor interrupt rerouting mechanism
A multiprocessor interrupt rerouting mechanism and method is disclosed for rerouting messages intended for a first processor to a second processor. In a fault...
US-4,830,269 Two-part mailer with top-opening return envelope
A method is practiced to provide an outgoing mailer, parts of which are used to provide a return envelope. A feature of particular interest is that both the face...
US-4,827,500 Automatic speech recognition to select among call destinations
A method and apparatus for setting up a telecommunications call from a calling customer (caller) terminal to one of a plurality of call destinations through an...
US-4,827,315 Printing press
Method and apparatus for automatic production of business forms. An image including character data to be included in the form are projected onto a ...
US-4,815,029 In-line dynamic editor for mixed object documents
A method for the intelligent, in-line, dynamic editing of documents containing mixed object types on a computer work station is disclosed. The mixed object types...
US-4,813,077 Sales transaction record processing system and method
The processing of documents evidencing business transactions is enhanced by optically scanning and imaging only specific areas of interest, amount fields for...
US-4,812,968 Method for controlling processor access to input/output devices
A method for controlling processor access to input/output control units and devices connected to the control units to prevent control unit and device lookout due...
US-4,811,880 Continuous web handling apparatus and method of separating web sections
In a business forms press and method wherein a wide, continuous web of paper is separated into a plurality of business forms width sections, a web separating...
US-4,807,805 Dual envelope sheet-fed assembly
An envelope assembly has rectangular form and cross-sectional thickness consistency for utilization with a sheet-feed printing apparatus. The assembly includes a...
US-4,807,276 Re-transmission method and apparatus in communication system using public communication lines
In a communication system having an automatic transmission/reception function to perform data communications through telephone lines associated with teletex...
US-4,807,116 Interprocessor communication
In a multiprocessor system comprising a plurality of individual processor modules interconnected by a bus structure, including a bus controller, for providing...
US-4,805,679 Apparatus and method for processing lumber
This invention relates to a method and an apparatus for the cutting of dressed lumber to achieve the optimum valve of cut pieces based upon the specific...
US-4,805,209 Coordinated transfer of voice and information through a digital switch
In many business applications, data about a client is created and entered on an agent's data terminal during a teleconference with the client. Often, it is...
US-4,797,932 Speaker volume control apparatus and method
Apparatus and method for establishing and changing the volume level of a tone generator which may be used in connection with auditory feedback in a point of sale...
US-4,797,911 Customer account online servicing system
A method and an apparatus for direct and immediate updating of customer account information, handling inquiries, and initiating communications is disclosed. A...
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