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US-4,723,273 Discretionary call forwarding
A call forwarding method that allows the called party to selectively forward individual alerting calls based, for example, on the calling party identity or on...
US-4,709,364 Network priority determining method
A network priority determining system in which the percentage of utilization of the network transmission medium is significantly increased and the number and...
US-4,698,841 Methods of establishing and terminating connections in a distributed-control burst switching communications system
This invention provides methods of setting-up and taking-down connections for voice and data calls in a burst switching communications system having ...
US-4,696,031 Signal detection and discrimination using waveform peak factor
Apparatus and method for detecting and discriminating among various signals indicative of progress while making a telephone connection. A particular waveform...
US-4,685,105 Loop transmission method
This invention relates to a time-division transmission method for a plurality of terminals connected to a looped transmission line, in which a plurality of slots...
US-4,682,324 Implicit preemptive lan
Method and apparatus are provided for transmitting message signals in a high speed local area network which method performs as efficiently during intervals when...
US-4,674,043 Updating business chart data by editing the chart
A method of updating business chart data by editing the business chart is disclosed. The chart is displayed using predefined data. A draw graph object of the...
US-4,674,042 Editing business charts
A method is disclosed for interactively manipulating a business chart as a group of draw graph objects. The chart is displayed using predefined data. A draw...
US-4,667,191 Serial link communications protocol
An optimized method of bus contention comprising monitoring the bus for an idle or busy bus condition and either attempting an asynchronous bus access if the bus...
US-4,665,397 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-4,664,416 Method of making label-equipped business form
A method of making a label-equipped business form in which a continuous web of business form material is advanced and simultaneously therewith a single ply...
US-4,664,031 Stencil apparatus and method for forming and affixing same
A stencil apparatus for removable and stabilized affixation to the upper surface of a business form for subsequent removal, in a facilitated manner, to enable...
US-4,654,793 System and method for registering and keeping track of the activities of attendees at a trade show, convention...
A system and method for registering and keeping track of the activities of attendees at a trade show, convention or the like. Each registrant is assigned a...
US-4,649,535 Method and apparatus for maintaining a dynamic logical ring in a token passing LAN
Method and apparatus is disclosed for maintaining a dynamic logical ring in a token passing local area network such that each bus interface unit coupled to the...
US-4,629,832 Communication system administration method and circuitry
The present administration arrangement disables any idle system apparatus which would be affected by the administration changes being made. In the station...
US-4,613,935 Method and apparatus for pipe line processing with a single arithmetic logic unit
The invention employs an execution control unit consisting of a look up memory, three instruction registers and logic gates to control pipe line processing by an...
US-4,609,183 Shopping cart corral kit and method of assembling a corral from the component parts of the kit
A shopping cart corral kit having modular components for assembling and disassembling the modular components in the parking area of a business establishment...
US-4,608,559 Local modulated carrier data network with a collision avoidance protocol
A modem for a single frequency, modulated RF carrier local data network for a distributed data processing system and a method for line acquisition and contention...
US-4,604,689 Bus repeater
Method and apparatus for allowing multiple enclosures (10) to be connected so that their respective motherboards (15) together define a single bus. System-wide...
US-4,598,935 Business form with packing label and method of use
An improved business form. One of the pages of the business form is adapted to be used to form a pre-addressed mailing pouch on a shipping container.
US-4,583,988 Process for dyeing modified polyester fiber textile material in absence of carrier with water-insoluble...
Poor wet fastness properties and unsatisfactory fastness to thermofixing of dyeings on carrierfree-dyeing PES fibers with conventional disperse dyestuffs...
US-4,573,049 Traffic signal light control for emergency vehicles
A traffic light control system which includes two-way communications between a moving emergency vehicle approaching a busy intersection with one or more traffic...
US-4,573,046 Watch 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-4,567,323 Method and apparatus for providing a plurality of special services
For use with a telephone system serving a plurality of stations, method and apparatus is disclosed for providing a plurality of special services by designating a...
US-4,560,293 Document printing method and apparatus
A computer-controlled machine for printing business documents, such as, checks, check vouchers, check registers and other forms used in quantity. Paper stock of...
US-4,546,468 Switching network control circuit
Electronic business communication systems are generally comprised of a number of independent switching modules each of which is comprised of a time slot...
US-4,519,068 Method and apparatus for communicating variable length messages between a primary station and remote stations...
A data communications system is described in which variable length messages are communicated between a general communications controller (GCC) and a plurality of...
US-4,517,669 Method and apparatus for coding messages communicated between a primary station and remote stations of a data...
A data communications system is described in which variable length messages are communicated between a general communications controller (GCC) and a plurality of...
US-4,516,239 System, apparatus and method for controlling a multiple access data communications system including variable...
A variation on a carrier sense multiple access/collision detection (CSMA/CD) system protocol for local area, packet, random access, broadcast networks is...
US-4,513,375 Transaction numbering apparatus
An apparatus, method and system for identifying, recording, and marking transactions such as, but not limited to, individual business agreements or specific...
US-4,495,564 Multi sub-channel adapter with single status/address register
An improved adapter for a programmed control unit arranged to be operated in facilitating I/O operations between one or more I/O devices and a CPU through a...
US-4,494,113 Method and apparatus for self-control in distributed priority collision
Method and apparatus for controlling collision in a system having a common unit shared by a plurality of devices are disclosed. More particularly, method and...
US-4,486,626 Method of and system for limiting access to a group of telephone trunks
After a telephone switching system user has dialed sufficient digits to identify a call as extending beyond the system, the system attempts to route the call...
US-4,482,999 Method of transmitting information between stations attached to a _unidirectional transmission ring
In a ring communication system comprising several stations, access to the ring is granted to one station at a time by a circulating token indication. A method is...
US-4,469,266 Feed and lock mechanism for multiple bar draped web collator and method
An improved continuous web handling apparatus and method for printing, handling, collating and final processing of multiple-page printed items such as business...
US-4,461,661 Non-tenting business form assemblies and method and apparatus for making the same
A business form assembly, and the method of forming the same, is described. The business form assembly includes superimposed front and back sheets with at least...
US-4,460,676 Non-impact single and multi-ply printing method and apparatus
Method and apparatus are described for non-impact printing of single and multi-ply business form assemblies, utilizing an electromagnetic radiation reactant...
US-4,456,260 Property game having inner path space markers
A theme-oriented parlor game and method comprising a game board assembly, title indicia, tokens and movement intiators. The game board assembly has a peripheral...
US-4,451,705 Call completion circuit and method
There is disclosed a combined business communication system and an ACD system where each station in the system is available to handle, on a per call basis,...
US-4,451,697 Method for establishing connections between subscriber stations which operate with different transmission...
A method is disclosed for establishing connections from subscriber stations or transmission lines connected to a data exchange system to signal converters. The...
US-4,440,448 Method for opening mineral deposit and subsequent mining thereof
The invention relates to a new, generally applicable method for opening mineral deposits for prospection purposes and for subsequent mining, where necessary ramp...
US-4,439,670 Method and device for the checking of the number of access attempts to an electronic store, notably that of an...
An access trial control device for a card, such as a financial or business transaction card or the like, which is inserted in an access terminal for use and...
US-4,435,755 Balanced channel finding method
For a CPU I/O request, the disclosed methods find a physical channel path within a logical channel (LCH) likely to be connectable to a requested device by using...
US-4,429,405 Method of transmitting information between stations attached to a unidirectional transmission ring
In a ring communication system comprising several stations, access to the ring is granted to one station at a time by a circulating token indication. A method is...
US-4,409,687 Arrangement and method for establishing radio communication in a system
Communication between a first radio transmitter and receiver and a second radio transmitter and receiver is provided by a system repeater. An arrangement for...
US-4,400,585 Method and apparatus for automatically attempting to seize a radio channel in a multichannel communication system
Apparatus is disclosed for enabling a mobile radiotelephone to automatically attempt to seize a radio channel in a multichannel radio communication system. The...
US-4,392,119 Apparatus and method for monitoring the arrival and duration of stay of a vehicle at a drive-in window
Apparatus for sensing the arrival of a motor vehicle at the pick-up window of a drive-thru business and providing a visual display of the length of time that the...
US-4,384,175 Tone detection method and arrangement for observing and classifying repetitive status signals
A service-observing arrangement is disclosed for automatically detecting and classifying interrupted tone signals (such as audible ringing, busy, reorder, etc.)...
US-4,383,315 Idle time slot seizure and transmission facilities for loop communication system
A time division multiplex loop communication system for voice and data is disclosed with multiaccess time slot seizure and data transmission capability from all...
US-4,379,573 Business form with removable label and method for producing the same
A business form having die cut label areas removable therefrom and an improved method for processing paper sheet substrate from a continuous supply thereof to...
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