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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...
US-5,535,389 Business process objects with associated attributes such as version identifier
The present invention is directed to systems and methods for providing a repeatable business process capability in an object oriented computing environment....
US-5,533,453 Method and apparatus for automatic numbering of forms on a rotary printing press
Computer controlled numbering of consecutive business forms is provided for both computer controlled presses and in the form of a retrofit unit for conventional...
US-5,533,107 Method for routing calls based on predetermined assignments of callers geographic locations
The present invention is a method that enables a business with multiple locations within a LATA to use a single number for its service. All callers dial the same...
US-5,528,765 SCSI bus extension system for controlling individual arbitration on interlinked SCSI bus segments
This digital communication method and system permits extended distance communication on a SCSI bus despite the time constraints imposed on certain bus operations...
US-5,528,676 Missed calls accounting and reporting system
A method is disclosed for monitoring the activity of a subscriber line to determine the adequacy of the current service and service options. Central to the...
US-5,525,569 Self-contained transfer tape
A transfer tape having a self-imaging liner includes a first polyethylene coating or film layer on a first face of the self-imaging liner with a first silicone...
US-5,524,187 Worlds-within-worlds nested display and interaction system and method
Nested coordinate systems are used for the display and manipulation of multivariate data in any field including science, engineering, economics, demographics,...
US-5,524,169 Method and system for location-specific speech recognition
A method and system for reducing perplexity in a speech recognition system based upon determined geographic location. In a mobile speech recognition system which...
US-5,521,965 Apparatus and method for handling busy calls in telephone network
A system and method for improving the completion rate of calls encountering a busy condition wherein the customer lines connected to a stored program controlled...
US-5,515,288 Method and control apparatus for generating analog recurrent signal security data feedback
A microprocessor-based apparatus provided as a dedicated control unit, which enables a standard software protocol to provide a digital presentation of security...
US-5,513,379 Apparatus and method for dynamic resource allocation in wireless communication networks utilizing ordered borrowing
A communications system and method of ordered borrowing which facilitates dynamic access to a global channel set that has been partitioned into subsets, with...
US-5,511,115 Apparatus and method for programming a repertory dial button of a station terminal
At a station apparatus, a programmable button is programmed in response to a first button depression occurring during the display of an incoming caller...
US-5,509,070 Method for encouraging purchase of executable and non-executable software
A method and apparatus of encouraging distribution, registration, and purchase of free copyable software and other digital information which is accessed on a...
US-5,507,411 Electronic dispensing heads
A liquid dispensing method and apparatus has a system with new individual dispensing heads connectible one each to a plurality of different liquid bottles, i.e....
US-5,505,349 Electronic dispensing heads
A liquid dispensing method and apparatus has a system with new individual dispensing heads connectible one each to a plurality of different liquid bottles, i.e....
US-5,504,929 Method and apparatus for encoding byte sequence for self-clocked high speed data transfer from a parallel port
The present invention removes restrictions on the maximum data transfer rate provided by the Centronics.RTM. and PC-compatible parallel interface (i.e., standard...
US-5,501,260 Method using a jig for affixing an adaptor to the bottom of a business card
A jig that may be used to temporarily position a thin adaptor so that it can be attached near the bottom edge of a small, generally planar member such as a card...
US-5,500,827 Method and apparatus for improved DRAM refresh operation
The present invention facilitates the Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) refresh function in a less obtrusive manner than in the prior art. The present...
US-5,496,966 Method for controlling indoor electromagnetic signal propagation
A system for the establishment and control of an electromagnetic signal propagation environment containing a particular set of desirable radio frequency...
US-5,493,724 Locking a non-busy device for accessing a data record stored on another device
A method and apparatus for improving storage controller throughput when servicing non-specific read requests. Throughput is increased by enabling the storage...
US-5,491,744 Selective call waiting
A selective call-waiting system for telephony use samples transmission on a busy line if the line subscribes to the selective call-waiting service, and avoids...
US-5,491,121 Environmentally friendly color-coded forms and method for creating same
An array of color-coded papers that can be collected and recycled with white paper without separation. The sheets are individually color-coded with a printing...
US-5,489,213 Method of and system for employee business conduct guidelines education
For improving corporate employee business conduct guidelines education, a system and a method are provided in accordance with which the employee reviews the...
US-5,483,445 Automated billing consolidation system and method
An automated system and method for consolidating a plurality of individual company charges for a customer with different periodic company billing and payment due...
US-5,482,328 Business form with removable label and method for producing the same with label stock
A business form includes a removable label produced by adhering conventional label stock to the back of the form and by die cutting completely through the form...
US-5,481,602 Method and apparatus for alternate destination routing for switching egress customers
Redirection of calls from a busy primary destination to a secondary destination of a switched egress alternate destination redirection (ADR) customer is...
US-5,479,501 Far-end disconnect detector for telephony systems
Method and apparatus for detecting a far-end disconnect signal for use by telephony applications such as voice messaging systems. In a preferred embodiment of...
US-5,479,495 Method and system for automatically accessing and invoking switch-based services in an advanced intelligent network
A method and system is provided for use in an Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) for automatically accessing and invoking existing switch-based services without...
US-5,476,698 Slapper picking ticket
A business form, particularly a label assembly, is provided which is ideally suited for use with packages of merchandise, providing a simple yet effective method...
US-5,475,745 Abandoned call control and indication
A method and apparatus for holding a line busy from which a party has disconnected and providing an indication to the other party that the first party has hung...
US-5,466,013 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.
US-5,463,677 Method and apparatus for facilitating the making of collect calls
When a caller making a collect call encounters a busy called party or one that does not answer after a prescribed time, the telephone network offers the caller...
US-5,463,617 Method for providing caller interrupt in a time division multiplexed wireless communication system
A first communication unit (101) transmits, to a central controller (105), a request for a group call. The central controller allocates a first inbound (11), a...
US-5,463,555 System and method for integrating a business environment with a process control environment
A system and method for integrating a business transaction processing system with a process control system provides a computer integrated manufacturing...
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