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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...
US-4,796,755 Means and method of protecting data stored on optical or magnetic media of various sizes and shapes
A system for protecting magnetic or optical media stored therein includes a disposable holder that is sized and arranged to accommodate the magnetic or optical...
US-4,792,967 PBX DID and E and M tie trunk integration adapter and method
A private branch exchange (PBX) direct in dailing (DID) and an E&M tie trunk voice message integration adapter and method is disclosed. The invention permits a...
US-4,786,786 Method and buffering device for highlighting documents in a pocket
A method and apparatus for highlighting certain documents being fed into a pocket from the rest of the documents which are already in the pocket. A pocket marker...
US-4,774,618 Method of and apparatus for storing and returning information on a business card
A method for reading data stored on a magnetic strip on a business card includes the step of mounting the card on a floppy disk carrier that operates in a floppy...
US-4,755,990 Collision avoidance in a multinode data communication network
Apparatus and method for collision avoidance in a multinode data communications bus, the bus having a plurality of nodes coupled thereto for transmitting and...
US-4,755,944 Method for obtaining dielectric constant and conductivity information on subsoil structure using continuous...
The present invention relates to an economical, high resolution non-destructive method to remotely image rock mass and subsoil features. More specifically, the...
US-4,750,437 Method for disposal of waste materials by incineration
A method for disposing of waste materials including wastes generated by residential neighborhoods and business districts of a municipal area, by collecting waste...
US-4,731,575 Prepayment metering system using encoded purchase cards
A prepayment utility metering method and apparatus which uses encoded mag-stripe cards to transfer purchase information from the utility billing office to the...
US-4,731,048 Method of making envelope and letter assembly with business letter fold
A method for producing mass quantities of discrete envelope and letter assemblies in a continuous operation, each of which includes an envelope and a separate...
US-4,725,719 Restricted purpose, commercial, monetary regulation method
A restricted purpose, commercial, monetary regulation method is provided whereby a network is established between the business user, the acceptor of the...
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.
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