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US-5,398,211 Structure and method for providing prioritized arbitration in a dual port memory
An integrated circuit dual port memory provides a preferred port which is always granted priority of memory access when memory access requests arrive...
US-5,397,623 Magnetic toner offsetting spot
A method of facilitating marking of a document, and reading the markings on the marked document, utilizes conventional magnetic reading equipment. First indicia...
US-5,396,600 Apparatus and method for interfacing between processing computers in a computer system
In a computer system, a dialog management system (DMS) provides a bridge between a business application, based on a linear processing model, and a human-computer...
US-5,393,964 Telecommunications booth and method of use
A telecommunications booth providing business travelers a variety of services including telephone, facsimile, and various information options which result in...
US-5,390,330 Control system and method for direct execution of software application information models without code generation
A model information control system ("MICS") is used in conjunction with a user-defined information model and one or more conventional information system program...
US-5,388,149 Method and apparatus for determining availability of a public base unit for communicating with a cordless...
A public cordless telephone system includes an arrangement for informing a public handset unit when it is within the reception range of a public base unit even...
US-5,386,510 Method of and apparatus for converting outline data to raster data
In an apparatus comprising a central unit and a number of parallel processors (transputers) each provided with a part of page-size bitmap memory, a method to...
US-5,377,193 Trunking system access method
In a communication system, the following describes a method for the communication system to more efficiently process control information when the control channel...
US-5,377,184 Method of controlling TWA link in a communications adapter by monitoring buffer fill levels
A communications adapter interconnects a first device exhibiting a two way alternate (TWA) protocol and a second device exhibiting a two way simultaneous (TWS)...
US-5,373,440 Promotional game method and apparatus therefor
A patron inserts a coded game card into a game machine which reads the code and determines whether the game card has been played within a designated time period....
US-5,369,686 Method and apparatus for secondary-option message delivery through enhanced service message handlers
A system that facilitates the efficient transfer of digitally encoded messages comprising an enhanced service exchange device in combination with an enhanced...
US-5,359,322 Method and apparatus for interconnected electronic locks
A group of cabinets or other units each have a solenoid operated lock controlled by an electronic lock accessible by one or more electronic keys. The locks are...
US-5,354,362 Method for filtering odorant from a gas stream
A method of filtering a natural gas stream, at the end user's home, business or the like, in which at least a single gas appliance is located, is described in...
US-5,347,267 Electronic lock reset system and method
A group of cabinets or other units each have a solenoid operated lock controlled by an electronic lock accessible by one or more electronic keys. The locks are...
US-5,346,430 Non-impact printing of business forms from continuous webs having adhesive coatings
In a method for producing composite carbonless copy business forms using non-impact printers, a CFB web having segmented glue lines across the width of both...
US-5,344,132 Image based document processing and information management system and apparatus
The present invention comprises an image based document processing and information management system and apparatus. It provides a more efficient method and...
US-5,341,412 Apparatus and a method for predictive call dialing
A predictive dialing system automatically initiates a series of live telephone calls for its agents. Each agent's work area includes a telephone set including a...
US-5,341,330 Method for writing to a flash memory array during erase suspend intervals
A method for writing data to an entry in a portion of a flash EEPROM memory array during a period in which that portion of the array is being erased and writing...
US-5,337,663 Combination stencil and label apparatus and method for forming and attaching same
A combination stencil and label apparatus and method for forming and attaching same wherein the apparatus can be applied directly or indirectly to business...
US-5,333,300 Timing circuitry and method for controlling automated programming and erasing of a non-volatile semiconductor...
Circuitry for handshaking between a command state machine and write state machine is described. The handshaking circuitry, the command state machine and the...
US-5,331,543 Business monitoring system and method
A business monitoring system and method having a supervisory work station and a staff work station as well, having a judgment condition storage function having...
US-5,322,496 Method for handling business forms
Apparatus and method for handling compacted business forms including a receiver having a horizontally disposed receiving surface and posts at one end thereof for...
US-5,320,387 Printable coplanar laminates and method of making same
A sheetstock for preparing business forms including printable solid plastic identification cards and labels is formed from a single coplanar sheet. Return...
US-5,319,642 Method of communication using a two-way bus with contention detection
A communication system using a two-way bus capable of detecting contentions from nodes other than nodes concerned in communication to ensure confidentiality of...
US-5,313,591 Computer bus arbitration for N processors requiring only N unidirectional signal leads
A system and method for using N unidirectional lines to implement signals for arbitration, variable length transactions, automatic responses, and efficient burst...
US-5,309,567 Structure and method for an asynchronous communication protocol between master and slave processors
In accordance with the present invention, a structure and a method for asynchronously interfacing a master processor and a slave processor is provided by...
US-5,309,512 Call waiting deluxe feature
A call waiting deluxe method where a switching system forwards calls to a service node that provides specialized call processing, e.g., processing requiring...
US-5,307,509 Method for the transmission of data among mobile bodies or autonomous vehicles
A method which constructs, in each transmitter/receiver of a mobile body or vehicle, information tables recording the changes undergone by a radio channel by...
US-5,305,572 Long span post-tensioned steel/concrete truss and method of making same
A long span truss of substantially conventional steel construction provided with concrete encasement of the top and bottom chords with the concrete encasement...
US-5,301,320 Workflow management and control system
Methods and apparatus for defining, executing, monitoring and controlling the flow of business operations. A designer first defines a workflow by providing a...
US-5,300,177 Method of pressure sealing business forms
Pressure sealing of business forms is effected utilizing first and second sets of (preferably narrow-width) rollers forming first and second nips which provide a...
US-5,299,445 Method of post-tensioning steel/concrete truss before installation
A method of post-tensioning a truss of substantially conventional steel construction provided with concrete encasement or cladding of certain chords while the...
US-5,293,496 Inhibit write apparatus and method for preventing bus lockout
A User bus lockout prevention mechanism for use in a time-shared busy multiple bus User, computer architecture where bus Users include private cache systems...
US-5,293,429 System and method for automatically classifying heterogeneous business forms
Business forms are a special class of documents typically used to collect or distribute data; they represent a vast majority of the paperwork need to conduct...
US-5,291,550 Dynamic network call distributor
This invention relates to a method of distributing calls among a plurality of destinations of a customer. The calls are distributed according to a customer...
US-5,290,225 Method of making a self mailer with return envelope formed from a single cut sheet
A single sheet business form construction printable in an impact or a non-impact printer includes a base sheet of face stock having a front, a back, a top, a...
US-5,289,588 Interlock acquisition for critical code section execution in a shared memory common-bus individually cached...
There is disclosed an interlock variable acquisition system and method for use in a processing system of the type including a plurality of processors coupled by...
US-5,287,552 Method for more efficient service request processing
A communication resource allocator of a trunking communication system may more efficiently handle service requests during extremely busy times in the following...
US-5,287,551 Radio communication apparatus and method for voice channel busy call back
An apparatus and method for issuing busy call-backs (146) on the voice channel to busied communication units (209,211) on a trunked radio communication system...
US-5,287,477 Memory-resource-driven arbitration
A method and apparatus to improve memory performance in a computer bus system. Memory is divided into interleaved blocks and memory addresses are mapped into...
US-5,285,470 Methods of noise-reduced and bandwidth-reduced television transmission
A noise-reduced method of transmitting a video signal including separating the video signal into a plurality of frequency subbands representing a corresponding...
US-5,283,824 Calling line identification
This invention relates to a method and apparatus for specifying alternate numbers for use as Incoming Calling Line Identification (ICLID) numbers. On a calling...
US-5,279,875 Label-equipped business form and method
A label-equipped form having a release liner on the back of which is provided CB chemical and with CF chemical being provided in alignment on the top of the next...
US-5,278,895 Voice messaging method and apparatus for pay phone telephone systems
A voice message system for a pay phone telephone network interposes an Intercept Processing Subsystem (IPS) in the line connections between the pay telephones...
US-5,278,894 Use of incoming caller line identification
This invention relates to a method and apparatus for providing customized greeting messages from a switch-based voice messaging service. Advantageously, special...
US-5,277,892 In vivo lymphocyte tagging
Methods and reagents for the in vivo tagging of leukocytes, and in particular lymphocytes with a leukostimulatory agent and a linked medically useful metal ion,...
US-5,276,898 System for selectively compressing data frames based upon a current processor work load identifying whether the...
A method and computer system having a processor are provided for selectively compressing a data communication frame for data transfer between the computer system...
US-5,273,516 Method and apparatus for business forms processing
A system for stacking continuous folded forms coming from a folder and moving to a conveyor. A table is position adjacent and in line with the conveyor and in a...
US-5,269,521 Expected value payment method and system for reducing the expected per unit costs of paying and/or receiving a...
Disclosed is an Expected Value Payment Method for the purpose of reducing the expected per unit costs incurred in paying and/or receiving a given amount of a...
US-5,269,005 Method and apparatus for transferring data within a computer system
In a processing system any response to an interrupt acknowledge cycle is deferred until the transfer of buffered data to be written from an agent on a subsystem...
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