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Managing isochronous processes in a heterogenous work environment
In a heterogeneuos work environment a method and apparatus for managing isochronous streaming servers is disclosed. This includes a mechanism for allocating...
System, method, and computer program product for providing financial
protection of equity investments
A system and method for determining an equity protection insurance policy (EPIC) for investors or shareholders to protect their equity investment in a business...
Integration of stimulus signalling protocol communication systems and
message protocol communication systems
Stimulus signalling protocols and message protocols are methods for transferring information over a communications network. Stimulus signalling protocols (e.g....
Method and apparatus for idea development and evaluation
Disclosed are apparatus and methods for evaluating a business proposal in which a computer is used to perform the steps of presenting questions regarding the...
Mobile paging telephone with an automatic call back function
A system with a mobile phone capable of receiving a paging message. A method and apparatus automatically transmits a callback message to a callback number...
Time slot based call pacing method and apparatus
Pacing algorithms and their benefits in predictive dialers in call center activities have been appreciated for a number of years. A predictive dialer...
Method and apparatus and business system for online distribution of serial
The present invention comprises a method for distributing a serial work such as a novel, story, book, or other single-media or multi-media serial work over a...
Secure and stateful electronic business transaction system
A method for transacting business electronically includes storing first information in a database management module, reading the first information in the...
Internet telephony callback system and method of operation
A system and method to implement callback for unanswered telephone calls in a Distributed Information System (DIS) adapted for telephony. A calling station and a...
Card exchanging device, card exchanging method, and recording media
A display of a card exchange device is split by a split line according to the number of card exchange persons and their seating state, and each card data is...
Backpack having removable, re-positionable carrying straps
A backpack that has straps which may be repositioned, removed and replaced is designed to reduce muscle strain when the bag is carried by improving the balance...
System and method for creating a billing record with a called party's name
A method and system are provided for creating a billing record with a called party's name. Providing the called party's name on the billing record facilitates...
System and method for collecting trace data in main storage
A memory controller used to manage the memory interface (main store interface) for processor and input and output (I/O) device access, includes a trace array...
System and method for subscriber-controlled call back on busy in a cellular
A telecommunications system and method is disclosed for allowing a calling mobile subscriber to activate a call back on busy feature and specify the maximum...
Method and apparatus for monitoring telephonic members and providing
Telephone users desiring directory assistance services are connected via standard telephone procedures to a directory assistance provider, such as an operator....
Method and apparatus for temporarily deactivating a call indicator
A call indicator, such as a ringer, is deactivated on a temporary or preset basis while normal call processing continues, so that the subscriber can attain an...
Method and system to provide telephony tones and announcements in a
packetized network environment
A method and a system of providing call progress tones in a packetized network include storing the call progress tones and pre-programmed audio deliveries at a...
Nonvolatile memory, system having nonvolatile memories, and data read
method of the system
A plurality of nonvolatile memories are adapted to generate ready/busy signals and internal inverted chip enable signals. A controller outputs to the memories an...
Data exchange system and method
A system and method for exchanging data between two or more applications includes a data exchange engine and a number of adapters associated with a corresponding...
Resolving long-busy conditions for synchronized data sets
A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for resolving long-busy conditions for synchronized data sets. A long-busy condition is detected in a first one...
Internet commerce method and apparatus
A system that permits commercial transactions over a network of computers is described. In one example, the network of computers supports communications between...
Method and apparatus for robust call routing
Apparatus and method for performing a recoverable routing of calls using an automatic call distributor to avoid loss of calls at busy agent terminals. Switching...
Adjusting a click time threshold for a graphical user interface
An apparatus, program product, and method dynamically adjust a click time threshold for recognizing subsequent click events on a graphical user interface in...
Simple pressure seal methods
A simplified pressure sealing apparatus for acting on business forms having pressure activated cohesive to seal the cohesive has only two or three pressure-seal...
Two-part token and method of using same for business purposes
A two-part token for business purposes includes an inner part and an outer part. Both parts are assembled by similarity of form; namely, the token has...
Chip card rebate system
A method and system for providing advertisement information, including advertising as well as sales promotions, on chip cards that additionally involves an...
Business model for recovery of missing goods, persons, or fugitive or
disbursements of unclaimed goods using...
A method and apparatus using the worldwide web portal site to provide, publish and maintain a database for missing/stolen items and missing persons/fugitives....
Automatic generation of graphically-composed correspondence via a text
A system and method for generation, graphical composition, and delivery (or routing for delivery) of conventional forms of written correspondence is disclosed....
Voice interactive web-based agent system responsive to a user location for
prioritizing and formatting information
A system, method and article of manufacture for facilitating a user in, or creating for a user, a web-based active knowledge management system to facilitate an...
Method and apparatus for transmitting a digital information signal and
vending system incorporating same
A cashless business transaction system (e.g., a vending system, a material tracking system, or a highway toll system) incorporates a method and apparatus for...
Apparatus, method and system for providing variable termination patterns
for multiple telecommunication sessions
An apparatus, method and system are disclosed for providing variable termination and alerting patterns, based upon call progress information, for multiple leg...
System and method for checking service availability
A method has been provided for automatically defining the communication services available to a potential subscriber on the basis of street address. The method...
Electronic price label and method of graphically displaying relative
information by an electronic price label
An electronic price label which displays relative information, such as employee-directed business information. The electronic price label includes a liquid...
Method and apparatus for analysis
An apparatus and method for analysis involving a first factor and a second factor. The first and second factors are related as expressed by a first relationship....
System, method and article of manufacture for a persistent state and
persistent object separator in an...
A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for separating logic and data access concerns during development of a persistent object for insulating...
Method and apparatus for integrating business data and transaction data in
a transaction processing environment
A method and apparatus for integrating business data and transaction data in a transaction processing environment comprises a telephone call processing system...
Electronic business cards
The system and method consistent with the present invention provides improved electronic business cards for a communication device. Electronic business cards may...
Automatic generation of graphically-composed correspondence via a text
A system and method for generation, graphical composition, and delivery (or routing for delivery) of conventional forms of written correspondence. Specifically,...
Method and system for processing a telephone call while on-line
The invention discloses a method and system for processing a telephone call to an on-line subscriber, when the subscriber telephone line is busy as a result of...
Information services patterns in a netcentric environment
A system, method, and article of manufacture are provided for implementing information services patterns associated with a relational database management system...
Method for the exchange, analysis, and reporting of performance data in
businesses with time-dependent inventory
A method is taught for processing performance data in a data reporting system having a plurality of business entities and a report center in communication with...
Telecommunications provider agent
The invention is a provider agent product and method that operates as a software interface between an telephony hub and a session manager in an advanced...
Validation query based on a supervisory signal
A telephone system and method is provided for delaying authorization validation queries until after a called party accepts a telephone call. Queries are avoided...
Apparatus for controlling a vehicle and a method of controlling the vehicle
An apparatus for controlling a vehicle which prevents a frequent gear shift called "busy-shift" caused by a varying driving condition. A plurality of wheels, a...
System, method and article of manufacture for a voice analysis system that
detects nervousness for preventing fraud
A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for detecting nervousness in a voice in a business environment to help prevent fraud. First, voice...
Enhanced apparatus for use with caller ID system
An apparatus and method are disclosed for accessing originating central office equipment to control the disclosure of a calling party directory telephone number...
Method for providing fast memory decode using a bank conflict table
One embodiment of the present invention provides a method for rapidly determining whether a bank conflict exists during a memory access. The method operates by...
Method and apparatus for implementing custom business logic
A manufacturing control system used in the manufacture of semiconductor products. The system has a custom business logic controller which can be used to define...
Pressure seal C-Z fold
A mailer type business form intermediate, and method of producing a mailer from the intermediate, effect folding in a novel manner in order to produce a business...
Method and product for performing data transfer in a computer system
Disclosed is a system for performing online data queries. The system for performing online data queries is a distributed computer system with a plurality of...