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Suzanne L LeMole, Steven Howard Nurenberg, Joseph Thomas O Neil, Peter H Stuntebeck: Method and system for presenting customized advertising to a user on the world wide web. AT&T Corporation, December 28, 1999: US06009410 (960 worldwide citation)

A customized advertising repository server is connected on the World Wide Web (WWW), which can be accessed by a registered user through his or her browser either by clicking on an icon, or by inputting the specific URL address of the particular server which stores that user's advertising repository. ...


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Roberta S Cohen, Kenneth M Huber, Deborah J Mills: Communication system having unified messaging. American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Information Systems, David H Tannenbaum, David R Padnes, June 6, 1989: US04837798 (765 worldwide citation)

Unified messaging is a concept that provides for a single electronic mailbox for different types of messages. The mailbox can be on a user's host computer, PBX, PC, etc., and the user has consistant facilities available to originate, receive and manipulate messages. Messages can be translated from o ...


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Fred K Ng: Database backup method. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories, Jerry W Herndon, August 11, 1987: US04686620 (670 worldwide citation)

A method of generating a backup copy of a database system. Modifications made to the database since the generation of a prior backup copy are summarized in a bit map on a page basis. When the next backup copy is made, only modified pages are transmitted and merged with the prior copy. Plural backup ...


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Bruce Lowell Hanson, Kenneth Mervin Huber: Method and apparatus enabling valuation of user access of advertising carried by interactive information and entertainment services. AT&T, October 26, 1999: US05974398 (555 worldwide citation)

Interactive information and entertainment service customers see advertisers' bids for their attention which are displayed on their display screens and choose which advertisements to view. For each advertisement viewed, the advertisers' bid amount would pay for a portion of the user's service or usag ...


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Joylee E Kohler, Eugene P Mathews, Robert D Nalbone, Craig F Palmer: Automatic call distribution based on matching required skills with agents skills. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Michael A Morra, April 27, 1993: US05206903 (546 worldwide citation)

Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) equipment is improved by matching the information needs of an incoming caller with the particular expertise of a telemarketing agent who handles such calls. Each incoming call is assigned up to three prioritized skill numbers that estimate skill requirements of the ...


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John H Norris, Thomas Leonard Russell Jr: Call notification feature for a telephone line connected to the internet. AT&T, Thomas A Restaino, Michele L Conover, September 8, 1998: US05805587 (537 worldwide citation)

A facility is provided to alert a subscriber whose telephone station set is connected to the Internet of a waiting call via the Internet connection. Specifically, a call that is waiting may be forwarded via the Public Switched Network to a services platform, which, in turn, establishes a connection ...


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Mark Jeffrey Foladare, Shelley B Goldman, Dominick Gorini, David Phillip Silverman, Shaoqing Wang, Robert S Westrich: Credit card spending authorization control system. AT&T, June 22, 1999: US05914472 (536 worldwide citation)

A system and method for allowing a parent to control the use of an ancillary credit or debit transaction card which is issued to a child. A central computer communicates with an issuer computer having a data base containing account information and spending limits for the transaction card and the par ...


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Greg E Blonder, Steven Lloyd Greenspan, J Robert Mirville, Binay Sugla: Transaction authorization and alert system. AT&T, Henry T Brendzel, January 13, 1998: US05708422 (527 worldwide citation)

An automated method for alerting a customer that a transaction is being initiated and for authorizing the transaction based on a confirmation/approval by the customer thereto. In accordance with one illustrative embodiment, a request to authorize the transaction is received, wherein the request incl ...


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Gary J Grimes: Cellular telecommunication switching system for providing public emergency call location information. AT&T, John C Moran, February 7, 1995: US05388147 (507 worldwide citation)

A cellular telecommunication switching system responsive to an emergency call from a cellular telephone to request that the geo-coordinates be transmitted from the cellular telephone and to convert those coordinates into conventional municipality or rural address location information. In one embodim ...


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Brenda Sue Baker, Eric Grosse: System and method for restricting user access rights on the internet based on rating information stored in a relational database. AT&T, Michele Conover, October 14, 1997: US05678041 (502 worldwide citation)

A system and method for selectively controlling database access by providing a system and method that allows a network administrator or manager to restrict specific system users from accessing information from certain public or otherwise uncontrolled databases (i.e., the WWW and the Internet). The i ...