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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 (616 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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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 (519 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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Alexander G Fraser, Carlos A Perea, Roy P Weber: Mediation of transactions by a communications system. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Gordon E Nelson, July 12, 1994: US05329589 (479 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for employing a communications system with actively connects communicating entities to mediate transactions. Disclosed are general methods and apparatus for mediating transactions, methods and apparatus permitting information from one transaction to be used in other transaction ...


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Harvey R Lehman, William P Lidinsky, Harry E Mussman, David A Spicer, David Vlack: Digital communication network architecture for providing universal information services. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories, David Volejnicek, August 9, 1988: US04763317 (411 worldwide citation)

A switched integrated wideband and narrowband multiservices digital network (FIGS. 1 and 2) is an ISDM providing universal information services based on wideband and narrowband voice, data, and video communications. It comprises a plurality of service areas (100, 101), each served by a central switc ...


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Kaigham J Gabriel, Mehran Mehregany, James A Walker: Thin film shape memory alloy and method for producing. American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories, Jerry W Herndon, September 12, 1989: US04864824 (395 worldwide citation)

An actuator including a device made of thin film shape memory material mounted to a substrate. The thin film device is deformed from its original shape. Thereafter, the device is heated to restore the device to its original shape. Motion of the device occurs in the deforming and restoring steps, whi ...


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Robert C Pike: Dynamic generation and overlaying of graphic windows for multiple active program storage areas. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Robert O Nimtz, November 26, 1985: US04555775 (365 worldwide citation)

A graphic terminal is disclosed using bitmaps to represent plural overlapping displays. Graphics software is also disclosed in which the overlapping asynchronous windows or layers are manipulated by manipulating the bitmaps. With this software, the physical screen becomes several logical screens (la ...


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Atul Puri, Rangarajan Aravind: Adaptive coding and decoding of frames and fields of video. AT&T Bell Laboratories, E S Indyk, July 13, 1993: US05227878 (348 worldwide citation)

Improved compression of digital signals relating to high resolution video images is accomplished by an adaptive and selective coding of digital signals relating to frames and fields of the video images. Digital video input signals are analyzed and a coding type signal is produced in response to this ...


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Arno A Penzias: Fraud protection for card transactions. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Eugene J Rosenthal, Barry H Freedman, May 10, 1994: US05311594 (332 worldwide citation)

The problems of fraud in card transactions can be reduced by, after requiring the person engaged in the card transaction to initially identify himself, such as by supplying a card number, a) requesting, the person to supply as authentication information either 1) a randomly selected piece of prestor ...


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Richard L Asmuth, Renato M Ermann, Mark A Gauldin, George W Gawrys, Roger E Stone, Marjorie P Yuhas: Method for customer definable telephone capability. AT&T Bell Laboratories, Jerry W Herndon, September 9, 1986: US04611094 (332 worldwide citation)

A method allowing a customer to define its telephone service within flexible boundaries for calls directed to the customer. Within constraints imposed by the selected embodiment, the method reduces software development traditionally associated with the provision of new services. A plurality of indep ...


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Thomas J Baumgartner, Yeou H Hwang, Edith H Jones, Wu Hon F Leung, Lara F Morgan, Shi Chuan Tu: Multiple call control method in a multimedia conferencing system. AT&T Bell Laboratories, R T Watland, M B Johannesen, March 16, 1993: US05195086 (313 worldwide citation)

A method for use in a multimedia conferencing arrangement to control multiple concurrent calls where each call comprises one or more channels. A first call among a first set of user stations and a second call among a second set of user stations are merged into a single call comprising a plurality of ...



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