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Terence Martin Shane: System and method providing an interactive response to direct mail by creating personalized web page based on URL provided on mail piece. Westminster International Computers, Bereskin & Parr, August 11, 1998: US05793972 (373 worldwide citation)

A system for providing an interactive response to direct mail programs comprises a recipient database, a mail generator, and a web server computer operationally connected through the Internet to remote computers accessible by direct mail recipients. The recipient database stores data records contain ...


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David John Rowley: Updating mechanism for software. International Computers, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney and Ohlson, December 7, 1999: US05999740 (294 worldwide citation)

A computer has a memory storing a number of software applications, and a registration file, indicating which application versions are currently installed in the memory. A software update mechanism in the computer accesses a remote file server to obtain a release file containing a list of software ap ...


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Luttmer Willem: Electrical connector devices. International Computers, Misegades Douglas & Levy, March 5, 1974: US3795037 (266 worldwide citation)

An electrical connector comprises a plurality of elongated flexible conductors embedded in, and extending between surface of, a block of elastomeric insulating material.


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David P Hoare, David J Warner: Interconnection of communications networks. International Computers, Lee Smith & Zickert, December 2, 1986: US04627052 (165 worldwide citation)

Communications networks are interconnected by a bridge which allows the stations on each network to communicate with those on the other netowrk. Each station has an identifying address unique in the system. Data is transmitted in the form of packets each containing a source address and a destination ...


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Timothy G Reddin, David S Walsh, Jeremy S Round: Parallel computer having MAC-relay layer snooped transport header to determine if a message should be routed directly to transport layer depending on its destination. International Computers, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, December 24, 1996: US05588121 (115 worldwide citation)

A parallel computer system comprises a number of processing elements, at least one communication element, an internal network interconnecting the communications and processing elements, at least one external network connected to the communications element, and a number of services resident in the el ...


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Stewart R Hinsley, Christopher D Hughes: Security mechanism for a computer system. International Computers, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, February 1, 1994: US05283830 (114 worldwide citation)

A computer system includes a plurality of programs and a plurality of accessible objects. Each program has an associated program identifier, and at least some of the objects have respective access control lists (ACL). Each ACL entry may comprise a program identifier key and an access permission indi ...


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Terence David Cullen, James Patrick Neill: Computer method for delivery of financial services. International Computers, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, August 7, 2001: US06272528 (109 worldwide citation)

A computer system is provided for delivery of financial services, such as banking, general insurance, life assurance, pensions and investments, loans and mortgages, and financial planning and advisory services. The system comprises a number of user computers connected to a plurality of server comput ...


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Brian M Russell: Data packet transmission using shared channel. International Computers, Lee Smith & Zickert, February 3, 1987: US04641307 (105 worldwide citation)

In a data communication system an interface unit connects a device to a common communications channel shared with other devices using e.g. a carrier-sense multiple-access protocol. Individual bytes for a predetermined destination device are supplied by the device to communications controller 6 witho ...


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Anthony Peter Graham Brown: Parallel searching technique. International Computers, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, March 16, 1999: US05884303 (104 worldwide citation)

A parallel query manager accepts a list of file extents to be searched and produces a number of search lists, one for each disk to be searched. The query manager first uses a mapper to find out how the database spaces are stored on disk. It then matches the search extent list with the mapping inform ...


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Arthur George Sealby, Lawrence Gregory Griffiths: Data transfer mechanism between databases using a separate pipe at each database. International Computers, Lee Mann Smith McWilliams Sweeney & Ohlson, March 30, 1999: US05890159 (97 worldwide citation)

A mechanism is described for transferring data between a pair of relational databases on client and server machines. A client component creates a first pipe in the client, and sends information to a server component, enabling it to create a second pipe in the server. The client component then calls ...