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Carl F Meske Jr, Philip J Hooper, Mark R Opperman: Method for extracting profiles and topics from a first file written in a first markup language and generating files in different markup languages containing the profiles and topics for use in accessing data described by the profiles and topics. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 25, 1996: US05530852 (760 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method and system for of retrieving information. A first file of information is received which includes a first markup language to identify contents of the information. Responsive to the receiving the first file of information, the first file of information is parsed to genera ...


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John Tang, Ellen Isaacs, Trevor Morris, Thomas Rodriguez, Alan Ruberg, Rick Levenson: System and method providing a computer user interface enabling access to distributed workgroup members. Sun Microsystems, Fenwick & West, August 11, 1998: US05793365 (657 worldwide citation)

A system and method provides each networked computer user with a user interface displaying visual representations of selected other computer users, generally of those workers in the user's workgroup, and further provides communication mechanisms for efficiently and easily contacting any of the displ ...


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Bruce Tognazzini: Portable calendaring device having perceptual agent managing calendar entries. Sun Microsystems, McDermott Will & Emery, August 4, 1998: US05790974 (646 worldwide citation)

A personal calendaring system includes a portable calendaring system and a complementary office calendar system, each synchronizing calendar entries by two-way wireless transmission. The portable calendaring system includes a GPS receiver interface providing location data. The office calendar system ...


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John R Corbin: Apparatus and method for licensing software on a network of computers. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 11, 1992: US05138712 (609 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides to the software application the verification and license check out functions which are normally performed by a license server of a network software license system. The encrypted license information is contained in a license token, and is sorted in the database controll ...


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Zahir Ebrahim: System and method for preserving message order while employing both programmed I/O and DMA operations. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, March 23, 1999: US05887134 (603 worldwide citation)

In a cluster of computer nodes, each node has network interface and at least one processor. Transmission of a multipart message from a first node to a second node is initiated by sending to a network interface of the first node a sequence of PIO store and DMA store commands, each PIO store and DMA s ...


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Vasanthan S Dasan: Personalized information retrieval using user-defined profile. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 2, 1998: US05761662 (599 worldwide citation)

An automatic method and system for retrieving information based on a user-defined profile (e.g. a personalized newspaper). A user-controlled client establishes communication with a stateless server, the server presenting a list of options to the client between the server and the client. The client p ...


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Steven T Senator, Billy J Fuller: Computer system method and apparatus providing for various versions of a file without requiring data copy or log operations. Sun Microsystems, William J Kubida, Homer L Holland & Hart Knearl, June 2, 1998: US05761677 (556 worldwide citation)

Various versions of a computer file are provided without requiring copying the file or logging changed data, so that the files have consistent user data. A program module responds to a system call argument and allocates another node in file system tables and copies metadata information from the old ...


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Jill Paula Foley, Karen Lynn Sielski: Internet-enabled portfolio manager system and method. Sun Microsystems, Douglas J Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Crisman, January 6, 1998: US05706502 (539 worldwide citation)

A portfolio management system (PMS) is disclosed that allows users to manage, create, edit, debug and compile software portfolios that can include several different types of components, or projects. For example, projects can be Java applets, standalone executable programs, image files, Java class li ...


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Charles H Clanton III, Emilie Young, Joseph M Palrang, Marcel D Janssens: Graphical user interface for interactive television with an animated agent. Sun Microsystems, Irell & Manella, June 4, 1996: US05524195 (534 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface for displaying and selecting video programs, such as video on demand, includes a video on demand server coupled to a communication medium. A plurality of settop box receivers are coupled to the communication medium for receiving digitized programming in the form of movies ...


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John R Rose: System and method for managing try-and-buy usage of application programs. Sun Microsystems, Gary S Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert Williams, January 13, 1998: US05708709 (533 worldwide citation)

A system and method for managing the distribution of licensed application programs stored on a server over a distributed computer system maintains control over the program even after the program has been distributed to a client computer from a provider on an information server. Protection may includ ...



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