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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 (772 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 (697 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 (670 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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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 (643 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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John R Corbin: Apparatus and method for licensing software on a network of computers. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 11, 1992: US05138712 (629 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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Vasanthan S Dasan: Personalized information retrieval using user-defined profile. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 2, 1998: US05761662 (615 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 (591 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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Jakob Nielsen: Method and system for escrowed backup of hotelled world wide web sites. Sun Microsystems, September 22, 1998: US05812398 (563 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention provide an improved method and system for storing a backup copy of a client company's data. In the preferred embodiment, the backup of data occurs within a computer system having a host company's computer system and an escrow company's computer system. Through th ...


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Steven T Senator, Dale R Passmore, Robert S Gittins: Metadevice driver rename/exchange technique for a computer system incorporating a plurality of independent device drivers. Sun Microsystems, William J Kubida, Stuart T Holland & Hart Langley, September 1, 1998: US05802364 (560 worldwide citation)

A metadisk driver functionally intermediate a computer operating system and one or more metadrivers and underlying layered drivers provides a driver rename/exchange function which does not depend on any particular driver having knowledge of the private data structures of any of the other drivers. Th ...


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William J Yeager: High performance message store. Sun Microsystems, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, December 26, 2000: US06167402 (558 worldwide citation)

A product and method are disclosed for creating an efficient message store and delivery system is provided. A message store having an index directory, index file, and data bucket area, all of which are page based, is described. Each page corresponds to a period of time, such as a day. Each data buck ...