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Johnny Meng Han Shieh: Virtual pointing device for touchscreens. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard A Henkler, Lisa B Yociss, Andrew J Dillon, November 10, 1998: US05835079 (628 worldwide citation)

A computer system, article of manufacture, and method direct a computer system, having at least a processor, memory, and touchscreen, to create a virtual pointing device. The method includes the steps of detecting a hand placed on the touchscreen, designating at least one area of the touchscreen und ...


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Brian John Cragun, Paul Reuben Day: Dynamic regulation of television viewing content based on viewer profile and viewing history. International Business Machines Corporation, Andrew J Dillon, October 26, 1999: US05973683 (609 worldwide citation)

A user friendly method for regulating the media environment of a television viewer by controlling content displayed on the television. The method controls content in response to a viewer's profile, accumulated viewing time and at least one content classification source. A viewer's profile is provide ...


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Lawrence E Eastridge, Robert F Kern, Ronald M Kern, Claus W Mikkelsen, James M Ratliff: Method and system for automated backup copy ordering in a time zero backup copy session. International Business Machines Corporation, Andrew J Dillon, Nancy R Simon, August 31, 1993: US05241670 (598 worldwide citation)

A method in a data processing system for generating a backup copy of designated datasets during concurrent execution of an application. Upon receiving a request for a backup copy, execution of an application is suspended. A dataset logical-to-physical storage system address concordance for the desig ...


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Lawrence E Eastridge, Robert F Kern, William F Micka, Claus W Mikkelsen, James M Ratliff: Method and system for automated termination and resumption in a time zero backup copy process. International Business Machines Corporation, Andrew J Dillon, August 31, 1993: US05241668 (573 worldwide citation)

A method in a data processing system for automatically terminating or resuming backup copy sessions after an abnormal interrupt or reset notification occurrence during a backup copy process. A status indication is entered into activity tables associated with a plurality of storage subsystems and dev ...


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Jonathan D Henckel, Paul A Hospers: Data processing system graphical user interface which emulates printed material. International Business Machines, Kenneth C Hill, Andrew J Dillon, October 31, 1995: US05463725 (559 worldwide citation)

An interface for making information available to a user provides a display similar to a printed book or magazine. In order to "turn the page" of the displayed book, the user touches the screen with his hand or a pointing device, and moves it across the screen. Movement across the screen, while touch ...


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Stevan C Allen: Method and system for automated data storage system space allocation utilizing prioritized data set parameters. International Business Machines Corporation, Esther Klein, Craig J Yudell, Andrew J Dillon, February 13, 1996: US05491810 (502 worldwide citation)

A method and system for automatically allocating space within a data storage system for multiple data sets which may include units of data, databases, files or objects. Each data set preferably includes a group of associated preference/requirement parameters which are arranged in a hierarchical orde ...


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Ralph John Gerlach, Dale Arthur Legband, Scott Lyon Porter: Method and system for automatically configuring redundant arrays of disk memory devices. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert M Carwell, Jack V Musgrove, Andrew J Dillon, May 2, 2000: US06058454 (421 worldwide citation)

A method and system for autoconfiguring redundant arrays of memory storage devices contained within receptacles having one or more slots containing hardware sufficient to accept and electrically communicate with such memory storage devices. The capacities of the memory storage device receptacles for ...


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Frederick L Janis: Method and system for providing user access control within a distributed data processing system by the exchange of access control profiles. International Business Machines Corporation, Andrew J Dillon, November 16, 1993: US05263157 (382 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for providing user access control for a plurality of resource objects within a distributed data processing system having a plurality of resource managers. A reference monitor service is established and a plurality of access control profiles are stored therein. Thereafter, selec ...


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Gregory P Fitzpatrick, William J Johnson, Robert S Keller, Marvin L Williams: Method and system communication establishment utilizing captured and processed visually perceptible data within a broadcast video signal. International Business Machines Corporation, Andrew J Dillon, November 16, 1993: US05262860 (336 worldwide citation)

A method and system are disclosed for capturing and processing visually perceptible data, such as address or telephone numbers, within a broadcast video signal. Optically recognizable text, numbers, or visual barcodes representative of text or numbers are transmitted within various frames of broadca ...


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Thomas E Cooper, Jagdish Nagda, Robert F Pryor: Method and apparatus for enabling trial period use of software products: method and apparatus for passing encrypted files between data processing systems. International Business Machines Corporation, Melvin A Hunn, Barry J Bumgardner, Andrew J Dillon, October 8, 1996: US05563946 (308 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus is provided for transferring encrypted files from a source computer to one or more target computers. An export program is provided in the source computer and an import program is provided in the target computer. The export program decrypts the encrypted file and tags the expor ...



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