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Swain W Porter: Method and apparatus for on-line chatting. Xoucin, Columbia IP Law Group PC, August 13, 2002: US06434599 (171 worldwide citation)

Visitation by a first on-line user to an information page of an information site is facilitated. Dynamic formation of a chat session for the first on-line user and a second on-liner user to chat with each other is also facilitated. The chat session, through which the first and second on-line users c ...


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Paul D Crutcher, Jeffrey B Sponaugle, Al J Simon, Jason L Cassezza, Mojtaba Mirashrafi, Kenneth L Keeler, Ajit B Pendse: Method and apparatus for facilitating tiered collaboration. ITXC, Columbia IP Law Group PC, October 30, 2001: US06310941 (153 worldwide citation)

An apparatus comprising a storage medium having stored therein a plurality of programming instructions and an execution unit is presented. The execution unit, coupled to the storage medium, executes the plurality of programming instructions to implement a hierarchy of collaboration services enabling ...


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Mojtaba Mirashrafi, Ken Pawlak, John D Elliott, Michael F Buondonno, Kenneth L Keeler, Keith A Pirkl, Al J Simon, George L Taylor, Mark D Zuber, Jeffrey B Sponaugle: Method and apparatus for establishing and facilitating a direct quality voice call to a telephone extension on behalf of a client computer. ITXC, Columbia IP Law Group PC, October 16, 2001: US06304637 (107 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is comprised of a storage medium having stored therein a plurality of programming instructions for implementing a set of communication services for establishing and supporting a direct quality voice call to a public switched telephone network (PSTN) extension, and an execution unit, cou ...


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Nicolas Bailey Cobb: Method and apparatus for submicron IC design using edge fragment tagging to correct edge placement distortion. Columbia IP Law Group PC, June 19, 2001: US06249904 (99 worldwide citation)

The present invention beneficially provides an improved method and apparatus for designing submicron integrated circuits. A tag identifier is provided to an integrated circuit (IC) design. The tag identifier defines properties for edge fragments in the IC design having edge placement distortion due ...


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Chung Kuan Cheng, So Zen Yao: Interconnect delay driven placement and routing of an integrated circuit design. Columbia IP Law Group PC, December 4, 2001: US06327693 (95 worldwide citation)

An EDA tool is provided with a placement and routing (P&R) module that optimizes placement and routing of an IC design in an interconnect delay driven manner. The P&R module systematically determines if it can improve (i.e. reduce) interconnect delay of the current critical interconnect routing path ...


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Brian Bailey: Hardware and software co-verification employing deferred synchronization. Columbia IP Law Group PC, March 12, 2002: US06356862 (74 worldwide citation)

Hardware and software of a system is co-verified with synchronization events generated in the respective hardware and software verifications being accumulated and provided to the other verification on a periodic basis. The faster verification is halted to allow the slower verification to catch up, u ...


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Nicolas Bailey Cobb: Method and apparatus for submicron IC design. Columbia IP Law Group PC, October 15, 2002: US06467076 (70 worldwide citation)

The present invention beneficially provides an improved method and apparatus for designing submicron integrated circuits. A tag identifier is provided to an integrated circuit (IC) design. The tag identifier defines a set of properties for edge fragments. Edge fragments are tagged if they have the s ...


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Nicolas B Cobb: Streamlined IC mask layout optical and process correction through correction reuse. Columbia IP Law Group PC, October 9, 2001: US06301697 (62 worldwide citation)

An EDA tool is provided with an OPC module that performs optical and/or process pre-compensations on an IC mask layout in a streamlined manner, reusing determined corrections for a first area on a second area, when the second area is determined to be equivalent to the first area for OPC purposes. Th ...


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Stephen L Bold, Mark W P Dane, Michael J Reynolds, Mark Paraskeva, James Stewart: Method and apparatus for automatically cross-referencing graphical objects and HDL statements. Columbia IP Law Group PC, September 11, 2001: US06289489 (58 worldwide citation)

The present invention beneficially provides a method and apparatus for cross-referencing graphical objects and hardware description language (HDL) statements. According to one aspect of the present invention, a cross-referencing record is automatically generated to map graphical objects to correspon ...


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Ajit B Pendse: Credit based telephony service facilitation. ITXC, Columbia IP Law Group PC, October 2, 2001: US06298056 (55 worldwide citation)

Advertisement consumption activities of a user are monitored. The user is credited with telephony service credits in accordance with observed advertisement consumption activities. In turn, telephony service for the user is facilitated. The facilitation is based at least in part on the amount of tele ...