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Anthony P Bata, Clayton T Boyd: XML presentation of general-purpose data sources. Quovadx, Thelen Reid & Priest, David B Ritchie, May 31, 2005: US06901403 (285 worldwide citation)

A system and method for presenting one or more general-purpose application-accessible data sources as an XML representation is discussed. Information that describes the way data is structured or organized in the data source is accessed from the data source. A virtual file system representation compr ...


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Rene W Schmidt, Hans E Muller, Scott R Violet: Browser-independent and automatic apparatus and method for receiving, installing and launching applications from a browser on a client computer. Sun Microsystems, David B Ritchie, John P Schaub, Thelen Reid & Priest, April 8, 2003: US06546554 (221 worldwide citation)

A browser-independent and automatic apparatus and method for receiving, installing, and launching applications from a browser is described. According to one embodiment, a helper application is registered with a browser for a specified file type. When the browser encounters a link to a metafile of th ...


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Lucern K Ma, Murali Duvvury: Method and system for high reliability cluster management. Cisco Technology, Thelen Reid & Priest, David B Ritchie, Masako Ando, February 15, 2005: US06856591 (197 worldwide citation)

A method provides high reliability to management of a cluster of network devices. The cluster including a command network device and at least one member network device. The command network device has a commander IP address and a commander MAC address. The method includes: defining a standby group by ...


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Aravind Sitaraman, Maria Alice Dos Santos, Shuxian Lou, Shujin Zhang, Sampath Kumar Sthothra Bhasham: Integrated IP address management. Cisco Technology, David B Ritchie, Thelen Reid & Priest, July 30, 2002: US06427170 (187 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for managing dynamic IP address allocation in a data communications network having a point of presence, a network access device associated with said point of presence, and user connections to users formed through the network access device. The system includes a protocol gatewa ...


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Andrew Mark Gutman, Aravind Sitaraman, Sampath Kumar Sthothra Bhasham, Kalpathi S Suryanarayanan: Integration of authentication authorization and accounting service and proxy service. Cisco Technology, David B Ritchie, Thelen Reid & Priest, October 2, 2001: US06298383 (167 worldwide citation)

A single database maintained centrally hosts both proxy service data and authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) data. Data is then copied to storage used locally by each system when both systems are instantiated. Therefore the ISP/Telco need not maintain two different data bases. A proto ...


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Louis B Rosenberg, Scott B Brave: Providing force feedback to a user of an interface device based on interactions of a user-controlled cursor in a graphical user interface. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, David B Ritchie, April 3, 2007: US07199790 (154 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing force feedback to a user operating a human/computer interface device in conjunction with a graphical user interface (GUI) displayed by a host computer system. A physical object, such as a joystick or a mouse, controls a graphical object, such as a cursor, within ...


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Joseph F Mann, Aravind Sitaraman, Mingqi Deng, Leslie Alan Thomas: Remote system administration and seamless service integration of a data communication network management system. Cisco Technology, David B Ritchie, Thelen Reid & Priest, November 25, 2003: US06654801 (153 worldwide citation)

A method for providing remote management and maintenance of a node or service within a data communications network that is activated by the data communications network management system's receipt of signals of an abnormal condition at a node or service or failure to receive operational status s ...


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Bruce M Schena: Haptic devices using electroactive polymers. Immersion Corporation, Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner, David B Ritchie, March 27, 2007: US07196688 (148 worldwide citation)

Haptic feedback interface devices using electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators to provide haptic sensations and/or sensing capabilities. A haptic feedback interface device is in communication with a host computer and includes a sensor device that detects the manipulation of the interface device by th ...


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Joseph Giordano III: Method and apparatus for iconifying and automatically dialing telephone numbers which appear on a Web page. Cisco Technology, Thelen Reid & Priest, David B Ritchie, March 22, 2005: US06870828 (147 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for recognizing and accessing telephone numbers from a Web page. In the preferred embodiment of the invention, an HTML code of an accessed Web page is parsed and converted. A parsing algorithm applied to the text in the HTML document pattern-recognizes telephone n ...


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Stephan Peter Athan, John Edward Scharf: Pulse oximeter probe. University of Florida, David B Ritchie, Thelen Reid & Priest, December 17, 2002: US06496711 (139 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic instrument for determining a cardiovascular system parameter. In one embodiment, the instrument takes the form of a portable pulse oximeter comprising a light to frequency converter (LFC) as a sensor. Also provided is a light to frequency converter comprising a photoresistor and capacit ...