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Kenneth Louis Milsted, Craig Kindell, Qing Gong: Automated method and apparatus to package digital content for electronic distribution using the identity of the source content. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, February 5, 2002: US06345256 (581 worldwide citation)

A method to automatically retrieve data associated with content. An identifier is read that is stored on electronic readable medium storing content. The identifier is used to search a database for data associated with the content. Data that is associated with the content is retrieved as guided by th ...


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George Gregory Gruse, John J Dorak Jr, Kenneth Louis Milsted: System for tracking end-user electronic content usage. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, May 14, 2002: US06389538 (574 worldwide citation)

A system for tracking usage of digital content on user devices. Electronic stores coupled to a network sell licenses to play digital content data to users. Content players, which receive from the network the licensed content data, are used to play the licensed content data. Additionally, a logging s ...


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Mark Linehan: Four-party credit/debit payment protocol. International Business Machines Corporation, Joseph C Redmond Jr, David M Shofi, Morgan & Finnegan, December 4, 2001: US06327578 (570 worldwide citation)

A method, system, program, and method of doing business are disclosed for electronic commerce that includes the feature of a “thin” consumer's wallet by providing issuers with an active role in each payment. This is achieved by adding an issuer gateway and moving the credit/debit card authoriza ...


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James P Crosskey, Mark Gee Gwo Mei, Harish Ragavan, Kun Lung Wu, Philip Shi lung Yu: System and method of multiparty billing for Web access. International Business Machines Corporation, David M Shofi, Kevin M Jordan, March 7, 2000: US06035281 (522 worldwide citation)

A system and method for billing one or more participating parties for client access to the internet is disclosed including the steps of identifying at least one of the one or more participating parties as being responsible for the billing, allocating a share of the billing to each responsible partic ...


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Marco M Hurtado, George Gregory Gruse, Edgar Downs, Kenneth Louis Milsted: Multimedia player for an electronic content delivery system. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Dongini P L, July 9, 2002: US06418421 (453 worldwide citation)

A system for tracking usage of digital content on user devices. Electronic stores coupled to a network sell licenses to play digital content data to users. Content players, which receive from the network the licensed content data, are used to play the licensed content data. Additionally, a logging s ...


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Richard Spagna, Kenneth Louis Milsted, David P Lybrand, Edgar Downs: Method for delivering electronic content from an online store. International Business Machines Corporation, David M Shofi, Jon A Gibbons, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, July 1, 2003: US06587837 (441 worldwide citation)

A method for permitting the electronic delivery of digital content. Metadata is acquired which has been previously associated with content. Promotional metadata is extracted for use with a electronic store. At least one of the metadata is altered to create offer data. And at least one of the metadat ...


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Kenneth Louis Milsted, Kha Dinh Nguyen, Qing Gong: Method and apparatus to create encoded digital content. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, July 17, 2001: US06263313 (423 worldwide citation)

A method of automatically selecting processing parameters for encoding digital content. Metadata containing the genre of the digital content, receiving the compression level selected for encoding the digital content is received. An algorithm selected for encoding the digital content is received. And ...


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Edgar Downs, George Gregory Gruse, Marco M Hurtado, Cesar Medina, Kenneth Louis Milsted: Secure electronic content management system. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, June 3, 2003: US06574609 (361 worldwide citation)

A method of managing content data and associated metadata. According to the method, the content data and the associated metadata are generated. The content data is transferred to a content host, and the metadata and usage condition data for the associated content are transferred to an electronic sto ...


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Marco M Hurtado, Kenneth L Milsted, George G Gruse, Edgar Downs, Christopher T Lehman, Richard L Spagna, Jeffrey B Lotspiech: Secure electronic content distribution on CDS and DVDs. International Business Machines Corporation, Jon A Gibbons, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, August 26, 2003: US06611812 (308 worldwide citation)

A method to delivery encrypted digital content to a end user system for playing the content comprising the steps of: reading from a computer readable medium metadata which has previously associated with the content. A user selects from the metadata associated content to decrypt and the end user syst ...


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George Gregory Gruse, Marco M Hurtado, Kenneth Louis Milsted, Jeffrey B Lotspiech: Key management system for digital content player. International Business Machines Corporation, Steven J Meyers, David M Shofi, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, June 4, 2002: US06398245 (258 worldwide citation)

A method of managing keys used by a digital content player on a computer system. According to the method, digital content data encrypted with a first encrypting key is decrypted using a first decrypting key, and re-encrypted using a second encrypting key. A second decrypting key is encrypted using a ...